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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 30 May 2010
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Good Morning Sunday

Sunday 30 May
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

Aled Jones says Good Morning Sunday to entertainer Joe Longthorne, who reflects on the massive highs and lows of his career and the cancer that almost claimed his life.

The Reverend Stephen Brown reflects on the news of the week from a faith perspective and delivers the Moment Of Reflection.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Hilary Robinson

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Michael Ball

Sunday 30 May
11.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

West End star and BBC Radio 2 presenter Michael Ball
West End star and BBC Radio 2 presenter Michael Ball

Tamzin Outhwaite takes time out from wowing West End audiences in Sweet Charity to join Michael Ball for Sunday Brunch this week, live from London.

Michael keeps listeners up to date with the latest current affairs and showbiz news as he reviews the newspapers and previews the best of the week's movie, DVD, TV and radio entertainment.

There's also regular features Ball's birthday bonanza, the classic album track and the usual selection of great music.

Presenter/Michael Ball, Producer/Jodie Keane

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Sunday Half Hour

Sunday 30 May
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

The Christian church marks the mystery of Trinity Sunday today, celebrating God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

In this week's Sunday Half Hour, Brian D'Arcy introduces hymns and reflections and explores some of the teachings behind this feast day.

Music comes from St Andrew's Church in West Tarring, Sussex, and features the voice of Jacquelyne Hill, BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year 2009.

Hymns include Majesty, Holy Holy Holy, and Lord of Beauty, Thine the Splendour. The musical director is John Wardle and the organist is Richard Axtell.

Presenter/Brian Darcy, Producer/Janet McLarty

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 30 May 2010
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OPERA ON THE BBC
Private Passions – A Passion For Opera

Sunday 30 May
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3
Actress Joanna Lumley
Actress Joanna Lumley

As part of the Opera On The BBC season, Michael Berkeley introduces a selection of former Private Passions guests talking about particular operas that they love.

Artist Quentin Blake selects a duet between hero and villain from Act II of Verdi's Otello; Joanna Lumley talks about the great quartet from Beethoven's Fidelio; Scottish writer Janice Galloway describes her great satisfaction in seeing the rake Don Giovanni dispatched to hell at the end of Mozart's opera; and Jonathan Miller remembers the alarm he felt as a young and inexperienced opera director faced with putting singing animals on stage in Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen.

The late film director Anthony Minghella chooses Cavaradossi's pre-execution aria E lucevan le stelle from Puccini's Tosca; children's writer David Almond loves the Greek myth of Orpheus and Euridice, as imagined by Monteverdi; actress Maureen Lipman has a particular affection for the voice of Maria Callas in a brilliant coloratura aria from Rossini's The Barber Of Seville; and Stephen Fry waxes lyrical over the tumultuous ending of Wagner's Tristan And Isolde.

Presenter/Michael Berkeley, Producer/Chris Marshall

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OPERA ON THE BBC
The Early Music Show Opera Profile –
Cavalli's Giasone Ep 1/8

New series
Sunday 30 May
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Catherine Bott begins a monthly series in The Early Music Show celebrating Baroque opera by looking at Francesco Cavalli's Giasone, which became the most frequently performed opera of the 17th century.

The work was the only collaboration between playwright and librettist Giacinto Andrea Cicognini and Cavalli, one of the great musical pioneers of the genre.

Giasone took its plot from the Greek myth of Jason and his search for the golden fleece.

Catherine introduces the background to the work and its musical highlights and talks to conductor René Jacobs and counter-tenor Michael Chance, who sang the eponymous role of Giasone in the Eighties, about the merits of Cavalli as an operatic composer.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Rebecca Bean

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SCHUMANN 200
Discovering Music – Schumann's Dichterliebe

Sunday 30 May
5.00-6.30pm BBC RADIO 3

To mark the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann's birth, Stephen Johnson is joined at Manchester Grammar School by Swedish baritone Håkan Vramsmo and pianist David Quigley for an exploration of Schumann's intensely Romantic song-cycle Dichterliebe.

