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Network Radio BBC Week 41: 9-15 October

BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 9 October 2010
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Graham Norton

Saturday 9 October
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Graham Norton kicks off the weekend with a vibrant mix of music and celebrity conversation.

BBC Radio 2's favourite agony uncle is joined by Maria McErlane for Grill Graham, in which listeners' problems are solved in front of the nation. I Can't Believe It's Not Better revisits some of the worst songs ever to hit the British charts, and Graham invites listeners to submit their favourite Tune With A Tale, as one unfortunate listener chats to Mr Norton about their personal interpretation of a familiar song.

There is also travel news with Bobbie Pryor, sport with Alistair Bruce-Ball and the best celebrity guests. Listeners can email the show at graham.norton@bbc.co.uk

Presenter/Graham Norton, Producer/Malcolm Prince for the BBC

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Dermot O'Leary

Saturday 9 October
3.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Dermot O'Leary welcomes Jules de Martino and Katie White, aka The Ting Tings, into the studio as they prepare to release their second album.

Recorded in Berlin, the much-anticipated release features their comeback single, Hands, which was mixed by Calvin Harris.

This week's show also features a Saturday Session from Cee Lo Green – the voice of Gnarls Barkley – who releases his next solo album, The Lady Killer, later this year.

Presenter/Dermot O'Leary, Producer/Ben Walker for Labora TV

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Rhod Gilbert's Bulging Barrel Of Laughs Ep 6/6

Saturday 9 October
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Welsh stand-up Rhod Gilbert hosts the last in the series of his eponymous comedy show, with regulars Lloyd Langford, Greg Davies and Sarah Millican taking a look at the Last Stage Of Woman.

This final episode features live music from The Hoosiers, including their hit Worried About Ray, and the guest comedian is Jon Richardson. Listeners can find out: what aliens know about teeth; why young people are as annoying as a nude Elton John playing the vuvuzela; and to what depths Rhod would sink in order to become a kung fu master.

Presenter/Rhod Gilbert, Producers/Julia McKenzie and Lianne Coop for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 9 October 2010
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World Routes

Saturday 9 October
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 3

In the first of a series of programmes recorded earlier this year in Argentina, musician and writer Banning Eyre travels to the country as it celebrates the 200th anniversary of its independence from colonial rule, to discover the rich musical cultures that span this vast nation.

Banning starts his journey in Buenos Aires, a teeming city that feels like a crumbling turn-of-the-century European capital, but with the colour and vibrancy of Latin America. Modern Argentina was built upon waves of European immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and it was the music of these immigrants, mixed with the sounds of the Argentine countryside, the habanera of Cuban sailors and the rhythms of African slaves, that formed a potent new form, one that stood for the passion, the grit and the hardships of this new city: tango.

The programme features on-location sessions and interviews with a series of native musicians including: singers Adriana Varela and Cristobal Repetto; the El Arranque septet who, for the last 15 years, have been slowly documenting the music of the golden era of Argentine tango; and Ramiro Gallo – a young tango composer – who brings together a 14-piece tango orchestra.

Presenter/Banning Eyre, Producer/Peter Meanwell

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Opera On 3 – Lohengrin

Saturday 9 October
6.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Tenor Jonas Kaufman is the mysterious knight Lohengrin in Wagner's classic opera
Tenor Jonas Kaufman is the mysterious knight Lohengrin in Wagner's classic opera

Tonight's Opera On 3 is a performance from this season's Bayreuth Festival of Wagner's Lohengrin. Jonas Kaufmann makes his Bayreuth debut as the mysterious knight who arrives by swan and refuses to reveal his identity. Annette Dasch is the woman who falls in love with and marries him, even though she is never to ask him his name.

Lohengrin is the opening opera in the first season run by Wagner's two granddaughters, and Observer critic Fiona Maddocks reveals what it was like to be at the first night of this controversial production.

Lohengrin is sung by Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), King Henry by Georg Zeppenfeld (bass), Elsa by Annette Dasch (soprano), Telramund by Hans-Joachim Ketelsen (baritone), Ortrud by Evelyn Herlitzius (mezzo-soprano), The Herald by Samuel Youn (bass), 1st Nobleman by Stefan Heibach (tenor), 2nd Nobleman by Willem van der Heyden (tenor), 3rd Nobleman by Rainer Zaun (bass) and 4th Nobleman by Christian Tschelebiew (bass).

Presenter/Andrew McGregor, Producer/Ellie Mant

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 9 October 2010
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Archive On 4 – The Death Of The Battleaxe

Saturday 9 October
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Jude Kelly takes a personal look at the demise of the battleaxe
Jude Kelly takes a personal look at the demise of the battleaxe

Theatre director Jude Kelly tries to find out what happened to "the battleaxe".

Jude argues her case for the battleaxe – once personified by the likes of Coronation Street's Ena Sharples – with the help of some loud and familiar voices from the archives. She describes the battleaxe as the butt of men's cruel jokes, but whose disappearance has left the world, she feels, a duller place.

Kelly takes a personal look at the demise of the battleaxe, from her birth as a comic stereotype in the Victorian music hall to her death at the hands of political correctness. With archive contributions from writers including George Orwell, Jeanette Winterson and Stan Barstow, as well as actresses Thora Hird, Kathy Staff, Peggy Mount and Patricia Routledge, the programme not only features a parade of glorious comic characters, but also sets out a thesis about the role of the "Ena Sharples" stereotype, both in drama and in real life.

Kelly argues that the white, northern battleaxe disappeared from comedy culture when her real-life counterpart stopped being a threat to the male ego. But no sooner had she stomped off the stage than other domineering women took her place, such as the Asian mother or the bossy social worker. In the end, Kelly concludes, it's not about whether women can laugh at themselves, it's about who's writing the jokes.

Presenter/Jude Kelly, Producer/Peter Everett for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 9 October 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 9 October
11.30am-6.05pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch comes live from Delhi with coverage of the Commonwealth Games, including live swimming action from 11.30am from the Dr SP Mukherjee Aquatics Complex and athletics at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from 1.30pm.

From 3pm, there's coverage of the afternoon's football action from Leagues One and Two, plus updates from the first round of rugby union's Heineken Cup.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/tbc

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 9 October 2010
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5 Live Formula 1

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 9 October
5.55-7.05am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary of the qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit.

Producer/Jason Swales for USP Content

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Rugby Union

Saturday 9 October
5.40-7.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on London Irish versus Munster in the European Cup.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 9 October 2010
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The Beatles Story

Saturday 9 October
3.00-4.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music tells the story of the birth of the Liverpool sound.

The programme includes various interviews with and about The Beatles, covering the period between 1960 and 1961.

Presenter/Brian Matthew, Repeat Producer/Frank Wilson

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Saturday 9 October 2010
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The Ballad Of Africa

Saturday 9 October
8.00-9.00pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

As many countries mark the 50th anniversary of their independence in Africa, this specially commissioned, self-narrating documentary explores – through the words, music and eyes of Africans – the issues that have dominated the continent for the past half century.

