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Network Radio BBC Week 35: Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2009

BBC RADIO 1 Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2009

Radio 1 At The Reading & Leeds Festival

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
7.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 1

Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw, Steve Lamacq, Daniel P Carter, Mike Davies and Huw Stephens are listeners' guides to all things rock, as they bring five hours of live music highlights from the Reading & Leeds Festival 2009.

This music features live tracks, recorded at Reading, from around 40 artists from the Main, Radio 1 and the BBC Introducing stages.

A storming line up this year included headline sets from Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead, plus Kaiser Chiefs, Placebo, The Prodigy, Maximo Park, Bloc Party, Faith No More, Gossip, Florence And The Machine, La Roux, Little Boots, Jamie T and Enter Shikari.

Presenters/Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw, Steve Lamacq, Daniel P Carter, Mike Davies and Huw Stephens

Producers/Kat Wong and Clare Chadburn

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BBC 1XTRA Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2009

Ace & Vis – Live From The Notting Hill Carnival

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
4.00-7.00pm BBC 1XTRA

Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, BBC 1Xtra broadcasts an exciting schedule of special programmes and highlights from the Notting Hill and Leeds Carnivals. Listeners can join in with the festivities this year as 1Xtra brings all the carnival fun to the airwaves.

The troublemakers of radio, Ace and Vis, lead the coverage with a three-hour live broadcast from the Notting Hill Carnival on Monday 31 August (4-7pm). They are joined by special guests, while Mistajam joins revellers on the streets of Notting Hill and Gemma Cairney reports from the Leeds Carnival in Potternewton Park.

1Xtra listeners are treated to three days of special programmes including the Ten Hour Takeover on Saturday 29 August, from 9am-7pm, where the network hosts a day of listener requests; there's also highlights and memories from previous years in Carnival Rewind on Sunday 30 August from 1-7pm.

Producer/Andy Worrell

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BBC RADIO 2 Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2009

BBC RADIO 2'S BEATLES BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
The Great Beatles Songbook – Volume 1

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

The Beatles recording at Apple studios
The Beatles recording at Apple studios

In a Bank Holiday special, Ken Bruce presents The Great Beatles Songbook – Volume 1, a countdown of the Top 30 biggest-selling Beatles tracks in the UK as compiled by the Official Charts Company.

There's also a special Beatles edition of PopMaster.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones

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BBC RADIO 2'S BEATLES BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
The Beatles @ The Beeb

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
12.00noon-2.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Bill Kenwright presents a two-hour journey through the many Beatles songs and interviews recorded at the BBC during the Sixties.

The Beatles played on 53 different radio shows between March 1962 and June 1965, giving no less than 275 performances of 88 different songs. Remarkably, 36 of those songs were never issued on record while the group was in existence. With the exception of Lennon-McCartney's I'll Be On My Way, these unreleased tracks were cover versions, ranging from familiar rock 'n' roll numbers to some fairly obscure oddities which included a customised version of Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport with Rolf Harris.

This programme features an interview – unheard since 1965 – in which The Beatles talk about their second movie, Help!; they chatted live from a radio car at Twickenham Film Studios for the BBC Light Programme show Pop Inn. The "lost" master tape of the Lennon And McCartney Songbook can also be heard for the first time since its original broadcast on August Bank Holiday Monday in 1966.

In addition there are interviews with presenters Brian Matthew and Alan Freeman, recorded in 1988, where they reminisce about their time with The Beatles at the Beeb.

Presenter/Bill Kenwright, Producer/Kevin Howlett

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BBC RADIO 2'S BEATLES BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
The Great Beatles Songbook – Volume 2

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Actor and BBC 6 Music's Soul And Funk Show presenter Craig Charles crosses over to BBC Radio 2 to share the channel's listeners' Beatles stories, with choice tracks from the Fab Four's albums and solo projects. The programme includes the Top 10 selling Beatles albums, as supplied by the Official Chart Company.

Presenter/Craig Charles, Producer/Kerry Reece

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BBC RADIO 2'S BEATLES BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
The Beatles Covered With Cilla Black

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Cilla Black presents a two-hour special for August Bank Holiday afternoon: The Beatles Covered. The singer, dancer and all-round entertainer plays cover versions of the Fab Four's biggest UK singles, including tracks from Ella Fitzgerald and Kris Kristofferson; Aretha Franklin and Tom Jones.

The programme focuses on the group's original releases and follows the band's highest chart positions, as verified by the Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles.

