With Great Pleasure

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20040816

1/5. Comedy writer and actor Pauline Mclynn, best known as Mrs Doyle in father ted, entertains an audience with a witty and poignant choice of some favourite prose and poetry. Shes joined by actors David Bamber and William Hope at this summers ways with words festival at Dartington Hall in Devon.

20040819

Anne Fine entertains an audience at the Swindon Festival with her choice of favourite pieces of writing, from Kit Wright to Raymond Carver. With Jenny Coverack and Michael Elwyn.

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20040823

Award winning childrens writer, Anne Fine, entertains an audience at this summers Swindon festival with her choices of favourite prose and poetry, from Kit Wright to Raymond Carver. They're read for her by Jenny Coverack and Michael Elwyn.

20040826

3/5. Campaigning American poet, Mark Doty, was poet in residence at this summer's Ledbury festival. He was joined there by Actors Kerry Shale and Barbara Barnes to perform some favourite verses that have helped to shape his life. [Rptd Mon 12.30am]

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20040902

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Entrepreneur and bookseller, Phillip Blackwell, presents some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry. Hes joined by actors Anton Lesser and Alice Arnold at the original branch of Blackwell's in Oxford, as they celebrate 125 years in the book business.

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Entrepreneur and bookseller, Phillip Blackwell, presents some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry. Hes joined by actors Anton Lesser and Alice Arnold at the original branch of Blackwell's in Oxford, as they celebrate 125 years in the book business. "

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5/5

Richard Ingrams introduces some of his favourite pieces of writing from this summers Ludlow Festival of Literature. Not surprisingly his choices include humour from beachcomber to James Thurber to Auberon Waugh. They're read for him by Andrew Sachs and Peter Marinker.

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20040913

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Richard Ingrams introduces some of his favourite pieces of writing from this summers Ludlow Festival of Literature. Not surprisingly his choices include humour from beachcomber to James Thurber to Auberon Waugh. They're read for him by Andrew Sachs and Peter Marinker.

20050120

Shazia Mirza is the UK's only female Muslim stand-up comedian and in the first of a new series of With Great Pleasure she introduces some of the favourite prose, poetry and songs that have inspired her.

Shazia's choices range from Harold Pinter to Alan Bennett to Sue Townsend and are read for her by Mina Anwar, Elizabeth Berrington, Jon Glover and David Bamber.

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20050124

Muslim stand-up comedian Shazia Mirza introduces some of her favourite prose, poetry and songs. Her choices range from Harold Pinter to Alan Bennett and Sue Townsend.

20050127

Ian McMillan entertains an audience at The Shed in North Yorkshire with his choice of favourite prose and poetry, performed by Noreen Kershaw, Fine Time Fontayne and Pete Morgan. [Rptd Mon 12.15am]

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20050131

Ian McMillan entertains an audience at The Shed in North Yorkshire with prose and poetry performed by Noreen Kershaw, Fine Time Fontayne and Pete Morgan. [Rpt of Thu 11.30am] Then Weather.

20050203

Firm but fair relationship expert, Jenni Trent Hughes, reveals a love affair with literature when she entertains an audience with some of her favourite prose and poetry. She's joined by Mina Anwar, David Bamber, Elizabeth Berrington and Jon Glover to read them for her.

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20050207

Firm but fair relationship expert, Jenni Trent Hughes, reveals a love affair with literature when she entertains an audience with some of her favourite prose and poetry. She's joined by Mina Anwar, David Bamber, Elizabeth Berrington and Jon Glover to read them for her.

20050214

Author Philip Pullman entertains an audience at the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford with some of his favourite prose and poetry. He is joined by actors Jenny Coverack and Sean Barrett. [Rpt of Thu 11.30am]

20050217

Political journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant, who as a young man wanted to become a comedian, reveals his private world of literature which includes P G Wodehouse, Alan Bennett, James Thurber and Joseph Heller. He's joined by actors William Hope and Bill Wallis.

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20050221

Political journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant, who as a young man wanted to become a comedian, reveals his private world of literature which includes PG Wodehouse, Alan Bennett, James Thurber and Joseph Heller. He's joined by actors William Hope and Bill Wallis.

20050728

John Simpson entertains an audience with some of his favourite pieces of writing read by Jilly Bond and Michael Elwyn. There are classics from fellow journalists, poems by Seamus Heaney and Edward Thomas, and there's some nonsense too from Lewis Carroll and the Marx Brothers.

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20050801

John Simpson entertains an audience with some of his favourite pieces of writing read by Jilly Bond and Michael Elwyn. There are classics from fellow journalists, poems by Seamus Heaney and Edward Thomas, and there's some nonsense too from Lewis Carroll and the Marx Brothers! Then Weather.

20050804

Roy Hattersley entertains an audience at this summer's Buxton Festival with some of his favourite prose and poetry, read for him by Barrie Rutter and David Fleeshman.

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20050808

Roy Hattersley entertains an audience at this summer's Buxton Festival with his favourite prose and poetry, read for him by Barrie Rutter and David Fleeshman. [Rpt of Thu 11.30am] Then Weather.

20050811

Comedian Jo Brand and actors Eve Matheson, Philip Franks and Jon Glover entertain an audience with some of Jo's favourite pieces of writing, including a poem by John Hegley, a story by Annie Proulx and a song from Elvis Costello.

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20050815

Comedian Jo Brand and actors Eve Matheson, Philip Franks and Jon Glover entertain an audience with some of Jo's favourite pieces of writing, including a poem by John Hegley, a story by Annie Proulx and a song from Elvis Costello.

20050818

Richard Dawkins, Oxford Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, entertains an audience with some favourite and accessible science writing - as well as passages from Romeo and Juliet, A Shropshire Lad and comedy from Evelyn Waugh and Michael Frayn. With readers Eve Matheson, Philip Franks and Jon Glover.

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20050822

Richard Dawkins, Oxford Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, entertains an audience with some favourite and accessible science writing - as well as passages from Romeo and Juliet, A Shropshire Lad and comedy from Evelyn Waugh and Michael Frayn. With readers Eve Matheson, Philip Franks and Jon Glover.

20050825

Pam Ayres entertains an audience at Buscot Park Theatre on the estate of Lord Faringdon, very close to where she was born and brought up. She's joined by Martin Jarvis and Phyllida Nash to read a few of her literary favourites, which include poems by Laurence Binyon and Banjo Patterson and vivid stories from George Orwell, J Meade Faulkner and Richmal Crompton.

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20050829

Pam Ayres entertains an audience at Buscot Park Theatre on the estate of Lord Faringdon, very close to where she was born and brought up. She's joined by Martin Jarvis and Phyllida Nash to read a few of her literary favourites, which include poems by Laurence Binyon and Banjo Patterson and vivid stories from George Orwell, J Meade Faulkner and Richmal Crompton.

20060112

Writer and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis entertains his audience with stories about his life and favourite writing. Readers are Bill Wallis, Jenny Coverack and John Telfer. [Rptd Mon 12.15am]

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20060116

Writer and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis entertains his audience with stories about his life and favourite writing. Readers are Bill Wallis, Jenny Coverack and John Telfer. [Rpt of Thu 11.30am]

20060119

Children's author Dick King-Smith entertains an audience with stories about his life and favourite writing, including Samuel Whiskers, Tarka the Otter and The Jungle Book, as well as poems by Thomas Hardy and R S Thomas. [Rptd Mon 12.15am]

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Children's author Dick King-Smith entertains an audience with stories about his life and favourite writing - including Samuel Whiskers, Tarka the Otter and The Jungle Book, as well as poems by Thomas Hardy and RS Thomas.

20060126

3/5. Writer and stand-up comedian Stewart Lee introduces a selection of his favourite poetry and prose to an audience at 'The Shed' in North Yorkshire. Highlights range from Ray Bradbury to Joe Queenan and from Wyndham Lewis to William Blake.

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20060130

3/5. Writer and stand-up comedian Stewart Lee introduces a selection of his favourite poetry and prose to an audience at 'The Shed' in North Yorkshire. Highlights range from Ray Bradbury to Joe Queenan and from Wyndham Lewis to William Blake.

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4/5. Author, raconteur and former Tory MP Gyles Brandreth entertains with a selection of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry, to reflect his lifelong loves of nonsense, politics and Shakespeare.

With readers Sir Donald Sinden and Kosha Engler.

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4/5. Author, raconteur and former Tory MP Gyles Brandreth entertains with a selection of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry, to reflect his lifelong loves of nonsense, politics and Shakespeare.

With readers Sir Donald Sinden and Kosha Engler.

20060209

5/5. Former Labour MP Oona King presents writing that has influenced her life and thinking, including Alan Clarke's diaries, Vanity Fair and Arthur Miller's autobiography. [Rptd Mon 12.15am]

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20060213

5/5. Former Labour MP Oona King presents writing that has influenced her life and thinking, including Alan Clarke's diaries, Vanity Fair and Arthur Miller's autobiography. [Rpt of Thu 11.30am]

20060921

The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, presents some of his favourite prose and poetry - including extracts from The Torah, the writings of Isaiah Berlin and Amos Oz, and poems from Ogden Nash and WH Auden.

He's joined by Alice Arnold, Michael Fenton Stevens, John Moraitis and Andrew Sachs.

20060925

The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, presents some of his favourite prose and poetry - including extracts from The Torah, the writings of Isaiah Berlin and Amos Oz, and poems from Ogden Nash and WH Auden.

He's joined by Alice Arnold, Michael Fenton Stevens, John Moraitis and Andrew Sachs.

Then Weather.

20060928

Comedian, poet and scriptwriter Henry Normal entertains an audience when he introduces favourite poems by Lemn Sissay and John Hegley; extracts from Alan Sillitoe, George Orwell and Oscar Wilde; plus a song from Paul Simon.

20061002

Comedian, poet and scriptwriter Henry Normal entertains an audience when he introduces favourite poems by Lemn Sissay and John Hegley; extracts from Alan Sillitoe, George Orwell and Oscar Wilde; plus a song from Paul Simon.

Including:

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe

Suitcases in Muddy Parks by Lemn Sissay

Taken from the anthology Rebel Without Applause

Slip Sliding Away by Paul Simon

Taken from the CD Greatest Hits

Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night -Time by Mark Haddon

Death of a Dog by John Hegley

Taken from the anthology Glad to Wear Glasses

20061005

News journalist Kirsty Wark shows her more literary side when she's joined by friends Bridget McCann, Sean Scanlon and Barbara Rafferty to entertain an audience at Glasgow's Oran Mhor - with some of her favourite prose and poetry.

20061009

News journalist Kirsty Wark shows her more literary side when she's joined by friends Bridget McCann, Sean Scanlon and Barbara Rafferty to entertain an audience at Glasgow's Oran Mhor - with some of her favourite prose and poetry.

20061012

Sue Townsend entertains an audience of friends and family, with extracts from some of her favourite books, including the work of Iris Murdoch, George Orwell and Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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Going to See a Man Hanged by William Thackery

The Donkey by GK Chesterton

The House of the Dead by Dostoevsky

Translated by Constance Garnett

The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

Inside the Whale by George Orwell

Taken from George Orwell: Politics and the English Language

Analogy about Frogs by Shami Chakrabati

Cigarettes are Sublime by Richard Klein

Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton

By John Lahr

First They Came for the Jews by Pastor Martin Niemoller

20061016

Sue Townsend entertains an audience of friends and family, with extracts from some of her favourite books, including the work of Iris Murdoch, George Orwell and Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Reading are taken from

Going to See a Man Hanged by William Thackery

The Donkey by GK Chesterton

The House of the Dead by Dostoevsky

Translated by Constance Garnett

The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

Inside the Whale by George Orwell

Taken from George Orwell: Politics and the English Language

Analogy about Frogs by Shami Chakrabati

Cigarettes are Sublime by Richard Klein

Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton

By John Lahr

First They Came for the Jews by Pastor Martin Niemoller

20061019

Poet in residence Don Paterson presents some of his literary favourites at this summer's Ledbury Poetry Festival. [Rptd Mon 12.15am]

20061023

Poet-in-residence Don Paterson presents some of his literary favourites at this summer's Ledbury Poetry Festival.

He praises the work of fellow poets Douglas Dunn, Tony Harrison, Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney and William Topaz McGonagall.

20061122

Comedian Jo Brand and actors Lalla Ward, Philip Franks and Jon Glover entertain an audience with some of Jo's favourite pieces of writing, including a poem by John Hegley, a story by Annie Proulx and a song from Elvis Costello.

Then News.

20061129

Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, entertains an audience at the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford. He is joined by actors Jenny Coverack and Sean Barrett.

20061206

Pauline McLynn entertains an audience at Dartington Hall, Devon, with her personal choice of favourite pieces of writing. With David Bamber and William Hope. Followed by News.

20061213

Pam Ayres entertains an audience at Buscot Park Theatre on the estate of Lord Faringdon, very close to where she was born and brought up.

She is joined by Martin Jarvis and Phyllida Nash to read a few of her literary favourites, which include poems by Laurence Binyon and Banjo Patterson; and vivid stories from George Orwell, J Meade Faulkner and Richmal Crompton.

20061220

Political journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant reveals his private world of literature which includes PG Wodehouse, Alan Bennett, James Thurber and Joseph Heller.

20061225

Retired from her Desert Island, Sue Lawley wades ashore at the BBC Theatre, bearing a list of her own. It's not a list of eight records - but a selection of her favourite prose and poetry.

With the help of readers Andrew Sachs, Pippa Haywood and Michael Elwyn, she introduces literary delights ranging from Jane Austen to Philip Roth, and from John Donne to Hilaire Belloc. She also explains why she is haunted by an ironing board.

20070106

Barry Norman entertains an audience at the Pump House in Aldeburgh with his personal choice of favourite pieces of writing, ranging from Richmal Crompton and PG Wodehouse to Neville Cardus and Raymond Chandler.

With readers Andrew Sachs, Alice Arnold and Jon Glover.

20070118

Graham Fellows, better known as John Shuttleworth - Sheffield's finest yet most unaccomplished singer/songwriter - presents some of the writing that has most influenced his own work.

He entertains an audience at The Shed in North Yorkshire with the help of actors Debbie McAndrew and Shaun Prendergast.

20070122

Graham Fellows, better known as John Shuttleworth - Sheffield's finest yet most unaccomplished singer/songwriter - presents some of the writing that has most influenced his own work.

He entertains an audience at The Shed in North Yorkshire with the help of actors Debbie McAndrew and Shaun Prendergast.

20070125

Rick Stein presents some memorable pieces of literature including prose, poetry and some favourite cookery writing. Christian Rodska and Jenny Coverack join him to entertain an audience at The Seafood School in Padstow.

20070129

Rick Stein presents some memorable pieces of literature including prose, poetry and some favourite cookery writing. Christian Rodska and Jenny Coverack join him to entertain an audience at The Seafood School in Padstow.

20070201

Lynne Truss revisits a time spent working in a library between school and university and the early literary passions which would influence her as a writer. Actors Helen Atkinson Wood, Philip Franks and Peter Marinker join her to entertain an audience.

20070205

Lynne Truss revisits a time spent working in a library between school and university and the early literary passions which would influence her as a writer. Actors Helen Atkinson Wood, Philip Franks and Peter Marinker join her to entertain an audience.

20070208

Adrian Mitchell entertains an audience when he introduces some of his favourite literature to illustrate a happy life as poet, playwright and general mischief maker. Read for him by Helen Atkinson Wood, Peter Marinker and Philip Franks.

20070212

Adrian Mitchell entertains an audience when he introduces some of his favourite literature to illustrate a happy life as poet, playwright and general mischief maker. Read for him by Helen Atkinson Wood, Peter Marinker and Philip Franks.

20070215

Crusading environmental scientist James Lovelock, author of the Gaia theory of life on Earth, reveals some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry in a recording at his home near Launceston - with actors Jenny Coverack and Bill Wallis.

20070219

Crusading environmental scientist James Lovelock, author of the Gaia theory of life on Earth, reveals some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry in a recording at his home near Launceston - with actors Jenny Coverack and Bill Wallis.

20070726

Tony Benn presents some of the pieces of prose and poetry which have helped shape his personal philosophy. Readers are Saffron Burrows, Jim Findley and Carl Prekopp.

20070802

Broadcaster and journalist Anna Raeburn is joined on stage at the Hay Festival by Diana Quick and Richard Mitchley in a selection of some of her favourite pieces of writing.

20070809

In a programme recorded at the Hay Literary Festival, writer and publisher Carmen Callil presents her selection of favourite pieces of writing, ranging from George Bernard Shaw and WS Gilbert to Puss in Boots and a fragment of a story from her Australian childhood. Readers are Diana Quick and Richard Mitchley.

Followed by News.

20070816

TV presenter Zeinab Badawi presents her selection of favourite pieces of writing, ranging from Virgil to The Tale of Custard the Dragon.

Followed by News.

20070823

Richard Briers chooses some of his favourite performance pieces for an entertaining half hour with his daughter Lucy Briers and his old friend Peter Egan.

Followed by News.

20071118

Tony Benn presents some of the pieces of prose and poetry which have helped shape his personal philosophy. Readers are Saffron Burrows, Jim Findley and Carl Prekopp.

20071125

Broadcaster and journalist Anna Raeburn is joined on stage at the Hay Festival by Diana Quick and Richard Mitchley in a selection of some of her favourite pieces of writing.

20071202

In a programme recorded at the Hay Literary Festival, writer and publisher Carmen Callil presents her selection of favourite pieces of writing, ranging from George Bernard Shaw and WS Gilbert to Puss in Boots and a fragment of a story from her Australian childhood. Readers are Diana Quick and Richard Mitchley.

20080131

Former prime minister John Major presents a selection of his favourite pieces of writing, from Anthony Trollope to Nigel Molesworth. Readers are Lucy Briers and Nigel Anthony.

Followed by News.

20080207

Poet Brian Patten chooses pieces of writing which have been inspirational to him in his work and his life. Readers are Christian Rodska and Alison Reid.

Followed by News.

20080214

Martha Kearney chooses pieces of writing which have a special meaning for her, either personally or in her work as a broadcaster. Readers are Niamh Cusack and David Morrissey.

Followed by News.

20080221

Children's writer Michael Morpurgo takes a literary journey through his life, with pieces of prose and poetry read by Alison Reid and Christian Rodska.

Followed by News.

20080503

As a tribute to writer and director Anthony Minghella who died recently, another chance to hear him discuss his favourite pieces of writing, including works by Beckett, Larkin and Pablo Neruda. Readers include Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman.

Followed by News.

20080724

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

1/5. Film critic Mark Kermode draws upon some haunting fiction, including extracts from William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist and F Scott Fitzgerald's American classic The Great Gatsby. Mark's grandfather recites a poem in his Manx accent.

Readers are Amelia Bullmore and Demetri Goritsas.

20080731

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

2/5. Classical singer and broadcaster Catherine Bott shows how writers as diverse as JM Coetzee and Joyce Grenfell have attempted to convey what music means in words. Sharing her deep love of the Archers, the readers are Patricia Greene and Tim Bentinck (Jill and David Archer).

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Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

3/5. Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where this programme is recorded, shares his passion for poetry and prose, without so much as a word by the Bard. Readers are Michelle Terry and John Light.

20080814

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

4/5. Will Hutton, chief executive of the Work Foundation, shares his admiration for not just JM Keynes but also writers such as Dickens and Umberto Eco. Readers are Michelle Terry and William Hope.

20080821

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

5/5. Jude Kelly, artistic director of London's refurbished Southbank Centre, where this programme is recorded, uses extracts from her favourite poetry and literature to argue the case for the central role of creativity and the arts in society. Readers are Diana Quick and John Shrapnel.

20081016

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Literary editor and memoirist Diana Athill, now in her nineties, shares the rich pickings of a life spent among books with an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Among her favourites are excerpts from Chekhov, PG Wodehouse and Jane Austen's unfinished novel The Watsons.

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Simon King, the natural history film-maker and presenter, presents some of the pieces of writing - and birdsong - which reflect his passion for the natural world. Michael Byrne and Siân Phillips are his readers.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Natural history film-maker Simon King shares some favourite pieces of writing.

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The incomparable Joan Bakewell with some favourite pieces of prose and poetry. Her readers are Samuel West and Harriet Walter.

Producer: Christine Hall.

The incomparable Joan Bakewell with some favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

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Psychiatrist and writer Oliver James with his favourite texts. His readers are William Chubb and Susan Jameson.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Psychiatrist and writer Oliver James with his favourite texts.

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Eminent folk singer (and former librarian) June Tabor movingly explores the links between literature and song, presenting extracts from her favourite books and poems to an audience at Bristol's Arnolfini. The readers are Alun Raglan and Noni Lewis.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

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Eminent folk singer (and former librarian) June Tabor movingly explores the links between literature and song, presenting extracts from her favourite books and poems to an audience at Bristol's Arnolfini. The readers are Alun Raglan and Noni Lewis.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

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Businessman and musician Levi Roots picks his favourite readings. Read by Adrian Lester and Claire Benedict.

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Businessman and musician Levi Roots picks his favourite readings. Read by Adrian Lester and Claire Benedict.

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The Scottish singer-songwriter Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue chooses his favourite prose and poetry at his home in Glasgow. His choices include a poem by Seamus Heaney, writing by William McIlvanney, Gerald Durrell, a monologue by musician Tom Waits and radio archive of Dundee United winning the cup.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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The Scottish singer-songwriter Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue chooses his favourite prose and poetry at his home in Glasgow. His choices include a poem by Seamus Heaney, writing by William McIlvanney, Gerald Durrell, a monologue by musician Tom Waits and radio archive of Dundee United winning the cup.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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The comedian shares his literary and poetry favourites.

Eric shares his literary and poetry favourites with readings by Dennis Waterman and Imelda Staunton. Introduced by Eddie Izzard.

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chooses pieces of writing which have a special meaning for her, either personally or in her work as a broadcaster.

Readers are Niamh Cusack and David Morrissey.

Martha Kearney chooses pieces of writing which have a special meaning for her.

Martha Kearney chooses pieces of writing which have a special meaning for her, either personally or in her work as a broadcaster.

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The popular writer of the Number One Ladies Detective Agency and 44 Scotland Street novels, Alexander McCall Smith chooses his favourite prose, poetry and music. With extracts from Jane Austen, WH Auden and Robert Burns, the pieces are read by actors Bill Paterson and Claire Corbett.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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The popular writer of the Number One Ladies Detective Agency and 44 Scotland Street novels, Alexander McCall Smith chooses his favourite prose, poetry and music. With extracts from Jane Austen, WH Auden and Robert Burns, the pieces are read by actors Bill Paterson and Claire Corbett.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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The popular writer of the Number One Ladies Detective Agency and 44 Scotland Street novels, Alexander McCall Smith chooses his favourite prose, poetry and music. With extracts from Jane Austen, WH Auden and Robert Burns, the pieces are read by actors Bill Paterson and Claire Corbett.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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Favourite pieces of writing chosen by the editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman. The pieces are read by Stella Gonet and Tracy Wiles.

Producer Christine Hall.

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Favourite pieces of writing chosen by the editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman. The pieces are read by Stella Gonet and Tracy Wiles.

Producer Christine Hall.

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Ex-SAS member-turned-novelist Andy McNab chooses his favourite literary and poetic pieces.

After surviving horrific experiences during the Gulf War, he wrote his memoir `Bravo Two Zero'.

His choices reflect a lingering taste for adventure as well as humou / Ex-SAS member-turned-novelist, Andy McNab, chooses his favourite literary and poetic pieces.

His choices reflect a lingering taste for adventure as well as hum.

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Ex-SAS member-turned-novelist Andy McNab chooses his favourite literary and poetic pieces.

After surviving horrific experiences during the Gulf War, he wrote his memoir `Bravo Two Zero'.

His choices reflect a lingering taste for adventure as well as humou / Ex-SAS member-turned-novelist, Andy McNab, chooses his favourite literary and poetic pieces.

His choices reflect a lingering taste for adventure as well as hum.

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Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Journalist and political commentator Anthony Howard chooses some of his favourite pieces - read by Nigel Anthony and Eleanor Bron.

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Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Journalist and political commentator Anthony Howard chooses some of his favourite pieces - read by Nigel Anthony and Eleanor Bron.

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Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Journalist and political commentator Anthony Howard chooses some of his favourite pieces - read by Nigel Anthony and Eleanor Bron

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Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Journalist and political commentator Anthony Howard chooses some of his favourite pieces - read by Nigel Anthony and Eleanor Bron

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As a tribute to writer and director Anthony Minghella who died recently, another chance to hear him discuss his favourite pieces of writing, including works by Beckett, Larkin and Pablo Neruda.

Readers include Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman.

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As a tribute to writer and director Anthony Minghella who died recently, another chance to hear him discuss his favourite pieces of writing, including works by Beckett, Larkin and Pablo Neruda.

Readers include Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman.

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Booker Prize-winning novelist AS Byatt presents a selection of her favourite pieces of poetry and prose, at her home in London, with the help of her chosen actor Peter Eyre. Her choices include Beatrix Potter, Coleridge, Shakespeare, John Donne, Emily Dickinson, Alice Oswald and Terry Pratchett.

She talks about her life among books and how reading has been a passion from early childhood.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Booker Prize-winning novelist AS Byatt presents a selection of her favourite pieces of poetry and prose, at her home in London, with the help of her chosen actor Peter Eyre. Her choices include Beatrix Potter, Coleridge, Shakespeare, John Donne, Emily Dickinson, Alice Oswald and Terry Pratchett.

She talks about her life among books and how reading has been a passion from early childhood.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Booker Prize-winning novelist AS Byatt presents a selection of her favourite pieces of poetry and prose, at her home in London, with the help of her chosen actor Peter Eyre. Her choices include Beatrix Potter, Coleridge, Shakespeare, John Donne, Emily Dickinson, Alice Oswald and Terry Pratchett.

She talks about her life among books and how reading has been a passion from early childhood.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Comedy guru Barry Cryer, star of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, chooses some of his favourite pieces of writing to present to an audience, with the help of readers Bernard Cribbins and Sheila Steafel.

It's a funny and personal mix, from books that have both given him pleasure and marked significant events over the years, including works by JB Priestley, John Betjeman, Alan Bennett, Ogden Nash and Phyllis Diller.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Barry Cryer2013080520131002

Comedy guru Barry Cryer, star of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, chooses some of his favourite pieces of writing to present to an audience, with the help of readers Bernard Cribbins and Sheila Steafel.

It's a funny and personal mix, from books that have both given him pleasure and marked significant events over the years, including works by JB Priestley, John Betjeman, Alan Bennett, Ogden Nash and Phyllis Diller.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Barry Cryer2013080520131002

Comedy guru Barry Cryer, star of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, chooses some of his favourite pieces of writing to present to an audience, with the help of readers Bernard Cribbins and Sheila Steafel.

It's a funny and personal mix, from books that have both given him pleasure and marked significant events over the years, including works by JB Priestley, John Betjeman, Alan Bennett, Ogden Nash and Phyllis Diller.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle20100713

Writer and adventurer Ben Fogle chooses some of the pieces of writing which have influenced him in his personal and professional life. Readers Michael Simkins and Eleanor David.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Writer and adventurer Ben Fogle chooses some of the writing which has influenced him.

Ben Fogle20100713

Writer and adventurer Ben Fogle chooses some of the pieces of writing which have influenced him in his personal and professional life.

Readers Michael Simkins and Eleanor David.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Writer and adventurer Ben Fogle chooses some of the writing which has influenced him.

Ben Fogle20100713

Writer and adventurer Ben Fogle chooses some of the pieces of writing which have influenced him in his personal and professional life.

Readers Michael Simkins and Eleanor David.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Writer and adventurer Ben Fogle chooses some of the writing which has influenced him.

Brian Patten

Brian Patten20091012
Brian Patten2008020720091012

Poet Brian Patten chooses pieces of writing which have been inspirational to him in his work and his life.

Readers are Christian Rodska and Alison Reid.

Poet Brian Patten chooses pieces of writing which have been inspirational to him.

Brian Patten2008020720091012

Poet Brian Patten chooses pieces of writing which have been inspirational to him in his work and his life.

Readers are Christian Rodska and Alison Reid.

Poet Brian Patten chooses pieces of writing which have been inspirational to him.

Carol Klein20150202

Carol Klein20150202

Carol Klein20150202

Writer and gardener Carol Klein shares her favourite pieces of writing, from Graham Greene's 'Our Man in Havana' to Clare Leighton's 'Four Hedges', as well as poetry by Roque Dalton and Seamus Heaney. With inspiration from environmentalist Wangari Maathai and a taste of Carol's beatnik roots from Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road'.

Funny, touching, lyrical and down-to-earth readings to reflect Carol's taste and personality.

With special guest readers Jo Brand and Phil Davis, and music composed and performed by Alastair Caplin.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Carol Klein20150202

Writer and gardener Carol Klein shares her favourite pieces of writing, from Graham Greene's 'Our Man in Havana' to Clare Leighton's 'Four Hedges', as well as poetry by Roque Dalton and Seamus Heaney. With inspiration from environmentalist Wangari Maathai and a taste of Carol's beatnik roots from Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road'.

Funny, touching, lyrical and down-to-earth readings to reflect Carol's taste and personality.

With special guest readers Jo Brand and Phil Davis, and music composed and performed by Alastair Caplin.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Carol Klein2015020220150331 (R4)

Writer and gardener Carol Klein shares her favourite pieces of writing, from Graham Greene's 'Our Man in Havana' to Clare Leighton's 'Four Hedges', as well as poetry by Roque Dalton and Seamus Heaney. With inspiration from environmentalist Wangari Maathai and a taste of Carol's beatnik roots from Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road'.

Funny, touching, lyrical and down-to-earth readings to reflect Carol's taste and personality.

With special guest readers Jo Brand and Phil Davis, and music composed and performed by Alastair Caplin.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Carol Klein2015020220150331 (R4)

Writer and gardener Carol Klein shares her favourite pieces of writing, from Graham Greene's 'Our Man in Havana' to Clare Leighton's 'Four Hedges', as well as poetry by Roque Dalton and Seamus Heaney. With inspiration from environmentalist Wangari Maathai and a taste of Carol's beatnik roots from Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road'.

Funny, touching, lyrical and down-to-earth readings to reflect Carol's taste and personality.

With special guest readers Jo Brand and Phil Davis, and music composed and performed by Alastair Caplin.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Carol Shields2000062220000626

Canadian writer Carol Shields introduces her favourite poetry and prose.

Readers: Anthony Hyde and Eleanor Bron

Carol Shields2000062220000626

Canadian writer Carol Shields introduces her favourite poetry and prose.

Readers: Anthony Hyde and Eleanor Bron

Catherine Bott20090216
Cerys Matthews20120716

, singer and broadcaster, shares some of the poetry and music which she finds inspirational - and it's a very eclectic and exhilarating selection, woven together by Cerys in her own inimitable style. With her on stage at the More than Words Festival at Bristol are the poet John Siddique and the cellist Julia Kent.

Producer Christine Hall.

Cerys Matthews20120716

Cerys Matthews, singer and broadcaster, shares some of the poetry and music which she finds inspirational - and it's a very eclectic and exhilarating selection, woven together by Cerys in her own inimitable style. With her on stage at the More than Words Festival at Bristol are the poet John Siddique and the cellist Julia Kent.

Producer Christine Hall.

Cerys Matthews2012071620130408

, singer and broadcaster, shares some of the poetry and music which she finds inspirational - and it's a very eclectic and exhilarating selection, woven together by Cerys in her own inimitable style. With her on stage at the More than Words Festival at Bristol are the poet John Siddique and the cellist Julia Kent.

Producer Christine Hall.

Cerys Matthews2012071620130408

Cerys Matthews, singer and broadcaster, shares some of the poetry and music which she finds inspirational - and it's a very eclectic and exhilarating selection, woven together by Cerys in her own inimitable style. With her on stage at the More than Words Festival at Bristol are the poet John Siddique and the cellist Julia Kent.

Producer Christine Hall.

Charlotte Church20170424

Charlotte Church20170424

Charlotte Church presents a selection of the writing that means the most to her, from the books of Roald Dahl, Mark Twain and Carl Sagan to the lyrics of Jill Scott and Sam Beam (Iron and Wine). She talks about being in the spotlight from a young age, about her love of physics, about testifying at the Leveson Inquiry and becoming a feminist. She's joined on stage by her friends - the singer and actress Carys Eleri and musician Jonathan Powell - to read and sing her choices.

This episode of With Great Pleasure was recorded in front of an audience at The Norwegian Church in Charlotte's home town of Cardiff.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

Readers/Musicians: Carys Eleri and Jonathan Powell.

Charlotte Church20170424

Charlotte Church talks about the books and song lyrics that mean the most to her.

Charlotte Church20170424

Charlotte Church talks about the books and song lyrics that mean the most to her.

Charlotte Church presents a selection of the writing that means the most to her, from the books of Roald Dahl, Mark Twain and Carl Sagan to the lyrics of Jill Scott and Sam Beam (Iron and Wine). She talks about being in the spotlight from a young age, about her love of physics, about testifying at the Leveson Inquiry and becoming a feminist. She's joined on stage by her friends - the singer and actress Carys Eleri and musician Jonathan Powell - to read and sing her choices.

This episode of With Great Pleasure was recorded in front of an audience at The Norwegian Church in Charlotte's home town of Cardiff.

Producer: Mair Bosworth
Readers/Musicians: Carys Eleri and Jonathan Powell.

Charlotte Church20170424

Charlotte Church talks about the books and song lyrics that mean the most to her.

Charlotte Church presents a selection of the writing that means the most to her, from the books of Roald Dahl, Mark Twain and Carl Sagan to the lyrics of Jill Scott and Sam Beam (Iron and Wine). She talks about being in the spotlight from a young age, about her love of physics, about testifying at the Leveson Inquiry and becoming a feminist. She's joined on stage by her friends - the singer and actress Carys Eleri and musician Jonathan Powell - to read and sing her choices.

This episode of With Great Pleasure was recorded in front of an audience at The Norwegian Church in Charlotte's home town of Cardiff.

Producer: Mair Bosworth
Readers/Musicians: Carys Eleri and Jonathan Powell.

presents a selection of the writing that means the most to her, from the books of Roald Dahl, Mark Twain and Carl Sagan to the lyrics of Jill Scott and Sam Beam (Iron and Wine). She talks about being in the spotlight from a young age, about her love of physics, about testifying at the Leveson Inquiry and becoming a feminist. She's joined on stage by her friends - the singer and actress Carys Eleri and musician Jonathan Powell - to read and sing her choices.

This episode of With Great Pleasure was recorded in front of an audience at The Norwegian Church in Charlotte's home town of Cardiff.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

Readers/Musicians: Carys Eleri and Jonathan Powell.

Claire Tomalin20110802

Claire Tomalin chooses some of her favourite extracts from a few of the many great writers whose lives she has written about, including Hardy, Dickens and Pepys. Her readers are Harriet Walter, Nicky Henson, Robin Ince and Meera Syal.

Producer Christine Hall.

An anthology of favourite writing from biographer Claire Tomalin.

Claire Tomalin20110802

chooses some of her favourite extracts from a few of the many great writers whose lives she has written about, including Hardy, Dickens and Pepys.

Her readers are Harriet Walter, Nicky Henson, Robin Ince and Meera Syal.

Producer Christine Hall.

An anthology of favourite writing from biographer Claire Tomalin

Claire Tomalin20110802

chooses some of her favourite extracts from a few of the many great writers whose lives she has written about, including Hardy, Dickens and Pepys.

Her readers are Harriet Walter, Nicky Henson, Robin Ince and Meera Syal.

Producer Christine Hall.

An anthology of favourite writing from biographer Claire Tomalin.

Clive Stafford Smith

Clive Stafford Smith20090825
Clive Stafford Smith20090825

Lawyer and human rights activist Clive Stafford Smith chooses a selection of the writing which has inspired, amused or uplifted him.

In 1999 Clive founded the pressure group Reprieve, which fights for the human rights of prisoners.

Clive's readers for the programme, which was recorded in front of an audience in Dorset, are Pippa Haywood and Peter Marinker

Clive Stafford Smith20090825

Lawyer and human rights activist Clive Stafford Smith chooses a selection of the writing which has inspired, amused or uplifted him.

In 1999 Clive founded the pressure group Reprieve, which fights for the human rights of prisoners.

Clive's readers for the programme, which was recorded in front of an audience in Dorset, are Pippa Haywood and Peter Marinker

Colin Blakemore1990072519900729

First broadcast on 1990-07-25

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: DAVID LODGE

Previous in series: Eleanor Bron

Description

Colin BLAKEMORE takes a broader view of the literary anthology & includes scientific writing as well as the lyrics of a Bob Dylan song.

Read by Jill Balcon & Denys Hawthorne.

Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

25 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

29 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Denys Hawthorne (rdr)

Jill Balcon (rdr)

Colin Blakemore (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-26.

Colin Blakemore1990072519900729

First broadcast on 1990-07-25

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: DAVID LODGE

Previous in series: Eleanor Bron

Description

Colin BLAKEMORE takes a broader view of the literary anthology & includes scientific writing as well as the lyrics of a Bob Dylan song.

