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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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