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BBC Radio 3

Composer of the Week: John Rutter: 4/5

For much of the 1980s, Rutter struggled with illness, yet it was during this period that he composed one of his best-loved works. With Donald Macleod.

A Choral Fanfare
Cambridge Singers, conducted by the composer

What Sweeter Music
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Robert Quinney (organ), conductor Stephen Cleobury

Requiem (ensemble version)
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Members of the City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Rimmer (organ), conductor Timothy Brown

Variations on an Easter Theme for organ duet (O Filii et Filiae)
Christopher Herrick and Jeremy Spurgeon (organ)
BBC Radio 4 FM

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4/4. After delays caused by lightning, a 20-piece orchestra practises in one of the train s coaches, giving Robin a plangent background for his declaration of love. By Mark Maier.
Other parts played by Joseph Cohen-Cole . Philip Fox and Piers Wehner Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh
BBC Radio 4 FM

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3/4. Love among the train-staff on the 9.27
London to Exeter flourishes, but with tne unwelcome addition of Diana's amorous mum. Comedy by Mark Maier.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh
BBC Radio 4 FM

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2/4. The 9.27 London-to-Exeter emotional rollercoaster continues as the train start personal relationships get ever more entangled. Now one of the wedding party is joining in the melee. And why are there finger holes in the muffins? By Mark Maier.
Other roles played by Joseph Cohen-Cole . Philip Fox and Piers Wehner Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh
BBC Radio 4 FM

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New series. 1/4. Mark Maier 's comedy about the emotional lives of a group of staff and passengers on a train journey from
London to Exeter. Ticket inspector Robin is oblivious to trolley attendant Carol's flirtations, but has a doomed attraction to restaurant car chef Nadine.
Other parts played by Joseph Cohen-Cole and Philip Fox Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Play: The Last Tsar

Examining one of the enduring mysteries of the First World War - the apparent refusal of George V to give sanctuary in England to his cousin
Tsar Nicholas and, after he had been forced to abdicate during the Russian Revolution. By Ian Curteis , starring Derek Jacobi.
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer
BBC Radio 3

Mendelssohn Focus

Mendelssohn's string symphonies and choral works, performed by BBC orchestras and choruses, and the BBC Singers.
Mendelssohn String Symphony No I in C BBC
National Orchestra of Wales, conductor James Judd
2.15 Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Matthew Trusler , BBC NOW, conductor Takuo Yuasa
2.55 Strauss Don Juan BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Rumon Gamba
3.15 Mendelssohn Te Deum Adrian Bawtree (organ), BBC Singers, conductor Nicholas Kok
145 Joseph Holbrooke The Birds of Rhiannon, Op 87 BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
4.00 Rawsthorne Practical Cats
Jeremy Nicholas (narrator), BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
4.25 Mackenzie Benedictus
(arr from Six Pieces for violin and piano, Op 37)
4.35 Bantock Celtic Symphony
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
BBC Radio 3

Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Britten Sinfonia
Purcell, ed Britten Chacony in G minor Adam Walacinski Little Autumn Music John Woolrich Quiddities
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht, Op 4
2.00 St John Passion Bach St John Passion
Katherine Fuge (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Jeremy Budd , Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (baritone), Monteverdi Choir, English
Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
4.00 Liszt Ce qu'on en tend sur la montagne
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda Kenneth Leighton Crucifixus pro nobis, Op 38 Richard Pearce (organ), BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
BBC Radio 4 FM

Classic Serial: Scoop

2/2. William falls in love and finds himself in the middle of a revolution. Concluding part of Evelyn Waugh 's satirical depiction of 1930s journalism, dramatised by Jeremy Front. Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from Sunday
BBC Radio 4 FM

Classic Serial: Scoop

2/2. William finds life as a war correspondent somewhat tedious, until he falls in love and finds himself in the middle of a revolution. Concluding part of Evelyn Waugh 's satirical depiction of the world of journalism in the 1930s, dramatised by Jeremy Front .
Producer/Director Sally Avens Rptd on Saturday at 9pm
BBC Radio 4 FM