Read by Jill Balcon & Denys Hawthorne.

Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

25 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

29 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Denys Hawthorne (rdr)

Jill Balcon (rdr)

Colin Blakemore (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-26.

Craig Brown20160125

Craig Brown20160125

Satirist Craig Brown takes us through his life in reading, with extracts read by Simon Russell Beale and Eleanor Bron.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Craig Brown20160125

Craig Brown20160125

Craig Brown20160125

Satirist Craig Brown takes us through his life in reading, with extracts read by Simon Russell Beale and Eleanor Bron.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Craig Brown2016012520160408 (R4)

Satirist Craig Brown takes us through his life in reading, with humorous and touching extracts read by Simon Russell Beale and Eleanor Bron. Craig, who's best known for the parodies he writes for Private Eye, chooses an extract from The Story-teller by Saki; Evelyn Waugh's description of sunset from Labels: A Mediterranean Journey; The Mermaid by WB Yeats; extracts from The Education of Hyman Kaplan by Leo Rosten and Mr Palomar by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver, a short poem from The Rattle Bag collection called And the days are not full enough by Ezra Pound; Our Frank from Letters of Note and an extract from Enjoy by Alan Bennett.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Craig Brown2016012520160408 (R4)

Satirist Craig Brown takes us through his life in reading, with humorous and touching extracts read by Simon Russell Beale and Eleanor Bron. Craig, who's best known for the parodies he writes for Private Eye, chooses an extract from The Story-teller by Saki; Evelyn Waugh's description of sunset from Labels: A Mediterranean Journey; The Mermaid by WB Yeats; extracts from The Education of Hyman Kaplan by Leo Rosten and Mr Palomar by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver, a short poem from The Rattle Bag collection called And the days are not full enough by Ezra Pound; Our Frank from Letters of Note and an extract from Enjoy by Alan Bennett.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Daljit Nagra20160718

Daljit Nagra20160718

Daljit Nagra20160718

Radio 4's first Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra, introduces his favourite music, poetry and prose.

Kicking things off with childhood memories of The Jam's That's Entertainment and a classic track from the Bollywood musical Sholay, Daljit continues with works by Shelley, Shakespeare, Salman Rushdie and Liz Berry. Writer Sunjeev Sahota reads from his own novel The Year of the Runaways and Daljit explains why an eccentric Anglo-Indian dictionary holds so much fascination for him.

Recorded before an audience at the Radio Theatre, with readings performed by actress Siobhan Redmond and novelist Sunjeev Sahota.

Producer: Alice Lloyd.

Daljit Nagra20160718

Radio 4's first Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra, introduces his favourite music, poetry and prose.

Kicking things off with childhood memories of The Jam's That's Entertainment and a classic track from the Bollywood musical Sholay, Daljit continues with works by Shelley, Shakespeare, Salman Rushdie and Liz Berry. Writer Sunjeev Sahota reads from his own novel The Year of the Runaways and Daljit explains why an eccentric Anglo-Indian dictionary holds so much fascination for him.

Recorded before an audience at the Radio Theatre, with readings performed by actress Siobhan Redmond and novelist Sunjeev Sahota.

Producer: Alice Lloyd.

Daljit Nagra2016071820160926 (R4)

Radio 4's first Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra, introduces his favourite music, poetry and prose.

Kicking things off with childhood memories of The Jam's That's Entertainment and a classic track from the Bollywood musical Sholay, Daljit continues with works by Shelley, Shakespeare, Salman Rushdie and Liz Berry. Writer Sunjeev Sahota reads from his own novel The Year of the Runaways and Daljit explains why an eccentric Anglo-Indian dictionary holds so much fascination for him.

Recorded before an audience at the Radio Theatre, with readings performed by actress Siobhan Redmond and novelist Sunjeev Sahota.

Producer: Alice Lloyd.

Daljit Nagra2016071820160926 (R4)

Radio 4's first Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra, introduces his favourite music, poetry and prose.

Kicking things off with childhood memories of The Jam's That's Entertainment and a classic track from the Bollywood musical Sholay, Daljit continues with works by Shelley, Shakespeare, Salman Rushdie and Liz Berry. Writer Sunjeev Sahota reads from his own novel The Year of the Runaways and Daljit explains why an eccentric Anglo-Indian dictionary holds so much fascination for him.

Recorded before an audience at the Radio Theatre, with readings performed by actress Siobhan Redmond and novelist Sunjeev Sahota.

Producer: Alice Lloyd.

Dame Eileen Atkins2002012420020128

introduces some of her favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

They include works by Virginia Woolf, W B Yeats, Anthony Powell and Charles Dickens

Dame Eileen Atkins2002012420020128

introduces some of her favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

They include works by Virginia Woolf, W B Yeats, Anthony Powell and Charles Dickens

Dame Jacqueline Wilson20090326
Dame Jacqueline Wilson20090326

Children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson shares her love of literature with anecdotes and a choice of readings.

Children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson shares her love of literature.

Dame Jacqueline Wilson20090326

Children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson shares her love of literature with anecdotes and a choice of readings.

Children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson shares her love of literature.

Dame Joan Bakewell20110215

Dame Joan Bakewell20110215

The incomparable Joan Bakewell with some favourite pieces of prose and poetry. Her readers are Samuel West and Harriet Walter.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Dame Joan Bakewell2011021520131004

The incomparable Joan Bakewell with some favourite pieces of prose and poetry. Her readers are Samuel West and Harriet Walter.

Producer: Christine Hall.

The incomparable Joan Bakewell with some favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

Her readers are Samuel West and Harriet Walter

Dame Joan Bakewell2011021520131004

The incomparable Joan Bakewell with some favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

Dame Joan Bakewell2011021520131004

The incomparable Joan Bakewell with some favourite pieces of prose and poetry. Her readers are Samuel West and Harriet Walter.

Producer: Christine Hall.

David Lodge1990080119900805

First broadcast on 1990-08-01

Producer: A.

REID

Next in series: GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

Previous in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

Description

David LODGE presents his personal choice of poetry & prose read by Haydn Gwynne & Jack SHEPHERD.

Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

01 Aug 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Haydn Gwynne (rdr)

Jack Shepherd (rdr)

David Lodge (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-17.

David Lodge1990080119900805

First broadcast on 1990-08-01

Producer: A.

REID

Next in series: GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

Previous in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

Description

David LODGE presents his personal choice of poetry & prose read by Haydn Gwynne & Jack SHEPHERD.

Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

01 Aug 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Haydn Gwynne (rdr)

Jack Shepherd (rdr)

David Lodge (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-17.

Diana Athill2008101620090202

Literary editor and memoirist Diana Athill, now in her nineties, shares the rich pickings of a life spent among books with an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Among her favourites are excerpts from Chekhov, PG Wodehouse and Jane Austen's unfinished novel The Watsons.

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Literary editor and memoirist Diana Athill shares her literary passions.

Diana Athill2008101620090202

Literary editor and memoirist Diana Athill, now in her nineties, shares the rich pickings of a life spent among books with an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Among her favourites are excerpts from Chekhov, PG Wodehouse and Jane Austen's unfinished novel The Watsons.

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Literary editor and memoirist Diana Athill shares her literary passions.

Diana Quick

Diana Quick20100803

, the classical actress known also for her widely varied television work, notably as Julia Flyte in "Brideshead Revisited" and lately as one of the actresses portraying the Queen, chooses some of the writing which means a lot to her.

Her readers are her long-time partner Bill Nighy and their daughter Mary.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Actress Diana Quick chooses some favourite pieces of writing.

Diana Quick20100803

, the classical actress known also for her widely varied television work, notably as Julia Flyte in "Brideshead Revisited" and lately as one of the actresses portraying the Queen, chooses some of the writing which means a lot to her.

Her readers are her long-time partner Bill Nighy and their daughter Mary.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Actress Diana Quick chooses some favourite pieces of writing.

Diana Quick20100803

Diana Quick, the classical actress known also for her widely varied television work, notably as Julia Flyte in "Brideshead Revisited" and lately as one of the actresses portraying the Queen, chooses some of the writing which means a lot to her. Her readers are her long-time partner Bill Nighy and their daughter Mary.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Actress Diana Quick chooses some favourite pieces of writing.

Dominic Dromgoole

Dominic Dromgoole20090914
Dominic Dromgoole *20090914

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where this programme is recorded, shares his passion for poetry and prose, without so much as a word by the Bard.

Readers are Michelle Terry and John Light.

Dominic Dromgoole, director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, shares his literary passions.

Dominic Dromgoole *20090914

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where this programme is recorded, shares his passion for poetry and prose, without so much as a word by the Bard.

Readers are Michelle Terry and John Light.

Dominic Dromgoole, director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, shares his literary passions.

Donald Woods2000061520000619

South African editor Donald Woods reflects on some of the writers who has inspired him.

Woods fled the apartheid regime of his homeland in order to write the biography of black activist Steve Biko - immortalised in the film `Cry Freedom'.

Donald Woods2000061520000619

South African editor Donald Woods reflects on some of the writers who has inspired him.

Woods fled the apartheid regime of his homeland in order to write the biography of black activist Steve Biko - immortalised in the film `Cry Freedom'.

Dorothy Rowe2000110920001120

, author of many popular psychology manuals, presents some of her favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Suzie Brann and Sean Barrett.

Dorothy Rowe2000110920001120

, author of many popular psychology manuals, presents some of her favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Suzie Brann and Sean Barrett.

Dr Oliver James

Dr Oliver James20110321

This week's presenter is psychologist Dr Oliver James, whose first choice is one of the best-known examples in literature of very strong language, "This Be the Verse" by Philip Larkin. The programme includes extracts from Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding, The Importance of Being Ernest, by Oscar Wilde, some TS Eliot and RD Laing.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Psychologist Oliver James presents his favourite prose and poetry.

Dr Phil Hammond20120813

Comedian, journalist and GP, Dr Phil Hammond selects his favourite books and poems.

Dr Phil Hammond20120813

Dr Phil Hammond's interests in comedy, journalism and the world of medicine are reflected in his choice of literature in this edition of With Great Pleasure. We hear from the man who was his mentor in the world of comedy, Miles Kington; there are extracts from the journalistic writings of Clive James and Martha Gellhorn; and from the preface of The Doctor's Dilemma by Bernard Shaw comes a salutary lesson for contemporary medicine that was written over one hundred years ago.

Producer Paul Dodgson.

Dr Phil Hammond20120813

Dr Phil Hammond's interests in comedy, journalism and the world of medicine are reflected in his choice of literature in this edition of With Great Pleasure. We hear from the man who was his mentor in the world of comedy, Miles Kington; there are extracts from the journalistic writings of Clive James and Martha Gellhorn; and from the preface of The Doctor's Dilemma by George Bernard Shaw comes a salutary lesson for contemporary medicine that was written over one hundred years ago.

Producer Paul Dodgson.

Dr Phil Hammond2012081320130412

Dr Phil Hammond's interests in comedy, journalism and the world of medicine are reflected in his choice of literature in this edition of With Great Pleasure. We hear from the man who was his mentor in the world of comedy, Miles Kington; there are extracts from the journalistic writings of Clive James and Martha Gellhorn; and from the preface of The Doctor's Dilemma by Bernard Shaw comes a salutary lesson for contemporary medicine that was written over one hundred years ago.

Producer Paul Dodgson.

Dr Phil Hammond2012081320130412

's interests in comedy, journalism and the world of medicine are reflected in his choice of literature in this edition of With Great Pleasure. We hear from the man who was his mentor in the world of comedy, Miles Kington; there are extracts from the journalistic writings of Clive James and Martha Gellhorn; and from the preface of The Doctor's Dilemma by Bernard Shaw comes a salutary lesson for contemporary medicine that was written over one hundred years ago.

Producer Paul Dodgson.

Dr Phil Hammond's interests in comedy, journalism and the world of medicine are reflected in his choice of literature in this edition of With Great Pleasure. We hear from the man who was his mentor in the world of comedy, Miles Kington; there are extracts from the journalistic writings of Clive James and Martha Gellhorn; and from the preface of The Doctor's Dilemma by Bernard Shaw comes a salutary lesson for contemporary medicine that was written over one hundred years ago.

Comedian, journalist and GP, Dr Phil Hammond selects his favourite books and poems.

Dr Zaki Badawi2002011720020121

, principal of the Muslim College in London, chooses his favourite poetry and prose, ranging from Socrates and Voltaire to Imtiaz Dharker's `I Speak for the Devil'.

Dr Zaki Badawi2002011720020121

, principal of the Muslim College in London, chooses his favourite poetry and prose, ranging from Socrates and Voltaire to Imtiaz Dharker's `I Speak for the Devil'.

Eleanor Bron1990071819900722

First broadcast on 1990-07-18

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

Previous in series: JEREMY ISAACS

Description

SBH:The actress Eleanor Bron chooses a selection of her favourite poetry and prose.

Readers: Joanna David & John Fortune.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

OTN:SBS028/89WT2451 TXN/TDT:R4 18-Jul-1990

Broadcast history

18 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

22 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Thompson (Author)

D Lawrence (Author)

Alfred Tennyson (Author)

Stevie Smith (Author)

Joseph Conrad (Author)

Wilfred Owen (Author)

John Webster (Author)

E Forster (Author)

Homer (Author)

Studs Terkel (Author)

Toni Morrison (Author)

Edward Cummings (Author)

Randall Jarrell (Author)

John Skelton (Author)

Elizabeth Von Arnim (Author)

Samuel Butler (Author)

Edmund Spenser (Author)

Crichton Browne (Author)

Pao Chao (Author)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Joanna David (rdr)

John Fortune (rdr)

Eleanor Bron (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 525232.

Eleanor Bron1990071819900722

First broadcast on 1990-07-18

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

Previous in series: JEREMY ISAACS

Description

SBH:The actress Eleanor Bron chooses a selection of her favourite poetry and prose.

Readers: Joanna David & John Fortune.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

OTN:SBS028/89WT2451 TXN/TDT:R4 18-Jul-1990

Broadcast history

18 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

22 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Thompson (Author)

D Lawrence (Author)

Alfred Tennyson (Author)

Stevie Smith (Author)

Joseph Conrad (Author)

Wilfred Owen (Author)

John Webster (Author)

E Forster (Author)

Homer (Author)

Studs Terkel (Author)

Toni Morrison (Author)

Edward Cummings (Author)

Randall Jarrell (Author)

John Skelton (Author)

Elizabeth Von Arnim (Author)

Samuel Butler (Author)

Edmund Spenser (Author)

Crichton Browne (Author)

Pao Chao (Author)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Joanna David (rdr)

John Fortune (rdr)

Eleanor Bron (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 525232.

Fay Weldon

Fay Weldon20100126
Fay Weldon20100126

Fay Weldon20100126

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing. Novelist Fay Weldon shares some of her favourite pieces of writing with an audience in Bridport, Dorset.

Her readers are Pippa Haywood and Peter Marinker.

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Novelist Fay Weldon shares some of her favourite pieces of writing with an audience in Bridport, Dorset.

Novelist Fay Weldon introduces some of her favourite pieces of writing.

Fay Weldon20100126

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing. Novelist Fay Weldon shares some of her favourite pieces of writing with an audience in Bridport, Dorset.

Her readers are Pippa Haywood and Peter Marinker.

Fay Weldon20100126

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Novelist Fay Weldon shares some of her favourite pieces of writing with an audience in Bridport, Dorset.

Her readers are Pippa Haywood and Peter Marinker.

Novelist Fay Weldon introduces some of her favourite pieces of writing.

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Award-winning journalist Fergal Keane presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read for him by Eleanor Bron and Christian Rodska

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Award-winning journalist Fergal Keane presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read for him by Eleanor Bron and Christian Rodska

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Actor Freddie Jones returns to his roots in Stoke-on-Trent to present a slection of favourite poetry & prose.

Readers Michael Williams and Su-lin Looi

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Actor Freddie Jones returns to his roots in Stoke-on-Trent to present a slection of favourite poetry & prose.

Readers Michael Williams and Su-lin Looi

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Andrew Cruickshank presents a personal choice of prose and verse which has influenced his life with readings by his daughter MARTY CRUICKSHANK before an invited audience at Broadcasting House, London

Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON Next week:David Franklin (Repeated: Wed, 9 35 am)

(' I'll away, now page 4)

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Marty Cruickshank

Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

Unknown: David Franklin

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Andrew Cruickshank

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

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Kenneth Williams presents his personal choice of poetry and prose and talks of the significance of his selection Before an invited audience at the Playhouse Theatre, London Produced by HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Williams

Produced By: Helen Fry

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Laurens van der Post presents an anthology of verse which means a great deal to him

Assisted by INGARET GIFFARD (Mrs Laurens van der Post ) before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, London Produced by NEIL HEPBURN

Contributors

Unknown: Laurens van Der Post

Assisted By: Ingaret Giffard

Assisted By: Mrs Laurens van Der Post

Produced By: Neil Hepburn

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Rene Cutforth presents his personal choice of poetry and prose before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, London.

HUGH BURDEN assists him with the readings

Produced by TONY GOULD

Contributors

Unknown: Rene Cutforth

Produced By: Tony Gould

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Jack Dash communist and former dockers' leader, presents his personal choice of prose and poetry before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, London. Readers SEAN BARRETT and PETER TUDDENHAM

Produced by JACK AMOS

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Dash

Readers: Sean Barrett

Produced By: Jack Amos

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Mr Speaker

The Rt Hon Dr Horace King. MP presents an anthology of verse, prose, and music assisted bv OLIVE GREGG

Before an invited audience Produced by RICHARD KEEN

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Horace King.

Produced By: Richard Keen

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Sean O'Faolain presents a personal choice of prose and verse which has influenced his life and his writing: before an audience at Trinity College,. Dublin Reader RAY MCANALLY

Produced by JOHN BOYD

(Ray McAnally is in 'The Sound of Music ' at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin)

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Contributors

Unknown: Sean O'Faolain

Reader: Ray McAnally

Produced By: Ray McAnally

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C. A. Joyce has devoted his life to the Prison Service

Tonight he presents a personal anthology of his favourite poetry to an audience of prisoners at Ford Open Prison, near Littlehampton.

Reader STEPHEN THORNE

Produced by HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown: A. Joyce

Produced By: Helen Fry

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Siobhan McKenna presents a selection of the poetry, prose, and plays of her favourite Irish writers to an invited audience in London Produced by HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown: Siobhan McKenna

Produced By: Helen Fry

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TheRt Hon Enoch Powell presents a personal selection of prose, poetry, and music which have been important to him:before an invited audience in Broadcasting House. London. Readers SEAN BARRETT and PETER TUDDENHAM

Produced by EDITH TEMPLE ROBERTS

Contributors

Unknown: Enoch Powell

Readers: Sean Barrett

Produced By: Edith Temple Roberts

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Sir Tyrone Guthrie who will be 70 this week, presents his personal choice of prose and poetry before an audience in Queen's University, Belfast

Produced by JOHN BOYD

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Tyrone Guthrie

Produced By: John Boyd

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Lady Antonia Fraser presents a personal choice of prose and verse - including a reading by her daughter Flora -which has influenced her life and her writing: before an invited audience at Broadcasting House. London.

Reader DENYS HAWTHORNE

Produced by ROSEMARY HART

Contributors

Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser

Produced By: Rosemary Hart

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Laurens van der Post presents an anthology of verse which means a great deal to him: assisted by INGARETGIFFARD (Mrs Laurens van der Post ) before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, London Produced by NEIL HEPBURN

Contributors

Unknown: Laurens van Der Post

Unknown: Mrs Laurens van Der Post

Produced By: Neil Hepburn

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Michael Foot , mp presents a selection of prost and music which has influenced his life and his political thought: before an invited audience at Broadcasting House. London.

Reader SEAN BARRETT

Produced by Richard KEEN

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Foot

Produced By: Richard Keen

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Rene Cutforth presents his personal choice of poetry and prose before an invited audience in Broadcasting House. London. HUGH BURDEN assists him with the readings. Produced by TONY GOULD

Contributors

Unknown: Rene Cutforth

Produced By: Tony Gould

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Michael Foot , MP presents a selection of prose and music which has influenced his life and his political thought: before an invited audience at Broadcasting House, London.

Reader SEAN BARRETT

Produced by RICHARD KEEN

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Foot

Produced By: Richard Keen

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Siobhan McKenna presents a selection of the poetry, prose, and plays of her favourite Irish writers to an invited audience in London. Produced by HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown: Siobhan McKenna

Produced By: Helen Fry

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Joyce Grenfell

A personal anthology of prose and poetry chosen and read this week beforean invited audience at Broadcasting House, London, by JOYCE GRENFELL

She is joined in the studio by the Poet Laureate, C. Day Lewis, who reads some of the pieces for her. Produced by ANNE DUNCAN -JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

Unknown: C. Day

Produced By: Anne Duncan -Jones

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Dr Roy Strong Director of the National Portrait Gallery presents a personal choice of drama, prose, and verse that has influenced his life and work. This anthology is read by DOROTHY REYNOLDS and ANGUS MACKAY who appear with Dr Strong before an invited audience.

Produced by ROSEMARY HART

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Roy Strong

Read By: Dorothy Reynolds

Read By: Angus MacKay

Produced By: Rosemary Hart

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Edgar Lustgarten

A personal choice of drama, prose, verse, and music which has given him the greatest enjoyment for many, many years. He is joined in the studio by CHRYS SALT who reads the poetry.

Produced by ALAN BURGESS

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Produced By: Alan Burgess

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Joyce Grenfell

A personal anthology of prose and poetry chosen and read before an invited audience at Broadcasting House, London, by JOYCE GRENFELL

She is joined in the studio by the Poet Laureate, C. Day Lewis, who reads some of the pieces for her. Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

Unknown: C. Day

Produced By: Anne Duncan-Jones

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Edgar Lustgarten

A personal choice of drama, prose, verse, and music which has given him the greatest en-for many, many years. He is joined in the studio by CHRYS SALT who reads the Poetry, roduced by ALAN BURGESS

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Alan Burgess

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Mrs Mary Wilson

A personal anthology of prose and poetry chosen and read before an invited audience by MRS MARY WILSON

She is joined in the studio by RUPERT DAVIES who reads some of Mrs Wilson 's selections for her.

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Mary Wilson

Unknown: Mrs Mary Wilson

Unknown: Rupert Davies

Unknown: Mrs Wilson

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Robert Morley presents his personal choice of poetry and prose and gives the provenance of his selection: before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London.

Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX (Robert Morley is in ' How the Other Half Loves at the Lyric Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Morley

Produced By: Charles Lefeaux

Produced By: Robert Morley

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Unknown: Sheila Steafel

Unknown: Kerry Shale.

Producer: Kate Whitehead

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Unknown: Miriam Rothschild

Readers: Peggy Ashcroft

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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Read By: Peggy Ashcroft

Read By: Ronald Pickup.

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Unknown: Freddie Jones

Readers: Michael Williams

Readers: Su-Lin Looi.

Producer: Kate Whitehead

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Unknown: Freddie Jones

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Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs

Readers: Robert Louis Stevenson.

Readers: John Betts

Readers: Geraldine McEwan.

Producer: Alec Reid.

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Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs

Readers: John Betts

Readers: Geraldine McEwan.

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Unknown: Eleanor Bron

Readers: Joanna David

Readers: John Fortune.

Producer: Kate Whitehead

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Unknown: Eleanor Bron

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Unknown: Colin Blakemore

Unknown: Bob Dylan

Readers: Jill Balcon

Readers: Denys Hawthorne.

Producer: Kate Whitehead

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Unknown: Colin Blakemore

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Unknown: David Lodge

Readers: Haydn Gwynne

Readers: Jack Shepherd.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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Unknown: David Lodge

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Readers: Anna Massey

Readers: Alec McCowen.

Producers: David Spenser

Producers: Kate Whitehead.

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Unknown: Jonathon Porritt

Readers: Diana Quick

Readers: Andrew Sachs.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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Maya Angelou , university professor, dancer, singer, actress, novelist and poet, presents a personal selection of extracts.

Readers are Adjoa Andoh and Maureen Beattie.

Producer Elizabeth Taylor. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Maya Angelou

Unknown: Maureen Beattie.

Producer: Elizabeth Taylor.

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Unknown: Maya Angelou

Unknown: Maureen Beattie.

Producer: Elizabeth Taylor.

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Edna O'Brien , novelist, poet and playwright, presents a selection of literary favourites.

Readers are Eileen Atkins and Andrew Sachs.

Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edna O'Brien

Unknown: Eileen Atkins

Unknown: Andrew Sachs.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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Unknown: Edna O'Brien

Unknown: Eileen Atkins

Unknown: Andrew Sachs.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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Fay Weldon , leading feminist, novelist and playwright, presents her selection of pieces ranging from John Stuart Mill to Rider Haggard to Dorothy Parker. Readers are Carolyn Backhouse and Sean Barrett.

Producer Elizabeth Taylor. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Fay Weldon

Unknown: John Stuart

Readers: Dorothy Parker.

Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse

Unknown: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Elizabeth Taylor.

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Unknown: Fay Weldon

Unknown: John Stuart

Readers: Dorothy Parker.

Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse

Unknown: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Elizabeth Taylor.

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Penelope Lively , novelist and former children's writer, selects her literary favourites.

Anthony Hyde and Sheila Mitchell perform the extracts in Blackwell's

Bookshop in Oxford.

Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Penelope Lively

Unknown: Anthony Hyde

Unknown: Sheila Mitchell

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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Unknown: Penelope Lively

Unknown: Anthony Hyde

Unknown: Sheila Mitchell

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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In the last of the present series, Clare Francis , transatlantic sailor and novelist, presents a selection of her favourite poetry and prose.

The readers are Ronald

Pickup and Yvonne Gilan. Producer Alec Reid. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Clare Francis

Unknown: Yvonne Gilan.

Producer: Alec Reid.

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Unknown: Clare Francis

Unknown: Yvonne Gilan.

Producer: Alec Reid.

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Dame Judi Dench and Michael Williams with their literary selection, from the Hampstead Theatre. Reader Alec McCowen.

Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Judi Dench

Unknown: Michael Williams

Reader: Alec McCowen.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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Unknown: Dame Judi Dench

Unknown: Michael Williams

Reader: Alec McCowen.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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Stephen Fry presents a selection of his favourite poetry and prose, with Jill Balcon and Martin Jarvis. Producer Alec Reid. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Fry

Unknown: Jill Balcon

Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

Producer: Alec Reid.

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Unknown: Stephen Fry

Unknown: Jill Balcon

Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

Producer: Alec Reid.

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Stereo

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The actress Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies died last month, aged 101. She recorded this programme a year ago to mark her 100th birthday, with readers Anna Massey and Alec McCowen. Producers David Spenser and Kate Whitehead Stereo

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Unknown: Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

Readers: Anna Massey

Readers: Alec McCowen.

Producers: David Spenser

Producers: Kate Whitehead

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To start a new series,

Helena Kennedy QC presents her own selection of poetry, prose and drama on the theme of crime and justice. Leo McKem and Juliet Stevenson read accounts of spirited advocacy, courtroom drama and the bizarre eccentricities of the legal world. Recorded in the Benchers' Smoking Room in the Middle Temple. Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo

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Unknown: Helena Kennedy

Unknown: Leo McKem

Unknown: Juliet Stevenson

Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

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Hank Wangford , musician and gynaecologist, presents his choice of writing while on tour with the Lost

Cowboys. He introduces poems by John Hegley and Roger McGough and folk tales from the North

American Indians, and indulges his passion for the lyrics of country and western music.

Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo

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Unknown: Hank Wangford

Unknown: John Hegley

Unknown: Roger McGough

Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

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It's Like the Apple Tree Sir William Golding and Peter Orr present poetry and prose reflecting man's progress from the cradle to the grave, including an extract from Golding's novel The Spire.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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Unknown: Sir William Golding

Unknown: Peter Orr

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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Award-winning playwright Wally K Daly presents his choice of poetry, prose and drama from Radio Goes to Town at Stockton on Tees. Stereo

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Unknown: Wally K Daly

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Writer and journalist

Anthony Howard bases his choice of writing on politics, with readers Prunella Scales and David Calder.

Producer Julian Wilkinson ,

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Unknown: Anthony Howard

Readers: Prunella Scales

Readers: David Calder.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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Poet Simon Armitage presents his own selection of poetry and prose.

Readers Gwen Taylor and David Bradley.

Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo

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Unknown: Simon Armitage

Readers: Gwen Taylor

Readers: David Bradley.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

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In the last programme of the series, comedienne

Sandi Tksvig charts her passion for literature from childhood's long-forgotten Janet and John books to the more grown-up

Encyclopedia Britannica. Josie Lawrence and Alice Arnold perform the readings.

Julian Wilkinson. Stereo

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Unknown: Sandi Tksvig

Unknown: Josie Lawrence

Unknown: Alice Arnold

Unknown: Julian Wilkinson.

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An account of orchestral mayhem caused by an inattentive triangle player is just one of the pieces baritone singer Thomas Allen includes in his choice of prose. Producer Julian Wilkinson

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Singer: Thomas Allen

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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The first of a six-part series. Novelist and critic Howard Jacobson entertains an audience at the Cheltenham Literary Festival with pieces of prose and poetry which have moved him to laughter and occasionally tears. With readers Andrew Sachs , Susie Brann and Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby

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Unknown: Howard Jacobson

Readers: Andrew Sachs

Readers: Susie Brann

Readers: Bill Wallis.

Producer: Viv Beeby

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A tribute to the late Allen Ginsberg , presiding genius of the American Beat movement, who recorded this selection of the poetry that inspired his own work in his New York apartment last year. Producer Sara Davies

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Unknown: Allen Ginsberg

Producer: Sara Davies

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In the third of a six-part series Rabbi Lionel Blue reveals a fascination for English eccentrics, an interest in cookery and a love of poetry. His literary choices include extracts from EM Delafield's The Diary of a Provincial Lady, the poetry of Robert Browning , and instructions on what to do with unwanted leftovers. Producer Hilary Reid

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Unknown: Rabbi Lionel Blue

Unknown: Robert Browning

Producer: Hilary Reid

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In the fourth of six programmes, comedian and TV host Julian Clary chooses his favourite pieces of writing. The readers are Russell Churney and Erica Poole. Producer Paul Dodgson

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Unknown: Julian Clary

Unknown: Erica Poole.

Producer: Paul Dodgson

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In the fifth of six programmes actor Tim Pigott-Smith chooses his favourite pieces of writing, read by Pamela Miles and Nicholas Farrell. Producer Liz Taylor

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Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith

Read By: Pamela Miles

Read By: Nicholas Farrell.

Producer: Liz Taylor

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In the last of six programmes, actress and writer Meera Syal entertains an audience at the Birmingham Readers and Writers Festival with poetry and prose she admires. With Nina Wadia andAhsenBhatti. Producer Viv Beeby MUSIC LIVE 97

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Unknown: Meera Syal

Unknown: Nina Wadia

Producer: Viv Beeby

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Julian Clary chooses his favourite pieces of writing. With readers

Russell Churney and Erica Poole. Producer Paul Dodgson

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Writer, director and actor Steven Berkoff performs extracts from his favourite poetry, prose and plays before an audience at this year's Edinburgh Festival. He draws on ancient Greek drama, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and poet Walt Whitman to celebrate language as an instrument of praise. Producer Rob Ketteridge

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Unknown: Steven Berkoff

Unknown: Oscar Wilde

Unknown: Walt Whitman

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

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Campaigningjournalist Marjorie Wallace is head of SANE, the organisation for the support of schizophrenics and their carers. She chooses her favourite pieces of writing, which are read by Anna Massey and Tim Pigott-Smith. Producer Sara Davies

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Unknown: Campaigningjournalist Marjorie

Read By: Anna Massey

Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith

Producer: Sara Davies

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American novelist Alison Lurie chooses her favourite pieces of writing, read by Bonnie Hurren and Ben Onwukwe. Producer Viv Beeby

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Unknown: Alison Lurie

Read By: Bonnie Hurren

Read By: Ben Onwukwe.

Producer: Viv Beeby

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In his 95th year, Lord Soper looks back over his life and introduces extracts from the books, hymns and poems which have been significant to him through the years. James Fox and Stephanie Cole read the extracts. Producer Hilary Field

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Unknown: James Fox

Unknown: Stephanie Cole

Producer: Hilary Field

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Actress Jenny Agutter chooses some of her favourite prose and poetry, read by Michael Pennington and Sara Kestelman. Producer Felicity Goodall

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Unknown: Jenny Agutter

Read By: Michael Pennington

Read By: Sara Kestelman.

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In the last of the current series, Mavis Nicholson chooses some of her favourite Pieces of poetry and prose. Readings by Sian Phillips and Philip Madoc. Producer Liz Taylor

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Unknown: Mavis Nicholson

Unknown: Sian Phillips

Unknown: Philip Madoc.

Producer: Liz Taylor

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Andrew Cruickshank presents a personal choice of prose and verse which has influenced his life with readings by his daughter MARTY CRUICKSHANK before an invited audience at Broadcasting House, London

Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON Next week:David Franklin (Repeated: Wed, 9 35 am)

(' I'll away, now page 4)

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

Unknown: Marty Cruickshank

Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

Unknown: David Franklin

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Andrew Cruickshank

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

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Kenneth Williams presents his personal choice of poetry and prose and talks of the significance of his selection Before an invited audience at the Playhouse Theatre, London Produced by HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Williams

Produced By: Helen Fry

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[R4 BD=19700426]

Laurens van der Post presents an anthology of verse which means a great deal to him

Assisted by INGARET GIFFARD (Mrs Laurens van der Post ) before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, London Produced by NEIL HEPBURN

Contributors

Unknown: Laurens van Der Post

Assisted By: Ingaret Giffard

Assisted By: Mrs Laurens van Der Post

Produced By: Neil Hepburn

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[R4 BD=19700503]

Rene Cutforth presents his personal choice of poetry and prose before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, London.

HUGH BURDEN assists him with the readings

Produced by TONY GOULD

Contributors

Unknown: Rene Cutforth

Produced By: Tony Gould

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Jack Dash communist and former dockers' leader, presents his personal choice of prose and poetry before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, London. Readers SEAN BARRETT and PETER TUDDENHAM

Produced by JACK AMOS

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Dash

Readers: Sean Barrett

Produced By: Jack Amos

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Mr Speaker

The Rt Hon Dr Horace King. MP presents an anthology of verse, prose, and music assisted bv OLIVE GREGG

Before an invited audience Produced by RICHARD KEEN

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Horace King.

Produced By: Richard Keen

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Sean O'Faolain presents a personal choice of prose and verse which has influenced his life and his writing: before an audience at Trinity College,. Dublin Reader RAY MCANALLY

Produced by JOHN BOYD

(Ray McAnally is in 'The Sound of Music ' at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin)

'

Contributors

Unknown: Sean O'Faolain

Reader: Ray McAnally

Produced By: John Boyd

Produced By: Ray McAnally

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C. A. Joyce has devoted his life to the Prison Service

Tonight he presents a personal anthology of his favourite poetry to an audience of prisoners at Ford Open Prison, near Littlehampton.

Reader STEPHEN THORNE

Produced by HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown: A. Joyce

Reader: Stephen Thorne

Produced By: Helen Fry

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TheRt Hon Enoch Powell presents a personal selection of prose, poetry, and music which have been important to him:before an invited audience in Broadcasting House. London. Readers SEAN BARRETT and PETER TUDDENHAM

Produced by EDITH TEMPLE ROBERTS

Contributors

Unknown: Enoch Powell

Readers: Sean Barrett

Produced By: Edith Temple Roberts

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Sir Tyrone Guthrie who will be 70 this week, presents his personal choice of prose and poetry before an audience in Queen's University, Belfast

Produced by JOHN BOYD

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Tyrone Guthrie

Produced By: John Boyd

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Lady Antonia Fraser presents a personal choice of prose and verse - including a reading by her daughter Flora -which has influenced her life and her writing: before an invited audience at Broadcasting House. London.

Reader DENYS HAWTHORNE

Produced by ROSEMARY HART

Contributors

Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser

Reader: Denys Hawthorne

Produced By: Rosemary Hart

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Laurens van der Post presents an anthology of verse which means a great deal to him: assisted by INGARETGIFFARD (Mrs Laurens van der Post ) before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, London Produced by NEIL HEPBURN

Contributors

Unknown: Laurens van Der Post

Unknown: Mrs Laurens van Der Post

Produced By: Neil Hepburn

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[R4 BD=19700712]

Michael Foot , mp presents a selection of prost and music which has influenced his life and his political thought: before an invited audience at Broadcasting House. London.

Reader SEAN BARRETT

Produced by Richard KEEN

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Foot

Reader: Sean Barrett

Produced By: Richard Keen

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Rene Cutforth presents his personal choice of poetry and prose before an invited audience in Broadcasting House. London. HUGH BURDEN assists him with the readings. Produced by TONY GOULD

Contributors

Unknown: Rene Cutforth

Produced By: Tony Gould

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Michael Foot , MP presents a selection of prose and music which has influenced his life and his political thought: before an invited audience at Broadcasting House, London.

