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Network Radio BBC Week 36: 4-10 September

Network Radio BBC Week 36: Saturday 4 September 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 4 September 2010
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Patrick Kielty

Saturday 4 September
10.00am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Actress, comedy performer and author Arabella Weir joins Patrick Kielty on this week's show along with X Factor finalist and singer Olly Murs and Masterchef's co-presenter Greg Wallace.

Also on this week's show, another band take the brave step into Patrick's Last Chance Saloon and one family go head to head in Fight For The Right.

Presenter/Patrick Kielty, Producer/Charlotte Worth for the BBC

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Shaun Keaveny

Saturday 4 September
3.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC 6 Music's Breakfast host, Shaun Keaveny, sits in for Dermot O'Leary and interviews two rock legends. First up is archetypal rock front-man and living legend Robert Plant who, post Led Zeppelin, has put his wide-ranging musical interests and talent to good use on solo albums including collaborations with Jimmy Page, Alison Krauss and his most recent project, Band Of Joy.

Shaun also speaks to artist and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, whose musical career began with The Birds back in the mid-Sixties, and most recently includes an all-new Faces line-up with Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones, Mick Hucknall and Glen Matlock.

Presenter/Shaun Keaveny, Producer/Ben Walker for Ora et Labora

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Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel Of Laughs Ep 1/6

New series
Saturday 4 September
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Schedule amended 25 September)

Welsh stand-up Rhod Gilbert
Welsh stand-up Rhod Gilbert

Welsh stand-up Rhod Gilbert hosts a brand new audience comedy show in his first series for BBC Radio 2, featuring comedy regulars Lloyd Langford and Greg Davies (We Are Klang) along with Sarah Millican, who takes a weekly look at The Six Stages Of Woman.

This first episode's guest comedian is country and western singer Wilson Dixon. Listeners can find out whether whales can paint; discover out what annoys Rhod about supermarket potatoes; and hear what childhood wish Greg Davies wanted Jimmy Savile to fulfil.

Presenter/Rhod Gilbert, Producers/Julia McKenzie and Lianne Coop for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 4 September 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Sir Henry's Hoard

Saturday 4 September
12.15-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Sir Henry's Hoard is a re-creation of concert life around 1900, through the medium of Proms-founder Sir Henry Wood's previously unknown collection of concert programmes from around Europe and beyond, discovered in the basement of the British Library.

Bound into a succession of volumes, proudly displaying their owner's name in gold leaf, Stephen Johnson uses this fabulous collection to build a picture of concert life of the day: the great performers (for example, Pablo de Sarasate, Fritz Kreisler and Arthur Nikisch); the new music of the day (Richard Strauss, Max Reger and Gustav Mahler); the first early music revival, embracing music from Monteverdi to Bach; the late 19th-century "golden period" for women's music-making; and the seemingly strange make-up of concerts, where, for example, the overture would often be performed last.

There's also a look at how advances in printing techniques made it possible for such programmes to be produced swiftly, attractively and cheaply, together with a sideways glance at the exotic range of businesses that might advertise in such publications – from umbrella and hat makers to life assurance salesmen.

Along the way, Stephen visits: the site of the Queen's Hall, where Henry Wood made his name through the Promenade Concerts; and the Hitchin church, where his wartime funeral took place, a few miles from his last "home" – the Cromwell Hotel in Stevenage. He also tracks down two stray volumes of programmes that turned up in Cambridge.

Presenter/Stephen Johnson, Producer/Andrew Green

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 66

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 4 September
7.30-9.45pm BBC RADIO 3
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Petroc Trelawny introduces the second of two BBC Proms by Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. Tonight, they play music from the heart of the Austro-German repertoire around the turn of the 20th century.

They start with the prelude to Wagner's last opera, Parsifal, before they're joined by Finnish soprano Karita Mattila for Richard Strauss's swansong, his Four Last Songs, composed in the Forties but full of nostalgia for the first Romantic age.

After the interval, listeners are plunged into the avant-garde maelstrom of early 20th-century Vienna, as Arnold Schoenberg and his pupils, Alban Berg and Anton Webern, take their cue from the innovations of Wagner, Strauss and Mahler – to split traditional tonality at the seams.

This Prom is broadcast on BBC Two at 9pm, and is repeated on BBC Radio 3 on Friday 10 September at 2.20pm

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/David Gallagher

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Twenty Minutes – Jung's Red Book

Saturday 4 September
8.10-8.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Bidisha looks at Carl Jung's remarkable Red Book, recently made available to the public for the first time, in which he developed his theories and also created a beautiful work of art.

The early part of the 20th century was a time of great spiritual, intellectual and artistic upheaval in Western Europe. In Vienna, Arnold Schoenberg and his pupils, Anton Webern and Alban Berg, whose music listeners will hear in the second half of tonight's Prom, were rewriting the rules of classical music. Sigmund Freud was practising psychoanalysis in Vienna and Jung was developing his theories of analytical psychology, and the two worked closely together for several years.

Europe was heading for the First World War and, on the eve of the war, Jung had an almost catastrophic spiritual crisis which led him to enter in to a long and complex period of self-analysis.

Jung recorded his psychological experiments on himself in a beautiful manuscript which he called Liber novus (the New Book). Bound in red leather, it became known as the Red Book.

The Red Book contains fine calligraphy, with illuminated capital letters like those found in a medieval manuscript. Jung also created several full-page paintings – some fairly naturalistic, others which appear to be abstract patterns. Jung used these images to help him analyse his own unconscious and to develop some of his most important theories in analytical psychology.

The Red Book remained hidden by Jung's family after he died, first in the family home and then in a Swiss bank vault. It was not until late in 2009 that a facsimile of the book was finally published and made available to the public.

Bidisha talks to professor Sonu Shamdasani, editor of the published edition of the Red Book, and to artist Bettina Reiber about this extraordinary artefact.

Presenter/Bidisha, Producer/Nick Holmes

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 4 September 2010
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Stock Car Sewell

Saturday 4 September
10.30-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Art critic and fan of stock car racing Brian Sewell
Art critic and fan of stock car racing Brian Sewell

For many years, art critic Brian Sewell has been a devoted fan of stock car racing. In this programme, he explores his passion for these battered beasts of the race track, as he visits the Wimbledon Stadium for a night at the races.

Stock car racing was brought to Britain in 1954 by "Digger" Pugh, who had first seen it in America. The idea was to take everyday road cars and race them on the track. Unlike other forms of racing, contact between cars was allowed, making it a hugely popular spectator sport. During stock car racing's golden era, in the Fifties and Sixties, races attracted huge crowds to stadia up and down the country. These days, stock car racing still has a devoted following.

In Stock Car Sewell, Brian gets to the bottom of his passion – a passion that celebrates speed, exhaust fumes, driving skill and pure throbbing horsepower. He meets Pete Tucker, one of the last surviving drivers to have raced in the first British stock car events, and talks to the people involved in stock car racing today.

Brian also speaks to Janice Bell, daughter of "Digger" Pugh; George Heath, a driver of Banger cars; and Paul Hugget, writer for stock car magazine Wheelspin.

Presenter/Brian Sewell, Producer/Caroline Hughes for Whistledown Productions

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Translations

Saturday 4 September
2.30-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

This new production of Brian Friel's masterpiece about language and power, adapted for radio by Michael Duke, stars Samuel Barnett and Mark Bazeley.

It's the summer of 1833. In a hedge-school in Donegal, the schoolmaster's prodigal son is about to return from Dublin. With him are two army officers. Their aim is to create a map of the area, and, in the process, replace the Irish place-names with English equivalents. It's an act with unexpected and violent consequences.

Thirty years ago playwright Friel and actor Stephen Rea founded the Field Day Theatre Company in Northern Ireland. A company that aimed to provide a "fifth province" in which Ireland's political and social troubles could be explored and re-imagined. Translations was its first production and became an instant classic. BBC Radio 4 has commissioned this new production to mark this anniversary.

The cast stars Samuel Barnett as Yolland; Mark Bazeley as Lancey; John Paul Connolly as Doalty; Dermot Crowley as Jimmy Jack; Roisin Gallagher as Sarah; David Ireland as Manus; Aoife McMahon as Bridget; Gerard McSorley as Hugh; Eugene O'Hare as Owen; and Eileen Walsh as Maire.

Producer/Kirsty Williams for the BBC

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Archive On 4 – Barbara

Saturday 4 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Barbara Castle "one of the ironies of politics"
Barbara Castle "one of the ironies of politics"

This week's Archive On 4 presents an appraisal of Barbara Castle in the centenary of her birth. Her official biographer, Anne Perkins, examines her life and legacy.

One of the "ironies of politics", Barbara paved the way for Margaret Thatcher; she embodied the spirit of the starry-eyed landslide Labour government of 1945; and was a unique participant in the history of the Left.

Listeners hear of her early life, growing up in a Yorkshire family – more bourgeois than she might admit – devoted to the Independent Labour Party and William Morris. They also hear tales of climbing out of college windows at Oxford with her friend, pioneering broadcaster Olive Shapley; and her devotion to the open air, which led to the founding of the Pennine Way.

There were also her dogged campaigns for equal pay and child benefit – as well as the "breathalyser" and the Unions. Her passionate skills for oratory leap out of the archive, crackling with energy and fire. She was a feminist but was always puzzled by what she saw as the "stridency" the movement took on in the Seventies – and initially resisted the idea of all-women shortlists.

She wasn't averse to using her great personal charm to negotiate her way out of some of the most monumental political battles of the era – dressed impeccably and no stranger to the hairdressers.

