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Cafe Calcio at 6.30pm

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

In tonight’s Cafe Calcio, Chris Dixon, David Stubbs and Chris Roberts expand their focus on football in India to include the British Empire more broadly. Why is football seemingly not as significant a sport in the former British Empire as it seems to be elsewhere? Clearly the problem does not extend to Cricket or Rugby. Keep up to date with Cafe Calcio on twitter.com/cafecalcio.

 

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The Opera Hour at 4.30pm – The Trial & Gaol

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

On The Opera Hour at 4.30pm opera singer and poet Richard Scott explores opera and libretti through the prism of various themes. Today: The Trial & Gaol. What happens if you break the law in opera? Can there even be any operatic justice? And how dreadful are operatic prisons? Beethoven, Shostakovich, Janacek and Glass have all sought to answer these questions within their operas – so on today’s show Richard plays music from the courtroom and the prison cell. Richard is joined by Michael McCarthy, the director of Music Theatre Wales’ production of The Trial by Philip Glass, a new opera based on Kafka’s great novel. [Repeated Monday 10am.]

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The London Ear at 3pm – Bruce Lacey

October 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The London Ear at 3pm is a wide-ranging cultural salon hosted by ghostwriter and critic Ben Thompson. Today’s guest is British artist, performer and eccentric Bruce Lacey who talks to Ben about being considered “too esoteric” by Tommy Cooper’s agent, making Bernard Levin vomit, and the difference between showbiz and performance art. Visit the Resonance FM Soundcloud page for show archives. [Repeated Sunday 6am.]

 

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