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Network Radio BBC Week 22: Thursday 3 June 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 3 June 2010
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Bob Harris Country

Thursday 3 June
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

In session with Bob Harris are the Court Yard Hounds, comprising sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire from The Dixie Chicks.

With The Dixie Chicks on an extended break, the sisters recorded Emily's new material as the Court Yard Hounds, playing their first live show earlier this year at the South By Southwest festival in Texas. Their debut, self-titled album was released last month.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Al Booth

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Listen To The Band

Thursday 3 June
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Frank Renton plays listeners' requests, including music from The Band Of The Welsh Guards and The Grimethorpe Colliery Band. He also reviews new CDs by The Cory Band, The Fountain City Brass Band Of America and two CDs celebrating the wide range of music played by The International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army.

Presenter/Frank Renton, Producer/Terry Carter

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Tim Rice's American Pie

Thursday 3 June
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Sir Tim Rice's musical journey reaches Colorado, the Centennial State, so named because it joined the Union 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

This week's featured artists include Emmylou Harris, John Denver, The Paul Whiteman Orchestra, India Arie, Firefall, Linda Ronstadt and Gary Stites.

Presenter/Tim Rice, Producers/Anthony Cherry and Ruth Beazley

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 3 June 2010
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OPERA ON THE BBC
Afternoon On 3 – Operas In The Afternoon: La Calisto

Thursday 3 June
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Last month, the Thé√Ętre des Champs-Élysées in Paris staged Cavalli's opera, La Calisto, first seen in Venice in 1651. Christophe Rousset conducts this Paris production, starring Sophie Karth√§user, Lawrence Zazzo and Véronique Gens.

Jupiter, King of the Gods, comes to Earth to clear up after a war but is immediately distracted by the beautiful but chaste nymph Calisto, who is devoted to the service of the goddess Diana. Then Mercury has the bright idea that Jupiter should disguise himself as Diana.

Presenter/Louise Fryer, Producer/Ann McKay

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Performance On 3 – Poets And Music

Thursday 3 June
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers join forces for a concert exploring British composers' settings of works by the Bard.

The programme includes suites by William Walton for the classic film versions of Richard III and Henry V, and Ralph Vaughan Williams's much-loved setting of words from The Merchant Of Venice. There's also Frank Bridge's miniature gem of a tone poem and Shakespeare Songs by Cyril Rootham and Giles Swayne.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Anthony Sellors

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 3 June 2010
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A History Of The World – Hinton St Mary Mosaic

Bank Holiday Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

As Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, continues to explore how many of the world's great religions began using images, he introduces one of the earliest known images of the face of Christ.

Part of a much bigger mosaic, this life-sized face was made somewhere around the year 350 and was found not in a church but on the floor of a Roman villa in Dorset.

A History Of The World is telling the history of humanity through 100 objects from the British Museum.

Presenter/Neil MacGregor, Producers/Philip Sellars, Paul Kobrak, Anthony Denselow and Jane Lewis

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Mayhem At The Ritz

Thursday 3 June
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

During the Sixties, demand to see the latest music sensations was so great that there were insufficient British venues to meet the demand for tickets, so cinemas threw open their doors.

Andrew Collins revisits this unique time to hear how staff coped with thousands of hysterical teenagers, and to explore an era when heath and safety issues were not a concern but having a good time was!

A small but dedicated band of workers embraced the new era of pop package tours, with chief projectionists suddenly press-ganged into working the curtains and liaising with tour mangers and roadies.

The Beatles' 1963 tour kicked off at The Bradford Gaumont and manager James Whittell recalls escorting the band around the cinema, pointing out the art decor features. He also remembers how rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard quizzed him about where to go in Bradford, as the star stood, abandoned, outside the empty Gaumont after the show.

Mayhem At The Ritz features a rare interview with The Beatles, recorded backstage at the ABC Market Street for the Huddersfield Tape Recording Society.

Presenter/Andrew Collins, Producer/John Sugar

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Off The Page Ep 1/7

New series
Thursday 3 June
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Dominic Arkwright presents a new series of provocative and thoughtful new writing and debate.

In the first programme, Bidisha, Stella Duffy and Harry Benson each tackle marriage in 400-word pieces entitled Shoulda Put A Ring On It.

The title comes from a Beyoncé single and provokes each of the guests in a different way. "Marriage, I am not tempted," writes Bidisha. "It is like all other things I am not tempted by, such as golf, crochet and pole jumping."

Bidisha is the author of three novels and first signed a publishing deal aged 16. Harry Benson runs marriage courses for the Bristol Community Family Trust and is the author of Let's Stick Together. Playwright and novelist Stella Duffy's book, Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore, is published later this summer.

Presenter/Dominic Arkwright, Producer/Sarah Langan

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Afternoon Play – Six Impossible Things

Thursday 3 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule change 18 May)

Glen Neath's drama, based on a true story, tells the story of a man who police believe has robbed a bank and killed two people while in a hypnotic trance.

Peter Hardy doesn't fit the psychological profile of the average double murderer. There's something vulnerable about him, or so thinks police psychologist Dr Kennedy as he makes his assessment after a particularly violent bank robbery. He begins to suspect that Hardy is a victim of "mind control" and was acting under a hypnotic trance when he committed his crime.

Dr Kennedy has a tough job to convince police colleagues that a man might have robbed a bank and killed two people under hypnosis.

This extraordinary story is based on true events that took place in Denmark in the Fifties and, while this production is updated to the present day, the facts of the case are unchanged.

Simon Kane plays Peter Hardy, with James Lailey as Dr Kennedy, Phil Wright as Bjorn Newbold, Madeleine Bowyer as DI Grimes, Bill Nash as DS Mulholland and Esther Coles as both Auntie Elsie and Barbara Hardy.

Producer/Boz Temple-Morris

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 3 June 2010
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5 Live Sport

Thursday 3 June
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd has all the day's sports news, including reports from Ian Dennis in South Africa as the England football team arrive ahead of the World Cup.

From 8pm, Eleanor is joined by special guests including Cornelius Lysaght to look ahead to Saturday's Epsom Derby in 5 Live Racing.

From 9pm, 5 Live Cricket reviews all the latest action from the England Test series against Bangladesh ahead of the second Test.

Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Ed King

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BBC 6 MUSIC Thursday 3 June 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Thursday 3 June
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Jo Good sits in for Lauren Laverne and is joined by legendary dance act Faithless, live in session. Now into their 15th year of making records and blowing away massive live audiences, Faithless return this month with their sixth album, The Dance. Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss chat to Jo about what the summer holds for them.

Presenter/Jo Good, Producer/Gary Bales

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Steve Lamacq

Thursday 3 June
4.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music presenter Steve Lamacq
BBC 6 Music presenter Steve Lamacq

Steve Lamacq welcomes BBC 6 Music old-hand Danny Wallace and 6 Music new boy Tom Ravenscroft into the studio to chat about some interesting new music releases.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan

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Gideon Coe

Thursday 3 June
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents archive treats from LCD Sound System and a PJ Harvey session from 1995. Other sessions from the vaults are of a more recent vintage, including young Manchester singer Liz Green, Atlanta indie quartet Deerhunter and Mercury Prize-nominated jazz stars Polar Bear.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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