The programme also presents intimate archive interviews with Barbara, recorded before her death, and new interviews with Baroness Shirley Williams, Baroness Betty Boothroyd, Janet Anderson and veteran political commentator Geoffrey Goodman.

Presenter/Anne Perkins, Producer/Lindsay Leonard for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 4 September 2010
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The Danny Baker Show

Saturday 4 September
9.00-11.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Danny Baker returns for the new season with his irreverent mix of sports chat, fans and special guests.

Presenter/Danny Baker, Producer/Clare Davison for Campbell Davison Media

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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 4 September
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents all the latest sports news and action, including live coverage from this afternoon's League One matches. There is also coverage of this afternoon's Premiership rugby union matches, including the Wasps versus Harlequins clash at Twickenham.

Throughout the show, there are reports on the men and women's third-round tennis from the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, as international players compete in the last grand slam of the year.

At 5pm, Mark presents the hour-long Sports Report with reports and reaction from all the day's big games, the classified results read by the legendary James Alexander Gordon, and updates from the day's League One kick offs.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Mark Williams

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Interactive Programme
Saturday 4 September
6.06-8.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman and Robbie Savage take calls on the talking points from the day's Football League and International games, plus reading out the best tweets, texts and Facebook comments.

Presenters/Mark Chapman and Robbie Savage, Producer/Jo Tongue for Somethin' Else

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Chris Warburton

New series
Saturday 4 September
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Chris Warburton presents a new Saturday night programme for BBC Radio 5 Live, with the latest big news stories, plus a look at the week's technology news with podcasters Olly Mann and Helen Zaltzman.

Presenter/Chris Warburton, Producer/Louisa Compton

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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 4 September 2010
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Dave Pearce Dance Anthems

Saturday 4 September
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Dave Pearce presents classic dance anthems from big-beat bangers to big-room tunes, via electro, techno and future floor-fillers.

This week, Dave makes his final Ibiza flashback to 2004 – the year of big tunes from Deep Dish, Shapeshifters and Junior Jack. There's also another themed anthem challenge, brand new music from an unsigned bedroom producer, new music from Underworld's forthcoming album, Barking, and future anthems from Alex Gaudino and Afrojack, as well as a selection of listener requests.

Presenter/Dave Pearce, Producer/Rowan Collinson for Somethin' Else Productions

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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 5 September 2010
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Aled Jones With Good Morning Sunday

Sunday 5 September
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

John McCarthy stands in for Aled Jones and says Good Morning Sunday to author and broadcaster Ian Clayton. Every parent's worst nightmare became a reality for Ian when, on a short holiday, he took his nine-year-old twins canoeing. In a freak and tragic accident, his daughter, Billie, drowned. Now one of Penguin's lead authors, Ian's latest book, Our Billie, is not a story of bitterness and recrimination but an account of how a family attempts to come to terms with something which makes no sense at all.

The programme's faith guest this week is Rabbi Pete Tobias who tells listeners about the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah – and also provides the Moment Of Reflection.

Presenter/John McCarthy, Producer/Hilary Robinson for the BBC

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Sunday Half Hour

Sunday 5 September
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Women have been at the heart of the life of the Christian church since it began. However, there have been times when their role has often been marginalised or, worse still, ignored. This week, Brian D'Arcy looks at women's contribution to Christian thought and worship through hymns, prayer and reflection.

Music comes from choirs gathered in Wells Cathedral, directed by Matthew Owens with Jonathan Vaughn on organ. Hymns include Tell Out My Soul, And Did Those Feet and New Every Morning.

Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Janet McLarty for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 5 September 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 67 – Last Night Of The Proms 1910

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 5 September
2.30-6.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces the first of two concerts paying tribute to Proms founder conductor Sir Henry Wood. Paul Daniel joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in a recreation of Sir Henry's mammoth Last Night Of The Proms from 1910, live from London's Royal Albert Hall.

The concert opens with Wagner's overture to his opera, The Flying Dutchman, and goes on to include a range of music: Dvořák's Humoresque in G flat major, orchestrated by Wood; excerpts from Bizet's L'Arlésienne suites; and Elgar's Pomp And Circumstance March No. 4.

A short cello piece has been substituted this afternoon by a BBC commission, continuing Wood's commitment to new works. David Matthews's Dark Pastoral is based on a small fragment of a Cello Concerto by Vaughan Williams.

This Prom is also broadcast on BBC Four on Thursday 9 September at 7.30pm.

Presenter/Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Producer/Neil Varley

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Twenty Minutes – The Barley Bird

Sunday 5 September
4.45-5.05pm BBC RADIO 3

In Suffolk, the Nightingale is called the Barley Bird, as its arrival coincides with the sprouting of the barley. Acclaimed nature writer Richard Mabey, a long-time devotee of the bird, reads extracts from his new book, The Barley Bird, and muses on how this mysterious and elusive bird has inspired poets and musicians across the centuries. He recalls too the famous series of annual outside broadcasts made by cellist Beatrice Harrison and her accompanist – a nightingale in her garden.

Presenter/Richard Mabey, Producer/Di Speirs

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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 5 September 2010
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The Reunion Ep 3/5

New series
Sunday 5 September
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Sue MacGregor gathers together the participants from the controversial Miss World 1970 beauty contest, broadcast live by the BBC to more than 24 million viewers.

In 1970, the Miss World contest held at the Royal Albert Hall in London was disrupted by feminists protesting that the competition was a cattle market. Bob Hope, presenting the event, was pelted with tomatoes and flour bombs on stage – and bouncers were sprayed with blue ink. The women disrupting the competition shouted: "We're not beautiful, we're not ugly, we're angry!"

The Women's Liberation Movement's protests at the Miss World contest were not solely aimed at rejecting the event itself, but more at the implications of the wider exploitation of women in society. Economically and socially, women were subject to continual discrimination and they felt that the epitome of such prejudice was highlighted by this public celebration of female beauty.

The programme looks at the event through the eyes of the participants who were involved both on and off stage. It examines their motives for participating in the protest and how those organising the event and taking part as contestants felt about the contest.

Sue is joined by former Miss World of 1970 Jennifer Hosten; one of the key organisers, Peter Jolley; and protestors Sally Alexander and Jo Robinson.

Presenter/Sue MacGregor, Producer/Christina Captieux for Whistledown Productions

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Crazy For Love – Layla And The Mad Poet

Sunday 5 September
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

The inspiration for Eric Clapton's seminal pop song, Layla And Majnun, is said to be the most beautiful poem in the Arab world and beyond. Anthony Sattin tells the tale.

Pre-empting Romeo And Juliet by centuries, Layla And Majnun is the classic Middle Eastern love story. Sitting at the heart of pre-Islamic Arab culture, its message is universal and it has since crossed borders and transcended language barriers, even spreading as far as India and Turkey.

The story is based on a tale of thwarted love and poetry sent on the wind and Anthony tells the tale of its creator, Majnun – whose name is the word for "mad" or "crazy" in Arabic – and tries to find out if he, or the object of his love, were real or imagined, fact or fiction.

Presenter/Anthony Sattin, Producer/Sara Jane Hall for the BBC

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BLITZ SEASON
The Blitz – Plymouth Ep 1/6

New series
Sunday 5 to Friday 10 September
7.45-8.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Angela Rippon visits her hometown to find out how the Blitz affected Plymouth
Angela Rippon visits her hometown to find out how the Blitz affected Plymouth

In the first of a series of programmes telling stories of the Blitz from across the UK, Angela Rippon is in her hometown of Plymouth to find out how the city's children lived through the terror of the air raids that Plymouth endured from the summer of 1940.

The scene is set by Terry Charman, senior historian at the Imperial War Museum, who explains that, at the start of the Second World War, Plymouth was not considered to be a likely target for aerial attacks, so many children remained there throughout the conflict.

Angela meets some of the people who survived the most ferocious bombing attacks in the spring of 1941. She hears about how they coped with the terror of the bombing, the nights in the shelters and even the loss of members of their own families.

Angela also travels to the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, where she is given a unique insight into how schools tried to carry on as normal during the air raids. The city has an extraordinary collection of logs kept by schools that detail all the events of daily life during the years when Plymouth was under attack.

In these books, listeners discover accounts of the children being sent to the shelters because of an air attack; the strain on teachers and pupils alike caused by the bombing; and records of poor attendance caused by the Blitz. But normal life goes on, with records also of exams and school inspections. The logs provide a moving account of how Plymouth's schools did their best to provide some kind of normality for their children.

The series continues every day this week at 10.45am.

This programme is part of a season of special programmes on BBC Radio 4 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

Presenter/Angela Rippon, Producer/Louise Adamson for Juniper Productions

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 5 September 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 5 September
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Colin Murray presents 5 Live Sport, with coverage of the League One match between Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday live from Griffin Park.

From 2pm, there is live cricket coverage from the first International Twenty20 match between England and Pakistan from Cardiff's SWALEC stadium.

Live rugby union Premiership coverage of Northampton versus Leicester at 3pm accompanies third-round reports from the end of the first week of the US Open tennis in Flushing Meadows, New York.

Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Francesca Bent

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Pienaar's Politics

Sunday 5 September
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

BBC Radio 5 Live's Chief Political Correspondent John Pienaar kicks off a new look to Sunday nights on BBC Radio 5 Live with a round-up of the week in politics. John interviews key political figures and provides acute analysis of the big events in Westminster.

