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Wednesday 7 January 2009

BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 7 January 2009
Classical Collection – Haydn Symphony Cycle
Wednesday 7 January
10.00am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 3

Joseph Haydn, one of BBC Radio 3's Composers Of The Year 2009
Joseph Haydn, one of BBC Radio 3's
Composers Of The Year 2009

BBC Radio 3 continues to broadcast its first ever complete cycle of Haydn's ground-breaking symphonies. Today's edition of Classical Collection features Symphony No. 2 in C major which was composed in the late 1750s when Haydn was engaged as music director to Count von Morzin in Vienna.


Sarah Walker introduces a recording of the work by the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, conducted by its founder, Adam Fischer, part of Fischer's complete Haydn symphony cycle. This orchestra was created to perform Haydn's works in the places where he lived and worked and to bring together the finest Austrian and Hungarian musicians. The cycle was recorded in the Haydnsaal of the Esterhazy Palace, in Eisenstadt, where many of Haydn's works were first performed, and the composer also worked as Kapellmeister to the Esterhazy Princes from the 1760s to 1790.


Presenter/Sarah Walker, Producer/Alex Anderson


BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Composer Of The Week – Purcell
Monday 5 to Friday 9 January
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3
(Schedule addition Friday 19 December)

Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the life and music of Purcell in celebration of the 350th anniversary of his birth, with one of the UK's leading scholars on the composer, Professor Bruce Wood whose new biography of Purcell is due to be published in May.


Today, Donald and Bruce discuss Purcell's earliest theatrical jobs and see how he tackled some of his court commissions. Versatility was a necessity in Purcell's age. Early on in his career he successfully dipped his toe into theatrical waters, producing some hit music for Nathaniel Lee's Theodosius.


Music includes Air (Abdelazer); Hail To The Myrtle Shade (Theodosius); Fly, Bold Rebellion! Z324; Excerpts from Dido & Aeneas (Act 2, Scene 1 and Act 3, Scene 2); and I Was Glad.


Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Johannah Smith


BBC Radio 3 Publicity

The Essay – The Utopian Dream:
Making Humans Perfect
Ep 3/5
Monday 5 to Friday 9 January
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Jane Shaw explores the concept of making humans perfect, from eugenics to genetics, in the quest for perfection, in today's Essay.


Jane is Fellow, Chaplain and Dean of Divinity at New College, Oxford, where she teaches history and religion. She is the author of Miracles In Enlightenment England (Yale University Press) and is currently writing a book about a millenarian, utopian community in England – into which no outsider has been allowed before.


Reader/Jane Shaw, Producer/Ian Willox


BBC Radio 3 Publicity


BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 7 January 2009
Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! Ep 1/6
Wednesday 7 January
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

One-time variety star Count Arthur Strong, now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy of Performance, is a show business legend, raconteur and lecturer extraordinaire and returns to BBC Radio 4 for a new series.


Each episode features a confused and muddled "day in the life" of Arthur. From staging X Factor-style auditions in the back room of The Shoulder of Mutton, to crafting a detective novel and taking over the operations at Gerry's Cafe, there is never a dull moment.


An expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the craft of cookery, everyday life with Arthur is an enlightening experience.


Steve Delaney plays Count Arthur Strong and is supported by Alastair Kerr, Dave Mounfield and Mel Giedroyc.


Producer/Mark Radcliffe


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Unreliable Evidence Ep 1/4
Wednesday 7 January
8.00-8.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Clive Anderson presents a new series of Unreliable Evidence
Clive Anderson presents a new
series of Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson brings together some of the country's most eminent legal minds for a new series of Unreliable Evidence. Government ministers, senior judges and lawyers, academics and other experts discuss important legal issues behind national and international events.


Subjects featured throughout the series include secrecy in the Family Courts, murder law and privacy.


Presenter/Clive Anderson, Producer/Brian King


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

State Of Mind Ep 1/5
Wednesday 7 January
9.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 4 (Copy change 17 December)

Claudia Hammond explores how the treatment and understanding of mental illness has changed over the past 50 years, with the help of BBC Radio 4 listeners who responded to an appeal for testimonies.


According to the Mental Health Foundation and World Health Organisation, in any one year in the UK, one in four people will suffer from mental health problems.


Although the huge Victorian asylums could be cruel and impersonal, they did afford a retreat from a world that could be difficult to navigate at a time of mental crisis. But some feel that treatment today raises its own challenges for people coping with mental illness.


Claudia charts the developments in mental health care decade by decade, from the huge impact of the new psycho-active drugs in the Fifties, via the anti-psychiatry movement of the Sixties and the closure of the asylums, through care in the community in the Eighties and the development of SSRI's (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors), to ask what the future holds for mental health care.


Presenter/Claudia Hammond, Producer/Marya Burgess


BBC Radio 4 Publicity


BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 7 January 2009
5 Live Sport
Wednesday 7 January
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Saggers brings listeners all the day's sports news and, from 7.45pm, live commentary of the first leg of the second Carling Cup semi-final.


Presenter/Mark Saggers


BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity


BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 7 January 2009
Gideon Coe
Wednesday 7 January
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe's featured concerts this evening are Gentle Giant from 1978 and St Etienne from the end of the Britpop era in 1998.


Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon


BBC 6 Music Publicity


BBC ASIAN NETWORK Wednesday 7 January 2009
Silver Street
Wednesday 7 January

Sean and Mary dress up for the Spanish evening but there is a problem with the costumes, in this midweek visit to Silver Street. However, they come up with a bizarre solution.


Kenny, meanwhile, takes steps to ensure the Rangers players behave as they have a big match tomorrow – although he later discovers they are roaring drunk at the Golden Crown. Kenny enlists Jaggy's help to sort them out but, when they arrive, it seems the problem has already been taken care of.


Sean is played by Lloyd Thomas, Mary by Carole Nimmons, Kenny by Brian Croucher and Jaggy by Jay Kiyani.


BBC Asian Network Publicity




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