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Network Radio BBC Week 51:
Monday 21 December 2009

BBC RADIO 1 Monday 21 December 2009

Fearne Cotton

Monday 21 December
10.00am-12.45pm BBC RADIO 1

Fearne Cotton crowns the winner of the Greatest Live Lounge Cover Ever in today's programme. In recent weeks, BBC Radio 1 listeners have been voting for their favourite covers from the last 10 years of the Live Lounge. With performances, ranging from Leona Lewis's version of Run to Will Young's take on Outkast's Hey Ya, it's anybody's guess what the favourite will be.

Presenter/Fearne Cotton

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BBC Radio 1 Festive Festival With Nick Grimshaw

Monday 21 December
7.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 1

Nick Grimshaw hosts a night of festivities and live music from the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios with performances from established and hotly tipped acts including Simian Mobile Disco, Mumford And Sons, The XX and Marina And The Diamonds.

Kissy Sell Out and Toddla T provide party mixes to get listeners into the party spirit.

Producer/James Bursey

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BBC Radio 1's Stories –
The Story Of The Noughties: 2009

Monday 21 December
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills
BBC Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills

Scott Mills looks back at all the big stories from the last year, as the 10-part series exploring the music and pop cultural moments defining the first decade of the new millennium concludes.

The story of The Naughties, as seen through the eyes of BBC Radio 1, includes dubstep's breakthrough into the mainstream, the death of pop icon Michael Jackson and Twitter's arrival on the social networking scene.

Scott also looks forward to the decade ahead, making his predictions as to what can be expected in the years to come.

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/Scott Mills, Producers/Alice Lloyd and Louise Kattenhorn

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 21 December 2009

Johnnie Walker

Monday 21 December
7.30-9.30am BBC RADIO 2

Johnnie Walker presents the Breakfast Show this week in the run up to Christmas Day.

Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Andy Warrell

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Ken Bruce

Monday 21 December
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Fresh from her spellbinding performance for the BBC Electric Proms last month, Dame Shirley Bassey joins Ken Bruce this week to choose her Festive Tracks Of My Years. Her selection includes songs by Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, The Choir of King's College Cambridge and Frank Sinatra.

During the show, another year of PopMaster concludes with all those who have scored a maximum of 39 points competing to be crowned the 2009 champion. There's also the Love Song and the Record and Album Of The Week.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones

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Craig Charles

Monday 21 December
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Coronation Street actor and BBC 6 Music's presenter of The Funk And Soul Show, Craig Charles sits in for Steve Wright this week until Thursday.

Presenter/Craig Charles, Producer/Jessica Rickson

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Keeping Tradition Alive At Christmas Ep 1/4

New series
Monday 21 to Christmas Eve Thursday 24 December
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2 (Schedule update 3 December)

BBC Radio 2 goes on a journey to celebrate local voices and different carolling traditions around England and Wales. Across the country, pockets of people have been keeping alive Christmas traditions that were lost to most people hundreds of years ago. This Christmas, they're inviting listeners to step into their homes, pubs and churches to share their festive sounds.

Keeping Tradition Alive At Christmas explores the centuries-old tradition of singing secular carols, songs and lyrics that locals fiercely claim as their own in the village pubs of small towns around Sheffield. Also featured is the procession in Padstow, as locals go from street to street singing the Cornish Curls they have proudly nurtured.

On a frosty winter's night, in tiny villages dotted across North Wales, there's a local tradition in which Plygain singers step forward in a candlelit church to present the Christmas hymn that has been in their family for generations.

Also featured is a good old knees-up at Leigh-on-Sea, where Christmas revellers have introduced their own carolling tradition to welcome Yuletide. Borrowing a lyric here and a melody there, reviving old instruments to play their songs, a group of carol singers, musicians, folk fans and storytellers meet to celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way.

Presenters in this four-part series include Billy Bragg, who explores West Country festive traditions; Julie Fowlis, who hears some Welsh Plygain singers; Bellowhead's Jon Boden who lends his voice to a good old knees-up in Leigh-on-Sea; and Sheffield-born folk singer Kate Rusby.

Presenters/Billy Bragg, Julie Fowlis, Jon Boden and Kate Rusby, Producer/Gemma Newby

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Katherine Jenkins's Classical Christmas

Monday 21 December
10.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Award-winning mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins
Award-winning mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins

Award-winning Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins hosts her own BBC Radio 2 show, playing the finest light orchestral and opera music with a Christmas flavour.

Katherine reflects a broad festive selection of light classical music, with an emphasis on great performers and composers.

The playlist ranges from seasonal classics by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, to new releases by Karl Jenkins, The Soldiers and Sting. Katherine also talks about her favourite singers, enthusing about legendary names such as Maria Callas, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Andrea Bocelli.

