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Network Radio BBC Week 29: Thursday 23 July 2009

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 23 July 2009

The Jason Byrne Show Ep 1/6

New series
Thursday 23 July
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Following his hit series last year, Irish comic Jason Byrne returns to BBC Radio 2 with a new six-part series of his fast-paced, lively stand-up comedy-sketch show.

Having just completed a sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe, this new series sees Jason tackle themes including food, travel, parents, money, ageing and animals in his own lightning-fast improvisational style.

This first episode concerns ageing and also stars actors Laurence Howarth and Anna Bengo.

Presenter/Jason Byrne, Producer/Julia McKenzie

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 23 July 2009

Lunchtime Concert

Thursday 23 July
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Young Finnish quartet, Meta4, are currently part of the distinguished Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme and visit the City Of London Festival to perform an all-Finnish programme.

They start with composer, conductor and violinist Jaakko Kuusisto's arresting Play III, followed by Kaija Saariaho's Terra Memoria – a work dedicated to "those departed". A mature work by Sibelius completes Meta4's programme with his sombre String Quartet in D minor, Op 56, "Voces Intimae" or Inner Voices, written at a time when the composer's health and finances were in a state of crisis.

Presenter/Louise Fryer, Producer/Emily Kershaw

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Prom 9 – BBC Philharmonic

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 23 July
7.30-10.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Vassily Sinaisky, the BBC Philharmonic's chief guest conductor, explores the less-frequented byways of the English repertoire. Moeran's Symphony in G minor makes a re-appearance at this year's BBC Proms after a gap of more than 70 years.

The Proms also marks the 75th anniversary of Edward Elgar's death with a performance of his Second Symphony, which was partly written on the Cornish coast at Tintagel.

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 27 July at 2pm.

Presenter/Penny Gore, Producer/Brian Jackson

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Late Junction

Thursday 23 July
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Fiona Talkington's late-night mix includes, at midnight, this month's Late Junction collaboration session; American clarinettist David Rothenberg duetting with tropical birds in London Zoo's aviary, together with studio improvisations on the Turkish cümbüş by Lu Edmonds.

Presenter/Fiona Talkington, Producer/Roger Short

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 23 July 2009

Face The Facts Ep 1/6

New series
Thursday 23 July
12.30-1.00pm BBC RADIO 4

John Waite returns with a new series of the award-winning investigative programme, Face The Facts.

In the first programme, John investigates deaths which go undiscovered and raises the questions as to why they happen and how they can be prevented.

Every week, councils across the UK fund and organise funerals for people who have nobody else to take care of their affairs. Often these are deaths which have remained undiscovered for weeks, months or even years. In an ageing society it is an issue which is expected to get worse.

John looks into the background of some of these desperately sad cases and asks whether anything could be done to make them less likely to happen.

Presenter/John Waite, Producer/Jon Douglas

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Questions, Questions Ep 1/6

New series
Thursday 23 July
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Stewart Henderson returns with a new series of Questions, Questions, the programme which offers answers to those intriguing questions of everyday life, inspired by current events and popular culture.

Each programme is compiled directly from the well-informed and inquisitive BBC Radio 4 audience, who bring their unrivalled collective brain to bear on these puzzlers every week.

Just a few of the array of puzzles being tackled in this series will include: when did the ornamental water feature first come into use in garden design? What is the origin of the Stars And Stripes? And why do some people get bitten by mosquitoes more than others?

Presenter/Stewart Henderson, Producer/Kevin Dawson

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Afternoon Play – A Second Life Ep 1/2

Thursday 23 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

A Second Life tells the story of an elderly priest who is disturbed late one evening by an agitated young man, claiming to be living his second life.

The young man says he has lived before but was offered, on his death, the chance to live again. He took the offer on the condition that he could be born experienced, to avoid the mistakes that had blighted his first life.

However, this proves to be of no advantage, as he has lived his second life in a state of obsessive caution. Afraid of falling, he has never run. Afraid of betrayal, he has never trusted. Afraid of harm, he has completely failed to live.

Father Caldos is played by John Bett, José Maria by Richard Conlon, Dona Clemência by Lucy Paterson, Lucas by John Macaulay and the Prophet Job by Mark McDonnell. All additional parts are played by these cast members.

A Second Life is written by Adam Beeson and is adapted from a short story by the 19th-century Brazilian writer Machado de Assis.

Producer/Bruce Young

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Bigipedia Ep 1/4

New series
Thursday 23 July
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Bigipedia, a unique experiment in
Bigipedia, a unique experiment in "broadwebcasting"

For half an hour, BBC Radio 4 takes part in a unique experiment in "broadwebcasting" as it hands over control of its output to Bigipedia – the all-round 360-degree information knowledge article-based conglomerate portal.

Inspired by Wikipedia, Bigipedia is Radio 4's The Sunday Format for the online age. It features multiple-overlapping voices to create information "pages", service announcements, discussion forums and endless upgrades...

Written and created by Nick Doody and Matt Kirshen (Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive), everything in Bigipedia is utterly untrue.

Producer/David Tyler

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 23 July 2009

5 Live Sport

Thursday 23 July
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

George Riley introduces 5 Live Sport featuring, at 7pm, the Sports News Hour, followed, at 8pm, by the Phil Tufnell Cricket Show, in which Tuffers is joined by guests from the world of cricket and showbiz to discuss the latest news from the Ashes.

At 9pm in Window Shopping, 5 Live Sport discusses the latest moves and gossip from the football transfer market.

Presenter/George Riley, Producer/Alex Rice

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Thursday 23 July 2009

Silver Street

Thursday 23 July
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Rehan wants to know what is really bothering Danyal, as the drama continues. Is it Bollywood actor Jonni? Danyal hastily changes the subject to Shazia's relationship with Hassan. The boys agree to give him a chance.

Elsewhere, Bibi notices that Hassan seems to be getting on well with Shazia's boys, but then tells him her views on mixed marriages.

Later, Hassan and Rehan have a heart-to-heart. Rehan asks the doctor what his exact intentions are towards his mother.

Rehan is played by Rez Kempton, Danyal by Jag Sanghera, Shazia by Shobu Kapoor, Hassan by Youssef Kerkour and Bibi by Indira Joshi.

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