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BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 29 August 2009

BBC RADIO 2'S BEATLES BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Sounds Of The Sixties

Saturday 29 August
8.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 2

This week, to mark BBC Radio 2's Beatles Bank Holiday, Brian Matthews plays four covers, featuring each of The Beatles on lead vocals.

Presenter/Brian Matthew, Producer/Phil Swern

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Liza Tarbuck & Huey Morgan

Saturday 29 August
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Huey Morgan, the Fun Lovin' Criminal, crosses over from his weekly BBC 6 Music show and is joined by Liza Tarbuck to sit in for Jonathan Ross this week. They are joined by actor and comedian Les Dennis.

Huey's 6 Music show can be heard on Sunday.

Presenters/Huey Morgan and Liza Tarbuck, Producer/Fiona Day

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Shaun Keaveny

Saturday 29 August
3.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 2

This week, BBC 6 Music's weekday breakfast show presenter Shaun Keaveny stands in for Dermot O'Leary and has live music from Grammy Award-winners Wilco and American new wave band Hockey.

Presenter/Shaun Keaveny, Producer/Ben Walker

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BBC RADIO 2'S BEATLES BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Paul Gambaccini With America's Greatest Hits

Saturday 29 August
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

The Fab Four feature on Paul Gambaccini's America's Greatest Hits
The Fab Four feature on Paul Gambaccini's America's Greatest Hits

To mark BBC Radio 2's Beatles Bank Holiday weekend, several of Paul Gambaccini's regular features take on a Beatles theme and tracks featured are from the US album Meet The Beatles, Let It Be by The Beatles, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Milk And Honey by John Lennon.

The Beatles' conquest of America early in 1964 launched "The British Invasion" of the pop charts. I Want To Hold Your Hand was the first of 20 No. 1 singles in the States and, in April 1964, The Beatles set a new record when they occupied all five of the top positions on Billboard's Top 40, with Can't Buy Me Love sitting at No. 1.

It's Not The Same Old Song features two different songs with the same title and this week, the focus is on Tell Me Why by the Beatles and Elvis Presley. No. 1s on this date in history include Help! by The Beatles (1965) and Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey by Paul and Linda McCartney (1971).

Paul also plays The Beatles' US No. 1s Eight Days A Week, Yesterday and The Long And Winding Road.

Following Paul's programme, listeners have another chance to hear three Beatles documentaries, starting with a revised repeat of George Harrison – What Is Life at 10pm, Michael Palin's tribute to his friend, who died in November 2001. This is followed by Bigger Than Jesus, first broadcast in December 2006, five days before the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's death, and at midnight, there's another opportunity to hear the special re-recording of Sgt Pepper in Sgt Pepper Recreated, first broadcast on Radio 2 to mark the 40th anniversary of the classic album.

Presenter/Paul Gambaccini, Producer/Kevin Howlett

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 29 August 2009

BBC PROMS 2009
New Generation Artists Celebration Weekend

Saturday 29 August
11.00am-6.00pm BBC RADIO 3
BBC New Generation Artists Meta4 make their Proms debut this year
BBC New Generation Artists Meta4 make their Proms debut this year

This year the BBC Proms mark the 10th anniversary of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme with a three-day, 12-concert weekend at London's Cadogan Hall. The concerts feature a small army of New Generation Artists past and present – in addition to their appearances in the evening Proms and the Monday-lunchtime Proms Chamber Music series.

Some of the most established New Generation Artists are appearing – pianist Simon Trpceski, flautist Sharon Bezaly, mezzo-soprano Christine Rice and baritone Jonathan Lemalu, among others – while exciting newcomers jazz trumpeter Tom Arthurs, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, violinist Tai Murray, mezzo-soprano Daniela Lehner, cellist Andreas Brantelid and Finnish string quartet Meta4, make their Proms debuts.

Pianists Ashley Wass and Simon Crawford-Phillips complement this season's focus on Stravinsky ballets performing The Rite Of Spring in the composer's duet version, while celebrations of the season's four major composer anniversaries include Mendelssohn's remarkable early Octet played by the Jerusalem and Pavel Haas quartets. Cellist Natalie Clein, violinist Jennifer Pike, tenor Andrew Kennedy and Jonathan Lemalu are among those performing works by Delius, Holst and Elgar in a concert marking 75 years since 1934, a landmark year in British music; and there are two specially commissioned new works by jazz New Generation Artist Tom Arthurs and John McCabe for pianist Ashley Wass.

This weekend shows the range and diversity of the exceptional musical talents whose careers have been helped by the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Lindsay Kemp

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BBC PROMS 2009
Prom 59 – Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 29 August
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

David Zinman and his Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich portray an angel's-eye view of Heaven in Mahler's Fourth Symphony, with soloist Dawn Upshaw, live from London's Royal Albert Hall.

