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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 18 May 2009

LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE

Monday 18 May
Throughout The Week on BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2's Love Where You Live campaign launches today. With hard times upon us, the initiative celebrates the spirit of the local community.

The local neighbourhood is the bedrock of the nation and Radio 2 journeys to the heart of it, asking listeners how well they know their neighbours and hearing the heart-warming stories of the contributions made by people to their local community.

As well as on-air programming throughout the week, listeners can also go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio2 for more information and the opportunity to take part in an online quiz to see if they are a good neighbour.

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Ken Bruce

Monday 18 May
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Billy Ocean picks a selection of his favourite music each morning this week when he chooses his Tracks Of My Years. Among his choices are Ain't Nobody by Rufus And Chaka Kahn, There Are More Questions Than Answers by Johnny Nash, Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World and Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder.

The Album Of The Week is the self-titled debut from Gary Go, who performed an exclusive session on Dermot O'Leary's show at the end of last year as part of the Radio 2 Introduces strand.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones

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LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE
Jeremy Vine

Monday 18 May
12.00noon-2.00pm BBC RADIO 2

As part of BBC Radio 2's Love Where You Live campaign, Jeremy Vine is joined by the BBC's Home Editor, Mark Easton, who discusses how the local community has changed in the UK and reveal's the friendliest town. Jeremy also speaks to listeners who have lived in the same house for most of their life.

Jeremy continues to reflect the campaign on his show throughout the week.

Presenter/Jeremy Vine, Producer/Phil Jones

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Big Band Special

Monday 18 May
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Clare Teal presents the BBC Big Band in a 2005 session featuring alto saxophonist Bud Shank, who died last month at the age of 82.

In a career spanning over 60 years, Bud's powerful and expressive tone was featured in the big bands of Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, as well as small groups with everyone from Ravi Shankar to The Mamas And The Papas (Bud performed the flute solo in California Dreamin').

In this session, conducted by former Kenton trombonist Jiggs Whigham, Bud performs music from the Stan Kenton library including Bernie's Tune, Stairway To The Stars and Intermission Riff.

Presenter/Clare Teal, Producer/Bob McDowall

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 18 May 2009

Composer Of The Week – Sibelius: The Rest Is Silence?

Monday 18 to Friday 22 May
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Donald Macleod explores the myths and mysteries behind Jean Sibelius's last, so-called "silent" decades, in Composer Of The Week.

In the late Twenties, at the very height of his powers, Sibelius suddenly, enigmatically and abruptly put down his pen. For three decades until his death in 1957, at the age of 91, Finland's greatest artist produced virtually no new work – living out the rest of his life shrouded in mystery in the depths of the forests, north of Helsinki.

Today's programme explores the story behind his remarkable, terrifying last tone poem, Tapiola.

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Steven Rajam

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Performance On 3 – Handel: Athalia

Monday 18 May
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Catherine Bott presents tonight's Performance On 3, the opening concert of the Lufthansa Festival Of Baroque Music 2009, recorded at St John Smith's Square. Handel's Athalia has been called the first great English oratorio and is performed here by Concerto Köln and the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, under the baton of the festival's music director, Ivor Bolton.

Handel's oratorio tells the story of the tyrannical Old Testament Queen Athalia and her jealous fears of a boy who turns out to be the rightful king.

Following this concert there is French song inspired by verse as part of the BBC's Poetry Season. The performer is counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Juan Carlos Jaramillo

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Night Waves

Monday 18 May
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Philip Dodd takes a look at the Hancock Museum ahead of its highly anticipated re-opening. Three years ago, the Hancock Museum closed its doors and began a £26m project to redesign and partly rebuild the buildings to make a suitable home for the ambitious Great North Museum.

Philip reports from the new galleries ahead of the official opening this weekend and discusses the extent to which the museum defines a sense of northern identity and how it will compete with established attractions in the region.

Presenter/Philip Dodd, Producer/Martin Smith

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Jazz On 3 – Freedom Of The City Festival

Monday 18 May
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Jez Nelson presents highlights of this year's Freedom Of The City Festival. Curated by Evan Parker and Eddie Prévost, the event celebrates London's status as one of the leading centres of free improvisation worldwide. The festival includes performances by Evan Parker with his regular trio – bass player John Edwards and guitarist John Russell – and special guest New York trumpeter Peter Evans.

