Staying in: Radio highlights
Saturday 05 February 2005
(tomorrow 9.30pm R3)
This year the BBC is mounting a substantial Africa season. To tie in with ": Contemporary Art of a Continent", an exhibition which opens this week at London's Hayward Gallery, this programme analyses the African art scene. Presenter Hassan Arouni goes to meet artists in Mozambique, Algeria, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.
The Story of the Soaps (Tue 8.30pm R2)
With both the 20th anniversary of EastEnders and the 45th birthday of Coronation Street coming up soon, this new two-parter reflects on our favourite viewing habit: lapping up the soaps. It includes interviews with William Roache (aka, Ken Barlow from Coronation Street) and Claire Sweeney (Brookside's Lindsay Corkhill).
That Mitchell and Webb Sound
(Thur 6.30pm R4)
Fresh from their critically-lauded C4 sitcom, Peep Show, the comic double act of David Mitchell and Robert Webb return to radio for a further series of their deliciously oddball sketches. This week's opening episode features an affecting charity appeal, called "Free the Mad Bear".
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke