February 9th, 2015
Episode 759 of 1502 episodes
Harriet Walter and Guy Paul discuss playing wife and husband on stage in a new play, Boa, and how much of their off-stage marriage is reflected in their performances; as J K Rowling's novel The Casual Vacancy is adapted for TV, Jonathan Myerson reviews it, and compares the drama with the novel; The Folio Prize was launched with the aim of 'celebrating the best fiction of our time'. Now in its second year, Cathy Rentzenbrink discusses the eight books on the shortlist; and Amit Chaudhuri discusses his new novel, Odysseus Abroad. A re-working of the story of Odysseus and Telemachus, it explores the relationship between Ananda, a young man studying literature in 1980s London, and his eccentric uncle Radhesh. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.