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Monteverdi the Radical

Monteverdi the radical: Sara Mohr-Pietsch marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of composer Claudio Monteverdi with an investigation into his life and music, exploring what made him a modernist and a radical in his day. Sara visits the three important cities in which he…

12/05/2017

Toby cannot believe what he is hearing, while Lilian wants Justin to be less hard-line.

FriComedy: The News Quiz 12th May 2017

Susan Calman , Zoe Lyons, Lloyd Langford and Peter Curran are all corralled into a newsy formation by Miles Jupp This week Miles and team steel themselves to deal with a leak. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

A ‘Golden Opportunity’ for Somalia?

Despite drought and an Islamist insurgency, with the election of a new president, is Somalia’s beleaguered economy finally set to turn the corner? Abdirashid Duale, head of the remittances company Dahabshiil, tells presenter Manuela Saragosa why the mood at a conference on Somalia in London…

11/05/2017

Matt extends his network, and Usha works her magic.

Should Rivers Have Rights?

The Whanganui in New Zealand and the Ganges in India have both been declared legal persons – but to what end? Presenter Manuela Saragosa asks David Rivers of the campaigning group International Rivers whether it isn’t a little odd to give legal rights to a…

Living in Space

What would it really be like to live on other planets, and what are the implications of humans colonising space? Living in space is becoming a real prospect, as plans develop for mass space travel and discoveries are made of environments that can support life…

Living in Space

What would it really be like to live on other planets, and what are the implications of humans colonising space? Living in space is becoming a real prospect, as plans develop for mass space travel and discoveries are made of environments that can support life…

Living in Space

What would it really be like to live on other planets, and what are the implications of humans colonising space? Living in space is becoming a real prospect, as plans develop for mass space travel and discoveries are made of environments that can support life…