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BBC RADIO 1 Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2010
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The Drum & Bass Takeover

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
7.00pm-5.00am BBC RADIO 1 and BBC RADIO 1XTRA

BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Mistajam
BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Mistajam

On Bank Holiday Monday, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra broadcast a special 10-hour simulcast Drum & Bass Takeover from 7pm–5am, celebrating the journey of the genre over the last 20 years.

Highlights of the evening include The Drum & Bass Takeover from 7-9pm. Presented by Radio 1's Zane Lowe and Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Mistajam, this show includes interviews and exclusive tracks from current D&B acts Pendulum, Chase N Status and Sub Focus, who have enjoyed recent chart success and huge critical acclaim.

On a special Drum & Bass Review Show at 9pm, Radio 1Xtra D&B DJ Bailey is joined by panellists DJ Storm, MC Tali and Adam F, while the notorious British DJ Jaguar Skill presents a special BBC Radio 1 Stories – The Story Of Drum & Bass With Jaguar Skills from 10pm, voiced by MC Skibadee and including Jaguar Skills mixing tracks from the last 20 years.

Following that, Radio 1 DJs Fabio and Grooverider and Radio 1Xtra's Bailey and Crissy Criss are in Drum & Bass Masters from 11pm.

Other programming later in the evening includes The Best Of Drum & Bass On Radio 1 And 1Xtra, voiced by Annie Mac, at 1am; Drum & Bass – The Club Mixes, featuring sets from Sub Focus, Alix Perez, Doc Scott, Ed Rush and Optical from 2am; and The Drum & Bass Takeover – The Story Of Pendulum from 4am.

Producer/Jocelin Stainer

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BBC Radio 1 Stories –
The Story Of Drum & Bass With Jaguar Skills

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 1 and BBC RADIO 1XTRA

As Pendulum and Chase N Status line up a summer of massive festival and headline appearances, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Jaguar Skills digs in the crates to create the definitive musical guide to the ground-breaking genre of drum and bass (D&B), from the very earliest jungle breaks right through to the modern Dubstep fusions.

This documentary is part of a special 10-hour simulcast Drum & Bass Takeover from 7pm–5am with Radio 1xtra, celebrating the journey of the genre over the last 20 years. Other programmes include Mistajam with Zane Lowe, and the best Drum & Bass on Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra over the past 12 months.

BBC Radio 1 Stories explore the musical back-stories of listeners' favourite artists, eras, genres and scenes. Previous episodes of the series have included International Radio 1 , Story Of The DIY Gig and The Art Of Noise.

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BBC RADIO 2 Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2010
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Aled Jones

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
5.00-7.00am BBC RADIO 2

Aled Jones sits in for Sarah Kennedy this Bank Holiday Monday.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Mark Hagen

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Graham Norton

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
7.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 2

BBC presenter Graham Norton
BBC presenter Graham Norton

Graham Norton sits in for Chris Evans this week and, at 9am every day, Graham plays a classic Eurovision entry in the lead up to this year's competition.

Presenter/Graham Norton, Producers/Jessica Rickson and Phil McGarvey

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BBC RADIO 2'S GREAT BRITISH SONGBOOK DAY
The Songwriters' Great British Songbook

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
1.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Copy update 21 April)

As part of BBC Radio 2's Great British Songbook Day, Richard Allinson invites a host of Britain's finest songwriters to choose their favourite song penned by a Brit and talk about one of their own hits and what inspired them to write it.

Richard hears from songwriters including Roger Greenaway (You've Got Your Troubles, Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart), Geoff Stephens (The Crying Game), Tony Hatch (Downtown), Les Reed (It's Not Unusual, The Last Waltz) and Jamie Hartman (All Time Love, Let Me Out).

Radio 2 celebrates the work of the country's finest British songwriters by creating a landmark collection of their very best songs – as chosen by listeners, presenters, artists and songwriters – in BBC Radio 2's Great British Songbook. As part of this, today is BBC Radio 2's Great British Songbook Day. Throughout the day, presenters are showcasing the talent of our best songwriters with songs penned by Brits and special guests. These include Paul Rodgers (of English rock band Bad Company/Free) who shares his Tracks Of My Years all week with Ken Bruce, and guitarist Albert Lee, who is in conversation with Simon Mayo on Drivetime.

Through Radio 2's Great British Songbook, listeners are given the opportunity to be inspired by British popular song and discover more about what songs define and inspire us as a nation, as well as the work that goes into crafting hit records. Related online content includes interviews with songwriters and videos of artists performing their versions of great British songs.

