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Week 45 1-7 November 2008

  Jim Broadbent remembers The Late Mr Shakespeare

Alas poor Shakespeare, I knew him

The Late Mr Shakespeare
Saturday 1 November on BBC RADIO 4

Jim Broadbent (above) stars as Pickleherring, an aged thespian who reminisces about his days as a boy actor in the Bard's company, in a witty adaptation of Robert Nye's mischievous and inventive novel
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1918-2008 – Ninety Years Of Remembrance
Throughout the week on BBC RADIO and BBC TELEVISION

A special season of programmes on the BBC marks the 90th anniversary of the end of the Great War
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Free Thinking 08
Throughout the week on BBC RADIO 3

Highlights from BBC Radio 3's annual festival of ideas include: a debate on The US Constitution; five challenging views of the future from The Essay's New Generation Thinkers; and 24 Weeks, a provocative new play from Bafta Award-winning dramatist Tony Marchant
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The Fourth, The Fifth, The Minor Fall
Saturday 1 November on BBC RADIO 2

Guy Garvey explores the appeal of Leonard Cohen's classic track, Hallelujah
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BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers Of The Year 2008
Sunday 2 November on BBC RADIO 2

Highlights of the final, recorded at St Paul's Cathedral, as four boys and four girls compete for the coveted titles
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Woman's Hour Drama – A Life Of Chekhov
Monday 3 to Friday 7 November on BBC RADIO 4

Irène Némirovsky's unconventional biography of Anton Chekhov is adapted by Michael Hastings
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Performance On 3 – Alfred Brendel
Tuesday 4 November on BBC RADIO 3

A recording of one of Alfred Brendel's final concerts after a 60-year career
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Tina C's Election Night BBQ Special
Tuesday 4 November on BBC RADIO 4

As she awaits the US presidential election results, country legend Tina C assesses her chances of calling the White House "home"
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Self Storage
Wednesday 5 November on BBC RADIO 4

The League Of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith gets back in his box for a new run of Tom Collinson's sitcom
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Friday Night Is Bond Night
Friday 7 November on BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 is shaken but not stirred as it celebrates the centenary of the birth of Ian Fleming with an evening of music from the best-loved James Bond films
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