News, discussion & a few gags. The Sunday papers & the BH quiz. Broadcast every Sunday morning on BBC Radio 4 between 9 and 10. Presented by Paddy O'Connell. Each week discussion about the key themes in the news, there's a review of the Sunday newspapers and a quiz with a special prize. Updated each Sunday. Subscribe to the BH Newsletter and the podcast at www.bbc.co.uk/bh
Sun, 19 May 13
24 days remaining
Following the technical glitch which resulted in yodelling interrupting the last edition of BH, we go on the trail of the yodeller. The journey takes detours though the romantic life of Elvis, the assassination of JFK and Christian ventriloquism. Why is The Great Gatsby so great? The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik explains his life-long love of the novel. MPs, economists and former diplomats pick tunes that best sum up their view of the Europe in the BH EU-Vision Song Contest. A French photographer recounts the unsettling time he spent with the Syrian fighter accused of eating the heart of a government soldier. Reviewing the Sunday papers the celebrated radio critic Gillian Reynolds, the celebrated associate editor of the Mirror Kevin Maguire and the celebrated baroness, Baroness Trumpington. Presented by Kevin Connolly.
Sun, 12 May 13
17 days remaining
In Pakistan's elections, former leader Nawaz Sharif looked like he was headed back for power. Owen Bennett-Jones told us all you needed to know about the man, included the size of his personal fortune. Birdsong punctuated his report - and indeed all reports from that corner of Asia. A bird expert used only his ears to identify the avian additions to our coverage. Is the immigration debate apt to stray into racism? Tory MP Priti Patel and former race commissioner Simon Woolley discussed it, and disagreed. A former Bank of England governor spoke about growing up in Govan alongside Sir Alex Ferguson. And we conducted an experiment combining Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion technique with Radio 4 stars. On the papers: actor Amanda Burton, author John Boyne and business Lord Digby Jones.
Sun, 5 May 13
10 days remaining
Following UKIP's impressive performance at the local elections, we ask whether it's Nigel Farage's gift of the gab that explains his party's success. What could other leaders learn from him? We speak to a man dealing with early onset Alzheimer's about whether he'd use a GPS tracker. As a new memorial to the Bevin Boys is unveiled, a former mining conscript tells us about fighting the second world war underground. Hugh Sykes reports from the election in Pakistan with the help of a rapper and a female stand-up comedian. On the papers....Baroness Kennedy, Alyn Shipton and Lisa Markwell.
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