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Network Radio BBC Week 40
Highlights 3-9 October 2009

Rik Mayall tells his Bedside Tales

Rik Mayall's Bedside Tales

Wednesday 7 October on BBC RADIO 4

Rik Mayall turns some seemingly commonplace observations into surprising stories for bedtime

Opera On 3

Saturday 3 October on BBC RADIO 3

This production of Dvořák's best-known opera, Rusalka, comes from Glyndebourne, with Ana María Martínez and Brandon Jovanovich

5 Live Formula 1

Saturday 3 October BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

David Croft, Holly Samos and Anthony Davidson present live commentary of the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzaka, in the early hours of Sunday morning

6 Mix – Yoko Ono

Saturday 3 October on BBC 6 MUSIC

Musician and artist Yoko Ono presents a special edition of 6 Mix

World Book Club – Gunter Grass

Saturday 3 October on BBC WORLD SERVICE

Nobel Prize-winning German novelist Gunter Grass talks to Harriet Gilbert

Drama On 3 – Becket By Jean Anouilh

Sunday 4 October on BBC RADIO 3

Toby Stephens and David Morrissey star in Jean Anouilh's Becket

Desert Island Discs

Sunday 4 October on BBC RADIO 4

Dame Ellen MacArthur is Kirsty Young's castaway this week

The Mario Lanza Story

Monday 5 October BBC RADIO 2

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa presents a revealing portrait of an extraordinary singing talent

Beauty Of Britain

Monday 5 October on BBC RADIO 4

The starry cast of this new comedy from Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson includes Jocelyn Jee Esien, Doon Mackichan, Geoffrey Palmer, Leslie Phillips and Alison Steadman

1989 – Simpson Returns

Tuesday 6 October on BBC RADIO 4

John Simpson returns to Eastern Europe to talk to some of the people he met during the extraordinary time of change which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall


Friday 9 October on BBC RADIO 2

Dame Shirley Bassey gives a personal interview, revealing the secrets that have kept her at the pinnacle of her profession

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