Presenter/John Pienaar, Producer/John Cary

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On The Money

Sunday 5 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Former BBC Breakfast and Working Lunch presenter Declan Curry presents On The Money, with lively analysis of the big business stories making the headlines as well as discussions on the issues affecting companies large and small in the UK.

On The Money takes a fresh and accessible approach to the world of business, including interviews with leading figures from the financial world and the inside track on the boardroom dramas. It also gets out and about to meet the people running Britain's businesses, both large and small, and shares tips on how to succeed in the workplace.

Presenter/Declan Curry, Producer/Tim Weber

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5 Live Investigates

Sunday 5 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Former Watchdog reporter Adrian Goldberg presents a new current affairs programme for BBC Radio 5 Live, featuring original stories and probing investigative journalism, including listener-generated issues.

Presenter/Adrian Goldberg, Producer/Innes Bowen

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Sunday 5 September 2010
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5 Live Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 5 September
2.15-5.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary comes from England versus Pakistan in the first Twenty20 International, live from Cardiff, with the Test Match Special commentary team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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5 Live Baseball

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 5 September
7.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

The Major League Baseball season continues, with live commentary from the game of the day. There is also all the latest news from the week in baseball.

Producer/Simon Crosse

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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 5 September 2010
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Guy Garvey's Finest Hour

Sunday 5 September
10.00am-12.00noon BBC 6 MUSIC

Elbow front-man and BBC 6 Music presenter Guy Garvey
Elbow front-man and BBC 6 Music presenter Guy Garvey

Elbow front-man and BBC 6 Music presenter Guy Garvey moves from his normal 10pm Sunday slot to cover for Cerys Matthews while she's on holiday.

Presenter/Guy Garvey, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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The First Time With Goldfrapp

Sunday 5 September
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Continuing to establish itself as the Desert Island Discs for music fans, Matt Everitt's The First Time features the formidable Alison Goldfrapp and her amiable musical partner, Will Gregory. As Goldfrapp, the pair have been responsible for some of the most original and influential pop music in recent history – forming a blueprint for contemporary electro-pop that has since become ubiquitous with everyone from Britney Spears and Girls Aloud to Madonna.

Matt traces the key moments in the duo's career – from Alison's formative years as a stage-struck singer with Orbital and Tricky, through to how the couple forged a musical marriage that blended Carmina Burana and Kraftwerk – and on to Alison's emergence as a front woman who combined her music with a theatricality and visual flair that hadn't been seen since Bowie's heyday.

Presenter/Matt Everitt, Producer/Henry Lopez-Real

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6 Mix – Back To The Phuture Bestival Special

Sunday 5 September
8.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Electronic music enthusiast and record label MD Mark Jones presents the latest in his series of Back To The Phuture 6 Mixes, exploring synthesised music, past and present.

In this edition, Mark previews a selection of the synth-based acts playing this year's Bestival festival on the Isle of Wight, where Back To The Phuture has its own stage for the first time. Mark plays a selection of music from the festival, including tunes from La Roux, Aeroplane, Marc Almond and Steve Mason.

Mark is also joined by Eighties synth-pop star Howard Jones, who makes his Bestival debut this year. Best known for hits New Song and Like To Get To Know You Well, Howard has recently re-mastered his early albums, which will be re-issued this autumn. He talks to Mark about these records, his forthcoming tour, and picks a selection of acts which influenced his synth-pop sound, including tunes from Thomas Dolby, Tears For Fears and Scritti Politti.

In the final half hour, Mancunian electro duo Hurts – who are soon to release their debut album, Happiness – are in the mix with a selection of music which inspired their synth-based sound.

Presenter/Mark Jones, Producer/Rowan Collinson

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The Complete Mercurys – Dizzee Rascal

Sunday 5 September
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music looks at Dizzee Rascal's Mercury nominated album, Tongue N Cheek. It's Dizzee's fourth album and released on his own label, Dirtee Stank recordings. The platinum-selling album, produced by Cage, features No. 1 singles Dance Wiv Me, Holiday and Bonkers. Dizzee is no stranger to the Mercurys, having won the Mercury Music Prize in 2003 for his debut album, Boy In Da Corner.

Presenter/Dizzee Rascal, Producer/Julie Cullen

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Sunday 5 September 2010
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BBC Asian Network Presents – Reality Check

Sunday 5 September
4.30-5.00pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Drama returns to the BBC Asian Network with a new season of exciting and innovative programmes. Starting the season and hot off the back of the last ever grand final, is the Big Brother-influenced Reality Check, by Shai Hussein.

When Farzana Faruq enters the Big Brother house, she intends to use the experience to reveal her true self to her family at home in Yorkshire. As her dad gathers all the relatives and friends together to watch the first episode, he starts to find out secrets about his daughter – secrets that develop further the more he watches.

With her dad and brother observing her every move, revelations of the diary room mean that deep secrets about Farzana's family start to unravel as her reality TV experience unfolds.

Reality Check is a current and original drama, which takes iconic aspects of the Channel 4 reality television show to build up tensions between the housemates and Farzana's Asian community in Yorkshire.

The drama features Lena Kaur as Farzana, Nina Millns as Jem, David Bonnick Jr as Rob, Shiv Grewal as Lateef, Junade Khan as Waseem and Bhasker Patel as Dr Jawaid. Other members of the cast include Sagar Arya, Pushpinder Chani, Joe Doherty, Manjeet Mann, Chandeep Uppal and Elexi Walker.

BBC Asian Network Presents... is the network's exciting new drama strand. Covering a range of stories and styles, the strand also endeavours to deliver bigger established names to the network and is committed to developing new talent, both on and off air, providing a platform for budding writers and fresh radio talent.

Producer/James Peries

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BBC RADIO 1 Monday 6 September
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Zane Lowe Show

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 6 September
7.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 1 (Schedule addition 26 August)

Zane Lowe presents a live performance from The Killers front man Brandon Flowers.

The live session features previously unheard material from his new solo album, Flamingo, and some classics from The Killers.

Presenter/Zane Lowe, Producer/Kat Wong for BBC Radio 1

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 6 September 2010
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Ken Bruce

Monday 6 September
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Ken Bruce's special guest this week is Sheryl Crow on Tracks Of My Years. Sheryl picks 10 of her favourite tracks over the week – Monday to Friday – and reveals the reasons behind her selection, which includes a classic by Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and songs by Ike and Tina Turner and Wilson Pickett.

There's also a new Album and Record Of The Week and another round of Popmaster, which fans can play on the BBC Radio 2 website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones for the BBC

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Simon Mayo

Monday 6 September
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, also known as OMD, join Simon Mayo live on Drivetime to talk about their new album, History Of Modern. Their first album since 1996, it features the classic four-piece line-up which hasn't recorded together since 1986. There's also a chance to catch up with the day's big sport stories, while Pauline McCole brings the money updates and Sally Boazman keeps an eye on the roads.

Presenter/Simon Mayo, Producer/Andy Warrell

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The Musical Ep 1/8

New series
Monday 6 September
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Nowadays the musical is a global entertainment form but, even though many of the exact same shows can be experienced in the theatre districts of the major capitals in the world, for many it's still associated with the place where it was born: Broadway.

Tonight is the first in a special season of documentaries celebrating this unique and hugely successful form of theatrical entertainment. Each is presented by a leading name from the world of musical theatre and in tonight's programme, actress Sian Philips looks at the stories contained within the musical. Whatever the subject matter, in order for a musical to be good, it needs a good story, or "book".

Sian asks why, if "the book" is so important, there are so few musicals that have an original story rather than being adapted from some other medium. She explores the music and book of The Boy Friend, A Chorus Line, Chess, Starlight Express and Sunday In The Park With George, with contributions from Stephen Sondheim, Patti Lupone, Arlene Phillips, Maury Yeston, John Barrowman, Elaine Stritch, Maria Friedman, Sandy Wilson, Victor Spinetti, Ruthie Henshall, Don Black, Tim Rice, Gillian Lynne, Elaine Paige, Richard Stilgoe, Michael Grandage and Bobby Lopez.

Tonight's programme is written by Brian Sibley.

Presenter/Sian Philips, Producer/Malcolm Prince

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BBC PROMS 2010
Performance On 3 – Prom 69

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 6 September
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3
Pianist Paul Lewis rounds off his cycle of Beethoven's five piano concertos
Pianist Paul Lewis rounds off his cycle of Beethoven's five piano concertos

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and its French-born music director, Stéphane Denève, join Paul Lewis as he rounds off his cycle of the five Beethoven piano concertos with the last and most proudly majestic of them all – No. 5 in E flat major, Op 73: Emperor.

Taking up this afternoon's Italian theme, they play spectacular orchestral showpieces by Berlioz (Roman Carnival) and Respighi (Pines Of Rome), inspired respectively by Rome's lively street life and its imperial past; while, cementing Celtic connections, they introduce a recent symphonic suite drawn from Scottish composer James MacMillan's opera The Sacrifice, inspired by the medieval folk tales of The Mabinogion and premièred to great acclaim by Welsh National Opera in 2007.

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 6 September 2010
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Book Of The Week –
Storyteller: The Life Of Roald Dahl Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 6 to Friday 10 September
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Julian Rhind-Tutt reads Donald Sturrock's biography celebrating the life of ever-popular children's writer Roald Dahl, with Ian McDiarmid as the voice of Dahl.

Sturrock once made a film about the writer and so knew the man and his family very well. His book charts Dahl's rich and varied life as a fighter pilot, intelligence operative, and the adult writer who wrote for children in such an impactful way that he still remains hugely popular with today's young readers. He was on their wavelength and spoke to them through books such as Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Danny, Champion Of The World.

