with the Dawn Patrol
News, views and music, plus a review of the papers.
With Robert Beattie.
News, travel, weather and the greatest hits of all time.
With the Rev John Newbury.
Hits, new releases and timeless classic tracks.
Talking to the people who make the news. Plus legal questions answered.
A mix of music and chat, with listeners' views and comments. Plus regular features from the kitchen and garden.
Including the Mystery Voice competition and at 6.45 a look ahead to the weekend sporting action.
Alan Titchmarsh presents a six-part series exploring the UK's amateur arts scene.
This week, he meets members of the fledgling Beatroots Samba Band in Reading, visits Bristol Opera, (formed in 1923) and meets members of the National Harmonica League.
Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , in a concert from the Hippodrome, Golders
Green, London, with guest singers Susan Bullock and William Dazeley and Serenata Voices directed by David Beavan. Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd
Continuing the seven-part series in which Dirk
Bogarde reads from his autobiographies.
6: Visconti and Venice
Van Aschenback in Death in Venice is to become one of Bogarde's greatest performances under
Visconti's guiding hand. Abridged by Neville Teller
Frank Renton presents an hour of music requested by listeners.
Radio 2 Arts Programme Alan Titchmarsh traces the story of the Birmingham
Repertory Theatre from its formation in 1912 to the building of the Old Rep and then onto those halcyon days when anyone who was anyone in the theatrical world spent time there. Actors included Sir
Laurence Olivier , Sir Ralph Richardson ,
Sir John Gielgud , Gwen Ffrangcon -Davies,
Dame Peggy Ashcroft , Dame Wendy Hiller and more recently Bernard Hepton ,
Albert Finney , Ian Richardson and Sir Derek Jacobi. Alan
Titchmarsh talks to those involved about the significance of their time at the Birmingham Rep. The story finally comes up to date with its current Artistic
Director Bill Alexander and his vision of the Rep's future. Producer Rosie Boulton
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought With Patrick Forbes.
A Robin Quinn production