Reader SEAN BARRETT

Produced by RICHARD KEEN

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Foot

Reader: Sean Barrett

Produced By: Richard Keen

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Siobhan McKenna presents a selection of the poetry, prose, and plays of her favourite Irish writers to an invited audience in London. Produced by HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown: Siobhan McKenna

Produced By: Helen Fry

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[R4 BD=19701004]

Joyce Grenfell

A personal anthology of prose and poetry chosen and read this week beforean invited audience at Broadcasting House, London, by JOYCE GRENFELL

She is joined in the studio by the Poet Laureate, C. Day Lewis, who reads some of the pieces for her. Produced by ANNE DUNCAN -JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

Unknown: C. Day

Produced By: Anne Duncan -Jones

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[R4 BD=19701011]

Dr Roy Strong Director of the National Portrait Gallery presents a personal choice of drama, prose, and verse that has influenced his life and work. This anthology is read by DOROTHY REYNOLDS and ANGUS MACKAY who appear with Dr Strong before an invited audience.

Produced by ROSEMARY HART

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Roy Strong

Read By: Dorothy Reynolds

Read By: Angus MacKay

Produced By: Rosemary Hart

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[R4 BD=19701025]

Edgar Lustgarten

A personal choice of drama, prose, verse, and music which has given him the greatest enjoyment for many, many years. He is joined in the studio by CHRYS SALT who reads the poetry.

Produced by ALAN BURGESS

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Produced By: Alan Burgess

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[R4 BD=19701208]

Joyce Grenfell

A personal anthology of prose and poetry chosen and read before an invited audience at Broadcasting House, London, by JOYCE GRENFELL

She is joined in the studio by the Poet Laureate, C. Day Lewis, who reads some of the pieces for her. Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

Unknown: C. Day

Produced By: Anne Duncan-Jones

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[R4 BD=19701215]

Edgar Lustgarten

A personal choice of drama, prose, verse, and music which has given him the greatest en-for many, many years. He is joined in the studio by CHRYS SALT who reads the Poetry, roduced by ALAN BURGESS

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Alan Burgess

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[R4 BD=19701227]

Mrs Mary Wilson

A personal anthology of prose and poetry chosen and read before an invited audience by MRS MARY WILSON

She is joined in the studio by RUPERT DAVIES who reads some of Mrs Wilson 's selections for her.

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Mary Wilson

Unknown: Mrs Mary Wilson

Unknown: Rupert Davies

Unknown: Mrs Wilson

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[R4 BD=19701229]

Robert Morley presents his personal choice of poetry and prose and gives the provenance of his selection: before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London.

Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX (Robert Morley is in ' How the Other Half Loves at the Lyric Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Morley

Produced By: Charles Lefeaux

Produced By: Robert Morley

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[R4 BD=19900204]

Unknown: Sheila Steafel

Unknown: Kerry Shale.

Producer: Kate Whitehead

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[R4 BD=19900627]

Unknown: Miriam Rothschild

Readers: Peggy Ashcroft

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19900701]

Read By: Peggy Ashcroft

Read By: Ronald Pickup.

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[R4 BD=19900704]

Unknown: Freddie Jones

Readers: Michael Williams

Readers: Su-Lin Looi.

Producer: Kate Whitehead

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[R4 BD=19900708]

Unknown: Freddie Jones

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[R4 BD=19900711]

Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs

Readers: Robert Louis Stevenson.

Readers: John Betts

Readers: Geraldine McEwan.

Producer: Alec Reid.

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[R4 BD=19900715]

Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs

Readers: John Betts

Readers: Geraldine McEwan.

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[R4 BD=19900718]

Unknown: Eleanor Bron

Readers: Joanna David

Readers: John Fortune.

Producer: Kate Whitehead

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[R4 BD=19900722]

Unknown: Eleanor Bron

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[R4 BD=19900725]

Unknown: Colin Blakemore

Unknown: Bob Dylan

Readers: Jill Balcon

Readers: Denys Hawthorne.

Producer: Kate Whitehead

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[R4 BD=19900729]

Unknown: Colin Blakemore

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[R4 BD=19900801]

Unknown: David Lodge

Readers: Haydn Gwynne

Readers: Jack Shepherd.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19900805]

Unknown: David Lodge

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[R4 BD=19901225]

Readers: Anna Massey

Readers: Alec McCowen.

Producers: David Spenser

Producers: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19901226]

Unknown: Jonathon Porritt

Readers: Diana Quick

Readers: Andrew Sachs.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19910803]

Maya Angelou , university professor, dancer, singer, actress, novelist and poet, presents a personal selection of extracts.

Readers are Adjoa Andoh and Maureen Beattie.

Producer Elizabeth Taylor. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Maya Angelou

Unknown: Maureen Beattie.

Producer: Elizabeth Taylor.

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[R4 BD=19910803]

Unknown: Maya Angelou

Unknown: Maureen Beattie.

Producer: Elizabeth Taylor.

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[R4 BD=19910810]

Edna O'Brien , novelist, poet and playwright, presents a selection of literary favourites.

Readers are Eileen Atkins and Andrew Sachs.

Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Edna O'Brien

Unknown: Eileen Atkins

Unknown: Andrew Sachs.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19910810]

Unknown: Edna O'Brien

Unknown: Eileen Atkins

Unknown: Andrew Sachs.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19910817]

Fay Weldon , leading feminist, novelist and playwright, presents her selection of pieces ranging from John Stuart Mill to Rider Haggard to Dorothy Parker. Readers are Carolyn Backhouse and Sean Barrett.

Producer Elizabeth Taylor. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Fay Weldon

Unknown: John Stuart

Readers: Dorothy Parker.

Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse

Unknown: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Elizabeth Taylor.

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[R4 BD=19910817]

Unknown: Fay Weldon

Unknown: John Stuart

Readers: Dorothy Parker.

Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse

Unknown: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Elizabeth Taylor.

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[R4 BD=19910824]

Penelope Lively , novelist and former children's writer, selects her literary favourites.

Anthony Hyde and Sheila Mitchell perform the extracts in Blackwell's

Bookshop in Oxford.

Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Penelope Lively

Unknown: Anthony Hyde

Unknown: Sheila Mitchell

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19910824]

Unknown: Penelope Lively

Unknown: Anthony Hyde

Unknown: Sheila Mitchell

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19910831]

In the last of the present series, Clare Francis , transatlantic sailor and novelist, presents a selection of her favourite poetry and prose.

The readers are Ronald

Pickup and Yvonne Gilan. Producer Alec Reid. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Clare Francis

Unknown: Yvonne Gilan.

Producer: Alec Reid.

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[R4 BD=19910831]

Unknown: Clare Francis

Unknown: Yvonne Gilan.

Producer: Alec Reid.

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[R4 BD=19911226]

Dame Judi Dench and Michael Williams with their literary selection, from the Hampstead Theatre. Reader Alec McCowen.

Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Judi Dench

Unknown: Michael Williams

Reader: Alec McCowen.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19911226]

Unknown: Dame Judi Dench

Unknown: Michael Williams

Reader: Alec McCowen.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19911228]

Stephen Fry presents a selection of his favourite poetry and prose, with Jill Balcon and Martin Jarvis. Producer Alec Reid. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Fry

Unknown: Jill Balcon

Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

Producer: Alec Reid.

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[R4 BD=19911228]

Unknown: Stephen Fry

Unknown: Jill Balcon

Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

Producer: Alec Reid.

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[R4 BD=19911229]

Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920218]

The actress Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies died last month, aged 101. She recorded this programme a year ago to mark her 100th birthday, with readers Anna Massey and Alec McCowen. Producers David Spenser and Kate Whitehead Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920218]

Unknown: Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

Readers: Anna Massey

Readers: Alec McCowen.

Producers: David Spenser

Producers: Kate Whitehead

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[R4 BD=19921213]

To start a new series,

Helena Kennedy QC presents her own selection of poetry, prose and drama on the theme of crime and justice. Leo McKem and Juliet Stevenson read accounts of spirited advocacy, courtroom drama and the bizarre eccentricities of the legal world. Recorded in the Benchers' Smoking Room in the Middle Temple. Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921213]

Unknown: Helena Kennedy

Unknown: Leo McKem

Unknown: Juliet Stevenson

Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

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[R4 BD=19921220]

Hank Wangford , musician and gynaecologist, presents his choice of writing while on tour with the Lost

Cowboys. He introduces poems by John Hegley and Roger McGough and folk tales from the North

American Indians, and indulges his passion for the lyrics of country and western music.

Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921220]

Unknown: Hank Wangford

Unknown: John Hegley

Unknown: Roger McGough

Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

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[R4 BD=19921226]

It's Like the Apple Tree Sir William Golding and Peter Orr present poetry and prose reflecting man's progress from the cradle to the grave, including an extract from Golding's novel The Spire.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921226]

Unknown: Sir William Golding

Unknown: Peter Orr

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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[R4 BD=19921227]

Award-winning playwright Wally K Daly presents his choice of poetry, prose and drama from Radio Goes to Town at Stockton on Tees. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921227]

Unknown: Wally K Daly

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[R4 BD=19930103]

Writer and journalist

Anthony Howard bases his choice of writing on politics, with readers Prunella Scales and David Calder.

Producer Julian Wilkinson ,

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930103]

Unknown: Anthony Howard

Readers: Prunella Scales

Readers: David Calder.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19930110]

Poet Simon Armitage presents his own selection of poetry and prose.

Readers Gwen Taylor and David Bradley.

Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19930110]

Unknown: Simon Armitage

Readers: Gwen Taylor

Readers: David Bradley.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930117]

In the last programme of the series, comedienne

Sandi Tksvig charts her passion for literature from childhood's long-forgotten Janet and John books to the more grown-up

Encyclopedia Britannica. Josie Lawrence and Alice Arnold perform the readings.

Julian Wilkinson. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19930117]

Unknown: Sandi Tksvig

Unknown: Josie Lawrence

Unknown: Alice Arnold

Unknown: Julian Wilkinson.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19931225]

An account of orchestral mayhem caused by an inattentive triangle player is just one of the pieces baritone singer Thomas Allen includes in his choice of prose. Producer Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19931225]

Singer: Thomas Allen

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940102]

It's Like the Apple Tree. Shortly before his death, Sir William Golding joined Peter Orr to present this selection of poetry and prose reflecting our progress from the cradle to the grave.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940102]

Unknown: Sir William Golding

Unknown: Peter Orr

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940123]

Poet and playwright Liz

- Lochhead draws together a spirited collection of poetry, prose and drama peopled with monsters, mythical creatures and aliens. Readers Siobhan Redmond and Peter Kelly. Producer Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940123]

Readers: Siobhan Redmond

Readers: Peter Kelly.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940130]

Tony Robinson (alias Baldric, alias the Sheriff of Nottingham) shows a more serious side and with a little help from a couple of friends, presents his own varied choice of literary gems. Producer Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940130]

Unknown: Tony Robinson

Producer: Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940206]

Best-selling author and Dublin journalist Maeve Binchy reveals a hatred for etiquette and a love of cats in her selection of poetry and prose. Readers Nigel Anthony and Kate Binchy Producer Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940206]

Readers: Nigel Anthony

Readers: Kate Binchy

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940213]

Actress and writer Marsha Hunt presents poetry, prose and song lyrics.

Readers Pauline Black , Ray Shell and Ben Onwukwe. Producer Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940213]

Unknown: Marsha Hunt

Readers: Pauline Black

Readers: Ben Onwukwe.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940220]

Poet and playwright Liz Lochhead chooses a spirited collection of poetry, prose and drama peopled with monsters, mythical creatures and aliens.

Readers Siobhan Redmond and Peter Kelly

Producer Julian Wilkinson (Postponed from 23 January)

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940220]

Unknown: Liz Lochhead

Readers: Siobhan Redmond

Readers: Peter Kelly

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940227]

In the last of the series, Dr Sheila Cassidy draws together a selection of writing that reflects her life and deep religious faith. Producer Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940227]

Unknown: Dr Sheila Cassidy

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19940331]

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop presents a sharp and witty selection of writing.

Producer Julian Wilkinson (RepeatedSundayat4.15pm)

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940331]

Editor: Ian Hislop

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19940403]

with Private Eye editor Ian Hislop.

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[R4 BD=19940403]

Editor: Ian Hislop.

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[R4 BD=19940530]

Barbara Castle kicks off the new series with a spirited selection of writing from the books she loves. Sylvia Pankhurst , Aneurin Bevan and her own mother-in-law are among the writers, with readers Glenda Jackson and Michael Foot. Producer Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940530]

Unknown: Sylvia Pankhurst

Unknown: Aneurin Bevan

Readers: Glenda Jackson

Readers: Michael Foot.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940606]

Hugh Mclllvanney , who has been voted Sports Journalist of the Year seven times, reveals those he considers to be the best sports writers of this century and which books he takes on his travels. Producer Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940606]

Unknown: Hugh McLllvanney

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19940613]

Marcelle D'Argy Smith , Cosmopolitan editor, picks her favourite pieces of writing, from the love sonnets of John Donne and Shakespeare to the acerbic barbs of Dorothy Parker and Ogden Nash. Producer Sara Davies

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[R4 BD=19940613]

Unknown: Marcelle D'Argy Smith

Unknown: John Donne

Unknown: Dorothy Parker

Unknown: Ogden Nash.

Producer: Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940620]

Christopher Haskins , the chairman of Northern Foods, reveals his favourite pieces of literature and attempts to play Poohsticks on the Humber Bridge. Producer Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940620]

Unknown: Christopher Haskins

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19940627]

Musician Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys introduces an eclectic selection of poetry, prose and journalism. Producer Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940627]

Musician: Neil Tennant

Producer: Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940704]

Scientist, writer and broadcaster Professor Richard Gregory selects his favourite pieces of literature in the only programme where P G Wodehouse rubs shoulders with Lucretius and Newton. Producer Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940704]

Unknown: Professor Richard Gregory

Producer: Paul Dodgson

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[R4 BD=19940925]

with Marcelle D'Argy Smith , editor of Cosmopolitan.

Producer Sara Davies Rpt

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[R4 BD=19940925]

Unknown: Marcelle D'Argy Smith

Producer: Sara Davies Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941002]

Sports journalist Hugh Mclllvanney reveals who he considers to be the best sports writers of this century. Producer Julian Wilkinson Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941002]

Sports journalist Hugh Mclllvanney reveals who he considers to be the best sports writers of this century. Producer Julian Wilkinson Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941002]

Unknown: Hugh McLllvanney

Producer: Julian Wilkinson Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941002]

Unknown: Hugh McLllvanney

Producer: Julian Wilkinson Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941009]

Producer Julian Wilkinson Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941009]

Producer Julian Wilkinson Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941009]

Producer: Julian Wilkinson Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941009]

Producer: Julian Wilkinson Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941016]

with Neil Tennant of The Pet Shop Boys. Producer Paul Dodgson Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941016]

with Neil Tennant of The Pet Shop Boys. Producer Paul Dodgson Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941016]

Unknown: Neil Tennant

Producer: Paul Dodgson Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941016]

Unknown: Neil Tennant

Producer: Paul Dodgson Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941023]

Scientist, writer and broadcaster

Professor Richard Gregory is the last guest of the series.

Producer Paul Dodgson Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941023]

Scientist, writer and broadcaster

Professor Richard Gregory is the last guest of the series.

Producer Paul Dodgson Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941023]

Unknown: Professor Richard Gregory

Producer: Paul Dodgson Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941023]

Unknown: Professor Richard Gregory

Producer: Paul Dodgson Rpt

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[R4 BD=19941114]

Mary Whitehouse presents her favourite pieces of writing, including her first broadcast to the nation on Woman's Hour- "Thoughts on the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II". Producer Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941114]

Unknown: Mary Whitehouse

Producer: Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941121]

The literary selection of musician, actor and Blockhead, Ian Dury. Producer Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941121]

Unknown: Ian Dury.

Producer: Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941128]

Writer and director Anthony Minghella , Perhaps best known for his film Truly, Madly, Deeply, chooses his favourite pieces of writing. The readers include Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman. Producer Julian Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941128]

Director: Anthony Minghella

Unknown: Juliet Stevenson

Unknown: Alan Rickman.

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19941205]

Professor George Bain chooses his favourite pieces of writing. From a home in rural Canada, he was a student at Oxford University and is now principal of the London Business School. Producer Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941205]

Unknown: Professor George Bain

Producer: Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19941212]

One of Britain's most respected poets U A Fanthorpe presents her own choice of writing with readers Stephanie Cole and Tim Pigott-Smith . Producer Sara Davies and Jules Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941212]

Readers: Stephanie Cole

Readers: Tim Pigott-Smith

Producer: Sara Davies

Producer: Jules Wilkinson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941219]

In the last of the series, actor, writer, director and raconteur Victor Spinetti chooses his favourite pieces of writing. Producer Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941219]

Unknown: Victor Spinetti

Producer: Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19941224]

Jeremy Paxman presents his favourite Pieces of writing in a special Christmas edition -with readers Bill Wallis , Alice Arnold and Christian Rodska.

Recorded at the Paris Theatre, London Producer Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19941224]

Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

Readers: Bill Wallis

Readers: Alice Arnold

Readers: Christian Rodska.

Producer: Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950515]

Writer and traveller Jan Morris opens the new series with a selection of favourite writing that reflects her passion forthe sea, her life-long wanderlust and her deep love of Wales. Producer Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950515]

Unknown: Jan Morris

Producer: Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950522]

Poet Charles Causley presents a selection from his ideal anthology including poems by W H Auden , Edward Lear and Shakespeare. Read by Belinda Lang and Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950522]

Unknown: Charles Causley

Unknown: H Auden

Unknown: Edward Lear

Read By: Belinda Lang

Read By: Bill Wallis.

Producer: Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950529]

Ian McCaskill introduces a poem by Thomas Hardy and a flurry of his favourite literary pieces. Producer Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950529]

Introduces: Ian McCaskill

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Producer: Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950605]

Tracy Edwards , who skippered the all-female crew of The Maiden in the Whitbread round-the-world yacht race, introduces prose, poetry and fiction which has inspired and entertained her. Producer Sally Marmion

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950605]

Unknown: Tracy Edwards

Producer: Sally Marmion

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950612]

Industrial journalist, economist and broadcaster Mary Goldring introduces her selection of prose and poetry. Producer Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950612]

Introduces: Mary Goldring

Producer: Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950619]

In the last of the series, footballer and wine connoisseur Lee Chapman introduces his selection of prose, poetry and oration. Producer Sally Marmion

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950619]

Introduces: Lee Chapman

Producer: Sally Marmion

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19951218]

A new six-part series. Peter Blake , Associate Artist at the National Gallery, chooses his favourite literature. Producer Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19951218]

Unknown: Peter Blake

Producer: Paul Dodgson

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[R4 BD=19951225]

Kate Adie presents a personal anthology of her favourite poetry and prose. Producer Rob Ketteridge

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19951225]

Unknown: Kate Adie

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19951227]

To mark its 25th anniversary,

John Timpson presents a special edition of highlights from the programme in which guests including Maeve Binchy, Dennis Potter and Jacqueline du Pre select theirfavourite literature, which has varied from Shakespeare to the back of a sauce bottle. Producer Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19951227]

Unknown: John Timpson

Unknown: Dennis Potter

Producer: Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960101]

In the second of six programmes, Edinburgh Festival stand-up queen Jenny Eclair reveals her literary passions. Read by Amanda Root and Crawford Logan. Producer Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960101]

Unknown: Queen Jenny Eclair

Read By: Amanda Root

Read By: Crawford Logan.

Producer: Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960108]

Jon Snow is best known as the anchorman of Channel 4 News. Here, with the help of Kate Fahy and Ian Mitchell , he reveals his literary passions. Plus Alan Clark reads from his Diaries. Producer Kate McAII

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960108]

Unknown: Jon Snow

Unknown: Kate Fahy

Unknown: Ian Mitchell

Unknown: Alan Clark

Producer: Kate McAii

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960115]

Fashion designer Nicole Farhi introduces her selection of memorable prose and poetry - including Conan Doyle , James Fenton and Proust. With readers Penelope Wilton and Ian Holm. Producer Sally Marmion

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960115]

Introduces: Nicole Farhi

Unknown: Conan Doyle

Unknown: James Fenton

Readers: Penelope Wilton

Readers: Ian Holm.

Producer: Sally Marmion

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[R4 BD=19960122]

Editor, publisher and New York resident Harold Evans presents a selection of his favourite journalism, fiction and poetry. Producer Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960122]

Unknown: Harold Evans

Producer: Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960129]

In the last of the series, American feminist Gloria Steinem presents the writings that have inspired her. Producer Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960129]

Unknown: Gloria Steinem

Producer: Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960407]

Jeremy Paxman entertains an audience with his choice of favourite literary extracts. Read by Alice Arnold , Bill Wallis and Christian Rodska.

Producer Viv Beeby Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960407]

Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

Read By: Alice Arnold

Read By: Bill Wallis

Read By: Christian Rodska.

Producer: Viv Beeby Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960610]

The first of a six-part series in which people discuss the literature that has inspired or informed them. Poet Allen Ginsberg talks today about the Poetry that has inspired his work. Producer Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960610]

Talks: Allen Ginsberg

Producer: Sara Davies

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[R4 BD=19960617]

In the second of six personal selections of literature, Des Lynam takes a break from the sporting life to reveal a wide-ranging literary taste which reflects his Irish roots and a liking for dry humour. Producer Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960617]

Unknown: Des Lynam

Producer: Viv Beeby

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960624]

Angela Mason of the lesbian and gay campaign group Stonewall presents her favourite poetry and prose. With readers Michael Cashman , Pam St Clement and Alice Arnold. Producer Erin Riley

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960624]

Unknown: Angela Mason

Readers: Michael Cashman

Readers: Pam St Clement

Readers: Alice Arnold.

Producer: Erin Riley

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960701]

In the fourth of six personal selections of literature, Steve Jones , Professor of Genetics at University College London, introduces choices ranging from Charles Darwin to P G Wodehouse. Producer Felicity Goodall

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960701]

Unknown: Steve Jones

Unknown: Charles Darwin

Producer: Felicity Goodall

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960708]

The fifth of six personal selections of literature with comedian, playwright and football fan Arthur Smith. Producer Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19960708]

Unknown: Arthur Smith.

Producer: Paul Dodgson

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[R4 BD=19960715]

The last of six selections of literature. The Catholic writer and broadcaster Cristina Odone reveals her favourite poetry and prose. Producer Rob Ketteridge

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[R4 BD=19960715]

Unknown: Cristina Odone

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

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[R4 BD=19961225]

Armando lannucci reveals the books that have influenced his own original and inventive breed of satire. Producer Julian Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19961225]

Unknown: Armando Lannucci

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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The first of a six-part series. Novelist and critic Howard Jacobson entertains an audience at the Cheltenham Literary Festival with pieces of prose and poetry which have moved him to laughter and occasionally tears. With readers Andrew Sachs , Susie Brann and Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19970414]

Unknown: Howard Jacobson

Readers: Andrew Sachs

Readers: Susie Brann

Readers: Bill Wallis.

Producer: Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19970421]

A tribute to the late Allen Ginsberg , presiding genius of the American Beat movement, who recorded this selection of the poetry that inspired his own work in his New York apartment last year. Producer Sara Davies

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[R4 BD=19970421]

Unknown: Allen Ginsberg

Producer: Sara Davies

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In the third of a six-part series Rabbi Lionel Blue reveals a fascination for English eccentrics, an interest in cookery and a love of poetry. His literary choices include extracts from EM Delafield's The Diary of a Provincial Lady, the poetry of Robert Browning , and instructions on what to do with unwanted leftovers. Producer Hilary Reid

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[R4 BD=19970428]

Unknown: Rabbi Lionel Blue

Unknown: Robert Browning

Producer: Hilary Reid

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[R4 BD=19970505]

In the fourth of six programmes, comedian and TV host Julian Clary chooses his favourite pieces of writing. The readers are Russell Churney and Erica Poole. Producer Paul Dodgson

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[R4 BD=19970505]

Unknown: Julian Clary

Unknown: Erica Poole.

Producer: Paul Dodgson

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[R4 BD=19970512]

In the fifth of six programmes actor Tim Pigott-Smith chooses his favourite pieces of writing, read by Pamela Miles and Nicholas Farrell. Producer Liz Taylor

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[R4 BD=19970512]

Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith

Read By: Pamela Miles

Read By: Nicholas Farrell.

Producer: Liz Taylor

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[R4 BD=19970519]

In the last of six programmes, actress and writer Meera Syal entertains an audience at the Birmingham Readers and Writers Festival with poetry and prose she admires. With Nina Wadia andAhsenBhatti. Producer Viv Beeby MUSIC LIVE 97

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[R4 BD=19970519]

Unknown: Meera Syal

Unknown: Nina Wadia

Producer: Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19970901]

Julian Clary chooses his favourite pieces of writing. With readers

Russell Churney and Erica Poole. Producer Paul Dodgson

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[R4 BD=19970901]

Unknown: Julian Clary

Unknown: Erica Poole.

Producer: Paul Dodgson

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[R4 BD=19971006]

Writer, director and actor Steven Berkoff performs extracts from his favourite poetry, prose and plays before an audience at this year's Edinburgh Festival. He draws on ancient Greek drama, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and poet Walt Whitman to celebrate language as an instrument of praise. Producer Rob Ketteridge

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[R4 BD=19971006]

Unknown: Steven Berkoff

Unknown: Oscar Wilde

Unknown: Walt Whitman

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

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[R4 BD=19971013]

Campaigningjournalist Marjorie Wallace is head of SANE, the organisation for the support of schizophrenics and their carers. She chooses her favourite pieces of writing, which are read by Anna Massey and Tim Pigott-Smith . Producer Sara Davies

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[R4 BD=19971013]

Unknown: Campaigningjournalist Marjorie

Read By: Anna Massey

Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith

Producer: Sara Davies

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[R4 BD=19971020]

American novelist Alison Lurie chooses her favourite pieces of writing, read by Bonnie Hurren and Ben Onwukwe. Producer Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19971020]

Unknown: Alison Lurie

Read By: Bonnie Hurren

Read By: Ben Onwukwe.

Producer: Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19971027]

In his 95th year, Lord Soper looks back over his life and introduces extracts from the books, hymns and poems which have been significant to him through the years. James Fox and Stephanie Cole read the extracts. Producer Hilary Field

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[R4 BD=19971027]

Unknown: James Fox

Unknown: Stephanie Cole

Producer: Hilary Field

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[R4 BD=19971103]

Actress Jenny Agutter chooses some of her favourite prose and poetry, read by Michael Pennington and Sara Kestelman. Producer Felicity Goodall

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[R4 BD=19971103]

Unknown: Jenny Agutter

Read By: Michael Pennington

Read By: Sara Kestelman.

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[R4 BD=19971110]

In the last of the current series, Mavis Nicholson chooses some of her favourite Pieces of poetry and prose. Readings by Sian Phillips and Philip Madoc. Producer Liz Taylor

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[R4 BD=19971110]

Unknown: Mavis Nicholson

Unknown: Sian Phillips

Unknown: Philip Madoc.

Producer: Liz Taylor

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[R4 BD=19981214]

Michael Bogdanov presents some of his favourite pieces of writing. With Michael Pennington.

Producer Mary Ward Lowery

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[R4 BD=19981214]

Michael Bogdanov presents some of his favourite pieces of writing. With Michael Pennington.

Producer Mary Ward Lowery

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[R4 BD=19981214]

Unknown: Michael Bogdanov

Unknown: Michael Pennington.

Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

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[R4 BD=19981214]

Unknown: Michael Bogdanov

Unknown: Michael Pennington.

Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

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[R4 BD=19981215]

Michael Bogdanov presents some of his favourite pieces of writing. With Michael Pennington. For details see yesterday

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[R4 BD=19981215]

Michael Bogdanov presents some of his favourite pieces of writing. With Michael Pennington. For details see yesterday

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[R4 BD=19981215]

Unknown: Michael Bogdanov

Unknown: Michael Pennington.

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[R4 BD=19981215]

Unknown: Michael Bogdanov

Unknown: Michael Pennington.

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[R4 BD=19981216]

Cicely Berry presents a selection of her favourite pieces of writing. With Maureen Beattie and Antony Sher. For details see Monday

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[R4 BD=19981216]

Cicely Berry presents a selection of her favourite pieces of writing. With Maureen Beattie and Antony Sher. For details see Monday

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[R4 BD=19981216]

Unknown: Cicely Berry

Unknown: Maureen Beattie

Unknown: Antony Sher.

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[R4 BD=19981216]

Unknown: Cicely Berry

Unknown: Maureen Beattie

Unknown: Antony Sher.

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[R4 BD=19981217]

Cicely Berry presents a selection of her favourite pieces of writing. With Maureen Beattie and Antony Sher. For details see Monday

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[R4 BD=19981217]

Cicely Berry presents a selection of her favourite pieces of writing. With Maureen Beattie and Antony Sher. For details see Monday

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[R4 BD=19981217]

Unknown: Cicely Berry

Unknown: Maureen Beattie

Unknown: Antony Sher.

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[R4 BD=19981217]

Unknown: Cicely Berry

Unknown: Maureen Beattie

Unknown: Antony Sher.

Gerry Robinson20110809

The businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson presents extracts of some of his favourite readings. Recorded with an audience in Londonderry, at the University of Ulster.

Businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson presents some of his favourite readings.

Gerry Robinson20110809

The businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson presents extracts of some of his favourite readings.

Recorded with an audience in Londonderry, at the University of Ulster.

Businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson presents some of his favourite readings.

Gerry Robinson20110809

The businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson presents extracts of some of his favourite readings.

Recorded with an audience in Londonderry, at the University of Ulster.

Businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson presents some of his favourite readings.

Gerry Robinson20110816

The businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson introduces some of his favourite readings, recorded in front of an audience at Magee College, Londonderry. He's helped by two readers, Stella McCusker and Stuart Graham.

Gerry explains that making a recent BBC1 documentary on Alzheimer's was one of the hardest things he's done, not least because his own father died of the illness. He chooses a powerful, moving poem by the Irish poet Paul Durcan, 'Golden Mothers Driving West'. It's like a three minute road movie, in which three Alzheimer's sufferers do a bunk from their care home.

Gerry reflects on his Donegal childhood, before his family moved to east London, and how he pursued a vocation for the priesthood until his faith became less important to him than earning a living in business. He shows a deep fondness for his family, and the readings reflect an indebtedness to them. We hear how Gerry's older brother drowned at 14, and he chooses a moving tribute to his father, linking it to Sebastian Barry's powerful play about early twentieth century Ireland, 'The Steward of Christendom' in which a father fully forgives his son for a transgression.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson presents some of his favourite readings.

Gerry Robinson20110816

The businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson introduces some of his favourite readings, recorded in front of an audience at Magee College, Londonderry.

He's helped by two readers, Stella McCusker and Stuart Graham.

Gerry explains that making a recent BBC1 documentary on Alzheimer's was one of the hardest things he's done, not least because his own father died of the illness.

He chooses a powerful, moving poem by the Irish poet Paul Durcan, 'Golden Mothers Driving West'.

It's like a three minute road movie, in which three Alzheimer's sufferers do a bunk from their care home.

Gerry reflects on his Donegal childhood, before his family moved to east London, and how he pursued a vocation for the priesthood until his faith became less important to him than earning a living in business.

He shows a deep fondness for his family, and the readings reflect an indebtedness to them.

We hear how Gerry's older brother drowned at 14, and he chooses a moving tribute to his father, linking it to Sebastian Barry's powerful play about early twentieth century Ireland, 'The Steward of Christendom' in which a father fully forgives his son for a transgression.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson presents some of his favourite readings.

Gerry Robinson20110816

The businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson introduces some of his favourite readings, recorded in front of an audience at Magee College, Londonderry.

He's helped by two readers, Stella McCusker and Stuart Graham.

Gerry explains that making a recent BBC1 documentary on Alzheimer's was one of the hardest things he's done, not least because his own father died of the illness.

He chooses a powerful, moving poem by the Irish poet Paul Durcan, 'Golden Mothers Driving West'.

It's like a three minute road movie, in which three Alzheimer's sufferers do a bunk from their care home.

Gerry reflects on his Donegal childhood, before his family moved to east London, and how he pursued a vocation for the priesthood until his faith became less important to him than earning a living in business.

He shows a deep fondness for his family, and the readings reflect an indebtedness to them.

We hear how Gerry's older brother drowned at 14, and he chooses a moving tribute to his father, linking it to Sebastian Barry's powerful play about early twentieth century Ireland, 'The Steward of Christendom' in which a father fully forgives his son for a transgression.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson presents some of his favourite readings.

Gervase Phinn20120130

The popular writer and educationalist Gervase Phinn presents his selection of favourite literary extracts to a home crowd in Yorkshire, with Oscar Wilde, Seamus Heaney and Trollope among his chosen pieces. Recorded at The Red Shed, Wakefield's Labour Club, he shares his indebtedness to his parents for encouraging a love of reading from an early age - whilst also acknowledging their sense of humour. There they were, living in a red brick semi in Rotherham, his father a steelworker - and they saw fit to name him Gervase.

Gervase Phinn is a tremendous anecdotalist, with a profound love of children and their unique experience of an unfolding world. This is very much reflected in his choice of extracts - from Jim Hawkins in 'Treasure Island' to a telling evocation of an Edwardian schooling by Robert Roberts. Gervase warmly recalls key teachers and figures from his own childhood, honouring the importance of the work that teachers do today, many of them being - in his own words - 'fair rigwelted' by the constant changes.

The readers are Jane Godber and Jonathan Keeble.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

The writer Gervase Phinn presents favourite readings, with Wilde, Heaney and Trollope.

Gervase Phinn20120130

The popular writer and educationalist Gervase Phinn presents his selection of favourite literary extracts to a home crowd in Yorkshire, with Oscar Wilde, Seamus Heaney and Trollope among his chosen pieces. Recorded at The Red Shed, Wakefield's Labour Club, he shares his indebtedness to his parents for encouraging a love of reading from an early age - whilst also acknowledging their sense of humour. There they were, living in a red brick semi in Rotherham, his father a steelworker - and they saw fit to name him Gervase.

Gervase Phinn is a tremendous anecdotalist, with a profound love of children and their unique experience of an unfolding world. This is very much reflected in his choice of extracts - from Jim Hawkins in 'Treasure Island' to a telling evocation of an Edwardian schooling by Robert Roberts. Gervase warmly recalls key teachers and figures from his own childhood, honouring the importance of the work that teachers do today, many of them being - in his own words - 'fair rigwelted' by the constant changes.

The readers are Jane Godber and Jonathan Keeble.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

The writer Gervase Phinn presents favourite readings, with Wilde, Heaney and Trollope.

Gervase Phinn20120130

The popular writer and educationalist Gervase Phinn presents his selection of favourite literary extracts to a home crowd in Yorkshire, with Oscar Wilde, Seamus Heaney and Trollope among his chosen pieces. Recorded at The Red Shed, Wakefield's Labour Club, he shares his indebtedness to his parents for encouraging a love of reading from an early age - whilst also acknowledging their sense of humour. There they were, living in a red brick semi in Rotherham, his father a steelworker - and they saw fit to name him Gervase.

Gervase Phinn is a tremendous anecdotalist, with a profound love of children and their unique experience of an unfolding world. This is very much reflected in his choice of extracts - from Jim Hawkins in 'Treasure Island' to a telling evocation of an Edwardian schooling by Robert Roberts. Gervase warmly recalls key teachers and figures from his own childhood, honouring the importance of the work that teachers do today, many of them being - in his own words - 'fair rigwelted' by the constant changes.

The readers are Jane Godber and Jonathan Keeble.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

The writer Gervase Phinn presents favourite readings, with Wilde, Heaney and Trollope.

Gloria Steinem19960129

Producer: S.DAVIES

Next in series: Allen Ginsberg

Previous in series: Harold Evans

Description

American feminist Gloria STEINEM pres the writing that has inspired her through three decades of campaigning for the rights of women & children.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

29 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robin Morgan (Author)

Carolyn Heilbron (Author)

Judith Herman (Author)

Sara Davies (Producer)

Alice Arnold (rdr)

Adjoa Andoh (rdr)

Nigel Carrington (rdr)

Gloria Steinem (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-17.

Gloria Steinem19960129

Producer: S.DAVIES

Next in series: Allen Ginsberg

Previous in series: Harold Evans

Description

American feminist Gloria STEINEM pres the writing that has inspired her through three decades of campaigning for the rights of women and children.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

29 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robin Morgan (Author)

Carolyn Heilbron (Author)

Judith Herman (Author)

Sara Davies (Producer)

Alice Arnold (rdr)

Adjoa Andoh (rdr)

Nigel Carrington (rdr)

Gloria Steinem (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-17.

