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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Radio 1 goes global this November

BBC Radio 1

Documentary series International Radio 1 returns to the station for the third time this autumn with five 60-minute brand-new programmes which follow BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra DJs as they travel the world as international DJs.

This time they'll be going to Sri Lanka, Warsaw, Ghana, Jamaica and Croatia. The chosen DJs – Nihal, Rob da Bank, Robbo Ranx, Ras Kwame and Jaymo & Andy George will be exploring and getting to grips with the musical and social surroundings they're playing in.

They'll be finding out all about the local music scene and talking with the hottest local artists and DJs – bringing the musical lives of young people around the world to the UK listeners.

Radio 1 executive producer Joe Harland says: "Over the past three years International Radio 1 has taken listeners on a remarkable musical journey. For the new season, I'm delighted that we're travelling wider than ever before – be that visiting the emerging clubbing hotspot of Croatia, or Nihal taking us to his beloved Sri Lanka, providing a unique insight into the new music emerging in studios and bedrooms across the planet."

Schedule:

Monday 1 November
9pm: Nihal In Sri Lanka

Monday 8 November
9pm: Rob da Bank In Croatia

Monday 15 November
9pm: Jaymo & Andy George In Warsaw

Monday 22 November
9pm: Robbo Ranx In Jamaica

Monday 29 November
9pm: Ras Kwame In Ghana

Previous International Radio 1 documentaries have included: Gilles Peterson in Istanbul, Dan P Carter in Sydney and Bobby Friction going to the musical edge at the Burning Man Festival in California.

Monday evenings 9-10pm is the home of Radio 1 Stories where, each week, listeners will find documentaries. Recent highlights include The Art Of Noise, Africa Makes Some Noise, The A-Z Of Vampire Weekend, The Story Of The Noughties and The Story Of The DIY Video.

Radio 1 is available on FM, DAB, Digital TV and online at bbc.co.uk/radio1.

Notes to Editors

Nihal – The Best Asian and Desi Beats, Wednesday, 12midnight–2am on Radio 1

Nihal also presents the Radio 1 Review Show, Tuesdays, 9-10pm

Dancehall With Robbo Ranx – Thursdays, 10pm-1am on Radio 1Xtra

Ras Kwame – Sundays, 5-7am, on Radio 1Xtra

Jaymo & Andy George are part of In New DJs We Trust line-up, Thursdays, 9-10pm on Radio 1.

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