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Network Radio BBC Week 37: Wednesday 15 September 2010

BBC RADIO 1XTRA Wednesday 15 September 2010

Max – The Joy Of Sext

Wednesday 15 September
1.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 1XTRA

Max's show includes, at 2.30pm, a documentary investigating the phenomenon of "sexting" – sending sexually explicit messages or images, usually by mobile phone – which has hit the tabloid headlines in recent months and which appears to be a growing trend among teenagers.

According to a new report from youth charity Beatbullying, one in four 11- to 18-year-olds say they have received a "sext", either on their mobile or by email.

Max hears why sexting has become so popular. For some people it's a good way of spicing things up or staying in touch when they live in different places. Tracey Cox, a sex and relationship expert, explains how sexy messages – and social networking more generally – have now become the way many people conduct their relationships.

More worryingly, the report also discovered that 38 per cent of under-18s had received a distressing or offensive message by text or email. The fear is that the images being sent are a means of bullying the person featured in the picture – it gets sent on to people they never intended to see it and it can cause embarrassment, stigma and depression.

Max speaks to Laura from Birmingham, who sent sexts to her boyfriend that ended up being sent all around her school. She felt totally humiliated and experienced verbal abuse as a result.

Max also relates the tragic story of Jessie Logan, 18, who was so depressed as a result of being bullied over sext messages that she committed suicide.

The documentary forms part of a wider discussion during Max's show, hearing listeners' opinions on the sexting phenomenon.

Presenter/Max, Producer/Susie Warhurst for Unique Productions

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BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 15 September 2010

The Mike Harding Show

Wednesday 15 September
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mike Harding presents an hour of the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music, including an interview with Ian McCalman of perennial Scottish favourites The McCalmans. Some 46 years and 26 albums after forming the Macs, Ian is preparing to retire from the group at the close of 2010.

In his usual wry and self-deprecating style, he talks to Mike about the group's remarkable history of entertaining folk and mainstream audiences around the world.

The original McCalmans line-up of Hamish Bayne, Derek Moffat and Ian met at the Edinburgh College of Art in 1964. The three architecture students formed a trio that quickly made a name for itself on the folk scenes in Britain and Europe. Their three-part harmonies and charming between-song banter led to record deals, television series and overseas tours that have continued uninterrupted despite two line-up changes (the second due to the death of Derek in 2001) – a testimony to the love the group has inspired in its fans over the decades.

The remaining McCalmans, Nick Keir and Stephen Quigg, will continue after Ian retires.

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

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The Santana Story Ep 2/2

Wednesday 15 September
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

The presenter of BBC 6 Music's Funk And Soul Show, Craig Charles, continues 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, including Evil Ways, Oye Como Va, Black Magic Woman and, more recently, the multi-Grammy award winning album Supernatural, which attracted a younger generation of Santana fans.

In programme two it's 1999, and a call to Carlos Santana's old record company mentor Clive Davis sets the guitarist back on the road to the very top and the biggest success of his career.

Clive, who originally signed the Santana band to Columbia in 1969, was now heading his own label, Arista Records, and enjoying great success. Davis describes the unusual meeting with Carlos, who he hadn't spoken to for over 20 years, in a hotel in Los Angeles. Carlos's psychic advisor had asked what was missing from his life, and he replied "my teenage children don't hear my music on the radio". So, after being encouraged by the advisor to reconnect with the person who guided him when he was having hits, he called Clive Davis.

Seeing Santana was hungry for success and interested in making radio-friendly music, they set about teaming Carlos up with the new generation of hit makers including Lauren Hill, Eagle Eye Cherry and Rob Thomas, as well as rock stalwarts such as Eric Clapton. The resulting album, Supernatural, turned out to be the biggest success of his career, selling more than 27 million copies worldwide. Davis describes the blueprint, and how they used it for the follow-up, Shaman, which spawned the massive hit Game Of Love with singer Michelle Branch.

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

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Trevor Nelson

Wednesday 15 September
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Trevor Nelson invites listeners to explore the depths of his record collection, presenting an hour of the best in timeless soul, rare funky treats and modern classics. His Album Of The Week is You Send Me, a 1978 release from vibraphonist Roy Ayers which features seminal dance tracks including Can't You See Me?

Presenter/Trevor Nelson, Producer/Dan Cocker for Somethin' Else

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 15 September 2010

A History Of The World In 100 Objects Ep 3/30

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

As Neil MacGregor continues his look at powerful empires across the world 600 years ago, today he is with the great Inca Empire that once dominated South America – and a gold llama.

