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Network Radio BBC Week 49: Thursday 10 December 2009

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 10 December 2009

Bob Harris Country

Thursday 10 December
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris
BBC Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris

Austin-based band Reckless Kelly, whose country rock style has been described as "red dirt music", join Bob Harris on his Country show this week.

Formed in Oregon by brothers Willy and Cody Braun and their drummer, Jay Nazz, the band named themselves after Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, and relocated to Austin in 1997.

The three lived together and established the band on Austin's live scene, releasing their debut album in 1998. Their latest album, Bulletproof, came out last year on the Yep Roc label and includes the anti-war anthem American Blood, which explores the government's treatment of returning troops.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Al Booth

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 10 December 2009

Performance On 3

Thursday 10 December
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Two of Europe's greatest female vocalists, soprano Dame Felicity Lott and mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager, join forces with one of Britain's finest accompanists, Graham Johnson, for a recital of German solo lieder and duets, in tonight's Performance On 3, recorded at London's Wigmore Hall last month.

Titled Two Women's Lives And Loves in a nod to Schumann's volume Frauenliebe und leben, it looks at women's love through the eyes of romantic poets and composers from Schumann himself through to Hugo Wolf. Each group of songs is given a title reflecting its place in the journey of love – from first meeting through to love everlasting.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Brian Jackson

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FREE THINKING 2009
Night Waves

Thursday 10 December
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3
Baroness Julia Neuberger
Baroness Julia Neuberger

Baroness Julia Neuberger is a high-profile social and medical reformer, a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords and one of the first female rabbis in Britain. She argues that it is vital people rediscover the art of including people of all ages in everything they do – in order to end the prejudice, dismissiveness, disrespect and neglect with which many old people are treated today.

In tonight's lecture, delivered in front of an audience at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking festival, Baroness Neuberger forcefully makes the case that only when people value the contribution the elderly can make will they enjoy a healthy society.

In the 2001 census, the number of Britons aged over 60 outnumbered those under 16 for the first time. And yet, as Baroness Neuberger points out, the elderly are often portrayed in the media as a "problem" issue – with a preoccupation with the ethics of euthanasia for the old, the difficulties of dealing with dementia and the cost of nursing care.

Presenter/Rana Mitter, Producer/Fiona Mclean

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 10 December 2009

Open The Vaults

Thursday 10 December
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Open The Vaults looks back at the tradition of banks as patrons of art, as the Royal Bank of Scotland finally agrees to make its collection more accessible.

Since the Government bail-out last year, the bank has been under increased pressure to display their art work. But what is actually in the vaults has been shrouded in secrecy and there’s concern that the NatWest Collection, acquired in 2000, could have been damaged in storage.

As the bank unwraps its rumoured David Hockney, LS Lowry and Jack Vettriano, BBC arts correspondent Razia Iqbal examines the history of banks' patronage and asks what responsibility comes with owning great art.

Presenter/Razia Iqbal, Producer/Henrietta Harrison

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Afternoon Play – Getting To Four Degrees

Thursday 10 December
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference continues in Copenhagen, some reports now predict that it's already too late to achieve the previous target global temperature rise of two degrees Celsius. They suggest that the world is now facing an average global temperature rise of four degrees Celsius – or more.

Kate Ashfield and Don Gilet star in this play by Sarah Woods, in which three real-life Climate Change specialists – Professor Kevin Anderson, writer Mark Lynas and Dr Emma Tompkins – imagine the possible futures for one very ordinary fictional British family: the Williamses.

The Williams family – dad Ian, mum Sue and children Chloe and Jack – have appeared in a previous BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play earlier this year from the same writer, called Getting To Zero, in which they were challenged to get ready for a zero-carbon life. This time they are spun into the future to have a look at the possible predictions that can be made about life at four degrees hotter – or more.

Professor Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change and director of the Tyndall Energy Programme at Manchester University; Mark Lynas is the author of three books on climate change; and Dr Emma Tompkins is a senior lecturer in Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. She is also a member of the Advisory Group for the UK Climate Impacts programme and sits on the Editorial Board of Ecology and Society.

Kate Ashfield plays Sue and Don Gilet plays Ian.

Producer/Jonquil Painting

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Andy Zatzman's History Of The Third Millennium Ep 1/4

New series
Thursday 10 December
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Critically acclaimed political comedian Andy Zaltzman launches the first instalment of a decade-by-decade comic analysis of the Third Millennium, covering 2000 to 2009.

Ably assisted by a team of comic performers, this four-part series serves up a combination of stand-up, sketches, facts and blatant lies to round up the decade in style.

Each week, Andy examines the last 10 years in relation to the major events, characters, trends and developments in a different sphere of human existence – world politics, British society, the global economy and the general state of the planet – and looks ahead to what the next 10 years are likely to bring.

At the end of each episode, Andy gives the decade a score out of 10 for the issue covered. At the end of the final show, he tots up the decade's overall score and judges whether it has passed or failed.

Andy has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British stand-up with his unique brand of political comedy. Alongside John Oliver, Andy has co-written and starred in two series of the BBC Radio 4 show Political Animal and three series of The Department, also for Radio 4.

Presenter/Andy Zaltzman, Producer/Richard Grocock

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What Scientists Believe Ep 1/3

New series
Thursday 10 December
9.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Stephen Webster is a philosopher of science at Imperial College London and wants to know how an individual scientist's personal, psychological and intellectual qualities map onto their chosen area of science.

In this new, three-part series, Stephen talks to six scientists about themselves and their scientific work.

In tonight's opener, Stephen discusses motivation and asks what it was in their backgrounds that pushed these scientists towards a career in science and if there was an influential figure who set them on a scientific path.

In the second programme, Stephen discusses whether individual scientists can, or should, project their personal values onto their science.

In the final programme, Stephen shifts the focus to scientists' opinions about their scientific work and its impact on the world. It's easy enough to justify your work if you are developing malaria treatments or a clean water technology, but not all scientific enterprise is so clear cut. Scientists have to make moral judgements about what they do.

Stephen concludes that even though people continue to think of scientific knowledge as objective, science remains a product of human values and it is implemented in a value-loaded world.

Presenter/Stephen Webster, Producer/John Watkins

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 10 December 2009

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 10 December
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Eleanor Oldroyd
BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Eleanor Oldroyd

Eleanor Oldroyd has the latest sports news and is joined by special guests for The Headline Hour, discussing the latest big sports issues making the news.

From 8pm, Mark Pougatch presents a special programme, live, from the City of Manchester Stadium to celebrate the life of broadcasting legend Stuart Hall, who turns 80 on Christmas Day. Stuart is the guest of honour in front of a specially invited audience, which includes special guests Francis Lee, Mike Summerbee and Graeme Souness.

Presenters/Eleanor Oldroyd and Mark Pougatch

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Thursday 10 December 2009

Silver Street

Thursday 10 December
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Jodie and Roopa clear up the cafe after Kuljit trashes it, as the drama continues. Sway, meanwhile, turns up for work only to be handed his belongings – he's no longer required at the studio and Kuljit has fired him.

Hassan tells Kuljit he can't sleep at the studio and takes him home – telling Shazia they are putting him up for a few days. But Shazia has a big surprise of her own...

Jodie is played by Vineeta Rishi, Roopa by Rakhee Thakrar, Kuljit by Sartaj Garewal, Sway by Nicholas Bailey, Hassan by Youssef Kerkour and Shazia by Shobu Kapoor.

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