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Network Radio BBC Week 12
Highlights 21-27 March 2009

Juan Diego Flórez and Natalie Dessay in La sonnambula

Opera On 3 – Live From The Met: La Sonnambula

Saturday 21 March on BBC RADIO 3

French soprano Natalie Dessay performs the title role in Bellini's La sonnambula, broadcast live from New York's Metropolitan Opera, with Juan Diego Flórez as her lover, Elvino

Purcell Weekend

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March on BBC RADIO 3

As one of BBC Radio 3's Composers Of The Year, Purcell is celebrated this weekend in a selection of programmes, including Words And Music with Juliet Stevenson

World Drama – Al Amwaj (The Waves)

Saturday 21 March on BBC WORLD SERVICE

Seven writers from across the Arab world produce a new play for BBC World Drama

Sunday Feature – Sorochintsy Fair

Sunday 22 March on BBC RADIO 3

Hardeep Singh Kohli journeys into the life and work of Ukrainian author Nikolai Gogol

Every Slumdog Has Its Day

Sunday 22 March on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Colin Patterson presents the story of Danny Boyle's rags-to-riches film which cleaned up at the Oscars, winning eight awards

SoundScape – The Lion Pride

Monday 23 March on BBC RADIO 4

An intimate portrait of one of the greatest predators on Earth follows the story of a male lion and his pride in Kenya's Masai Mara


Monday 23 March on BBC RADIO 4

BBC Radio 4's investigative history series returns, uncovering papers which accuse the BBC of biased reporting as Iran descended into revolution in the late Seventies

My Life In Movies With Chrissy Iley

Tuesday 24 March on BBC RADIO 2

Acclaimed actor of stage and screen Michael Sheen talks about playing Tony Blair, David Frost and, in his latest project, football manager Brian Clough

Performance On 3 – Philharmonia

Tuesday 24 March on BBC RADIO 3

Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia continue their "Vienna City of Dreams" series, and are joined by renowned pianist Mitsuko Uchida

Battling Back

Wednesday 25 March on BBC RADIO 4

Recorded on location in the Bavarian Alps the programme examines Operation Snow Warrior, a military winter training exercise for disabled servicemen and women

Formula One

Thursday 26 March on BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

David Croft leads uninterrupted commentary of the first practice session of the Australian Grand Prix, the opening race of the 2009 Formula One season, live from Albert Park, Melbourne

Performance On 3 – London Mozart Players 60th Birthday

Friday 27 March on BBC RADIO 3

The London Mozart Players celebrate their 60th birthday with a gala extravaganza at their home, Croydon's Fairfield Hall

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