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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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