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".
Final Top Gear reviewTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 4 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
- 5 German man found living with 300 rats in tiny apartment
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture