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Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

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Network Radio BBC Week 40
Highlights 1-7 October 2011

Famous Russian chamber group the Borodin Quartet

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday 5 October on BBC RADIO 3

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York hosts the Borodin Quartet, one of Russia's most famous chamber groups

Opera On 3

Saturday 1 October on BBC RADIO 3

Three of the great operatic performers of our time, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel, lead the star-studded cast in this production of Puccini's Tosca, recorded in July this year

Saturday Play – Classic Chandler: The Long Goodbye

Saturday 1 October on BBC RADIO 4

This series brings all the Philip Marlowe novels to BBC Radio 4's Saturday Play, and, this week, Toby Stephens returns as Raymond Chandler's fast-talking private eye in The Long Goodbye, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt

Archive On 4 – The Oldest Music Hall

Saturday 1 October on BBC RADIO 4

Paul Merton discovers the story behind the Leeds City Varieties music hall, its multi-million pound refurbishment and the life and death of the great music hall tradition

The Record Producers – Pink Floyd

Monday 3 October on BBC RADIO 2

Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the work of Pink Floyd, concentrating on the early days and the development of their sound from the late-Sixties to the mid-Seventies; Pink Floyd fans should also tune in to Pink Floyd Night on Friday 7 October on BBC Radio 6 Music

The Essay – The Darkest Hour

Monday 3 to Friday 7 October on BBC RADIO 3

Margaret Drabble, Juliet Stevenson, Michael Symmons Roberts, AL Kennedy and John Sutherland explore sleeplessness and the creative life, each weekday evening this week

Museum Of Curiosity

Monday 3 October on BBC RADIO 4

John Lloyd and the Museum Of Curiosity's new curator Dave Gorman are joined this week by theologian Francesca Stavakopoulou, mathematician Alex Bellos and comedian Jimmy Carr

Barbara Windsor's Funny Gals

Tuesday 4 October on BBC RADIO 2

Following her celebration of British funny ladies, Barbara Windsor returns to celebrate three iconic comediennes from across the pond, beginning with Lucille Ball

Ambridge Extra

Tuesday 4 October on BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

An old face returns home and there's a new girl at school, in the new series of Ambridge Extra which Archers fans can hear on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Tuesdays and Thursdays with an omnibus edition on Fridays

MOBO 2011 Awards

Wednesday 5 October on BBC RADIO 1XTRA

Gemma Cairney, Tim Westwood and Twin B bring listeners all the action from The Mobos, 2011, meanwhile, on Monday, Trevor Nelson marks Black History Month on the network with the first of four programmes celebrating young and gifted black individuals, starting with UK chart-topping artist and producer Labrinth

Don't Start

Wednesday 5 October on BBC RADIO 4

Frank Skinner pens and stars in this new comedy about a couple who fall out over any apparently trivial flashpoints, co-starring Katherine Parkinson

5 Live Sport – Leaders In Football

Wednesday 5 October on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents a special on the fourth annual Leaders In Football conference at Chelsea FC, this year's attendees include chairmen of the Football Association and League David Bernstein and Greg Clarke, UK Sport Minister Hugh Robertson, Liverpool's Jamie Carragher and Manchester United's Michael Owen

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