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BBC RADIO 1 Monday 10 May 2010
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BBC Radio 1's Stories – Welsh Valley Rock

Monday 10 May
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1

As BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend is about to descend on Wales for the biggest free party in Europe, BBC Introducing in Wales presenter Bethan Elfyn takes a look at the country's biggest musical export of the last decade: rock.

Heading into the heart of the South Wales Valley towns of Merthyr, Pontypridd and Bridgend, Bethan finds out why so many bands – from Lost Prophets to the Blackout – want to make such epic noise. In their own words, "this is the story of how Welsh rock took on the world". As Zane Lowe said, "There's something in the water!"

Presenter/Bethan Elfyn

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 10 May 2010
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Graham Norton

Monday 10 May
7.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 2

Graham Norton sits in for Chris Evans this week. At 9am every day, Graham treats listeners to a 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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Simon Mayo's Drivetime

Monday 10 May
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Lead singer of British rock group Keane, Tom Chaplin
Lead singer of British rock group Keane, Tom Chaplin

Simon Mayo chats to Keane's Tom Chaplin, Tim Rice-Oxley and Richard Hughes, as they become the latest band to join BBC Radio 2's Great British Songbook Library.

Keane preview tracks from their new album, Night Train, named after the band's favourite mode of transport on a recent world tour, which is released this week. They also rework the Fleetwood Mac classic, Go Your Own Way, and Tim talks about writing for Kylie's new album.

Presenter/Simon Mayo, Producer/Andy Warrell

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Paul Jones

Monday 10 May
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Paul Jones is joined by young British singer-songwriter and guitarist Oli Brown, who is currently working on a follow-up album to his 2008 debut, Open Road.

Presenter/Paul Jones, Producer/Paul Long

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Jools Holland

Monday 10 May
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Jools Holland is joined by Blockheads pianist and guitarist, Chaz Jankel. Chaz, Jools and the band perform a version of the Ian Dury And The Blockheads classic, Clever Trevor.

Jools is currently celebrating a Sony Radio Award nomination for Best Specialist Music Programme. The winner will be announced at the Awards ceremony today (Monday 10 May).

Presenter/Jools Holland, Producer/Sarah Gaston

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 10 May 2010
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Composer Of The Week – Beethoven

Monday 10 to Friday 14 May
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

BBC Radio 3 presenter Donald Macleod
BBC Radio 3 presenter Donald Macleod

Aside from his musical genius, Beethoven is perhaps best known for his devastating loss of hearing and tumultuous love life. Donald Macleod looks at how this complex man was affected by these crises in his life in a week of programmes that put them into context, setting them against the backdrop of the turbulent years through which the composer lived. Each programme focuses on the music and events in and around one significant year, beginning today with 1803.

Beethoven was 33 in 1803 and his hearing had already begun to deteriorate. He had previously written of his despair and thoughts of suicide but this year marked a change in his music and a new "heroic style" emerged, reflected in the virtuosic Waldstein Sonata and in the Eroica Symphony, originally written in honour of Napoleon.

Later in the week, Donald focuses on 1809 (Tuesday), when Napoleon invaded Vienna, and on 1812 (Wednesday), the year in which Beethoven wrote a love letter to his "Immortal Beloved", whose identity has given rise to endless speculation.

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Deborah Preston

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Night Waves

Monday 10 May
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

As part of the BBC's year of science programmes, Night Waves is running a special series of extended interviews with leading scientists from across the globe. Each month, scientific figures talk about their research specialism, their wider scientific views, their personal background and their involvement with broader cultural and political questions.

Tonight, Rana Mitter interviews husband-and-wife team Chris and Uta Frith, both of whom are eminent neuroscientists and leaders in their fields. Chris Frith, Emeritus Professor at the Wellcome Trust, specialises in schizophrenia and Uta Frith, Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, specialises in autism – which means that they are both working on what has been called "the social brain".

Rana talks to them about the nature of these illnesses, the dominant public perception of them and their often high political profile. They discuss how the latest wide-ranging scientific research on the brain is changing scientists' understanding of these illnesses. Rana also asks the pair how a scientific relationship co-exists with a marriage.

Presenter/Rana Mitter, Producer/James Cook

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 10 May 2010
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Book Of The Week – A Gambling Man:
Charles II And The Restoration Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 10 to Friday 14 May
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Jenny Uglow's fascinating portrait of Charles II explores his elusive nature through the lens of 10 vital years. It portrays a vibrant, violent, pulsing world, in which the risks the King took forged the fate of the nation.

