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Start the Week

Live from the Hay Festival

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion programme. Tom Sutcliffe at the Hay Festival with Colm Toibin, Sebastian Barry, Meg Rosoff and Jan Kizilhan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Colm Toibin
Interviewed Guest:
Sebastian Barry
Interviewed Guest:
Meg Rosoff
Interviewed Guest:
Jan Kizilhan
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Free Thinking

Hay Festival 2017: Writing history with Sebastian Barry, Jake Arnott, Madeleine Thien

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Sarah Dillon chairs a discussion from 2017's Hay Festival in which three authors of historical novels explore the way research and family history have informed their fiction. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sarah Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Sebastian Barry
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott
Interviewed Guest:
Madeleine Thien
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Front Row

Ricky Wilson; Muppets Most Wanted; Sebastian Barry; Cush Jumbo

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Ricky Wilson on his new album and The Voice; the new Muppets movie reviewed; Sebastian Barry on his latest novel set in 20th-century Ireland; Cush Jumbo on playing Mark Antony. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Ricky Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Sebastian Barry
Interviewed Guest:
Cush Jumbo

Book at Bedtime

Days Without End

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Thomas McNulty recounts how he and John Cole came to join the US cavalry as teenagers in Missouri, 1851, and ride out on the Oregon trail towards California. Show more

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Days Without End

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Arriving at Fort Kearney, the cavalry find the townspeople living in fear of the native Yurok people and are asked to confront them. However the local militia finds them first. Show more

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Days Without End

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As thousands of Native Americans gather on the plains for a peace conference, a mysterious disappearance threatens the fragile truce. Show more

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Days Without End

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Reaching the Sioux village in pursuit of Caught-His-Horse-First, Thomas McNulty and John Cole suddenly find themselves caught in a one-sided battle. Show more

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Days Without End

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Taking to the stage, Thomas and John Cole and Winona start their new life together as a family. Unfortunately the announcement of Civil War threatens everything. Show more

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Days Without End

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In Virginia, Thomas McNulty and John Cole find themselves greatly outnumbered in a pitched battle against the rebel Confederate army. Show more

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Days Without End

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Outnumbered by Confederate forces, Thomas McNulty and his compatriots face an uncertain future as the Civil War rages on around them. Show more

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Days Without End

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

On their way to Lige Magan's farm, Thomas McNulty and his family are held up in Tennessee by former rebel soldiers. Show more

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Days Without End

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Caught between the US Army and his obligation to John Cole, Thomas McNulty must decide how far he is willing to go to save Winona. Show more

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Days Without End

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

An unexpected arrival from Thomas McNulty's past forces him to face the consequences of his actions in the cavalry and leave his life in Tennessee. Show more

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Sebastian Barry - The Temporary Gentleman

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Can Jack and Mai ever regain the love they once had for each other? Story about a man's last bid for freedom read by Ciaran Hinds. Show more

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Sebastian Barry - The Temporary Gentleman

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Before leaving Africa, Jack returns with Tom to his village for a remarkable life-changing event. Sebastian Barry's book concluded by Ciaran Hinds. Show more

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Sebastian Barry - The Temporary Gentleman

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. In Accra, Jack McNulty looks back over his life in the hope that he can find the freedom he desperately seeks. Read by Ciaran Hinds. Show more