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Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

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Network Radio BBC Week 22
Highlights 29 May-4 June 2010

Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka and South African playwright Athol Fugard

South Africa's Path To Freedom

Bank Holiday Monday 31 May on BBC RADIO 4

Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka explores the Rainbow Nation through the eyes of its finest writers

Eurovision 2010

Saturday 29 May on BBC RADIO 2

Ken Bruce broadcasts live from the Grand Final of Eurovision 2010 in Oslo, Norway

Archive On 4 – England Expects

Saturday 29 May on BBC RADIO 4

Archive interviews with Alf Ramsey, Bobby Robson, Stanley Matthews and Brian Clough, as well as commentary from key matches, feature in this exploration of 60 years of hope and hurt in England's World Cup campaigns

Private Passions – A Passion For Opera

Sunday 30 May on BBC RADIO 3

Former Private Passions guests' opera choices are remembered including Quentin Blake, Joanna Lumley, Janice Galloway, Jonathan Miller, the late Anthony Minghella, David Almond, Maureen Lipman and Stephen Fry

Trevor Nelson In South Africa

Sunday 30 May on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

As Africa prepares to stage its first World Cup, Trevor Nelson travels to South Africa – a country he has never visited before on principle – to discover how its people really feel about the tournament

Ten Hour Takeover British Forces Request Special

Bank Holiday Monday 31 May on BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1 teams up with BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) radio in Camp Bastion, the main base for British troops in Afghanistan, for a 10-hour takeover where soldiers have the opportunity to request songs and broadcast messages to friends and family back home


Bank Holiday Monday 31 May on BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2's 60s Season continues this week with Tony Blackburn counting down the Top 60 of the Sixties and Alice Cooper detailing how British bands influenced American music

Clare In The Community – Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

Bank Holiday Monday 31 May on BBC RADIO 4

The Sony Award-winning comedy returns for a sixth series with Sally Phillips as social worker Clare Barker

The Reith Lectures 2010 – The Scientific Citizen

Tuesday 1 June on BBC RADIO 4

One of the world's most eminent scientists, Martin Rees, delivers the first of 2010's Reith Lectures for BBC Radio 4 which, this year, are titled Scientific Horizons

5 Live Sport – World Cup Send-Off Party

Wednesday 2 June on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

On the day the England World Cup Squad fly out to South Africa, Mark Chapman hosts a live event previewing the tournament and assessing England's chances

The Travelling Electric Chair

Wednesday 2 June on BBC WORLD SERVICE

Bridgette McGee-Robinson's audio diary tells the story of her grandfather's execution in 1951 in Mississippi's travelling electric chair – the only one of its kind in America

Performance On 3 – Poets And Music

Thursday 3 June on BBC RADIO 3

The BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers join forces for a concert exploring British composers' settings of works by William Shakespeare

Scheduling information in Network Radio Programme Information is subject to change.

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