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Book of the Week

Boundless

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In the Sermermuit Valley, the author is thrilled by a symphony of ice on her Northwest Passage voyage. Read by Teresa Gallagher. Show more

Book of the Week

Boundless

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

On Dundas Island, the arctic animals lay claim to their habitat as the author continues her voyage. Read by Teresa Gallagher. Show more

Book of the Week

Boundless

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

As passengers prepare for journey's end through the Northwest Passage, there’s an unscheduled stop. Read by Teresa Gallagher. Show more

Book of the Week

Over and Out

Episode 2: Testing Times in the City

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Henry Blofeld reads his autobiography. 'For about a day and a half, I was treated as if my name was Henry de Rothschild.'. Show more

Book of the Week

Over and Out

Episode 3: You Can Afford Occasionally to Look Over the Boundary

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Henry Blofeld reads his autobiography - and gets wise words from the producer. Show more

Book of the Week

Over and Out

Episode 4: Yes, We've Got a Freaker

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Henry Blofeld reads his autobiography. Trevor Bailey misses the mark, but not by much. Show more

Book of the Week

Over and Out

Episode 5: Enchanting Ghosts

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Henry Blofeld reads his autobiography. In this final instalment - Arlott, Johnners, CMJ et al. Show more

Book of the Week

Reaching down the Rabbit Hole

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School, neurologist Dr Ropper includes a case of Wernicke’s aphasia. Read by Colin Stinton. Show more

Book of the Week

Reaching down the Rabbit Hole

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Neurologist Dr Ropper looks at transient global amnesia, behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School. Read by Colin Stinton. Show more

Book of the Week

Reaching down the Rabbit Hole

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School with neurologist Dr Ropper, looking at signs versus symptoms. Read by Colin Stinton. Show more

Book of the Week

Reaching down the Rabbit Hole

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School with Dr Ropper emphasising the importance of neurology. Concluded by Colin Stinton. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 12 months

4 Extra Debut. Brendan Kings’s biography of the self-proclaimed non-fiction novelist and her early years. Read by James Fleet and Samantha Bond. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
James Fleet
Beryl Bainbridge:
Samantha Bond
Abridger:
Pete Nichols
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 12 months

When Beryl met Alan. Brendan King’s biography of novelist Beryl Bainbridge is read by James Fleet and Samantha Bond. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
James Fleet
Beryl Bainbridge:
Samantha Bond
Abridger:
Pete Nichols
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres

Book of the Week

Reaching down the Rabbit Hole

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

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

4 Extra Debut. Neurologist Dr Ropper behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School, includes the case of an epileptic. Read by Colin Stinton. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 12 months

Beryl’s swept up by the stage. Brendan King worked for the novelist for 23 years. Biography read by James Fleet and Samantha Bond. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
James Fleet
Beryl Bainbridge:
Samantha Bond
Abridger:
Pete Nichols
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 12 months

Beryl’s life with Austin. Brendan King’s biography of the novelist is read by James Fleet and Samantha Bond. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
James Fleet
Beryl Bainbridge:
Samantha Bond
Abridger:
Pete Nichols
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres

Beryl Bainbridge: Love By All Sorts Of Means

5. Accidental Meeting Sparks Success

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Available for 12 months

An accidental meeting sets Beryl on the path to success. Brendan King’s biography concluded by James Fleet and Samantha Bond. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
James Fleet
Beryl Bainbridge:
Samantha Bond
Abridger:
Pete Nichols
Producer:
Karen Rose

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Lauren Laverne hosts this landmark event to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, as a representation of 17th-century London is set ablaze. Show more