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BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 30 June 2010
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The Radcliffe And Maconie Show

Wednesday 30 June
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie present their award-winning show live from Manchester, with great music, witty banter and the latest additions to The Chain.

Tonight, musician and journalist Sid Griffin discusses his new book, Shelter From The Storm: Bob Dylan's Thunder Years.

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

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The Glory Of Glam Ep 2/2

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

In Dressed To Kill, the second part of The Glory Of Glam, Gary Kemp highlights the most successful acts of the glam era and discovers why their influence is still being heard in many of today's new bands.

In the summer of 1972, as T-Rex released The Slider and David Bowie released The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, Roxy Music released their debut self-titled album and began touring their own version of glamorous art-influenced rock 'n' roll. With stunning outfits created by designer Antony Price, Roxy became as influential as Marc Bolan and Bowie. In fact, Roxy Music and The Spiders From Mars shared the bill at several venues in 1972, playing to small audiences who, according to Phil Manzanera, "weren't quite sure what they were seeing with all that glitz and glam".

Inspired by the chart success that glam artists were achieving, several rock bands who had been carving out solid but unspectacular careers for years also decided to add satin and sequins to their stage outfits and suddenly Sweet, Slade, Mud, Wizzard, Gary Glitter and Alvin Stardust were among those enjoying chart success. Sparks, 10CC, Mott The Hoople, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Queen, Cockney Rebel and even Suzi Quatro also enjoyed chart success with the help of a bit of additional glitter. Even major acts like Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones and Elton John dabbled in a bit of sparkly make-up. As Angie Bowie recalls: "Thanks to David and Marc they all realised that girls like pretty boys."

Contributors include John Lydon, Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, Steve Harley, David Bowie, Tony Visconti, Bryan Ferry, Boz Boorer, Pete Phipps, Noddy Holder, Roger Taylor, Marc Almond, Paolo Hewitt, Storm Thorgerson, Antony Price, Phil Manzanera, Mike Chapman, Rick Wakeman, Angie Bowie, Mick Rock, Suzi Quatro, Iggy Pop and archive interviews with Marc Bolan.

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

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Trevor Nelson

Wednesday 30 June
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Music legend Stevie Wonder celebrates his 60th birthday
Music legend Stevie Wonder celebrates his 60th birthday

Trevor Nelson celebrates Stevie Wonder's 60th birthday and his headlining performance at the Glastonbury Festival with a special programme looking at the Motown legend's life and career.

BBC 6 Music will again be BBC Radio's home of Glastonbury, clearing its schedules to offer 40 hours of continuous coverage to celebrate the festival's 40th year. Highlights of Wonder's set and others can be found on iPlayer via bbc.co.uk/6music.

Presenter/Trevor Nelson, Producer/Dan Cocker for Somethin' Else

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BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 30 June 2010
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ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL 2010
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday 30 June
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

BBC Radio 3 presenter Katie Derham
BBC Radio 3 presenter Katie Derham

In the second of this week's Lunchtime Concerts recorded at the 2010 Aldeburgh Festival, Katie Derham introduces a concert given by violinist Thomas Zehetmair and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

The concert features music by Boulez, Schoenberg, Schumann, Mozart and Schubert.

Presenter/Katie Derham, Producer/Adam Gatehouse

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Night Waves

Wednesday 30 June
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Acclaimed American scientist and geographer Jared Diamond joins Night Waves for a series of personal columns deploying his award-winning mixture of accessible physiology, zoology, geography and linguistics. Diamond came to public attention with his bestselling books about human history – Guns, Germs And Steel and Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail. He is also an eminent scholar and the recipient of numerous academic awards.

For Night Waves, Diamond responds to a series of topical issues with a brief essay that takes listeners back into the far reaches of civilisation to find the continuities and eternal truths of human society – and its relationship with the natural world.

Diamond has famously said of his work: "I've set myself the modest task of trying to explain the broad pattern of human history, on all the continents, for the last 13,000 years."

He tackles the following subjects on Night Waves in the coming weeks:

Two Island Peoples: As economists continue to tussle with lessons that Britain could learn from Japan's recession-hit economy, Diamond goes back one further step into history, to show how the fates of these two island peoples on the opposite side of the globe have always echoed each other.

The Mighty Building: As plans for Britain's Olympic tower by Anish Kapoor continue (and the industrial world's love affair with skyscrapers recovers), Diamond looks back to Egypt for a parable on the role of mighty buildings – and their eternal symbolism.

South Africa: With South Africa at the centre of world attention, Diamond shows how the history of tribes, linguistic groups and agriculture all combined to shape the Rainbow Nation as it is today.

Producer/Kirsty Pope

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 30 June 2010
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A History Of The World – Ife Head

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

Neil MacGregor continues to explore high-status objects from across the world around 700 years ago.

