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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 23 November 2009

Ken Bruce

Monday 23 November
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Ken Bruce is joined this week by German artist, musician, record producer and designer of The Beatles's Revolver album cover, Klaus Voormann. His choices on Tracks Of My Years include songs by Nilsson, Coldplay, Marvin Gaye and John Lennon.

Plus there's PopMaster, the Love Song and the Album Of The Week.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones

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LIVING WITH DEMENTIA
The Jeremy Vine Show

Monday 23 November
12.00noon-2.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Copy update 5 November)

BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine
BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine highlights some of the issues facing people affected by dementia on his show all week.

The programme looks at prevention, the financial abuse of elderly people with dementia, discusses the best ways to care for a loved one and talks to listeners who have recently been diagnosed with the illness about how they are coming to terms with it.

There will be further sources of information and support for people affected by dementia at bbc.co.uk/radio2 and through the BBC Radio 2 helpline 0800 022 022. Calls are free from most landlines. Some networks and mobile operators will charge for these calls.

Presenter/Jeremy Vine, Producer/Phil Jones

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Mark Radcliffe And Stuart Maconie

Monday 23 November
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie talk to ABC front-man Martin Fry, who recently performed the band's debut album, The Lexicon Of Love, in its entirety, 27 years after it was first released.

Presenter/Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Producer/Viv Atkinson

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Jools Holland

Monday 23 November
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Jools Holland is joined by soul singer-turned-actress Joss Stone who talks about her new album, Colour Me Free, and joins Jools and the band for an impromptu version of Son Of A Preacher Man.

Presenter/Jools Holland, Producer/Sarah Gaston

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Benny Goodman – King Of Swing Ep 6/6

Monday 23 November
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Curtis Stigers continues Benny Goodman's story in the late Forties, when the big band business in America is in decline. There are real tensions among the bandleaders, which come to a head on a Hollywood film-stage when Benny Goodman trades punches with one of his more traditional rivals, Tommy Dorsey.

The bandleaders are all under economic pressure but Benny wrestles with the new style, bebop and the idea of modernism. He starts his own bebop band, with exciting young players and arrangers, including Wardell Gray, and studies a different playing technique with the British clarinettist Reginald Kell.

Benny's drive to play and lead bands sustains his career through to the Eighties and he continues to play until his death on Friday 13 June 1986 at the age of 77.

Presenter/Curtis Stigers, Producer/Graham Pass

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 23 November 2009

The Essay

New series
Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Nowadays, Mary Wollstonecraft is recalled mainly as a proto-feminist. Described as a "hyena in petticoats" and an "unsex'd female" in her day, she was to become a role model in the 20th-century fight for gender equality. Mary knew she was ahead of her time. In 1797, the year of her death, she wrote: "Those who are bold enough to advance before the age they live in and to throw off, by the force of their own minds, the prejudices which the maturing reason of the world will in time disavow, must learn to brave censure."

In this, the first of this week's five programmes on Wollstonecraft, Janet Todd, President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and an internationally renowned scholar of early women writers, considers her alongside other great thinkers of the Enlightenment. She places Wollstonecraft's passionate belief in feminism within the context of a broader, radical belief in social reform, from state politics to inheritance, slavery, land ownership, capitalism and education.

Presenter/Janet Todd, Producer/Beaty Rubens

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 23 November 2009

Book Of The Week – Family Britain Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Family Britain continues David Kynaston's ground-breaking series Tales Of A New Jerusalem, telling the story of Britain from VE Day in 1945 to the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979.

As in Austerity Britain an array of vivid, intimate and unselfconscious voices drive the narrative. It's a story of ordinary citizens, as well as ministers and mandarins; of consumers as well as producers; of the provinces as well as London; of the everyday as well as the seismic; and of the mute and inarticulate as well as the all too fluent opinion-formers.

This history offers an intimate, multilayered, multi-voiced, unsentimental portrait of a society and how it evolved during these 34 years.

Producer/Jane Greenwood

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1989 – The '89 Generation

New series
Monday 23 November
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

In 1989, the political journalist Anne McElvoy was a young Times reporter in East Berlin. In this programme she talks to leading British politicians to discover what impact the revolutions of 1989 had on them, both personally and in shaping the political worldview they now use to govern.

Anne compares notes with Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw, then a BBC reporter in West Berlin, and plays him archive of his younger self interviewing Berliners selling bits of the Wall to tourists. German-born Labour MP Gisela Stuart talks about the emotional impact of watching the Wall fall, on TV in Birmingham. And Conservative Party chairman Eric Pickles tells Anne how, in 1968, he was a teenage communist – but was so angry at the sight of Soviet tanks crushing the Prague Spring that he joined the Conservative Party. He talks about his feelings on watching the final overthrow of Communism in Prague 21 years on.

