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Theatre related stuff on TV and Radio Jan 16 - 22

Compiled by @polyg

A much better selection this week, although to Rev Stan's horror, a lot of it is about musicals (The Miserables, Matilda) but also the Royal Shakespeare Company, Travelling Light at the National Theatre and Finborough.

Tuesday January 17th

13:30pm on Sky Arts 1: show from last year about the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, Melvyn Bragg talks to Bruce Norris, writer of Clybourne Park

2pm at Sky Arts 1: Melvyn Bragg interviews Alan Bennett for the South Bank Show. Another repeat but I don't feel I can be choosy.

9pm on BBC4: Third part of the series The Story of Musicals, the main focus of this show Mamma Mia!, Jerry Springer the Opera and Billy Elliot.

Wednesday January 18th

9am on BBC Radio 6 Music: Steve Pemberton is a guest at the Shaun Keaveny Breakfast show to discuss She Stoops To Conquer which opens in the Olivier Theatre on 31 January 2012. 

10pm on BBC Radio 3: Night Waves reviews Travelling Light, the new play by Nicholas Wright, directed by Nic Hytner and starring Antony Sher.

Thursday January 19th

7:15pm on BBC Radio 4: Another review of Travelling Light by Front Row.

Friday January 20th

3pm on ITV1: Wary to recommend the Alan Titchmarsh Show but the cast of the musical Matilda are the musical guests and will sing songs from the show. Matilda is so fantastic that tramps over all other reservations.

10pm on BBC Radio 2: The Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman interviews artistic director of The National Theatre Nicholas Hytner

Sunday January 22nd

9pm on BBC4: Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream, Matt Lucas celebrates the musical Les Miserables, with contributions by Cameron Mackintosh and Michael Ball, among others. It has been repeated many times but I for one have managed to miss every single one of them.

Catch up on the iplayer from last week

BBC Radio London - Toby Wharton and Victor Gardener from the cast of Fog at Finborough discuss the production, 35 mins into the show

 BBC Radio 4 and the World at One interviews Michael Boyd, artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and visits the new Stratford theatre backstage (24mins into the show, 2 days left to listen)