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  • Running a marathon might not be everyone's idea of a fun overseas holiday, but Judy Wolff shares her passion for travel and marathons on Nights

  • Nick Bollinger reviews a double-disc set from Tweedy; the ecstatic pagan grooves of Swedish ensemble Goat; and a beginners guide to Arabic Jazz on The Sampler

  • The BBC's Rebecca Morelle talks to explorers of deep ocean trenches, from the director of the film Titanic to biologists discovering dark realms of weird pink gelatinous fish and gigantic crustaceans, on Windows on the World

  • We usher in the return of Global Village with Carlos Nuñez and the Chieftains, Silk Road, Easy Star All-Stars, Incredible String Band and Miles from India

  • Marty Duda's Artist of the Week is English songwriter and eccentric, Robyn Hitchcock, who began his musical career in the punk era as leader of the band The Soft Boys