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20160417

Simon Parkes presents Pick of the Week- the best of BBC Radio in the last seven days it includes programmes asking people where they're going; there's a play where the two main characters talk over each other; a documentary examining the dilemmas of not being able to smell and why the weather in 1816 had such a profound impact on art and culture.

Production team: Kevin Mousley & Kay Bishton.

20160417

Caz Graham20160515

From the subtle taste of tadpoles, yes tadpoles, to Jonathan Swift swimming the Thames in his nightgown and cap, we're catering for all palates in Pick of the Week- the best of BBC Radio in the past seven days. We ponder whether food is the glue that binds Europe together, travel back 50 years to the week that Bob Dylan outraged his fans by plugging his guitar into an amp and chairman Mao kicked off the Cultural Revolution.

Plus, swimming with sharks, singing with nightingales and some love-struck capercaillie in Norway.

Production Team Kevin Mousley, Kay Bishton and Sally Richardson.

Caz Graham20160515

Caz Graham20160515

From the subtle taste of tadpoles, yes tadpoles, to Jonathan Swift swimming the Thames in his nightgown and cap, we're catering for all palates in Pick of the Week- the best of BBC Radio in the past seven days. We ponder whether food is the glue that binds Europe together, travel back 50 years to the week that Bob Dylan outraged his fans by plugging his guitar into an amp and chairman Mao kicked off the Cultural Revolution.

Plus, swimming with sharks, singing with nightingales and some love-struck capercaillie in Norway.

Production Team Kevin Mousley, Kay Bishton and Sally Richardson.

Caz Graham20160515

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With Christopher Serle. Repeated from Friday

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Unknown: Christopher Serle.

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with Christopher Serle.

Producer Dilly Barlow. Repeated Sunday 3.30pm

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Unknown: Christopher Serle.

Producer: Dilly Barlow.

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Repeated from Friday

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Christopher Serle presents a selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days.

Producer Piers Plowright. Rptd Sunday 3.30pm

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Unknown: Christopher Serle

Producer: Piers Plowright.

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Repeated from Friday

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with Christopher Serle. Producer Daniel Snowman

Repeated Sunday at 3.30pm

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Unknown: Christopher Serle.

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Repeated from Friday

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Sheila Hancock presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Mark Burman

Repeated Sunday at 3.30pm

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Producer: Mark Burman

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Repeated from Friday

Gerry Northam20160424

In part of Shakespeare week, we hear about troupes of travelling actors that used to perform in saloons for gunslingers in the Wild West - and that Hollywood put a production of Hamlet into a film of the shootout at the OK Corral, with Victor Mature tackling the famous soliloquy... rather well. We also heard:two momentous encounters on the London tube;four people who survived being held captive by Islamic terrorists;two groundbreaking comedians, Lenny Bruce and Spike Milligan;

and the man who beat David Mitchell in a trial by pedantry.

Production team Kevin Mousley, Kay Bishton & Elodie Chatelain.

Gerry Northam20160424

Hardeep Singh Kohli20151018

Hardeep Singh Kohli20151018

Hardeep Singh Kohli chooses his BBC Radio highlights from the past week.

This week we pay homage to one of Hardeep's favourite writers, the great Arthur Miller as we celebrate the centenary of his birth.

There's magic, of the roundabout variety, a beautiful, tear-inducing story about a World War 2 veteran from BBC Radio Lincolnshire, some more Arthur Miller, mules, German shepherds, Kevin Bridges, did we mention Arthur Miller?.......also Frankie Boyle and a truly wonderful documentary about Bob Dylan...which isn't Arthur Miller.

Something for everyone and everyone for something. Or another.

Produced by Stephen Garner.

Hardeep Singh Kohli20151018

Hardeep Singh Kohli chooses his BBC Radio highlights from the past week.

This week we pay homage to one of Hardeep's favourite writers, the great Arthur Miller as we celebrate the centenary of his birth.

There's magic, of the roundabout variety, a beautiful, tear-inducing story about a World War 2 veteran from BBC Radio Lincolnshire, some more Arthur Miller, mules, German shepherds, Kevin Bridges, did we mention Arthur Miller?.......also Frankie Boyle and a truly wonderful documentary about Bob Dylan...which isn't Arthur Miller.

Something for everyone and everyone for something. Or another.

Produced by Stephen Garner.

