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Network Radio BBC Week 23: 5-11 June

BBC RADIO 1Xtra Saturday 5 June 2010
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BBC Radio 1Xtra's DJ Relay World Record Attempt

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 5 June
4.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 1XTRA

Ace and Vis present a special programme, live from a London location, as BBC Radio 1Xtra attempts to break the world record for the Longest Club Session DJ Relay.

The idea is to create a single, long, continuous club mix, with each tune being mixed in by a different DJ. All tunes must be perfectly beatmatched, without any musical clangs.

The record attempt marks the climax of 1Xtra's week-long celebration of the art of DJ Mix culture, led by presenters Mike Anthony and Treble T of Rampage.

The current world record stands at 59 tracks mixed by 59 DJs at D-Train, Bridge and Tunnel Club, London on 18 June 2003.

For its attempt on the record, 1Xtra has assembled a huge line-up of DJs from across the musical spectrum, including award-winners, prominent club DJs and BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJs past and present.

The line up includes 1Xtra's Trevor Nelson, Rampage, MistaJam, Seani B and Target; Radio 1's Vernon Kay; BBC Asian Network's DJ Kayper and Panjabi Hit Squad; Aitch B from Soul To Soul; Bassline garage DJ Shaun Banger Scott; UKG's Nu Brand Flex; drum and bass DJ Kenny Ken; and producer/DJs MJ Cole, Wookie, Zed Bias and Crazy Cousins.

Videos and pictures from the event are available from bbc.co.uk/1xtra.

Presenters/Ace and Vis, Producer/Ruby Mulraine

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BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 5 June 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/radio2

Jonathan Ross

Saturday 5 June
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jonathan Ross and Andy Davies are joined by Rick Astley, who plays live in the studio.

Rick, whose new single Lights Out was BBC Radio 2's Record Of The Week, shot to fame as a 21-year-old in 1987 when Never Gonna Give You Up went to the top of the charts.

Presenter/Jonathan Ross, Producer/Fiona Day for the BBC

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Dermot O'Leary

Saturday 5 June
3.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Dermot O'Leary introduces Saturday Sessions from Crowded House and We Are Scientists.

The current incarnation of Crowded House features Neil Finn, Nick Seymour, Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod, who replaced original drummer Paul Hester following his death in 2005.

Time On Earth released in 2007 was the band's first album in more than a decade but they are already back with a new album and tour. Crowded House recently performed live for Radio 2 In Concert on 20 May.

We Are Scientists' two long-standing members are Keith Murray on guitar and lead vocals and Chris Cain on bass and backing vocals. They describe their brand of indie rock as being of "the thoughtful, sometimes epic, often loud, vaguely danceable, implicitly humanist variety". In 2007 drummer Michael Tapper retired from the band to be replaced by Andy Burrows formerly of Razorlight.

We Are Scientists release their new album, Barbara, in June.

Presenter/Dermot O'Leary, Producer/Ben Walker for Labora TV

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BBC RADIO 2 COMEDY HOUR
The Sharp End

Saturday 5 June
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Impressionist and funny man Alistair McGowan
Impressionist and funny man Alistair McGowan

Alistair McGowan stars as Anthony Sharp, the consumer affairs host from hell in this latest of a season of BBC Radio 2 comedy pilots.

Anthony is egocentric, vain, manipulative, misogynistic, crass, paranoid and a generally unpleasant man. As a result, he's enjoyed quite a promising media career.

But he still doesn't have the success he feels he deserves. Anthony is the much-loved presenter of the only – almost the only – consumer programme on the radio. But his nemesis has arrived, played by Green Wing's Michelle Gomez. The show is to become a double-header and his new co-star is younger, more attractive and already more successful than him. And she's human as well.

The Sharp End was written by comedians Ian Stone and Tom Craine, who also star as the producer and cub reporter unfortunate enough to work with Anthony. The Sharp End continues Radio 2's season of pilots, which are showcasing a diverse array of comic talent including Mathew Horne and Tim Minchin.

Producer/Frank Stirling for Unique

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 5 June 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/radio3

OPERA ON THE BBC
Music Matters

Interactive Programme
Saturday 5 June
12.15-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Do you love or hate opera? Can you live without the drama and the passion it brings or does opera reach the parts that no other art form can? Is opera relevant in today's world or just a museum art form with nothing new to say?

As part of Opera On The BBC, Music Matters addresses these and other questions in a discussion that goes to the core of opera's relevance as an art form and the contribution it makes to society.

Tom Service is joined by, among others, John Fisher, chief executive and artistic director of Welsh National Opera, and Nicholas Payne, director of Opera Europa, the association for professional opera houses and festivals.

There's also a chance to hear from other people behind the scenes arguing the case for opera, or otherwise.

Listeners can take part in the discussion by emailing musicmatters@bbc.co.uk.

Presenter/Tom Service, Producer/Juan Carlos Jaramillo

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OPERA ON THE BBC
Opera On 3 – Der Rosenkavalier

Saturday 5 June
6.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3
Lucy Crowe as Sophie and Sophie Koch as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier
Lucy Crowe as Sophie and Sophie Koch as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier

Opera On 3 presents Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier from the Royal Opera House, conducted by Kirill Petrenko with a cast including Soile Isokoski as the Marschallin and Sophie Koch as Octavian.

The Marschallin is deeply in love with her young lover Octavian, but knows that she's getting older, and one day he'll tire of her. Her fears are realised sooner than she thought when he presents a ceremonial silver rose to Sophie, and falls instantly in love with her.

Strauss's opera Der Rosenkavalier contains comedy, pathos, and some truly beautiful writing for his female characters.

Presented by Christopher Cook, the broadcast includes interviews with cast and conductor.

Sophie Koch (mezzo-soprano) plays Octavian; Soile Isokoski (soprano) plays Marschallin; Lucy Crowe (soprano) plays Sophie; Peter Rose (bass) plays Baron Ochs; Thomas Allen (bass) plays Herr von Faninal; Graham Clark (tenor) plays Valzacchi; Leah-Marian Jones (mezzo-soprano) plays Annina; and Elaine McKrill (soprano) plays Marianne Leitmetzerin.

Presenter/Christopher Cook, Producer/Ellie Mant

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 5 June 2010
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Music From Heaven, Paid For In Hell

Saturday 5 June
3.30-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Violin virtuoso Nicola Loud unravels fact from fiction in the life of the 19th century's most brilliant violinist, Nicoló Paganini.

Controversy was violinist Nicoló Paganini's constant companion, his adventures worthy of any tabloid today. Never too far from a scandal, he was alleged to be a murderer, a seducer, even a convict. A self-confessed gambler and an accomplished womaniser, his violin playing was so breathtaking it literally defied belief. In the absence of logical explanation, he was accused of selling his soul to the devil in return for such a gift.

Recognising the value of his notoriety, he did little to dispel the lies and the legend quickly outgrew the man.

Paganini has been an inspiration to musicians for almost 200 years. As a composer his invention on the violin is still the yardstick by which violinists are measured. The 24 Caprices is a set of works for solo violin of such incredible difficulty that composer Robert Schumann called them, "the turning point in the history of virtuosity".

Paganini was a prototype for today's pop icons, a gaunt, black-suited figure, with wild hair flowing to his shoulders; he cut an unearthly figure on stage. His talent was so wondrous that women fainted when they heard him and he was mobbed in the streets. Yet behind the fame, the riches and the glory, his life was a mixture of tragedy and comedy, of highs and deep depressions, meanness and generosity. Perpetually unlucky in love, he died in a foreign land aged only 57.

In the programme Nicola Loud unravels fact from fiction and garners opinion on his legacy from two of this century's violin virtuosos, Vanessa Mae and James Ehnes. Biographer Andrew McGee and Charles Beare, an authority on string instruments, shed light on Paganini's life and the qualities of his beloved Guarnerius violin, popularly known as "The Cannon".

Please note: this programme was originally billed in week 21 BBC Radio Programme Information.

Presenter/Nicola Loud, Producer/Johannah Smith

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Archive On 4 – The Mary Whitehouse Effect

Saturday 5 June
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Clean Up TV campaigner Mary Whitehouse
Clean Up TV campaigner Mary Whitehouse

To mark the day when moral campaigner Mary Whitehouse would have turned 100, Joan Bakewell looks at the influence of her campaign and speaks to some of those she affected, including Warren Mitchell and Peter Tatchell.

