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BBC RADIO 1 Sunday 27 December 2009

JLS – In Their Own Words

Sunday 27 December
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 1 (Schedule addition 9 Decemeber)

For British boyband JLS, 2009 has been a truly spectacular year. Even though they came second in the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008, losing out to Alexandra Burke, the boys have already had two No. 1 singles and a No. 1 album. The band, who are mobbed by fans everywhere they go, have also won two MOBO Awards as well as the BBC Switch Outstanding Artist Award.

In this BBC Radio 1 special, Aston, Marvin, JB and Oritse recount their experiences over the last year and pick their favourite tunes from 2009.

Producer/Glenn Middleditch, Executive Producer/Ray Paul

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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 27 December 2009

Good Morning Sunday

Sunday 27 December
7.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

Aled Jones presents the very best of Good Morning Sunday from 2009 in the annual highlights programme. The show includes a selection of guests from the year, including Dame Judi Dench, Lawrence Dallaglio and Judy Collins.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Hilary Robinson

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Sunday Love Songs

Sunday 27 December
9.00-11.00am BBC RADIO 2

Ronan Keating sits in for Steve Wright this week and presents a specially themed show of Noughties love songs.

Presenter/Ronan Keating, Producer/Jessica Rickson

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Richard Madeley

Sunday 27 December
11.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Richard Madeley sits in for Michael Ball to present Sunday Brunch this week.

Presenter/Richard Madeley, Producer/Fiona Day

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Elaine Paige On Sunday

Sunday 27 December
1.00-3.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Elaine Paige presents the annual Best Of The Guests show and remembers some of the big names who've stopped by during 2009, including Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, Marvin Hamlisch, Barbara Windsor, Alan Cumming, Liz Robertson and Whoopi Goldberg. Malcolm's Big One this week comes from Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical South Pacific.

Presenter/Elaine Paige, Producer/Malcolm Prince

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Pirate Johnnie Walker

Sunday 27 December
3.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Pirate Johnnie Walker returns to the airwaves once again, recreating the sounds of a bygone pirate era with a mix of classic hits.

This week, Johnnie travels back to December 1966, and plays some pivotal tracks from that year.

Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Natasha Costa Correa

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Sunday Half Hour

Sunday 27 December
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Brian D'Arcy introduces hymns and reflections for the last Sunday of 2009.

Focusing on a new year of new promises and new beginnings, music comes from this week's featured choir, the Swansea Bach Choir. The music director is John Hugh Thomas and the organist is Glen Crooks. Hymns this week include Go Forth Into The World and Morning Has Broken.

Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Janet McLarty

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 27 December 2009

The Choir – London Jazz Festival 2009

Sunday 27 December
6.30-8.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Aled Jones presents the Voice Project, performing Gwilym Simcock's I Prefer The Gorgeous Freedom alongside the composer at this year's London Jazz Festival, and also introduces the premières of three works commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for Chantage, winners of BBC Choir of the Year 2006.

Community choirs differ from other kinds of choral groups in that they generally welcome all-comers to their ranks, regardless of age, ability or experience. Anybody who wants to sing is encouraged to come and have a go. Such groups are now springing up across the country to share a passion, energy and ambition for singing. However, community choirs tend to exist slightly removed from, or parallel to, the world of auditioned choirs and professional musicians. The Voice Project was set up to bring together outstanding musicians and community choirs in events that combine the ethos of community music with cutting-edge creativity and high performance and production values.

Simcock's I Prefer The Gorgeous Freedom blends classical and jazz themes into a full-length cantata for community choir, jazz quartet and soloists. It was recorded specially for The Choir at the London Jazz Festival in the South Bank's Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Chris Taylor

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Words And Music – At The Movies

Sunday 27 December
10.15-11.30pm BBC RADIO 3

British composer Michael Nyman
British composer Michael Nyman

BBC Radio 3's weekly mixture of poetry, prose and music features an edition inspired by the movies. Poets and composers have been associated with the cinema since it began well over a hundred years ago. In the early years artists such as Russian poet Mayakovsky, Jean Cocteau, WH Auden and Bertolt Brecht were all involved, as were composers William Walton, Erich Korngold, Max Steiner and Elmer Bernstein.

The programme features poems including George Szirtes's In Memoriam Busby Berkeley and Roger McGough's If Life's A Lousy Picture, Why Not Leave Before The End? Cinematic music comes from Michael Nyman, Mozart, Schumann, Bernard Hermann, Aubert, Miles Davis and Ennio Morricone.

Producer/Fiona McLean

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Jazz Line-Up – London Jazz Festival 2009

Sunday 27 December
11.30pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Julian Joseph presents UK-born bassist Dave Holland in concert at this year's London Jazz Festival. Holland is as well known a bandleader as he is a band member, and performs here with his Overtone Quartet of Chris Potter (tenor saxophone), Jason Moran (piano) and Eric Harland (drums). This quartet boasts phenomenal soloists in their own right and Holland has written material that encompasses all their musical dimensions. Jazz Line-Up brings this band to BBC Radio 3 for the first time.

Presenter/Julian Joseph, Producer/Keith Loxam

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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 27 December 2009

The Kalevala – Finland's National Epic

Sunday 27 December
4.30-4.55pm BBC RADIO 4

Storyteller and musician Nick Hennessey explores the mythical world of The Kalevala, Finland's national epic poem.