Presenter/Katherine Jenkins, Producer/Sarah Cropper

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 21 December 2009

Performance On 3

Monday 21 December
7.00-8.45pm BBC RADIO 3

Last May, Valery Gergiev was awarded the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Conductor's Award as an inspiration to players and audiences. In tonight's concert he showcases this achievement and conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in ballet music by Ravel, Debussy, Stravinsky and Dutilleux.

Gergiev conducts Henri Dutilleux's innovative Symphony No. 2, which was written in 1959. The composer divides the orchestra into two – the small ensemble mirroring the larger. Its sumptuous orchestral colours are within the French tradition represented in this programme by Ravel's Pavane for an imaginary Spanish princess and his overwhelming ballet score, Boléro. Debussy's enigmatic Jeux was written for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and Stravinsky is represented by Jeu de Cartes, an idea which came to him during a taxi ride.

Producer/Tony Sellors

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Belief Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 21 to Christmas Day Friday 25 December
8.45-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Joan Bakewell talks to writers, artists, thinkers and other public figures about what they believe and why, as Belief returns for a week of programmes. In a society in which the arena of belief has become increasingly personal and subjective, Joan asks her guests about the influences that have shaped them, the ideas they have about life's big questions and how their beliefs affect their personal and working lives.

In Monday's programme, historian, writer and broadcaster David Starkey talks about how his Quaker upbringing equipped him with the skills to carve out his own moral views. Describing himself now as a "high Anglican atheist", Starkey believes the church has been hugely important in shaping society, but doesn't offer any answers to the big questions of life.

Later in the week, Joan talks to theologian and academic John Hull (Wednesday) and Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe (Friday), who was a life-long Anglican until the Church of England's decision to ordain women priests in the Nineties. She then converted to Catholicism and has been a passionate supporter of Rome ever since.

Presenter/Joan Bakewell, Producer/Karen Maurice

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 21 December 2009

Book Of The Week –
Paw Tracks In The Moonlight Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 21 to Christmas Day Friday 25 December
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Paw Tracks In The Moonlight, by Denis O'Connor, is the story of a lecturer at a college in Alnwick who lives alone in a cottage in the Northumberland countryside. Kevin Whately reads this seasonal Book Of The Week for all of the family.

One snowy night, Denis hears an animal crying in pain and follows the paw tracks of an injured cat through the snow. He catches up with her in a ruined barn, trying to nurture two tiny kittens that are barely alive. Denis rushes the little family to the vet and though nothing can be done for the mother and one of her kittens, when the other weakly responds to being stroked with a finger, Denis scoops it up and takes it home in his pocket.

Against all odds he manages to rear the kitten, whom he names Toby Jug. A firm partnership is established between man and cat with Toby Jug accompanying Denis on his rounds of the local schools for work, and supervising when Owl Cottage is invaded by bees.

When Denis is left looking after a colleague's horse for the summer holidays, he plans an adventure for all three, trekking in the Cheviot Hills.

Reader/Kevin Whately, Producer/Jane Marshall

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Someone Like You Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 21 to Christmas Day Friday 25 December
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Charles Dance leads the cast as the Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic short stories by Roald Dahl taken from his anthology, Someone Like You.

By turns bizarre and amusing, and justly famous for their surprise endings, Dahl's tales are savagely funny demonstrations of the greed and barbarism lurking beneath the surface of some supposedly respectable people.

Monday's story is Man From The South starring Andrew Sachs. While on shore leave in Jamaica, a young marine agrees to a bizarre wager with an elderly South American.

Tuesday's story, Skin, is set in post-war Paris. A down-and-out stumbles into an exhibition of paintings by celebrated artist Chaim Soutine. As a young man, he had known Soutine and allowed him to tattoo a portrait on his back. When he shows his tattoo in the gallery, he is inundated with offers to buy it.

Wednesday's story, Lamb To The Slaughter, stars Lorelei King and Kerry Shale. When Patrick Maloney tells his wife that he's leaving her, she hits him with the leg of lamb she was about to defrost for supper – and accidentally kills him.

On Thursday, Dip In The Pool stars John Baddeley. A passenger on an ocean liner hopes to win a sweep-stake predicting how far the ship will travel in the next 24 hours. He stakes everything he has on the shortest possible distance.

In the final story on Friday, Nunc Dimittis, Charles Dance appears as a slighted lover who plots an elaborate revenge on his society girlfriend. The story also stars Sarah Badel and Katie Scarfe.

Someone Like You is dramatised by Stephen Sheridan.

Producer/David Blount

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Afternoon Play – McLevy Ep 1/4

New series
Monday 21 December
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

David Ashton's acclaimed detective series set in Victorian Edinburgh returns starring Brian Cox as Inspector James McLevy and Siobhan Redmond as Mistress Jean Brash, the thorn in McLevy's flesh and heart.

