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Book of the Week

Dearest Squirrel

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

John Osborne meets Pamela Lane in 1951 and within three months the couple are married. So begins an extraordinary love affair that lasts over thirty years. Show more

15 Minute Drama

She Said/He Said

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Autumn term at Addison University. Two months after a freshers' week party, Stephanie makes her way to the police station, and a young man is stunned to be accused of rape. Show more

Drama

Quill

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Comedy by Tony Jones. Edward Quill is tasked to write a blockbuster play for the Huntslet Fair, which must contain a ghost, a storm, a hero and a dog. Show more

Contributors

Edward Quill:
Daniel Weyman
Samuel Wragg:
Edward Max
Sir Jasper Dashwood:
Edward Max
Mrs Octavia Wragg:
Susan Brown
Susannah Swan:
Jasmine Hyde
Mr Swann:
Robert Hudson
Willie Lumb:
Robert Hudson
Producer:
Clive Brill
Director:
Clive Brill
Writer:
Tony Jones

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Brand

Drama

Rabbit Redux

Episode 3

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

At a loss in the wake of Janice's departure, Harry accepts an invitation to dinner by another woman. He's well out of his comfort zone but into the arms of an unexpected new lover. Show more

Contributors

Reader:
Toby Jones
Abridger:
Eileen Horne
Producer:
Clive Brill

Rabbit Redux

Episode 5

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Harry meets with his wife's lover and his mother, who urges him to leave Brewer and run away. He argues with Jill and is astonished to learn that she is starting to fall for him. Show more

Contributors

Reader:
Toby Jones
Abridger:
Eileen Horne
Producer:
Clive Brill

Book of the Week

Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

4 Extra Debut. Mohsin Hamid’s fractured youth in Pakistan and USA and the creation of language, art and identity. Read by Sanjeev Baskhar. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Conrad and Eleanor

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Eleanor's world is turned upside down when Conrad fails to come home from a conference. Daughter Cara decides to go and look for him, while son Paul suspects their mother of murder. Show more

Book of the Week

Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Hamid relocates to London for his career and finds love in the city, but his birth city is calling. Read by Sanjeev Baskhar. Show more

Book of the Week

Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Back in Lahore, Hamid gets to grip with a writer’s solitary life, developing his craft and his fitness. Read by Sanjeev Baskhar. Show more

Book of the Week

Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Islamaphobia both pre and post 9/11, and the fearsome consequences of terrorism on Pakistan. Read by Sanjeev Baskhar. Show more

Book of the Week

Discontent and Its Civilizations

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Hamid’s country's history and progress on the occasions of Pakistan's 60th and 65th birthdays. Read by Sanjeev Baskhar. Show more

Book of the Week

Maggie Smith - A Biography

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Maggie Smith hits Broadway and Edinburgh, and makes her first films. Peter Firth reads Michael Coveney's biography. Show more

Book of the Week

Maggie Smith - A Biography

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Maggie Smith marries and wins her first major award. Peter Firth reads Michael Coveney's biography of the much-loved actress. Show more

Book of the Week

Maggie Smith - A Biography

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Maggie Smith’s film career blossoms. Peter Firth reads Michael Coveney's biography of one of Britain's best-loved actors. Show more

Book of the Week

Maggie Smith - A Biography

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Maggie Smith joins the cast of TV’s Downton Abbey. Peter Firth concludes Michael Coveney's biography of the much-loved actor. Show more

Book of the Week

Buzz

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

It's often said that every third bite of food in our diet relies on bees. For a Hadza hunter during the honey season, that figure may be an underestimate. Show more

Contributors

Abridger:
Polly Coles
Producer:
Clive Brill

Genres

Formats

Book of the Week

Buzz

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

California's Central Valley produces 81 per cent of the world's annual almond harvest. There is a problem though - the method of harvesting eliminates bees from the orchards. Show more

Contributors

Abridger:
Polly Coles
Producer:
Clive Brill

Genres

Formats

Book of the Week

Buzz

Episode 2

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

There is an elegant logic to the architecture of a bee's body. Participants on a bee hunting course in Arizona arouse the suspicions of the US border police. Show more

Contributors

Abridger:
Polly Coles
Producer:
Clive Brill

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