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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Drama about a widow who goes to stay with her grown up offspring. As she comes to terms with the past, she embarks on a startling new relationship with her daughter's boyfriend. Show more

Start the Week

Kate Tempest: Everyday Epic

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr discusses the epic in the everyday with Kate Tempest, Tracy Chevalier, Hanif Kureishi and Lewis Hyde. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Tempest
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy Chevalier
Interviewed Guest:
Hanif Kureishi
Interviewed Guest:
Lewis Hyde
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Free Thinking

Hanif Kureishi

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

An extended interview in which Philip Dodd is joined by novelist, screenwriter and dramatist Hanif Kureishi. He discusses subjects including immigration, sexuality and mortality. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Hanif Kureishi
Producer:
Fiona McLean

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Comedy drama about a Pakistani cab driver who has wholeheartedly embraced the best - and the worst - of British culture, much to the dismay of his deeply religious son. Show more

Contributors

Parvez:
Om Puri
Director:
Udayan Prasad
Mrs Fingerhut:
Judi Jones
Chief Inspector Fingerhut:
Geoffrey Bateman
Producer:
Chris Curling

Formats

The Film Programme

Le Week-End; The Fifth Estate; London Film Festival

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The latest news from the world of film. Francine Stock talks to screenwriter Hanif Kureishi about Le Week-End, starring Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent on a rocky mini-break. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest:
Hanif Kureishi
Interviewed Guest:
David Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Stewart
Producer:
Elaine Lester

Front Row

David Bailey; Hanif Kureishi; Isabella Rossellini

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang reviews David Bailey's Stardust exhibition, Hanif Kureishi discusses The Last Word, and Isabella Rossellini talks about dressing as an insect for Green Porno. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Mullins
Interviewed Guest:
Hanif Kureishi
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston
Interviewed Guest:
Isabella Rossellini

Front Row

Hanif Kureishi, Agnes Martin Exhibition, Tristan and Isolde at 150, Queen and Country

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Hanif Kureishi on his new collection of short stories, Agnes Martin at Tate Modern, Wagner's Tristan and Isolde 150 years after its premiere and John Boorman's Queen and Country. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Ellie Bury
Interviewed Guest:
Hanif Kureishi
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Mullins
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons
Interviewed Guest:
Julian Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
John Deathridge

Pointless Celebrities

Series 11

Episode 4: Writers

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

A writers edition, with Charlie Higson and Sally Gardner, Fern Britton and Jilly Cooper, Peter James and Martina Cole, and Hanif Kureishi and Grace Dent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Charlie Higson
Participant:
Sally Gardner
Participant:
Fern Britton
Participant:
Jilly Cooper
Participant:
Peter James
Participant:
Martina Cole
Participant:
Hanif Kureishi
Participant:
Grace Dent
Executive Producer:
Tamara Gilder
Executive Producer:
Richard Hague
Series Producer:
John Ryan
Production Company:
Endemol Shine UK

Great Lives

Hanif Kureishi on David Bowie

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

4 Extra Debut. Author and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi chooses his friend and hero, David Bowie. With Matthew Parris. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Hanif Kureishi
Interviewed Guest:
Dylan Jones

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Winter 2012

The Fatwa - Salman's Story

Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Arts series. Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, tells for the first time the inside story of how it felt to be condemned to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Salman Rushdie
Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Hanif Kureishi
Participant:
Hari Kunzru
Participant:
Paul Auster
Participant:
Ian McEwan
Participant:
Siri Hustvedt
Participant:
William Nygaard
Participant:
Arthur Hibbert
Participant:
Zafar Rushdie
Participant:
Sameen Rushdie
Participant:
Andrew Wylie
Producer:
Jill Nicholls
Director:
Jill Nicholls

The Culture Show

Hanif Kureishi: Writers Are Trouble - A Culture Show Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In this exploration of Hanif Kureishi's work, Alan Yentob finds that the author takes his duty as national literary nuisance very seriously indeed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Participant:
Hanif Kureishi
Participant:
Stephen Frears
Participant:
Kevin Loader
Participant:
Roger Michell
Series Editor:
Janet Lee

The Buddha of Suburbia

Series 1

Episodes 3 and 4

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

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

Conclusion of Hanif Kureishi's drama about an Anglo-Indian teen's sexual and political awakening in the 1970s. Karim becomes a star actor and goes with Pyke’s play to New York.

The Buddha of Suburbia

Series 1

Episodes 1 and 2

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

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

Drama about an Anglo-Indian teen's sexual and political awakening in the 1970s. Karim's friend Jamila's future husband arrives from Bombay, but he seems more interested in finding 221b Baker Street. Show more