t4w TV and Radio suggestions for the coming week

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t4w TV and Radio weekly top five
16/04/2016 – 22/04/2016

In t4w recommends… A very fine week – if not quite vintage.

 

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TV Picks

 

Saturday 16 April 22.00-23.10
BBC2
Shirley
The fascinating back story to Shirley Bassey. An inspiration to all women.

Sunday 17 April 20.00-21.00
National Geographic Channel
The Story of God
Morgan Freeman presents a genuine labour of love. Having played God, he may have a special insight.

Friday 22 April 23.05-00.05
BBC2
Later…with Jools Holland
It’s always a pleasure to have Jools back. Go for this longer version, rather than the paltry 30 minute version on Tuesday nights.

PS If you have access to Select, at 22.00 on Tuesday 19 April there is a showing of  the absolutely wonderful “Whiplash”. If you see one film this week or even this year, catch this one. Fantastic.

 

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Radio Picks

 

Saturday 16 April 18.00-21.30
Radio 3
Opera on 3: Live from the Met
A live performance of Roberto Devereux from NYC. A spectacular opera from Donizetti about one of the loves of Elizabeth 1 and how he came by his end. The Americans do this stuff brilliantly.

Tuesday 19 April 09.00-09.30
Radio 4
Shakespeare and the American Dream
How they look at and play the Bard over there. A very different take.

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