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A Good Read

Bidisha and Gillian Reynolds

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writer and broadcaster Bidisha, radio reviewer Gillian Reynolds and presenter Harriett Gilbert choose favourite books including Wide Sargasso Sea and John Le Carre's first novel. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Bidisha
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Reynolds
Producer:
Sally Heaven

Last Word

Luc Hoffmann, Sylvia Peters, Joe Powell, William Smethurst, Sandy Pearlman

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on conservationist Luc Hoffmann, BBC announcer Sylvia Peters, stuntman Joe Powell, Archers editor William Smethurst, rock manager Sandy Pearlman. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Helen Wheatley
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Cutler
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Sommer
Interviewed Guest:
Vic Armstrong
Producer:
Paul Waters

Never Mind the Full Stops

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Julian Fellowes presides as Sue Perkins and David Aaronovitch take on Gillian Reynolds and Robin Ince in a panel game dedicated to eradicating poor punctuation.

Last Word

Bob Hoskins, U Win Tin, Ian McIntyre, Gailene Stock

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituaries. Matthew Bannister remembers actor Bob Hoskins, Burmese journalist and activist U Win Tin, BBC executive Ian McIntyre and Royal Ballet School principal Gailene Stock. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Gemma Craven
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Nigel Cole
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Moline
Interviewed Guest:
Soe Win Than
Interviewed Guest:
George Fischer
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Donald McLeod
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Bull
Producer:
Neil George

Last Word

Carla Lane, Sir Denys Henderson, Jane Fawcett, Alan Devereux and Buster Cooper

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on comedy writer Carla Lane, ICI chairman Sir Denys Henderson, Victorian buildings conservationist Jane Fawcett, Archers actor Alan Devereux. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Carl Hollins
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Adeney
Interviewed Guest:
James Fawcett
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Digby Fairweather

Free Thinking

Garry Kasparov, Stuart Maconie, Julie Bindel, Philip French Tribute

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov discussing his book about Vladimir Putin and Stuart Maconie reviewing an exhibition about Salford Lads' Club. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Garry Kasparov
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Brenton
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Maconie
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Bindel
Interviewed Guest:
Rachael Jolley
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Reynolds

Front Row

Dan Brown; Wagner at 200; Eddie Braben remembered; Mary Beard's Cultural Exchange

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

An interview with bestselling writer Dan Brown, reflecting on Wagner as he turns 200, remembering Morecambe and Wise writer Eddie Braben, and Mary Beard's Cultural Exchange. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Brown
Interviewed Guest:
Ed Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Producer:
Ellie Bury