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The best of BBC Radio this week chosen by Ian McMillan.

On this week's Pick of the Week with Ian McMillan we learn how numbers can really remind us how little we actually know, we find out what happened when one of Dr. Who's assistants took her pink dressing gown off, and we are impressed by John F. Kennedy's TV image when contrasted with that of a perspiring Richard Nixon. There's Opera and Sculpture in Suffolk and crossed lines in Sheffield, and in a searing drama a mother finds out the terrible circumstances of her son's murder from someone who heard his last words. There's comedy, drama, housebricks and the sound of brass bands in the drizzle.

Programmes chosen this week:

Curlew River - Radio 4

The Politics of Architecture - Radio 4

Open Country - Radio 4

Irish Micks and Legends - Radio 4

Afternoon drama - Lewis and Tolkien - The Lost Road - Radio 4

The Songs of Molly Drake - Radio 4

Last Word - Radio 4

Scallop - Radio 4

Who is the Doctor? - Radio 2

Saturday Drama - Solomon and Marion - Radio 4

JFK - The First Pop President - Radio 2

A History of Britain in Numbers - Radio 4

Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups - Radio 4

Yorkshire Brass - BBC Radio Leeds
Mastertapes - David Crosby -

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Nov 2013 18:15