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Front Row

Oliver Stone's Snowden, The Famous Five, Sex scenes, Wynford Dewhurst

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Oliver Stone's new film about the whistleblower Edward Snowden reviewed, the Christmas books market, including the Ladybird and The Famous Five spoofs, artist Wynford Dewhurst. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Angela Saini
Interviewed Guest:
Vincent Bruno
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Malcolm Sinclair
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Brown
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Front Row

Evelyn Glennie, Christine, Mary Tyler Moore, Turner Contemporary, Garth Jennings

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed talks to percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who is creating a piece of music with the residents of King's Cross, London. Plus Lyse Doucet discusses the film Christine. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Evelyn Glennie
Interviewed Guest:
Lyse Doucet
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Garth Jennings
Interviewed Guest:
Andrea Rose

Front Row

Kit Harington, Kele Okereke, Dynasty, Porridge

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kit Harington talks about playing his own ancestor in the new BBC1 drama series about the Gunpowder Plot. Arts news, reviews and interviews, presented by Stig Abell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest:
Kit Harington
Interviewed Guest:
Kele Okereke
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich

Front Row

Christian Slater and Sam Yates, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Ivor Wood

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. Christian Slater and Sam Yates discuss the language of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. Plus the legacy of Children's TV animator Ivor Wood. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Christian Slater
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Yates
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Fawkner
Interviewed Guest:
Josiane Wood
Interviewed Guest:
Joseph Wallace
Producer:
Edwina Pitman

Woman's Hour

Argentina and the disappeared, Dirty Dancing, Women politicians cleaning up the mess?

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Rhetoric or reality: female politicians cleaning up the mess left behind by male leaders? A new novel, The Memory Stones, to mark the 40th anniversary of Argentina's military coup. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Emma Barnett
Interviewed Guest:
Niamh Ni Mhaoileoin
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Gottlieb
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Brothers
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Rhianna Dhillon
Interviewed Guest:
Sonia Boue
Interviewed Guest:
Pauline Fraser

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

How much of ourselves should we present on social media? And what is the enduring appeal of the film Dirty Dancing? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Amalia Ulman
Interviewed Guest:
Ruby Elliot
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Pavey
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Rhianna Dhillon
Interviewed Guest:
Patrisse Cullors
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Rogers
Interviewed Guest:
Felicity Montagu
Interviewed Guest:
Olivia Nixon
Interviewed Guest:
Matilda Lloyd

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Anita Dobson, Jodi Picoult

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jane Garvey presents highlights from the Woman's Hour week, including a discussion on Marilyn Monroe, and why Danish women top the polls for being the happiest in Europe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Anita Dobson
Interviewed Guest:
Jenny Cole
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Hope
Interviewed Guest:
Francesca Simon
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Eccleshare
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Murdoch
Interviewed Guest:
Jodi Picoult
Interviewed Guest:
Samantha van Leer
Interviewed Guest:
Mette Davidsen
Interviewed Guest:
India Knight
Interviewed Guest:
Ella Bredsdorff
Interviewed Guest:
Jacqueline Rose
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich

Woman's Hour

Diabulimia, Zsa Zsa Gabor, 2016 in biscuits, Families and survivors of sexual abuse

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

What is diabulimia? Zsa Zsa Gabor and female power. Families and coping with revelations of sexual abuse. The people of 2016 in biscuits with Helen Zaltzman. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Khalida Ismail
Interviewed Guest:
Libby Dowling
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Adrianne Collins
Interviewed Guest:
Chelsea Collins
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Zaltzman

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Margot Robbie, Zan TV, Mums and daughters in film

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Margot Robbie on her new film I, Tonya, and the Afghan channel for women by women, Zan TV. Plus complex relationships between mothers and daughters in film. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Margot Robbie
Interviewed Guest:
Lauren Moss
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Tyrell
Interviewed Guest:
Helen Prejean
Interviewed Guest:
Angela Saini
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Fara
Interviewed Guest:
Sangeeta Mahajan
Interviewed Guest:
Lynn Enright
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Setara Hassan

