2/4. In his history of popular entertainment,
John Sessions reaches the age of the libertine in Elizabethan London, when ringside gambling, bear-baiting and the theatre loomed large. Producer Paul Kobrak
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Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate in Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire, where the panel includes the former leader of the Liberal Democrats Menzies Campbell, shadow International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell , and the chief executive of the Royal Opera House Tony Hall. Repeated from yesterday
Lynne Truss 's drama, written tor
Derek Jacobi , who stars as Alec, the art-historian brother of a famous actor.
Tony Bosanquet. Alec has lived his life in the shadows following a traumatic event in his childhood when a film he appeared in was notoriously suppressed. Charlie, a biographer, joins the painting holiday led by Alec and tries to shatter his silence about his brother.
Other characters are played by Stephen Crltchlow and Rachel Atkins
Director Ned Chaillet
Violinist Daniel Hope takes a tour of Vienna, through its back streets, hidden secrets, and lost music in the company of the Royal Court organist Martin Haselbock. It's a musical detective story, featuring an exclusive recording of Choralfantasie, BWV1128, the recently discovered Bach piece, premiered by Haselbock. Repeated from Tuesday
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Actor Julian Rhind-Tutt has always been drawn to particular voices. But why one and not another? Why does one voice sound like 1995 and another like fish and chips? And how can an actor differentiate between the voice he can hear in his head and the one that he knows he sounds like? In a personal journey through the archives Rhind-Tutt finds some of the answers to these imponderable questions. Producer Tim Dee
3/3. The Bramble family begin their long trip home, on a journey full of surprises and unexpected revelations. By Tobias Smollet , dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. Other characters played by Ben Crowe, Chris Pavlo and Joan Walker
Repeated from Sunday
1/7. Roger McGough presents a selection of poetry requested by listeners, including verse by 8th-century Chinese poet Du Fu,
William Makepeace Thackeray , EE Cummings and Polly Clark. Repeated from Sunday
2/5. Miss Washington's Day Out. On a special trip to London an idealistic retired history teacher gets to see the workings of Westminster at first hand. It isn't quite what she expected. Ouentin Letts 's story is read by Crawford Logan. Producer David Jackson Young
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