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)

  • Midweek:Sir Roger Bannister and Prof Kevin Warwick

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets former athlete Sir Roger Bannister; professor of cybernetics Kevin Warwick; actor Rachael Stirling and writer Diana Darke.

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  • Ray Cooney and Cambridge Jones

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets cabaret performer Eve Ferret, World War Two Hurricane pilot Eric Carter, director and playwright Ray Cooney and photographer Cambridge Jones.

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  • Steve Hewlett and Ayo

    Wed, 2 Apr 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets ventriloquist Steve Hewlett; mountaineer Jamie Andrew; singer/songwriter Ayo and former sheep farmer turned barrister Philip Walling.

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  • Mike McCartney and Gary Morecombe

    Wed, 26 Mar 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Libby Purves meets Gary Morecambe, son of Eric; novelist Rebecca Gowers; filmmaker Sara Ishaq and photographer and musician Mike McCartney.

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  • Professor John Carey and Eduardo Niebla

    Wed, 19 Mar 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets language enthusiast Benny Lewis; literary critic Professor John Carey; flamenco guitarist Eduardo Niebla and comedian Lynn Ruth Miller.

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  • Emma Bridgewater and Merry 'Corky' White

    Wed, 12 Mar 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets Merry 'Corky' White who is a professor of anthropology, a writer and cook. Her book Cooking for Crowds is published by Princeton University Press; Cassidy Little is a former Royal Marine turned actor who plays the title role in The Two Worlds of Charlie F; Emma Bridgewater is a pottery designer and her book Toast and Marmalade and Other Stories is just published and finally Sam Etherington is a young engineer who has just joined Britain's engineering Hall of Fame with his wave powered generator.

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  • Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Richard Dunwoody

    Wed, 5 Mar 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets Dr Amy Lehman, founder of The Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic; legendary soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa; writer Alex Shearer and champion jockey turned photographer Richard Dunwoody MBE.

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  • Austin and Howard Mutti-Mewse

    Wed, 26 Feb 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Libby Purves meets educationalist Sacha Corcoran; film fans Austin and Howard Mutti-Mewse; writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus and auctioneer David Probert.

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  • Arthur Smith and Akiko Mikamo

    Wed, 19 Feb 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets plant hunter Tom Mitchell; psychologist Dr Akiko Mikamo; Martin White, professor of theatre at the University of Bristol and comedian Arthur Smith.

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  • Ben Garrod and Jack Charles

    Wed, 12 Feb 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets primatologist Ben Garrod; Australian Aboriginal actor Jack Charles; musician Clare Salaman and photographer Colin Jones.

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