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Highlights of the week


Week 33 9-15 August 2008


 

Let the Games begin

Olympics 2008
Throughout the week on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE, BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA, BBC ONE, BBC TWO and BBC THREE

BBC Radio and Television provide more Olympic coverage than ever before, as Beijing hosts the XXIX Olympic Games (Former Olympians Allison Curbishley, Katharine Merry, Darren Campbell and Karen Pickering are among 5 Live's winning team in China)
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Too Much Too Young – The Story Of 2 Tone
Saturday 9 August on BBC RADIO 2

Paul Sexton tells the story of the legendary 2 Tone record label and the band at its centre – The Specials
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Meter Mad
Saturday 9 August on BBC RADIO 4

Jenny Eclair explores the history of the parking meter
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BBC Proms 2008 – BBC Concert Orchestra
Saturday 9 August on BBC RADIO 3

The Proms gets into the swing as Charles Hazlewood conducts a jazz-infused programme featuring premières from young British composers Jason Yarde and Gwilym Simcock
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The Lebrecht Interview – Sir Peter Jonas
Monday 11 August on BBC RADIO 3

Norman Lebrecht talks to one of the key figures in international opera about his life and work
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From The Ban To The Booker
Tuesday 12 August on BBC RADIO 4

Crime writer Val McDermid traces the development of the lesbian novel
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1Xtra Documentary –
The Greatest Athlete Never Known: The Jim Hines Story

Wednesday 13 August on 1XTRA BBC

1Xtra tracks down the "forgotten man" of Olympic sprinting
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Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better
Wednesday 13 August on BBC RADIO 4

The virtuous stand-up embarks upon a quest to improve the world
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Matthew Bannister – Student Essentials
Thursday 14 August on BBC RADIO 2

Matthew Bannister provides information and support for students and their parents on the day the A-Level results are released
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