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Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

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Network Radio BBC Week 44
Highlights 29 October-4 November 2011

Singer-songwriter and Latin music legend Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan's Latin Beat

Thursday 3 November on BBC RADIO 2

Singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan shares her passion for Latin music over seven programmes, featuring the music of her homeland, Cuba, and tracing the beginnings of the Miami music scene

Radio 4 Extra Gothic Weekend

Saturday 29 October to Tuesday 1 November on BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

A selection of tantalising gothic tales from the BBC archive includes: A Hundred Years Of Mervyn Peake; Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost; and Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla starring Anne-Marie Duff

Weekend Wogan – Children In Need Special

Sunday 30 October on BBC RADIO 2

Weekend Wogan comes live from London's Savoy Theatre, as Sir Terry Wogan hosts a very special concert for BBC Children In Need featuring Joss Stone, Michael Ball, Katie Melua, Engelbert Humperdinck, Dionne Bromfield, Lee Mead and Peter Grant

The Early Music Show – Telemann And The Gypsies

Sunday 30 October on BBC RADIO 3

Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert of music by Telemann given by Ensemble Caprice at the 2011 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, inspired by the gypsy music he encountered in Poland

Book Of The Week – Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Monday 31 October to Friday 4 November on BBC RADIO 4

Jeanette Winterson reads from her newly published memoir, detailing her life when, as a six-week-old baby, she was taken into the home of a Pentecostal Christian couple in the small town of Accrington


From Monday 31 October on BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

In celebration of the inaugural BBC Radio 6 Music John Peel Lecture, which broadcasts live from the Lowry Theatre in Salford on Monday, the network features a series of shows as well as documentaries looking at the musical heritage of the area

The Royal Albert Hall

Tuesday 1 November on BBC RADIO 2

Charles Hazlewood looks back at how London's Royal Albert Hall has entertained the world throughout its 140-year history

Mark Watson's Live Address To The Nation

Wednesday 2 November on BBC RADIO 4

Mark Watson reignites his quest to improve the world, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden, and invites listeners to join in ... live

In Concert – Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Thursday 3 November on BBC RADIO 2

Jo Whiley presents a headline gig with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, live from the BBC Radio Theatre in London

Radio 3 Live In Concert – Philharmonia Salonen: Bartók Bluebeard's Castle

Thursday 3 November on BBC RADIO 3

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in their continuing exploration of the works of Bela Bartók titled Infernal Dance

5 Live Sport

Thursday 3 November on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents 25 Years Of Sir Alex Ferguson, a look back on the career of English football's most successful manager, 25 years after he took charge at Old Trafford

Afternoon On 3 – Essential Symphony

Friday 4 November on BBC RADIO 3

Louise Fryer launches Essential Symphony, a month of programmes complementing the BBC Four series Symphony – and including every note of every symphony featured in the television series

The Verb – Free Thinking Lecture

Friday 4 November on BBC RADIO 3

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches this year's BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival of ideas, with a lecture on how the internet will continue to radically change our world

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

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