Presenter/Richard Allinson, Producer/Bequi Sheehan

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Paul Jones

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

In this Bank Holiday special, Paul Jones devotes the show to the work of songwriter, producer, bass player and blues legend Willie Dixon, whose hits include Hoochie Coochie Man, I Just Want To Make Love To You, Little Red Rooster and My Babe.

Presenter/Paul Jones, Producer/Paul Long

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Mark Radcliffe And Stuart Maconie

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Schedule addition 21 April)

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie begin their weekly discussions about BBC Two's new six-part music series I'm In A Rock 'n' Roll Band!, which investigates what makes the "perfect" rock group.

Starting today and over the next five weeks, Mark and Stuart review each episode of the series on their show, continuing the debate raised by that week's TV programme. Is a drum solo ever justified? Does every member of the band secretly want to be someone else? Was there such a thing as a "front man" before Mick Jagger?

The TV series, narrated by Mark Radcliffe, delves into the world of rock 'n' roll bands, dissecting the roles of the individual members to look at what makes them tick. It then pieces the band back together, investigating the secrets of their success, culminating in a live studio show on June 5.

In tonight's programme, Mark and Stuart feature clips from the TV programme and bring the debate to BBC Radio 2's listeners, encouraging them to take part in the online poll and vote for their ultimate rock 'n' roll musician.

Alongside the content on BBC Two and Radio 2, fans will also have the opportunity to get involved with an online poll at bbc.co.uk.

Presenters/Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Producer/Viv Atkinson

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The Record Producers

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Richard Allinson and Steve Levine profile the work of Stephen Street, whose production credits include The Smiths, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs, The Cranberries, New Order and Morrissey.

The programme features interviews with former Smiths' guitarist Johnny Marr, Blur's Graham Coxon and Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson and also includes exclusive access to multi-track recordings of the Blur hits Girls And Boys and Parklife and the first play of Stephen Street's rare songwriting demos for Morrissey.

Steve Levine has been honoured with a Sony Radio Award nomination this year for Best Specialist Contributor.

Presenters/Richard Allinson and Steve Levine, Producer/Neil Myners

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Jools Holland

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

This week, Jools Holland is joined by Fun Lovin' Criminal and BBC 6 Music presenter, Huey Morgan. Huey and the band perform the Jimi Hendrix classic Foxy Lady.

Both Jools and Huey are celebrating Sony Radio Award nominations – Jools for Best Specialist Music Programme and Huey for Music Broadcaster of the Year.

Presenter/Jools Holland, Producer/Sarah Gaston

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BBC RADIO 3 Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2010
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Composer Of The Week –
Italian Opera From Monteverdi To Rossini

Bank Holiday Monday 3 to Friday 7 May
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

As part of the BBC's focus on opera in 2010, this week Donald Macleod conducts a whistle-stop tour through two centuries and more of Italian opera, from Monteverdi to Rossini, including the first opera; the first operatic masterpiece; and one of the first operas to be staged in a public opera house.

Pasta, pizza and opera – just three of Italy's many gifts to the world. But while pasta may have originated in China and the Ancient Greeks appear to have had a form of pizza, there's no doubt that the origins of opera are thoroughly Italian.

Bank Holiday Monday's programme starts with opera in its infancy, as Donald explores the origins of the form in the courtly entertainments of late-16th-century Florence, and plays music from the earliest true opera to have survived intact. Once Monteverdi comes on the scene, the infant's growth accelerates rapidly, illustrated with music from the first operatic masterpiece.

Extracts also come from one of the first operas to offer a realistic portrayal of human relations and motivations: Monteverdi's The Coronation Of Poppea – about Poppea, a courtesan who sleeps her way to the very top.

Finally, there's a look at the two composers who, more than any others, dominated the genre in the immediate aftermath of Monteverdi: Francesco Cavalli and Antonio Cesti. They're hardly famous names today, but between them they produced the most popular operas of the 17th century.

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Chris Barstow

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Performance On 3

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The Hallé Orchestra with conductor Sir Mark Elder
The Hallé Orchestra with conductor Sir Mark Elder

The Hallé Orchestra continues its Manchester-based series highlighting Mahler's creative path through his symphonies, with Sir Mark Elder conducting Mahler's highly personal Fifth Symphony. Its musical canvas and emotional scope are huge, moving from despair to hope, darkness to light. Opening with a solo trumpet, the tragic first movement gives way to a more positive mood and echoes of the Viennese waltz, reaching the blazing finale by way of the famous Adagietto.

Each Mahler symphony in this series is preceded by a new work. Tonight it is the turn of the American musical polymath Uri Caine, who has long taken inspiration from Mahler in his jazz-influenced reworking of classical repertoire. This piece – Scenes From Childhood – features the Hallé Youth Choir as well as orchestral forces.

