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Network Radio BBC Week 38: Monday 21 September 2009

BBC RADIO 1 Monday 21 September 2009

Radio 1 Stories – The Story Of Jay-Z

Monday 21 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1's new schedule starts today and brings the very best in music documentaries to a regular slot on Mondays. Radio 1 Stories will spend an hour each week exploring the musical back-story of listeners' favourite artists, eras, genres and scenes.

First up is the story of one of hip-hop's biggest stars – Jay-Z. This fascinating documentary is told through a track from each one of his 11 studio albums and includes contributions from those close to him, as well as high-profile artists from the UK and across the Atlantic. From his humble beginnings in the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn to headlining Glastonbury Festival, the show looks at his career-defining moments.

Over the coming weeks Radio 1 Stories will feature documentaries on Tiesto, Biffy Clyro and a 10-part series on the Story Of The Noughties.

Producers/James Watts and Izzy Fairbairn

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 21 September 2009

Ken Bruce

Monday 21 September
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

This week, Ken Bruce is joined by Graham Coxon, vocalist and lead guitarist of British rock band Blur, who picks his Tracks Of My Years. The songs chosen include tracks by Chris Barber, Leonard Cohen and The Kinks.

Plus two more valiant competitors slug it out on PopMaster, and there's the Love Song, Record Of The Week and a hand-picked selection from the Album Of The Week.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 21 September 2009

Performance On 3

Monday 21 September
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Ingo Metzmacher conducts the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and violinist Christian Tetzlaff in Webern's Passacaglia, Berg's Violin Concerto, and the Fourth Symphony by Brahms.

The ghost of JS Bach is evident in these three Viennese classics. Webern modelled his early Passacaglia on the great organ work by Bach, creating one of his most lyrical and romantic works. Berg's elegiac Violin Concerto draws on one of Bach's most tragic chorales, Es ist genug, as a tribute to Mahler's daughter, who had died at a young age. And, in the magnificent Symphony No. 4, Brahms takes the chaconne from Bach's Cantata No. 150 and makes it his own.

In the second half of the programme, recorded at Hereford Cathedral at this year's Three Choirs Festival, violinist Rachel Podger plays Bach's Partita in B minor (BWV 1002) for solo violin.

Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Anthony Sellors

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The Essay – The Scientist And The Romantic Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 21 to Friday 25 September
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

This week The Essay features nature writer Richard Mabey reflecting on his life-long relationship with science and nature. Each night this week Richard introduces us to his very first laboratory – his dad's greenhouse where, as a nine year old, he would conduct his own experiments with chemicals bought with his pocket money.

On Tuesday he remembers his first set of binoculars, which set him on a path as an avid birdwatcher. Throughout the rest of the week he looks at the science behind the memory of scents and the power of perfume; why maps are "paper dreams"; and he makes a claim for the power of direction as a sixth sense.

Presenter/Richard Mabey, Producer/Sarah Taylor

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Jazz On 3 – Marcin Wasilewski Trio1

Monday 21 September
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Jez Nelson presents a gig by young Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski, recorded at King's Place in London earlier this year. Playing music from his latest album January, Wasilewski's refined compositions highlight the set with a laid-back elegance and gently pulsing rhythms. January is Wasilewski's second album as leader on Manfred Eicher's ECM label and has sealed his name as a promising individual voice.

The Trio, featuring Slawomir Kurkiewicz on bass and drummer Michal Miskiewicz, were childhood friends and have been playing together since their teens. The great Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko discovered them at the age of 18. Taking them under his wing, Stanko took the Trio on tour with him introducing them to the lifestyle of a working musician. They have since formed the rhythm section for a number of Stanko's albums, including the critically acclaimed Soul Of Things.

Presenter/Jez Nelson, Producer/Peggy Sutton

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 21 September 2009

Book Of The Week – Elizabeth's Women Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 21 to Friday 25 September
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Elizabeth's Women, by Tracy Borman, is a new biography of Elizabeth I, read by Emma Fielding. It's told through the women who influenced Elizabeth's life, from her mother, her stepmothers, her governesses, ladies-in-waiting and serving women, to her rivals.

Each episode explores the role of a particular woman or group of women, who shaped Elizabeth's outlook on monarchy, the politics of power and her personal life.

Her mother, Anne Boleyn, and her inspirational stepmother, Katherine Parr, feature, as do her rivals, in particular Mary Queen of Scots who threatened her position for almost 30 years.

The book also includes her ladies-in-waiting who attended her in the intimacy of the royal inner chambers, throughout her life.

All the women featured brought out the best and the worst in Elizabeth, who could be loyal and kind, but also cruel and vindictive. They were all crucial in creating Elizabeth's carefully cultivated image as Gloriana, the Virgin Queen.

