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Week 42 highlights

  • Marc Riley

    Marc Riley

    Tonight, Marc is very excited to have Deerhunter, the American five-piece indie rockers from Atlanta, Georgia in session.

  • Radio 3 Live In Concert - Vladimir Ashkenazy Conducts The Philharmonia

    Radio 3 Live In Concert - Vladimir Ashkenazy Conducts The Philharmonia

    Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a Russian programme of music by Stravinsky plus Tchaikovsky's 'Manfred' Symphony, live from the Royal Festival Hall, London.

  • The Peel Lecture

    The Peel Lecture

    Charlotte Church delivers this year's BBC Radio 6 Music John Peel Lecture on the theme of women in music.

  • BBC Radio Young Writers: 25 Years On - Hurricane Dub

    BBC Radio Young Writers: 25 Years On - Hurricane Dub

    Benjamin Zephaniah was already established as a poet when he was encouraged to write his first-ever radio play for the first-ever Young Playwrights’ Festival, in 1988. It’s a lyrical drama set during the Great Storm of 1987, set to a dub soundtrack specially created by Dennis Bovell. It stars Norman Beaton.

  • The Invention Of Italy

    The Invention Of Italy

    Misha Glenny presents a compelling new history of Italy from 1494 to the end of the First World War.

  • Before They Were Famous

    Before They Were Famous

    Ian Leslie presents the second series of this Radio 4 spoof documentary, which sheds light on the often surprising jobs done by the world's best known writers in the days before they were able to make a living from their art.

  • Between The Ears At 20: Shadowplay - Slow Movement: Everything, Nothing, Harvey Keitel

    Between The Ears At 20: Shadowplay - Slow Movement: Everything, Nothing, Harvey Keitel

    Shadowplay offers a four-part 'symphony of voices' to celebrate 20 years of Between The Ears. It explores the shadows that may fall between the appearance of things and their reality.

  • Lauren Laverne

    Lauren Laverne

    Today, Paul McCartney, one of the greatest singer-songwriters ever, graces the Maida Vale stage for 6 Music Live.

  • International Football: England v Poland

    International Football: England v Poland

    Live football commentary of England v Poland in their World Cup qualifying match.

  • Sound Of Cinema: The First Time With David Lynch

    Sound Of Cinema: The First Time With David Lynch

    A new series of The First Time returns to 6 Music as part of the BBC's Sound Of Cinema season with probably the most distinctive, original and disturbing filmmaker in the history of modern cinema - David Lynch.

  • The Bucket List

    The Bucket List

    Ten years ago, faced with ovarian cancer, Helen Fawkes wrote a list. Having beaten the cancer, she set about ticking things off her list and became a BBC foreign correspondent. In late 2012, she was told the cancer was back and it was incurable.

  • Archive On 4: The World Turned Upside Down

    Archive On 4: The World Turned Upside Down

    Peter Day has now presented Radio 4's In Business programme for 25 years, and he uses this wealth of archive to argue that during that time, the world of manufacture and trade has been turned upside down.

  • BBC Radio 1’s Stories: Make Some Noise

    BBC Radio 1’s Stories: Make Some Noise

    Ricky Norwood (Eastenders) confronts the idea that protest music is dead by speaking to some of today’s musicians with a message, including Enter Shikari, Akala, George the Poet and PJ Harvey.

  • The Reith Lectures 2013

    The Reith Lectures 2013

    This year’s BBC Reith Lecturer is the artist Grayson Perry. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003, and is known for his ceramic works, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and tapestry as well as for his cross-dressing and alter-ego, Claire.

  • Crikey DM! David Jason's Tribute To Cosgrove Hall

    Crikey DM! David Jason's Tribute To Cosgrove Hall

    Sir David Jason pays tribute to the legendary Manchester animation house - Cosgrove Hall Films - behind children's TV classics such as Danger Mouse, Jamie And The Magic Torch, and Wind In The Willows.

  • BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour & BBC Radio 6 Music - Women In Music Special

    BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour & BBC Radio 6 Music - Women In Music Special

    To mark the BBC Radio 6 Music Peel Lecture on Monday, 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne takes over Radio 4’s Weekend Woman’s Hour in a special edition of the programme dedicated to Women In Music, and talks to this year’s Peel Lecturer, Charlotte Church.

  • All radio programmes for week 42

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