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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 1 June 2009

Ken Bruce

Monday 1 June
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2 (Schedule Amendment 20 May)

Ken Bruce
Ken Bruce

Ben's Brother join Ken Bruce to choose a selection of their favourite hits for Tracks Of My Years. Their choices include Jumpin Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones and Sign Your Name by Terence Trent D'arby.

There's also the Album Of The Week, the Record Of The Week and The Love Song, plus two more contestants will go head-to-head on PopMaster.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones

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Big Band Special

Monday 1 June
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Clare Teal presents the first part of the BBC Big Band's recent concert at Fuse Leeds 2009, with singer and songwriter David Gedge.

A leading figure in the indie rock scene since he formed The Wedding Present in 1985, David Gedge returned to the city of his birth a few weeks ago to perform for the first time with the BBC Big Band.

In keeping with the pioneering and experimental spirit of the Fuse Festival, he performs a set of his own compositions arranged for this concert by Tommy Laurence. Drawing on the repertoire of The Wedding Present and Cinerama, he performs songs including Cat Girl Tights, When She Was Bad, Carolyn and My Favourite Dress, as they've never been heard before.

Presenter/Clare Teal, Producer/Bob McDowall

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Beverley's Gospel Nights

Monday 1 June
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Beverley Knight brings listeners another vibrant half hour of inspiring spiritual music and is joined by special guest Ruby Turner, who goes back to her Pentecostal church roots with the first Gospel recording in her 16-album career.

Presenter/Beverley Knight, Producer/Bernard Achampong

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 1 June 2009

COMPOSERS OF THE YEAR 2009
Composer Of The Week – Haydn Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Joseph Haydn is one of BBC Radio 3's Composers Of The Year. As part of the Radio 3 season which celebrates Haydn's life and works, Donald Macleod blows the dust off a few of his relatively neglected works.

For much of his working life, Haydn lived and breathed opera – indeed, some of his best music was written for the stage, but, until recently, his operas suffered from chronic under-exposure. Donald discovers works written for the theatres of Esterhaza and tells tales of Haydn's many years there relating his relationships with musicians, employers and visiting dignitaries.

Today's programme includes a complete performance of his first comic opera, La canterina.

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Chris Barstow

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COMPOSERS OF THE YEAR 2009
Afternoon On 3 – Haydn

Monday 1 June
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

This week's Afternoon On 3 continues BBC Radio 3's Composers Of The Year celebrations, which have now turned to Haydn and, in particular, his string quartets from the Opus 20 set onwards. These string quartets are generally acknowledged to be the masterpieces which first revealed the possibilities of the genre, thanks to their endless musical ingenuity and flexibility of form – which is by turns sophisticated, serious and full of humour. The string quartets defined Viennese classicism, and enthralled Beethoven, who was inspired to embark on his own iconic series of quartets.

The set of six has been specially recorded for Radio 3 by the renowned French period instrument group, the Quatuour Mosaïques and will be broadcast through the afternoons this week (except Thursday). Today's programme features the first of the set, in E flat major (the one studied and copied out by Beethoven), and No. 4.

To begin Radio 3's Haydn String Quartet season, two of Britain's foremost chamber-music musicians, violinist Peter Cropper and violist and editor Simon Rowland-Jones, join presenter Louise Fryer in the studio and bring their enthusiasm and insight to this extraordinary music.

There's more Haydn conducted by period instrument pioneer Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Symphonies 59 and 92), with his group the Vienna Concentus Musicus, and some rare Haydn arias sung by the celebrated French soprano Patricia Petibon.

Presenter/Louise Fryer, Producer/David Papp

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The Essay – Emotional Landscapes Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Five award-winning writers give their own insight into different emotional states, in this week's series of Essays.

Today, nature writer Richard Mabey turns his attention to loss and talks about how he temporarily lost his ability to cope with life.

On Tuesday, American Meg Rosoff writes about ambition, and how this is championed in the United States but frowned upon in Britain.

Comic playwright John Godber writes movingly about his mother and the courage with which she faced her death, in Wednesday's Essay.

On Thursday writer Naomi Alderman, who created a stir when she wrote her first prize-winning novel Disobedience, writes in praise of bitterness and its ability to motivate.

Finally, on Friday, writer Adam Thorpe writes about pride and how it treads a fine-line between a noble and insidious emotion.

Producer/Sarah Taylor

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Jazz On 3 –
Julian Arguelles And John Abercrombie At Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Monday 1 June
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Jez Nelson presents UK saxophonist Julian Argüelles with American guitarist John Abercrombie, recorded at the 2009 Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

The group perform new tunes written by Argüelles that showcase Abercrombie's versatile technique and reputation as one of the world's most respected guitarists. With boundless energy and subtle tonal intricacies the compositions are a fine example of Argüelles's skill as a composer. Bringing the rhythm section to life are the other two thirds of Argüelles's current trio, drummer Tom Rainey and bassist Michael Formanek.

John Abercrombie has been at the forefront of jazz guitar for the past 30 years, from his Gateway group in the Seventies, featuring Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette, to his recent quartet with violinist Mark Feldman.

