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Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the weather: 19th century naval officer, Robert FitzRoy. Read by Tim McMullan. Show more

Peter Moore - The Weather Experiment

Prognostications and Forecasts

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the weather: Robert FitzRoy and weather forecasting. Read by Tim McMullan. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the weather: innovation and enquiry at Greenwich. Read by Tim McMullan. Show more

Peter Moore - The Weather Experiment

Shipwreck and Storm Warnings

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the weather: tragedy and innovative storm warnings. Read by Tim McMullan. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the weather: pioneering research takes to the skies. Read by Tim McMullan. Show more

Duration: 14 minutes

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

By Claire Dywer-Hogg. A normally calm and sophisticated coffee shop owner spectacularly lets down her guard. Read by Hattie Morahan. From March 2014. Show more

Book of the Week

Reading Europe: Geert Mak's In Europe

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is 1999, and Dutch journalist Geert Mak is retracing Lenin's historic journey from Zurich to Petrograd by way of Stockholm and Helsinki. Nicholas Farrell reads. Show more

Book of the Week

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In 1997, Margaret Thatcher invited Charles Moore to write her biography. This is the first volume of his portrait of the former prime minster. The reader is Nicholas Farrell. Show more

Brazilian Bonanza

Episode 2: Asi Es La Vida - That's Life

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By Paloma Vidal. A film-maker returns to her past to research a new project. Read by Rebecca Callard. Show more

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Journey to Pakistan

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Based on a true story, Samina Baig's play is about Peter, a fashion designer, who embarks on a journey to find his roots. Show more

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Mrs Lawson:
Alison Belbin
Mr Lawson:
John Bowler
Mr Saddiqi:
Kriss Dosanjh
The Adoption Officer:
Catriona McFarlane
The Social Worker:
Karen Bartke
The Hawker:
Gavi Singh Chera

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Freud: The Case Histories

Episode 1: Dora

Duration: 1 hour

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

A father implores Freud to treat his daughter, after discovering her intention to end her life. Dream analysis is the key to unlocking the causes of Dora's condition. Show more

BBC National Short Story Award

BBC National Short Story Award 2018

Kiare Ladner - Van Rensburg's Card

Duration: 30 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Kiare Ladner's shortlisted story of how a simple note brings solace and the prospect of new hope. Read by Carolyn Pickles. Show more

Book of the Week

Feel Free

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Zadie Smith reads from her essay collection: in Berlin in 2016, there were reasons for optimism and despair. From 2018. Show more

Book of the Week

Feel Free

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Zadie Smith reads from her essay collection: the Philip Roth Lecture with ideas on the art and practice of writing. From 2018. Show more

Book of the Week

Feel Free

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Zadie Smith reads from her essay collection: the Alte Frau, an enigmatic painting of a woman by Balthasar Denner. From 2018. Show more

Book of the Week

Feel Free

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Zadie Smith reads from her essay collection: sharp observations on high culture, pop culture and social change. From 2018. 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