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Series 10

Episode 1: The North on a Plate

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Cultural historian Andrew Hussey follows his success with France on a Plate by travelling back to his homeland, the north west of England, in search of its lost food culture. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Hussey
Series Producer:
Ben Southwell
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Andrew Hussey takes a gastronomic tour through French history, from Versailles via the French Revolution and the Michelin guide, through to nouvelle cuisine and ethnic fusion food. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Hussey
Presenter:
Andrew Hussey
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Nicholas Parsons explores his life-long enthusiasm for clocks when he goes in search of the most valuable and famous watch in the world - the so-called Marie Antoinette. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
IWC Media
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle
Participant:
Ken Kessler
Participant:
Emmanuel Breguet
Participant:
Andrew Hussey
Participant:
Dalia Karpel
Participant:
Zion Jacobov

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Writer Andrew Hussey travels through the glorious art and surprising history of an extraordinary French institution to show that the story of the Louvre is the story of France. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Hussey
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole

Start the Week

Andrew Hussey on the legacy of France's Arab Empire

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses conflict resolution with Gabrielle Rifkind, Andrew Hussey and Ziauddin Sardar. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Gabrielle Rifkind
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Hussey
Interviewed Guest:
Ziauddin Sardar
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

A look at the people who live the rural life. Jane Treays and Country Life magazine explore lives of those who have been bred into the land, inherited it or bought into its dreams. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Spun Gold TV
Director:
Jane Treays
Producer:
Jane Treays
Executive Producer:
Nick Bullen
Interviewed Guest:
Bruce Johnston
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Goodison
Interviewed Guest:
David Profumo
Interviewed Guest:
Flora Howard
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Hedges
Interviewed Guest:
Rupert Uloth
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Fortune
Interviewed Guest:
Megan Jenkins
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Tempest
Interviewed Guest:
Nicky Haslam
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Strong
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Jenkins
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Haw
Interviewed Guest:
Maurice Durbin
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Sales
Interviewed Guest:
Iain Whyte
Interviewed Guest:
George Ogborne
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Mansel
Interviewed Guest:
John Goodall
Interviewed Guest:
Clive Aslet
Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Bradley-Hole
Interviewed Guest:
Judith Hussey
Interviewed Guest:
Malcolm Holloway
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Hussey
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Durbin

Front Row

Mervyn Morris, French cultural landscape, Monochrome films

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jamaica's first Poet Laureate Mervyn Morris; how the French cultural landscape could look following the presidential election; the lasting appeal of monochrome films. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Mervyn Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Agnes Poirier
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Hussey
Interviewed Guest:
Gaylene Gould
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Smith
Presenter:
John Wilson

Front Row

Vanessa Redgrave, Imperium, French African artefacts, Sally Rooney

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Vanessa Redgrave on receiving the Richard Harris Award; Robert Harris's Cicero trilogy brought to the stage; the repatriation of French African artefacts; Sally Rooney. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Redgrave
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Hussey
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Rooney
Presenter:
Stig Abell

Free Thinking

France and Algeria, Birds, Augustus

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy discusses the relationship between France and its former colonies. Plus research about bird mating systems and the lessons to be learned from Roman emperor Augustus. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
David Bellos
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Hussey
Interviewed Guest:
Karima Laachir
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Birkhead
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Higgins
Producer:
Zahid Warley