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)

  • 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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  • Angelique Kidjo and John Browne

    Wed, 4 Jun 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets St Andrews golf caddie Oliver Horovitz; Lord John Browne of Madingley; artist and journalist Helen Kirwan-Taylor and singer and activist Angelique Kidjo.

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  • Sir Roy Strong and Marcus Brigstocke

    Wed, 28 May 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets Sir Roy Strong; comic Marcus Brigstocke; horsewoman Venetia Williams and singer Polly Bolton at the Hay-on-Wye Festival.

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  • Hetain Patel and Daniel Antoine

    Wed, 21 May 14

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Libby Purves meets British Museum curator Dr Daniel Antoine; translator and editor Brendan King; artist Hetain Patel and writer Sue Swingler.

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  • Tony Hatch and Le Gateau Chocolat

    Wed, 14 May 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets songwriter Tony Hatch; cabaret performer Le Gateau Chocolat; adventurer Bob Shepton and entrepreneur Barb Stegemann.

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  • Gruff Rhys and Brigid Keenan

    Wed, 7 May 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets writer and journalist Bridget Keenan; singer and songwriter Gruff Rhys; dancer and choreographer Corey Baker and nature writer Richard Kerridge.

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