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)

              • Tristan Gooley and Colin Rosie

                Wed, 20 May 15

                Duration:
                42 mins

                Libby Purves talks to hat seller Colin Rosie;Ingrid Von Oelhafen with Tim Tate who talk about her part, as a child, in the Lebensborn programme which was established to increase Germany’s Aryan population; Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE who is principal double bass and a founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and Tristan Gooley who is a writer and expedition leader.

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              • Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and Hoagy B Carmichael

                Wed, 13 May 15

                Duration:
                42 mins

                Libby Purves meets conservator Lucy Branch; Hoagy B Carmichael, son of the composer, singer and bandleader; Cormac Murphy O'Connor, former cardinal archbishop of Westminster; and comedian Eddie Pepitone.

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              • Anita Harris and Paul Rose

                Wed, 6 May 15

                Duration:
                42 mins

                Libby Purves speaks to Zoe Phillips who is the senior asistant armourer at the Royal Opera House; art historian and curator Vanessa Nicolson; Paul Rose who is a polar explorer and ocean diver and the singer, dancer and actor Anita Harris.

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              • Bruce Fogle and Mary Black

                Wed, 29 Apr 15

                Duration:
                27 mins

                Libby Purves meets garden designer Gillian Potts, vet Bruce Fogle and singer Mary Black.

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              • Jane Dolby and Polly Findlay

                Wed, 22 Apr 15

                Duration:
                41 mins

                Libby Purves meets director Polly Findlay; writer Huan Hsu; comedian and performer Deborah Frances-White and Jane Dolby, founder of the Fishwives Choir.

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              • Carl Davis and Caitlin Doughty

                Wed, 15 Apr 15

                Duration:
                43 mins

                Libby Purves meets composer and conductor Carl Davis CBE, playwright Samantha Ellis, photographer Simon Annand and mortician Caitlin Doughty.

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              • Steve Backshall and Mary Chamberlain

                Wed, 8 Apr 15

                Duration:
                42 mins

                Libby Purves meets wildlife presenter Steve Backshall; writer and academic Mary Chamberlain; pickpocket entertainer James Freedman and retailer Trevor Pickett.

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              • Anthony Seldon and Richard Goldstein

                Wed, 1 Apr 15

                Duration:
                42 mins

                Libby Purves meets headmaster and writer Sir Anthony Seldon; former rock critic Richard Goldstein; chocolatier Paul Wayne Gregory and singer and songwriter Kimmie Rhodes.

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              • Deidre O'Sullivan and Mark Vanhoenacker

                Wed, 25 Mar 15

                Duration:
                42 mins

                Libby Purves meets archaeologist Deirdre O'Sullivan of the Greyfriars Research Team which discovered and excavated Richard III; pilot Mark Vanhoenacker; Frances Ross the great-granddaughter of engineer Sebastian de Ziani Ferranti and Penny Horner and Howard Jameson who co-founded the Jermyn Street Theatre.

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              • Gerard Scarfe and Greg Wise

                Wed, 18 Mar 15

                Duration:
                42 mins

                Libby Purves speaks to Eimear O'Callaghan who is a former BBC news editor whose book Belfast Days is based on her teenager diary; political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe; actor Greg Wise who is returning to the theatre after an absence of 17 years and rock climber Ben Moon.

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