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The BBC Trust has today appointed Tony Hall - Lord Hall of Birkenhead - as the Director-General of the BBC, following the departure of George Entwistle.
BBC World Service has announced the shortlist for the 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.
BBC Three announced today it has commissioned Way To Go, a 6x30-minute black comedy about three ordinary guys who find themselves forced by an extraordinary set of circumstances into setting up an assisted-suicide business.
Mary Ann Kennedy with tracks from across the globe, plus some previously unheard recordings from last summer's WOMAD Festival, including the mighty Hugh Masekela, Quebec foot-tappers Genticorum, star of Nigerian Afrobeat Femi Kuti, Danish folkies Habadekuk and the legendary Buena Vista Social Club.
In the run up to Christmas, New Testament stories are revisited and set in present day pre-Christmas London. Today, Dawn King sets the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders in a building firm.
Pete Brown's history of pubs as seen through the story of one remarkable London inn: the George in Southwark, said to be the one-time local of Chaucer, Dickens and Shakespeare. Read by Tony Robinson.
Published in 1965, this is Chester Himes' eighth and most famous novel, starring his iconic characters 'Coffin Ed' Jones and 'Gravedigger' Johnson. It is a thriller about life in Harlem in the 1960s, before desegregation in the South, and at a time when the idea of a black US president was unthinkable. The reader is Hugh Quarshie.
This first radio dramatization of Mary Poppins takes us back to PL Travers' original vision of Mary Poppins as a much darker, more abrasive and sometimes even frightening Nanny, tinged as she was with a touch of magic and wonder. Travers believed that childhood was a 'sorrowful time' and that imagination was often the only form of escapism open to them.
Actor Andrew Sachs’ play without dialogue. It was produced in 1978, recorded in binaural stereo – a recording type that has been around for over half a century. Unlike conventional stereo, it compensates for the so-called ‘head shadow’ or the distance between our ears. The only way to hear the proper effect is via headphones or in-ears.
In the centenary year of Imagism, English poet Annie Freud explores the work of the all-American doctor and poet, William Carlos Williams. With the former American Poet Laureate Billy Collins, poet August Kleinzahler and poet Mark Ford.
There is suggestion that a Mayan prophecy predicted 21st December 2012 as the end of a 'Long Count' and the beginning of a cataclysm that will engulf us all. A journalist goes to Silbury Hill in Wiltshire to join a group who believe that the world will come to an end on the day of winter solstice - and that they are among those destined to be saved. Written by Glen Neath.
New Testament stories revisited and set in present day pre-Christmas London. Tom Wells sets the Parable of the Sower in a Secondary School lunchtime science club.
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