Joan, who frequently crossed swords with Mary Whitehouse, reflects on the impact of the woman who felt there was too much indecency, bad language and offensiveness on British airwaves.

In the Sixties, under Director General Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, the BBC broadcast gritty drama featuring abortion and sex before marriage, satire that mocked politics and religion, and swearing and sexual freedom in comedy series such as Till Death Us Do Part.

Mary Whitehouse launched her Clean Up TV campaign and then the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association as a reaction to what she saw as a liberal and morally corrupting view of the world entering homes through television and radio.

In the Seventies Mrs Whitehouse took her campaign beyond broadcasting, and launched a private prosecution against the editor of Gay News for publishing a sexual poem about Jesus. Invoking the old blasphemy law, she won her case.

Joan suggests Mrs Whitehouse was both archaic and misguided but also strong and forward thinking in using the law as she did. She adds that her battle against sexual exploitation and pornography chimed with the feminist cause.

Joan considers the "Mary Whitehouse Effect" on lives in today's compliance heavy and politically correct culture and whether she had any real impact on society, or whether hers was a voice of a bygone age fighting against inevitable change.

Presenter/Joan Bakewell, Producer/Jo Wheeler for Just Radio Ltd

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 5 June 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/5live

2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Armchair World Cup Ep 1/6

New series
Saturday 5 June
11.00am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Comedian, football obsessive and veteran fan of several World Cups, Alan Davies presents the first of a six-part series giving the authentic armchair fan's experience of the tournament.

Alan is joined by fellow comic Ian Stone and friend DJ Tayo for an hour of World Cup banter from the comfort of their own sofas, thousands of miles away from the action in South Africa.

The trio look ahead to the all the action they expect to see and hear on their TV and radio over the next month. During the tournament they will announce their moment, man and team of the week.

They also talk to members of the BBC Radio 5 Live team in South Africa, former players and fellow comics about their thoughts on the tournament.

Presenter/Alan Davies, Producer/Simon Crosse

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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 5 June
12.00noon-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd introduces 5 Live Sport live from Epsom Downs Racecourse for the running of the 231st Derby.

Eleanor is joined by 5 Live's racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght, former champion jockey Mick Fitzgerald and former Gold Cup winning jockey Jason Weaver who offer their expert analysis on proceedings.

Helen Skelton will be out and about around the course to bring a flavour of the atmosphere while John Hunt and Luke Harvey provide commentary on the big race itself at 4pm.

There are also updates from day two of the second Test between England and Bangladesh from Old Trafford, plus the latest news from the ladies final at the French Open and golf's Welsh Open at Celtic Manor.

Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Graham McMillan

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 5 June 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/5livesportsextra

Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 5 June
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

The Test Match Special commentary team provide live, uninterrupted commentary on the second day of the second Test between England and Bangladesh from Lancashire's Old Trafford ground.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 5 June 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/6music

The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show

Saturday 5 June
7.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music presenter Craig Charles
BBC 6 Music presenter Craig Charles

Hailing from Ottawa, the Souljazz Orchestra is in session for Craig Charles this evening.

The orchestra combines jazz, funk, African and Latin music while touching on politics and spirituality.

They come in to the studio to play live and talk to Craig about their European tour and new album, Rising Sun.

Presenter/Craig Charles, Producer/Hermeet Chadha for Demus Productions

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Saturday 5 June 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork

Love Bollywood

Saturday 5 June
9.00am-12.00noon BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Bollywood duo Raj and Pablo are at the India International Film Awards in Colombo, Sri Lanka, this weekend bringing listeners all the latest news and interviews with the stars at this prestigious awards ceremony.

Among the big names expected to attend are Shah Rukh Khan, Salman and the Bachachans.

Raj and Pablo will be back at the same time tomorrow with more news and gossip from the awards.

Presenters/Raj and Pablo, Producer/Zab Khan for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 6 June 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/radio2

BBC RADIO 2'S WORLD CUP SEASON
Good Morning Sunday

Sunday 6 June
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

In the run up to 2010 World Cup, Aled Jones says Good Morning Sunday to the BBC's Football Focus presenter Dan Walker.

Dan has been a sports presenter on television and radio for more than 10 years, but has never worked on a Sunday because of his strong Christian beliefs and desire to keep the day special.

Canon Ann Easter discusses the news of the week from a faith perspective and gives this week's Moment Of Reflection.

Celebrating the World Cup, BBC Radio 2 takes an alternative look at this great sporting event through the music and comedy it inspires and the culture and history surrounding the host country with a season of programmes.

Programming in the season includes Freedom Sounds 2010 presented by Hugh Masekela; Never Write Off The Germans, a comedy panel show hosted by Christian O'Connell; Steve Van Zandt remembering the international protest, and his role in Artists Against Apartheid, in the documentary Sun City; a celebration of the rich history of British terrace chants in Sing When You're Winning; and John Inverdale taking listeners back to 1970, when Labour were kicked out of power in a June General Election, shortly after that England were defeated as they defended the World Cup.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Hilary Robinson for the BBC

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Alan Titchmarsh

Sunday 6 June
7.00-8.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Alan Titchmarsh presents Melodies For You featuring classical favourites from Rossini and Offenbach.

This week Alan's A-Z of Operetta reaches the letter H and looks at the life of American composer Victor Herbert, whose works include Naughty Marietta, The Red Mill and Babes In Toyland.

Presenter/Alan Titchmarsh, Producer/Bridget Apps for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 2'S WORLD CUP SEASON
Sunday Half Hour

Sunday 6 June
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

With the World Cup kicking off this week and Wimbledon tennis and major golf tournaments just around the corner, Brian D'Arcy celebrates a summer of sporting events in today's Sunday Half Hour.

This week's featured choir is Eltham College Choir from south east London and hymns include Breathe On Me, Breath Of God, I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say and The Lord Bless You And Keep You. The musical director is Alastair Tighe.

Celebrating the World Cup, BBC Radio 2 takes an alternative look at this great sporting event through the music and comedy it inspires and the culture and history surrounding the host country with a season of programmes.

Programming in the season includes Freedom Sounds 2010 presented by Hugh Masekela; Never Write Off The Germans, a comedy panel show hosted by Christian O'Connell; Steve Van Zandt remembering the international protest, and his role in Artists Against Apartheid, in the documentary Sun City; a celebration of the rich history of British terrace chants in Sing When You're Winning; and John Inverdale taking listeners back to 1970, when Labour were kicked out of power in a June General Election, shortly after that England were defeated as they defended the World Cup.

Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Janet McLarty for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 6 June 2010
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SCHUMANN 200
EBU Schumann Day

Sunday 6 June
12.00noon-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

German composer Robert Schumann
German composer Robert Schumann

Andrew McGregor and Sarah Walker introduce a day of music from around Europe celebrating the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann's birth.

Highlights include a performance of the composer's great song cycle Dichterliebe, Op 48, by Christoph Pregardien and Michael Gees, and a rare opportunity to hear highlights from the Szenen aus Goethe's Faust.

Schumann Day also includes a series of "postcards from Germany", as Sarah visits locations that played a key role in Schumann's life, from his birthplace in Zwickau, via Leipzig, Dresden and Dusseldorf, to the asylum near Bonn where he was incarcerated for the final two and a half years of his life.

Presenters/Andrew McGregor and Sarah Walker, Producer/Emma Bloxham

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SCHUMANN 200
Schumann And The Music Of The Future

Sunday 6 June
9.00-9.45pm BBC RADIO 3

Cellist Steven Isserlis considers Schumann's late compositions
Cellist Steven Isserlis considers Schumann's late compositions

Cellist Steven Isserlis presents a reappraisal of the music written in the last years of Robert Schumann's life, which has long been the subject of debate.

That the composer ended up incarcerated in an asylum near Bonn is well known, but how has what we know about his life impacted on the way his later music has been received?

Undoubtedly different from his earlier music, some view it as the product of a diseased mind, representing a tailing-off of his creativity. Others view the works as the fruits of a consciously new, and incredibly modern, compositional direction.

A passionate advocate of Schumann's late music, Steven Isserlis sets out to discover more about the forces that shaped it. With the help of conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner; pianists Graham Johnson and András Schiff; Schumann biographer John Worthen; writer and broadcaster Judith Chernaik; musicologist Laura Tunbridge; and composer Wolfgang Rihm, Steven discovers that Schumann was far more engaged with the world around him than is generally assumed and realises that, for the composer, the future of German music was a burning concern.

