BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

25th July 2011

HOOD RAT, Gavin Knight’s reports from the frontline of Glasgow's ganglands, has been chosen as this week’s BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Click here to listen to the first of 4 serialised readings that will be broadcast over the week to come.

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THE TRINITY SIX longlisted for Dagger Award

25th July 2011

Charlie Cumming’s latest spy-thriller,THE TRINITY SIX, has been longlisted for the 2011 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. Described by the panel as 'an intriguing concept, elegantly and deftly written’, THE TRINITY SIX is one of eight novels in contention for the prize, announced at the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate last week.

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Atlantis: 135 Missions in 30 years

22nd July 2011

As Atlantis, touches down in Kennedy Space Centre, marking the end of NASA’s STS program, and the end of an era in manned space travel, Kevin Fong presents ‘Space Shuttle: The last Mission’, the accompanying BBC documentary that ventures behind the scenes of human space exploration. Click here to watch on BBC iplayer, or catch it again on BBC 2, Thursday night at 7pm.

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World exclusive Aardman Pirates! trailer

15th July 2011

Click here for a first look at the trailer for Aardman’s film adaptation of the brilliant Pirates! books, by Gideon Defoe. Released in March 2012, this will be Aardman’s first stop-motion film since Wallace and Gromit and is all set to be a swashbuckling smash-hit.

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Fran Abrams reports for File on 4: Elderly Care

5th July 2011

Fran Abrams’ latest report for Radio 4’s ‘File on 4’ programme, Elderly Care, is a shocking exploration of the state of Britain’s care system.

Visit the Radio 4 website where you can listen to the broadcast, download the podcast, or read the transcript.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01247gy

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