Literature & Drama
Saturday Drama: Denmark Hill
Radio 4, 2.30pm Saturday 27 September
In Alan Bennett’s previously lost black comedy, a Schoolgirl’s life begins to resemble her English essay when her family situation begins to mirror Hamlet.
Archive on 4: Joan Littlewood and the People’s Theatre
Radio 4 , 8.00pm Saturday 27 September
Richard Eyre explores the life and work of Joan Littlewood who adapted the radio play “The Long Long Trail” into the groundbreaking ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ and productions such as Taste of Honey.
Hilary Mantel: Case Histories
BBC2, 7.30pm Saturday 27 September
In this Culture Show special, the author talks to James Runcie about her success, work, and characters.
Radio 4, 1.30pm Sunday 28 September
Maxine Peake talks about her role as Hamlet in the eagerly awaited new production of the play at the Royal Exchange in Manchester
Word War Two in Colour
Channel 5, 7.35pm Saturday 27 September
Part of the ongoing series documenting the Allies efforts throughout the Second World War.
Lost Heroes of World War One
Channel 5, 11.35pm Saturday 27 September
The Call to Arms is the first of five programmes which uses archive footage and first-hand accounts to tell the story of those who lived through the First World War.