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Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

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Network Radio BBC Week 38
Highlights 17-23 September 2011

Russ Abbot stars as Tommy Cooper

Drama On 3 – Glass Chair Chair Glass

Sunday 18 September on BBC RADIO 3

Russ Abbot stars as Tommy Cooper in Annie Caulfield's play that imagines a day when Tommy Cooper met absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco; the play also stars Harriet Walter, Emily Bruni, Hugh Ross and Allan Corduner


Throughout the week BBC RADIO 4

Vasily Grossman's Life And Fate season continues on BBC Radio 4; this week the epic saga Life And Fate is dramatised over eight hours, taking over every drama strand on the network and starring Kenneth Branagh, Janet Suzman, David Tennant, Greta Scacchi and Harriet Walter

Saturday Classics

Saturday 17 September on BBC RADIO 3

Gareth Malone, star of BBC Two's Bafta-winning The Choir, presents the first four editions of BBC Radio 3's new classical music programme

Out In The World – A Global Gay History

Sunday 18 September on BBC RADIO 3

Richard Coles embarks on an exploration of gay identity through the ages in this new series, which begins by looking at the modern construction of gay identity and its links with the ancient world

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme

Sunday 18 September on BBC RADIO 4

Cabin Pressure writer and star John Finnemore's new comedy sketch show kicks off BBC Radio 4's new Sunday night comedy strand and also features Carrie Quinlan, Lawry Lewin and Simon Kane

5 Live Sport

Sunday 18 September on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

On a big day for football fans, BBC Radio 5 Live has commentary of Rangers versus Celtic, updates from Tottenham Hotspur against Liverpool and, from 4pm, live Premier League commentary of Manchester United versus Chelsea

The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾

Monday 19 September on BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

Adrian Mole starts the new year with a huge spot on his chin in Sue Townsend's famous tale of a teenager, read by Nicholas Barnes

Jamie Cullum's Jazz Show

Tuesday 20 September on BBC RADIO 2

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich may seem an unusual guest for jazz lover Jamie Cullum, but the heavy metal artist also loves jazz and chats to Jamie about the impact of jazz on his work

Sir Jimmy Young At 90

Tuesday 20 September on BBC RADIO 2

On the eve of his 90th birthday, one of British radio's great personalities talks about his impressive career

Charles Hazlewood

Thursday 22 September on BBC RADIO 2

Musical expert, conductor and presenter Charles Hazlewood finds the links between seemingly unconnected pieces of music, presenting an iconic pop track in a new light and asking what The Prodigy and Bach or Mozart and ABBA have in common


Friday 23 September on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted cricket commentary on the first Twenty20 International between England and the West Indies comes live from the Oval in London

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us – 20 Years Of Nevermind

Friday 23 September on BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal album Nevermind's release, Steve Lamacq presents exclusive new interviews with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic and album producer Butch Vig 

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

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