Thursday, January 03, 2013

BBC Radio this week: Stream comedy, drama and music documentaries

Click the links to stream the following shows:

Dusty Springfield at the BBC Johnnie Walker introduces a portrait of the queen of white soul, from the BBC archives.

 

The Casbah: Birthplace Of Merseybeat celebrates the somewhat neglected and hugely significant venue where The Beatles enjoyed a residency prior to their later and more often recognised success at the Cavern Club. The documentary is presented by original Beatles' drummer Pete Best.

The Thrill of it All: Roxy Music Jarvis Cocker celebrates Roxy Music and reflects on their legacy.

A Little Twist of Dahl Five darkly comic tales by the master of the bizarre: Roald Dahl. Starring Charles Dance. 

Agatha Christie: The Dressmaker's Doll A creepy doll with a mind of its own causes alarm along London's catwalks. Mike Walker's revamped whodunnit with Juliet Aubrey.

Doctor Who The journey home for Christmas leads to major revelations for the Time Lord's companion.

The Goon Show Driving a piano on the Great North Road, Neddie must seek Bloodnok's assistance. From 1958.

Journey to the Center of the Earth Ancient runes spark a geologist's exploration of an impossible realm. Jules Verne's adventure stars Nathaniel Parker.

Lewis Carroll's Adventures in Russia Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) only went abroad once, but the trip inspired a sequel to 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Modesty Blaise: A Taste for Death Peter O'Donnell's hero takes on a mission involving a young girl with ESP, a desert location and a villain intent on murder.

Patricia Highsmith: The Cry of the Owl Patricia Highsmith's intriguing tale of obsession, starring John Sharian.

A Year in the Life: Beatles 1962 Roger McGough narrates the pivotal breakthrough year for the mop-topped Fab Four.

Vicki Wickham's 60s A first-hand account of the sixties from Vicki Wickham, who edited Ready Steady Go!
 
 

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