In a six-part series, Jimmy Tarbuck plunders the comedy archives and, with Rhona Cameron , listens to the way different generations of comics and comedies have treated particular subject matters. The two also compare their own experiences. Part 1. Producer Bruce Hyman
The popular panel game which explores words and language. Chairman Peter Hobday welcomes guests Jonathan James-Moore , Jim Tavare , Susan Jeffreys and Richard Vranch. Written by Ged Parsons
Producer Mark Tonderai Repeat
Judith French's three stories of extraordinary 18th-century women, told through the writings of the day.
1: Miss Linley's Matrimonial Excursion In which the foremost young soprano of the day becomes entangled with aspiring young playwright Richard Sheridan , and all of fashionable
England is agog. with James Fleet, Richard Johnson. Chris Pavlo
and Tilly Gaunt. Soprano
Natalie Christie. Harpsichordist Paul Nicholson
Director Jonquil Panting
Rituals, traditions and conventions are under threat as Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Tom Alban
With the help of Richard Thomas and guests, Rainer Hersch reveals why organ music is so boring, how to play instruments without practising, and how to clap in the wrong places at concerts and look like you did it on purpose.
This week, The Bach Family. With Wayne Marshall and the Hewitt-Jones family. Producer Richard Edis
Michael Buerk , Janet Daley ,
Ian Hargreaves , David Starkey and David Cook cross-examine guests on the moral and ethical issues behind one of the week's controversies. Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
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