Contributors are united by their common yet varied African roots and passion for the continent, and include leading musicians, business figures, activists and journalists.

Accompanied by a musical score throughout and specially commissioned work from rising musical star Sophie Nzayisenga, Rwanda's last remaining female player of the traditional harp, The Ballad Of Africa offers an insight into the thinking of Africans and their hopes and aspirations for the future.

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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 10 October 2010
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Weekend Wogan Ep 2/12

Sunday 10 October
11.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Sir Terry Wogan livens up another Sunday morning
Sir Terry Wogan livens up another Sunday morning

Sir Terry Wogan comes from the BBC Radio Theatre in London with legendary singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh and multi Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend, both of whom perform live on the show.

There's also live music from the Elio Pace house band, plus John "Boggy" Marsh drops in with some wit and aplomb in this edition of Weekend Wogan.

Presenter/Sir Terry Wogan, Producer/Alan Boyd for the BBC

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Johnnie Walker's Sounds Of The Seventies

Sunday 10 October
3.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Johnnie Walker continues his weekly celebration of the Seventies, featuring classic tracks and archive sessions from both sides of the Atlantic.

This week, British rock vocalist and guitarist Terry Reid chats to Johnnie about working with some of the decade's biggest artists, including Jackson Browne, David Lindley and Graham Nash.

Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Natasha Costa Correa for Wise Buddah

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Sunday Half Hour

Sunday 10 October
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

In the second of three programmes exploring the life of Jesus, Brian D'Arcy looks at Jesus the teacher.

Jesus is regarded by many as the supreme example of wisdom and this week's programme explores His words and teachings and finds out why they are still relevant today. Hymns featured include Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah and Lord Thy Word Abideth.

Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Clair Jaquiss for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 10 October 2010
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Discovering Music – Shostakovich Piano Trios

Sunday 10 October
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Stephen Johnson visits Wootton Upper School in Bedfordshire for an exploration of Shostakovich's two very different trios for piano and strings. The first was written in 1923, when the 17-year-old composer was a student at the St Petersburg Conservatoire.

A recording of the slow movement of Shostakovich's second trio was played at the composer's memorial service in 1975. The piece also contains some fascinating Jewish music in the finale – something Shostakovich had been particularly intrigued by in his middle years – and the programme ends with a complete performance by The Kungsbacka Trio, of Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op 67.

Presenter/Stephen Johnson, Producer/Les Pratt

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The Early Music Show

Sunday 10 October
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucie Skeaping looks at the life and music of one of England's most misunderstood composers: Dr Thomas Arne. Considered one of the most creative tunesmiths of his day, Arne's fame was not secured during his lifetime. His operas were largely overshadowed by those of Handel, while his other works were barely even considered. His Catholic faith held him back from Royal patronage, and his belligerent nature caused squabble after squabble with fellow musicians and collaborators.

Arne's fame rests today on Rule, Britannia!, from his masque, Alfred, but with 100 or so stage works to his name, as well as chamber music, orchestral pieces and some exquisite songs, there's more to Arne than The Last Night Of The Proms...

Presenter/Lucie Skeaping, Producer/Les Pratt

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Drama On 3 – The Great Game

Sunday 10 October
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Actors on stage for Bugles At The Gates Of Jalalabad at the Tricycle Theatre in London
Actors on stage for Bugles At The Gates Of Jalalabad at the Tricycle Theatre in London

In 2009, the Tricycle Theatre in London premièred a sequence of plays by 13 writers, presented over three evenings, which charted the history of British relations with Afghanistan, from the 1840s to the present day. Prior to a major American tour, the plays were restaged in August 2010 for a brief season at the Tricycle, and four of them have been recorded for this BBC Radio 3 broadcast.

The radio broadcast is introduced by Robin Lustig and is intercut with transcripts from interviews with politicians, soldiers and journalists involved in the conflict over the last few years.

Bugles At The Gates Of Jalalabad, written by Stephen Jeffreys and directed by Indhu Rubasingham, features Jemma Redgrave as Lady Sale, Daniel Betts as McCann, Tom McKay as Dickensen, Rick Warden as Hendrick, Karl Davies as Winterflood and Nabil Elouahabi as Afzal.

Miniskirts Of Kabul, written by David Greig and directed by Indhu Rubasingham, features Jemma Redgrave as the Writer and Daniel Rabin as Najibullah.

Honey, written by Ben Ockrent and directed by Sasha Yevtushenko, features Vincent Ebrahim as Masood Khalili, Jemma Redgrave as Robin Raphel, Michael Cochrane as Gary Schroen, Daniel Rabin as Ahmad Shah Massoud and Danny Rahim as the Reporter.

A Canopy Of Stars, written by Simon Stephens and directed by Jessica Dromgoole, features Tom McKay as Sergeant Jay Watkins, Karl Davies as Private Richard Kendall, Lloyd Thomas as Lloyd, Danny Rahim as Murray, Rick Warden as Cutty/Voice on Radio and Cloudia Swann as Cheryl/Medic.

Presenter/Robin Lustig, Producer/Jeremy Mortimer

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Sunday Feature – North Of South Revisited: Part 2

Sunday 10 October
10.00-10.45pm BBC RADIO 3

Ugandan journalist Joel Kibazo revisits Shiva Naipaul's masterpiece and retraces his journey through East Africa today.

Readings from Naipaul's book are interspersed with Joel's contemporary observations, recorded on location, to provide fresh insight into and engaging commentary about how much has changed in the three decades since the book was published and what liberation means to people today.

Presenter/Joel Kibazo, Producer/Ruth Evans

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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 10 October 2010
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Desert Island Discs

Sunday 10 October
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Agency, joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 10 October 2010
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5 Live Formula 1

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 10 October
6.30-8.45am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

David Croft, Anthony Davidson and Holly Samos bring listeners live commentary on the Japanese Grand Prix from Suzuka.

Presenter/David Croft, Producer/Jason Swales for USP Content

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BBC Radio 5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 10 October
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents an afternoon of live sport, starting with the latest action from the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, plus sports news and reports from Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix.

At 3.30pm, Jonathan Overend presents live commentary of Toulouse versus Wasps in the first round of rugby union's Heineken Cup.

Presenters/Mark Pougatch and Jonathan Overend, Producer/tbc

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Sunday 10 October 2010
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5 Live Baseball

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 10 October
6.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Live commentary comes from the game of the day as the Major League Baseball Postseason gets under way, with Nat Coombs and Josh Chetwynd.

Presenters/Nat Coombs and Josh Chetwynd,
Producer/Simon Crosse for USP Content

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5 Live NFL

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 10 October
9.00pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Nat Coombs and Neil Reynolds present live commentary from week five of the NFL, plus all the latest news from around the league.

