Kaleidoscope

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19880101]

Tomticketatom

Love it or loathe it, Ravel's Bolero is one of the most performed pieces in the concert repertoire.

For conductor Bramwell Tovey it's full of great moments;

Jack Brymer thinks it's like being hit behind the ear with a soc full of wet sand.

EKiducer RICHARD BANNERMAN

Stereo (R)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880101]

Conductor: Bramwell Tovey

Unknown: Jack Brymer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880104]

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.

Producer SIMON BROUGHTON Editor ANNE WINDER

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)

Waxing Lyrical

The Beatles broke the mould of the separate identities of performer, composer and lyricist. Since then the rise of the songwriter who composes both music and words and gets up on stage to perform them has continued, while the role of the lyricist has become more important in the theatre.

Talking about their craft and the current issues are lyricists Don Black and Tim Rice. and songwriters Billy Bragg and Simon Climie. Chairing the discussion is Mark Steyn.

Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (R)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880104]

Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Producer: Simon Broughton

Editor: Anne Winder

Unknown: Don Black

Unknown: Tim Rice.

Songwriters: Billy Bragg

Songwriters: Simon Climie.

Unknown: Mark Steyn.

Producer: Richard Bannerman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880105]

Presented by Prabhu Guptara Producer SALLY MARMION

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880105]

Presented By: Prabhu Guptara

Producer: Sally Marmion

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880106]

Christopher Cook presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.

Producer MIKE GREENWOOD

(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880106]

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Producer: Mike Greenwood

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880107]

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.

Producer JOHN GOUDIE

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9. 45pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880107]

Unknown: Paul Allen

Producer: John Goudie

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880108]

Pinewood West

When Colin Welland brandished his Oscar and announced 'the British are coming!', many people expected a new wave of British talent, British subjects and a British sensibility to make a dent in Hollywood.

The talent arrived - directors like Alan Parker and Adrian Lyne ; producers like David Puttnam and John Daly of Hemdale; writers like

James Dearden (Fatal Attraction) and Ben Bolt. But have they made a British dent in Hollywood's sensibility or are they aesthetically naturalised Americans?

Nigel Andrews reports Producer CARROLL MOORE

(Re broadcast next Monday)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880108]

Unknown: Colin Welland

Unknown: Alan Parker

Unknown: Adrian Lyne

Unknown: David Puttnam

Unknown: John Daly

Unknown: James Dearden

Unknown: Nigel Andrews

Producer: Carroll Moore

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880111]

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.

Producer RACHEL YORKE

Editor RICHARD BANNERMAN

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)

Pinewood West

When Colin Welland brandished his Oscar in 1982 and announced 'The British are coming!', many people expected a new wave of British talent to make a dent in Hollywood. The talent arrived - directors like

Alan Parker , and Adrian Lynne , producers like David Puttnam and John Daly of Hemdale and writers like James Dearden (Fatal Attraction). But have they made a British dent in Hollywood's sensibility? Or are they aesthetically naturalised Americans?

Nigel Andrews reports.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880111]

Unknown: Michael Oliver

Producer: Rachel Yorke

Editor: Richard Bannerman

Unknown: Colin Welland

Unknown: Alan Parker

Unknown: Adrian Lynne

Unknown: David Puttnam

Unknown: John Daly

Unknown: James Dearden

Unknown: Nigel Andrews

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880112]

Presented by Prabhu Guptara Producer SIMON BROUGHTON

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880112]

Presented By: Prabhu Guptara

Producer: Simon Broughton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880113]

Paul Vaughan presents interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.

Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT

(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880113]

Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880114]

Nigel Andrews presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books. plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.

Producer MIKE GREENWOOD

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880114]

Unknown: Nigel Andrews

Producer: Mike Greenwood

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880115]

The Gentle Roar

'I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove.'

Bottom stated the power and versatility of the actor's voice to his fellow mechanicals.

Michael Billington talks to the Voice Director of the Royal

Shakespare Company, Cicely Berry , and to actor

David Suchet and actress Fiona Shaw about the range of the instrument.

Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (Re-broadcast next Monday)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880115]

Talks: Michael Billington

Unknown: Cicely Berry

Unknown: David Suchet

Unknown: Fiona Shaw

Producer: Richard Bannerman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880118]

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORE

Editor RICHARD BANNERMAN

The Gentle Roar

Talking about today's perception of the vocal instrument are Cicely Berry , Voice Director of the Royal

Shakespeare Company, actress Fiona Shaw and actor David Suchet. The discussion is chaired by Michael Billington.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880118]

Presented By: Paul Vaughan

Producer: Carroll Moore

Editor: Richard Bannerman

Unknown: Cicely Berry

Unknown: Fiona Shaw

Unknown: David Suchet.

Unknown: Michael Billington.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880119]

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer SIMON BROUGHTON

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880119]

Presented By: Christopher Cook

Producer: Simon Broughton

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880120]

Natalie Wheen presents interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.

Producer SALLY MARMION

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880120]

Unknown: Natalie Wheen

Producer: Sally Marmion

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880121]

Presenter Christopher Bigsby Producer MIKE GREENWOOD

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880121]

Presenter: Christopher Bigsby

Producer: Mike Greenwood

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880122]

The Best Little Venue in Town The Leadmill in Sheffield is the most efficient arts centre in Britain, according to the Policy Studies Institute, and 300,000 customers a year seem to agree. But what exactly is 'efficient' for an arts centre? Do the rock concerts sometimes tread on the toes of the dance classics? Paul Allen hears how jazz and theatre, performance art and tuition in circus skills coexist, if not always peacefully, at least with good humour.

Producer DAVE SHEASBY BBC North East

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880122]

Unknown: Paul Allen

Producer: Dave Sheasby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880125]

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)

The Best Little Venue in Town The Leadmill in Sheffield is the most efficient arts centre in Britain. Paul Allen investigates.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880125]

Presented By: Paul Vaughan

Producer: Richard Bannerman

Unknown: Paul Allen

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880126]

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer RACHEL YORKE

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880126]

Presented By: Michael Oliver

Producer: Rachel Yorke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880127]

Michael Berkeley presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.

Producer CARROLL MOORE

(Revrebroadcasttomorrowat4.35pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880127]

Unknown: Michael Berkeley

Producer: Carroll Moore

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880128]

Presented by Nigel Andrews Producer MIKE GREENWOOD

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)

(Revised re-broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880128]

Presented By: Nigel Andrews

Producer: Mike Greenwood

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880129]

Pure Fool

When Wagner wrote his sacred festival opera, Parsifal, he created all sorts of problems - transformation scenes, disappearing gardens and castles, with magic spears that stop in mid-air. How were they solved for the first production in 1882 and how have

Bill Bryden and Bernard Haitink approached the staging and musical challenges in the new Royal Opera House production which opened last night? Producer JOHN BOUNDY

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880129]

Unknown: Bill Bryden

Unknown: Bernard Haitink

Producer: John Boundy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900501]

Kate Saunders opens the biographical file on the flamboyant late

Tom Driberg , MP, and meets the stars of the new TV sit-coms.

Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900501]

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900501]

Unknown: Kate Saunders

Unknown: Tom Driberg

Producer: Anthony Denselow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900502]

Michael Berkeley previews a radio play which started life at the National Theatre, and opens the autobiography of percussionist Evelyn Glennie.

Producer Lesley McAlpine Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900502]

Unknown: Evelyn Glennie.

Producer: Lesley McAlpine

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900503]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900503]

Christopher Bigsby explores the intimate letters of Berthold

Brecht; and visits the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool for a Solzhenitsyn premiere. Producer Julian Coleman Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900503]

Unknown: Christopher Bigsby

Producer: Julian Coleman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900504]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900504]

Maker of Z

The film director

Costa-Gavras has often chosen subjects in the eye of the political storm, as in Z and Missing. His new film The Music Box deals with a family crisis as a father is accused of war crimes in Hungary. Sarah Dunant talks to the French director.

Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900504]

Talks: Hungary. Sarah Dunant

Producer: Anthony Denselow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900507]

Costa-Gavras has often chosen subjects in the eye of the political storm as in Z and Missing.

His new film, The Music Box, deals with a family crisis as a father is accused of war crimes in Hungary. Sarah Dunant talks to the distinguished French director.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900507]

in Hong Kong

Since last year's shocking events in Tiananmen Square, Hong Kong's artistic community have found ways to express their feelings about the massacre, and the future of the colony after the handover of power to China in 1997. Tony Rayns reports.

