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BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 14 July 2010
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The Radcliffe And Maconie Show

Wednesday 14 July
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie have a live session from Irish rockabilly singer Imelda May tonight. Imelda grew up with a soundtrack of pop, folk, Elvis, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent.

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

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BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 14 July 2010
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Performance On 3

Wednesday 14 July
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Petroc Trelawny introduces a concert from the Cheltenham Festival exploring the relationship between Schumann, Brahms and the woman they both loved: Clara. Steven Isserlis's script, read by Simon Callow, links extracts from the three-way correspondence they had in the final years of Schumann's life, including the final traumatising years of Schumann's residence in the Endenich asylum.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Brian Jackson

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 14 July 2010
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LONDON – ANOTHER COUNTRY?
Towering Ambition – A Tale Of Two Cities

Wednesday 14 July
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Rosie Millard explores whether skyscrapers – once seen as an essential accessory of a go-ahead, ambitious city – are really the best way to express pre-eminence and modernity.

In London, Mayor Boris Johnson, who pledged to stop the "plague of towers" promised by his predecessor, has given the go-ahead for a privately funded tower to mark the 2012 Olympics.

Meanwhile, the ban on building high in Paris is weakening, amid fierce opposition. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most loved buildings in the world, but building above 37m was banned in Paris by Jacques Chirac when he was mayor in 1977. Since then, its city vista has been fiercely protected. Now the worry is that Paris could be held in aspic.

The view over Paris is one of the past – Haussman's 19th-century, low rise urban plan – but is London's unruly skyline a view of the future?

Contributors include Renzo Piano, Ken Livingstone, Sir Simon Milton, Deborah Saunt, Deyan Sudjic and Francois Chaslin.

Presenter/Rosie Millard, Producer/Kate Bland for Just Radio Limited

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The Castle Ep 1/6

New series
Wednesday 14 July
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

The Castle is a rollicking sitcom starring James Fleet and Neil Dudgeon.

Estate agents, mail-order lingerie and the invention of central heating; this is medieval England seen from a 21st-century comedy perspective.

Listeners can prepare to be thrilled as brave knight Sir William De Warenne's dungeon renovation falls foul of the Health and Safety inspectors; to swoon as young Lady Anne falls in love with the new handyman – and wayward wizard – Merlin; and sympathise, as lord of the castle Sir John, hires the latest top-of-the-range horse, but can't work out what to do with the built-in "ashtrays".

This third series of the roistering sitcom from the pen of Kim Fuller features James Fleet, Neil Dudgeon, Martha Howe-Douglas, Steven Kynman, Ingrid Oliver, Lewis MacLeod and Jonathan Kydd.

Producer/David Tyler for Pozzitive Television Limited

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Afternoon Play – Troll

Wednesday 14 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In Ed Harris's comic twisted fairytale, Olivia discovers a troll under her mother's kitchen sink.

Adult cares mix with childhood fears as, in the middle of a family crisis, Olivia finds a troll under the sink – a troll to whom, in the magic days of childhood, she once promised herself as a meal.

Troll features Rosie Cavaliero as Olivia, Ewan Bailey as James, Jack Klaff as the troll, Marcia Warren as Mum and Michael Shelford as Matt.

Producer/Jonquil Panting for the BBC

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LONDON – ANOTHER COUNTRY?
The London Nobody Knows Ep 2/2

Wednesday 14 July
8.45-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank goes off the beaten track and explores some of his favourite and largely undiscovered London haunts.

Dan visits Clerkenwell, with its secret and underground history, in the company of London biographer Peter Ackroyd. He goes to Grub Street, where he reveals the beginnings of the tabloid press in the early 17th century. And, in Chinatown, he peers behind the shelves of a Cantonese supermarket to reveal an amazing tale of 18th-century debate and debauchery.

Presenter/Dan Cruickshank, Producer/Adele Armstrong for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 14 July 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 14 July
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
BBC Radio presenter and golf fanatic Chris Evans
BBC Radio presenter and golf fanatic Chris Evans

BBC Radio 2 Breakfast host and golf fanatic Chris Evans is joined by special guests and a live audience at the famous Old Course Hotel at St Andrews to preview the British Open Golf, which tees off tomorrow morning.

Presenters/Chris Evans and George Riley, Producer/Tim Peach

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Wednesday 14 July 2010
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Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 14 July
10.00am-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the second day of the first Test between Pakistan and Australia comes live from Lord's, with the Test Match Special team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 14 July 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Wednesday 14 July
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne is joined by The Coral for a live session in the BBC 6 Music studios. The Merseyside band return this month with their fifth album, Butterfly House, released on 12 July. Produced by John Leckie, who also worked on Radiohead's The Bends and The Stone Roses' debut LP, the album was recorded in London and Wales and is their first release in over two years.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Marc Riley

Wednesday 14 July
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

New York's quite wonderful Here We Go Magic are live in the studio. The band were formed in 2009 and their first songs arrived in the form of a unique collection of four-track recordings, created by lead singer Luke Temple as the self-titled Here We Go Magic on Western Vinyl.

Their new single, The Collector, was released on 7 June along with their new album, Pigeons. The band are Luke Temple, Kristina Lieberson, Michael Bloch, Jennifer Turner and Peter Hale.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Wednesday 14 July
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Archive highlights include angular session tracks from Gang Of Four and Athletic Spizz; analogue electronica from Distorted Waves Of Ohm playing for Peel in 1995; and frothy Scottish poppers the Close Lobsters.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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