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Saturday Review

05/07/2014

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Great Britain at The Lyttleton Theatre, The Beatles's Hard Day's Night, Jimmy McGovern - Common, Liverpool Biennial - Art around the city, Marion Coutts: The Iceberg. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Giles Fraser
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Farley
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Free Thinking

Figuring out Abstract Art

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Scientist Baroness Susan Greenfield, painter Fiona Rae, poet Paul Farley and artist and critic Matt Collings join Anne McElvoy to discuss abstract art past and present. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Susan Greenfield
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Rae
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Farley
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Collings
Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Editor:
Robyn Read

Drama

Singles Going Steady

Duration: 44 minutes

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

1961, Liverpool. Paul Farley's play about a love affair conducted between a couple who never meet but send each other singles made in an automatic record-your-own-voice booth. Show more

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Poetry Please

Bernard O'Donoghue, Helen Mort and Paul Farley reading their own work

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough presents listeners' poetry requests. With Bernard O'Donoghue, Helen Mort and Paul Farley reading their own work. Show more

Poetry Please

Philip Larkin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Hull is 2017's European Capital of Culture, and Roger McGough is joined by Sean O'Brien, Douglas Dunn and Paul Farley to celebrate the city's most famous librarian, Philip Larkin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest:
Sean O'Brien
Interviewed Guest:
Douglas Dunn
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Farley
Producer:
Sally Heaven

Free Thinking

Thom Gunn's Poetry, Michael Cunningham

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed is joined by poets Paul Farley, Fiona Sampson and Clive Wilmer to discuss the writing of Thom Gunn. Plus novelist Michael Cunningham and Turkish-Armenian relations. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Farley
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Sampson
Interviewed Guest:
Clive Wilmer
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Cunningham
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Laderman
Interviewed Guest:
Umit Ungor
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Book of the Week

Deaths of the Poets

Episode 1: A Portable Shrine

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Poets Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley interrogate the myth of the doomed poet. Today they explore the lives - and tragic deaths - of Thomas Chatterton and Dylan Thomas. Show more

Book of the Week

Deaths of the Poets

Episode 2: The Names of the Bridges

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Poets Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley interrogate the myth of the doomed poet. Today they explore the lives - and suicides - of John Berryman and Sylvia Plath. Show more

Book of the Week

Deaths of the Poets

Episode 3: Poet Interrupted

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Poets Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley interrogate the myth of the doomed poet. Today they explore the lives - and deaths - of Stevie Smith and Louis MacNeice. Show more

Book of the Week

Deaths of the Poets

Episode 4: The Burning of Some Idols

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Poets Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley interrogate the myth of the doomed poet. Today they explore the lives - and reclusive deaths - of Emily Dickinson and Rosemary Tonks. Show more

Book of the Week

Deaths of the Poets

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Poets Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley interrogate the myth of the doomed poet. Today they explore the life - and death - of eccentric poet WH Auden. Show more

Saturday Review

Wonder Woman, Persuasion, Lucienne Day/Barbara Brown, Adam Thorpe, Ackley Bridge

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Wonder Woman, Jane Austen's Persuasion on stage, Lucienne Day/Barbara Brown at The Whitworth in Manchester, Adam Thorpe's novel Missing Fay, Channel 4's school drama Ackley Bridge. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Farley
Interviewed Guest:
Bidisha
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Jeffreys
Producer:
Oliver Jones

Start the Week

Paul Abbott: finding comedy in the tragic

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr with screenwriter Paul Abbott, French novelist Edouard Louis, psychiatrist Gwen Adshead and poet Paul Farley. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Abbott
Interviewed Guest:
Edouard Louis
Interviewed Guest:
Gwen Adshead
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Farley
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Open Book

Edna O'Brien on The Little Red Chairs

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Edna O'Brien talks to Mariella Frostrup about her novel The Little Red Chairs, and New York novelists talk about the appeal to writers of the city's recent past. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Edna O'Brien
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Barrett
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Farley
Interviewed Guest:
Garth Risk Hallberg