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Network Radio BBC Week 30: 24-30 July

BBC RADIO 1 Saturday 24 July 2010
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UKG Takeover

Saturday 24 July
7.00pm-7.00am BBC RADIO 1 and BBC RADIO 1XTRA

BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra are dedicating 12 hours of programming to celebrate UK garage (UKG) music in a special UKG Takeover marathon.

The shows, which are simulcast on both BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, are set to celebrate both the "old skool" days of the Nineties as well as charting the genre's evolution through to grime, funky and dubstep and looking at some of the artists emerging on the scene today.

The night also includes exclusive tracks, interviews with UKG acts old and new, and highlights including a MistaJam "sound clash" plus Roll Deep and Dreem Team takeover shows.

In MistaJam's show, from 8pm, the Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra DJ pits four genres of UKG – Dubstep, Grime, Funky House and Bassline – against each other in a UKG sound clash. A DJ, producer and artist from each type of music takes part in themed rounds and the audience decides on the "winner".

At 11pm, Westwood hosts a two-hour, live, MC session. And pioneers of the UKG scene, Dreem Team, present In The Beginning at 1am – a show with guests and a chronology of UKG anthems and moments.

UKG crew Roll Deep host their own show from 3am, telling their own story in their own words. The collective also shine the light on new talent.

The schedule for the evening is as follows: UKG 360 from 7pm until 8pm; the MistaJam/UKG sound clash from 8pm until 11pm; Westwood from 11pm until 1am; In The Beginning with Dreem Team from 1am until 3am; Roll Deep from 3am until 5am; and UKG Live Sessions with Ras Kwame from 5am until 7am.

Producer/Rebecca Frank

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BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 24 July 2010
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Patrick Kielty

Saturday 24 July
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Patrick Kielty presents a series of live Saturday morning shows for BBC Radio 2 for the next 10 weeks.

The Irish comedian fills the Saturday morning slot, entertaining listeners with three hours of cheeky banter, great tunes and the odd guest or two popping in for a quick chat before Graham Norton takes over the slot permanently on Saturday 2 October.

Patrick says: "I'm delighted to be sharing Saturday mornings with the listeners of Radio 2. I've had great craic making my shows earlier this year and I'm really looking forward to kick-starting the weekend on the wireless this summer."

Patrick has graced the Radio 2 airwaves recently, presenting the New Year's Resolutions show in January and counting down The People's Artist Chart in April.

Lewis Carnie, Head of Programmes for BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music says: "It's always exciting to introduce new regular voices to the schedule, and I'm delighted that Patrick will have a lengthy stint on the network this summer."

Presenter/Patrick Kielty, Producer/Charlotte Worth for the BBC

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RADIO 2'S COMEDY SEASON Ep 2/6
Hot Gossip

Saturday 24 July
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Claudia Winkleman hosts the irreverent comedy panel show
Claudia Winkleman hosts the irreverent comedy panel show

The irreverent comedy panel show hosted by Claudia Winkleman returns to BBC Radio 2. Once again, it unleashes UK comics and commentators into the silicon-filled world of glossy magazines and showbiz columns, for a unique take on the week's most "important" celebrity news.

This second programme of the new series features: award-winning, frenetic funnyman Mark Watson; Stratford comedienne, actress and writer Andi Osho; and the man known by most as "The Other Will Smith", Will Smith.

There are no teams, it's everyone for themselves, as they unleash a torrent of celebrity fuelled opinion and navigate their way through regular rounds including Three In A Bed and Ask A Stupid Question.

Presenter/Claudia Winkleman, Producer/Phil Critchlow for TBI media

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Bob Harris

Saturday 24 July
12.00midnight-3.00am BBC RADIO 2

American singer-songwriter John Grant performs an acoustic session on tonight's show.

Currently based in Texas, via New York and his home town of Denver, John talks to Bob Harris about his friendship and work with Midlake, his former band The Czars, and his debut solo album The Queen Of Sweden.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Mark Simpson for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 24 July 2010
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WOMAD 2010
World Routes Live From Womad

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 24 July
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucy Duran brings listeners more from the globe's leading festival of world music, live, from BBC Radio 3's own stage at the festival site in Charlton Park, Wiltshire.

There is live music from Sufi mystics Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali, fronted by nephews of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. There are also highlights from yesterday's set by Tourag band Toumast.

Presenter/Lucy Duran, Producer/Felix Carey

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 10 – Doctor Who Prom

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 24 July
7.30-9.45pm BBC RADIO 3
Matt Smith as Doctor Who
Matt Smith as Doctor Who

The Doctor is back. Two years ago, he appeared at the BBC Proms via video link. This year, he's here in person. Thrills, spills, adventures, monsters and special guests are all guaranteed along the way in this Proms spectacular. Petroc Trelawny has the unenviable task of keeping everything in order for BBC Radio 3 – though, sadly, without the help of a sonic screwdriver.

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) and his assistant, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), join the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the London Philharmonic Choir for an action-packed evening. Monsters from the current run of the hugely successful BBC series threaten to disrupt proceedings. Only the Doctor – ably assisted by conductors Ben Foster and Grant Llewellyn – can save the day.

There are some classical favourites with a suitably celestial theme, including Mars from Holst's Planets Suite and John Adams's thrilling Short Ride In A Fast Machine.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Tim Thorne

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BBC PROMS 2010
Twenty Minutes – Dance Of The Daleks

Saturday 24 July
8.20-8.40pm BBC RADIO 3

How do you make a sink-plunger seem scary? Matthew Sweet investigates the weird and wonderful sound world of Doctor Who's incidental music.

Matthew Sweet spent the Saturday tea-times of his youth peering at the television, from behind the sofa, to watch Doctor Who. He time-travels through the programme's 47-year history to investigate the weird and wonderful sound world of its incidental music. He talks with some of the composers who have contributed, in very different musical styles, to the enduring success of the programme over the decades.

Presenter/Matthew Sweet, Producer/Graham Rogers

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WOMAD 2010
Live From Womad

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 24 July
10.30pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Andrew McGregor is joined by Lopa Kothari and Lucy Duran for more from the globe's leading festival of world music, live, from the festival site at Charlton Park in Wiltshire.

The mighty Salif Keita is tonight's headliner, and there are highlights from his set on the Open Air Stage, plus songs from Benin diva Angelique Kidjo. Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra, and Ethiopia's Geata Krar Collective continue the African theme. And, live from the BBC Radio 3 stage, there is an acoustic set from one of the UK's great voices, Cerys Matthews.

This year, BBC Radio 3 marks 10 years at Womad, a long track record of broadcasting performances from the leading stars of world music. The Radio 3 Stage continues the tradition of hosting a unique mix of new and emerging artists, and the on-site Radio 3 studio broadcasts main-stage highlights and exclusive interviews as well as the celebrated truck sessions.

Presenters/Andrew McGregor, Lopa Kothari and Lucy Duran, Producer/Roger Short

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 24 July 2010
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Reasons To Be Cheerful Ep 1/3

New series
Saturday 24 July
10.30-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

In the first of a new series of Reasons To Be Cheerful, Scotland's Gordon Kennedy takes on John O'Farrell.

As the country faces a tightening of its financial belt, the Scottish actor and comedian takes a timely look at some of the things he thinks people should cheer about.

Gordon is fascinated by nanotechnology and he discovers how science fiction is becoming science fact at the London Centre for Nanotechnology with Professor Richard Jackman.

