Documentary of the Week

Documentary of the Week

The Documentary of the Week podcast brings you our pick of the week's documentaries on BBC Radio 4. A new episode is published every Friday.

  • Updated:
    Weekly
  • Episodes available for:
    30 Days help

Recent episodes (4)

  • Did Douglas Get It Right? 20 Mar 15

    Fri, 20 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Douglas Adams made a radio series in 2000 offering a vision of the future that new technology would offer. He looked at the fast changing music scene, the coming of e-books, the future for broadcasting and made his predictions for what he described as 'extreme evolution'. But did he get it right? The radio series was called 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future', and 15 years after its first broadcast we hear the voice of Douglas Adams, a passionate advocate for technology, once again.

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  • A Brief History of Anger: 13 Mar 15

    Fri, 13 Mar 15

    Duration:
    57 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    American satirist Joe Queenan follows up his Brief Histories of Irony and Blame with A Brief History of Anger - spats, tantrums and explosions from the archive. Good anger, bad anger, creative anger, and the occasional childish moment caught on microphone.

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  • Julia, Dear Boy... Welcome to Westminster: 6 Mar 15

    Fri, 6 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    10 days remaining

    Julia Langdon chats to distinguished Parliamentarians, including former Speaker Betty Boothroyd, as she looks back at the huge changes during her 40 years as a Lobby Correspondent.

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  • Ebola Junction: 27 Feb 15

    Fri, 27 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    Moyamba junction is a key cross roads and one of the areas targeted in a bid to contain the spread of Ebola. Dr John Wright records what happens as the new treatment centre opens.

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