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Network Radio BBC Week 35: Tuesday 31 August 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 31 August 2010
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Jamie Cullum

Tuesday 31 August
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jamie Cullum continues to showcase his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future, each Tuesday night.

This week, piano and synthesiser pioneer and singer George Duke, who has worked with a range of artists including Frank Zappa, talks about his life and music. George looks back over his career and talks about the influence that Duke Ellington, Ray Charles and Miles Davis had on his tastes as well as the different styles he likes to explore when creating music.

Also this week, Jamie selects another jazz session gem from the BBC archives. Previous session gems have included Duke Ellington, the John Surman Octet, Tubby Hayes and Oscar Peterson.

Presenter/Jamie Cullum, Producer/Karen Pearson for Folded Wing

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Happy Campers – The Story Of Britain's Holiday Camps

Tuesday 31 August
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Billy Butlin was, in many ways, a man before his time. In the Thirties, he introduced Butlins Holiday Camps providing "a week's holiday for a week's pay" for cash-strapped Brits. In Happy Campers – The Story Of Britain's Holiday Camps, Liza Tarbuck pays tribute to the camps and hears from some of their most famous graduates, including Johnny Ball, Russell Grant, Alvin Stardust and even Status Quo.

Holiday camps are often sneered at, yet one in four Brits have been to one and they've served as a vital training ground for some of the nation's best-loved entertainers. Butlins came first, serving up to one million holidaymakers a year and acting as the birthplace of the legendary Redcoats. These iconic hosts were later reinterpreted as Bluecoats by Pontins and Yellowcoats in the BBC holiday camp parody Hi-De-Hi!

Famous former holiday campers include Des O'Connor, Shane Richie, Bobby Davro, Dave Allen, Johnny Ball and Isla St Clair and, right now, the entertainment stars of the future may well be trying to carve out a reputation on the same stages.

Liza takes in a trip to sunny Bognor, wanders through the archives and relates some unforgettable holiday camp experiences from those who know them best.

Presenter/Liza Tarbuck, Producer/Victoria McArthur for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 31 August 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 61 – Glyndebourne Festival Opera: Hansel And Gretel

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 31 August
7.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Martin Handley introduces Humperdinck's Hansel And Gretel, which adds layers of psychological penetration to Grimm's fairytale of abandoned children, absent parents and things that go bump in the woods at night. The performance blends styles, from the fairy music of Mendelssohn to the opulent harmonies and orchestration of Wagner; this is children's opera for grown-ups.

The interval features a unique Twenty Minutes recorded at the Royal College of Music as part of the Proms Literary Festival. Ian McMillan is joined by Anne Fine, former Children's Laureate, and well-known child psychotherapist Margaret Rustin to discuss the manifold and sometimes unexpected themes of the Grimm Brothers' Hansel And Gretel.

Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Clive Portbury

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 31 August 2010
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What's The Point Of ... The Public Library Ep 3/4

Tuesday 31 August
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

Quentin Letts considers the threats posed by Google and austerity to public libraries and asks whether people are losing sight of their original purpose.

Public libraries have come a long way since Manchester opened the first in the 1850s. Gleaming new buildings have opened in Newcastle, Whitechapel and Brighton but more than 80 other libraries have been closed in the last five years and the prospect of public spending cuts suggests there could be more.

Former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion, campaigner Tim Coates and arts minister Edward Vaizey join Quentin as he asks: what's the point of the public library?

Presenter/Quentin Letts, Producer/Rosemary Dawson for the BBC

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Saving Species Ep 1/23

New series
Tuesday 31 August
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Brett Westwood returns with the latest stories about wildlife conservation from around the world.

Saving Species has made some special features about past abundance of animals and plants in the British landscape and this week's programme details listeners' memories of swifts.

Swifts are often seen as the bird of the towns and cities. They are heading south to Africa but today's programme reminds listeners of that late summer spectacle in the UK as they group up in the sky grabbing their last meal before heading south.

Presenter/Brett Westwood, Producers/Sheena Duncan and Julian Hector for the BBC

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Serbian Trumpets

Tuesday 31 August
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Composer and musician Llywelyn Ap Myrddin presents an exploration of Balkan trumpet music, celebrated at the Guca Festival in Serbia.

The 50th Guca Trumpet Festival, officially the Dragacevo Trumpet Festival in the heart of rural Serbia, attracts Roma and Serb trumpeters.

It is only 10 years since the fall of Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević and it is still a vivid memory in the minds and lives of people in the region. Festival organiser Ilija Stankovic says: "The international feeling of unhappiness has been replaced by more positive feelings about this country. During the Milošević era some of the music was used as a political symbol of nationalism. It was manipulated. Even before that, during the 50 years of Tito, bands were pressured to play marches." Stankovic is adamant now that this is the people's festival and, although Serbian ministers attend the formal prize-giving, he refuses to allow any political speeches.

Music is centre stage and the programme features the great Roma trumpet player Boban Markovic, famous worldwide for his music in Emir Kusturica's films, along with Leonidas Antonopoulos and others.

Presenter/Llywelyn Ap Myrddin, Producer/Kate Bland for Just Radio

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Afternoon Play – Pilgrim Ep 1/4

New series
Tuesday 31 August
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Cursed with immortality, Pilgrim is forced to walk forever between the world of humans and the world of Faerie.

