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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 25 September 2009

Desmond Carrington – After Seven Ep 3/4

Friday 25 September
7.00-7.30pm BBC RADIO 2

This week's star in the spotlight is Malcolm Vaughan, as Desmond Carrington continues to examine the careers of entertainers who wrote the rule book and created their own unique style.

Born in a Welsh mining village in 1929, Malcolm was a talented professional actor by the age of 14, when he appeared in London in Emlyn Williams's play The Druid's Rest. Within a year, he was singing at the London Hippodrome and making his first radio broadcast.

Years in variety followed as the "straight man" to comedy partner Kenny Earle. Malcolm would generally sing something to roars of approval, which led to a solo career and a string of best-selling records.

Desmond uses archive interviews to illustrate the career of this powerful Welsh tenor who was one of the last great ballad singers.

Presenter/Desmond Carrington, Producer/Dave Aylott

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 25 September 2009

World On 3

Friday 25 September
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Charlie Gillett's guest on World On 3 this week is Israeli singer-songwriter Yasmin Levy, who performs songs from her new Javier Limon-produced album Sentir.

Yasmin's music brings together the Judeo-Spanish folk tradition of Ladino with the energy of Andalucian Flamenco. In between songs, she talks to Charlie about her background and influences, and the music that inspires her today.

Presenter/Charlie Gillett, Producer/Felix Carey

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 25 September 2009

The Adventures Of Inspector Steine Ep 1/6

New series
Friday 25 September
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Actor Michael Fenton Stevens
Actor Michael Fenton Stevens

Twitten takes over the narrative in this brand-new series of Lynne Truss's seaside comedy about celebrity policeman, Inspector Steine.

Back in Brighton, following an attachment at Scotland Yard, Twitten finds Brunswick more depressed than ever about villainy in Brighton. To cheer him up, Twitten persuades Brunswick's favourite writer Harry Jupiter, crime reporter for the Daily Clarion, to interview Brunswick for a feature on the ordinary heroic policeman. Brunswick is jubilant – it is finally his day. But when Inspector Steine takes Jupiter to Brighton Pier, disaster ensues and Brunswick's euphoria turns to unmitigated rage.

Does Brunswick really want to murder Inspector Steine and can Twitten and Mrs Groynes do anything to stop him?

Michael Fenton Stevens plays Inspector Steine, Samantha Spiro plays Groynes, John Ramm plays Brunswick and Matt Green plays Twitten, with guest appearances from Philip Jackson, Janet Ellis and Douglas Hodge. The music is by Anthony May.

Producer/Karen Rose

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Afternoon Play – Wednesdays With Strangers

Friday 25 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

When a welcome pack to the UK offers advice on how to talk to strangers, Mirek, a migrant worker, decides to spend his one day off each week attempting to get to know the ways and people of Britain, and prove to his disillusioned flatmate that there is such a thing as the British Dream after all. But Mirek starts to wonder whether the pack is really the reliable guide as he first believed it to be.

In Wednesdays With Strangers, a gentle comedy of manners by Nick Leather, Mirek has come to the UK to build a new life for himself, but his flatmate Alex is already preparing to go back to Latvia – after all, everyone has heard of the American Dream but who has ever heard of the British one? And besides, in this current economic climate, jobs are hard to find. Optimistic Mirek disagrees – he has a job in a supermarket and he loves the British way of life.

Alex has never even opened the welcome pack given to him by the council but Mirek has complete faith in his. There's even a whole section on how to talk strangers, and Mirek is not surprised as he believes the British are the friendliest people on Earth. With the pack as his trusty guide, Mirek will prove to Alex that the British Dream really does exist and this island deserves another chance.

The cast stars Matt McGuirk as Mirek, Eddie Capli as Alex, James Quinn as Andy, Greg Wood as Frank and Sue Kelly as Joy.

Producer/Gary Brown

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News Quiz Ep 1/9

New series
Friday 25 September
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In its 32nd year on air, BBC Radio 4's popular topical panel show is back for a 69th series.

Joining host Sandi Toksvig are regular panellists Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton, Fred MacAulay and Francis Wheen, as well as special guest panellists including Sue Perkins, Rory Bremner and David Mitchell.