Birmingham-born Argüelles rose to fame in the Eighties as member of UK big band Loose Tubes. Since then he has released a number of albums as leader, with groups ranging from duo to big band, and has received several BBC Jazz Awards.

Presenter/Jez Nelson, Producer/Peggy Sutton

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 1 June 2009

America, Empire Of Liberty Ep 1/30

New series
Monday 1 June
3.45-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

David Reynolds's major series charting the history of the United States returns to BBC Radio 4, examining the period from the origins of the Cold War to the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Empire And Evil, the third and final part of this epic narrative to broadcast across six weeks, chronicles America's long struggle with the Soviet Union through the Cuban missile crisis to the collapse of what Ronald Reagan dubbed the "evil empire" and examines the corrosive effect of that confrontation on American values, particularly in Vietnam and Watergate. The country also struggled to overcome the legacy of its own racist past, from the Civil Rights Movement to the election of its first black President. Woven into the tapestry are vivid threads from ordinary life, such as the Elvis revolution, the battle over abortion and the story of the personal computer.

In 90 parts, divided into three series of 30 programmes, America, Empire Of Liberty tells the saga of the United States through the voices of those who lived through it, exploring three abiding national themes: empire, liberty and faith. Part one, which broadcast in 2008, explored American history from its beginnings to the start of the Civil War in 1861. Part two, which aired at the beginning of 2009, covered the period from the Civil War to the end of the Second World War.

The series is written and presented by David Reynolds – a prize-winning Cambridge historian whose previous work for the BBC includes the 2008 TV series Summits.

America, Empire Of Liberty was awarded Best New Programme in 2008 by the Voice Of The Viewer And Listener, and was also nominated for a Sony Award this year.

Presenter/David Reynolds

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Woman's Hour Drama – Writing The Century Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Writing The Century returns for a ninth instalment of the continuing drama series. It explores the 20th century through real correspondence from the great, the good and the ordinary, and forms this new Woman's Hour Drama.

The series includes published writings from major figures of the last century, but mainly unpublished material from unknown voices found through appeals on air and in the press to the British public and archive collections.

This week's episode returns to the diaries of Linton Andrews, the editor of The Yorkshire Post. It is the Fifties and Britain has never had it so good. Linton's rise to national prominence continues as chairman of the Press Council and through his editorials for The Yorkshire Post.

Linton is naturally thrilled and honoured when he is knighted and gets to rub shoulders with the great and the good. But as retirement beckons Linton bridles at the idea of a quiet life. He succumbs to minor ailments and relies on the support of his steadfast and practical wife, Pinkie.

Then the tables are turned as personal tragedy strikes: Pinkie is diagnosed with advanced cancer and dies, so Linton has to face retirement alone.

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Governors Needed Ep 1/2

New series
Monday 1 June
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Reeta Chakrabati sets out to discover what it means to be a school governor, including their responsibilities and workload, in this new two-part series.

School governors are the largest volunteer body in the UK, but in certain areas there is a severe shortage, as the job involves a lot of work and commitment.

The first programme looks at the role of governors in state schools. Reeta talks to Phil Revell, Chief Executive of the National Governors Association, who is deeply concerned about the number of governing bodies who do not operate as effectively as they should.

Reeta visits several schools to find out how the system works in practice and whether it always follows that a successful school has a successful governing body.

The second programme looks at the governing system in the private sector and Reeta talks to the head teachers and governors of Rugby School, Cheltenham Ladies and Pinewood.

Presenter/Reeta Chakrabati, Producer/Lucy Lunt

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Newfangle Ep 1/6

New series
Monday 1 June
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

First-time writers Adam Rosenthal and Viv Ambrose's comedy stars Maureen Lipman and Hugh Bonneville.

Set hundreds of thousands of years ago among proto-humans, who are half-human, half-ape, Newfangle is a low status member of the tribe. He tries to alter his position through inventions such as language then, in later episodes, fire, money, warfare, religion and music. But the tribe remains selfish, foolish and venal and Alf, the alpha male, steals Newfangle's ideas to stay in power.

Coco, Newfangle's mother, despairs of her weedy son ever doing anything useful like ripping someone's face off, and places all her hopes in Crag, his half-brother.

Crag may not the brightest hominid in the swamp but at least he's loyal to Newfangle. Newfangle also remains hopeful that his love interest, Snaggle, may be impressed by one of his new creations.

Newfangle is a satirical comedy that deals with human evolution, technology and the perils of being too clever for your own good. It stars Russell Tovey as Newfangle, Maureen Lipman as Coco, Gabriel Vick as Crag, Hugh Bonneville as Alf, Pippa Evans as Snaggle and Amy Shindler as Lucy.

Producer and Writer/Adam Rosenthal

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Afternoon Play – The Tent

Monday 1 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Sian Reeves, Jeremy Swift and Joanna Scanlan star in today's Afternoon Play offering, The Tent, a contemporary comedy about a couple whose relationship is being sucked down the plughole of family life.

