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A Good Read

Adam Hart-Davis and Sue Blackmore

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert is joined by psychologist Sue Blackmore and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis to discuss their favourite books. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Adam Hart-Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Blackmore

A Good Read

David Greig and Natalie Haynes

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Natalie Haynes and David Greig join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books, including titles by Patricia Highsmith, David Foster Wallace and Zachary Mason. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Greig
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes

A Good Read

Miriam Margolyes and Mark Haddon

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books with actress Miriam Margolyes and writer Mark Haddon, including Great Expectations, Breakfast at Tiffany's and To the Lighthouse. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Miriam Margolyes
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Haddon

A Good Read

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

David Morrissey and Julia Blackburn join Harriett Gilbert to suggest favourite books: short stories by JD Salinger, a novel by John O'Hara and a memoir by Alexandra Fuller. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Morrissey
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Blackburn

A Good Read

Helen Baxendale and Helen Cross

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actress Helen Baxendale and writer Helen Cross join Harriett Gilbert to recommend favourite books by George Monbiot, Kirsten Thorup and Julia Blackburn. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Helen Baxendale
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Cross

A Good Read

Jo Brand and Naomi Alderman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jo Brand and Naomi Alderman join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books including The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist by Robert Tressell and Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jo Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman

The Food Programme

Fish & Chips

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sheila Dillon explores a renaissance in fish and chips with the help of food blogger Daniel Young. From fish and chips cooked on a coal-fired range, to Indian street-food style. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Young
Interviewed Guest:
James Ritchie
Interviewed Guest:
Mitch Tonks

Woman's Hour

Making women visible, Elizabeth I, Children in Need drama

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Do women deserve better public recognition for their achievements, from statues to passports? Plus the fashion of Elizabeth I, and Children in Need drama on looked-after children. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Weinstein
Interviewed Guest:
Terri Bell-Halliwell
Interviewed Guest:
Susan McKay
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Aileen Ribeiro
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Ball
Interviewed Guest:
Katie Nicklin
Interviewed Guest:
Vivian McConvey
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Ward-Lowery
Producer:
Anne Peacock

A Good Read

Dame Evelyn Glennie and Sarah Churchwell

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dame Evelyn Glennie and Professor Sarah Churchwell discuss favourite books with Harriett Gilbert, including titles by Henry James, Napoleon Hill and Rebecca Front. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Evelyn Glennie
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Hassan is testing out the contents of one of the food parcels when the aid convoy reaches the first checkpoint. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The school where Samara was teaching has been bombed, and Hassan has gone Awol. Jamil is fuming. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Jamil has been taken prisoner. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Jamil has had a visit from Khaled, pretending to be his son. Hassan has a plan to get him out of prison. Show more

A Good Read

Samantha Bond and Jason Cowley

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Actress Samantha Bond and editor of the New Statesman Jason Cowley join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books, by Donna Tartt, Joseph Conrad and Hamid Ismailov. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Samantha Bond
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Cowley

15 Minute Drama

Syria: Bread and Bombs

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

There is tension among the aid workers: Jamil is old school and likes to do things by the book, but Hassan is a maverick. And then there is Samara, with her puppets. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. Skye lives with her baby brother Dexter. And Spider the cat, and their Mum, but they're both usually out. Stars Sydney Wade. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Dexter's cough is worse and all of his clothes are dirty. Time for Skye to go shopping! Stars Sydney Wade. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Skye has made friends with Evan from next door. But now Dexter's medicine has gone missing. Stars Sydney Wade. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Having taught her D on the guitar, Evan is in Skye’s room late at night and her mum has come home drunk. Stars Sydney Wade. Show more