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Woman's Hour

Joan Smith's Misogynies

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With Jenni Murray. In 1989, Joan Smith's book Misogynies caused controversey by arguing there was sexism everywhere, from our courts to our cinemas. 25 years on, what has changed? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Daubney
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Hardaker
Interviewed Guest:
Ally Fogg

Woman's Hour

Sixth form transition, Cilla Black tribute, Cook the Perfect

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The programme explores post-16 education options. Plus, the business of flower festivals, Cilla Black tribute, Val McDermid on the work of Josephine Tey, and Claire Thomson cooks. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Abramson
Interviewed Guest:
Patsy Kane
Interviewed Guest:
David Igoe
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Turner
Interviewed Guest:
Letitia Rivett-Old
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Thomson
Interviewed Guest:
Martha Kearney
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Nicola Upson

Front Row

Edmund de Waal; Winner of Young Musician; Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Edmund de Waal in his studio; James Bartlett on winning Young Musician of the Year; The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble perform in the studio; writing for the teenage voice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Edmund de Waal
Interviewed Guest:
Martin James Bartlett
Interviewed Guest:
Levi David Addai
Interviewed Guest:
Calvin Demba
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Redmond
Interviewed Guest:
Joss Whedon

Start the Week

Crime Stories and Ghost Stories

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy with crime author Val McDermid, Susan Hill on her ghost stories, Alex Werner from the Museum of London on Sherlock Holmes and, on the paranormal, Dr David Clarke. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Hill
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Werner
Interviewed Guest:
David Clarke

15 Minute Drama

Dead Clever

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

DS Jason Trotter thinks that a professor who is wearing some of his brains on the outside of his head might just be his chance to put DCI Alma Blair in her place. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dead Clever

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

DCI Alma Blair has no shortage of suspects lining up to share their motives for the murder of the Cecil Rhodes Professor of Geography. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dead Clever

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

DS Jason Trotter realises there is very little he knows about his boss Alma's private life so determines to play detective. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Val McDermid - Deadheading

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Are there green shoots of love between Alma and Jo? Crime comedy with Julie Hesmondhalgh and Miriam Margolyes. From June 2014. Show more

Contributors

DSI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Blake:
Miriam Margolyes
Brian Masters:
Jonathan Keeble
Eric Ollerinshaw:
Alan Rothwell

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Val McDermid - Deadheading

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Jason and Alma follow the money to find intrigue on a market stall. Crime comedy starring Julie Hesmondhalgh. From June 2014. Show more

Contributors

DSI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Blake:
Miriam Margolyes
Brian Masters:
Jonathan Keeble
Eric Ollerinshaw:
Alan Rothwell

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Val McDermid - Deadheading

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Fear stalks the herd. Is the case nearing its end? Crime comedy with Julie Hesmondhalgh and Miriam Margolyes. From June 2014. Show more

Contributors

DSI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Blake:
Miriam Margolyes
Brian Masters:
Jonathan Keeble
Eric Ollerinshaw:
Alan Rothwell

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Val McDermid - Deadheading

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

The date of Friday 13th adds to the air of danger and mystery. Allotment-based crime comedy with Julie Hesmondhalgh. From June 2014. Show more

Contributors

DSI Alma Blair:
Julie Hesmondhalgh
DS Jason Trotter:
John Hollingworth
CSM Jo Blake:
Miriam Margolyes
Brian Masters:
Jonathan Keeble
Eric Ollerinshaw:
Alan Rothwell

Genres

15 Minute Drama

Dead Clever

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Alma's private life looks set to be outed just as a forensic clue leads to danger. It is time for a degree of certainty on this university case. Show more

15 Minute Drama

Dead Clever

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for years

Val McDermid's comedy crime drama series concludes. With a man down, the team close ranks to find the murderer. Show more

Woman's Hour

Helen Clark; Susie Orbach; Mariane Perle; Singing to survive; Sally Bolton

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark; Susie Orbach and Mariane Pearl discuss the media's portrayal of women; Val McDermid talks about her new novel. Jenni Murray presents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Susie Orbach
Interviewed Guest:
Mariane Pearl
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Producer:
Helen Lee

Saturday Live

Val McDermid, Invictus Games

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Morning magazine show. Richard Coles is joined by crime writer Val McDermid and Aasmah Mir is at the Invictus Games, where she talks to gold medallist Andy Grant. Includes News. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Presenter:
Richard Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Grant
Interviewed Guest:
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Harris
Producer:
Louise Corley

Front Row

Dan Stevens; Pat Barker; Matthew Thomas

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Samira Ahmed talks to actor Dan Stevens, who has gone from Downton Abbey to Hollywood, where he is starring in new horror film The Guest. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Stevens
Interviewed Guest:
Pat Barker
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Thomas

Front Row

Matisse; Locke; Val McDermid

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news. Biographer Hilary Spurling and curator Nicholas Cullinan discuss Henri Matisse's Cut-Outs; review of Locke starring Tom Hardy; Val McDermid on updating Jane Austen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Spurling
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Cullinan
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Robey
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf

Front Row

Edinburgh International Books Festival: Val McDermid talks to Paul Auster and Denise Mina

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Val McDermid is at the Edinburgh International Books Festival where she talks to Paul Auster about 4 3 2 1, and to Denise Mina about The Long Drop. Sam Lee performs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Auster
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Mina
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Heron
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Lee
Presenter:
Timothy Prosser

Front Row

Bananarama reunited, The Wellcome Book Prize winner announced, David Mach

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

All-female group Bananarama on reuniting for a comeback tour; the winner of The Wellcome Book Prize is announced; artist David Mach prepares to create a new 20-tonne artwork. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sara Dallin
Interviewed Guest:
Keren Woodward
Interviewed Guest:
Siobhan Fahey
Interviewed Guest:
Val McDermid
Interviewed Guest:
David Mach
Presenter:
John Wilson