Gordon, star of hit BBC series Robin Hood, is also a sports fanatic. He chats with best-selling sport author Frances Edmonds about how Britain is rediscovering its love of team sports. As a keen cyclist, Gordon recently realised that cycling through London does not involve the death wish it used to. He talks to Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London's transport adviser, on what has changed.

In an antidote to the "grumpy old men" culture, Gordon chats with leading psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman to discover the root causes of grumpiness and asks how it can be defeated. He uses his new-found knowledge to try and convince best-selling author John O'Farrell, a self-confessed grump, to change his pessimistic ways.

Producers/Joanne Coombs and Martin McNamara for Loftus Audio

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Saturday Play – White Chameleon

Saturday 24 July
2.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Playwright Christopher Hampton (left) and actor Alex Jennings (right) recording The White Chameleon
Playwright Christopher Hampton (left) and actor Alex Jennings (right) recording The White Chameleon

Christopher Hampton narrates this witty and sad play about his family's life in Alexandria in the Fifties, up to and during the Suez invasion.

It tells the story of his father who was in Egypt working for Cable And Wireless, his mother, also from a Cable And Wireless family, and Ibrahim, the Egyptian servant who ran the family house for 20 years and who helped a 10-year-old Chris, the future playwright, to create dramas for homework.

As it turned out, his first play was put on in the West End when he was 20. His best-known plays include Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Total Eclipse, The Philanthropist and Tales From Hollywood. His films include Carrington, which he wrote and directed and which won the Jury Prize at Cannes, and the Oscar-winning Dangerous Liaisons.

This autobiographical play is about the sense he has of his roots in this particular place, his early realisation that he was born to be a writer and also of the experience in his own life, as a child in Egypt, of the sudden dislocations that marked the end of Empire.

Alex Jennings plays Chris's father; Amanda Root his mother; Harvey O'Neil plays Chris; and Mido Hamada plays the redoubtable Ibrahim. The play is narrated by Christopher Hampton himself. Other members of the cast include Aymen Hamdouchi, David Annen, Harrison Charles, Harry Manton and Josef Lindsay. The Egyptian singers are Tony Kandel, Yazid Eid and Robert Hannouch.

Producer/Ann Scott for Greenpoint Films

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Archive On 4 – Sellers In The Attic

Saturday 24 July
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Legendary comedian Peter Sellers
Legendary comedian Peter Sellers

Comedy writer and historian Glenn Mitchell examines exclusive and lesser-known recordings of Peter Sellers and reveals a fascinating wealth of recently discovered recordings presenting a new insight into the life of this comic legend.

Glenn was only 21 when the actor died but has been collecting Sellers material from an early age. In this personal take on the subject, Glenn chronicles Sellers' career in parallel with his own lifelong interest in the actor's work. He examines various recordings, explaining – in each instance – its place within the canon, and how it may have shaped – or been shaped by – Sellers' life and career.

The programme also explores the softer, compassionate side to the legendary actor's nature, the aspect of the man which once led to him talking a complete stranger, perched on a high bridge, out of committing suicide.

Among the recent finds is a personal recording Sellers made for a television producer whose daughter lost her sight. The never before broadcast recording includes readings of the poet William McGonagall with various comments throughout. Not only is it vintage Sellers but it reveals a remarkable and malleable side to his personality, catching him at a very relaxed moment in his life, contrasting with his often cited volatile nature.

Ultimately, Sellers In The Attic tells the story of his life on the 30th anniversary of his death by revisiting the less obvious items from his vast legacy, including gems from the BBC archives such as his 1970 performance of the macabre music-hall monologue The Ballad Of Sam Hall, recorded at Wilton's in East London.

Presenter/Glenn Mitchell, Producer/Stephen Garner for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 24 July 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 24 July
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd presents live horse-racing coverage from Ascot for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth meeting. BBC Radio 5 Live's racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght provides an indispensible guide to the runners and riders, alongside John Hunt and former Champion Jockey Mick Fitzgerald.

There is live commentary from the day's race card – including the feature race, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth stakes, at 4.25pm.

There are also regular updates from the fourth day of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia at Headingley and news from the qualifying session of the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.

Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Louise Sutton

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Six-Duck-Six

Saturday 24 July
6.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Adil Ray invites the nation to discuss the biggest events in cricket this week, including Pakistan versus Australia, the Friends Provident T20 and the latest from the England camp.

Presenter/Adil Ray, Producer/Jo Tongue for Somethin' Else

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 24 July 2010
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Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 24 July
10.00am-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the fourth day of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia comes, live, from Headingley, with the Test Match Special commentary team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 24 July 2010
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Dance Anthems With Dave Pearce

Saturday 24 July
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Dave Pearce plays classic dance anthems from rap to rave via big-room and big-beat classics. On this week's show, Dave takes a look back at what was going on in Ibiza in 1999 and delves into his record collection to consider three tunes from another seminal dance label.

There is also a brand new bedroom producer and a selection of Dave's biggest tunes from clubland, a new themed anthem challenge and new music from Tim Berg and Alex Gaudino.

Presenter/Dave Pearce, Producer/Rowan Collinson

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Saturday 24 July 2010
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Weekend Breakfast

Saturday 24 July
7.00-9.00am BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Weekend Breakfast has the latest on today's Manchester Mela, where BBC Asian Network DJs Murtz, Noreen and DJ Kayper host the main stage, enjoying performances from H Dhami, Imran Khan and Preeya Kalidas.

Listeners are reminded that they can hear the Mela highlights throughout the week on Tommy Sandhu's Breakfast Show and Noreen Khan's Drive Time show and they can see photos from the event online.

The BBC Asian Network's Summer Of Melas programme is available on the BBC Red Button from Monday 16 August.

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BBC RADIO 1 Sunday 25 July 2010
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The Summer Surgery

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 25 to Thursday 29 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1 and BBC RADIO 1XTRA

The Surgery presenter Aled Haydn Jones
The Surgery presenter Aled Haydn Jones

The Surgery's Aled Haydn Jones hosts a one-stop shop for advice this summer on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra.

As young people all over Britain are gearing up for their first festival experience, their first trip abroad with friends, getting their first summer job or simply embarking on their first summer of discovery, The Summer Surgery is there to give advice on all of the subjects that are important at this time of year – sex, drugs, alcohol, body image, jobs, money and travel.

From Sunday 25 July to Thursday 29 August, Aled hosts a Live Surgery every night between 9pm and 10pm, which will be simulcast on both networks. Each evening Aled and resident Surgery expert, Dr Mel and guests, will be getting hands-on with the burning issues that are heightened during the summer months.

The Surgery with Aled on Sunday 1 August on BBC Radio 1 will look back at this week's highlights.

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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 25 July 2010
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Weekend Wogan

Sunday 25 July
11.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Sir Terry Wogan
Sir Terry Wogan

Sir Terry Wogan welcomes national treasure Tony Christie and American singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters to the BBC Radio Theatre in London for this week's edition of Weekend Wogan.

Gretchen performs live and the Elio Pace Houseband return with more live music, while John "Boggy" Marsh drops by to join in with the witty discussion.

Presenter/Sir Terry Wogan, Producer/Alan Boyd for the BBC

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Sunday Half Hour

Sunday 25 July
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Brian D'Arcy marks the feast of St James with hymns and reflection in this week's Sunday Half Hour.

St James is the patron saint of Spain and one of Jesus's disciples who, according to folklore, became the first bishop of Jerusalem.

Hymns this week include Come Down O Love Divine, Father Lord Of All Creation and And Can It Be. This week's featured choir is the William Harris Singers, directed by Richard Pugsley, the organist is David Geoffrey Thomas.