Producer Mike Greenwood

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900507]

Talks: Sarah Dunant

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900507]

Unknown: Tony Rayns

Producer: Mike Greenwood

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900508]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900508]

Irish writer

John MeGahern publishes his new novel, and Paul Allen meets musician Alan Fearon whose passion is resurrecting classic film scores.

Producer Belinda Sample Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900508]

Unknown: John Megahern

Unknown: Paul Allen

Musician: Alan Fearon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900509]

The Gibraltar IRA killings are the subject of a new play;

Ian McEwan writes about espionage in 1955 Berlin; and Meryl Streep appears in She Devil.

With Nigel Andrews. Producer Lesley McAlpine

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900509]

Unknown: Ian McEwan

Unknown: Meryl Streep

Unknown: Nigel Andrews.

Producer: Lesley McAlpine

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900510]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900510]

Radio Goes to

Town Christopher Cook pitches his tent in Glasgow's Tron Theatre. The Compass Gallery celebrates its 21st birthday with 400 paintings and, at the Citizens' Theatre, Glenda Jackson is

Mother Courage.

Producer Tim Dee. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900510]

Unknown: Town Christopher Cook

Unknown: Glenda Jackson

Producer: Tim Dee.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900511]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900511]

Visions of the Future

Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984 looked towards a frightening world of control and dehumanisation. Our world is measured against their predictions, but today's writers are also predicting their vision of the future.

Hermione Lee compares them with their predecessors. Producer Nicki Paxman

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900511]

Producer: Nicki Paxman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900514]

Nigel Andrews reports from the Cannes Film

Festival; the Dubcek era in Czechoslovakia is the background for a new novel. Presenter

Paul Vaughan.

Producer John Boundy. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900514]

Today's writers are predicting their vision of the future. Hermione Lee compares them with their predecessors. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900514]

Unknown: Hermione Lee

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900514]

Unknown: Nigel Andrews

Unknown: Paul Vaughan.

Producer: John Boundy.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900515]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900515]

Kate Saunders finds

King George III in the ruins; and rummages around in novels for adulterous relationships. Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900515]

Unknown: Kate Saunders

Unknown: King George Iii

Producer: Anthony Denselow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900516]

Simon Fanshawe ,

Brighton resident and stand-up humorist, finds his patch invaded by East European artists invited for this year's Brighton Festival.

Producer Mike Greenwood Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900516]

Unknown: Simon Fanshawe

Producer: Mike Greenwood

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900517]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900517]

Harold Pinter directs the new play, Vanilla; Nigel Andrews gets the flavour of the Cannes Film Festival; and Christopher Cook tastes the delights of opera on the move.

Producer Belinda Sample

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900517]

Unknown: Harold Pinter

Unknown: Nigel Andrews

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900518]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900518]

Art Out in the Open Sculptural shapes are burgeoning in Gateshead and Newcastle as the Garden Festival gets under way. Paul Allen talks to

Declan McGonegal , the artistic force behind the proceedings, and to the many artists who have seen their projects take their rightful place.

Producer John Goudie. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900518]

Talks: Paul Allen

Unknown: Declan McGonegal

Producer: John Goudie.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900521]

Art Out in the Open Sculptural shapes are burgeoning in Newcastle and Gateshead as the International Garden

Festival gets under way. Paul Allen talks to

Declan McGonegal , the artistic force behind the proceedings, and to the many artists.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900521]

Peter Hall revives

Ibsen's classic The Wild

Duck; the Cannes Film Festival declares its winners; and two new operas, Clarissa and Tornrak, arrive at judgment day.

With Michael Berkeley. Producer Lesley McAlpine

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900521]

Talks: Paul Allen

Unknown: Declan McGonegal

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900521]

Unknown: Peter Hall

Unknown: Michael Berkeley.

Producer: Lesley McAlpine

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900522]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900522]

John Fordham meets the man with the low singing voice,

Leon Redbone ; and Christopher Bigsby finds Glyndeboume springing surprises with Mozart's Magic Flute. Producer Nicki Paxman Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900522]

Unknown: John Fordham

Unknown: Leon Redbone

Unknown: Christopher Bigsby

Producer: Nicki Paxman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900523]

Richard Harris is determined to be Henry IV; Morecam be plays host to African musicians; and Paul Vaughan reads trash.

Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900523]

Unknown: Richard Harris

Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Producer: Anthony Denselow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900524]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900524]

Alan Ayckboum writes about the body in his new play; a British symphony receives a recording premiere; and Roald Dahl 's witches move into a cinema near you. With Paul Allen. Producer John Boundy

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900524]

Unknown: Alan Ayckboum

Unknown: Roald Dahl

Unknown: Paul Allen.

Producer: John Boundy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900525]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900525]

The Paperback Conspiracy

Where do thriller writers get their ideas?

Colin Forbes ,

Jack Higgins , Ken Follett , Ted Allbeury and Craig Thomas , five best-selling thriller writers, meet for a discussion with Ed Thomason.

Producer Marc Jobst

BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900525]

Unknown: Colin Forbes

Unknown: Jack Higgins

Unknown: Ken Follett

Unknown: Ted Allbeury

Unknown: Craig Thomas

Unknown: Ed Thomason.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900528]

Film actor Rod Steiger talks to Nigel Andrews about his long film career, including

On the Waterfront and Dr Zhivago, and the changing pattern of film-making today. Producer Julian Coleman

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900528]

The Paperback Conspiracy

Where do thriller writers get their ideas? Is there a formula? Colin Forbes , Jack Higgins ,

Ken Follett , Ted Allbeury and Craig Thomas , five bestselling thriller writers, meet to discuss these questions with Ed Thomason.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900528]

Talks: Rod Steiger

Unknown: Nigel Andrews

Producer: Julian Coleman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900528]

Unknown: Colin Forbes

Unknown: Jack Higgins

Unknown: Ken Follett

Unknown: Ted Allbeury

Unknown: Craig Thomas

Unknown: Ed Thomason.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900529]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900529]

It's prize-giving day for novelists and poets at the annual Society of Authors awards ceremony, and writers of all shapes and sizes are also to be found at a little town on the Welsh borders for the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival.

With Christopher Cook. Producer Lesley McAlpine Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900529]

Unknown: Christopher Cook.

Producer: Lesley McAlpine

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900530]

American film star

John Malkovich appears at one of London's smallest theatres for a production of the sharp comedy Burn This, and historian Mark Girouard surveys the English town. With Natalie Wheen.

Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900530]

Unknown: John Malkovich

Unknown: Mark Girouard

Unknown: Natalie Wheen.

Producer: Anthony Denselow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900531]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900531]

Kaleidoscope in Venice Venice may be threatened by erosion but once again it is host to leading international artists as it mounts the Venice Biennale.

Scottish artists are represented for the first time and England has despatched

Anish Kapoor 's huge stone sculptures. Preserving Venice for the 21st century is also under discussion, and there's a musical reminder of its 16th-century splendour. With Nigel Andrews.

Producer John Boundy. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900531]

Unknown: Anish Kapoor

Unknown: Nigel Andrews.

Producer: John Boundy.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970203]

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

Celebrated pianist Gerhard Oppitz is Lynne Walker 's studio guest. And what's the verdict on BBC2's major adaptation of Joseph Conrad 's epic Nostromo which began on Saturday? Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan Revised repeat 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970203]

Pianist: Gerhard Oppitz

Unknown: Lynne Walker

Unknown: Joseph Conrad

Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970204]

Paul Vaughan is drawn into a new collection of comic novellas by Alan Isler depicting the Jew in the non-Jewish world and hears a new compilation of songs inspired by the poetry of WB Yeats.

Producer Adrian Washbourne Revised repeat 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970204]

Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Unknown: Alan Isler

Producer: Adrian Washbourne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970205]

Paul Gambaccini reviews the major film releases, including Mel Gibson in a new kidnap thriller, Ransom, and Patrice Leconte 's epic account of Louis XVI's rise and fall - Ridicule.

