Culture Vulture: our guide to the week’s entertainment

Monday 28 March 2022

Making History; the storytellers who shaped the past. From Herodutus to the present. BBC RADIO 4 9.45am and next 4 days.

Inside Art: Van Gogh At the Courtauld Gallery Sky Arts 7:00pm
Kate Bryan pays a visit to the London venue to tour an exhibition bringing the full span of Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraiture together.

Pay Freezes 1970s-2008 BBC RADIO 4 8pm
With labour shortages and the cost of living back as big issues for the first time in years, Phil Tinline traces the ups and downs of the politics of pay in Britain.

The Court of Putin BBC RADIO 4 8:30pm
Tim Whewell examines the changing face of decision-making in Putin’s Russia and asks if anyone can say no to its president.

Can the UK ever be a low- tax economy again? BBC RADIO 4 8.30pm

The Rhythm Section Film4 9:00pm
A woman seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family. Blake Lively and Jude Law star.

Panorama: Beyond Reasonable Doubt, Britain’s Rape Crisis BBC1 9:00pm
Filmed over the course of 18 months, this edition of Panorama examines why so few reported rapes in England and Wales result in a conviction. It follows five cases and the detectives leading them to find out why it’s so difficult to bring perpetrators to justice.

Spotlight 11:40pm BBC2
A team of journalists investigate an attempt to cover-up child abuse in the Catholic Church. See our review here.

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Banned!: The Mary Whitehouse Story BBC1 9:00pm
In 1963, armed with just a typewriter, a Midlands housewife began a 30-year battle against the permissive society. But how successful was the original ‘cancel culture’ warrior?

Wednesday 30 March 2022

Putin, Russia and the West BBC4 9:00pm (1/4)
How the great Soviet superpower, crushed and humiliated, has been resurrected in the form of Vladimir Putin’s new Russia.

Up the Junction – The Wednesday Play BBC4 10pm
Up the Junction. The Wednesday Play . Classic play by Nell Dunn about three working-class young women who live, work and play in Battersea.

Addresses some of the major social issues of the day

Thursday 31 March 2022

Our Friends in the North. (1/10) BBC RADIO 4 2.15pm
Peter Flannery’s adaptation of his award-winning 1996 drama chronicling the lives of 4 friends from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Tolkien Film4 9:00pm
The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

Friday 1 April 2022

Punk Sky Arts 10:45pm (2/4)
The Ramones visit to London.

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