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Night Waves

Loyalty, Herodotus, Shunga, Martin Parr

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip discusses loyalty in public life, explores the world of Japanese erotic prints and talks to the historian Tom Holland and the photographer, Martin Parr. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Producer:
Zahid Warley
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Parr
Interviewed Guest:
David Yelland
Interviewed Guest:
Rosina Buckland
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Andreas Whittam Smith

This Week

02/07/2015

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

Andrew Neil reviews the political week with Michael Portillo and Alastair Campbell. Tom Holland gives his take on so-called Islamic State, and how the group should be referred to. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Neil
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Brian May
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Margaronis
Reporter:
Zoe Williams
Assistant Producer:
James Fitzgerald
Producer:
Nigel Gooing
Producer:
Arryn Moy
Assistant Editor:
Richard Garvin
Director:
Claire Bellis
Executive Producer:
Robbie Gibb
Executive Producer:
Samir Shah

Duration: 15 minutes

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

David Horovitch reads the first-hand account by ancient Greek historian Thucydides of the 30-year war between Athens and Sparta that reshaped the face of ancient Greece. Show more

Start the Week

Celts and Romans

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Discussion programme that sets the cultural agenda for the week. Mary Ann Sieghart discusses history with Tom Holland, Barry Cunliffe, Julia Farley and Matt Ridley. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Barry Cunliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Farley
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Ridley
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Saturday Review

Brooklyn, Bob Dylan bootlegs, Mr Foote's Other Leg, Jonathan Coe, Blood at the Jewish Museum

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The week's cultural highlights, including Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn, Bob Dylan Bootlegs Vol 12, Simon Russell Beale in Mr Foote's Other Leg and Jonathan Coe's new novel Number 11. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Kit Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Kerry Shale
Producer:
Oliver Jones

The Graham Norton Show

Series 25

Episode 12

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Graham's guests are actors Tom Hanks, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal, and there's music from Stormzy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Graham Norton
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Hanks
Interviewed Guest:
Gwyneth Paltrow
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Gyllenhaal
Interviewed Guest:
Stormzy
Director:
Steve Smith
Series Producer:
Jon Magnusson
Executive Producer:
Graham Stuart
Production Company:
So Television

Open Book

Chalke Valley History Festival

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Special programme recorded at the Chalke Valley History Festival. Mariella Frostrup and guests Tom Holland, Tracy Borman and Olivette Otele talk about who is writing history today. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy Borman
Interviewed Guest:
Olivette Otele

Saturday Review

Coco, Tim Pears, All's Well That Ends Well, Hauser and Wirth Somerset, The Bastard of Istanbul

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Pixar's latest film Coco ,Tim Pears' novel The Wanderers, All's Well That Ends Well at London's Globe Theatre, Hauser & Wirth Somerset and The Bastard of Istanbul on Radio 4. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Stephanie Merritt
Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Hughes
Producer:
Oliver Jones

The Graham Norton Show

Series 23

Episode 1

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Graham is joined by stars of new horror movie A Quiet Place Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Spider-Man actor and Avengers: Infinity War star Tom Holland, and Kylie Minogue. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Graham Norton
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Blunt
Interviewed Guest:
John Krasinski
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Performer:
Kylie Minogue
Series Producer:
Jon Magnusson
Director:
Steve Smith
Executive Producer:
Graham Stuart
Production Company:
So Television

Baptiste

Series 1

Lucy

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One South West

Available for 2 months

The hunt is on for Edward, who has fled to England. Meanwhile, Julien and Genevieve plot an audacious move to try to turn Constantin and take down the Brigada.

Contributors

Julien Baptiste:
Tcheky Karyo
Genevieve:
Jessica Raine
Constantin:
Alec Secareanu
Director:
Jan Matthys
Producer:
John Griffin
Executive Producer:
Christopher Aird
Executive Producer:
Harry Williams
Executive Producer:
Jack Williams
Executive Producer:
Tommy Bulfin

Start the Week

'Build That Wall': Barriers and Crossings

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 borders with Ed Vulliamy, Dorit Rabinyan, Garrett Carr and Tom Holland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Interviewed Guest:
Ed Vulliamy
Interviewed Guest:
Dorit Rabinyan
Interviewed Guest:
Garrett Carr
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Front Row

Whales vs dinosaurs in art; A.Dot; Nick Laird; Igor Levit

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

We debate whether dinosaurs or whales have inspired the best art as a blue whale replaces Dippy the Dinosaur at the Natural History Museum. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
undefined A.Dot
Interviewed Guest:
Igor Levit
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Laird
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Marco Polo; Behind the scenes at Nutcracker; Manakamana; The Christmas Truce in art

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Holland reviews Marco Polo on TV, behind the scenes at English National Ballet's Nutcracker, Manakamana reviewed, and the First World War's Christmas truce in art. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Porter
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Mayhew
Interviewed Guest:
Ryan Gilbey
Producer:
Craig Smith

The Big Questions

Series 7

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Nicky Campbell presents a special edition of The Big Questions, asking whether war can ever be just. Contributors include historians and former army personnel. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nicky Campbell
Participant:
Tom Holland
Participant:
Margaret MacMillan
Participant:
Tim Cross
Participant:
Peter Lee
Participant:
Seumas Milne
Participant:
Bruce Kent
Participant:
Usama Hasan

Free Thinking

Spike Jonze's Her, Big Data

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet debates Big Data with Professor Ian Angell, Tom Holland and Tom Smith. Aleks Krotoski reviews Spike Jonze's new film Her and discusses the internet of things. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Aleks Krotoski
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Angell
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Actor:
Tom Smith

Saturday Review

37 Days; The Book Thief; Bark

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe reviews the film adaptation of Markus Zusak's bestseller The Book Thief, and a new television drama set during the 37 days in the lead-up to WWI, called 37 Days. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Grant
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Williams
Producer:
Ruth Watts

Duration: 1 hour

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

Tom Holland explores how our ancestors sought to explain the remains of dinosaurs and other giant prehistoric creatures, and how bones and fossils have affected human culture. Show more

Front Row

Tamara Rojo, Akram Khan, Grace Coddington

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

John Wilson talks to ballet star Tamara Rojo and choreographer Akram Khan about their new version of Giselle for English National Ballet. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Tamara Rojo
Interviewed Guest:
Akram Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Krissah Thompson
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Presenter:
John Wilson

Saturday Review

RSC's Tempest, Indignation, Divines, Zadie Smith, Design Museum

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The RSC's Tempest features a holographic Ariel, plus the film of Philip Roth's novel Indignation, Zadie Smith's novel Swing Time, Netflix's Divines, and the Design Museum reopens. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Crompton
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Jury
Producer:
Oliver Jones

The History of the Peloponnesian War

Episode 2: From Funerals to Plague

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ancient Greek historian Thucydides' masterful first-hand account of the 5th-century BC wars between Athens and Sparta, which reshaped the face of ancient Greece. Show more