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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.

Presenter/Mike Harding, Producer/Kellie While, Smooth Operations

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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.

Presenter/Craig Charles, Producers/Nick Low and Simon Hodge

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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.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/David Gallagher

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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.

Presenter/Michael Portillo, Producer/Neil McCarthy for the BBC

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BLITZ SEASON
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.

Presenter/Zoe Salmon, Producer/Louise Adamson for Juniper Productions

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BLITZ SEASON
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.

Presenter/Duncan Campbell, Producer/Liz Carney for Juniper Productions

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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.

Producer/Jeremy Mortimer for the BBC

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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.

Presenters/Mark Pougatch and Phil Tufnell, Producer/Claire Ackling

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Wednesday 8 September 2010
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Tennis

Live event/outside broadcast
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.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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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".

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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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.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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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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