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BBC RADIO 1XTRA Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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1XTRA AT NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL
Ace And Vis

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 29 and Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
4.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 1XTRA

BBC Radio 1Xtra's "troublemakers" Ace and Vis continue the network's coverage of the annual Notting Hill Carnival, taking listeners around the famous carnival route. They meet the many faces of Carnival – from special guest artists to those behind the scenes and everyone in between, bringing the ultimate party atmosphere into listeners' homes.

During the week from today to Friday 3 September (7-10pm), Mistajam and DJ Target's shows feature all the highlights from the Sound Systems of Carnival weekend.

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BBC RADIO 2 Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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UK's Million Sellers With Ken Bruce

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Ken Bruce gets BBC Radio 2's countdown of the UK's Top 100 Million Selling Singles under way. It's a chart based entirely on million-plus sales from the past six decades, incorporating vinyl, CD, cassette and downloads.

Compiled by The Official Charts Company, especially for Radio 2, the Top 100 is based on sales data from November 1952 to 7 August 2010. Listeners can expect more than a few surprises along the way – and some slightly unseasonable Christmas tunes!

Across the day all will be revealed: which song features not just twice, but three times; which song has rung up the greatest number of entries; and whether the Gibb brothers feature in the chart as Radio 2 celebrates its Bee Gees Bank Holiday.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Phil Swern for the BBC

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UK's Million Sellers With Tony Blackburn

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
1.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Tony Blackburn returns to BBC Radio 2 this Bank Holiday Monday to continue Radio 2's countdown of the UK's Top 100 Million Selling Singles.

No doubt there will be more than a few surprises along the way, before Tony reveals the all important No. 1.

Presenter/Tony Blackburn, Producer/Phil Swern

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BBC RADIO 2'S BEE GEES BANK HOLIDAY
The Bee Gees Ep 1/2

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

As part of BBC Radio 2's special Bee Gees Bank Holiday celebrating the music of this iconic band, Johnnie Walker speaks to Bee Gees Robin and Barry Gibb about their glittering career. Together with their brother Maurice, Barry and Robin enjoyed a career spanning a remarkable five decades, including five Grammy awards, eight platinum albums and inductions into both the Rock 'n' Roll and the Songwriters Halls of Fame.

Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Julie Newman for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 2'S BEE GEES BANK HOLIDAY
The Record Producers – Bee Gees Ep 2/2

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

In a special two-part Record Producers special for the bank holiday, Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the work of the Gibb brothers.

This second programme begins with the aftermath of the multi-platinum album Saturday Night Fever as the band embarked on the recording of Spirits Having Flown. It highlights their success during the Eighties with some of the most successful female vocalists in the world and brings their story into the 21st century with their album This Is Where I Came In.

Contributors include Robin Gibb and fellow producer and confidant John Merchant, while Richard and Steve take a more detailed look at the Bee Gees songs Tragedy and This Is Where I Came In.

Presenters/Richard Allinson and Steve Levine, Producers/Steve Levine and Neil Myners for Magnum Opus

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BBC RADIO 3 Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 59 – Children's Prom

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
11.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Dynamic young conductor Nicholas Collon and his Aurora Orchestra take a whistle-stop tour through some exciting and enchanting moments in classical music for this Children's Prom. Helping them on their journey are members of the National Children's Chamber Orchestra and National Youth Chamber Orchestra, some of the most talented young musicians in the UK. Adding to the fun onstage are capoeira dancers, with a few additional surprises along the way.

The interval sees a special of Twenty Minutes in which a first-time prommer threads his way through a collection of memories from performers and broadcasters, front-of-house staff and ordinary music lovers of what it was like for them on that unique first occasion.

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 60 – Family Prom: BBC Concert Orchestra/Lockhart

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3
Katie Derham presents this Family Prom
Katie Derham presents this Family Prom

Katie Derham welcomes the BBC Concert Orchestra's new principal conductor Keith Lockhart, who is making his BBC Proms debut. As well as bringing some American dazzle to London's Royal Albert Hall, he is also conducting some English classics. Works in the programme include Symphonic Dances from Bernstein's West Side Story and John Williams's Flight To Neverland from the movie Hook. Also included is the world première of a BBC commission from Graham Fitkin, who has composed PK for combined forces of the BBC Concert Orchestra and a family community group of musicians from Cornwall where he lives.