Tonight's programme also features a rare UK appearance by Korean cellist Okkyung Lee and long-term collaborators Mark Sanders and Pat Thomas perform with guitarist John Coxon.

Presenter/Jez Nelson, Producer/Somethin' Else

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 18 May 2009

Book Of The Week – The Blue Hour Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 18 to Friday 22 May
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Lillian Pizzichini's new biography of novelist Jean Rhys is broadcast 30 years after her death at the age of 89.

Best known for her last novel, Wild Sargasso Sea, in which she re-imagined the story of the first Mrs Rochester in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Rhys's writing is filled with rage and loneliness, reflecting her own desperate sense of always being the outsider.

Rhys was born to a white Creole mother and a Welsh-born doctor in Dominica. She finished her education in England, became a chorus girl, was the mistress of a rich man, the wife of a Belgian con man and ended up in the Parisian demimonde, where she met modernist Ford Maddox Ford, who took her on as his protégée and mistress. She finally returned to England and fought a long battle with alcoholism.

The Blue Hour is a compelling evocation of a troubled and fragile personality – her writing was later to be considered groundbreaking in the way it changed readers' perception of women in fiction.

Producer/Karen Rose

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Woman's Hour Drama – Falco: Poseidon's Gold Ep 1/10

New series
Monday 18 to Friday 22 May
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Falco is back – and this time he's brought his dad!

Ancient Rome's favourite detective is back for a fifth series in BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Drama slot. Anton Lesser and Anna Madeley return as Falco and his upper-class girlfriend, Helena. They are joined for the first time by Trevor Peacock as Falco's wheeler-dealer dad, Geminus.

Back in Rome after his adventures in Germania, Falco finds himself accused of murder. He learns that his dead brother – war hero Festus – was involved in a dodgy art scam, and the creditors are gathering like vultures. One of them is found murdered in the upstairs room of the local pub, Flora's, and Falco is in the frame.

To get out of it and restore the good name of the family, Falco has no option but to team up with his estranged father, who walked out on the family 20 years ago. Together, they set out to discover what happened to the valuable statue of Poseidon that Festus had promised to a couple of wealthy art dealers, and who really killed the man in Flora's Bar.

Lindsey Davis's Falco novels are world best-sellers. Dramatised by Mary Cutler, Poseidon's Gold also features Ben Crowe as Falco's sidekick, Petronius; Frances Jeater as Falco's long-suffering mother; Joseph Mydell as Carus; and Andy Hockley as Censorinus.

Producer/Peter Leslie Wild

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Afternoon Play – The Moment You Feel It

Monday 18 May
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Richard Briers stars in a touching Afternoon Play
Richard Briers stars in a touching Afternoon Play

Richard Briers and Rory Kinnear team up as two halves of the same man in this tender, sad comedy about losing one's past.

Alf's memories come in flashes and great blank holes, along with a running commentary from his younger self, as well as other voices from his past. But Alf's not sure why finding a strange coat in his kitchen reminds him of why he doesn't want a bath today.

He thinks he might be remembering his wife. Alf is very old and his memories get muddled, to say nothing of the conversations he carries on in his head with voices from the past. When Alf's carer finds a stranger's coat in his kitchen, the chain of chopped-up and contradictory memories it touches not only reveal the stranger's identity, but also the story of Alf's own unhappy marriage and how his wife died so young. It also plunges Alf back into a memory he would have been happier to forget – and explains why he doesn't want the bath his carer is determined to give him.

Old Alf is played by Richard Briers and young Alf (Fred) by Rory Kinnear. Pru is played by Tracy Wiles; the mysterious Wright by Hugh Ross; and Alf's carer, Marina, by Caroline Guthrie.

The Moment You Feel It is written by Ed Harris.

Producer/Jonquil Panting

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Musical Migrants Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 18 to Friday 22 May
3.45-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Musical Migrants returns for a new series in which five people from very different backgrounds reveal how particular musical genres inspired them to abandon former lives, cross borders, countries and continents, and make new homes in new lands.

The first episode explores one woman's journey from Canada to Jamaica for reggae. Born in England and raised in Canada, Maureen Sheridan was living in Toronto when her apparently conventional existence was shattered by her husband's suicide.

