Programme Index

Discover 9,872,155 listings and 220,996 playable programmes from the BBC

Results 1 to 20 of 150 for your search filters

Last Word

Lord McAlpine, Jocelyn Hay, Amiri Baraka, Sir Christopher Chataway, Claudio Abbado

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on Tory fundraiser Lord McAlpine, broadcasting campaigner Jocelyn Hay, poet Amiri Baraka, runner and MP Sir Christopher Chataway, and conductor Claudio Abbado. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Julia Langdon
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Heffer
Interviewed Guest:
Steven Barnet
Interviewed Guest:
Kevin Young
Interviewed Guest:
Bernardine Evaristo

Last Word

Pete Seeger, Kathryn Findlay, Sir Robert Scholey, Sir Run Run Shaw

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister remembers folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, architect Kathryn Findlay, British Steel chairman Sir Bob Scholey and Hong Kong movie mogul Sir Run Run Shaw. Show more

Contributors

Last Word

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jose Sulaiman, Anna Gordy Gaye, Ron Hall, Peter Austin

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, journalist Ron Hall, Motown records executive Anna Gordy Gaye, boxing administrator Jose Sulaiman and micro-brewer Peter Austin. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Steven Schub
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Costello
Interviewed Guest:
Smokey Robinson
Interviewed Guest:
William Stevenson
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Springer
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Turner
Interviewed Guest:
Harry Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Keith Bott
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Pugsley

Last Word

Prof Stuart Hall, Jean Babilée, Tony Crook, Shirley Temple Black

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituaries. Matthew Bannister on sociologist Professor Stuart Hall, ballet dancer Jean Babilée, Bristol car maker Tony Crook and child star turned diplomat Shirley Temple Black. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Leslie Caron
Interviewed Guest:
Stirling Moss

Last Word

Alison Jolly, Alice Herz-Sommer, Valery Kubasov, Mavis Gallant, Harold Ramis

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary series. Aasmah Mir remembers primatologist Alison Jolly, concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, cosmonaut Valeri Kubasov, writer Mavis Gallant and director Harold Ramis. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Nupen
Interviewed Guest:
Vance Brand
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie

Last Word

Paco de Lucia, Frank Rushbrook, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Logan Scott-Bowden, Alain Resnais

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Aasmah Mir on flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, fire safety expert Dr Frank Rushbrook, artist Rose Finn-Kelcey, Major General Logan Scott-Bowden and film director Alain Resnais. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Interviewed Guest:
James Lygate
Interviewed Guest:
Hermione Wiltshire
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Kent
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Booth
Interviewed Guest:
Agnes Poirier
Interviewed Guest:
Therese Saba

Last Word

Tony Benn, James Ellis, Peter Rona, Marion Thorpe, Bob Crow

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Obituary series with Julian Worricker, remembering politician Tony Benn, actor James Ellis, oceanographer Dr Peter Rona, pianist Marion Thorpe and union leader Bob Crow. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Winstone
Interviewed Guest:
Kenneth Branagh
Interviewed Guest:
Toto Ellis
Interviewed Guest:
Bramley Murton
Interviewed Guest:
Fanny Waterman
Interviewed Guest:
Iain Dale
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Pinkney
Interviewed Guest:
Dick Murray

Start the Week

Reinventing Inventions

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe with Danielle George, this year's RI Christmas lecturer, John Barrow on maths and arts, Armand Leroi on Aristotle and science, and Misbah Arif on science teaching. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Danielle George
Interviewed Guest:
Armand Marie Leroi
Interviewed Guest:
John Barrow

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses hedonism with RSC artistic director Greg Doran, sociologist Julia Twigg, science writer Zoe Cormier and Classics lecturer Kurt Lampe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Greg Doran
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Cormier
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Twigg
Interviewed Guest:
Kurt Lampe

Start the Week

Sense of Place

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses sense of place with singer Ian Bostridge, artist Victoria Crowe, writer Philip Marsden and lecturer Joanne Parker. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Marsden
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Crowe
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Bostridge
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Parker

Start the Week

The Tudors

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses the Tudors with Antonia Fraser, Peter Kosminsky, Claire van Kampen and Dan Jones. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Fraser
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Kosminsky
Interviewed Guest:
Claire van Kampen
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Jones

Start the Week

Surveillance and Self-censorship

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Tom Sutcliffe discusses surveillance and self-censorship with poet Paul Muldoon, cultural historian Catriona Kelly, Bentham expert Philip Schofield and blogger Cory Doctorow. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Muldoon
Interviewed Guest:
Catriona Kelly
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Schofield
Interviewed Guest:
Cory Doctorow

In Our Time

Robert Hooke

Duration: 48 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Robert Hooke, the 17th-century scientist with a wide variety of interests from elasticity to microscopes who fell out with Newton. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
David Wootton
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Fara
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Iliffe

In Our Time

The Dutch East India Company

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Dutch East India Company, which dominated the Asian spice trade in the 17th century and is sometimes called the first multinational corporation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Goldgar
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Nierstrasz
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Paul

In Our Time

The Maya Civilization

Duration: 47 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Maya civilization in central America, from consolidation of power in the great cities after AD250 to their abandonment by the 16th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Graham
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew Restall
Interviewed Guest:
Benjamin Vis

Duration: 47 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the early years of Europe's oldest psychiatric hospital, which opened as St Mary of Bethlehem outside Bishopsgate and soon became known as Bedlam. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Marland
Interviewed Guest:
Justin Champion
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Andrews

In Our Time

Aurora Leigh

Duration: 47 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Aurora Leigh, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's novel-poem published in 1856, three years before her death in Florence. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Reynolds
Interviewed Guest:
Daniel Karlin
Interviewed Guest:
Karen O'Brien

In Our Time

The Sikh Empire

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the rise of the Sikh empire under Ranjit Singh, who became Maharaja of the Punjab at Lahore in 1801 and united most of the Sikh kingdoms. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Gurharpal Singh
Interviewed Guest:
Chandrika Kaul
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Stronge

In Our Time

The Neutron

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the neutron in the atomic nucleus, in the laboratory and in the densest stars. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Val Gibson
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Harrison
Interviewed Guest:
Frank Close

In Our Time

1816, the Year Without a Summer

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the link between the eruption of Mt Tambora in 1815, the largest and most lethal in recorded history, with famines in Europe and America in 1816. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Clive Oppenheimer
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Stabler
Interviewed Guest:
Lawrence Goldman