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".
Mountain goats miraculously survive avalanche in the Alps
Skyfall's Ben Whishaw confirmed for Freddie Mercury film
Arts & Ents blogs
The 50 Best Christmas songs: Bells continue to ring for the Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York'
Downton Abbey Christmas special 2013: New pictures released
Back from the dead? Family Guy's Brian Griffin 'to make a comeback' after fan petition
Emma Stone: 'Dating Andrew Garfield makes living in LA a lot less fun'
Katie Hopkins mocks name of sick girl Kaychanel featured in X Factor charity appeal
- 1 Mountain goats' miraculous escape from avalanche captured in dramatic video footage
- 2 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 4 Government delays EU immigration report because it is too positive
- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent
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