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A Good Read

Sara Cox and Eimear McBride

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Presenter Sara Cox and Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, talk about books they love with Harriett Gilbert. From South Korea to old Hollywood via France. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sara Cox
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

Front Row

Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace, Eimear McBride, Roy Williams, New Prince Albums

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang with Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace, Roy Williams on updating Sophocles, Eimear McBride on the stage version of her novel, and a review of two new Prince albums. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Interviewed Guest:
Annie Ryan
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Craig Clunas
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Thorne

Front Row

BBC National Short Story Award

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Front Row announces the winners of the 2017 BBC National Short Story and Young Writers' Award live from the Radio Theatre. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Trollope
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Interviewed Guest:
Jon McGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Sunjeev Sahota
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Levine
Interviewed Guest:
Nikesh Shukla
Interviewed Guest:
Holly Bourne
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Front Row

Derren Brown; Eimear McBride; MJ Delaney

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Derren Brown teaches senior citizens how to steal art; author Eimear McBride on her experimental novel; MJ Delaney on her first film; Metro Manila, award-winning film in Tagalog. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Derren Brown
Interviewed Guest:
MJ Delaney
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride

Bookclub

Eimear McBride - A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Irish writer Eimear McBride about her novel A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing, which won the Baileys Prize for Fiction in 2014. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Loose Ends

Cerys Matthews, Eimear McBride, Salena Godden, Adjoa Andoh, Sara Cox, Valaire, Will Stratton, Clive Anderson

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Sara Cox are joined by Cerys Matthews, Eimear McBride Adjoa Andoh and Salena Godden for conversation, music and comedy. With music from Valaire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Sara Cox
Interviewed Guest:
Cerys Matthews
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Interviewed Guest:
Adjoa Andoh
Interviewed Guest:
Salena Godden
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Artsnight

Series 3

Episode 12: Meg Rosoff

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Magazine arts show. Award-winning novelist Meg Rosoff explores the relationship between art and the unconscious mind as she attempts to unlock the secrets of the creative brain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Meg Rosoff
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Matthew Springford
Producer:
Alex Harding
Director:
Alex Harding
Participant:
Eimear McBride
Participant:
Anne-Marie Duff
Participant:
Denise Gough
Participant:
Susie Orbach
Participant:
Lewis Hou
Participant:
Steven Isserlis
Participant:
Edward Watson

Woman's Hour

Olympic boxer Nicola Adams, Novelist Eimear McBride

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Two-time Olympic gold medal winning boxer Nicola Adams, Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing, on her new novel, 150 years of Barnardos, and new zika advice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Producer:
Emma Wallace
Interviewed Guest:
Nicola Adams
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Interviewed Guest:
Sara Clarke
Interviewed Guest:
Brenda Farrell
Interviewed Guest:
Colleen Acosta

Duration: 1 hour

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

Anjelica Huston tells the story of the life and work of Irish writer James Joyce - from his impoverished childhood to literary fame and his flight from the Nazis. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anjelica Huston
Production Company:
Blueprint Pictures Limited
Director of photography:
Joe Edwards
Participant:
Frank McGuinness
Participant:
John Banville
Participant:
Colm Toibin
Participant:
Anne Enright
Participant:
Dominic West
Participant:
Edna O'Brien
Participant:
Ruth Gilligan
Participant:
David Simon
Participant:
Jeffrey Eugenides
Participant:
Fintan O'Toole
Participant:
Eimear McBride

Open Book

Anne Tyler on her new novel A Spool of Blue Thread

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Anne Tyler on her new novel A Spool of Blue Thread, Elizabeth Harrower on publishing again after four decades and a close reading of Muriel Spark's manipulative Miss Jean Brodie. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Anne Tyler
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Harrower
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Dillon

Free Thinking

Eimear McBride and Nathan Filer, Mr Burns

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Anne McElvoy. Includes a review of Anne Washburn's play Mr Burns plus Eimear McBride and Nathan Filer on literary experimentation and winning a prize for a first novel. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Interviewed Guest:
Nathan Filer
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy

Artsnight

Meg Rossoff on Art and the Unconscious Mind

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Award-winning novelist Meg Rosoff explores the relationship between art and the unconscious mind as she attempts to unlock the secrets of the creative brain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Meg Rosoff
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee
Series Producer:
Matthew Springford
Producer:
Alex Harding
Director:
Alex Harding
Participant:
Eimear McBride
Participant:
Anne-Marie Duff
Participant:
Denise Gough
Participant:
Susie Orbach
Participant:
Lewis Hou
Participant:
Steven Isserlis
Participant:
Edward Watson

Series

Artsnight

Loose Ends

Loose Ends from the Edinburgh Festivals

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are in Edinburgh for a Loose Ends special with Juliette Binoche, Tony Singh, David Greig, Eimear McBride, Tom Allen, Kathryn Joseph and RM Hubbert. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Arthur Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Juliette Binoche
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Singh
Interviewed Guest:
David Greig
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Performer:
Kathryn Joseph
Performer:
RM Hubbert
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Free Thinking

The War of the Worlds sequel, Eimear McBride

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Matthew Sweet. With Stephen Baxter on his sequel to The War of the Worlds, debating 'experimental' novels and a discussion about the 'Legal Name Fraud' billboards. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Baxter
Interviewed Guest:
Eimear McBride
Interviewed Guest:
Carl Gardner
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Blacklock
Producer:
Luke Mulhall