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The Book Quiz

Series 3

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Kirsty Wark presents the literary panel game, as novelists Jake Arnott and Wendy Holden take on broadcaster Joan Bakewell and author of the Young Bond novels, Charlie Higson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Participant:
Charlie Higson
Participant:
Jake Arnott
Participant:
Wendy Holden
Participant:
Joan Bakewell
Producer:
Irene Daniels
Director:
Sue McMahon

Front Row

Costa Book Awards winners, Elizabeth Friedlander, musical interpolation

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The category winners of the Costa Book Awards 2017 are announced exclusively on Front Row, plus Stig speaks to the winner of the Best Novel Prize. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Holden
Interviewed Guest:
Katharine Meynell
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle

Open Book

Jon McGregor

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to writer Jon McGregor about his new book, learns about WH Auden in Scotland and discusses the novel behind the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jon McGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Alexander McCall Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Holden

Woman's Hour

April Ashley; Wendy Holden; Born with a heart defect

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Transgender icon April Ashley's art exhibition; Wendy Holden talks about letting go of your children when they go to university; heart defects in babies. Sheila McClennon presents. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
April Ashley
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Holden
Producer:
Kate Lowe

Woman's Hour

US gun-carrying women

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alternative weddings in 2017; a window on women who carry guns in the USA; support for women returning to work; a woman and a man's journey from sexual violence to reconciliation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Holden
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Johnstone
Interviewed Guest:
Israil Bryan
Interviewed Guest:
Thordis Elva
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Stranger
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Aytes
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Nunziato

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Ayobami Adebayo, Period Poverty, My Brilliant Friend

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week, with Jenni Murray. Featuring Nigerian writer Ayobami Adebayo, period poverty, loneliness and My Brilliant Friend on stage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Ayobami Adebayo
Interviewed Guest:
Thordis Elva
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Stranger
Interviewed Guest:
April De Angelis
Interviewed Guest:
Monica Lennon
Interviewed Guest:
Tina Leslie
Interviewed Guest:
Shannon Cullen
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Hesz
Interviewed Guest:
Tiffany Hsiung
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Schuller
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Holden
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Johnson

The Book Quiz

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Kirsty Wark presents the literary panel game, as poet laureate Andrew Motion and actor Jan Ravens do battle against crime writer Jake Arnott and chick-lit writer Wendy Holden.

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Participant:
Andrew Motion
Participant:
Wendy Holden
Participant:
Jake Arnott
Participant:
Jan Ravens
Producer:
Irene Daniels