Sturrock investigates Dahl's eternal popularity as a writer and, of course, the man behind the books.

In the first of five episodes, abridged by Alison Joseph, the biographer sits at the Dahl dinner table and recounts a memorable visit to the writer's hut, where certain treasures are unearthed.

In Tuesday's episode listeners hear that, according to Dahl, it was a dramatic wartime plane crash that steered him towards being a writer.

Wednesday's episode hears how living in New York gave the author a premonition of a family disaster, which was vividly realised all too soon.

On Thursday, it's suddenly all change for Dahl at the age of 56 – and then there is his manifesto for entertaining children.

In the final episode, Sturrock tells how even close to death Dahl was in mischievous mood, and how his appeal to children will never fade.

Reader/Julian Rhind-Tutt, Producer/Duncan Minshull for the BBC

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The Blitz – Liverpool Ep 2/6

Sunday 5 to Friday 10 September
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Peter Sissons is in his home town of Liverpool, where he explores a unique account of the Blitz on Merseyside, in the second of a series of programmes telling stories of the Blitz from around the UK.

Peter begins by exploring the "secret diary" kept by one of Liverpool's newspaper journalists during the city's Blitz. Arthur Johnson was the Blitz correspondent for Liverpool's Daily Post and Echo newspapers. Throughout the bombing he reported for the papers but, once he got home, he would also type up his own detailed accounts of the bombing and the deaths and damage caused. At a time when all newspaper reports had to be censored, this was his own personal record which told exactly what was happening during the Blitz.

Johnson died towards the end of the war, but Peter meets his son – also Arthur Johnson – who takes him through some of the diary entries and tells him more about his father and how he gathered this remarkable account.

Peter moves on to the offices of the Liverpool Post and Echo, where he examines the archive from that time to find out how the entries in Arthur's personal account differ from the official versions which were published at the time.

Liverpool's importance as a port made it an obvious target for the Luftwaffe, but it was also home to the command centre for the Battle of the Atlantic. Local historian Ken Pye takes Peter to see the underground complex where that crucial campaign was co-ordinated

Peter also talks to some of the men and women who lived through Merseyside's May Blitz in 1941, including Sophie Griffiths, whose home was destroyed by the bombers on her 21st birthday.

This programme is part of a season of special programmes on BBC Radio 4 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

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Afternoon Play – The Cracks

Monday 6 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Two worlds collide in a dark and lyrical drama set in the heart of Soho's gay scene, written by Rob Evans.

Michael is a teenager who feels like his life is about to begin. He's travelling from Leeds to London for a date with a guy he has met online.

David is a 40-year-old man who feels like he might be over the hill. When his partner announces he's leaving, David's life finally caves in.

Michael and David's worlds are about to collide as each wanders Soho on a quest that will change them for ever.

The cast stars James Anthony Pearson as Michael, Liam Brennan as David and Paul Thomas Hickey as Greg.

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James And The Giant Tree House Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 6 to Friday 10 September
3.45-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

James Aldred experiences adventures high up in the rainforest canopy as he searches for a suitable tree in Gabon in which to build a giant tree house.

Like many small boys James loved climbing trees. Today, he stills loves it – but as a professional, helping scientists and wildlife filming crews into the canopy to study and film the wildlife there. He also loves building tree houses and, when he isn't climbing trees, he's dreaming about them and scribbling designs for treetop structures on scraps of paper or the backs of cereal boxes.

So when he received a phone call inviting him to build a tree house which would be large enough to accommodate at least four people for over a month while they filmed Red-capped Mangabey monkeys in the forests of Gabon in Central West Africa, he didn't hesitate in accepting the challenge.

This is the story of what happened – a "Boy's Own" Adventure high above the ground in the forest canopy.

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Book At Bedtime – Alex y Robert Ep 1/10

New series
Monday 6 to Friday 10 September
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In the summer that Catalonia became the first region in mainland Spain to ban bullfighting, Wena Poon's new book, Alex y Robert, is a vibrant, colourful story about a female matador.

In contemporary Spain bullfighting is in decline, squeezed by recession and overshadowed by the threat of being banned. It's not the best time for anyone to want to become a matador, let alone a girl – and an American girl at that. Unfortunately, Alejandra "Alex" Herrera has wanted to do little else since she was a child.

She seeks the help of Roberto de la Torre, a young and famous matador. Among the things they have in common, their grandfathers were friends and matadors who both perished in the bullring in 1959.

Alex y Robert is abridged by Jeremy Osborne.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 6 September 2010
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5 Live Sport

Monday 6 September
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman is joined by special guests for The Monday Night Club at 7pm with football debate and banter ahead of the second round of international matches this week.

From 9.30pm Mark is joined by Dave Vitty for Football Express, a quick-fire comic look at the weekend's action.

At 10pm former West Brom and Coventry striker Cyrille Regis joins Mark to discuss the release of his new book, My Story – The Autobiography Of The First Black Icon Of British Football.

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Monday 6 September 2010
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Tennis

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 6 September
4.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Tennis fans can hear uninterrupted commentary from the second week of the US Open, live from Flushing Meadows, New York.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 6 September 2010
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Nemone

Monday 6 September
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

William Orbit is an electronic pioneer and dance music innovator who has produced the likes of Blur and Madonna. His album Pieces In A Modern Style Two has breathed fresh life into the most familiar and loved classical music tracks, including Elgar's Nimrod. He talks about his producing career and his latest album with Nemone on the lunchtime show.

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Gideon Coe

Monday 6 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe plays live concert tracks from The Bees from 2002 and the Edgar Broughton Band at the Paris Theatre in 1972. Session archive includes Nineties Riot Grrls Bratmobile and Chesterfield's Electric Sound Of Joy playing in 1997.

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The Complete Mercurys – The xx

Monday 6 September
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music takes a look at the Mercury nominated album xx. The xx are Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith. Their debut album, xx, was released in August 2009 and recorded at XL Recording in-house studio. The album, which has already gone gold, features the singles Crystalised, VCR, Basic Space and Islands.

Presenter and Producer/Julie Cullen

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 6 September 2010
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Asian Network Reports Special – Mind Your Language

Monday 6 September
6.00-6.30pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK (Title change 26 August)

English may be the most widely spoken language in the world but is it time to put greater emphasis and value on speaking Asian languages, especially in British Asian households? This BBC Asian Network Reports Special challenges the belief that European languages are often valued more than Asian ones.

British Asian children are not only more bilingual compared to 20 years ago, but they are also excelling at languages such as French, Spanish and German. Research from both Birmingham University and SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) concludes that children who are able to speak a number of languages perform better academically than those that do not.

The documentary investigates these findings and asks whether, even though Asian households' mother-tongue may be English and the traditional way languages are spoken is changing, it is time to bring Asian languages back into the home.

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BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 7 September 2010
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Jamie Cullum Ep 1/2

Tuesday 7 September
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jamie Cullum meets Hollywood star Clint Eastwood at his Los Angeles production studio
Jamie Cullum meets Hollywood star Clint Eastwood at his Los Angeles production studio

In the first of a two-part special, Jamie Cullum visits Hollywood actor, director and producer Clint Eastwood at his Los Angeles production studio, the place where he records the scores for his films, for a rare interview.

Multiple award-winning film-maker, actor and director Clint Eastwood has been involved in the movie industry for over 50 years, but his passion for jazz precedes even his first appearance in a Hollywood movie. Clint has used jazz and jazz-influenced music in some of his films over the years and collaborated with Jamie Cullum on the soundtrack to Gran Torino.

Clint talks about how his mother introduced him to the music of Fats Waller, how one of his first gigs was by a then-unknown Dave Brubeck and how being in the military for two years opened up a world of music to him, introducing him to the likes of André Previn and Lenny Niehaus who he later collaborated with. He talks about being friends with Dizzy Gillespie, his involvement with the Monterey Jazz Festival and his work on a TV documentary with old friend, jazz superstar Brubeck, who turns 90 this year.

The second part of this two-part special can be heard at the same time next Tuesday on BBC Radio 2.

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

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Come To The Cabaret Ep 1/2

New series
Tuesday 7 September
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Paul O'Grady explores the history of cabaret
Paul O'Grady explores the history of cabaret

Paul O'Grady celebrates the magic of cabaret, from its Parisian origins to its present-day resurgence. Not everyone knows that the likes of Debussy, Woody Allen, Christine Keeler and, of course, Paul O'Grady himself started their careers in the world of cabaret.

Paul explores the birth of cabaret in Paris in the 1880s at the world-famous Le Chat Noir; and encounters the colourful characters who entertained and hurled insults at the punters, from Paris to the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, and all across Europe. Across the Atlantic, he takes a look at Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and others, who defied the Prohibition era to entertain at the Cotton Club, one of New York's most celebrated night spots. But, for cabaret, there was one city that defined decadence during the inter-war years – Berlin. Paul explores the stories of the dancers, divas, comedians, Jewish MCs and the punters who pushed sexual, social and political boundaries in the cabarets and nightclubs of Berlin.

Paul also looks at the current resurgence of cabaret with MC Dusty Limits and former cabaret performer Paloma Faith. And there's a personal journey too – Paul recounts tales from his own eight-year residency as Lily Savage and takes a trip back to South London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern to see how it has changed over the years.

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 7 September 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Performance On 3 – Prom 71

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 7 September
7.30-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Suzy Klein introduces the Orchestre National de France together with music director Daniele Gatti in three masterpieces with Parisian connections.

