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BBC RADIO 1 Monday 30 November 2009

The Chris Moyles Show With Vernon Kay

Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December
6.30-10.00am BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1 presenter Vernon Kay
BBC Radio 1 presenter Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay is standing in for Chris Moyles this week while Chris and Fearne Cotton are in Uganda. Earlier this year they climbed Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief with seven other celebrities – together they raised more than £3.5m. This week the climbers have travelled to Uganda to find out how that money is being spent.

Every day Chris and Fearne will be calling into the show to talk about what they have seen and done on their trip so far. Listeners will also hear from the some of the other climbers including Ronan Keating, Kimberley Walsh and Gary Barlow.

Sara Cox will be sitting in for Fearne Cotton while she is away.

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BBC Radio 1's Stories –
The Story Of The Noughties: 2006 Ep 7/10

Monday 30 November
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1

Pete Tong presents the seventh of this 10-part series exploring the music and pop cultural moments defining the first decade of the new millennium – all through the eyes of BBC Radio 1.

This hour-long documentary, looks back at some of the significant shifts during 2006 in dance music, including the emergence of a scene that was coined "nu rave" and the first Ibiza Rocks that broke convention by introducing indie music to the "White Isle". Pete is also joined by influential DJ/producer Sven Vath to talk about the last 10 years.

Outside of dance music, Pete remembers the introduction of Lily Allen in 2006 which opened the floodgates for a new set of outspoken UK female artists, who went on to challenge the boys in skinny jeans that had been dominating the music press in the early noughties.

BBC Radio 1 Stories is part of a new line-up of documentaries, a new review show and In New DJs We Trust that sits at the heart of the weeknight schedule at 9pm.

Presenter/Pete Tong, Producers/Alice Lloyd and Louise Kattenhorn

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Zane Lowe's Masterpiece Series 2009 –
Metallica: Metallica Ep 1/4

New series
Monday 30 November to Thursday 3 December
7.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 1

Following its success over the past two years, Masterpieces returns with a four-part series dedicated to the albums Zane Lowe has crowned "musical masterpieces" for the way they altered the musical landscape at the time of their release.

As well as playing the four iconic albums in their entirety from start to finish, unedited and uninterrupted, each show contains interviews with the artists, providing an insight into how each of them created their signature sounds.

Tonight's chosen masterpiece comes from hard rockers Metallica and their self-titled 1991 release. Seen as the group's entrance into the mainstream with classics including Enter Sandman and The Forgiven, Zane looks back at what made it such a commercial and critical success and how it influenced future musicians.

Presenter/Zane Lowe, Producers/Rob Lewis and Kat Wong

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 30 November 2009

Ken Bruce

Monday 30 November
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Sharon Corr reveals her favourite music when she chooses her Tracks Of My Years throughout the week.

Among her choices are Bronski Beat's Smalltown Boy, Neil Young's Old Man, Cream's Badge and Better by Tom Baxter.

Plus there's the Record and Album Of The Week and further rounds of PopMaster.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones

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Jools Holland

Monday 30 November
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jools Holland is joined by the American bluesman Seasick Steve for this week's show.

Seasick Steve joins Jools and his band in an impromptu version of Hank Williams's Hey Good Lookin'. Seasick Steve made his first TV appearance on Jools's Hootenanny on BBC Two in 2006 and has since gone on to receive a Brit nomination and to play at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Presenter/Jools Holland, Producer/Sarah Gaston

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Great British Songbook Masterclass With Don Black

Monday 30 November
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Richard Allinson is joined by Oscar-winning lyricist Don Black for a Great British Songbook Masterclass.

Recorded at this year's BBC Electric Proms, listeners can enjoy highlights from the masterclass as Richard talks to Don about his illustrious career and how he penned songs including Born Free, Michael Jackson's hit Ben and Bond themes such as Diamonds Are Forever.

Richard and Don are joined by West End star Marti Webb who performs extracts from some of Don's best-loved songs, including the musical classic Take That Look Off Your Face.