Nick is an expert in the Finnish poetic tradition and was declared World Champion of Kalevala Runesinging in Finland in 2000. This year, he returns to the country to discover how The Kalevala became a cornerstone of an emerging Finnish identity in the decades after its first publication in 1835.

Nick travels to the home of Jean Sibelius, the composer whose Kalevala-inspired works raised the profile of Finland's mythological tradition not only within the country but also in Europe and America.

Nick follows in the footsteps of Elias Lönnrot, who travelled to the Eastern regions of Karelia in the 1830s. There, he wrote down the stories and songs that communities had passed down from generation to generation; this material was compiled and edited into one long epic, The Kalevala.

In the Finnish Literature Society, Nick studies the manuscripts from Lönnrot's collecting trips; documents that record the moment when the oral tradition was lifted from people's mouths and preserved on a page.

Nick also explores what The Kalevala means to today's Finns, including contemporary rock musician Ismo Alanko, whose mother was a poem reciter from Karelia.

Lönnrot stitched together his stories into a complete narrative, and Keith Bosley, the scholar who produced the most recent English translation, discusses some of the central characters and stylistic traits of this 50-chapter epic.

Now translated into 47 languages, The Kalevala is a recognised world classic.

Presenter/Nick Hennessey, Producers/Simon Jacobs and Phil Smith

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 27 December 2009

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 27 December
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Colin Murray presents an afternoon of live sport, starting with Premier League commentary of Arsenal versus Aston Villa live from the Emirates Stadium with Alistair Bruce-Ball, David Oates and Lee Dixon at 1.30pm, and updates from Hibernian versus Rangers in the Scottish Premier League, which kicks off at noon. There are also regular reports from the second day of the second Test between South Africa and England in Durban and two rugby union Premiership matches: London Irish versus Saracens and Leicester versus Sale.

From 4pm there's Premier League commentary of Hull City versus Manchester United live from the KC Stadium with Ian Dennis, Conor McNamara and Chris Waddle, plus rugby union updates from Harlequins versus Wasps.

Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Adrian Williams

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Sunday 27 December 2009

Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 27 December
7.45am-3.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Ball-by-ball commentary of the second day's play of the second Test between South Africa and England comes live from Kingsmead, Durban. 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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NFL American Football

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 27 December
9.00pm-12.30am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Live commentary comes from week 16 of the NFL season. It's the penultimate week of the regular season and the race for the post-season play-offs is on.

Arlo White is joined by Neil Reynolds and Greg Brady with all the news from around the NFL.

Presenter/Arlo White

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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 27 December 2009

The Music Week – 1969

Sunday 27 December
1.00-2.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

As The Music Week looks back over 2009 in music, Julie Cullen and Matt Everitt compare it to 1969 and find a number of parallels between the two pivotal years. In '69 The Stooges set the punk rock ball rolling, the Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin released debut albums, and Nirvana/Foo Fighters legend Dave Grohl was born.

In '09 Iggy Pop appears in a distinctly un-punk insurance advert, Michael Jackson's death dominates the news agenda, and Grohl and Zep bassist John Paul Jones team up to create the supergroup of the decade. The programme looks back over both years and explores these connections – and more.

BBC 6 Music starts the countdown to 2010 with a celebration of 2009 and the preceding seminal nines before it: 1969, 1979, 1989 and 1999. Sunday starts proceedings with a celebration of 1969.

Presenters/Julie Cullen and Matt Everitt, Producer/Tom Green

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Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone – 1969

Sunday 27 December
5.00-8.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

It's 1969 in the Freak Zone and Stuart Maconie introduces some weirdness from the end of the decade.

BBC 6 Music starts the countdown to 2010 with a celebration of 2009 and the preceding seminal nines before it: 1969, 1979, 1989 and 1999. Sunday starts proceedings with a celebration of 1969.

Presenter/Stuart Maconie, Producer/Henry Lopez-Real

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Bob Dylan – Changing Times: 1969 Ep 1/3

New series
Sunday 27 December
8.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

In a series of brand-new documentaries, BBC 6 Music explores Bob Dylan's career at the end of three decades – 1969, 1979 and 1989 – and, with the help of those who have worked with and written about the enigmatic star, assesses the ways in which he re-invented himself at those key times in his illustrious career.

The series begins with 1969 – Nashville Skyline. Having been out of the public eye for quite some time, Dylan returned with a new album, a new sound and new look in 1969. The album Nashville Skyline surprised many with its simple country-tinged songs. He appeared on Johnny Cash's TV show and chose to return to the concert stage not at Woodstock, but at the Isle Of Wight Festival.

This programme includes contributions from Judy Gascoyne, who was housekeeper for Bob and Sara Dylan while they stayed at a farm on the island to rehearse with The Band in a barn. Bob entertained his friends The Beatles at the farm and played tennis with them. After the concert they partied and The Beatles played him an acetate of their Abbey Road album.

BBC 6 Music starts the countdown to 2010 with a celebration of 2009 and the preceding seminal nines before it: 1969, 1979, 1989 and 1999. Sunday starts proceedings with a celebration of 1969.

Presenter/Nicky Campbell, Producer/Frank Wilson

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Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dylan

Sunday 27 December
9.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

As a follow-up to the preceding documentary, Bob Dylan takes Friends And Neighbours as his theme and includes songs by Hank Williams and George Jones with Melba Montgomery.

Presenter/Bob Dylan, Producer/Frank Wilson

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