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BBC RADIO 1 Monday 13 September 2010
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BBC Radio 1 Stories – The Story Of Linkin Park

Monday 13 September
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1's Daniel P Carter presents The Story Of Linkin Park who, since forming in 1996, have sold 50 million albums, collaborated with the likes of Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes, and continued to spearhead the genres of new metal and rap rock where other bands have fallen by the wayside.

As they get set to release their fourth album Daniel hears from all six members of the band as they tell the story of their incredible journey to global stardom.

Presenter/Daniel P Carter, Producer/Alice Lloyd

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 13 September 2010
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Ken Bruce

Monday 13 September
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Phil Bailey, probably best known as one of the long-standing members of Earth, Wind & Fire, reveals his Tracks Of My Years each morning this week, picking 10 of his favourite pieces of music and talking to Ken Bruce about the reasons for his selection.

Among Phil's choices throughout the week are tracks from the Temptations, the Eagles, The Beatles and Jackie Wilson.

There's also another round of PopMaster – which can also be played online at bbc.co.uk/radio2 – the Love Song and the Record and Album Of The Week.

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

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The Radcliffe And Maconie Show

Monday 13 September
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

English singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole, who previously recorded with The Commotions, is Mark Radcliffe's and Stuart Maconie's guest tonight.

Lloyd performs a live acoustic session for the show, featuring songs from his new album, Broken Record.

Presenters/Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Producer/Viv Atkinson for Smooth Operations

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The Musical Ep 2/8

Monday 13 September
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Sheffield Theatre's artistic director Daniel Evans presents the second programme in a special season of documentaries celebrating The Musical, entitled Drawn From Life.

It's clearly important for the musical theatre audience to understand the characters on stage and their motivation which is why, as discussed in last week's programme, the story or, as it is called in the musical "the book", is of vital importance. It also probably explains why so many musical stories are not original but borrowed from other sources such as novels, plays and, increasingly these days, films.

The life stories of real people are always popular with composers. Some of them were already famous before becoming characters in musicals, but many were largely unknown – until becoming the subject of a successful show brought a unique kind of fame. This documentary considers the musicals that have been "drawn from life" including: Gypsy, Evita and The King And I.

Key contributors include Hal Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Patti Lupone, Paul Nicholas, Maury Yeston, Elaine Stritch, Maria Friedman, Victor Spinetti, Ruthie Henshall, Tim Rice, Elaine Paige, Richard Stilgoe, Michael Grandage and Liz Robertson.

This is the second of eight documentaries, each presented by a leading name from the world of musical theatre.

Presenter/Daniel Evans, Producer/Malcolm Prince for the BBC

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Jools Holland Ep 4/13

Monday 13 September
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Folk singer Seth Lakeman is Jools Holland's guest on this week's programme.

Jools and his band join Seth on an impromptu version of Seth's song See Them Dance.

Presenter/Jools Holland, Producer/Sarah Gaston for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 13 September 2010
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Composer Of The Week – Ole Bull

New series
Monday 13 to Friday 17 September
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Ask most music buffs who Norway's greatest classical composer is, and you're likely to get a 100 per cent vote for Edvard Grieg. Put the same question to almost anyone in Norway itself, and you'll get the answer Ole Bull: violinist extraordinaire, prolific composer, and spearhead of the cultural revolution that enabled the likes of Grieg to carry the nation's music to the world.

As Norway celebrates Bull's bicentenary, Donald Macleod explores the life of one of music history's most exotic characters. Bull led a Byronic life, rushing around the planet giving concert performances to an adoring public, who quickly conferred on him superstar status.

He took the violin to new heights, rivalling even his contemporary Paganini, famously using an instrument which allowed him to play on all four strings at once. Bull's life was full of adventure too, as he escaped fires on river boats, street fights, bankruptcy in casinos, and a reputed near death in the River Seine. He even attempted to start a Norwegian colony in the US, modestly called "Oleana". In doing all this he created an image for himself where legend is almost indivisible from fact.

Donald Macleod has on-hand the undisputed expert on Bull's life, the composer's biographer Harald Herresthal. They meet in an unexpected location, the idyllic estate of Carreglwyd at the western end of the isle of Anglesey. It was here that Bull found some rare tranquillity while on a UK tour, and where he also composed one of his most enchanting works, which is featured in a live performance given by Calum Smart, finalist in this year's BBC Young Musician competition.

