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Book at Bedtime

The Children Act

Episode 1: An Ultimatum: a Rook for a Knight

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Juliet Stevenson reads Ian McEwan's new novel about faith, love and the Law, and what happens when public duty and private sorrows collide. Show more

Book at Bedtime

The Children Act

Episode 2: Other People's Problems

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Juliet Stevenson reads Ian McEwan's new novel about faith, love and the Law, and what happens when public duty and private sorrows collide. Show more

Book at Bedtime

Nutshell

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ian McEwan's modern-day take on Hamlet, told from the perspective of an unborn child and narrated by Tim McInnerny. Claude visits John and goes shopping for poison. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

In a special edition recorded at the London Film Festival, Francine Stock talks to Ian McEwan about his screen work. Show more

Book at Bedtime

My Purple Scented Novel

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A short story by Ian McEwan and told in two episodes. Roger Allam reads the tale of two writers - one of whom commits literary theft. Show more

Book at Bedtime

My Purple Scented Novel

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A short story by Ian McEwan and told in two episodes. Roger Allam reads the tale of two writers - one of whom commits literary theft. Show more

Last Word

Sir George Christie, Leslie Thomas, Elena Baltacha, Sir William Benyon and Deborah Rogers

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary. Matthew Bannister remembers Glyndebourne owner Sir George Christie, Virgin Soldiers author Leslie Thomas, literary agent Deborah Rogers and tennis player Elena Baltacha. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Cook
Interviewed Guest:
Frederick Forsyth
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Mansfield
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Durie
Interviewed Guest:
Russell Fuller
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Benyon
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McEwan
Interviewed Guest:
Gail Rebuck
Producer:
Neil George

Book at Bedtime

The Children Act

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As Fiona prepares for the Christmas concert, the troubles of the year seem finally behind her, but can the past be left behind? Show more

The Review Show

The Book Review Show

Duration: 50 minutes

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

In a Review Show special, Kirsty Wark talks to Ian McEwan about his books and the films that have been based on them and, of course, his latest book, Sweet Tooth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Executive Producer:
Andrew Lockyer
Participant:
Ian McEwan