In May 1660, after years of exile in Holland, Charles II crossed the Channel in fine weather to be reinstated as Sovereign. The Restoration was a time of glamour and gossip, drama and risk, faction and crisis.

Charles II was 30 and his return was greeted with maypoles and bonfires. But there was no going back – certainty had vanished and the divinity of kingship fled with his father's beheading. Honour was now a word tossed around in duels and providence could no longer be trusted. As the country was rocked by plague, fire and war, people searched for new ideas by which to live.

Exactly 10 years later, Charles would stand again on the shore at Dover, laying the greatest bet of his life in a secret deal with his cousin, Louis XIV.

The Restoration decade was one of experiment: from the science of the Royal Society to the startling role of credit and risk, from the shocking licence of the court to the failed attempts at toleration of different beliefs. But all the while, Charles's true intentions lay hidden.

A Gambling Man is read by Michael Maloney and abridged by Libby Spurrier.

Reader/Michael Maloney, Producer/Joanna Green

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Woman's Hour Drama – The Donor Trail Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 10 to Friday 14 May
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Samantha Bond and Maxine Peake star in Richard Monks's drama, which tracks the journey of a donor heart, given by one human being to another. Through five monologues, The Donor Trail tells of a patient's suffering as he languishes on a waiting list and of his relief when a matching organ is found. But as one family celebrates, another grieves the loss of their son.

The week begins with the story of The Recipient. Steven is an active 38 year old, with a wife only weeks away from giving birth to their first child, when he is left reeling by the news that he is suffering from a congenital heart condition, cardiomyopathy. At the time of the operation, Steven is told little about the donor, only that he was 15 years old and killed in a road traffic accident. It leads him to think over and over again of contacting the family.

On Tuesday, the story of the heart is taken up by Clare, The Recipient Transplant Co-ordinator. Clare is the woman responsible for getting the heart from the donor to the recipient. With only four hours to achieve this, hers is a high-pressure job and things don't always go well.

Wednesday's story is told by Miranda, The Surgeon, whose rise to the top of her profession has not been without sacrifice. She is considered both ruthless and arrogant – a persona she has cultivated to prevent others getting too close. But her encounter with Jean, the donor's mother, changes her.

In Thursday's episode, The Donor Transplant Co-ordinator, Terry remembers Saul and his mother well. Brought in with severe head injuries, 15-year-old Saul was never expected to recover. Terry's job is to ensure that a patient dies with dignity and in an unrushed manner. In Saul's case, his mother, Jean, had lain with him on his bed until his ventilator had been switched off. The music that Jean chooses to play while she prepares and dresses her dead son triggers Terry's memories of his brother's death.

The final episode, The Donor's Mother, tells the story of Jean, who is called and told of her son's accident. Jean tells her moving story and looks to the future that her son has given to others.

Steven is played by Derek Riddell, Clare by Julia Ford, Miranda by Samantha Bond, Terry by Jeff Hordley and Jean by Maxine Peake.

Producer/Nadia Molinari

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The Museum Of Curiosity Ep 1/6

New series
Monday 10 May
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Professor John Lloyd is joined by a new curator, comedian Jon Richardson, to throw open the doors of the world's most curious museum once more. As they prepare to receive gifts from Sir Terry Pratchett, Marcus Chown and Shappi Khorsandi, the pair hurriedly throw the dust covers off the Museum's empty plinths for a brand-new series of this comedy panel show.

Bestselling fantasy novelist Sir Terry Pratchett kicks off the series by offering up a Secret And Personal Extra Day Of The Week, while cosmologist and author Marcus Chown donates a bizarre but plausible scientific theory of the afterlife, known as the Enigma Point, and comedian and writer Shappi Khorsandi offers Charlie Chaplin.

Producer/Richard Turner

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Book At Bedtime – No And Me Ep 1/10

New series
Monday 10 to Friday 14 May
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 4

When 13-year-old Lou, with an IQ of 160, meets the homeless No, her life changes irrevocably. Set in contemporary Paris, No And Me is a tale of adolescence and homelessness.

Lou Bertignac has a deep fear of standing up in front of her class. At home, her father puts a brave face on things but secretly cries in the bathroom, while her mother rarely speaks and hardly ever leaves the house.