Presenter/Steven Isserlis, Producer/Emma Bloxham

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 6 June 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 6 June
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Russell Fuller introduces 5 Live Sport from Paris where the centrepiece of the programme is live coverage of the men's French Open tennis at Roland Garros.

Ian Dennis is live with the England squad in South Africa as he follows their preparations for the start of the World Cup.

Presenter/Russell Fuller, Producer/Patrick Whiteside

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Sunday 6 June 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/5livesportsextra

Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 6 June
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

The second Test between England and Bangladesh enters its third day with live, uninterrupted commentary from the Test Match Special team in the Old Trafford commentary box.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 6 June 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/6music

The Huey Show

Sunday 6 June
2.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Huey Morgan talks to fellow American musician Dan Sartain, whose music spans rockabilly and blues, the occasional Sixties handclap and a nod to Nineties garage punk.

Dan and Huey discuss their common influences, including Buddy Holly and Link Wray, and talk about his new album, Dan Sartain Lives, recorded at East London's Toe Rag Studios.

Dan also reflects on the reaction to his first full UK tour and putting his last single out through Jack White's Third Man label.

Presenter/Huey Morgan, Producer/Rebecca Maxted

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6 Mix

Sunday 6 June
8.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

DJ and musician Ben Watt brings his Buzzin' Fly radio show to the 6 Mix, showcasing the best new music from his label, as well as tracks which have inspired him as a musician.

Formerly one half of acoustic duo Everything But The Girl with Tracey Thorn, a life threatening illness led Ben to discover dance music, resulting in a collaboration with Massive Attack and big dance hits for the band including Missing and Walking Wounded in the late Nineties.

Since then Ben has carved a niche as one of the UK's most credible deep house DJs, with tracks like Lone Cat becoming underground hits. Since starting Buzzin' Fly in 2003, he has put out a number of tracks and this year celebrates the label's 50th release, a collaboration between Ben, Stimming and Julia Briel called Bright Star.

In this show Ben plays classic Buzzin' Fly tracks from the past seven years and an exclusive mix in the last half hour.

Presenter/Ben Watt, Producer/Rowan Collinson

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Sunday 6 June 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork

Love Bollywood

Sunday 6 June
9.00am-12.00noon BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Bollywood duo Raj and Pablo are back at the India International Film Awards in Colombo, Sri Lanka, bringing listeners all the latest news and interviews with the stars at this prestigious awards ceremony.

Presenters/Raj and Pablo, Producer/Zab Khan for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 1 Monday 7 June 2010
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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
BBC Radio 1 Stories – Africa Make Some Noise:
The Story Of Modern African Music

Monday 7 June
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1
DJ Edu presents a guide to modern African music
DJ Edu presents a guide to modern African music

DJ Edu from BBC Radio 1Xtra kicks off the World Cup with a guide to the music of modern Africa. Along the way he challenges the stereotypes, travelling off the beaten track and into the worlds of African rock and the various other sounds that are reverberating around the continent and across the globe. Contributors include Mos Def, Tony Allen, K'naan, Nigerian popstar D'banj and Sudanese rapper Emmanuel Jal.

BBC Radio 1 Stories explore the musical back-stories of listeners' favourite artists, eras, genres and scenes. Previous episodes of the series have included International Radio 1, Art Of Noise, Life In Jail and The A-Z Of Vampire Weekend.

Presenter/DJ Edu,
Producer/Emily Dicks

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 7 June 2010
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The Radcliffe And Maconie Show

Monday 7 June
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie have a live session from American singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega tonight.

Vega has embarked upon a project to re-imagine her own songbook in a stripped-down manner. The first release in her Close-Up series is a collection of songs devoted to love – including attraction, flirtation and confrontation.

Presenters/Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Producer/Viv Atkinson for Smooth Operations

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BBC RADIO 2'S WORLD CUP SEASON
Freedom Sounds 2010 Ep 1/4

Monday 7 June
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2
South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela considers his native country's music
South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela considers his native country's music

As the World Cup brings the attention of the world to South Africa this summer, trumpeter Hugh Masekela returns to BBC Radio 2 to revisit the story of the musical liberation of South Africa, and explore the role of music in the freedom struggle of his home country.

This four-part series incorporates material originally broadcast on Radio 2 in 2004, to mark the 10th anniversary of free elections in South Africa, and brings the story up to date with preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Over the series, Hugh introduces some of the unique styles and voices of South Africa and looks at the effect that apartheid had on South African musicians, as well as the response of international musicians. The programme also hears what South Africa sounds like in 2010, with some of the artists selected to play at the World Cup opening ceremony.

In celebration of the 2010 World Cup, Radio 2 takes an alternative look at this major sporting event through the music and comedy it inspires and the culture and history surrounding the host country with a season of programmes.

Programming in Radio 2's World Cup Season includes Never Write Off The Germans, a comedy panel show hosted by Christian O'Connell; Steve Van Zandt remembering the international protest, and his role in Artists Against Apartheid, in the documentary Sun City; a celebration of the rich history of British terrace chants in Sing When You're Winning; and John Inverdale takes listeners back to 1970, when Labour were kicked out of power in a 19th June General Election, shortly after the England squad were disappointed in the defence of their World Cup title.

Presenter/Hugh Masekela,
Producers/Alex Feldman, Nicky Birch and Becky Jacobs for Somethin' Else

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 7 June 2010
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SCHUMANN 200
Afternoon On 3

Monday 7 June
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Robert Schumann, Afternoon On 3 features performances of his music throughout this week from around Europe.

Today the Prague Philharmonia, under their exciting young conductor Jakub Hrůša, perform Schumann's Spring Symphony. Another dynamic young conductor, British-born Daniel Harding, conducts the Dresden Staatskapelle with baritone Markus Butter in the poignant Requiem For Mignon.

Presenter/Katie Derham, Producer/Elizabeth Funning

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Performance On 3

Monday 7 June
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, under its principal conductor Gianandrea Noseda, bring the critically acclaimed cycle of Mahler symphonies performed by Manchester's orchestras to a climatic close with the Austrian composer's unfinished 10th Symphony as completed by Derek Cooke.

Before this, Anthony Payne's The Period Of Cosmography is a reflection on the powers of the universe and a final BBC Radio 3 commission and world première in this cycle that explores Mahler's influence on modern composers.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Brian Jackson

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Night Waves

Monday 7 to Friday 11 June
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

With the World Cup just five days away, Night Waves presents a week of letters by writer David Goldblatt exploring football and its metaphors around the globe. Scratch a football culture anywhere and it bleeds in metaphor – ideas, comparisons and phrases that reveal much about the game but a lot more about the country that coined them. Each night, David chooses one of this year's national teams as his subject.

The Italians have the richest literary culture when describing the beautiful game and Italian sports writing even has its own Dante. In tonight's programme, David Goldblatt delves into the meaning of phrases such as "melina" (a gruel-like soup) and "arbitano" (a callow young priest) on the pitch and discovers that the language of Italian football is woven into the tapestry of politics and religion.

Programmes later in the week explore the relationship between the tango and football in Argentina (Tuesday); look at the origins of the black star on the Ghanaian team shirt (Wednesday); and consider the geometric beauty of the much-celebrated, but rarely imitated, Dutch "total football" (Thursday).

Presenter/David Goldblatt, Producer/James Cook

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SCHUMANN 200
The Essay – A Robert Schumann Album

Monday 7 to Friday 11 June
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The Essay celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Robert Schumann this week, with experts, writers and musicians exploring five aspects of his life and work.

After their forced early separation the love between Clara Wieck and Robert flowered both romantically and musically. In today's programme, pianist Lucy Parham recounts the many ways it enriched them.

The opposition of Clara Wieck's father to Clara's love for Robert Schumann is well known. Lucy focuses more on Clara as she describes the passionate yearning she had for him, and the fulfilment of married life, which was eventually to produce eight children, of which seven survived.

As importantly, she also became his muse, inspiring some of his best work as well as being his greatest advocate. A brilliant pianist, she set off with him on numerous concert tours, bringing in much-needed income. He, for his part, encouraged her to compose and, despite successive pregnancies and the duties of motherhood, allowed her own musical skills to flourish. She survived him by 40 years, continuing to perform his works and ensuring his name did not vanish from musical history.

