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Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. The story of the undisputed fashion queen in the 1920s – anyone who was anyone wore her unique designs. Read by Abigail Thaw. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Steve Boggan joins the 21st century gold rush at a town named Happy Camp. Read by Paul Ritter and Sara Markland. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Steve Boggan’s 21st century gold rush quest continues with some ‘extreme’ prospecting. Read by Paul Ritter and Sara Markland. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Steve Boggan finds himself in deep water as his 21st century gold rush quest continues. Read by Paul Ritter and Sara Markland. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Steve Boggan heads off along the North Yuba River to try his hand at prospecting alone. Read by Paul Ritter and Sara Markland. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The darker side of ‘gold fever’ as Steve Boggan tracks down a guy he’s heard a lot about. Read by Paul Ritter and Sara Markland. Show more

Book of the Week

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The story of the extraordinary 1920s fashion queen, one of determination, talent and great imagination. Read by Abigail Thaw. Show more

Book of the Week

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Everyone who was anyone wore her unique designs – the story of the undisputed 1920s Queen of Fashion. Read by Abigail Thaw. Show more

Book of the Week

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Italian born 1920s fashion queen, who launched her meteoric career in Paris in the face of adversity. Read by Abigail Thaw. Show more

Book of the Week

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The undisputed queen of fashion in the 1920s, creating flamboyant designs for anyone who was anyone. Read by Abigail Thaw. Show more

Book of the Week

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After an unhappy early school life, Oxford beckons and Penelope's writing flourishes. Penelope Wilton reads Hermione Lee's biography. Show more

Book of the Week

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Fitzgeralds edit World Review and live in Hampstead. But things fall apart for the golden couple. Read by Penelope Wilton. Show more

Book of the Week

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Desmond's career is over and the family is homeless, but Penelope remains determined to rebuild their lives. Read by Penelope Wilton. Show more

Book of the Week

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

For her second novel, The Bookshop, Penelope relives some painful family memories of time in Southwold. Read by Penelope Wilton. Show more

Book of the Week

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Now in her 70s, fiercely independent Penelope is finally solvent and publishes her seventh novel. Concluded by Penelope Wilton. Show more