Presenter/Cilla Black, Producer/Malcolm Prince

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BBC RADIO 2'S BEATLES BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
The Record Producers – Sir George Martin

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

As part of BBC Radio 2's Beatles Bank Holiday programming, this August Bank Holiday edition of The Record Producers profiles the work of a man often labelled "The Fifth Beatle" – Sir George Martin.

Richard Allinson and Steve Levine examine his work as a producer, arranger and, through his experiments with sound, technical innovator.

In an exclusive interview, Sir George talks about various aspects of the studio and recording process, the albums Sgt Pepper and Abbey Road, along with a number of songs, including Strawberry Fields Forever, Tomorrow Never Knows and Rain.

Highlights in this programme include the first chance to hear the newly restored versions of the original master tapes for Please Please Me, along with analysis of the original multi-track of Come Together.

The programme also contains examples of a recent technological development that gives listeners the opportunity to hear some of The Beatles’ most famous songs in a new way.

Because of the limitations of tape machines during the Sixties, it was necessary to either record or mix various instruments and voices onto the same track. Once they'd been committed to tape there was no way of separating them. But now, through the use of revolutionary software, there's the chance to hear some of these parts in isolation for the very first time.

Presenters/Steve Levine and Richard Allinson, Producer/Neil Myners

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Paul Jones

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Paul Jones presents a two-hour special, featuring highlights of this year's Maryport Blues Festival, with music from John Mayall, The Blues Band, King King, Dani Wilde, Deborah Bonham, Sean Webster and Ruby Turner.

The programme includes backstage interviews with artists and fans on the blues trail in the Cumbrian town.

Presenter/Paul Jones, Producer/Paul Long

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Big Band Special

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Clare Teal presents the BBC Big Band in session with conductor and arranger Jorg Keller. They are joined by guest singer Christine Tobin, who performs new arrangements of songs by Leonard Cohen including Take This Waltz, Dance Me To The End Of Love and Thousand Kisses Deep. This is the first performance of these new arrangements written especially for Christine, who was the winner of the best vocalist award at the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards.

Presenter/Clare Teal, Producer/Bob McDowall

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BBC RADIO 3 Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2009

Composer Of The Week – Antonio Salieri Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September
10.00-11.00am BBC RADIO 3

The much-maligned composer Antonio Salieri, mainly remembered today for allegedly poisoning Mozart through jealously of the younger composer's talent, is the focus for this week's Composer Of The Week. This rumour of murder has travelled over 200 years, inspiring verse by Alexander Pushkin, an opera by Rimsky-Korsakov and Peter Shaffer's film Amadeus. But is it fair that this once highly celebrated composer should be remembered for an unsubstantiated rumour?

Salieri was at one time the most famous composer in all of Europe, with the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II as his patron. He received offers of work from the King of Sweden, and even dedicated one of his works to Marie Antoniette. He composed over 40 operas, including a work premièred for the official opening in Milan of La Scala opera house. Among Salieri's students, which he always taught for free unless they came from wealthy backgrounds, were Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt and even Mozart's son Franz Xaver.

In Monday's programme, Donald Macleod looks at Salieri's formative years, including the loss of his parents early on; and the miracle when he was discovered by the composer Florian Leopold Gassmann and taken from Venice to Vienna. Listeners hear a specially made recording by the BBC Singers of the Missa stylo a cappella, documented as being one of Salieri's first compositions, and one which was never performed in the composer's lifetime.

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Luke Whitlock

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BBC PROMS 2009
Prom 61 – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3
Petroc Trelawny introduces tonight's BBC Prom from London's Royal Albert Hall
Petroc Trelawny introduces tonight's BBC Prom from London's Royal Albert Hall

Mariss Jansons conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Sibelius's First Symphony and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé – Suite No. 2, live from London's Royal Albert Hall. They are joined by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená for some of Duparc's finest songs.

Both Sibelius and Duparc stopped composing decades before their deaths. The seven symphonies Sibelius left, however, securely place him among the greatest symphonists of the 20th century. Duparc left just 13 songs, yet each is a gem of textual subtlety and melodic inspiration; lustrous-toned Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená sings her own selection.

Ravel's pastoral ballet Daphnis et Chloé – commissioned by Diaghilev in 1909, the year he met Stravinsky – was based on an ancient erotic novel; the Second Suite begins with a sunrise and ends in an orgy.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Anthony Sellors

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Twenty Minutes – The Annual General Boiled Egg Panic

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
7.40-8.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Comedian Alexei Sayle shares his bank holiday memories
Comedian Alexei Sayle shares his bank holiday memories

Today is August Bank Holiday Monday, when people all over Britain who have flocked to the seaside bask in the sun or shelter disconsolately from the rain. To mark this archetypal holiday BBC Radio 3 has commissioned a new piece, a memoir from Alexei Sayle, who has more reason than most to remember the bank holiday.

