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BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 29 December 2009

The Great British Songbook Of The 70s Ep 2/5

Bank Holiday Monday 28 December to
New Year's Day Friday 1 January
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Noddy Holder, lead singer and front man of English rock band Slade, and singer-songwriter Kiki Dee look take a trip down memory lane with the Great British Songbook Of The 70s.

Over three hours, Noddy and Kiki play the best British songs from this decade, including suggestions from BBC Radio 2 listeners. The playlist includes David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Queen and the Bee Gees. Kiki and Noddy also reflect on the work of some of Britain's greatest songwriters and share their own memories from the Seventies.

The Great British Songbook is Radio 2's celebration of the work of British songwriters. This is the second in a series of programmes in which British artists and DJs reflect on the Great British Songbook of each decade from the Sixties to the Noughties.

Presenters/Noddy Holder and Kiki Dee, Producer/Bequi Sheehan

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Who On Who?

Tuesday 29 December
5.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 2

In an exclusive interview for BBC Radio 2, actor David Tennant talks to Doctor Who executive producer and show-runner Russell T Davies in a special programme broadcast just days before the Time Lord's latest regeneration.

Who On Who? marks the end of an era in the history of Doctor Who. In this programme Russell reveals whether he will write for the show in the future and his feelings about his successor on the series Steven Moffat. Russell also reveals the influences behind Doctor Who and why the success of the revamped series took the cast and creative team behind it by surprise.

He also reveals that he declined the BBC's original request for a series about a young Doctor studying at the Time Lord Academy. David Tennant also asks about Russell's plans for the future. They discuss why it's the right time for them both to leave the series and reveal that they made the decision to leave at roughly the same time.

"It just made sense and it's continued to make sense with hindsight," says Russell T Davies. "There's not been one moment where I've thought we've done the wrong thing."

David Tennant agrees: "It feels like we've had the right amount of time to tell a great story."

In a programme featuring clips from the last five years of one of the BBC's most successful dramas, the pair also consider how the television industry has changed in that time and the ever-changing nature of the Saturday night television schedule.

Presenter/David Tennant, Producer/Malcolm Prince

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6 On 2 – The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show

Tuesday 29 December
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC 6 Music presenter Craig Charles
BBC 6 Music presenter Craig Charles

Craig Charles brings his Saturday evening BBC 6 Music Funk And Soul show to BBC Radio 2 and revisits the unique Fantasy Funk Band session which formed part of the BBC's 75th anniversary celebrations for the Maida Vale studios earlier this year.

Craig's Fantasy Funk Band was put together following suggestions by his BBC 6 Music listeners. The group featured James Taylor on Hammond, the Haggis Horns; Eddie Roberts from the New Mastersounds on guitar; Ernie Maconie on bass; and Mike Bandoni on drums; with John Turrell and Dionne Charles sharing vocal duties.

Craig also plays a selection of the latest breakthrough artists as well as classic recordings from Bootsy Collins, Smokey Robinson and Anne Peebles. There are further session tracks from Brand New Heavies, who recorded Midnight At The Oasis especially for the show, and The Impellers, who perform their own take on That's Not My Name by The Tings Tings.

Presenter/Craig Charles, Producer/Hermeet Chadha

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BBC RADIO 2'S ELVIS SEASON
Elvis And Dewey – Red, Hot And Blue

Tuesday 29 December
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Paul Gambaccini tells the fascinating story of a pioneering disc jockey, who played a part in the birth of rock 'n' roll in Memphis and the early career of Elvis Presley, as BBC Radio 2's Elvis Season continues.

In the Fifties, Dewey Phillips played rhythm and blues to an audience of black and white listeners on American radio station WHBQ. His zeal for rhythm and blues and country music set the stage for Elvis's subsequent success and the rock 'n' roll revolution.

Dewey was the first DJ to introduce an Elvis record on the radio in July 1954. On his Memphis radio show, Red, Hot And Blue, he played an acetate of the first single, That's All Right (Mama), cut for him by Sun Studios owner Sam Phillips.

Elvis always acknowledged his debt of gratitude to Dewey, not only for his first radio exposure but for the influence on his musical development of hearing the exciting mix of blues and country records every night.

The programme includes extracts from Dewey's radio and TV programmes of the Fifties and early Sixties. Interviewees include Louis Cantor, author of Dewey And Elvis, who worked on Memphis radio station WDIA; Memphis radio veteran Charles Raiteri; George Klein and Jerry Schilling, who were Humes High School classmates of Elvis; and an archive interview with the late Memphis musician and producer Jim Dickinson.

Presenter/Paul Gambaccini, Producer/Kevin Howlett

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BBC RADIO 2'S ELVIS SEASON
Elvis – Movie King Or Celluloid Sellout? Ep 2/2

Tuesday 29 December
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

During his career "The King" made 33 films and, despite having no training, was one of the highest paid actors of the Sixties, with his film soundtracks alone grossing around $280m.

Elvis was keen to be taken seriously as an actor, but felt pigeonholed into making musical comedies.

This two-part series explores Elvis's Hollywood career and looks at the effect his multi-million dollar movie career may have had on his reputation.

Part two explores how far Elvis's film career was being run by his manager, Colonel Parker, and looks at how the Elvis movie "formula" was born. In a rare archive recording, Elvis discusses his movie career and talks about his resentment at being pigeonholed into contracts.

Presenter/Paul Morley, Producer/Jo Wheeler

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 29 December 2009

Afternoon Play – Cattle Market

Tuesday 29 December
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Deep in rural Northern Ireland, cows are two a penny – sadly though, love and the perfect partner prove more elusive. Just when some of the local farmers are thinking of selling up and moving away, local entrepreneur Kate West comes up with a cunning plan.

