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Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary which explores the intriguing, charming, complex and often conflicting theories on why birds sing like they do and why humans are so attracted to the sound. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Jarvis Cocker
Participant:
Laurie Anderson
Participant:
Beth Orton
Executive Producer:
Sara Ramsden
Director:
Archie Powell

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Winter 2012

Episode 4: How Music Makes Us Feel

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

People often turn to music when words are not enough. Alan Yentob talks to musicians including Emeli Sande and Laurie Anderson about the emotional power of music. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Alan Yentob
Director:
Jill Nicholls
Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Producer:
Jill Nicholls
Participant:
Emeli Sande
Participant:
Jessye Norman
Participant:
George Benjamin
Participant:
Laurie Anderson
Participant:
Marcel Zentner
Participant:
Michael Spitzer

Front Row

Laurie Anderson, AL Kennedy, Mustang

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Artist and musician Laurie Anderson on being guest director at the Brighton Festival, and writer AL Kennedy on her disillusionment with politics and our search for kindness. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
AL Kennedy
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah McGill
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Angie Nehring

Front Row

Brighton Festival, Laurie Anderson on the poetry of Lou Reed, Cannes Film Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Laurie Anderson and the poetry of Lou Reed, events from the Brighton Festival including Three Score Dance, Morag Myerscough and the art of Corita Kent, plus film news from Cannes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons
Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Three Score Dance
Interviewed Guest:
Morag Myerscough

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Nadiya Hussain, Laurie Anderson, Getting children to sleep, Followership, Intimate Hygiene

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off, Laurie Anderson, Caroline Lucas MP on getting mothers' names on wedding certificates and a book to help get children to sleep. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Birgit Schyns
Interviewed Guest:
Peninah Thomson
Interviewed Guest:
Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin
Interviewed Guest:
Vicki Dawson
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Lucas
Interviewed Guest:
Jade Moulds
Interviewed Guest:
Carrie Osmond
Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Nadiya Hussain

Woman's Hour

Laurie Anderson; Bee Rowlatt on Mary Wollstonecraft; Gizzi Erskine; Dinah Jefferies

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Cookery writer Gizzi Erskine on her new book, Healthy Appetite; Laurie Anderson, musician, performance artist and film-maker, on her new film, Heart of a Dog. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Bee Rowlatt
Interviewed Guest:
Gizzi Erskine
Interviewed Guest:
Dinah Jefferies

Woman's Hour

Women in music 2015, Changing your life

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Journalists Jude Rogers and Laura Snape join Jenni Murray to discuss women in music. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Jude Rogers
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Snape
Interviewed Guest:
Patti Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Ella Eyre
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Armatrading
Interviewed Guest:
Evelyn Glennie
Interviewed Guest:
Laurie Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Stick in the Wheel
Interviewed Guest:
Sona Jobarteh
Interviewed Guest:
Adele Tilley
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Tojeiro