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October (6 posts)

  1. AN ASTRONAUT'S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH

    Tuesday 29 October 2013, 17:19

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    Canadian astroanut Chris Hadfield releases memoir after his version of Bowie's 'Space Oddity' went viral on youtube. Arena meets Russian cosmonauts as they discuss their choice of music whilst on the MIR space station.

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  2. THE QUEEN VISITS THE NATIONAL THEATRE TO CELEBRATE 50th ANNIVERSARY

    Wednesday 23 October 2013, 19:09

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    To mark the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, the Queen visited the iconic building  to pay tribute. 37 years earlier, in 1976, after she officially opened the building on the South Bank.

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  3. SIR ALEX FERGUSON RELEASES AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    Tuesday 22 October 2013, 16:01

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    Following the release of Sir Alex Ferguson's much anticipated autobiography, Arena looks back at a rare interview with the influential manager where he disucsses the influence of Jock Stein on his early days of football management and his notorious 'hairdryer' treatment.

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  4. SNOWDEN LEAKS WORSE THAN CAMBRIDGE SPY RING

    Friday 11 October 2013, 12:33

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    MI5 warns of damage done through leaking GCHQ documents. Arena interviews Kim Philby, former head of MI6 and part of the Cambridge spy ring on his encounter with writer Graham Greene, who was posted to the Secret Service after signing up for National Service aged 36

     

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  5. GOVERNMENT PRIVATIASATION OF ROYAL MAIL

    Wednesday 9 October 2013, 18:19

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    The government's plans to privatise the Royal Mail have been finalised as shares go on sale. In the 1983 film The GPO Story, Arena looks back at the GPO Film Unit, and in particular their most famous film Night Mail.

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  6. PRINCE CHARLES RECORDS DYLAN THOMAS POEM

    Thursday 3 October 2013, 16:26

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    Prince Charles reads his favourite Dylan Thomas poem 'Fern Hill' for a special broadcast to mark National Poetry Day 2013.

     

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