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Gossip from the Garden Pond

Episode 2: The Water Boatman and Great Diving Beetle

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A water boatman and a great diving beetle reveal the funny side of life in a garden pond. Stars Sandi Toksvig and David Ryall. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lynne Truss
Water Boatman:
Sandi Toksvig
Great Diving Beetle:
David Ryall
Producer:
Sarah Blunt

Genres

Gossip from the Garden Pond

Episode 3: The Garden Spider and Great Pond Snail

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An arachnophobic spider and a cleaning-obsessed great pond snail share their amusing tales. Starring Amanda Root. From September 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lynne Truss
Garden Spider:
Amanda Root
Great Pond Snail:
James Fleet
Producer:
Sarah Blunt

Genres

A Good Read

Lynne Truss and Diran Adebayo

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

4 Extra Debut. Lynne Truss, Diran Adebayo and Harriett Gilbert discuss books by Paul Theroux, Nick Barlay and Michael Ondaatje. From 2013. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Lynne Truss
Interviewed Guest:
Diran Adebayo
Producer:
Sue Fry

Gossip from the Garden Pond

The Tadpole and the Dragonfly

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Pond life’s funny side for the Tadpole and Dragonfly. By Lynne Truss. Stars Julian Rhind-Tutt and Alison Steadman. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lynne Truss
Dragonfly:
Alison Steadman
Producer:
Sarah Blunt

Genres

Only Connect

Series 11

Sport Relief: Royal III v BBC

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Quiz show. David Baddiel, Dr John Cooper Clarke and Philippa Gregory face Hugh Dennis, Julian Lloyd Webber and Lynne Truss in a Sport Relief special. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Jenny Hawker
Director:
Siân G Lloyd
Production Company:
RDF Television
Production Company:
Parasol Media
Panellist:
David Baddiel
Panellist:
Hugh Dennis
Panellist:
Lynne Truss

Drama

The Christmas of Inspector Steine

Duration: 45 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. It is Christmas 1957, the year of the Queen's first Christmas broadcast, but only Twitten has the festive spirit. Stars Michael Fenton Stevens. From December 2013. Show more

Contributors

Inspector Steine:
Michael Fenton Stevens
Mrs Groynes:
Samantha Spiro
Captain Hoagland:
Robert Bathurst
Constable Twitten:
Matt Green
Sergeant Brunswick:
John Ramm
Gloria's mother:
Janet Ellis
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres

Brand

Drama

8.51 to Brighton

Episode 1: Along the Line, by Alison Fisher

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. A particular train has meant more to one family than they will ever know. Read by Deborah Findlay, introduced by Lynne Truss. Show more

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Genres

Formats

8.51 to Brighton

Episode 2: Anywhere Else, by Tam Hoskyns

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A man travels with a case full of complications and it is on this journey his life starts to unravel. Read by James Fleet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lynne Truss

Genres

Formats

8.51 to Brighton

Episode 3: Housekeeping, by Vanessa Gebbie

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Everyone is a stranger on a train, but no one is stranger than the housekeeper in this unnerving tale. Read by Lesley Sharp. Show more

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Life at Absolute Zero

Series 3

Waiting for JB

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the people of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the south coast, where Peter is waiting for a rare visit from his infuriating brother. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 3

Weemails

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the people of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the south coast, where Terry finds walking his dog a frustrating affair. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 3

Protective Colouring

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the people of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the south coast, where one of the ladies in Jenny's art class has a surprising past. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 3

Speed Kills

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the people of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the south coast, where a white van is proving a menace on the roads. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 3

A Weight off His Mind

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the people of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the south coast, where Colin treasures his collection of improving books. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 3

The Day the Earth Moved Slightly

Duration: 14 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the inhabitants of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the south coast, where everyone gathers to say a last goodbye to the great man of carpets. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 2

Episode 7: Mrs Manville Disposes

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the inhabitants of Meridian Cliffs, a wind-battered town on the south coast of England. Now approaching 80, Mrs Manville decides it is time to downsize. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 2

Episode 8: In Cold(ish) Blood

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the people of Meridian Cliffs, on the south coast of England. When Velvey's carpet shop burns down, it attracts the attention of rookie reporter Lauren. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 2

Episode 9: Darren Springs Forward

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the people of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the south coast. Former celebrity Darren Fox tries to reignite his career. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 2

Episode 10: In the Dark

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the people of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the south coast. A power cut at Ravi's curry house leads to a dramatic confession. Show more

Life at Absolute Zero

Series 2

Episode 2: Pavlovian

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lynne Truss observes the inhabitants of Meridian Cliffs, a small wind-battered town on the English south coast. Ashley the heartbroken professional dog walker is put to the test. Show more