There's also a report on the set of Kenneth Branagh 's latest film, Hamlet. Producer Jerome Weatherald Revised repeat 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970205]

Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

Unknown: Mel Gibson

Unknown: Patrice Leconte

Unknown: Kenneth Branagh

Producer: Jerome Weatherald

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970206]

Paul Allen reports on the relaunch of the English Shakespeare Company's acclaimed children's theatre tour as their new adaptation of Beowu/ftakes to the road, and he sees the stage premiere of "the ultimate murder story", Kind Hearts and Coronets. Producer Helen Garrison Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970206]

Unknown: Paul Allen

Producer: Helen Garrison

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970207]

Tim Marlow talks to the painter Paula Rego and one of her admirers Miriam Stoppard as a major exhibition opens at the Liverpool Tate Gallery.

Arnold Wesker discusses his new play about a Jewish professor, his estranged wife and comedienne daughter, which received its world premiere at the Hampstead Theatre in London. Producer Robyn Read

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970207]

Talks: Tim Marlow

Unknown: Paula Rego

Unknown: Miriam Stoppard

Unknown: Arnold Wesker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970210]

Lynne Walker visits London's Imperial War Museum for a major exhibition charting the influence of forties fashion, and hears whether Blur's new CD released today looks set to reestablish the group as Britpop leaders. Producer Beaty Rubens Revised repeat 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970210]

Unknown: Lynne Walker

Producer: Beaty Rubens

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970211]

Paul Vaughan reviews a major new biography of the poet Byron and examines the stage premiere of "the ultimate murder story", Kind Hearts and Coronets.

Producer Chris Eldon Lee

Revised repeat 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970211]

Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970212]

With Paul Gambaccini , whose selection of films up for review includes Kenneth Branagh 's epic four-hour version of Hamlet and John Cleese

's comedy Fierce Creatures. Producer Adrian Washbourne

Revised repeat 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970212]

Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

Unknown: Kenneth Branagh

Unknown: John Cleese

Producer: Adrian Washbourne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970213]

Paul Allen sees Eric Sykes and Peter Bowles take to the West End stage in a new adaptation of Moliere's outrageous farce The School for Wives, and visits

Liverpool for A Comedy of Terrors. Producer Jerome Weatherald

Revised repeat 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970213]

Unknown: Paul Allen

Unknown: Eric Sykes

Unknown: Peter Bowles

Producer: Jerome Weatherald

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970214]

Tim Marlow reports on the Royal Ballet's new production of Push

Comes to Shove from the acclaimed choreographer Twylla Tharp , and reads an intriguing new expose of London's art world in Fear of the Dog. Producer Helen Garrison

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970214]

Unknown: Tim Marlow

Unknown: Twylla Tharp

Producer: Helen Garrison

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970217]

Berg's seminal opera Wozzeck, recorded live at the Berlin Opera with Daniel Barenboim conducting, is reviewed by Lynne Walker. Butjust how "live" is a classical live recording? Producer Erika Wright. Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970217]

Unknown: Daniel Barenboim

Reviewed By: Lynne Walker.

Producer: Erika Wright.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970218]

Minette Walters talks with Paul Vaughan about thriller writing and about her new novel, The Echo. And, in the light of a new fictional autobiography of Charlotte Mew, a search for the real woman whom

Virginia Woolf called "the greatest living poetess".

Producer Beaty Rubens

Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970218]

Talks: Minette Walters

Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Producer: Beaty Rubens

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970219]

Nora Ephron 's film Michael, starring John Travolta as an angel, and Allison Anders 's Grace ofMyHeartare among this week's film releases reviewed by Paul Gambaccini and guests. Producer Chris Eldon Lee Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970219]

Unknown: Nora Ephron

Unknown: John Travolta

Unknown: Allison Anders

Reviewed By: Paul Gambaccini

Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970220]

David Hare 's reworking of Ivanov-one of Chekhov's first full-length plays - is reviewed by Paul Allen , who also looks at the new play by Doug Lucie. Producer Adrian Washbourne Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970220]

Unknown: David Hare

Reviewed By: Paul Allen

Play By: Doug Lucie.

Producer: Adrian Washbourne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970221]

Tim Marlow visits a new exhibition, Modem Art in Britain 1910-14, to discover how early 20th-century British artists responded to the continental influences of the likes of Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso. Producer Jerome Weatherald

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970221]

Unknown: Tim Marlow

Producer: Jerome Weatherald

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970224]

Lynne Walker investigates the collaboration between education and opera, and visits companies currently working with children on large performance projects.

