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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 16 October 2009

Bassey! Ep 2/4

Friday 16 October
7.00-7.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Legendary singer Dame Shirley Bassey
Legendary singer Dame Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Bassey talks about her career during the Sixties, when her chart-topping British success was replicated on the world stage, in the second part of the series.

In this personal interview, Dame Shirley reveals some of the secrets that have kept her at the pinnacle of her profession, and explains why she thinks she holds such a cherished place in the public's affection. She also reminisces about rubbing shoulders with everyone from John F Kennedy and Elvis Presley to Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.

The first part of the series ended in 1959 with Shirley at No.1 in the UK singles chart for the first time with As I Love You. This week, she discusses the success of her second chart-topping 45, the double-sided Reach For The Stars and Climb Ev'ry Mountain, and many more of her best-known Sixties recordings such as What Now My Love, I (Who Have Nothing) and This Is My Life.

She also reveals why, when she performed at JFK's inauguration, the audience laughed at her opening song, and talks about meeting Elvis backstage in Las Vegas.

Classic tracks in this episode include signature Bassey songs Big Spender, Something and Goldfinger, with memories of that timeless 007 theme provided by its co-writer John Barry and the film's "Golden Girl", Shirley Eaton.

Contributors also include Shirley Bassey's long-time friend Jimmy Tarbuck, Kenneth McKellar and vintage interviews from the late Harry Secombe and Dudley Moore.

Presenter and Producer/Paul Sexton

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Liza Tarbuck In The Lounge With Andy Williams

Friday 16 October
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Schedule Addition 30 September)

Liza Tarbuck meets legendary performer Andy Williams who discusses his life and his career.

American singer-songwriter, actor and producer Andy Williams has been performing for over seven decades, in which time he has sold over 100 million albums.

Initially a child star, as one quarter of The Williams Brothers, Andy went solo, aged just 15. At the peak of his career his TV series, The Andy Williams Show brought The Jackson Five and The Osmonds to public attention, as well as bringing Andy himself a global following.

Presenter/Liza Tarbuck, Producer/Jessica Rickson

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Lynn Parsons

Friday 16 October
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Lynn Parson sits in for Claudia Winkleman and is joined by author Jeffrey Archer, who marks the 30th anniversary of his bestseller Kane And Abel by re-crafting it for a new generation of readers.

Presenter/Lynn Parsons, Producer/Carmela DiClemente

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 16 October 2009

World On 3

Friday 16 October
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Lopa Kothari introduces new CDs from around the world and a studio session with Colombian diva Toto La Momposina, who brings along her family band, three generations of singers and percussionists, to perform music which reflects Colombia's traditonal "cumbia", a mix of influences from indigenous Indians, West Africans, Chinese and Europeans.

As a young woman, Toto La Momposina toured the small villages of Colombia, learning songs and dance rhythms that were not known in the cities. Now, as a grandmother, she is teaching these traditions to new generations. Her ensemble includes her daughter as one of the vocalists, and three grandchildren providing vocals and percussion.

Presenter/Lopa Kothari, Producer/James Parkin

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 16 October 2009

Terry Nutkins – In The Ring Of Bright Water Ep 1/2

New series
Friday 16 October
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

This programme tells the remarkable story of the childhood years Terry Nutkins spent with the mercurial author of Ring Of Bright Water, Gavin Maxwell.

When Terry was 13 years old, he moved from London to the isolated West Highlands to live with the writer. For the first time in detail, 40 years after Maxwell's death, Terry tells the extraordinary story of his life with the man and his famous otters, Edal and Teko.

Ring Of Bright Water is regarded as one of the finest books ever written about a man's relationship with landscape and wildlife. Published in 1959, it tells the story of Maxwell's life in the now almost mythical setting of Camusfearna. His poetic observations of otter behaviour and the detailed sketches and photographs in the book helped to change the reputation of the animals, which were widely persecuted at the time.

What has not been told before is the account of one of the "otter boys" who lived with Maxwell. Terry had a Boy's Own-style adventure with a pet otter in a uniquely beautiful landscape, but also lived a peculiar existence, in virtual isolation with a man who was as difficult as he was charming, and whose depression led to severe mood swings. Terry had to grow up quickly.

Terry also explores the mixed reputation of Gavin Maxwell – as a man and as a natural historian.

Presenter/Terry Nutkins, Producer/Karen Gregor

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Afternoon Play – A Dose Of Fame

Friday 16 October
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In Stephen Wakelam's play, EM Forster is wrestling with finishing Howards End when his sexuality, the prospect of increasing fame and the unexpected suicide of a recent acquaintance begin to sow the seeds for his next novel, Maurice.

On 8 July 1909, Forster has dinner in the West End with a friend, Malcolm Darling, and Ernest Merz, a bachelor friend of Darling's whom Forster has never met before. After the meal, Forster and Merz, who is charming and a little in awe of the slightly older writer, walk down Piccadilly together. They part and Forster catches his train back to Surrey. The next morning, Merz is found in his room, having hanged himself.

His two companions that fatal night are bewildered and disturbed. Merz was about to be groomsman at Darling's wedding, which goes ahead. But both men need an explanation for Merz's death. Darling wonders if homosexuality is at the root of it. Forster, cautious with his more conventional friend, has quietly jumped to the same conclusion but both are puzzled as to why Merz committed suicide that particular night. As the last person known to have talked to Merz, Forster continues to grapple with the mystery while finishing writing Howards End.

A Dose Of Fame stars: Stephen Campbell Moore as EM Forster; Diana Quick as his mother, Lily; Navin Chowdhry as his student/paramour, Masood; and Malcolm Tierney as painter Roger Fry.

Producer/David Hunter

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 16 October 2009

5 Live Sport

Friday 16 October
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Colin Murray is joined by regular guests Pat Nevin and Perry Groves for Kicking Off With Colin Murray, which looks ahead to the weekend's football action, including Aston Villa v Chelsea, Sunderland v Liverpool and Blackburn v Burnley.

At 9pm, David Croft, Anthony Davidson and Holly Samos present 5 Live Formula 1, ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix.

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

Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Francesca Bent

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Friday 16 October 2009

Formula One

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 16 October

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on the first and second practice sessions for the Brazilian Grand Prix, live from São Paulo.

Producer/Jason Swales

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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 16 October 2009

Tom Robinson

Friday 16 October
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Tom Robinson presents raggedy ragtime blues from Bath, as Kill It Kid hit the 6 Music Hub to play live.

Presenter/Tom Robinson, Producer/Henry Real-Lopez

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Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show

Friday 16 October
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Bruce Dickinson rocks Friday night
Bruce Dickinson rocks Friday night

Bruce Dickinson welcomes Wolf guitarist Johannez "Axe" Axeman to The Rock Show.

Formed in Sweden 14 years ago, Wolf are on a mission to bring true heavy metal to the masses. They've toured with the likes of Municipal Waste and Trivium and are set to perform around the UK in October.

Johannez talks about what it was like working with legendary producer Roy Z on their new album, Ravenous.

Presenter/Bruce Dickinson, Producer/Ian Callaghan

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