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Bowie Night

Two years after the untimely death of one of popular culture’s greatest icons, the BBC is dusting off a couple… Read more

Modernising the classics

There’s been a distinct loosening of literary corsets in terms of film and TV adaptations of literary works in recent… Read more

Death of a Salesman

We never find out what Willy Loman has spent his life selling in Arthur Miller’s examination of the American Dream… Read more

Robot Wars

Three …two …one…ACTIVATE! A new series of Robot Wars is starting on Saturday (8 pm BBC2), and geeks, budding engineers,… Read more

Music Treats

It’s a treat of a weekend for classical music lovers and students, who should set their recorders in advance  if… Read more

Upstart Crow

“…there is an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that, with his Tygers heart wrapt in a Players hide, supposes… Read more

The Handmaid’s Tale

For those who missed The Handmaid’s Tale when it first aired on Channel 4, there is a welcome re-run on… Read more


He died in 1988, at the age of 27 after a short, but fast and furious life of painting, partying,… Read more

Film Roundup

There’s a bumper week of films coming up on the small screen next week with a whole raft of film… Read more

Partition of India

The BBC is marking the 70th anniversary of the partition of India with a raft of programmes exploring the historical… Read more

The Verb on BBC Radio 3

“The Verb is my dream job”, says Ian MacMillan, who was asked to present the programme seven years ago, out… Read more

Science & Islam

Monday 3 July BBC 4 9pm A welcome repeat for this series of three programmes examining the contribution of the… Read more

Born in Bradford

It’s now ten years since the Born in Bradford project began and families were recruited to participate in this long-term… Read more