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BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 11 June 2009

Bob Harris Country

Thursday 11 June
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris
BBC Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris

The Band Of Heathens from Austin, Texas, join Bob Harris on his Country show this evening and perform tracks from their self-titled debut studio album.

The band formed in 2006 when its three principal songwriters started performing together at a weekly gig at Austin club, in Momos. Largely improvised and unrehearsed, the shows quickly gained in popularity and The Band Of Heathens was born. After releasing a Live From Momos album, they were named best new band at the Austin Music Awards and followed this up with a tour of the US and a second live album.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Al Booth

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Hot Gossip Ep 1/6

New series
Thursday 11 June
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 presenter Claudia Winkleman
BBC Radio 2 presenter Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman returns with a second series of BBC Radio 2's topical celebrity based panel show, Hot Gossip.

Each week, Claudia is joined by three professionally witty gossipmongers who compete against each other in rounds designed to unleash a torrent of celebrity-fuelled opinion. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions, and Claudia will decide which gossipmonger she deems to be the funniest.

Star of Trigger Happy TV, Dom Joly, and comedian Robin Ince join Claudia on tonight's opening programme.

Further guests will be confirmed closer to the time.

Presenter/Claudia Winkleman, Producer/Phil Critchlow

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 11 June 2009

COMPOSERS OF THE YEAR 2009
Performance On 3 – BBC Philharmonic Haydn Celebrations

Thursday 11 June
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Tonight's Performance On 3 features the third of the BBC Philharmonic's series of concerts celebrating the music of Haydn (one of BBC Radio 3's Composers Of The Year) and comes live from the Bridegwater Hall in Manchester. Choral works featured include The Storm, in which Haydn set his first English text, and the tragic Scena di Berenice, in which the abandoned Berenice calls on the gods to take her life. The BBC Philharmonic and the BBC Singers are conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.

Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Tony Sellors

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Twenty Minutes – The Castle Moreton Jerry

Thursday 11 June
7.50-8.10pm BBC RADIO 3

Novelist Nicholas Shakespeare's new story recalls the strange influence of Tasmania's famous fog, and how a century ago it forced a ship, with women-only passengers from England, dramatically off course. Forming today's Twenty Minutes offering, it is narrated by James Laurenson.

They were bound for Hobart but, beached miles from nowhere, fate takes a remarkable turn. Decades later the narrator hears the story again – as another fog descends – and realises his own life is bound up in that fateful trip.

Narrator/James Laurenson, Producer/Duncan Minshull

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 11 June 2009

Burl Ives

Thursday 11 June
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Musician and writer CP Lee looks back at the life, career and music of singer and Oscar-winning actor Burl Ives, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Born on 14 June, 1909, Burl Ives was one of the most influential popularisers of American folk music in the 20th century, as well as being a political supergrass.

Ives came from Illinois where he sang folk songs as a child, dropping out of school in the late Twenties to become an itinerant banjo-player during the economic depression. By the Thirties he was appearing on radio, singing the songs he made famous.

Along with Woody Guthrie, Ives was one of a generation of musicians rediscovering American folk music and performing it to politicise their audiences as well as entertain them. But Ives was also a talented actor and, during the Second World War, he played several roles successfully in Broadway productions.

Like many other left-wing artists, Ives faced the McCarthyite black-listing in 1950 for having possible communist connections. He survived by informing against other folk musicians, notably Pete Seeger. While trying to protect himself, he betrayed many friends in the process.

While Seeger, and many other left-wing folk musicians, had been unable to find work after their black-listings in the early Fifties, Ives's career during this period made a dramatic upswing. He became a star of stage, screen and television.

CP Lee gives perspective to Ives's burgeoning career, taking a look at how his fame evolved and asks what it may have cost him.

Presenter/CP Lee, Producer/Bob Dickinson

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Afternoon Play – Taken

Thursday 11 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Brigit Forsyth and Will Keen star in today's Afternoon Play offering, Taken, the story of a man's struggle to rectify mistakes in his past.

The disappearance of a little girl in Simon's home town brings home the fact that, since his divorce, his own daughter has no idea who he is. Fuelled by alcohol and nightmares, Simon's obsession with finding the missing girl and his failure to be a good father pushes him to the edge.

The cast also includes Jasmine Hyde, Joseph Kloska, Wendy Nottingham and Alex Woodhall.

Taken is award-winning writer Suzanne Heathcote's first play for radio and also marks the directorial debut for Carl Prekopp.

Producer/Fiona McAlpine

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 11 June 2009

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 11 June
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Dan Walker and Arlo White present the day's sports news and live coverage of England versus South Africa in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

At 8pm, on The Phil Tufnell Cricket Show, Tuffers is joined by special guests for the latest cricket news and reaction.

From 9pm, Brian Alexander presents World Cup Special – One Year To Go, an in-depth look at the preparation for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Presenters/Dan Walker and Arlo White, Producer/John Southall

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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Thursday 11 June 2009

World Twenty20 Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 11 June
1.15-4.45pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on a match in the "Super Eight" stage of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament comes, live, from Trent Bridge, as the last eight teams compete for a place in the semi-finals.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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World Twenty20 Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 11 June
5.15-8.45pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra brings listeners live uninterrupted commentary on another match in the "Super Eight" stage of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament, from Trent Bridge, as the last eight teams compete for a place in the semi-finals.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Thursday 11 June 2009

Marc Riley

Thursday 11 June
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music presenter Marc Riley
BBC 6 Music presenter Marc Riley

The Wave Pictures join Marc Riley this evening and perform their third session for the show, live from the BBC 6 Music Hub.

The Wave Pictures new album was released earlier this year on the Moshi Moshi label. Called If You Leave It Alone, it was recorded in Berlin by Clemence Freschord, featuring the horns of Stanley Brinks. The band's front-man and lyricist, Dave Tattersall, describes it as "an acoustic guitar album".

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Thursday 11 June
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Listeners can hear 10,000 Maniacs live in a 1998 concert at the Sadler's Wells Theatre on Gideon Coe's show tonight, and there's a 1990 Peel session from the Washington DC "bubble-grunge" outfit Velocity Girl. Jack Rose, Superimposers and the Rogers Sisters complete the archive line-up.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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6 Music Plays It Again – Don't Look Back In Anger:
The Story Of Britpop Ep 4/4

Monday 8 to Thursday 11 June
12.00midnight-12.30am BBC 6 MUSIC

Steve Lamacq explores Britpop's decline amidst tabloid sensationalism and hype, as he concludes his chronicle of the mid-Nineties phenomenon of Britpop – a series first broadcast in 2004.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Frank Wilson

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Thursday 11 June 2009

Silver Street

Thursday 11 June
12.15-12.25pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Brian persuades Sandra to meet him but still can't convince her to leave Kenny, in the penultimate visit of the week to Silver Street. Suddenly, Brian decides he has had enough of this on-off relationship and announces he is going back to Spain, but will Sandra try to stop him?

Meanwhile, Isabel confronts Imran about his terrible past but realises Rozena's version of events was designed to get rid of her and Luca. Isabel is livid and makes a decision that Rozena won't like at all...

Brian is played by Gerard McDermott, Sandra by Anita Dobson, Isabel by Sonya Leite, Imran by Narinder Samra and Rozena by Pooja Ghai.

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