Alexei grew up in Liverpool, his father a train guard and union official. This meant the Sayle family could travel all over Europe by rail, free. But it also meant that often holidays were spent in the English seaside town that was hosting the Annual General Meeting of the National Union of Railwaymen, and the only foreign interest was provided by fraternal delegates sent from SNCF, the French railway.

In The Annual General Boiled Egg Panic Alexei recalls the cherished passes that allowed him in to all the local attractions free. He remembers the strange nature of the meetings themselves – like rock festivals "where the stars... were balding alcoholics in ill-fitting suits, talking gibberish". But come the annual dinner-dance these masters of obfuscation revealed themselves as sharp and fluent, masters of the jive and the waltz.

Sayle recalls himself aged 14, in a plastic jacket he thought was leather, affecting a cap he thought similar to John Lennon's – that wasn't – and not so keen on attending the union meetings anymore, especially when they were held in Southport, just a few miles from home. So he commited a daring, meaningless and highly significant act.

Presenter/Alexei Sayle, Producer/Julian May

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The Essay – Secret Places In Four Quartets Ep 1/4

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 31 August to Thursday 3 September
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Poet and writer TS Eliot
Poet and writer TS Eliot

Each of TS Eliot's Four Quartets bears the name of a place that powerfully impressed him and, over a period of several years, he developed these impressions into the sequence finally published together in one volume in 1943.

Poet, critic and Eliot-aficionado Craig Raine investigates the connection between the places of the poem and Eliot's evocation of obscure areas of emotion; what Eliot referred to as "the depths of feeling into which we cannot peer".

The places of Four Quartets are Burnt Norton (a village in Gloucestershire); East Coker (a large house in Somerset); The Dry Salvages off the coast of Massachusetts – actually just a group of rocks; and Little Gidding in Huntingdonshire, which historically and in Eliot's time was the site of a lay contemplative religious community and continues to be a place of spiritual retreat today.

The Essays are illustrated with material recorded on location by Craig at the key places in the poem. They also include extracts from Eliot's Quartets, from other related verse, as well as from Eliot's own critical reflections – all read by actor Ralph Fiennes.

Presenter/Craig Raine, Producer/John Taylor

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BBC RADIO 4 Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2009

Jeopardising Justice Ep 1/4

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
9.30-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

This new series looks at a law within the law, the law of unintended consequences, and how the best intentions in legal reform can sometimes produce outcomes that are quite unexpected – even unpalatable – to the reformers themselves.

Helena Kennedy QC was one of many legal campaigners in the Seventies and Eighties who felt the law was slow to adapt to a changing world, did not reflect the diversity in British society and – in particular – did not treat women well. She became a campaigning lawyer hoping to change the system from the inside.

Helena's generation of liberal lawyers won many of the arguments but, in setting the ball rolling, some have suggested they should have been more careful about what they wished for. Helena discusses whether some of their original ideas may have been flawed or used for other purposes by politicians. Or maybe there is something about the process of law reform that has a life of its own and is beyond the control of any particular campaign or group.

In the first programme, Helena looks at the rise of the victim's movement. Helena began her career by championing the victim's voice, but is now worried it has gained such strength that it could threaten the rights of defendants.

The authored series is reflective and self-questioning, with Helena Kennedy interrogating not just the twists and turns of legal reform, but how good intentions can produce quite unexpected, even illiberal, outcomes.

Presenter/Helena Kennedy QC, Producers/Simon Hollis and Sally Doganis

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Book Of The Week – Newton And The Counterfeiter Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

The subtitle of this new book by Thomas Levenson is The Unknown Detective Career Of The World's Greatest Scientist. In essence, it's the story of Isaac Newton's later career in charge of the Royal Mint and his battle to convict a major counterfeiter, William Chaloner, who was eventually tried and hanged in 1699. It paints a fascinating picture of Newton's methods, the London financial landscape, and the London criminal underworld in the late 17th century.

However, there are many more interesting elements to this well-researched story – for example, how one of the greatest academic minds of the century, who spent over 30 years cloistered in Cambridge, then went on to oversee the complete re-casting of all metal currency in a massive undertaking by the Royal Mint; how this towering academic began hunting down counterfeiters and, within months of leaving academia, was personally interrogating criminals in the cells of Newgate Prison; and how the Bank of England was founded, through to the birth of the modern banking system.