Presenter/Nat Coombs and Neil Reynolds,
Producer/Simon Crosse for USP Content

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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 10 October 2010
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The First Time With John Lydon

Sunday 10 October
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Matt Everitt meets one of the most revered figures in rock 'n' roll. As the godfather of British punk (and post-punk), John Lydon has come to epitomise a specific kind of British hero – confrontational, contradictory, funny and unflinchingly honest – becoming a character that's part Richard III, part music iconoclast, part cultural terrorist and part Max Wall.

In his characteristic style, Lydon discusses the legacy of the Sex Pistols and the death of his friend, Sid Vicious. He talks about the emergence, dissolution and reunion of his seminal second band, Public Image Limited, as well as about butter adverts, dub reggae and the countless pretenders to his throne. He also reflects on his feelings in the wake of the death of his former manager, Malcolm McLaren.

Presenter/Matt Everitt, Producer/Henry Lopez-Real

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Yoko In Her Own Words

Sunday 10 October
5.00-6.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

It's hard to Imagine, but Saturday 9 October would have been the 70th birthday of one of Britain's most iconic musicians, John Lennon. Even more incredibly, it is only a few weeks short of the 30th anniversary of his murder.

To celebrate Lennon's birthday, journalist and broadcaster Nina Myskow meets Yoko Ono, whom she has interviewed on several previous occasions, for an extended conversation about life with, and without, John. This unique programme provides a rare insight into one of the most misunderstood women in the world.

In a remarkably frank and warm chat, Yoko talks about how she will be honouring John's birth and death days, and what she thinks he would have been doing at the age of 70. She talks about bringing up their son, Sean, on her own, and her pride in his work as a musician.

The programme also includes Yoko's honest assessment of her own place in the world and how she feels she is viewed by the public at large. She reveals the Lennon song that is the hardest for her to listen to and the one of which she thinks he was most proud, and gives an honest and surprising view of her relationship with Sir Paul McCartney, both in the past and present. Yoko also reveals to Myskow the identity of the person who, unbeknown to all, played a large part in helping her and John to reunite after their famous "lost weekend" separation of the mid-Seventies.

Music includes Lennon classics as well as home demos and acoustic recordings newly released by EMI for the birthday anniversary, plus tribute songs by McCartney and Sir Elton John (Sean's godfather) and an alternative live version of Imagine, taped when it was a new song.

Presenter/Nina Myskow, Producer/Paul Sexton

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6 Mix Yoko Ono Special

Sunday 10 October
6.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

First broadcast last December, this special edition of 6 Mix is presented by musician and artist Yoko Ono, who talks about her work and plays music which has influenced her current album, Between My Head And The Sky.

Yoko – the widow of John Lennon – plays tracks from a range of artists who have inspired her musically, including Jimi Hendrix, Courtney Love and Antony And The Johnsons, as well as contemporary music from Sean Lennon and The Low Anthem. Yoko also talks about making the album, how she's dealt with media criticism and her relationships with Lennon and their son, Sean. There's also a chance to hear her unlikely collaboration with Basement Jaxx and her views on Amy Winehouse and Beth Ditto.

Presenter/Yoko Ono, Producer/Rowan Collinson

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 11 October 2010
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Ken Bruce

Monday 11 to Friday 15 October
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Singer-songwriter Phil Collins joins Ken Bruce for this week's Tracks Of My Years.

Each morning this week Phil reveals his favourite music and talks to Ken about his choices, which include: Dusty Springfield's Some Of Your Loving, Do I Love You by the Ronettes, If I Fell by The Beatles and Bob Dylan's Positively 4th Street.

Ken's show also features Popmaster, which listeners can play online at bbc.co.uk/radio2, and a brand-new Record and Album Of The Week.

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

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Simon Mayo

Monday 11 October
5.05-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Simon Mayo launches the BBC Radio 2 Book Club
Simon Mayo launches the BBC Radio 2 Book Club

Simon Mayo turns a new page today, as he launches the BBC Radio 2 Book Club.

Simon will be taking an in-depth look at a whole range of fiction and non-fiction titles, with author interviews, incisive analysis and online interaction.

Every fortnight, Simon announces the Radio 2 Book Of The Month to his weekly audience of 5.25 million listeners.

Today, Simon discusses the first Radio 2 Book Of The Month (announced two weeks previously) and listeners can participate in an interactive forum and post their thoughts about the book. This discussion will be archived for book-lovers to refer back to in future.

Simon also puts the views of his listeners to some of the world's most celebrated authors, as he interviews them about their life and work, and their featured book. The range of titles will cater for all tastes, from blockbusting thrillers to fantasy and romance novels.

At the end of this first on-air review, Simon will announce the next new literary release to be discussed on Monday 25 October, with a new book announced every fortnight thereafter.

Listeners can sign up to the Radio 2 Book Club online at bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/simon-mayo

"The Radio 2 Book Club already sounds like the sort of idea that's been around for years. Of course it's brand new but it's a perfect match," says Simon. "Books were an extremely important part of the 5 Live show I did for nine years and, for all those who miss it still, the Radio 2 Book Club is what you've been waiting for."

Simon and the team also unravel a new Homework Sucks challenge, and pass judgement on a fresh Confession. Bobbie Pryor provides the latest travel news, Matt Williams provides the sporting updates, and Rebecca Pike makes sense of the day's top money stories.

Presenter/Simon Mayo, Producers/Carmela DiClemente and Andy Warrell

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Paul Jones

Monday 11 October
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Guitarist and singer Mark Flanagan, best known for his work with Jools Holland, is in session with his band on Paul Jones's show this week.

Presenter/Paul Jones, Producer/Paul Long for the BBC

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The Radcliffe And Maconie Show

Monday 11 October
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie broadcast live from Manchester with great music, witty conversation and the latest additions to The Chain.

Mark chats to archetypal rock front man Robert Plant who, post-Led Zeppelin, has put his wide-ranging musical interests to good use on his solo albums as well as in his collaborations with Jimmy Page, Alison Krauss, and his most recent project, Band Of Joy.

On Friday 29 October, Robert Plant, the legendary Grammy Award-winning vocalist and lyricist, will take to the stage with Band Of Joy and the London Oriana Choir at the Roundhouse in London to perform at this year's BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms.

R2 Electric Proms – Robert Plant will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 at 8pm and then shown as part of A Night With Robert Plant, a special evening dedicated to showcasing his continuing musical legacy on BBC Two on Saturday 6 November.

In addition to the concert, a new and exclusive documentary about Plant's life and musical history, featuring a rare interview with Robert, will also be broadcast on BBC Two, making it an unmissable night for any music fan. BBC Red Button and online will also provide exclusive clips and behind-the-scenes footage from Saturday 6 November.

Presenters/Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Producer/Lizzie Hoskin for the BBC

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The Musical Ep 6/8

Monday 11 October
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Sheila Hancock, who recently graced the London stage in Sister Act, presents From Page To Stage, the sixth programme in BBC Radio 2's season of documentaries celebrating The Musical.