Glyn Maxwell20160704
Glyn Maxwell20160704

Glyn Maxwell20160704

Glyn Maxwell2016070420160920 (R4)

The poet and playwright, Glyn Maxwell, introduces his favourite poetry and prose. Beginning with some Edward Lear first heard on tape in the back of the family car, his choices include Auden, Robert Frost and Katherine Mansfield. And Glyn reads and discusses the work of his friend and mentor, Derek Walcott. With readers Sophie Scott and Alex Bartram.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

Glyn Maxwell20160704

The poet and playwright, Glyn Maxwell, introduces his favourite poetry and prose. Beginning with some Edward Lear first heard on tape in the back of the family car, his choices include Auden, Robert Frost and Katherine Mansfield. And Glyn reads and discusses the work of his friend and mentor, Derek Walcott.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

Glyn Maxwell2016070420160920 (R4)

The poet and playwright, Glyn Maxwell, introduces his favourite poetry and prose. Beginning with some Edward Lear first heard on tape in the back of the family car, his choices include Auden, Robert Frost and Katherine Mansfield. And Glyn reads and discusses the work of his friend and mentor, Derek Walcott. With readers Sophie Scott and Alex Bartram.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

Glyn Maxwell20160704

The poet and playwright, Glyn Maxwell, introduces his favourite poetry and prose. Beginning with some Edward Lear first heard on tape in the back of the family car, his choices include Auden, Robert Frost and Katherine Mansfield. And Glyn reads and discusses the work of his friend and mentor, Derek Walcott.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry20100720

The Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry presents a selection of the written influences on his life and work.

His readers are Michael Simkins and Eleanor David.

In a range of choices reflecting themes which appear in his work as an artist, from children's books to stories of psychotherapy, this open and engaging man gives us an insight into his art and his personal life.

Producer: Christine Hall.

The artist Grayson Perry shares with an audience some favourite pieces of writing.

Grayson Perry20100720

The Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry presents a selection of the written influences on his life and work.

His readers are Michael Simkins and Eleanor David.

In a range of choices reflecting themes which appear in his work as an artist, from children's books to stories of psychotherapy, this open and engaging man gives us an insight into his art and his personal life.

Producer: Christine Hall.

The artist Grayson Perry shares with an audience some favourite pieces of writing.

Gwen Ffrangcon19901225

-DAVIES

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: JONATHON PORRITT

Previous in series: DAVID LODGE

Description

SBH:The 99-year-old actress Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies presents her personal choice of poetry & prose and performances of some of her favourite roles.

Readers: Anna Massey & Alec Mccowen.

Producers: David Spenser & Kate Whitehead.

PRE:Ffrangcon-Davies: introduces her readers.

3'55" in - Talks about her idol Ellen Terry.

11'05" in - Great admiration for 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom'.

Meeting T.E.

Lawrence as Aircraftsman Shaw - his piercing blue eyes.

NTS:This programme was specially recorded in celebration of Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies's 100th birthday the following month.

OTN:SLN050/90WT258 TXN/TDT:R4 25-Dec-1990

Broadcast history

25 Dec 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Anna Massey (Actor)

Alec Mccowen (Actor)

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (Actor)

William Shakespeare (Author)

Thomas Hardy (Author)

Rudyard Kipling (Author)

T Eliot (Author)

George Shaw (Author)

William Thackeray (Author)

Virginia Woolf (Author)

Robert Browning (Author)

Rupert Brooke (Author)

Christina Rossetti (Author)

Christopher Fry (Author)

T Lawrence (Author)

Francis Thompson (Author)

David Spenser (Producer)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 568695.

Gwen Ffrangcon19901225

-DAVIES

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: JONATHON PORRITT

Previous in series: DAVID LODGE

Description

SBH:The 99-year-old actress Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies presents her personal choice of poetry & prose and performances of some of her favourite roles.

Readers: Anna Massey & Alec Mccowen.

Producers: David Spenser & Kate Whitehead.

PRE:Ffrangcon-Davies: introduces her readers.

3'55" in - Talks about her idol Ellen Terry.

11'05" in - Great admiration for 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom'.

Meeting T.E.

Lawrence as Aircraftsman Shaw - his piercing blue eyes.

NTS:This programme was specially recorded in celebration of Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies's 100th birthday the following month.

OTN:SLN050/90WT258 TXN/TDT:R4 25-Dec-1990

Broadcast history

25 Dec 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Anna Massey (Actor)

Alec Mccowen (Actor)

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (Actor)

William Shakespeare (Author)

Thomas Hardy (Author)

Rudyard Kipling (Author)

T Eliot (Author)

George Shaw (Author)

William Thackeray (Author)

Virginia Woolf (Author)

Robert Browning (Author)

Rupert Brooke (Author)

Christina Rossetti (Author)

Christopher Fry (Author)

T Lawrence (Author)

Francis Thompson (Author)

David Spenser (Producer)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 568695.

Hannah Gordon20130722

Actress Hannah Gordon chooses her favourite readings, including poems by Joyce Grenfell, Noel Coward and Wendy Cope. There's Hannah's party piece, Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 'Shall I compare the to a summer's day?' and a sparkling extract from 'Shirley Valentine'.

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre with readers Michael Pennington and Eleanor Bron.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Hannah Gordon2013072220131001

Actress Hannah Gordon chooses her favourite readings, including poems by Joyce Grenfell, Noel Coward and Wendy Cope. There's Hannah's party piece, Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 'Shall I compare the to a summer's day?' and a sparkling extract from 'Shirley Valentine'.

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre with readers Michael Pennington and Eleanor Bron.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Hannah Gordon2013072220131001

Actress Hannah Gordon chooses her favourite readings, including poems by Joyce Grenfell, Noel Coward and Wendy Cope. There's Hannah's party piece, Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 'Shall I compare the to a summer's day?' and a sparkling extract from 'Shirley Valentine'.

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre with readers Michael Pennington and Eleanor Bron.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Hardeep Singh Kohli20130729

, broadcaster and comedian, shares the pieces of writing, music and comedy that he loves with an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. His choices include a specially-recorded version of his favourite song by Elbow, performed by Guy Garvey and Craig Potter, and Billy Connolly's memorable first appearance on TV.

Bill Paterson reads a passionate and provocative Burns poem and also helps Hardeep to fulfil his lifelong dream of playing Gregory in Gregory's Girl...

And Rebecca Johnson reads from The Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl and A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.

The programme closes with Hardeep talking about his love of Scotland, and reading the lyrics to Caledonia by Dougie MacLean.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Hardeep Singh Kohli20130729

Hardeep Singh Kohli, broadcaster and comedian, shares the pieces of writing, music and comedy that he loves with an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. His choices include a specially-recorded version of his favourite song by Elbow, performed by Guy Garvey and Craig Potter, and Billy Connolly's memorable first appearance on TV.

Bill Paterson reads a passionate and provocative Burns poem and also helps Hardeep to fulfil his lifelong dream of playing Gregory in Gregory's Girl...

And Rebecca Johnson reads from The Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl and A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.

The programme closes with Hardeep talking about his love of Scotland, and reading the lyrics to Caledonia by Dougie MacLean.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Harold Evans19960122

Producer: S.DAVIES

Next in series: GLORIA STEINEM

Previous in series: NICOLE FARHI

Description

Editor, publisher & passionate New York resident Harold Evans pres his selection of favourite journalism, fiction & poetry.

Readers Ed Bishop , Nigel CARRINGTON & Deboraj GARRISON.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

worked late on a tuesday night (poem)

Broadcast history

22 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Deborah Garrison (Author)

Sara Davies (Producer)

Ed Bishop (rdr)

Nigel Carrington (rdr)

Harold Evans (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-02.

Harold Evans19960122

Producer: S.DAVIES

Next in series: GLORIA STEINEM

Previous in series: NICOLE FARHI

Description

Editor, publisher & passionate New York resident Harold Evans pres his selection of favourite journalism, fiction & poetry.

Readers Ed Bishop , Nigel CARRINGTON & Deboraj GARRISON.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

worked late on a tuesday night (poem)

Broadcast history

22 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Deborah Garrison (Author)

Sara Davies (Producer)

Ed Bishop (rdr)

Nigel Carrington (rdr)

Harold Evans (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-02.

Heidi Thomas at the Hay Festival20140717

"Do you think because I am poor, obscure, plain and little I am soulless and heartless?" cries Jane Eyre to Mr Rochester in one of Heidi Thomas's favourite books, and Heidi uses this rallying cry for the oppressed and under-estimated as a motif for her choice of readings in With Great Pleasure. She is joined onstage at the Hay Festival by Nicholas Farrell and Sylvestra Le Touzel, who read a wide selection including poetry, Bills of Mortality, novels and social history.

Heidi's interest in the small, the uncelebrated life has informed much of her work, from her television adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford to her current work, the massively successful Call the Midwife.

Producer Christine Hall.

Heidi Thomas at the Hay Festival20140717

Heidi Thomas at the Hay Festival2014071720140805

"Do you think because I am poor, obscure, plain and little I am soulless and heartless?" cries Jane Eyre to Mr Rochester in one of Heidi Thomas's favourite books, and Heidi uses this rallying cry for the oppressed and under-estimated as a motif for her choice of readings in With Great Pleasure. She is joined onstage at the Hay Festival by Nicholas Farrell and Sylvestra Le Touzel, who read a wide selection including poetry, Bills of Mortality, novels and social history.

Heidi's interest in the small, the uncelebrated life has informed much of her work, from her television adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford to her current work, the massively successful Call the Midwife.

Producer Christine Hall.

Heidi Thomas at the Hay Festival2014071720140805

"Do you think because I am poor, obscure, plain and little I am soulless and heartless?" cries Jane Eyre to Mr Rochester in one of Heidi Thomas's favourite books, and Heidi uses this rallying cry for the oppressed and under-estimated as a motif for her choice of readings in With Great Pleasure. She is joined onstage at the Hay Festival by Nicholas Farrell and Sylvestra Le Touzel, who read a wide selection including poetry, Bills of Mortality, novels and social history.

Heidi's interest in the small, the uncelebrated life has informed much of her work, from her television adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford to her current work, the massively successful Call the Midwife.

Producer Christine Hall.

Heidi Thomas at the Hay Festival2014071720140805

Heidi Thomas at the Hay Festival2014071720140805

Heidi Thomas At The Hay Festival2014071720140805

"Do you think because I am poor, obscure, plain and little I am soulless and heartless?" cries Jane Eyre to Mr Rochester in one of Heidi Thomas's favourite books, and Heidi uses this rallying cry for the oppressed and under-estimated as a motif for her choice of readings in With Great Pleasure. She is joined onstage at the Hay Festival by Nicholas Farrell and Sylvestra Le Touzel, who read a wide selection including poetry, Bills of Mortality, novels and social history.

Heidi's interest in the small, the uncelebrated life has informed much of her work, from her television adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford to her current work, the massively successful Call the Midwife.

Producer Christine Hall.

Helen Baxendale20160111

Helen Baxendale20160111

Helen Baxendale20160111

Actress Helen Baxendale chooses favourite pieces of writing, including poems by WB Yeats, Seamus Heaney and Edward Lear. Readers are fellow-'Cuckoo' stars, Esther Wilson and the comedian Greg Davies.

Star of 'Cold Feet', 'Friends' and 'An Unsuitable Job for a Woman', Helen reveals how she experienced love at first sight when she was introduced to fellow actor, David L Williams, at a rehearsal for one of her choices, 'La Ronde', by Arthur Schnitzler. On the preview night for the play, the director asked Helen and David to appear naked in one of the scenes together. This was Helen's parents' first introduction to the father of their grandchildren, naked on stage.

Helen's other book choices include 'The Poisonwood Bible' by Barbara Kingsolver, 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' by John Irving, and the lyrics to 'The Whole of the Moon' by The Waterboys.

Funny, touching and revealing about one of Britain's great comic actresses, Helen's 'With Great Pleasure' was recorded in her home and reflects a more intimate atmosphere.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Helen Baxendale20160111

Actress Helen Baxendale chooses favourite pieces of writing, including poems by WB Yeats, Seamus Heaney and Edward Lear. Readers are fellow-'Cuckoo' stars, Esther Wilson and the comedian Greg Davies.

Star of 'Cold Feet', 'Friends' and 'An Unsuitable Job for a Woman', Helen reveals how she experienced love at first sight when she was introduced to fellow actor, David L Williams, at a rehearsal for one of her choices, 'La Ronde', by Arthur Schnitzler. On the preview night for the play, the director asked Helen and David to appear naked in one of the scenes together. This was Helen's parents' first introduction to the father of their grandchildren, naked on stage.

Helen's other book choices include 'The Poisonwood Bible' by Barbara Kingsolver, 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' by John Irving, and the lyrics to 'The Whole of the Moon' by The Waterboys.

Funny, touching and revealing about one of Britain's great comic actresses, Helen's 'With Great Pleasure' was recorded in her home and reflects a more intimate atmosphere.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Helen Baxendale2016011120160406 (R4)

Actress Helen Baxendale chooses favourite pieces of writing, including poems by WB Yeats, Seamus Heaney and Edward Lear. Readers are fellow-'Cuckoo' stars, Esther Wilson and the comedian Greg Davies.

Star of 'Cold Feet', 'Friends' and 'An Unsuitable Job for a Woman', Helen reveals how she experienced love at first sight when she was introduced to fellow actor, David L Williams, at a rehearsal for one of her choices, 'La Ronde', by Arthur Schnitzler. On the preview night for the play, the director asked Helen and David to appear naked in one of the scenes together. This was Helen's parents' first introduction to the father of their grandchildren, naked on stage.

Helen's other book choices include 'The Poisonwood Bible' by Barbara Kingsolver, 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' by John Irving, and the lyrics to 'The Whole of the Moon' by The Waterboys.

Funny, touching and revealing about one of Britain's great comic actresses, Helen's 'With Great Pleasure' was recorded in her home and reflects a more intimate atmosphere.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Helen Baxendale2016011120160406 (R4)

Actress Helen Baxendale chooses favourite pieces of writing, including poems by WB Yeats, Seamus Heaney and Edward Lear. Readers are fellow-'Cuckoo' stars, Esther Wilson and the comedian Greg Davies.

Star of 'Cold Feet', 'Friends' and 'An Unsuitable Job for a Woman', Helen reveals how she experienced love at first sight when she was introduced to fellow actor, David L Williams, at a rehearsal for one of her choices, 'La Ronde', by Arthur Schnitzler. On the preview night for the play, the director asked Helen and David to appear naked in one of the scenes together. This was Helen's parents' first introduction to the father of their grandchildren, naked on stage.

Helen's other book choices include 'The Poisonwood Bible' by Barbara Kingsolver, 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' by John Irving, and the lyrics to 'The Whole of the Moon' by The Waterboys.

Funny, touching and revealing about one of Britain's great comic actresses, Helen's 'With Great Pleasure' was recorded in her home and reflects a more intimate atmosphere.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Henry Marsh20150720

Henry Marsh20150720

Henry Marsh20150720

Neurosurgeon and author of Do No Harm Henry Marsh chooses writing that means something to him, from The Hobbit to The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking to Thinking, Fast and Slow. Recorded at his home with readers Tim Pigott-Smith and Joanna David.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Henry Marsh20150720

Neurosurgeon and author of Do No Harm Henry Marsh chooses writing that means something to him, from The Hobbit to The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking to Thinking, Fast and Slow. Recorded at his home with readers Tim Pigott-Smith and Joanna David.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Henry Marsh2015072020150923 (R4)

Neurosurgeon and author of Do No Harm Henry Marsh chooses writing that means something to him, from The Hobbit to The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking to Thinking, Fast and Slow. Recorded at his home with readers Tim Pigott-Smith and Joanna David.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Henry Marsh2015072020150923 (R4)

Neurosurgeon and author of Do No Harm Henry Marsh chooses writing that means something to him, from The Hobbit to The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking to Thinking, Fast and Slow. Recorded at his home with readers Tim Pigott-Smith and Joanna David.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Honor Blackman

Honor Blackman20091116
Honor Blackman20090728
Honor Blackman *2009072820091116

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Honor Blackman introduces a selection of the poetry and prose which has inspired her through her long acting career.

The pieces are read by Eleanor David, Nickolas Grace and Honor herself.

Honor Blackman introduces a selection of the poetry and prose which has inspired her.

Honor Blackman *2009072820091116

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Honor Blackman introduces a selection of the poetry and prose which has inspired her through her long acting career.

The pieces are read by Eleanor David, Nickolas Grace and Honor herself.

Honor Blackman introduces a selection of the poetry and prose which has inspired her.

J K Rowling2000052520000529

, creator of Harry Potter, chooses her favourite pieces of poetry and prose - from Roddy Doyle to Vladimir Nabokov

J K Rowling2000052520000529

, creator of Harry Potter, chooses her favourite pieces of poetry and prose - from Roddy Doyle to Vladimir Nabokov

James Naughtie

James Naughtie20101224

Political journalist and Today programme presenter James Naughtie shares with an audience some of the pieces of prose and verse which have entertained and inspired him over the years. The readers are Alison Steadman, Bill Paterson and David Haig.

Producer Christine Hall.

James Naughtie presents a gala selection of his favourite pieces of writing.

James Naughtie2010122420101225

Political journalist and Today programme presenter James Naughtie shares with an audience some of the pieces of prose and verse which have entertained and inspired him over the years.

The readers are Alison Steadman, Bill Paterson and David Haig.

Producer Christine Hall.

James Naughtie presents a gala selection of his favourite pieces of writing.

presents a gala selection of his favourite pieces of writing.

James Naughtie2010122420101225

Political journalist and Today programme presenter James Naughtie shares with an audience some of the pieces of prose and verse which have entertained and inspired him over the years.

The readers are Alison Steadman, Bill Paterson and David Haig.

Producer Christine Hall.

James Naughtie presents a gala selection of his favourite pieces of writing.

presents a gala selection of his favourite pieces of writing.

James Naughtie20101225

James Naughtie presents a gala selection of his favourite pieces of writing.

Jenny Eclair19960101

Producer: S.

DAVIES

Next in series: JON SNOW

Previous in series: 25TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME

Description

Edinburgh Festival stand-up queen Jenny Eclair, well-thumbed copy of Dorothy

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

01 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kenneth Williams (Author)

Alan Bennett (Author)

Fay Weldon (Author)

Roddy Doyle (Author)

Angela Carter (Author)

Pamela Brown (Author)

Nell Dunn (Author)

Joe Orton (Author)

Don Marquis (Author)

Damon Runyon (Author)

Sara Davies (Producer)

Crawford Logan (rdr)

Amanda Root (rdr)

Jenny Eclair (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-08-30.

Jenny Eclair19960101

Producer: S.

DAVIES

Next in series: JON SNOW

Previous in series: 25TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME

Description

Edinburgh Festival stand-up queen Jenny Eclair, well-thumbed copy of Dorothy

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

01 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kenneth Williams (Author)

Alan Bennett (Author)

Fay Weldon (Author)

Roddy Doyle (Author)

Angela Carter (Author)

Pamela Brown (Author)

Nell Dunn (Author)

Joe Orton (Author)

Don Marquis (Author)

Damon Runyon (Author)

Sara Davies (Producer)

Crawford Logan (rdr)

Amanda Root (rdr)

Jenny Eclair (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-08-30.

Jeremy Isaacs1990071119900715

First broadcast on 1990-07-11

Producer: REID.

Next in series: Eleanor Bron

Previous in series: Freddie Jones

Description

Jeremy ISAACS presents his personal choice of poetry & prose read by John BettS & Geraldine MCEWAN.

Prod Alec REID.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

11 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

15 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alec Reid (Producer)

Geraldine Mcewan (rdr)

John Betts (rdr)

Jeremy Isaacs (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-10-04.

Jeremy Isaacs1990071119900715

First broadcast on 1990-07-11

Producer: REID.

Next in series: Eleanor Bron

Previous in series: Freddie Jones

Description

Jeremy ISAACS presents his personal choice of poetry and prose read by John BettS and Geraldine MCEWAN.

Prod Alec REID.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

11 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

15 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alec Reid (Producer)

Geraldine Mcewan (rdr)

John Betts (rdr)

Jeremy Isaacs (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-10-04.

Jessica Hynes20150706

Jessica Hynes20150706

Jessica Hynes20150706

, who won a Bafta for her role as PR consultant Siobhan Sharpe in W1A, and also co-wrote and starred in the sitcom Spaced, presents the pieces of writing that have meant the most to her throughout her life, in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

They include The Queen's Speech by Lemn Sissay, The Wind In The Willows, The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem, Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, Pimp: The Story Of My Life by Iceberg Slim, Coming Up For Air by George Orwell, and poems by Betjeman and ee cummings.

Her readers are Cyril Nri, fresh from playing Lance in Russell T Davies' drama Cucumber, and Angela Thorne, who played Marjory Frobisher in To the Manor Born.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Jessica Hynes20150706

Jessica Hynes, who won a Bafta for her role as PR consultant Siobhan Sharpe in W1A, and also co-wrote and starred in the sitcom Spaced, presents the pieces of writing that have meant the most to her throughout her life, in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

They include The Queen's Speech by Lemn Sissay, The Wind In The Willows, The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem, Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, Pimp: The Story Of My Life by Iceberg Slim, Coming Up For Air by George Orwell, and poems by Betjeman and ee cummings.

Her readers are Cyril Nri, fresh from playing Lance in Russell T Davies' drama Cucumber, and Angela Thorne, who played Marjory Frobisher in To the Manor Born.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Jessica Hynes2015070620150921 (R4)

Jessica Hynes, who won a Bafta for her role as PR consultant Siobhan Sharpe in W1A, and also co-wrote and starred in the sitcom Spaced, presents the pieces of writing that have meant the most to her throughout her life, in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

They include The Queen's Speech by Lemn Sissay, The Wind In The Willows, The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem, Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, Pimp: The Story Of My Life by Iceberg Slim, Coming Up For Air by George Orwell, and poems by Betjeman and ee cummings.

Her readers are Cyril Nri, fresh from playing Lance in Russell T Davies' drama Cucumber, and Angela Thorne, who played Marjory Frobisher in To the Manor Born.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Jessica Hynes2015070620150921 (R4)

Jessica Hynes, who won a Bafta for her role as PR consultant Siobhan Sharpe in W1A, and also co-wrote and starred in the sitcom Spaced, presents the pieces of writing that have meant the most to her throughout her life, in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

They include The Queen's Speech by Lemn Sissay, The Wind In The Willows, The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem, Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, Pimp: The Story Of My Life by Iceberg Slim, Coming Up For Air by George Orwell, and poems by Betjeman and ee cummings.

Her readers are Cyril Nri, fresh from playing Lance in Russell T Davies' drama Cucumber, and Angela Thorne, who played Marjory Frobisher in To the Manor Born.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Joan Bakewell20110215

The incomparable Joan Bakewell with some favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

Her readers are Samuel West and Harriet Walter.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Joan Bakewell2011021520131004
Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris20091026
Joanne Harris20090319
Joanne Harris *2009031920091026

, author of novels including Chocolat, shares her love of great writing, ranging from Molesworth to science fiction, plus the radio version of a graphic novel by Neil Gaiman.

The readers are Amanda Root and Jon Strickland.

Joanne Harris, author of novels including Chocolat, shares her love of great writing.

Joanne Harris *2009031920091026

, author of novels including Chocolat, shares her love of great writing, ranging from Molesworth to science fiction, plus the radio version of a graphic novel by Neil Gaiman.

The readers are Amanda Root and Jon Strickland.

Joanne Harris, author of novels including Chocolat, shares her love of great writing.

John Finnemore20150803

John Finnemore20150803

John Finnemore2015080320150925 (R4)

Comedy writer and star of R4's Cabin Pressure John Finnemore presents his favourite funniest readings, with the help of his readers Stephanie Cole and Geoffrey Whitehead. Recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Great words from Julian Barnes, Kurt Vonnegut, Dorothy Parker, Philip Larkin, Jack Handey, Shakespeare and PG Wodehouse, and comedy archive from Chris Morris and Peter Cook contribute to a hilarious and warm-hearted show.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

John Finnemore20150803

Comedy writer and star of R4's Cabin Pressure John Finnemore presents his favourite funniest readings, with the help of his readers Stephanie Cole & Geoffrey Whitehead. Recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Great words from Julian Barnes, Kurt Vonnegut, Dorothy Parker, Philip Larkin, Jack Handey, Shakespeare and PG Wodehouse, and comedy archive from Chris Morris and Peter Cook contribute to a hilarious and warm-hearted show.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

John Finnemore2015080320150925 (R4)

Comedy writer and star of R4's Cabin Pressure John Finnemore presents his favourite funniest readings, with the help of his readers Stephanie Cole & Geoffrey Whitehead. Recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Great words from Julian Barnes, Kurt Vonnegut, Dorothy Parker, Philip Larkin, Jack Handey, Shakespeare and PG Wodehouse, and comedy archive from Chris Morris and Peter Cook contribute to a hilarious and warm-hearted show.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

John Harris20170116

John Harris20170116

Journalist and author John Harris welcomes you into his home as he rummages through his shelves and digs in his record collection for music by The Jam and poetry from The Mersey Sound. Settle down with John and reader Pippa Haywood as they present writing on Fleet Street from Michael Frayn and take you on a Rural Ride to the Country with the writing of William Cobbett and Philip Larkin via a stop-off in suburbia and a tour of Orwellian socialism.

John Harris20170116

Journalist and author John Harris welcomes you into his home as he rummages through his shelves and digs in his record collection for music by The Jam and poetry from The Mersey Sound. Settle down with John and reader Pippa Haywood as they present writing on Fleet Street from Michael Frayn and take you on a Rural Ride to the Country with the writing of William Cobbett and Philip Larkin via a stop-off in suburbia and a tour of Orwellian socialism.

John Harris20170726

Music journalist and writer John Harris selects music and writing that has shaped his life

Journalist and author John Harris welcomes you into his home as he rummages through his shelves and digs in his record collection for music by The Jam and poetry from The Mersey Sound. Settle down with John and reader Pippa Haywood as they present writing on Fleet Street from Michael Frayn and take you on a Rural Ride to the Country with the writing of William Cobbett and Philip Larkin via a stop-off in suburbia and a tour of Orwellian socialism.

John Harris20170726

Music journalist and writer John Harris selects music and writing that has shaped his life

Journalist and author John Harris welcomes you into his home as he rummages through his shelves and digs in his record collection for music by The Jam and poetry from The Mersey Sound. Settle down with John and reader Pippa Haywood as they present writing on Fleet Street from Michael Frayn and take you on a Rural Ride to the Country with the writing of William Cobbett and Philip Larkin via a stop-off in suburbia and a tour of Orwellian socialism.

John Hegley20120723

John Hegley exuberantly shares his most-loved poems and novels.

John Hegley20120723

Poet and mandolin player, advocate of everyday joys such as pets and NHS glasses, John Hegley exuberantly shares his most loved poems and novels with an appreciative audience at Bristol's Arnolfini. He is helped by the folk singer June Tabor and actors Noni Lewis and Alun Raglan.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

John Hegley20120723

Poet and mandolin player, advocate of everyday joys such as pets and NHS glasses, John Hegley exuberantly shares his most loved poems and novels with an appreciative audience at Bristol's Arnolfini. He is helped by the folk singer June Tabor and actors Noni Lewis and Alun Raglan.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

John Hegley2012072320130409

Poet and mandolin player, advocate of everyday joys such as pets and NHS glasses, John Hegley exuberantly shares his most loved poems and novels with an appreciative audience at Bristol's Arnolfini. He is helped by the folk singer June Tabor and actors Noni Lewis and Alun Raglan.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

John Hegley2012072320130409

Poet and mandolin player, advocate of everyday joys such as pets and NHS glasses, John Hegley exuberantly shares his most loved poems and novels with an appreciative audience at Bristol's Arnolfini. He is helped by the folk singer June Tabor and actors Noni Lewis and Alun Raglan.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

John Hegley exuberantly shares his most-loved poems and novels.

John Major20080131

Former prime minister John Major presents a selection of his favourite pieces of writing, from Anthony Trollope to Nigel Molesworth.

Readers are Lucy Briers and Nigel Anthony

John Major20080131

Former prime minister John Major presents a selection of his favourite pieces of writing, from Anthony Trollope to Nigel Molesworth.

Readers are Lucy Briers and Nigel Anthony

John Sessions20120806

John Sessions selects favourite pieces of literature, read by Roger Allam and Amanda Root.

John Sessions20120806

The actor John Sessions introduces a selection of his favourite prose and poetry to an audience at the BBC Maida Vale studios. The readers are Roger Allam and Amanda Root.

There are pieces that reflect on spirituality, including work by the metaphysical poets, like and John Donne's moving poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning. Lighter choices spring from John's childhood with extracts from Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome and a history lesson from 1066 And All That by Sellar and Yeatman. There's also Larkin's stunning poem 'Aubade', and a surprise archive appearance by the legendary blues man John Lee Hooker.

Producer: Sarah Langan.

John Sessions2012080620130411

The actor John Sessions introduces a selection of his favourite prose and poetry to an audience at the BBC Maida Vale studios. The readers are Roger Allam and Amanda Root.

There are pieces that reflect on spirituality, including work by the metaphysical poets, like and John Donne's moving poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning. Lighter choices spring from John's childhood with extracts from Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome and a history lesson from 1066 And All That by Sellar and Yeatman. There's also Larkin's stunning poem 'Aubade', and a surprise archive appearance by the legendary blues man John Lee Hooker.

Producer: Sarah Langan.

John Sessions selects favourite pieces of literature, read by Roger Allam and Amanda Root

John Sessions2012080620130411

The actor John Sessions introduces a selection of his favourite prose and poetry to an audience at the BBC Maida Vale studios. The readers are Roger Allam and Amanda Root.

There are pieces that reflect on spirituality, including work by the metaphysical poets, like and John Donne's moving poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning. Lighter choices spring from John's childhood with extracts from Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome and a history lesson from 1066 And All That by Sellar and Yeatman. There's also Larkin's stunning poem 'Aubade', and a surprise archive appearance by the legendary blues man John Lee Hooker.

Producer: Sarah Langan.

Jon Snow19960108

Producer: K.MCALL

Next in series: NICOLE FARHI

Previous in series: Jenny Eclair

Description

Jon SNOW, with the help of Kate FAHY & Ian MITCHELL, reveals his literary

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

08 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Mcall (Producer)

Alan Clark (rdr)

Ian Mitchell (rdr)

Kate Fahy (rdr)

Jon Snow (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-29.

Jon Snow19960108

Producer: K.MCALL

Next in series: NICOLE FARHI

Previous in series: Jenny Eclair

Description

Jon SNOW, with the help of Kate FAHY & Ian MITCHELL, reveals his literary

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

08 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Mcall (Producer)

Alan Clark (rdr)

Ian Mitchell (rdr)

Kate Fahy (rdr)

Jon Snow (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-29.

Jonathan Coe20150209

Jonathan Coe20150209

The novelist Jonathan Coe, author of The Rotters Club and What a Carve Up!, chooses the pieces of writing that have meant the most to him and inspired his own work.

His choices - including Lydia Davis, ee cummings, Henry Fielding and Thomas Hardy - are read by Eleanor Tremain and Peter Marinker for an audience at the Birmingham Literature Festival.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.

Jonathan Coe20150209

Jonathan Coe20150209

Jonathan Coe20150209

The novelist Jonathan Coe, author of The Rotters Club and What a Carve Up!, chooses the pieces of writing that have meant the most to him and inspired his own work.

His choices - including Lydia Davis, ee cummings, Henry Fielding and Thomas Hardy - are read by Eleanor Tremain and Peter Marinker for an audience at the Birmingham Literature Festival.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.

Jonathan Coe2015020920150401 (R4)

The novelist Jonathan Coe, author of The Rotters Club and What a Carve Up!, chooses the pieces of writing that have meant the most to him and inspired his own work.

His choices - including Lydia Davis, ee cummings, Henry Fielding and Thomas Hardy - are read by Eleanor Tremain and Peter Marinker for an audience at the Birmingham Literature Festival.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.

Jonathan Coe2015020920150401 (R4)

The novelist Jonathan Coe, author of The Rotters Club and What a Carve Up!, chooses the pieces of writing that have meant the most to him and inspired his own work.

His choices - including Lydia Davis, ee cummings, Henry Fielding and Thomas Hardy - are read by Eleanor Tremain and Peter Marinker for an audience at the Birmingham Literature Festival.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.

Jonathon Porritt19901226

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: MAYA ANGELOU

Previous in series: GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

Description

Environmentalist Jonathon PORRITT pres his selection of favourite poetry & prose with readers Diana Quick & Andrew Sachs.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1990 14:02-15:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Andrew Sachs (rdr)

Diana Quick (rdr)

Jonathon Porritt (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-12-09.

Jonathon Porritt19901226

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: MAYA ANGELOU

Previous in series: GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

Description

Environmentalist Jonathon PORRITT pres his selection of favourite poetry & prose with readers Diana Quick & Andrew Sachs.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1990 14:02-15:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Andrew Sachs (rdr)

Diana Quick (rdr)

Jonathon Porritt (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-12-09.

Jude Kelly

Jude Kelly20090928
Jude Kelly20090928

Jude Kelly, artistic director of London's refurbished Southbank Centre, where this programme is recorded, uses extracts from her favourite poetry and literature to argue the case for the central role of creativity and the arts in society.

Readers are Diana Quick and John Shrapnel

Jude Kelly20090928

Jude Kelly, artistic director of London's refurbished Southbank Centre, where this programme is recorded, uses extracts from her favourite poetry and literature to argue the case for the central role of creativity and the arts in society.

Readers are Diana Quick and John Shrapnel

Julia Donaldson20120206

The children's author Julia Donaldson, best known for her creation The Gruffalo and her appointment as Children's Laureate. She chooses some of the texts and poems which have been most influential on her work as a writer for children and brings some of that work to life in song, including her famous "A Squash and A Squeeze." She is accompanied by her partner Malcolm and by Samuel West, who reads some of her choices.

Producer Christine Hall.

Julia Donaldson, the children's author, shares some favourite pieces of writing.

Julia Donaldson20120206

The children's author Julia Donaldson, best known for her creation The Gruffalo and her appointment as Children's Laureate. She chooses some of the texts and poems which have been most influential on her work as a writer for children and brings some of that work to life in song, including her famous "A Squash and A Squeeze." She is accompanied by her partner Malcolm and by Samuel West, who reads some of her choices.

Producer Christine Hall.

Julia Donaldson, the children's author, shares some favourite pieces of writing.

Julia Donaldson20120206

The children's author Julia Donaldson, best known for her creation The Gruffalo and her appointment as Children's Laureate. She chooses some of the texts and poems which have been most influential on her work as a writer for children and brings some of that work to life in song, including her famous "A Squash and A Squeeze." She is accompanied by her partner Malcolm and by Samuel West, who reads some of her choices.

Producer Christine Hall.

Julia Donaldson, the children's author, shares some favourite pieces of writing.

Julie Welch

Julie Welch20100727

In 1969, on The Observer, Julie Welch became the first woman to report on a football match in a national paper. This created some controversy but she has made an art of turning challenge into success and has gone on to build an enviable reputation as a sports writer, novelist and scriptwriter for film and television. In this programme she chooses a selection of writing which illustrates one of the main themes of her life so far - feet. The readers are Dominic Jephcott and Stella Gonet.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Sports writer and journalist Julie Welch chooses some favourite pieces of writing.

Julie Welch20100727

In 1969, on The Observer, Julie Welch became the first woman to report on a football match in a national paper.

This created some controversy but she has made an art of turning challenge into success and has gone on to build an enviable reputation as a sports writer, novelist and scriptwriter for film and television.

In this programme she chooses a selection of writing which illustrates one of the main themes of her life so far - feet.

The readers are Dominic Jephcott and Stella Gonet.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Sports writer and journalist Julie Welch chooses some favourite pieces of writing.

Julie Welch20100727

In 1969, on The Observer, Julie Welch became the first woman to report on a football match in a national paper.

This created some controversy but she has made an art of turning challenge into success and has gone on to build an enviable reputation as a sports writer, novelist and scriptwriter for film and television.

In this programme she chooses a selection of writing which illustrates one of the main themes of her life so far - feet.

The readers are Dominic Jephcott and Stella Gonet.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Sports writer and journalist Julie Welch chooses some favourite pieces of writing.

June Tabor20120730

Eminent folk singer (and former librarian) June Tabor movingly explores the links between literature and song, presenting extracts from her favourite books and poems to an audience at Bristol's Arnolfini. The readers are Alun Raglan and Noni Lewis.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

June Tabor20120730

Eminent folk singer (and former librarian) June Tabor movingly explores the links between literature and song, presenting extracts from her favourite books and poems to an audience at Bristol's Arnolfini. The readers are Alun Raglan and Noni Lewis.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

June Tabor20120730

Eminent folk singer June Tabor presents extracts from her favourite books and poems.

June Tabor2012073020130410

Eminent folk singer June Tabor presents extracts from her favourite books and poems.

Eminent folk singer (and former librarian) June Tabor movingly explores the links between literature and song, presenting extracts from her favourite books and poems to an audience at Bristol's Arnolfini. The readers are Alun Raglan and Noni Lewis.

Producer: Mark Smalley

June Tabor2012073020130503

Eminent folk singer June Tabor presents extracts from her favourite books and poems.

Eminent folk singer (and former librarian) June Tabor movingly explores the links between literature and song, presenting extracts from her favourite books and poems to an audience at Bristol's Arnolfini. The readers are Alun Raglan and Noni Lewis.

