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Book at Bedtime

The Lie of the Land

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The strain of living on a tight budget, and in close proximity to her unfaithful husband, begins to take its toll on Lottie. State-of-the-nation novel written by Amanda Craig. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Lie of the Land

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Despite the long hours and low pay working in the pie factory, Xan is finding new purpose as a wage-earner. Amanda Craig's state-of-the-nation novel, read by Amanda Lawrence. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Lie of the Land

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Quentin distracts himself from his increasing woes by investigating Oliver Randall's murder. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Lie of the Land

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lottie and Quentin must fight to defend their family from the crazed violence of Oliver Randall's killer. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Omnibus edition. A weekend in Amsterdam for Stella and Gerry exposes cracks in their forty-year marriage. Read by Frances Tomelty. Show more

Saturday Review

The Death of Stalin, Philip Pullman, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Albion, Gunpowder

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Armandao Iannucci's the Death of Stalin, Philip Pullman's new trilogy: Part 1, La Belle Sauvage, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov at Tate Modern, Albion by Mike Bartlett, Gunpowder on BBC1. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Melissa Harrison
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Preston
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

A Wrinkle In Time, The Great Wave, Philip Hensher, Come Home (BBC1), America's Cool Modernism

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of the week's cultural highlights, including Oprah Winfrey's role in A Wrinkle In Time, The Great Wave at The Dorfman Theatre and Philip Hensher's novel The Friendly Ones. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Ravenhill
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Orr
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

Grimsby, Javier Marias, Mark Wallinger, Sarah Kane, Murder and Broken Biscuits

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The week's cultural highlights, including Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby, Thus Bad Begins by Javier Marias, a new Mark Wallinger exhibition and Sarah Kane's Cleansed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Scodie
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Jackson
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Woman's Hour

India's trafficked children.

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The people working in the front line of child trafficking in the Indian state of Orissa. Plus the portrayal of women in Roald Dahl's novels. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Carr
Interviewed Guest:
Margret Lara Vioarsdottir
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Karel Lush

Front Row

Andrew Scott and Robert Icke, Whitney Houston documentary, Amanda Craig

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Scott plays Hamlet directed by Robert Icke, we review Whitney: Can I Be Me, about the life of Whitney Houston and author Amanda Craig on her new novel The Lie of the Land. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Scott
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Icke
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Boyd
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Book at Bedtime

The Lie of the Land

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Amanda Craig's suspenseful, state-of-the-nation black comedy that highlights the growing disconnect between life in London and the rest of the country. Read by Amanda Lawrence. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Lie of the Land

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Amanda Craig's state-of-the-nation novel. Jobless, their marriage on the rocks, the Bredins can't afford to stay in London, so they're renting out their home and moving to Devon. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Lie of the Land

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Uprooted from London because his mother and stepfather can't afford to go on living there, Xan is slowly adjusting to life in Devon. Amanda Craig's novel, read by Amanda Lawrence. Show more

Saturday Review

Wiener-Dog, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Summer That Melted Everything, The Hunterian Collection, Ingrid Bergman

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Todd Solondz's Wiener-Dog, National Theatre of Scotland's Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Summer That Melted Everything, The Hunterian Collection at RCS, Ingrid Bergman. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sarah Crompton
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott

Open Book

Patrick Ness on The Crane Wife

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Patrick Ness talks to Mariella Frostrup about his novel The Crane Wife and discusses how the advent of spring inspires novelists with Horatio Clare and John Sutherland. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Horatio Clare
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig

Saturday Review

Grand Budapest Hotel; Ruins; Young Skins

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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

Woman's Hour

Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader; Birth Control for Men

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jenni Murray ask why kids still love boarding school tales. What has the Green Party got to offer? Plus the impact of a new male contraceptive on how we deal with birth control. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
James Mackenzie
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Phillips
Interviewed Guest:
Robin Stevens
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Castor
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig