March 12th, 2015
Episode 806 of 1304 episodes
Michael Flatley, the American-born Irish dancer, choreographer and musician behind the phenomenon of Riverdance, is about to return to the stage for his farewell tour of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. Flatley looks back over his career, and what it feels like to be about to hang up his dancing shoes. Irène Némirovsky had written just two of a planned five part series of novels about life in Nazi occupied France when she was arrested and detained at Auschwitz, where she went on to die. The manuscript was preserved and published in 2004 as one novel titled Suite Francaise. It became a literary sensation and has now been adapted into a film starring Michelle Williams and Kristin Scott Thomas. Sarah Crompton reviews. To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the National Portrait Gallery is hosting Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions, exploring the life and career of the Duke of Wellington. Historian and Wellington expert Andrew Roberts discusses the exhibits on show. We pay tribute to Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, who has died aged 66. Presenter: Kirsty Lang Producer: Ellie Bury.
Have you trembled ‘round the campfire as the ghost stories are told? Do tales of horrors wrought by nature and beyond strike fear in your soul? Is it best when you are afraid to turn out the light? Thrill to stories that strike at your deepest fears, as host Stephen Kilpatrick brings the best of horror fiction to your ears and your mind, read to you by the most chilling narrators that podcasting has to offer. <br /> <br /> Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, Tales to Terrify is where the depths of horror reveal the truths of good, evil, and the human spirit in the District of Wonders podcast network. Like all shows in the District of Wonders, Tales to Terrify is supported by a welcoming community of dedicated fans and contributors. Subscribe today, and begin your journey through the spine-tingling depths of storytelling.<br /> <br /> Everyone has a story in the District of Wonders. Come and find yours.