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BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 29 June 2010
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Jamie Cullum

Tuesday 29 June
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Musician Jamie Cullum continues to showcase his love for all types of jazz
Musician Jamie Cullum continues to showcase his love for all types of jazz

Jamie Cullum continues to showcase his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week's show features a live session track hand-picked from the BBC archives. So far, Jamie has selected historic BBC session tracks by Duke Ellington, the John Surman Octet and Tubby Hayes.

Presenter/Jamie Cullum, Producer/Karen Pearson for Folded Wing

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The Radcliffe And Maconie Show

Tuesday 29 June
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie introduce a live session from folk vocal trio, Coope, Boyes and Simpson.

The trio formed in the early Nineties after Barry Coope accompanied Jim Boyes on a record he was making with John Tams. Having previously been a member of vocal group Swan Arcade, Jim fancied a return to all-voice work and recruited Lester Simpson to complete the group.

Their subsequent career has included an acclaimed collaboration with author Michael Morpurgo at the National Theatre (Private Peaceful) while their latest album, As If, came out last month.

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

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The Glory Of Glam Ep 1/2

New series
Tuesday 29 to Wednesday 30 June
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp tells the story of glam and considers how the flamboyant style of artists like Marc Bolan, David Bowie and Roxy Music influenced generations of bands, not least his own.

Glam was glorious. Brought on by rock's self indulgent pretensions in 1970, when psychedelia and progressive rock were at their peak, it brought a satin and sequin-fuelled return to the frivolous basics of rock 'n' roll and created the biggest, brightest, shiniest beast the music business had seen.

In the first of this two-part series, The Birth Of Glam, Gary looks at the fascinating relationship between Marc Bolan and David Bowie and considers how it helped fuel the creation of glam. As David's former wife, Angie Bowie, says: "David and Marc liked each other very much and at certain times were great friends, but they were also bitter rivals."

Marc and David had both spent the Sixties as itinerant musicians, drifting through a succession of image changes while searching for pop stardom. In the middle of the decade they were mods, then hippies, as they experimented with a variety of styles in search of their own musical niche.

Inspired by Syd Barrett's early work with Pink Floyd, and assisted by producer/engineer Tony Visconti, Marc and David began incorporating fantasy and theatrics into their live and recorded work.

By late 1972 their music was dominating the charts and their flamboyant fashions were influencing the bands of the day. The Birth Of Glam explores their journey to the forefront of the movement and the influence they had on their peers. Suddenly rock bands like Sweet, Slade, Mud, Wizzard, Gary Glitter and Alvin Stardust, who had been carving out solid but unspectacular careers for several years, added satin and sequins to their stage outfits and rode the crest of the glam wave.

Contributors include David Bowie, Tony Visconti, Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Noddy Holder, Mike Chapman, Rick Wakeman, Angie Bowie, Steve Harley, fashion designer Antony Price, photographer Mick Rock, Iggy Pop and archive interviews with Marc Bolan.

Presenter/Gary Kemp, Producer/Des Shaw for Ten Alps

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 29 June 2010
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ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL 2010
Performance On 3

Tuesday 29 June
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

One of the towering landmarks of Western music, Bach's B minor Mass may not have been originally conceived as a complete work, yet it is extraordinarily coherent in its architectural grandeur and complexity and in its outpouring of emotion, something which has arguably never been matched in any subsequent mass setting.

In this concert from the Aldeburgh Festival, Sir John Eliot Gardiner brings his considerable depth of knowledge of Bach's music to this magnificent work.

This is followed by Aldeburgh Revisited – performances by musicians with a close association with Benjamin Britten and the Aldeburgh Festival.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Janet Tuppen

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 29 June 2010
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No Triumph, No Tragedy

Tuesday 29 June
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

Eighteen months ago, historian Tony Judt, an active, sporty 60-plus, was diagnosed with a severe form of motor neurone disease, leaving him able to do little more than think.

In No Triumph, No Tragedy, Tony talks with candour to Peter White about the disease which has paralysed everything but his mind and describes the strategies he uses to stay sane and busy.

Paralysed from the neck down, Tony needs 24-hour care and relies on other people for all his physical needs. His mind however, is his own, and has been extraordinarily busy.

"This disease is viciously consuming," he says. "It's like a kind of octopus: it eats you bit by bit. You can't fix it, you can't cure it, you can't stop it, but you've got one thing over it, it doesn't hurt. So if you're tough minded, you don't need medicine, you just need a mind."