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

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 25 July 2010
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WOMAD 2010
Live from Womad

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 25 July
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade
Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade

Lucy Duran presents more coverage from the UK's leading world music festival, live from the BBC Radio 3 stage, including the Womad debut of the first recipient of Radio 3's World Routes Academy scholarship, Iraqi oud player Khyam Allami and Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade.

The programme also features highlights from yesterday's set by the Paris-based Orchestre National de Barbes.

Presenter/Lucy Duran, Producer/Felix Carey

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 12

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 25 July
6.30-8.55pm BBC RADIO 3

Schumann's lyrical Piano Concerto in A minor continues the season's bicentenary celebrations of the composer's birth. The BBC Philharmonic is joined by acclaimed pianist Christian Zacharias, who is fascinated by Schumann's music.

The concert opens with Schumann's Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52 and, after the interval, the spirit of the traditional BBC Proms Viennese night is revived with a variety of classics from the Strauss family.

This Prom will be repeated on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 28 July at 2pm.

Presenter/Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Producer/Mike George

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WOMAD 2010
Live from Womad

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 25 July
11.30pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Andrew McGregor, Lopa Kothari and Lucy Duran present more highlights from the leading festival of world music, live from the BBC Radio 3 stage at the festival site in Charlton Park, Wiltshire.

Tonight's offerings include Congolese soukous from Kanda Bongo Man, Cape Verdean song from Mayra Andrade and Benin funk from Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou.

Presenter/Andrew McGregor, Lopa Kothari and Lucy Duran, Producer/Felix Carey

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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 25 July 2010
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Desert Island Discs

Sunday 25 July
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Journalist Lynn Barber talks to Kirsty Young about her life and career, chooses her favourite pieces of music and considers how she would cope on BBC Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 25 July 2010
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Chart The Week

Sunday 25 July
11.00am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Richard Bacon presents the second of a new seven-part series charting the Top 10 news, sport and entertainment stories of the past week.

A week is a long time in politics – it's also a long time in sport, and entertainment, and music. Richard will be joined by three special guests to recap the Top 10 biggest moments of the week. Counting down from 10 to 1, the hottest topical moments will be debated, analysed and scrutinised by the panel before being given that all important chart position.

Presenter/Richard Bacon, Producer/Phil Critchlow for TBI Media

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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 25 July
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

George Riley rounds-up all the day's sports news and live action. From 1pm, David Croft, Anthony Davidson and Holly Samos present live commentary of the German Grand prix from Hockenheim.

There are also updates from the final day of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia at Headingley, live rugby league Super League commentary and reports from Stage 20 in the Tour de France.

Presenter/George Riley, Producer/Patrick Whiteside

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Jon Holmes Mob Rule

Sunday 25 July
6.30-7.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE (Correction 14 July)

In a special one-off programme, Jon Holmes dips into the stream of public consciousness that spews over "Have Your Say" and "Comments" pages of the web to reveal what "the people" would do to solve the world's problems?

These days the state of the world is analysed, discussed and dissected by its most voracious consumers – the public. Its myriad problems are sorted and solved by "The Mob", who are never backwards in coming forwards with their solutions and shouting via Have Your Say websites, letters to newspapers, texts to TV shows and calls to radio stations around the globe. Not to mention the vented views that fill up the blogosphere, the Twittersphere and all manner of multiplatform outlets ending in the word "sphere".

Jon Holmes and guests will circle the globe, collecting the thoughts, hopes, dreams and completely odd offerings of public opinion in a quest to find out whether "the people" really know best.

Presenter/Jon Holmes, Producer/Abundant Productions

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Men's Hour With Tim Samuels Ep 2/6

Sunday 25 July
7.30-8.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Tim Samuels hosts the second in the series of Men's Hour.

Tim will be accompanied by leading males from the world of entertainment, sport, politics, media and an on-hand shrink, as they leave their comfort zones.

Men's World presents familiar people talking about unfamiliar things. Choreographer and star of Pineapple Dance Studio Louie Spence also joins Tim as a regular weekly guest.

Presenter/Tim Samuels, Producer/Jon Holmes for Tonic Production

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Sunday 25 July 2010
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Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 25 July
10.00am-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

The Test Match Special team are in the commentary box at Headingley to provide uninterrupted coverage on the fifth and final day of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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5 Live Baseball

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 25 July
7.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Josh Chetwynd and Jonny Gould present BBC Radio 5 Live's Sports Extra's weekly Major League Baseball programme, with a round-up of all the latest news from the week in baseball. There's also live commentary of one of the day's top games.

Producer/Simon Crosse for USP Content

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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 25 July 2010
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6 Mix

Sunday 25 July
8.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

One of the UK's most respected electronic producers, Four Tet, aka producer and DJ Keiran Hebden, takes over BBC 6 Music for his first 6 Mix since 2008.

Keiran started making music with post-rock band Fridge back in the mid-Nineties, before putting out his first music as Four Tet in 1998. Since then he's released a number of critically acclaimed albums, collaborated with Burial and late jazz legend Steve Reid, as well as remixing the likes of Aphex Twin and Radiohead. He released his critically acclaimed new album, There Is Love In You, in January this year, and releases a new single Angel Echoes featuring remixes from Caribou among others.

Four Tet has also been busy on the summer festival circuit, playing Glastonbury and T In The Park, with shows lined up for the Reading/Leeds Festival and Bestival for August and September.

In his latest 6 Mix, he plays music which has inspired him from James Holden and Roberto Donnini alongside current favourites from Luke Abbot and Rocketnumbernine.

Presenter/Keiran Hebden, Producer/Rowan Collinson

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Sunday 25 July 2010
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Bhangra Breakdown

Sunday 25 July
12.00noon-2.00pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Bhangra Breakdown talks about the latest stop on BBC Asian Network's, A Summer Of Melas – Manchester.

The programme promises a surprise guest live from the Manchester Mela, talking about all the behind-the-scenes antics, as well as playing the best classic and new Bhangra tracks.

There is also another spin in the Bhangra Time Machine, and a lucky budding artist gets a chance to shine in the Break Out section.

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Network Radio BBC Week 30: Monday 26 July 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Monday 26 July 2010
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Ken Bruce

Monday 26 July
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Singer-songwriter Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze fame reveals his Tracks Of My Years each day this week, playing his favourite songs and explaining his choices to Ken.

There's also a new Record and Album Of The Week, and the Love Song at 10.15am.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones for the BBC

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Chris Tarrant

Monday 26 July
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Chris Tarrant returns to BBC Radio 2 to sit in for Steve Wright all week. Chris is joined by celebrity guests each day and, in Battle Of The Oldies, two determined listeners vie for his attention with their musical choices.

Presenter/Chris Tarrant, Producer/Adam Uytman for the BBC

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Paul Jones

Monday 26 July
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 returns to the Cumbrian harbour town of Maryport for coverage of the 2010 Maryport Blues Festival.

This three-hour special, presented by Paul Jones, features live music from the main stage – where the line-up includes Booker T Jones, The Robert Cray Band, Canned Heat and Paul Carrack – as well as interviews with some of the artists.

Paul is looking forward to the festival: "I will be in Maryport for this year's blues festival – along with a crack team from BBC Radio 2 to broadcast it to the whole of the UK and beyond – and we're all looking forward to it eagerly. Last year's festival was full of memorable musical moments, but I'm expecting this year's line-up to surpass even that."

Presenter/Paul Jones, Producer/Paul Long for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 2'S COMEDY SEASON
Being Here – The Peter Sellers Story

Monday 26 July
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Thirty years after Peter Sellers's death, Alexander Armstrong profiles the life and times of the man who brought laughter to millions.