Later in the week biographer Eric Jensen shows how important Schumann's pioneering musical criticism and journalism was to him and to his successors (Tuesday); pianist Graham Johnson explores Schumann's relationship, musical and domestic, to childhood (Wednesday); writer John Tibbetts describes the mystery of Schumann's "inner voices" (Thursday); and biographer John Worthen reconsiders the facts about his long and final illness (Friday).

Presenter/Lucy Parham, Producer/Richard Bannerman for Ladbroke Radio

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 7 June 2010
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A History Of The World – Gold Coins Of Abd Al-Malik

Monday 7 to Friday 11 June
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum continues his History Of The World as told through 100 objects from the museum.

This week he is exploring the world along and beyond the Silk Road in the 7th century AD, at a time when the teachings of the prophet Muhammad were transforming the Middle East for ever.

Today he looks at how the Syrian capital Damascus was rapidly becoming the centre of a new Islamic empire. He tells the story through two gold coins that perfectly capture the moment, with contributions from historian Hugh Kennedy and anthropologist Madawi Al-Rasheed.

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

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Leaving Normal Ep 1/5

Monday 7 to Friday 11 June
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule addition 28 May)

When a gay couple inherit two deeply suburban kids, the men's mums can't help but meddle. Leaving Normal is a culture-clash comedy drama starring Imelda Staunton, Meera Syal and Paul Nicholls.

Sammi and Luke are an unconventional, metropolitan, gay couple. Emma and Jason are traumatised kids from deepest, darkest and straightest suburbia.

When the recently orphaned children end up living with the couple, nothing will ever be the same for any of them again. Emma becomes reclusive; Jason becomes Christian; Sammi starts to pull away; while Luke tries to pull it all together.

And just as this unlikely family start to find its balance, the men's mums get involved and everything starts to unravel once more.

Leaving Normal is a new spin on a family comedy series and a poignant story about a group of people who come together to form a household in the most painful of circumstances.

In the first episode, Sammi and Luke are celebrating their anniversary. Luke's intolerant mother Nicky is there reluctantly as is a sexy Brazilian waiter whom Sammi is eyeing, much to Luke's chagrin. And then, suddenly, tragedy strikes.

The cast stars Paul Nicholls as Luke, Meera Syal as Dolly, Nikesh Patel as Sammi, Niamh Cusack as Sarah, Klariza Clayton as Emma, Harry Manton as Jason, Imelda Staunton as Nicki and Sebastien Torkia as the hairdresser/waiter/Nicky/Ricky.

The series is written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.

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Thoroughly Modern Mary Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 7 June
3.45-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Rosie Goldsmith explores the power of the Virgin Mary in the modern world.

The Virgin Mary is arguably the most important woman in world religion, a cult figure who also provokes controversy. A symbol of maternity, hope, faith, superstition, feminism and beauty, Mary arouses both fervent devotion and deep scepticism.

Rosie has had a life-long fascination with the Virgin Mary, and asks why she is so important in today's world and whether this "Modern Mary" is a force for good or bad. She explores the origins of Mary and asks how one woman can be not only a model of submissive womanhood, but also a feminist icon and a Jungian female archetype.

She talks with Richard Dawkins, Ann Widdecombe, Marina Warner and Miri Rubin about why they believe in or reject Mary. She visits the shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham and meets a group of children who say that she is the most beautiful woman in the world.

Rosie also examines her own personal passion for the figure of Mary, a passion which has taken her around the world. Neither Catholic nor religious, Rosie is fascinated by the power Mary continues to hold over people. Not only has Mary been propelled into the 21st century as a modern icon, she has also found a home in diverse communities across the world and in the Islamic as well as the Christian faith.

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Football's Freedom Fighters

Monday 7 June
8.00-8.30pm BBC RADIO 4
BBC Radio 4 presenter Fergal Keane travels to South Africa
BBC Radio 4 presenter Fergal Keane travels to South Africa

Fergal Keane travels to Robben Island to find out how a group of former prisoners used football in the fight against apartheid.

When South Africa's Bafana Bafana kick the first ball of the 2010 World Cup on 11 June in Johannesburg's revamped Soccer City stadium, there will be several men in the crowd whose appreciation of the match will stretch well beyond national pride.

For Mark Shinners, Anthony Suze, Sedick Issacs, Lizo Sitoto and Sipho Tshabalala, this is the completion of a long journey that started for them in the Sixties, when they first started playing the beautiful game on a rough football pitch on one of the ugliest islands on earth.

The programme hears how the Makana Football Association was formed, based on the principles of collective discipline and fair play. A 16-year-old Dikgang Moseneke was elected chairman, an act that underlined the Association's commitment to excellence and Fifa-like technical rigour.

Mr Moseneke, now 63 and the current deputy chief justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, talks about how the football pitches of Robben Island were the training ground for the leaders of the future.

As the World Cup starts in South Africa, Fergal Keane travels to Robben Island with these men, to the pitches where some of today's most prominent political leaders used football to create a space of dignity, respect and democracy at the infamous prison.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 7 June 2010
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5 Live Sport

Monday 7 June
7.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman has all the day's sports news and is joined by special guests for The Monday Night Club, to discuss all the latest football news.

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Spot On

Monday 7 June
9.30-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Former FA executive David Davies looks at the question every England fan has about the forthcoming World Cup campaign: if England get to a penalty shootout how do we win?

No senior international team has a worse record in penalty shootouts than England, who've been defeated by this method in the semi-final of the World Cup in 1990, the World Cup quarter finals in 1998 and 2006, the semi-final in Euro 96 and the quarter final of Euro 2004.

Is victory in a shootout down to skill, the amount of practice a team puts in, is it a question of psychology and mental strength, or is it simply luck?

Davies asks the key penalty taking protagonists from across the game how they think England can win a tournament via a penalty shootout, including former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, who experienced the pain of England's defeats in 2004 and 2008; and Edwin Van Der Sar, hero of Manchester United's Champions League win in 2008 and defeated goalkeeper as the Netherlands went out in Euro 2000 on home soil on penalties.

Other contributors include Stuart Pearce, a loser in Italy in 1990 but victorious against Spain in Euro 96; Terry Venables; Alan Shearer; John Barnes; and sports psychologist Geir Jordet of the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, who has studied the art of penalties and written extensively on the subject.

David Davies has been involved in every World Cup campaign since 1990 as a reporter or senior executive at the FA. He was in the dressing room in Germany after England were defeated by Portugal in 2004 and was close to Sven-Goran Eriksson, Terry Venables and Glenn Hoddle, all of whom had different approaches to the art of penalties.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Monday 7 June 2010
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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 7 June
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the fourth day of the second Test between England and Bangladesh comes live from Old Trafford with the Test Match Special commentary team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 7 June 2010
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Steve Lamacq

Monday 7 June
4.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Following on from the success of BBC 6 Music's Metal World Cup and Punk World Cup which saw Iron Maiden and the UK Subs win respectively, Steve Lamacq kicks off the 2010 BBC 6 Music Brit Pop World Cup – a light-hearted competition to find the best Brit Pop band through the opinions of listeners and pundits alike.

Listeners are invited to join Lammo and Billboard editor Mark Sutherland as they draw the 24 teams competing to be the ultimate Brit Pop band. Will it be Oasis, Blur or Supergrass? Or will Shed Seven win in a penalty shoot out?

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Marc Riley

Monday 7 June
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Titus Andronicus serve the music in Marc Riley's show tonight.

Coming from Glen Rock, New Jersey and taking their name from Shakespeare's tragedy, Titus Andronicus are Patrick Stickles (vocals, guitar), Amy Klein (guitar, violin), Ian Graetzer (bass), David Robbins (keyboards, guitar) and Eric Harm (drums).

Formed in 2005, their first album, The Airing And Grievances, was released in 2008. So far 2010 has heralded the release of their second album, The Monitor, and has also seen the band named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 10 best new bands of 2010.

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Gideon Coe

Monday 7 June
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents live concert archive from The Lemonheads and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Vintage BBC sessions come from Godspeed You Black Emperor, Bristol indie-dance veterans The Blue Aeroplanes and London-based folk-tronica exponents Tuung.

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 7 June 2010
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Tommy Sandhu

Monday 7 June
7.00-10.00am BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Tommy Sandhu starts his new Breakfast Show on the BBC Asian Network and kicks off the morning by catching up with all the news from the Preston Mela.

