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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.

Reader/Mike Sengelow, Producer/Gemma Jenkins

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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.

Presenter/Jez Nelson, Producer/Peggy Sutton

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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.

Reader/Jack Klaff, Producer/Jane Marshall for Jane Marshall Productions

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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.

Producer/Peter Leslie Wild for the BBC

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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.

Presenter/Sarfraz Manzoor, Producer/Katie Burningham at Falling Tree Productions

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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.

Producer/David Hunter for the BBC

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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.

Reader/Indira Varma, Producer/Kate McAll for the BBC

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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.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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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.

Presenter/Paul Heaton, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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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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