In the second of two programmes, Rick Gekoski looks for the unsung heroes behind the great books of the 20th century.
Legend has it that William Golding submitted his first novel to nearly two dozen publishers before a far-sighted editor at Faber and Faber recognised the merit of the future Nobel laureate.
At this time of year in the west Yorkshire village of Marsden.agroupofmengettogethertoputonan all-male pantomime. The first of two programmes follows the making of Beau Geste , or The Camel Strikes Bacfcfrom first rehearsals to costume fittings, dance routines and the opening night.
Musicians Richard Walker. Duncan Matley and Jeff Taylor Producer Susan Roberts
Writer and director:
The Honorable Beau Leg:
Chris Maslanka discovers how composers through the ages - from Bach to the present day - have been fascinated by the relationship between things musical and things mathematical. Producers David Gallagher and Fiona Shelmerdine Repeated Saturuday llpm
Alphabox. A sequence by Jeff Noon , dramatised by Mike Walker. Opening the alphabox sends down a string of twilight adventures in the cyber zone. Acentury of word play, from Joyce's Liffey to Jeff Noon 's intoxicated Manchester.
Music Neil Brand. Director Ned Chaillet
A comedy series that uses the format of a live radio discussion programme to take an original look at media absurdity.
2: Art. Ainsley Elliot and his guests prove that while they may not know much about art, they do not know much about anything else either.
Written by the cast, with Nick Canner and Paul B Davies Producer Paul B Davies (R)
Sir Ezra Gershwin:
Mark Tully explores how eastern thought might help solve the problems of the West.
2: The God of Science. Tully tests the notion that the East holds the key to those doors that remain closed to western science and medicine at the turn of the millennium.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Doctors spend much oftheirtime listening and talking. But are they any good at these crucial activities? Dr Graham Easton hears all about doctors and their communication skills.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: email@example.com. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host the comedy show featuring sketches, songs and stand-up with a subversive twist. With regulars Bert Tyler -Moore, George Jeffrie and Emma Clarke and newcomers Arnold Widdowson and Ben Willbond. Repeated from Saturday6.15pm
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