BBC Radio 4’s Open Book Programme Recorded at the Museum
In January BBC Radio 4’s popular programme, Open Book, was recorded at the Museum for a very special edition to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Pride and Prejudice.
The programme was presented by Mariella Frostrup, shown here, below…
Guests on the programme included Professor John Mullan, whose book, What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved, has recently been released in paperback;
Dr Paula Byrne, whose book on the life of Jane Austen, The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things was published in January…
and Dr Bharat Tandon, whom you can see in the red jumper, seated on the right at the table in the photograph, below.
He recently edited the recently published Harvard University Press Annotated Edition of Emma
The programme also included a pre-recorded piece from the author, Helen Fielding, who was inspired by Pride and Prejudice when she wrote her book, Bridget Jones’s Diary.
If you missed this very enjoyable programme, you will be pleased to learn that it is still available to listen to via the BBC Radio 4 website by clicking on this link here. The programme will be available to listen to for a period of 12 months, so we do hope you will all be able to listen and enjoy the spirited discussion!
Here, below, is a gallery of some photographs which were taken on the day of recording: to enlarge any of the photographs, simply click on them.