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Free Thinking

2014 Festival

From Flat Caps to Benefit Caps

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy chairs a discussion about depictions of working class history in song, story and historical sources. The panel features Alison Light, David Almond and Eliza Carthy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Producer:
Zahid Warley
Interviewed Guest:
David Almond
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Carthy
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Light

Music Matters

The Legacy of World War I in Music, Martin and Eliza Carthy

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tom Service on the short and long term legacy in music of World War I. Plus, continuing our series Just the Two of Us, Martin and Eliza Carthy, towering figures in British folk. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Carthy
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Carthy
Producer:
Brian Jackson

The Quay Sessions

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Roddy Hart presents more Quay Sessions highlights, including performances from Dutch Uncles, Lewis and Leigh, Eliza Carthy, Iain Morrison, Alexis Taylor and Sacred Paws.

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary following the return to performing of musician Nic Jones, whose career was cut short after a car crash broke almost every bone in his body and caused brain damage. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Grimsdale
Participant:
Eliza Carthy
Participant:
Jim Moray
Participant:
Sam Carter
Participant:
Blair Dunlop
Participant:
Martin Carthy
Participant:
Ashley Hutchings
Participant:
Anais Mitchell
Participant:
Chris Wood
Participant:
Martin Simpson
Participant:
Stewart Lee

Stories from Songwriters

Episode 3: The Announcer's Daughter, by Eliza Carthy

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Three songwriters turn to short story writing. Mercury Prize-nominated Eliza Carthy's unusual and playful fairy tale with a twist. From May 2014. Episode 3 of 3. Show more

Contributors

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Loose Ends

Phil Gayle, Greg Davies, John Williams, Kay Mellor, Martin Johnson, Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen, Tyler Nugent

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Phil Gayle welcome Greg Davies, John Williams, Kay Mellor and Martin Johnson. With music from Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen, and Tyler Nugent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Phil Gayle
Interviewed Guest:
Greg Davies
Interviewed Guest:
John Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Kay Mellor
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Johnson
Performer:
Eliza Carthy
Performer:
Tim Eriksen
Performer:
Tyler Nugent

Loose Ends

Emily Watson, Lord John Bird, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rick Wakeman, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, Phil Gayle, Clive Anderson

Duration: 47 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Phil Gayle are joined by Emily Watson, Lord John Bird, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rick Wakeman and Eliza Carthy for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Phil Gayle
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Watson
Interviewed Guest:
John Bird
Interviewed Guest:
Rick Wakeman
Performer:
Eliza Carthy
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Saturday Live

Eliza Carthy

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Morning magazine show. Extraordinary stories, unusual people and a sideways look at the world. Aasmah Mir and Shaun Keaveny are joined by Eliza Carthy who plays live in the studio. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Presenter:
Shaun Keaveny
Presenter:
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Carthy
Interviewed Guest:
Toby Carr
Interviewed Guest:
Martyn Waites
Interviewed Guest:
Susannah Walker
Interviewed Guest:
Brian Blessed
Interviewed Guest:
Bruce Dickinson
Performer:
Eliza Carthy

Start the Week

Eliza Carthy and Nicholas Hytner: Art for All

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Kirsty Wark discusses the value of art with Nicholas Hytner, Eliza Carthy, Jennifer Harris and Jules Evans. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Interviewed Guest:
Nicholas Hytner
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Carthy
Interviewed Guest:
Jules Evans
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Sheila Hancock; Childlessness; Edna O'Brien

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sheila Hancock on her role in Barking in Essex; Joan Smith and Simon Cox discuss the press's fascination with Samantha Lewthwaite; the grief of childlessness; Edna O'Brien. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Sheila Hancock
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Cox
Interviewed Guest:
Paula Gwinnett
Interviewed Guest:
Yewande Akinola
Interviewed Guest:
Jody Day
Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Interviewed Guest:
Denise Jackson
Interviewed Guest:
Claire McCarthy
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Carthy
Interviewed Guest:
Marry Waterson
Producer:
Louise Corley

6 Music Festival

2015 Highlights

Episode 5: Jamie T and Kate Tempest

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on Red Button (Satellite and Cable)

Highlights from Jamie T, plus Kate Tempest solo and with Eliza Carthy at the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival. Presented by Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Radcliffe
Presenter:
Stuart Maconie
Performer:
Kate Tempest
Performer:
Eliza Carthy
Performer:
Jamie T
Director:
David Hillier
Director:
Lee Edmenson
Assistant Producer:
Daniel Lucas
Assistant Producer:
Thom Weller
Producer:
Adam Heyhurst
Producer:
Michael Gray

Great Lives

Eliza Carthy on Caroline Norton

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Singer Eliza Carthy chooses 19th-century women’s rights campaigner, Caroline Norton. With Matthew Parris. From 2016. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Carthy
Producer:
Toby Field

Woman's Hour

Shelina Permalloo; Charlotte Raven

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Do we need national minimum staffing levels in maternity units? Will a new feminist magazine find readers? And folk musicians Marry Waterson and Eliza Carthy perform live. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Producer:
Ruth Watts
Interviewed Guest:
Marry Waterson
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Carthy
Interviewed Guest:
Suzanne Tyler
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Cameron
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Raven
Interviewed Guest:
Shelina Permalloo
Interviewed Guest:
Annick Cojean