Programme Index

Discover 9,971,572 listings and 226,482 playable programmes from the BBC

Results 1 to 20 of 85 for your search filters

Free Thinking

Being Human Debate at Fact, Liverpool: Man and Animals

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Rana Mitter with Sarah Peverley, Charles Forsdick, Alasdair Cochrane, Eveline de Wolf, Michael Szollosy and an audience at Fact in Liverpool debate robots, humans and animals. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Peverley
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Forsdick
Interviewed Guest:
Alasdair Cochrane
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Szollosy
Interviewed Guest:
Eveline de Wolf
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Free Thinking

The Weird, Science and Art at Fact, Japanese Film Your Name

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Rana Mitter and guests discuss the idea of the weird, science and art on show in an exhibition at Liverpool's Fact and the new Japanese animated film Your Name. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Freeman
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Edwards
Interviewed Guest:
Marek Kukula
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Stubbs
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Pynor
Interviewed Guest:
Irena Hayter
Interviewed Guest:
Justin Johnson
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

In Our Time

Rudyard Kipling

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Rudyard Kipling, a writer sometimes described as the poet of empire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Howard Booth
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Karlin
Interviewed Guest:
Jan Montefiore
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Free Thinking

Queer Icons: Plato's Symposium. Part of Gay Britannia

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Shahidha Bari discusses the LGBTQ movement in the history of philosophy as part of the BBC's Queer Icons series. Plus the winner of the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing. Show more

In Our Time

Kafka's The Trial

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Franz Kafka's novel The Trial. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Boa
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Connor
Interviewed Guest:
Ritchie Robertson
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Zen, a distinctively East Asian form of Buddhism. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Barrett
Interviewed Guest:
Lucia Dolce
Interviewed Guest:
Eric Greene
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Free Thinking

Trade, Davos, Ocean travel and Mermaids.

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Imogen Hermes Gowar and Sarah Peverley discuss mermaids from medieval times to those brought to Britain by C18th century sailors + Davos discussions and ocean liner style at V&A. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Peverley
Interviewed Guest:
Imogen Hermes Gowar
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Free Thinking

The Working Lunch and Food in History

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

James C Scott on the birth of cities and how the Victorians changed lunch, with New Generation Thinkers Elsa Richardson and Chris Kissane. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Elsa Richardson
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Kissane
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Free Thinking

Caravaggio, Bob Dylan, Dario Fo, Lenin's Train Journey

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Anne McElvoy. Including the Nobel Prize in Literature, the work of playwright Dario Fo, Caravaggio's art and historian Catherine Merridale on her book about Lenin. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Toby Litt
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Wall
Interviewed Guest:
David Greig
Interviewed Guest:
Anders Lustgarten
Interviewed Guest:
Letizia Treves
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Moshenska
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Merridale
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Free Thinking

Bernard-Henri Lévy, Edith Hall and Simon Critchley

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Arts and cultural debate. From football, to Brexit, to the good life: Shahidha Bari talks to three philosophers about how their work applies outside university. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard-Henri Levy
Interviewed Guest:
Edith Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Critchley
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

In Our Time

Behavioural Ecology

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss behavioural ecology, the scientific study of animal behaviour in light of Darwin's theory of evolution. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Producer:
Luke Mulhall
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Kilner
Interviewed Guest:
John Krebs

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Victorian engineer responsible for bridges, tunnels and railways still in use today. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Elton
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Marsden
Interviewed Guest:
Crosbie Smith
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aesop, legendary author of the famous collection of fables. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Pavlos Avlamis
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Goldhill
Interviewed Guest:
Lucy Grig
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

In Our Time

The Haitian Revolution

Duration: 47 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Hodgson
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Lockley
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Salt
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Free Thinking

Autism, The Financial Crisis, The Fallen Woman

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Anne McElvoy. With Steve Silberman on rethinking autism, Gillian Tett on the the financial crisis and Lynda Nead on Fallen Women at the Foundling Museum. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Lynda Nead
Interviewed Guest:
James Bartholomew
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Silberman
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Tett
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Silberman
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Smith
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Start the Week

Alan Watts and the Way of Translation

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr goes on a voyage of self-discovery with Tim Lott, Mark Vernon, Maureen Freely and Marc Rees. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Lott
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Vernon
Interviewed Guest:
Maureen Freely
Interviewed Guest:
Marc Rees
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Start the Week

David Sloan Wilson on Altruism

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses altruism with Mexican campaigner Lydia Cacho, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, moral philosopher William MacAskill and composer Tansy Davies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Lydia Cacho
Interviewed Guest:
David Sloan Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
William MacAskill
Interviewed Guest:
Tansy Davies
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Free Thinking

2015 Festival

Putting Competition to the Test

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy hosts a debate about success, asking what is both good and bad about competition. With Margaret Heffernan, Matthew Syed, Cath Bishop and Christopher Frayling. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Heffernan
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Syed
Interviewed Guest:
Cath Bishop
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Free Thinking

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Danny Dorling

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the musical opening, Samira Ahmed discusses scoundrels. Plus Danny Dorling on inequalities in the housing market and the 2014 Paul Food Award. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Nandini Das
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Harkaway
Interviewed Guest:
Danny Dorling
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

Night Waves

The Ugly Renaissance, Cate Blanchett, Mira Schendel, Maxim Leo

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Samira Ahmed. With Cate Blanchett on her role in Blue Jasmine, the work of artist Mira Schendel, Maxim Leo on life in East Germany, and a debate on the Renaissance. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Cate Blanchett
Interviewed Guest:
Maxim Leo
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harwood
Interviewed Guest:
Alexander Lee
Interviewed Guest:
John Gallagher
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Dunant
Producer:
Luke Mulhall