Londonist Stays In: 25 May-1 Jun

By M@ Last edited 115 months ago
Londonist Stays In: 25 May-1 Jun


Bringing you the most Londony shows on the telebox and radio over the coming week.


Ashes to Ashes (BBC2, 21.00-22.00) More time-travelling/coma-induced shennanigans around 1980's London.

The Operation: Surgery Live (C4, 22.25-23.30) Starting with open-heart surgery, this four part series (every night till Thursday) takes us live to the operating room at Southampton and Kings College Hospitals. The action will also be screened at Wellcome Collection, and you can interact with the surgeons via Twitter. Christ help us.


Mr Hayden's London Experience (Radio 4, 13.30-14.00) The composer's time in the capital.

Simon Schama's John Donne (BBC2, 21.00-22.00) The London poet ('send not to know for whom the bell tolls, etc.) and Dean of St Paul's gets the Schama treatment.


Masterpieces of the British Museum (BBC4, 19.30-20.00) The Lewis Chessmen, now housed in the new Medieval gallery, where you can also see fragments of the old Palace of Westminster.

Armando Iannucci: Milton's Heaven and Hell (BBC2, 21.00-22.00) Following on from Schama's Donne, another London literary giant gets a whole hour on BBC2. Comedian Iannucci looks at the life and work of the Bunhill Fields intern.

Film: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (BBC1, 23.15-01.05) It's the 2002 TV movie version starring a doubly eponymous John Hannah.


Britain In Their Sites (Radio 4, 13.30-14.00) Awkwardly titled series looking at changes in British architecture over the past half century. Today, the rebuilding of Euston Station in the 1960s, including the demolition of the Euston Arch.

Last Updated 25 May 2009