Paul McCartney talks about his life and song-writing through the prism of 10 key lyrics, including The Beatles’ classics All My Loving, Eleanor Rigby and Penny Lane. This is a unique insight into the life and art of Paul McCartney from his book The Lyrics, read in an entertaining and intimate way by the man himself. Produced by John Wilson.
An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines
Nick Robinson has a conversation with, not an interrogation of, the people who shape our political thinking about what shaped theirs.
Britney Spears: pop icon. Pandora Sykes pieces together what we know about her story, and what it tells us about sex, entertainment, and how we treat women in the public eye. In this eight-part series for BBC Radio 4, Pandora traces Britney's incredible life: from her hardscrabble childhood in rural Louisiana, to her coronation as the inaugural pop princess of the internet, navigating an insatiable celebrity gossip complex; through to a young mother on trial by the paparazzi. Britney is a pop culture phenomenon. Pandora looks behind that mask - and beyond Britney herself - to explore how Britney became the most Googled person in the world, for almost seven years, and what it says, both then and now, about the entertainment industry, politics, sex and how we see women in the public eye. Britney's public struggles saw her placed in a conservatorship, in which she lost the right to control her finances and day to day life. Thirteen years later, and she is in court, pleading for this controversial legal arrangement to end. We will look at how Britney has been transformed from girl-next-door teen sensation to a mute symbol of a supposedly rotten system. Pieces of Britney mixes documentary, archive and interviews to tell Britney's remarkable story. It also features drama, written by playwright Katie Hims, to bring Britney and her extraordinary world to life. Pieces of Britney is a sympathetic portrayal of Britney, during a time of cultural reappraisal about how we treat women - famous, or otherwise. These are some of the stories that have been told about her - but The Narrative is hers to finish. Presenter: Pandora Sykes Dramatist: Katie Hims Sound: Peter Ringrose Producers: Anne Isger & Sasha Yevtushenko A BBC Audio production for BBC Radio 4
If this is power, then power out. What happens when the power system we’re hooked up to fails? When things we thought were solid, that we thought would protect us, fail? A new thriller about power and protest on a dying planet. Starring Vinnie Heaven and written by Sarah Woods.
Steve Punt turns private investigator, examining little mysteries that perplex, amuse and beguile
Jim Al-Khalili and guests work out how science can best be put to work to solve a pressing problem facing society.
Tim Harford presents a series of talks inspired by ideas in anthropology, culture and the social sciences
Peta and Chris are in paradise - they sail into hell. Why does it take 38 years to arrest the only suspect: Silas Duane Boston? A BBC 5 Live podcast investigating their murders.
For queers, having kids is complicated. Yet lots of us make it happen. These are our stories.
Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they work.
Seventeen 17-year-olds tell us what they want from the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Parentlanders – welcome to your podcast. You ask the questions; we’ll ask the experts. Get past all those bumps in the road. The podcast for every parent in the world!
Exploring the issues that matter to Midlanders with Lizzie Glinka in the driving seat. Originally broadcast on the TV show on Politics Midlands - Sundays on BBC One.
Local politics, properly explained, with Ben Weisz.. Originally broadcast on BBC Local Radio. Produced by BBC Radio Surrey and BBC Radio Sussex.
A snapshot of the news, sport and weather in your area, as well stories of people making a difference during the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics chat with the latest goings on at Holyrood and Westminster through the eyes of BBC Scotland journalists.
Highlights and favourite moments from the past week of programmes on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle.
Test your pop knowledge with the daily download of Ken Bruce's tricky music quiz.
Michael Berkeley's guests share their musical passions and reveal which pieces bring them joy and sustain them through hard times.
Sample the best new podcast episodes from the BBC. Updated twice a week. Presented by Eli Sessions and Rhian Roberts.
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Trin a thrafod newyddion sy’n bwysig i bobl Cymru, a chyfle i gael atebion i’r cwestiynau mawr. A space to discuss major news stories and issues, and answer the important questions.
Ifor ap Glyn, y bardd cenedlaethol, sydd ar daith i Lithwania, China a Camerwn. Byddwn yn dod i adnabod y gwledydd ac yn gwrando ar Ifor yn rhannu ei ymateb i'r wlad, ei phobl a'u diwylliant fel teithiwr ac fel bardd.
Eddie Ladd yw curadur archif ddigidol Radio Cymru. Eddie Ladd curates Radio Cymru's digital archive.
Comedi am gell o derf-ddysgwyr sydd ar dân dros y 'Cymraeg Newydd' yw Dulliau Chwyldro. "Ni rydy y dyfodol, butt; nos caseg mwyaf drwg chi. Miliwn dros Gymru!"
Guto Harri sydd yn cael sgwrs heb slogannau ac yn cloriannu dros ginio ar gwys ein gwleidyddiaeth. Guto Harri chats politics over lunch.
Your fave influencers Nella, Mariam and Adeola unapologetically keeping it real on everything that has them pressed, no filter in sight. And that's on what? Period!
Podcast of 20th Century China by bbcchinese.com gives you the most vivid accounts of witnesses and historians on China's 20th century history.
Presenters recommend their favourite podcasts and speak to the people who make them.
Kathy Willis considers our changing relationship with plants over the last 250 years - from tools to exploit, to objects of beauty, to being an essential resource we must conserve.
Follow Nicole, Megan and Robyn through their pregnancies in Middlesbrough, a town with the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the UK. Getting pregnant at 16 isn’t the end of the world for everyone - for some it’s their ‘happy ever after’. Presented and produced by Philippa Goymer. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio Tees. Get in touch via #PregnantTeensPod or email us on email@example.com.
Join Steven Kynman for songs, stories and movement activities. Lots of fun and learning for pre-school children.
Primary Drama: Key Stage 2 offers simple-to-use drama resources for primary school children aged 7 to 11 which are linked to popular curriculum topics. The drama sessions are intended to be easy for non-specialist teachers to use, providing opportunities to extend classroom work through the exciting possibilities offered by drama activities. Each session has a carefully balanced mix of movement, speaking and listening activities and role play. The Teachers' Notes include clear instructions for how teachers can effectively organise and deliver the drama activities in each session.
Primary Music KS1 offers music resources to support the Key Stage 1 music curriculum. The resources emphasise songs and singing and often have strong cross-curricular links to other subjects, especially Literacy. Audio content is available to download at any time as mp3 files and can be used from a computer or other device. The supporting resources include Teacher's Notes giving guidance on how to use the resources and a range of audio and video resources, including the full-vocal and backing track versions of all the songs and also copies of the music as pdf files. There are also suggestions for appraising music and simple composition. It's an ideal resource for delivering the KS1 music curriculum while engaging children with a range of other topics.
Support for Modern Foreign Languages aimed primarily at school children at Key Stage 2, aged 9 to 11. Songs, stories and activities covering grammar, vocabulary and punctuation.