The thread running through this story is the battle of wits between Newton and Chaloner – the latter a talented and ambitious metal worker who despite being caught counterfeiting a number of times, lied his way into a position where he was advising Parliament on the dangers to the Royal Mint from counterfeiters. Chaloner was a shameless rogue who very nearly wormed his way into a position of power in the Royal Mint which he planned to rob, but Newton was obsessively determined to beat him – and he did – albeit a close-run thing.

Reader/Crawford Logan, Producer/Bruce Young

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Woman's Hour Drama – Writing The Century Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Writing The Century is BBC Radio 4's continuing drama series which explores the 20th century through real correspondence from the great, the good and the ordinary. The letters come from a broad mix of society including housewives, politicians, council workers, soldiers, lawyers, shopkeepers, prisoners and entrepreneurs – British society on the back of an envelope.

This series covers 1965-1966. Stella Kaufman is a second-year drama student from a Jewish family based in Manchester and falls in love with agnostic Tom Rennard – who is also 13 years her senior and a divorcee, much to the disapproval of her family.

Stella travels to Israel "to find herself" but feels even more confused and disillusioned by the trip. This is before the Six Day War and tensions are running high with Syria and any visitor to the Kibbutz has to partake in "Sten Gun" practice should they be called to fight. By the end of the trip, one thing is sure for Stella – Israel and the communal Kibbutz life is not for her.

She graduates from Drama College and gains her first professional job as an actor/assistant stage manager in London where she's responsible for both technical duties and acting on stage. She's run ragged by long hours and continual pressure from her parents to end the relationship with Tom.

With Tom living in Manchester and Stella's work in London as well as the couple's age, background and religious differences, the odds are stacked against them – can their relationship weather this storm?

This is the true love story of Tom and Stella, taken from diaries and letters written between 1965 and 1966.

Stella and Tom are played by Rebecca Callard and John Lightbody.

Writing the Century is linked to the Memoryshare website, where people are being encouraged to post diary extracts – bbc.co.uk/dna/memoryshare/radio4writingthecentury.

Producer/Pauline Harris

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Merry Widows

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Restarting life alone when a loved one has died is never easy, especially after being married throughout adult life.

This programme hears from women who had never lived on their own – they married early and remained happily married – until their husbands' deaths. Merry Widows tells the story of what happened next – and it surprised everyone.

Daphne was a primary school teacher. At the age of 64 she sold her house and went off to volunteer for VSO in Zanzibar. She stayed there for two and a half years and had the time of her life. She is now in Kathmandu, still living out of a suitcase.

Joyce and Jacqui describe how, after a long period of mourning, they begin to relish their independence.

These widows are having a huge amount of fun, whether it's lunching with other widows, going to jumble sales, or just eating what they like, when they like – pudding first. None of them want boyfriends. They don't want to have to look after anyone again or have the hassle of looking good.

The fourth widow in the programme is Elaine Feinstein, notable novelist and poet, and now 78. She tells how, after her husband died, she returned to writing poetry – a discipline which her husband had never really approved of. She shares some of her moving poems about her life as a widow, the attempt to restart her life and find a new identity – with a final poem about transformation, which underpins the very heart of this programme.

Producers/Kim Normanton and Elizabeth Burke

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Afternoon Play – What Might Have Been

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

What Might Have Been is a stunning piece of unflinching prose by Joseph O'Connor inspired by Joseph and Bridget Moore, real-life Irish Immigrants, as they struggle to cope in a New York tenement on the Lower East Side in 1869.

Performed by Stephen Rea whose numerous film credits include Interview With A Vampire, End Of The Affair, V For Vendetta, The Butcher Boy, Copenhagen and The Crying Game; What Might Have Been forms today's Afternoon Play offering.

Joseph O'Connor is one of Ireland's most prolific contemporary writers.

Producer/Gemma McMullan

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Tracing Your Roots Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Presenter Sally Magnusson and genealogist Nick Barratt mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War with a look at wartime losses, in the first episode of a new series of Tracing Your Roots.

Sally and Nick explore how to locate and search Second World War archives to help discover the fate of soldiers and civilians who, during the course of the war, simply disappeared out of their families' lives.

After 60 years of only knowing her German POW father's name, Stella Collis is united with her father's military records, found by the Tracing Your Roots team in Berlin. This important and very rare historical document not only gives her details about her father's military career, but it also surprises her with the fact that she has two half sisters living in Germany.

Presenters/Sally Magnusson, Producer/Kate Bissell

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Costing The Earth Ep 1/9

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
9.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 4

All over the country alternative energy schemes are being thwarted by local people determined to stop wind farms and bio-mass plants being built on their doorstep.

