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Front Row

Margaret Atwood on her first opera, Neel Mukherjee and Quirke

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Novelist Margaret Atwood on the premiere on her first opera, the Glasgow fire, Neel Mukherjee discusses his novel The Lives of Others, and the director of new film Heli. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Atwood
Interviewed Guest:
Ranald McInnes
Interviewed Guest:
Neel Mukherjee
Interviewed Guest:
Amat Escalante
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott

We Need Answers

Series 2

Episode 5: Language

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Anarchic comedy quiz show with a difference, as actress Tracy-Ann Oberman competes against author Jake Arnott in answering questions provided by members of the public. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Watson
Presenter:
Alex Horne
Presenter:
Tim Key
Participant:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Participant:
Jake Arnott
Producer:
Simon London
Executive Producer:
Jo Sargent
Director:
Nick Wood

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Emma Freud, Dame Edna Everage, Alan Carr, Leonie Orton, Jake Arnott, Kefaya, Antonio Forcione, Sarah Jane Morris

Duration: 35 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Emma Freud are joined by Dame Edna Everage, Alan Carr, Leonie Orton and Jake Arnott. With music from Kefaya and Antonio Forcione and Sarah Jane Morris. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Emma Freud
Interviewed Guest:
Dame Edna Everage
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Carr
Interviewed Guest:
Leonie Orton
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott
Producer:
Sukey Firth

The Book Quiz

Series 3

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Kirsty Wark presents the literary panel game, as poet laureate Andrew Motion and actor Jan Ravens do battle against crime writer Jake Arnott and chick-lit writer Wendy Holden.

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Participant:
Andrew Motion
Participant:
Wendy Holden
Participant:
Jake Arnott
Participant:
Jan Ravens
Producer:
Irene Daniels

A Good Read

Rebecca Root & Jake Arnott

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

The Long Firm author Jake Arnott and actor Rebecca Root nominate favourite books for discussion with Harriett Gilbert, including a Kurt Vonnegut classic and a graphic novel. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Root
Producer:
Sally Heaven

Saturday Review

Wiener-Dog, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Summer That Melted Everything, The Hunterian Collection, Ingrid Bergman

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Todd Solondz's Wiener-Dog, National Theatre of Scotland's Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Summer That Melted Everything, The Hunterian Collection at RCS, Ingrid Bergman. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sarah Crompton
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Haynes
Interviewed Guest:
Amanda Craig
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott

Saturday Review

My Night With Reg, Wakolda, Home Front, Kevin Eldon, The Art and Science of Exploration

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Kevin Elyot's My Night With Reg revived, Argentine film Wakolda, Radio 4's Home Front, Kevin Eldon's book My Prefect Cousin, and The Art and Science of Exploration in Greenwich. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Razia Iqbal
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott
Interviewed Guest:
Emma Woolf
Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Hughes
Producer:
Oliver Jones

The Book Quiz

Series 3

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Kirsty Wark presents the literary panel game, as novelists Jake Arnott and Wendy Holden take on broadcaster Joan Bakewell and author of the Young Bond novels, Charlie Higson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Wark
Participant:
Charlie Higson
Participant:
Jake Arnott
Participant:
Wendy Holden
Participant:
Joan Bakewell
Producer:
Irene Daniels
Director:
Sue McMahon

Front Row

Sadiq Khan, Jake Arnott, The Tale of Januarie opera

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on screening The Salesman in Trafalgar Square; Jake Arnott on novel The Fatal Tree; The Tale of Januarie opera based on Chaucer's The Merchant's Tale. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Sadiq Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Plaice
Interviewed Guest:
Julian Philips
Producer:
Edwina Pitman

Free Thinking

A Literary Salon.

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet hosts Free Thinking's Literature Salon with a host of guests: Jake Arnott, Malika Booker, Neil Brand, David Aaronovitch and Katherine Cooper. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott
Interviewed Guest:
Malika Booker
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Brand
Interviewed Guest:
David Aaronovitch
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Cooper
Producer:
Zahid Warley

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

Free Thinking

Philip Hoare and Elizabeth Jane Burnett on wild swimming, Jake Arnott on Joe Orton

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet talks to Philip Hoare and Elizabeth Jane Burnett about the poetic and literary power of the sea. Jake Arnott reassesses Joe Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Philip Hoare
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott
Producer:
Craig Smith

Drama on 3

The Visa Affair

Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

In 1965 Joe Orton visits the American Embassy in London. He is immediately caught up in a Kafkaesque world of oppression and paranoia. Show more

Contributors

Joe Orton:
Russell Tovey
Kenneth Halliwell:
Tom Burke
Miss Boynes:
Alison Steadman
Peggy Ramsey:
Frances Barber
Director:
Marilyn Imrie
Producer:
Jo Coombs

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