The Musical can take many forms and tell many different kinds of story in a variety of styles, but before there can be a show there has to be a story. In searching for that story, composers have repeatedly turned to the world's greatest literary classics, from Cervantes's Don Quixote to Dickens's Oliver Twist, which became the basis for Lionel Bart's Oliver! Bart's landmark show is considered in this programme by performers Ron Moody, Jodie Prenger and Elaine Paige and theatre producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh.

Truly, the musical knows no national boundaries: Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil based Les Misérables on the epic 19th-century novel by Victor Hugo, which is also explored in this programme by American singer and actress Patti LuPone and the musical's creative team. Director Michael Grandage also discusses Guys And Dolls, inspired by the work of Damon Runyon.

But even when a musical is based on a famous book, it can fail. This programme also looks at shows that have flopped, including The Baker's Wife and Marguerite, with contributions from Ruthie Henshall, Tim Rice and Don Black, while Stephen Sondheim explains that even the most highly regarded writers have experienced musicals that haven't found their audiences. Other contributors include Elaine Stritch, Arlene Phillips, Sandy Wilson and Victor Spinetti.

Presenter/Sheila Hancock, Producer/Malcolm Prince for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 11 October 2010
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The Essay – Before Silent Spring

Monday 11 to Friday 15 October
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

First published in 1962, Silent Spring was Rachel Carson's warning about the long-term effects of pesticides, a call to arms that is widely regarded as the starting point for modern environmentalism. But, in many ways, Carson was only building on the work of those who'd gone before her.

This week in The Essay, five writers, scientists and environmental campaigners reflect on the figures whose ideas preceded Silent Spring and laid the foundations of the contemporary green movement.

In the first essay, Indian eco-activist Vandana Shiva considers the Chipko protest of 1730 when 363 Bishnoi people in Rajasthan were massacred for protecting a forest of sacred Khejri trees.

Reader/Vandana Shiva, Producer/Jeremy Grange

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 11 October 2010
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A History Of The World In 100 Objects Ep 21/30

Monday 11 October
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

British Museum director Neil MacGregor examines the global economy of the 19th century and the growth of mass production and mass consumption, as he continues his history of the world through 100 items from the museum.

Today he features an instrument that first helped Europeans to navigate around the world with precision – a marine chronometer.

The one Neil has chosen actually accompanied Charles Darwin on his great voyage to South America and the Galapagos Islands – a journey that was to help lead him to his revolutionary theories about evolution.

Geographer Nigel Thrift and geneticist Steve Jones celebrate the chronometer and the profound changes it prompted.

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

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Woman's Hour Drama –
Wax Fruit: Antimacassar City Ep 1/10

New series
Monday 11 to Friday 22 October
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

This tale of social ambition and family love is set in the boom town of Glasgow in the 1870s.

Phoebe Moorhouse, aged 10, lives on a farm in Ayrshire, but when tragedy strikes her father and stepmother, the future becomes uncertain. Phoebe's older brother, Mungo, is experienced enough to run the farm but must also cope with bringing up his sister as well.

Wax Fruit – Antimacassar City is dramatised by Clara Glynn from the novel by Guy McCrone. It stars Natasha Watson as Phoebe Moorhouse, Liam Brennan as Mungo Moorhouse, Juliet Cadzow as Mrs Barrowfield, Louise Ludgate as Bel Moorhouse, Robin Laing as Arthur Moorhouse, Lucy Paterson as Sophie, Duncan Anderson as David Moorhouse, Lisa Nicoll as Sarah and Jamie Brotherston as Struan.

Producer/David Ian Neville for the BBC

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Buying Health Care

Monday 11 October
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Penny Marshall investigates how proposed changes to the National Health Service might affect patients.

One of the proposed changes in the Health White Paper published in July is for GPs to be put in charge of buying most services for their patients, a role currently held by the Primary Care Trusts.

In this programme, Penny investigates how this will change the NHS and asks what it will mean for patients.

Presenter/Penny Marshall, Producer/Geraldine Fitzgerald for the BBC

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Afternoon Play – 'Til Jihad Do Us Part

Monday 11 October
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Meena is a not-very-observant Muslim in comedy drama 'Til Jihad Do Us Part. She enjoys bacon butties, gets a little tipsy from time to time and has had her fair share of boyfriends. But she's nearly 30 and feeling the pressure to settle down.

With her mother demanding grandchildren and her younger sister's wedding looming, Meena decides it's time to tone down the partying and a find a good, steady man. Enter Sarwar, charming, mysterious, sophisticated and newly arrived from Kashmir.

Falling for him, she decides he might as well be the one. Theirs is a whirlwind engagement and they appear to be an unlikely match, but real surprises are in store when Meena begins to suspect that her new fiancé may be a terrorist.

Sarwar is certainly hiding some crucial information about his past – but not quite in the way that Meena imagines. He is using Meena for the sole purpose of gaining a visa but, in spite of his best efforts, he is beginning to fall in love with her.

'Til Jihad Do Us Part, written by Shai Hussain, stars Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi as Meena Khatoon, Sagar Arya as Sarwar Hussain, Nina Wadia as Mrs Khatoon, Perveen Hussain as Jamil, Kulvinder Ghir as Kaleem and Conor Alexander as Frederick.

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Click On Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 11 October
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Simon Cox returns with a new series of Click On, BBC Radio 4's guide to the latest developments in the digital world.

Each week, Simon presents stories ranging from the latest cutting-edge developments to the practical, day-to-day ways that technology affects us. Be it exploring the psychology of online behaviour, asking when battery technology will catch up with the growing demands of our portable devices, or finding out whether 3D's time has finally come, Click On is on hand to keep listeners up to date.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 11 October 2010
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5 Live Sport

Monday 11 October
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents the day's sports news and is joined by special guests for the Monday Night Club, looking ahead to this week's Euro 2012 qualifying matches featuring England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Monday 11 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 11 October
1.00-4.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra presents more live athletics coverage from the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 11 October 2010
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Steve Lamacq

Monday 11 October
4.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Steve Lamacq is joined by Caleb and Nathan Followill from Kings Of Leon to talk about the recording of their new album, Come Around Sundown.

In one of their most in-depth interviews to date, the band talk about their punishing work schedule, learning to live under the intense scrutiny of the media and why it's unwise to presume that a girl is going to ask for your autograph – particularly if it happens in a lesbian bar when you are with your girlfriend!

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Marc Riley

Monday 11 October
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

The Neat – a band who remind Marc Riley of his days in The Fall – are in session this evening.

Their debut 7" and download single, In Youth Is Pleasure, was released on 26 April on Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson's new label, Chewing Gum Records.

The Neat are from Hull and the members are Mez on bass/vocals, Laurence on guitar, Rich on drums and Nick on guitar/vocals.

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Gideon Coe

Monday 11 October
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents archive concert tracks from Nineties giants Portishead and Foo Fighters.

There are session tracks from Geordie noise-punsters Snuff, Chilean-born techno artist Christian Vogel, Australian neo-proggers Tame Impala and New Zealand noise-rockers Bailterspace.