Today he has chosen a sculpture widely considered as one of the highest achievements in world art. It comes from Ife, a city now in south-western Nigeria. It's a slightly less than life-sized representation of a human head, made in brass, at a time when metal casting had become a hugely sophisticated art. The head, with its deeply naturalistic features, was probably that of a great king or leader although its exact function remains uncertain.

The head leads Neil to consider the political, economic and spiritual life of the Yoruba city state that produced it. Writer Ben Okri responds to the mood of the sculpture, while art historian Babatunde Lawal considers what role it might have played in traditional tribal life.

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

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Afternoon Play – Boom Boom

Wednesday 30 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Emily Steel is a new Welsh radio writer, currently under commission to the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. In her first radio play, developed through BBC writersroom, she takes an unusual approach to romance in later life and the consequences of passion.

Unhappily married Nicola has settled into her existence as a café-cum-gallery owner. Her husband, Stephen, a reclusive writer, has little time for her or her work.

David is a teenager whom she hires as a summer help. Little by little, she finds herself drawn to him and they become friends. When he falls in love with a girl his own age, she finds to her horror that she is jealous – friendship is in fact love.

As listeners follow the development of their relationship, the play flashes back and forth to an apparently unrelated car crash, caused by teenager Adam driving his father's car after an illicit night out with a girl. When Nicola finally tells Stephen about her feelings for David, there are dramatic consequences. The play brings together Nicola and Adam's stories – two seemingly unrelated incidents – to a powerful conclusion.

Sara MacGaughey plays Nicola; Steffan Rhodri plays Stephen; Gareth Aled plays David; Anya Murphy plays Jess; Scott Arthur plays Adam; Gareth Pierce plays the paramedic; and Lynne Seymour plays the policewoman.

Producer/Polly Thomas for the BBC

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Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation Ep 1/4

New series
Wednesday 30 June
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation
Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation

Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves with a broadcast of national comic import.

Few can forget where they were in 1993 when they first heard Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation. The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night – astonishing, since the show went out on Thursdays. The Light Entertainment department was besieged, questions were asked in the House and Jeremy Hardy himself became known as the man responsible for the funniest show on radio since Money Box Live with Paul Lewis.

Guests over the past eight series have included Alison Steadman, Juliet Stevenson, Miranda Richardson, Rebecca Front, Pauline McLynn and Meera Syal. Among those returning in this series is Gordon Kennedy.

Presenter/Jeremy Hardy, Producer/David Tyler for Pozzitive Television

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 30 June 2010
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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
World Cup Breakfast

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 30 June
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Nicky Campbell is live from South Africa at the World Cup.

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

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

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WIMBLEDON 2010
Wimbledon

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 30 June
12.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Richard Bacon presents from the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in a programme which has live commentary on the men's quarter-finals plus all the day's news and celebrity interviews.

Clare Balding takes over at 4.30pm with more live action from the men's quarter-finals at Wimbledon.

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

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5 Live Sport

Wednesday 30 June
7.00-7.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman has all the day's sports news.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Ben North

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WIMBLEDON 2010
6-LOVE-6 With John McEnroe

Interactive Programme
Wednesday 30 June
7.30-8.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Tennis legend John McEnroe continues his much-loved Wimbledon phone-in. Listeners can call 0500 909 693 with their questions for Mac.

Presenter/John McEnroe

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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
Danny Baker Pirate Ship

Wednesday 30 June
9.30-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Danny Baker presents his own unique take on the World Cup, looking back on the tournament so far.

Presenter/Danny Baker, Producer/Claire Davison

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Wednesday 30 June 2010
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2010 FIFA WORLD CUP
World Cup Daily

Wednesday 30 June
7.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

A 30-minute round-up of the previous day's events at the Fifa World Cup in South Africa can be heard every half hour between 7 and 10am.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 30 June
12.45-9.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

The Test Match Special commentary team bring live, uninterrupted commentary on England versus Australia in the fourth One Day International from the Oval.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 30 June 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Wednesday 30 June
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Jo Good sits in for Lauren Laverne and is joined by comedian Robin Ince.

Robin's new book, Bad Book Club, is released in July and is a guide to the world's worst but unmissably funny books. Robin has spent much of the last decade searching through car boot sales, charity shops and the odd skip in a desperate quest to find terrible books and joins Jo to talk listeners through them.

Presenter/Jo Good, Producer/Gary Bales

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Marc Riley

Wednesday 30 June
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Local Manchester lads Cherry Ghost or, as Marc Riley nicknamed them, Cheery Ghost, join him live in the studio for a session.

Their new album, Beneath This Burning Shoreline, is released on Heavenly Recordings at the beginning of July. The band are songwriter/vocalist Simon Aldred, Jim Rhodes, Ben Parsons, Grenville Harrop and Phill Anderson. Their debut album, Thirst For Romance, reached No. 7 in the album charts and gained them an Ivor Novello Award for the best contemporary song for the track People Are The People.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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