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Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots

Episode 4: You Have to Become a Work of Art

Duration: 15 minutes

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

While the Master is sensing his own mortality, and the Beginner looks back on an infidelity, the Writer enjoys some not very veiled threats from his publisher. Show more

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Reading Europe - Italy: The Parrots

Episode 2: There Won't Be Any More Prizes for Me

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Filippo Bologna's comedy about Italian book prizes in which three men fight - even to the death - for their country's greatest honour. Today: The Master makes a revelation. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The comic actor reflects on school days, masculinity and relationships, making a tough decision - and uncovering a new talent. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The comic actor’s sixth form years are marked by the burden of his virginity – and heartbreak interrupts the laughter. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

His Dad's unexpectedly fastidious guidelines on hygiene prove a challenge to the comic actor at the age of 17. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

General expectations of masculinity and role models from his past catch-up with Robert - and there's a reckoning... Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

The award-winning comic’s memoir reflecting on his bittersweet childhood in Lincolnshire and the pitfalls of masculinity. Show more

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Alexandra Fuller - Leaving Before the Rains Come

"A nice leg for a riding boot"

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Alexandra looks to her family's colourful past in order to make sense of the present. Bold memoir read by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Show more

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Alexandra Fuller - Leaving Before the Rains Come

"They didn't roar and battle and laugh"

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Alexandra struggles to keep afloat, when it seems her risk-free life in the US was an illusion. Read by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Show more

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Alexandra Fuller - Leaving Before the Rains Come

"It's not supposed to happen this way"

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A tragic accident threatens to change everything. Courageous memoir of a tempestuous marriage concluded by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Show more

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Alexandra Fuller - Leaving Before the Rains Come

"Never trust anyone who doesn't drink"

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Alexandra and Charlie's first trip ends, portentously, with an elephant attack. Courageous memoir read by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Show more

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Alexandra Fuller - Leaving Before the Rains Come

"He looked good on a horse"

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Finding sanctuary and a saviour in one Mr Ross. Courageous memoir of a tempestuous marriage read by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Show more

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Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

Episode 1: A Typical Man about Town

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra debut. Man-about-town Bertie Wooster has been overdoing the London highlife so heads off to see his quack. Read by Blake Ritson. Show more

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Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

Episode 2: The Quiet, Martini-less Life

Duration: 15 minutes

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

On doctor's orders, Bertie Wooster must sample the quiet Martini-less life. But then, best laid plans... Read by Blake Ritson. Show more

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Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

Episode 3: Has He Brought It Yet?

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Star-crossed lovers' tribulations and a disappearing cat tempt Bertie from the quiet, Martini-less life. Read by Blake Ritson. Show more

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Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

Episode 4: I Can Explain Everything

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Bertie Wooster finds himself unexpectedly betrothed, and in receipt of a missing cat. Read by Blake Ritson. Show more

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Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

Episode 5: Trying to Brazen It Out

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Bertie is still trying to extricate himself from his unwelcome betrothal. Is it Jeeves to the rescue? Concluded by Blake Ritson. Show more

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Episode 6: The Landlord - Garson Hobart

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Arundhati Roy. In Delhi, landlord Biplab Dasgupta discovers that his tenant is absent. Reminiscences about an enduring love lead to the vivid memory of a coded message. Show more

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Episode 7: The Photographs

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Arundhati Roy. Biplab Dasgupta recalls pulling a few strings for Tilo. He also discovers some photos that are cause for disquiet. Emilio Doorgasingh reads. Show more

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The Shepherd's Hut

Episode 6: This Fella Was Marooned

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Adam Fitzgerald continues Tim Winton's fierce and lyrical tale of survival in the Australian outback. Today: what has Fintan done to be forced into such profound solitude? Show more