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Midweek

Dermot Turing, Gulwali Passarlay, Dawn Rose, Rhiannon Adam.

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets Sir Dermot Turing, who is the nephew of World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing, plus musician and psychologist Dawn Rose and photographer Rhiannon Adam. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Dawn Rose
Interviewed Guest:
Gulwali Passarlay
Interviewed Guest:
Dermot Turing
Interviewed Guest:
Rhiannon Adam

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Andrew Logan, David James, Guy Clutterbuck, Diana Nammi

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets gem hunter Guy Clutterbuck, artist Andrew Logan, campaigner Diana Nammi and counter-tenor David James. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Guy Clutterbuck
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Logan
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Nammi
Interviewed Guest:
David James

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Janet Ellis, Nina Myskow, Charles Foster, Sarah Kendall

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets veterinarian and barrister Charles Foster, presenter and writer Janet Ellis, journalist Nina Myskow and comedian Sarah Kendall. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Foster
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Ellis
Interviewed Guest:
Nina Myskow
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Kendall

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Harriet Walter, Richard Curtis, Suzi Quatro, Declan Murphy

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actor Dame Harriet Walter, writer and director Richard Curtis, singer-songwriter Suzi Quatro and former jockey Declan Murphy join Libby Purves for the final edition of Midweek. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Walter
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Curtis
Interviewed Guest:
Suzi Quatro
Interviewed Guest:
Declan Murphy

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Jeremy Paxman, Priscilla Presley, Thiago Soares, iO Tillett Wright

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jeremy Paxman, Priscilla Presley, ballet dancer Thiago Soares and writer and photographer iO Tillett Wright join Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Paxman
Interviewed Guest:
Priscilla Presley
Interviewed Guest:
Thiago Soares
Interviewed Guest:
iO Tillett Wright

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Patricia Cornwell, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Benedict Allen, Simon Nicol

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets crime writer Patricia Cornwell, astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, musician Simon Nicol and adventurer Benedict Allen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Cornwell
Interviewed Guest:
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Interviewed Guest:
Benedict Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Nicol

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Lucy Cooke; Angie Marchese; David and Ben Crystal; Keith Ball

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets musician Keith Ball, wildlife expert Lucy Cooke, writers David and Ben Crystal, and Angie Marchese, director of archives at Graceland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Keith Ball
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Cooke
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Crystal
Interviewed Guest:
David Crystal
Interviewed Guest:
Angie Marchese

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Arabella Dorman, the Rev Richard Coles, Ted the Bread Davies, Peter Rankin

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets artist Arabella Dorman, presenter and parish priest the Rev Richard Coles and director Joan Littlewood's former assistant, Peter Rankin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Arabella Dorman
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Ted Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Rankin

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Roger Law; Sophie Bevan; Mary Bevan; Sondra Lee; Douglas Ward

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets ceramicist Roger Law and sopranos Sophie and Mary Bevan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Law
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Bevan
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Bevan
Interviewed Guest:
Sondra Lee
Interviewed Guest:
Douglas Ward

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Ken Follett, Fr David Delargy, Hannah Peel, Joseph Cook

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Novelist Ken Follett, scientist Dr Joseph Cook, musician Hannah Peel and Roman Catholic priest and singer Father David Delargy join Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Joseph Cook
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Peel
Interviewed Guest:
David Delargy

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Tom Mangold, Nick Yarris, Catie Munnings, Vanessa Toulmin.

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves is joined by Television reporter and writer Tom Mangold. Plus she talks to death row survivor Nick Yarris and 18-year-old rally car driver Catie Munnings. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Mangold
Interviewed Guest:
Catie Munnings
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Yarris
Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Toulmin

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Michael Mosley, Camille O'Sullivan, Peter Laws, Pradyumna Kumar

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Broadcaster Michael Mosley, singer and actor Camille O'Sullivan, Baptist minister and writer Peter Laws and artist Pradyumna Kumar join Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Mosley
Interviewed Guest:
Camille O'Sullivan
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Laws
Interviewed Guest:
Pradyumna Kumar

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Evelyn Glennie; Milton Jones; Xiaolu Guo; Arno Geiger.

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, comedian Milton Jones, writer and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo and novelist Arno Geiger meet Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Evelyn Glennie
Interviewed Guest:
Milton Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Xiaolu Guo
Interviewed Guest:
Arno Geiger

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Antonia Fraser; Stephen K Amos; Inua Ellams; Christopher Somerville

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writer Lady Antonia Fraser; comic and actor Stephen K Amos; travel writer Christopher Somerville and poet Inua Ellams join Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Fraser
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen K Amos
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Somerville
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Carl Davis, Samantha Ellis, Simon Annand, Caitlin Doughty

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets conductor and composer Carl Davis, playwright Samantha Ellis, photographer Simon Annand and mortician Caitlin Doughty. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Carl Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Samantha Ellis
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Annand
Interviewed Guest:
Caitlin Doughty

Brand

Midweek

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

4 Extra Debut. Crime writer Mike Phillips investigates black British crime fiction and asks why there is still a reluctance to see the black detective as hero. From May 2011. Show more

Midweek

Roy Hudd, David Harris-Gershon, Baroness Newlove, Rev Colin Still

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets actor and comedian Roy Hudd, writer David Harris-Gershon, community reform campaigner Baroness Helen Newlove and cruise ship chaplain Rev Colin Still. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Hudd
Interviewed Guest:
David Harris-Gershon
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Newlove
Interviewed Guest:
Colin Still

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Cerys Matthews, Eve Branson, Margaret and Barry Mizen, Emma Decent

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets musician and broadcaster Cerys Matthews, Sir Richard Branson's mother Eve, Margaret and Barry Mizen, and actor and writer Emma Decent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Cerys Matthews
Interviewed Guest:
Barry Mizen
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Mizen
Interviewed Guest:
Eve Branson
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Decent

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Paul Merton, Alison Balsom, Louise Cordingly, Jethro Lennox

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets comedian Paul Merton and trumpeter Alison Balsom. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Balsom
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Cordingly
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Merton
Interviewed Guest:
Jethro Lennox

Brand

Midweek

Midweek

Richard Goldstein, Sir Anthony Seldon, Paul Wayne Gregory, Kimmie Rhodes

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets headmaster and writer Sir Anthony Seldon, former rock critic Richard Goldstein, chocolatier Paul Wayne Gregory and singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Seldon
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Goldstein
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Wayne Gregory
Interviewed Guest:
Kimmie Rhodes

Brand

Midweek