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The Film Programme

Rufus Norris, John Boorman, Joshua Oppenheimer, John Akomfrah

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Director of the National Theatre Rufus Norris talks about the film adaptation of London Road, plus John Boorman on Queen and Country and how movie-making has changed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Rufus Norris
Interviewed Guest:
Joshua Oppenheimer
Interviewed Guest:
John Akomfrah
Interviewed Guest:
John Boorman

The Film Programme

The Golden Dream, Jersey Boys and Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Immigration epic The Golden Dream, Neil Brand on Jersey Boys and biopic musicals, Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie and the sitcom movie, director Peter Berg on Lone Survivor. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Diego Quemada-Diez
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Berg
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Pulver

The Film Programme

Matt Damon on Hollywood ageism; Can Lovelace take porn mainstream?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to Matt Damon about how Hollywood isn't making movies for the over-35s. Scientific consultant James Kakalios explores how superheroes use real physics in film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Damon
Interviewed Guest:
James Kakalios
Interviewed Guest:
Scott Jordan Harris

Saturday Review

Selma, Human Right Human Wrongs, The Illuminations, You're Not Alone, Better Call Saul

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of the week's cultural highlights. The week's panel discusses Selma, Human Rights Human Wrongs, The Illuminations, You're Not Alone and Better Call Saul. Show more

The Film Programme

Idris Elba on Mandela; Films for 2014; Newcastle Film Club

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Francine Stock talks to Idris Elba about playing Mandela. Plus films to watch out for in 2014 with Charles Gant and Kevin Markwick, and the award-winning Newcastle Film Club. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Idris Elba
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Gant
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Markwick
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Bruhl

The Film Programme

Director Sally Potter and Muppets production designer Eve Stewart

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cinema, DVD and TV news. Director Sally Potter discusses her best-known films including Orlando. Production designer Eve Stewart shares secrets from the Muppets latest movie. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Sally Potter
Interviewed Guest:
Eve Stewart
Interviewed Guest:
Petri Luukkainen
Interviewed Guest:
Fahri Bradley

The Food Programme

The Secret Formula

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sheila Dillon uncovers what makes up the formula fed to babies and how Ireland is becoming a global power player thanks to it. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Ella McSweeney

The Food Programme

How Britain fell in love with the microwave

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The microwave is the gadget people in the UK could not live without, but most cooks are afraid to admit they use them. Sheila Dillon charts the 60-year shift from pot to ping. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Carter
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Peavitt
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Webb

Open Book

Bernard MacLaverty on a literary life

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Author Bernard MacLaverty talks about 50 years of writing, and what it's like to see his collected stories together in one volume for the first time. With Mariella Frostrup. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Bernard MacLaverty

Open Book

Literary Landscapes - Belfast with Glenn Patterson

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Glenn Patterson takes Mariella Frostrup around the city that has inspired and informed his novels. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Glenn Patterson

Open Book

Literary Landscape: Ross Raisin and Yorkshire

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A literary ramble through the Yorkshire moors and the work they have inspired, from the Brontes to Sylvia Plath. With authors Ross Raisin, Will Atkins and Professor John Bowen. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ross Raisin
Interviewed Guest:
Will Atkins
Interviewed Guest:
John Bowen

Open Book

Pat Barker

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Booker winner Pat Barker, author of Regeneration and Life Class, talks in depth to Mariella Frostup about her life, work, new novel Noonday and writing about men, women and war. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Pat Barker

Hame

Series 1

Episode 1: Portavogie

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

Ulster-Scots series. The first episode sees Mark Thompson and Ruth Sanderson in the Ards peninsula, where they explore the village of Portavogie. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Thompson
Presenter:
Ruth Sanderson
Series Producer:
Sean McGuire
Executive Producer:
Michael Fanning

Hame

Series 1

Episode 3: Cullybackey

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

Ulster-Scots series. This episode sees presenters Mark Thompson and Ruth Sanderson in the village of Cullybackey, Co Antrim. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Sanderson
Presenter:
Mark Thompson
Series Producer:
Sean McGuire
Executive Producer:
Michael Fanning

Hame

Series 1

Episode 4: Markethill

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

Ulster-Scots series. This episode sees Mark Thompson and Ruth Sanderson in the town of Markethill, Co Armagh, where they come across an unusual collection of antiques. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Sanderson
Presenter:
Mark Thompson
Series Producer:
Sean McGuire
Executive Producer:
Michael Fanning

Hame

Series 1

Episode 5: Foyle Valley

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

This episode sees presenters Mark Thompson and Ruth Sanderson tracing the communities who settled along the banks of the River Foyle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Sanderson
Presenter:
Mark Thompson
Series Producer:
Sean McGuire
Executive Producer:
Michael Fanning

Hame

Series 1

Episode 2: Raphoe

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

Ulster-Scots series. This episode sees presenters Mark Thompson and Ruth Sanderson exploring the legacy of the Ulster-Scots in east Donegal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Sanderson
Presenter:
Mark Thompson
Series Producer:
Sean McGuire
Executive Producer:
Michael Fanning

Hame

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

This episode sees presenters Mark Thompson and Ruth Sanderson in Articlave exploring stories of migration in Co Londonderry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Sanderson
Presenter:
Mark Thompson
Series Producer:
Sean McGuire
Executive Producer:
Michael Fanning