In the first of four fantasy adventures by Sebastian Baczkiewic, Pilgrim comes to Skaymer, a seaside town in Norfolk, to investigate the strange appearance of a young man believed to have drowned in the great flood of 1757.

Paul Hilton plays William Palmer, the man cursed by the Faerie Lord and condemned forever to the walk between the ordinary and the Faerie worlds, Claire Price plays Helen, Judy Parfitt plays Doris, William Gaunt plays Zach, Luke Treadaway plays Aaron, Rachael Spence plays Freya, Jude Akuwudike plays Hendry and Sally Orrock plays Mrs Squires.

Producer/Marc Beeby for the BBC

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Making History Ep 1/9

New series
Tuesday 31 August
3.00-3.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Vanessa Collingridge follows up more questions and research sent in by listeners that help in the understanding of some of the bigger stories from the past.

The first of this nine-part series travels back to 16th-century Warwickshire and the weeks after the birth of world-famous playwright William Shakespeare, to find out why his mother didn't attend his christening and ask what this says about the place of women and their role in the family at this time.

In Derbyshire, Vanessa picks up on a remarkable story unearthed by the Antiques Roadshow team as part of the A History Of The World project when they visited Chatsworth House recently: an octogenarian who can proudly claim to be the man that introduced Colonel John Hunt and Edmund Hillary to the now-famous Sherpa Tenzing.

Presenter/Vanessa Collingridge,
Producer/Nick Patrick for Pier Productions Limited

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Foster Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 31 August to Thursday 2 September
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Foster is a heartbreaking, haunting story of childhood, loss and love by one of Ireland's most acclaimed writers.

A small girl is sent to live with her mother's people on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before and slowly begins to blossom in their care. Then a secret is revealed and, suddenly, she realises how fragile her idyll is.

Written by Claire Keegan, Foster is read by Evanna Lynch and abridged by Neville Taylor.

Producer/Heather Larmour for the BBC

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Great Lives Ep 5/9

Tuesday 31 August
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Eleanor Bron chooses French philosopher and mystic Simone Weil in this edition of Great Lives.

Weil is remembered chiefly these days for her writings and the controversy over whether she starved herself to death, at the age of 34. But for Eleanor she remains the supreme example of someone who lived her life according to her ideals.

Born in 1909 in Paris, Weil chose to work in factories, volunteered for the anarchist militia in the Spanish Civil War, and tried to persuade General de Gaulle, in the Second World War, to parachute nurses onto the frontline. She seemed permanently compelled to identify with suffering, argues Eleanor. Welsh poet Grahame Davies, who based his first novel on Weil's life, largely agrees.

Presenter/Matthew Parris, Producer/Miles Warde for the BBC

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Nick Mohammed In Bits Ep 1/4

New series
Tuesday 31 August
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

There's been a robbery, and character comedian Nick Mohammed takes statements from unhappy couple Colin Hoult and Anna Crilly, in the first episode of a new series.

In Bits is a series of character pieces showcasing the best of Nick's idiosyncratic characters in a series of one-off comic plays.

Presenter/Nick Mohammed, Producer/Victoria Lloyd for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 31 August 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 31 August
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman has all the day's sports news and, from 7.30pm, is joined by special guests for Club, Sweat And Tears, examining why anyone would want to own a football club.

At 9pm, 5 Live Tennis has action from the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Patrick Nathanson

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 31 August 2010
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Nemone

Tuesday 31 August
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

In anticipation of BBC 6 Music's coverage of this year's Mercury Prize, Villagers handpick the tracks for this week's Lunchtime Playlist.

Villagers became the first Irish band to be signed to prestigious independent label Domino Records last year, after releasing an EP and 7-inch single on Dublin's Any Other City label. Last April, lead vocalist Connor O'Brien was ranked at No. 6 on The Ticket's 50 Best Irish Music Acts Right Now poll. His debut album with the band, Becoming A Jackal, is in the shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Marc Riley

Tuesday 31 August
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Live in session tonight from London is Tame Impala, playing tracks from their recently released debut album Inner Speaker. Tame Impala are Kevin Parker, Dom Simper and Jay Watson. Kevin and Dom grew up together in Perth and as Jay moved to Perth with another band they poached him. They're returning to the UK from the USA where they've been tour support for the darlings of the Brooklyn music scene, MGMT.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Tuesday 31 August
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe introduces archive concert tracks from The Faces and Guided By Voices from The Paris Theatre and Reading Festival respectively. Tonight's programme also features sessions from Eighties Brit punks The Stupids, acoustic prog rock affiliates the Third Ear Band, Home Counties shoegazers Revolver and Cate le Bon.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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The Complete Mercurys – Corinne Bailey Rae

Tuesday 31 August
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Corinne Bailey Rae present tracks from her Mercury nominated album The Sea. This is Corinne's second album and was recorded in her home town of Leeds, Manchester and Los Angeles. Released in February this year it has been a Top 10 album in both the UK and US and features the singles Paris Nights/New York Mornings and I'd Do It All Again.

Presenter/Corinne Bailey Rae, Producer/Julie Cullen

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