Producer Edwina Wolstencroft

Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970224]

Unknown: Lynne Walker

Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970225]

Paul Vaughan sees a new play by the Irish playwright Conor McPherson , starring Brian Cox. about a theatre critic who falls in love with an actress. Producer Erika Wright

Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970225]

Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Unknown: Conor McPherson

Unknown: Brian Cox.

Producer: Erika Wright

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970226]

Paul Gambaccini sees Tim Burton 's sci-fi spoof Mars Attacks and Nicholas Hytner 's film version of Arthur Miller 's The Crucible starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Producer Alison Perks

Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970226]

Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

Unknown: Tim Burton

Unknown: Nicholas Hytner

Unknown: Arthur Miller

Unknown: Daniel Day-Lewis

Producer: Alison Perks

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970227]

Paul Allen follows Kathryn Hunter 's creation of a female King Lear in Leicester, and hears a first performance of Roger Garfitt 's Bordersongs - poems engraved in glass, reflecting the story of the Marches. Producer Chris Eldon Lee

Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970227]

Unknown: Paul Allen

Unknown: Kathryn Hunter

Unknown: Roger Garfitt

Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970228]

Tim Marlow reports on the German photographer August Sander as an exhibition of his work opens, and reviews the Tennessee Williams play Camino Real at Stratford. Producer Adrian Washbourne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970228]

Unknown: Tim Marlow

Producer: Adrian Washbourne

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New dance from William Tuckett starts the fourth tour of the Royal Ballet

Dance Bites. Lynne Walker talks to the choreographers and sees a new version of the Faust legend on the stage. Producer Matthew Dodd

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Unknown: William Tuckett

Talks: Lynne Walker

Producer: Matthew Dodd

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Paul Vaughan reviews the latest novel from Kate Atkinson , of Behind the Scenes at a Museum fame. Human

Croquet sees the world through the eyes of an eccentric suburban family. Also, a collection of British fashion on show at the Victoria and Albert museum.

Producer Edwina Wolstencroft

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Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Unknown: Kate Atkinson

Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

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Paul Gambaccini watches Tom Cruise as a sports agent on the make in Jerry Maguire , and finds out what happens when U2 go "pop". Producer Paul Quinn

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Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

Unknown: Tom Cruise

Unknown: Jerry Maguire

Producer: Paul Quinn

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Paul Allen sees Widows,

Ariel Dorfman 's play about the emotional traumas of a group of Argentinian women whose loved ones disappear. Plus an interview with cultural historian John Keegan.

Producer Enka Wright. Revised repeat at 9.30pm

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Unknown: Paul Allen

Unknown: Ariel Dorfman

Unknown: John Keegan.

Producer: Enka Wright.

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Lynne Walker sees two very different versions of the mystery plays and talks to the pianist Joanna MacGregor. Producer Miriam Newman Revised repeat at 9.30pm

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Unknown: Lynne Walker

Pianist: Joanna MacGregor.

Producer: Miriam Newman

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Paul Vaughan reads a new biography of Yeats and listens to a classic collection of jazz recordings. Producer Matthew Dodd

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Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Producer: Matthew Dodd

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Paul Gambaccini talks to those behind The People vs Larry Flint and The English Patient, two Oscar-nominated films, soon to be released in this country.

Producer Fiona Bailey

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Talks: Paul Gambaccini

Unknown: Larry Flint

Producer: Fiona Bailey

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Paul Allen sees the London premiere of the Gershwin-Weill musical Lady in the Dark and the new Martin Crimp play Attempt on Her Life. Producer Alison Perks

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Unknown: Paul Allen

Producer: Alison Perks

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Tim Marlow reads Patricia Cornwell 's latest novel Hornet's Nest and sees an exhibition of mummy portraits from ancient Egypt.

Producer Paul Quinn

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Unknown: Tim Marlow

Unknown: Patricia Cornwell

Producer: Paul Quinn

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Lynne Walker meets Ravi Shankar and conductor Zubin Mehta , who perform tonight in a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of India's independence. Plus reviews of The Widow's Uniform- a ballad opera setting of Kipling's soldier poems - and a new biography of Gandhi. Producer Julian May

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CRIME STORIES

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Unknown: Lynne Walker

Unknown: Ravi Shankar

Conductor: Zubin Mehta

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Paul Vaughan sees a collection of paintings by Monet at the National

Gallery and assesses the importance of the architectural historian

Nicholas Pevsner.

