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Open Book

Sebastian Barry; Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman; Helen Dunmore on Louis MacNeice; literary news from Sri Lanka

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

News and features from the world of books, presented by Mariella Frostrup. Sebastian Barry on his new novel Days Without End. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Atwood
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Sebastian Barry
Producer:
Kirsten Locke

Book at Bedtime

The Power

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Roxy is 14 years old - she is one of the first. In Lagos, Tunde witnesses the event which will soon become known as The Day of the Girls. Show more

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The Power

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Tunde's phone-shot video goes viral, and chaos and panic spread. In Jacksonville, Allie stands up to her foster father. Show more

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The Power

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After many days on the run, Allie finds a new home. Roxy takes revenge, and Tunde reports on riots in Saudi Arabia. Show more

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The Power

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

At the convent, Allie reveals the full extent of her power and shows that it can be channelled for more than mere violence. Show more

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The Power

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Naomi Alderman. While Mother Eve visits the republic of women in Bessapara, Roxy makes a devastating discovery about her family. Show more

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The Power

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Allie, now known as Mother Eve, is the leader of an ever-growing religious movement. She and Roxy make plans for the future. Show more

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The Power

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Naomi Alderman. Tatania Moskalev, President of Bessapara, holds a reception which leads to severe consequences for Roxy and Tunde. Show more

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The Power

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Naomi Alderman. While Mother Eve extends her control, Tunde finds himself trapped in the middle of the violence in the mountains of North Bessapara. Show more

Saturday Review

Art at London's Old Vic, Scorsese's Silence, VR gaming, Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing, Alan Bennett

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A revival of Yasmina Reza's Art at London's Old Vic, Martin Scorsese's newest film Silence, VR gaming, Yaa Gyasi's novel Homegoing, Alan Bennett Diaries on BBC2. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Sathnam Sanghera
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Woolf
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Drama on 3

Transformations

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Love, passion and change. Five stories from tales told in Ovid's Metamorphoses brought vividly to life in a new dramatisation. With a special introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate. Show more

Start the Week

Faith and Doubt

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Amol Rajan discusses faith with Naomi Alderman, Richard Holloway, Laurie Stras and Malcolm Guite. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Amol Rajan
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Holloway
Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Stras
Interviewed Guest:
Malcolm Guite
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Front Row

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Steve Coogan, Leonardo da Vinci, Chinelo Okparanta

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news with Samira Ahmed, including a review of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, novelist Chinelo Okparanta and Steve Coogan reflecting on Alan Partridge. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Chinelo Okparanta
Interviewed Guest:
Claudio Giorgione
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Coogan
Producer:
Dixi Stewart