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Network Radio BBC Week 3
Highlights 17-23 January 2009

Honor Blackman stars in All Passion Spent

Twilight passion for Honor Blackman

All Passion Spent

Monday 19 January on BBC RADIO 4

Honor Blackman stars in an adaptation of Vita Sackville West's classic novel, which asks if a woman's life starts when her husband dies

The Sound Of Young America

Saturday 17 January on BBC RADIO 2

Pete Mitchell looks at how the Motown sound has influenced musicians around the world, with contributions from Diane Reeves, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Siouxsie Sioux, Billy Bragg and Paul Weller

Opera On 3 – Doctor Atomic by John Adams

Saturday 17 January on BBC RADIO 3

The latest offering from Nixon In China composer John Adams focuses on the creation of the atomic bomb and stars baritone Gerald Finley

The Choir – Tribute To Richard Hickox

Sunday 18 January on BBC RADIO 3

Aled Jones presents a tribute to conductor Richard Hickox, whose sudden death in November robbed the choral world of one of its most loved and respected champions

Drama On 3 – Echoes Of War

Sunday 18 January on BBC RADIO 3

This new drama by Gary Mitchell – one of Northern Ireland's most successful playwrights – stars Ulster theatre stalwart BJ Hogg and Stuart Graham (recently seen in Steve McQueen's film Hunger)

Heart And Soul – The Morality Of Money

Sunday 18 January on BBC WORLD SERVICE

Richard Coles explores whether money – or the market it dominates – has its own value system

Composer Of The Week – Haydn

Monday 19 to Friday 23 January on BBC RADIO 3

Donald Macleod introduces the early life and compositions of Joseph Haydn, one of BBC Radio 3's Composers Of The Year 2009

The Legacy Of George W Bush

Monday 19 January on BBC WORLD SERVICE

As President Bush prepares to leave the White House, the BBC's North America Editor, Justin Webb, investigates Bush's domestic legacy

File On 4

Tuesday 20 January on BBC RADIO 4

In the first programme of a new series, Julian O'Halloran examines Britain's insolvency laws as a record number of companies face bankruptcy this year

Richard Madeley

Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 January on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

One half of Britain's most famous television couple, Richard Madeley, stands in for Richard Bacon, hosting the evening phone-in on the day's topical issues

On The Top Deck

Wednesday 21 January on BBC RADIO 4

Travel writer Ian Marchant rides the London bus routes, talking to drivers and passengers, young and old and uncovering the secret rites and rituals of life on the top of London's buses

Afternoon On 3 – Handel Opera Cycle: Agrippina

Thursday 22 January on BBC RADIO 3

BBC Radio 3 continues its unprecedented cycle of Handel's operas as part of extensive celebrations for Handel across the year

Five Meet To Make Up Myths

Thursday 22 January on BBC RADIO 4

Gyles Brandreth investigates 1890s London to discover what inspired Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Oscar Wilde, JM Barrie and Bram Stoker

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