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Private Passions Episode guide

  1. Sir Timothy Gowers

    Michael Berkeley's guest is mathematician Sir Timothy Gowers.

    First broadcast: 21 Sep 2014

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  2. Sophie Hannah

    Michael Berkeley's guest is poet and thriller writer Sophie Hannah.

    First broadcast: 07 Sep 2014

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  3. Mark Miodownik

    Michael Berkeley's guest is materials scientist Mark Miodownik.

    First broadcast: 31 Aug 2014

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  4. Helen Ghosh

    Michael Berkeley's guest is National Trust director-general Helen Ghosh.

    First broadcast: 24 Aug 2014

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  5. Miles Jupp

    Michael Berkeley's guest is comedian Miles Jupp.

    First broadcast: 10 Aug 2014

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  6. Stephen Grosz

    Michael Berkeley's guest is psychoanalyst and author Stephen Grosz.

    First broadcast: 03 Aug 2014

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  7. Phyllida Law

    Michael Berkeley's guest is actress Phyllida Law.

    First broadcast: 27 Jul 2014

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  8. Richard Holmes

    Michael Berkeley's guest is biographer Richard Holmes.

    First broadcast: 13 Jul 2014

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  9. Music in the Great War: John Keane

    Michael Berkeley is joined by the official British war artist John Keane.

    First broadcast: 29 Jun 2014

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  10. Eva Schloss

    Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss shares her musical passions with Michael Berkeley.

    First broadcast: 15 Jun 2014

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  11. Nitin Sawhney

    Michael Berkeley's guest is musician, producer and composer Nitin Sawhney.

    First broadcast: 08 Jun 2014

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  12. Irving Finkel

    Assyriologist Irving Finkel and Michael Berkeley discuss clay tablets and chamber music.

    First broadcast: 01 Jun 2014

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  13. Emma Bridgewater

    Michael Berkeley talks to businesswoman and ceramics designer Emma Bridgewater.

    First broadcast: 18 May 2014

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  14. Lady Brenda Hale

    Michael Berkeley's guest is deputy president of the Supreme Court Lady Brenda Hale.

    First broadcast: 11 May 2014

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  15. Jonathan Meades

    Michael Berkeley's guest is writer and broadcaster Jonathan Meades.

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2014

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  16. Nicholas Penny

    Michael Berkeley talks to the director of the National Gallery, Nicholas Penny.

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 2014

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  17. Charlotte Mendelson

    Michael Berkeley's guest is novelist Charlotte Mendelson, who selects her favourite music.

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2014

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  18. Theo Fennell

    Michael Berkeley's guests is jeweller Theo Fennell, who selects his favourite music.

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2014

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  19. Craig Brown at Southbank Centre

    Satirist Craig Brown joins Michael Berkeley to introduce his favourite pieces of music.

    First broadcast: 23 Mar 2014

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  20. John Finnemore

    Michael Berkeley's guest is comedy writer and performer John Finnemore.

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2014

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  21. Kwasi Kwarteng

    Michael Berkeley's guest is historian and Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng.

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2014

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  22. Joan Armatrading

    Michael Berkeley's guest is singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading.

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2014

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  23. Michael Horovitz

    Michael Berkeley's guest is the beat poet Michael Horovitz.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2014

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  24. Michael Sheen

    Michael Berkeley's guest is actor Michael Sheen.

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2014

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  25. Lewis Wolpert

    Michael Berkeley's guest is scientist Lewis Wolpert, who selects his favourite music.

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2014

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  26. Music in the Great War: Pat Barker

    Michael Berkeley is joined by writer Pat Barker, who selects favourite poetry and music.

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2014

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  27. Hugh Masekela

    Michael Berkeley's guest is South African trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela.

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2013

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  28. Justin Welby

    Archbishop Justin Welby shares his favourite Christmas music with Michael Berkeley.

    First broadcast: 22 Dec 2013

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  29. Tom Hooper

    Michael Berkeley's guest is film director Tom Hooper.

    First broadcast: 08 Dec 2013

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  30. Laura Mvula

    Michael Berkeley's guest is singer Laura Mvula.

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2013

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