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BBC RADIO 1 Tuesday 9 March 2010
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Gilles Peterson

Tuesday 9 March
2.00-4.00am BBC RADIO 1

Gilles Peterson is live in the studio with special guest Flying Lotus, the critically acclaimed experimental Californian music producer.

Every week, Gilles Peterson joins the musical dots between soul, hip hop, house, afro, Latin, dubstep, jazz and beyond.

Producer/Alex Kenning

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BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 9 March 2010
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A Date With Dolly – Michael Ball Meets Dolly Parton Ep 1/2

New series
Tuesday 9 March
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

The queen of country music, Dolly Parton
The queen of country music, Dolly Parton

Michael Ball fulfils his long-time ambition to meet the woman who embodies country music: Dolly Parton.

In a long and revealing conversation, Ball finds out what makes Dolly tick, how she keeps her family life private, how she became a canny businesswoman and how she even takes her wig off sometimes.

In the first of two programmes, Dolly talks about why she turned down Elvis and how she went about writing songs for the Broadway production of her hit movie, 9 To 5. The programme also includes live versions of Jolene, Two Doors Down and the song she reveals as her personal favourite from her catalogue.

Presenter/Michael Ball, Producer/Paul Sexton

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Bollywood Britain Ep 3/3

Tuesday 9 March
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Broadcaster Nikki Bedi concludes her exploration into the history of Bollywood and, in tonight's final programme, finds out whether the film Slumdog Millionaire has really broken down the cultural barriers between Eastern and Western cinema.

The Noughties seemed to usher in a new golden age for Hindi cinema, with talented directors and composers from Mumbai finding their skills being sought after in Hollywood.

Films including Moulin Rouge seemed to channel the spirit of Bollywood; Andrew Lloyd Webber took Bollywood Dreams to the West End; and samples taken from film music were often used in Western hip hop and pop music.

Recently, films like Blue, featuring Kylie Minogue, have been made with a Western audience in mind and new blockbusters exploring the underbelly of Mumbai are already in production.

The creative ground is ripe but Nikki asks why Slumdog Millionaire succeeded where other films have failed and what lessons both Hollywood and Bollywood can learn from it, as well as taking stock of just what makes Hindi film so distinctive.

Contributors include Slumdog Millionaire screenplay writer Simon Beaufoy and director Danny Boyle; composer AR Rahman; director Shekhar Kapur; lyricist Javed Akhtar; actor Sir Ben Kingsley; playback singers Asha Bhosle and Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramanium; superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Sharrukh Khan; Nitin Sawhney; and Tjinder Singh of Cornershop and Trickbaby.

Presenter/Nikki Bedi, Producer/Helen Lennard

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 9 March 2010
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Performance On 3

Tuesday 9 March
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The Ulster Orchestra performs a programme full of colour and vitality under conductor Garry Walker in tonight's Performance On 3. Charm, grace and lightness of touch inform Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, the composer's tribute both to the great masters of the French Baroque and to his friends who died in the First World War. These dance movements are exquisitely orchestrated from his earlier piano suite.

The visionary and highly original prose poems of the French poet Rimbaud inspired an equally fantastical response from the young Britten. The hallucinatory, dreamlike quality of Rimbaud's Les illuminations challenged Britten to create sparkling textures and shifting harmonies for string orchestra, with the texts to be sung by either a tenor or soprano.

In this concert the Orchestra is joined by Elizabeth Watts, a current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. The concert concludes with Dvořák's Symphony No. 6, characterised by its free-flowing melodies, suffused with Bohemian folksong and dance tunes.

Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Janet Tuppen

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 9 March 2010
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The Alps Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 9 March
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Misha Glenny, the BBC's former central European correspondent, tackles our shared European history in a wholly unexpected way, asking what has been the impact of this huge mountain barrier on our culture, economy and the formation of eight European states.

In this series, largely recorded on location, Misha reveals why control of these mountains bestowed enormous power. From Hannibal to Napoleon and, arguably, onto Adolf Hitler as well, anyone with European aspirations had to know which passes to use, and why controlling both sides of this barrier was essential to further success.

Listeners hear why more than a million men died fighting here in the First World War; how Switzerland willed itself into existence; and why Savoy still has a separatist movement aiming to break free of France.

The series features contributions from Patrice Abeille, head of La Ligue Savoisienne; Fergus Fleming, author of Killing Dragons – The Conquest Of The Alps; and Mark Thompson, author of The White War.

Presenter/Misha Glenny, Producer/Miles Warde

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Belfast – Re-imagining The City

Tuesday 9 March
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

When Bill Drummond discovered Belfast wasn't twinned officially with another town, he made a sign and put it underneath the Welcome to Belfast sign on the M1. It read: Belfast – twinned with your wildest dreams.

Artist Bill is best known for his late Eighties pop group, The KLF, and its Nineties successor, the K Foundation, with which he was famously reported to have burned a million pounds. He offers listeners a vision of Belfast unlike anything they have heard before.

Bill grew up in Scotland and came to Belfast on holiday – he thought it to be a fantastically glamorous place. His relationship with the city has continued ever since.

Walking through Belfast, Bill guides listeners using his emotional, literary and artistic response to the urban surroundings – as well as talking to a number of interesting people he meets along the way.

Producer/Rachel Hooper

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Afternoon Play –
Say What You Want To Hear: The Endgame Ep 2/2

Interactive programme
Tuesday 9 March
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Today's Afternoon Play is Tim Wright's follow-up to Say What You Want To Hear: The Startup, which told the story of two would-be dot.com entrepreneurs who launched the Say What You Want To Hear (SWYWTH) website, offering users the chance to have their innermost thoughts voiced.

