Radio Choice: Generations Apart / 9am, Radio 4
Monday 08 August 2011
Fi Glover traces the fortunes of people from two different generations – the first "baby boomers" born in 1946 now turning 65, and the children born in 1990, at the time of the advent of the worldwide web, and now turning 21. In today's programme, she meets the baby boomers.
Book of the Week: Bred of Heaven / 9.45am, Radio 4
Author Jasper Rees travels around Wales in order to discover his "inner Welshness", and tries coal-mining, sheep shearing and coracling to help with the process.
Radio 1's Stories: Laughs in the Park / 9pm Radio 1
Highlights from Verulamium Park in St Albans include Eddie Izzard, Ross Noble and Tommy Tiernan.
Book at Bedtime: The Sense of an Ending / 10.45pm Radio 4
Julian Barnes reads from his novel narrated by a man in his sixties looking back on the suicide of a friend at the age of 22.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
ReviewThese heroes in a half shell should have been left in hibernation
Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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