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Network Radio BBC Week 2
Highlights 9-15 January 2010

Chris Evans

The Chris Evans Breakfast Show

From Monday 11 January on BBC RADIO 2

Chris Evans aims to get the nation smiling in the mornings when he takes over BBC Radio 2's prestigious Breakfast Show, launching a new daytime schedule (Simon Mayo takes over Chris's former Drivetime show)

Gabby Logan/Richard Bacon

From Monday 11 January on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Gabby Logan presents a new daily lunchtime programme and Richard Bacon a new daily afternoon programme as part of BBC Radio 5 Live's new look for weekdays (comedian Chris Addison also hosts a new, live, topical news show on Sundays)

Opera On 3 Live From The Met –
Der Rosenkavalier

Saturday 9 January on BBC RADIO 3

Edo de Waart conducts Der Rosenkavalier, by Richard Strauss, starring Renée Fleming, live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York

Super Bad, Super Cool

Saturday 9 January on BBC RADIO 2

Pam Grier, star of Coffy and Foxy Brown, celebrates the legacy of Seventies so-called "blaxploitation" cinema considering its impact on African-American actors and audiences

What's So Great About...

Saturday 9 January on BBC RADIO 4

Lenny Henry returns with three further explorations of subjects people tend to take for granted, but which he's personally never been completely convinced about; in the first episode he considers maths

Private Passions – Leslie Caron

Sunday 10 January BBC RADIO 3

Michael Berkeley's guest is the French actress and former dancer Leslie Caron, whose big break came when she starred with Gene Kelly in An American In Paris

7 Day Sunday

Sunday 10 January on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Chris Addison hosts a new topical show for Sunday mornings, this week joined by fellow comedians Andy Zaltzman, Sarah Millican and a special guest to pull apart the week's big stories

Composer Of The Week – Alfred Schnittke

Monday 11 to Friday 15 January on BBC RADIO 3

Donald Macleod presents a celebration of the music of Russian composer Alfred Schnittke, often considered the heir to Shostakovich

Book Of The Week – Must You Go?

Monday 11 to Friday 15 January on BBC RADIO 4

Antonia Fraser reads from her book, which is a candid testimony of her relationship with her late husband, playwright Harold Pinter

Ed Reardon's Week

Monday 11 January on BBC RADIO 4

Ed Reardon, the nation's favourite author, pipe-smoker, cat-lover, scrimper, saver and master of the abusive email, returns for a new series

The Inventor Of Rock And Roll –
The Alan Freed Story

Tuesday 12 January on BBC RADIO 2

The fascinating story of one of the most influential DJs in pop history, The Alan Freed Story includes archive clips of his original shows featuring an interview with Buddy Holly

On The Blog

Thursday 14 January on BBC RADIO 2

Caroline Quentin, Simon Greenall and Andy Taylor return for a third series of the sitcom

FREE THINKING 2009
Night Waves

Thursday 14 January on BBC RADIO 3

Bioethicist and disability specialist Tom Shakespeare demands we think of art as a "Tool for Thinking", in this talk, recorded at The Sage, Gateshead

BBC Television and Radio Programme Information Christmas pull-up publication dates are now available up to Week 4: Publication dates.

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