Composed in 1840, Dichterliebe (The Poet's Love) is arguably Schumann's best-known song-cycle. The texts for the 16 songs are taken from Heinrich Heine's Lyrisches intermezzo, which he wrote between 1822 and 1823.

The very natural, almost hyper-sensitive poetical affections of the poems are beautifully mirrored in Schumann's settings, with their miniaturist chromaticism and suspensions. The poet's love is a hothouse of nuanced responses to the delicate language of flowers, dreams and fairytales.

Presenter/Stephen Johnson, Producer/Les Pratt

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OPERA ON THE BBC
Sunday Feature – The First English Opera

Sunday 30 May
9.30-10.15pm BBC RADIO 3

First performed under Cromwell's Protectorate in 1656, when the theatres were still officially closed, The Siege Of Rhodes bewitched the ears of the great diarist Samuel Pepys and remains one of the most important works in the history of English literature and music. And yet, like its creator, the noseless poet laureate Sir William Davenant, it is almost totally forgotten today.

The neglected Davenant was one of the most innovative forces in the history of English theatre – not only did he "invent" English opera, he was also instrumental in the creation of the idea of Shakespeare the National Poet.

Travelling from Cromwell's House in Ely via Samuel Pepys's Library in Cambridge and Shakespeare's Globe to the site of the old Cockpit Theatre in London, where The Siege was performed, presenter Claire van Kampen traces the complicated genesis and afterlife of this lost operatic treasure.

Presenter/Claire van Kampen, Producer/Robert Shore

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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 30 May 2010
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Desert Island Discs

Sunday 30 May
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Violinist Gyorgy Pauk is Kirsty Young's castaway on this week's edition of Desert Island Discs.

Born in Budapest, Hungary, Gyorgy entered the Franz Liszt Academy of Music when he was just 12 years old and studied under Zoltan Kodaly. In 1956 he went to the Netherlands before settling in London.

Gyorgy is professor of violin at the Royal Academy in London and gives masterclasses throughout the world. He has worked with leading conductors and performed as a soloist with many renowned orchestras and maestros.

He talks to Kirsty Young about his life, his career, his favourite music and how he would cope on BBC Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle

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Moments Of Genius

Sunday 30 May
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Geoff Watts and his guests explore flashes of scientific brilliance that changed the way people see the world.

Musician Brian Eno is passionate about the "Game of Life" – an extraordinary piece of modern mathematics that predicts whether, and if so when, an organism will live or die. Nobel Prize-winning British biochemist, Tim Hunt describes a series of breathtakingly beautiful experiments which, a hundred years later, are still informing cancer research. Astronaut, Jeff Hoffman describes Galileo's decision to point his terrestrial telescope to the heavens, and actor Sam West enthuses about The Second Law of Thermodynamics, which states that, in terms of energy, everything tends to chaos.

Presenter/Geoff Watts, Producer/Anna Buckley

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Classic Serial – Bright Day Ep 1/2

New series
Sunday 30 May
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

A chance encounter prompts disillusioned scriptwriter Gregory Dawson to rediscover his past, releasing new potential in this two-part adaptation of JB Priestley's Bright Day.

Gregory is staying at a hotel in Cornwall, finishing a script. A chance encounter in the bar sends him back to the lost world of his youth before the slaughter of the First World War, when he was an 18-year-old in Bruddersford, Yorkshire.

At that time, Gregory worked in the wool trade but wanted to be a writer. Now, he starts to remember in detail his growing relationship with the "magical" Alington family and their three daughters, Bridget, Joan and Eva. All three sisters enchant him, but Bridget, the youngest is his favourite and the one he loves. However, it is Eva, whose tragic story is pivotal to everyone, who plays a part in transforming Gregory's life.

Through rediscovering his past, Gregory realises where his life took a wrong turn and where he must make amends if he is to start afresh.

