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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.

Producer/Melanie Harris for Crosslab Productions

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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.

Presenter/Simon Cox, Producer/Monise Durrani for the BBC

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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.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Mike Carr

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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!

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan

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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.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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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.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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