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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 14 May 2010

Graham Norton

Friday 14 May
7.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 2

On his last day sitting in for Chris Evans this week, Graham treats listeners to another classic Eurovision entry to get them in the mood for this year's contest, which takes place in Norway at the end of May.

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

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Desmond Carrington With The Music Goes Round

Friday 14 May
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Kicking off the Friday night schedule is legendary BBC Radio 2 presenter Desmond Carrington, who is approaching his 30th anniversary of presenting on the network. Broadcasting from his home in Perthshire, Desmond has sorted through his personal record collection of some 250,000 titles for this week's composer special.

Tonight, he celebrates the words and music of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, the writing partnership behind one of Chris Evans's favourite tracks, The Candy Man.

Presenter/Desmond Carrington, Producer/Dave Aylott

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Friday Night Is Music Night

Friday 14 May
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Clare Teal presents Friday Night Is Music Night in a concert recorded last March at the Watford Colosseum. Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guest baritone Rodney Clarke and guest instrumentalists the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra was founded just over 40 years ago by musician John Arthy, who discovered more than 1,000 original arrangements for swing and dance band in an attic in Manchester. Among them were titles such as Puttin' On The Ritz, Minnie The Moocher and John's own favourite song, Home In Pasadena.

In tonight's show, the Orchestra performs Happy Feet by Jack Yellen, A Cheerful Little Earful by Harry Warren and Cole Porter's You're The Top.

Rodney Clarke performs The Toreador's Song from Carmen by Bizet and Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific, and the Orchestra plays a selection of music from Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, the cult Spielberg film ET, whose soundtrack was scored by John Williams, and Rossini's La gazza ladra.

Presenter/Clare Teal, Producer/Bridget Apps

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The Arts Show With Claudia Winkleman

Friday 14 May
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Claudia Windleman talks to actor and musical theatre star Clive Rowe, who most recently played the jester Feste in the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Claudia also discusses affordable art with Alvin Hall.

Presenter/Claudia Winkleman, Producer/Jessica Rickson

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 14 May 2010

Afternoon Play –
Can You Tell Me The Name Of The Prime Minister?

Friday 14 May
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Just as the drama of the General Election begins to subside, psychiatrist Liz De Souza is mystified when she is summoned to a secret government facility, in today's Afternoon Play. She is called in to assess a man, recently found disorientated and confused, convinced that Tony Blair is still Prime Minister.

Initially, Liz is sure that Mal is suffering a simple, but treatable, delusional episode. But Liz struggles to make sense of things, especially when she is introduced to the patient in the next room – someone whose appearance is a genuine shock, and someone whose own delusions are far from benign.

Scripted and recorded in the weeks and days prior to transmission, Can You Tell Me The Name Of The Prime Minister uses a contemporary science-fiction mystery to explore the zeitgeist of the post-election democracy. It is written by Martin Jameson.

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Greed All About It

Friday 14 May
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule addition 27 April)

In the hard drinking, straight talking, misogynistic inner workings of a daily newspaper office on Fleet Street, it is the inkies in their overmanned, union protected print room who hold all the power.

Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, this satirical look at the lead up to the Wapping dispute in the Eighties sees journalists with their copy as just an interruption to the inkies' daily routine of smoking endless cigarettes, playing cards and throwing the occasional sandwich into the machine – after all they are only there in case it breaks down.

Alice longs to be taken seriously as a proper journalist, and when Greg "from management" takes a shine to her and mentions that he is involved in setting up a new newspaper in a high tech office in Wapping, she senses an opportunity.

But Alice soon finds out that Greg has bent the truth a bit and this high-fangled Wapping office with its computer-powered printers and journalist-driven printworks is not for a new newspaper at all, but for the existing one. For her it is an opportunity, but for her father Ted, a senior inkie on the paper and a very active and vocal member of the printer's union, it means something quite different.

Ted will not take this lying down. He hits on a direct plan of action – a strike, although it is soon clear that nothing, not even the force of a strong union, can stop the progress of technology.

Ian Hislop is a renowned satirist, writer, broadcaster and editor of Private Eye. Nick Newman has co-written several scripts with Hislop, the most notable being My Dad's The Prime Minister for BBC One. Newman is also cartoonist for The Sunday Times, Spectator and Private Eye.

