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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 8 March 2009

Good Morning Sunday

Sunday 8 March
7.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

Aled Jones says Good Morning Sunday to Gervase Phinn, author and former schools' inspector, in this week's programme.

Father Christopher Jameson also talks about some of the issues of the week from a faith perspective.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Hilary Robinson

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Paul O'Grady

Sunday 8 March
1.00-2.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Sitting in for Elaine Paige, Paul O'Grady celebrates the best of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End. This week, in Elaine's Essential Musicals, Paul features music from 1993's Piaf.

Presenter/Paul O'Grady, Producer/Malcolm Prince

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Johnnie Walker

Sunday 8 March
4.30-6.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Musician, producer and composer Nitin Sawhney chats to Johnnie Walker this afternoon about his last album, London Undersound; collaborating with artists from Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to Sir Paul McCartney; and his other cultural involvements from comedy to dance and film.

Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Natasha Costa-Correa

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Sunday Half Hour

Sunday 8 March
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Continuing his look at the religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, Brian D'Arcy explores the tradition of chastity for the second Sunday in Lent.

The week's featured choir is the Renaissance Singers of Blackburn Cathedral, directed by Richard Tanner, and the organist is James Davey.

Featured hymns include: Blessed Are The Pure In Heart, Thy Kingdom Come, On Bended Knee and O Perfect Love.

Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Janet McLarty

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 8 March 2009

Private Passions – Clive Stafford Smith

Sunday 8 March
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Clive Stafford Smith, director of Reprieve, the organisation which specialises in providing legal support for defending human rights, especially Death Row cases in the USA, shares his Private Passions with Michael Berkeley this afternoon.

Many of Clive's musical choices are influenced by his work, including a gospel choir singing Jesus Dropped The Charges, Peter Gabriel's Biko and Sunshine On Leith by The Proclaimers. He also loves Bach, Rossini and Thomas Tallis.

Presenter/Michael Berkeley, Producer/TBC

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Early Music Show

Sunday 8 March
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

The Villa d'Este's gardens are a triumph of Baroque architecture and design. Art and Early Music Month continues as Catherine Bott travels to Tivoli to explore the music connected with the gardens and the man who commissioned them, Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, patron of many composers – among them Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Sam Phillips

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Drama On 3 – Bring Me The Head Of Philip K Dick

Sunday 8 March
8.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Since his untimely death in March 1982, Philip K Dick's work and influence has extended beyond his wildest dreams. Dick's work has been seized upon by Hollywood and his ideas taken up by writers, artists and thinkers. Now award-winning Gregory Whitehead takes him, or rather his android head, on his most unexpected adventure yet.

Inspired by the last novels of Philip K Dick (VALIS, Divine Invasion), Whitehead tracks the lost, frubberized, android head of Philip K Dick as it creates chaos across America. The head's journey takes listeners from the suburbs of Boston to a dark cave in the Holy Land, leaving a number of dead fish and wrecked nervous systems in its wake. It is a darkly disturbing, at times surreal, fantasy exploring shadowy corners of the modern American psyche.

Invented by a secretive research unit inside the Pentagon, the android head, which thinks it is the real head of Mr Dick, uses its ability to slip through tears in the fabric of time in search of the rest of its body, while a unit of the Department Of Homeland Security puts out the emergency message – Bring Me The Head Of Philip K Dick.

Producer/Mark Burman

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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 8 March 2009

Desert Island Discs

Sunday 8 March
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Television presenter Richard Madeley is Kirsty Young's castaway this week.

Born in Romford on 13 May 1956, Richard attended the Cooper's Company School in Bow, London, before starting his career in local newspapers.

At the age of 19, he moved to BBC Radio Carlisle as a news producer and presenter and soon moved to nearby Border Television as a reporter on the Lookaround local news slot, before fronting its Yorkshire TV equivalent, Calendar, with Richard Whiteley, and then Granada Reports for Granada, from the early Eighties where he met his wife, Judy Finnigan.

At this time they were both in their first marriage to other people, but the couple married in 1986. They have two children, Jack and Chloe, and Judy also has twin sons, Dan and Tom, from her first marriage.

The couple's best known show was This Morning, which they hosted together from its inception in 1988 until 2001. They were so closely associated with the show that many people referred to it by their names, Richard and Judy, rather than This Morning.

Richard and Judy currently host their topical weeknight chat show on UKTV's digital channel, Watch.

Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 8 March 2009

5 Live Sport

Sunday 8 March
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd presents an afternoon of live sport featuring coverage of the FA Cup quarter finals, sposored by E.on, plus updates from the final day of the Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and Ukraine in Glasgow.

There will also be regular updates from the third day's play in the Fifth Test between the West Indies and England in Trinidad, reports from the final day of the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Turin and news from rugby union's Premiership matches.

Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Adrian Williams

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Jonathan Maitland

Sunday 8 March
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Sitting in for Donal MacIntyre, journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Maitland presents BBC Radio 5 Live's hard-hitting investigative and original journalism programme.

This week's investigation looks at Common Purpose, a registered charity that provides training for the next generation of leaders but which critics have accused of being a shadowy movement for careerists whose selection criteria is dependent upon a person's political leanings.

Presenter/Jonathan Maitland, Producer/Innes Bowen

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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Sunday 8 March 2009

Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 8 March
1.45-9.30pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary of the third day's play in the Fifth Test between the West Indies and England comes live from the Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad, with the Test Match Special commentary team of Jonathan Agnew, Tony Cozier and Christopher Martin-Jenkins – supported by expert summarisers Vic Marks, Geoffrey Boycott and Sir Vivian Richards.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 8 March 2009

Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour

Sunday 8 March
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

"Nothing" is Bob Dylan's theme this week and his musical picks include: Nothing by The Fugs, I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues by Mose Allison, You Ain't Nothing But Fine by Rockin' Sidney and Nothing by Townes Van Zandt.

Presenter/Bob Dylan, Producer/Frank Wilson

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Sunday 8 March 2009

The Forum

Sunday 8 March
9.05-9.30am BBC WORLD SERVICE

Allan Kellehear, Professor Of Sociology at the University Of Bath, and the American linguistics professor Daniel Everett join host Bridget Kendall, the BBC's Diplomatic correspondent, for this week's edition of The Forum.

The BBC World Service's discussion programme about ideas explores thoughts, theories, opinions and beliefs from around the world provides opportunities for intellectual discourse and debate across national, social and cultural divides.

Presenter/Bridget Kendall, Producer/Jacqueline Smith

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Heart And Soul – Spirituality Of Silence

Sunday 8 March
10.30-11.00am BBC WORLD SERVICE

How important is it to find silence in a world full of noise? The Hindu sacred text, the Upanishads, talks of the silence at the end of the sound of OM – the sacred syllable representing the Gods as "silence of joy".

The Carthusian monks at Parkminster monastery in southern England have chosen a life of silence as a way of helping them communicate with God. They are allowed to talk just twice a week – the remainder of their time is spent in prayer and contemplation.

Christianity isn't the only faith to prize silence. Sufi mystics, Hindu ascetics and Buddhists all give it a special place. And it's not essential to be religious to want to find solitude in a world full of noise – the internet is full of adverts for silent retreats.

Heart And Soul explores the spiritual value of silence and Peter Stanford asks what people are looking for away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Presenter/Peter Stanford, Producer/Katy Hickman

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