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09/03/2014

BBC Current Affairs Reporter Simon Cox selects highlights from the previous seven days of BBC Radio.

On Pick of the Week while Britain basked in the glow of Oscars success we hear about the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock and his voracious appetite. There's the world's most surprising film critic and if you've ever wondered how songwriters come up with those catchy titles - two successful composers tell us about the bizarre ways they find inspiration. For all the underachievers out there, some hope, as we hear why it's good to fail plus the view from 140 feet up an African cedar tree.

Produced by Stephen Garner

Selections from;

Barbara Windsor's East End Men (Radio 2, 10pm Monday 3rd March)

5 Live Breakfast (5 Live, 6am Monday 3rd March)

The Value of Failure (Radio 4, 1.45pm all week)

Andy Warhol's Wig (Radio 4, 2.15pm Thursday 6th March)

Jason Cook's School of Hard Knocks (Radio 4, 6.15pm Thursday 6th March)

You and Yours (Radio 4, 12pm Thursday 6th March)

Porcelain: The Trial for the Killing of Sophie Lancaster (Radio 4, 2.15pm Monday 3rd March)

New Irish Writing: Days of White Tulips (Radio 4, 3.45pm Friday 7th March)

The Princes of Denmark Street (Radio Ulster, 1.30pm Sunday 9th March)

Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30pm Monday 3rd March)

Nurse (Radio 4, 11.15pm Wednesday 5th March)

Stan Tracey's Under Milk Wood (Radio 2, 10pm Tuesday 4th March)

From Our Own Correspondent (Radio 4, Saturday 11.30am 8th March)

Nature: James and the Giant Atlas Cedars (Radio 4, Tuesday 11am 4th March)

Freedom 2014: Freedom Songs (World Service, 3.30am Wednesday 5th March).

Release date:

45 minutes

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