Armstrong explores how a one-time drummer and banjo player from Southsea become the toast of Hollywood and one of Britain's greatest comedy exports.

Sellers became famous for his vocal skills in The Goons as well as his chameleon-like ability to adopt many different personas. He was a Goon, Inspector Clouseau and Dr Strangelove – but there was much more to Sellers than these comic creations. This documentary considers the films, and also the other radio work, the chart success (with multi-selling comedy LPs), and Sellers's life off-stage.

Sellers features extensively in the programme, via the BBC's archives, while friends like Eric Sykes, Denis Norden and writer John Antrobus are on hand to make sense of this comedic genius. Actress Liz Fraser talks about his early film days while Simon Williams and Valerie Leon reflect on the latter ones. Sir Michael Parkinson also recalls his memorable interview with Sellers.

To those who knew him, Sellers could be difficult at times, but many of the friends he made stayed with him throughout his life. To those who grew up watching him on the big screen or listening to him on the radio, the name Peter Sellers meant only one thing – laughter.

The voice of Peter Sellers is used with permission of the Lynne Unger Children's Trust.

BBC Radio 2's Comedy Season continues on Tuesday with All Round Bob Monkhouse, presented by Barry Cryer, and Dave Allen – Goodnight And May Your God Go With You presented by Ed Byrne on Wednesday.

Producers/Phill Collinge and Andrew Edwards for Made in Manchester

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 26 July 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Performance On 3 – Prom 13

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 26 July
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Suzy Klein introduces Schumann's first Symphony, full of the joys of spring, Strauss's mischievous villain Till Eulenspiegel and Simon Holt's percussion concerto with Colin Currie as soloist, Live from London's Royal Albert Hall. Thierry Fischer directs the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a programme full of drama, excitement and the unexpected.

Schumann's Symphony No. 1 launches a complete cycle of Schumann Symphonies this BBC Proms season, marking the bicentenary of the composer's birth.

Simon Holt's percussion concerto is scored for a collection of instruments laid out on a table, in much the same fashion that Holt's great uncle, a taxidermist, laid out the tools of his trade.

Finally, there's music based on the exploits of a mischievous villain from German folklore: Merry Till Eulenspiegel cavorts through life, until he must answer for his crimes and trumpets and drums herald his journey to the scaffold, where his pranks are ended.

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 29 July at 2pm.

Presenter/Suzy Klein, Producer/Tim Thorne

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Twenty Minutes – The Bear

Monday 26 July
7.45-8.05pm BBC RADIO 3

This darkly humorous and thought-provoking tale, about identity and the personal sacrifices people make to conform, is by award-winning League Of Gentlemen writer Jeremy Dyson.

A mysterious transformation occurs when an ambitious young lawyer, determined to make a bold statement at his office masquerade ball, turns up in a fabulous antique bear costume.

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MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL 2010
Jazz On 3

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 26 July
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

BBC Radio 3 presenter Jez Nelson
BBC Radio 3 presenter Jez Nelson

Jez Nelson presents a special live broadcast from Band On The Wall at the 15th Manchester Jazz Festival, with previews of festival events and performances by world-class local musicians.

Vibrant clarinet player Arun Ghosh grew up in Bolton and brings a quintet to the festival featuring Mancunians Myke Wilson and Sylvan Richardson on drums and bass alongside reeds player Idris Rahman and Corey Mwamba on vibraphone.

Stuart McCallum is a Manchester-based guitarist who is best known as a member of the Cinematic Orchestra. He plays a solo set, using electronics to add extra dimensions to his atmospheric sound.

There's also a performance from an all-star group featuring another Manchester guitar hero, Mike Walker, with pianist Gwilym Simcock and sought-after American rhythm section of Steve Swallow on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums.

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 26 July 2010
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Book Of The Week – Tokyo Vice Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Tokyo Vice is the story of a young American journalist who starts work as a crime reporter for Tokyo's biggest newspaper.

Jake Adelstein becomes the first foreign reporter to be admitted to the famed Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club and decides to cover organised crime.

It's not a good idea to get on the wrong side of the Yamagushi-gumi, Japan's largest organised crime group. But after Jake joins Japan's largest daily newspaper as a crime reporter, it isn't long before his investigations earn him some powerful enemies.

Jack Klaff reads this gritty memoir written by Jake Adelstein, abridged and produced by Jane Marshall Productions for BBC Radio 4.

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Woman's Hour Drama – Writing The Century Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Steve Gough's drama portrays the life of a retired woman in the Welsh Valleys in the mid-Eighties, as the series that explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people returns.

A Burden To Strangers is inspired by the diaries of Rachel Minshall, a spirited and politically active octogenarian who lived alone in the Welsh Valleys during the Eighties.

Margaret John plays Rachel, with Menna Trussler as Jean, Bernard Lloyd as Tom, Mark Carey as the curate and John Cording as Glyn.

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The Graduate Ep 1/2

New series
Monday 26 July
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4 (Copy updated 16 July)

Sarfraz Manzoor follows a year in the life of six graduates from Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University as they try to secure their first job.

Lauren, Jonathan, Mohsin, Caroline, Fiona and Samantha are six graduates from Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University who completed their degrees in June last year. They studied hard and paid their fees, and were ready to begin the search for that elusive first job. But, along with more than 300,000 other graduate hopefuls, they were joining the job market in the midst of a recession and when the number of students going to university was at the highest it had ever been.

The first programme follows four members of the group – John, Mohsin, Fiona and Caroline – in their first six months as graduates. Sam and Lauren join in episode two, which pieces together the second sixth months of the group's journey.

They believed that a degree would be an investment for their futures, with higher salaries and rapid career progression being the expected returns. But will their much-coveted degree certificate be a stepping stone to a job, or is it time for them to re-evaluate this traditional narrative, and reconsider why they went to university in the first place?

Sarfraz hears how important graduates are for the growth of specialist markets in the UK but also how some companies question if graduates are up to the task. One company reveals that out of 2,000 applications, they were unable to find 20 suitable candidates.

Combining first-hand testimony with wider analysis, Sarfraz explores the genuine experience of today's graduates; the impact they have on the economy and society; and what their futures may hold.

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Afternoon Play – A Bridge To The Stars

Monday 26 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Henning Mankell's story tells of an imaginative boy, Joel, living with his seaman father in an icy, landlocked, northern Swedish town.

Young Joel, living alone with his lonely father, heads out one night to search for a dog he has glimpsed "heading for a star". He finds new friends, cruelty and a perilous ascent in his winter of discontent and growing up.

This icy tale of a young boy's quest for a different sort of life is based on the novel of the same name by Henning Mankell, the celebrated author of the Kurt Wallander detective stories.

Dramatised by John Retallack, A Bridge To The Stars features Ryan Watson as Joel Gustafson, Jack Klaff as the older Joel Gustafson, Paul Hilton as Samuel Gustafson and Toby Graham as Rolf von Swallow. Margaret Robertson plays Gertrud "No-Nose", with Sean Baker as Simon Windstorm, Alison Pettitt as Sara and Jacob Theato as Otto.

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Hitler's Muslim Legions

Monday 26 July
8.00-8.30pm BBC RADIO 4

This is the extraordinary and little-known story of how tens of thousands of Soviet Muslims fought for Hitler in the Second World War.

It was after Germany's invasion of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union in 1941 that Hitler's attention was first drawn to the potential for Muslim recruits to swell his ranks. For the many thousands of captured Soviet Muslims, the opportunity to serve in the Wehrmacht offered an escape from the brutality and starvation of the prison camps. Elsewhere, a major recruitment drive among Bosnian Muslims led to tens of thousands signing up for the Waffen-SS.