Stephen Tompkinson and Ewan Bailey starred as Liverpool-based entrepreneurs Erik and Mike and Keely Beresford as the elusive and exotic Swede, Scarlett.

This second play, Say What You Want To Hear: The Endgame, continues their story. The two intrepid entrepreneurs don't stand still. Mike's latest obsession is a talking mermaid doll that can deliver the audio SWYWTHs but development funds are in the red. Erik's pet project is software that predicts from the content of SWYWTHs where a person will be next. His pursuit of Scarlett leads them both into the heady and moneyed world of retired European footballer Jurgen Stuyler and a plot that involves match-fixing, misinterpreted phone calls, hiding in cupboards and a rendezvous at Rotterdam airport with a case-load of money.

Information on Tim's latest excursion into BBC Radio 4 drama, using interactive material gathered from members of the public, can be found at bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/swywth/ and at twitter.com/swywth.

Producer/David Hunter

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I've Never Seen Star Wars Ep 1/6

New series
Tuesday 9 March
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

BBC Radio 4 presenter Marcus Brigstocke
BBC Radio 4 presenter Marcus Brigstocke

Marcus Brigstocke invites his guests to try five things they've never done before, in this new series for BBC Radio 4.

Jon Culshaw has his first salad and listens to Woman's Hour; Sanjeev Baskar reads PG Wodehouse and plays Subbuteo; Jenny Eclair listens to Charlie Parker and has a bikini wax; Kate Adie watches The Sopranos and goes to bingo; John Lloyd does his first stand-up gig and watches The Wire; and Ardal O'Hanlon takes herbal remedies and tries Twitter.

Whether the experiences are banal or profound, the show takes guests out of their comfort zones, forcing them to embrace something new.

Presenter/Marcus Brigstocke, Producer/Bill Dare

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Am I Normal? Ep 2/4

Tuesday 9 March
9.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule update 26 February)

In the second programme of Am I Normal? Vivienne Parry examines the perceptions and realities of what happens to people as they get older.

She unpicks the differences between ageing and disease and asks if there is such a thing as "normal ageing".

Nothing can hold back the tide of time. The natural process of ageing not only affects our appearance and how our bodies respond to general wear and tear, but also how we succumb to – and are affected by – illness. Yet it seems no one ages in the same way. Middle age for some of us doesn't end until we're well into our seventies; whereas some people feel old before their time.

The programme asks what happens to us when we age normally and if there is such a thing as a "normal ageing process". Genes, lifestyle choices, environment and even social class all play a part.

So, what was normal 20 or 30 years ago is not normal now. The average age of the world's population is increasing at an unprecedented rate. It's been estimated that the number of people worldwide who are 65 and older now will double by 2040 from seven per cent to 14 per cent.

And how we are ageing is changing, too. People are living longer and dying quicker. Professor of geriatric medicine, Raymond Tallis says: "Despite the fact that we're living longer, the period of chronic illness or disability before death is shrinking." Advances in modern medicine have postponed many diseases of old age to such an extent, that we live longer, healthier lives before succumbing when we are really old and really frail and therefore die relatively quickly.

Presenter/Vivienne Parry, Producer/Fiona Roberts

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An Open Return Letter To Richard Branson

Tuesday 9 March
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Tom Wrigglesworth recounts his engaging tale of taking on the jobsworths, in An Open Return Letter To Richard Branson. Having witnessed a Virgin train manager abusing his position of authority, Tom stood up for a little old lady and took on "the man".

With a down-to-earth charm and an insightful eye for the idiosyncrasies of British life, Tom is one of the country's leading young stand-up comedians. In this BBC Radio 4 comedy, he not only describes his confrontation with the hilariously vile train manager, but also finds time to mull over other important issues such as train spotters, big beige granny bags and the length of time it takes to eat a pistachio nut.

Presenter/Tom Wrigglesworth, Producer/Simon Mayhew-Archer

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 9 March 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live programme
Tuesday 9 March
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch has all the day's sports news and, from 7.45pm, Champions League commentary of the second leg of the first knockout round match between Arsenal and FC Porto, live from the Emirates Stadium.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Steve Houghton

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Tuesday 9 March 2010
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Football

Live programme
Tuesday 9 March
7.40-9.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted commentary on one of the night's top matches in the Premier League.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 9 March 2010
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Nemone

Tuesday 9 March
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

New Yorker Darwin Deez drops into the studio for a chat with Nemone this afternoon.

Darwin featured heavily among tips for 2010 when he released his debut, self-titled album. He describes his songs as: "Happy music for sad people and white music for black people." He talks about how he plays his own specially invented four-string electric guitar and the influences behind his music.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Gideon Coe

Tuesday 9 March
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe delves deep into the archives once more and unearths Liverpuddlians The Zutons in concert, on the cusp of fame in 2004, while Jackson Browne strums away in 1972. Sessions tracks come from Fence Collective alumnus King Creosote, The Low Anthem, Emily Oiseau and the serious electronic pioneers from Cologne, Can.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Frank Wilson

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Tuesday 9 March 2010
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Silver Street

Tuesday 9 March
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Kenny is on a health kick, as the drama continues. He tells Jaggy that he thinks Sandra might see sense and come back soon – that's if she isn't seeing someone else.

Rozena, meanwhile, has another strange, futuristic dream. In this one, Imran gives her orders saying the boss is right behind him but, once again, Rozena wakes up before knowing who "the boss" is.

Later, Sameer tells Imran he is planning a surprise for Rozena and it's just what she needs...

Kenny is played by Brian Croucher, Jaggy by Jay Kiyani, Rozena by Pooja Ghai, Imran by Narinder Samra and Sameer by Alex Caan.

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