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Alan Hollinghurst: The Line of Beauty

This month World Book Club talks to bestselling British writer Alan Hollinghurst about his Booker prize-winning novel, The Line of Beauty. In the summer of 1983 twenty year-old graduate Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the glamorous Notting Hill home of ambitious Tory…


Roy faces an impossible dilemma, and Adam has something on his mind.

The Now Show – Fri 03 11 2017

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis re-cap the week via topical stand-up and sketches with guests Sindhu Vee, Tez Ilyas, Pippa Evans and Luke Kempner. Producer…Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

Migrant Stories: Reasons to Stay

What happens to migrants after they’ve returned home? What opportunities are there for them in the places they’ve left? And are their stories of the shocking reality of travelling ‘The Back Way’ to Europe changing attitudes at home? Marie Keyworth travels to Tambacounda – in…


Harrison hits a brick wall, and gossip spreads about the night of the Hunt Ball.

Migrant Stories: Libya back to West Africa

For every migrant who makes it to Europe, dozens fail to complete what can be a difficult and dangerous journey. Marie Keyworth travels to Senegal to hear the stories of two men who didn’t make it beyond Libya, having crossed Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger,…


Lilian fears the worst, and Pip makes a controversial decision.

《你问我答》:“I dreamt a dream.” 英语中的同源动词和宾语现象

“画画”、“盖盖儿”、“数数”、“扣扣儿”是汉语中常用的叠词,这些短语的谓语和宾语是相似或相同的。其实,这种动词和宾语属于同一词源的现象并不仅限于汉语。在英语中,也有很多类似的语句,比如“I dreamt a dream 我做了一个梦”。这类英语句型读起来有节奏感,也很有趣,在诗歌等文学体裁中多见。本集节目就来为大家拓展一些类似的英语单词和句子。