Midweek: Diverse Conversation

Midweek: Diverse Conversation

Diverse conversation with Libby Purves and her four guests. The focus of Midweek is personal experience, the story behind the story. A mix of the famous, the infamous, and first time broadcasters. Forty-five minutes of lively conversation to start the day.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Barry and Bob Cryer and Andrew Gant

    Wed, 17 Dec 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets Barry and Bob Cryer; violin maker Florian Leonhard; adventurer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent and choirmaster Andrew Gant.

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  • Ian McMillan and Victoria Tennant

    Wed, 10 Dec 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Libby Purves meets poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan; actors Linda Marlowe and Victoria Tennant and musician Mike Vass.

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  • Ben and David Crystal and Lucy Cooke

    Wed, 3 Dec 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets musician Keith Ball; wildlife expert Lucy Cooke; writers David and Ben Crystal and Angie Marchese, director of archives at Graceland.

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  • Janina Fialkowska and Dolores Payas

    Wed, 26 Nov 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Libby Purves meets concert pianist Janina Fialkowska; tailor Edward Sexton; Dolores Payas who translated books written by the travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor and voice coach Gary Catona.

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  • Scottee and Patrick Hughes

    Wed, 19 Nov 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets surrealist painter Patrick Hughes, Pam Dix of Disaster Action, artist and performer Scottee and Dr Bryn Dentinger, mycologist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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  • Sondra Lee and Roger Law

    Wed, 12 Nov 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby talks to sopranos and sisters, Sophie and Mary Bevan; satirist and ceramicist Roger Law; Sondra Lee who is an actor, dancer, director and teacher; and Douglas Ward who is a former band leader & is the author of The Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships.

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  • Rev. Richard Coles and Peter Rankin

    Wed, 5 Nov 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves talks to war artist Arabella Dorman; the Reverend Richard Coles who is a parish priest and presenter of Radio 4's Saturday Live; former chef and baker Ted Davies and Peter Rankin who worked as Joan Littlewood's assistant.

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  • Grayson Perry and Tracey Miller

    Thu, 30 Oct 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves is joined by magician Drummond Money-Coutts, artist Grayson Perry, former gang member Tracey Miller and musician Thomas Lauderdale.

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  • Guy Martin and Sofka Zinovieff

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets motor cycle racer Guy Martin; former NHS consultant Dr David Drew; writer Sofka Zinovieff and theatre director Mark Bell.

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  • Guy Clutterbuck and Andrew Logan

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets gem hunter and dealer Guy Clutterbuck; Sculptor, artist and jewellery designer Andrew Logan; Diana Nammi who is the chief executive of the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation and David James who is a founder member of the renowned Hilliard Ensemble.

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