Presenter/Katie Derham

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BBC RADIO 4 Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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Book Of The Week –
Decline And Fall: Diaries 2005-2010 Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August to Friday 3 September
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Diarist Chris Mullin
Diarist Chris Mullin

The second volume of Chris Mullin's Decline And Fall diaries reflect irreverently and humorously on New Labour's last term in office. Today, dismissed from government, Mullin contemplates a future at the lower foothills of political life.

Chris Mullin is the former MP for Sunderland South, a journalist and author. His books include the first volume of his acclaimed diaries, A View From The Foothills. He also wrote the thriller A Very British Coup, with the television version winning Bafta and Emmy awards. He was a minister in three departments: Environment, Transport and Regions; International Development; and the Foreign Office.

The book is abridged by Penny Leicester.

Reader/Sam Dale, Producer/Elizabeth Allard for the BBC

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Woman's Hour Drama – Dusty Answer Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August to Friday 3 September
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Rosamund Lehmann's first novel, Dusty Answer, records the education of Judith Earle, the only child of an academic father and socialite mother.

Judith grew up in the seclusion of a large riverside house in the Thames Valley. The house next door is occupied from time to time by the Fyfe family, whose children – cousins Charlie, Roddy, Julian and Martin – drift in and out of her life.

The narrator for this five-part series is Julia Hills. Rosina Carbone plays Judith, Jack Farthing is Charlie, Oliver Gomm is Martin, Tom Ferguson is Julian, Stephen Tomlin is the gardener, Jack Farthing is Tony, Melissa Jane Sinden plays both Mamma and Martin's mother, Annabel Scholey is Jennifer and Jemima Foxtrot plays Geraldine.

Producer/Susan Roberts for the BBC

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Scientists Go To Hollywood

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Adam Rutherford talks to the scientists who have left the laboratory for the glamour of the film set.

A growing number of scientists appear to be taking time out of their day job to advise Hollywood directors and producers on the portrayal of science and scientists in films and television series.

Dr Seth Shostak is an astronomer whose job involves searching for alien life, so it is no surprise that his talents have been used on several Hollywood blockbusters, including most recently The Day The Earth Stood Still, starring Keanu Reeves as an alien and John Cleese as a scientist. Adam asks how someone can accurately portray an alien when no one has seen one.

The US National Academy of Science has set up a programme specifically designed to help their scientists work with the entertainment industry to improve and foster a positive image of science on screen. Adam visits the set of a television show that features a town full of scientists and talks to the real-life researchers who are advising them, as well as the producer of one of this year's biggest Hollywood blockbusters about his ambition to keep the science fact in science fiction as accurate as possible.

Presenter/Adam Rutherford, Producer/Alexandra Feachem

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Humph Celebration Concert

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule addition 18 August)

Humphrey Lyttelton's son Stephen introduces an evening in celebration of his father, the acclaimed jazz musician, band leader and much-loved host of BBC Radio 4's perennial antidote to panel games I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

An all-star cast of friends and admirers drawn from the worlds of music and comedy includes: Wally Fawkes, Stacey Kent, Tim Brooke-Talyor, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Tony Hawks, Andy Hamilton, Sandi Toksvig, Jeremy Hardy, Rob Brydon, Jack Dee, Elkie Brooks, Jools Holland, Charlie Watts and the Humphrey Lyttelton Band.

Producer/Jon Naismith

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Document Ep 3/3

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
8.00-8.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Mike Thomson investigates how Whitehall undermined democracy in British Guiana.

In the last of the current series, Mike Thomson investigates how Britain covertly manipulated the democratic process in its South American colony, then known as British Guiana, in the run-up to its independence in 1966. Mike discovers new documents showing that a conference held to determine the country's future was deliberately scuppered.

On the face of it, the conference, held in London in October 1963, was designed to confirm the constitutional future of British Guiana. Publicly Britain encouraged the country's Prime Minister Dr Cheddi Jagan – who had been fairly elected in 1961 – and the leader of the opposition, Linden Forbes Burnham, to agree terms for independence. However, documents reveal that, behind the scenes, the British were working to a different outcome – to ensure that agreement was never reached.

