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)

  • 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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  • Michelle Mone and Tony Hawks

    Wed, 11 Mar 15

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Mariella Frostrup meets entrepreneur Michelle Mone; comedian and writer Tony Hawks; singer and songwriter Doug Seegers and actor and director Lillete Dubey.

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  • Raymond Blanc and Clarke Peters

    Wed, 4 Mar 15

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets pianist Nicholas McCarthy; actor and director Clarke Peters; shepherdess Amanda Owen and chef and restaurateur Raymond Blanc.

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  • Mary Portas and Noah Stewart

    Wed, 25 Feb 15

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Libby Purves meets retail guru Mary Portas; opera singer Noah Stewart; glass artist Peter Layton and florist Rosemary Hughes.

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