TV and radio

18th May 2001 at 01:00
Pick of the week: Panorama BBC1 Sunday, May 20, 10.15-10.55pm.

Panorama swings into the summer term with a jolly little piece about cricket - and how it isn't any more. Match-fixing and corruption are the name of the game now.

Former captains of South Africa, India and Pakistan have been banned for life, and one former England player tells the programme that he was offered pound;300,000 to fix a Test match last year.

Lord Condon is shortly to present a report into these allegations; his findings are said to be "pessimistic". Not a good example for the First XI, is it?

Bob Dylan Night BBC Knowledge Thursday May 24, 8-10.30pm.

BBC Knowledge devotes the evening to one of the most charismatic singers of the 20th century, centring on two documentaries about his visit here to make the film Hearts of Fire in 1987 and his tour of 1965. They include plenty of footage of Dylan on stage; but, as the Omnibus film on Hearts of Fire demonstrates, if a reclusive celebrity knows anything, it is how to avoid getting in the way of a camera or answering a straight question. Monosyllables don't come any shorter.

Best for schools: Darren Gough's Cricket Academy C4 Colts, from Thursday, May 24, 10-10.25am; Seniors, from Friday, May 25, 9.30-9.55am.

England fast bowler Darren Gough presents these eight programmes of cricket training, four fo primary ("The Colts") and four for secondary level ("The Seniors"). Other players join Gough to demonstrate the finer points of the game, and there are hints for teachers on using the programmes in the C4 netnotes. Now that's a good example for the First XI.

Best on radio: Morning Performance: music in education. Radio 3 Monday-Friday, May 21-25, 11.30am-1pm.

Music and its place in the curriculum is a subject of fierce debate. Every day this week Radio 4 is looking at music-making in schools across Britain, starting in Wales and featuring the National Youth Brass Band and the National Youth Orchestra, and songs from the Pembrokeshire Children's Choir.

On Tuesday, we go to the Birmingham Conservatoire's Music X-tra Festival, for a programme mainly of contemporary, gospel and Indian classical music.

Wednesday highlights music in Ireland, north and south, including traditional and classical works, as well as the children's opera The Quest, performed by pupils from Dublin. Thursday is about specialist music schools in Manchester, Leeds and Salford; and Friday concludes the series with a portrait in sound of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.

Full educational programme schedules can be found online at co.ukprogrammessummer 2001.cfm

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