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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 17 September 2010
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Friday Night Is Music Night

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 17 September
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

American singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman
American singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman performs live with the BBC Concert Orchestra at London's Mermaid Theatre.

Beth sings songs from her new album, Back To Love, as well as favourites from her back catalogue. Aled Jones presents the evening and chats to Beth about her music, live on stage.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Jodie Keane

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 17 September 2010
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Performance On 3

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 17 September
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff, Petroc Trelawny presents a concert of Four Russian Moods from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Thierry Fischer, with music by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovich.

This concert ranges from the demonic fury and darkness of Mussorgsky's Night On A Bare Mountain, through Rimsky-Korsakov's fragrant evocation of 19th-century Russia in May Night, to the classical grace and elegance of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations.

Ending the concert is a work composer Shostakovich said "conveys the mood of spring, joy and life". However, with the terror under which the people of Stalin's Russia lived at this time, was Shostakovich being entirely honest about his intentions in his Symphony No. 6?

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 17 September 2010
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A History Of The World In 100 Objects Ep 5/30

Monday 13 to Friday 17 September
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Neil MacGregor explores vigorous empires that flourished across the world 600 years ago, visiting the Inca in South America, Ming Dynasty China, the Timurids in their capital at Samarkand and the Ottomans in Constantinople.

Neil examines the fledgling empire of Portugal and describes what the European world looked like at this time. His chosen object is one of the most enduring in art history, and one of the most duplicated – Albrecht Durer's famous print of an Indian rhino, an animal he had never seen. The rhino was brought to Portugal in 1514 and Neil uses this classic image to examine European ambitions.

Mark Pilgrim of Chester Zoo considers what it must have been like to transport such a beast; and historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto describes the potency of the image for Europeans of the age.

Presenter/Neil MacGregor, Producer/Anthony Denselow for the BBC

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The Stanley Baxter Playhouse Ep 1/3

New series
Friday 17 September
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

In the first play of a new series, Gordon Kennedy, Stuart McQuarrie and Siobhan Redmond join Stanley Baxter in a comedy based on Shakespeare's Scottish play, in which Macbeth's porter becomes the hero and invites listeners to hear his version of the events that led up to the murder of King Duncan – and what just might have happened after it.

Listeners discover that it was all really Lady Macbeth's fault for marrying Macbeth and spoiling the porter's long-term plans to groom his coarse and unschooled master to be a suave, smooth operator with fine manners and a statesman-like approach to politics. His plans are foiled in a series of hilarious and cunning mishaps.

The cast stars Stanley Baxter as the Porter, Gordon Kennedy as Macbeth, Siobhan Redmond as Lady Macbeth and Stuart McQuarrie as Duncan and the Nobleman.

Rona Munro is one of Scotland's most highly regarded playwrights, with award-winning films (Ken Loach's Lady Bird, Lady Bird), television dramas (Rehab) and her Edinburgh International Festival success (The Last Witch) to her credit.

Producer/Marilyn Imrie for Catherine Bailey Productions Ltd

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Afternoon Play – Tiny

Friday 17 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Tiny is a quirky comedy by Ben Lewis about a teenager who becomes an internet phenomenon.

A nervous young man lives at the dead end of a dead-end town. On his 18th birthday, he comes into his inheritance. With a little help from an old teacher, he finds it equips him to broadcast over the internet.

Living in a house where rolling news is a constant presence, he does what comes naturally – he fires up his computer and presents the news. However, his news is different – it puts a spring in the audience's step – until his grandma starts to grow suspicious about what he is getting up to, nightly, in his bedroom, and tries to put a stop to the broadcasts.

The cast stars Joshua Jenkins as the Boy, Julia McKenzie as Grandma, Mark Heap as Sir, Peter Marinker as Grandad and Alison Pettitt as the Newsreader.

Producer/Kirsty Williams for the BBC

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Chain Reaction Ep 6/6

Friday 17 September
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In the last of the current series of the tag-team talk show, Stephen Merchant, multi award-winning co-creator of The Office and Extras, takes the microphone to interview Pulp front man and successful solo artist Jarvis Cocker.

Stephen asks Jarvis about: the perils of being a glasses wearer; his protests against pop; and what really happened during that famous Michael Jackson incident.

Presenter/Stephen Merchant, Producer/Lianne Coup for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 17 September 2010
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SEPTEMBERFEST
Kermode And Mayo's Film Review

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 17 September
2.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo broadcast live from the Centre For Life in Newcastle, with a local audience, as part of BBC Radio 5 Live's Septemberfest.

Mark and Simon are joined by special guests to review the latest releases and take questions from the audience.

Presenters/Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, Producer/Robin Bulloch

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SEPTEMBERFEST
5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 17 September
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Kicking Off With Colin Murray is presented live from the Centre For Life in Newcastle, with a local audience, as part of BBC Radio 5 Live's Septemberfest.

Colin is joined by regulars Pat Nevin and Perry Groves, plus local sporting heroes, for a special look at North East football, plus a look ahead to the weekend's sporting action.

Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Steve Jones

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Friday 17 September 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/5livesportsextra

5 Live Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 17 September
12.45-9.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on England versus Pakistan in the third One Day International, live from the Oval, with the Test Match Special commentary team.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 17 September 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/6music

Nemone

Friday 17 September
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Super-dextrous "turntablist" and AV master DJ Yoda is once again pushing the entertainment envelope by taking his newest show to the biggest screen in town – the BFI IMAX in London. Fresh from AV shows through Asia, America and Brazil with the Stop Look & Listen show, audiences can expect to experience DJ Yoda's latest AV expressions in their enormity as he welds B'More, dubstep, drum and bass and reggae rhythms to film and TV scenes and a whole new selection of the finest that YouTube has to offer.

Tipped by music magazines as one of the "10 DJs you must see before you die" and voted alongside DJ Premier as "one of the top three DJs in the world", DJ Yoda represents a new brand of unmissable mix-mastery. He pops in to BBC 6 Music for a lunchtime chat with Nemone.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Tom Ravenscroft

Friday 17 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Purveyor of all things musically uber-new and hip, Tom Ravenscroft's show tonight features a guest mix from Warp Records' Scottish electronic producer Hudson Mohawke. Aged 15, he was the youngest-ever DMC World DJ Championships finalist. He released his most recent album, Butter, at the end of last year.

Presenter/Tom Ravenscroft, Producer/Adam Hudson

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 17 September 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice

Seeking The Endgame Ep 2/2

Friday 17 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?

In the final part of this documentary, 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.

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