Producer: Mark Smalley

Kate Humble

Kate Humble20100216
Kate Humble *20100216

Wildlife presenter Kate Humble shares some favourite pieces of writing with an audience.

The readers are John Telfer and Rosie Cavliero.

Kate Humble *20100216

Wildlife presenter Kate Humble shares some favourite pieces of writing with an audience.

The readers are John Telfer and Rosie Cavliero.

Kwame Kwei-Armah20130812

Kwame Kwei-Armah, playwright and theatre director, chooses the pieces of writing that he loves and that have inspired him in his own writing life. He presents them to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, with the help of readers Don Warrington and Jaye Griffiths.

As the writer of plays such as Elmina's Kitchen, Kwame's own passions range from novels by Toni Morrison and Ben Okri to Redemption Song by Bob Marley - which the audience joins him in singing.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Kwame Kwei-armah2013081220131003

, playwright and theatre director, chooses the pieces of writing that he loves and that have inspired him in his own writing life. He presents them to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, with the help of readers Don Warrington and Jaye Griffiths.

As the writer of plays such as Elmina's Kitchen, Kwame's own passions range from novels by Toni Morrison and Ben Okri to Redemption Song by Bob Marley - which the audience joins him in singing.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Kwame Kwei-Armah2013081220131003

Kwame Kwei-Armah, playwright and theatre director, chooses the pieces of writing that he loves and that have inspired him in his own writing life. He presents them to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, with the help of readers Don Warrington and Jaye Griffiths.

As the writer of plays such as Elmina's Kitchen, Kwame's own passions range from novels by Toni Morrison and Ben Okri to Redemption Song by Bob Marley - which the audience joins him in singing.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Lady Longford2000101920001030

Prolific biographer and campaigner Lady Longford looks back over almost 100 years of a literary life when she chooses her favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read for her by Eleanor Bron and Philip Franks.

Lady Longford2000101920001030

Prolific biographer and campaigner Lady Longford looks back over almost 100 years of a literary life when she chooses her favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read for her by Eleanor Bron and Philip Franks.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen20140210

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen20140210

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, interior designer, fine artist and broadcaster, chooses some of his best-loved pieces of writing to present to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, with the help of actors Geoffrey Whitehead and Sian Thomas.

Readings are from The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, The Golden Ass by Apuleius, The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, Hints on Household Taste by Charles L Eastlake and My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen2014021020140416

Laurence Llewelyn-bowen2014021020140416

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, interior designer, fine artist and broadcaster, chooses some of his best-loved pieces of writing to present to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, with the help of actors Geoffrey Whitehead and Sian Thomas.

Readings are from The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, The Golden Ass by Apuleius, The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, Hints on Household Taste by Charles L Eastlake and My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen2014021020140416

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, interior designer, fine artist and broadcaster, chooses some of his best-loved pieces of writing to present to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, with the help of actors Geoffrey Whitehead and Sian Thomas.

Readings are from The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, The Golden Ass by Apuleius, The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, Hints on Household Taste by Charles L Eastlake and My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Lenny Henry20130715

Actor and comedian Lenny Henry chooses his favourite readings, from Othello to 'Small Island'.

Each piece triggers thoughts about his life and the words that have mattered to him, from plays he's performed to writers he loves.

Including extracts from Chinua Achebe's classic 'Things Fall Apart', Neil Gaiman's 'Anansi Boys' and his current show 'Fences'.

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, with reader Nadine Marshall and Jude Akuwudike.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Lenny Henry2013071520130930

Actor and comedian Lenny Henry chooses his favourite readings, from Othello to 'Small Island'.

Each piece triggers thoughts about his life and the words that have mattered to him, from plays he's performed to writers he loves.

Including extracts from Chinua Achebe's classic 'Things Fall Apart', Neil Gaiman's 'Anansi Boys' and his current show 'Fences'.

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, with reader Nadine Marshall and Jude Akuwudike.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Lenny Henry2013071520130930

Actor and comedian Lenny Henry chooses his favourite readings, from Othello to 'Small Island'.

Each piece triggers thoughts about his life and the words that have mattered to him, from plays he's performed to writers he loves.

Including extracts from Chinua Achebe's classic 'Things Fall Apart', Neil Gaiman's 'Anansi Boys' and his current show 'Fences'.

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, with reader Nadine Marshall and Jude Akuwudike.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.

Les Dennis20090312
Les Dennis20090312

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Les Dennis introduces an eclectic selection of readings reflecting some of the ups and downs of his personal and professional life.

Readers are Christopher Cazenove and Jodie McNee.

Les Dennis introduces an eclectic selection reflecting the ups and downs of his life.

Les Dennis20090312

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Les Dennis introduces an eclectic selection of readings reflecting some of the ups and downs of his personal and professional life.

Readers are Christopher Cazenove and Jodie McNee.

Les Dennis introduces an eclectic selection reflecting the ups and downs of his life.

Levi Roots20150713

Levi Roots20150713

Businessman and musician Levi Roots picks his favourite readings. Read by Adrian Lester and Claire Benedict.

Levi Roots20150713

Businessman and musician Levi Roots picks his favourite readings. Read by Adrian Lester and Claire Benedict.

Liz Carr20170508

Comedian and actor Liz Carr chooses the words and poetry that inspire her.

Liz Carr20170508

Comedian and actor Liz Carr chooses the words and poetry that inspire her.

The comedian and actor Liz Carr, who plays Clarissa in Silent Witness, chooses the words and poetry that inspire her one way or another. Expect the unexpected in her choices which range from Laura Hershey's poem You Get Proud by Practicing to Peter Falk's memoir on playing Detective Columbo as well as an extract from her Dad's PHD in Chemistry and her own childhood poems on being 7 by Elizabeth Anne Carr.
She's joined on stage at the Radio Theatre by her friends Penny Pepper and Daniel Weyman who plays her on screen husband.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Liz Carr20170508

Comedian and actor Liz Carr chooses the words and poetry that inspire her.

The comedian and actor Liz Carr, who plays Clarissa in Silent Witness, chooses the words and poetry that inspire her one way or another. Expect the unexpected in her choices which range from Laura Hershey's poem You Get Proud by Practicing to Peter Falk's memoir on playing Detective Columbo as well as an extract from her Dad's PHD in Chemistry and her own childhood poems on being 7 by Elizabeth Anne Carr.
She's joined on stage at the Radio Theatre by her friends Penny Pepper and Daniel Weyman who plays her on screen husband.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Liz Carr20170613

"Comedian and actor Liz Carr chooses the words and poetry that inspire her.

The comedian and actor Liz Carr, who plays Clarissa in Silent Witness, chooses the words and poetry that inspire her one way or another. Expect the unexpected in her choices which range from Laura Hershey's poem You Get Proud by Practicing to Peter Falk's memoir on playing Detective Columbo as well as an extract from her Dad's PHD in Chemistry and her own childhood poems on being 7 by Elizabeth Anne Carr.
She's joined on stage at the Radio Theatre by her friends Penny Pepper and Daniel Weyman who plays her on screen husband.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

"

Liz Carr20170613

Comedian and actor Liz Carr chooses the words and poetry that inspire her.

Liz Carr20170613

Comedian and actor Liz Carr chooses the words and poetry that inspire her.

The comedian and actor Liz Carr, who plays Clarissa in Silent Witness, chooses the words and poetry that inspire her one way or another. Expect the unexpected in her choices which range from Laura Hershey's poem You Get Proud by Practicing to Peter Falk's memoir on playing Detective Columbo as well as an extract from her Dad's PHD in Chemistry and her own childhood poems on being 7 by Elizabeth Anne Carr.
She's joined on stage at the Radio Theatre by her friends Penny Pepper and Daniel Weyman who plays her on screen husband.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Liz Carr20170613

Comedian and actor Liz Carr chooses the words and poetry that inspire her.

The comedian and actor Liz Carr, who plays Clarissa in Silent Witness, chooses the words and poetry that inspire her one way or another. Expect the unexpected in her choices which range from Laura Hershey's poem You Get Proud by Practicing to Peter Falk's memoir on playing Detective Columbo as well as an extract from her Dad's PHD in Chemistry and her own childhood poems on being 7 by Elizabeth Anne Carr.
She's joined on stage at the Radio Theatre by her friends Penny Pepper and Daniel Weyman who plays her on screen husband.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Madhur Jaffrey2002013120020204

introduces some of her favourite pieces of prose and poetry, including extracts from `Paradise Lost', `A House for Mr Biswas' and a recipe for oyster stew.

Madhur Jaffrey2002013120020204

introduces some of her favourite pieces of prose and poetry, including extracts from `Paradise Lost', `A House for Mr Biswas' and a recipe for oyster stew.

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Mark Thomas20120123

The comedian, campaigner and satirist Mark Thomas presents his best loved literary extracts - with Orwell and AA Milne among them - to an audience at the Red Shed, Wakefield's Labour Club. This long, narrow wooden hut was where he performed his first satirical sketches during the Miners' Strike of the 1980s, when studying drama at nearby Bretton Hall. He's warmly greeted by the home crowd.

Mark shares a deep love of poetry and the written word - owing, he tellingly reflects - to being descended from a long line of Methodist lay preachers for whom the Word was key. He's joined in Wakefield by one of his favourite poets, John Hegley, who also reads Spike Milligan's brilliant account of the declaration of war in 1939.

Mark Thomas also revisits his very first performance piece - a poem about a mischievous mouse by AA Milne - which he proclaimed aged 4, from the pulpit of a church in Clapham, South London. The other extracts reveal Mark Thomas' passionately engaged journey through life and literature, building towards Brian Clough's tragi-comic epiphany in David Peace's 'The Damned United'.

The readers are Jane Godber and Jonathan Keeble

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Comedian Mark Thomas presents his favourite readings, including Orwell and AA Milne.

Mark Thomas20120123

The comedian, campaigner and satirist Mark Thomas presents his best loved literary extracts - with Orwell and AA Milne among them - to an audience at the Red Shed, Wakefield's Labour Club. This long, narrow wooden hut was where he performed his first satirical sketches during the Miners' Strike of the 1980s, when studying drama at nearby Bretton Hall. He's warmly greeted by the home crowd.

Mark shares a deep love of poetry and the written word - owing, he tellingly reflects - to being descended from a long line of Methodist lay preachers for whom the Word was key. He's joined in Wakefield by one of his favourite poets, John Hegley, who also reads Spike Milligan's brilliant account of the declaration of war in 1939.

Mark Thomas also revisits his very first performance piece - a poem about a mischievous mouse by AA Milne - which he proclaimed aged 4, from the pulpit of a church in Clapham, South London. The other extracts reveal Mark Thomas' passionately engaged journey through life and literature, building towards Brian Clough's tragi-comic epiphany in David Peace's 'The Damned United'.

The readers are Jane Godber and Jonathan Keeble

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Comedian Mark Thomas presents his favourite readings, including Orwell and AA Milne.

Mark Thomas20120123

The comedian, campaigner and satirist Mark Thomas presents his best loved literary extracts - with Orwell and AA Milne among them - to an audience at the Red Shed, Wakefield's Labour Club. This long, narrow wooden hut was where he performed his first satirical sketches during the Miners' Strike of the 1980s, when studying drama at nearby Bretton Hall. He's warmly greeted by the home crowd.

Mark shares a deep love of poetry and the written word - owing, he tellingly reflects - to being descended from a long line of Methodist lay preachers for whom the Word was key. He's joined in Wakefield by one of his favourite poets, John Hegley, who also reads Spike Milligan's brilliant account of the declaration of war in 1939.

Mark Thomas also revisits his very first performance piece - a poem about a mischievous mouse by AA Milne - which he proclaimed aged 4, from the pulpit of a church in Clapham, South London. The other extracts reveal Mark Thomas' passionately engaged journey through life and literature, building towards Brian Clough's tragi-comic epiphany in David Peace's 'The Damned United'.

The readers are Jane Godber and Jonathan Keeble

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Comedian Mark Thomas presents his favourite readings, including Orwell and AA Milne.

Martha Kearney

Martha Kearney20091019
Martha Kearney2008021420091019

chooses pieces of writing which have a special meaning for her, either personally or in her work as a broadcaster.

Readers are Niamh Cusack and David Morrissey.

Martha Kearney chooses pieces of writing which have a special meaning for her.

Martha Kearney chooses pieces of writing which have a special meaning for her, either personally or in her work as a broadcaster.

Matthew Sweeney2000111620001127

Poet and anthologist Matthew Sweeney presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Bonnie Hurran.

Matthew Sweeney2000111620001127

Poet and anthologist Matthew Sweeney presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Bonnie Hurran.

Maureen Lipman20130128

Maureen Lipman20130128

The much-loved actress and writer Maureen Lipman shares some of her most treasured poems and literary extracts with an audience at Arnolfini on Bristol's waterfront. She shares key moments from her performing career, pays homage to Joyce Grenfell, and includes a work by her late husband, the screenwriter Jack Rosenthal. She is joined on stage by David Horovitch.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Maureen Lipman20130128

The much-loved actress and writer Maureen Lipman shares some of her most treasured poems and literary extracts with an audience at Arnolfini on Bristol's waterfront. She shares key moments from her performing career, pays homage to Joyce Grenfell, and includes a work by her late husband, the screenwriter Jack Rosenthal. She is joined on stage by David Horovitch.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Maureen Lipman20170724

Actress and writer Maureen Lipman shares her best loved writings, poems and plays.

The much-loved actress and writer Maureen Lipman shares some of her most treasured poems and literary extracts with an audience at Arnolfini on Bristol's waterfront. She shares key moments from her performing career, pays homage to Joyce Grenfell, and includes a work by her late husband, the screenwriter Jack Rosenthal. She is joined on stage by Oliver Cotton.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Maureen Lipman20170724

Actress and writer Maureen Lipman shares her best loved writings, poems and plays.

The much-loved actress and writer Maureen Lipman shares some of her most treasured poems and literary extracts with an audience at Arnolfini on Bristol's waterfront. She shares key moments from her performing career, pays homage to Joyce Grenfell, and includes a work by her late husband, the screenwriter Jack Rosenthal. She is joined on stage by Oliver Cotton.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

Maxine Peake20160711

Maxine Peake20160711

Maxine Peake2016071120160919 (R4)

Actress Maxine Peake, star of Shameless, Silk and Dinnerladies, shares the pieces of writing that have meant the most to her in life. Including inspiration from Joan Littlewood and Marti Caine, Hovis Presley and Beryl Bainbridge. Recorded before an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, with readers Diane Morgan (aka TV's Philomena Cunk) and John Shrapnel.

Producer Beth O'Dea

Pieces:

Joan's Book: the Autobiography of Joan Littlewood

Nico, Songs They Never Play on the Radio by James Young

The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge

Lucy in The Sky with Hummus by Hovis Presley

A Coward's Chronicles by Marti Caine

Music: Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary.

Maxine Peake20160711

Actress Maxine Peake, star of Shameless, Silk and Dinnerladies, shares the pieces of writing that have meant the most to her in life. Including inspiration from Joan Littlewood and Marti Caine, Hovis Presley and Beryl Bainbridge. Recorded before an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, with readers Diane Morgan (aka TV's Philomena Cunk) and John Shrapnel.

Producer Beth O'Dea

Pieces:

Joan's Book: the Autobiography of Joan Littlewood

Nico, Songs They Never Play on the Radio by James Young

The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge

Lucy in The Sky with Hummus by Hovis Presley

A Coward's Chronicles by Marti Caine

Music: Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary.

Maxine Peake20160711

Actress Maxine Peake, star of Shameless, Silk and Dinnerladies, shares the pieces of writing that have meant the most to her in life. Including inspiration from Joan Littlewood and Marti Caine, Hovis Presley and Beryl Bainbridge. Recorded before an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, with readers Diane Morgan (aka TV's Philomena Cunk) and John Shrapnel.

Producer Beth O'Dea

Pieces:

Joan's Book: the Autobiography of Joan Littlewood

Nico, Songs They Never Play on the Radio by James Young

The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge

Lucy in The Sky with Hummus by Hovis Presley

A Coward's Chronicles by Marti Caine

Music: Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary.

Maxine Peake2016071120160919 (R4)

Actress Maxine Peake, star of Shameless, Silk and Dinnerladies, shares the pieces of writing that have meant the most to her in life. Including inspiration from Joan Littlewood and Marti Caine, Hovis Presley and Beryl Bainbridge. Recorded before an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, with readers Diane Morgan (aka TV's Philomena Cunk) and John Shrapnel.

Producer Beth O'Dea

Pieces:

Joan's Book: the Autobiography of Joan Littlewood

Nico, Songs They Never Play on the Radio by James Young

The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge

Lucy in The Sky with Hummus by Hovis Presley

A Coward's Chronicles by Marti Caine

Music: Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary.

Mel Giedroyc at the Cheltenham Literature Festival20130121

Mel Giedroyc At The Cheltenham Literature Festival20130121

Mel Giedroyc, presenter of The Great British Bake Off and R4 Extra's The 4 O'Clock Show, introduces her favourite pieces of writing to the audience at The Cheltenham Literature Festival. From things that make her laugh - like Ronnie Barker's wordplay and choice extracts from Jackie magazine, to those with a special meaning for her, such as a poem about a mouth-watering Lithuanian stew...

Readers Dave Mounfield and Susie Donkin

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Mel Giedroyc at the Cheltenham Literature Festival20130121

Mel Giedroyc, presenter of The Great British Bake Off and R4 Extra's The 4 O'Clock Show, introduces her favourite pieces of writing to the audience at The Cheltenham Literature Festival. From things that make her laugh - like Ronnie Barker's wordplay and choice extracts from Jackie magazine, to those with a special meaning for her, such as a poem about a mouth-watering Lithuanian stew...

Readers Dave Mounfield and Susie Donkin

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Mel Giedroyc At The Cheltenham Literature Festival20170615

"Mel Giedroyc chooses her favourite writing at the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Mel Giedroyc, presenter of The Great British Bake Off and R4 Extra's The 4 O'Clock Show, introduces her favourite pieces of writing to the audience at The Cheltenham Literature Festival. From things that make her laugh - like Ronnie Barker's wordplay and choice extracts from Jackie magazine, to those with a special meaning for her, such as a poem about a mouth-watering Lithuanian stew...

Readers Dave Mounfield and Susie Donkin
Producer Beth O'Dea

Pieces featured in the programme:
Dr Spooner in the Bookshop by Ronnie Barker
From All I Ever Wrote: The Complete Works by Ronnie Barker, Sidgwick & Jackson
First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton, Dragon Books
Can You Face Yourself from The Best of Jackie, Prion Books
Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz
Translation by Kenneth Mackenzie, Everyman's Library Dent
Cooking in a Bedsitter by Katharine Whitehorn, Virago
I, an Actor by Nicholas Craig (Nigel Planer and Christopher Douglas), Methuen.

"

Mel Giedroyc at the Cheltenham Literature Festival20170615

Mel Giedroyc chooses her favourite writing at the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Mel Giedroyc at the Cheltenham Literature Festival20170615

Mel Giedroyc chooses her favourite writing at the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Mel Giedroyc, presenter of The Great British Bake Off and R4 Extra's The 4 O'Clock Show, introduces her favourite pieces of writing to the audience at The Cheltenham Literature Festival. From things that make her laugh - like Ronnie Barker's wordplay and choice extracts from Jackie magazine, to those with a special meaning for her, such as a poem about a mouth-watering Lithuanian stew...

Readers Dave Mounfield and Susie Donkin
Producer Beth O'Dea

Pieces featured in the programme:
Dr Spooner in the Bookshop by Ronnie Barker
From All I Ever Wrote: The Complete Works by Ronnie Barker, Sidgwick & Jackson
First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton, Dragon Books
Can You Face Yourself from The Best of Jackie, Prion Books
Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz
Translation by Kenneth Mackenzie, Everyman's Library Dent
Cooking in a Bedsitter by Katharine Whitehorn, Virago
I, an Actor by Nicholas Craig (Nigel Planer and Christopher Douglas), Methuen.

Mel Giedroyc At The Cheltenham Literature Festival20170615

Mel Giedroyc chooses her favourite writing at the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Mel Giedroyc, presenter of The Great British Bake Off and R4 Extra's The 4 O'Clock Show, introduces her favourite pieces of writing to the audience at The Cheltenham Literature Festival. From things that make her laugh - like Ronnie Barker's wordplay and choice extracts from Jackie magazine, to those with a special meaning for her, such as a poem about a mouth-watering Lithuanian stew...

Readers Dave Mounfield and Susie Donkin
Producer Beth O'Dea

Pieces featured in the programme:
Dr Spooner in the Bookshop by Ronnie Barker
From All I Ever Wrote: The Complete Works by Ronnie Barker, Sidgwick and Jackson
First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton, Dragon Books
Can You Face Yourself from The Best of Jackie, Prion Books
Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz
Translation by Kenneth Mackenzie, Everyman's Library Dent
Cooking in a Bedsitter by Katharine Whitehorn, Virago
I, an Actor by Nicholas Craig (Nigel Planer and Christopher Douglas), Methuen.

Michael Morpugo

Michael Morpugo20091005
Michael Morpugo20091005

Children's writer Michael Morpurgo takes a literary journey through his life, with pieces of prose and poetry read by Alison Reid and Christian Rodska.

Children's writer Michael Morpurgo takes a literary journey through his life.

Michael Morpugo20091005

Children's writer Michael Morpurgo takes a literary journey through his life, with pieces of prose and poetry read by Alison Reid and Christian Rodska.

Children's writer Michael Morpurgo takes a literary journey through his life.

Michael Morpurgo20080221

Children's writer Michael Morpurgo takes a literary journey through his life, with pieces of prose and poetry read by Alison Reid and Christian Rodska

Michael Morpurgo20080221

Children's writer Michael Morpurgo takes a literary journey through his life, with pieces of prose and poetry read by Alison Reid and Christian Rodska

Miles Kington19900204

First broadcast on 1989-12-24

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: MIRIAM ROTHSCHILD

Previous in series: Jill Balcon

Description

SBH:Miles Kington presents his personal choice of poetry & prose.

Readers: Sheila Steafel & Kerry Shale.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

OTN:SBS949/89WT2450 TXN/TDT:R4 24-Dec-1989

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1989 13:10-13:55 (RADIO 4)

04 Feb 1990 16:02-16:47 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Eleanor Bron (Author)

Ogden Nash (Author)

Raymond Chandler (Author)

Groucho Marx (Author)

J Morton (Author)

Flann O'Brien (Author)

Stephanie Calman (Author)

Shelley Berman (Author)

Wyndham Lewis (Author)

Harry Graham (Author)

Alexander Frater (Author)

H Mencken (Author)

Alphonse Allais (Author)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Kerry Shale (rdr)

Sheila Steafel (rdr)

Miles Kington (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 436915.

Miles Kington19900204

First broadcast on 1989-12-24

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: MIRIAM ROTHSCHILD

Previous in series: Jill Balcon

Description

SBH:Miles Kington presents his personal choice of poetry & prose.

Readers: Sheila Steafel & Kerry Shale.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

OTN:SBS949/89WT2450 TXN/TDT:R4 24-Dec-1989

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1989 13:10-13:55 (RADIO 4)

04 Feb 1990 16:02-16:47 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Eleanor Bron (Author)

Ogden Nash (Author)

Raymond Chandler (Author)

Groucho Marx (Author)

J Morton (Author)

Flann O'Brien (Author)

Stephanie Calman (Author)

Shelley Berman (Author)

Wyndham Lewis (Author)

Harry Graham (Author)

Alexander Frater (Author)

H Mencken (Author)

Alphonse Allais (Author)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Kerry Shale (rdr)

Sheila Steafel (rdr)

Miles Kington (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 436915.

Miriam Rothschild1990062719900701

First broadcast on 1990-06-27

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: Freddie Jones

Previous in series: Miles Kington

Description

Miriam ROTHSCHILD presents her choice of poetry & prose on the theme of butterflies & doves.

Read by Peggy ASHCROFT & Ronald Pickup.

Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

01 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Ronald Pickup (rdr)

Peggy Ashcroft (rdr)

Miriam Rothschild (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-12.

Miriam Rothschild1990062719900701

First broadcast on 1990-06-27

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: Freddie Jones

Previous in series: Miles Kington

Description

Miriam ROTHSCHILD presents her choice of poetry & prose on the theme of butterflies & doves.

Read by Peggy ASHCROFT & Ronald Pickup.

Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

01 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Ronald Pickup (rdr)

Peggy Ashcroft (rdr)

Miriam Rothschild (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-12.

Natalie Haynes20130204

Inspirational prose and poetry chosen by comedian and critic Natalie Haynes, read by Tracy Wiles, Dan Mersh and special guest Julian Barnes and recorded in front of an audience.

The pieces reflect Natalie's enthusiasms from childhood to her career as a classicist and include observations on life, death and why women don't need the men of their dreams.

Producer Christine Hall.

Natalie Haynes20130204

Inspirational prose and poetry chosen by comedian and critic Natalie Haynes, read by Tracy Wiles, Dan Mersh and special guest Julian Barnes and recorded in front of an audience.

The pieces reflect Natalie's enthusiasms from childhood to her career as a classicist and include observations on life, death and why women don't need the men of their dreams.

Producer Christine Hall.

Natalie Haynes20170616

"Inspirational writing chosen by comedian and critic Natalie Haynes.

Inspirational prose and poetry chosen by comedian and critic Natalie Haynes, read by Tracy Wiles, Dan Mersh and special guest Julian Barnes and recorded in front of an audience.
The pieces reflect Natalie's enthusiasms from childhood to her career as a classicist and include observations on life, death and why women don't need the men of their dreams.
Producer Christine Hall.

"

Natalie Haynes20170616

Inspirational writing chosen by comedian and critic Natalie Haynes.

Natalie Haynes20170616

Inspirational writing chosen by comedian and critic Natalie Haynes.

Inspirational prose and poetry chosen by comedian and critic Natalie Haynes, read by Tracy Wiles, Dan Mersh and special guest Julian Barnes and recorded in front of an audience.
The pieces reflect Natalie's enthusiasms from childhood to her career as a classicist and include observations on life, death and why women don't need the men of their dreams.
Producer Christine Hall.

Natalie Haynes20170616

Inspirational writing chosen by comedian and critic Natalie Haynes.

Inspirational prose and poetry chosen by comedian and critic Natalie Haynes, read by Tracy Wiles, Dan Mersh and special guest Julian Barnes and recorded in front of an audience.
The pieces reflect Natalie's enthusiasms from childhood to her career as a classicist and include observations on life, death and why women don't need the men of their dreams.
Producer Christine Hall.

Neil Stuke at Bristol Food Connections Festival20140724

Neil Stuke at Bristol Food Connections Festival20140724

Neil Stuke, the actor who played Billy Lamb, the Clerk in BBC One's Silk, chooses his favourite and funniest pieces of writing about food for the audience at the Bristol Food Connections Festival. His readers are Miranda Raison and Jack Klaff.

Pieces range from Laurie Lee and Chris Stewart on the delights of Spanish cuisine, to Keith Floyd on the joys of seafood - and Geoff Dyer on his loathing of the same. Provocative lines from PJ O'Rourke, Samuel Pepys on honest gluttony, words of wisdom from Clement Freud and DH Lawrence describing what he ate on his travels in Italy complete the bill of fare.

Neil Stuke is a keen cook, who was runner-up in Celebrity MasterChef. His father was a chef, and Neil himself is a passionate food lover.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Neil Stuke at Bristol Food Connections Festival2014072420140806

Neil Stuke At Bristol Food Connections Festival2014072420140806

Actor Neil Stuke chooses favourite food writing at the Bristol Food Connections Festival.

Neil Stuke, the actor who played Billy Lamb, the Clerk in BBC One's Silk, chooses his favourite and funniest pieces of writing about food for the audience at the Bristol Food Connections Festival. His readers are Miranda Raison and Jack Klaff.

Pieces range from Laurie Lee and Chris Stewart on the delights of Spanish cuisine, to Keith Floyd on the joys of seafood - and Geoff Dyer on his loathing of the same. Provocative lines from PJ O'Rourke, Samuel Pepys on honest gluttony, words of wisdom from Clement Freud and DH Lawrence describing what he ate on his travels in Italy complete the bill of fare.

Neil Stuke is a keen cook, who was runner-up in Celebrity MasterChef. His father was a chef, and Neil himself is a passionate food lover.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Neil Stuke at Bristol Food Connections Festival2014072420140806

Actor Neil Stuke chooses favourite food writing at the Bristol Food Connections Festival.

Nicholas Parsons20120213

Nicholas Parsons, celebrated chairman of Just a Minute, has the microphone to himself as he chooses favourite pieces of prose and poetry gathered since childhood. His readers are Prunella Scales, with whom he has acted, and Samuel West.

Producer Christine Hall.

Nicholas Parsons chooses some of the pieces of writing which have moved and inspired him.

Nicholas Parsons20120213

Nicholas Parsons, celebrated chairman of Just a Minute, has the microphone to himself as he chooses favourite pieces of prose and poetry gathered since childhood. His readers are Prunella Scales, with whom he has acted, and Samuel West.

Producer Christine Hall.

Nicholas Parsons chooses some of the pieces of writing which have moved and inspired him.

Nicholas Parsons20120213

Nicholas Parsons, celebrated chairman of Just a Minute, has the microphone to himself as he chooses favourite pieces of prose and poetry gathered since childhood. His readers are Prunella Scales, with whom he has acted, and Samuel West.

Producer Christine Hall.

Nicholas Parsons chooses some of the pieces of writing which have moved and inspired him.

Nicole Farhi19960115

Producer: S.MARMION

Notes: MASTER INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (SLU)-NOT TO BE EDITED

Next in series: Harold Evans

Previous in series: JON SNOW

Description

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Subject Categories

personality based programmes (presentation style)

fashion

Broadcast history

15 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sally Marmion (Producer)

Ian Holm (rdr)

Penelope Wilton (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-19.

Nicole Farhi19960115

Producer: S.MARMION

Notes: MASTER INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (SLU)-NOT TO BE EDITED

Next in series: Harold Evans

Previous in series: JON SNOW

Description

*

Subject Categories

personality based programmes (presentation style)

fashion

Broadcast history

15 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sally Marmion (Producer)

Ian Holm (rdr)

Penelope Wilton (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-19.

Oliver James2011022220110321

Psychiatrist and writer Oliver James with his favourite texts.

His readers are William Chubb and Susan Jameson.

Producer: Christine Hall.

This week's presenter is psychologist Dr Oliver James, whose first choice is one of the best-known examples in literature of very strong language, "This Be the Verse" by Philip Larkin.

The programme includes extracts from Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding, The Importance of Being Ernest, by Oscar Wilde, some TS Eliot and RD Laing.

Psychologist Oliver James presents his favourite prose and poetry.

Oliver James2011022220110321

Psychiatrist and writer Oliver James with his favourite texts.

His readers are William Chubb and Susan Jameson.

Producer: Christine Hall.

This week's presenter is psychologist Dr Oliver James, whose first choice is one of the best-known examples in literature of very strong language, "This Be the Verse" by Philip Larkin.

The programme includes extracts from Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding, The Importance of Being Ernest, by Oscar Wilde, some TS Eliot and RD Laing.

Psychologist Oliver James presents his favourite prose and poetry.

Paddy Ashdown20150727

Paddy Ashdown20150727

Paddy Ashdown20150727

reads from his favourite works of poetry and prose at home in Somerset, with readings by Simon Armstrong and Pippa Haywood, including Shakespeare, John Donne, Tagore and Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Music and verse provided by singer songwriter, Steve Knightley from Show of Hands

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Paddy Ashdown20150727

Paddy Ashdown reads from his favourite works of poetry and prose at home in Somerset, with readings by Simon Armstrong and Pippa Haywood, including Shakespeare, John Donne, Tagore and Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Music and verse provided by singer songwriter, Steve Knightley from Show of Hands

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Paddy Ashdown2015072720150924 (R4)

Paddy Ashdown reads from his favourite works of poetry and prose at home in Somerset, with readings by Simon Armstrong and Pippa Haywood, including Shakespeare, John Donne, Tagore and Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Music and verse provided by singer songwriter, Steve Knightley from Show of Hands

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Paddy Ashdown2015072720150924 (R4)

Paddy Ashdown reads from his favourite works of poetry and prose at home in Somerset, with readings by Simon Armstrong and Pippa Haywood, including Shakespeare, John Donne, Tagore and Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Music and verse provided by singer songwriter, Steve Knightley from Show of Hands

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Pamela Stephenson20110719

, whom many people will remember fondly from her time on Not the Nine O'Clock News, has a wide range of references to draw on for her selection of favourite pieces of writing.

After much agonising she chose some classic travel pieces, reflecting her year sailing around the South Pacific; a wickedly sexy piece from Ovid, reminding us that she is a fully qualified clinical psychologist; some remarkable poetry about the Australian landscape, and two classic pieces of comedy.

Her readers are Eleanor Bron, Michael Maloney and Dominic Jephcott.

Producer Christine Hall.

Readings from favourite books chosen by Pamela Stephenson.

Pamela Stephenson20110719

, whom many people will remember fondly from her time on Not the Nine O'Clock News, has a wide range of references to draw on for her selection of favourite pieces of writing.

After much agonising she chose some classic travel pieces, reflecting her year sailing around the South Pacific; a wickedly sexy piece from Ovid, reminding us that she is a fully qualified clinical psychologist; some remarkable poetry about the Australian landscape, and two classic pieces of comedy.

Her readers are Eleanor Bron, Michael Maloney and Dominic Jephcott.

Producer Christine Hall.

Readings from favourite books chosen by Pamela Stephenson.

Pamela Stephenson20110719

Pamela Stephenson, whom many people will remember fondly from her time on Not the Nine O'Clock News, has a wide range of references to draw on for her selection of favourite pieces of writing. After much agonising she chose some classic travel pieces, reflecting her year sailing around the South Pacific; a wickedly sexy piece from Ovid, reminding us that she is a fully qualified clinical psychologist; some remarkable poetry about the Australian landscape, and two classic pieces of comedy. Her readers are Eleanor Bron, Michael Maloney and Dominic Jephcott.

Producer Christine Hall.

Readings from favourite books chosen by Pamela Stephenson.

Paul Farley20140127

Paul Farley20140127

Paul Gambaccini

Paul Gambaccini20100202
Paul Gambaccini20100202

has broadcast on just about every BBC radio platform over his decades as a radio presenter, but this is an opportunity to hear something he doesn't normally share - his literary interests.

They range from Shakespeare to a graphic novel, via Bob Dylan and Arthur Rubinstein.

Paul's readers are John Guerrasio, Kathryn Akin and Philip Rosch.

Paul Gambaccini celebrates some great writing which has influenced and moved him.

Paul Gambaccini20100202

has broadcast on just about every BBC radio platform over his decades as a radio presenter, but this is an opportunity to hear something he doesn't normally share - his literary interests.

They range from Shakespeare to a graphic novel, via Bob Dylan and Arthur Rubinstein.

Paul's readers are John Guerrasio, Kathryn Akin and Philip Rosch.

Paul Gambaccini celebrates some great writing which has influenced and moved him.

Pauline Black20140710

Pauline Black20140710

Pauline Black, actor, writer and lead singer with ska band the Selecter chooses her favourite words of music, prose and poetry including works by Maya Angelou, Billie Holiday, Barack Obama and Joni Mitchell.

Ray Shell reads The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes

Claire Benedict reads from Passing by Nella Larsen

Pauline Black sings Little Green by Joni Mitchell

Claire Benedict reds Still I Rise by Maya Angelou and an excerpt from The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Pauline Black sings Strange Fruit

Ray Shell reads an extract from Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

Claire Benedict reads from The Velveteen Rabbit my Margery Williams.

Pauline Black2014071020140804

Pauline Black2014071020140804

, actor, writer and lead singer with ska band the Selecter chooses her favourite words of music, prose and poetry including works by Maya Angelou, Billie Holiday, Barack Obama and Joni Mitchell. These are the pieces that helped shape her identity as a young black woman growing up with adoptive parents in Essex in the 1950s, a place she describes as 'hardly a seething hotbed of multiculturalism'.

Ray Shell reads The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes

Claire Benedict reads from Passing by Nella Larsen

Pauline Black sings Little Green by Joni Mitchell

Claire Benedict reads Still I Rise by Maya Angelou and an excerpt from The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Pauline Black sings Strange Fruit

Ray Shell reads an extract from Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

Claire Benedict reads from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Pauline Black, actor, writer and lead singer with ska band the Selecter chooses her favourite words of music, prose and poetry including works by Maya Angelou, Billie Holiday, Barack Obama and Joni Mitchell. These are the pieces that helped shape her identity as a young black woman growing up with adoptive parents in Essex in the 1950s, a place she describes as 'hardly a seething hotbed of multiculturalism'.

Pauline Black, actor, writer and lead singer with ska band the Selecter chooses her favourite words of music, prose and poetry including works by Maya Angelou, Billie Holiday, Barack Obama and Joni Mitchell.

Claire Benedict reds Still I Rise by Maya Angelou and an excerpt from The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Claire Benedict reads from The Velveteen Rabbit my Margery Williams.

