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Private Passions Episode guide

  1. Jonathan Meades

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

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2014

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  2. Nicholas Penny

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

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 2014

  3. Charlotte Mendelson

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

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2014

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  4. Theo Fennell

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

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2014

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  5. 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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  6. John Finnemore

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

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2014

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  7. Kwasi Kwarteng

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

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2014

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  8. Joan Armatrading

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

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2014

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  9. Michael Horovitz

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

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2014

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  10. Michael Sheen

    Michael Berkeley's guest is actor Michael Sheen.

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2014

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  11. Lewis Wolpert

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

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2014

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  12. Music on the Brink: Pat Barker

    For Radio 3's Music on the Brink season, Michael Berkeley is joined by writer Pat Barker.

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2014

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  13. Hugh Masekela

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

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2013

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  14. Justin Welby

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

    First broadcast: 22 Dec 2013

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  15. Tom Hooper

    Michael Berkeley's guest is film director Tom Hooper.

    First broadcast: 08 Dec 2013

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  16. Laura Mvula

    Michael Berkeley's guest is singer Laura Mvula.

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2013

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  17. Private Passions: Maggi Hambling

    Maggi Hambling tells Michael Berkeley how Britten has inspired her painting and sculpture.

    First broadcast: 24 Nov 2013

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  18. Martin Gayford

    Michael Berkeley's guest is art writer Martin Gayford.

    First broadcast: 10 Nov 2013

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  19. Roddy Doyle

    Michael Berkeley's guests is writer Roddy Doyle.

    First broadcast: 03 Nov 2013

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  20. Free Thinking: Chris Mullin

    Michael Berkeley talks former MP Chris Mullin at the 2013 Free Thinking Festival.

    First broadcast: 27 Oct 2013

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  21. Rory Kinnear

    Michael Berkeley's guest is actor Rory Kinnear.

    First broadcast: 13 Oct 2013

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  22. Greg Doran

    Michael Berkeley's guest is the artistic director of the RSC, Greg Doran.

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2013

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  23. Sound of Cinema: Beeban Kidron

    Michael Berkeley's guest is film-maker Beeban Kidron, who selects her favourite music.

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2013

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  24. Sound of Cinema: Philip French

    Film critic Philip French discusses the powerful relationship between cinema and music.

    First broadcast: 15 Sep 2013

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  25. Angie Hobbs

    Michael Berkeley's guest is philosopher Angie Hobbs.

    First broadcast: 08 Sep 2013

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  26. Gillian Lynne

    Michael Berkeley's guest is choreographer Gillian Lynne.

    First broadcast: 01 Sep 2013

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  27. Sally Davies

    Michael Berkeley meets Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies and hears her choice of music.

    First broadcast: 18 Aug 2013

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  28. Adam Nicolson

    Writer Adam Nicolson talks to Michael Berkeley about his life and his favourite music.

    First broadcast: 11 Aug 2013

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  29. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    Michael Berkeley's guest is astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

    First broadcast: 04 Aug 2013

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  30. Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks

    The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks reveals the pivotal role of music in his life.

    First broadcast: 21 Jul 2013

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