The week begins with Ole Bull's early career, when one alcoholic musician's over-indulgence gives a first chance for the eight-year-old prodigy to show what he's made of. There's also a chance to hear one of the pair of showpiece concertos which Bull composed for his own instrument.

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Kerry Clark

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EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2010
Performance On 3

Monday 13 September
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Petroc Trelawny presents John Adams's oratorio retelling the Nativity story, recorded at the opening night of the 2010 Edinburgh International Festival.

John Adams revisits the subject most famously rendered in music by Handel in The Messiah, giving the story a 21st-century treatment with a female perspective, and adding texts from medieval mystery plays and Spanish poetry.

Mary's experience of pregnancy in El Niño represents the pregnancy of women throughout the ages, much as the birth of Jesus epitomises the birth of all children.

El Niño was written to celebrate the new millennium in 2000, and it is a radiantly joyful large-scale work in two parts, with a vocal cast of three soloists, a countertenor trio, adult and children's choruses and orchestra, plus an electronic "sound-environment".

The performers include: Jessica Rivera (soprano), Kelley O'Connor (mezzo soprano), Willard White (baritone), Edinburgh Festival Chorus, NYCoS National Girls Choir, Theatre of Voices, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor James Conlon.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Philip Tagney

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Night Waves

New series
Monday 13 September
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Rana Mitter returns to launch the first of a new season of Night Waves, BBC Radio 3's arts and ideas programme.

The opening programme begins with a major examination of the leader whose national legacy has now come to outreach the other political titans of the 20th century: Chairman Mao.

The country Mao created, the People's Republic of China, has abandoned his economic principles and as a consequence soared to global wealth and power, but Mao remains a powerful icon in his home country. So how much does China really allow to be known about Mao's life and leadership, when so many taboos and so much censorship remains?

Rana Mitter talks to Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based scholar who has written a new (some say, essential) biography of Mao's catastrophic famine of 1958-62, which has been written with access to newly opened Communist Party archives and demonstrates the mass killings and destruction of property and the environment that Mao's Great Leap Forward caused.

So should Mao be vilified as a dictatorial monster, whose policies caused the starvation and death of millions, or is, as some claim, the real story more complex, and essential for understanding the modern Chinese Communist mentality?

Rana Mitter and Frank Dikötter discuss the latest assessments of Mao by historians both inside and outside China.

Presenter/Rana Mitter, Producer/Natalie Steed

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The Essay – British Cinema Of The 40s

New series
Monday 13 to Friday 17 September
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

1939 was the year of Gone With The Wind and La Règle du Jeu, but the British film industry went into the Second World War still relatively naive. It was behind Hollywood in terms of technical accomplishment and behind France in its sophistication.

In British Cinema Of The 40s, Simon Heffer offers a fresh interpretation on old favourites in terms of their social and political message.

The early war propaganda films were predictably facile and jingoistic; but as the threat of invasion passed and attention turned to winning the war rather than simply defending the country against the Nazi onslaught, British cinema became more subtle. By the latter stages of the war, cinema became more concerned with presenting the basis for a new post-war settlement for the British people.

In five personal interpretations, Simon traces the ways in which British cinema moved from galvanising the public to challenging the established class system and arguing for social cohesion, with its consequent loss of individuality and furtherance of collectivism. In the post-war period he looks at how film reflected a reaction among the public against state control and austerity and a new challenge to supposedly common values.

In today's opening programme, Simon celebrates Went The Day Well?, an Ealing movie from 1942 based on a short story by Graham Greene, depicting how a village invaded by Germans unites to defeat them. Despite the bloodshed, what emerges is an almost Utopian vision of rural peace that suggests itself as a possible microcosm for a less class-bound future society.

Presenter/Simon Heffer, Producer/Beaty Rubens

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Jazz On 3

Monday 13 September
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Jez Nelson presents American-Icelandic power trio, Tyft, in concert. Reykjavik-based guitarist Hilmar Jensson explores the borders of jazz improvisation, melodic rock and distorted heavy metal in the company of New Yorkers Jim Black on drums and Andrew D'Angelo on reeds.

Jensson formed Tyft to develop musical ideas that originated during his time living in New York, having completed his studies at Berklee College of Music in the early Nineties. Renting a flat in Brooklyn during that time, he formed a strong association with New York-based musicians such as Tim Berne, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Ben Monder, and the music of Tyft draws heavily on what has come to be called the downtown New York scene's distinctive sound world.

