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Saturday Review

Fleming; Her; Richard Hamilton

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffle and guests review Fleming, the new drama series about the creator of James Bond, plus Spike Jonze's film Her and the new exhibition of Richard Hamilton's work. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Germany: Neil MacGregor, Volker Kutscher, Threepenny Opera

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy explores German culture with actress Haydn Gwynne, writer Simon Stephens, former British Museum director Neil MacGregor and crime writer Volker Kutscher. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Volker Kutscher
Interviewed Guest:
Neil MacGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens
Interviewed Guest:
Philippe Sands
Interviewed Guest:
Haydn Gwynne
Interviewed Guest:
AT Williams
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Post-referendum reflections, New Generation Thinker Chris Kissane on citizenship

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy is joined by New Generation Thinker Chris Kissane to discusses our ideas of citizenship. Plus Matthew Wall on betting patterns and the 2016 EU referendum. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Kissane
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Wall
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Scotland, Wales and the Ukraine, Lidudumalingani

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Anne McElvoy. With Victoria Donovan exploring the links between Wales and Ukraine, and Emma Schofield on Welsh fiction since devolution. Plus writer Lidudumalingani. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Donovan
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Schofield
Interviewed Guest:
Lidudumalingani Mqombothi
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Massie
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Wyn Jones
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Brazilian Culture, Saying the Unsayable, Addiction, Raqib Shaw

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy looks ahead to the Rio Olympics, exploring Brazilian culture with Luiz Eduardo Soares and Edward King. Plus discussions about saying the unsayable and addiction. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Luiz Soares
Interviewed Guest:
Edward King
Interviewed Guest:
Somalia Seaton
Interviewed Guest:
Nadia Latif
Interviewed Guest:
Marc Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Raqib Shaw
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Suits; Neil LaBute

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy is joined by Shahidha Bari to explore the history of suits with as a show about menswear opens at the Jewish Museum. Plus dramatist Neil LaBute discussing happiness. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Neil LaBute
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Universities: Therapy or Learning?

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd and a New Generation Thinker debate universities, asking whether they are for therapy or learning. With New Generation Thinker Sean Williams. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Lodder
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Summer Nights

Series 2

Episode 3: Ebola - 'Keep calm and carry on'?

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

As the world patiently watches the West African ebola crisis, Aleks Krotoski and guests ask whether 'keep calm and carry on' is always the best advice to tackling a problem. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aleks Krotoski
Interviewed Guest:
John Ashton
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Cole
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Goldacre
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Honigsbaum
Interviewed Guest:
Tulip Mazumdar
Interviewed Guest:
Heather Stewart
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Saturday Review

Dallas Buyers Club; Hanif Kureishi; Inside Number 9

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Critical discussion of Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club, Hanif Kureishi's The Last Word and the new series from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, Inside Number 9. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Miranda Carter
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Lokko
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Mars-Jones
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Saturday Review

Nymphomaniac; True Detective; A Taste of Honey

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Will Gompertz and guests review Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, a new National Theatre production of A Taste of Honey, and Beautiful Science at the British Library. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Will Gompertz
Interviewed Guest:
Ekow Eshun
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Slovo
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Summer Nights

Series 2

Episode 2: Do all conflicts have more in common than we might think?

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Live late-night discussion. Evan Davis and guests discuss what conflicts have in common, be they about land, religion, money or relationships. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Evan Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Meyer
Interviewed Guest:
Barney Afako
Interviewed Guest:
Penny Mansfield
Interviewed Guest:
Daniella Peled
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Gourley
Interviewed Guest:
Chris White
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Summer Nights

Series 2

Episode 4: Comfort in others' shame

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Why is the impulse to shame others so powerful? From fat-shaming to heaping shame on politicians, Jane Garvey discusses the politics of shame and what it says about us. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Julian Baggini
Interviewed Guest:
Eva Simpson
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Burnell
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Stanley
Interviewed Guest:
Fern Brady
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Concrete: Marina Lewycka, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Lynsey Hanley

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Author Marina Lewycka discusses ideas of home and city life. Curator Helen Pheby describes transporting a former council house which has been turned into a grotto. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Marina Lewycka
Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Pheby
Interviewed Guest:
Lynsey Hanley
Interviewed Guest:
Barnabas Calder
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Jerry Brotton on Elizabethan England and the Islamic World

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Rana Mitter explores links between Elizabethan England and the Islamic world with Jerry Brotton and Elif Shafak. Plus John Breuilly on nationalism, and author Gillian Slovo. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jerry Brotton
Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Elif Shafak
Interviewed Guest:
John Breuilly
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Slovo
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

TE Lawrence on stage, Jeremy Thorpe, Privacy

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Playwright Howard Brenton and director Adrian Noble join Philip Dodd to discuss stage plays about the life of TE Lawrence. Plus John Preston discussing MP Jeremy Thorpe's downfall. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Howard Brenton
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian Noble
Interviewed Guest:
John Preston
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Bryant
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Beard
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Latin America: Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Claudia Pineiro, Eric Hobsbawm

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd explores Latin America as seen by historian Eric Hobsbawm, and discusses the subject with authors Juan Gabriel Vasquez and Claudia Pineiro. Plus Brazil's plutocrats. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Juan Vasquez
Interviewed Guest:
Claudia Pineiro
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Cuadros
Interviewed Guest:
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Free Thinking

Emma Cline, Jane Mayer, Louisa Egbunike on Flora Nwapa's book Efuru

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd presents. Novelist Emma Cline talks about teenage girls and the Charles Manson cult, while Louisa Uchum Egbunike marks the 50th anniversary of Flora Nwapa's book Efuru. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Cline
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Uchum Egbunike
Interviewed Guest:
Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Mayer
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Gerstle
Interviewed Guest:
James Boys
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Saturday Review

37 Days; The Book Thief; Bark

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe reviews the film adaptation of Markus Zusak's bestseller The Book Thief, and a new television drama set during the 37 days in the lead-up to WWI, called 37 Days. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Grant
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Williams
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Woman's Hour

Michelle Collins; Sheila Jeffreys on prostitution; Grand National

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jane Garvey talks to Sheila Jeffreys about how other countries deal with prostitution. Plus actress Michelle Collins' autobiography, and female police officers in Afghanistan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Jeffreys
Interviewed Guest:
Jackie West
Interviewed Guest:
Michelle Collins
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Curtis
Interviewed Guest:
Liz McKean
Producer:
Ruth Watts