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Duration: 59 minutes

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

Legend has it that Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt's first female pharaoh, sent ships to the land of Punt. Cheryl Ward sets out to recreate the voyage, in search of this mythical land. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Chris Hilton
Executive Producer:
Valerie Abita
Presenter:
Cheryl Ward
Participant:
Tom Vosmer
Participant:
David Vann
Participant:
Patrick Couser
Participant:
Kathryn Bard
Participant:
Rodolfo Fattovich

Open Book

Revisiting Greek Myths

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup considers the enduring power and relevance of Greek myths and also investigates if contemporary Greek novelists are still inspired by them. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kamila Shamsie
Interviewed Guest:
Colm Toibin
Interviewed Guest:
David Vann

Open Book

David Vann, Stuart Kelly, Penelope Lively, Suzanne Berne

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

David Vann and Stuart Kelly on Norse myths, Penelope Lively on where she writes, and Suzanne Berne talks about her novel The Dogs of Littlefield. With Mariella Frostrup. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Suzanne Berne
Interviewed Guest:
David Vann
Interviewed Guest:
Stuart Kelly
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Literary Landscape: The Coast

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup presents a special programme from Lyme Regis exploring the literature of the coast. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Julia Rochester
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick Barkham
Interviewed Guest:
Alicia Rix
Interviewed Guest:
David Vann
Interviewed Guest:
Blake Morrison

Front Row

David Vann, Terence Davies, Albert Moore

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Novelist David Vann on retelling the Medea myth, Terence Davies on his film about American poet Emily Dickinson, a new exhibition about British abstract artist Albert Moore. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
David Vann
Interviewed Guest:
Terence Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Prettejohn
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Jack Soper