Dramatised in two parts by Diana Griffiths, Bright Day stars Jack Shepherd as both Gregory Dawson and the narrator, Liza Sadovy as Elizabeth Earl, Dean Smith as Young Gregory, Sarah Smart as Joan Alington, Sarah Churm as Bridget Alington, Lowri Evans as Eva Alington, Conrad Nelson as both Jock and Harfner, Fred Ridgeway as Malcolm Nixey, Janice Mckenzie as Eleanor Nixey, David Fleeshman as Mr Alington, Fine Time Fontayne as Mr Ackworth, Seamus O'Neill as both Brent and Stanley Mervin and Steve Marsh as Ben Kerry.

Producer/Pauline Harris

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 30 May 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 30 May
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd presents the latest sports news and live action, including coverage of the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul from 1pm, reports from the French Open at Roland Garros, Paris, and updates from the third day of the first Test between England and Bangladesh from Lord's.

From 1.15pm, there's live commentary of England's World Cup warm-up match against Japan in Graz, Austria. At 3pm, there's live commentary from Wembley Stadium of the League Two play-off final.

Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Claire Ackling

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Trevor Nelson In South Africa

Sunday 30 May
7.30-8.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

DJ Trevor Nelson travels to South Africa for the first time
DJ Trevor Nelson travels to South Africa for the first time

As Africa prepares to stage its first World Cup, Trevor Nelson travels to South Africa to explore the nation's passionate relationship with the beautiful game and to confront his own reservations about a country with a history of apartheid.

Trevor has DJed all over the world but, on principle, he has never visited South Africa; the apartheid era still sits uneasy with him. On the eve of the World Cup, he, at last, travels to a country where football is played and followed mainly by the black population and discovers how the country is really welcoming the tournament.

In Johannesburg, Trevor meets the South African team as they prepare for a warm-up friendly against Thailand. He also hears from excited fans preparing for the event of a lifetime and meets the former South African coach Clive Barker, who guided the nation to their first World Cup appearance in 1998.

Trevor will also confront South Africa's controversial past, visiting Robben Island Prison to hear the compelling history of the political prisoners and meet Sedick Isaacs one of the prisoners who successfully struggled to form the Makana Football Association for the inmates.

Presenter/Trevor Nelson, Producer/Barney Rowntree

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Sunday 30 May 2010
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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 30 May
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

The award-winning Test Match Special commentary team are live at Lord's to present uninterrupted commentary as the first Test between England and Bangladesh enters its fourth day.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 30 May 2010
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The Huey Show

Sunday 30 May
2.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Quietly ploughing his own furrow in the shadow of his father's musical legacy, Jakob Dylan returns with a new album Women And Country, his second solo album since leaving multi-platinum selling Grammy winners The Wallflowers.

The new album, produced by T-Bone Burnett, sees Jakob in a contemplative mood, exploring country, blues and folk. He talks to Huey about his solo career, their shared love of the blues and whether he really is "chillin' like Jakob Dylan".

Presenter/Huey Morgan, Producer/Rebecca Maxted

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6 Mix

Sunday 30 May
8.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

The disco train rides again as DJ and George Lamb sidekick Marc Hughes returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency.

Marc, a Ministry Of Sound resident who has recently DJed across Russia and China, plays the best in old skool house from the last 30 years, alongside his favourite disco tunes in a 40-minute sweep of glitterball action.

In the last half hour of the show, Marc presents a mix from one of his favourite current artists, Caribou.

Led by Canadian-born, London-based Dan Snaith, Caribou have been causing a stir with their new album Swim and its lead single Odessa, which became a BBC 6 Music playlist favourite earlier this year.

Marc talks to Dan about making the new album and, in this exclusive mix, plays tracks from Moodyman, Billy Stewart and Caribou themselves.

Presenter/Marc Hughes, Producer/Rowan Collinson

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