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Network Radio BBC Week 41: Tuesday 12 October 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 12 October 2010
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Jamie Cullum

Tuesday 12 October
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future. This week, Jamie chats to American jazz composer Maria Schneider straight after her gig at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival.

As Jamie dissects Maria's musical style, she describes the creative process behind her unique songs, explaining why they often turn out so long. The pair also discuss their mutual love of music and Maria talks at length about her equal love of nature.

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Jac Holzman's Elektra Story Ep 2/3

Tuesday 12 October
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Paul Gambaccini continues the history of Elektra Records, 60 years after it was founded by Jac Holzman on 10 October 1950.

In the second programme, Jac recalls the new direction his label took from the mid-Sixties. Elektra had gained a reputation as the home of acoustic folk singers but, from 1965, they were joined by new artists creating a rockier sound with electric instruments. This programme features music by Koerner, Ray & Glover, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Love and The Doors.

Catering for two gaps in the market, the successful Elektra series of stereo sound-effects records and the company's budget classical label, Nonesuch, provided the seed money to develop this new direction. A surprise novelty hit for Nonesuch was the Baroque Beatles Book – a selection of Lennon and McCartney songs arranged by Joshua Rifkin in Baroque style.

Jac Holzman's Elektra Story features interviews with many of his artists, including: Theodore Bikel; Oscar Brand; Judy Collins; Ray Manzarek and John Densmore from The Doors; David Gates of Bread; Tom Paxton; Joshua Rifkin; Jean Ritchie; Tom Rush; and Carly Simon. There are also contributions from Elektra executives Danny Fields and Clive Selwood, engineer/producer Bruce Botnick and session man at the time John Sebastian.

Jac Holzman and his artists also discuss the orchestral experiments heard on the landmark albums produced during the years 1966 to 1968: In My Life and Wildflowers by Judy Collins, Forever Changes by Love, Goodbye And Hello by Tim Buckley and The Circle Game by Tom Rush.

This revised repeat series was first broadcast in six parts in 2008.

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Shake, Rattle And Roll

Tuesday 12 October
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Mark Lamarr presents an hour of the very best in rock 'n' roll.

This week's featured album is from Bobby Day, the double-sider is from Charlie Feathers and there's a poverty-stricken theme to the Four In A Row feature.

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 12 October 2010
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The Long View Ep 1/4

New series
Tuesday 12 October
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

Jonathan Freedland debates the difficulties of public spending cuts
Jonathan Freedland debates the difficulties of public spending cuts

Jonathan Freedland compares the present public spending review with the "Geddes Axe" of 1921-22 in the first programme in this new series.

In the early Twenties, in the face of mounting economic and political pressure, Prime Minister David Lloyd George committed the government of the day to massive public spending cuts.

Then, as now, it was a coalition government that was faced with the challenge of driving through savings. Lloyd George appointed the Geddes Committee to decide where the axe should fall.

Jonathan and guests draw on the lessons of the early Twenties to debate the difficulties of delivering economies in public spending and the potential political fallout.

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A History Of The World In 100 Objects Ep 22/30

Monday 11 to Friday 15 October
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Neil MacGregor's A History Of The World In 100 Objects continues with a Victorian tea set, which sets the scene for the story of the global trade in tea.

Neil tells the story of how tea became the defining national drink in Britain and asks why Britons have become so closely associated with a brew made from leaves that are mainly grown in China and India.

The object he has chosen to reflect this curious history is an early Victorian tea set, made in Staffordshire and perfectly familiar to everyone.

Historian Celina Fox and Monique Simmonds from Kew Gardens help find new meaning in the ubiquitous cuppa.

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Saving Species Ep 7/23

Tuesday 12 October
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Conservation series Saving Species continues this week by focusing on red deer, elephants and black bears.

This is the time of year that the bellowing of stags can be heard across the highlands of Scotland, the Western Isles and on some of the English moorlands. The programme visits Exmoor in Devon to record the red deer rut in which males vie for supremacy through antler-to-antler combat and intimidate opponents with their bellowing.

The programme also heads to Samburu National Park in Kenya to talk to Saba Douglas-Hamilton about her work with elephants and lions.

There are also visits to British woodlands to explore the fungi and hear about narrow-headed ants and to the great woods of Minnesota in the United States for another encounter with black bears.

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The Shapes Of Things – BB Remembered

Tuesday 12 October
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Kate Best looks back at the life and work of children's author, countryman and illustrator Denys Watkins-Pitchford, better known as "BB".

Best known for his children's books, which include a much-loved classic, The Little Grey Men, BB also wrote prolifically about the countryside, documenting the wildlife that was his lifelong obsession.

In this programme, Kate visits some of BB's Northamptonshire haunts and speaks to those who knew him. Fans including Ian McMillan and Philip Ardagh explain his lasting appeal.

The programme includes readings by Sir Derek Jacobi.

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Afternoon Play – Swings And Roundabouts

Tuesday 12 October
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Abi has been taken hostage by her baby but neither her husband nor the other shell-shocked parents in the playground seem to have noticed, in Swings And Roundabouts, a comedy drama about first-time parenthood.

Written by Dana Fainaru and James O'Neill, Swings And Roundabouts stars Lucy Liemann as Abi, Mark Bonnar as David, Tessa Nicholson as Niamh/Lucy, Tina Gray as Eleanor, Christine Kavanagh as Julie, Leah Brotherhead as Sam, Lloyd Thomas as Jordan and Tony Bell as Peter.

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Cheltenham Festival – Stories On Stage Ep 1/3

Tuesday 12 October
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

In the first of three readings from the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Susan Hill reads her story, Sand.

In the second reading on Wednesday, Sarah Dunant reads her story, Wings Of Desire.

In the final of this week's readings, Louise Doughty reads her new story, Three Things I Remember.

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The Gizmo Games

Tuesday 12 October
9.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 4

In sport, the technological race is on and British sports scientists are at the top of their game. Chris Ledgard looks at how sports science has redefined Olympic success for Team GB.

Chris heads to the laboratory to learn about the gadgetry behind Britain's Olympic sports preparations and examines the ethical dilemmas that 21st-century competition creates. It's a fascinating world of intelligence, espionage, fluid dynamics, radar tracking technology, wireless body sensors and missile identification lasers. More than ever, London 2012 will be "the Gizmo Games".

With stakes so high, it's also a secret and protected world. Team GB don't want the Americans, the Australians or the Germans finding out what space-age material Team GB bicycles are made of, or the revolutionary style of sled with which the skeleton team is training.

These developments in sports technology make the difference between a place on the podium or sporting oblivion. Britain, purportedly, has the finest team in the laboratories and a budget of £1.5m per year.

Chris visits the laboratories of Imperial College, London, Southampton University and BAE Systems. He also visits the bob skeleton practice track at Bath University and speaks to coach Andreas Schmidt and Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams to reveal the science behind her sporting success.