For fans of Tommy's Drive show, the Mutter of Fact is moving to Breakfast, as well as Good News and Choose One Get One Free!

Tommy's friendly style combines with Bollywood music, Bhangra tracks, all the latest news, showbiz and sport – all the ingredients for a perfect desi breakfast.

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Gagan Grewal

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 7 June
6.30-8.00pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Gagan Grewal's show is live from Old Trafford in Manchester for the England versus Bangladesh Test match. Gagan and the team speak to cricket lovers and listeners and mix the commentry with music, the latest news, entertainment and celebrity Hindi-Urdu and English chit-chat.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Monday 7 June 2010
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The Power And The Passion –
The Milan Derby: Inter Milan v AC Milan Ep 1/4

New series
Monday 7 June
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

While many football fans around the world will be avidly debating and agonising over the fate of their nations in June, it is often at the domestic club level that the game finds its most passionate support.

The Power And The Passion follows David Goldblatt as he travels to four very different and fiercely contested football games in Ghana, Italy, Egypt and the UK, to experience the build-up and pitch action from the perspective of the fans.

The first episode of the series follows David on a visit to Milan in January 2010, for the Derby della Madonnina. Inter play their city counterparts AC Milan in the gigantic San Siro stadium, which the two clubs share.

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BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 8 June 2010
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BBC RADIO 2'S 60S SEASON
Eyewitness To History – Tony King's 60s

Tuesday 8 June
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Schedule amendment 25 May)

Legendary music publicist Tony King shares his memories of the Sixties when he worked with The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison and Phil Spector, among others.

Tony was at the centre of the Swinging Sixties in London and brings the decade to life with his stories. Alongside tales of iconic musicians, are memories of the everyday, of paying £2 a week to rent a flat in Fulham, having to sneak into Vidal Sassoon after dark to have his hair cut by a women's stylist, and how difficult it was to go to the cinema with Brenda Lee. He also remembers the impact fashion and drugs had on the world at large.

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 8 June 2010
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SCHUMANN 200
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Tuesday 8 June
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

BBC Radio 3 devotes its regular concert series from the Hay Festival to the music of Robert Schumann – a composer with a great sympathy for writers, who would, no doubt, have enjoyed himself immensely at the town's yearly festival of literature. In the first of four concerts this week recorded at Hay as part of Radio 3's Schumann 200 celebrations, Israeli pianist Shai Wosner plays two pieces by Schumann: his Fantasy for piano in C major (Op 17) and Nachtstücke (Night Pieces, Op 23).

His four Nachtstücke for piano are suffused with the mysterious nocturnal world of Schumann's great literary hero, Hoffman. Shai Wosner partners them in his recital with Schumann's Fantasy Op 17 – a young man's homage to the genius of Beethoven.

Later in the week, soprano Elizabeth Watts brings together Schumann's Liederkreis cycle with songs written by his wife, Clara (Wednesday 9 June), and the Gould Trio and Royal String Quartet complete the line-up with works from Schumann's maturity (Thursday 10 and Friday 11 June).

The concerts are recorded at St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, where the present building was constructed during Schumann's lifetime.

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Performance On 3

Tuesday 8 June
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Philharmonia Orchestra, under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, perform music by Beethoven, Dvořák and Sibelius.

They begin this concert with the Name-Day Celebration Overture by Beethoven, continue with one of the most beloved concertos in the repertoire, Dvořák's Cello Concerto with soloist Truls Mork, and end with Sibelius's Symphony No. 2 – a piece often referred to as the "symphony of independence" – a sign of the Finnish struggle to become a nation.

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 8 June 2010
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The Reith Lectures 2010 – Surviving The Century Ep 2/4

Tuesday 8 June
9.00-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

President of the Royal Society Martin Rees
President of the Royal Society Martin Rees

President of the Royal Society and Astronomer Royal Martin Rees explores whether science has the answers to help save the planet.

In the second of this year's Reith Lectures, recorded in the National Museum Cardiff, Rees continues to explore the challenges facing science in the 21st century.

He discusses how he believes the Earth is coming under increasing strain from climate change, population explosion and food shortages. He explores how science might be able to help solve the crisis that rapidly approaches as humans use up the planet's natural resources ever more quickly.

Martin explores the urgent need to reduce global CO2 emissions, or, he says, the atmospheric concentration will reach truly threatening levels. He explains that this will take international co-operation, and global funding for clean and green technologies. He calls for the UK to keep one step ahead of other countries by developing technologies to reduce emissions, and says the UK should also take the lead in wave and tidal energy, among other solutions.

He argues that science brings innovation but also risk, and random elements including fanatics can abuse new technologies to threaten the world. The challenge, he explains, is for scientists, governments and people to confront the threats and find solutions in science.

This lecture will be broadcast globally on the BBC World Service this Saturday 12 June at 6pm.

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A History Of The World – Sutton Hoo Helmet

Monday 7 to Friday 11 June
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Neil MacGregor continues A History Of The World with one of the most sensational finds from Anglo-Saxon Britain, the famous 7th-century helmet from Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.

This week Neil, the director of the British Museum, is exploring the world in the 7th century, at a time when the teachings of Islam were transforming the Middle East and goods and ideas were flowing both ways along the tangle of connections that have become known as the Silk Road.

He explores what was happening in Britain at this time and travels to East Anglia to describe the sensational burial discovery that has been hailed as a British Tutankhamen. He tells the story of the Sutton Hoo helmet, the world it inhabited and the imagination it has inspired. Poet Seamus Heaney reflects on the helmet in the context of the epic Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, and archaeologist Angus Wainwright describes the discovery of the great grave ship where the helmet was found.

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The Green Children Of Woolpit

Tuesday 8 June
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Susannah Clapp and Richard Mabey explore the 12th-century green children of Woolpit in Suffolk.

Sometime in the 12th century two children appeared from a pit on the edge of a field in the Suffolk village of Woolpit. They were coloured green and spoke an unknown language. They sickened until they were allowed to eat green beans. The boy died but the girl revived and grew up learning English, marrying a man from King's Lynn, and speaking of the place she and her brother had come from.

Susannah Clapp and Richard Mabey investigate the story and its remarkable enduring appeal to villagers, visitors and a succession of folklore writers.

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Chopsticks At Dawn

Tuesday 8 June
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Comedian Anna Chen explores why Chinese decorative arts are revered in the West, but when it comes to music, composers from Debussy to George Formby have constantly parodied Chinese music.

From willow pattern dinner plates to the Brighton Pavilion, Chinese designs are regarded as beautiful and sophisticated. But for the past two centuries European composers and musicians have had no qualms about mercilessly parodying what they thought of as "Chinese tunes".

The opening orientalised-flute strains of the Seventies pop record Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas were enough to send future comedian Anna Chen running for cover as a girl growing up in Hackney.

The same clichés haunt Turning Japanese by The Vapors, Hong Kong Garden by Siouxsie And The Banshees and David Bowie's China Girl. They have all followed a pattern set by Claude Debussy, Malcolm Arnold, Albert Ketelbey and Lancashire Linnet George Formby, who were equally guilty of taking Chinese musical motifs and mangling them – or simply making them up.

Musicologist Dr Jonathan Walker accompanies Anna on a historical mission, picking out examples on the piano and explaining why and how our Western ears hear certain note configurations as "oriental".

They explore the pentatonic scale that characterises so much Chinese music, delve into the story of the Opium Wars which triggered a deep British disrespect of Chinese musical culture and unveil the earliest dubious examples of Chinoiserie in Western music.

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If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 June
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This features three stories from the debut collection by US author Robin Black.

In the first story on Tuesday, If I Loved You, read by Debora Weston, a woman struggles to make sense of the insensitivities of a new neighbour, while she tries to come to terms with her own, very imminent demise.

In Wednesday's story, The Guide, read by William Hope, a father wrestles with his spirited blind daughter's unexpected independence, and with his own role as her father, as he helps her prepare for life away at college.

The third story, Harriet Elliot, read by Laurel Lefkow and broadcast on Thursday, reveals how a new girl at school with a strangely adult air shocks her disbelieving classmates with an improbable tale from her past.

Robin Black's stories and essays have appeared in numerous US magazines and newspapers, where she has also won several awards, but this is her first published collection. She is currently teaching creative writing at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, and lives with her family in Philadelphia.