The Great British Songbook is BBC Radio 2's celebration of the work of British songwriters, creating a collection of their finest songs and holding exclusive masterclasses with some of Britain's top lyricists. More information on the initiative, including videos of artists performing their versions of Great British songs and message board discussions, can be found at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Presenter/Richard Allinson, Producer/Bequi Sheehan

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 30 November 2009

Performance On 3

Monday 30 November
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra continues this season with their new young principal conductor, Kiril Karabits, and focuses on works with an Italian theme, from composers with Russian connections.

Respighi made his home in Rome and spent most of his life there, but not before a spell in St Petersburg studying with Rimsky-Korsakov. The Papal city became the subject of his three sets of musical postcards, and this first one, Fountains Of Rome, depicting four of Rome's finest fountains as seen at different times of day, shows Respighi as a master of atmospheric orchestration.

Pianist Nikolai Lugansky, a great interpreter of the Russian romantic repertoire, joins the orchestra for Rachmaninov's last work for piano and orchestra, Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini. To end this rousing programme, the orchestra turns to Khachaturian's acclaimed 1956 ballet, Spartacus, telling the story of the turbulent life of the slave turned gladiator, turned revolutionary, who almost brought the Roman Empire to its knees. The epic music evokes the splendour and barbarism of life during those brutal times, as well as moments of delicate tenderness.

Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Janet Tuppen

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The Essay Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Every day this week The Essay provides contemporary introductions to great thinkers and activists of the European Enlightenment.

In Monday's programme Professor Alexander Brodie looks at Adam Smith, one of the leading intellectuals of the Scottish Enlightenment, and examines Smith's observations on morality and human behaviour. Professor Brodie is the 13th holder of the Chair of Logic and Rhetoric at Glasgow University, whose second incumbent was Smith himself.

Later in the week, Vince Cable MP and Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer wonders what Smith would make of today's global financial crisis (Wednesday); and distinguished philosopher Professor Simon Blackburn of Cambridge University assesses Scottish philosopher David Hume's originality of thought and his influence on later thinkers like Darwin (Thursday).

Actor Bill Paterson provides the readings throughout the week.

Producer/Sarah Taylor

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Jazz On 3 – Joel Harrison At London Jazz Festival

Monday 30 November
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Jez Nelson presents a concert by American guitarist, composer and singer Joel Harrison, recorded at the London Jazz Festival. Renowned for defying categorisation, Harrison's eclectic sound integrates everything from jazz, blues and folk, to African influences and Americana. Here, with tracks from his latest album Urban Myths, he demonstrates his love of Seventies electric jazz with a fresh approach for today's audience.

After studying with composers including Ali Akbar Khan and Charlie Banacos, Harrison's career took off when he moved to New York 10 years ago. Since then he has released several very different albums – from Free Country, a radical re-take on Appalachian folk music, to Harbor with guitarist Nguyên Lê.

Presenter/Jez Nelson, Producer/Peggy Sutton

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 30 November 2009

Brick By Brick

Monday 30 November
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Brick By Brick takes a look at the demolitions industry through the dismantling of one of the largest granite-faced buildings in the world.

In the heart of Aberdeen, a team of demolition engineers, stone masons and archaeologists are working together to pull apart one of the city's oldest and most valued buildings. Marischal College has served as a college and chapel since 1593 and has been part of Aberdeen University since 1860.

It is now being completely remodelled to become the home of Aberdeen City Council's headquarters, and as, in its later stages, the building was primarily used for research and teaching in medicine and science, its laboratories and teaching rooms need to be entirely transformed to suit office life. However, due to its heritage and architectural value, only the inside is being dismantled, making it a meticulous process and one as much about discovery as it is about deconstruction.

As the building is taken apart, its history and character are slowly revealed. From the discovery of the skeletons of seven men on site, thought to be Franciscan Friars, to the old student's timetable left fading on the walls, this programme explores the fascination of taking things apart and the knowledge that is uncovered along the way.