In the first episode of this new series of Costing The Earth, Tom Heap asks if radical action is needed to break through the blockade. He explores whether the new planning laws intended to rush through urgently needed road and airport projects should be extended to all-green energy projects. He also asks whether wind farms should be allowed to go up in National Parks. They're the highest, windiest regions of the UK, ideal for producing wind energy but they're currently off limits to developers.

Tom discovers that some senior officials within the National Parks and in bodies like the National Trust now believe that the maintenance of flawless beauty must now come second to the national need for clean energy.

Presenter/Tom Heap, Producer/Alasdair Cross

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Book At Bedtime – Love And Summer Ep 1/10

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Long-listed for the 2009 Mann Booker Prize, Love And Summer is William Trevor's beautifully observed and compassionate story of a love affair one summer in the middle of last century, and forms this new Book At Bedtime offering.

Exquisitely written, and set deep in the rural Ireland of Trevor's youth, Love And Summer captures the wonder and the disappointments of love, the complexities of loyalty, the appeal of tenderness and the mismatch of dreams. Evoking an Ireland, and an age, now gone forever, this story is powerful, resonant and heartbreaking.

In the little town of Rathmoye, Miss Connulty has had years to mourn the youth she never had, and the brief happiness snatched from her. Now, watching from her boarding house, she observes a nascent friendship and conjures within it a reflection of her own tragic past.

In the square below, Ellie Dillahan, who married too young to a good man haunted by a moment's misjudgement, finds a whole new world in the arrival of a dark-haired young photographer. While for Florian Kilderry, the child of exiles about to go into exile himself, Ellie offers a summer's friendship and a chance to forget the love of his life.

Ellie and Florian will idle the summer away – until the chill of autumn heralds inevitable change, as Miss Connulty watches and judges.

Love And Summer is read by Dermot Crowley and abridged by Sally Marmion.

Reader/Dermot Crowley, Producer/Di Spiers

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2009

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Arlo White presents all the day's sport news and is joined by special guests for The Monday Night Club with the latest football news and debate live from St James's Park.

At 7.45pm, there's live commentary of Newcastle United versus Leicester City in the Championship.

From 10pm, Arlo is joined by Mark Clemmit for 5 Live Football League with all the latest action and news from the Championship and Football League.

Presenter/Arlo White, Producer/Steve Houghton

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BBC 6 MUSIC Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2009

Cerys On 6

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Cerys Matthews goes for a Mariachi Bank Holiday Monday with Mariachi El Bronx playing live in the 6 Music Hub.

Mariachi El Bronx originated from LA punk band The Bronx. The album El Bronx features a range of guests from Los Lobos family members and The Beastie Boys. They pop in to 6 Music towers to see Cerys via a performance at the Reading & Leeds Festival.

Presenter/Cerys Matthews, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Gideon Coe

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe plays gems from the BBC archives including Love's Arthur Lee, backed by various members of Liverpool band Shack, live from his 2003 Glastonbury set and the Young Knives at Summer Sundae 2005. Sessions include Marissa Nadler and Norfolk indie stalwarts the Farmers Boys from 1983, plus a brace from 2007 courtesy of Bricolage and Agaskodo Teliverek.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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War Of The Worlds

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
12.00midnight-2.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music plays a specially extended version of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds, recorded at the O2 Arena and presented by Steve Lamacq.

The production features Jeff Wayne conducting and features Jennifer Ellison, The Moody Blues's Justin Hayward, Manfred Mann's Chris Thompson and the voice of Richard Burton.

Inspired by HG Wells's famous novel, the prog-rock/classical album was released in June 1978, and has since spent over 330 weeks in the UK Album Chart and won two Ivor Novello Awards. This multi-media stage version was produced to mark the 30th anniversary of the album's release and was recorded by BBC Radio 2 on 21 June 2009.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Sarah Gaston

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2009

Silver Street

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Kuljit still can't believe Jodie accepted his proposal and Arun is already planning the stag weekend, in the week's first visit to Silver Street. Kuljit wants to talk to Jodie but she is all excited about her big day. Will Kuljit tell her the truth?

Later, Shazia and Hassan congratulate Kuljit and Hassan collars him for more tips on proposing. Kuljit warns him to think about things carefully; once you pop the question there's no going back...

Kuljit is played by Sartaj Garewal, Jodie by Vineeta Rishi, Arun by Naithan Ariane, Shazia by Shobu Kapoor and Hassan by Payam Hosseinian.

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