Radio highlights


The Sports Factor — This weekly program goes beyond the scores, tabloid nonsense, and archetypical ockerisms that pass for commentary to bring listeners intelligent, interesting and thought-provoking coverage of developments in sport and the issues behind them. Recent programs have included discussions about lesbians and the AFL, the history of working class involvement in Australian Rugby League and the controversy over race and performance in sport. ABC Radio National, every Saturday, 7.30pm. Awaye! — October 26 will mark the 10th anniversary of the hard-back of Uluru to the local Aboriginal people. Part 1 of a special two-part documentary on the history preceding the hand-back including land rights, the political climate of the time, the opposition of the NT government to the plan, and the people's response. ABC Radio National, Saturday, October 21, 6.05pm. Sunday Concert with Pepe Romero, Paco Pe&241;a and Leo Kottke — Three of the world's greatest guitarists — classical Spanish guitarist Pepe Romero, flamenco guitar legend Paco Pe&241;a and US 6- and 12-string maverick Leo Kottke. ABC Radio National, Sunday, October 22, 4.05pm. When the Wind Blows — Author and illustrator Raymond Brigg's devastating tale about an innocent elderly couple who, in the event of a nuclear holocaust, stick patiently and pathetically to all the advised precautions has been adapted to radio. The child-like hopefulness and naivety of the old couple in the face of certain doom moves the listener. ABC Classic FM, Tuesday, October 24, 8pm.

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