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Network Radio BBC Week 2

Monday 12 January 2009

BBC RADIO 1 Monday 12 January 2009
Zane Lowe Takeovers
Monday 12 to Thursday 15 January
7.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 1
(Schedule addition Thursday 8 January)

Star guests including The Prodigy and Daman Albarn take over the Zane Lowe show, sharing their own musical influences past and present.


Guests this week include: The Prodigy on Monday 12 January; Friendly Fires on Tuesday 13 January; Daman Albarn on Wednesday 14 January; and Biffy Clyro on Thursday 15 January.


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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 12 January 2009
Paul Jones
Monday 12 January
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

In this week's programme Paul Jones features live music from legendary American blues musician Charlie Musselwhite and British blues stalwart Dave Peabody, performing together at London's 100 Club back in November 2008.


Musselwhite, a virtuous harmonica player, has garnered numerous awards and released dozens of albums over the years. He has worked with many leading artists, including Bonnie Raitt, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Tom Waits, Ben Harper and his long-time friend John Lee Hooker.


Dave Peabody has been a professional blues musician for more than 30 years, performing as a singer, harmonica player and guitarist in a variety of acoustic and electric blues styles.


Presenter/Paul Jones, Producer/Paul Long


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¡Viva Latino! Ep 2/13
Monday 12 January
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

John Armstrong showcases more great Latino music, featuring special guests David Bisbal and Vitor Ramil in the second programme of this new 13-part series.


Born in Spain, but now resident in the United States, singer Bisbal has achieved more than six million international record sales, and has received around 40 national and international Latin music awards in little more than six years. The title track from his third album, Premonicion, was a smash hit in its own right, while his recent duet with R&B superstar Rihanna, Hate That I Love You, made the upper reaches of the Billboard Latin Charts in record time.


One of the most talked-about of Brazil's new-wave singer-songwriters, Vitor Ramil has long been regarded a "singer's singer" in his home country and among the world's vociferous and numerous Brazilian music aficionados. As well as pursuing a punishing live-performance schedule in Brazil, and having recorded many albums in a near-20-year career, Vitor's compositions have been recorded by many famous Brazilian singers. John Armstrong catches up with him in Brazil for his first-ever English-language interview and Vitor also performs a brand-new, unrecorded composition, accompanying himself on guitar.


Also featured on tonight's ¡Viva Latino! is New York Salsa with Ray Santiago; bossa nova with the cult Brazilian Sixties artist Luis Claudio; a rare Latin jazz version of Dave Brubeck's Take Five; an off-the-wall version of Bob Marley's Get Up, Stand Up by Barcelona's kings of nu-flamenco, Ojos De Brujo; 1972-vintage Latin funk from Ray Barretto; an obscure Sixties Afro-Cuban jazz masterpiece from Peru; Sergio Mendes and the great Natalie Cole revisiting the Mas-Que-Nada man's worldwide hit Somewhere In The Hills, 2008 style; and several other surprises.


Presenter/John Armstrong, Producer/Graham Pass


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Hitsville USA – 50 Years Of Heart And Soul
Ep 2/6
Monday 12 January
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Pete Mitchell continues a series of six programmes celebrating 50 years of Motown, unearthing rare treasures, re-examining old stories and hearing about every side of the label that brought us soul.


In part two, Just My Imagination – The Sound And The Songs, prolific writers Brian and Eddie Holland talk listeners through how to write a song for Hitsville. Many of the artists that the brothers wrote for, including The Marvelettes; Duke Fakir of The Four Tops; Martha Reeves; Otis Williams of The Temptations; and Mary Wilson of The Supremes, as well as fellow writers Gloria Jones and Smokey Robinson, talk through the writing process that produced a stream of hits from Studio A's "Snakepit".


Pete also hears early versions of classic songs, the B-sides and the re-versions and learns how they were finally made into polished, chart-topping products.


Presenter/Pete Mitchell, Producer/Helen Lennard


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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 12 January 2009
Composer Of The Week – Handel Ep 1/5
Monday 12 to Friday 16 January
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

The music of Handel is celebrated in Composer Of The Week
The music of Handel is celebrated in Composer Of
The Week

Handel is one of BBC Radio 3's Composers Of The Year 2009 and Composer Of The Week in January marks the launch of a year-long celebration of the music of Purcell, Handel, Haydn and Mendelssohn, all of whom have significant anniversaries this year. This week, Donald Macleod surveys the career and music of Handel, using John Mainwaring's Memoirs Of The Life Of The Late George Frederic Handel (1760) as his primary guide.