Contributors include: David Sinclair and Andy Smiley, from one of the leading demolition and dismantling companies in the UK; Gary Simpson, stonemason; Neil Curtis, Marischal College curator; and Alison Cameron, archaeologist.

Producer/Katie Burningham

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Afternoon Play – Grey Expectations

Monday 30 November
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Grey Expectations is the third – but not necessarily the last – in a trilogy of stories written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Glen.

It follows on from the surreal My Blue Heaven (2006) and My Blue Wedding (2007) which told the story of Graham Slater, a redundant and downtrodden mouse-pusher whose life was transformed when he was offered a job by his childhood friend Laz. However, Laz turned out to be imaginary, blue and furry and lived in a parallel universe.

In this story, Graham learns what happened to all the billions the international bankers lost during the credit crunch – they have turned up in Laz's blue furry world. Nobody knows what to do with the mountain of waste paper, but can Graham just get rid of it?

Grey Expectations stars Stephen Mangan as Graham, Rebecca Front as Griselda, Phyllida Law as Dottie and Toby Longworth as Laz.

Producer/Liz Anstee

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National Short Story Award 2009 Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December
3.30-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Now in its fourth year, the BBC National Short Story Award 2009 celebrates the best of the contemporary British short story and leads the way in the current revival of the genre.

The five stories shortlisted for the award – announced on Friday 27 November on BBC Radio 4's Front Row – will be broadcast every afternoon this week. The winning entry will be announced on Front Row on Monday 7 December live from the awards ceremony in London.

This year's judging panel comprises writers Dame Margaret Drabble and Helen Dunmore; broadcaster Tom Sutcliffe; editor of the BBC Readings Unit, Di Speirs; and singer-songwriter, Will Young.

This year's award has attracted more than 680 submissions and includes entries by some of the biggest names in British fiction, as well as new writers at the cutting edge of the genre.

The BBC is the biggest commissioner of short stories in the UK and this week's stories highlight the BBC's ongoing commitment to the short story.

Producers/Liz Allard and Gemma Jenkins

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The Infinite Monkey Cage Ep 1/4

New series
Monday 30 November
4.30-4.55pm BBC RADIO 4

Physicist Brian Cox
Physicist Brian Cox

Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world through scientists' eyes.

Each week Brian and Robin will be joined by top scientists and some well-known science fans to talk about their view of the world – what has annoyed them; what has excited them; and why scientific reasoning can help in some of the most unlikely situations.

From the news agenda, to culture and politics, Brian, Robin and guests will be tackling life, the universe and everything, starting with the biggest question of all – what on Earth the title of the programme means!

In the first programme, ex-cosmologist Dara O'Briain discusses why science seems to be such a fertile breeding ground for life as a comedian; Robin visits the archives of one of his all-time science heroes; and Brian tackles his personal mission to put science back at the heart of the political agenda.

Also joining Brian and Robin later this series will be Seth Shostack from the SETI institute in California to discuss the search for ET and great science conspiracies; quantum-physicists-turned-comedians Ben Miller and Richard Vranch to discuss their former lives in the laboratory; and Victor Stock, dean of Guildford cathedral and science journalist Adam Rutherford feature in a special Christmas edition of the programme.

Presenters/Brian Cox and Robin Ince, Producer/Alexandra Feachem

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Book At Bedtime – Riceyman Steps Ep 1/10

New series
Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Satire and pathos are grippingly combined in Arnold Bennett's masterpiece of London life, read by Robert Powell.

Set between 1919 and 1920, Riceyman Steps is an intensely focussed story displaying a scalpel-like characterisation of the lower-middle classes struggling to maintain status, respectability and income against all sorts of unruly human instincts and desires.

The story takes place in and around a second-hand bookshop in Clerkenwell. It charts the courtship and marriage of a bookseller, the miserly Mr Earlforward, to the vivacious but lonely widow, Mrs Arb, and follows the triumphs and setbacks of their relationship and shared passion for thrift, which is eventually to prove their downfall.