On Tuesday, listeners hear how violinist Amber McPherson's yearning to see where the composers she loved had lived, and a particular fondness for Bach, took her from Virginia in the US to Leipzig in Germany.

In Wednesday's programme, osteopath Mark Shurey shares his story in which a television broadcast from the 1992 Seville Expo, where famous flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia was playing, changed his life for ever. He left his home and job in Norwich and headed for the sun.

On Thursday, Stella Rodrigues tells how she was living in Rotterdam when she first came across Irish music – a band came over to play for her father's 50th birthday. This was Stella's initial glimpse of the music and people of Ireland and it was enough to make her follow her boyfriend to County Limerick.

In the final programme on Friday, listeners hear Carl Linich describe how he was called by the sound of the extraordinary vocal Georgian folk music. He moved from upstate New York to Georgia in 1991, despite the threat of civil war breaking out in the newly independent country.

Producer/Rachel Hopkin

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Foes Reunited

Monday 18 May
8.00-8.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Reporter Andy Martin investigates why some of the first generation to grow up with peace in Northern Ireland are using social networking sites to spread messages of sectarian hatred.

Until recently it was safe for many to assume that life in Northern Ireland was more settled than it had been for decades. But research carried out by Queens University pointed out something that many youth workers on the front line, and anyone looking at social networking websites already knew – that many young people growing up with peace were showing themselves to be just as sectarian as their parents and grandparents had been.

Messages of extreme abuse and murals of segregation may be coming down from the gables of houses and buildings, but on the "walls" of social networking sites, they are rapidly multiplying.

This is where young people live, laugh and romance, and it is being used to propagate an old argument. This programme asks why teenagers with no direct experience of the Troubles are determined to continue the arguments and sectarianism of the past.

Andy talks to young people, who explain why they harbour such feelings. He talks to teachers, parents and youth workers about the difficulties of policing these websites, which are being used to organise meetings between Catholics and Protestants to taunt one another – and even to riot or fight.

Presenter/Andy Martin, Producer/Rachel Hooper

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 18 May 2009

5 Live Sport

Monday 18 May
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Saggers presents all the day's sports news and is joined by special guests for The Monday Night Club, which has all the latest football news and debate.

From 8pm, there's commentary of Portsmouth versus Sunderland live from Fratton Park with John Motson.

Presenter/Mark Saggers, Producer/Claire Ackling

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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Monday 18 May 2009

Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 18 May
10.45am-6.30pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted commentary of the fifth and final day's play of the Second Test between England and the West Indies, live from Chester-le-Street, with the Test Match Special commentary team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 18 May 2009

Gideon Coe

Monday 18 to Thursday 21 May
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents classic archive performances
Gideon Coe presents classic archive performances

Over the past year, Gideon Coe's show has taken pride in its exploration of the BBC's extensive sound archive to uncover rare musical treasures to delight and entertain its discerning listeners.

This week, Gideon unveils an amazing array of rediscovered cult sessions which, as far as his crack team of researchers can establish, have not been played on the BBC since their original transmission.

Monday and Tuesday's shows each include four tracks from a legendary session by Captain Beefheart, recorded for the BBC's original progressive rock show, Top Gear, in 1968. The session was commissioned by Top Gear presenter and Beefheart's personal friend John Peel, and covers Beefheart's Safe As Milk album.

Wednesday sees a track from experimental "Krautrock" group Can. The lengthy workout comes circa the band's Future Days album and was the first recording the band ever did for the BBC.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producers/Mark Sheldon and Justin Spear

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 18 May 2009

Silver Street

Monday 18 May
12.15-12.25pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

The Singhs and Lesters head to the beach but Simran can't find Kesar's armbands and goes with Sandra to buy some more, as the drama continues. On the way, Sandra asks Simran to forget their conversation about Brian yesterday.

Later, Simran discovers Jaggy took his eye off Kesar and that the boy is nowhere to be seen. A frantic search begins and they eventually spot Kesar in the water. Darren manages to rescue him as Simran lashes out at Jaggy...

Simran is played by Balvinder Sopal, Sandra by Anita Dobson, Jaggy by Jay Kiyani and Darren by Samuel Kindred.

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