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Network Radio BBC Week 26: Thursday 2 July 2009

BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 2 July 2009

Performance On 3 – BBC Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 2 July
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Continuing BBC Radio 3's Haydn season, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the composer's death, tonight's Performance On 3 features the first of two concerts, each including one of his cello concertos.

Recorded at London's Barbican Hall in May, listeners can hear Haydn's Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, performed by Jean-Guihen Queyras, as well as Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6, Pathetique, and the world première broadcast of a BBC Commission, Brian Elias's Doubles.

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

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Philip Tagney

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 2 July 2009

The Grandfather Of Self-Help

Thursday 2 July
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Historian Kate Williams looks at the work of Victorian author Samuel Smiles and asks whether he still has a message for these troubled times.

One hundred and fifty years ago, in the same year that Mill's On Liberty and Darwin's Origin Of The Species were published, one man's work unexpectedly outsold them both. Believed to have sold over a million copies in Japan alone, Samuel Smiles's Self-Help book led to the idea that greatness can be achieved through sheer hard work.

Kate explores what made the book so popular and meets those who have been influenced by its ideas. Michael Portillo explains how Margaret Thatcher swore by the work, and why he himself finds it so influential: "It does what it says on the tin – self help. I think, in its time, it was an extremely liberating text. Samuel Smiles was the theorist and Margaret Thatcher was the practitioner, a century or more afterwards."

Featuring readings from the text and passionate arguments from both supporters and detractors, Kate examines one of the most influential books ever to be published.

Presenter/Kate Williams, Producer/Mark Rickards

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Afternoon Play – Torchwood: Golden Age Ep 2/3

Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

The Torchwood team head for Delhi on the trail of a dangerous energy field, in Golden Age, written by James Goss, the second part of this brand-new series of extraterrestrial investigations starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd.

As the energy field grows once more, the team witness the simultaneous disappearance of hundreds of people and Jack discovers that the field centres on an old colonial mansion – Torchwood India.

Shocked to find that Torchwood India is still going strong, since he shut it down himself more than 80 years ago, Jack is even more surprised to find that its members, including his old flame, the Duchess, haven't aged a day.

Captain Jack Harkness is played by John Barrowman, Gwen Cooper by Eve Myles and Ianto Jones by Gareth David-Lloyd.

Director/Kate McAll

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 2 July 2009

5 Live At Wimbledon

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 2 July
12.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Simon Mayo, Clare Balding and Mark Pougatch are live from Wimbledon with commentary of the women'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, leads the commentary team alongside Iain Carter, Vassos Alexander and Philip Studd.

The network'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

Thursday 2 July
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Former Wimbledon Champion and BBC Radio 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

Thursday 2 July
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

George Riley presents all the day's sports news and, at 8pm, The Phil Tufnell Cricket Show brings listeners all the latest from the world of cricket.

From 9pm, Matt Dawson presents 5 Live Lions, from South Africa, and has news and reaction from the British and Irish Lions tour.

At 9.45pm, in Tarango And Cash, Pat Cash and Jeff Tarango have all the big stories of the day from Wimbledon as well as 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 ASIAN NETWORK Thursday 2 July 2009

Silver Street

Thursday 2 July
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Sean accuses Aidan of stalking Roopa and they almost come to blows, in today's visit to Silver Street. Roopa, however, convinces Sean to let her talk to Aidan, alone.

Aidan pretends life has been great since they split up, but Roopa soon discovers that he is lying. His behaviour becomes even more erratic and he tells Roopa that he needs somewhere to stay.

Back at the house, meanwhile, Roopa heads off to phone Rita. Will Sean take the opportunity to tell Arun who is back in town?

Sean is played by Lloyd Thomas, Aidan by Arkie Reece, Roopa by Rakhee Thakrar and Arun by Naithan Ariane.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Thursday 2 July 2009

One Planet – Return Of The Nomad Ep 2/2

Thursday 2 July
10.30-11.00am BBC WORLD SERVICE

One of the oldest sustainable livelihoods from fragile land was fading fast but, endorsed by new scientific evidence from Africa and India, nomadic pastoralists and their products are making a comeback.

On the move with Maasai and their cattle in Southern Kenya and Raika, and their camels in north-west Rajasthan, Susie Emmett discovers why ancient ways are more relevant than ever, in the concluding part of this One Planet programme.

Presenter and Producer/Susie Emmett

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