Feeling oppressed by a house full of kids, Gavin erects a tent in the garden: a place where he can snatch a few quiet moments; a space, however small, to call his own; a place to finally start practising the ukulele. But when these moments begin to turn into hours and then days, the trouble begins.

It is the weekend when Fay and Gavin are supposed to be finally planning their wedding – they already have three children. Gavin is keen to have the ceremony in a 19th-century castle but Fay prefers the reptile house at the local zoo.

Such decisions and many more prove so difficult that by Sunday evening Fay finds herself alone in a café wondering, not just whether the wedding is off, but whether their whole relationship has hit the buffers.

Written by first-time writer Tom Green, who was part of an initiative undertaken by BBC Radio Drama in collaboration with Script Factory to introduce emerging screenwriters to radio, The Tent stars Sian Reeves as Fay, Jeremy Swift as Gavin and Joanna Scanlan as Anna.

Producer/Toby Swift

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Beyond Belief Ep 1/13

New series
Monday 1 June
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Beyond Belief returns for a new series of programmes exploring the place of faith in today's complex world.

Ernie Rea is joined every week by three guests who discuss how their own religious tradition affects their values and outlook on the world, often revealing hidden and contradictory truths.

Throughout the series, panel guests listen to a personal story which challenges their point of view and forces them to place their faith and values within the context of real-life experiences.

Presenter/Ernie Rea, Producer/Amanda Hancox

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Inside The Virtual Anthill – Open Source Means Business

Monday 1 June
9.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Gerry Northam looks into the far-reaching effects of the development of open source software, such as the free web browser Firefox and the operating system Linux.

Thousands of programmers scattered around the world collaborate in a "virtual anthill" to create products that rival more commercial offerings, thanks to open source software. And now this same ethos is being applied to other kinds of business.

Open source software was initially seen as a threat, but now big companies like IBM employ hundreds of programmers to work on programmes such as Linux. The Linux Foundation is funded by some of the biggest names in computing, including IBM, Intel, Hewlett Packard and Hitachi. Even Microsoft, long seen by some as a fierce critic, is now, in its own words, "building bridges with the open source community".

Some of Northam's most striking findings are among more conventional businesses that are adopting the open source ethos of sharing information in the public domain and openness to non-specialists.

The programme includes contributions from IBM, Mozilla, Linux, MIT, McEwen and others, mostly on-site in California, Oregon and Toronto – and an expert on ant colonies.

Presenter/Gerry Northam, Producer/Mike Hally

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 1 June 2009

5 Live Sport

Monday 1 June
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Dan Walker presents the day's sports news and is joined by special guests for the Monday Night Club for all the latest football debate.

From 9pm, in On The Spot, a panel of regional football journalists review the season and give their personal perspectives on all the action.

Presenter/Dan Walker, Producer/Steve Houghton

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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Monday 1 June 2009

Tennis

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 1 June
10.00am-7.00pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra brings listeners live, uninterrupted commentary from the French Open at Roland-Garros, Paris.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 1 June 2009

Nemone

Monday 1 June
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Nemone chats to Grizzly Bear about their video for Two Weeks, which is directed by Patrick Daughters, the man responsible for Feist's 1234 video.

Grizzly Bear are an experimental folk rock band who recently toured with Radiohead, and are one of the few non-electronic artists signed to the mainly electronic label Warp Records. They also talk to Nemone about their new album, Veckatimest.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Marc Riley

Monday 1 June
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Marc Riley's live studio musical maestro is Malcolm Middleton.

Malcolm was a founding member of Scottish indie band Arab Strap. Now a solo artist, he's about to release his third album, Waxing Gibbous, and his new single, Red Travellin' Socks.

Simon Raymond, formerly of the Cocteau Twins and now head honcho of Bella Union, chooses a John Peel Session he performed on, plus three John Peel Sessions chosen by the listeners. They feature The New Fads, Billy Bragg and The Motors.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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6 Music Plays It Again Bob Marley –
Behind The Smile Ep 1/4

Monday 1 to Thursday 4 June
12.00midnight-12.30am BBC 6 MUSIC

There's another chance for listeners to hear Brinsley Forde peel back the layers of myth, spin and rumour as he looks at the man who became one of the most recognised and celebrated musicians of all time.

This programme was first broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in February 2005. The subsequent episodes can be heard each night until Thursday.

Presenter/Brinsley Forde, Producer/Frank Wilson

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 1 June 2009

Silver Street

Monday 1 June
12.15-12.25pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Imran returns from Pakistan and Bibi immediately fills him in on everything Rozena has been up to, in this week's first visit to Silver Street. Nadia desperately tries to stop Bibi's stirring, but the damage is already done.

Rozena and Kuljit, meanwhile, are going through details for the memorial concert when Imran barges in. Kuljit senses trouble and hastily leaves. As the argument escalates Rozena brings up the subject of whether Imran really is Luca's dad. Imran insists that he is – and he can prove it too.

Imran is played by Narinder Samra, Bibi by Indira Joshi, Rozena by Pooja Ghai, Nadia by Sohm Kapila and Kuljit by Sartaj Garewal.

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