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  • 6 Music Celebrates: 50 Years Of The Cassette

    6 Music Celebrates: 50 Years Of The Cassette

    In the Eighties, Britain was a nation in love with the cassette. At its peak we bought 83 million and the cassette became more popular than vinyl. Then came the runaway success of digital music, with formats such as the iPod and the MP3 player and the eject button was pressed on sales of the cassette.

  • Ambridge Extra

    Ambridge Extra

    In the first of three stories, we join the Horrobins as Keith is about to be sentenced for arson at Brookfield.

  • Radio 3 Live in Concert: The LSO And The Queen's Medal For Music Gala Concert

    Radio 3 Live in Concert: The LSO And The Queen's Medal For Music Gala Concert

    The 2012 winner of the Queen's Medal for Music - presented annually since 2005 - will be announced at this LSO concert.

  • Decontaminating Halabja

    Decontaminating Halabja

    The BBC's foreign affairs editor John Simpson returns to Kurdistan nearly 25 years after the world's worst-ever chemical weapons attack on civilians.

  • Behind The Brel: The Story Of A Musical Genius

    Behind The Brel: The Story Of A Musical Genius

    Marc Almond invites 6 Music listeners to explore the music and unconventional life of one of France's most revered singer-songwriters, Jacques Brel.

  • The Global Gap

    The Global Gap

    Global Gap is a series of five programmes where two people who do the same job, one from the UK and one from another country (in this series, Mexico), have a thought provoking conversation, to compare and contrast their working lives and the issues that arise in their jobs.

  • Private Passions: John Major

    Private Passions: John Major

    Michael Berkeley's guest this week is Sir John Major, who succeeded Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister in November 1990, and served until Tony Blair's victory in the 1997 General Election.

  • Vernon Kay – Live From Backstage At Strictly Come Dancing

    Vernon Kay – Live From Backstage At Strictly Come Dancing

    Radio 1’s Vernon Kay broadcasts live from the set of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing - getting the lowdown and gossip from behind the scenes in the lead up to the final for the coveted Glitterball.

  • The Kitchen Cabinet

    The Kitchen Cabinet

    Jay Rayner hosts the first in a new series of Radio 4's culinary panel programme, where the team take questions from a local audience on all aspects of cooking and eating. Recorded in Whitstable.

  • Little Richard: A Whop Bop A Lua – A Whop Bam Boom

    Little Richard: A Whop Bop A Lua – A Whop Bam Boom

    To mark Little Richard's 80th birthday, Radio 2 celebrates one of the most outrageous performers in the history of rock music and explains why he has been such a major influence on generations of musicians, from The Beatles to Bruno Mars.

  • All radio programmes for week 49

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