The new series finds McLevy investigating crimes from the midnight platforms of Waverley Station to the storm-wracked shores of Northumberland.

In the first episode, A Bolt From The Blue, the student clubs of the university are getting out of hand with the Scarlet Runners and the Blue Devils vying to play the most audacious pranks on the unsuspecting citizens of Scotland's capital city.

Meanwhile, the body of a harmless, God-fearing old lady is discovered floating in the docks – and if her killer is not found quickly, the headlines in the local paper will not make happy reading for the police.

The cast includes Ewen Bremner as Carnegie, Sandy Grierson as Benjamin, Jim Webster-Stewart as Alexander, Jenny Hulse as Jessica, James Bryce as Boag and Carol Ann Crawford as Agnes.

The series also stars Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland, David Aston as Lieutenant Roach and Colette O'Neil as Hannah Semple.

Producer/Patrick Rayner

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The Santa Tapes Ep 1/4

New series
Monday 21 December
3.45-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Once a year, every year, he dusts down the white beard, takes the red and white suit off the hanger and goes to work. Be it at a department store, a hospital or a parade, Santa is on duty.

Alan Dein goes beneath the tinsel to hear the oral history of Santa Claus and opens some unlikely Christmas pasts and presents from the north-east of England to the American mid-west.

This series is broadcast from Monday to Wednesday at 3.45pm with the final programme on Christmas Day at 8.45am.

Presenter/Alan Dein, Producer/Mark Burman

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 21 December 2009

5 Live Sport

Monday 21 December
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 to discuss the latest football news and issues.

From 8pm there's Premier League commentary on Wigan Athletic versus Bolton Wanderers live, from the DW Stadium.

Presenter/Arlo White

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 21 December 2009

Lauren Laverne

Monday 21 December
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Comic Russell Kane drops by to tell Lauren Laverne about his new show and Edinburgh smash, Fakespeare.

Today's programme also includes Workers' Playtime, a 30-minute digital black hole to aid workers through the mid-morning slump, featuring MPFrees, the Headphone Moment and the Deadline Game. Lauren also delves into the weird world of TV in What's On The Box, with Grace Dent.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Hamish & Andy's Mid-Winter Warmer

Monday 21 December
4.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Bringing some welcome warmth to the winter solstice, Hamish and Andy, presenters of Australia's most popular radio show, come to BBC 6 Music for one day only.

With more than two million listeners, Hamish Blake and Andy Lee have risen to the top of the entertainment field "down under" with their chemistry and unique comedic style.

This is the first time a UK radio audience will be able to tune in to the duo, who host a drivetime show across Australia and New Zealand. Working together since their university days, the boys have also found success on TV and with their podcasts, which have reached the No. 1 spot in Australia. The show finds its humour in everyday stories and situations and also discovers funny new angles and questions to put to their guests.

Jamie Oliver and Ricky Gervais feature on today's show.

Presenters/Hamish Blake and Andy Lee, Producer/James Stirling

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Marc Riley

Monday 21 December
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Marc Riley's live studio band, Dutch Uncles, one of Manchester's newest pretenders to the throne of good pop tunes, make a joyous return today.

The band are fresh from support slots with Maximo Park, Dananananakroyd, Delphic and Bombay Bicycle Club. They take their influence from the likes of Steve Reich, Talking Heads and King Crimson, combining off-kilter time signatures, prolific compositions and intelligent hooks, all wrapped up with a stunning and mature pop-sensibility.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Monday 21 December
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe takes a look back at live music recorded by BBC 6 Music at festivals during 2009, including concert highlights from Glastonbury, Latitude, BBC Electric Proms and BBC 6 Music's very own Madness gig, performed on top of a double-decker bus at the Camden Crawl.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Frank Wilson

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Adam And Joe's 12 Podcasts Of Christmas

Monday 21 December
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish fans who missed the prize-winning comedy duo's BBC 6 Music podcasts the first time round are in for a very special treat over the festive period, as the station offers the 12 Podcasts Of Christmas, available to listen to with music or simply to download.

This first programme was originally broadcast in January 2008.

Presenters/Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish, Producer/James Stirling

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 21 December 2009

Silver Street

Monday 21 December
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Imran invites Kuljit to spend Christmas with him but Kuljit isn't feeling festive, as the drama continues. Later, Shirley invites Kuljit to London but he just wants to be left alone.

Elsewhere, Jodie thinks Sway should go to London – alone. It's time to tell his family...

Later, Sway turns up at Jilani Fashions claiming he is only there to check Nadia is okay. Nadia thinks it might be more than that, but does she have the wrong end of the stick?

Imran is played by Narinder Samra, Kuljit by Sartaj Garewal, Shirley by Ellen Thomas, Jodie by Vineeta Rishi, Sway by Nicholas Bailey and Nadia by Sohm Kapila.

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