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Network Radio BBC Week 13: Saturday 28 March 2009

BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 28 March 2009

Galton & Simpson's Half Hour Ep 4/4

Saturday 28 March
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Legendary writing partnership Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Legendary writing partnership Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

A Tony Hancock classic concludes BBC Radio 2's series marking the 60th anniversary of the writing partnership of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

The fourth and final episode, The Blood Donor, was first broadcast on BBC television in 1961 as part of Hancock's Half Hour. This version, specially adapted by Ray and Alan for Radio 2, stars Paul Merton as Arthur Bunclarke who does his patriotic duty by donating a pint of his blood, unaware until the prick of the needle that he is the proud possessor of one of the rarest blood groups in the world.

This series of half-hour comedies originally written for television, stars Frank Skinner, Mitchell and Webb, Rik Mayall, June Whitfield and Paul Merton.

Galton and Simpson's writing partnership began in 1949 when they met while undergoing treatment for tuberculosis at Milford Sanatorium. By 1951 they were writing professionally for the BBC and have since written more than 600 scripts and won numerous awards for their work on radio, TV and film, including Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe And Son.

Producers/Tessa Le Bars and Trevor McCallum

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Dermot O'Leary

Saturday 28 March
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Dermot O'Leary presents an exciting mix of music
Dermot O'Leary presents an exciting mix of music

A session recorded by Doves at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios and new music from Alain Clark are among the highlights of this week's Dermot O'Leary show.

Jimi Goodwin and twin brothers Jez and Andy Williams have known each other since they were 15. First recording as Sub Sub, graduates of the Hacienda-inspired Manchester club explosion, their hits included Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use).

Renamed Doves, their first two albums, Lost Souls and The Last Broadcast, were both nominated for the Mercury Prize. Following the 2005 release of their third album, Some Cities, Doves have spent two years holed up on a Cheshire farm, working on new material in a makeshift studio. The result, Blah Blah, will be released at the end of March.

Dutch soul singer Alain Clark had three of Holland's biggest singles in 2008. In a year in which he was a mainstay of his country's Top 10, Clark progressed from being an unknown supporting act to Amy Winehouse, to an arena-filling star in his own right. He collected two of the Netherlands' most prestigious musical honours in the process.

Alain's retro-soul sound is based on the Tamla Motown basics "at the heart of which are prolific musicians, real songs and no sign of digital trickery". His new single, Father And Friend, is a ballad on which he duets with his father Dane, himself a veteran soul musician inspired by the likes of Otis Redding, Sam And Dave and James Brown.

Presenter/Dermot O'Leary, Producer/Ben Walker

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From Edison To i-Tunes Ep 3/4

Saturday 28 March
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Critic, writer and one-time label boss, Paul Morley continues his series charting the rise of record labels while also looking towards a more uncertain future.

In the third programme, Paul continues to look back at the individuals who have done most to create and mould the many record labels and the acts they signed.

Presenter/Paul Morley, Producer/Paul Kobrak

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Suzi Quatro

Saturday 28 March
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Australian-born record producer Mike Chapman is Suzi Quatro's guest this week.

Along with his partner Nicky Chinn, Mike masterminded a decade of hits for Blondie, The Knack, Smokie, Mud, Sweet, Pat Benatar, Altered Images, Rod Stewart and Suzi herself.

Mike selects some music from his favourite American artists, including Buddy Holly, Bobby Helms, Stevie Wonder and Scott Mackenzie and remembers his many career highlights, including songs he wrote for Tina Turner, Exile and Toni Basil, among others.

Presenter/Suzi Quatro, Producer/Mark Simpson

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 28 March 2009

The Early Music Show – Phantasm

Saturday 28 March
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucie Skeaping talks to Laurence Dreyfuss, founder director of the viol consort Phantasm, about the group's distinctive, expressive sound and some of their arrangements of keyboard works by JS Bach and sacred vocal music by Byrd.

Music in the programme comes from a selection of Phantasm's recordings, including works by Jenkins, Lawes, Gibbons and Purcell.

Presenter/Lucie Skeaping, Producer/Rebecca Bean

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Opera On 3 – Live From The Met: Das Rheingold

Saturday 28 March
5.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Conductor James Levine
Conductor James Levine

James Levine conducts Wagner's Das rheingold, live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

The opera marks the beginning of a four-part epic drama, The Ring Of The Nibelung, which is based on Nordic myths. This timeless universe is the backdrop for a colossal fight between the god Wotan and the dwarf Alberich, the Nibelung, who wants to seize power with the help of a magic ring, forged with gold taken from the Rhein.

A stellar cast, led by legendary American bass-baritone James Morris, who has made Wotan his signature role, creates a mythical land of nymphs, elves, gods, half-gods and giants. The cast also includes: Wendy Bryn Harmer, Yvonne Naef, Jill Grove, Kim Begley and John Tomlinson.