Debussy's subtly shifting impression of the sea, La mer, completed in Eastbourne and first performed in Paris is now one of his best-loved works. His earlier Prelude, inspired by a Mallarmé poem, L'après-midi d'un faune, alludes to the desires and dreams of the faun.

Nijinsky danced his erotic choreography to Debussy's score for the Ballets Russes in 1912, and this connection is followed through with Stravinsky's primeval Rite Of Spring, which was performed by the Ballets Russes the following year and provoked an even more sensational scandal for Diaghilev's company.

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What's The Point Of ... The Kennel Club? Ep 4/4

Tuesday 7 September
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

Quentin Letts is on the tail of the Victorian club which regulates the world of pedigree dogs, in the final programme of this series.

It has a fine dining room, a celebrated collection of canine art, a charitable trust and organises the greatest dog show on earth – but that doesn't stop Quentin asking: "What's the point of the Kennel Club?"

The Kennel Club was founded in 1873 by 12 Victorian gentlemen who liked dogs and dinners in equal measure, and wanted to bring some discipline into the world of dog breeding and showing. However, it is struggling to do this today as some breeders and showers are in open revolt against Kennel Club health regulations. Others from the welfare lobby say the Kennel Club hasn't been doing enough to tackle the suffering caused to dogs by generations of inbreeding.

In this programme Quentin enjoys the sunshine, spectacle and order of a dog show in Worcestershire; he goes for a walk with a breathless dog suffering from a range of genetic disorders; and he enters the hallowed halls of the Kennel Club in Clarges Street, London, as he considers whether this British institution still has the teeth needed to improve the lot of dogs in this country.

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BLITZ SEASON
The Blitz – London Ep 3/6

Sunday 5 to Friday 10 September
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

To mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the London Blitz, broadcaster and author Rosie Millard examines the technology that was devised to defend the capital from German bombing.

The London Blitz started on 7 September 1940. In an attempt to crush British morale and force surrender from Churchill, Hitler ordered his bombers to embark upon a ferocious and sustained bombing campaign. By the time the bombing ended in May, thousands of people had been killed and over a million people had lost their homes.

In this programme, Rosie explores the technology of the Blitz, from the iconic searchlights which swept the sky hunting for German bombers, to the woefully inaccurate "ack-ack" anti-aircraft guns.

Rosie speaks to Londoners who were charged with operating the many technological devices that became part of the fabric of daily life in London during the Blitz. She hears the fascinating story of those who oversaw the enormous hydrogen-filled barrage balloons that floated eerily above the city, with the purpose of warding off low-flying enemy pilots.

Rosie also visits the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon in North London. She is shown around their extensive collection, which includes many startling examples of the machines that defended the capital during the dark days of the Blitz, 70 years ago.

This programme is part of a season of special programmes on BBC Radio 4 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

Presenter/Rosie Millard, Producer/Louise Adamson for Juniper Productions

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Saving Species Ep 2/23

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 7 September
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

For the first time in 400 years, European cranes will be free-living on the Somerset Levels. This week, Saving Species is live from the wetlands to witness this important landmark.

During August, the European cranes the series has been monitoring have been moved to their new home in the Somerset Levels. Earlier in the year they were brought over from Germany – still as eggs – and were hatched at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre (WWT) in Slimbridge and hand reared. Extraordinary efforts have been made not to expose these birds to people – and the WWT have even taught them to be wary of terrestrial predators by using a wildfowl decoy dog which looks like a fox.

Upon its release, the European crane joins many other long-legged birds resident in the reedbeds, including the heron and the bittern.

Presenter/Brett Westwood, Producer/Kirsty Henderson and Julian Hector for the BBC

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In Search Of The Singing Postman

Tuesday 7 September
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

DJ Taylor goes in search of The Singing Postman – the bard of Norfolk who ended his days in a Salvation Army hostel.

Taylor grew up in Norfolk. When he was missing his roots, he'd put on a record by Allan Smethurst, The Singing Postman, to remind him of home.

Smethurst is best known for one song – Hev Yew Gotta Loight, Boy? By the mid Sixties he featured on the pop chart, just behind The Moody Blues. With his goofy smile and postman's uniform, he was a one-hit wonder – but Taylor believes he was something far more than that.

Taylor argues that the songs turn out not to be novelty numbers, but plaintive celebrations of a kind of lost, rural life that had begun to disappear, even as it was committed to vinyl. His songs are firmly rooted in the traditional ballads of Norfolk. His work is the last gasp of a genuinely popular art form before it went down amid the onslaught of post-war mass culture.

This programme tells the story of Smethurst's brief dalliance with fame and his steady fall into obscurity as he struggled with alcohol addiction. Taylor pays tribute to the man who loved Norfolk, and through his songs preserved the memories and language of an entire way of life.

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Soul Music Ep 1/5

New series
Tuesday 7 September
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Composer of A Little Night Music Stephen Sondheim
Composer of A Little Night Music Stephen Sondheim

The first programme in a new series of Soul Music looks at Stephen Sondheim's Send In The Clowns – a classic tune that has inspired moving memories.

From the musical A Little Night Music, Send In The Clowns was written late in rehearsals for the actress Glynnis Johns, playing the part of Desiree. A song of regret and anger, it became an independent hit, sung by Judy Collins, Shirley Bassey and Barbra Streisand.

Hannah Waddingham played the youngest ever Desiree in Trevor Nunn's production, and used her memories of an unhappy relationship to inspire her performance.

Producer/Sara Conkey for the BBC

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I Got The Dog Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 September
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

I Got The Dog is Susie Maguire's trilogy of comic stories about the fallout from a break-up.

In today's programme, Rebecca Front reads Andria's story. Andria fell hook, line and sinker for the enigmatic and brooding Russian pianist, Boris. She decides to buy a "lit bateau", a boat bed, which she hoped was going to be a metaphor for the fantastic voyage the two of them were about to embark on together. However, nine months and an Italian greyhound called Mimi later, after one particularly blazing row, Andria wakes to the realisation that her bed now resembles the raft of the Medusa and things can't go on.

On Wednesday, John McGlynn reads Boris's story. Boris is an artist – a pianist. After his break-up with Andria, Boris left taking his piano and their dog Mimi with him. But things begin to look up for him when he starts to see another artist, Chiara. However, tensions again mount as Boris's obsessive drive to work takes over and poor Mimi is caught in the cross-fire again.

In the final part of the trilogy on Thursdsay, Vicki Pepperdine reads Chiara's story. Chiara is a performance artist. Boris was her first Russian, Dimitri was her second, although he was more Hampstead than St Petersburg. All she has left from these relationships is a selection of battle scars. Never one to under-analyse the events in her life, she convinces herself that she can create something from this mess. Only time will tell if Chiara's creativity will bring her salvation – and what happened to the dog.

Readers/Rebecca Front, John McGlynn and Vicki Pepperdine, Producer/Sarah Langan for the BBC

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Great Lives Ep 6/9

Tuesday 7 September
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Former Conservative government minister Edwina Currie chooses former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir for this week's Great Lives. Matthew Parris presents and historian Ahron Bregman joins as an expert witness.

Meir was the "Iron Lady of Israeli politics", a straight-talking, intransigent leader. She was born in Kiev and educated in the United States, but moved to Palestine in her twenties, just after the First World War. One of the signatories on Israel's Declaration of Independence in 1948, Meir was elected to the Knesset and stayed there until she retired in her late sixties. But when Prime Minister Levi Eshkol died unexpectedly, she was called back to take his place. She was the compromise candidate but stayed there for five years and was in power during the Yom Kippur War.

Edwina admires her "conviction and humanity", and the fact that she reminds her of her granny!

Ahron Bregman from the department of war studies at Kings College in London served in the Israeli army and was present at Meir's funeral. Unlike Edwina, Ahron thinks Golda Meir made some unforgivable mistakes.

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Listen Against Ep 1/4

New series
Tuesday 7 September
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

The programme that looks back at a week's worth of radio and TV that never happened returns to BBC Radio 4 for a new series, with Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.

Jeremy Paxman finally breaks and goes rogue; Today gets remade as a US sitcom; and there's listeners' thoughts on the Food Programme which gives recipes for cooking a Flump and spit roasting a Clanger.

The programme features special guests Jenni Murray, Richard Bacon and John Humphrys, while the series also features James Bachman, Stephen Critchlow, Sarah Hadland and David Schnieder.

Presenters/Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes, Producer/Sam Bryant for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 7 September 2010
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Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 7 September
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch has all the day's sports news and all the build-up to tonight's England match.

From 7.45pm there is live commentary of the Euro 2012 qualifier between Switzerland and England, from St Jacob Stadium, Basel. There are also regular updates from Scotland against Liechtenstein and the Republic of Ireland versus Andorra.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Patrick Nathanson

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Tuesday 7 September 2010
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5 Live Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 7 September
5.45-9.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on England versus Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International comes live from Cardiff, with the Test Match Special commentary team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 7 September 2010
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MERCURY PRIZE DAY ON BBC 6 MUSIC
Shaun Keaveny

Tuesday 7 September
7.00-10.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

The 2010 World Cup had Paul The Octopus who predicted every winner of each match played (well, apart from two). After hearing the news that Paul has now gone into retirement, Shaun has recruited Matilda The Rabbit to predict who will win this year's Mercury Prize.

Matilda is a two-year-old Lion Head Rabbit, who loves binkying (that funny thing rabbits do when they jump), juicy carrots and just lying about. How will she react when faced with a choice between The xx, the Kit Downes Trio and Dizzee Rascal? Will she care as long as she gets a nice carrot and a rub on her nose?

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MERCURY PRIZE DAY ON BBC 6 MUSIC
Lauren Laverne

Tuesday 7 September
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne looks ahead to tonight's Mercury Prize announcement.

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MERCURY PRIZE DAY ON BBC 6 MUSIC
Nemone

Tuesday 7 September
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

In anticipation of tonight's BBC 6 Music coverage of the 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 number six on The Ticket's 50 Best Irish Music Acts Right Now poll. The band's debut album, Becoming A Jackal, is in the shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize.

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MERCURY PRIZE DAY ON BBC 6 MUSIC
Andrew Collins

Tuesday 7 September
4.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Music journalist, comedian and all-round nice guy Andrew Collins sits in for Steve Lamacq as he hotfoots it to the Mercurys.

Andrew plays tracks from former winners and nominees and speaks to BBC 6 Music's Julie Cullen as she reports live from the red carpet at the event.

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MERCURY PRIZE DAY ON BBC 6 MUSIC
The Complete Mercurys

Tuesday 7 September
7.00-8.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

This compilation of the 12 Complete Mercury shows BBC 6 Music has broadcast over the past two weeks sees the artists or a 6 Music journalist talk through the making of, and inspiration behind, their Mercury nominated album.

Producer/Julie Cullen

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MERCURY PRIZE DAY ON BBC 6 MUSIC
Lamacq's Mercury Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 7 September
8.00-11.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Steve Lamacq presents live from the Mercury Prize 2010
Steve Lamacq presents live from the Mercury Prize 2010

Steve Lamacq presents live coverage of the Mercury Prize 2010 from the Grosvenor House Hotel in London's Park Lane.

Alongside interviews with some of the nominees and the attending great and good of the music industry, the show features live performances from the night and expert analysis of proceedings from Steve and industry insiders, as well as all the build-up to the live announcement of the winner.

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MERCURY PRIZE DAY ON BBC 6 MUSIC
Gideon Coe

Tuesday 7 September
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents a classic concert from Half Man Half Biscuit and a 1996 session from Mazzy Star. There is also further live archive from San Diego's Rocket From The Crypt and some revivalist country and western from London's The Rockingbirds.

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BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 8 September 2010
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Mike Harding

Wednesday 8 September
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mike Harding presents an hour of the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music with a special interview with rising star Fay Hield. The Yorkshire-based traditional singer's debut solo album, Looking Glass, is one of the most anticipated English folk records in recent times.

Raised in a musical family on the West Yorkshire moors, Fay has been active in folk music most of her life, whether singing in groups, organising festivals or studying music at university. In her teens she formed a duo with Damien Barber (The Demon Barbers) and is perhaps best known for her work with now-disbanded female vocal quartet The Witches Of Elswick. Featuring the instrumental talents of Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney and Fay's partner, Jon Boden, Looking Glass is an uncompromising collection of little-known traditional songs delivered with passion and understanding.

Mike talks to Fay about her album, her career thus far and her plans for the future.

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The Santana Story Ep 1/2

New series
Wednesday 8 September
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC 6 Music's Funk And Soul Show presenter Craig Charles presents the story of one of the world's greatest guitarists, Mexican-born Carlos Santana, who burst on to the San Francisco music scene in the late Sixties, playing a unique blend of Latin rock with his band Santana. A truly original "world music" ambassador, he has sold more than 90 million records.

Santana's story is told through an interview with Carlos himself along with contributions from just some of the musicians he has worked with, including drummer Michael Shrieve; jazz guitarist John McLaughlin; singer Alex Ligertwood; record company legend Clive Davis; former roadie and soundman Herbie Herbert; and the next generation of the Santana musical dynasty, Santana's piano-playing son, Salvador.

In the first programme, Clive remembers the excitement of signing the Santana band and early hits like Evil Ways, Jingo, Oye como va and Black Magic Woman, and one of their big breaks, playing at Woodstock as an unknown band. Shrieve and Carlos describe the natural progression into jazz and experimental music, which coincided with a more spiritual path and the influence of Indian spiritual teacher Sri Chimnoy. Carlos also reveals how he was under heavy pressure to return to a more commercial rock sound.

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BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 8 September 2010
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Twenty Minutes – Dust Walk

Wednesday 8 September
7.30-7.50pm BBC RADIO 3

Novelist Michele Roberts walks the city of Kiev as daylight turns to dusk, then records her experiences, noting how the world at this hour magically transforms in the bluey light. She takes to the streets as things are starting to lose their daytime definition. It's still boiling though, as darkness comes. And in the next half-hour she encounters packs of dogs, inspirational saints and pretty girls boldly dressed for their own evening strolls.

Presenter/Michele Roberts, Producer/Duncan Minshull

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 73 – Penguin Café

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 8 September
10.15-11.30pm BBC RADIO 3
The Penguin Café make their debut at the BBC Proms
The Penguin Café make their debut at the BBC Proms

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, The Penguin Café – the 21st-century reincarnation of the Penguin Café Orchestra – make their debut at the BBC Proms with special guest Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell.

"I think our recordings have been put in the classical, folk, pop, rock, avantgarde, chillout, world and dance sections of record shops," says Arthur Jeffes, leader of Penguin Café.

For this late-night Prom the group's eclectic line-up of ukulele, dulcitone, penny whistles and guitars, alongside violin, cello and piano, is supplemented by the Northumbrian small pipes, played by guest star Tickell.

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 8 September 2010
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BLITZ SEASON
The Blitz

Wednesday 8 September
9.00-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

As part of BBC Radio 4's Blitz season of programmes, Michael Portillo chairs a discussion with leading historians about the strategy and ongoing legacy of Nazi Germany's decision to bomb and destroy Britain's cities.

In 1940, 7 September marked the beginning of nine months of aerial bombardment of Britain – an unprecedented siege experience which has been seared into the national psyche. London bore the brunt but Liverpool, Coventry, Plymouth and Belfast were among other cities badly damaged.

In this discussion, home front historian Juliet Gardiner; leading expert on Nazi Germany Sir Ian Kershaw; and Terry Charman from the Imperial War Museum take a close look at the months leading up to the Blitz to understand Hitler's designs on Britain and how His Majesty's Government began preparing for the massive attack which quickly became an inevitability.

Listeners hear how volunteer forces were mobilised under extreme circumstances and how the fire service became the frontline fighters of the Blitz. The discussion examines the true scale of the operation, the damage inflicted and how it was judged and acted upon both in Hitler's High Command as well as in Churchill's War Cabinet. It also examines "Blitz Spirit" to find out what it really consists of, how it has been reflected in popular culture and how well it is understood today.

This programme is part of a season of special programmes on BBC Radio 4 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

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The Blitz – Belfast Ep 4/6

Sunday 5 to Friday 10 September
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

As part of a series of programmes exploring how different UK cities experienced the Blitz, former Blue Peter presenter Zoe Salmon goes back home to Belfast in Northern Ireland to find out how people there coped with the air raids and bombing.

At the start of the Second World War, Belfast was uniquely ill-prepared for the threat of air raids. The government in Stormont did not expect their city to be a target, and civil defence was far less advanced than in other parts of the nation. Efforts to ensure that the city's people were adequately prepared were made more complicated by Northern Ireland's divide between the Protestant and Catholic communities.

Belfast's Blitz came in April and May of 1941. Over the course of four nights of bombing, more than a thousand people were killed and around half of the city's housing was damaged.

Zoe visits Clonard Monastery and hears one remarkable story of how the threat of the raids led to the breakdown of some of the divisions between the city's Protestants and Catholics. On the night of the second major attack on Belfast, the Monastery's crypt was opened up as an air raid shelter for local women and children. Clonard's Chronicle tells how people from the local Catholic and Protestant communities alike spent the night together there, saying prayers and singing hymns. It was a moment, as the Chronicle records, which was "very much appreciated by all".

This programme is part of a season of special programmes on BBC Radio 4 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

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Bandits Of The Blitz

Wednesday 8 September
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

The Guardian's former crime correspondent, Duncan Campbell, tells the story of how gangsters thrived in the Second World War, when bombs, blackouts and rationing created crime on the home front.

While bombs rained down and long-suffering Brits helped each other, some people were simply helping themselves – stealing, looting and making money on the black market.

The Second World War created vast opportunities for crime. Warehouses were robbed, Army stores rifled and forgers were kept busy providing false identity documents, ration books and clothing coupons. Looters, stealing anything of value, cleaned out blitzed houses.

The blackout and bombing provided perfect cover for safe-cracking and Post Office raids. Professional criminals thrived, including people like Billy Hill, who, despite prison terms, used his wartime muscle to become, in his words, "Boss of Britain's Underworld".

Complex emergency rules left normally law-abiding citizens facing the courts. Shopkeepers who fell foul of the tangle of red tape faced heavy fines. Even as the war ended, rationing continued, and the black market flourished.

In this programme, Duncan unearths once-secret papers that put Hill at the centre of London's organised crime in the Fifties. Using archive accounts and talking to people who were there, Duncan tells the tale of crime on the home front. The programme features interviews with Hill's son, Justin, former jewel thief Peter Scott, veteran ex-police officers, historians and academics.

This programme is part of a season of special programmes on BBC Radio 4 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

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Afternoon Play – Stopgap

Wednesday 8 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Emma is happy hiding behind her postcards until new temp Maxine arrives at the office and disturbs her peace, in Stopgap, today's Afternoon Play.

New graduate Maxine takes a temp job while on her way to bigger things. She considers her colleague, Emma, to be a victim of dull office life, but Emma's secret postcards tell a very different story.

The cast stars Liz White (Life On Mars) as Emma, Claire Harry as Maxine and Iain Batchelor as Ian.

Stopgap is the first play for radio by actress and writer Julie Mayhew, a regular on BBC Radio 4's comedy Recorded For Training Purposes. Stopgap was recorded "on location" in the Radio Drama offices at BBC's Bush House.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 8 September 2010
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5 Live Sport

Wednesday 8 September
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch has the latest sports news and reaction and, from 8pm, Phil Tufnell presents his Cricket Show with the latest news and interviews ahead of England and Pakistan's One Day Internationals.

From 9.30pm, Mark is joined by Mike Riley, the head of Premier League referees, to discuss refereeing issues.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Wednesday 8 September 2010
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Wednesday 8 September
4.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted commentary from the US Open, live from Flushing Meadows, New York.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 8 September 2010
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Album Of The Day + The Mercury Prize Winner

Wednesday 8 September
Throughout the day BBC 6 MUSIC

As an extension to the station's Album Of The Day concept, in which a different album, old or new, is played throughout the day, BBC 6 Music's Album Of The Day + aims to exclusively showcase a soon-to-be-released album by a key 6 Music artist. Albums previously showcased include Massive Attack's Heligoland and Klaxon's Surfing The Void.

Today, 6 Music plays the newly crowned Mercury Prize-winning album and has an in-depth interview with the artist or band with Steve Lamacq.

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Lauren Laverne

Wednesday 8 September
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne is joined by the amazing Janelle Monae for a live session in the BBC 6 Music studios. Janelle caused much delight in the R&B/hop-hop world this year with the release of her debut album, The Arch Android (Suites II & III).

Produced by the likes of Big Boi and Sean Coombs, the album found much critical acclaim with many reviews comparing it to the best work of Outkast.

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Nemone

Wednesday 8 September
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Norwegian duo Royksopp chat to Nemone about their new release, Senior. The new record is closely related to Royksopp's last album, Junior. Both records were recorded at the same time, and each shows a different side of the group's sound: Junior focused on energetic, melodic pop tunes and featured guest vocals from Swedish vocalists Robyn, Lykke Li and Karin Dreijer Andersson, while Senior is the polar opposite, being entirely instrumental. According to the band, the new record is about "age, horses and being subdued – with devils breathing down your neck".

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Gideon Coe

Wednesday 8 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe's archive gems come from Suede at Glastonbury 1993 and Richie Havens playing the Mean Fiddler in 1995. Session archive comes from Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Lou Barlow side project Folk Implosion, shouty Scottish bubblegum pop from Bis and a lovely collaboration from orchestral arranger Anne Dudley and Killing Joke's Jazz Coleman.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Wednesday 8 September 2010
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World Stories – Afghanistan's Beardless Boys Ep 3/5

Wednesday 8 September
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Bacha is a term for a teenage boy who dresses up as a girl and dances for men at parties in Afghanistan.

In a society where the sexes are strictly segregated, it is common for boys to dance for men at weddings and traditional gatherings.

However, as this documentary reveals, it is what happens after the party is over that is the most disturbing. Many of the boys, some as young as 12, are taken away by powerful, rich men and sexually abused.

World Stories investigates this practice that is dramatically at odds with the kind of society that the country's Western partners hope to encourage but, according to some reports, it is also a phenomenon that is growing.

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Network Radio BBC Week 36: Thursday 9 September 2010

BBC RADIO 1 Thursday 9 September 2010
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A Night With Annie Nightingale

Thursday 9 September
7.00pm-4.00am BBC RADIO 1 (Schedule addition 25 August)

This evening of shows celebrates the 40th anniversary of Annie Nightingale on BBC Radio 1.

The evening begins at 7pm with The Story Of Annie Nightingale – a two-hour documentary presented by Zane Lowe providing an intimate portrait of Radio 1's "First Lady". The programme tells the extraordinary story of Annie by joining up the dots of her musical passions, from hanging out with rock legends in the Sixties to discovering and championing a myriad new music and cultural trends, from punk in the late Seventies through to dance music in the Eighties and beyond.

Contributions to the documentary include some of the artists, musicians and people Annie has connected with along the way – including Irvine Welsh, Cassius, Primal Scream, Underworld, Shaun Ryder, Andrew Weatherall and Beth Orton.

The celebration continues at 9pm with a three-hour tribute concert from Maida Vale studios, featuring an eclectic line-up of artists personally selected by Annie. Performing at what will be an unforgettable night are Fatboy Slim, Tinchy Stryder, Professor Green, Sub Focus, I Blame Coco, Bookashade, DC Breaks, Freestylers and special guests Primal Scream making a rare UK performance.

From midnight until 2am, The Decade Mixes present a soundtrack of the best music Annie has played over the last 40 years. The night ends on a high with the best of the guest mixes from 2am until 4am.

Presenter/Zane Lowe, Executive Producer/Rhys Hughes for BBC Radio 1

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BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 9 September 2010
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Bob Harris Country

Thursday 9 September
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Bob Harris previews the ninth Americana Music Association Awards
Bob Harris previews the ninth Americana Music Association Awards

Tonight's programme comes from Music Row in Nashville on the day of the ninth Americana Music Association Awards. The ceremony, which includes awards for artist, album and song of the year, takes place later tonight at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville.

Nominees this year include Rosanne Cash, The Avett Brothers, Steve Earle and Levon Helm, with lifetime achievement awards going to queen of rockabilly Wanda Jackson and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp.

In this special preview of the awards, Bob Harris is joined in the studio by guitarist, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former AMA award-winner Will Kimbrough and roots rocker and radio DJ Webb Wilder. With his guests, Bob reflects on the current Americana music scene and plays music from some of this year's nominees and lifetime achievement award recipients.

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BBC Radio 2 In Concert

Thursday 9 September
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Grammy Award-winning American rock band Maroon 5
Grammy Award-winning American rock band Maroon 5

Jo Whiley introduces Maroon 5, live from The Scala in King's Cross, London, as the Grammy Award-winning American rock band prepare to release their eagerly awaited third album. Since debuting in 2002, Maroon 5 have sold nearly 15 million albums worldwide.

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Listen To The Band

Thursday 9 September
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

The British Open Brass Band Championships is the longest-running brass band competition in the world and last weekend was the 158th time that bands have competed for the honour of winning.

The Sunday Gala Concert associated with the Championships features three of the world's most famous bands in concert and this year it's The Grimethorpe Colliery, Cory and The Black Dyke bands who take to the stage in the Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

In the first of three programmes featuring music and conversation from the weekend, Frank Renton presents the music, players and conductors of the competition itself and catches up with BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist Matthew White before he plays his prize-winning piece with The Black Dyke Band next week.

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 9 September 2010
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Twenty Minutes – Park Life

Thursday 9 September
8.15-8.35pm BBC RADIO 3

Just days before the BBC Philharmonic plays a Prom In The Park in Buile Hill Park, Salford, poet Anjum Malik brings this historic and beautiful location to life.

Drawing on her own childhood picnics in the parks of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Bradford, she reflects on the importance of parks in city life and what Buile Hill Park means to the different cultures of Salford. Walking in the footsteps of Lowry, this first-person essay recorded on location defines what the city has lost and – more importantly – found.

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 9 September 2010
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BLITZ SEASON
The Blitz – Birmingham Ep 5/6

Sunday 5 to Friday 10 September
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Jasper Carrott is in his home city of Birmingham to tell the story of how the city's workers kept the munitions factories going during the worst of the Birmingham Blitz.

Birmingham was a crucial centre for the manufacture of armaments during the Second World War; everything from anti-aircraft shells to Spitfire planes was made there.

Workers – many of them young women – were brought from across Britain to keep the factories of England's manufacturing powerhouse going. By 1944, 400,000 people were involved in war work there – a greater percentage of the population than anywhere else in the country.

Jasper meets some of those who undertook this gruelling work. They recall how they worked round the clock to keep the nation's armed forces supplied; and they remember the dangerous nights of the Blitz when the city's factories were often the bombers' targets and workers would sometimes carry on through the air raid sirens in order not to lose production.

Jasper also hears about one of the darkest episodes of the Birmingham Blitz – the bombing of the Birmingham Small Arms Company's factory at Small Heath on the night of 19 November 1940. Many of the workers were trapped inside the burning building, and tremendous heroism was shown by the rescuers, with two George Medals being won that night. Nonetheless, more than 50 workers were killed in a vivid demonstration of the bravery shown and risks taken by those who worked on the home front through the Blitz.

This programme is part of a season of special programmes on BBC Radio 4 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

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Juggling Chainsaws With Archaos

Thursday 9 September
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Miles Warde tracks down the British members of a touring French circus described as the sickest show on earth.

Chainsaws, fork-lift trucks and semtex – 20 years ago the French ripped into the traditional circus format with a demented vitality that outraged authorities across the UK. Archaos were the creation of Pierrot Bidon, described by their British publicist, Mark Borkowski, as: "part gypsy, part street urchin, very hairy". Mark saw it as his job to get them out of the cultural pages and onto the front pages instead.

Tabloid headlines followed Archaos wherever they went. As a result local councils banned them again and again – a cunning ploy to sell huge numbers of tickets wherever they went.

