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Saturday Review

Lion, Raising Martha, Laszlo Krasznahorkai, material/rearranged/to/be - Siobhan Davies, Apple Tree Yard

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of the week's cultural highlights, including the Oscar-touted film Lion, Raising Martha at London's Park Theatre and Laszlo Krasznahorkai's novel The Last Wolf. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Minamore
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Day
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Midweek

Antonia Fraser; Stephen K Amos; Inua Ellams; Christopher Somerville

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writer Lady Antonia Fraser; comic and actor Stephen K Amos; travel writer Christopher Somerville and poet Inua Ellams join Libby Purves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Fraser
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen K Amos
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Somerville
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams

Brand

Midweek

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Series of short story poems, illustrated with sound and music. Spoken word artists Inua Ellams and Ross Sutherland take us into two very different worlds. Show more

Saturday Review

Martin Amis, Pitcairn, The Moth, Obvious Child, Secret Life of Books

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe on Martin Amis's latest novel, Richard Bean's new play Pitcairn, The Moth storytelling event, abortion comedy Obvious Child and BBC TV's Secret Life of Books. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Tiffany Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Arditti
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

A selection of highlights from the Edinburgh Festivals. Also Ned Beauman's new novel and Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Some highlights from the Edinburgh Festivals. Also British Realist painters exhibition, Ned Beauman's new novel Madness Is Better Than Defeat and Kathryn Bigelow's film Detroit. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Welsh
Interviewed Guest:
Peggy Hughes
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Front Row

Warren Beatty in Rules Don't Apply, Inua Ellams, Born to Kill

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of Warren Beatty in Rules Don't Apply; Poet Inua Ellams discusses and performs from his collection #Afterhours; Born to Kill reviewed; the everlasting pull of pop. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Carlson
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Interviewed Guest:
Stella Duffy
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Saturday Review

Digital arts: Crown Heights, The Boat, Google Cultural Institute, The Miniaturists

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Antonia Quirke and guests Inua Ellams, Andy Riley and Errollyn Wallen review Crown Heights, The Boat, Google Cultural Institute and The Miniaturists. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Riley
Interviewed Guest:
Errollyn Wallen

Front Row

Inua Ellams on Barber Shop Chronicles, Battle of the Sexes, Charles Causley, Godless

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Inua Ellams on his play Barber Shop Chronicles. Reviews of TV drama Godless and tennis film Battle of the Sexes. Plus an exploration of the work of Cornish poet Charles Causley. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston
Interviewed Guest:
Briony Hanson
Interviewed Guest:
Cahal Dallat
Interviewed Guest:
Rory Waterman
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Causley

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Circe turns Odysseus's men into pigs, the god Hermes gives him a herb to make him immune. Poet Inua Ellams turns this into a modern story of enchantment, desire and disenchantment. Show more

Front Row

Christmas Party with Jon Culshaw, Josie Lawrence, Austentatious, Patience Agbabi, Inua Ellams and Steve Edis

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Games and performances including impressions from Jon Culshaw, improvised song by Josie Lawrence and poetry readings from Patience Agbabi and Inua Ellams. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Performer:
Jon Culshaw
Performer:
Patience Agbabi
Performer:
Cariad Lloyd
Performer:
Inua Ellams
Performer:
Josie Lawrence
Performer:
Steve Edis
Producer:
Hannah Robins

Front Row

Spooks, Meklit, Christopher Hope, The Spalding Suite

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Spooks moving to the big screen, singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero, basketball drama in The Spalding Suite, artist Katrina Palmer and novelist Christopher Hope. With Kirsty Lang. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Sarah Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Meklit Hadero
Interviewed Guest:
Benji Reid
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Hope
Interviewed Guest:
Katrina Palmer