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This Weekend’s Programme Highlights

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.


Hamlet Undressed 

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.