All the stories are abridged by Richard Hamilton.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 8 June 2010
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5 Live Sport

Tuesday 8 June
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd has all the day's sports news, including the latest from South Africa ahead of the start of the World Cup on Friday 11 June.

From 8pm, World Cup Moral Maze asks whether it is obligatory to support England. Continuing the World Cup theme, from 9.30pm Mark Chapman presents the Best of the World Cup Years, looking back at the highlights of past tournaments.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Tuesday 8 June 2010
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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 8 June
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the fifth and final day of the second Test between England and Bangladesh comes live from Old Trafford with the Test Match Special commentary team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 8 June 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Tuesday 8 June
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Teenage Fanclub join Lauren Laverne for a live session in the BBC 6 Music studios.

The indie kings of Glasgow are now, amazingly, into their third decade and release their new album, Shadows, this month on their own Pema label.

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Marc Riley

Tuesday 8 June
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Folk rock band Trembling Bells are live in session for Marc Riley. Formed in 2008 by drummer and chief songwriter Alex Neilson, the band have received favourable comparisons to folk rock pioneers The Incredible String Band and Richard Thompson. Their debut album, Carbeth, was released in 2009.

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Gideon Coe

Tuesday 8 June
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe's archive treats include an early live concert from Hot Chip, recorded in 2005, and sessions by the recently reformed Woodentops, Jeffrey Lewis, Shriekback and current live darlings, French duo John And Jehn.

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The Live Hour

Tuesday 8 June
4.00-5.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Chris Hawkins presents Marine Girls in session from 1 February 1982.

Marine Girls came from Hatfield in Hertfordshire and were formed in 1980 by two sixth form school friends: Tracey Thorn and Gina Hartman. Originally, Tracey played guitar and Gina was vocalist and percussionist; later, sisters Jane and Alice Fox joined on bass and percussion.

The group sang minimalist songs about the sea, love and everything else. From 1982, Tracey concentrated on her studies and her growing relationship with fellow Hull student Ben Watt. Marine Girls formally disbanded in 1983, and Tracey went on to achieve great success with Ben as Everything But The Girl, while the Fox sisters recorded as Grab Grab The Haddock.

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Network Radio BBC Week 23: Wednesday 9 June 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 9 June 2010
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Mike Harding

Wednesday 9 June
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

This week's show features an interview with Seth Lakeman as he prepares to release his fifth album, Hearts And Minds, this month.

The album sees the Devon-born multi-instrumentalist further expand on the rhythmic folk rock sound heard on his 2008 record Poor Man's Heaven. Seth talks to Mike Harding about the burning issues that have inspired his songwriting this time round, from the banking crisis to the premature deaths of young soldiers.

Seth cut his teeth performing alongside brothers Sean and Sam in a trio and later in the group Equation with Kathryn Roberts and Kate Rusby. He attracted mainstream attention when, in 2005, his album, Kitty Jay, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. In 2006, he signed to the EMI/Virgin-owned Relentless Records.

Seth plays festivals around the UK throughout the summer, including Guildford's Guilfest and the Cambridge Folk Festival.

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BBC RADIO 2'S 60S SEASON
Hello, Good Evening, Welcome – The David Frost Story

Wednesday 9 June
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Schedule amendment 25 May)

Sir David Frost
Sir David Frost

Sir David Frost is famous the world over for his interviews with presidents and prime ministers but his journalistic side is just one part of his repertoire. Michael Sheen, the British actor who portrayed Frost on the big screen, celebrates his role at the centre of popular culture in Sixties Britain and America.

Sir David has been a household name for five decades but it was in the early Sixties that he first rose to fame as host of the ground-breaking satire show That Was The Week That Was, and, later, The Frost Report. In a new interview, David remembers the turning points in his long and illustrious career, while friends and former colleagues including Sir Michael Parkinson, Ronnie Corbett and Robin Gibb give their verdict on the great survivor of television.

His eye for talent helped to launch the careers of many household names, including The Two Ronnies, while his entrepreneurial skills saw him co-found both London Weekend Television and TV-am as well as his own production company.

He has produced eight films, written more than a dozen books and was orchestrating global charity music concerts long before Live Aid was conceived. He planned and organised the 1979 Unicef Gift Of A Song Concert in New York, which was beamed all around the world with acts such as the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart and Abba supporting the cause.

Sir David is the only person to interview the last seven US Presidents and his interview with Richard Nixon was one of the most widely watched news interviews in the history of television. In 2008, a play and major Hollywood movie were made in its honour; Frost/Nixon, starring Michael Sheen, was nominated for many Bafta and Academy Awards.

Contributors to this documentary include Kenneth Cope and Sheila Steafel.

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BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 9 June 2010
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Performance On 3

Wednesday 9 June
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

From Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Orchestra perform a sparkling programme of Russian and East European classics under the baton of their principal conductor, Osmo Vänskä.

Dvořák's delightful Serenade For Winds is followed by the dazzling Second Violin Concerto by Bartók, with soloist Christian Tetzlaff. The programme ends with the story of a traditional Russian puppet who comes to life in one of Stravinsky's pieces written for the Ballets Russes – Petrushka.

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 9 June 2010
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A History Of The World – Moche Warrior Pot

Monday 7 to Friday 11 June
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor
Director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor introduces a pottery warrior from a forgotten people as A History Of The World as told through 100 objects arrives in 7th-century Peru.

He explores the story of the Moche people through a pot in the shape of a warrior which presents a remarkable lost civilisation – with help from expert Steve Bourget and potter Grayson Perry.

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The Carabinieri Art Squad

Wednesday 9 June
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Writer and historian Alex Butterworth travels to Rome to meet the Carabinieri squad who, for the last 40 years, have been protecting Italy's cultural heritage.

A helicopter circles overhead while Italian police officers and archaeologists peer into a 30-ft deep hole in a field outside Rome. It may look like ordinary farmland but, beneath the ground, are Etruscan tombs full of treasures. The hole has been made by a group of "tombaroli" – tomb raiders who come in the night to smash open the tombs and grab the artefacts inside. They sell them on to dealers who, in some cases, offer them to museums for a huge price.

The police officers in attendance are members of a special branch of the Italian Carabinieri (the military police) which was set up to try to deal with the problem of stolen art in the country. Since the unit (known as the Department for the Protection of Cultural Heritage) began in 1969, the success rate has been high, with thousands of artworks recovered.

Alex is in Rome to watch the work of the Carabinieri TPC. He follows the archaeological section on patrol and sees how the huge database is used to recover stolen works which are sometimes changed almost beyond recognition to avoid detection.

While watching the officers at work, Alex explores the changing nature of cultural protection and asks what Italy's determination to find its treasures says about the mood of the country.

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Afternoon Play – Prospero, Ariel, Reith And Gill

Wednesday 9 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Starring Anton Lesser as artist Eric Gill and Tim McInnerny as Sir John Reith, the first Director General of the BBC, this comedy drama by Gary Brown is a fictional account of the artist's clash with the Corporation over his famous sculpture of Prospero and Ariel.

Gill became quite a celebrity as he carved the statue in situ on scaffolding in front of Broadcasting House. In his trademark smock and beret, he drew the attention of the tabloid papers and became known as the Married Monk. This play imagines conversations between Sir John and the artist as he passes him on his way into Broadcasting House each morning.

Framed with a period newsreel-style commentary, the comedy playfully deals with the perennial tension between the establishment and the artist. The strange and mysterious Gill contrasts with the authoritarian figure of Reith but, in the end, the sculpture focuses their thoughts about the role of art in the life of mankind.

The cast is completed by Jon Glover as the newsreel reporter, David Seddon as Charlie, Stephen Darcy as Father Sean, Tina Gray as Lady Snowden and Alison Pettitt as the Nanny.

Producer/Peter Leslie Wild for the BBC

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Colour Coded Ep 1/2

New series
Wednesday 9 June
9.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Descriptions of the human race based on skin colour go back to the late 17th century. Trevor Phillips wants to know why colour coding continues to shape attitudes towards race.

In 1684, a French doctor, François Bernier, published Nouvelle division de la terre par les différentes espèces ou races qui l'habitant, which proposed four different face and body types: "Europeans, Far Easterners, Lapps and Blacks".

In the 18th century, Carl Linnaeus made specific reference to skin colour in his system of categorisation: Europeanus (white), Asiaticus (yellow), Americanus (red) and Africanus (black). Linnaeus's pupil, Johann Blumenbach, sometimes described as the founder of modern anthropology, added a fifth grouping, Malay (brown).