The programme also looks at the ethical implications for today's athletes, compared to the technology and competition of 50 years ago.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 12 October 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 12 October
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch introduces 5 Live Sport live from Wembley, ahead of this evening's Euro 2012 qualifying matches.

From 8pm there's live commentary on England v Montenegro in Group G, with regular updates from Switzerland v Wales in the same group and Scotland v Spain in Group I.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/tbc

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Tuesday 12 October 2010
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Commonwealth Games

Tuesday 12 October
1.00-4.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Live coverage from the Commonwealth Games in Delhi continues on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra with today's focus on athletics.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Football

Tuesday 12 October
7.50-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy live, uninterrupted commentary from Hampden Park as Scotland face World Champions Spain in tonight's Euro 2012 Group I qualifying match.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 12 October 2010
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Nemone

Tuesday 12 October
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Producer and musician Adrian Thaws, better known as Tricky, hand-picks 10 of his favourite tracks, old and new, in Nemone's Most Played lunchtime feature.

Thaws gained his nickname at 18 when he was a member of the Fresh 4, a rap group built from the Wild Bunch, which by 1987 had evolved into Massive Attack.

Tricky left Massive Attack to release his Mercury Prize-nominated debut album Maxinquaye in 1995, which was also voted album of the year by NME Magazine.

Since Maxinquaye, Tricky has released seven more studio albums and his ninth, Mixed Race, is set for release this month. Recorded in Paris, where Tricky currently lives, Mixed Race is described by his label Domino Records as "his most passionate album to date".

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Marc Riley

Tuesday 12 October
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Shrag are live in session on Marc Riley's show this evening.

Formed by five friends in Brighton back in 2004, Shrag have come a long way from their DIY roots to flourish into a proper indie pop band to be reckoned with. Their second full-length album, Life! Death! Prizes!, was released on 4 October and the band have toured the UK twice with The Cribs, and last year with The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Tuesday 12 October
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Fountains Of Wayne and PJ Harvey provide Nineties concert fun with sets from 1997 and 1998, respectively, as Gideon Coe raids the BBC vaults for another selection of archive performances.

Tonight's session tracks span 35 years, from John Martyn in 1975 to the Dutch Uncles playing during the summer of 2010, with Julian Cope from 1996 and Hefner in 2001 in between.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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Network Radio BBC Week 41: Wednesday 13 October 2010

BBC RADIO 1 Wednesday 13 October 2010
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Benji B Show

Wednesday 13 October
2.00-4.00am BBC RADIO 1 (Schedule addition Wednesday 29 October)

Tonight marks the debut of Benji B's new weekly Wednesday night show on BBC Radio 1 where he'll explore the future musical worlds of house, hip hop, dubstep and electronica. Benji B moves over from sister station BBC Radio 1Xtra to take over the slot previously held by the first lady of dubstep Mary Anne Hobbs.

Please note this programme is in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Producer/Chloe Straw for Bite Yer Legs Productions

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BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 13 October 2010
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Simon Mayo

Wednesday 13 October
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Pixie Lott joins BBC Radio 2's Great British Songbook Library
Pixie Lott joins BBC Radio 2's Great British Songbook Library

Simon Mayo presides over a two-hour blend of music and stimulating conversation, including a live session from Pixie Lott, a Confession and a troublesome Homework Sucks question.

Pixie, who made her live BBC Radio 2 debut only last spring as part of Radio 2 Recommends and who hit the stage as a brand-new artist as part of Radio 2's concerts celebrating the switch-on of the Blackpool Illuminations in September 2009, has since topped the UK single charts and enjoyed a Top 10 album. She is the latest artist to join Radio 2's Great British Songbook Library, performing one of her own songs and a classic cover.

Also in the show, Bobbie Pryor sorts out the evening's travel issues and Rebecca Pike has money on her mind. Meanwhile, not content with his sports updates, Matt Williams gets into a frenzy as he introduces the Midweek Middle-Aged Moshing Moment. Plus, as it's Wednesday, there's a folky Showstopper to herald the arrival of Mike Harding after 7pm.

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The Radcliffe And Maconie Show

Wednesday 13 October
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie come live from Manchester with great music, conversation and the latest additions to The Chain. In tonight's show, The Orb chat to Stuart about double LP Metallic Spheres, their new collaboration with David Gilmour.

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Jazz Junctions – The Birth Of The Solo Ep 2/10

Wednesday 13 October
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Guy Barker explores the history of jazz
Guy Barker explores the history of jazz

Guy Barker continues to explore the history of jazz, focusing on the turning-points and pivotal events that have shaped the genre, and discovering some great stories and larger-than-life characters along the way.

In its 100-year history, jazz has seen many changes and developments but, unlike other genres, its direction has frequently changed due to specific events: momentary decisions, inventions, single performances or ideas. Each episode focuses on what jazz was like directly before this junction, the junction itself, and how things subsequently changed.

Part two of the series considers the legacy of Louis Armstrong. The real soul of all jazz is improvisation, but early jazz musicians were more inclined to extemporise collectively around the melody rather than to perform fully improvised solos. All that changed with the advent of early jazz's greatest improviser and pioneer, Louis Armstrong.

Recordings such as West End Blues, Cornet Chop Suey and Potato Head Blues led the way in a whole new direction for jazz musicians. The programme traces Louis's inspiration and asks if his solos were purely improvised or if he had prepared whole sections in advance. It also explores what it is about his music that was so revolutionary and continues to inspire musicians of all styles today, and asks if it really was all about Louis or if other great early improvisers deserve some of the credit.

Fellow trumpeter Guy Barker looks at the birth of the jazz solo, with new and archive contributions from Gunther Schuller, "Wild" Bill Davison, Ted Gioia, Hoagy Carmichael, Budd Johnson, Lewis Porter, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Dan Morgenstern, Dick Hyman, Artie Shaw and, of course, Louis Armstrong himself.

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Trevor Nelson

Wednesday 13 October
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 Imagination, the 1973 release from Gladys Knight And The Pips, which includes the classics Midnight Train To Georgia and Best Thing That Ever Happened.

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BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 13 October 2010
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Performance On 3

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 13 October
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The BBC Singers give a live concert from St Paul's, Knightsbridge, with their chief conductor, David Hill.

Described by its composer as "one of the sins of my old age", the Petite Messe Solennelle is, notoriously, neither short nor solemn. Instead, Rossini unleashes the full force of 50 years' experience as an opera composer, producing a work which – with vigorous choruses and solo writing by turns heroic and affecting – is unashamedly theatrical and one of the glories of the 19th-century choral repertoire. Most often heard in its full orchestral version, Rossini's mass is performed here in its original scoring, for chorus, piano and harmonium.

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 13 October 2010
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A History Of The World In 100 Objects Ep 23/30

Monday 11 to Friday 15 October
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

This week Neil MacGregor is exploring mass production and mass consumption in the 19th century as he continues to tell the history of the world through 100 objects in the British Museum. Today's object is from Japan: Hokusai's famous print, The Great Wave.

