Special Literature Programs on Online Radio and TV


Topic Program Station Date/Time
Capote, Truman   Book on One
Christmas Short Stories read by Declan Brennan
  Radio RTÉ 1
Dublin, IE
  December 22/23, 14
23:10 to 23:25
December 26, 14
23:00 to 23:18
London Time
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Christmas Carols   University of the Air
Some of those familiar Christmas carols had a different sound when they were new. Trevor Stephenson and guest performers will do some musical restoration for us.
  Wisconsin Public Radio
The Ideas Network

Madison, WI
  December 21, 14
4:00pm
Chicago Time
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Grisham, John   The Radio Reader
Gray Mountain
read by Dick Estell
  Stations and Times   January 15, 15

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Dickens, Charles   Saturday Drama
A Christmas Carol
A new version of the seasonal classic adapted for actors, the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra by Neil Brand
  BBC Radio 4
London, UK
  December 20, 14
14:30-15:30
London Time
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    Book of the Week
Claire Tomalin - Charles Dickens: A Life
Claire Tomalin's acclaimed new biography of Britain's great novelist paints a portrait of an extraordinarily complex man.
Read by Penelope Wilton
5 episodes
  BBC Radio 4
London, UK
  December 29, 14-January 2, 15
14:45-15:00 | 00:45-01:00
London Time
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    The Chimes - from Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens
Read by Jim Fleming
  Wisconsin Public Radio
The Ideas Network

Madison, WI
  December 25, 14 - January 2, 15
12:30pm
Chicago Time
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Hosseini, Khaled   Journalists Jenny Nordberg and Suki Kim discuss their respective books; one a report on "bacha posh" in Afghanistan, where a girl is temporarily raised as a boy, and the other an account of teaching English to the children of North Korea's elite.   C-SPAN2 TV
New York, NY
  December 20, 14
11pm-midnight
New York Time
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Johnson, Samuel   University of the Air
Author Howard Winbrot gives us a look at the life of Samuel Johnson, one of the most famous personalities of the eighteenth century.
  Wisconsin Public Radio
The Ideas Network

Madison, WI
  January 18, 15
4:00pm
Chicago Time
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McEwan, Ian   The Verb
An interview, in which Ian McEwan shares his writing process, from the skill of crafting an opening paragraph that will allow the story to emerge, to the language he uses to represent intimacy and the body.
  BBC Radio 3
London, UK
  December 26, 14
22:00-22:45
London Time
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Shakespeare, William   Drama on 3
Antony and Cleopatra
with Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston
  BBC Radio 3
London, UK
  December 28, 14
21:00-23:25
London Time
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Smith, Zadie   Writers & Company
Zadie Smith talks about her novel, NW - set on her home turf in London.
  CBC Radio One
Ottawa, ON
  December 28, 14
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New York Time
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Stoker, Bram   Dracula
4 parts
  BBC Radio 4
London, UK
  December 27, 14
part 1
14:30-15:30
part 2
21:00-22:00
London Time
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Trollope, Anthony   Christmas at Thompson Hall   Wisconsin Public Radio
The Ideas Network

Madison, WI
  December 22-24, 14
12:30pm
Chicago Time
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