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Front Row

Proms at Alexandra Palace, Venice Film Festival, Inspire - myths and legends

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Proms at Alexandra Palace in the newly restored theatre that has been closed 80 years, Joanne Harris and Natalie Haynes on myths as inspiration, and the Venice Film Festival. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Dagnes
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Glover
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Nymphomaniac; Joanne M Harris; Robert Cohan

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Antonia Quirke reviews the latest Lars Von Trier film Nymphomaniac, Chocolat author Joanne M Harris talks about her first adult fantasy novel and Robert Cohan discusses his career. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Cohan

Front Row

Playing Rosalind, Timbuktu reviewed, Literary Festivals

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Juliet Stevenson, Niamh Cusack and Michelle Terry on playing Rosalind, Timbuktu reviewed by Lindsey Hilsum, the economics of literary festivals and remakes of films from the 1980s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Juliet Stevenson
Interviewed Guest:
Niamh Cusack
Interviewed Guest:
Michelle Terry
Interviewed Guest:
Lindsey Hilsum
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Florence
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Razvi
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Smith
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Local stories. Jamie Coulson meets team who solve crimes decades after they are committed, and author Joanne Harris learns the real story behind the death of Charlotte Bronte. Show more

Meet the Author

Joanne Harris and James Patterson

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC NewsLatest broadcast: on BBC News Channel HD

James Naughtie talks to author Joanne Harris about her new book Different Class, and to James Patterson about his plans to transform people's reading habits.

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
James Patterson

Open Book

Petina Gappah, Michael Foreman, Duelling in literature, Food fiction

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to award-winning Zimbabwean author Petina Gappah about her new novel The Book of Memory, and Michael Foreman tours a new exhibition of his work on Tyneside. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Petinah Gappah
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Foreman
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Moss
Interviewer:
John Leigh

Woman's Hour

Holidays with other families and celebrating a female Doctor Who

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Is going on holiday with another family ever a good idea? The first female Doctor Who and how to cope with the boring bits of married life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Neate
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Kezia Newson
Interviewed Guest:
Sylvia Brownrigg
Interviewed Guest:
Dina Mousawi
Interviewed Guest:
Itab Azzam
Interviewed Guest:
Ada Calhoun

Front Row

Patti Cake$, Lord of the Flies, Nicole Krauss, James Ngcobo

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Patti Cake$ reviewed, Nicole Krauss on new novel Forest Dark, James Ngcobo of Johannesburg's Market Theatre on The Suitcase, and is an all-female Lord of the Flies a good idea? Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Eccleston
Interviewed Guest:
Nicole Krauss
Interviewed Guest:
James Ngcobo
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Front Row

Modern fairytales with Joanne Harris and Jonathan Coe; Call Me by Your Name; Catalonian culture

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writers Joanne Harris and Jonathan Coe discuss their latest work and film director Luca Guadagnino talks about Call Me by Your Name. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Coe
Interviewed Guest:
Luca Guadagnino
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Delgado
Interviewed Guest:
Monserrat Roig de Puig
Producer:
Edwina Pitman

Front Row

Tate Liverpool's Exploring the Unseen, Ben Okri and Joanne Harris, Fortnite Battle Royale, Universal Love album

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Writers Ben Okri and Joanne Harris discuss writing to be read aloud. Ken Simons talks about curating his own exhibition for Tate Liverpool. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Ken Simons
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Okri
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Blain
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Robinson
Producer:
Edwina Pitman

Free Thinking

2015 Festival

Northern Lights: Joanne Harris on the Norse God Loki

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Author Joanne Harris and Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough discuss the god Loki and the power of Norse mythology. Recorded at the Free Thinking Festival for the Northern Lights season. Show more

Woman's Hour

Late Night Woman's Hour

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lauren Laverne and guests discuss the origins and pitfalls of female stereotypes. The programme also hears from author Joanne Harris, who has written about myth and fairy tales. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lauren Laverne
Interviewed Guest:
Joanne Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa McKenzie
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Dabiri
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Cunningham
Producer:
Luke Mulhall

University Challenge

Christmas 2016

Episode 5: Edinburgh v St Catharine's, Cambridge

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A festive edition of the quiz. Distinguished alumni of the University of Edinburgh take on a team from St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Show more