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Classic Serial

The Eustace Diamonds

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Fighting to keep her diamond necklace, Lizzie broods in Scotland but her cousin's arrival proves diverting. Stars Pippa Nixon. Show more

Classic Serial

Honoré de Balzac - Eugenie Grandet

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Ian McKellen stars as Eugenie's miserly father, a man whose terror of poverty overrides his love for his child. Gripping dramatisation of Balzac's classic. From July 2014. Show more

Classic Serial

The Eustace Diamonds

Episode 1

Duration: 58 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Beautiful Lizzie Eustace must fight to retain the dazzling diamonds which she believes are rightfully hers. Stars Pippa Nixon. Show more

Drama

Rose Tremain - The Darkness of Wallis Simpson

Duration: 45 minutes

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

By Rose Tremain. An imagining of the last days of the Duchess of Windsor for whom King Edward VIII abdicated his throne. With Elizabeth McGovern. Show more

Contributors

Wallis Simpson:
Elizabeth McGovern
Maitre Blum:
Miriam Margolyes
Grandmother:
Miriam Margolyes
Ernest Simpson:
Joseph Kloska
Wallis' Mother:
Barbara Barnes
Cecil Beaton:
Nigel Anthony
Win Spencer:
John Chancer
Producer:
Gordon House

Genres

Brand

Drama

BBC National Short Story Award

BBC National Short Story Award 2014

Episode 2: The American Lover

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Rebecca Hall reads Rose Tremain's shortlisted story about Beth, a young, beautiful woman who recalls her transgressive affair with her American lover. Show more

Front Row

Toby Jones; Maps to the Stars review; Rose Tremain; John Lahr on Tennessee Williams

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

With Kirsty Lang. Toby Jones discusses his role in TV drama Marvellous, Rose Tremain talks about her short story The American Lover, and Jason Solomons reviews Maps to the Stars. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Producer:
Ellie Bury
Interviewed Guest:
Toby Jones
Interviewed Guest:
John Lahr
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Tremain
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons

Classic Serial

The Eustace Diamonds

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

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

As gossip and scandal intensify, Lizzie is driven to increasingly desperate behaviour to retain her jewels. Stars Pippa Nixon. Show more

Woman's Hour

Romany Gypsy Women; Rose Tremain

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Rose Tremain on her new novel, a look at the lives of Romany Gypsy women, a discussion on best friends, and founder of Tech Mums, Dr Sue Black, on making mothers tech savvy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Tremain
Interviewed Guest:
Ryalla Duffy
Interviewed Guest:
Nell Frizzell
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Holman
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Black

Woman's Hour

Rose Tremain, Investigating abuse, Suffrage, Weddings

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Rose Tremain on her first work of non-fiction - memory, motherhood, love and the absence of love. Abuse reports - what do they achieve? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Tremain
Interviewed Guest:
Jayne Senior
Interviewed Guest:
Tessa Munt
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca How
Interviewed Guest:
Sindhu Vee
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Reid

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: GRRRL, Ruth Jones, Rose Tremain

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Three members of the band GRRRL perform their track Wissi. Getting the wedding you want. Authors Rose Tremain and Ruth Jones. And a call for more research into neurodiversity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Sindhu Vee
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Reid
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Toove
Interviewed Guest:
Jayne Senior
Interviewed Guest:
Tessa Munt
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Tremain
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Gayle
Interviewed Guest:
Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Classic Serial

Honoré de Balzac - Eugenie Grandet

Episode 2

Duration: 58 minutes

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

With Charles sent away, will the miserly Monsieur Grandet be able to forgive his defiant daughter? Starring Ian McKellen and Alison Pettitt. From August 2014. Show more