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Radio 4: The Programmes

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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