Radio Week; TIM FANNING Picks the Best of This Week's Radio

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Radio Week; TIM FANNING Picks the Best of This Week's Radio


Byline: TIM FANNING

ENTERTAINMENT

The Rolling Wave

SUNDAY, 10.02PM, RTE RADIO 1 ***

Under the direction of James Hamilton Delargy, the Irish Folklore Commission carried out invaluable work in preserving many aspects of Gaelic culture in Ireland between 1935 and 1971. This special programme celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Commission.

The Invention Of Murder

MONDAY, 9.45AM (FM), 12.30AM, BBC RADIO 4 ****

Ratcliffe Highway, the main road which led to London's docks, was a haunt of thieves, prostitutes and cutthroats. A spate of murders in 1811 darkened its reputation all the more. Judith Flanders's new book looks at the horrible murders that started our obsession with true crime stories.

Arts Tonight

MONDAY, 10.02PM, RTE RADIO 1 ***

Nashville producer Jim Rooney has worked with the likes of Nanci Griffith and John Prine. He chats to Vincent Woods about his Irish ancestry.

Vines On The Frontline

WEDNESDAY, 11AM, BBC RADIO 4 ***

They've been producing good wine in Lebanon for thousands of years, and - despite the centuries of devastation - they're still making it. Stopping to pay his respects at the ancient Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Jeremy Bowen hears from growers and bottlers about the life-affirming act of making wine in the face of war and death.

From Stage To Street

SATURDAY, 7.30PM, RTE RADIO 1 ****

Irish theatre has had a profound impact on the social and political consciousness of the country. This six-part series examines some of the more sensational events on the Irish stage, including the Playboy riots and the Rose Tattoo controversy.

Archive On 4: Going To The Flicks?

SATURDAY, 8PM, BBC RADIO 4 ***

Barry Norman goes through the archives for cinema-goers' memories. He hears accounts of trips to the silent films, with children reading out the titles to their illiterate parents, and noisy sessions at the children's Saturday morning cinema. Evocative.

DOCUMENTARY

The Last Refuge

MONDAY, 8PM, BBC RADIO 4 ***

Men are increasingly the victims of domestic violence, but these incidents often go unreported. This report looks at refuges for male victims, and considers how the problem might best be dealt with.

Imelda Marcos: Dictator Of Taste? THURSDAY, 11.30AM, BBC RADIO 4 ***

As well as being a hoarder of shoes, money and Manhattan properties, Imelda Marcos collected works by Michelangelo and Canaletto. …

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