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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 3 July 2009

Colour My World Ep 3/3

Friday 3 July
7.00-7.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Bill Kenwright presents the third and final part of Colour My World – The Tony Hatch Story, looking at the life and work of this influential singer and songwriter.

In 1964, Tony was commissioned by Reg Watson to write his first television theme, for Crossroads. Reg talks about how, 20 years later, he heard Tony's composition for Neighbours and knew that the song was perfect for the show. Barry Crocker, who provided the vocals on the original version, talks about the day that he recorded it with Tony.

Tony was soon in huge demand, penning the theme tunes for Sportsnight, Man Alive and Emmerdale, among many others. He also earned himself a fearsome reputation as "The Hatchet Man" on talent show New Faces. He and his wife, Jackie, then moved into musical theatre, providing the music and lyrics for stage musical The Card.

Theatre impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh talks about his work with Tony on The Card and American producer Victoria Laing explains why she included nine of Tony's songs in her current stage show, Shout – The Mod Musical.

Presenter/Bill Kenwright, Producer/Helen Chetwynd

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Friday Night Is Music Night

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 3 July
7.30-9.15pm BBC RADIO 2

Musical theatre stars Shona Lindsay and Edward Baker-Duly dazzle brightly in tonight's show with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor Richard Balcombe keeps singers and musicians in line while presenter Paul Gambaccini oversees the live proceedings from London.

Presenter/Paul Gambaccini, Producer/Jodie Keane

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Listen To The Band

Friday 3 July
9.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Frank Renton presents the Mount Charles Band, with conductor Andrew Duncan, playing music especially recorded for the programme. Tracing their roots back to the late 18th century, the Mount Charles Band is one of the top bands in the west of England today. Music on today's programme includes Aspects Of Lloyd Webber, The Water Is Wide and a selection from the evergreen stage and film success Oklahoma!

Presenter/Frank Renton, Producer/Terry Carter

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Claudia Winkleman's Arts Show

Friday 3 July
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Claudia Winkleman rounds up the week's arts action as her series continues.

Fans of Glen David Gold's critically acclaimed novel, Carter Beats The Devil, have been waiting since 2001 for his new book. The new novel, Sunnyside, recreates the wild, early days of Hollywood and charts Charlie Chaplin's dramatic rise from rags to riches. It is set at the time of the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the rise of a new superpower called America. But is the new novel worth the wait? Claudia delivers her own verdict and talks to Glen David Gold about the book.

Presenter/Claudia Winkleman, Producer/Carmela DiClemente

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 3 July 2009

Performance On 3

Friday 3 July
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

As part of BBC Radio 3's season marking the 200th anniverary of Haydn's death, tonight's concert includes his second concerto for cello, performed by Jean-Guihen Queyras. Mahler's mighty 5th Symphony follows. The concert was recorded at the Barbican Hall in May.

The concert is followed by songs about New York, from Broadway musicals, sung by Kim Criswell and Brent Barrett, with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Broadway expert John McGlinn.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Philip Tagney

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 3 July 2009

Afternoon Play – Torchwood: The Dead Line Ep 3/3

Friday 3 to Friday 3 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

When a Cardiff hospital is inundated with patients who have fallen into coma-like trances, Torchwood moves in to investigate in the third part of this brand new series of extra-terrestrial investigations starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd.

The trances appear to have been triggered by phone calls, all received on retro phones and made from a number that hasn't been active for more than 30 years.

Determined to find out who's been calling the unfortunate victims, Jack rings the mysterious number – two, zero, five, nine. It seems to be a dead line ... until Jack is called back.

The third and final episode, The Dead Line, is written by Phil Ford.

Director/Kate McAll

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 3 July 2009

5 Live At Wimbledon

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 3 July
12.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Simon Mayo, Clare Balding and Mark Pougatch are live from Wimbledon 2009 with commentary of the men's semi-finals.

Former Wimbledon Champions Michael Stich, Pat Cash and Jana Novotna head the team of top-name pundits, which includes Jeff Tarango, Annabel Croft, Frew MacMillan and Todd Woodbridge. BBC Radio 5 Live's tennis correspondent, Jonathan Overend, heads the commentary team, alongside Iain Carter, Vassos Alexander and Philip Studd.

5 Live's Sony Gold Award-winning Wimbledon mini-site returns with podcasts, exclusive video footage, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, pictures and extras at

Presenters/Simon Mayo, Clare Balding and Mark Pougatch, Producer/Steve Rudge

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Michael Stich At Wimbledon

Friday 3 July
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Former Wimbledon Champion and 5 Live pundit Michael Stich is joined by special tennis and showbiz guests to review all the day's action from SW19.

Presenter/Michael Stich, Producer/Steve Rudge

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5 Live Sport

Friday 3 July
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Darren Campbell is joined by Mike Costello, live, from the Golden League Bislett Games in Oslo, for 5 Live Track And Field, which features all the latest athletics news.

At 9pm, George Riley rounds up the day's sports news, including updates from rugby league's Super League.

At 9.45pm, in Tarango And Cash, Pat Cash and Jeff Tarango have all the big stories of the day from Wimbledon, plus special guests, interviews and their own unique take on proceedings. Tarango And Cash is also available to download as a podcast at

Presenter/George Riley, Producer/Adrian Williams

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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Friday 3 July 2009

Rugby League

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 3 July

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted live commentary of one of the evening's top matches in the Super League.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 3 July 2009

Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show

Friday 3 July
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

This Friday, the Rock Show welcomes Grammy-nominated metalcore band Killswitch Engage.

Having sold more than a million copies in their native US, the five-piece from Massachusetts are currently one of the most influential forces in music, renowned for their versatile fusion of aggression, melody, rock and metal.

Led by charismatic front man Howard Jones, formerly of Blood Has Been Shed, the band recently re-made the Dio classic, Holy Diver.

Bruce Dickinson invites them back into the studio to talk about their new self-titled album, what it was like working with producer Brendon O'Brien (AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and Pearl Jam) and their thoughts on this year's Download Festival.

Presenter/Bruce Dickinson, Producer/Ian Callaghan

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Friday 3 July 2009

Silver Street

Friday 3 July
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Arun and his parents go to Leicester to collect Rajan's things but there is no house key, so they pick the lock, in today's visit to Silver Street. Later, a conversation with Rajan's neighbour, Patricia, reveals exactly how ill he has been.

Back in Silver Street, Roopa finds a confused Rajan in the middle of the road and takes him home. She then phones her parents, who realise they have a bigger problem to deal with.

Meanwhile, Arun makes a startling discovery...

Arun is played by Naithan Ariane, Rajan by Aftab Sachak, Patricia by Lorna Laidlaw and Roopa by Rakhee Thakrar.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 3 July 2009

Global Perspective Ep 1/6

New series
Friday 3 July

In this new series, six documentary-makers from around the world have produced a documentary which works with the same central theme of islands.

The first documentary, Alert Bay – My Life So Far, tells the story of the village of Alert Bay on Canada's Pacific coast. The only settlement on a small island, just four kilometres long, it is home to the Namgis First Nation and most residents are aboriginal.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation gave five, local, young people recording equipment, a bit of coaching and a simple request: "Tell us about your life."

Like most people who grow up in a small community, Alert Bay's youth is torn between staying and venturing into the bigger world. What is unique about their story is the struggle to keep their culture alive.

Producers/Neil Sandell and Kate Howells

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