This programme investigates why Hitler and Himmler apparently cast aside their Nazi ideal of an Aryan master race, justifying the admission of Soviet Muslims into their ranks. It asks why these men fought for the Third Reich and how they were treated by their German officers.

The programme also examines the fate of these Soviet Muslims at the end of the war. With Hitler dead and the Third Reich defeated, there was nothing to protect them, and many were killed as traitors.

Presenter/Julian O'Halloran, Producer/Jennifer Chryss for Juniper Productions

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Book At Bedtime – The Pleasure Seekers Ep 1/10

New series
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 4
Monday 26 to Friday 30 July

Tishani Doshi's funny, lyrical and tenderly told story of four generations of Patel-Joneses is inspired by the poet's own Welsh-Gujurati background. Poet, journalist and dancer, Tishani Doshi, has a Welsh mother and a Gujurati father. This twin inheritance is at the heart of her comic novel about the Patel-Joneses, who live in a little house with orange and black gates next door to the Punjab Women's Association in Madras.

The first episode is set in August 1968 when Babo, eldest son of Prem Kumar, becomes the first member of the Patel family to leave Madras and fly to London to further his education. On the night before the flight his father has a terrible premonition of trouble, in the form of a dream in which all his family is lost.

Babo's mother, meanwhile, has more practical worries on her mind and gives strict instructions to her son about his obligations as a vegan and a follower of the Jain religion. Babo must resist the temptations of meat, alcohol and, most importantly, women.

How shocked his parents would be, then, to see their son, four months later, drinking peppermint schnapps, eating poached eggs and making love to Sian Jones, a cream-skinned girl from Wales, with whom Babo falls head-over-heels in love, from the moment he sees the twirl of red ribbon in her hair.

The reader is Indira Varma and the book is abridged and directed by Nigel Lewis.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 26 July 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 26 July
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Ian Payne has all the day's sports news and reaction, and is joined by special guests for The Monday Night Club to discuss the latest football transfer moves and news.

From 9.30pm 5 Live Track And Field is live from Barcelona previewing the European Athletics Championship, which starts tomorrow.

Presenter/Ian Payne, Producer/Graham McMillan

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 26 July 2010
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Nemone

Monday 26 July
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music presenter Nemone
BBC 6 Music presenter Nemone

Acclaimed musician Kristin Hersh hand picks tracks for the Lunchtime Playlist. A music and publishing industry first, acclaimed musician Kristin, founder of the seminal art-punk band Throwing Muses, releases her new studio album Crooked as a book.

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Marc Riley

Monday 26 July
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Marc Riley is on holiday this week so BBC 6 Music welcomes another Northern hero to step into the breach and entertain listeners with a bag of tunes and a sprinkle of anecdotes.

Paul Heaton, former lead singer with The Housemartins and The Beautiful South, cycles in fresh from his Pedals And Pumps tour – a cycling tour of 16 English pubs (a double whammy tour in support of the greenest form of transport and fighting pub closures). Having covered more than 900 miles on the tour, the cycle from his home in South Manchester to BBC Oxford Road shouldn't be too difficult.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Monday 26 July 2010
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China – Shaking The World Ep 3/4

Monday 26 July
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Reporter Michael Robinson, who first documented China's awakening for the BBC almost 20 years ago, returns for this landmark series, to examine what China's seemingly unstoppable economic advancement might now mean for the rest of the world.

He reports on China's huge new infrastructure programme and examines China's strategy to make the rapid shift from an economy reliant on low-paid sweat and muscle, to one based on world-beating technology and high-value production, and the bitter tensions this policy is generating across the Pacific.

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Network Radio BBC Week 30: Tuesday 27 July 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 27 July 2010
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Jamie Cullum

Tuesday 27 July
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

An interview with legendary Brazilian musician Sérgio Mendes features in this week's show, as Jamie Cullum continues to showcase his love for all types of jazz and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

Sérgio talks about his incredible career, the experience of introducing the music of his country to the world and tells the story behind songs like Mas que nada and The Frog. Jamie also delves into the BBC archives to find another historic jazz session.

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

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BBC RADIO 2'S COMEDY SEASON
All Round Bob Monkhouse

Tuesday 27 July
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Star of film, TV and radio, stand-up comedian and game show presenter, Bob Monkhouse
Star of film, TV and radio, stand-up comedian and game show presenter, Bob Monkhouse

Barry Cryer celebrates the fascinating life of his friend Bob Monkhouse, a consummate professional, whose public persona never once revealed his private heartaches.

Star of film, TV and radio, stand-up comedian, game show presenter, joke writer for Bob Hope – the list goes on and in this programme Barry profiles Bob's remarkable career and contrasts it with his personal problems off stage and screen.

Bob was one of the best stand-up comedians of his generation, but to many he was king of the game show. Along with Bruce Forsyth, he made the genre his own. He had a gift for putting people at their ease while remaining completely in control.

The programme examines Bob the actor, noting his appearances in everything from the very first Carry On film, through sitcom, to an episode of Jonathan Creek. Barry also recalls how in 1979 Bob's classic comedy film collection landed him in court and how he made the news again, a few years later, when his joke books were stolen!

Behind the famous smile, Bob's private life was sometimes turbulent and this programme traces his off-screen tribulations, and examines, with some of those who worked with him at the time, his bravery in front of the cameras.

All Around Bob Monkhouse includes classic clips and interviews with Bob himself from the BBC's extensive archive collection. Contributors including Denis Norden, Bradley Walsh, Anita Harris, Ted Robbins, Sheila Steafel, Jimmy Cricket and Tom Edwards (Bob's friend and voiceover man on Wipeout) are united by one word throughout – "genius".

BBC Radio 2's Comedy Season continues on Wednesday with Dave Allen – Goodnight And May Your God Go With You presented by Ed Byrne.

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Bill Kenwright's Golden Years Ep 3/10

Tuesday 27 July
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

West End legend and musical maestro Bill Kenwright serves up another feast of pop and rock 'n' roll from his Golden Years.

This week Bill picks a favourite B-side from Johnny Burnette, a 20-Second No. 1 from Cliff Richard and bestows a We Did It Better (Bill's campaign to get British rock 'n' rollers recognised for songs he thinks they sang better than their American peers) on the great Frankie Vaughan.

There are also tunes from Jimmie Rodgers, Jerry Keller and Carole King, plus more tales from the Alleycat. Bill also reveals why he couldn't bear to listen to Bobby Vee's Please Don't Ask About Barbara and why Tommy Roe's Sheila saved his band from embarrassment.

Presenter/Bill Kenwright, Producer/Day Macaskill for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 27 July 2010
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Robert Winston's Musical Analysis Ep 1/4

New series
Tuesday 27 July
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In the first of this four-part series, Professor Robert Winston investigates how the career of pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff's was saved by hypnotherapy.

Robert combines his expertise and experience in science and medicine with his passion for music, to explore the relationship between the music and the medical conditions of composers who suffered mental and physical illness.

Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto is one of classical music's most enduring pieces, but it was almost never composed at all.

The composer suffered an extreme creative block following the catastrophic première of his first symphony. After three years of silence, a hypnotherapist, Dr Dahl, cured him and rescued his career.

Professor Winston also investigates evidence that a medical condition was responsible for Rachmaninoff's famously large hand-span, with pianist Peter Donohoe demonstrating the difficulty this presents for would-be performers of his music.

