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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 18 December 2009

Wake Up To Wogan

Friday 18 December
7.30-9.00am BBC RADIO 2 (Copy change 9 December)

Sir Terry Wogan
Sir Terry Wogan

Sir Terry Wogan entertains his loyal band of TOGs (Terry's Old Geezers) over breakfast for the final time in the last ever Wake Up To Wogan.

Sir Terry first took over the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show in April 1972, at the tender age of 34, and quickly gained popularity with his wry observations and warm banter. His first spell on the show ended in 1984 but he returned to the airwaves in January 1993 and established Wake Up To Wogan as the nation's most-listened-to breakfast show.

While Chris Evans will be setting his alarm for an earlier shift, which kicks off on Monday 11 January 2010, the Togmeister is moving to Sundays between 11am-1pm where he beings a new live show from the BBC's Broadcasting House with special guests and musical performances from Sunday 14 February 2010.

Presenter/Terry Wogan, Producer/Alan Boyd

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The Bands That Mattered Ep 5/5

Friday 18 December
7.00-7.30pm BBC RADIO 2

In the last programme of this series celebrating the Great British Dance Bands, Brian Matthew recounts the final chapters of the Lew Stone story and marks the end of an era in British popular music.

This concluding episode reveals how a modest maestro became a musical survivor by adapting to the huge changes in British popular music after the First World War. It features contributions from composer Gordon Langford; singer Helen Mack, who recalls the wartime concerts and broadcasts that kept the nation dancing in a time of peril; and Lew Stone's widow Joyce who adds her own vivid reminiscences of a golden age of dance music.

Presenter/Brian Matthew, Producers/Tony Staveacre and Roy Oakshott

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Friday Night Is Music Night

Friday 18 December
7.30-9.15pm BBC RADIO 2

Ken Bruce presents Friday Night Is Music Night live from the Mermaid Theatre in London with special guests 2007 X-Factor finalist Rhydian and the BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers Of The Year, Laurence Kilsby and Jacquelyne Hill.

Jacquelyne, who sings at St Andrews, Tarring in West Sussex and Laurence, who sings at Tewkesbury Abbey/Dean Close Preparatory School were announced as Radio 2's Young Choristers Of The Year after singing at the final which took place at St Paul's Cathedral in London in October.

Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in this evening of music which features a feast of seasonal classics.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Bridget Apps

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 18 December 2009

Performance On 3

Friday 18 December
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The BBC Symphony Orchestra explores the output of American maverick composer George Crumb as part of the orchestra's Total Immersion series at the Barbican Centre in London.

Born just over 80 years ago in Charleston, West Virginia, Crumb is hard to categorise; he's a sonic inventor and a true pioneer. There's a haunting sense of the mystical and spiritual about his work but it's also theatrical, rich in references to non-Western music and composers such as Bach and Chopin, extraordinarily beautiful in sound and delicate in texture.

The orchestra, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, perform his 1968 Pulitzer Prize-winning piece Echoes Of Time And The River, which explores the nature of the passing of time, with the performers processing around the stage in four lines, each at different speeds. Pianist Joanna MacGregor joins them in playing his Little Suite For Christmas, AD 1979, inspired by Giotto's frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel.

The orchestra are joined by soprano Claudia Barainsky, the Trinity Boys Choir and the New London Chamber Choir for a performance of Crumb's largest work in terms of performing forces, Star-Child, which traces a blazing, inspired vision from apocalyptic darkness to redeeming light.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Juan Carlos Jaramillo

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 18 December 2009

Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! Ep 1/6

New series
Friday 18 December
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Count Arthur Strong – one-time variety star, now sole proprietor and owner of Doncaster's Academy Of Performance – is a show-business legend, raconteur and lecturer extraordinaire. He stars in a sitcom with regular sidekick Wilfred Taylor, Master Butcher and a host of other characters.

Each week in this new series, listeners' hear a confused and muddled "day in the life" of Count Arthur Strong. From taking an acting role in a "Murder Mystery" evening for local aristocracy, to joining the gym for the "free six-pack", there's never a dull moment with Count Arthur Strong.

All the false starts and nervous fumbling are badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance , he's an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the craft of cookery – all in all, everyday life with Arthur is an enlightening experience.

Steve Delaney stars as Count Arthur Strong and is supported by his Radio Repertory Company, Alastair Kerr, Dave Mounfield and Mel Giedroyc.

