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Free Thinking

Virginia Woolf Portraits, Richard Flanagan, Medical History, The Security Services in Fiction

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

With Anne McElvoy. Including portraits of Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery, Richard Flanagan's new novel, the security services in fiction and medical history. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Frances Spalding
Interviewed Guest:
Alexandra Harris
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Flanagan
Interviewed Guest:
Alun Withey
Interviewed Guest:
Stella Rimington
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Judd
Producer:
Harry Parker

imagine...

Summer 2015

Episode 5: Richard Flanagan: Life After Death

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

2014 Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan journeys with Alan Yentob through his native Tasmania, visiting the places that have inspired his novels. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Flanagan
Producer:
Jack Cocker
Director:
Jack Cocker
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

Bookclub

Richard Flanagan - The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Richard Flanagan talks about The Narrow Road to the Deep North, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014. Presented by James Naughtie and recorded with a group of readers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Naughtie
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Flanagan
Producer:
Dymphna Flynn

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

It is 1992 in Melbourne, and Australia's most wanted criminal, Ziggy Heidl, needs a ghostwriter for his memoir. But he is due to go on trial in 6 weeks. Show more

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Kif is a struggling would-be novelist with a pregnant wife and no income. A tempting offer makes it easy to set aside his aspirations to great literature. Show more

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Penning the memoir of a criminal celebrity proves frustrating - without any facts. Kif struggles to get Ziggy to divulge reliable information. Show more

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ziggy points out to Kif that being a conman is a bit like being a writer. You tell lies. Show more

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Ziggy hints at CIA involvement and maintains the banks want to kill him. Kif is under increasing pressure from the publishers to produce a manuscript. Show more

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 6

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Kif has returned to Tasmania to write but, panicked by pressure, he turns on his heavily pregnant wife. After a furious row he storms out of the family home, leaving Suzy in tears. Show more

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 7

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Kif is unnerved after a huge row with Heidl which reveals he carries a gun. The manuscript is incomplete, the deadline is looming, and Heidl has yet to sign any release form. Show more

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 8

Duration: 15 minutes

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

On a wooded hill near Heidl's house, hidden by trees, Kif has watched as Heidl placed the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. Now Kif approaches the motionless body. Show more

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 9

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Now that the book has been finished, all that remains is for Kif and the editor Pia to select some images to accompany the text. In a conference room, they go through the photos. Show more

Book at Bedtime

First Person

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Now a successful producer of reality TV, Kif's life feels as hollow and morally lost as Heidl's. Lunch with Pia brings back old memories and awkward questions. Show more

Open Book

Richard Flanagan

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Richard Flanagan on why he had to write about the Thai-Burmese Death Railway, a celebration of the cult author Robert Aickman, a tip from Peter Straus and all about Self-Help. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Richard Flanagan
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Straus
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Dyson

Front Row

Lisette Oropesa, Richard Flanagan, Kate MccGwire

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan, opera singer Lisette Oropesa and feathers sculpture artist Kate MccGwire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Shahidha Bari
Interviewed Guest:
Lisette Oropesa
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Flanagan
Interviewed Guest:
Kate MccGwire