The llama helped fuel the success of the great Inca Empire that ruled over some 12 million people right down the Pacific West Coast. For a culture living at high altitude in rough terrain and without horses or pack animals, the llama proved all-important – for wool, for meat and for sacrifice.

Neil tells the story of the Inca, revealing the ways in which they organised themselves and the things that they believed in. And he recounts what happened when the Spanish arrived.

Scientist and writer Jared Diamond and archaeologist Gabriel Ramon help tell the story.

Producers/Anthony Denselow and Paul Kobrak

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Afternoon Play – Pythonesque

Wednesday 15 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

L-R Chris Polick as Graham Chapman, Matt Addis as Michael Palin, Mark Oosterveen as John Cleese and James Lance as Terry Jones (front)
L-R Chris Polick as Graham Chapman, Matt Addis as Michael Palin, Mark Oosterveen as John Cleese and James Lance as Terry Jones (front)

Pythonesque tells the story of Graham Chapman's history with the Monty Python team. The drama recounts how he met and started writing with John Cleese; his rise through the ranks writing The Frost Report; the glory, glory years with the Pythons; and his struggle to overcome his considerable drinking demons.

The play also chronicles how the collective kindness of Messrs Cleese, Jones, Palin, Idle and Gilliam saved Chapman from oblivion and gave him the lead in arguably the two funniest British films of all time: Monty Python And The Holy Grail and Monty Python's Life Of Brian.

Written by Roy Smiles, Pythonesque is an affectionate tribute to a troubled, brilliant, kind man who was part of possibly the funniest comedy team ever.

The cast features Chris Polick as Graham Chapman, Mark Oosterveen as John Cleese, Matt Addis as Terry Jones and Michael Palin, and James Lance as Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam.

Producer/Liz Anstee for CPL Productions

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 15 September 2010

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 15 September
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch has all the day's sports news and live coverage from the opening round of matches in the group stage of the Champions League.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Danny Garlick

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BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 15 September 2010

Andrew Collins

Wednesday 15 September
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Andrew Collins is joined by uber-producer Dave Siteck to talk about his new project, Maximum Balloon.

Starting his musical life as a key member of TV On The Radio, Siteck has lent his production talents to many artists' albums over the past decade: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, Foals and Scarlett Johansson among them. Today he joins Andrew ahead of the release of the first album under his new Maximum Balloon moniker, which features collaborations with Holly Miranda, Theopilus London and Karen O among many others.

Presenter/Andrew Collins, Producer/Gary Bales

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Wednesday 15 September
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

It has been five years since the release of The Like's debut album, Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? The band have now become a quartet, creating Sixties girl group anthems with the help of soul revivalists Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings. The result is a new album, Release Me, produced by Mark Ronson. The band join Nemone for a chat in the studio.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Marc Riley

Wednesday 15 September
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Canadian psychedelic rockers Black Mountain are fitting their session for Marc Riley in between dates on their latest UK tour. Their third album, Wilderness Heart, is out this month on Jagjaguwar Records. According to band leader Stephen McBean it's their "most metal and most folk-oriented record so far" and was apparently influenced by the following: New Order, King Crimson, Studio 54, Alex Chilton, sunshine, Janis Joplin, Please Kill Me, Shirley Collins, Mickey Newbury, jalapeno salsa, Night Of The Hunter, Cactus Taqueria, Funky16Corners podcasts, Dennis Wilson, and the house blowing up in the desert at the end of Zabriskie Point.

McBean is also the main man of the similarly named but more experimental band Pink Mountaintops.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Chouhdry

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Gideon Coe

Wednesday 15 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe unearths concerts from legendary punks The Ramones and American muso superhero Beck. Hip art-reggae combo The Basement 5 are also featured with a Peel session from 1980; plus there's an early recording from "cheeky cockney" period David Bowie, a session that sees him backed by Sixties studio legend Arthur Greenslade.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Wednesday 15 September 2010

World Stories – The Children Of Pedro Pan Ep 4/5

Wednesday 15 September

Between 1960 and 1962 around 14,000 Cuban children were sent away by their parents to live in the United States in what became known as Operation Pedro Pan (Peter Pan). It was an attempt by these parents to seek a better life for the younger generation in Cuba as the Communist regime emerged. Now, 50 years later, this documentary hears the life stories of some of the Pedro Pan generation making new lives away from their loved ones and watching their country evolve from a distance.

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