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Woman's Hour

Sleeplessness and new mothers, Margaret Drabble on Janet Frame, Are high street prices sexist?

Duration: 54 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Margaret Drabble celebrates the New Zealand author Janet Frame. How serious is sleeplessness after birth? And why do pink razors always cost more? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Neate
Interviewed Guest:
Marie Miller
Interviewed Guest:
Daisy Buchanan
Interviewed Guest:
Mia Scotland
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Horne
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Drabble

Woman's Hour

Learning English to integrate; Living with less stuff; Illness and friends

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Would insisting more Muslim women learn English encourage better integration? Plus living a decluttered life, long-term illness and friendships, and Margaret Drabble on Janet Frame. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Drabble
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Gona Syeed
Interviewed Guest:
Sundas Ali
Interviewed Guest:
Navahad Jihan
Interviewed Guest:
Drew Gilpin Faust
Interviewed Guest:
Stefana Broadbent
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Talks

Woman's Hour

Syria's refugees; Influence of Song Lyrics; Nell Dunn and Margaret Drabble

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Conditions for Syrian refugees, Kath Mainland on the Edinburgh Fringe, Nell Dunn on Up the Junction, and what influence do song lyrics have on teenagers' attitudes and behaviour? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Adrian North
Interviewed Guest:
Kath Mainland
Interviewed Guest:
Nell Dunn
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Drabble

The Culture Show

2012/2013

Episode 24

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

The Culture Show marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride & Prejudice and Andrew Graham-Dixon previews the art of French impressionist, Edouard Manet. Show more

A Good Read

Shirley Williams and Margaret Drabble

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert debates books with Shirley Williams and Margaret Drabble. Shirley chooses Winifred Holtby's South Riding, and Margaret champions The Group by Mary McCarthy. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Shirley Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Drabble
Producer:
Sally Heaven

Woman's Hour

Margaret Hodge; Dame Margaret Drabble; Casting the larger actress; Peace activist Isabella Ford

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Margaret Hodge MP on being chair of the Public Accounts Committee; Dame Margaret Drabble and Black Country women; Casting the larger actress; Peace activist Isabella Ford. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Hodge
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Drabble
Interviewed Guest:
June Hamman
Interviewed Guest:
Sue McCormick
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Newberry

Open Book

Margaret Drabble on her novel The Pure Gold Baby, and Sebastian Faulks and Helen Dunmore on WWI novels

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Margaret Drabble talks about her latest novel; Sebastian Faulks and Helen Dunmore on WWI novels; and Dedicated to... the wonderful things people write in books to their loved ones. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Drabble
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Open Book

Margaret Drabble, Louis de Bernieres, Literary prizes, Wyl Menmuir on fictional islands

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to Margaret Drabble about her new novel The Dark Flood Rises. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Drabble
Interviewed Guest:
Wyl Menmuir
Interviewed Guest:
Louis de Bernieres

Night Waves

Night Waves at ZSL London Zoo

Episode 2: Landmark: The Old Men at the Zoo

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

In a series from ZSL London Zoo, Matthew Sweet is joined by Margaret Drabble, Iain Sinclair and Jonathan Powell to discuss Angus Wilson's 1961 novel The Old Men at the Zoo. Show more

Free Thinking

Breaking Free: Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

William Boyd, Margaret Drabble and Philipp Blom join Matthew Sweet to discuss one of the masterpieces of 20th-century European fiction, Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Drabble
Interviewed Guest:
William Boyd
Interviewed Guest:
Philipp Blom
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Webber
Producer:
Zahid Warley