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Week 42 highlights

  • Law In Action

    Law In Action

    The return of the long-running legal magazine programme featuring reports and discussion.

  • The Musical History Of Greenwich Village

    The Musical History Of Greenwich Village

    As part of BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground, John Sebastian takes a nostalgic journey around Greenwich Village, New York, telling the story of a particularly creative period in modern music history.

  • Analysis

    Analysis

    Renowned sociologist Prof Manuel Castells talks to Newsnight's economics editor Paul Mason about the rise of alternative economic cultures since the financial crisis.

  • The Casbah: Birthplace Of Merseybeat

    The Casbah: Birthplace Of Merseybeat

    As part of BBC Radio 2's Beatles Season, The Casbah: Birthplace Of Merseybeat will celebrate the somewhat neglected and hugely significant venue where The Beatles enjoyed a residency prior to their later and more often recognised success at the Cavern Club. The documentary is presented by original Beatles drummer Pete Best, whose mother Mona both owned and ran the club.

  • Lou Reed's New York Shuffle

    Lou Reed's New York Shuffle

    Lou Reed's New York Shuffle runs the gamut from jazz to contemporary indie to vintage rock, and everything in between.

  • The Gothic Imagination: Dracula

    The Gothic Imagination: Dracula

    Launching a month's focus on The Gothic Imagination is Bram Stoker's disturbing vampire tale of horror, in a new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Told through letters, journal entries, and other found testimony, this is the story of the brief reign of terror of an uncivilised monster in Victorian Britain.

  • Anglo-Saxon Portraits

    Anglo-Saxon Portraits

    The first of a 30-part series appraising key Anglo Saxons through essays with writers ranging from Rowan Williams to Michael Wood and Barry Cunliffe. In this episode, Barry Cunliffe, Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology at Oxford, reppraises Vortigern, one of the few Britons known to us by name from the transitional period between the end of Roman rule in around 400 AD and the consolidation of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the early 6th century.

  • Afternoon Drama: Love Me Do

    Afternoon Drama: Love Me Do

    Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran’s love story is set against the countdown to the Cuban Missile Crisis. As the world faces nuclear extinction, two Americans trapped in London find themselves thrown together.

  • Radio 1Xtra Stories - Gone Too Soon: The Story Of ODB

    Radio 1Xtra Stories - Gone Too Soon: The Story Of ODB

    BBC Radio 1Xtra Stories - Gone Too Soon: The Story of ODB is the second in a four-part series that looks at the lives of four music stars who passed away at a young age. The special series ties in with Radio 1Xtra’s celebrations of Black History Month.

  • BBC Radio 1 Stories - Conor Maynard: Mayniacs Take Over

    BBC Radio 1 Stories - Conor Maynard: Mayniacs Take Over

    BBC Radio 1’s new Breakfast Show host, Nick Grimshaw, presents a special Radio 1 Stories, looking at the success of teen pop sensation Conor Maynard.

  • All radio programmes for week 42

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