Presenter/Jez Nelson, Producer/Russell Finch

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 13 September 2010
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Evan Loves Tax Ep 1/3

New series
Monday 13 September
9.00-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

In a major new series for BBC Radio 4, Evan Davis ventures into the maze that is the UK tax system and asks how well – or badly – the UK makes big decisions about tax.

In this first programme, Evan explores how the country has ended up trying to pay for a European-style welfare state with American-style tax levels; and meets three former Chancellors, Alistair Darling, Nigel Lawson and Norman Lamont, who talk candidly about their stints steering the tax system.

He finds out why, since the Second World War, public spending has just kept on rising, even when it was decided that paying for it by putting up income tax was unthinkable. Evan identifies the moment when that taboo descended, with the help of key players including Chris Patten and Neil Kinnock's chief economic advisor John Eatwell.

A senior advisor to Gordon Brown at both the Treasury and No. 10 reveals why he thinks New Labour missed a crucial, one-off opportunity to lift the taboo and transform the debate. Michael Jacobs argues that Labour failed to coax the nation away from seeing tax as a necessary evil towards embracing it as the foundation of a civilised society.

Along the way, Evan encounters a senior detective from HM Revenue and Customs, and learns of a startling link between newsagents in the West Midlands and organised gangs of smugglers. Evan discovers what this tells about the consequences of tax confusion.

Presenter/Evan Davis, Producer/Phil Tinline

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A History Of The World In 100 Objects Ep 1/30

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

Art historian, museum director and BBC Radio 4 presenter Neil MacGregor
Art historian, museum director and BBC Radio 4 presenter Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor returns for the third and final part of A History Of The World In 100 Objects.

This week Neil is exploring the great empires of the world around the year 1500 – from the Inca in South America to the Ming in China and the Timurids in the Middle East.

Today, he is with the great Islamic Ottoman Empire that, by 1500, had conquered Constantinople as its new capital. The object Neil has chosen to represent this empire is the personal signature of the great Ottoman ruler Suleyman the Magnificent, a contemporary of Henry VIII and Charles V.

This monogram is the ultimate expression of Suleyman's authority at this time – a stamp of state and delicate artwork rolled into one. Turkish novelist Elif Shafak and historian Caroline Finkel help explore the power and meaning of this object.

Presenter/Neil MacGregor, Producers/Anthony Denselow and Paul Kobrak

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Woman's Hour Drama – Picnic At Hanging Rock Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 13 to Friday 17 September
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Picnic At Hanging Rock is a classic mystery, made famous by Peter Weir's Seventies film.

On St Valentine's Day, 1900, a party of schoolgirls and two governesses set off for a treat; a picnic at the geological marvel, the Hanging Rock. During the course of the afternoon, three girls and one governess disappear without trace.

This new interpretation of the iconic Australian novel goes back to the original story, recreating the strong underlying sense of horror and the supernatural that resonate in Joan Lindsay's novel.

This radio version, abridged by Polly Thomas, features music from award-winning composer and producer Jon Rose and features Year 12 students of Springwood High, New South Wales. The March Of The Men Of Harlech is played by Amanda Dalton.

Other cast members are: Penny Downie as the narrator; Fenella Woolgar as Mrs Appleyard; Elizabeth Boag as Mademoiselle; Sarah Rutherford as Miss McCraw; Simon Burke as Mr Hussey; Celeste Wong as Miranda; Anna Skellern as Irma; Andi Snelling as Edith; Lauren St Paul as Marion; Nicholas Banks as Michael; and David Palliser as Albert.

Producer and Director/Polly Thomas and Jon Rose for Somethin' Else Productions

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Afternoon Play – Staring Into The Fridge

Monday 13 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

James Nesbitt leads the cast of Staring Into The Fridge, a kitchen comedy by Annie McCartney.

With two 20-something children and a dubious boyfriend eating her out of house and home, Maggie, who has just turned 50, is beginning to think she's losing the will to live. Things seem to be getting worse when she hears a voice speaking to her from the corner of the kitchen. It seems that the only one who understands her predicament is her ever-empty and long-suffering fridge.

But unlike poor beleaguered Maggie, this fridge has got "attitude"', and he has had enough.

Maggie soon discovers that the fridge knows rather more about what's going on in her house than she does – and he is about to put her straight. As far as her cool new friend is concerned, Maggie needs to take control of her own destiny – and that means jettisoning the freeloaders, even if it means a few tears along the way.

Other cast members are Annie McCartney as Maggie, Marcella Riordan, Mark Lambert, Katy Gleadhill, Jonathan Harden and Richard Orr.

