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Week 50 highlights
To kick off Radio 4 Extra’s celebration of The Good Life on Desert Island Discs, there’s a chance to hear Paul Eddington’s musical selection from 1981.
Radio 5 live launches its new weekly programme, Get Set Glasgow, which looks ahead to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Tom Service explores the ideas behind the theatre that Wagner built in Bayreuth for the ideal performance of his great music dramas, especially The Ring of the Nibelungs.
For this final programme of The People’s Songs, listeners were asked to choose the song which forms the heart of the show. Suggestions ranged from anarcho-punk to disability rights, from brass bands to backpacking and gap years, prison culture to the British love of beer.
Kris Marshall returns as Samuel Pepys in the ninth series of The Diary of Samuel Pepys.
Film director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) talks to Michael Berkeley about his childhood, and about the anxieties and influences which have contributed to his success.
This new series sees Russell Davies interview A-list legends of music, art, comedy and film. This week, Russell interviews actor, director and playwright Steven Berkoff.
Alan Dein returns with more extraordinary stories of ordinary life in Britain.
Patrick Kielty hosts the Grand Final of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013 - Radio 2 and Radio 4 Extra's nationwide search to find the UK's comedy stars of the future - live from The Comedy Store in London.
This week Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet is Sara Cox’s special guest and there's a classic 12" single from Paul Hardcastle.
Eleanor Oldroyd looks back at 60 years of the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.
This year's Met season continues with Verdi's Rigoletto, based on Victor Hugo's play 'Le roi s'amuse'.
Tom is joined by the hugely successful UK rapper and singer-songwriter Example for an in-depth look at his career to date.
Egyptian author Tarek Osman uncovers the history of the modern Arab world by tracing some of the great political dreams that have shaped it, from the 19th century to the Arab Spring.
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