Reader/Emma Fielding, Producer/Liz Allard

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Woman's Hour Drama – The Man In The Wooden Hat Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 21 September
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

This drama spans from Hong Kong in the late Forties, to Dorset in the Noughties and tells the story of rivals Edward Feathers and Terry Veneering.

Edward Feathers find it hard to show his emotions but his wife, Elizabeth, is a free spirit. Her time in a Japanese internment camp, where her parents were killed, has left her with a lust for life. But she finds herself attracted to Edward's hated rival at the Bar, who has no difficulty showing his emotions.

Dramatised by Pete Atkin, the cast features Michael York and Lloyd Owen.

Producers/Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis

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Passing The Hat

Monday 21 September
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Passing The Hat explores the world of busking and discovers the tricks that pay, the lines that work and the skill required to make a crowd react as the busker wants.

"Busking is a calling," says Mario Morris, founder of the Cardiff School of Busking. For £200 though, he'll attempt to turn an all-male group of amateur magicians into performers capable of passing the hat and separating punters from their cash.

Presenter Jolyon Jenkins has performed tricks for children and at some charity events. But he is less than confident about taking his act onto the streets of Cardiff, as the course demands.

"I've never done anything as dangerous as this, because I've never had to do the difficult stuff of gathering a crowd; and I have to say I am extremely scared about it ... I don't even really have an act," says Jolyon.

As well as meeting fellow students, such as the German juggler and the naked unicyclist, Jolyon learns tips from the Great Soprendo and Gazzo, the world's finest exponent of the cups and balls.

Presenter/Jolyon Jenkins, Producer/Miles Ward

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Afternoon Play – Blame The Parents Ep 1/2

New series
Monday 21 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

This two-part drama, written by award-winning writers Nicholas McInerny and Jonathan Myerson, focuses on three Birmingham families as they come to terms with the fact that their bright, promising teenage children are leading secret lives.

Ben's mum is coming to terms with the break up of her marriage, and takes a liberal view of Ben's drug-taking. Champion swimmer Rory's parents seem like authority figures; a police officer and a lay preacher. While Kris's middle-class Asian parents, think he's destined for Oxbridge despite his cystic fibrosis.

When a known drug dealer is stabbed and seriously injured outside the school drama block, it seems scarcely possible that these bright, young lads are involved, and more deeply than any of their parents can imagine.

Part one begins with the knifing incident and then flashes back to a year earlier as the teenagers return from Glastonbury and are gradually drawn into a lifestyle completely incomprehensible to their parents.

Blame The Parents features Claire Benedict, Deborah McAndrew, Tom Roberts, Paul Bhattacharjee and Bharti Patel as the parents; with Daniel Anderson, Chandeep Uppal, Ashwin Bolar and James Rastall playing the teenagers. Alison Belbin plays the police officer.

Producer/Peter Leslie Wild

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 21 September 2009

5 Live Sport

Monday 21 September
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Arlo White presents the day's sport news and is joined by Lee Dixon, Steve Claridge and Ian McGarry for The Monday Night Club discussing all the latest football issues.

From 9pm Arlo is joined by Mark Clemmit for 5 Live Football League with the latest action and news from the Championship and Football League.

Presenters/Arlo White, Producer/Steve Houghton

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 21 September 2009

Cerys On 6

Monday 21 September
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

New San Francisco duo Girls join Cerys Matthews for a live session in the BBC 6 Music Hub playing tracks from their new album called Album.

The band consists of Christopher Owens and Chet JR White. Together they make West Coast sun-kissed Beach Boys-esque sounds which they plan to tour around the UK in September.

Presenter/Cerys Matthews, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Gideon Coe

Monday 21 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe's choice concerts come from Aztec Camera, fronted by the then 20-year-old Roddy Frame at The Dominion from 1984, and Japanese techno-poppers Yellow Magic Orchestra (fronted by then 38-year-old Ryuichi Sakamoto) in Hammersmith, 1980.

Sessions include Bill Nelson, Jane Bow (both for John Peel) and Neko Case in the Hub from 2006.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 21 September 2009

Silver Street

Monday 21 September
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Shazia and Hassan are honeymooning in Devon after their whirlwind marriage, in the week's first episode of the drama.

Back in Silver Street gossip circulates about where the couple have been for the weekend. Imran correctly guesses what might have happened. Zenab insists it's none of her business but when Imran leaves she makes a call.

Meanwhile Jodie decides on her wedding outfit but wonders if she is being morbid. Later Sway has more harsh words for Kuljit: he has to tell Jodie the truth.

Shazia is played by Shobu Kapoor, Hassan by Payam Hosseinian, Imran by Narinder Samra, Zenab by Sudha Buchar, Jodie by Vineeta Rishi, Sway by Mark Monero and Kuljit by Sartaj Garewal.

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