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Network Radio BBC Week 33
Highlights 13-19 August 2011

Australian comedian Tim Minchin presents Prom 40 - Comedy Prom


Saturday 13 and Friday 19 August on BBC RADIO 3

This week's BBC Proms highlights, live from London's Royal Albert Hall, include maverick Australian comedian Tim Minchin hosting this first ever Comedy Prom, with a Proms Plus featuring comedians Natalie Haynes and Steve Punt in the interval; and on Friday an evening devoted to Brahms with the Chamber Orchestra in Prom 48

Classic Serial – The History Of Titus Groan

Sunday 14 August on BBC RADIO 4

Brian Sibley's dramatisation of Mervyn Peake's novel starring Luke Treadaway, Miranda Richardson and James Fleet concludes; the complete series will be available via the BBC Radio 4 website and will also be repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October


Saturday 13 to Friday 19 August on BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

BBC Radio 4 Extra brings much of its schedule from Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival including Comedy Club, The 4 O'Clock Show, MacAulay And Co and What's So Funny?

Nick Grimshaw At Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Monday 15 to Thursday 18 August on BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for four nights with an amazing interactive show titled Fun And Filth Cabaret, live from a pop-up BBC bubble in the city centre

Twenty Minutes – 32 Fouettes

Monday 15 August on BBC RADIO 3

Actress Samantha Bond leads a discussion about the mixed blessings of theatrical challenges, featuring former Royal Ballet principal Deborah Bull and celebrated actor Sir Derek Jacobi

Women's Hour Drama – The Diary Of Samuel Pepys

Monday 15 to Friday 19 August on BBC RADIO 4

Kris Marshall stars in this new adaptation of Samuel Pepys's diary by Hattie Naylor featuring Katharine Jakeways as Pepys's wife, Elizabeth

No Triumph, No Tragedy

Monday 15 August on BBC RADIO 4

Peter White meets Foreign Office high-flyer Jane Cordell, who had a diplomatic posting to Kazakhstan revoked when officials ruled that her deafness made it too expensive to send her abroad

The Day The Wall Went Up

Tuesday 16 August on BBC WORLD SERVICE

Gerry Northam examines the post-war political conflict that led to a divided Berlin, and the human consequences of the Berlin Wall, with the aid of archive, the memories of survivors and diaries and letters

Test Match Special

From Thursday 18 August on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the fourth Test between England and India comes live from the Oval in London

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

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