Handel was a leading light in the dazzling social and cultural life of 18th-century London. Such was his celebrity that a popular account of his long and varied career was rushed to print just months after his death in 1759. In fact, the Memoirs Of The Life Of The late George Frederic Handel is pretty much the first proper biography of any composer. It is an accessible and highly entertaining read that would not look out of place among today's celebrity profiles.


A rollercoaster tale of grand successes and epic failures, stormy partnerships and fierce rivalries, showbiz glamour and fickle fame, the book features plenty of cameos from luminaries of the age, not to mention a liberal sprinkling of royalty, and tells how ambition, talent and indomitability won Handel a place as one of Britain's favourite musicians.


In the first programme, Donald finds that Mainwaring's book is almost the only source for information about Handel's early life – an account full of colourful incidents which have since entered musical mythology – but Donald wonders to what extent Mainwaring's lively portrayal can be trusted.


Music includes Handel's Vedrai s'a tuo dispetto (Almira); Concerto grosso in F, Op 6 No. 2; and Laudate pueri Dominum.


Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Chris Taylor


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Afternoon On 3 – Vernon Handley Tribute
Monday 12 January
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Last year saw the loss of two of our greatest conductors of British music – Vernon Handley and Richard Hickox. This week Afternoon On 3 pays tribute to Vernon "Tod" Handley, digging deep in the BBC archives for recordings he made throughout his illustrious career.


A great friend of Arthur Bliss and a huge admirer of Arnold Bax, Handley recorded and broadcast music which most conductors ignored. Some of that comparatively unknown music features every day this week, recorded by the BBC orchestras, with whom Handley had an enduring relationship. In the Eighties he was principal conductor or the Ulster Orchestra with whom he performed some of his finest concerts.


Today's music includes one of the symphonies he recorded with BBC Philharmonic – Bax's Symphony No. 3 – which, along with all his other symphonies, is recognised as one of best recordings of British music made in recent times.


Presenter/Louise Fryer, Producer/Helen Garrison


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Performance On 3 –
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Monday 12 January
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

BBC Radio 3 launches a complete cycle of Danish composer Carl Nielsen's six symphonies performed by the City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Manchester's Hallé.


The CBSO's Principal Guest conductor, Sakari Oramo, begins the cycle with Nielsen's arresting Fourth Symphony, The Inextinguishable, which is so-called because, dating from the early years of the First World War, it reflects Nielsen's belief in life and music's capacity to triumph over adversity.


It is preceded by Nielsen's rhapsodic overture, A Fantasy Trip To The Faroes, and a performance of Rachmaninov's iconic Second Piano Concerto, with Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky.


Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Emily Kershaw


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The Essay – Loving The Raven
Monday 12 to Friday 16 January
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The Essay provides an insight into the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe
The Essay provides an insight
into the life and work of Edgar
Allan Poe

To tie in with the bicentenary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe in January 2009, five essays by five enthusiasts explore the enduring legacy and cult status of this enigmatic and controversial American writer. Across the week, a provocative blend of biography, accessible criticism and personal anecdote comes together to provide fascinating insights into the man and his work.


In today's programme, award-winning crime writer Andrew Taylor investigates Poe's childhood in England and the inspiration behind his own bestselling novel about Poe, The American Boy. He discovers, along the way, that Poe's famous poem, The Raven, could very nearly have been a French-speaking parrot.


Andrew Taylor is best known for his Lydmouth series of mysteries and the novels featuring morally ambiguous detective, William Dougal. The American Boy won the Crime Writers' Association's Historical Dagger Award for Fiction in 2003.


Reader/Andrew Taylor, Producer/Gemma Jenkins


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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 12 January 2009
Dear Mr Spectator Ep 1/5
Monday 12 January
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Mr Spectator is a gentleman who roams the streets of London, frequenting coffee houses, spending his time observing his fellow man and their various morals and misdemeanours.


In this five-part drama, adapted from and inspired by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele's 18th-century Spectator essays, Mr Spectator's observations are published daily and avidly read by Gilbert, a clockmaker approaching his 40th birthday and reassessing his life.


Mr Spectator has his finger on the pulse of every social happening, whether it is keeping up to date with the new fashion for visiting ladies in their boudoir, the current financial crisis, or the fabulous new lion-taming act at the theatre.


Gilbert's wife, Kitty, is exasperated that her husband is spending too much time reading Mr Spectator's daily musings and leaving the work of repairing watches and clocks to his apprentice, Jonathan.


The cast includes Benjamin Whitrow as Mr Spectator and Richard Lumsden as Gilbert. Other cast members are Amy Marston, Sam Troughton, Samuel Barnett, Richard Dormer, Mark Lambert, Chris McHallem, Miche Doherty, Fo Cullen, Emma Bolger and Daniel Walsh.


