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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

Free Thinking

Anders Lustgarten, Saki Stories, Riad Sattouf, Guy Longworth

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Playwright Anders Lustgarten talks to Rana Mitter about depicting Chinese history. Plus a discussion about the satirical stories of Hector Hugh Munro, otherwise known as Saki. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Anders Lustgarten
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Riad Sattouf
Interviewed Guest:
Guy Longworth
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Drama on 3

The Wolf in the Water

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

By Naomi Alderman. Drama exploring what happened to Jessica, Shylock's daughter in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. With Pippa Bennett-Warner and Scott Arthur. Show more

The Film Programme

Richard Ayoade; Mark Gatiss; Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Richard Ayoade on The Double, Mark Gatiss reveals the identity of a favourite screen detective, Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris discuss the perils of mechanical effects. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Ayoade
Interviewed Guest:
Audrey Tautou
Interviewed Guest:
Romain Duris
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Helen McCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke

Open Book

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor on her novel Dust

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup is joined by author Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, who discusses her acclaimed debut novel Dust. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Beard
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Dillon

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Buffy Sainte-Marie - singer, songwriter and activist

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With Jane Garvey. Singer, songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie on her new album. Men and relationships: young men talk about family and fatherhood. And the joy of the bothy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Producer:
Ruth Watts
Interviewed Guest:
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Interviewed Guest:
Phoebe Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Hannah
Interviewed Guest:
Cari Rosen
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Boyd
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew De Abaitua
Interviewed Guest:
Nell Frizzell
Interviewed Guest:
Nicola Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Eleri Rees
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Toms
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Zen Cho
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Saxon

Saturday Review

Love/Hate in 2013

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Love/Hate: David Schneider, Kamila Shamsie and Naomi Alderman on opinion-dividers in 2013, from Only God Forgives with Ryan Gosling to Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
David Schneider
Interviewed Guest:
Kamila Shamsie
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Producer:
Sarah Johnson