The idea of categorising people according to their colour greatly interests Trevor. A prominent member of the African-Caribbean community, he wants to know how and why this system took hold; why a system based on skin colour should have had such a profound impact on relations between races; and he wants to understand what role these categories might have had in shaping modern-day racial prejudice, belief and behaviour.

In this two-part series, Trevor investigates the answers to these questions.

Presenter/Trevor Phillips, Producer/John Watkins for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 9 June 2010
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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 9 June
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents live from South Africa in a programme which has all the latest World Cup news.

From 8pm, Phil Williams presents Suits, Songs And Stickers which reveals everything you need to know about the World Cup except the football.

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BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 9 June 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Wednesday 9 June
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne is joined by legendary hip-hop group The Sugarhill Gang for a live session in the BBC 6 Music studios. The New Jersey rappers had the first-ever Top 40 US hip-hop hit with Rappers Delight way back in 1979 and, this month, begin their first-ever tour of the UK.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Gideon Coe

Wednesday 9 June
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents an archive concert treat from godfather of soul James Brown, captured live at Brixton in 1993. Session tracks come from Caribou (aka Canadian ambient legend Dan Snaith), the funky Hammond sounds of the James Taylor Quartet, scratchy Scottish indie from Josef K and modern folk freakery from Erland And The Carnival.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Wednesday 9 June 2010
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South Africa's Path To Freedom Ep 1/2

New series
Wednesday 9 June
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka
Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka

Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka travels from his native Nigeria to the host country of World Cup 2010 – South Africa – to assess the past and present of the Rainbow Nation through the eyes of its finest writers.

Soyinka fought apartheid from outside South Africa during the years of oppression and conflict. He now makes a special journey to meet some of the key writers who lived through the turbulent years, including fellow Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer, as well as Albie Sachs, South Africa's Poet Laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile, playwright Athol Fugard and academic and writer Antjie Krog.

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Network Radio BBC Week 23: Thursday 10 June 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 10 June 2010
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Bob Harris Country

Thursday 10 June
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris
BBC Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris

Joining Bob Harris in session for tonight's programme are Canadian urban roots band Po' Girl, whose genre-defying music has seen them headline jazz, country, folk and world music festivals.

Made up of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Allison Russell, Awna Teixeira, Benny Sidelinger and Mikey "Lightning" August, the band has an unorthodox instrumental line-up which takes in bass, accordion, clarinet, banjo, dobro, guitar, electric bass, glockenspiel, piano, harmonica, bicycle bells and drums. Formed in Vancouver in 2003, Po' Girl have just released their fifth studio album, Follow Your Bliss, and they catch up with Bob during their European tour.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Al Booth for the BBC

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Listen To The Band

Thursday 10 June
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Frank Renton presents unique BBC recordings of Fodens Band with conductor Gary Cutt at this year's Festival of Brass at The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

They play music by Wilfred Heaton and Eric Ball and feature their star euphonium player Glyn Williams in Eric Leidzen's Song Of The Brother.

Presenter/Frank Renton, Producer/Terry Carter for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 10 June 2010
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Performance On 3

Thursday 10 June
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

BBC Radio 3 presenter Catherine Bott
BBC Radio 3 presenter Catherine Bott

Russian superstar pianist Yevgeny Sudbin joins the Minnesota Orchestra and conductor Osmo Vänskä for Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, in the second concert this week given by the ensemble and recorded in Orchestra Hall Minneapolis.

Bruckner's Symphony No. 7, one of the greatest successes the Austrian composer experienced during his lifetime, completes the programme.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Brian Jackson

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 10 June 2010
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A History Of The World – Korean Monster Tile

Monday 7 to Friday 11 June
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Neil MacGregor's history of the world arrives in 7th-century Korea.

This week, Neil has been telling the story of the Silk Road and beyond towards the end of the 7th century, with objects from South America, Syria, Britain and China.

Today he looks at what was happening in Korea at this moment in history as it became a newly unified kingdom under the Silla state. The representative object is a roof tile with an intimidating face from a grand building in the new capital.

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

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A Legend Before Slumdog

Thursday 10 June
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Navid Akhtar looks at the phenomenally successful career of Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire composer, AR Rahman.

When AR Rahman won two Oscars for the film score of Slumdog Millionaire it shot him to international recognition. But the man dubbed "the Mozart of Madras" had been a successful composer long before that.

Navid looks at the role that spirituality and technology have played in Rahman's long career, in which he's produced chart-topping music for more than 500 movies, catchy advertising jingles and even a West End musical, Bombay Dreams.

Since his spectacular debut as a film composer on Roja in 1992, Rahman's prolific output has transformed and reinvigorated Indian film music. He has been a huge celebrity in India for the past 20 years, yet remains a shy and modest man who prays five times a day and attributes his success to his Sufi faith.

A classical musician who has become the king of the synthesiser, a Hindu who has become a Muslim, a Tamil who has infused pan-Indian cinema of all languages with his music, Rahman has been sought after by Western collaborators such as Andrew Lloyd Webber and the late Michael Jackson. Navid explores what lies behind Rahman's success as he constantly defies boundaries.

Presenter/Navid Akhtar, Producer/Mukti Jain Campion for Culture Wise

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Afternoon Play – High Hopes

Thursday 10 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

When he was nine, Charlie was kidnapped. He never knew who was behind it or why he was picked. Years later, when another child goes missing, Charlie has a chance to discover the truth, in Rob Kinsman's tense drama.

It was a badly conceived plan. His family wasn't wealthy and he came from a working-class neighbourhood. As none of the neighbours helped stump up the cash, after a week the kidnapper released Charlie. Although he was seemingly unharmed, the incident had lasting consequences. Now almost 30, he still feels guilty for the psychological damage the incident caused his father, Sammy. And he still uses it as an excuse for his failure in life.

So when a young girl goes missing and the news is saturated with reports of her abduction, Charlie's past comes sharply into focus. Charlie starts off wanting to help the parents of the missing girl, but he gets caught up in a series of events that force him to investigate his own past. His discoveries challenge his perception of his childhood trauma – and his family relationships are changed for ever.

High Hopes stars Jack Ryder as Charlie; Peter Wight as Sammy; Sarah Solemani as Zoe; Tony Bell as Roy; Alison Pettitt as Mel; Vineeta Rishi as Charlotte; and David Seddon as Anthony.

Producer/Sasha Yevtushenko for the BBC

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Look Away Now Ep 1/3

New series
Thursday 10 June
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Garry Richardson returns with the topical show where sport meets comedy.

Featuring hot-off-the-press World Cup bulletins, sports sketches, spoof interviews, non-expert analysis and music, Look Away Now covers the past five days of sport as well as the sporting weekend ahead. It proudly looks backwards and forwards at the same time – a bit like Linda Blair in The Exorcist, except with less vomit and more badminton.

Joining Garry are the core cast of comedy writer/performers – Laurence Howarth, Dave Lamb and Richie Webb – alongside a number of different guest stand-up comedians and sporting celebrities each week.

Garry presents the series in the same authoritative manner as he does Sportsweek or his sports bulletins on Today, providing the pivot around which the comedy action takes place.

Presenter/Garry Richardson, Producer/Katie Tyrrell for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 10 June 2010
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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
5 Live Sport

Thursday 10 June
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch and Mark Chapman present the World Cup preview show on the eve of the start of the 2010 tournament in South Africa, with special guests and the latest from the England camp.

From 9.30pm Mark Chapman presents World Cup Express, a quick-fire comedic look at all the latest World Cup news.

Presenters/Mark Pougatch and Mark Chapman, Producer/Francesca Bent

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BBC 6 MUSIC Thursday 10 June 2010
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Shaun Keaveny

Thursday 10 June
7.00-10.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Former Britpop superstar and ex-lead singer of Sleeper Louise Wener joins Shaun Keaveny with news of her new book.

Since Sleeper (whose mid-Nineties hits included Sale Of The Century and Nice Guy Eddie) disbanded in 1998 Louise has been busy writing. Her latest offering, the autobiographical Different For Girls (My True Life Adventures In Pop), is released in June.

