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04/09/2017

Grey Gables staff learn their fate, and Phoebe has to face her fear.

Sebastian Barry – The Secret Scripture

This month World Book Club is celebrating its 15th birthday and has come to where it all began – in September 2002 – The Edinburgh Book Festival, to talk to Irish literary superstar Sebastian Barry about his poignant and much garlanded novel The Secret Scripture….

01/09/2017

Contemporary drama in a rural setting. Adam wants the truth, and Lexi clears up some confusion.

The Museum Of Curiosity (Series 11, Ep 6)

This week, the Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd and his curator, the brilliant Romesh Ranganathan welcome: The Australian writer of Puberty Blues, newspaper columnist, Simpsons writer, charity ambassador and formerly obsessive teen fan of Spike Milligan, Kathy Lette. Author and adventurer, podcaster and editor, member…

Where Stars Are Born: The Harlem Apollo

Over 80 years since its doors first opened, ‘Mr Apollo’ Billy Mitchell reveals how the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York became one of the world’s most celebrated music venues, launching the careers of stars like Ella Fitzgerald, The Jackson 5 and James Brown. Shortly…

The Texan Energy Revolution

Texas has undergone an energy revolution, and even has its own power grid to service the vast State’s needs, but while some claim renewables are the future, others are staunch supporters of oil and gas. How do the two sides fit together? Joe Miller speaks…

Taxing Times in India

India’s financial shock therapy continues, this time with an all-new tax system. The BBC’s Rahul Tandon reports on its progress. Presenter Ed Butler speaks about the new plan with businessman Gaurav Daga, founder of plastics supply company Oswal Cable, near New Delhi. And Simon Ruda,…

Working refugees

How can refugees improve their lot? There are about 65 million displaced people in the world, according to the UN. And as many flee their places of birth for the long term, they need work to support themselves and for a sense of purpose. The…