Anne brings together former London Mayor Ken Livingstone and shadow schools secretary Michael Gove, who spent part of the of winter of 1989 as a picket, to consider the impact of 1989 on their personal politics.

Tory front-bench thinker David Willetts recalls how Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher stunned guests at a lunch held by his think-tank in December 1989. When the Wall fell she responded with joy, but a few weeks later she was greeting the prospect it opened up – a united Germany – with vehement hostility.

Finally, Anne talks to Foreign Secretary David Miliband, his Conservative shadow William Hague and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg about the effect that the death of Communism still has today on British foreign policy.

Presenter/Anne McElvoy, Producer/Phil Tinline

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A Very Scottish Homecoming Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 23 November
3.45-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Homecoming Scotland has been a year-long celebration of Scots and Scottishness, linked to the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns.

As a Scot now living in London, Aasmah Mir heads home to find out how well the five central themes of whisky, golf, ancestry, great minds and Robert Burns himself sum up modern Scotland.

Over the five programmes Aasmah takes each of these themes in turn. Through visits to events and interviews she explores whether they are part of an image of Scotland that looks good in the tourist brochures but has no real significance in Scottish lives.

In the first programme, Whisky, Aasmah explores the crucial role the drink plays in Scotland's economy. She visits the Whisky Live event in Glasgow and finds out that, when it comes to a "dram", it's more popular with Indiana and Taiwanese business men than in the pubs and clubs of Scotland.

Presenter/Aasmah Mir, Producer/Peter McManus

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 23 November 2009

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 23 November
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 discussing all the latest football issues.

At 8.45pm there's second-half Championship commentary on Preston versus Newcastle live from Deepdale.

From 9.30pm Arlo is joined by Mark Clemmit for 5 Live Football League with the latest news and reaction from the Championship and Football League.

Presenter/Arlo White, Producer/Claire Ackling

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Monday 23 November 2009

Tennis

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 23 November
2.15-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
8.45pm-12.30am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary of the ATP World Tour Finals comes, live, from the 02 Arena, as the world's top eight men's singles players and doubles pairings battle it out at the end of season Championship, which is being held in London for the first time.

The commentary team is led by Jonathan Overend alongside David Law, Alastair Eykyn, Vassos Alexander and Russell Fuller with expert analysis from David Felgate, Annabel Croft and special guests.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 23 November 2009

Marc Riley

Monday 23 November
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Marc Riley's live band is Frightened Rabbit. Hailing from Glasgow, this is a return visit for them to "Riley Mansions". They pop in to perform their new single Swim Until You Can't See Land and tell Marc how 2009 has been for them.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Monday 23 November
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe plays classic sessions from British psychedelic soul outfit Traffic from 1967; Cathal Coughlan's Irish poppers with a social conscience Microdisney, recorded in 1983; Mark Kozelek from Red House Painters in a solo spot; and folk from Woodpigeon.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Frank Wilson

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 23 November 2009

Silver Street

Monday 23 November
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Jaggy is unhappy about the cost of sending Kesar to private school, in the week's first visit to Silver Street. Simran reckons renting out the Santorini villa will help, but Jaggy doesn't think it's that simple. Simran's response gets Jaggy thinking...

Sway is on the phone to Nadia, who surprises him by saying her parents asked after him. They are interrupted by Kuljit shouting in the distance. Sway has to end the call and heads over to find out exactly what is going on.

Jaggy is played by Jay Kiyani, Simran by Balvinder Sopal, Sway by Nicholas Bailey, Nadia by Sohm Kapila and Kuljit by Sartaj Garewal.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Monday 23 November 2009

The Crescent And The Cross Ep 3/4

Monday 23 November
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Owen Bennett Jones continues his examination of the turning points in the relationship between Christianity and Islam. In this week's programme, he considers the Ottoman Empire.

In particular, Owen focuses on the time of Suleiman The Magnificent, a towering figure in the rivalry between Christianity and Islam, and the crucial Siege of Malta in 1565.

Presenter/Owen Bennett Jones, Producer/David Edmonds

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Outlook – 89 Squares

Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
10.00-10.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

City squares have played vital roles as gathering places in many countries across Eastern Europe. Outlook examines how these spaces played a critical part in the events surrounding 1989 and the collapse of the iron curtain.

The series hears from the people who know, love, work and live in these squares, as well as those who have a connection to them or who shared the fervour of 1989 in them.

As well as examining the events of 1989, Outlook finds out what has since changed in these spaces, and what they mean now for people in these cities. Among the spaces examined are Berlin's Potsdamer Platz, Prague's Wenceslas Square, Bucharest's University Square, Warsaw's Bank Square and Budapest's Heroes' Square.

This edition of Outlook is part of BBC World Service's 1989 – Europe's Revolution coverage, marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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