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Highlights of the week

Week 51 13-19 December 2008

  David Jason reads A Christmas Carol

A lovely-jubbly Yuletide

Book At Bedtime – A Christmas Carol
Monday 15 December on BBC RADIO 4

A festive treat, as David Jason reads Charles Dickens's spooky Christmas classic over the holiday season
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Opera On 3 –
Live From The Met: Tchaikovsky's Queen Of Spades

Saturday 13 December on BBC RADIO 3

Seiji Ozawa returns to the Met, for the first time since 1992, to conduct this revival of Tchaikovsky's The Queen Of Spades, presented live by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff
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Blithe Spirit
Saturday 13 December on BBC RADIO 4

A new production of Noël Coward's classic comedy stars Roger Allam as the sceptical novelist who hosts a séance as research for his new book, but is caught off guard by the appearance of his dead wife's ghost
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Drama On 3 – Samson Agonistes
Sunday 14 December on BBC RADIO 3

This rare new production of John Milton's Samson Agonistes, starring Iain Glen, continues BBC Radio 3's extensive celebration of Milton at 400
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Book Of The Week – Nella Last's Peace:
The Post-War Diaries Of Housewife 49

Monday 15 December on BBC RADIO 4

Imelda Staunton reads the diaries of "Housewife 49", Nella Last's frank and touching account of the difficulties of adapting to life in post-war Britain
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Blind Man Seeks Work
Monday 15 December on BBC RADIO 4

In this new series Peter White looks at some of the jobs he was told he couldn't do because he was blind and tries his hand at being a vet, cricketer, rock star, pilot and spy
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Class Of 2008
Tuesday 16 December on BBC RADIO 2

Paul Gambaccini presents his choice of the breakthrough artists of 2008, with the first programme of the series featuring Duffy and Teddy Thompson
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Performance On 3 – Hansel And Gretel
Tuesday 16 December on BBC RADIO 3

Sir Colin Davis conducts Humperdinck's sumptuous fairytale opera Hansel And Gretel live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
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Marc Riley
Tuesday 16 December on BBC 6 MUSIC

Acclaimed guitarist, former member of The Smiths and current member of The Cribs, Johnny Marr, curates the show with Marc Riley on hand to offer some handy hints
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Performance On 3 – Choral Christmas
Thursday 18 December on BBC RADIO 3

Live from Lancing College, Sussex – the very institution which commissioned and premièred this work – the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Singers and choristers of St Paul's Cathedral perform Britten's cantata St Nicolas, conducted by Paul Brough
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Test Match Special
Friday 19 December on BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary comes live from the opening day's play of the second Test between India and England in Mumbai
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