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A case of cultural sleuthing makes a classy whodunnit; LGBTQ+ nightlife in 70s and 80s Wales hits the sweet spot; a comic whose every line is a winner; and politics unpicked

Shadow World: Thief at the British Museum (BBC Radio 4) | BBC Sounds
Memories from the Dance Floor | Damian Kerlin
The John Dredge Nothing to Do With Anything Show | comedy.co.uk
More or Less (BBC Radio 4) | BBC Sounds

Thief at the British Museum is a warm, classy series that’s been ticking along daily on Radio 4 over the past two weeks. Though it’s true crime, it feels more like a whodunnit. There are Agatha Christie elements – an eccentric foreign detective, missing precious gemstones, a potential thief whose story appears to crumble through proper sleuthing – all enhanced by a suspenseful orchestral soundtrack. You will remember the news last year that hundreds of ancient artefacts from the British Museum went missing and were sold (on eBay!), but nobody at the institution had noticed. When the evidence was finally taken seriously, a senior curator from the institution was sacked (Peter Higgs, who denies the thefts but is being sued in a civil case by the museum).

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​ A case of cultural sleuthing makes a classy whodunnit; LGBTQ+ nightlife in 70s and 80s Wales hits the sweet spot; a comic whose every line is a winner; and politics unpickedShadow World: Thief at the British Museum (BBC Radio 4) | BBC Sounds Memories from the Dance Floor | Damian Kerlin The John Dredge Nothing to Do With Anything Show | comedy.co.uk More or Less (BBC Radio 4) | BBC SoundsThief at the British Museum is a warm, classy series that’s been ticking along daily on Radio 4 over the past two weeks. Though it’s true crime, it feels more like a whodunnit. There are Agatha Christie elements – an eccentric foreign detective, missing precious gemstones, a potential thief whose story appears to crumble through proper sleuthing – all enhanced by a suspenseful orchestral soundtrack. You will remember the news last year that hundreds of ancient artefacts from the British Museum went missing and were sold (on eBay!), but nobody at the institution had noticed. When the evidence was finally taken seriously, a senior curator from the institution was sacked (Peter Higgs, who denies the thefts but is being sued in a civil case by the museum). Continue reading… Podcasts, Radio, Television & radio, Culture, British Museum, Pride, LGBTQ+ rights, Radio comedy, Politics, Rishi Sunak, Keir Starmer, General election 2024, Dance music 

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