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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

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

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

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 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

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

The History of the Peloponnesian War

Episode 3: Spartan Surrender at Pylos

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ancient Greek historian Thucydides' account of the devastating wars between Athens and Sparta. In this episode, the shocking defeat of the Spartans on the island of Pylos. Show more

The History of the Peloponnesian War

Episode 4: An Athenian Atrocity

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Thucydides' account of the devastating wars between Athens and Sparta. In this episode, after an Athenian atrocity in Melos, both sides prepare for war in Sicily. Show more

The History of the Peloponnesian War

Episode 5: The Beginning of the End

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ancient Greek historian Thucydides' account of the devastating wars between Athens and Sparta. An expedition to conquer Sicily spells the beginning of the end of Athenian power. Show more

Free Thinking

Hay Festival: David Brooks, Azar Nafisi, Tom Holland

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Rana Mitter is joined by New York Times journalist David Brooks, novelist Azar Nafisi and historian Tom Holland to discuss the concept of humility. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
David Brooks
Interviewed Guest:
Azar Nafisi
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland

Duration: 1 hour

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

Andrew Marr and guests discuss topical politics, current affairs and the arts. Guests include Labour leadership contender Liz Kendall. With music from the Dreaming Spires. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Hammond
Interviewed Guest:
Liz Kendall
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Maitland
Interviewed Guest:
Alistair McGowan
Participant:
Jane Moore
Participant:
Tom Holland
Deputy Editor:
Libby Jukes
Editor:
Rob Burley

Saturday Review

Tim Winton's Eyrie, Kenneth Clark at Tate Britain, Heli, Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tim Winton's new novel Eyrie, Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kenneth Clark at Tate Britain, Nick Frost in Mr Sloane, and Mexican film Heli. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Coles
Interviewed Guest:
Diane Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Judith Mackrell
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Holland
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Tom Holland visits three important historical sites fighting for survival, including a hospital, the location of the earliest iron industry in the country and a Portsmouth theatre. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Holland
Director:
Peter Emina
Executive Producer:
Peter Hoare

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South EastLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Tom Holland visits two sites which are on the south east's Heritage at Risk list and reports on the successful revival of the once-decrepit Hadlow Tower. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Holland
Director:
Peter Emina
Executive Producer:
Peter Hoare
Production Company:
Pier Productions undefined