Presenter/Sandi Toksvig, Producer/Victoria Lloyd

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I Am Emma Humphreys

Friday 25 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Emma Humphreys was a pretty, upbeat, endearing young woman who had a tragically short life. She had been in 11 children's homes, was beaten, abused, went on the run and self-harmed. At 16 years old, she moved in with Trevor Armitage and, by the time she was 17, she had killed him. She was charged with murder, said nothing in her defence and was sentenced to life.

This play is a true story and presents the raw account of Emma's life and how her case changed the law and may contribute to further controversial changes in the defence laws for murder, currently going through Parliament.

While working at East Sutton Park Open Prison, writer Shelley Silas met Harriet Wistrich, now one of the UK's leading human rights lawyers and part of the team currently representing the family of Jean Charles de Menezes. She also met journalist Julie Bindel who handled Emma's press campaign. Together in 1991 they set up Justice For Women. They inspired Shelley to write a play about Emma Humphreys.

Joanne Froggatt plays Emma, Stephen Critchlow plays Trevor Armitage, Delroy Brown plays Stuart, Susan Jameson plays Vera Baird, Lynne Verrall plays Harriet Wistrich, Stephen Hogan plays the Judge in Nottingham and David Hargreaves is Lord Justice Hirst.

Producer/Claire Grove

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 25 September 2009

5 Live Sport

Friday 25 September
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Kicking Off With Colin Murray regular guests Pat Nevin and Perry Groves join Colin for a look ahead to the weekend's sporting action, including the Premier League games between Tottenham and Burnley, Liverpool against Hull and Stoke versus Manchester United.

At 9pm David Croft, Anthony Davidson and Holly Samos preview this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix in 5 Live Formula 1.

From 9.30pm, Colin Murray is joined by Tim Lovejoy for Murray And Lovejoy's Sports Express in which the pair take a quick-fire look at the past week in sport and look ahead to what's coming up. Murray And Lovejoy's Sports Express is also available as a podcast to download at

Presenters/Colin Murray, Producer/Francesca Bent

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Friday 25 September 2009

Formula 1

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 25 September

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra presents uninterrupted commentary on the first and second practice sessions for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Producer/Jason Swales

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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 25 September 2009

Cerys On 6

Friday 25 September
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

The Handsome Family, husband-and-wife team Brett and Rennie Sparks, join Cerys Matthews today for a live Hub session.

Together, Brett and Rennie create a brand of music which has been labelled country-noir, gothic country or some other sub-genre of alt-country. The Sparks, however, don't consider their music to be bound by any categories and, in their most recent work, they explore new musical textures while retaining their distinctive Handsome Family appeal.

Presenter/Cerys Matthews, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show

Friday 25 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

This evening Bruce Dickinson talks to heavy metal quartet Alice In Chains who, over the course of their career, have earned multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 17 million albums worldwide and have had two No. 1 records in the US.

Set to release Black Gives Way To Blue, their first new studio release in more than 10 years, all four members join Bruce to tell him about how and why they reunited.

Bruce also asks new singer William DuVall how he is fitting in and what it was like recording with producer Nick Rasckulinecz, who has also worked with Rush and the Foo Fighters.

Presenter/Bruce Dickinson, Producer/Ian Callaghan

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Friday 25 September 2009

Silver Street

Friday 25 September
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Zenab congratulates Jodie on her engagement but murmurs something about knowing who the right one is, in the final visit of the week to Silver Street. Later Zenab seems a bit jumpy and has a heart-to-heart with Imran.

Elsewhere, Kuljit shows Sway a photo of the ring he has bought for Jodie. He is off to Manchester to collect it and is finally ready to marry her. Sway reckons Kuljit will change his mind again tomorrow. Can Kuljit persuade him that his decision is final?

Zenab is played by Sudha Buchar, Jodie by Vineeta Rishi, Imran by Narinder Samra, Kuljit by Sartaj Garewal and Sway by Mark Monero.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 25 September 2009

Building Out Of The Recession Ep 2/2

Friday 25 September

Architecture and design expert Jonathan Glancey concludes his two-part examination of the politics of building.

In this programme, Jonathan visits Chicago's building sites where work has ground to a halt. A huge spire was planned for the city, but today all that can be seen is a hole in the ground. He tackles the politicians, planners and architects to find out whether, both here and around the world, large-scale construction can have a positive impact on global economies.

Building Out Of The Recession is part of Aftershock, a new season of programmes broadcast in September on the BBC's International News Services – BBC World Service, BBC World News and – investigating the impact of the global recession.

Persenter/Jonathan Glancey, Producer/Mark Rickards

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