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Loose Ends

Danny Brocklehurst, David Sedaris, Akala, Amma Asante, Miles From Kinshasa, Miss Hope Springs, Francesca Martinez

Duration: 37 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Francesca Martinez are joined by Danny Brocklehurst, David Sedaris, Amma Asante and Akala. With music from Miles from Kinshasa and Miss Hope Springs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Francesca Martinez
Interviewed Guest:
David Sedaris
Interviewed Guest:
Amma Asante
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Akala
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Loose Ends

David Sedaris, Erica Whyman, Elis James, Courtney Act, Gruff Rhys, Paul White, Emma Freud, Clive Anderson

Duration: 35 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Emma Freud are joined by David Sedaris, Erica Whyman, Elis James and Courtney Act and for conversation and comedy. With music from Gruff Rhys and Paul White. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Emma Freud
Interviewed Guest:
David Sedaris
Interviewed Guest:
Erica Whyman
Interviewed Guest:
Elis James
Interviewed Guest:
Courtney Act
Performer:
Gruff Rhys
Performer:
Paul White
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Start the Week

AL Kennedy and David Sedaris on matters of the heart

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses love and self-love with AL Kennedy, Lavinia Greenlaw, David Sedaris and Simon Blackburn. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
AL Kennedy
Interviewed Guest:
Lavinia Greenlaw
Interviewed Guest:
David Sedaris
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Blackburn
Producer:
Katy Hickman

The Culture Show

2011/2012

Episode 19: Best of the Year

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Andrew Graham-Dixon reviews the highlights of 2011, including Sir David Attenborough celebrating artist John Craxton and Alan Yentob interviewing Gerhard Richter. Show more

Front Row

The World's End; The Color Purple musical; David Sedaris; Badults

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mark Lawson reviews The World's End, a new film from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright; writer Marsha Norman on The Color Purple; Cultural Exchange with David Sedaris; TV comedy Badults. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Marsha Norman
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Crosby
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Parry
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Clark
Interviewed Guest:
David Sedaris
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Duration: 30 minutes

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

David Sedaris was not always an award-winning writer and satirist. For two consecutive Christmases, he was elf at a New York department store. These are extracts from his diaries. Show more

Contributors

Performer:
David Sedaris
Producer:
Steve Doherty

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Meet David Sedaris

Series 6

Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie?; A Modest Proposal

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for 22 hours, 30 minutes

The globetrotting, trash-picking, aisle-rolling storyteller shares Can You Spare A Tie? and A Modest Proposal. From 2017. Show more

Meet David Sedaris

Series 4

Episode 3: #2 to Go; Innocents Abroad

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The American humourist on food issues on a trip to China in 'Number 2 to Go' and learning languages in 'Innocents Abroad'. From December 2013. Show more

Meet David Sedaris

Series 4

Episode 5

Duration: 25 minutes

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

The American humourist on his native tongue in 'English Lesson' and taxidermy in 'Understanding Understanding Owls'. From December 2013. Show more

Meet David Sedaris

Series 4

Episode 6: The Sea Section; Dog Days

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The American humourist on dealing with family tragedy in 'The Sea Section' and our canine friends in 'Dog Days'. From January 2014. Show more

Meet David Sedaris

Series 5

Episode 1: The Understudy; Big Boy

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The American humourist on questionable childcare in ‘The Understudy’ and one flush not sufficing in ‘Big Boy’. From 2015. Show more

Meet David Sedaris

Series 3

Episode 1: Attaboy; In the Waiting Room

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The American humourist recalls childhood discipline in 'Attaboy' and foreign country perils during 'In The Waiting Room' From September 2012. Show more

Meet David Sedaris

Series 3

Episode 2: Author Author; Front Row Centre with Thaddeus Bristol

Duration: 30 minutes

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

More wit and charm from the American humourist: 'Author, Author' and 'Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol'. From October 2012. Show more

Meet David Sedaris

Series 3

Episode 3: Memory Lapse; If I Ruled the World

Duration: 30 minutes

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

More wit and charm from the American essayist, including Memory Lapse and If I Ruled the World. From October 2012. Show more

Meet David Sedaris

Series 3

Episode 4: Put a Lid on It

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The award-winning American essayist brings more wit and charm, including a story involving his sister Tiffany and extracts from his diaries. From October 2012. Show more

Meet David Sedaris

Series 3

Episode 5: Easy Tiger; Possession

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The multi-award winning American essayist brings more wit and charm: 'Easy Tiger' and 'Possession'. From October 2012. Show more

Meet David Sedaris

Series 3

Episode 6: Rubbish; Jesus Shaves

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The multi-award winning American essayist concludes his series of audience readings: 'Rubbish' and 'Jesus Shaves'. From November 2012. Show more

Meet David Sedaris

Series 5

Stepping Out; The Vigilant Rabbit

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An obsessive quest for fitness in ‘Stepping Out’ and a tale of over-zealous security in ‘The Vigilant Rabbit’. From 2015. Show more