Margaret Juntwait presents the programme with guest commentary from Ira Siff.

Presenter/Margaret Juntwait, Producer/Juan Carlos Jaramillo

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 28 March 2009

The Complete Ripley – Ripley Under Water Ep 5/5

Saturday 28 March
2.30-3.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Ian Hart plays Tom Ripley
Ian Hart plays Tom Ripley

In the last of this series of adaptations of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley stories, Tom Ripley is approached in his local bar by David Pritchard, an American new to the area.

Later, at home, Tom is called by someone claiming to be Dickie Greenleaf – the man he killed in a boat, years before, and whose fortune he now lives on. Tom feels sick.

When the Pritchards invite Tom and his wife for drinks, he goes alone. Their house has a pond that creates striking reflections inside the house. But Tom discovers that the Pritchards are not who they say they are, and appear to be playing some sort of game with him. They may know enough about his shady dealings to ruin him.

Ian Hart stars as Tom Ripley with William Hope as David Pritchard.

Producer/Claire Grove

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Archive Hour – Beat Mining With The Vinyl Hoover

Saturday 28 March
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In this week's Archive Hour, Toby Amies delves into the archives to discover the value and significance of old vinyl. He discovers a network of dealers and buyers, and a world in which a record bought for a few pence at a car boot sale can provide the basis for a best-selling hit.

The appearance of vinyl as a format coincided with a golden age of popular music. For more than 30 years, bits of these old records have been finding their way into new ones, as samples or, more recently, as reissues and lucrative back catalogue. Finding and using old vinyl has often been controversial and has given rise to million-dollar lawsuits. Toby attempts to find out how vinyl's past has shaped and influenced what people are listening to today. Despite newer digital file formats and a global catalogue online, vinyl continues to increase in value. And, as he explores what makes vinyl so valuable, he gets lost in music along the way.

Among the community of record collectors known as "crate diggers" and "beat miners", Toby meets Manchester DJ Mr Scruff. A chance encounter with a couple of records in a charity shop, led him to create his biggest-selling hit to date.

Toby soon realises he is collecting record collectors, getting dusty fingered as he digs out the world's most committed vinyl maniacs with contributions from: DJ Mr Scruff; 45 King; Bob Stanley; Steve Stein (aka Steinski); Aaron Fuchs (Tuff City Records); Coldcut; Pete Waterman; DJ and compilation compiler Keb Darge; funky drummer Idris Muhammad; and B George, the director of the ARChive of Contemporary Music.

Presenter/Toby Amies, Producer/Tamsin Hughes

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 28 March 2009

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 March
12.00noon-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Live from Wembley Mark Pougatch presents an afternoon of live sport, including the build up to a busy day of international football.

At 3pm there's commentary of the World Cup 2010 Group 4 qualifying match between Wales and Finland, live from the Millennium Stadium with Ian Brown, Darren Fletcher and former Welsh international Robbie Savage in the commentary box.

Then, from 5.15pm Mike Ingham, Alan Green and Mark Lawrenson provide live commentary of the friendly international between England and Slovakia from Wembley, with regular updates from the World Cup 2010 Group 3 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Poland at Windsor Park with David Oates.

At 7.45pm there's further World Cup qualifying action with commentary of the Group 9 encounter between the Netherlands and Scotland, live from the Amsterdam Arena. John Murray, Conor McNamara and Pat Nevin provide the commentary.

There's also reaction to the qualifying session for the opening Grand Prix of the 2009 Formula One season in Melbourne.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mark Williams

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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Saturday 28 March 2009

Formula One

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 March
3.00-4.00am BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Live from Albert Park, Melbourne, BBC 5 Live Sports Extra presents uninterrupted commentary of the third practice session for the Australian Grand Prix, the opening race of the 2009 Formula One season.

Producer/Jason Swales

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Formula One

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 March
5.55-7.05am BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary of the qualifying session for the Australian Grand Prix, the opening race of the 2009 Formula One season, live from Albert Park, Melbourne.

Producer/Jason Swales

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Rugby Union

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 March
2.25-4.30pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted live commentary of the first semi final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup, Gloucester versus Ospreys comes from the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Rugby Union

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 28 March
5.10-7.15pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary of the second semi final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup, Cardiff Blues versus Northampton Saints, comes live from the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 28 March 2009

Live At Two

Saturday 28 March
2.00-3.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Chris Hawkins introduces Richie Havens recorded at London's Mean Fiddler in 1995.

It was as a live performer that Richie Havens first earned widespread notice. In August 1969 he opened the Woodstock festival, a major turning point in his career. One song, Freedom, became not only his anthem but an anthem for the American people for the Seventies. In this concert, recorded on 16 February 1995 at the Mean Fiddler, Richie performs tracks by artists that have influenced and inspired him over the generations.

Presenter/Chris Hawkins, Producer/Chris Carr

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