Producer Helen Garrison

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Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Unknown: Nicholas Pevsner.

Producer: Helen Garrison

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Paul Gambaccini talks to Arthur C Clarke about his new book 3001 and looks at a multimedia stage extravaganza which explores the history of cinema. Producer Matthew Dodd

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CRIME STORY

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Talks: Paul Gambaccini

Unknown: Arthur C Clarke

Producer: Matthew Dodd

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Paul Allen sees an exhibition of the neglected Victorian artist Alma-Tadema in Liverpool and reviews

Refuge, a new play by Janet Paisley at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. Producer Fiona Bailey

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CRIME STORY

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Unknown: Paul Allen

Play By: Janet Paisley

Producer: Fiona Bailey

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Tim Marlow examines the work of the satirical German artist George Grosz as an exhibition opens at London's Royal Academy of Arts. Producer Alison Perks

CRIME STORY

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Unknown: Tim Marlow

Artist: George Grosz

Producer: Alison Perks

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Lynne Walker talks to young violinist Tasmin Little as she records the Bruch Violin Concerto. Also, an exhibition that brings together art and science - "Invisible Light". Producer Adrian Washbourne

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Talks: Lynne Walker

Violinist: Tasmin Little

Producer: Adrian Washbourne

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Paul Vaughan looks at new collections of poetry and literature. His studio guest is Irish accordion virtuoso Sharon Shannon.

Producer Julian May

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Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Unknown: Sharon Shannon.

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Paul Gambaccini sees director Baz Luhrmann 's version of Romeo and Juliet on the big screen and reviews a new recording of music by Arvo Part. Producer Helen Garrison Revised repeat at 9.30pm

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Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Music By: Arvo Part.

Producer: Helen Garrison

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Paul Vaughan sees a reissue of the classic sixties film The Railway Children and a new production of The Hurly Burly. Producer Matthew Dodd

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Tim Marlow sees the film starring

David Bowie about the New York artist

Basquiat, and Richard Eyre 's production of King Lear. Producer Jerome Weatherald

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Unknown: Tim Marlow

Unknown: David Bowie

Unknown: Richard Eyre

Producer: Jerome Weatherald

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Lynne Walker assesses the influence of jazz drummer Tony Williams , who made his debut with the Miles Davis

Quintet. The release of his new disc comes just one month after his death. Producer Erika Wright. Revised repeat at 9.30pm

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Unknown: Lynne Walker

Unknown: Tony Williams

Unknown: Miles Davis

Producer: Erika Wright.

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Robert Dawson Scott examines The Rough Guide to World Music. Plus all-girl American early music quartet Anonymous 4 live in the studio.

Producer Louise Swan. Revisd rpt at 9.30pm

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Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott

Producer: Louise Swan.

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Gill Pyrah reads new novels by Alisdair Gray and TV personality Muriel Gray. Plus new poetry from Iceland. Producer Sarah Barnett

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Unknown: Gill Pyrah

Unknown: Alisdair Gray

Producer: Sarah Barnett

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After Aladdin, Disney's new feature is the much-heralded The Lion King. Quentin Cooper also looks at the latest role for Tom Hanks as the simpleton Forrest Gump.

Producer Chris Eldon Lee. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm

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Unknown: Quentin Cooper

Unknown: Tom Hanks

Unknown: Forrest Gump.

Producer: Chris Eldon Lee.

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Robert Dawson Scott sees a new production of Don Quixote at the English National Opera, and a comprehensive exhibition of art from Argentina in Oxford. Producer Beaty Rubens

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Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott

Unknown: Don Quixote

Producer: Beaty Rubens

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Paul Vaughan 's studio guest is Alan Bennett whose diaries are being published this week. Plus a preview of the Henry Purcell birthday year.

Producer Nicki Paxman. Revised rpt 9.30pm

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Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Unknown: Alan Bennett

Producer: Nicki Paxman.