Presenter/Professor Robert Winston, Producer/Chris Taylor for the BBC

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Just William – Pursuin' Happiness Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 July
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Martin Jarvis brings his celebrated readings of Richmal Crompton's Just William back to BBC Radio 4 with William taking the roles of latter-day knight, boy scout and aid to elderly relative in three tales.

In Tuesday's opening story, William, inspired by his history teacher's accounts of medieval derring-do, sets out with his faithful squire Ginger to help the oppressed. They come upon a beautiful damsel who is unquestionably oppressed, and therefore clearly in need of helpful succouring! But as so often with William, things aren't quite what they seem.

In Wednesday's story, The Revenge, boy scout William commits to a daily good deed, until he meets a ghastly child.

In Thursday's tale, The Ghost, William's elderly cousin Mildred confides in him that her dearest wish is to encounter a ghost. He decides to help her fulfil her ambition, regardless of the consequences.

Reader/Martin Jarvis, Producer/Rosalind Ayres for Jarvis and Ayres Productions

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Happy Tuesdays – Everyone Quite Likes Justin Ep 2/5

Tuesday 27 July
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Everyone Quite Likes Justin is a new sitcom by Justin Moorhouse and Jim Poyser, in which Justin tries to start dating again. But everything seems to have changed since he last tried, as the new collaboration between BBC Radio and Television offering a platform to fresh comedy talent, continues.

Instead of dating, he manages to get embroiled with toy trains, Phantom Of The Opera and a greyhound that will never win a race.

In one version of his life, Justin is a well-known local Manchester radio DJ who is successful, funny and stopped in the street by adoring fans. He's the man who has everything. In another version he's a DJ in a slightly shabby local radio station who gets hassled by the occasional oddball on the street. And he's the man who hopes for everything. The truth lies somewhere in between.

Naturally, his private life is chaotic. His wife has left him, taking custody of his eight-year-old son Justin junior, and is in the process of taking him to the cleaners. So he's back on the market, as is his house, leaving him living in his father-in-law's spare room in Bury. The only person who understands him is his Gran, living in luxury in an old folk's home in Warrington.

Despite all this Justin remains positive. Every day is a new opportunity: "When life throws you lemons, make lemonade".

The cast includes Justin Moorhouse as Justin, Paul Copley as Ray, Anne Reid as Gran, Katherine Kelly as Lisa, Lloyd Langford as Bryn and Sally Lindsay as Tanya.

Producer/Steven Canny for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 27 July 2010
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5 Live Sport

Tuesday 27 July
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd has all the day's sports news and reaction to the latest updates. From 7.30pm there's a special London Calling looking ahead to the London 2012 Olympics, which starts two years from today.

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 27 July 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Tuesday 27 July
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne is joined by Pains Of Being Pure At Heart for a live session. The New York City band, who have a deep, audible love for all things Eighties UK indie, returned with a single, Say No To Love, in June and are currently recording their second album, which is due for release later this year.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Network Radio BBC Week 30: Wednesday 28 July 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 28 July 2010
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Mike Harding

Wednesday 28 July
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mike Harding interviews the great American singer Judy Collins in this week's folk show as he presents another hour of the very best in roots and acoustic music, including news from the world of folk and the latest album releases.

Judy, who talks to Mike about her new album, Paradise, has been in the music business for more than 40 years and has earned a reputation as one of the folk world's finest song interpreters. In 2009 the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards honoured her with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Her new album includes duets with fellow American music legend, and her former lover, Stephen Stills on Tom Paxton's Last Thing On My Mind, and folk icon Joan Baez on a version of Baez's own hit Diamonds & Rust.

Presenter/Mike Harding, Producer/Kellie While for Smooth Operations

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Dave Allen – Goodnight And May Your God Go With You

Wednesday 28 July
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Ed Byrne celebrates Dave Allen, the sit-down, stand-up comedian, whose unique style entranced and entertained audiences all over the world for more than 30 years.

To some, Dave Allen was an alternative comedian before the phrase was even coined; never afraid to tackle previously taboo subjects, such as sex, death or, with the routines for which he was most famous, religion. Acclaim and controversy followed him in equal measure, and his work has inspired many modern comedians such as Jack Dee, Dylan Moran and Eddie Izzard.

In this hour-long documentary, Ed examines Dave's life, career and comic legacy, remembering the impression his TV shows left on him as a small child growing up in Ireland. Ed also explores how Dave's prowess as a storyteller came from the rich oral traditions of their shared Irish heritage.

Dave first found fame in the UK thanks to his appearances on The Val Doonican Show in the mid-Sixties, and Val talks about how he first came to work with Dave. But before the BBC television series, Dave had already toured much of the world and enjoyed his own massively successful TV show in Australia. In 1971, Dave Allen At Large arrived on BBC TV with its mixture of sketches and Dave's unique sit-down stand-up, musing on life from his iconic stool with a glass of whiskey in one hand and a cigarette in the other. He was a star in a golden era that included The Two Ronnies and Morecambe And Wise.

Writer Peter Vincent and actor Michael Sharvell-Martin share their personal recollections of working with Dave through the Seventies and Eighties. The programme also features a rare interview with Dave Allen's son, Ed Allen, who recalls a father who loved his work, but treasured his private time with family and friends even more.

Other contributors include Jimmy Tarbuck (who, like Dave, began his career as a Butlin's Redcoat); Helen Shapiro (who Dave toured with, alongside The Beatles, in the early Sixties); Hollywood director Stephen Frears (who cast Dave in a 1979 Alan Bennett play); and comedians Mark Thomas and Jo Caulfield.

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BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 28 July 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Twenty Minutes – The Albertopolis Wine King

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 28 July
7.50-8.10pm BBC RADIO 3

Live from the basement of London's Royal Albert Hall, Christopher Cook tells the story of a forgotten 19th-century maverick, and takes a chance to sample a few vintage tipples from the wine club he bequeathed to the nation.

In 1874 it was decided that one of the many industrial exhibitions still being held at the Kensington Gardens site should be on the subject of wine. Submissions were invited from around the world, and flooded in, mostly from Portugal.

For reasons obscured by the mists of time nobody really heard about it, and the cellars of the Royal Albert Hall ended up stuffed with unconsumed vintages. Major-General Henry Young Darracott Scott, chief engineer for the completion of the Hall itself, had an idea to set up a co-operative wine society to polish off the wine.

However, the Wine Society lives on, and tonight Twenty Minutes gets a chance to sample the kinds of wines drunk in 1874 with the help of Scott's successors at the society.

But there's more to this story than oenophilic extravagance. Scott was a fascinating man in his own right and, with the help of architect Maxwell Hutchinson, the programme discovers the extraordinary challenges taken on by Scott when he had to take over the building of the Hall in its final stages.

Presenter/Christopher Cook, Producer/Michael Surcombe

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 28 July 2010
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Britain's Black Revolutionary

Wednesday 28 July
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Former union leader Lord Morris investigates a forgotten black hero of political reform.

Life-long trade unionist Bill Morris, now Lord Morris, finds that as far back as the London of 1848, the son of a slave was leading a powerful political movement.

Few people today have heard of William Cuffay, a physically deformed tailor who lived in Soho, yet he went on to lead a political movement so powerful that Britain cowered behind its shuttered windows and the massed ranks of its armies.

Just as the thrones of Europe were again tumbling to revolution, the 1848 Chartist uprising in favour of democracy and equality in London threatened the status quo in Britain.

History records that an articulate democrat, William Cuffay, emerged as a key organiser of the mass demonstration that faced the Duke of Wellington's army in the demand for the vote.