The series is recorded in front of a live audience at Komedia Brighton.

Producer/Mark Radcliffe

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The Dependent

Friday 18 December
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In Angela Clarke's debut radio play, Sonia has made caring for her disabled son her life's work – but Jack, who is 18 and has cerebral palsy, longs for something more.

When Sonia breaks her leg and hand trying to knock down the bathroom door after Jack, attempting to shower independently, becomes trapped inside, she realises that she must call on social services for some support. When carer Les bursts on the scene, both Jack and Sonia's lives change dramatically.

Unconventional, fun-loving and forward-thinking, Les sees in Jack a man who is trapped – not by cerebral palsy, but by his mother. Les introduces Jack to the charms of life which a young man should be embracing – wine, women and song.

A war of independence is born; as Jack's world opens up, Sonia's reduces. But Sonia is not going to let go of her son without a fight – and Les is in the firing line.

Angela Clarke's play is a touching drama about a mother and son and the difficulty of letting go.

The cast stars Julia Ford, Paul Henshall, Paul Wyett, Angela Clarke and Annabelle Dowler.

Producer/Nadia Molinari

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 18 December 2009

5 Live Sport

Friday 18 December
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Colin Murray
BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Colin Murray

Colin Murray is joined by Pat Nevin and Perry Groves for Kicking Off With Colin Murray previewing the weekend's football, including Arsenal versus Hull, Fulham versus Manchester United and West Ham United versus Chelsea.

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 current burning issues in sport.

Murray And Lovejoy's Sports Express is also available as a podcast to download at bbc.co.uk/5live.

Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Louise Sutton

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Friday 18 December 2009

Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 18 December
8.15am-4.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Ball-by-ball commentary of the third day's play of the first Test between South Africa and England comes, live from Centurion Park, Pretoria.

Jonathan Agnew leads the commentary team alongside Simon Mann and Gerald De Kock, with expert summary from Ashes-winning England captain Michael Vaughan, Geoffrey Boycott and Vic Marks.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Swimming

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 18 December
6.45-9.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Live coverage of the first day's competition of "Duel In The Pool", as Britain's top swimmers join the best in Europe to take on the American team in Manchester.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 18 December 2009

Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show

Friday 18 December
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music presenter Bruce Dickinson
BBC 6 Music presenter Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson welcomes Northern Irish rockers The Answer to the show.

It's been a momentous year for the blues-influenced quartet. They've released their second album Everyday Demons to rapturous reviews and supported AC/DC on their mammoth world tour.

Influenced by the likes of Free, Led Zeppelin and Cream the guys have now performed with the Rolling Stones, The Who and Aerosmith.

Bruce talks the band about their amazing year, their thoughts on the current state of classic rock and what their plans for 2010 include.

Presenter/Bruce Dickinson, Producer/Ian Callaghan

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Friday 18 December 2009

Silver Street

Friday 18 December
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Nadia tries to persuade Sway to give them another chance, in the week's final visit to Silver Street. She'll even cut her ties to her family if that's what he wants. Jodie arrives as Nadia is leaving but she has a question for Jodie before she goes...

Elsewhere, the poker game is intense. Darren warns Jaggy the stakes are too high and he should quit but Jaggy won't listen. It's down to Cyrus and Jaggy, but who has the winning hand?

Nadia is played by Sohm Kapila, Sway by Nicholas Bailey, Jodie by Vineeta Rishi, Darren by Samuel Kindred, Jaggy by Jay Kiyani, Cyrus by Nigel Hastings, Degsy by Rhys Jennings and Coop by Piers Wehner.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 18 December 2009

State Secrets Ep 2/2

Friday 18 December
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

It's estimated that up to one million people were killed during communism in Eastern Europe, but there is no clear figure about the number of people who were imprisoned, persecuted or spied on.

In this final part of the documentary that examines the different approaches taken by countries across Eastern Europe to deal with the legacy of communism, the BBC World Service's European Affairs correspondent Oana Lungescu visits secret police archives in Romania and the Czech Republic.

She discovers that while the archives contain vast amounts of intimate information on millions of people, the files of those in power today are sometimes incomplete. She confronts one of Romania's most powerful men – a senator and media mogul – charged with collaborating with the secret police under communism. He reveals his own secret file, which he says will finally clear his name.

Presenter/Oana Lungescu, Producer/Neal Razzell

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