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Free Thinking

Thom Gunn's Poetry, Michael Cunningham

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Samira Ahmed is joined by poets Paul Farley, Fiona Sampson and Clive Wilmer to discuss the writing of Thom Gunn. Plus novelist Michael Cunningham and Turkish-Armenian relations. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Farley
Interviewed Guest:
Fiona Sampson
Interviewed Guest:
Clive Wilmer
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Cunningham
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Laderman
Interviewed Guest:
Umit Ungor
Producer:
Zahid Warley

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Complex drama. The lives of three women from different generations are intertwined through Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway. Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep star. Show more

Contributors

Virginia Woolf:
Nicole Kidman
Laura Brown:
Julianne Moore
Clarissa Vaughan:
Meryl Streep
Leonard Woolf:
Stephen Dillane
Mrs Vanessa 'Nessa' Bell:
Miranda Richardson
Richard Brown:
Ed Harris
Julia Vaughan:
Claire Danes
Louis Waters:
Jeff Daniels
Kitty Barlowe:
Toni Collette
Sally Lester:
Allison Janney
Dan Brown:
John C Reilly
Producer:
Scott Rudin
Writer:
David Hare
Producer:
Robert Fox

Genres

Formats

Drama

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

4 Extra Debut. The lives of three women spill across time. A story inspired by Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. Stars Rosamund Pike. Show more

Drama

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Virginia, Laura and Clarissa all experience conflict. A story inspired by Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. Stars Rosamund Pike. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Adaptation of Susan Minot's novel about a dying woman's memories of a complex romantic situation from her youth in 1950s Rhode Island.

Contributors

Ann Grant:
Claire Danes
Nina Mars:
Toni Collette
Harris Arden:
Patrick Wilson
Buddy Wittenborn:
Hugh Dancy
Constance Haverford:
Natasha Richardson
Lila Ross:
Meryl Streep
Mrs Wittenborn:
Glenn Close
Lila Wittenborn:
Mamie Gummer
The Night Nurse:
Eileen Atkins
Mr Wittenborn:
Barry Bostwick
Director:
Lajos Koltai
Producer:
Jeffrey Sharp

Front Row

Venus in Fur; Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti; The Normal Heart; Michael Cunningham

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kirsty Lang reviews Venus in Fur, the new film from Roman Polanski, and interviews novelist Michael Cunningham and Sikh playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Cunningham
Interviewed Guest:
Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest:
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti