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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.

Presenter/Paul O'Grady, Producer/Rebecca Maxted for Wise Buddah

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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.

Presenter/Suzy Klein, Producer/Janet Tuppen

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 7 September 2010
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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.

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

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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.

Presenter/DJ Taylor, Producer/Nicola Swords for the BBC

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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.

Presenter/Matthew Parris, Producer/Beatrice Fenton for the BBC

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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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5 Live Sport

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?

Presenter/Shaun Keaveny, Producer/Lisa Kenlock

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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.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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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.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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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.

Presenter/Andrew Collins, Producer/Alicia Brown

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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.

Presenter/Stever Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan

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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.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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