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Saturday Review

Grand Budapest Hotel; Ruins; Young Skins

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe chairs critical discussion of the week's cultural events. Tom is joined by Naomi Alderman, Amanda Craig and Michael Goldfarb. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Goldfarb

Saturday Review

Love/Hate in 2013

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

A Good Read

Jo Brand and Naomi Alderman

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jo Brand and Naomi Alderman join Harriett Gilbert to discuss favourite books including The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist by Robert Tressell and Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jo Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman

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 LW

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

Dreaming the City

Episode 3: Raising the Bones

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A woman returns to the ancient ruins of Silchester where she once spent the perfect day with her lost love. She discovers it has become a bustling city. Written by Naomi Alderman. Show more

Contributors

Saturday Review

Ghostbusters, Unreachable, Kei Miller, Liverpool Biennial, Secret Agent

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The remaking of Ghostbusters has four women taking the leading roles and it has caused consternation among devotees of the original film. Plus Matt Smith in new play Unreachable. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sarah Crompton
Producer:
Oliver Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Hughes
Interviewed Guest:
Giles Fraser

Saturday Review

The Commitments musical; Le Week-End

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Roddy Doyle's novel The Commitments becomes a new stage musical; Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent go to Paris - will their marriage survive Le Week-End? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Bull
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Gale
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Night Waves

The New Common Reader

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet examines the place of reading in a digital age. Do we still believe that there is such a thing as a common reader? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Grant
Interviewed Guest:
Aminatta Forna
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Stanley
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Free Thinking

Art Spiegelman, Marina Abramovic, American Pastoral

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Graphic novelist Art Spiegelman and jazz composer Phillip Johnston talk to Naomi Alderman about the show Wordless!. Plus artist Marina Abramovic and a review of American Pastoral. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Art Spiegelman
Interviewed Guest:
Phillip Johnston
Presenter:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Marina Abramovic
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Churchwell
Producer:
Zahid Warley

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

Free Thinking

2014 Festival

You Must See This

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet is joined by David Hepworth, Naomi Alderman, Kei Miller and Serena Kutchinsky to debate technology's impact on cultural taste. Are we now bolder or more risk-averse? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
David Hepworth
Interviewed Guest:
Kei Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Serena Kutchinsky
Producer:
Fiona McLean

Free Thinking

2014 Festival

Fear or Wonder: Everything Under the Moon

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet and guests ask whether science fiction and space travel have changed perceptions of the world. With Roger Luckhurst, Naomi Alderman and Alessandro Vincentelli. Show more

Free Thinking

Originality

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Geoff Mulgan of Nesta, author Naomi Alderman and copyright lawyer Lionel Bently join Philip Dodd to talk about the notion originality. Plus playwright Simon Stephens on fame. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Geoff Mulgan
Interviewed Guest:
Lionel Bently
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Penny
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Stephens

Free Thinking

Suicide; black British actors; Roma; audio games

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Jennifer Michael Hecht talks to Matthew Sweet about the way society talks about suicide. Plus sound designer Nick Ryan on his approach to creating audio-only video games. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Hecht
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Ryan
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Gopnik
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Doughty
Interviewed Guest:
Adjoa Andoh
Producer:
Natalie Steed

Free Thinking

Sound Frontiers: Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Authors Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman are in conversation with Philip Dodd as part of a week of broadcasts marking the 2016 London Literature Festival at Southbank Centre. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Atwood
Interviewed Guest:
Naomi Alderman
Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Fiona McLean

Book at Bedtime

The Power

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

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