Fortunately With Fi And Jane

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2021012920210316 (R4)Fi and Jane choose some of their favourite listener emails from the past few weeks.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

20210209Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by musician and broadcaster Yolanda Brown.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

20210309Fi and Jane are joined by broadcaster Edith Bowman.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

171. Cyprian Santas And Silhouettes, With Dawn French2020121820201225 (R4)
20201226 (R4)
In this festive edition of Fortunately, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by special guest Dawn French. The actor, comedian and writer discusses her new book Because of You and her return as The Vicar of Dibley. Dawn also tells Fi and Jane about a very memorable corporate dinner, how a meeting in a sunlit room changed her life and the time she spotted Santa Claus. Before their guest's arrival, Garvey and Glover reflect on the year gone by and go through a 'corking' bunch of listener emails.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

173. If The Room Smells Good, The Podcast Won't Stink, With Fiona Bruce20210112Fi Glover and Jane Garvey bring the Fortunately podcast to the BBC Radio 4 airwaves. They’re joined by Fiona Bruce; journalist, newsreader and presenter of Question Time and Antiques Roadshow. They talk news desk rivalries, roadshow etiquette and Evan Davis in a hairnet. Plus listener emails, and Jane puts a new mantra to the test.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey in conversation with Fiona Bruce.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

174. Tapestry Drying Racks, With Fearne Cotton20210119Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by broadcaster Fearne Cotton.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by presenter, podcaster and author Fearne Cotton. Fearne talks about her new book Speaking Your Truth, thinks up a new mammoth hobby and coaxes Jane to reveal her greatest artistic creation. Before Fearne there's poltergeists, mock invigilation and a call to action for blue blooded listeners.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

175. Influencing Mole Rats, With Tom Allen20210126This week on Fortunately, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey chat to comedian Tom Allen. The presenter of Bake Off: An Extra Slice joins Garvey and Glover to talk growing up in Bromley and writing about it for his book No Shame. The three of them also discuss dinner table expectations, sartorial etiquette, speaking French and of course, cake. Before Tom there's virtual cookalongs, tunnel mysteries and a new way for the BBC to save some cash.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

176. Pantechnicons And Disco Infernos With Katya Adler20210202Fi Glover and Jane Garvey chat to BBC Europe Editor Katya Adler. Katya comes live from Brussels to give the lowdown from across the channel and tell us about her latest Radio 4 series Dante 2021, which explores what we can learn from the famous Italian poet. Before Katya descends into the Fortunately circle of hell there is Iron Age surveying, small trucking and morning groans.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

180. Martian Sandwiches And Mob Weddings, With Nick Bryant2021022620210302 (R4)This week Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by BBC New York Correspondent, Nick Bryant. Nick takes Fi and Jane back to relive their own experiences of the big apple. He also gives the lowdown on his last four years of 'heavy metal' reporting and how it built into his new book When America Stopped Being Great. Before Nick dialled in from the NYC studio there's post-lockdown lists, War of the Worlds singalongs and some cinematic revisionism.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

181. Brooding Windows And Roadtrippin' With Edith Bowman2021030520210309 (R4)This week on Fortunately, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by DJ and broadcaster Edith Bowman. Edith talks to Fi and Jane about music, film and TV in her podcast Soundtracking, her work on The Crown: The Official Podcast and the three of them do some cardboard cut-out shopping. Before Edith’s arrival there’s sailing clubs, late night drives and it’s eyes down for property programmes.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

182. From Ruritania With Love A Correspondence Special.2021031220210316 (R4)This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane choose some of their favourite listener emails from the past few weeks. Their choices include missives on international oboes, kitsch appliances, mass hysteria, caravanning pets and childhood eavesdropping. Before the postbag gets opened there's debriefing on Royal interviews and Jane's relationship with her printer is on the rocks.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

184. Gained In Translation With Elif Shafak2021032620210330 (R4)This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by the writer Elif Shafak. The Turkish author and activist shares her thoughts on issues affecting us around the world and provides an insight into her writing process. Elif also talks about her imaginary friends and confesses what she's like to live with. Elsewhere, the podcast has a new feel when Fi moves rooms in search of wifi and Jane recalls an unexpected but intriguing house guest.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

Cyprian Santas And Silhouettes, With Dawn French2020121820201225 (R4)
20201226 (R4)
In this festive edition of Fortunately, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by special guest Dawn French. The actor, comedian and writer discusses her new book Because of You and her return as The Vicar of Dibley. Dawn also tells Fi and Jane about a very memorable corporate dinner, how a meeting in a sunlit room changed her life and the time she spotted Santa Claus. Before their guest's arrival, Garvey and Glover reflect on the year gone by and go through a 'corking' bunch of listener emails.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

In this festive edition of Fortunately, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by special guest Dawn French. The actor, comedian and writer discusses her new book Because of You and her return as The Vicar of Dibley. Dawn also tells Fi and Jane about a very memorable corporate dinner, how a meeting in a sunlit room changed her life and the time she spotted Santa Claus. Before their guest's arrival, Garvey and Glover reflect on the year gone by and go through a 'corking' bunch of listener emails.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

If The Room Smells Good, The Podcast Won't Stink, With Fiona Bruce20210112
Influencing Mole Rats, With Tom Allen20210126Fi Glover and Jane Garvey chat to comedian Tom Allen.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

This week on Fortunately, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey chat to comedian Tom Allen. The presenter of Bake Off: An Extra Slice joins Garvey and Glover to talk growing up in Bromley and writing about it for his book No Shame. The three of them also discuss dinner table expectations, sartorial etiquette, speaking French and of course, cake. Before Tom there's virtual cookalongs, tunnel mysteries and a new way for the BBC to save some cash.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Martian Sandwiches And Mob Weddings, With Nick Bryant20210302This week Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by BBC New York Correspondent, Nick Bryant. Nick takes Fi and Jane back to relive their own experiences of the big apple. He also gives the lowdown on his last four years of 'heavy metal' reporting and how it built into his new book When America Stopped Being Great. Before Nick dialled in from the NYC studio there's post-lockdown lists, War of the Worlds singalongs and some cinematic revisionism.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are joined by BBC New York correspondent Nick Bryant.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

Now That's What I Call Lockdown 43, With Ayesha Hazarika2021021220210216 (R4)This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by broadcaster, journalist and political commentator Ayesha Hazarika. The Times Radio presenter reflects on her time in the heart of government, confesses some of her late night browsing and talks about her latest role as a Saturday night royal commentator. At the beginning of the podcast there's snowy Russian romance, courtroom battles and world leader torso trends.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Fi and Jane are joined by broadcaster and journalist Ayesha Hazarika.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

We're All Wanging On, With Nicky Campbell20210223This week on Fortunately, Fi and Jane are joined by presenter Nicky Campbell. The 5Live Breakfast Show and Long Lost Family presenter talks about his new book One of the Family, which explores his own life experiences and the importance of his dog Maxwell. There's also a special guest appearance from his wife, Radio 4's Tina Ritchie. Nicky may be the man for The Big Questions but before he turns up the important topics broached by Fi and Jane include parallel universes, alien life, skiffle bands and broody photos.

Get in touch: fortunately.podcast@bbc.co.uk

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey chat to presenter Nicky Campbell.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey chat to presenter Nicky Campbell.

183.183.2021031920210323 (R4)Fi and Jane chat to broadcaster Vick Hope

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.

184.184.2021032620210330 (R4)Fi and Jane are joined by writer Elif Shafak.

Two women who know what's what and who's who in the world of radio.