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Talks: Martin Bell (Royal Geographical Society, London)

The politician and former BBC foreign correspondent is in conversation with the Radio 4 presenter Libby Purves about his life and career. (020-7235 0353) tonight

Pop: Editors (Charlotte, Leicester)

Having quietly honed their skills in Birmingham, this band are now the buzz of the month for their swirling brand of upbeat atmospheric rock. (0116-255 3956) tonight

Dance: Vincent Dance Theatre (The Lowry, Manchester)

The six-strong troupe dances Charlotte Vincent's Punch Drunk, in which performers seem to haunt the ruins of a disused vaudeville theatre. (0870 111 2000) tonight

ZComedy: Stewart Lee (Station Pub, Sutton Coldfield)

The director of Jerry Springer: the Opera embarks on a stand-up tour, "tackling attitudes to other countries and races in the light of 9/11". (0121-350 4935) tonight

Classical: Gabrieli Consort and Players (Christ Church Spitalfields, London)

A recreation of the musical pomp and pageantry of 16th-century Venice, with pieces by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli. (0845 120 7550) tonight

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