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Network Radio BBC Week 22: Tuesday 1 June 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 1 June 2010
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BBC RADIO 2'S 60S SEASON
Eye Witness To History – Vicki Wickham's 60s

Tuesday 1 June
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

As BBC Radio 2's 60s Season continues, Vicki Wickham, editor of the cult television programme Ready Steady Go! and, later, manager of Dusty Springfield and Labelle, gives a first-hand account of the decade.

Vicki's take on the Swinging Sixties features insider stories, fun revelations and great music. There are further contributions from the trendsetters, when they were young and starting their careers. Reminiscing with Vicki are Dionne Warwick, Martha Reeves, Roger Daltrey, Eric Burdon, and PP Arnold.

Presenter/Vicki Wickham, Producer/Sue Clark

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 1 June 2010
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Performance On 3

Tuesday 1 June
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Claudio Cavina directs La Venexiana in Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.

This year Monteverdi's Vespers celebrates its 400th anniversary. An iconic masterwork of the early Baroque, this collection of exquisitely written psalms and other sacred pieces is a showcase for the very best vocal-music techniques of its day, placing sumptuous plainchant-based polyphony alongside solo motets demonstrating the latest styles of sensual vocal melody.

After bringing a brilliant Orfeo to the Festival in 2007, the multi-award-winning Italian vocal-and-instrumental ensemble La Venexiana returns under its director Claudio Cavina to open this year's event.

Producer/Anthony Sellors

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 1 June 2010
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The Reith Lectures 2010 – The Scientific Citizen Ep 1/4

New series
Tuesday 1 June
9.00-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

Scientist Martin Rees delivers this year's Reith Lectures for BBC Radio 4
Scientist Martin Rees delivers this year's Reith Lectures for BBC Radio 4

This year, one of the world's most eminent scientists, Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge will deliver the Reith Lectures for BBC Radio 4.

Under the title Scientific Horizons, Professor Rees will explore the challenges facing science in the 21st century.

In the first of his four lectures, recorded in London at BBC's Broadcasting House, Professor Rees will be looking at the role scientists play in their relationship with government, the media and the public.

When science has a direct impact upon our lives, like with the MMR vaccine or Iceland's volcanic ash cloud, Professor Rees argues that it is crucial that non-experts understand the risks and the choices.

John Reith, the BBC's first Director-General, maintained that broadcasting should be a public service that enriches the intellectual and cultural life of the nation. It is in this spirit that the BBC invites a leading figure to deliver a series of lectures on radio each year. The aim is to advance public understanding and debate about significant issues of contemporary interest.

Martin Rees is Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics and Master of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. He holds the honorary title of Astronomer Royal and also visiting professor at Imperial College London and at Leicester University. In 2005 he was appointed to the House of Lords as a non-party-political peer; and has taken the title of Lord Rees of Ludlow. Later that year, Lord Rees became President of the Royal Society.

He is the author or co-author of more than 500 research papers, mainly on astrophysics and cosmology. He has also written many magazine and newspaper articles and has served on many bodies connected with education, space research, arms control and international collaboration in science. He is a member or associate of many foreign academies and institutions, and has received numerous international awards.

This lecture will also broadcast globally on the BBC World Service this Saturday (5 June) at 6pm.

Presenter/Martin Rees, Producer/Kirsten Lass

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A History Of The World – Gold Coin Of Kumaragupta I

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

This week, British Museum director Neil MacGregor continues his history of humanity through items in the Museum and explores how several religions around the world began creating sophisticated new images to represent their beliefs and their deities.

Neil is looking at the rise of religious imagery in India under the Guptas. Many of the images created then still exist today and remain essential forms of veneration. These include the images of the gods and goddesses of Hinduism, whose recognisable modern form can be seen on coins from the Gupta empire which flourished in India from around 320 to 550AD. The Gupta period is regarded by many Indians as a golden age, a time when Indian cultural life and religion came together to create temples and texts that are central to Hinduism today.

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

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Painting The Loneliness

Tuesday 1 June
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

It's a dark night in Greenwich Village, New York. In Edward Hopper's 1942 painting Nighthawks, a couple, a solitary customer and the bartender seem adrift in the darkness around them.

Adam Gopnik, writer on the New Yorker, walks the streets in search of the location and the mood, wondering whether Hopper was "painting the loneliness" he claimed, while Barbara Haskell, curator of a forthcoming Hopper exhibition, offers other interpretations.

Hopper called his paintings "silent theatre", and this programme dramatises what might have been the fleeting thoughts of the four characters in his painting.

Adam explores what might have been going on in their minds with the help of playwright Dean Olsher and three actors: Michael Dowling, Sara Paul and Jim Frangione.

Presenter/Adam Gopnik, Producer/Judith Kampfner

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The FAE Sonata

Tuesday 1 June
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Tom Robinson unravels the relationships between those involved in the collaborative violin sonata Frei aber einsam.

Frei aber einsam – or "free but lonely" – was the motto of the great 19th-century violinist Joseph Joachim. It's also the name of a violin sonata played by Joachim, accompanied by Clara Schumann, that resulted from a collaboration between the composer Robert Schumann and two of his pupils, Johannes Brahms and Albert Dietrich.

On the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth, Tom Robinson examines the complex relationships between these romantic artists through the prism of this piece of music. Schumann's passionate love for his wife, Clara, is matched only by Brahms' devotion to her during and following Schumann's decline into mental illness. Brahms was also a close champion of Joachim, until the violinist's divorce, when they fell out due to the composer's support for Joachim's wife. And the FAE Sonata itself was neglected – an innocent victim – until long after Brahms' death.

Tom unpicks the romantic and turbulent story of a musical collaboration with the help of violinist Tasmin Little and others.