Producer/Heather Larmour


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Hot House Kids Ep 1/2
Monday 12 January
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Deborah Bull investigates the advantages and pitfalls of being an elite performer in the arts and sport.


A former Prima Ballerina with the Royal Ballet, Deborah started training at the age of seven – dangerously close to the age often considered too late to begin a career on the international ballet stage.


To achieve the levels of excellence necessary, one must start young, taking advantage of the brain's early plasticity and the increased potential for muscle flexibility in pre- adolescents.


A child in Britain has some degree of choice and control and, after a few years, can choose if they want to try to pursue a professional career. But, in some Eastern European countries and Asia, children enter full-time training as young as three and endure challenging regimes to ensure that they are ready to compete and win by the time they reach the age of 10.


In the first programme, Deborah looks at the physiological development of a young person and what is needed to help nurture an elite child and help it to realise its potential.


Presenter/Deborah Bull, Producer/Neil George


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Book At Bedtime –
One Morning Like A Bird
Ep 1/10
Monday 12 to Friday 23 January
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Book At Bedtime presents Andrew Miller's new novel, which opens in Tokyo in 1940 as Japan's war with China is escalating, and the country is becoming drawn into the Berlin-Rome axis. The threat of conscription is in the air, together with a new mood of austerity and ever-more fervent nationalism.


Yuji Takano is 25. Ill-health has so far spared him from the draft and he clings to a cultured, contemplative life made possible by a generous allowance from his father. But the world is closing in on the Takano family. Yuji's father has lost his professorship because of a long-past comment about the Emperor. Yuji's mother has seldom left her bedroom for 17 years. Without an allowance, Yuji must begin to fend for himself.


Producer/Rosalynd Ward


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 12 January 2009
5 Live Breakfast
Monday 12 to Friday 16 January
6.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty present a new, extended 5 Live Breakfast, from Monday to Friday. Shelagh opens the programme at 6am and is joined by Nicky from 7am for all the day's news from the UK and around the world.


From 9am, Nicky presents the 5 Live Breakfast phone-in, discussing one of the day's big issues as part of 5 Live's new-look morning schedule.


Presenters/Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty, Producer/Richard Jackson


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Victoria Derbyshire
Monday 12 January
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Victoria Derbyshire's programme moves to a new time slot, with a focus on original journalism, much of it coming direct from BBC Radio 5 Live listeners.


Victoria will also have powerful interviews and talk about the issues that people care about across the UK, as well keeping up with all the news and sport.


Presenter/Victoria Derbyshire, Producer/Louise Birt


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5 Live Sport
Monday 12 January
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Saggers presents all the day's sports news and, from 8pm, is joined by John Motson and special guests for The Monday Night Club, discussing all the latest football news.


Presenter/Mark Saggers


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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 12 January 2009
Silver Street
Monday 12 January

Dr Masud and Zak discuss their recent pilgrimage, as BBC Asian Network's daily drama of life in a Midlands town continues. Zak gets a text from Pervaiz and realises just how much he misses his parents. This later leads him to make an important decision.


Aidan's parents join the Chauhans for dinner. Pradeep and Diane agree that Roopa has been a rock for Aidan in recent times.


Elsewhere, Roopa is sobbing her heart out in the bathroom having done something she swore she would never do again...


Dr Masud is played by Saeed Jaffrey, Zak by Jetinder Summan, Pervaiz by Shajait Khan, Aidan by Arkie Reece, Pradeep by Ashvin-Kumar Joshi, Diane by Jane Rossington and Roopa by Rakhee Thakrar.


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BBC WORLD SERVICE Monday 12 January 2009
Brand Cuba Ep 2/2
Monday 12 January

Allan Little concludes his examination of the image of Cuba which, on 1 January, marked the 50th anniversary of the revolution that overthrew Batista's dictatorship and brought Fidel Castro to power.


The tiny Caribbean island has had a huge influence on politics and culture ever since, including the iconic picture of Che Guevara which adorns so many students' walls and T-shirts. Allan explores how this revolutionary image has endured for 50 years.


The Cuba of the Castro brothers, Fidel and Raoul, has survived decades of sustained hostility from the world's most powerful nation, the United States, and coped with the threat of economic collapse following the break up of the Soviet Union.


Allan analyses some of the factors that have maintained Cuba's place in the public imagination. He also tells some surprising stories, including Fidel Castro's battle for custody of his son, and how Che Guevara's revolutionary theories brought near disaster to South Africa's ANC in its struggle against apartheid.


Presenter/Allan Little, Producer/Linda Pressly


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