Economy becomes a corrosive desire which contrasts dramatically with the spontaneous greed for life embodied in the warmth of their general maid, Elsie, and her tender love for the shell-shocked Joe.

Reader/Robert Powell, Producer/Jill Waters

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 30 November 2009

5 Live Sport

Monday 30 November
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Arlo White presents all the day's sport news and is joined by John Motson and Steve Claridge for The Monday Night Club to discuss the latest football news and issues.

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

At 10pm in Sports Personality Of The Year Special, 5 Live Sport takes an in-depth look at all the nominees, following the announcement of the 10 contenders earlier in the day.

Presenter/Arlo White

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 30 November 2009

Lauren Laverne

New series
From Monday 30 November
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne
BBC 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne

When Lauren Laverne first started at BBC 6 Music she promised to "play the best music, while wearing consistently excellent shoes". Now she's striding that footwear into the first week of her new tenure as presenter of 6 Music's weekday mid-morning show.

Alongside live music from massive bands and new acts in the 6 Music Hub, Lauren lifts listeners' spirits by guiding them through all aspects of culture throughout the week.

Listeners can also expect hilarious musings on TV, film, gadgets, websites and even fashion from a huge range of expert contributors.

At midday everyday Lauren enters the digital black hole of "Workers Playtime". Featuring MPFrees, To Do Lists, the Headphone Moment and the deadline game, Workers Playtime is the veritable workday cure and is guaranteed to bring the treasured working audience out of their mid-morning slump.

Plus, in a wave of cassette nostalgia, the Memory Tapes invites listeners to send Lauren photos and track listings of old mix tapes that they made for themselves or their significant others. Lauren plays a selection of the mix-tape tunes for the nation's enjoyment.

With all this and Lauren's eclectic choice of music scattered through the show, this is a daily appointment not to be missed.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Marc Riley

Monday 30 November
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

The Antlers are in session for Marc Riley. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the band released their album, Hospice, in March of this year.

The band are Peter Silberman on vocals and guitar; Michael Lerner on drums and percussion; and Darby Cicci on keyboards, trumpet and bowed banjo.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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6 Music Plays It Again –
Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine Ep 1/4

Monday 30 November to Thursday 3 December
12.00midnight-12.30am BBC 6 MUSIC

There's a double helping of Marc Riley every night this week as he dips into the BBC's archives and unearths seminal and tantalising rock interviews, as part of a series first broadcast on BBC Radio 2.

It's funny how things can look so different many years down the line; once the dust has settled, tempers have calmed and much water has gone under the bridge. Not seeking to open old wounds or anything, Marc Riley goes back in time to the turning points in the careers of some of the biggest artists in music to check out exactly what they did say in the heat of the moment and to put it into today's context.

In this episode Marc looks back at archive interviews with Liam and Noel Gallagher and BBC 6 Music's newest recruit Jarvis Cocker.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Frank Wilson

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 30 November 2009

Silver Street

Monday 30 November
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Jodie and Sway wake up after a secret weekend together, in the week's first visit to Silver Street. They agree to play things "normal" in order for their relationship to remain a secret.

Elsewhere, Jaggy is trying to open the salon after the keys were locked inside. He bumps into Kuljit and invites him to a poker night.

Later, Kuljit is surprised that Sway hasn't opened the studio yet and there's no sign of Jodie at the cafe, but will he suspect something?

Jodie is played by Vineeta Rishi, Sway by Nicholas Bailey, Jaggy by Jay Kiyani, Kuljit by Sartaj Garewal and Kenny by Brian Croucher.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Monday 30 November 2009

The Crescent And The Cross Ep 4/4

Monday 30 November
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Owen Bennett Jones continues to examine several turning points in the relationship between Christianity and Islam and, in this week's final programme, discovers the Islamic leader who confronted the might of the British Empire; the Mahdi.

The Mahdi was a devout man, who developed a huge following, and Owen charts his rise to power and his clash with British General Charles Gordon.

Presenter/Owen Bennett Jones, Producer/David Edmonds

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