Presenter/Tom Robinson, Producer/Alan Hall

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Afternoon Play –
Norman Birkett And The Case Of The Coleford Poisoner

New series
Tuesday 1 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

David Haig stars in Caroline and David Stafford's dramatisation, based on a true story of murder, mayhem and political intrigue, taken from the casebook of Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years.

Norman Birkett KC (1883-1962) covers pretty much every story that entertained the readers of the News Of The World between the wars. He was a busy man who, in the days before legal specialisation, could, at any one time, be dealing simultaneously with a murder, a society divorce and a livid libel action. He was the most celebrated barrister of his day – first call for any case that was tricky, delicate or hopeless.

Here, in a dramatisation of a true story, he takes on the defence of Annie Pace, accused of poisoning her husband, Harry, who treated his wife in an appalling fashion. Sometimes he'd go out all day and leave her tied to the bedstead with rope. He attacked her with a hatchet and threatened her with a razor. He beat her when she was pregnant and, one day, just to spite her, bashed her pet dog's head in against the wall. But cruelty is no defence for murder and Birkett is well and truly up against it.

Birkett is played by David Haig, with Trystan Gravelle as Edgar Bowker, Alison Pettitt as Billy, Michael Shelford as Elton Pace, Clare Corbett as both Annie Pace and Leslie Pace, Sam Dale as Dr du Pre, Bruce Alexander as both Judge Horridge and the vicar and Joanna Monro as Elizabeth Porter. Other parts are played by John Biggins and Nigel Hastings.

Norman Birkett And The Case Of The Coleford Poisoner is the first in an occasional series.

Producer/Marc Beeby

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Mud – Stories Of Sex And Love Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 June
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Siobhan Redmond reads three stories from a new collection by Michele Roberts published this week.

In The Lay Of Bee Wolf, Michele Roberts explores the old myth of Beowolf from a new perspective that puts the wife and daughters of the legendary hero centre-stage. With the monster Gren Dell sporting a name tape lovingly sewn on by his mother, Ms Dell, and a tragic misunderstanding leading to all the bloodshed, the old story takes on an enjoyably feminist, if no less heroic turn.

The second story from Michele Roberts' new collection takes a famous love story into unexpected territory. Inspired by Tristan And Isolde, it describes the passion of a girl for her lover, her delight in his company when the rest of the world has been banished and her desire to keep him to herself for ever. But there's an unexpected twist to this love story that plays on some very deep, and potentially disturbing, emotions.

The third story, Vegetarian In France, is a cautionary tale about the dangers of a limited diet and being fussy about food in a country that regards vegetarians with the scorn reserved for a lesser species. Larry finds vegetarianism difficult when he and his wife Nicolette finally settle in France for their retirement. Their hunting, fishing, butchering, gutting, stuffing and pickling neighbours try to understand, but their sympathies are all with Nicolette; Larry doesn't stand a chance.

Reader/Siobhan Redmond, Producer/Sara Davies

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A Good Read Ep 1/9

New series
Tuesday 1 June
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Sue MacGregor presents a new series of A Good Read
Sue MacGregor presents a new series of A Good Read

Author and journalist Misha Glenny and comedy performer and writer Bob Mills talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.

Presenter/Sue MacGregor, Producer/Beth O'Dea

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 1 June 2010
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5 Live Sport

Tuesday 1 June
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman has all the day's sports news, including an in-depth look at England's World Cup squad which was announced earlier in the day.

From 9pm The Italian Job takes a look at Fabio Capello and his Italian backroom staff as they prepare for the World Cup Finals later this month.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Claire Ackling

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 1 June 2010
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Marc Riley

Tuesday 1 June
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Marc Riley welcomes BBC 6 Music favourites Goldheart Assembly into the Manchester studio for a live session.

Goldheart Assembly is a six-piece band made up of Jake Bowser (keyboards, vocals), James Dale (vocals, bass), Nicky Francis (drums, vocals), Thomas Hastings (vocals, various instruments), John Herbert (vocals, guitar) and Dominic Keshavarz (lead guitar, vocals).

They are currently on tour in the UK and also have a series of festival dates lined up for the summer.

They come in to play Under The Waterway, the second single to be taken from their debut album Wolves And Thieves, plus other tracks.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Tuesday 1 June
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents concert tracks from former Belle And Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell and archive session tracks from Smashing Pumpkins, new shimmery pop brilliance from Veronica Falls and Portion Control from 1985.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Tuesday 1 June 2010
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Noreen Khan

Tuesday 1 June
3.00-6.00pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

BBC Asian Network presenter Noreen Khan
BBC Asian Network presenter Noreen Khan

Noreen Khan starts her new drive-time slot on the BBC Asian Network. Noreen's love of music, chat and quirky banter is a must-listen for people while they're travelling home, leaving work, finishing school or generally winding down for the day.

With a host of music and features, incorporating Bollywood tunes together with urban and Bhangra vibes, the new-look drive time is a great show for all the family.

Presenter/Noreen Khan

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Asian Network Reports

Tuesday 1 June
12.30-1.00pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK
6.00-6.30pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Asian Network Reports delves into the world of Chelsea Football Club and investigates the ongoing search for Asian soccer stars.

The programme looks at the tournament the club organises for young players, aged 8 to 13, from Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi backgrounds and highlights two of last year's Asian stars, who have now gone on to sign for professional clubs.

It also looks at the opportunity offered by Chelsea for six players to win a week-long trial at their world-famous Academy. Chelsea says the scheme is not just about finding the next Lampard, it's more about breaking down barriers and giving young Asians the encouragement and support to show them that everyone has a place in the game.

Asian Network Reports looks at whether the initiative is working and find out what the children and successful football stars think about it.

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