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Programme Information

Network Radio

Highlights of the week


Week 25 14-20 June 2008


  Yi and Hani polyphonic musicians from China's Yunnan Province

Orient yourself with BBC Radio 3

BBC FOCUS ON CHINA
World Routes

Saturday 14 June on BBC RADIO 3

Lucy Duran explores the music and culture of three Chinese minority groups in the opener of BBC Radio 3's season looking at music and culture in China (Other programmes in the season include a look at new music in Beijing; a visit to Guangzhou's Pearl River piano factory; a sequence of Chinese music, poetry and prose; a re-examination of Chinese engagement in Britain; and a report on the media in modern China
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Chairman Humph – A Tribute
Sunday 15 June on BBC RADIO 4

Close pals and distinguished admirers of the late Humphrey Lyttelton share with Stephen Fry their memories of the much-missed jazz trumpeter and Clue chairman (Humphrey Lyttelton's Desert Island Discs can also be heard on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday)
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Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine
Monday 16 June on BBC RADIO 2

Scary Sex Pistols Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten's BBC Radio 1 appearance with John Tobler kicks off a new series looking at rock interviews that marked turning points for the artists involved
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Happy Mondays – Spike's Lookalikes
Monday 16 June on BBC RADIO 4

Ardal O'Hanlon stars as loveable but useless Spike, with Doon Mackichan as wife Maggie, in a new sitcom set in a lookalikes agency
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Che Lives!
Tuesday 17 June on BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 explores the man behind the myth of Argentinean revolutionary Che Guevara, who would have turned 80 this year
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Footlights At 125 – A Retrospective
Tuesday 17 June on BBC RADIO 4

An all-star sketch gala celebrates the Cambridge Footlights, which helped launch the careers of some of the most influential names in British comedy
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Simon Mayo
Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 June on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Simon Mayo brings coverage of the big races and all the colour from Royal Ascot in addition to his usual mix of news, debate and interviews
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Round Britain Quiz Is 60
Thursday 19 June on BBC RADIO 4

Tom Sutcliffe presents an affectionate – if sometimes irreverent – look into the secret of the enduring popularity of the world's longest-running – and arguably most fiendish – radio quiz
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