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".
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word
- 2 Perez Hilton apologises for Jennifer Lawrence naked photo leak
- 3 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 4 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
- 5 Jennifer Lawrence 'naked sex video' will be leaked threatens 4Chan celebrity photo hacker
Unseen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chapter deemed 'too subversive' released
Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Gregg Wallace joins Mark Wright, Pixie Lott and Judy Murray in line-up
Doctor Who, Into the Dalek, TV review: Classic sci-fi adventure has blockbuster spectacle
Nicki Minaj suffers wardrobe malfunction during MTV VMAs performance with Ariana Grande and Jessie J
Al Pacino's The Humbling and Manglehorn, film reviews
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward