The story of Iraq's most celebrated heavy metal band, Acrassicauda. Formed in Baghdad during Saddam's reign in 2000, the band members were forced by terror and threats to flee their homes and are now living as refugees in Turkey. Still waiting for their first record deal, they hope one day to secure asylum in America. Producers Peregrine Andrews and Aden Harris
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant
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Gripping drama about the Vatican conclave that - following the short reign and mysterious death of Pope John I in 1978 - broke with centuries of tradition to elect the first non-Italian Pope for nearly 500 years. By Hugh Costello.
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3/4 Chopin's Ballade No 1 in G minor
Chopin's Ballade clearly tells a story and yet that story differs for each person who hears or plays it. Pianist Peter Donohoe is one of those people whose lives have been shaped and changed by hearing and playing this piece of music. Repeated from Tuesday
A round-up of highlights from the weekday programmes, with Jane Garvey.
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Exploring the development of the relationship between the monarchy and the BBC - from the early Richard Dimbleby broadcasts, to royal deaths, abdications and marriages and It's a Royal Knockout. David Cannadine asks whether the corporation applies its usual rigorous standards in its dealings with the royal family, or whether it's still somewhat fawning in its approach. Producer Brian King
1/2. When Major Sinclair Yeates is appointed Resident Magistrate in 1890s Ireland, he finds himself among people whose every moment seems dedicated to thwarting the poor man. By Somerville and Ross, dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Repeated from Sunday
6/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Claire Fox , Kenan Malik , Matthew Taylor and Will Self cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday
4/7. Roger McGough presents listeners' requests for a wide range of poetry, including verse by Patrick Kavanagh ,
John Keats , Alan Ahlberg and Louis Simpson. The readers are Richard McCabe , Brigid Zengeni and Jonjo O'Neill. Repeated from Sunday
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