The British, under pressure from the Kennedy administration which feared Dr Jagan's Marxist leanings, were determined that he would not lead the country to independence. To this end they suggested a form of proportional representation in forthcoming elections, knowing full well that Dr Jagan would not agree to these terms as they would favour his rival. When the conference ended in deadlock, as the British hoped it would, proportional representation was duly implemented and the following year Dr Jagan was ousted, much to the relief of the superpowers.

Mike talks to historians, eyewitnesses and Guyanese commentators to discover how democracy itself was destroyed in British Guiana and to examine the legacy of those shady days in today's modern Guyana.

Presenter/Mike Thomson, Producer/Paula McGinley for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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5 Live Sport

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
6.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman is joined by Dave Vitty for 5 Live Sport's Commentary Selection Box, reliving the best bits of sporting radio commentary from the BBC archive and taking listeners' requests for their favourite moments.

From 7pm Mark is joined by special guests for The Monday Night Club to discuss the latest big footballing issues.

Dave Vitty returns at 9.30pm to join Mark for Football Express, a quick-fire comic look at the weekend's action.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Danny Garlick

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary of the final day of the fourth Test between England and Pakistan comes live from Lord's with the Test Match Special team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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BBC 6 MUSIC'S DO IT YOURSELF WEEKEND
Twelve Hour Takeover

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
7.00am-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music hands over the station to listeners across August Bank Holiday with its very own Do It Yourself Weekend, giving listeners a chance to be a DJ and choose the playlist from the comfort of their own home.

The finale of the DIY Weekend is a 12-hour takeover on Bank Holiday Monday, starting with Shaun Keaveny's Breakfast Show at 7am and running right through the day.

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Mark Jones – Back To The Phuture

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Record company boss and electronic music enthusiast Mark Jones continues his series exploring the roots of synthesised music. In tonight's show Mark looks at the explosion of electronic music in New York during the Eighties, playing tracks by Afrika Bambaataa, Hashim and Shannon alongside contemporary NYC tunes by Holy Ghost and LCD Soundsystem.

In the second hour of the show, Mark is joined by Arthur Baker, producer and pivotal figure in the NYC electro scene, to discuss his musical influences. Best known in the UK for his work with New Order, Arthur was a club DJ in Boston before moving to New York in 1981 and becoming involved in the music scene there. He went on to produce Afrika Bambaataa's seminal tune Planet Rock, have a No. 1 single with Rockers Revenge, Walking On Sunshine, and reinvigorate the career of British jazz-funk band Freeez with his production on their worldwide hit IOU. Arthur tells Mark about life in New York during that time and plays the music which inspired his production work, including tracks by The Undisputed Truth, Kraftwerk and David Bowie.

In the final hour of the show, there's a guest mix from up-and-coming New York-based artist Penguin Prison, whose debut album fusing electronic production with pop melodies is out at the end of the year.

Presenter/Mark Jones, Producer/Rowan Collinson for Somethin' Else

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The Complete Mercurys – Paul Weller

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Paul Weller present tracks from his Mercury nominated album Wake Up The Nation. This is Paul's 10th solo album and was released in April this year. The record features My Bloody Valentine's Keith Shields and marks the first time that Paul has worked with former Jam band member Bruce Foxton since the band split in 1982.

Presenter/Paul Weller, Producer/Julie Cullen

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2010
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Ameet Chana On The Tommy Sandhu Show

Bank Holiday Monday 30 August
7.00-10.00am BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Ameet Chana sits in for Tommy Sandhu on the Breakfast Show.

Ameet kicks off BBC Asian Network's celebration of Eighties music. The decade was full of Bollywood hits, such as Mr India, Naseeb and Qurbania. Listeners can go back in time to British Bhangra bands such as Alaap and Heera, who were joined by Achanak, Pardesi and The Sahotas.

Listeners are invited to tune in for the best in Eighties music and memories of the decade throughout the day on BBC Asian Network.

Presenter/Ameet Chana

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