Pauline Black2014071020140804

Pauline Black, actor, writer and lead singer with ska band the Selecter chooses her favourite words of music, prose and poetry including works by Maya Angelou, Billie Holiday, Barack Obama and Joni Mitchell. These are the pieces that helped shape her identity as a young black woman growing up with adoptive parents in Essex in the 1950s, a place she describes as 'hardly a seething hotbed of multiculturalism'.

Ray Shell reads The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes

Claire Benedict reads from Passing by Nella Larsen

Pauline Black sings Little Green by Joni Mitchell

Claire Benedict reads Still I Rise by Maya Angelou and an excerpt from The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Pauline Black sings Strange Fruit

Ray Shell reads an extract from Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

Claire Benedict reads from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Phill Jupitus20160104

Phill Jupitus20160104

Phill Jupitus20160104

Comedian Phill Jupitus takes us through his life in books, comedy, poetry and songs, from the Sex Pistols to Steve Martin and the speech that has changed his life. With readers Thom Tuck and Cariad Lloyd, and live music by Boo Hewerdine. Recorded in front of an audience at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Phill's readings are from Clothes Music Boys by Viv Albertine, Born Standing Up by Steve Martin, Genesis by Billy Collins, Bossypants by Tina Fey and The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne.

Sound archive is of Professor Richard Demarco accepting his honorary degree as Doctor of Arts from Southampton Solent University.

Live song is Bell Book and Candle by Boo Hewerdine.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Phill Jupitus20160104

Comedian Phill Jupitus takes us through his life in books, comedy, poetry and songs, from the Sex Pistols to Steve Martin and the speech that has changed his life. With readers Thom Tuck and Cariad Lloyd, and live music by Boo Hewerdine. Recorded in front of an audience at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Phill's readings are from Clothes Music Boys by Viv Albertine, Born Standing Up by Steve Martin, Genesis by Billy Collins, Bossypants by Tina Fey and The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne.

Sound archive is of Professor Richard Demarco accepting his honorary degree as Doctor of Arts from Southampton Solent University.

Live song is Bell Book and Candle by Boo Hewerdine.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Phill Jupitus2016010420160405 (R4)

Comedian Phill Jupitus takes us through his life in books, comedy, poetry and songs, from the Sex Pistols to Steve Martin and the speech that has changed his life. With readers Thom Tuck and Cariad Lloyd, and live music by Boo Hewerdine. Recorded in front of an audience at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Phill's readings are from Clothes Music Boys by Viv Albertine, Born Standing Up by Steve Martin, Genesis by Billy Collins, Bossypants by Tina Fey and The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne.

Sound archive is of Professor Richard Demarco accepting his honorary degree as Doctor of Arts from Southampton Solent University.

Live song is Bell Book and Candle by Boo Hewerdine.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Phill Jupitus2016010420160405 (R4)

Comedian Phill Jupitus takes us through his life in books, comedy, poetry and songs, from the Sex Pistols to Steve Martin and the speech that has changed his life. With readers Thom Tuck and Cariad Lloyd, and live music by Boo Hewerdine. Recorded in front of an audience at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Phill's readings are from Clothes Music Boys by Viv Albertine, Born Standing Up by Steve Martin, Genesis by Billy Collins, Bossypants by Tina Fey and The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne.

Sound archive is of Professor Richard Demarco accepting his honorary degree as Doctor of Arts from Southampton Solent University.

Live song is Bell Book and Candle by Boo Hewerdine.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Poet Paul Farley20140127

Poet Paul Farley20140127

This edition of With Great Pleasure was recorded at the new Birmingham Library as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival. Poet Paul Farley talks about the words and sounds that have inspired his writing. He recalls growing up in Liverpool listening to the Radio Four Shipping Forecast as well as the football scores on Sports Report, and learning to appreciate poetry from the women in his family.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Poet Paul Farley2014012720140414

Poet Paul Farley2014012720140414

This edition of With Great Pleasure was recorded at the new Birmingham Library as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival. Poet Paul Farley talks about the words and sounds that have inspired his writing. He recalls growing up in Liverpool listening to the Radio Four Shipping Forecast as well as the football scores on Sports Report, and learning to appreciate poetry from the women in his family.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Poet Paul Farley2014012720140414

This edition of With Great Pleasure was recorded at the new Birmingham Library as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival. Poet Paul Farley talks about the words and sounds that have inspired his writing. He recalls growing up in Liverpool listening to the Radio Four Shipping Forecast as well as the football scores on Sports Report, and learning to appreciate poetry from the women in his family.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Programme Catalogue - Details: COLIN BLAKEMORE19900725

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: DAVID LODGE

Previous in series: ELEANOR BRON

Description

Colin BLAKEMORE takes a broader view of the literary anthology & includes scientific writing as well as the lyrics of a Bob DYLAN song. Read by Jill BALCON & Denys HAWTHORNE. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

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Broadcast history

25 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

29 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Denys Hawthorne (rdr)

Jill Balcon (rdr)

Colin Blakemore (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-26

programme catalogue - details: Colin Blakemore19900725

BBC Programme Number: 90WT2455

Recorded on 1990-05-26

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: DAVID LODGE

Previous in series: ELEANOR BRON

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Colin BLAKEMORE takes a broader view of the literary anthology & includes scientific writing as well as the lyrics of a Bob DYLAN song. Read by Jill BALCON & Denys HAWTHORNE. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

25 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

29 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Denys Hawthorne (rdr)

Jill Balcon (rdr)

Colin Blakemore (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: COLIN BLAKEMORE19900729

First broadcast on 1990-07-25

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: DAVID LODGE

Previous in series: ELEANOR BRON

Description

Colin BLAKEMORE takes a broader view of the literary anthology & includes scientific writing as well as the lyrics of a Bob DYLAN song. Read by Jill BALCON & Denys HAWTHORNE. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

25 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

29 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Denys Hawthorne (rdr)

Jill Balcon (rdr)

Colin Blakemore (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-26

programme catalogue - details: Colin Blakemore19900729

BBC Programme Number: 90WT2455

First broadcast on 1990-07-25

Recorded on 1990-05-26

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: DAVID LODGE

Previous in series: ELEANOR BRON

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Colin BLAKEMORE takes a broader view of the literary anthology & includes scientific writing as well as the lyrics of a Bob DYLAN song. Read by Jill BALCON & Denys HAWTHORNE. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

25 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

29 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Denys Hawthorne (rdr)

Jill Balcon (rdr)

Colin Blakemore (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: DAVID LODGE19900801

Producer: A. REID

Next in series: GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

Previous in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

Description

David LODGE presents his personal choice of poetry & prose read by Haydn GWYNNE & Jack SHEPHERD. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

01 Aug 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Haydn Gwynne (rdr)

Jack Shepherd (rdr)

David Lodge (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-17

programme catalogue - details: David Lodge19900801

BBC Programme Number: 90WT2456

Recorded on 1990-06-17

Producer: A. REID

Next in series: GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

Previous in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

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David LODGE presents his personal choice of poetry & prose read by Haydn GWYNNE & Jack SHEPHERD. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

01 Aug 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Haydn Gwynne (rdr)

Jack Shepherd (rdr)

David Lodge (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: DAVID LODGE19900805

First broadcast on 1990-08-01

Producer: A. REID

Next in series: GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

Previous in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

Description

David LODGE presents his personal choice of poetry & prose read by Haydn GWYNNE & Jack SHEPHERD. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

01 Aug 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Haydn Gwynne (rdr)

Jack Shepherd (rdr)

David Lodge (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-06-17

programme catalogue - details: David Lodge19900805

BBC Programme Number: 90WT2456

First broadcast on 1990-08-01

Recorded on 1990-06-17

Producer: A. REID

Next in series: GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

Previous in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

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David LODGE presents his personal choice of poetry & prose read by Haydn GWYNNE & Jack SHEPHERD. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

01 Aug 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Haydn Gwynne (rdr)

Jack Shepherd (rdr)

David Lodge (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: ELEANOR BRON19900718

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

Previous in series: JEREMY ISAACS

Description

SBH:The actress Eleanor Bron chooses a selection of her favourite poetry and prose. Readers: Joanna David & John Fortune. Producer: Kate Whitehead.

OTN:SBS028/89WT2451 TXN/TDT:R4 18-Jul-1990

Broadcast history

18 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

22 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Thompson (Author)

D Lawrence (Author)

Alfred Tennyson (Author)

Stevie Smith (Author)

Joseph Conrad (Author)

Wilfred Owen (Author)

John Webster (Author)

E Forster (Author)

Homer (Author)

Studs Terkel (Author)

Toni Morrison (Author)

Edward Cummings (Author)

Randall Jarrell (Author)

John Skelton (Author)

Elizabeth Von Arnim (Author)

Samuel Butler (Author)

Edmund Spenser (Author)

Crichton Browne (Author)

Pao Chao (Author)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Joanna David (rdr)

John Fortune (rdr)

Eleanor Bron (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 525232

programme catalogue - details: Eleanor Bron19900718

BBC Programme Number: 89WT2451

Recorded on 1990-07-09

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Notes: CAIRS 525232

Next in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

Previous in series: JEREMY ISAACS

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SBH:The actress Eleanor Bron chooses a selection of her favourite poetry and prose. Readers: Joanna David & John Fortune. Producer: Kate Whitehead.

OTN:SBS028/89WT2451 TXN/TDT:R4 18-Jul-1990

Broadcast history

18 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

22 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Thompson (Author)

D Lawrence (Author)

Alfred Tennyson (Author)

Stevie Smith (Author)

Joseph Conrad (Author)

Wilfred Owen (Author)

John Webster (Author)

E Forster (Author)

Homer (Author)

Studs Terkel (Author)

Toni Morrison (Author)

Edward Cummings (Author)

Randall Jarrell (Author)

John Skelton (Author)

Elizabeth Von Arnim (Author)

Samuel Butler (Author)

Edmund Spenser (Author)

Crichton Browne (Author)

Pao Chao (Author)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Joanna David (rdr)

John Fortune (rdr)

Eleanor Bron (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: ELEANOR BRON19900722

First broadcast on 1990-07-18

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

Previous in series: JEREMY ISAACS

Description

SBH:The actress Eleanor Bron chooses a selection of her favourite poetry and prose. Readers: Joanna David & John Fortune. Producer: Kate Whitehead.

OTN:SBS028/89WT2451 TXN/TDT:R4 18-Jul-1990

Broadcast history

18 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

22 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Thompson (Author)

D Lawrence (Author)

Alfred Tennyson (Author)

Stevie Smith (Author)

Joseph Conrad (Author)

Wilfred Owen (Author)

John Webster (Author)

E Forster (Author)

Homer (Author)

Studs Terkel (Author)

Toni Morrison (Author)

Edward Cummings (Author)

Randall Jarrell (Author)

John Skelton (Author)

Elizabeth Von Arnim (Author)

Samuel Butler (Author)

Edmund Spenser (Author)

Crichton Browne (Author)

Pao Chao (Author)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Joanna David (rdr)

John Fortune (rdr)

Eleanor Bron (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 525232

programme catalogue - details: Eleanor Bron19900722

BBC Programme Number: 89WT2451

First broadcast on 1990-07-18

Recorded on 1990-07-09

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Notes: CAIRS 525232

Next in series: COLIN BLAKEMORE

Previous in series: JEREMY ISAACS

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SBH:The actress Eleanor Bron chooses a selection of her favourite poetry and prose. Readers: Joanna David & John Fortune. Producer: Kate Whitehead.

OTN:SBS028/89WT2451 TXN/TDT:R4 18-Jul-1990

Broadcast history

18 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

22 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Thompson (Author)

D Lawrence (Author)

Alfred Tennyson (Author)

Stevie Smith (Author)

Joseph Conrad (Author)

Wilfred Owen (Author)

John Webster (Author)

E Forster (Author)

Homer (Author)

Studs Terkel (Author)

Toni Morrison (Author)

Edward Cummings (Author)

Randall Jarrell (Author)

John Skelton (Author)

Elizabeth Von Arnim (Author)

Samuel Butler (Author)

Edmund Spenser (Author)

Crichton Browne (Author)

Pao Chao (Author)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Joanna David (rdr)

John Fortune (rdr)

Eleanor Bron (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: FREDDIE JONES19900704

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: JEREMY ISAACS

Previous in series: MIRIAM ROTHSCHILD

Description

Actor Freddie JONES returns to his roots in Stoke-on-Trent to present a slection of favourite poetry & prose. Readers Michael WILLIAMS & Su-Lin LOOI.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

04 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

08 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Michael Williams (rdr)

Su Looi (rdr)

Freddie Jones (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-03-17

programme catalogue - details: Freddie Jones19900704

BBC Programme Number: 90WT2452

Recorded on 1990-03-17

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: JEREMY ISAACS

Previous in series: MIRIAM ROTHSCHILD

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Actor Freddie JONES returns to his roots in Stoke-on-Trent to present a slection of favourite poetry & prose. Readers Michael WILLIAMS & Su-Lin LOOI.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

04 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

08 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Michael Williams (rdr)

Su Looi (rdr)

Freddie Jones (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: FREDDIE JONES19900708

First broadcast on 1990-07-04

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: JEREMY ISAACS

Previous in series: MIRIAM ROTHSCHILD

Description

Actor Freddie JONES returns to his roots in Stoke-on-Trent to present a slection of favourite poetry & prose. Readers Michael WILLIAMS & Su-Lin LOOI.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

04 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

08 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Michael Williams (rdr)

Su Looi (rdr)

Freddie Jones (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-03-17

programme catalogue - details: Freddie Jones19900708

BBC Programme Number: 90WT2452

First broadcast on 1990-07-04

Recorded on 1990-03-17

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: JEREMY ISAACS

Previous in series: MIRIAM ROTHSCHILD

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Description

Actor Freddie JONES returns to his roots in Stoke-on-Trent to present a slection of favourite poetry & prose. Readers Michael WILLIAMS & Su-Lin LOOI.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

04 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

08 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Michael Williams (rdr)

Su Looi (rdr)

Freddie Jones (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: GLORIA STEINEM19960129

Producer: S.DAVIES

Next in series: ALLEN GINSBERG

Previous in series: HAROLD EVANS

Description

American feminist Gloria STEINEM pres the writing that has inspired her through three decades of campaigning for the rights of women & children.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

29 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robin Morgan (Author)

Carolyn Heilbron (Author)

Judith Herman (Author)

Sara Davies (Producer)

Alice Arnold (rdr)

Adjoa Andoh (rdr)

Nigel Carrington (rdr)

Gloria Steinem (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-17

Programme Catalogue - Details: GWEN FFRANGCON19901225

GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: JONATHON PORRITT

Previous in series: DAVID LODGE

Description

SBH:The 99-year-old actress Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies presents her personal choice of poetry & prose and performances of some of her favourite roles. Readers: Anna Massey & Alec McCowen. Producers: David Spenser & Kate Whitehead.

PRE:Ffrangcon-Davies: introduces her readers. 3'55" in - Talks about her idol Ellen Terry. 11'05" in - Great admiration for 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom'. Meeting T.E. Lawrence as Aircraftsman Shaw - his piercing blue eyes. NTS:This programme was specially recorded in celebration of Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies's 100th birthday the following month. OTN:SLN050/90WT258 TXN/TDT:R4 25-Dec-1990

Broadcast history

25 Dec 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Anna Massey (Actor)

Alec Mccowen (Actor)

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (Actor)

William Shakespeare (Author)

Thomas Hardy (Author)

Rudyard Kipling (Author)

T Eliot (Author)

George Shaw (Author)

William Thackeray (Author)

Virginia Woolf (Author)

Robert Browning (Author)

Rupert Brooke (Author)

Christina Rossetti (Author)

Christopher Fry (Author)

T Lawrence (Author)

Francis Thompson (Author)

David Spenser (Producer)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 568695

programme catalogue - details: Gwen Ffrangcon19901225

GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

BBC Programme Number: 90WT2458

Recorded on 1990-12-14

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Notes: CAIRS 568695

Next in series: JONATHON PORRITT

Previous in series: DAVID LODGE

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SBH:The 99-year-old actress Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies presents her personal choice of poetry & prose and performances of some of her favourite roles. Readers: Anna Massey & Alec McCowen. Producers: David Spenser & Kate Whitehead.

PRE:Ffrangcon-Davies: introduces her readers. 3'55" in - Talks about her idol Ellen Terry. 11'05" in - Great admiration for 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom'. Meeting T.E. Lawrence as Aircraftsman Shaw - his piercing blue eyes. NTS:This programme was specially recorded in celebration of Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies's 100th birthday the following month. OTN:SLN050/90WT258 TXN/TDT:R4 25-Dec-1990

Broadcast history

25 Dec 1990 14:00-15:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Anna Massey (Actor)

Alec Mccowen (Actor)

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (Actor)

William Shakespeare (Author)

Thomas Hardy (Author)

Rudyard Kipling (Author)

T Eliot (Author)

George Shaw (Author)

William Thackeray (Author)

Virginia Woolf (Author)

Robert Browning (Author)

Rupert Brooke (Author)

Christina Rossetti (Author)

Christopher Fry (Author)

T Lawrence (Author)

Francis Thompson (Author)

David Spenser (Producer)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Details: HAROLD EVANS19960122

Producer: S.DAVIES

Next in series: GLORIA STEINEM

Previous in series: NICOLE FARHI

Description

Editor, publisher & passionate New York resident Harold EVANS pres his selection of favourite journalism, fiction & poetry. Readers Ed BISHOP , Nigel CARRINGTON & Deboraj GARRISON.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

worked late on a tuesday night (poem)

Broadcast history

22 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Deborah Garrison (Author)

Sara Davies (Producer)

Ed Bishop (rdr)

Nigel Carrington (rdr)

Harold Evans (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-02

Programme Catalogue - Details: JENNY ECLAIR19960101

Producer: S. DAVIES

Next in series: JON SNOW

Previous in series: 25TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME

Description

Edinburgh Festival stand-up queen Jenny ECLAIR, well-thumbed copy of Dorothy

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

01 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kenneth Williams (Author)

Alan Bennett (Author)

Fay Weldon (Author)

Roddy Doyle (Author)

Angela Carter (Author)

Pamela Brown (Author)

Nell Dunn (Author)

Joe Orton (Author)

Don Marquis (Author)

Damon Runyon (Author)

Sara Davies (Producer)

Crawford Logan (rdr)

Amanda Root (rdr)

Jenny Eclair (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-08-30

Programme Catalogue - Details: JEREMY ISAACS19900711

Producer: REID.

Next in series: ELEANOR BRON

Previous in series: FREDDIE JONES

Description

Jeremy ISAACS presents his personal choice of poetry & prose read by John BETTS & Geraldine MCEWAN. Prod Alec REID.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

11 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

15 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alec Reid (Producer)

Geraldine Mcewan (rdr)

John Betts (rdr)

Jeremy Isaacs (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-10-04

programme catalogue - details: Jeremy Isaacs19900711

BBC Programme Number: 89WT2210

Recorded on 1989-10-04

Producer: REID.

Next in series: ELEANOR BRON

Previous in series: FREDDIE JONES

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Jeremy ISAACS presents his personal choice of poetry & prose read by John BETTS & Geraldine MCEWAN. Prod Alec REID.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

11 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

15 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alec Reid (Producer)

Geraldine Mcewan (rdr)

John Betts (rdr)

Jeremy Isaacs (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: JEREMY ISAACS19900715

First broadcast on 1990-07-11

Producer: REID.

Next in series: ELEANOR BRON

Previous in series: FREDDIE JONES

Description

Jeremy ISAACS presents his personal choice of poetry & prose read by John BETTS & Geraldine MCEWAN. Prod Alec REID.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

11 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

15 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alec Reid (Producer)

Geraldine Mcewan (rdr)

John Betts (rdr)

Jeremy Isaacs (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-10-04

programme catalogue - details: Jeremy Isaacs19900715

BBC Programme Number: 89WT2210

First broadcast on 1990-07-11

Recorded on 1989-10-04

Producer: REID.

Next in series: ELEANOR BRON

Previous in series: FREDDIE JONES

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Jeremy ISAACS presents his personal choice of poetry & prose read by John BETTS & Geraldine MCEWAN. Prod Alec REID.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

11 Jul 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

15 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alec Reid (Producer)

Geraldine Mcewan (rdr)

John Betts (rdr)

Jeremy Isaacs (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: JON SNOW19960108

Producer: K.MCALL

Next in series: NICOLE FARHI

Previous in series: JENNY ECLAIR

Description

Jon SNOW, with the help of Kate FAHY & Ian MITCHELL, reveals his literary

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

book programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

08 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Mcall (Producer)

Alan Clark (rdr)

Ian Mitchell (rdr)

Kate Fahy (rdr)

Jon Snow (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-29

Programme Catalogue - Details: JONATHON PORRITT19901226

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: MAYA ANGELOU

Previous in series: GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

Description

Environmentalist Jonathon PORRITT pres his selection of favourite poetry & prose with readers Diana QUICK & Andrew SACHS.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1990 14:02-15:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Andrew Sachs (rdr)

Diana Quick (rdr)

Jonathon Porritt (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-12-09

programme catalogue - details: Jonathon Porritt19901226

BBC Programme Number: 90WT2459

Recorded on 1990-12-09

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: MAYA ANGELOU

Previous in series: GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES

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Environmentalist Jonathon PORRITT pres his selection of favourite poetry & prose with readers Diana QUICK & Andrew SACHS.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1990 14:02-15:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Andrew Sachs (rdr)

Diana Quick (rdr)

Jonathon Porritt (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: Miles Kington19900204

"BBC Programme Number: 89WT2450

First broadcast on 1989-12-24

Recorded on 1989-12-03

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Notes: CAIRS 436915

Next in series: MIRIAM ROTHSCHILD

Previous in series: JILL BALCON

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SBH:Miles Kington presents his personal choice of poetry & prose. Readers: Sheila Steafel & Kerry Shale. Producer: Kate Whitehead.

OTN:SBS949/89WT2450 TXN/TDT:R4 24-Dec-1989

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1989 13:10-13:55 (RADIO 4)

04 Feb 1990 16:02-16:47 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Eleanor Bron (Author)

Ogden Nash (Author)

Raymond Chandler (Author)

Groucho Marx (Author)

J Morton (Author)

Flann O'Brien (Author)

Stephanie Calman (Author)

Shelley Berman (Author)

Wyndham Lewis (Author)

Harry Graham (Author)

Alexander Frater (Author)

H Mencken (Author)

Alphonse Allais (Author)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Kerry Shale (rdr)

Sheila Steafel (rdr)

Miles Kington (rdr)."

Programme Catalogue - Details: MILES KINGTON19900204

First broadcast on 1989-12-24

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: MIRIAM ROTHSCHILD

Previous in series: JILL BALCON

Description

SBH:Miles Kington presents his personal choice of poetry & prose. Readers: Sheila Steafel & Kerry Shale. Producer: Kate Whitehead.

OTN:SBS949/89WT2450 TXN/TDT:R4 24-Dec-1989

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1989 13:10-13:55 (RADIO 4)

04 Feb 1990 16:02-16:47 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Eleanor Bron (Author)

Ogden Nash (Author)

Raymond Chandler (Author)

Groucho Marx (Author)

J Morton (Author)

Flann O'Brien (Author)

Stephanie Calman (Author)

Shelley Berman (Author)

Wyndham Lewis (Author)

Harry Graham (Author)

Alexander Frater (Author)

H Mencken (Author)

Alphonse Allais (Author)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Kerry Shale (rdr)

Sheila Steafel (rdr)

Miles Kington (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 436915

programme catalogue - details: Miles Kington19900204

BBC Programme Number: 89WT2450

First broadcast on 1989-12-24

Recorded on 1989-12-03

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Notes: CAIRS 436915

Next in series: MIRIAM ROTHSCHILD

Previous in series: JILL BALCON

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SBH:Miles Kington presents his personal choice of poetry & prose. Readers: Sheila Steafel & Kerry Shale. Producer: Kate Whitehead.

OTN:SBS949/89WT2450 TXN/TDT:R4 24-Dec-1989

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1989 13:10-13:55 (RADIO 4)

04 Feb 1990 16:02-16:47 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Eleanor Bron (Author)

Ogden Nash (Author)

Raymond Chandler (Author)

Groucho Marx (Author)

J Morton (Author)

Flann O'Brien (Author)

Stephanie Calman (Author)

Shelley Berman (Author)

Wyndham Lewis (Author)

Harry Graham (Author)

Alexander Frater (Author)

H Mencken (Author)

Alphonse Allais (Author)

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Kerry Shale (rdr)

Sheila Steafel (rdr)

Miles Kington (rdr)

Programme Catalogue - Details: MIRIAM ROTHSCHILD19900627

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: FREDDIE JONES

Previous in series: MILES KINGTON

Description

Miriam ROTHSCHILD presents her choice of poetry & prose on the theme of butterflies & doves. Read by Peggy ASHCROFT & Ronald PICKUP. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

01 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Ronald Pickup (rdr)

Peggy Ashcroft (rdr)

Miriam Rothschild (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-12

programme catalogue - details: Miriam Rothschild19900627

BBC Programme Number: 90WT2454

Recorded on 1990-05-12

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: FREDDIE JONES

Previous in series: MILES KINGTON

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Miriam ROTHSCHILD presents her choice of poetry & prose on the theme of butterflies & doves. Read by Peggy ASHCROFT & Ronald PICKUP. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

01 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Ronald Pickup (rdr)

Peggy Ashcroft (rdr)

Miriam Rothschild (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: MIRIAM ROTHSCHILD19900701

First broadcast on 1990-06-27

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: FREDDIE JONES

Previous in series: MILES KINGTON

Description

Miriam ROTHSCHILD presents her choice of poetry & prose on the theme of butterflies & doves. Read by Peggy ASHCROFT & Ronald PICKUP. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

01 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Ronald Pickup (rdr)

Peggy Ashcroft (rdr)

Miriam Rothschild (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-05-12

programme catalogue - details: Miriam Rothschild19900701

BBC Programme Number: 90WT2454

First broadcast on 1990-06-27

Recorded on 1990-05-12

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: FREDDIE JONES

Previous in series: MILES KINGTON

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Miriam ROTHSCHILD presents her choice of poetry & prose on the theme of butterflies & doves. Read by Peggy ASHCROFT & Ronald PICKUP. Prod Kate WHITEHEAD.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

27 Jun 1990 11:02-11:47 (RADIO 4)

01 Jul 1990 22:15-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Kate Whitehead (Producer)

Ronald Pickup (rdr)

Peggy Ashcroft (rdr)

Miriam Rothschild (Speaker)

Programme Catalogue - Details: NICOLE FARHI19960115

Producer: S.MARMION

Notes: MASTER INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVES (SLU)-NOT TO BE EDITED

Next in series: HAROLD EVANS

Previous in series: JON SNOW

Description

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Subject Categories

personality based programmes (presentation style)

fashion

Broadcast history

15 Jan 1996 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sally Marmion (Producer)

Ian Holm (rdr)

Penelope Wilton (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-19

programme catalogue - station

Radio 4

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4.

Queen Mother20000804

In celebration of the 100th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Ned Sherrin presents a selection of poetry, prose and songs in front of an invited audience at the Radio Theatre, London.

Performed by Eleanor Bron, Leslie Phillips, Andrew Sachs

Queen Mother20000804

In celebration of the 100th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Ned Sherrin presents a selection of poetry, prose and songs in front of an invited audience at the Radio Theatre, London.

Performed by Eleanor Bron, Leslie Phillips, Andrew Sachs

R S Thomas2000062920000703

A selection of poetry and prose chosen by distinguished Welsh poet R S Thomas, now in his eighty-seventh year.

He includes readings from Tolstoy, Hardy, the Confessions of St Augustine and the King James Bible and poetry by Yeats, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Edward Thomas.

Reader: Ronald Pickup

R S Thomas2000062920000703

A selection of poetry and prose chosen by distinguished Welsh poet R S Thomas, now in his eighty-seventh year.

He includes readings from Tolstoy, Hardy, the Confessions of St Augustine and the King James Bible and poetry by Yeats, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Edward Thomas.

Reader: Ronald Pickup

Raymond Blanc20150216

Raymond Blanc20150216

Raymond Blanc20150216

Chef Raymond Blanc chooses his favourite writing, with readers Sinead Cusack and Julian Rhind-tutt. Recorded at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Raymond's deep love of literature encompasses poetry by Rimbaud, and excerpts from Cooking in Ten Minutes by Edouard de Pomiane, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola and The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Also the words of a song, Ne Me Quitte Pas, by Jacques Brel.

Raymond Blanc2015021620150402 (R4)

Chef Raymond Blanc chooses his favourite writing, with readers Sinead Cusack and Julian Rhind-tutt. Recorded at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Raymond's deep love of literature encompasses poetry by Rimbaud, and excerpts from Cooking in Ten Minutes by Edouard de Pomiane, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola and The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Also the words of a song, Ne Me Quitte Pas, by Jacques Brel.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Raymond Blanc20150216

Chef Raymond Blanc chooses his favourite writing, with readers Sinead Cusack and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Recorded at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Raymond's deep love of literature encompasses poetry by Rimbaud, and excerpts from Cooking in Ten Minutes by Edouard de Pomiane, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola and The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Also the words of a song, Ne Me Quitte Pas, by Jacques Brel.

Raymond Blanc2015021620150402 (R4)

Chef Raymond Blanc chooses his favourite writing, with readers Sinead Cusack and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Recorded at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Raymond's deep love of literature encompasses poetry by Rimbaud, and excerpts from Cooking in Ten Minutes by Edouard de Pomiane, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola and The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Also the words of a song, Ne Me Quitte Pas, by Jacques Brel.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Rebecca Front20160118

Rebecca Front20160118

Rebecca Front20160118

Comedy actress Rebecca Front, star of Alan Partridge and The Thick of It, takes the audience at the Radio Theatre through her life in reading and comedy. Her readers are Nicola Stephenson and Ben Willbond. The pieces she loves are from How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse, Rabbi Hugo Gryn and The Wind in the Willows. Rebecca also sings a song by the songwriter she most admires, Stephen Sondheim. It's Could I Leave You?, from the musical Follies, for which she's accompanied on piano by Benjamin Frost

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Rebecca Front20160118

Comedy actress Rebecca Front, star of Alan Partridge and The Thick of It, takes the audience at the Radio Theatre through her life in reading and comedy. Her readers are Nicola Stephenson and Ben Willbond. The pieces she loves are from How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse, Rabbi Hugo Gryn and The Wind in the Willows. Rebecca also sings a song by the songwriter she most admires, Stephen Sondheim. It's Could I Leave You?, from the musical Follies, for which she's accompanied on piano by Benjamin Frost

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Rebecca Front2016011820160407 (R4)

Comedy actress Rebecca Front, star of Alan Partridge and The Thick of It, takes the audience at the Radio Theatre through her life in reading and comedy. Her readers are Nicola Stephenson and Ben Willbond. The pieces she loves are from How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse, Rabbi Hugo Gryn and The Wind in the Willows. Rebecca also sings a song by the songwriter she most admires, Stephen Sondheim. It's Could I Leave You?, from the musical Follies, for which she's accompanied on piano by Benjamin Frost

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Rebecca Front2016011820160407 (R4)

Comedy actress Rebecca Front, star of Alan Partridge and The Thick of It, takes the audience at the Radio Theatre through her life in reading and comedy. Her readers are Nicola Stephenson and Ben Willbond. The pieces she loves are from How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse, Rabbi Hugo Gryn and The Wind in the Willows. Rebecca also sings a song by the songwriter she most admires, Stephen Sondheim. It's Could I Leave You?, from the musical Follies, for which she's accompanied on piano by Benjamin Frost

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Rev Dr John Polkinghorne2000102620001106

Eminent scientist turned clergyman Rev Dr John Polkinghorne presents his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read for him by Alice Arnold and Jamie Glover

Rev Dr John Polkinghorne2000102620001106

Eminent scientist turned clergyman Rev Dr John Polkinghorne presents his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read for him by Alice Arnold and Jamie Glover

Richard Briers20090209
Richard Eyre2002011020020114

Theatre director Richard Eyre selects his favourite poetry and prose, including pieces by D H Lawrence, John Donne and Alan Bennett.

The readers are Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent

Richard Eyre2002011020020114

Theatre director Richard Eyre selects his favourite poetry and prose, including pieces by D H Lawrence, John Donne and Alan Bennett.

The readers are Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent

Ricky Ross20160801

Ricky Ross20160801

Singer-songwriter Ricky Ross presents readings of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose

Ricky Ross20160801

The Scottish singer-songwriter Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue chooses his favourite prose and poetry at his home in Glasgow. His choices include a poem by Seamus Heaney, writing by William McIlvanney, Gerald Durrell, a monologue by musician Tom Waits and radio archive of Dundee United winning the cup.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Singer-songwriter Ricky Ross presents readings of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose

Ricky Ross20160801

The Scottish singer-songwriter Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue chooses his favourite prose and poetry at his home in Glasgow. His choices include a poem by Seamus Heaney, writing by William McIlvanney, Gerald Durrell, a monologue by musician Tom Waits and radio archive of Dundee United winning the cup.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Robert Webb

Robert Webb

Robert Webb20091109
Robert Webb2009110920100209

Comedian Robert Webb plunders his bookshelves to present a selection of his favourite prose and poetry in a special edition recorded at the University of Bedfordshire.

Including the first piece of writing to make him laugh out loud and a poem that best captures his feelings in his newly-acquired role as a father.

The readers are Abigail Burdess and Jonathan Dryden Taylor.

Comedian Robert Webb introduces a selection of his favourite prose and poetry.

Comedian Robert Webb presents a selection of his favourite prose and poetry in a special edition recorded at the University of Bedfordshire.

It includes the first piece of writing to make him laugh out loud and a poem that best captures his feelings in his newly-acquired role as a father.

Comedian Robert Webb presents a selection of his favourite prose and poetry.

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Comedian Robert Webb plunders his bookshelves to present a selection of his favourite prose and poetry in a special edition recorded at the University of Bedfordshire.

Including the first piece of writing to make him laugh out loud and a poem that best captures his feelings in his newly-acquired role as a father.

The readers are Abigail Burdess and Jonathan Dryden Taylor.

Comedian Robert Webb introduces a selection of his favourite prose and poetry.

Comedian Robert Webb presents a selection of his favourite prose and poetry in a special edition recorded at the University of Bedfordshire.

It includes the first piece of writing to make him laugh out loud and a poem that best captures his feelings in his newly-acquired role as a father.

Comedian Robert Webb presents a selection of his favourite prose and poetry.

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, head of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, chooses poetry and prose, including extracts from Theodor Herzl's `Old New Land' and the Profumo inquiry.

Ruth Deech2002020720020211

, head of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, chooses poetry and prose, including extracts from Theodor Herzl's `Old New Land' and the Profumo inquiry.

Sanjeev Bhaskar20150126

Sanjeev Bhaskar20150126

Sanjeev Bhaskar20150126

Sanjeev Bhaskar20150126

Sanjeev Bhaskar, star of Goodness Gracious Me, presents his favourite pieces of writing and comedy to the audience at the Radio Theatre. His readers are Adrian Lester and Claire Benedict. Sanjeev's picks include Monty Python, Alan Alda, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a stirring speech by Frederick Douglass, who after escaping from slavery became a leader of the abolitionist movement.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Sanjeev Bhaskar, star of Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No. 42, presents his favourite pieces of writing and comedy archive to the audience at the Radio Theatre. His readers are Adrian Lester and Claire Benedict. Sanjeev's picks include Alan Alda, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a stirring speech by Frederick Douglass, who after escaping from slavery became a leader of the abolitionist movement.

Sanjeev Bhaskar20150126

Sanjeev Bhaskar, star of Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No. 42, presents his favourite pieces of writing and comedy archive to the audience at the Radio Theatre. His readers are Adrian Lester and Claire Benedict. Sanjeev's picks include Alan Alda, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a stirring speech by Frederick Douglass, who after escaping from slavery became a leader of the abolitionist movement.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Sanjeev Bhaskar20150126

Sanjeev Bhaskar, star of Goodness Gracious Me, presents his favourite pieces of writing and comedy to the audience at the Radio Theatre. His readers are Adrian Lester and Claire Benedict. Sanjeev's picks include Monty Python, Alan Alda, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a stirring speech by Frederick Douglass, who after escaping from slavery became a leader of the abolitionist movement.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Sanjeev Bhaskar2015012620150330 (R4)

Sanjeev Bhaskar, star of Goodness Gracious Me, presents his favourite pieces of writing and comedy to the audience at the Radio Theatre. His readers are Adrian Lester and Claire Benedict. Sanjeev's picks include Monty Python, Alan Alda, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a stirring speech by Frederick Douglass, who after escaping from slavery became a leader of the abolitionist movement.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Sanjeev Bhaskar2015012620150330 (R4)

Sanjeev Bhaskar, star of Goodness Gracious Me, presents his favourite pieces of writing and comedy to the audience at the Radio Theatre. His readers are Adrian Lester and Claire Benedict. Sanjeev's picks include Monty Python, Alan Alda, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a stirring speech by Frederick Douglass, who after escaping from slavery became a leader of the abolitionist movement.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Sara Pascoe20170109

Sara Pascoe20170109

Sara Pascoe presents her favourite and funniest readings - including some killer putdowns by Tina Fey - to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Sara is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. A regular panellist on TV quiz shows like QI and Mock the Week, she also appeared in In the Thick of It and Twenty Twelve. Her readers are Olivia Poulet and John Robins, and the extracts are from Bossypants by Tina Fey, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Henry and June by Anais Nin and My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Sara Pascoe20170109

Sara Pascoe presents her favourite and funniest readings - including some killer putdowns by Tina Fey - to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Sara is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. A regular panellist on TV quiz shows like QI and Mock the Week, she also appeared in In the Thick of It and Twenty Twelve. Her readers are Olivia Poulet and John Robins, and the extracts are from Bossypants by Tina Fey, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Henry and June by Anais Nin and My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Sara Pascoe20170612

"Comedian Sara Pascoe presents her favourite funniest readings at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Sara Pascoe presents her favourite and funniest readings - including some killer putdowns by Tina Fey - to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Sara is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. A regular panellist on TV quiz shows like QI and Mock the Week, she also appeared in In the Thick of It and Twenty Twelve. Her readers are Olivia Poulet and John Robins, and the extracts are from Bossypants by Tina Fey, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Henry and June by Anais Nin and My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Sara Pascoe20170612

Comedian Sara Pascoe presents her favourite funniest readings at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Sara Pascoe20170612

Comedian Sara Pascoe presents her favourite funniest readings at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Sara Pascoe presents her favourite and funniest readings - including some killer putdowns by Tina Fey - to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Sara is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. A regular panellist on TV quiz shows like QI and Mock the Week, she also appeared in In the Thick of It and Twenty Twelve. Her readers are Olivia Poulet and John Robins, and the extracts are from Bossypants by Tina Fey, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Henry and June by Anais Nin and My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

Sara Pascoe20170612

Comedian Sara Pascoe presents her favourite funniest readings at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Sara Pascoe presents her favourite and funniest readings - including some killer putdowns by Tina Fey - to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Sara is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. A regular panellist on TV quiz shows like QI and Mock the Week, she also appeared in In the Thick of It and Twenty Twelve. Her readers are Olivia Poulet and John Robins, and the extracts are from Bossypants by Tina Fey, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Henry and June by Anais Nin and My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Poet Sean O'brien chooses some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, which are read by Julia Watson and Deka Walmsley

Sean O'brien2002010320020107

Poet Sean O'brien chooses some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, which are read by Julia Watson and Deka Walmsley

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Award-winning children's writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes chooses her favourite pieces of writing.

She includes Kenneth Clarke's `Civilisation', and a piece written and read by her son, Guardian correspondent Ed Vulliamy.

Other readers are Bill Wallis

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Award-winning children's writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes chooses her favourite pieces of writing.

She includes Kenneth Clarke's `Civilisation', and a piece written and read by her son, Guardian correspondent Ed Vulliamy.

Other readers are Bill Wallis

Simon Callow20140731

Simon Callow20140731

Actor Simon Callow presents and reads his favourite literary extracts, with the help of his chosen reader Patricia Hodge. His life in books ranges through Tynan, Logue and Isherwood to Dickens, Nashe and Shakespeare: in which Simon and Patricia perform together on stage for the first time. Recorded in front of an audience at St George's in Bristol.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

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Simon Callow2014073120140807

Actor Simon Callow presents his favourite readings, with the help of Patricia Hodge.

Actor Simon Callow presents and reads his favourite literary extracts, with the help of his chosen reader Patricia Hodge. His life in books ranges through Tynan, Logue and Isherwood to Dickens, Nashe and Shakespeare: in which Simon and Patricia perform together on stage for the first time. Recorded in front of an audience at St George's in Bristol.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Simon Callow2014073120140807

Actor Simon Callow presents his favourite readings, with the help of Patricia Hodge.

Simon King20110208

Simon King, the natural history film-maker and presenter, presents some of the pieces of writing - and birdsong - which reflect his passion for the natural world.

Michael Byrne and Siân Phillips are his readers.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Natural history film-maker Simon King shares some favourite pieces of writing.

Simon King20110208

Simon King20110208

Simon King, the natural history film-maker and presenter, presents some of the pieces of writing - and birdsong - which reflect his passion for the natural world. Michael Byrne and Siân Phillips are his readers.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Simon King, the natural history film-maker and presenter, presents some of the pieces of writing - and birdsong - which reflect his passion for the natural world.

Michael Byrne and Siân Phillips are his readers.

Natural history film-maker Simon King shares some favourite pieces of writing.

Simon King20110208

Simon King, the natural history film-maker and presenter, presents some of the pieces of writing - and birdsong - which reflect his passion for the natural world. Michael Byrne and Siân Phillips are his readers.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Simon Singh20110726

Science journalist Simon Singh presents some of the pieces of writing which have captured his imagination, including a blog, an online hoax, a nursery rhyme and a well-loved contemporary novel. Simon's readers are his performance collaborator Robin Ince and writer and actress Meera Syal.

Producer Christine Hall.

Quirky and fascinating pieces of writing chosen by science journalist Simon Singh.

Simon Singh20110726

Science journalist Simon Singh presents some of the pieces of writing which have captured his imagination, including a blog, an online hoax, a nursery rhyme and a well-loved contemporary novel.

Simon's readers are his performance collaborator Robin Ince and writer and actress Meera Syal.

Producer Christine Hall.

Quirky and fascinating pieces of writing chosen by science journalist Simon Singh

Simon Singh20110726

Science journalist Simon Singh presents some of the pieces of writing which have captured his imagination, including a blog, an online hoax, a nursery rhyme and a well-loved contemporary novel.

Simon's readers are his performance collaborator Robin Ince and writer and actress Meera Syal.

Producer Christine Hall.

Quirky and fascinating pieces of writing chosen by science journalist Simon Singh.

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Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn asserts the importance of humour and laughter in his choice of literary extracts.

The readers are Amanda Root and Jon Strickland.

Sir Alan Ayckbourn *20090402

Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn asserts the importance of humour and laughter in his choice of literary extracts.

The readers are Amanda Root and Jon Strickland.

Sir John Major

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Sir John Major20091102

Former prime minister Sir John Major chooses some of the pieces of writing which have sustained, inspired and entertained him.

The readers are Nigel Anthony and Lucy Briers.

Former prime minister John Major chooses a selection of his favourite pieces of writing.

Sir John Major20091102

Former prime minister Sir John Major chooses some of the pieces of writing which have sustained, inspired and entertained him.

The readers are Nigel Anthony and Lucy Briers.

Former prime minister John Major chooses a selection of his favourite pieces of writing.

Sir Trevor McDonald20170102

Sir Trevor Mcdonald20170102

Veteran broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald chooses his favourite words and poetry for With Great Pleasure, including Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken which brought him comfort far from home in a war zone.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Sir Trevor McDonald20170102

Veteran broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald chooses his favourite words and poetry for With Great Pleasure, including Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken which brought him comfort far from home in a war zone.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Sir Trevor Mcdonald20170614

chooses his favourite prose and poetry.

Sir Trevor Mcdonald20170614

chooses his favourite prose and poetry.

Sir Trevor McDonald chooses his favourite prose and poetry.

Sir Trevor McDonald20170614

Sir Trevor McDonald chooses his favourite prose and poetry.

Stephanie Cole20160725

Stephanie Cole20160725

Stephanie Cole20160725

Actress Stephanie Cole chooses her favourite words at Bristol Old Vic Theatre.

Stephanie Cole20160725

Actress Stephanie Cole chooses her favourite words at Bristol Old Vic Theatre.

Stephanie Cole2016072520160921 (R4)

The veteran stage, TV and radio actress Stephanie Cole known for Radio 4 comedy shows such as Cabin Pressure and Ed Reardon's Week chooses her favourite literary extracts. They include passages from Miles Kington's Albanian Book of Proverbs, and poems by Liz Lochhead, Louis MacNeice, Gillian Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy, read by Pandora Colin and David Hargreaves. The show was recorded at Bristol's Old Vic Theatre which is celebrating its 250th anniversary.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Stephanie Cole20160725

The veteran stage, TV and radio actress Stephanie Cole known for Radio 4 comedy shows such as Cabin Pressure and Ed Reardon's Week chooses her favourite literary extracts. They include passages from Miles Kington's Albanian Book of Proverbs, and poems by Liz Lochhead, Louis MacNeice, Gillian Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy, read by Pandora Colin and David Hargreaves. The show was recorded at Bristol's Old Vic Theatre which is celebrating its 250th anniversary.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Stephanie Cole20160725

The veteran stage, TV and radio actress Stephanie Cole known for Radio 4 comedy shows such as Cabin Pressure and Ed Reardon's Week chooses her favourite literary extracts. They include passages from Miles Kington's Albanian Book of Proverbs, and poems by Liz Lochhead, Louis MacNeice, Gillian Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy, read by Pandora Colin and David Hargreaves. The show was recorded at Bristol's Old Vic Theatre which is celebrating its 250th anniversary.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Stephanie Cole2016072520160921 (R4)

The veteran stage, TV and radio actress Stephanie Cole known for Radio 4 comedy shows such as Cabin Pressure and Ed Reardon's Week chooses her favourite literary extracts. They include passages from Miles Kington's Albanian Book of Proverbs, and poems by Liz Lochhead, Louis MacNeice, Gillian Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy, read by Pandora Colin and David Hargreaves. The show was recorded at Bristol's Old Vic Theatre which is celebrating its 250th anniversary.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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One of this country's most successful film directors, Stephen Frears, whose work includes `My Beautiful Launderette', `Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and `High Fidelity', presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Stephen Moore and Eve

One of this country's most successful film directors, Stephen Frears, whose work includes `My Beautiful Launderette', `Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and `High Fidelity', presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Stephen Moore and Eve Matheson

Stephen Frears2000113020001201

One of this country's most successful film directors, Stephen Frears, whose work includes `My Beautiful Launderette', `Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and `High Fidelity', presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Stephen Moore and Eve

One of this country's most successful film directors, Stephen Frears, whose work includes `My Beautiful Launderette', `Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and `High Fidelity', presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Stephen Moore and Eve Matheson

Stephen Frears20001204

One of this country's most successful film directors, Stephen Frears, whose work includes `My Beautiful Launderette', `Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and `High Fidelity', presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Stephen Moore and Eve

One of this country's most successful film directors, Stephen Frears, whose work includes `My Beautiful Launderette', `Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and `High Fidelity', presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Stephen Moore and Eve Matheson

Stephen Frears20001204

One of this country's most successful film directors, Stephen Frears, whose work includes `My Beautiful Launderette', `Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and `High Fidelity', presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Stephen Moore and Eve

One of this country's most successful film directors, Stephen Frears, whose work includes `My Beautiful Launderette', `Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and `High Fidelity', presents some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, read by Stephen Moore and Eve Matheson

Stuart Maconie

Stuart Maconie20090818
Stuart Maconie20090818

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Writer and DJ Stuart Maconie presents a selection of favourite verse and prose illustrating some personal memories, in front of an audience at the Latitude Festival.

The readers are Michael Maloney and Lucy Briers.

Stuart has a wide-ranging fan base thanks to his eclectic body of work; in addition to having written several books on music and travel, he is a frequent contributor to magazines including the Radio Times, a regular guest on television programmes and an established part of the radio schedules on Radio 2 and 6 Music.

Writer and DJ Stuart Maconie presents a selection of favourite verse and prose.

Stuart Maconie20090818

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Writer and DJ Stuart Maconie presents a selection of favourite verse and prose illustrating some personal memories, in front of an audience at the Latitude Festival.

The readers are Michael Maloney and Lucy Briers.

Stuart has a wide-ranging fan base thanks to his eclectic body of work; in addition to having written several books on music and travel, he is a frequent contributor to magazines including the Radio Times, a regular guest on television programmes and an established part of the radio schedules on Radio 2 and 6 Music.

Writer and DJ Stuart Maconie presents a selection of favourite verse and prose.

Terry Christian20170501

Terry Christian's favourite pieces of writing, read by Andrew Maxwell and Sally Lindsay.

Terry Christian20170501

Terry Christian's favourite pieces of writing, read by Andrew Maxwell and Sally Lindsay.

TV presenter Terry Christian presents his favourite and funniest writing - read by comedian Andew Maxwell and actress Sally Lindsay - to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Confessions of an Irish Rebel by Brendan Behan brings his Dublin-born dad's voice back to him, and memories of growing up in Manchester with Irish parents. John Cooper Clarke's poetry, Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse and The Big Man by William McIlvanney also mean a lot to him. His lifelong love of reading was originally sparked by Just William by Richmal Crompton - against the odds..
Producer Beth O'Dea.

Terry Christian20170501

Terry Christian's favourite pieces of writing, read by Andrew Maxwell and Sally Lindsay.

TV presenter Terry Christian presents his favourite and funniest writing - read by comedian Andew Maxwell and actress Sally Lindsay - to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Confessions of an Irish Rebel by Brendan Behan brings his Dublin-born dad's voice back to him, and memories of growing up in Manchester with Irish parents. John Cooper Clarke's poetry, Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse and The Big Man by William McIlvanney also mean a lot to him. His lifelong love of reading was originally sparked by Just William by Richmal Crompton - against the odds..
Producer Beth O'Dea.

's favourite pieces of writing, read by Andrew Maxwell and Sally Lindsay.

Terry Christian20170725

Terry Christian's favourite pieces of writing, read by Andrew Maxwell and Sally Lindsay.

TV presenter Terry Christian presents his favourite and funniest writing - read by comedian Andew Maxwell and actress Sally Lindsay - to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Confessions of an Irish Rebel by Brendan Behan brings his Dublin-born dad's voice back to him, and memories of growing up in Manchester with Irish parents. John Cooper Clarke's poetry, Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse and The Big Man by William McIlvanney also mean a lot to him. His lifelong love of reading was originally sparked by Just William by Richmal Crompton - against the odds..
Producer Beth O'Dea.

Terry Christian20170725

Terry Christian's favourite pieces of writing, read by Andrew Maxwell and Sally Lindsay.

TV presenter Terry Christian presents his favourite and funniest writing - read by comedian Andew Maxwell and actress Sally Lindsay - to the audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Confessions of an Irish Rebel by Brendan Behan brings his Dublin-born dad's voice back to him, and memories of growing up in Manchester with Irish parents. John Cooper Clarke's poetry, Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse and The Big Man by William McIlvanney also mean a lot to him. His lifelong love of reading was originally sparked by Just William by Richmal Crompton - against the odds..
Producer Beth O'Dea.

's favourite pieces of writing, read by Andrew Maxwell and Sally Lindsay.

Terry Wogan20140703

Terry Wogan20140703

Sir Terry Wogan chooses the prose and poetry that mean the most to him, with the help of special guests, David Jason and Frances Tomelty who read works by a variety of writers from Yeats to Robert Frost and PG Wodehouse. Finbar Furey provides live music.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

Sir David Jason reads Vitai Lampada by Sir Henry Newbolt

Frances Tomelty reads When You Are Old by WB Yeats

Finbar Furey sings Sweet Sixteen

Sir David Jason reads an excerpt from Elegy In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

Sir David Jason reads Gussie's Prizegiving Speech from Right Ho Jeeves by PG Wodehouse

Frances Tomelty reads Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost and In Westminster Abbey by Sir John Betjeman

Finbar Furey sings Raglan Road.

Terry Wogan20140703

Terry Wogan20140703

Terry Wogan2014070320150403 (R4)

Sir Terry Wogan chooses the prose and poetry that mean the most to him, with the help of special guests, David Jason and Frances Tomelty who read works by a variety of writers from Yeats to Robert Frost and PG Wodehouse. Finbar Furey provides live music.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

Sir David Jason reads Vitai Lampada by Sir Henry Newbolt

Frances Tomelty reads When You Are Old by WB Yeats

Finbar Furey sings Sweet Sixteen

Sir David Jason reads an excerpt from Elegy In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

Sir David Jason reads Gussie's Prizegiving Speech from Right Ho Jeeves by PG Wodehouse

Frances Tomelty reads Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost and In Westminster Abbey by Sir John Betjeman

Finbar Furey sings Raglan Road.

Terry Wogan20140703

Sir Terry Wogan chooses the prose and poetry that mean the most to him, with the help of special guests, David Jason and Frances Tomelty who read works by a variety of writers from Yeats to Robert Frost and PG Wodehouse. Finbar Furey provides live music.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

Sir David Jason reads Vitai Lampada by Sir Henry Newbolt

Frances Tomelty reads When You Are Old by WB Yeats

Finbar Furey sings Sweet Sixteen

Sir David Jason reads an excerpt from Elegy In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

Sir David Jason reads Gussie's Prizegiving Speech from Right Ho Jeeves by PG Wodehouse

Frances Tomelty reads Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost and In Westminster Abbey by Sir John Betjeman

Finbar Furey sings Raglan Road.

Terry Wogan2014070320150403 (R4)

Sir Terry Wogan chooses the prose and poetry that mean the most to him, with the help of special guests, David Jason and Frances Tomelty who read works by a variety of writers from Yeats to Robert Frost and PG Wodehouse. Finbar Furey provides live music.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

Sir David Jason reads Vitai Lampada by Sir Henry Newbolt

Frances Tomelty reads When You Are Old by WB Yeats

Finbar Furey sings Sweet Sixteen

Sir David Jason reads an excerpt from Elegy In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

Sir David Jason reads Gussie's Prizegiving Speech from Right Ho Jeeves by PG Wodehouse

Frances Tomelty reads Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost and In Westminster Abbey by Sir John Betjeman

Finbar Furey sings Raglan Road.

Tim Smit20170515

Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project, chooses his favourite pieces of writing.

Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project chooses his favourite pieces of writing which include the moving letters between staff and gardeners from the Lost Gardens of Heligan during World War 1, poetry by Emily Dickinson and extracts of great speeches by Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy read for him by actors Anna Chancellor and Toby Jones.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Tim Smit20170515

Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project, chooses his favourite pieces of writing.

Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project chooses his favourite pieces of writing which include the moving letters between staff and gardeners from the Lost Gardens of Heligan during World War 1, poetry by Emily Dickinson and extracts of great speeches by Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy read for him by actors Anna Chancellor and Toby Jones.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Tim Smit20170727

Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project, chooses his favourite pieces of writing.

Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project chooses his favourite pieces of writing which include the moving letters between staff and gardeners from the Lost Gardens of Heligan during World War 1, poetry by Emily Dickinson and extracts of great speeches by Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy read for him by actors Anna Chancellor and Toby Jones.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Tim Smit20170727

Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project, chooses his favourite pieces of writing.

Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project chooses his favourite pieces of writing which include the moving letters between staff and gardeners from the Lost Gardens of Heligan during World War 1, poetry by Emily Dickinson and extracts of great speeches by Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy read for him by actors Anna Chancellor and Toby Jones.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

Tom Morris

Tom Morris20110201

, creative director of the Bristol Old Vic, chooses some favourite writing.

The readers are Siân Phillips and Michael Byrne and the programme was recorded at the Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Creative director of the Bristol Old Vic Tom Morris chooses some favourite writing.

Tom Morris20110201

Tom Morris, creative director of the Bristol Old Vic, chooses some favourite writing. The readers are Siân Phillips and Michael Byrne and the programme was recorded at the Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Creative director of the Bristol Old Vic Tom Morris chooses some favourite writing.

Tom Morris20110201

Tom Morris20110201

Tom Morris, creative director of the Bristol Old Vic, chooses some favourite writing. The readers are Siân Phillips and Michael Byrne and the programme was recorded at the Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Producer: Christine Hall.

, creative director of the Bristol Old Vic, chooses some favourite writing.

The readers are Siân Phillips and Michael Byrne and the programme was recorded at the Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Creative director of the Bristol Old Vic Tom Morris chooses some favourite writing.

Tom Morris20110201

Tom Morris, creative director of the Bristol Old Vic, chooses some favourite writing. The readers are Siân Phillips and Michael Byrne and the programme was recorded at the Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Tony Benn2007072620140418

Tony Benn2007072620140418

The late Tony Benn on the writing that shaped his character and beliefs. A programme first broadcast in 2007.

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Journalist and author Tony Parsons, best known for his contributions to the Mirror and BBC2's `Late Review' and now also enjoying success with his latest book `Man and Boy', discusses his influences.

Featuring passages from Ernest Hemingway, Frank McCourt / Journalist and author Tony Parsons, until recently best known for his contributions to The Mirror and BBC2's `Late Review' but now enjoying unexpected success with his latest book `Man and Boy', discusses his influences.

Featuring extracts from works by E.

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Journalist and author Tony Parsons, best known for his contributions to the Mirror and BBC2's `Late Review' and now also enjoying success with his latest book `Man and Boy', discusses his influences.

Featuring passages from Ernest Hemingway, Frank McCourt / Journalist and author Tony Parsons, until recently best known for his contributions to The Mirror and BBC2's `Late Review' but now enjoying unexpected success with his latest book `Man and Boy', discusses his influences.

Featuring extracts from works by E.

Vivienne Westwood

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Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood chooses some of the pieces of writing which inspire her, from Alice in Wonderland to Bertrand Russell.

The readers are David Morrissey and Lucy Briers.

Westwood exploded onto the fashion scene at the beginning of the 1970s, the decade whose look she would do so much to create.

Since then she has been consistently and uncompromisingly original in her designs, moving from anarchy and pornography to a deep interest in classic British tailoring.

In a programme recorded at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk, Vivienne presents an eclectic mixture of readings which have influenced her.

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Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood chooses some of the pieces of writing which inspire her, from Alice in Wonderland to Bertrand Russell.

The readers are David Morrissey and Lucy Briers.

Westwood exploded onto the fashion scene at the beginning of the 1970s, the decade whose look she would do so much to create.

Since then she has been consistently and uncompromisingly original in her designs, moving from anarchy and pornography to a deep interest in classic British tailoring.

In a programme recorded at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk, Vivienne presents an eclectic mixture of readings which have influenced her.

Will Hutton

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Will Hutton, chief executive of the Work Foundation, shares his admiration for not just JM Keynes but also writers such as Dickens and Umberto Eco.

Readers are Michelle Terry and William Hope

Will Hutton *20090921

Will Hutton, chief executive of the Work Foundation, shares his admiration for not just JM Keynes but also writers such as Dickens and Umberto Eco.

Readers are Michelle Terry and William Hope

With Great Pleasure At Christmas

With Great Pleasure at Christmas20081226

Terry Pratchett revels in some of his favourite pieces of writing.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas20081226

Terry Pratchett revels in some of his favourite pieces of writing.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas20081225
With Great Pleasure at Christmas20081225

Terry Pratchett revels in some of his favourite pieces of writing.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas20091225
With Great Pleasure at Christmas20121225

A celebration of favourite readings with Fi Glover and guests.

With Great Pleasure At Christmas20121225

A celebration of favourite readings with Fi Glover and guests.

A festive edition of the programme which invites a celebrity to raid their memories in search of the pieces of writing and music which best sum up their lives. Fi Glover, one of the BBC's most cherished radio presenters, steps up with a wonderfully varied selection of readings, from a nursery rhyme to Aristotle by way of Alan Bennett and John Mortimer. She even includes a fully-practical recipe for a very special dessert.

The readers are Rosie Cavaliero and Mark Meadows, who are joined by poet Kate Fox, and the Exultate Singers provide the finishing celebratory touch.

Producer Christine Hall.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas20121225

A festive edition of the programme which invites a celebrity to raid their memories in search of the pieces of writing and music which best sum up their lives. Fi Glover, one of the BBC's most cherished radio presenters, steps up with a wonderfully varied selection of readings, from a nursery rhyme to Aristotle by way of Alan Bennett and John Mortimer. She even includes a fully-practical recipe for a very special dessert.

The readers are Rosie Cavaliero and Mark Meadows, who are joined by poet Kate Fox, and the Exultate Singers provide the finishing celebratory touch.

Producer Christine Hall.

With Great Pleasure At Christmas2012122520121228

A festive edition of the programme which invites a celebrity to raid their memories in search of the pieces of writing and music which best sum up their lives. Fi Glover, one of the BBC's most cherished radio presenters, steps up with a wonderfully varied selection of readings, from a nursery rhyme to Aristotle by way of Alan Bennett and John Mortimer. She even includes a fully-practical recipe for a very special dessert.

The readers are Rosie Cavaliero and Mark Meadows, who are joined by poet Kate Fox, and the Exultate Singers provide the finishing celebratory touch.

Producer Christine Hall.

A celebration of favourite readings with Fi Glover and guests.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas2012122520121228

A festive edition of the programme which invites a celebrity to raid their memories in search of the pieces of writing and music which best sum up their lives. Fi Glover, one of the BBC's most cherished radio presenters, steps up with a wonderfully varied selection of readings, from a nursery rhyme to Aristotle by way of Alan Bennett and John Mortimer. She even includes a fully-practical recipe for a very special dessert.

The readers are Rosie Cavaliero and Mark Meadows, who are joined by poet Kate Fox, and the Exultate Singers provide the finishing celebratory touch.

Producer Christine Hall.

With Great Pleasure At Christmas2012122520121228

A festive edition of the programme which invites a celebrity to raid their memories in search of the pieces of writing and music which best sum up their lives. Fi Glover, one of the BBC's most cherished radio presenters, steps up with a wonderfully varied selection of readings, from a nursery rhyme to Aristotle by way of Alan Bennett and John Mortimer. She even includes a fully-practical recipe for a very special dessert.

The readers are Rosie Cavaliero and Mark Meadows, who are joined by poet Kate Fox, and the Exultate Singers provide the finishing celebratory touch.

Producer Christine Hall.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas - Melvyn Bragg20111225

A special Christmas edition of the programme in which Melvyn Bragg looks back at the writing which inspired him when he was a young man. His choices include Dickens, Shakespeare and Wordsworth but also Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh and a story from the December 1946 edition of The Wizard comic, in which the hero helps choose likely athletes for the forthcoming London Olympics. Melvyn's readers are Eleanor Bron, Bill Paterson and David Bamber, and choristers from Carlisle Cathedral open the programme with a favourite carol.

Producer Christine Hall.

Melvyn Bragg with a special programme of his favourite poetry and prose.

With Great Pleasure At Christmas - Melvyn Bragg20111225

A special Christmas edition of the programme in which Melvyn Bragg looks back at the writing which inspired him when he was a young man. His choices include Dickens, Shakespeare and Wordsworth but also Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh and a story from the December 1946 edition of The Wizard comic, in which the hero helps choose likely athletes for the forthcoming London Olympics. Melvyn's readers are Eleanor Bron, Bill Paterson and David Bamber, and choristers from Carlisle Cathedral open the programme with a favourite carol.

Producer Christine Hall.

Melvyn Bragg with a special programme of his favourite poetry and prose.

With Great Pleasure At Christmas - Melvyn Bragg20111225

A special Christmas edition of the programme in which Melvyn Bragg looks back at the writing which inspired him when he was a young man. His choices include Dickens, Shakespeare and Wordsworth but also Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh and a story from the December 1946 edition of The Wizard comic, in which the hero helps choose likely athletes for the forthcoming London Olympics. Melvyn's readers are Eleanor Bron, Bill Paterson and David Bamber, and choristers from Carlisle Cathedral open the programme with a favourite carol.

Producer Christine Hall.

Melvyn Bragg with a special programme of his favourite poetry and prose.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas - Melvyn Bragg20111230

Melvyn Bragg with a special programme of his favourite poetry and prose.

With Great Pleasure At Christmas - Melvyn Bragg20111230

Melvyn Bragg with a special programme of his favourite poetry and prose.

With Great Pleasure At Christmas - Melvyn Bragg20111230

Melvyn Bragg with a special programme of his favourite poetry and prose.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas 201320131225

With Great Pleasure at Christmas 201320131225

John Lloyd is joined by Hugh Laurie, Miriam Margolyes, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Howard Goodall to perform his favourite pieces of writing, comedy and music. A special Christmas edition of With Great Pleasure recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

John Lloyd is a comedy guru, the brains behind QI and the producer of Blackadder - and Hugh Laurie revisits his sublime portrayal of the Prince Regent from Blackadder the Third in a couple of previously unperformed pieces written by John. His other choices include a performance by all the cast of a scene from Hay Fever by Noel Coward, in which John made his stage debut while at school.

Taking us through John's life in comedy are sound archive extracts from Julian and Sandy from Round The Horne and Peter Cook from Beyond the Fringe.

Books that have been important in John's life include The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff, How The Mind Works by Steven Pinker and poetry collections ranging from Auden to ee cummings. Words of wisdom from Douglas Adams and Viz Top Tips are also quoted.

Howard Goodall plays the song he composed for John's wedding, which is sung by John's daughter.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas 20132013122520131227

With Great Pleasure At Christmas 20132013122520131227

Hugh Laurie, Miriam Margolyes, Julian Rhind-tutt perform John Lloyd's favourite readings.

John Lloyd is joined by Hugh Laurie, Miriam Margolyes, Julian Rhind-tutt and Howard Goodall to perform his favourite pieces of writing, comedy and music. A special Christmas edition of With Great Pleasure recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

John Lloyd is a comedy guru, the brains behind QI and the producer of Blackadder - and Hugh Laurie revisits his sublime portrayal of the Prince Regent from Blackadder the Third in a couple of previously unperformed pieces written by John. His other choices include a performance by all the cast of a scene from Hay Fever by Noel Coward, in which John made his stage debut while at school.

Taking us through John's life in comedy are sound archive extracts from Julian and Sandy from Round The Horne and Peter Cook from Beyond the Fringe.

Books that have been important in John's life include The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff, How The Mind Works by Steven Pinker and poetry collections ranging from Auden to ee cummings. Words of wisdom from Douglas Adams and Viz Top Tips are also quoted.

Howard Goodall plays the song he composed for John's wedding, which is sung by John's daughter.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas 20132013122520131227

Hugh Laurie, Miriam Margolyes, Julian Rhind-Tutt perform John Lloyd's favourite readings.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas 201420141225

Ian Hislop, star of Have I Got News for You and editor of Private Eye, chooses the pieces of writing that mean the most to him, with the help of readers Jim Broadbent and Tamsin Greig. It's a special Christmas edition of With Great Pleasure recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Robyn Stapleton joins them to sing My Love is like a Red Red Rose by Robert Burns. She's BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year.

Ian's choices range from poems that form part of his own family's Christmas tradition, such as The Oxen by Thomas Hardy, to newer works by Carol Ann Duffy, and extracts from plays he loves such as Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth. There are satirical pieces by Craig Brown and Spike Milligan, and sound archive recordings of comedy from Peter Cook, Alan Bennett, Danny Kaye, Mitchell & Webb and Flanders and Swann.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas 201420141225

Ian Hislop, star of Have I Got News for You and editor of Private Eye, chooses the pieces of writing that mean the most to him, with the help of readers Jim Broadbent and Tamsin Greig. It's a special Christmas edition of With Great Pleasure recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Robyn Stapleton joins them to sing My Love is like a Red Red Rose by Robert Burns. She's BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year.

Ian's choices range from poems that form part of his own family's Christmas tradition, such as The Oxen by Thomas Hardy, to newer works by Carol Ann Duffy, and extracts from plays he loves such as Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth. There are satirical pieces by Craig Brown and Spike Milligan, and sound archive recordings of comedy from Peter Cook, Alan Bennett, Danny Kaye, Mitchell & Webb and Flanders and Swann.

Producer Beth O'Dea.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas: Armstrong and Miller20161225

With Great Pleasure At Christmas: Armstrong And Miller2016122520161226 (R4)

Armstrong and Miller reunite to present their favourite bits of writing, music and song.

It's been several years since Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller last performed together. Here they are reunited for a special programme choosing their favourite poems, books and songs for an hour long festive edition of With Great Pleasure. Expect laughter and maybe the odd tear as they present readings from their favourite works of fiction and poetry, many with a Christmas feel, and a song or two. They're helped by one of their favourite female collaborators Sarah Alexander.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas: Armstrong and Miller2016122520161226 (R4)

Armstrong and Miller reunite to present their favourite bits of writing, music and song.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas: Armstrong and Miller20161225

It's been several years since Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller last performed together. Here they are reunited for a special programme choosing their favourite poems, books and songs for an hour long festive edition of With Great Pleasure. Expect laughter and maybe the odd tear as they present readings from their favourite works of fiction and poetry, many with a Christmas feel, and a song or two. They're helped by one of their favourite female collaborators Sarah Alexander.

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas: Penelope Keith20151225

With Great Pleasure At Christmas: Penelope Keith20151225

Penelope Keith, star of The Good Life and To The Manor Born, presents her favourite and funniest writing to the audience at the Radio Theatre, with readings by Tamsin Greig and Michael Cochrane, and carols sung by The Bach Choir Voices.

Penelope plays scenes from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and from Star Quality by Noel Coward: her audition piece for the RSC. Her other picks reflect her life and her passions. They include a Christmas parody by Keith Waterhouse, an extract from Emma by Jane Austen, Swifts by Ted Hughes, The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico, Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, The Donkey by GK Chesterton and A Countrywoman's Notes by Rosemary Verey.

Also featuring an unforgettable moment from Brian Johnston on Test Match Special..

Producer Beth O'Dea.

With Great Pleasure at Christmas: Penelope Keith20151225

Penelope Keith, star of The Good Life and To The Manor Born, presents her favourite and funniest writing to the audience at the Radio Theatre, with readings by Tamsin Greig and Michael Cochrane, and carols sung by The Bach Choir Voices.

Penelope plays scenes from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and from Star Quality by Noel Coward: her audition piece for the RSC. Her other picks reflect her life and her passions. They include a Christmas parody by Keith Waterhouse, an extract from Emma by Jane Austen, Swifts by Ted Hughes, The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico, Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, The Donkey by GK Chesterton and A Countrywoman's Notes by Rosemary Verey.

Also featuring an unforgettable moment from Brian Johnston on Test Match Special..

Producer Beth O'Dea.

Zandra Rhodes2001122720011231

Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes chooses some of her favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

Zandra Rhodes2001122720011231

Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes chooses some of her favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

Zoe Ball

Zoe Ball20110125

DJ Zoe Ball showcases some of her favourite pieces of writing. The readers are Hattie Morahan and Blake Ritson, with a guest appearance by Johnny Ball.

Producer: Christine Hall.

DJ Zoe Ball showcases some of her favourite pieces of writing.

Zoe Ball20110125

DJ Zoe Ball showcases some of her favourite pieces of writing.

The readers are Hattie Morahan and Blake Ritson, with a guest appearance by Johnny Ball.

Producer: Christine Hall.

Zoe Ball20110125

DJ Zoe Ball showcases some of her favourite pieces of writing.

The readers are Hattie Morahan and Blake Ritson, with a guest appearance by Johnny Ball.

Producer: Christine Hall.

01Mark Kermode2008072420090126

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Film critic Mark Kermode draws upon some haunting fiction, including extracts from William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist and F Scott Fitzgerald's American classic The Great Gatsby.

Mark's grandfather recites a poem in his Manx accent.

Readers are Amelia Bullmore and Demetri Goritsas.

Film critic Mark Kermode's choices include The Exorcist and The Great Gatsby.

01Mark Kermode2008072420090126

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Film critic Mark Kermode draws upon some haunting fiction, including extracts from William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist and F Scott Fitzgerald's American classic The Great Gatsby.

Mark's grandfather recites a poem in his Manx accent.

Readers are Amelia Bullmore and Demetri Goritsas.

Film critic Mark Kermode's choices include The Exorcist and The Great Gatsby.

02Catherine Bott2008073120090216

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Classical singer and broadcaster Catherine Bott shows how writers as diverse as JM Coetzee and Joyce Grenfell have attempted to convey what music means in words.

Sharing her deep love of the Archers, the readers are Patricia Greene and Tim Bentinck (Jill and David Archer).

Classical singer and broadcaster Catherine Bott shows how writers depict music in words.

02Catherine Bott2008073120090216

Guest performers select their favourite pieces of writing.

Classical singer and broadcaster Catherine Bott shows how writers as diverse as JM Coetzee and Joyce Grenfell have attempted to convey what music means in words.

Sharing her deep love of the Archers, the readers are Patricia Greene and Tim Bentinck (Jill and David Archer).

Classical singer and broadcaster Catherine Bott shows how writers depict music in words.

03Dominic Dromgoole20080807

Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where this programme is recorded, shares his passion for poetry and prose, without so much as a word by the Bard.

Readers are Michelle Terry and John Light.

03Dominic Dromgoole20080807

Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where this programme is recorded, shares his passion for poetry and prose, without so much as a word by the Bard.

Readers are Michelle Terry and John Light.

04*20080814

Will Hutton, chief executive of the Work Foundation, shares his admiration for not just JM Keynes but also writers such as Dickens and Umberto Eco.

Readers are Michelle Terry and William Hope

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Will Hutton, chief executive of the Work Foundation, shares his admiration for not just JM Keynes but also writers such as Dickens and Umberto Eco.