Sally Hawkins plays Alice, Richard Dillane plays Greg, Ron Cook plays Ted, Clive Russell plays Harry, Marion Bailey plays Eileen, Freddy White plays Andy, Nigel Hastings plays Charles/Ray, John Biggins plays Graham/Eric and Keely Beresford plays the waitress/receptionist.

Greed All About It is part of a series of radio plays set in the Eighties by leading writers to tie in with BBC TWO's season of dramas about the decade.

Producer/Gary Brown

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 14 May 2010

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 14 May
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Colin Murray presents a special Kicking Off... live from the Moneyfields Sports and Social Club in Portsmouth in front of a live audience ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup Final.

Colin is joined by regular guests Pat Nevin and Perry Groves plus special guests as Portsmouth prepare to take on Chelsea at Wembley tomorrow.

From 9.30pm, 5 Live Formula 1 with David Croft previews this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Louise Sutton

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Friday 14 May 2010

World Twenty20 Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 14 May

The Test Match Special team brings uninterrupted commentary on the second men's (4pm) and second women's (8.45pm) semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20, live from Gros Islet, St Lucia.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 14 May 2010

Lauren Laverne

Friday 14 May
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne reveals BBC 6 Music's Glastonbury coverage for 2010
Lauren Laverne reveals BBC 6 Music's Glastonbury coverage for 2010

Lauren Laverne presents her show live from Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset – the site of the Glastonbury Festival (and home to festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis) to announce BBC 6 Music's coverage of this year's 40th anniversary weekend.

Setting up home on the farm, Lauren talks to Emily and Michael about this year's event, which promises to be the biggest and best so far. Lauren also takes a trip to the far reaches of the festival site to find out just how much it takes to get the farm ready for nearly 200,000 visitors. Acoustic performances, special guests and, no doubt, lots of jokes about portable toilets will feature during the three hours as the countdown to Glastonbury 2010 officially starts.

For the second year, 6 Music will be BBC Radio's lead broadcaster, following last years 41 hours of live programming from site. Once again, some of the network's biggest names will front shows, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the festival plus live performances and exclusive music news direct from the heart of the action.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show

Friday 14 May
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Newcomers Pythia created a big buzz last year with their debut album, Beneath The Veiled Embrace, a heady mix of power metal and Gothic imagery. Taking their name from an ancient Greek priestess in Apollo's Oracle in Delphi, the band bonded over a mutual love of heavy metal and classical music and literature, and with one aim; to steal the Gothic power metal crown from their peers.

Pythia are no ordinary metal band. Helping them stand out further from the crowd is striking front-woman Emily Alice Ovenden, a former member of the best-selling classical act Mediaeval Baebes, and whose golden voice is so different from many of her fellow rock singers. Throw into the mix a guest appearance on their album from Brian Blessed, reading a poem by Siegfried Sassoon, and you have a potent, pungent musical stew.

Presenter/Bruce Dickinson, Producer/Ian Callaghan

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 14 May 2010

Global Perspective – The Lonely Funeral Ep 4/5

Friday 14 May

The fourth programme of this five-part series is recorded in Amsterdam where, each year, up to 20 people die alone who, for whatever reason, have no friends or family to prepare their funeral or mourn over the body.

For 20 years, Ger Frits, a civil servant from Amsterdam, has made sure that these lonely or unknown citizens get a respectful send-off. He visits their homes, if they had one, and carefully chooses music to play at their funeral. He puts flowers on the coffin and accompanies each person to their final resting place.

A few years ago, Amsterdam poet Frank Starik decided that these people also deserved to be eulogised. He asked if he could take part in these forgotten funerals.

The programme, which was produced by Radio Netherlands Worldwide, explores the unlikely friendship between Ger Frits, Frank Starik and the small community they have created, based on respect for the lonely departed citizens of the city.

Documentary makers from around the world have each produced a programme based on the theme At The Edge as part of Global Perspective. Each of the documentaries provides a very different, local perspective on the theme.

Presenter and Producer/Michele Ernsting

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