Hardeep Singh Kohli20151018

Hardeep Singh Kohli20151018

Hardeep Singh Kohli chooses his BBC Radio highlights from the past week.

Hardeep Singh Kohli20151018

Hardeep Singh Kohli chooses his BBC Radio highlights from the past week.

Hardeep Singh Kohli20151018

Hardeep Singh Kohli20151018

Hardeep Singh Kohli chooses his BBC Radio highlights from the past week.

Hardeep Singh Kohli20151018

Hardeep Singh Kohli chooses his BBC Radio highlights from the past week.

John Waite20160522

John Waite presents the best of BBC radio in the past seven days with his Pick of the Week which features the story of an Irishman with an English name who spent most of his life in Russia, speaking in French and inventing the piano nocturne ; tells us why 'the saints might go marching out'; we learn that the camera does indeed lie and why Florence Nightingale by rights ought to be called "the lady with the pie chart". Also a 'treat' for music lovers with the Beast of Bolsover , otherwise known as the MP Dennis Skinner.

Production team: Kevin Mousley & Sally Richardson.

John Waite20160522

John Waite20160522

John Waite presents the best of BBC radio in the past seven days with his Pick of the Week which features the story of an Irishman with an English name who spent most of his life in Russia, speaking in French and inventing the piano nocturne ; tells us why 'the saints might go marching out'; we learn that the camera does indeed lie and why Florence Nightingale by rights ought to be called "the lady with the pie chart". Also a 'treat' for music lovers with the Beast of Bolsover , otherwise known as the MP Dennis Skinner.

Production team: Kevin Mousley & Sally Richardson.

John Waite20160522

Liz Barclay20160306

Liz Barclay20160306

The radio highlights of the last week as chosen by Liz Barclay: the value of books, art, and music came under scrutiny this week; heart breaking tales reached us from Syria, and Ian Hislop recalled many experiences of court appearances in libel cases. It's all topped off with a fishy tale from Susan Calman. Pick of the Week this week is stuffed with news and drama, food and philosophical discussion -

PoTW production team: Kevin Mousley, Kay Bishton and Elodie Chatelain.

Liz Barclay20160306

The radio highlights of the last week as chosen by Liz Barclay: the value of books, art, and music came under scrutiny this week; heart breaking tales reached us from Syria, and Ian Hislop recalled many experiences of court appearances in libel cases. It's all topped off with a fishy tale from Susan Calman. Pick of the Week this week is stuffed with news and drama, food and philosophical discussion -

PoTW production team: Kevin Mousley, Kay Bishton and Elodie Chatelain.

Sarfraz Manzoor20160110

Sarfraz Manzoor20160110

Sarfraz Manzoor chooses his BBC Radio highlights.

Sarfraz Manzoor20160110

Sarfraz Manzoor chooses his BBC Radio highlights.

Sheila McClennon20160403

Sheila McClennon presents her choice of the best of BBC radio this in the last seven days in Pick of the Week - This week it's the Helen and Jess show as Archers fans continue to scream at their radios and we meet the man who tests all the jigsaws in his local charity shop before they go on sale so customers don't scream later.

The comedian Tim Key does something unforgivable to a chameleon whilst a time travelling Boswell is sorely tempted when he finds himself working with Karl Marx.

There's also some handy holiday information - what to watch out for if you're headed to the seaside and a guide to Porch etiquette if you're off to the Deep South.

And two wonderful new dramas- both exploring a sense of belonging as a writer returns to his Belgium grandmother's house and two Irish sisters have their loyalties questioned.

Production team; Kevin Mousley, Kay Bishton and Rachel Gill.

Sheila McClennon20160403

Stewart Henderson20160313

Stewart Henderson20160313

Who would have thought it?.....Snow White as a Biblical epic, honest...

Also, we're introduced to the defiant stories of a Russian absurdist writer during

the Stalin era. There's an art outrage as hugely expensive works are incinerated

in a warehouse fire, and we join Gandhi on a pacifist pilgrimage against British

rule. Plus, another rebel attracts admiration, Ken Dodd taking on the much

refreshed ranks of The Glasgow Empire...What a cast list that can be heard on Stewart Henderson's pick of the best of BBC Radio this week.

Susan Calman20160605

Susan Calman chooses her BBC Radio highlights.

Susan Calman20160605