Classic Serial: Scoop

1/2. Evelyn Waugh 's satirical depiction of the world of journalism in the 1930s. William Boot. countryman, is mistakenly sent to cover a war in Africa. Dramatised by Jeremy Front . Repeated from Sunday
BBC Radio 4 FM

Classic Serial: Scoop

RT 1/2. Evelyn Waugh 's satirical depiction of the world of journalism in the 1930s. William Boot is mistakenly sent to cover a war in Africa. Dramatised by Jeremy Front . Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
BBC Radio 4 FM

Classic Serial: The Invasion: Arab Chronicles of the First Crusade

1/2. Jonathan Myerson tells the story of the First Crusade from the Muslim point of view. Firuz is a small-time merchant for whom the rules of survival suddenly change when his land is invaded by a rag-tag army of incomprehensible, odorous and ill-disciplined warriors from the West.
Other roles played by Stephen Critchlow, Robert Lonsdale and Malcolm Tierney
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Rptd Sat 9pm
BBC Radio 3

Music Matters

Tom Service talks to British pianist Stephen Hough ahead of concerts in London and New York, and Nicholas Kenyon and Paul Griffiths review Richard Taruskin 's collection of essays The Danger of Music. As a new production of Britten's reworking of The Beggar's Opera opens at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Tom Service is joined by Jeremy Barlow to trace the fascinating history of this work, first heard in Britain in 1728. Producer Emma Bloxham
BBC Radio 3

Drama on 3: Tulips in Winter

Michelene Wandor 's play, inspired by various paintings and etchings, imagines a world in which the 17th-century philosopher
Spinoza appears in Rembrandt's Night Watch and is courted by one of Cromwell's spies.
Producer Jo Wheeler ; Director Jane Morgan
BBC One London

MasterChef: the Professionals

The four successful young chefs from this week's heats serve up a two-course meal for restaurant critics Charles Campion , Jeremy Wayne and Nicholas Lander. Michel Roux Jr and Gregg Wallace pick the two winners.
Shown yesterday on BBC2
BBC Two England

MasterChef: the Professionals

The four successful young chefs from this week's heats serve up a meal for critics Charles Campion , Jeremy Wayne and Nicholas Lander.
BBC One London

Fiona's Story

Gina McKee and Jeremy Northam star in this intense one-off drama exploring a woman's struggle to hold her family together after her husband is accused of downloading child pornography from the internet. Though knowing her marriage wasn't perfect, she faces the terrifying possibility that her three daughters might not be safe and that the man she loved could be guilty of a terrible crime.
Social workers
Toby Ross-Bryant , Naomi Wirthner
Writer Kate Gabriel ; Director Adrian Shergold ; Producer
David Boulter Signed repeat tomorrow at 2.05am What Gina McKee 's watching: page
BBC Radio 3

BBC Proms 2008

John Eliot Gardiner conducts Bach's dramatic Passiontide oratorio based on the Gospel according to St John. Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall by Christopher Cook. Mark Padmore (Evangelist: tenor), Peter Harvey (Christus: baritone), Katherine Fuge (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Monteverdi Choir , English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Bach St John Passion (sung in German)
BBC Two England

Filth: the Mary Whitehouse Story

Feature-length drama, based on first-hand documented accounts, starring Julie Walters as the Midlands housewife and teacher who, in 1963, embarked on a mission to clean up British TV. Her crusade led her into conflict with the man she feit responsible for a tide of "filth" - Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, director-general of the BBC - culminating in a bitter fight over whether to broadcast the word "knickers" in the Beatles' song I Am the Walrus.
Writer Amanda Coe ; Producer Richard Burrell
Director Andy de Emmony Auntie's War on Smut is at 11pm on BBC4
Julie Walters stars in Educating Rita at 11.15pm on BBC1
Ooh er, Mrs...: page 10; The Inside Story: page 98 Results from RT's taste and decency survey: www.radiotimes.com/taste-and-decency






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