Lord Morris follows the fascinating story of one of his predecessors in the labour movement from being the son of a St Kitts slave to political leader, and ultimately into exile at Her Majesty's pleasure in Tasmania.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 28 July 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 28 July
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Vassos Alexander has all the day's sports news and, from 7.30pm, live action from the European Athletics Championships, including the men's 100m final.

At 9pm in the Phil Tufnell Cricket Show; Phil is joined by Alison Mitchell to look ahead to the first Test between England and Pakistan, which starts tomorrow at Trent Bridge.

Presenter/Vassos Alexander, Producer/Claire Burns

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BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 28 July 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Wednesday 28 July
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne is joined by singer Holly Miranda for a live session in the BBC 6 Music studio plus Sharlto Copley, star of the new A-Team movie pops in for a chat.

Holly Miranda released her second album, The Magician's Private Library, to great acclaim in the spring. The record was produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Siteck and features 10 songs of ethereal wistful beauty.

Sharlto Copley came to fame last year when he starred in the hit film District 9. His rise to prominence continues this month when a new version of The A-Team opens in cinemas. Sharlto plays Murdock, who in the Eighties TV show was the "quirky" member of the team, alongside fellow stars Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper (who play Hannibal and Face respectively).

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Wednesday 28 July 2010
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The Listening Post Ep 2/2

Wednesday 28 July
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

The concluding episode of this two-part series, that listens to the stories of individuals and explores the histories they carry, focuses on the personal story of Philip McTaggart, who lives in the shadow of his son's suicide.

Also called Philip – and nicknamed Pip – McTaggart was just 17 when he died in 2003. Philip explains how the trauma of his son's death raised his awareness of the alarming rates of suicide and self-harm among young people in Northern Ireland.

His response was to set up the Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm, or PIPS for short. The Listening Post follows Philip as he visits PIPS initiatives in the community and attends suicide awareness training days.

Producer/Alan Hall for Falling Tree Productions

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Network Radio BBC Week 30: Thursday 29 July 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 29 July 2010
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Bob Harris Country

Thursday 29 July
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Bob Harris's session tonight comes from two key figures in East Nashville's alternative music scene, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper.

The front man of roots-rock band Last Train Home, Eric Brace moved to Nashville in 2003 to develop the band and form an independent record label, celebrating the music of East Nashville. After moving to the city he met Peter Cooper, one of Nashville's leading music journalists, himself a singer-songwriter. The two friends recorded an album together in 2008 called You Don't Have To Like Them Both, and are currently on tour in the UK with Eric's band Last Train Home and fellow East Nashville songwriter Phil Lee.

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

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BBC Radio 2 In Concert

Interactive programme
Thursday 29 July
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Tonight's headline concert comes from REM, recorded for BBC Radio 2 at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London in September 2004.

Jo Whiley also celebrates the very best live music on Radio 2 over the past seven days. Her weekly Gig Guide gives listeners all the latest news on who's released tickets for up-and-coming tours, and she reveals which gig she's sent her reviewer to this week.

Listeners can contact Jo with stories about the latest gigs they've been to and their reaction to the headline concert by emailing inconcert@bbc.co.uk or texting 88291 during the show.

Presenter/Jo Whiley, Producer/BBC Radio 2 Live Music for the BBC

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Listen To The Band

Thursday 29 July
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

A session from the Redbridge Brass Band, recorded especially for Listen To The Band, features in tonight's programme, presented by Frank Renton.

Redbridge Brass Band have just had a very successful fourth place finish in the French Open Championships and are London and Southern Counties area champions again, following last year's victory at The Butlins Mineworkers Championships.

Conducted by Jeremy Wise, they play a varied and exciting programme of music for tonight's show including George Allen's The Wizard, which won them the march prize at this year's French Open. They also perform the Scherzo from Shostakovich's 10th Symphony; Elgar's Chanson de matin; the theme from the movie Silverado; and a Beatles classic, Got To Get You Into My Life.

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

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 29 July 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Performance On 3 – Prom 16

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 29 July
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3
Katie Derham presents Prom 16
Katie Derham presents Prom 16

Pianist Paul Lewis continues his cycle of all five of Beethoven's piano concertos, tonight with No. 2 in B flat major, which Beethoven revised many times before it was published. He was developing the form and there is still a youthful feel about this concerto, looking back in style to that of his forebears such as Haydn and Mozart.

Paul Lewis is joined by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under its Latvian music director Andris Nelsons. The Beethoven concerto is sandwiched between Wagner's lively overture to Rienzi (which opened the very first prom in 1885) and the ever popular New World Symphony No. 9 by Dvořák.

This Prom will be broadcast on BBC Four at 7.30pm and repeated on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 3 August at 2pm.

Presenter/Katie Derham, Producer/Helen Garrison

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Twenty Minutes – My Summer Job Ep 2/5

Thursday 29 July
7.50-8.10pm BBC RADIO 3

Award-winning writer Julia Blackburn recalls the summer she spent writing dictionary definitions for the letters H and L. Now she sees an autobiographical thread in her apparently objective definitions.

Winner of the Penn-Ackerley biography prize 2009, Julia lived for two years in Majorca as a young woman. Trying to become a writer, she found herself too afraid of words to write. They were "all so fickle and prone to exaggeration or misinterpretation".

A summer job compiling a dictionary came along via a friend of her father's and so she took charge of two letters, with instructions to define her words according to English "as it is spoken today", including new words and colloquialisms. Her definitions had to be original, and where a word was difficult to understand or ambiguous in meaning it needed to be illustrated with a short phrase. These phrases reveal Julia's preoccupations and passions at the time: her love of animals; a love affair just ended; and her bohemian lifestyle.

Writing definitions changed Julia's relationship with words. She began to forgive their shiftiness, their lack of absolute clarity, and especially loved the more simple ones which carried a complex responsibility of meaning.

Presenter/Julia Blackburn, Producer/Mary Ward-Lowery

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 29 July 2010
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Magic People And Places

Thursday 29 July
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

John Sugar explores the originations of magic over the past 100 years.

Magic is constantly changing, with performers creating bigger and better tricks to impress. But times have changed since a magician produced a startled rabbit out of a top hat with a puff of smoke. Today people expect more, and the modern magician apparently does the impossible.

In this programme, John explores where the magic came from. He does not reveal any trade secrets – such as how to saw a woman in half, or the best way to float in the air – but he does investigate how the sale of magic has changed, with the impact of the internet and the way conventions are developing new environments for its promotion and sale. The programme also hears about the leading magic shops and studios of 60 years ago, revealing the characters who created the magic.

The programme visits the 58th Magic Convention in Blackpool, attended by 3,500 magicians, and hears from the organisers and the performers.

Presenter and Producer/John Sugar for Sugar Productions

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Afternoon Play – Terremoto

Thursday 29 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Daniel is running through the Chilean desert; Ayelen is speeding across it in the opposite direction. When an earthquake hits, they become reluctant travelling companions, in a desperate bid to find out if Ayelen's family have survived.

Daniel is a young free runner who has been all over the world, jumping across cities everywhere but never really seeing them. His latest goal is to run solo across the Atacama desert in Northern Chile, a new extreme challenge. He's earning a huge amount of money by being filmed at the end of his run drinking a particular extreme sports drink. But he has to get there on a certain day, and time is tight.

Ayelen is a Chilean woman in her thirties, who has lived in the UK for most of her life. She has come home for a family reunion with her mother but has run off after yet another family row. She has "borrowed" a run-down 4x4 from the garage where her brother works and is travelling across the desert alone.

