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Richard Banks Richard Banks | 12:02 UK time, Friday, 11 September 2009


The Cut is a shiny new soap from BBC Switch that starts this weekend.

You'll be able to watch a new 5 minute episode of the soap on the BBC Switch site every weekday at 5.10pm. On Saturdays at midday, you can see the previous week's worth of drama back to back in an omnibus on BBC Two.

"And how is this relevant?" I hear you cry. Well, in an amazing feat of joined-up-ness, BBC Introducing and BBC Switch are going to be working together to give under-the-radar artists an opportunity to get their music heard on the telly. Huzzah!

We've been speaking to the crew behind The Cut and we can exclusively reveal that in the first two episodes, those of you with keen ears will hear tracks by Thee Vicars, Bombay Bicycle Club, Kid Bass & Sincere and Master Shortie, all of whom have starred on the BBC Introducing stage at festivals this year.

In fact, judging by the early tracklisting in front of me now, the show is going to have a pretty (in)credible soundtrack in general, with tracks from Bright Eyes, The Cinematic Orchestra and Fionn Regan all making the cut (pun intended) in early episodes.

We've granted the makers of the The Cut access to the big database of music that's been uploaded to BBC Introducing to date. That means, if you've uploaded tunes to us in the past, you're already in with a chance of soundtracking this great new soap. If you haven't, there's still time for your music to be considered in future episodes, so get cracking and head on over to our upload page.

The first episode of The Cut will be officially unveiled by Annie and Nick on Radio 1 at 8.10pm this Sunday (13th September). Here's a sneaky peek:

*Update* - The first episode is now live - you can watch it here.



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