This play by Shane Connington features Geraldine Hughes as Kate West, Liam McMahon as Ryan, Stephen Darcy as Alfie and Emma Kearney as Evie.

Producer/Gemma McMullan

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Bright Young Things Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 29 to New Year's Eve Thursday 31 December
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Actor Julian Rhind-Tutt
Actor Julian Rhind-Tutt

To celebrate the party season, BBC Radio 4 presents a delicious collection of three classic stories, from PG Wodehouse, F Scott Fitzgerald and Katherine Mansfield, recalling the days of Evelyn Waugh's riotous, cocktail-swilling, brilliantly witty Bright Young Things.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F Scott Fitzgerald tells the story of Bernice, who is on a month-long visit to her chic cousin, Marjorie, in California. Shocked to discover that her cousin is a social flop, Bernice tries to turn her into a successful party girl. The reader is Laurel Lefkow.

In The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield, frantic preparations for the Sheridans' lavish garden party are afoot when news of a tragedy reaches the family. A labourer from one of the workers' cottages outside the grand house is dead. Laura, one of the Sheridan girls, is immediately struck by how wrong the party now seems, but is shocked to find that the rest of her family don't share her sentiments. The reader is Romola Garai.

In Jeeves And The Yule-Tide Spirit, an unexpected invitation for Bertie Wooster to spend the festive season with Lady Wickham throws his loyal butler Jeeves's plans for a Yuletide break in Monte Carlo into disarray. When the hapless Bertie's plans to wreak vengeance on his old rival, Tuppy Glossop, go spectacularly awry, Monte Carlo suddenly looks a rather inviting destination. The reader is Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Readers/Laurel Lefkow, Romola Garai and Julian Rhind-Tutt,
Producer/Justine Willett

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Great Lives Ep 4/9

Tuesday 29 December
4.30-4.55pm BBC RADIO 4

In this edition of the programme in which Matthew Parris invites people to talk about their heroes, the Mayor of London's Director of Policy, Arts, Culture and Creative Industries, Munira Mirza, chooses Hannah Arendt.

Hannah Arendt is often described as a philosopher but described herself as a political theorist.

Presenter/Matthew Parris, Producer/Beth O'Dea

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Case Notes Ep 1/9

New series
Tuesday 29 December
9.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Dr Mark Porter reports on a unique study tracking obesity from childhood, in the first of a new series of Case Notes.

Researchers in Plymouth have been following the progress of a group of 300 children since they were born. The children are now teenagers and data from blood samples and weight measurement has helped the scientists reveal that obesity follows gender lines and that diet is more important than exercise when it comes to losing weight.

Presenter/Dr Mark Porter, Producer/Paula McGrath

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 29 December 2009

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 29 December
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Arlo White presents all the day's sports news and, from 7.45pm, commentary on the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool from Villa Park.

Simon Brotherton, Darren Fletcher and Graham Taylor provide the commentary. There are also updates from Bolton Wanderers versus Hull City at the Reebok Stadium.

Presenter/Arlo White, Producer/Claire Ackling

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Tuesday 29 December 2009

Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 29 December
7.45am-3.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Test Match Special presents ball-by-ball commentary on the fourth day's play of the second Test between South Africa and England, live, from Kingsmead, Durban.

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

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Football

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 29 December
7.55-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Bolton Wanderers' Premier League encounter with Hull City is tonight's featured match with uninterrupted, live, commentary from the Reebok Stadium.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 29 December 2009

Vintage DJ – 1989

Tuesday 29 December
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music reaches 1989 as part of its look back at years that end in nine. What happened in music during 1989 and who were the bands that remain major influences to this day? Every track comes from 1989 or the preceding years and guests will drop by to relate anecdotes and stories from that particular year.

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

Producer/Gary Bales

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Bob Dylan – Changing Times: 1989 Ep 3/3

Tuesday 29 December
7.00-8.00pm BBC BBC 6 MUSIC

In the last of a three-part series, 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 times.

Seen as a comeback, Oh Mercy was the first album Dylan had written entirely by himself for four years. Recorded in an imposing house in New Orleans and produced by Daniel Lanois (who had been recommended to Dylan by Bono), it was a return to form. Dylan also stepped up his touring schedule, clocking up 99 concerts – an average he has kept up more or less every year since, on what he describes as his "never-ending" tour.

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

Producer/Frank Wilson

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Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dylan

Tuesday 29 December
8.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Bob Dylan takes "Cold" as his theme this week, featuring songs by John Lennon, Charlie Feathers and Big Joe Turner.

Presenter/Bob Dylan, Producer/Frank Wilson

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Gideon Coe – 1989

Tuesday 29 December
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe's archive selection this evening consists of live tracks exclusively from 1989. His choices include The Pixies and The The in concert and archive sessions from veteran American noise pranksters Pere Ubu, Leeds shoegazers Pale Saints, Miracle Legion and the Real Sounds Of Africa.

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

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Frank Wilson

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Tuesday 29 December 2009

Silver Street

Tuesday 29 December
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Deepika discovers that the posters for her New Year event have suspiciously disappeared, as the drama continues. She reckons that she knows who is responsible and heads off to confront the culprit.

Elsewhere, Zak is helping Nadia at the shop but Imran suggests that Nadia takes the rest of the day off.

Zak takes Nadia to a local beauty spot where they went as children. They reminisce and then Zak suggests that there is nothing left for them in Silverhill. They should start over – somewhere else...

Deepika is played by Babita Pohoomull, Zak by Jetinder Summan, Nadia by Sohm Kapila and Imran by Narinder Samra.

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