Pick of the Day: Radio
Thursday 18 March 1999
At the Beeb (9.30pm R2) celebrates the career of Ronnie Barker (right) with a collage of clips, from unfunny sketches with Ronnie Corbett to nostalgia- inducing snatches of Porridge and Open All Hours.
The military historian John Keegan's look at the changing face of heroism, The Mask of Command, excerpted in The Late Book (12.30am R4) builds towards an assessment of leadership in the nuclear age. The false heroics of Adolf Hitler, the self-titled "First Soldier of the Reich" and botcher of Stalingrad, are put under the microscope.
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 Is Ebola coming to Britain? UK health officials issue warning to doctors as outbreak fears grow
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
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