Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, the first of this week's nightly visits to the Proms. The concert includes Bruch's popular first violin concerto, in a first half that opens with Berlioz's Overture Roman Carnival. The second half comprises Messiaen's L'ascension and Ravel's La Valse. Performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and violinist Kyung-Wha Chung, and conducted by her brother Myung-Whun Chung. Also broadcast on Radio 3 and BBCi.
In 1952 Michael Ventris secured his place in archaeological history by deciphering Linear B, Europe's earliest-known writing system. The discovery was all the more remarkable because Ventris was no more than an amateur enthusiast.
Robin Dashwood's drama-documentary, starring Lynden Edwards, tells the story.
Barry Stevens believes he has hundreds of half brothers and sisters because his parents were among the first to pioneer artificial insemination. Half a century on, Stevens tries to trace his biological father, one of the first sperm donors.
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