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Network Radio BBC Week 3 Saturday 17 January 2009

BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 17 January 2009

Does The Team Think Ep 1/8

New programme
Saturday 17 January
1.00-1.30pm BBC RADIO 2 Schedule Amendment 14 January

Vic Reeves returns to host the first in a new series of the comedy panel show where members of the public pose light-hearted questions to a panel of comedians and celebrities.

In this week's show Jack Dee explains what he really thinks about take-away food; Julian Clary reveals how he lost his temper against his normal character; Ulrika Jonsson reveals how generous she is; Bob Mortimer admits to some advertising secrets; and Vic Reeves tries to find out the real truth about how planes fly.

The audience also pose questions to the team about time travel, owning pets and the possibility of them ever gracing the music charts.

Presenter and Writer/Vic Reeves, Producer/Paul Russell

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Dermot O'Leary – Daniel Merriweather

Saturday 17 January
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Daniel Merriweather performs at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios
Daniel Merriweather performs at
the BBC's Maida Vale Studios

Daniel Merriweather performs at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios in a pre-recorded concert. Best known for his chart-busting cover of The Smiths track Stop Me for Mark Ronson's album, Version, this session features Daniel performing tracks from his debut album, Love And War.

Presenter/Dermot O'Leary, Producer/Ben Walker

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MOTOWN SEASON
The Sound Of Young America

New programme
Saturday 17 January
7.00–8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

The Motown sound of The Jackson Five influenced musicians around the world
The Motown sound of The
Jackson Five influenced musicians
around the world

Pete Mitchell looks at how the Motown sound has influenced musicians around the world.

He gathers together an eclectic mix of musicians to talk about the label, including: jazz artist Diane Reeves, who was born in the Motor City; Lenny Kravitz, whose life changed when he heard the Jackson Five for the first time; and Sheryl Crow, who cut her teeth playing in a Motown covers band.

Listeners can also hear from punk queen Siouxsie Sioux, who was inspired by the music of Stevie Wonder; electro-synth outfit Sparks; singer-songwriter Billy Bragg; and Paul Weller, whose Motown obsession is still evident in his music today.

There are also contributions from Eddy Grant, Martin Fry, Alexander O'Neal, Suggs and music producer Nile Rodgers.

Presenter and Producer/Pete Mitchell

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Suzi Quatro

Saturday 17 January
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Suzi Quatro plays the music she heard in her formative years, from doo-wop to Motown and rock 'n' roll, taking listeners through the Fifties and Sixties up to the present day.

Once a month, she talks to a special guest about their American influences and this week it's Bee Gee Robin Gibb. Together with his brothers, Robin has produced one of the most popular songbooks in history and achieved record sales in excess of 200 million.

Robin talks candidly about his earliest musical memories and the many adventures and successes the brothers Gibb enjoyed in Australia, the UK and the USA, including their work with Elvis, Otis Redding, Barbra Streisand and Dolly Parton.

Robin also talks movingly about the loss of his brothers, Andy and Maurice.

Presenter/Suzi Quatro, Producer/Mark Simpson

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BBC Radio 3 Saturday 17 January 2009

Jazz Library – John Lewis

Saturday 17 January
4.00–5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Pianist John Lewis is best known for his long connection with the Modern Jazz Quartet. However, in this conversation with Alyn Shipton, recorded shortly before Lewis's death in 2001, he not only introduces his favourite MJQ discs, but also selects a variety of his other best recordings. These include work with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis's Birth Of The Cool nonet and pioneering third-stream band Orchestra USA.

Presenter/Alyn Shipton

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Opera On 3 – Doctor Atomic By John Adams

Saturday 17 January
6.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Doctor Atomic composer John Adams
Doctor Atomic composer John
Adams

John Adams has an impressive track record for mining the mythic and symbolic potential of resonant moments in 20th-century history. Nixon In China portrayed the clash between the values of East and West when President Nixon met Chairman Mao; The Death Of Klinghoffer examined the issues at the heart of the Middle East conflict by showing the hijack of an Italian cruise liner by Palestinian terrorists, who murder an elderly disabled Jew. Doctor Atomic, his latest opera, focuses on one of the most momentous episodes of modern history: the creation of the atomic bomb.