Presenter/Ian Skelly, Producer/Janet Tuppen

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The Essay – Postcards From Istanbul

Bank Holiday Monday 3 to Friday 7 May
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Celebrating Istanbul's year as European City of Culture, Professor Mary Beard casts a classicist's eye over the city under the reign of the great Roman emperor Constantine.

The city's unique position as the bridge between Europe and Asia made it Emperor Constantine's perfect choice as the new capital of his vast Roman Empire. Renamed Constantinople or the "New Rome", magnificent buildings, gardens and squares in the Roman model were built, including a vast Hippodrome for chariot races. By examining the fates of these incredible classical riches, Mary Beard explores the rich cultural heritage, and many faces, of this unique city.

Istanbul, historically also known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the largest city in Turkey, and uniquely straddles the continents of Europe and Asia. It was chosen this year as the joint European Capital of Culture. This week's essays paint five very different and very personal views of this extraordinary city.

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge. She is also a regular radio broadcaster and writes a blog for the Times Literary Supplement.

Presenter/Mary Beard, Producer/Justine Willett

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BBC RADIO 4 Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2010
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Book Of The Week – Blood Knots Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 3 to Friday 7 May
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Author and Observer dance critic Luke Jennings has a lifelong interest in fishing. In this memoir-cum-natural history he describes the sort of solitary, ramshackle and possibly dangerous places for hunting down that shark of freshwater – the pike.

It's somewhere near 3am and he's on a dark and dank stretch of canal near King's Cross Station; but that's just when seeking out pike. More glorious surroundings typify his hunt for trout and salmon, and in his pages he recalls the childhood passion for nature and the deep waters that got him started. He also recalls the mentors that helped him become adept at casting a line, and maybe, just maybe, he'll be hooking one of those big bad pike.

His story is abridged for Book Of The Week by Katrin Williams and read by Nigel Hastings.

Reader/Nigel Hastings, Producer/Duncan Minshull

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The Name Game

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Tim Samuels asks what is driving the exponential rise in people changing their name by deed poll.

The number of people changing their name by deed poll has doubled in the past five years and is expected to top 70,000 this year. With a one-hour express service that costs just a few pounds, people are hastening to fill in the forms, make the change and become someone new.

After tea with Christine Hamilton – now Mrs British Battleaxe – Tim heads off to meet some of the migrants, attention seekers, former drunks and others reinventing themselves. He encounters Ian Roberts, who transformed himself into the distinguished actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah; a young man called Dylan who changed his surname to reject his undeserving father; and Princess-Rainbow.com who woke up one morning with more than just a hangover.

He brushes dust off the "Close Rolls" at the National Archives to discover the origins of the deed poll and is on his best behaviour with the senior master at the Royal Courts of Justice.

And before he takes the plunge to change his own name, Tim pauses to contemplate identity, aspiration and belonging.

Presenter/Tim Samuels, Producer/Sarah Bowen

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Afternoon Play – Barbershopera!

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Barbershopera! is the comedy musical story of a barbershop group in crisis, by Rob Castell and Tom Sadler with Sarah Tipple.

When star tenor Tony decides to quit his barbershop group on the eve of the Euro Barbershop Competition final, a replacement must be found. The remaining 75 per cent of the quartet – Al Legro, Frank Sonata and Hugh B Doo – are left to pick up the pieces.

As luck would have it, an unemployed opera singing diva comes warbling past with time on her hands and a vocal range uncannily similar to the departed tenor. Hugh invites her to join the ranks and the initial dismay of Al and Frank subsides with the realisation that this lady is also called Toni and can in fact sing!

All that stands between the heroes and the Euro Barbershop prize are their evil Swiss rivals, The Tax Havens. Romance, treachery and close-harmony singing all combine as the play romps towards its thrilling conclusion.

Narrated by comedy legend John Sessions, Barbershopera! is based on a live show which garnered rave reviews and won the Best Lyrics and Most Promising New Musical prizes at the Musical Theatre Matters Awards.

The cast stars John Sessions as Old Fabiano, Lara Stubbs as Toni Soprano, Pete Sorel-Cameron as Al Legro, Rob Castell as Frank Sonata, Tom Sadler as Hugh B Doo, Sam Spedding as Young Fabiano, John Evanson as Jean-Claude, Jeremy Limb as Gunther and Ian Aitkenhead as Gangrenus.

Producer/Ben Walker

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Traveller's Tree Ep 1/6

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

A month from the World Cup, Katie Derham kicks off a new series of Traveller's Tree with holidays in South Africa.

There's growing excitement in the country just a few short weeks from the World Cup. Infrastructure and hotels have been upgraded but what's on offer for the tourist? And how easy is it to navigate the country and the social divide?

