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Network Radio BBC Week 19: Tuesday 11 May 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 11 May 2010

Jamie Cullum

Tuesday 11 May
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jamie Cullum continues to showcase his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week's show features a live session recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale studios with British rising jazz stars the Neil Cowley Trio.

Following on from the success of their first two albums, pianist Neil Cowley and his bassist and drummer play tracks from their latest work, Radio Silence, and talk about the story behind some of the tracks.

Presenter/Jamie Cullum, Producer/Karen Pearson

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Last Orders At The Spinning Disc –
What's Happened To Record Shops? Ep 1/2

New series
Tuesday 11 May
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Pete Waterman, the producer behind artists such as Dead Or Alive, Bananarama, Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Steps and Westlife, examines the history of independent record shops, and considers how so many such stores have recently vanished and what the future holds for them.

This two-part series features interviews with stars, moguls and artists who have spent time on either side of the counter, summoning up the sights, sounds and smells that create the strange magic of record shops.

In the first programme, Pete looks at how record shops have had a unique place in people's hearts. They have been social hang-outs, places of education, reflections of the changing world outside and shrines to music. The story that he tells encompasses sentiment, snobbery, commerce, technology, fashion and the enduring truth that most people can name the first record they ever bought.

Together with veteran DJs Johnnie Walker, Annie Nightingale and BBC 6 Music presenter Don Letts; music writer and former record seller David Hepworth; hip-hop artist Dan Le Sac; and Katrina Leskanich of Katrina And The Waves, Pete looks back at the wood-panelled HMVs of the Twenties and Thirties, and at the Woolworths stores of the Fifties and Sixties. He also traces the explosion of the pop market in the Sixties, through Liverpool's NEMS, where store manager Brian Epstein first heard the word "Beatles".

Pete investigates the snobbish appeal of the hipster outlets, and talks to Richard Branson about the opening of the first Virgin shop on London's Oxford Street in the early Seventies. He explores how the "megastore" approach irrevocably altered not just British record stores, but also the entire music industry.

The series tells the story of how record stores evolved from shops frequented simply to purchase recorded music into so much more, and evokes a time when record stores were the nerve centre for fans, a hotbed of hype where the latest cuts could springboard local bands into national fame.

Presenter/Pete Waterman, Producer/Hannah Rosenfelder

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 11 May 2010

The Tudor Tarantino

Tuesday 11 May
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Dominic Arkwright charts the life of Thomas Middleton, the bad boy of Renaissance drama, and explores claims that Middleton had a hand in the works of Shakespeare.

Middleton wrote stories of murder, incest and sexual blackmail and was hugely popular in his day, occasionally out-selling Shakespeare at the box office. Dominic asks why, if his plays were so popular, they were banned from the stage for more than 300 years.

Gary Taylor, editor of The Complete Middleton, argues that this dangerous genius was just too controversial to survive and thrive. Shakespeare's stories of kings and queens, of hope and redemption, outlasted the disturbing visions of the trouble-maker Middleton. But more controversial is the claim that he had a hand in the Bard's success.

Dominic examines the evidence for Middleton's alleged collaborations with Shakespeare and looks at his claim to greatness. Also assessing the case for Middleton are Professor Jonathan Bate, Professor Sir Brian Vickers and actress Harriet Walter, who is to take to the London stage as one of the playwright's most villainous anti-heroes.

Presenter/Dominic Arkwright, Producer/John Byrne

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Afternoon Play – Sunday

Tuesday 11 May
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

This dramatisation of Georges Simenon's novel Sunday, set in 1957, tells the story of Émile, a chef who decides to poison his wife.

Émile is married to a domineering older wife, Berthe, whose family owns the little hotel, La Bastide. Although Émile is the chef, he feels like a servant. In an attempt to assert himself he starts an affair with one of the maids, but he continues to be humiliated by Berthe. His hatred of his wife festers and finally he hatches a plot to poison her – and now the day of reckoning has arrived.

Sunday, first published in 1959 under the title Dimanche, takes place on a single day and is dramatised by Ronald Frame. Georges Simenon is best known for his Inspector Maigret stories.