This acclaimed performance, recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, last November, stars baritone Gerald Finley as the title character, Robert J Oppenheimer, director of the Manhattan Project dedicated to the development of the world's first nuclear weapon during the Second World War. Oppenheimer was a cultivated individual, a genius scientist who saw the order of physics mirrored in his profound love of poetry, music and painting. The libretto, by Adams's long-time collaborator Peter Sellars, draws on an eclectic range of sources. US Government documents, military communiqués and the sacred texts and poetry so beloved of Oppenheimer reveal the conflict in this most humanist of men yoked to the development of a weapon of unprecedented destructive force.

Other members of the cast include mezzos Sasha Cooke and Meredith Arwady, who sing Oppenheimer's wife, Kitty, and his maid, Pasqualita; bass Eric Owens is General Leslie Groves; and scientists Edward Teller, Robert Wilson and Frank Hubbard are sung by Richard Paul Fink (bass-baritone), Thomas Glenn (tenor) and Earle Patriarco (baritone). The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra are conducted by Alan Gilbert.

Presenter/Margaret Juntwait, Producer/David Papp

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BBC Radio 4 Saturday 17 January 2009

Winnie The Who?

New programme
Saturday 17 January
10.30-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Presenter Michael Rosen heads east to uncover the hugely popular animation of Vinni Pukh – the Russian version of Winnie The Pooh.

From Vladivostock to Tallinn, there was scarcely a Russian-speaking child who could not recite large chunks of Vinni Pukh, or garble back the words of Petachok, Piglet, or moan the lines of Oslik, better known in the UK as Eeyore. It came as a surprise to many Russians that an Englishman was able to create what they saw as such quintessentially Russian characters.

The programme explores the Russian translations, and examines why Christopher Robin was removed from the action, why author EE Shepherd and the Disney cartoon drawings were ignored, and why this version was, and still is, such an important part of Russian popular culture.

Presenter/Michael Rosen, Producer/Tom Alban

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Piper Alpha

Saturday 17 January
2.30-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

On Sunday 6 July 1988, 165 men died on board the Piper Alpha oil platform, in the North Sea. Two rescue workers also lost their lives in what became the world's worst oil-rig fire.

Written by Stephen Phelps, Piper Alpha begins just before the initial explosion at 10.01pm and continues through to the arrival of rescue planes at 11.27pm, just in time to watch the rig's final collapse into the sea.

Events are tracked through individual characters on several different levels of the platform, as well as in the control rooms of other nearby rigs and emergency facilities on shore. The drama is based on the report of the Cullen Inquiry into the disaster, published in 1990. The inquiry opened on 19 January 1989, 20 years ago this week.

Producer/Toby Swift

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Archive Hour – Nations Of The Cross Ep 1/2

Saturday 17 January
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Historian Alan Dein uncovers the ever-changing landscape of the site of London's King's Cross.

In the first of two programmes, Alan examines the history of the site when it was a narrow bridge crossing a stinking river below, before King's Cross became a place where thousands pass through in a hurry, never wondering about the people whose lives revolve around the area.

Contributors to the programme include: Eleanor Spittle, who arrived in King's Cross, with her parents, from Glamorgan; Abdi Shakur Al–Shibane, and his family, who fled war–torn Somalia; Ash Rahman, who was born in Bangladesh; local football hero and community worker George Case, who is the oldest surviving station master at King's Cross; and Reg Hopkins, former president of the railway workers union (RMT).

Presenter/Alan Dein, Producer/Mark Burman

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 17 January 2009

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 17 January
12.00noon-7.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Saggers presents an afternoon of live sport, with coverage of the Barclays Premier League 3pm kick-offs including Bolton versus Manchester United and Chelsea versus Stoke, plus updates from the day's games in the Coca-Cola Championship and Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League.

There's also reports from the penultimate day of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates and updates from rugby union's Heineken and European Challenge Cup fifth-round matches.

At 5.30pm, there's live commentary of Hull versus Arsenal, from the KC Stadium.

Presenter/Mark Saggers, Producer/TBC

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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Saturday 17 January 2009

Championship Football

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 17 January
12.40-2.45pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted live commentary of Preston North End versus Burnley, from the Deepdale Stadium at 12.45pm.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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5 Live Football League

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 17 January
2.45-5.15pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

There is uninterrupted commentary on one of the afternoon's top matches in the Championship plus reports and score updates from across the Football League.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Football

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 17 January
5.15-7.15pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on the Championship clash between Burnley and Swansea City, live, from Turf Moor.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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