With reports from Johannesburg, Cape Town and the Winelands, the programme presents advice on ways of meeting local people and describes how to access some world-class music. There's also a listener report from the Reeves of Worcester.

Katie is joined in the studio by guest Lenny Henry who has recently returned from South Africa exploring the country through its music, and South African-born travel editor of the Telegraph, Graham Boynton.

Presenter/Katie Derham, Producer/Susan Marling

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2010
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GENERAL ELECTION 2010
Victoria Derbyshire

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
10.00am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

In the last of her live debates focusing on key election issues, Victoria Derbyshire hosts a debate on crime from Leeds.

The panel will include home secretary Alan Johnson, Conservative shadow home secretary Chris Grayling and Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne and an audience of BBC Radio 5 Live listeners to discuss the big issues surrounding crime in the election.

Presenter/Victoria Derbyshire, Producer/Louisa Compton

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GENERAL ELECTION 2010
Fighting Talk Election Special

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Richard Bacon hosts a General Election special edition of the points for punditry panel show Fighting Talk.

Richard acts as judge and jury to a panel of guests from the main political parties battling it out over topical election issues.

Presenter/Richard Bacon

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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
1.15-4.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Russell Fuller presents a Bank Holiday 5 Live Sport special with Premier League commentary of Wigan versus Hull live from the DW Stadium from 1.30pm.

Presenter/Russell Fuller

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Theo's World Cup Dream

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
4.15-4.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Football writer Ian McGarry gets special "behind the scenes" access to Arsenal and England's Theo Walcott; talking to him about his family, his life at Arsenal and his World Cup hopes with England.

Presenter/Ian McGarry

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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
4.45-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Russell Fuller presents Premier League commentary of Blackburn Rovers versus Arsenal, live from Ewood Park from 5pm.

Presenter/Russell Fuller

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5 Live Sport

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
7.15-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman has all the day's sports news, including reports from England versus West Indies in cricket's World Twenty20 in Guyana. Mark is also joined by Steve Claridge and John Motson for the Monday Night Club to discuss the latest big issues in football.

Mark Clemmit joins Mark at 9pm for 5 Live Football League, with all the news from the Championship and Leagues One and Two.

At 9.30pm Tim Lovejoy and Mark Chapman take a humorous quick-fire look at the latest football news in Chapman And Lovejoy's Football Express.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Steve Houghton

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2010
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Football

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
2.55-5.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on the FA Women's Cup Final, Everton Ladies versus Arsenal Ladies, live from the City Ground, Nottingham.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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World Twenty20 Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
6.15-9.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary of the Group D match, England versus West Indies – England's opening match in the ICC World Twenty20 – comes live from Providence, Guyana, with the Test Match Special commentary team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2010
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Marc Riley

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

It's a special show for Marc Riley as his live session guest is the "Godmother of Freak Folk", the legendary Vashti Bunyan.

Bunyan gave up on a career in music aged 25 after what she described as the "terrible failure" of her debut album.

However, she was persuaded to return to music after her growing cult status led to the re-release of the album in 2000.

Several younger folk-style artists have been influenced by her and since recorded with her.

New York's Animal Collective invited Vashti to collaborate on their Prospect Hummer EP in 2005. Her second release Lookaftering, featuring Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, also came in that year.

Vashti joins Marc midway through her current UK tour.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhrey

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Back To The Phuture – Mutant Disco Special

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Eighties music fanatic and record label MD Mark Jones goes Back To The Phuture for a mutant disco special. The sound of New York in the early part of that decade, mutant disco – or "no wave" as it was also known – became popular in the clubs with labels such as Ze Records cranking out a stream of big tunes. The mutant sound soon spread to the UK, with the Wag Club in London and Manchester's Hacienda embracing it and creating their own mutant bands such as Funkapolitan and A Certain Ratio.

In this show, Mark plays classic tracks from Was (Not Was), 23 Skidoo and Animal Nightlife, alongside current mutant-influenced music from Yeasayer, Lonelady and LCD Soundsystem.

In the second hour of the show Mark is joined by August Darnell, talismanic front-man of Kid Creole And The Coconuts, talking about the New York "no wave" scene and life on Ze Records in the Eighties. Best known for hits Stool Pigeon and I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby, Darnell also picks music which influenced and inspired the band from Tito Puente, Cab Calloway and Sky Stone.

In the final hour the man behind London's infamous Wag Club, Chris Sullivan, takes to the decks for a mutant disco set featuring forgotten gems from Blue Rondo A La Turk, Pig Bag and Yello.

Presenter/Mark Jones, Producer/Rowan Collinson

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