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Saturday Review

Henry V, Elvis and Nixon, The Girls, Sculpture in the City, The Border

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe and Ellah Allfrey, Linda Grant and Nikesh Shukla discuss the film Elvis & Nixon, a female-led Henry V, Polish TV drama The Border and The Girls by Emma Cline. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Grant
Interviewed Guest:
Nikesh Shukla
Producer:
Harry Parker

Open Book

Sally Beauman, Darragh McKeon, Hamid Ismailov and Margie Orford

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ellah Allfrey talks to Sally Beauman about her latest novel The Visitors, and Darragh McKeon and Hamid Ismailov discuss the environmental legacy of the Cold War on their novels. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Beauman
Interviewed Guest:
Darragh McKeon
Interviewed Guest:
Hamid Ismailov
Interviewed Guest:
Margie Orford
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Saturday Review

The Great Beauty; Peaky Blinders

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Paolo Sorrentino's film The Great Beauty, Mark Ravenhill's take on Candide and Helen McCrory and Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Bidisha
Interviewed Guest:
Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest:
John Carey

Saturday Review

Emil and the Detectives at the National Theatre; Photorealism exhibition in Birmingham; Nebraska; The Dogs of Littlefield

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The week's cultural highlights, including Emil and the Detectives at the National Theatre, a photorealism exhibition in Birmingham, and Suzanne Berne's The Dogs of Littlefield. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest:
Craig Raine
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Boycott
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Open Book

Year of the Women Writers

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Books and literary news. Ellah Allfrey, Sally Gardner, Sarah Hall and Lennie Goodings discuss with Mariella Frostrup why 2013 has been the 'Year of the Women Writers'. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Gardner
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Hall
Interviewed Guest:
James Runcie
Interviewed Guest:
Lennie Goodings
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Louise Doughty on Apple Tree Yard; a new pan-African prize for novelists

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Louise Doughty talks to Mariella Frostrup about her thriller Apple Tree Yard, plus exploring Balkan literature, and news of the first pan-African prize for debut novelists. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Louise Doughty
Producer:
Andrea Kidd
Interviewed Guest:
Ellah Allfrey

Open Book

Jane Smiley on Some Luck; Africa 39

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley about her new novel Some Luck, the first in a planned trilogy. Plus the best new writing from Africa. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jane Smiley
Interviewed Guest:
Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest:
Lynne Truss
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Franck

Free Thinking

Emma Cline, Jane Mayer, Louisa Egbunike on Flora Nwapa's book Efuru

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd presents. Novelist Emma Cline talks about teenage girls and the Charles Manson cult, while Louisa Uchum Egbunike marks the 50th anniversary of Flora Nwapa's book Efuru. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Cline
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Uchum Egbunike
Interviewed Guest:
Ellah Allfrey
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Mayer
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Gerstle
Interviewed Guest:
James Boys
Producer:
Ruth Watts