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BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 5 December 2009

Dermot O'Leary

Saturday 5 December
3.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Dermot O'Leary introduces live music from Mercury award-nominated electropop duo La Roux.

Dermot also speaks to comedian Al Murray who, under the guise of The Pub Landlord, has recently written a self-help book entitled Think Yourself British.

There's also new music from Ella Chi, a 23-year-old British singer who describes her sound as new-wave pop, with strong funk and soul leanings, and cites influences including Erykah Badu, Mark Ronson, Prince and Portishead.

Presenter/Dermot O'Leary, Producer/Ben Walker

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Shedding Hippie Blood – The Altamont Story

Saturday 5 December
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Schedule update 24 November)

In Shedding Hippie Blood Huey Morgan tells the story of the 1969 Rolling Stones Let It Bleed tour; a milestone in rock history that defined an era and its tragic finale at the Altamont Speedway.

The band's previous tours had been brief, incandescent sets. However, as the Sixties drew to a close, the music of the Stones had evolved into longer sets, which charted their influences by including tracks by their blues heroes.

The year of the free rock festival was 1969. The Rolling Stones Hyde Park concert in London in July was followed, a month later, by Woodstock and, as their Let It Bleed tour rolled triumphantly across America, the Stones decided to end the decade with a massive, free concert to thank their US fans for their continuing support.

The concert, held at Altamont Speedway, in the scrublands of Northern California, on 6 December, was meant to be the West Coast's answer to Woodstock. But the event turned out very differently and some believe it signalled the end of the peace and love era.

This programme features contributions from those who were on the road with the Stones on their ground-breaking tour, including: Mick Jagger's personal assistant, Georgia Bergman; the tour's business manager, Ron Schneider; production manager Chip Monck; tour manager Sam Cutler; journalist Michael Lydon; photographer Ethan Russell; director Albert Maysles; and the Guardian's Eamonn McCabe.

Presenter/Huey Morgan, Producer/Des Shaw

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Bob Harris

Saturday 5 December
11.00pm-2.00am BBC RADIO 2

Sam Carter has spent the last few years honing his craft, both as a writer and performer, studying guitar with Martin Simpson and touring with Bellowhead, while holding down his post as Emerging Artist in Residence at London's Southbank Centre.

Tonight, the east London-based songsmith is joined by Scottish singer-songwriter Dot Allison to preview his debut album, Keepsakes, for Bob Harris's After Midnight Acoustic Session.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Mark Simpson

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 5 December 2009

World Routes

Saturday 5 December
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucy Duran joins a huge crowd at the 2009 Timitar Festival in Agadir. Acts include Berber songs from local diva Raissa Aicha Tachinouit, Saharawi music from Rachida Talal and a rare, live appearance by Morocco's biggest star of the Arab world, Samira Said. It's a free festival where one hundred thousand local inhabitants, and a sprinkling of tourists and international festival-goers, gather to hear performances stretching into the early hours of the morning.

Presenter/Lucy Duran, Producer/Roger Short

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Opera On 3 – The Tsarina's Slippers

Saturday 5 December
6.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Listeners can enjoy a rare chance to hear Tchaikovsky's only comic opera, his fairytale Christmas story, The Tsarina's Slippers (Cherevichki), which is performed for the first time at London's Royal Opera House.

Inspired by one of Nikolai Gogol's most famous short tales, Christmas Eve, it's a mix of village comedy and fairytale fantasy. The beautiful Oxana will only marry her besotted blacksmith, Vakula, if he finds the Tsarina's little leather slippers for her. The desperate Vakula finally uses the Devil to help him fulfil his beloved's wish. There is much devilry, mistaken identity, hiding of lovers and drunken villagers along the way.

The Royal Opera House has brought together both their companies, opera and ballet, for this enchanting new production by director Francesca Zambello and choreographer Alastair Marriott.

Performed in Russian, the almost entirely Russian cast includes soprano Olga Guryakova as Oxana and tenor Vsevolod Grivnov as Vakula. Alexander Polianichko conducts the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House and The Royal Opera Chorus.

Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Anthony Sellors

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 5 December 2009

Bob Marley – The Chrysler Year

Saturday 5 December
10.30-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Reggae legend Bob Marley
Reggae legend Bob Marley

BBC reporter and reggae fanatic Jonathan Charles tells the story of Bob Marley's wilderness year of 1966, working in Wilmington, Delaware, as a lab assistant and on the Chrysler assembly line as a fork-lift driver.

The world was almost deprived of the talent of reggae singer Bob Marley. In 1966, he gave up his music career in frustration. He'd already had a No. 1 hit with single Simmer Down but he was finding life hard. He was short of money and, leaving Jamaica, he went to live in the United States.

There he became a night-shift worker in the Chrysler car plant in Wilmington, Delaware, where his mother was also living. His plan was to live in America and earn money until he'd earned enough to finance a record label.

The year in the US was to change his life and influence his music. Life was tough and his time working for a major corporation introduced him to capitalism and what he saw as the evils of the free-market society.

