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Network Radio BBC Week 35: Thursday 2 September 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 2 September 2010
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Listen To The Band

Thursday 2 September
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Looking ahead to this weekend's 158th Open Championship, Frank Renton presents a programme first heard eight years ago that celebrated its 150th anniversary, along with the 100th anniversary of one of our greatest cornet players and conductors whose family have run the event with distinction for many years – Harry Mortimer. The concert took place in Birmingham's Symphony Hall and featured several top bands, including Black Dyke, Cory and Harry's own Fairey Band.

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

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 2 September 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 63 – Pictures At An Exhibition:
BBC National Orchestra Of Wales

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 2 September
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Louise Fryer introduces François-Xavier Roth, the French-born associate conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who directs a mainly French-flavoured programme, beginning with a brilliant suite by Rameau and a selection of Canteloube's arrangements of traditional folk songs.

This is followed by Lignes de fuite by Paris-based Argentinian composer Martin Matalon. The title of this new work translates as "lines of flight" and relates to a technique in drawing where added lines produce depth and perspective in a picture.

The concert ends with a rarely heard version of Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition, orchestrated with characteristic flair and imagination by the founder of the Proms, Sir Henry Wood. During the interval, Ian McMillan joins an audience at the Royal College of Music to discuss poetry about music with poets Jo Shapcott and David Harsent.

Presenter/Louise Fryer, Producer/Tim Thorne

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 64 – Early Opera Company

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 2 September
10.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Tom Service introduces the Early Opera Company and its conductor Christian Curnyn, who perform three works by composers born in 1710 and who straddled the divide between the baroque and classical styles.

Thomas Arne was the leading figure in London in his day, and his symphonies show off the latest trends in taste and refinement. JS Bach's eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, showed great promise, but had a disappointingly uneven career, although his music forged a new path. Pergolesi's Stabat mater, a work of great lyrical beauty, is still as popular today as it was in the composer's tragically short lifetime.

Presenter/Tom Service

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 2 September 2010
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The Choice Ep 4/4

Thursday 2 September
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

In the final programme of the series, Michael Buerk talks to Frank Evans, a butcher's boy from Salford who dreamt of becoming a bullfighter after a holiday in Spain.

The decision to become a matador meant that he had to fight his way into one of the most dangerous and controversial sports in the world. It brought him ridicule and condemnation, as well as injuries in the ring and death threats out of it.

However, it was a choice he continued to make despite the fears of his wife and family and, eventually, poor health.

Presenter/Michael Buerk, Producer/Amanda Hancox for the BBC

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Penguin, Puffin And The Paperback Revolution

Thursday 2 September
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Michael Morpurgo tells the story of Penguin books
Michael Morpurgo tells the story of Penguin books

Children's author Michael Morpurgo tells the story of Penguin books, which was founded 75 years ago by his father-in-law, Sir Allen Lane.

The idea for the publishing house came about when Allen was waiting for a train to take him from Exeter back to London. He went into a bookshop to look for something to read and all he found were badly produced, low-quality books with gaudy covers. He realised that there was a gap in the market for high-quality, well-designed paperbacks available to everyone at the price of a packet of cigarettes.

Michael grew up in a house that was especially full of Penguins and Puffins because his step-father, Jack Morpurgo, was one of the editors. He remembers being intimidated as a child when Allen Lane came over for dinner. When they met again, Michael was in his late teens and had fallen in love with Allen's eldest daughter, Clare. They decided to get married – something that Allen was not overjoyed about – and only seven years later Allen died of cancer, so Michael never really got to know his father-in-law and never understood what had motivated him.

In this programme, Michael delves into the Penguin archives and meets with family members and historians to uncover how Allen – who was not a literary man and left school at 16 – went on to revolutionise the publishing industry and change the way the nation reads. He explores the impact of Puffins, launched in 1940, on children's relationships with books, and he reflects on what Lane felt about the infamous Lady Chatterley's Lover trial in 1960.

He also hears from Penguin authors Nick Hornby and Sue Townsend about what it feels like to be part of publishing history.

Presenter/Michael Morpurgo, Producer/Susie Warhurst for Unique Broadcasting Company

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 2 September 2010
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5 Live Sport

Thursday 2 September
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd has the latest sports news and is joined by special guests for an international football preview, looking ahead to tomorrow's opening round of qualifying matches for the 2012 European Championships, including England versus Bulgaria.

At 9pm, 5 Live Boxing has all the latest from the sport, and at 10pm The Ryder Cup Years continues with a look back at Tony Jacklin's years as European team captain, including Europe's first victory for 28 years in 1985 and their first ever victory in America in 1987.

Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Danny Garlick

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BBC 6 MUSIC Thursday 2 September 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Thursday 2 September
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne is joined by Eels for a live session in the BBC 6 Music studios. Remarkably, Mark Everett's Eels are now on to their ninth official album and still going strong. The band's new album, Tomorrow Morning, is released in August and completes the trilogy of records Eels set out to make in quick succession, swiftly following Hombre Lobo and End Times.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Steve Lamacq's Roundtable

Thursday 2 September
6.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Ahead of next week's Mercury Prize, Steve Lamacq welcomes La Roux, one of last year's finalists, to Roundtable. Nominated last year for their self-titled debut album, La Roux's singer Elly Jackson joins Roundtable this week to look back at last year's Mercury Prize and give her views on who might be in with a shout for this year's title.

Also passing their views on this week's new releases are Q magazine editor Paul Rees and BBC Radio 1's Bethan Elfyn. Listeners can join in via the BBC 6 Music website.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan

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Gideon Coe

Thursday 2 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents archive concert tracks from Genesis (1978) and José González (2008). There are also classic sessions from Wigan janglers The Railway Children, Brighton punks Peter And The Test Tube Babies, shouty Minneapolis girl trio Babes In Toyland, and London indie-proggers Sian Alice Group.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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The Complete Mercurys – Laura Marling

Thursday 2 September
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Music news journalist Sinead Garvan looks at Laura Marling's Mercury Prize-nominated album I Speak Because I Can. It's her second album and was recorded in part at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios with producer Ethan Jones. The top five album includes the singles Goodbye England (Covered In Snow), Devil's Spoke and Rambling Man.

Presenter/Sinead Garvan, Producer/Julie Cullen

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