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Birds Britannia

Episode 1: Garden Birds

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary series about birds that live in the UK. Top of our affections are garden birds, including the robin, yet this relationship is a surprisingly modern one. Show more

Birds Britannia

Episode 3: Seabirds

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about the UK's birds. Our relationship with seabirds is an ancient and turbulent one, an untold chapter in the history of our rise and fall as a seafaring people. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Bill Paterson
Narrator:
Bill Paterson
Series Producer:
Stephen Moss
Series Producer:
Stephen Moss
Producer:
Susie Painter
Producer:
Susie Painter
Participant:
David Attenborough
Participant:
David Attenborough
Participant:
Tony Soper
Participant:
Tony Soper
Participant:
Kate Humble
Participant:
Kate Humble
Participant:
Andrew Motion
Participant:
Andrew Motion
Participant:
Jeremy Mynott
Participant:
Jeremy Mynott
Participant:
David Lindo
Participant:
David Lindo
Participant:
Roy Dennis

Birds Britannia

Episode 4: Countryside Birds

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

This programme looks at countryside birds, such as the skylark, pheasant and nightingale - celebrated in poetry, used to forecast the weather and hunted for food. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Bill Paterson
Narrator:
Bill Paterson
Series Producer:
Stephen Moss
Series Producer:
Stephen Moss
Producer:
Susie Painter
Producer:
Susie Painter
Participant:
Bill Oddie
Participant:
Bill Oddie
Participant:
David Attenborough
Participant:
David Attenborough
Participant:
Tony Soper
Participant:
Tony Soper
Participant:
Kate Humble
Participant:
Kate Humble
Participant:
Burchardt Jeremy
Participant:
Burchardt Jeremy
Participant:
Andrew Motion
Participant:
Andrew Motion
Participant:
Jeremy Mynott
Participant:
Jeremy Mynott

Saturday Review

Rush; Science Britannica

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda in Rush, written by Peter Morgan and directed by Ron Howard. Plus new work from Tacita Dean, and Brian Cox's Science Britannica on BBC2. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
James Runcie
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Night Waves

Sound of Cinema: Landmarks - The Innocents

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

A Landmark edition recorded at the British Film Institute as part of the Sound of Cinema season: Matthew Sweet and guests examine the British gothic horror classic The Innocents. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Susie Orbach
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Dyson
Producer:
Laura Thomas
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Wyngarde
Interviewed Guest:
Clytie Jessop

Last Word

Felix Dennis, Norman Willis, Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Gerry Conlon, Eli Wallach

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on publisher Felix Dennis, TUC leader Norman Willis, 'pony club' writer Josephine Pullein-Thompson, Guildford Four member Gerry Conlon, and actor Eli Wallach. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Marsha Rowe
Interviewed Guest:
James Tye
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Jilly Cooper
Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Robertson
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Mullin
Interviewed Guest:
Gareth Pierce
Interviewed Guest:
Alastair Logan
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Goldfarb
Producer:
Neil George

The Film Programme

Mark Gatiss; Richard Lester on The Beatles; Hercules

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss lines up one of his favourite screen detectives, Richard Lester reveals which of The Beatles was the best actor and Hercules labours again. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Gatiss
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Lester
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke

Last Word

James Nesbitt MBE, Andrew McLaglen, Emilio Botin, Simin Behbahani, Sir Philip Dowson, George Hamilton IV

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on Belfast detective James Nesbitt, film director Andrew McLaglen, Spanish banker Emilio Botin, Iranian poet Simin Behbahani and architect Sir Philip Dowson. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Terry Spence
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Tornabell
Interviewed Guest:
Kamal Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Fatemeh Shams
Interviewed Guest:
Jack Zunz
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Frewer
Interviewed Guest:
Ken Powell

Free Thinking

Neel Mukherjee, Images of China

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks to Neel Mukherjee, a writer shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize. Plus Christopher Frayling and Stacey Pierson on images of China, from Ming to Fu Manchu. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Stacey Pierson
Interviewed Guest:
Padraig Reidy
Interviewed Guest:
Rob Gifford
Interviewed Guest:
Neel Mukherjee
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Saturday Review

Arabian Nights, The Flick, Garth Greenwell, Sicily at the British Museum, All the World's a Screen

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Reviews of Arabian Nights, The Flick, Garth Greenwell's What Belongs To You, the British Museum's Sicily: Culture and Conquest, and BBC TV's All the World's a Screen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Lynn Nead
Producer:
Oliver Jones

The Film Programme

Son of Saul, The Sound Barrier, 1916 v 2016

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With Francine Stock. Laszlo Nemes discusses Son of Saul, his Oscar-winning film about life and death in a Nazi concentration camp. Plus The Sound Barrier and cinema in 1916 v 2016. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Laszlo Nemes
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Brownlow

A Good Read

Christopher Frayling and Abi Morgan

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books with writer Christopher Frayling and screenwriter Abi Morgan, including A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Abi Morgan
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

Saturday Review

Nocturnal Animals, Dead Funny, BBC's Black and British, Naomi Alderman, Emma Hamilton: seduction and celebrity

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals, Dead Funny at the Vaudeville Theatre, BBC TV's Black and British season, Naomi Alderman's novel The Power, Emma Hamilton - Seduction and Celebrity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Lewis
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

Tartuffe, L'Amant Double, William Trevor, Animals and Us, Get Shorty on TV

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tartuffe at Theatre Royal Haymarket, Francois Ozon's L'amant Double, William Trevor's Last Stories, Animals and Us at Turner Contemporary in Margate and Get Shorty on TV. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Stott
Interviewed Guest:
Tiffany Jenkins
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Front Row

Pieter-Dirk Uys, Joan Bakewell and Christopher Frayling on older audiences, Gaël Faye

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

South African satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys, the arts for an older audience with Joan Bakewell and Christopher Frayling, and French-Rwandan musician and novelist Gael Faye. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Pieter-Dirk Uys
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Bakewell
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Gael Faye
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Saturday Review

Blade Runner 2049, Labour of Love, Eight Ghosts, Ghosts: A Cultural History, Timewasters, 140 Years of Recorded Sound

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Blade Runner 2049, James Graham's play Labour of Love, Eight Ghosts and Ghosts: A Cultural History, Timewasters on ITV, British Library's exhibition 140 Years of Recorded Sound. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Mendelson
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy Chevalier
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Front Row

Kay Mellor, Frankenstein, Swimming with Men

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kay Mellor on the real life inspiration for her new ITV drama Girlfriends, marking 200 years of Frankenstein and going on set with Rob Brydon in Swimming With Men. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kay Mellor
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Todd
Interviewed Guest:
Rob Brydon
Interviewed Guest:
Adele Carlsen
Presenter:
Stig Abel

Free Thinking

Frankenstein and AI now

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Fiona Sampson, Daisy Hay, Christopher Frayling and David H. Guston join Matthew Sweet to discuss Mary Shelley's story in film, fiction and the view of AI scientists now. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Sampson
Interviewed Guest:
Daisy Hay
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling

Free Thinking

Oscar Nominations 2017, T2 Trainspotting

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

On the day of the Oscar nominations, Matthew Sweet is joined by critics Dana Stevens and Ryan Gilbey and writer Christopher Frayling to survey the films of 2016. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Dana Stevens
Interviewed Guest:
Ryan Gilbey
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Stevie Mackenzie-Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Lipstadt