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)

  • 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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  • Emma O’Reilly and Ruary Mackenzie Dodds

    Wed, 2 Jul 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves is joined by artist Joshua Sofaer who is the man behind The Rubbish Collection, an exhibition at the Science Museum;Emma O’Reilly who worked as a soigneur for the US Postal professional cycling and has written a book entitled The Race to Truth - Blowing the Whistle on Lance Armstrong and cycling's doping culture; Writer and performer Danny Braverman who inherited a shoebox stuffed with thousands of scraps of paper that provided a unique record of 20th century London and Jewish life and Ruary Mackenzie Dodds who is a writer and dragonfly expert and his book the Dragonfly Diaries is pubished by Saraband.

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  • Zelda la Grange and John Moloney

    Wed, 25 Jun 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Mariella Frostrup is joined by former personal assistant to Nelson Mandela, Zelda la Grange; comedian John Moloney and country-blues musician Rattlesnake.

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  • Merlin Holland and David Charles Manners

    Wed, 18 Jun 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Libby Purves meets audio describer Roz Chalmers; Merlin Holland, grandson of Oscar Wilde; writer and yoga teacher David Charles Manners and David Waterman of the Endellion String Quartet.

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  • Rebecca Front and Tom Karen

    Wed, 11 Jun 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets Rear Admiral David Pulvertaft, an expert on ships figureheads; designer and inventor Tom Karen; writer David Stuart MacLean and actor Rebecca Front.

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