Jonathan goes to the annual Bob Marley reggae festival in Wilmington where they remember his music. He meets Ibis Pitts, a resident of Wilmington who was a close friend of Bob during his time there. Jonathan also talks to Junior Marvin (The Wailers) about how Bob changed during his year in the States; to some of his former car plant colleagues; and further explores some of the music which this period in his life inspired.

Presenter/Jonathan Charles, Producer/David Prest

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Archive On 4 – The Turner Prize Turnaround

Saturday 5 December
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

As the Turner Prize reaches its 25th year, art critic Waldemar Januszczak considers the biggest cultural turnaround of his critical life – the public's u-turn on modern art.

In new interviews with Damien Hirst, Tate director Nicholas Serota and art critic Sarah Kent, Waldemar considers how influential the Turner Prize was in raising public awareness of contemporary art. He looks back to when it began in 1984 and remembers the almost universal derision the Prize attracted. He analyses why the Prize was so unpopular in the Eighties and recalls the criticism levelled at it by the press.

In 1988, the Turner Prize reached its nadir. The directors at the Tate decided to drop the idea of a shortlist and the winner was simply selected without any preamble.

But in 1992, a new generation of talented British artists began to breakthrough. Damien Hirst was on the shortlist, and in 1993, Rachel Whiteread won the Prize. Waldemar argues the turnaround moment came after Channel 4 began broadcasting the awards and these artists managed finally to engage the public with their new art.

Listeners hear memorable moments from the awards ceremonies, including Tracey Emin's infamous drunken rant – and some of the criticism levied at modern art and the Turner Prize in particular, such as the perennial question: "But is it art?"

Waldemar concludes by asking whether the Turner Prize has moved the debate past this level of criticism to a more serious discussion of the work itself.

Presenter/Waldemar Januszczak, Producer/Susie Matthews

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 5 December 2009

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 5 December
12.00noon-7.20pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents an afternoon of live sport, kicking off with live commentary of Portsmouth versus Burnley from Fratton Park at 12.45pm and regular updates from Falkirk versus Rangers in the Scottish Premier League (kick-off 12.30pm).

There's live coverage of all the day's 3pm kick-offs, including West Ham United versus Manchester United in the Premier League and Celtic versus Aberdeen in the SPL, plus updates from rugby union's Premiership matches, including Northampton versus Bath and London Irish versus Worcester.

From 5.30pm, there's Premier League commentary on Manchester City against Chelsea, live, from the City of Manchester Stadium.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mark Williams

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 5 December 2009

Football

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 5 December
12.55-2.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy live Championship commentary on Nottingham Forest versus Leicester City from the City Ground.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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5 Live Football League

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 5 December
2.45-5.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Live commentary comes from one of the day's top matches in the Championship, plus reports and score updates from across the Football League.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 5 December 2009

George Lamb

Saturday 5 December
7.00-10.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Sony Award-winner and BBC 6 Music presenter George Lamb
Sony Award-winner and BBC 6 Music presenter George Lamb

Sony Award-winner George Lamb's show transfers to the weekend breakfast slot.

In a move to avoid the weekday clash with This Morning, George transfers his show to the weekend breakfast slot. Regular listeners can expect more of George's inimitable banter and new acquaintances are in for a lively start to their weekends.

Presenter/George Lamb, Producer/Alicia Brown

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6 Mix

Saturday 5 December
9.00-11.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

In the week of World Peace Day and the anniversary of John Lennon's death, musician and artist Yoko Ono presents a special edition of the 6 Mix, talking about her work and playing music which has influenced her new album, Between My Head And The Sky.

Yoko – the widow of John Lennon – has had a varied musical career, from her work with her late husband and the Plastic Ono Band on Double Fantasy to her later experimental music and collaborations with Ornette Coleman, The Flaming Lips and John Cage.

In this programme, she plays tracks from a range of artists who inspired her musically, including Jimi Hendrix, Courtney Love and Anthony And The Johnsons, as well as new music from Sean Lennon and The Low Anthem.

Yoko talks about the making of her new album, how she's dealt with media criticism and her relationship with Lennon and their son, Sean. There's also a chance to hear her unlikely collaboration with Basement Jaxx and her views on Amy Winehouse and Beth Ditto.

(This programme was originally scheduled for October 2009.)

Presenter/Yoko Ono, Producer/Rowan Collinson

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Saturday 5 December 2009

World Book Club

Saturday 5 December
8.00-9.00pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

This month's World Book Club features acclaimed American writer James Ellroy, who, for the last 15 years, has been working on a fictional chronicle of Sixties America.

American Tabloid, the first of the three books, exposes the underbelly of a country on the threshold of John F Kennedy's "golden age" and follows three men close to the tentacles of power in a conspiracy with the Mafia that leads to the Bay Of Pigs invasion of Cuba and the assassination of JFK in Dallas. Brutally brilliant and profane, the book is peopled with crooked policemen, corrupt politicians, mobsters and hitmen, all driven by a desire for power, money and the settling of old scores.

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