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Book of the Week

Reaching down the Rabbit Hole

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School, neurologist Dr Ropper includes a case of Wernicke’s aphasia. Read by Colin Stinton. Show more

Book of the Week

Reaching down the Rabbit Hole

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Neurologist Dr Ropper looks at transient global amnesia, behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School. Read by Colin Stinton. Show more

Book of the Week

Reaching down the Rabbit Hole

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School with neurologist Dr Ropper, looking at signs versus symptoms. Read by Colin Stinton. Show more

Book of the Week

Reaching down the Rabbit Hole

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School with Dr Ropper emphasising the importance of neurology. Concluded by Colin Stinton. Show more

Book of the Week

Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The last days of gold as money comes under the Nixon presidency. Matthew Hart charts the story of a human obsession. From January 2014. Show more

Book of the Week

Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

China mines more gold than any other country and everyone wants in. Matthew Hart charts the story of a human obsession. From January 2014. Show more

Book of the Week

Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In the 21st century dealing in gold remains an archaic practice. Matthew Hart charts the story of a human obsession. From January 2014. Show more

Book of the Week

In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Writer Aarathi Prasad learns of the extraordinary success of Project Prakash, which has brought vision to thousands of blind Indian children. The reader is Sudha Bhuchar. Show more

Book at Bedtime

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Until the murders, there were seven Blackwoods on the family estate. Now there are only three, including Merricat, who must look after them. Show more

Book of the Week

In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Writer Aarathi Prasad tracks down the fish doctors in Secunderabad, who claim to treat asthma by the most unlikely of methods. Show more

Book of the Week

She Left Me the Gun

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In South Africa, Emma meets her mother's sister Fay and they talk of the past, which Emma's mother had left behind when she moved to England. Show more

Book of the Week

Florian Illies - 1913

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The art historian's impressionistic cultural portrait of a society that is about to change forever. Read by Michael Maloney. Show more

Book of the Week

All Day Long

Episode 2: The Giggle Doctor and the Care Worker

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Joanna Biggs' portrait of Britain at work continues with the giggle doctor and the care worker. Show more

Book of the Week

All Day Long

Episode 5: The Quiz Writer and the Potter

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Joanna Biggs' portrait of Britain at work concludes with the quiz writer and the potter. Show more

Book of the Week

All Day Long

Episode 3: The Ballet Dancer

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Joanna Biggs' portrait of Britain at work continues with the ballet dancer. Show more