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Brian Sibley talks to film director

Franco Zeffirelli and considers films that require the star to "drag up".

Producer Sarah Barnett. Revised rpt 9.30pm

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Talks: Brian Sibley

Unknown: Franco Zeffirelli

Producer: Sarah Barnett.

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Paul Allen looks at the role of the prompt in the theatre and reviews a new production of True West at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Producer Erika Wright. Revised rpt at 9.36pm

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Unknown: Paul Allen

Producer: Erika Wright.

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Tim Marlow sees an exhibition of James Whistler at the Tate Gallery in London and discusses political art, with an exhibition Women Artists of Pakistan.

Producer Julian May

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Unknown: Tim Marlow

Unknown: James Whistler

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Paul Vaughan reports on the first two parts of Wagner's Ringcycle in a new production from Covent Garden. Also CD reviews by Michael Berkeley. Producer Adrian Washboume Revised repeat at 9.30pm

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Unknown: Paul Vaughan

Unknown: Michael Berkeley.

Producer: Adrian Washboume

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Gill Pyrah considers magazine cover photographs-, a book of short stories by Alice Munro , and Brett Easton Ellis's novel The Infonvers. Producer Beaty Rubens

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Unknown: Gill Pyrah

Stories By: Alice Munro

Stories By: Brett Easton

Producer: Beaty Rubens

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Reviews ofTarantino's film Pulp Fiction starring John Travolta and another "mob" film - The Client.

Brian Sibley reads the autobiography of the producer of Love Story. Producer Nicki Paxman

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Unknown: John Travolta

Unknown: Brian Sibley

Producer: Nicki Paxman

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Paul Allen considers a burst of theatrical archaeology and two French films from Chabrol and Bresson. Producer Will Cantopher

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Unknown: Paul Allen

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Tim Marlow checks out the life of Lou Reed in a new biography, and sees the exhibition It's Plastic at the Design Museum. Producer Erika Wright

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Unknown: Tim Marlow

Unknown: Lou Reed

Producer: Erika Wright

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Robert Dawson Scott unearths "the real Traviata" - the great Italian singer and wife of Verdi,

Giuseppina Strepponi. Plus a preview feature of the new Harrison Birtwistle opera at

Glyndebourne, The Second Mrs Kong. Producer John Boundy. Revised rpt 9.30pm

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Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott

Unknown: Giuseppina Strepponi.

Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle

Unknown: Mrs Kong.

Producer: John Boundy.

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Reviews of Original Sins, the new P D James thriller featuring the return of Commander Adam Dalgleish , and the latest novel by Angela Lambert , The

Constant Mistress, in which a middle-aged Englishwoman faces up to cancer. Producer Adnan Washbourne Revised repeat at 9.30pm

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Unknown: Adam Dalgleish

Novel By: Angela Lambert

Producer: Adnan Washbourne

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Brian Sibley on the latest from British director Mike Figgis : The Browning Version is his film adaptation of the Rattigan play starring Albert Finney and Greta Scacchi. Producer Sarah Barnett

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Unknown: Brian Sibley

Director: Mike Figgis

Unknown: Albert Finney

Unknown: Greta Scacchi.

Producer: Sarah Barnett

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Anthony Hopkins returns to the stage in an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya at Theatr Clwyd. Paul Allen also travels to Scarborough for

Herb Gardner 's Tony award-winning play Conversations with My Father, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

Producer Nicki Paxman. Revised rpt 9.30pm

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Unknown: Anthony Hopkins

Unknown: Paul Allen

Unknown: Herb Gardner

Directed By: Alan Ayckbourn.

Producer: Nicki Paxman.

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Tim Marlow on self-portraiture through the ages and an exhibition in Liverpool with paintings from Rembrandt to Sickert. Also,

Shakespeare rediscovered through installations and computers in a show entitled How to Be Bottom. Producer John Boundy

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Unknown: Tim Marlow

Producer: John Boundy

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A recording of Janacek's Glagolitic Mass as never heard before - Sir

Charles Mackerras explains why; and a Mexican gallery opens at the British

Museum. Presented by Natalie Wheen. Producer Louise Swan. Revised rpt 9.30pm

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Unknown: Charles MacKerras

Presented By: Natalie Wheen.

Producer: Louise Swan.