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We Need Answers

Series 2

Episode 12: Music, Fauna and Smut

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy quiz show. Daily Mail columnist Rowan Pelling competes against Radio One DJ Nihal Arthanayake in answering questions set by members of the public. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Watson
Presenter:
Alex Horne
Presenter:
Tim Key
Participant:
Rowan Pelling
Participant:
Nihal Arthanayake
Producer:
Simon London
Executive Producer:
Jo Sargent
Director:
Nick Wood

Faulks on Fiction

Episode 2: The Lover

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Series on the brilliance of the British novel. Sebastian Faulks looks at how literary lovers, from Mr Darcy to Nick Guest, have taught us the truth about love. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Helen Fielding
Participant:
Helen Fielding
Participant:
John Carey
Participant:
John Carey
Participant:
Alain de Botton
Participant:
Alain de Botton
Participant:
Simon Schama
Participant:
Simon Schama
Participant:
Alan Hollinghurst
Participant:
Rowan Pelling
Participant:
Alan Hollinghurst
Director:
David Vincent
Series Producer:
Mary Sackville-West
Director:
David Vincent
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Series Producer:
Mary Sackville-West
Participant:
Blake Morrison
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Participant:
Blake Morrison

The Book Quiz

Series 3

Episode 9

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Kirsty Wark presents the literary panel game as the Bishop of Southwark, Thomas Butler and Rowan Pelling do battle against presenter Jenni Murray and crime writer Mark Billingham. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Producer:
Irene Daniels
Director:
Sue McMahon
Participant:
Jenni Murray
Participant:
Mark Billingham
Participant:
Rowan Pelling

Saturday Review

Tom Stoppard, Inherent Vice, Adam Curtis, Joyce Carol Oates, Christian Marclay

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Stoppard's play The Hard Problem, Inherent Vice, Adam Curtis's documentary Bitter Lake, Joyce Carol Oates's novel Sacrifice and Christian Marclay at White Cube. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Peyton Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Hanks
Presenter:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

Motown the Musical, Anomalisa, Giorgione, Eileen, Art of Scandinavia

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The week's cultural highlights, including Motown the Musical coming to the London stage, Charlie Kaufman's film Anomalisa and Giorgione at the Royal Academy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Appignanesi
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Day
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

Nocturnal Animals, Dead Funny, BBC's Black and British, Naomi Alderman, Emma Hamilton: seduction and celebrity

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals, Dead Funny at the Vaudeville Theatre, BBC TV's Black and British season, Naomi Alderman's novel The Power, Emma Hamilton - Seduction and Celebrity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Frayling
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Lewis
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Art on the BBC

Series 1

The Story of the Nude

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 10 months

Humans have been drawing nudes for almost 30,000 years. Kate Bryan explores six decades of BBC archive to discover how television has influenced our understanding of the nude. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Bryan
Interviewed Guest:
Louisa Buck
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Street
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Executive Producer:
Ed Stobart

Woman's Hour

Sexy, Comic Relief, Porn, Miss Bebb

Duration: 41 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kids and online porn; Comic Relief helps young rough sleepers; performer Vanessa Kisuule & editor of The Amorist Rowan Pelling discuss the word 'sexy'; women working in the law. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Rafferty
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Giles
Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Kisuule
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Vicky Shotbolt
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Lewington

Woman's Hour

Jenny Seagrove, Homelessness, Gingham and Yrsa Sigurdadottir

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week. Presented by Jane Garvey. Jenny Seagrove discuss her latest role in Another Mother's Son and Daisy Lowe explains her love of gingham. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny Seagrove
Interviewed Guest:
Daisy Lowe
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Daley
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Jarvis
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Guillon
Interviewed Guest:
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Cobbald
Interviewed Guest:
Vanessa Kisuule
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling

The Museum of Curiosity

Series 12

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for years

John Lloyd and Sally Phillips invite guests to submit items for the titular museum. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Lloyd
Interviewed Guest:
Sindhu Vee
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Nurse
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Producer:
Anne Miller

Saturday Review

Baby Driver, Gloria, Crimes of the Father, Germany at Tate Liverpool, Gypsy

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe and guests look at Edgar Rice's film Baby Driver, Gloria, Thomas Keneally's latest novel, Germany 1919-1933 at Tate Liverpool and Netflix series Gypsy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Rosie Boycott
Interviewed Guest:
Cahal Dallat
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Saturday Review

Suffragette, City on Fire - Garth Risk Hallberg, Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes, Periodic Tales at Compton Verney

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Suffragette, which looks at the campaign to allow women to vote; City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg; Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes at the Tricycle; and Periodic Tales at Compton Verney. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Geoffrey Durham
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Grant
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Woman's Hour

Underwear: What do we wear and who is it for?

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

At a time when what women wear and where they wear it is the subject of fierce political debate, we discuss women's most intimate clothing choice - their underwear. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Minamore
Interviewed Guest:
Susanna Cordner
Interviewed Guest:
Ade Hassan
Interviewed Guest:
Stacey Duguid
Interviewed Guest:
Janie Schaffer
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny Eclair

Woman's Hour

Sex and long-term relationships, Kids Company, Modest fashion

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

How to enjoy a healthy sex life with your long-term partner, dressing modestly, the documentary about the collapse of the charity Kids Company, and the results of the Iowa caucus. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Prendergast
Interviewed Guest:
Felicity Spector
Interviewed Guest:
Lynn Alleway
Interviewed Guest:
Kathy Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Nafisa Bakkar
Interviewed Guest:
Kerry Taylor

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: A healthy sex life in a long-term relationship; Grammy Award-winner Bonnie Raitt plays live

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

How to enjoy a healthy sex life with long term-partners. Actor Claire Skinner on her new stage role. The joys and pitfalls of 'mum-friends'. Plus live music from Bonnie Raitt. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Skinner
Interviewed Guest:
Marin Alsop
Interviewed Guest:
Jessica Duchen
Interviewed Guest:
Jennie Bristow
Interviewed Guest:
Anne-Marie O'Leary
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Dunmore
Interviewed Guest:
Bonnie Raitt
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Forster
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Banham-Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Prendergast

Front Row

50 Shades of Grey; Bob Odenkirk; Fireworks

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang meets Bob Odenkirk, star of Breaking Bad spin-off series Better Call Saul. Plus a review of the film 50 Shades of Grey and a discussion on Palestinian play Fireworks. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Odenkirk
Interviewed Guest:
Rowan Pelling
Interviewed Guest:
Dalia Tala
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Twyman

University Challenge

Christmas 2013

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Festive version of the quiz. Suzy Klein and Rowan Pelling represent St Hugh's, Oxford, as they play the University of Stirling, represented by Paul Lewis and Richard Lochhead. Show more