Tony refuses to be crushed by the disease and continues writing. He says the nights are both the worst, yet most productive time. That is when he plans his work meticulously, in his mind. Because he cannot hold a pen to write, he maps out his ideas, using the mental pictures of a Swiss chalet. Each thought is allocated first a room, then, a more specific home, such as a drawer or cupboard. He is able to visualise and retrieve his hypothesis, by visiting his chalet the following morning.

Presenter/Tony Judt, Producer/Cheryl Gabriel for the BBC

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A History Of The World – Hebrew Astrolabe

Monday 28 June to Friday 2 July
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Neil MacGregor continues his History Of The World through 100 items in the British Museum with an extraordinary astronomical instrument.

Neil, who is director of the museum, is exploring high-status objects from 700 years ago this week.

Today's object is an astronomical instrument that performed multiple tasks in the medieval age, from working out the time to preparing horoscopes. It is called an astrolabe and originates from Spain at a time when Christianity, Islam and Judaism coexisted and collaborated with relative ease. The astrolabe carries symbols from all three religions.

Neil considers who it was made for and how it was used. The astrolabe's curator, Silke Ackermann, describes the device and its markings, while historian Sir John Elliott discusses the political and religious climate of 14th-century Spain.

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

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A Doggerel Bard

Tuesday 29 June
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Comic poet Elvis McGonagall explores the world of satiric verse and discusses the craft of writing it, with guests including Tony Harrison, John Cooper Clarke and Kate Fox.

Elvis appeared on the poetry scene eight years ago, choosing his idiosyncratic nom de plume just before stepping on stage for the first time. In common with several before him, and one or two since, he found his way into comedy through verse and into poetry through satire.

Elvis analyses the fine art of writing satiric verse in conversation with a range of poets. He talks to John Cooper Clarke and Attila the Stockbroker about the ranting poetry scene of the late Seventies, and to his Saturday Live colleague Kate Fox about the influence of John Betjeman.

The programme also features Wendy Cope, Murray Lachlan Young and Martin Newell talking about rhyme schemes; and Tim Turnbull and Tony Harrison describe what makes them angry.

A Doggerel Bard is how WS Gilbert once described himself in the Bab Ballads.

Presenter/Elvis McGonagall, Producer/Frank Stirling for Unique Broadcasting Company

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A Strange, Enchanted Boy

Tuesday 29 June
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

An eccentric, pioneering hippy who requested that his name always be written in lower case, eden ahbez, is known today for just one song – but it was a song that went around the world.

An extraordinary character, his name is not well known but his story and influence are considerable. He is credited with having single-handedly initiated the hippy movement 20 years before it was to arrive in San Francisco in the early Sixties.

Living a sort of gypsy life from sometime in the Forties, he travelled around in sandals, wore shoulder-length hair and a beard, and was draped in white robes. He camped out below the first L in the Hollywood sign above Los Angeles, studied Oriental mysticism, and claimed to live on three dollars a week.

The impetus for this lifestyle came from his time in Los Angeles in the early Forties, when he was playing piano in a small raw food restaurant. The cafe was owned by German immigrants who were influenced by the Wandervogel movement in Germany. Their followers were known as Nature Boys. It was during this period that he adopted the name "eden ahbez", claiming that only God was worthy of capital letters.

His song, Nature Boy, was a huge success for Nat King Cole, though it has had a long and continuing life since that first million selling hit. It has been covered by hundreds of artists of every genre, and film director Baz Luhrmann made it the central focus of his movie Moulin Rouge!.

This programme explores the background to the song, ahbez's philosophy and lifestyle, and hears from those who knew him, including Wandervogel expert Dan Dailey, writer on the origins of the hippy movement Gordon Kennedy and the last of the singing cowboys, jazz singer Herb Jeffries.

Producer/Neil Rosser for Ladbroke Productions

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Afternoon Play – The Art Of Balance

Tuesday 29 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Deborah Findlay and Niamh Cusack star in The Art Of Balance, a magical tale by Rachel Joyce about two women and a tightrope in an empty field.

Highly strung Sylvia is a business woman whose boss has sent her on a stress and anger course. She sets off looking for balance.com but instead finds herself in an empty field. She is not alone. Also in this field is Celeste, who is waiting for the secret of eternal happiness.

As the two women, one looking for balance.com, the other waiting for Mr Happiness, look around the empty field in mild despair they realise, in amazement, that there are two wooden towers and between them a tightrope.

As the ladies ponder, a young Polish man arrives. With growing wonder the women watch as he climbs up and walks the tightrope.

What follows is a fable about making connections where you don't expect – or want – to make them. It is about friendship, the true nature of happiness and learning to walk the tightrope.

Deborah Findlay plays Sylvia, Niamh Cusack is Celeste and Joseph Kloska plays the young Polish man and acts as narrator.

Producer/Tracey Neale for the BBC

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Flash! Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 29 June to Thursday 1 July
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Flash! is a three part series of short stories by award-winning writer Tania Hershman.

Over three days, the series features 16 surreal and quirky stories. There are various definitions of flash fiction but, put simply, a flash is a very, very short story. The Afternoon Reading usually yields three stories per week – this time, there are 16.

The story titles in Tuesday's programme are: Plaits; Mugs; My Mother Was An Upright Piano; Manoeuvres; Heavy Bones; and At Camden Town He Said He Loved Me.

Wednesday's programme features: The Painter And The Physicist; The Mathematics Of Sunshine; The Google 250; and Sweet Music.

Thursday's stories are: Missy; Go Away; Like Owls; We Keep The Wall Between Us As We Go; Transparent; and Heart.

Tania Hershman, a former science journalist, is the author of The White Road And Other Stories, commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange award for new writers. She is grand prize-winner of the 2009 Binnacle 150-word ultra short story competition, and winner (Europe) of the 2008 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's 600-word short story competition.

Tania is currently writer-in-residence in the Science Faculty at Bristol University. She is also founder and editor of The Short Review – an online journal dedicated to reviewing short story collections – and current fiction editor of Southword magazine.

Readers/Nicola Walker and Tom Goodman-Hill, Producer/Jeremy Osborne for Sweet Talk Productions Limited

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 29 June 2010
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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
World Cup Breakfast

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 29 June
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Nicky Campbell introduces World Cup Breakfast live from South Africa with all the latest news from the World Cup. Meanwhile, in London, Shelagh Fogarty co-hosts the programme with all the latest news from the UK and around the world.

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

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
World Cup Breakfast Phone-in

Interactive Programme
Tuesday 29 June
9.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Following on from World Cup Breakfast, Nicky Campbell spends an hour taking listeners' calls on the issues that matter both from South Africa and the rest of the world.

Presenter/Nicky Campbell, Producer/Richard Jackson

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WIMBLEDON 2010
Wimbledon

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 29 June
12.00noon-3.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

From 12noon until 3pm Richard Bacon presents live ladies quarter-finals commentary from the All England Lawn Tennis Club as well as all the day's news and celebrity interviews.

Then at 5pm Clare Balding has further action from the ladies quarter-finals.

Presenters/Richard Bacon and Clare Balding, Producer/Steve Rudge

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
World Cup – South Africa 2010

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 29 June
3.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
7.00pm-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents live commentary from the knockout stage of the World Cup with the featured match between the winners of Group F and the runners up of Group E in Pretoria, from 3-5pm.

From 7-7.30pm Mark Pougatch is live in Cape Town with all the World Cup news and the build-up to tonight's match from the knock-out stage.

At 7.30pm, there's live commentary from Cape Town of the tie between the winners of Group H and the Group G runners-up.

Presenters/Mark Chapman and Mark Pougatch, Producers/Tim Peach and Mark Williams

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Tuesday 29 June 2010
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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
World Cup Daily

Tuesday 29 June
7.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can catch up on all the news with a 30-minute round-up of the previous day's events at the Fifa World Cup in South Africa, every half hour.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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WIMBLEDON 2010
Wimbledon

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 29 June
1.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra presents extra court coverage from the Championships.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 29 June 2010
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Steve Lamacq

Tuesday 29 June
4.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Steve Lamacq is joined by White Stripes and Dead Weather front-man Jack White.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan

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Marc Riley

Tuesday 29 June
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Live in session, Marc Riley offers a warm welcome back to the programme for Frightened Rabbit.

The Glasgow-based band, comprising brothers Scott and Grant Hutchison, Billy Kennedy, Gordon Skene and Andy Monahan, release their new single Living In Colour in June on Fat Cat Records. Their current album is called The Winter Of Mixed Drinks.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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BBC AT GLASTONBURY
Gideon Coe

Tuesday 29 June
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe plays concert highlights recorded by BBC 6 Music from across the Glastonbury 2010 weekend.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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