Lou seeks escape from this silent misery at the Gare d'Austerlitz, where she finds grand emotions in the smiles and tears of arrival and departure. But everything changes when she encounters No, a girl who lives on the streets of the city of lights.

A bestseller in France, No And Me is written by Delphine de Vigan and is her first novel to be published in English. It is read by Emerald O'Hanrahan and abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

Reader/Emerald O'Hanrahan, Producer/Rosalynd Ward

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 10 May 2010
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5 Live Sport

Monday 10 May
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman has all the day's sports news and is joined by special guests 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 latest from the Championship and Leagues One and Two.

At 9.30pm, in Chapman And Lovejoy's Football Express, Tim Lovejoy and Mark Chapman take a humorous, quick-fire look at this week's news from the beautiful game.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Steve Houghton

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Monday 10 May 2010
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World Twenty20 Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 10 May
2.15-9.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Sports Extra features uninterrupted commentary on two matches in the Super Eight round-robin stage of the ICC World Twenty20, as the final eight teams compete for a place in the semi-finals, live from Gros Islet, St Lucia.

Play starts in the first game at 2.30pm; the second match begins at 6.30pm. Commentary is provided by the Test Match Special team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 10 May 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Monday 10 May
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Foals join Lauren Laverne for a live session in the BBC 6 Music studios. Following the rapturous acclaim heaped upon their 2008 debut album, Antidotes, the Oxford five-piece return this month with Total Life Forever. The new album was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden and was produced by Luke Smith of electro pioneers Clor.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Andrew Collins

Monday 10 May
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Hudson Mohawke provides the Video Of The Week with his new single, Joy Fantastic, featuring the vocals of Olivier Daysoul, taken from Hudson's Warp Records debut album, Butter.

Hudson Mohawke – aka Ross Birchard – is an electronic music producer and DJ from Glasgow, affiliated with the LuckyMe collective. He attributes his deconstructive production style to an early involvement in "turntablism". At the age of 15, Birchard (under the name DJ Itchy) was the youngest-ever UK DMC finalist. He joins Andrew Collins to talk about the Joy Fantastic video.

Presenter/Andrew Collins, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Gideon Coe

Monday 10 May
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe brings listeners a live concert from The Strokes from 2005 and Joe Strummer at Glastonbury in 1999. Session highlights come from New Mexico quartet The Shins, Ohio singer Jessica Lea Mayfield, long-serving punk icons UK Subs and Icarus, playing for John Peel in 1980.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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Live Music Hour

Monday 10 to Friday 14 May
4.00-5.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Tom Robinson is the latest BBC 6 Music presenter to search through the family silver to choose his Live Music Hour.

Tom's headline act is the mighty Led Zeppelin, in concert at the BBC's Paris Theatre, in 1971. It was seemingly a powerful but strange affair, due to the very polite audience. Other archive sessions come courtesy of The Hat, recorded for Tom's BBC 6 Music show in 2007, and Kenny Young And The Eggplants, a band capable of lifting the heaviest of souls.

Presenter/Chris Hawkins, Producer/Claire Slevin

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 10 May 2010
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Gagan Grewal

Monday 10 May
6.30-8.00pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

BBC Asian Network presenter Gagan Grewal
BBC Asian Network presenter Gagan Grewal

Gagan Grewal hears from prolific Indian director and screenwriter, Shyam Benegal.

In the Seventies, a quartet of Benegal films – Ankur, Nishant, Manthan and Bhumika – gave rise to a new genre, now dubbed "middle cinema" in India.

Benegal talks about his latest film, Well Done Abba, which is part-comedy and part-political-satire on Indian village life.

Presenter/Gagan Grewal

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Monday 10 May 2010
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The Strand

Monday 10 May
10.30-11.00pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

BBC World Service's global arts and entertainment show features an interview with critically acclaimed Uzbek novelist and poet, Hamid Ismailov, as he takes on the role of BBC World Service's writer in residence.

Hamid is a prolific writer of poetry and prose and his books have been published in Uzbek, Russian, French, German, Turkish and other languages. His critically acclaimed novel The Railway was translated into English in 2006.

Once a week for the next two years, Hamid will be writing creatively about events in the news, issues that have grabbed the world's attention and, occasionally, about day-to-day life at BBC World Service.

Live on today's programme, he launches his writer-in-residence blog, in which he explores the themes of work and creativity.

Presenter/Harriett Gilbert

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