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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 17 November 2013

The best of BBC Radio this week chosen by John Waite

On this week's Pick of the Week, as we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, John Waite hears how the conspiracy theories that still surround his death were started just minutes after he was killed - and by the man who would replace him, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson. There are more "what-ifs" on the programme in a play that asks - what would have happened to the Beatles - and to modern music - if they'd failed their audition with George Martin? Also, could Robbie Williams have been a poet rather than a song-writer? Judge for yourself when Britain's most successful solo artist turns to verse.

Programmes chosen this week:

Air Force One: How I stopped worrying and learned to love my albatross: Radio 4
In Britten's Footsteps: Radio 4
Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies: Radio 4
Free Thinking: What's Eating You? : Radio 3
All in the Mind: Radio 4
Afternoon Drama: Sorry Boys You Failed the Audition: Radio 4
Fan Power: Radio 4
Tim Key's Easy USSR: Radio 4
5Live Drive Tuesday 12th November 2013: Radio 5Live
Beatles at the BBC: Radio 2.


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