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Diana Athill on Alive, Alive Oh!

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Diana Athill talks to Mariella Frostrup, Lee Child is observed at work, and the programme hears from three writers attempting to complete a novel in a month. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Diana Athill
Interviewed Guest:
Lee Child
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Hisham Matar

True North

Series 13

Hell or High Water

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Sixty-year-old Shirley sets out on an epic journey to row 3,000 miles unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean while her sister, Evelyn, battles a rare incurable cancer back home in Northern Ireland. Show more

Free Thinking

Mike Bartlett, Hans Fallada, Michel Houellebecq

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Presented by Anne McElvoy. With King Charles III writer Mike Bartlett, Michel Houellebecq's novel Soumission, Hans Fallada's prison diary, and artists Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Bartlett
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Cleo Van Velsen
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Crowe
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Rawlinson

Free Thinking

French Thought and Politics

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Philip Dodd and guests debate the question 'does France have to stop being French to survive?'. With Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Elizabeth Buettner, Ziauddin Sardar and Andy Martin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest:
Anne-Elisabeth Moutet
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Buettner
Interviewed Guest:
Ziauddin Sardar
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Martin
Producer:
Zahid Warley