Readers are Michelle Terry and William Hope

05 LAST20080821

Jude Kelly, artistic director of London's refurbished Southbank Centre, where this programme is recorded, uses extracts from her favourite poetry and literature to argue the case for the central role of creativity and the arts in society.

Readers are Diana Quick and John Shrapnel

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Jude Kelly, artistic director of London's refurbished Southbank Centre, where this programme is recorded, uses extracts from her favourite poetry and literature to argue the case for the central role of creativity and the arts in society.

Readers are Diana Quick and John Shrapnel

LASTDavid Dabydeen19991028

In the last of the present series Guyanese poet and novelist David Dabydeen selects his favourite pieces of writing, with extracts from the work of Sam Selvon, Toni Morrison and D H Lawrence

LASTDavid Dabydeen19991028

In the last of the present series Guyanese poet and novelist David Dabydeen selects his favourite pieces of writing, with extracts from the work of Sam Selvon, Toni Morrison and D H Lawrence.

197D01Steven Berkoff19971006

Writer, director and actor Steven Berkoff performs extracts from his favourite poetry, prose and plays before an audience at this year's Edinburgh Festival.

He draws on ancient Greek drama, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and poet Walt Whitman to celebrate language as an instrument of praise.

197D01Steven Berkoff19971006

Writer, director and actor Steven Berkoff performs extracts from his favourite poetry, prose and plays before an audience at this year's Edinburgh Festival.

He draws on ancient Greek drama, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and poet Walt Whitman to celebrate language as an instrument of praise.

197D02Marjorie Wallace19971013

, campaigning journalist and head of SANE, the organisation for the support of schizophrenics and their carers, chooses her favourite pieces of writing, which are read by Anna Massey and Tim Pigott-smith

197D02Marjorie Wallace19971013

, campaigning journalist and head of SANE, the organisation for the support of schizophrenics and their carers, chooses her favourite pieces of writing, which are read by Anna Massey and Tim Pigott-smith

197D03Alison Lurie19971020

American novelist Alison Lurie chooses her favourite pieces of writing, read by Bonnie Hurren and Ben Onwukwe

197D03Alison Lurie19971020

American novelist Alison Lurie chooses her favourite pieces of writing, read by Bonnie Hurren and Ben Onwukwe

197D04Lord Soper19971027

In his 95th year, Lord Soper looks back over his life and introduces extracts from the books, hymns and poems which have been significant to him through the years.

James Fox and Stephanie Cole read the extracts.

197D04Lord Soper19971027

In his 95th year, Lord Soper looks back over his life and introduces extracts from the books, hymns and poems which have been significant to him through the years.

James Fox and Stephanie Cole read the extracts.

197D05Jenny Agutter19971103

Actress Jenny Agutter chooses some of her favourite prose and poetry.

Readings by Michael Pennington and Sara Kestelman

197D05Jenny Agutter19971103

Actress Jenny Agutter chooses some of her favourite prose and poetry.

Readings by Michael Pennington and Sara Kestelman

197D06Mavis Nicholson19971110

Writer and broadcaster Mavis Nicholson chooses some of her favourite pieces of poetry and prose, beginning with `Girl's Crystal' and ending with Maya Angelou.

Readings by Sian Phillips and Philip Madoc

197D06Mavis Nicholson19971110

Writer and broadcaster Mavis Nicholson chooses some of her favourite pieces of poetry and prose, beginning with `Girl's Crystal' and ending with Maya Angelou.

Readings by Sian Phillips and Philip Madoc

198C01Leslie Phillips19980819

The first of two programmes featuring veteran entertainer Leslie Phillips.

With his wife, Angela Scoular, he presents his favourite pieces of prose and poetry, including an extract from `Peter Pan' and his celebrated rendition of `The Owl and the Pussycat.

198C01Leslie Phillips19980819

The first of two programmes featuring veteran entertainer Leslie Phillips.

With his wife, Angela Scoular, he presents his favourite pieces of prose and poetry, including an extract from `Peter Pan' and his celebrated rendition of `The Owl and the Pussycat.

198C01Stephanie Cole19980817

In the first of two programmes, Stephanie Cole presents her personal selection of prose and poetry, including Causley's `I Am the Great Sun' and Elizabeth Jennings's `Friendship'.

Reader Andrew Sachs

198C01Stephanie Cole19980817

In the first of two programmes, Stephanie Cole presents her personal selection of prose and poetry, including Causley's `I Am the Great Sun' and Elizabeth Jennings's `Friendship'.

Reader Andrew Sachs

198D01Sir Hardy Amies - 119981005

Two programmes in which Sir Hardy Amies, dressmaker to the Queen, presents his personal selection of prose and poetry.

1: The first 45 years of his life.

198D01Sir Hardy Amies - 119981005

Two programmes in which Sir Hardy Amies, dressmaker to the Queen, presents his personal selection of prose and poetry.

1: The first 45 years of his life.

198D02 LASTSir Hardy Amies - 219981006

The second 45 years of his life.

198D02 LASTSir Hardy Amies - 219981006

The second 45 years of his life.

199B01Eric Sykes19990610

In six programmes, Eric Sykes looks back on his life through literature, from `The Tudor Kings of England' to the wise and witty sayings of Mark Twain.

With Dennis Waterman and Imelda Staunton

199B01Eric Sykes19990610

In six programmes, Eric Sykes looks back on his life through literature, from `The Tudor Kings of England' to the wise and witty sayings of Mark Twain.

With Dennis Waterman and Imelda Staunton

199C011999092319990929

Brian Keenan talks about his love of literature, growing up in Belfast, being a hostage in Beirut and of his writing, and his role as husband and father.

With extracts from `The Wind in the Willows', `The Dharma Bums' and poems by Sylvia Plath and Pablo N / Best-selling American author Bill Bryson chooses his favourite writing - a mix of comedy and adventure, with excerpts from Evelyn Waugh's `Scoop', a Hardy Boys classic and `Three Men in a Boat'.

Readers Kerry Shale and Bill Wallis

199C01Brian Keenan1999092319990929

Brian Keenan talks about his love of literature, growing up in Belfast, being a hostage in Beirut and of his writing, and his role as husband and father.

With extracts from `The Wind in the Willows', `The Dharma Bums' and poems by Sylvia Plath and Pablo N / Best-selling American author Bill Bryson chooses his favourite writing - a mix of comedy and adventure, with excerpts from Evelyn Waugh's `Scoop', a Hardy Boys classic and `Three Men in a Boat'.

Readers Kerry Shale and Bill Wallis

199C021999093019991013

Author Lynne Reid Banks, best known for the `L-Shaped Room', reflects on the literature that has given her pleasure throughout her life.

With excerpts from the Jewish Passover service, `Romeo and Juliet', and Nancy Mitford's `The Pursuit of Love'.

/ Bestselling American author Bill Bryson chooses his favourite writing - a mix of comedy and adventure, with extracts from Evelyn Waugh's `Scoop', a Hardy Boys classic and `Three Men in a Boat'.

Readers Kerry Shale and Bill Wallis

199C021999093019991013

Author Lynne Reid Banks, best known for the `L-Shaped Room', reflects on the literature that has given her pleasure throughout her life.

With excerpts from the Jewish Passover service, `Romeo and Juliet', and Nancy Mitford's `The Pursuit of Love'.

/ Bestselling American author Bill Bryson chooses his favourite writing - a mix of comedy and adventure, with extracts from Evelyn Waugh's `Scoop', a Hardy Boys classic and `Three Men in a Boat'.

Readers Kerry Shale and Bill Wallis

199C031999100719991020
199C031999100719991020
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201C02Milton Shulman2001080920010813

Milton Shulman, who was theatre critic of the London Evening Standard for 30 years, chooses his favourite literary extracts, including pieces by William Congreve, Shakespeare and Edmund Rostand.

They are read for him by Alice Arnold and William Hope

201C02Milton Shulman2001080920010813

Milton Shulman, who was theatre critic of the London Evening Standard for 30 years, chooses his favourite literary extracts, including pieces by William Congreve, Shakespeare and Edmund Rostand.

They are read for him by Alice Arnold and William Hope

201C03The Wind In The Willows2001081620010820

At the Gower Festival, John Humphrys chooses his favourite pieces of literature, which range from `The Wind in the Willows' to `Animal Farm', and Evelyn Waugh to Dylan Thomas.

The readers are Angharad Rees and Michael Elwyn

201C03The Wind In The Willows2001081620010820

At the Gower Festival, John Humphrys chooses his favourite pieces of literature, which range from `The Wind in the Willows' to `Animal Farm', and Evelyn Waugh to Dylan Thomas.

The readers are Angharad Rees and Michael Elwyn

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201C0420010817
201C04Robert Winston2001082320010827

Fertility expert Robert Winston chooses his favourite pieces of poetry and prose.

Among them are works by Boccaccio, Wilfred Owen and Roy Hattersley.

The readers are Philip Franks and Michael Elwyn

201C04Robert Winston2001082320010827

Fertility expert Robert Winston chooses his favourite pieces of poetry and prose.

Among them are works by Boccaccio, Wilfred Owen and Roy Hattersley.

The readers are Philip Franks and Michael Elwyn

201C05Helen Dunmore2001083020010903

Novelist and poet Helen Dunmore chooses her favourite pieces of literature, with readers Eve Matheson and Bill Wallis

201C05Helen Dunmore2001083020010903

Novelist and poet Helen Dunmore chooses her favourite pieces of literature, with readers Eve Matheson and Bill Wallis

202C01Diane Abbott2002081520020819

Maverick Labour MP Diane Abbott chooses some of her favourite pieces of writing.

Featured excerpts include `Vanity Fair', `Little Women' and Congreve's `The Way of the World'.

202C01Diane Abbott2002081520020819

Maverick Labour MP Diane Abbott chooses some of her favourite pieces of writing.

Featured excerpts include `Vanity Fair', `Little Women' and Congreve's `The Way of the World'.

202C02Joe Simpson2002082220020826

Writer and mountaineer Joe Simpson chooses favourite pieces of prose and poetry that have inspired his life of travel and adventure.

With readers Stephen McGann and Kate Rutter.

202C02Joe Simpson2002082220020826

Writer and mountaineer Joe Simpson chooses favourite pieces of prose and poetry that have inspired his life of travel and adventure.

With readers Stephen McGann and Kate Rutter.

202C03Anne Owers2002082920020902

Chief inspector of prisons Anne Owers presents her personal choice of favourite pieces of writing which have illuminated her career and beliefs.

202C03Anne Owers2002082920020902

Chief inspector of prisons Anne Owers presents her personal choice of favourite pieces of writing which have illuminated her career and beliefs.

202C04Oliver Letwin2002090520020909

Shadow Home Secretary Oliver Letwin presents his personal choice of favourite pieces of writing which have illuminated his career and beliefs.

202C04Oliver Letwin2002090520020909

Shadow Home Secretary Oliver Letwin presents his personal choice of favourite pieces of writing which have illuminated his career and beliefs.

202C05Edna O'brien2002091220020916

Writer Edna O'brien presents her personal choice of favourite pieces of writing which have illuminated her career and beliefs.

Read by Stephen Rea and Marie Mullen.

202C05Edna O'brien2002091220020916

Writer Edna O'brien presents her personal choice of favourite pieces of writing which have illuminated her career and beliefs.

Read by Stephen Rea and Marie Mullen.

202C06Paul Morley2002091920020923

Writer and broadcaster Paul Morley presents his choice of favourite pieces of writing that have illuminated his career and beliefs.

Read by Daniela Nardini and Ralf Little

202C06Paul Morley2002091920020923

Writer and broadcaster Paul Morley presents his choice of favourite pieces of writing that have illuminated his career and beliefs.

Read by Daniela Nardini and Ralf Little

203A01Dora Bryan2003010220030106

Actress Dora Bryan presents her personal choice of favourite pieces of writing that have illuminated her career and beliefs.

Including pieces by Dirk Bogarde and Alan Bennett

203A01Dora Bryan2003010220030106

Actress Dora Bryan presents her personal choice of favourite pieces of writing that have illuminated her career and beliefs.

Including pieces by Dirk Bogarde and Alan Bennett

203A02Lemn Sissay2003010920030113

Poet Lemn Sissay presents his personal choice of favourite pieces of writing that have illuminated his career and beliefs.

With readers James Quinn and Juliet Ellis

203A02Lemn Sissay2003010920030113

Poet Lemn Sissay presents his personal choice of favourite pieces of writing that have illuminated his career and beliefs.

With readers James Quinn and Juliet Ellis

203A03Emma Nicholson2003011620030120

presents her choice of favourite pieces of writing that reflect her life campaigning for human rights and her late husband's work on the Booker Prize committee.

203A03Emma Nicholson2003011620030120

presents her choice of favourite pieces of writing that reflect her life campaigning for human rights and her late husband's work on the Booker Prize committee.

203A04Christopher Frayling2003012320030127

, Rector of the Royal College of Art, presents his personal choice of pieces of writing that reflect his lifelong passions for art, film and horror stories / Rector of the Royal College of Art, presents his personal choice of pieces of writing that reflect his lifelong passions for art, film and horror stories.

203A04Christopher Frayling2003012320030127

, Rector of the Royal College of Art, presents his personal choice of pieces of writing that reflect his lifelong passions for art, film and horror stories / Rector of the Royal College of Art, presents his personal choice of pieces of writing that reflect his lifelong passions for art, film and horror stories.

203A05Jan Ravens2003013020030203

Dead Ringers star Jan Ravens presents her personal choice of favourite pieces of writing.

Featuring extracts by Philip Larkin, Edwin Muir, Jane Austen and Victoria Wood

203A05Jan Ravens2003013020030203

Dead Ringers star Jan Ravens presents her personal choice of favourite pieces of writing.

Featuring extracts by Philip Larkin, Edwin Muir, Jane Austen and Victoria Wood

203A06Michael Grade2003020620030210

presents his personal choice of favourite pieces of writing which reflect a life full of rich and varied interests.

With readers William Hope and Juliet Stevenson

203A06Michael Grade2003020620030210

presents his personal choice of favourite pieces of writing which reflect a life full of rich and varied interests.

With readers William Hope and Juliet Stevenson

203C01Barry Norman2003073120030804
20070106

Barry Norman entertains an audience at the Pump House in Aldeburgh with his personal choice of favourite pieces of writing, ranging from Richmal Crompton and PG Wodehouse to Neville Cardus and Raymond Chandler.

With readers Andrew Sachs, Alice Arnold and Jon Glover

203C01Barry Norman2003073120030804
20070106

Barry Norman entertains an audience at the Pump House in Aldeburgh with his personal choice of favourite pieces of writing, ranging from Richmal Crompton and PG Wodehouse to Neville Cardus and Raymond Chandler.

With readers Andrew Sachs, Alice Arnold and Jon Glover

203C02Joan Bakewell2003080720030811

entertains an audience at the Aldeburgh Festival with her choice of favourite literature.

Readers are Andrew Sachs, Alice Arnold and Jon Glover

203C02Joan Bakewell2003080720030811

entertains an audience at the Aldeburgh Festival with her choice of favourite literature.

Readers are Andrew Sachs, Alice Arnold and Jon Glover

203C03Jo Shapcott2003081420030818

From the Ledbury Poetry Festival, award-winning poet in residence Jo Shapcott presents some of her literary favourites - read for her by Christian Rodska and Mark Meadows

203C03Jo Shapcott2003081420030818

From the Ledbury Poetry Festival, award-winning poet in residence Jo Shapcott presents some of her literary favourites - read for her by Christian Rodska and Mark Meadows.

[Rpt of Thu 11.30am]

203C04Barrie Rutter2003082120030825

In the first of two programmes from The Shed in North Yorkshire, actor and director Barrie Rutter entertains an audience with some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

With Fine Time Fontayne, Noreen Kershaw, Michael Fenton Stevens and Mike Harding.

203C04Barrie Rutter2003082120030825

In the first of two programmes from The Shed in North Yorkshire, actor and director Barrie Rutter entertains an audience with some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

With Fine Time Fontayne, Noreen Kershaw, Michael Fenton Stevens and Mike Harding.

203C05Mike Harding2003082820030831

is at The Shed, North Yorkshire with his choice of literature.

Readers are Fine Time Fontayne, Noreen Kershaw, Michael Fenton Stevens and Barrie Rutter

203C05Mike Harding2003082820030831

is at The Shed, North Yorkshire with his choice of literature.

Readers are Fine Time Fontayne, Noreen Kershaw, Michael Fenton Stevens and Barrie Rutter

203C06Tim Smit2003090420030908

founder and Chief Executive of the Eden Project, presents some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

203C06Tim Smit2003090420030908

founder and Chief Executive of the Eden Project, presents some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

204C01Pauline Mclynn2004081220040816
20061206

Comedy writer and actor Pauline Mclynn, best known as Mrs Doyle in father ted, entertains an audience with a witty and poignant choice of some favourite prose and poetry.

Shes joined by actors David Bamber and William Hope at this summers ways with words festival at Dartington Hall in Devon.

204C01Pauline Mclynn2004081220040816
20061206

Comedy writer and actor Pauline Mclynn, best known as Mrs Doyle in father ted, entertains an audience with a witty and poignant choice of some favourite prose and poetry.

Shes joined by actors David Bamber and William Hope at this summers ways with words festival at Dartington Hall in Devon.

204C02Anne Fine2004081920040823

Award winning childrens writer, Anne Fine, entertains an audience at this summers Swindon festival with her choices of favourite prose and poetry, from Kit Wright to Raymond Carver.

They're read for her by Jenny Coverack and Michael Elwyn

204C02Anne Fine2004081920040823

Award winning childrens writer, Anne Fine, entertains an audience at this summers Swindon festival with her choices of favourite prose and poetry, from Kit Wright to Raymond Carver.

They're read for her by Jenny Coverack and Michael Elwyn

204C03Mark Doty2004082620040830

Campaigning American poet, Mark Doty, was poet in residence at this summer's Ledbury festival.

He was joined there by Actors Kerry Shale and Barbara Barnes to perform some favourite verses that have helped to shape his life.

204C03Mark Doty2004082620040830

Campaigning American poet, Mark Doty, was poet in residence at this summer's Ledbury festival.

He was joined there by Actors Kerry Shale and Barbara Barnes to perform some favourite verses that have helped to shape his life.

204C04Phillip Blackwell2004090220040906

Entrepreneur and bookseller, Phillip Blackwell, presents some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

Hes joined by actors Anton Lesser and Alice Arnold at the original branch of Blackwell's in Oxford, as they celebrate 125 years in the book business.

204C04Phillip Blackwell2004090220040906

Entrepreneur and bookseller, Phillip Blackwell, presents some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry.

Hes joined by actors Anton Lesser and Alice Arnold at the original branch of Blackwell's in Oxford, as they celebrate 125 years in the book business.

204C05 LASTRichard Ingrams2004090920040913

Richard Ingrams introduces some of his favourite pieces of writing from this summers Ludlow Festival of Literature.

Not surprisingly his choices include humour from beachcomber to James Thurber to Auberon Waugh.

They're read for him by Andrew Sachs and Peter Marinker

204C05 LASTRichard Ingrams2004090920040913

Richard Ingrams introduces some of his favourite pieces of writing from this summers Ludlow Festival of Literature.

Not surprisingly his choices include humour from beachcomber to James Thurber to Auberon Waugh.

They're read for him by Andrew Sachs and Peter Marinker

205A01Shazia Mirza2005012020050124

is the UK's only female Muslim stand-up comedian and in the first of a new series of With Great Pleasure she introduces some of the favourite prose, poetry and songs that have inspired her.

Shazia's choices range from Harold Pinter to Alan Bennett to Sue Townsend and are read for her by Mina Anwar, Elizabeth Berrington, Jon Glover and David Bamber.

205A01Shazia Mirza2005012020050124

is the UK's only female Muslim stand-up comedian and in the first of a new series of With Great Pleasure she introduces some of the favourite prose, poetry and songs that have inspired her.

Shazia's choices range from Harold Pinter to Alan Bennett to Sue Townsend and are read for her by Mina Anwar, Elizabeth Berrington, Jon Glover and David Bamber.

205A02Ian Mcmillan2005012720050131

Ian Mcmillan entertains an audience at The Shed in North Yorkshire with prose and poetry performed by Noreen Kershaw, Fine Time Fontayne and Pete Morgan.

205A02Ian Mcmillan2005012720050131

Ian Mcmillan entertains an audience at The Shed in North Yorkshire with prose and poetry performed by Noreen Kershaw, Fine Time Fontayne and Pete Morgan.

205A03Jenni Trent Hughes2005020320050207

Firm but fair relationship expert, Jenni Trent Hughes, reveals a love affair with literature when she entertains an audience with some of her favourite prose and poetry.

She's joined by Mina Anwar, David Bamber, Elizabeth Berrington and Jon Glover to read them for her.

205A03Jenni Trent Hughes2005020320050207

Firm but fair relationship expert, Jenni Trent Hughes, reveals a love affair with literature when she entertains an audience with some of her favourite prose and poetry.

She's joined by Mina Anwar, David Bamber, Elizabeth Berrington and Jon Glover to read them for her.

205A04Philip Pullman2005021020050214
20061129

Author Philip Pullman entertains an audience at the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford with some of his favourite prose and poetry.

He is joined by actors Jenny Coverack and Sean Barrett.

205A04Philip Pullman2005021020050214
20061129

Author Philip Pullman entertains an audience at the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford with some of his favourite prose and poetry.

He is joined by actors Jenny Coverack and Sean Barrett.

205A05 LASTJohn Sergeant2005021720050221
20061220

Political journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant, who as a young man wanted to become a comedian, reveals his private world of literature which includes P G Wodehouse, Alan Bennett, James Thurber and Joseph Heller.

He's joined by actors William Hope and Bill Wallis

205A05 LASTJohn Sergeant2005021720050221
20061220

Political journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant, who as a young man wanted to become a comedian, reveals his private world of literature which includes P G Wodehouse, Alan Bennett, James Thurber and Joseph Heller.

He's joined by actors William Hope and Bill Wallis

205C01John Simpson2005072820050801

entertains an audience with some of his favourite pieces of writing read by Jilly Bond and Michael Elwyn.

There are classics from fellow journalists, poems by Seamus Heaney and Edward Thomas, and there's some nonsense too from Lewis Carroll and the Marx Brothers.

205C01John Simpson2005072820050801

entertains an audience with some of his favourite pieces of writing read by Jilly Bond and Michael Elwyn.

There are classics from fellow journalists, poems by Seamus Heaney and Edward Thomas, and there's some nonsense too from Lewis Carroll and the Marx Brothers.

205C02Roy Hattersley2005080420050808

Roy Hattersley entertains an audience at this summer's Buxton Festival with some of his favourite prose and poetry, read for him by Barrie Rutter and David Fleeshman

205C02Roy Hattersley2005080420050808

Roy Hattersley entertains an audience at this summer's Buxton Festival with some of his favourite prose and poetry, read for him by Barrie Rutter and David Fleeshman

205C03Jo Brand2005081120050815
20061122 (R4)

Comedian Jo Brand and actors Eve Matheson, Philip Franks and Jon Glover entertain an audience with some of Jo's favourite pieces of writing, including a poem by John Hegley, a story by Annie Proulx and a song from Elvis Costello.

205C03Jo Brand2005081120050815
20061122 (R4)

Comedian Jo Brand and actors Eve Matheson, Philip Franks and Jon Glover entertain an audience with some of Jo's favourite pieces of writing, including a poem by John Hegley, a story by Annie Proulx and a song from Elvis Costello.

205C04Richard Dawkins2005081820050822

Oxford Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, he entertains an audience with some favourite and accessible science writing - as well as passages from Romeo and Juliet, A Shropshire Lad and comedy from Evelyn Waugh and Michael Frayn.

With readers Eve Matheson, Philip Franks and Jon Glover

205C04Richard Dawkins2005081820050822

Oxford Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, he entertains an audience with some favourite and accessible science writing - as well as passages from Romeo and Juliet, A Shropshire Lad and comedy from Evelyn Waugh and Michael Frayn.

With readers Eve Matheson, Philip Franks and Jon Glover

205C05 LASTPam Ayres2005082520050829
20061213

entertains an audience at Buscot Park Theatre on the estate of Lord Faringdon, very close to where she was born and brought up.

She's joined by Martin Jarvis and Phyllida Nash to read a few of her literary favourites, which include poems by Laurence Binyon and Banjo Patterson and vivid stories from George Orwell, J Meade Faulkner and Richmal Crompton.

Pam Ayres entertains an audience at Buscot Park Theatre on the estate of Lord Faringdon, very close to where she was born and brought up.

She is joined by Martin Jarvis and Phyllida Nash to read a few of her literary favourites, which include poems by Laurence Binyon and Banjo Patterson; and vivid stories from George Orwell, J Meade Faulkner and Richmal Crompton.

205C05 LASTPam Ayres2005082520050829
20061213

entertains an audience at Buscot Park Theatre on the estate of Lord Faringdon, very close to where she was born and brought up.

She's joined by Martin Jarvis and Phyllida Nash to read a few of her literary favourites, which include poems by Laurence Binyon and Banjo Patterson and vivid stories from George Orwell, J Meade Faulkner and Richmal Crompton.

Pam Ayres entertains an audience at Buscot Park Theatre on the estate of Lord Faringdon, very close to where she was born and brought up.

She is joined by Martin Jarvis and Phyllida Nash to read a few of her literary favourites, which include poems by Laurence Binyon and Banjo Patterson; and vivid stories from George Orwell, J Meade Faulkner and Richmal Crompton.

206A01Adam Hart-davis2006011220060116

Writer and broadcaster Adam Hart-davis entertains his audience with stories about his life and favourite writing.

Readers are Bill Wallis, Jenny Coverack and John Telfer

206A01Adam Hart-davis2006011220060116

Writer and broadcaster Adam Hart-davis entertains his audience with stories about his life and favourite writing.

Readers are Bill Wallis, Jenny Coverack and John Telfer

206A02Dick King-smith2006011920060123

Children's author Dick King-Smith entertains an audience with stories about his life and favourite writing, including Samuel Whiskers, Tarka the Otter and The Jungle Book, as well as poems by Thomas Hardy and R S Thomas.

206A02Dick King-smith2006011920060123

Children's author Dick King-Smith entertains an audience with stories about his life and favourite writing, including Samuel Whiskers, Tarka the Otter and The Jungle Book, as well as poems by Thomas Hardy and R S Thomas.

206A03Stewart Lee2006012620060130

Writer and stand-up comedian Stewart Lee introduces a selection of his favourite poetry and prose to an audience at 'The Shed' in North Yorkshire.

Highlights range from Ray Bradbury to Joe Queenan and from Wyndham Lewis to William Blake

206A03Stewart Lee2006012620060130

Writer and stand-up comedian Stewart Lee introduces a selection of his favourite poetry and prose to an audience at 'The Shed' in North Yorkshire.

Highlights range from Ray Bradbury to Joe Queenan and from Wyndham Lewis to William Blake

206A04Gyles Brandreth2006020220060206

Author, raconteur and former Tory MP Gyles Brandreth entertains with a selection of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry, to reflect his lifelong loves of nonsense, politics and Shakespeare.

With readers Sir Donald Sinden and Kosha Engler.

206A04Gyles Brandreth2006020220060206

Author, raconteur and former Tory MP Gyles Brandreth entertains with a selection of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry, to reflect his lifelong loves of nonsense, politics and Shakespeare.

With readers Sir Donald Sinden and Kosha Engler.

206A05 LASTOona King2006020920060213

Former Labour MP Oona King presents writing that has influenced her life and thinking, including Alan Clarke's diaries, Vanity Fair and Arthur Miller's autobiography.

206A05 LASTOona King2006020920060213

Former Labour MP Oona King presents writing that has influenced her life and thinking, including Alan Clarke's diaries, Vanity Fair and Arthur Miller's autobiography.

206C01Jonathan Sacks2006092120060925

The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, presents some of his favourite prose and poetry - including extracts from The Torah, the writings of Isaiah Berlin and Amos Oz, and poems from Ogden Nash and W H Auden.

He's joined by Alice Arnold, Michael Fenton Stevens, John Moraitis and Andrew Sachs

206C01Jonathan Sacks2006092120060925

The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, presents some of his favourite prose and poetry - including extracts from The Torah, the writings of Isaiah Berlin and Amos Oz, and poems from Ogden Nash and W H Auden.

He's joined by Alice Arnold, Michael Fenton Stevens, John Moraitis and Andrew Sachs

206C02Henry Normal2006092820061002

Comedian, poet and scriptwriter Henry Normal entertains an audience when he introduces favourite poems by Lemn Sissay and John Hegley; extracts from Alan Sillitoe, George Orwell and Oscar Wilde; plus a song from Paul Simon

206C02Henry Normal2006092820061002

Comedian, poet and scriptwriter Henry Normal entertains an audience when he introduces favourite poems by Lemn Sissay and John Hegley; extracts from Alan Sillitoe, George Orwell and Oscar Wilde; plus a song from Paul Simon

206C03Kirsty Wark2006100520061009

News journalist Kirsty Wark shows her more literary side when she's joined by friends Bridget Mccann, Sean Scanlon and Barbara Rafferty to entertain an audience at Glasgow's Oran Mhor - with some of her favourite prose and poetry.

206C03Kirsty Wark2006100520061009

News journalist Kirsty Wark shows her more literary side when she's joined by friends Bridget Mccann, Sean Scanlon and Barbara Rafferty to entertain an audience at Glasgow's Oran Mhor - with some of her favourite prose and poetry.

206C04Sue Townsend2006101220061016

She entertains an audience of friends and family, with extracts from some of her favourite books, including the work of Iris Murdoch, George Orwell and Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Reading are taken from

Going to See a Man Hanged by William Thackery

The Donkey by GK Chesterton

The House of the Dead by Dostoevsky

Translated by Constance Garnett

The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

Inside the Whale by George Orwell

Taken from George Orwell: Politics and the English Language

Analogy about Frogs by Shami Chakrabati

Cigarettes are Sublime by Richard Klein

Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton

By John Lahr

First They Came for the Jews by Pastor Martin Niemoller.

206C04Sue Townsend2006101220061016

She entertains an audience of friends and family, with extracts from some of her favourite books, including the work of Iris Murdoch, George Orwell and Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Reading are taken from

Going to See a Man Hanged by William Thackery

The Donkey by GK Chesterton

The House of the Dead by Dostoevsky

Translated by Constance Garnett

The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

Inside the Whale by George Orwell

Taken from George Orwell: Politics and the English Language

Analogy about Frogs by Shami Chakrabati

Cigarettes are Sublime by Richard Klein

Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton

By John Lahr

First They Came for the Jews by Pastor Martin Niemoller.

206C05 LASTDon Paterson2006101920061023

Poet in residence Don Paterson presents some of his literary favourites at this summer's Ledbury Poetry Festival.

He praises the work of fellow poets Douglas Dunn, Tony Harrison, Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney and William Topaz McGonagall.

206C05 LASTDon Paterson2006101920061023

Poet in residence Don Paterson presents some of his literary favourites at this summer's Ledbury Poetry Festival.

He praises the work of fellow poets Douglas Dunn, Tony Harrison, Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney and William Topaz McGonagall.

206CXMASSue Lawley20061225

Retired from her Desert Island, Sue Lawley wades ashore at the BBC Theatre, bearing a list of her own.

It's not a list of eight records - but a selection of her favourite prose and poetry.

With the help of readers Andrew Sachs, Pippa Haywood and Michael Elwyn, she introduces literary delights ranging from Jane Austen to Philip Roth, and from John Donne to Hilaire Belloc.

She also explains why she is haunted by an ironing board.

206CXMASSue Lawley20061225

Retired from her Desert Island, Sue Lawley wades ashore at the BBC Theatre, bearing a list of her own.

It's not a list of eight records - but a selection of her favourite prose and poetry.

With the help of readers Andrew Sachs, Pippa Haywood and Michael Elwyn, she introduces literary delights ranging from Jane Austen to Philip Roth, and from John Donne to Hilaire Belloc.

She also explains why she is haunted by an ironing board.

207A01Graham Fellows2007011820070122

Graham Fellows, better known as John Shuttleworth - Sheffield's finest yet most unaccomplished singer/songwriter - presents some of the writing that has most influenced his own work.

He entertains an audience at The Shed in North Yorkshire with the help of actors Debbie McAndrew and Shaun Prendergast

207A01Graham Fellows2007011820070122

Graham Fellows, better known as John Shuttleworth - Sheffield's finest yet most unaccomplished singer/songwriter - presents some of the writing that has most influenced his own work.

He entertains an audience at The Shed in North Yorkshire with the help of actors Debbie McAndrew and Shaun Prendergast.

207A02Rick Stein2007012520070129

Rick Stein presents some memorable pieces of literature including prose, poetry and some favourite cookery writing.

Christian Rodska and Jenny Coverack join him to entertain an audience at The Seafood School in Padstow.

207A02Rick Stein2007012520070129

Rick Stein presents some memorable pieces of literature including prose, poetry and some favourite cookery writing.

Christian Rodska and Jenny Coverack join him to entertain an audience at The Seafood School in Padstow.

207A03Lynne Truss2007020120070205

Lynne Truss revisits a time spent working in a library between school and university and the early literary passions which would influence her as a writer.

Actors Helen Atkinson Wood, Philip Franks and Peter Marinker join her to entertain an audience.

207A03Lynne Truss2007020120070205

Lynne Truss revisits a time spent working in a library between school and university and the early literary passions which would influence her as a writer.

Actors Helen Atkinson Wood, Philip Franks and Peter Marinker join her to entertain an audience.

207A04Adrian Mitchell2007020820070212

Adrian Mitchell entertains an audience when he introduces some of his favourite literature to illustrate a happy life as poet, playwright and general mischief maker.

Read for him by Helen Atkinson Wood, Peter Marinker and Philip Franks.

207A04Adrian Mitchell2007020820070212

Adrian Mitchell entertains an audience when he introduces some of his favourite literature to illustrate a happy life as poet, playwright and general mischief maker.

Read for him by Helen Atkinson Wood, Peter Marinker and Philip Franks.

207A05 LASTJames Lovelock2007021520070219

Crusading environmental scientist James Lovelock, author of the Gaia theory of life on Earth, reveals some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry in a recording at his home near Launceston - with actors Jenny Coverack and Bill Wallis

207A05 LASTJames Lovelock2007021520070219

Crusading environmental scientist James Lovelock, author of the Gaia theory of life on Earth, reveals some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry in a recording at his home near Launceston - with actors Jenny Coverack and Bill Wallis

207C01Tony Benn2007072620071118

Tony Benn presents some of the pieces of prose and poetry which have helped shape his personal philosophy.

Readers are Saffron Burrows, Jim Findley and Carl Prekopp

207C01Tony Benn2007072620071118
20140418 (R4)

Tony Benn presents some of the pieces of prose and poetry which have helped shape his personal philosophy.

Readers are Saffron Burrows, Jim Findley and Carl Prekopp

The late Tony Benn on the writing that shaped his character and beliefs. A programme first broadcast in 2007.

207C02Anna Raeburn2007080220071125

Broadcaster and journalist Anna Raeburn is joined on stage at the Hay Festival by Diana Quick and Richard Mitchley in a selection of some of her favourite pieces of writing.

207C02Anna Raeburn2007080220071125

Broadcaster and journalist Anna Raeburn is joined on stage at the Hay Festival by Diana Quick and Richard Mitchley in a selection of some of her favourite pieces of writing.

207C03Carmen Callil2007080920071202

In a programme recorded at the Hay Literary Festival, writer and publisher Carmen Callil presents her selection of favourite pieces of writing, ranging from George Bernard Shaw and WS Gilbert to Puss in Boots and a fragment of a story from her Australian childhood.

Readers are Diana Quick and Richard Mitchley

207C03Carmen Callil2007080920071202

In a programme recorded at the Hay Literary Festival, writer and publisher Carmen Callil presents her selection of favourite pieces of writing, ranging from George Bernard Shaw and WS Gilbert to Puss in Boots and a fragment of a story from her Australian childhood.

Readers are Diana Quick and Richard Mitchley

207C04Zeinab Badawi20070816

TV presenter Zeinab Badawi presents her selection of favourite pieces of writing, ranging from Virgil to The Tale of Custard the Dragon.

207C04Zeinab Badawi20070816

TV presenter Zeinab Badawi presents her selection of favourite pieces of writing, ranging from Virgil to The Tale of Custard the Dragon.

207C05 LASTRichard Briers *2007082320090209

Richard Briers chooses some of his favourite performance pieces for an entertaining half hour with his daughter Lucy Briers and his old friend Peter Egan.

Richard Briers chooses some of his favourite performance pieces.

chooses some of his favourite performance pieces for an entertaining half hour with his daughter Lucy Briers and his old friend Peter Egan.

207C05 LASTRichard Briers *2007082320090209

Richard Briers chooses some of his favourite performance pieces for an entertaining half hour with his daughter Lucy Briers and his old friend Peter Egan.

Richard Briers chooses some of his favourite performance pieces.

chooses some of his favourite performance pieces for an entertaining half hour with his daughter Lucy Briers and his old friend Peter Egan.