Émile is played by Grant O'Rourke, Berthe by Emma Currie, Ada by Melody Grove and Nancy by Francesca Dymond. Michael Mackenzie plays the doctor, Simon Tait the waiter and Joanna Tope plays Madame Harnaud.

Producer/Patrick Rayner

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Tales From Tate Modern Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 May
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Situated in the unlikely environs of a former power station on the banks of the River Thames, Tate Modern is the most visited art museum in the world, and a global landmark.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary in May, BBC Radio 4 has commissioned three writers to respond to Tate Modern, in three distinctive ways.

The series begins with A Modern Love Story by Mark Burgess, read by Clare Corbett. She plays Sophie, a young woman working in Tate Modern's education department. Her head is full of facts and figures about the building and its contents, but she has other things on her mind as well: the imminent arrival at the museum of old boyfriend Liam, who is down from Liverpool for the day.

The second monologue, The Way To Veritas by Roy Apps, is performed by Sidney Sloane, who plays Anthony, an art-lover with a particular interest in one of Tate Modern's most celebrated installations. The Pack, by German artist Joseph Beuys, is 24 sledges arranged behind the open rear door of a Volkswagen Campervan. It captivates Anthony completely, yet he struggles to determine the truth behind its conception.

The series ends with Shifting Sand, a satirical monologue written by Cathy Feeny and performed by Nicholas Boulton. He plays an unnamed conceptual artist, desperately trying to complete his latest installation, Sand. It could all go horribly wrong, but for the talent and ingenuity of his young assistant, Eve.

Readers/Clare Corbett, Sidney Sloane and Nicholas Boulton, Producer/Peter Hoare

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So Wrong It's Right Ep 1/5

New series
Tuesday 11 May
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Acerbic funny man and BBC presenter Charlie Brooker
Acerbic funny man and BBC presenter Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker hosts the comedy panel show that celebrates failure, with guests David Mitchell, Rufus Hound and Victoria Coren competing to supply the best wrong answers and stories.

It's a game of competitive ineptitude, the aim of which is to come up with the "most wrong" answer to each question.

In this show the panel's worst holiday experiences and the internet all come under the "wrong" spotlight – as well as the guests' best ideas for the worst new reality TV show. Can anyone be more "wrong" than Rufus Hound's pitch, the primetime reality show Blaze Of Granny?

Presenter/Charlie Brooker, Producer/Aled Evans

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 11 May 2010

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 11 May
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch has all the day's sports news, and, from 7.45pm, there is live commentary of the second leg of the first Championship play-off semi-final.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Patrick Nathanson

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Tuesday 11 May 2010

World Twenty20 Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 11 May

Uninterrupted commentary comes from 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 6pm and at 10pm in the second match of the day, with commentary from the Test Match Special team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 11 May 2010

Lauren Laverne

Tuesday 11 May
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

The Black Keys join Lauren Laverne for a live session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

The blues/rock duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney return this month with the critically acclaimed new album Brothers – the band's sixth offering. The new record comes hot on the heels of the Blakroc project, which found The Black Keys teaming up with hip-hop heavyweights Damon Dash, Mos Def and Q-Tip for an album released late last year.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Gideon Coe

Tuesday 11 May
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe plays session archive from Bright Eyes and Bristol's The Flatmates; a 2008 recording from Jack Rose; and the late Jamaican roots legend Prince Far I, via a 1978 session for John Peel. Concert archive includes a 2005 set from The Kills, the band featuring former Scarfo front-man (and Kate Moss's beau) Jamie Hince.

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

Throughout the week, BBC 6 Music DJs are taking over the Live Music Hour, lovingly hand-picking their favourite concerts and sessions from the BBC's extensive archive.

This morning it's the turn of Andrew Collins, who has been manning the ramparts of the Big British Castle for Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish on a Saturday morning, aided and abetted by his partner in crime, comedian Richard Herring. Andrew has also been sitting in for Nemone every weekday afternoon.

With his impeccable credentials as a former NME journalist, and editor of Q Magazine, Andrew's rock 'n' roll stories include making toast with Radiohead, who he selects as his headline act, recorded live at the Glastonbury Festival in 2003.

He also picks sessions from Eighties Aussie band The Triffids and Sixties pop-beat combo The Move.

Presenter/Chris Hawkins, Producer/Claire Slevin

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