Presenter/Shaun Keaveny, Producer/Nic Philps

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Marc Riley

Thursday 10 June
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

There's a bit of male bonding going on in the studio this evening with Marc Riley's session band, Male Bonding. After meeting through work (in a record shop) and forming a band, Male Bonding performed their first gig at a house party in 2008. Now signed to the iconic Seattle label Sub Pop, the band from London recorded their debut album Nothing Hurts in October 2009 in Brooklyn, New York.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Thursday 10 June
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe treats listeners to Julian Cope in concert and a recent session from ex-Beta Band man Steve Mason, plus further session archive from late-Eighties indie janglers The Heart Throbs, agenda-setting punks Crass and Seventies Canterbury groovers Caravan.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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The Live Hour

Thursday 10 June
4.00-5.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Chris Hawkins presents a 1991 concert from the most famous indie dance outfit from the Forest of Dean, EMF, who scored a massive hit with their single Unbelievable.

Presenter/Chris Hawkins, Producer/Claire Slevin

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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 11 June 2010
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Friday Night Is Music Night

Friday 11 June
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Aled Jones presents two hours of Music For Everyone for this week's Friday Night Is Music Night.

Ireland's The Priests take their million-selling ecclesiastical sounds to the intimate surrounds of LSO St Luke's, performing tracks from their second album including How Great Thou Art and You'll Never Walk Alone. Joining them are soprano Deborah Myers and pianist Roderick Elms, and the BBC Concert Orchestra with conductor Richard Balcombe.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Jodie Keane for the BBC

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The Arts Show With Claudia Winkleman

Friday 11 June
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Claudia Winkleman features the celebrated opera company Opera North in this week's Arts Show.

On Friday 18 June in Leeds, Opera North will stage three new compositions that have been written by three up-and-coming composers, in collaboration with three acclaimed authors. They look at how words and music work together and how they will be performed by opera and folk singers.

Presenter/Claudia Winkleman, Producer/Jessica Rickson for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 11 June 2010
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Performance On 3

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 11 June
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC National Chorus of Wales and soloists, under Thierry Fischer, perform a poignant programme of music left unfinished by their composers. First is the Adagio from Mahler's Symphony No. 10 and then, after the interval, Mozart's Requiem, mysteriously commissioned (legend has it) by a masked stranger. Miah Persson and James Gilchrist are among tonight's soloists.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Brian Jackson

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Twenty Minutes – In the Garden Of Time

Friday 11 June
7.30-7.50pm BBC RADIO 3

JG Ballard's story, In The Garden Of Time, forms tonight's Twenty Minutes and starts with the sounds of Mozart from a lovely villa. Out on the plain, though, a dangerous rabble draws close. What can be done?

"As was his custom before beginning his evening stroll, Count Axel looked out across the plain to the final rise ... and saw that the advance column of an enormous army was moving slowly over the horizon..."

The Count manages to repel the advance of the army by magically re-arranging time – time and time again. But soon the tools that help him will no longer work. So how will he and his beloved wife, who is indoors playing a Mozart rondo, manage to survive the threat, as it marches forward, closer and closer?

Reader/Allan Corduner, Producer/Duncan Minshull

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 11 June 2010
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A History Of The World – Silk Princess Painting

Monday 7 to Friday 11 June
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Throughout this week, Neil MacGregor has been exploring the world of the late 7th century with objects from South America, Britain, Syria and Korea.

Today's object is from the 4,000-mile tangle of routes that has become known as the Silk Road – that great conduit of ideas, technologies, goods and beliefs that effectively linked the Pacific with the Mediterranean.

His chosen object, which lets him travel the ancient Silk Route, is a fragile painting telling a story of industrial espionage. It comes from the Buddhist kingdom of Khotan, now in western China, and tells a powerful story about how the secrets of silk manufacture were passed along the fabled route.

Cellist and composer Yo Yo Ma, who has long been fascinated by the Silk Road and who thinks of it as "the internet of antiquity", and writer Colin Thubron consider the impact of the Silk Road – in reality and on the imagination.

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

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Paul Temple And Steve Ep 1/8

New series
Friday 11 June
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Crawford Logan as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve
Crawford Logan as Paul Temple and Gerda Stevenson as Steve

In a new production of the 1947 detective series, Paul Temple And Steve, two of radio's great detectives return to the airwaves refreshed and reinvigorated to investigate the activities of a shadowy and ruthless criminal mastermind in post-war London.

In the first episode, The Notorious Dr Belasco, Paul and his wife, Steve, are enlisted by Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard to help track down the mysterious Dr Belasco.

Paul and Steve find clues in cigarette lighters and bodies in shrubberies; dance the night away in louche Latin American night clubs; meet sinister menservants and suspicious foreigners; and have their lives threatened at every turn. It's just as well Steve remembered to bring along her revolver as well as her ration book.

The cast features Crawford Logan as Paul Temple; Gerda Stevenson as Steve; Gareth Thomas as Sir Graham Forbes; Jimmy Chisholm as Nelson; Eliza Langland as Mary Hamilton; Nick Underwood as Kaufman; and Greg Powrie as Charlie/Worth.

Francis Durbridge, the creator of Paul Temple, was born in Hull in 1912 and died in 1998. He was one of the most successful novelists, playwrights and scriptwriters of his day.

Producer/Patrick Rayner for the BBC

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Afternoon Play – Philip And Sydney

Friday 11 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In 1937, Philip Larkin's father, Sydney, took him on holiday to Germany. Philip never spoke of the trip. Taking inspiration from Sydney's diaries, playwright Alan Pollock imagines what might have happened there.

In This Be The Verse, Philip famously bemoans the impact parents have on their children. Philip And Sydney uncovers some of the reasons why he may have had such a profound sense of anguish.

This witty and powerful coming-of-age drama stars Tim McInnerny as Sydney and Pip Carter as Philip. The cast also features Melody Grove as Liesl; John Rowe as the hotel keeper/drinker; Sam Dale as Herr Hinck; and Gunnar Cauthery as Hans and all other parts.

Alan Pollock is a playwright, translator and screenwriter. His plays include One Night In November, Pigs and All Tomorrow's Parties.

Producer/Kirsty Williams for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 11 June 2010
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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
World Cup Breakfast

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive Programme
Friday 11 June
6.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Nicky Campbell presents the programme live from Johannesburg on the opening day of the Fifa World Cup 2010 in South Africa – the first time the tournament has been hosted by an African nation.

Shelagh Fogarty co-hosts from London and has all the latest news from the UK and around the world.

From 9am, Nicky presents a special World Cup Breakfast phone-in.

Presenters/Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty,
Producer/Richard Jackson

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
World Cup – South Africa 2010

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 11 June
1.00-5.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch is live from Johannesburg for the opening match of the 2010 World Cup. Tournament hosts South Africa take on Mexico in Group A, live from Soccer City at 3pm, with commentary from Alan Green, Darren Fletcher and former England World Cup player Chris Waddle.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Ben North

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
World Cup – South Africa 2010

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 11 June
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman has all the news from the opening day of the 2010 World Cup and live commentary of the day's second match, Uruguay versus France, in Group A. The match kicks-off at 7.30pm at Green Point in Cape, with commentary from John Murray, Connor McNamara and Jan Molby.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Patrick Whiteside

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Friday 11 June 2010
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Tennis

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 11 June
2.00-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra brings live commentary from the quarter finals of the pre-Wimbledon tournament at the Queen's Club in London.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Rugby League

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 11 June
7.55-9.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted commentary of Warrington Wolves versus Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 11 June 2010
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Steve Lamacq

Friday 11 June
4.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

The pitch is watered, the teams are prepared, the crowd is expectant. Friday is the final of the BBC 6 Music Britpop World Cup. Steve Lamacq has been pairing off the teams since the draw on Monday and now it's down to the final two.

Who will emerge victorious? Oasis? Supergrass? Space? Listeners will have to tune in to find out.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 11 June 2010
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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
World Cup Have Your Say

Interactive Programme
Friday 11 June
9.00-9.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

While coverage of action on the pitch is set to be dominated by the insight and opinions of a host of football experts, for the second consecutive World Cup tournament BBC World Service gives football fans around the world a daily opportunity to have their say about the action, drama and tears on and off the pitch.

Presented by Ros Atkins and anchored from Soweto, World Cup Have Your Say is a daily half-hour multimedia discussion show, in which the pundits step aside and let the fans decide on the tournament talking points, from chants to cheats, and from referees to vuvuzelas (horns used at football grounds).

Fans around the world can join in the debate at bbc.com/worldcup.

Presenter/Ros Atkins

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