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Duration: 15 minutes

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

Chris Packham takes a kestrel from its nest, forming an all-consuming friendship - set to teach him some hard life lessons. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The naturalist finds a path to do things his way - on his own terms. Chris Packham concludes his honest memoir. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Physician Gavin Francis leads us round a cultural map of the body: the mysterious liver, essential to life, capable of regeneration. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Physician Gavin Francis leads us round a cultural map of the body: the foot, a unique marvel of engineering. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Bella tries to fight her deafness - and herself - as loneliness and isolation threaten to overwhelm her. Read by Adjoa Andoh. Show more

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Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Deafness gives Bella a new perspective on city life, a fresh way to experience the world and other people. Read by Adjoa Andoh. Show more

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Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

After 12 years of increasing deafness, could a routine trip to the audiologist change Bella's life? Concluded by Adjoa Andoh. Show more

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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

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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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Duration: 15 minutes

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

Naturalist Chris Packham reveals the life events which would eventually shape him - from tadpoles to bullies. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Physician Gavin Francis leads us round a cultural map of the body: he starts with the brain. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Physician Gavin Francis leads us round a cultural map of the body: facial muscles and our emotional lives. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Physician Gavin Francis leads us round a cultural map of the body: arms - part of our body, and weapons of war. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham recalls his lonely childhood - when he was isolated by his obsessions. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Naturalist Chris Packham continues his memoir. Aged 13 he falls for a Swedish actress and finds treasure up a tree. Show more

Book of the Week

Mary Portas - Shop Girl

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As her father’s grief subsides, Mary Portas’ recounts her thriving creativity and how his new romance affected the family. Show more

Book of the Week

Mary Portas - Shop Girl

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As her calling is found as a window dresser, Mary Portas recalls how troubles persisted in her family life at that time. Show more

Book of the Week

Mary Portas - Shop Girl

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Life in a large Irish family in a small Watford semi in the 1970s - Mary Portas recalls misbehaviour at communion and school. Show more

Book of the Week

Mary Portas - Shop Girl

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

When her mum is taken seriously ill, tragedy threatens to blow the family apart. Mary Portas recounts her 1970s childhood. Show more

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Mary Portas - Shop Girl

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Still reeling from her mother's death, Mary Portas recalls putting her own theatrical aspirations aside to care for her family. Show more