Woman's Hour

Lizzie Armitstead, Sex robots, Hidden illness, DV in fiction

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Lizzie Armitstead on drug tests and sexism in cycling; domestic violence on telly; 'Please offer me a seat' badge; are sex robots a dangerous distraction from human intimacy? Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Lizzie Armitstead
Interviewed Guest:
Polly Neate
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Kathleen Richardson
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Devlin
Presenter:
Jenni Murray

Last Word

Burt Reynolds, Lord Peter Melchett, Rita Borsellino, Ajit Wadekar

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on film star Burt Reynolds, environmentalist Lord Melchett, anti mafia campaigner Rita Borsellino, cricketer Ajit Wadekar. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
John Boorman
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Burke
Interviewed Guest:
David Willey
Interviewed Guest:
Mihir Bose

Woman's Hour

Alicia Vikander, Women in the Catholic Church, Gender Equality in the Film Industry

Duration: 54 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Alicia Vikander on her role in The Danish Girl. Women in the Catholic Church. There were some good strong roles for women in film in 2015 - has gender parity been achieved? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Producer:
Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest:
Alicia Vikander
Interviewed Guest:
Tina Beatie
Interviewed Guest:
Christina Rees
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Wyatt
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Kate Muir

Woman's Hour

Rossy De Palma and women in Pedro Almodovar's films

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Rossy De Palma on Pedro Almodovar's films. How having a child affects the gender pay gap. Anna Pasternak on Boris Pasternak's lover. Improvisation from pianist Gabriela Montero. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Robert Joyce
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Smethers
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Delgado
Interviewed Guest:
Rossy de Palma
Interviewed Guest:
Gabriela Montero
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Pasternak
Presenter:
Jane Garvey

Woman's Hour

Hairstyles, Worboys, Lady Bird, Unemployed, Domestic abuse

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The history of hairstyles, mother-daughter relationships in film and Worboys's victims win human rights case. Plus why has unemployment for young women increased? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Harriet Wistrich
Interviewed Guest:
Pragna Patel
Interviewed Guest:
Carole Easton
Interviewed Guest:
Katie Ghose
Interviewed Guest:
Lynn Enright
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Reporter:
Tamsin Smith

Last Word

John Berger, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, Henry Heimlich, Patsy Crampton, Brian Widlake and George Michael

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Julian Worricker on writer John Berger, actors Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, surgeon Henry Heimlich, linguist Patsy Crampton, journalist Brian Widlake, singer George Michael. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
Will Gompertz
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Rupert Van der Post
Interviewed Guest:
Valerie Singleton

Front Row

Warren Beatty in Rules Don't Apply, Inua Ellams, Born to Kill

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A review of Warren Beatty in Rules Don't Apply; Poet Inua Ellams discusses and performs from his collection #Afterhours; Born to Kill reviewed; the everlasting pull of pop. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Carlson
Interviewed Guest:
Inua Ellams
Interviewed Guest:
Stella Duffy
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Wardle
Presenter:
Samira Ahmed

Woman's Hour

Revenge porn; The politics of body size; Talking to your parents about future care

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jane Garvey explores the politics of body size. Also, revenge porn, the act of posting intimate pictures of exes online, is a growing UK trend, but where does the law stand? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Lilian Edwards
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Griffin
Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Boseley
Interviewed Guest:
Deborah Cameron
Interviewed Guest:
Lizzie Feltoe
Interviewed Guest:
Jane Ashcroft
Interviewed Guest:
Tess Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich

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

Woman's Hour

Camping and Romance

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Would you breast feed another woman's baby? How to classify films with themes of teenage sexuality. The woman who captivated CS Lewis. And the challenges of romance in a tent. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Christina Hardyment
Interviewed Guest:
Amy Licence
Interviewed Guest:
Abigail Santamaria
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Vincent
Interviewed Guest:
Nell Frizzell
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew De Abaitua

Free Thinking

2015 Oscar Nominations, Russell T Davies

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet explores the 2015 Oscar nominations with critics Ian Christie and Karen Krizanovich. Plus TV dramatist Russell T Davies on his new projects Cucumber, Banana and Tofu. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Christie
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Krizanovich
Interviewed Guest:
Phillip Bergson
Interviewed Guest:
Russell T Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Barnabas Calder