Then an earthquake hits. Ayelen's car is thrown off course and she becomes trapped. Daniel, who has seen it all from a nearby ridge, is forced to rescue her. He is reluctant to break his meticulously planned run, but feels he cannot leave a human being in a place like this.

Their subsequent journey across the desert is a life-changing experience for both of them.

Terremoto, written by Catrin Clarke, features Sule Rimi as Daniel, Clare Isaac as Ayelen, Richard Harrington as Guy Merchant and Ernesto Cantu as the Chilean driver.

Acoustic guitar and folksong is performed by Héctor Daniel Saez Cárdenas.

Producer/Polly Thomas for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 29 July 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 29 July
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Vassos Alexander and Eleanor Oldroyd have all the day's sports news and, from 7.30pm, live action from the European Athletics Championships including the women's 100m final.

From 9pm 5 Live Golf has all the latest from the golfing world.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Thursday 29 July 2010
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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 29 July
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the opening day of the first Test between England and Pakistan comes live from Trent Bridge with the Test Match Special team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 30 July 2010
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The BBC Radio 2 Kiri Prize –
Friday Night Is Music Night Ep 1/6

New series
Friday 30 July
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Judges Robin Stapleton, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Anne Howells at a masterclass for The BBC Radio 2 Kiri Prize
Judges Robin Stapleton, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Anne Howells at a masterclass for The BBC Radio 2 Kiri Prize

Fifteen talented singers have been selected to go through to the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Kiri Prize, a nationwide hunt with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to find an opera star of the future. Over the next five weeks the singers can be heard performing in five special Friday Night Is Music Night programmes, introduced by Penny Smith.

The initiative, which further demonstrates Radio 2's commitment to supporting talent across a wide range of genres, launched in January 2010. Following regional auditions, 40 singers were invited to attend masterclasses in London with Dame Kiri, mezzo-soprano Anne Howells and renowned conductor Robin Stapleton.

The semi-finalists are accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and their performances are judged by Dame Kiri, Anne Howells, Robin Stapleton and director John Cox.

Five singers will then go through to the final, which is broadcast on Radio 2 on Friday 3 September. The winner will perform with Dame Kiri at BBC Proms In The Park in London's Hyde Park on Saturday 11 September and be given the opportunity to attend a three-week residential course at the Solti Te Kanawa Accademia in Italy.

The three singers featured in this week's semi-final programme are: tenor Andrew O Connor, soprano Gwawr Edwards and soprano Ilona Domnich.

Andrew studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is currently with the Royal Opera Company Chorus. He is from Watford, Hertfordshire.

Gwawr, from Cardiff, recently gained a Masters degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The recipient of a number of awards, she has performed in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, The Millennium Centre in Cardiff and Cadogan Hall.

Ilona, who lives in London, studied piano in St Petersburg, Russia and continued her studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in London. She has performed recitals in London, Paris and Jerusalem.

Presenter/Penny Smith, Producer/Jodie Keane for the BBC

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The Arts Show With Claudia Winkleman

Friday 30 July
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Claudia Winkleman discusses a major new international exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh: Impressionist Gardens.

The exhibition consists of around 90 works, including loans from collections around the world, and is the first to be devoted to this subject. It also examines the continued significance of the Impressionist garden to the generation of artists working immediately after the Impressionists, such as Cézanne and Pierre Bonnard.

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

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 30 July 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Performance On 3 – Prom 18

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 30 July
7.30-9.45pm BBC RADIO 3

The Australian Youth Orchestra returns to the BBC Proms with music by Brett Dean, songs by Mahler with Ekaterina Gubanova as soloist, and Shostakovich's powerful Symphony No. 10.

Youth orchestras have played an important part in the Proms for many years and the first of this year's visitors has travelled the furthest. The Australian Youth Orchestra brings with it music by its compatriot Brett Dean (who is also a former viola player in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) and by Shostakovich. His powerful 10th Symphony includes coded references both to his own love for a young woman and also to the brutality of Joseph Stalin, who died in the year the symphony was composed.

The orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder are also joined by young Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova for some of Mahler's songs – settings of poems from the folk-based collection Des knaben wunderhorn (The Youth's Magic Horn).

This Prom is broadcast live on BBC Four and will be repeated on BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 4 August at 2pm.

Presenter/Tom Service, Producer/Mark Lowther

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 30 July 2010
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A Quiet Invasion Ep 1/2

New series
Friday 30 July
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah Museum of Kuwait after the Iraq invasion of 1990
Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah Museum of Kuwait after the Iraq invasion of 1990

Twenty years after Iraq invaded Kuwait, Kirsty Norman recounts the story of being a hostage.

In August 1990, Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait. Kirsty was working for the Museum of Islamic Art and was due to fly out on the day of the invasion – instead, she was taken hostage.

In two moving programmes, Kirsty recounts the story of what happened to her, based on her diaries and recollections.

She tried to escape across the desert but was caught and put in an Iraqi internment camp. For the first time, Kirsty understood the position of being a refugee – displaced and completely without security.

Kirsty returns to Kuwait to find out how friends and colleagues there dealt with the events that tore their lives apart so suddenly. And she finds out what happened to the Islamic Art collection with which she was working.

Presenter/Kirsty Norman, Producer/Ruth Evans for Ruth Evans Productions

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Afternoon Play – Depth Charge

Friday 30 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Submarines, debt and deception feature in Fiona Mackie's play, starring David Calder.

Den, a retired submariner, is short on cash and short on dreams. Life for him and his wife, Rene, has shrunk to the odd visit to the Seafarers social club, especially since they became estranged from their son David.

But when Joe enters their life he seems to promise Den the chance to breathe again with outings to the docks and the odd loan of money – and Den is sure he can manage the interest rates. But before long he finds himself playing a game of cat and mouse, just as he did back in the days of the Cold War.

The cast stars David Calder as Den, Susan Brown as Rene, Ben Crowe as Joe, Sam Dale as Shiner and Christine Kavanagh as the Funeral Plan Agent.

Producer/Sally Avens for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 30 July 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 30 July
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Vassos Alexander has all the day's sports news, plus live action from the European Athletics Championships, including the men's 1500m final.

From 9.30pm David Croft, Anthony Davidson and Holly Samos look ahead to this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest in 5 Live Formula 1.

Presenter/Vassos Alexander, Producer/Ben North

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Friday 30 July 2010
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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 30 July
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the second day of the first Test between England and Pakistan comes live from Trent Bridge with the Test Match Special team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Rugby League

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 30 July
7.55-9.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Rugby fans can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on Leeds Rhinos versus Wigan Warriors live from Headingley in the Super League.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 30 July 2010
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Nemone

Friday 30 July
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

One man; one loop machine; a superhuman vocal range; and the ability to channel a wide range of vocal characters. There's no one out there like Reggie Watts. Exploiting a jaw-dropping vocal range, Reggie covers everything from ancient history and racism to pop culture in a heady mix of improvised music, comedy and social insight.

Reggie drops in to the BBC 6 Music studios for a chat with Nemone.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Friday 30 July 2010
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Asian Network Reports

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 30 July
12.30-1.00pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK
6.00-6.30pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Asian Network Reports is at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, reporting live from the ground on the first Test match between Pakistan and England.

In addition, the Asian Network sports team give live updates every 15 minutes in programmes and news throughout the day.

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Gagan Grewal

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 30 July
6.30-8.00pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Gagan Grewal comes live from Trent Bridge, the scene of the first Test match between two titans of the cricketing world, Pakistan and England. Gagan hears from players, pundits and spectators on how the second day's action went, all mixed in with a dose of great music.

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