Producer and Director/Eoin O'Callaghan

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 13 September 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 13 September
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark has the day's sports news and is also joined by special guests for The Monday Night Club to discuss the latest big football issues.

At 8pm, there's Premier League commentary on Stoke City versus Aston Villa, live from the Britannia Stadium.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Steve Houghton

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 13 September 2010
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Andrew Collins

Monday 13 September
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Andrew Collins sits in for Lauren Laverne and is joined by hot young things Summer Camp for a live session.

The duo, Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey, have created a buzz on the blogosphere this year and release their second single Round The Moon this month.

Presenter/Andrew Collins, Producer/Gary Bales

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Nemone

Monday 13 September
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Andreas Nilsson is an innovative Swedish video director who has worked with MGMT, The Knife, Royksopp and Fever Ray. His most recent project has been with Brooklyn band Yeasayer for their track Madder Red.

Andreas tells Nemone the ideas behind his video and how it came together. The clip stars Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) as a distraught owner of a sick pet. The pet happens to be an amorphous, cute one-eyed alien.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Marc Riley

Monday 13 September
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan join Marc Riley live in the BBC 6 Music Manchester studio.

Isobel and Mark have just released Hawk, their third album together and probably their most diverse yet. Featuring folk, country, blues, gospel, dream-pop and Southern soul, it is written, produced and arranged by Campbell and was recorded in such disparate places as California, Texas, Louisiana, Denmark, Edinburgh and Campbell's native Glasgow.

It follows 2006's Mercury-nominated Ballad Of The Broken Seas and 2008's Sunday At Devil Dirt.

Before this Lanegan sang with Screaming Trees and Queens Of The Stone Age. In addition, he's also found time to work with the Soul Savers and be 50 per cent of the Gutter Twins with Afghan Whig Greg Dulli.

Campbell was a long-time member of Belle And Sebastian. The duo are promoting Hawk with dates in Glasgow and London, supported by Willie Mason, who also appears on the album.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Monday 13 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe dusts off archive concert recordings from Sixties sunshine pop band The Association, as well as a 1996 set from Britpop hipsters the Bluetones.

BBC Archive sessions come from Baaba Mal And Mansur Sek, a 1987 recording from Indie janglers Martin Stephenson and the Daintees, plus a 1981 John Peel recording from Mick Hucknall's pre-Simply Red combo The Frantic Elevators.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 13 September 2010
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India And The Commonwealth Games

Monday 13 September
6.00-6.30pm BBC ASIAN NETORK

The countdown is now on as the Indian capital, Delhi, prepares to host the country's first ever Commonwealth Games. This will be only the second time that Asia has played host to the event since the 1998 Kuala Lumpar games.

This will be the biggest sporting event held in India for nearly 30 years, since it held the Asia Games in 1982. In a city with a population of 14 million, due to welcome 8,500 athletes and officials plus spectators, this BBC Asian Network documentary investigates exactly how India is gearing up for the event. India hopes their hosting will be a shining example of how ready they are to enter the race for an Olympic bid – but are they?

In a country with in excess of 1.1 billion people, few Indian sportsmen are pinning their hopes on a medal. The programme asks what India needs to do to make itself a sporting giant as well as an emerging economic superpower, and whether it will be ready for the starting pistol on Sunday 3 October.

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BBC INTRODUCING
Bobby Friction

Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September
10.00pm-1.00am BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Bobby Friction kicks off a week showcasing BBC Introducing on the BBC Asian Network. Featuring new artists, over four nights, Friction showcases a host of talent, including Jernade Miah, The Kominas and the artists who featured on the BBC Introducing stage at the London Mela.

BBC Introducing is a multi-platform initiative across BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network, BBC Switch, over 35 BBC Local Radio stations and at bbc.co.uk/introducing – all working together to provide an internal network dedicated to showcasing the hottest new talent from across the UK.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Monday 13 September 2010
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Zainab's Story

Monday 13 September
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Zainab Bangura is Sierra Leone's foreign minister and, in the 50 or so years since the country gained independence, she is only the second woman to hold the post.

This documentary tells her story and how she represents her country on the international stage. It explores her upbringing and path to political office. Her father was a strict Muslim cleric, who didn't believe in education for girls. Her mother, though illiterate, fought for Zainab to go to school.

As war swept the country in the Nineties she founded the Campaign for Good Governance, which campaigned for the elections that finally drove the junta from power and restored democratic government.

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