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Duration: 15 minutes

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

On John Lewis-Stempel’s farm there’s mixed emotions - the field awaits a new use and a new owner. Read by Bernard Hill. Show more

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The Utopia Experiment

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

One man's attempt to survive a global catastrophe by setting up a commune in Scotland. Written and read by Dylan Evans. Show more

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The Utopia Experiment

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As the author's life disintegrates, he is sectioned in a hospital's psychiatric unit. Written and read by Dylan Evans. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

On John Lewis-Stempel’s farm it’s spring - the time for catching a glimpse of those mad March hares. Read by Bernard Hill. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

On John Lewis-Stempel’s farm it’s mid-summer, with golden wheat and an aggressive bull to manage. Read by Bernard Hill. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

On John Lewis-Stempel’s farm it’s harvest time, but will he use a traditional combine harvester? Read by Bernard Hill. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Farmer John Lewis-Stempel wants to rediscover traditional practices and save birds and wildflowers. Read by Bernard Hill. Show more

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Every Third Thought

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Author Robert McCrum reflects on how we approach and accept death. Robert tries to come to terms with the impending decline of his close friends, as well as his own. Show more

Book of the Week

Every Third Thought

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Author Robert McCrum reflects on how we approach and accept death. Despite thoughts of decline and death, Robert finds new hope through a new love. Show more

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Diana Cooper - Darling Monster

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lady Diana Cooper writes to her son at boarding school with news about the impending war and plans to evacuate. Read by John Julius Norwich and Patricia Hodge. Show more

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Diana Cooper - Darling Monster

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Lady Diana sets up a smallholding in Sussex for the war effort. She will not dig for victory, but will milk a cow for cheese. Read by John Julius Norwich and Patricia Hodge. Show more