This image has rapidly made its way around the world and the now-familiar seascape with a snow-topped Mount Fuji in the background became emblematic of the newly emerging Japan. Neil explores the conditions that produced this famous image, with help from Japan watchers Donald Keene and Christine Guth.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 13 October 2010
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5 Live Sport

Wednesday 13 October
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch has all the latest sports news, plus reaction to last night's Euro 2012 qualifying matches.

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BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 13 October 2010
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Huey Morgan

Wednesday 13 October
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Huey Morgan is joined by Maximo Park front man Paul Smith for a live session.

Maximo Park arrived on the scene in 2005 with the release of their debut album, A Certain Trigger. Five years and two albums later, Smith has decided to try something on his own with the release of Margins on 11 October. Fear not, Maximo Park fans – the band are still very much together and this is purely a side project.

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Gideon Coe

Wednesday 13 October
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe's archive gems are blues-era Fleetwood Mac from 1970 and Pavement live in 1994, both in concert. A lovely mixed bag of sessions includes New Order, High Llamas, Caitlin Rose and folk legend, the late Davey Graham.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Wednesday 13 October 2010
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Great Expectations

Wednesday 13 October
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

This is the second in an ongoing series of documentaries which tracks the lives of residents on an inner-city housing estate overlooking the Olympic site in East London.

The Games have promised much to the locals, and the local community is comprised of many different nationalities and cultures. Viewed through the eyes of the residents, Great Expectations explores their dreams, hopes and reservations about the forthcoming Games and asks whether the Olympics can really deliver to all of the community.

This documentary is part of an ongoing series which will stay with residents up until 2012 and beyond, providing regular updates. This is accompanied by a dedicated website, bbcworldservice.com/greatexpectations, which features profiles of residents, video and photos.

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Network Radio BBC Week 41: Thursday 14 October 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 14 October 2010
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Bob Harris Country

Thursday 14 October
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Respected Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Welch talks to Bob Harris and plays songs from his new solo album, A Patch Of Blue Sky.

Kevin Welch grew up in Oklahoma and toured as a teenager with several bands before he moved to Nashville in 1978 to work as a songwriter. Over the next several years his songs were recorded by many of Nashville's biggest artists, including Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. At the same time, he was performing in Nashville clubs and bars, and in 1988 he signed a record contract with Warner Brothers, and started releasing albums in the early Nineties.

In 2004 he teamed up with singer-songwriter Kieran Kane and multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin to record the album You Can't Save Everybody. The trio followed this up with Lost John Dean in 2006, which reached No. 1 on the Americana charts, gaining nominations for several awards including Duo/Group of the year at the 2006 Americana Awards. Their next album, Kane Welch Kaplin, was also nominated for Duo/Group.

In the spring of 2008 Kevin left Nashville for Austin, Texas where he joined with fellow musicians Jimmy LaFave, Sam Baker, Slaid Cleaves and John Fullbright to launch Music Road Records, and self-produced his first solo record in eight years, A Patch Of Blue Sky.

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Listen To The Band

Thursday 14 October
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

On 9 October the Royal Albert Hall in London played host to the National Brass Band Championships. Eighteen bands from all over the UK with success at their respective areas under their belts competed for the ultimate accolade – best band in the land. In tonight's Listen To The Band, Frank Renton brings listeners all the music and conversation from one of the banding events of the year.

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Tim Rice's American Pie Ep 28/52

Thursday 14 October
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Sir Tim Rice's musical odyssey reaches Kentucky, the Bluegrass State.

The Everly Brothers make a repeat appearance in the series, and other featured artists tonight include Cassius Clay, Loretta Lynn, John Prine, Jackie DeShannon and Rosemary Clooney.

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 14 October 2010
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Thursday 14 October
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Conductor Laureate Tadaaki Otaka perform a diverse programme at the Swansea Festival.

William Mathias's overture demonstrates his rhythmic, highly engaging style, and marks the end of celebrations of the 75th anniversary year for this important Welsh composer. Acclaimed pianist Llyr Williams performs Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor, and the concert is completed with Mahler's First Symphony, introducing external elements such as peasant dance music, Frère Jacques, and references to his own songs, culminating in a rousing, triumphant finale.

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Night Waves – Is The Book Dead?

Thursday 14 October
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Philip Dodd visits Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland and is joined by a panel of publishers and authors – including local writer David Almond, author of the prize-winning novel Skellig, and Chris Meade of the Institute For The Future Of The Book – and an audience of readers for a public debate that tackles the vexed question: Is the book dead?

As e-books outsell hardbacks for the first time, the panel debates whether reading itself is facing a future that is empowered or one that is impoverished. Philip, his guests and the audience of local readers argue over what this all means for the old-fashioned book and the publishing industry behind it.

Is The Book Dead? is the first of three audience events recorded in the North East in the run-up to BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking festival of ideas at The Sage Gateshead from 5-7 November.

Presenter/Philip Dodd, Producer/Kirsty Pope

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 14 October 2010
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A History Of The World In 100 Objects Ep 24/30

Monday 11 to Friday 15 October
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

This week Neil MacGregor is looking at global power and economy in the 19th century as he continues his world history as told through objects from the British Museum. Today's subject is a large wooden drum from Sudan that Earl Kitchener of Khartoum acquired for Queen Victoria, just after his army had killed 11,000 Sudanese soldiers in battle.

The drum takes Neil back to the extraordinary history that has played out along the Nile and to the great internal power struggles of the period. Writer Dominic Green and broadcaster Zeinab Badawi reflect on the meaning of the drum and its place in Sudanese history.

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In Search Of Faust

Thursday 14 October
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Twm Morys examines why people still remain fascinated by Faust after 500 years.

The story of Faust, who sold his immortal soul to the devil in exchange for ultimate knowledge, has been re-imagined in a thousand different ways by writers, painters, film makers and composers. Poet and singer Twm investigates this fascination with this unlikely hero.

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Richard Herring's Objective Ep 1/4

New series
Thursday 14 October
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Richard Herring
Richard Herring

Richard Herring reclaims objects that people have grown to hate in this new comedy series.

In the first programme, Richard is reclaiming the toothbrush moustache on behalf of comedy, taking it back from Hitler to give to its rightful owner, Charlie Chaplin.

Richard examines why a particular piece of facial hair can evoke revulsion in all who see it when in fact the person first associated with it could be considered to be one of the funniest people on the planet.

Richard grows his own toothbrush moustache and hears what passers-by make of it, speaks to a German moustache expert about Hitler's vanity and describes how wearing it on the day after the BNP won seats in the last European election strengthened his resolve to continue his campaign.

The show was recorded in front of an audience.

Presenter/Richard Herring, Producer/Alison Vernon Smith for the BBC

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The Music Group Cheltenham Festival Special

Thursday 14 October
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Comedian, broadcaster and GP Dr Phil Hammond asks three guests to play the track of their choice for the delight or disdain of the others at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.