Miles discovers the British participants who made Archaos more successful here than anywhere else – including their producer Adrian Evans, and performers such as Mischa Eligoloff, who moved from backstage to fire-eater, hiccupped during a performance and felt the paraffin enter his lungs. As Pierrot Bidon used to say: "A life without danger is not a life; a show without danger is not a show."

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Afternoon Play – What The Bishops Knew

Thursday 9 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

What The Bishops Knew and tomorrow's Afternoon Play, What The Nun Discovered, were commissioned together – one explores the collapse of faith, while the other explores a rebirth of faith in the Irish Catholic Church.

Hugh Costello's play investigates how, for several decades, abuse by Catholic priests was covered up in an attempt to protect the Church's reputation in Ireland.

What The Bishops Knew traces the Irish Catholic Church's profound anxiety about loss of status, as painstakingly detailed in the recently published Ryan Report.

The cast includes: Brid Brennan as Mary Dowdall; Mark Lambert as Bob McCabe; Patrick Fitzsymons as Barry Glynn; Peter Gilmore as Barry (aged 10); Kevin Flood as Fr Brand; Pat Laffan as Monsignor Milligan; Niall Cusack as Professor McGovern; Gerard Murphy as Bishop Culleton; and Des Nealon as Cardinal Finnerty.

As well as being a regular writer for BBC Radio 4, Hugh is an Emmy Award-nominated screenwriter (for Bernard And Doris). His interest in the Catholic Church's affairs has led him to write a number of plays about the Vatican, including Conclave and My Dear Children Of The Whole World.

Producer/Eoin O'Callaghan for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 9 September 2010
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5 Live Sport

Thursday 9 September
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd has all the latest sports news and discussion on the big sports stories that have been making the headlines.

At 8pm The Ryder Cup Years looks back at key moments from Europe's rivalry with the USA in the prestigious golf competition.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Thursday 9 September 2010
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Thursday 9 September
4.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary from the US Open comes live from Flushing Meadows, New York.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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5 Live NFL

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 9 September
12.30-5.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

American football action returns to the airwaves with live commentary on Minnesota Vikings versus New Orleans Saints from the Louisiana Superdome in the opening match of the new NFL season.

Producer/Simon Crosse for USP

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BBC 6 MUSIC Thursday 9 September 2010
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Lauren Laverne

Thursday 9 September
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne welcomes actor John C Reilly into the studio. The legendary actor, who has starred in films such as Chicago, Talladega Nights and Magnolia, returns to the big screen this month with his new film, Cyrus, which also stars Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Gideon Coe

Thursday 9 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents concert archive from the Bhundu Boys at Glastonbury 1989 and Wire playing live in 2000. On the session front he plays tracks from The Teardrop Explodes, Richard Thompson and Czech ambient group The Ecstasy Of Saint Theresa.

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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 10 September 2010
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Friday Night Is Music Night

Friday 10 September
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

West End stars Jodie Prenger and Graham Bickley take Friday Night Is Music Night to the 60th anniversary of the King's Lynn Festival in tonight's show.

Ken Bruce is the host as Jodie and Graham celebrate the magic of the movies and remind listeners of the delights of films such as New York, New York, Meet Me In St Louis, Dirty Dancing and Toy Story. And what movie music show would be complete without a nod to iconic spy James Bond, 007?

Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with pianist Andy Vinter.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Jodie Keane for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 10 September 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Performance On 3 – Prom 75

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 10 September
7.30-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in Monteverdi's Vespers. Published 400 years ago in 1610, Monteverdi's choral masterpiece is a conspectus and summation of the different styles of Venetian church music of the 1600s. Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir perform the music with which they made their BBC Proms debut back in 1968.

Tonight's Prom is presented by Martin Handley and is also broadcast live on BBC Four.

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 10 September 2010
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BLITZ SEASON
The Blitz – Luebeck Ep 6/6

Sunday 5 to Friday 10 September
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

John F Jungclaussen, UK correspondent of Die Zeit newspaper, travels to Luebeck in Northern Germany in the last programme of this series telling stories of the Blitz from around the UK. Listeners hear about the experience of being bombed from the "other side", as John tells the story of the night when one German city came under attack.

John's family come from this part of Germany and his father was born in a village near Luebeck, just a few days before the air raid.

Luebeck was bombed on the night before Palm Sunday in March 1942. The raid marked a change of tactics by the British and led to the destruction by fire of many of the medieval buildings at the heart of the city. Several hundred people were killed, and many more lost their homes.

On his journey into the past, John meets some of those people who were in Luebeck at the time of the bombing. Kurt Adler – a 14-year-old schoolboy in 1942 – remembers the terror of the raid and climbing to the top of his family home where he watched the flames of the burning city. He recalls the moment when the bells in one of the nearby churches suddenly stopped ringing – the fire had burnt through the bell ropes, sending them crashing to the ground.

Today those molten, twisted bells are preserved where they fell in St Mary's Church as a memorial to the bombing and those who died in it. John meets the pastor of the church who tells him about the work that has gone on in the intervening years to build up reconciliation between the two former enemies.

This programme is part of a season of special programmes on BBC Radio 4 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

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Journey Of A Lifetime

Friday 10 September
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Each year, the Royal Geographical Society offers a prize to the most enterprising "dream travel" idea. Part of the prize is an opportunity to make a radio documentary about the trip.

Further details of this programme will be available closer to transmission.

Producer/Simon Elmes for the BBC

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Afternoon Play – What The Nun Discovered

Friday 10 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

What The Nun Discovered and yesterday's Afternoon Play, What The Bishops Knew were commissioned together – one explores the collapse of faith while the other explores a rebirth of faith in the Irish Catholic Church.

After 25 years as a missionary in Uganda, Sr MaryJo returns home to an Ireland she barely recognises and a Church which has lost much of its moral authority. But seeing this as a test, she sets about reasserting the core values by which she has lived her life, and rehabilitating a priest who was once her superior.

Her years in Uganda have taught Sr MaryJo lessons long overdue in the place of her birth.

The cast includes Marcella Riordan as MaryJo; Pat Laffan as Fr Paul; Lise-Ann McLaughlin as Sr Frances; Julia Dearden as Sr Agnes; Stella McCusker as Sr Bernadette; Ali White as Cathy; and Des Nealon as The Mayor.

What The Nun Discovered is written by Harriet O'Carroll. Harriet started writing short stories in 1979. They were published in anthologies, won competitions and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and RTE Radio.

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Chain Reaction Ep 5/6

Friday 10 September
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

BBC Radio 4's tag-team talk show continues as voice of The Simpsons, face of Derek Smalls and political satirist Harry Shearer takes the microphone to interview the multi-award-winning co-creator of The Office and Extras, and famously tall comedian, Stephen Merchant.

Harry asks Stephen what it's like to be part of a creative double act with Ricky Gervais, broadcasting radio from the bushes and sharing a hot tub with playboy bunnies!

Presenter/Lee Mack, Producer/Lianne Coop for the BBC

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Siege

Friday 10 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 4

This is the story of the comi-tragic siege of Skylarks Residential Home for the Elderly by Francesca Joseph, improvised by members of the cast who provided the dialogue for the play.

Peter and Veronica Pleasance are residents of Skylarks Residential Home for the Elderly. They haven't spoken to their high-flying son, Edward – managing director of Trixel Technologies – for more than 20 years. When one of their son's employees, Oludayo Akano, is kidnapped in Nigeria, son Jerome Akano decides it is time for some action.

Along with his friends – Damien, who is trying to make a name for himself as an activist, and Chalky, along for the ride – Jerome attacks the residential home in order to hold Peter and Veronica Pleasance ransom in the name of Akano.

This fast-moving play hurtles towards a surprising climax.

The cast includes Karl Johnson as Peter; Marlene Sidaway as Veronica; David Hargreaves as Jack; Peter Martin as Leo; Christine Brennan as Tracy; Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Jerome; Danny Dalton as Damien; Stefan Gumbs as Chalky; and Muzz Khan as PC Singh.

Producer/Susan Roberts for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 10 September 2010
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5 Live Sport

Friday 10 September
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

In Kicking Off With Colin Murray, the presenter is joined by regulars Pat Nevin and Perry Groves for a look ahead to the weekend's Premier League and Championship fixtures.

From 8.30pm, 5 Live Formula 1, presented by David Croft, Anthony Davidson and Holly Samos, is live from Monza ahead of the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Presenters/Colin Murray, David Croft, Anthony Davidson and Holly Samos, Producers/Jason Swale and Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Friday 10 September 2010
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Cricket

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Friday 10 September
10.00am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted commentary on England versus Pakistan in the first One Day International, live from the Riverside with the Test Match Special commentary team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 10 September 2010
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Nemone

Friday 10 September
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Signed to Domino records, Kendal-based avant-rockers Wild Beasts were one of the nominated bands for this year's Mercury Prize for their second studio album Two Dancers. The band are led by Hayden Thorpe, who is also known for his countertenor voice. Wild Beasts choose today's lunchtime playlist.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 10 September 2010
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Seeking The Endgame

Friday 10 September
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Chess is an ancient game and its popularity has spanned many centuries – but how is it faring in modern times? Simon Terrington, a self-confessed chess fanatic, explores the game in today's world and examines whether modern technology is changing the game and the way it is played.

He also questions whether people still have the time, in today's increasingly fast-paced way of life, to master this game. Simon reaffirms his love for chess by absorbing the passion it generates, from grandmasters to community club players; from the World Chess Championship to the chess boards of a Bulgarian park.

Presenter/Simon Terrington

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