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Start The Week

CHAMELEONIC Monday morning discussion show, originally concieved as a light discussion of topical events (well, as ‘light’ as a discussion led by Richard Baker ever could be), with poets and droll wordsmiths dropping in to do their stuff as a kind of interlude. Then under Russell Harty it became more or less – what else? – a chat show, before Melvyn Bragg and Jeremy Paxman took it off into somewhat more serious climes. Accompanied for many years by bookending Saturday music and satire Robert Robinson extravaganza Stop The Week, and the self-explanatory Midweek, most famous as a source of anecdotes about Victor Lewis-Smith winding up regular anchorwoman Libby Purves.

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  1. Adrian Fry

    November 8, 2009 at 11:12 am

    You really should have a seperate entry on Stop the Week, you know. Not because it was and is my favourite radio programme of all time, but because it was Robert Robinson’s finest hour.

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