Debating their musical choices are PR agent Mark Borkowski; Principal of Cheltenham Ladies' College, Vicky Tuck; and the thinking person's philosopher, Julian Baggini.

They may have chosen a guilty pleasure or something they've heard recently and can't get out of their head. It might typify their taste or it might be a complete aberration, but the choices are subject to the scrutiny of the other guests.

Presenter/Dr Phil Hammond, Producer/Tamsin Hughes for Testbed Productions

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 14 October 2010
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5 Live Sport

Thursday 14 October
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd has the day's sports news and a round-up of the biggest sporting stories.

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BBC 6 MUSIC Thursday 14 October 2010
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Steve Lamacq

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 14 October
4.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Broadcasting live from Manchester's In The City festival, Steve Lamacq is joined by journalist John Robb, New Order's Peter Hook and Elbow lead singer and BBC 6 Music presenter Guy Garvey in front of an audience to review some of the latest releases in this week's Roundtable.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan

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Marc Riley

Thursday 14 October
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

As Manchester's In The City festival continues, Marc Riley brings the festival to the airwaves with Mazes live in session.

Mazes are the new band of Jack Cooper, late of Beep Seal. Their current 7" release is Cenotaph/Go-Betweens, on Jack's own Suffering Jukebox label which is based around Manchester venue The Deaf Institute – frequented by many a band featured in session on Marc's show.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Guy Garvey's Rainy City

Thursday 14 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC (Schedule addition 30 September)

Elbow front man and BBC 6 Music presenter Guy Garvey discovers that it is thanks to, rather than in spite of, the rain that Manchester has become a powerhouse for progressive culture and politics.

Guy speaks to people from the worlds of music, sport, literature, media and politics, including legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke, multi award-winning screenwriter Paul Abbot and former Lancashire and England cricketer David Lloyd to find out how the rain inspired and shaped their careers and why they think Manchester owes so much to its grey skies and dismal climate.

This is an exclusive first play for 6 Music. Guy Garvey's Rainy City will be aired on BBC Radio 2 in November.

Presenter/Guy Garvey, Producer/Elizabeth Alker

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Gideon Coe

Thursday 14 October
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC
(Schedule amend 30 September)

Gideon Coe plays Pixies at their peak in 1989 and the Electric Soft Parade from 2003, both in concert. Sessions come courtesy of: McCarthy (whose Tim Gane went on to soften his sound by forming Stereolab); Luscious Jackson's New York fem-pop'n'beats; former Television man Tom Verlaine; and – getting up to date – the multi-textured sound of Montreal's Besnard Lakes.

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Network Radio BBC Week 41: Friday 15 October 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Friday 15 October 2010
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The New Radio 2 Arts Show With Claudia Winkleman

Friday 15 October
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

This week's Arts Show features Illuminating York, an outdoor lighting festival using modern lighting and projection technologies to celebrate the city's unique architecture and history. York Minster's facade will be lit up by night – the first use of the Minster as a canvas for a true "son et lumière" – and will be an evocative work on a stained-glass masterpiece, saved for the nation during the Minster fire of 1984.

Presenter/Claudia Winkleman, Producer/Jessica Rickson for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 15 October 2010
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Performance On 3

Friday 15 October
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

The London Philharmonic Orchestra pairs up with inspiring Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä for Walton's emotive First Symphony. It is a massively structured epic of broad Romantic sweep and struggle, containing both a grandeur and high-voltage electricity alongside the infectious syncopations of jazz.

Young Polish violinist Agatha Szymczewska makes her UK concerto debut in Mendelssohn's heartstring-tugging Concerto, and the concert opens with a UK première from Magnus Lindberg, co-commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, where he is composer in residence.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Janet Tuppen

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The Verb

Friday 15 October
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Ian McMillan presents BBC Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry and new writing. This week, Ian talks to eminent American poet CK Williams about his new collection, Wait, and learns about the life and work of literary innovator BS Johnson.

Presenter/Ian McMillan, Producer/Laura Thomas

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 15 October 2010
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A History Of The World In 100 Objects Ep 25/30

Monday 11 to Friday 15 October
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

British Museum director Neil MacGregor discusses the first object from the 20th century today, in the series telling the history of the world through artefacts from the museum. It's a coin that leads him to consider the rise of mass political engagement in Britain and the dramatic emergence of Suffragette power.

The object is a penny coin from 1903 on which the image of King Edward VII has been stamped with the words "votes for women". The programme explores the rise of women's suffrage and the implications of the notorious Suffragette protests. Human rights lawyer and reformer Helena Kennedy and artist Felicity Powell react to this defaced penny coin.

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

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Afternoon Play – Every Child Matters

Friday 15 October
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Sarah Lancashire stars as social worker Joanne, who six months previously found herself at the centre of a major scandal, in Christopher Reason's drama.

Her client Debbie Hurst was caught exhibiting her 10-year-old daughter over the internet to paedophiles. Joanne was suspended on full pay, pending a disciplinary tribunal.

But then worse, much worse: her name and identity were leaked to the press and she found herself in tabloid hell. Today, the client is back in court for sentencing; word has it she'll get at least eight years. Meanwhile, Joanne has been secretly fed information that the client's children are to be fostered out to their grandfather. So despite the injunction that she contact no colleagues while suspended, Joanne persuades her former lover and work colleague David to meet her in secret.

Sarah Lancashire plays Joanne and George Costigan plays David.

Producer/Gary Brown for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 15 October 2010
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5 Live Sport

Friday 15 October
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Colin Murray presents Kicking Off with regular guests Pat Nevin and Perry Groves to preview the weekend's sporting action, including Arsenal versus Birmingham City, Aston Villa versus Chelsea and the Merseyside derby, Everton versus Liverpool, in the Premier League.

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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 15 October 2010
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Steve Lamacq

Friday 15 October
4.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Steve Lamacq presents live from the BBC Manchester studios on the last day of the In The City festival. He is joined by Marc Riley to talk about some of the many bands they have seen during the three-day event.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 15 October 2010
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Mandela In His Own Words Ep 1/2

New series
Friday 15 October
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Fergal Keane delves into the treasures of Nelson Mandela's personal archives
Fergal Keane delves into the treasures of Nelson Mandela's personal archives

Award-winning journalist Fergal Keane takes a journey through the until-now unheard personal archives of Nelson Mandela, bequeathed to the Nelson Mandela Foundation last year. He unearths a treasure trove of letters, notebooks, personal calendars and meditations which offer an extraordinary insight into Mandela's disciplines, life lessons, intimate thoughts and questions, and into the moral and political vision which inspired and continues to inspire so many.

The first programme provides glimpses into Mandela's upbringing, his early years as an activist with the ANC and his personal relationships with friends and family. Fergal hears intimate conversations with close colleagues, Nelson's voice in letters to Winnie Mandela and his thoughts and strategies on how to become a leader and a revolutionary.

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