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)

  • 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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  • Ray Winstone and Sir Ranulph Fiennes

    Wed, 8 Oct 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets actor Ray Winstone; adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes; singer and songwriter Martha D Lewis and animal behaviourist Dr John Bradshaw.

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  • Selina Hastings and Gary Witheford

    Wed, 1 Oct 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Libby Purves meets Marawa Ibrahim, otherwise known as Marawa the Amazing who is a virtuoso of the hula hoop; Writer Selina Hastings who has written a new book about her father Jack Hastings, the 16th Earl of Huntingdon;Gary Witheford who is a ‘horse whisperer’ although he prefers the phrase ‘Natural Horsemanship’and he has just published his book If Horses Could Talk and Dr David Skinner who is the Osborn director of music at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

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  • Paul Merton and Alison Balsom

    Wed, 24 Sep 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets trumpeter Alison Balsom; Louise Cordingly, daugther of a POW chaplain in Singapore; comedian Paul Merton and cartogragher Jethro Lennox.

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  • Sandra Howard and Adam Hart

    Wed, 9 Jul 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets Adam Hart who is professor of science communication at the University of Gloucestershire and is co presenting Hive Alive about the secret life of bees on BBC Two; writer Maria Venegas who has written about her gangster father in her memoir, Bulletproof Vest - The Ballad of An Outlaw and His Daughter which is published by Granta Books; Sandra Howard was a successful model in the sixties and her fifth book, Tell the Girl, draws on her own memories of modelling in the sixties and the people she met including Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and finally Paul Roseby who is artistic director of the National Youth Theatre.

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