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Ernie Rea makes his selection from the past seven days of BBC Radio
On Pick of the Week, Ernie Rea discovers the answers to some intriguing questions. Why does one piece of Mozart reduce us to tears while another makes us want to jump for joy? Why do the English pride themselves on the stiff upper lip and could that lip be starting to quiver? Whatever happened to composer and singer Bobby Gentry after she wrote the Ode to Billy Joe? Why was the diarist Samuel Pepys consumed by the Green Eyed Monster? And what happened 250 million years ago which very nearly destroyed life on earth?

Archive on 4:The History of the Stiff Upper Lip - Radio 4
The Trouble with Kane - Radio 4
Whatever Happened to Bobby Gentry? - Radio 2
Lives in a Landscape - Radio 4
Poetry Texas - Radio 4
Things Ain't What they Used to Be - Radio 4
Extinct - Radio 4
The Diary of Samuel Pepys ep 3 -Radio 4
Key Matters - Radio 4
Strap In- It's Clever Peter - Radio 4
Follow Up Albums - Radio 4
Today - Radio 4
Tales from the Stave - Radio 4

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Producer: Cecile Wright.

45 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 May 2012 18:15
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