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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Shocking true story of children kidnapped from the streets of Elizabethan London to perform on stage. Katherine Rundell uncovers the case of a father's fight to reclaim his son. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Susie Attwood
Producer:
Susie Attwood
Executive Producer:
Archie Baron
Executive Producer:
Helena Braun
Animator:
Ella Baron
Animator:
Andy A'Court
Production Company:
Wingspan Productions

Front Row

Iceman, Suicide in the performing arts, Samuel Barber opera Vanessa

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Iceman, the story of Otzi, the prehistoric man. What can be done about the higher-than-average risk of suicide in the performing arts? And Barber's little-known opera Vanessa. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah McGill
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Rundell
Interviewed Guest:
Luciana Berger
Interviewed Guest:
Louise Grainger
Interviewed Guest:
Keith Warner

Start the Week

Lewis Carroll and the Story of Alice.

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Andrew Marr discusses Alice in Wonderland with Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Gillian Beer, Katherine Rundell and Damien Kempf. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Beer
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Rundell
Interviewed Guest:
Damien Kempf
Producer:
Katy Hickman

Poetry Please

John Donne

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Roger McGough is joined by expert Katherine Rundell and actor Samuel Barnett for a special programme featuring the poetry of John Donne. Last in the series. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Rundell
Interviewed Guest:
Samuel Barnett
Producer:
Sally Heaven

Front Row

Live from Hay Literary Festival - Elizabeth Strout and Julia Donaldson

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

At the Hay Festival, Elizabeth Strout's latest novel; Kully Thiarai's plans for the National Theatre of Wales; Julia Donaldson and Katherine Rundell discuss empathy through books. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Strout
Interviewed Guest:
Kully Thiarai
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Donaldson
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Rundell

Open Book

From Alice to Lyra - Philip Pullman on why Oxford is the home of children's literature

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

A special edition from Oxford, exploring why the city is often called the home of children's literature. With Philip Pullman, Katherine Rundell and publisher David Fickling. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Philip Pullman
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Rundell
Interviewed Guest:
David Fickling
Producer:
Craig Smith

Front Row

Neil Cross, Katherine Rundell, Book prize judging

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Neil Cross, creator of Luther, talks about his new BBC One series Hard Sun and Katherine Rundell discusses her book The Explorer, winner of the 2017 Costa Children's Book Award. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Cross
Interviewed Guest:
Katherine Rundell
Interviewed Guest:
John Mullan
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Producer:
Hilary Dunn