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Free Thinking

2014 Festival

From Flat Caps to Benefit Caps

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Anne McElvoy chairs a discussion about depictions of working class history in song, story and historical sources. The panel features Alison Light, David Almond and Eliza Carthy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Producer:
Zahid Warley
Interviewed Guest:
David Almond
Interviewed Guest:
Eliza Carthy
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Light

Loose Ends

Robert Webb, Jake Shears, Jade Anouka, David Almond, Sara Cox, The Savannahs, Tankus The Henge, Clive Anderson

Duration: 37 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Clive Anderson and Sara Cox are joined by Robert Webb, Jake Shears, Jade Anouka and David Almond for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Sara Cox
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Webb
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Shears
Interviewed Guest:
Jade Anouka
Interviewed Guest:
David Almond

Open Book

Laura Barnett

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup talks to debut novelist Laura Barnett about her book The Versions of Us, which creates not one but three different stories for its characters. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Lauren Barnett
Interviewed Guest:
Chris White
Interviewed Guest:
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Interviewed Guest:
Cathy Galvin
Interviewed Guest:
David Almond
Producer:
Kirsten Locke

Front Row

Musician Kathryn Tickell, Writer David Almond, Live Theatre

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Musician Kathryn Tickell, writer David Almond and Jim Beirne of Live Theatre - which also runs a pub and restaurants - explore how art is regenerating the north east of England. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Kathryn Tickell
Interviewed Guest:
John Mowbray
Interviewed Guest:
David Almond
Interviewed Guest:
Shelagh Stephenson
Interviewed Guest:
Jim Bierne
Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Julian May

Duration: 15 minutes

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

By David Almond. A teacher encourages his pupils to take imaginative flight in a story inspired by RL Stevenson's poem. Read by Simon Donaldson. Show more