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Words and Music Episode guide

  1. An Autumn Walk

    Texts and music on the theme of 'an autumn walk'. Readers: Lesley Sharp and Julian Wadham.

    First broadcast: 28 Sep 2014

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  2. Black Square

    Texts and music on the theme of abstraction, with readers Lisa Dwan and Peter Marinker.

    First broadcast: 14 Sep 2014

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  3. Recipes

    Texts and music about food and drink, with readings by Ben Miles and Emily Joyce.

    First broadcast: 31 Aug 2014

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  4. I Need a Holiday

    Texts and music on the theme of holidays, with readings by Scott Handy and Jemima Rooper.

    First broadcast: 24 Aug 2014

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  5. On the Road

    Texts and music on the theme of the road, with readings by Jack Lowden.

    First broadcast: 10 Aug 2014

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  6. The Kiss

    Texts and music about kisses, with readings by Pippa Nixon and Jonathan Cullen.

    First broadcast: 20 Jul 2014

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  7. An Unquiet Mind

    Texts and music on the theme of an unquiet mind. Readers: Katherine Parkinson, Greg Wise.

    First broadcast: 13 Jul 2014

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  8. Aftermath

    Texts and music reflecting a world changed by war. Readers: James Wilby, Helen Baxendale.

    First broadcast: 06 Jul 2014

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  9. Displacement

    Texts and music on the theme of displacement. Readers: Lesley Sharp and Philip Franks.

    First broadcast: 29 Jun 2014

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  10. Outbreak

    Words and music from World War I, with reading by Emma Fielding and Harry Hadden-Paton.

    First broadcast: 22 Jun 2014

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  11. Strauss 150: Strauss's Library

    Texts and music focusing on Strauss, with readings by Charles Edwards and Pooky Quesnel.

    First broadcast: 08 Jun 2014

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  12. Featherbrained

    An exploration of birds and the human imagination, from Ted Hughes to Disney's Dumbo.

    First broadcast: 01 Jun 2014

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  13. Good Intentions

    John Sessions and Indira Varma set out on linguistic roads paved with good intentions.

    First broadcast: 25 May 2014

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  14. The Power of Alchemy

    The Power of Alchemy with verse and prose by both ancient and modern writers.

    First broadcast: 18 May 2014

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  15. Flânerie - a view of a Paris

    An imagined serendipitous journey through Paris with actors Tamsin Grieg and Neil Pearson.

    First broadcast: 11 May 2014

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  16. Dylan Thomas Out Loud

    Poerty and prose by Dylan Thomas and music ranging from Schubert to Johnny Cash.

    First broadcast: 04 May 2014

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  17. After Shakespeare

    Texts and music inspired by Shakespeare. Readers: Rory Kinnear and Adjoa Andoh.

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2014

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  18. Streetlife

    Texts and music about life on the streets, with readings by Toby Jones and Mariah Gale.

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 2014

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  19. The Sticking Place

    Texts and music about risk and failure. Readers: Sylvestra Le Touzel and Peter Marinker.

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2014

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  20. Below the Surface

    Texts and music about what lies below the surface. With Juliet Stevenson and Alex Jennings

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2014

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  21. Live at Southbank Centre: British Rivers

    A live sequence of poetry, prose and music on the theme of British rivers.

    First broadcast: 23 Mar 2014

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  22. Reach for the Sky

    Texts and music about mankind's yearning to fly. Readers: Kate Fleetwood and Will Howard.

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2014

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  23. The Servant Problem

    Texts and music about domestic service. Readers: Adrian Scarborough and Sophie Thompson.

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2014

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  24. Ruins

    Texts and music on the theme of ruins, with readings by Kenneth Cranham and Joanna David.

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2014

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  25. Women Beware Women

    Texts and music on the theme of women, with readings by Anne Reid and Michelle Terry.

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2014

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  26. Solo

    Actor Toby Jones charts the uncertain terrain between loneliness and solitude.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2014

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  27. Jewels

    Words and music inspired by jewels with readings by Robert Glenister and Fenella Woolgar.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2014

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  28. Blue

    Texts and music inspired by the colour blue. Readers: Angel Coulby and Raymond Coulthard.

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2014

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  29. Passing the Time of Day

    Texts and music about the duration of a day. Readers: Sally Phillips and Jonathan Keeble.

    First broadcast: 12 Jan 2014

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  30. Music on the Brink

    Poetry, letters, diary excerpts and music about the world on the brink of war.

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2014

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