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Start the Week

Life Is a Dream

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses free will and fate with Jesmyn Ward, Kim Brandstrup, Edith Hall and John Gray. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Jesmyn Ward
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Brandstrup
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
John Gray
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Free Thinking

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Edith Hall and Simon Critchley

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Arts and cultural debate. From football, to Brexit, to the good life: Shahidha Bari talks to three philosophers about how their work applies outside university. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard-Henri Levy
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Critchley
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Woman's Hour

Chipo Chung as Dido, Queen of Carthage

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dido, Queen of Carthage is being performed for the first time by the RSC. Plus inspiring women in medicine and women drivers in Saudi Arabia. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Katie Kempen
Interviewed Guest:
Katy Barrow Grint
Interviewed Guest:
Chipo Chung
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Sacha Nauta
Interviewed Guest:
Asha Kasliwal
Interviewed Guest:
Hatoon el Fasy

Free Thinking

A Brexit reading list

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet is joined by Edith Hall, Chris Kissane, Elif Shafak and Alan Mendoza to consider what might be on a reading list to prepare for a post-Brexit world. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Kissane
Interviewed Guest:
Elif Shafak
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Mendoza
Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Duration: 47 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the myths of the ancient Greek city of Thebes, as told by Athenian dramatists, and the times when Thebes dominated Greek history. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Samuel Gartland
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Cartledge

Great Lives

Series 44

Episode 7: Justin Marozzi on Herodotus

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Justin Marozzi nominates Herodotus - father of history or father of lies? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Justin Marozzi
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Producer:
Miles Warde

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Rana Mitter is joined by Edith Hall, Nandini Das and Beatrice Groves to explore the books which inspired Shakespeare from the Bible and classical stories to his contemporaries. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Nandini Das
Interviewed Guest:
Beatrice Groves

Free Thinking

Sound Frontiers: Success debated by Peter Frankopan, Edith Hall, Kwame Kwei-Armah

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Edith Hall and Peter Frankopan explore the idea of success in drama, literature and history and how that translates to the contemporary world. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Peter Frankopan
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Kwame Kwei-Armah
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Greek poet Sappho, one of antiquity's greatest exponents of lyric poetry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Dirk Obbink

Start the Week

Values from Ancient Greece to Contemporary Harlem

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Discussion programme that sets the cultural agenda for the week. Mariella Frostrup talks to Hamid Dabashi, Edith Hall, Douglas Murray and Glenn Ligon. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Hamid Dabashi
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Douglas Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Glenn Ligon
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Night Waves

Orwell, Stoicism Week, Sue Webster and Gavin Turk on Glass Art

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd discusses Orwell and englishness, artists Gavin Turk and Sue Webster on working in glass, and Stoic Week. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Luke Mulhall
Interviewed Guest:
Gavin Turk
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Webster
Interviewed Guest:
Pat Kane
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Vernon
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Colls
Interviewed Guest:
Selina Todd
Interviewed Guest:
Jules Evans

Free Thinking

TS Eliot Prize, Rebecca Lenkiewicz on The Oresteia

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy talks to the newly-announced winner of the 2014 TS Eliot Prize. Plus playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz and classicist Edith Hall discussing Aeschylus's The Oresteia. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sinead Morrissey
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Dumper
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Pullan
Interviewed Guest:
Lea Ypi
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Mendoza
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall

Free Thinking

School Report - A Sense of Home, Beauty in Ancient Greece

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy hears from young people involved in the BBC's School Report Day. School children who have come to north east England from other countries describe what home means. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Bidisha
Interviewed Guest:
David Ralph
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Jenkins
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall

Great Lives

Series 34

Professor Edith Hall on Lucille Ball

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Professor Edith Hall explains her love for the life and work of American actress Lucille Ball. With Matthew Parris. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Carole Cook

In Our Time

Queen Zenobia

Duration: 42 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Queen Zenobia, Empress of the Palmyrene Empire and leader of a rebellion against Ancient Rome. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Stoneman
Producer:
Thomas Morris

Woman's Hour

Dame Julie Moore; Lynne Segal; Ali Smith on Antigone

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dame Julie Moore, Lynne Segal on The Perils and Pleasures of Ageing, and Ali Smith on rewriting Antigone for children. Jenni Murray presents the female perspective. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Moore
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Child
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Lambert
Interviewed Guest:
Lynne Segal
Interviewed Guest:
Ali Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Marina McCullen

Woman's Hour

Pensions, Objectifying men, Medusa

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

What's the fascination of Medusa? Paying into your pension now, and what it means for your future. And is it hypocritical if women enjoy watching naked or half-naked men on telly? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Michelle Cracknell
Interviewed Guest:
Jasmin Vardimon
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Kaye Adams
Interviewed Guest:
Will Geddes

Front Row

Sunken Cities, Han Kang, Sing Street, Christian Blackshaw

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds at the British Museum, 2016 Man Booker International winner Han Kang, Sing Street director John Carney and classical pianist Christian Blackshaw. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
John Carney
Interviewed Guest:
Han Kang
Interviewed Guest:
Christian Blackshaw
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Ellamai Robey

Free Thinking

Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra, Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Rana Mitter. Andrew Roberts dicusses his new book on Napoleon, Edith Hall reviews Electra, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, and Katie Hill reviews a new Ai Weiwei exhibition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Katie Hill
Producer:
Fiona McLean
Editor:
Robyn Read

In Our Time

The Iliad

Duration: 48 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the story of a crucial 40 days in the 10-year battle for Troy, framed by Achilles' anger first at his leader Agamenmon and then at his enemy Hector. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Cartledge
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Graziosi