The American soprano also sings in the UK première of Osvaldo Golijov's recent work, She Was Here – an intense exploration of loss and consolation, in which the Argentine-born composer seeks to find a contemporary resonance within four iconic Schubert songs. The overture Schubert published as part of his incidental music to Helmina von Chézy's play Rosamunde opens the concert.

Presenter/Rob Cowan, Producer/Tom Nelson

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 29 August 2009

Bryn Terfel Masters Wine

Saturday 29 August
10.30-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Operatic baritone Bryn Terfel explores his love of wine and attempts to become a master Sommelier in this programme in which he presents a revealing insight into this famously discreet profession and most secretive of worlds.

Taking a break from the operatic stage, Bryn meets some of the world's finest wine experts and finds out what the role of Sommelier involves – from tasting to service and food matching.

At the end of the programme, Bryn gets to try out his new-found skills at a top London restaurant to see if he's got what it takes.

The programme features contributions from wine writer Sarah Ahmed; chief examiner for The Court of Master Sommeliers, Brian Julyan; managing director of Cullen Wines, Vanya Cullen; Sommelier at Gidleigh Park Restaurant, Edouard Oger; manager at High Timber Restaurant, Neleen Strauss; and Master of Wine at Berry Bros, Alun Griffiths.

Presenter/Bryn Terfel, Producer/Llinos Jones

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Archive Hour – Meeting Myself Coming Back Ep 3/3

Saturday 29 August
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Clare Short replays her own sound archive and uses it as a basis for a re-examination of her life, in the final episode of this series of Meeting Myself Coming Back.

In conversation with John Wilson, Clare examines her political career and ponders how she evolved as a public speaker.

Presenter/John Wilson, Producers/Emma Kingsley, Sara-Jane Hall and Eleanor Garland

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 29 August 2009

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 29 August
12.00noon-7.10pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Arlo White presents an afternoon of live sport, kicking off with the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Burnley from Stamford Bridge at 12.45pm. Commentary comes from Ian Brown, Conor McNamara and Mark Bright.

From 1pm there are regular updates from the qualifying session of Formula 1's Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps with David Croft, Anthony Davidson and Holly Samos.

There's also coverage of the afternoon's 3pm football kick-offs, including Bolton versus Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur versus Birmingham City in the Premier League and Rangers versus Hamilton in the Scottish Premier League.

At 5.15pm there's commentary of Manchester United versus Arsenal live from Old Trafford with Mike Ingham, Alan Green and Chris Waddle.

Presenter/Arlo White, Producer/Mark Williams

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 29 August 2009

Formula 1

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 29 August
9.55-11.05am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
12.55-2.05pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the final practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix, is followed, at 12.55pm, by uninterrupted commentary on the qualifying session, live from Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Producer/Jason Swales

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Rowing

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 29 August
11.05am-12.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted commentary from the World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Rugby League

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 29 August
2.05-4.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary of Huddersfield Giants versus Warrington Wolves in the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final comes live from Wembley.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 29 August 2009

Adam & Joe

Saturday 29 August
9.00am-12.00noon BBC 6 MUSIC

Kings of comedy Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish return to BBC 6 Music
Kings of comedy Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish return to BBC 6 Music

The drawbridge of the Big British Castle is lowered to let the comedic kings of BBC 6 Music back in to the studio to deliver their own brand of witty ramblings that spawned the phenomenon of Stephen!, Song Wars and Text The Nation, and helped the boys win three Sony Radio Awards.

Presenters/Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish, Producer/James Stirling

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6 Mix – Back To The Phuture

Saturday 29 August
9.00-11.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Record label king-pin and electronic music fan Mark Jones presents the second in a series of shows joining the dots between retro electro and 21st-century synth pop. Jones, best known as the boss of leading independent record label Wall Of Sound – home of Royksopp and Grace Jones – is joined this week by Daniel Miller, the founder of Mute Records.

Miller, who founded Mute in 1978 and has since put out records by Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Moby, tells Mark how Krautrock and post-punk shaped his label's sound, playing tracks by Neu, Can and Faust. There's also an exclusive guest mix of early synth sounds from Montreal electro DJ Tiga, whose new album, Ciao, and rare UK live appearances have both been critically acclaimed.

Mark also delves into his record bag for another mutant mash-up of early Eighties synth funk from the likes of Pigbag and 23 Skidoo, plus there's electro past and present from Animotion, Landscape and Little Boots.

Back To The Phuture returns for two more shows in October.

Presenter/Mark Jones, Producer/Rowan Collinson

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