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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.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Al Booth for the BBC

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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.

Presenter/Frank Renton, Producer/Terry Carter for the BBC

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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.

Presenter/Sir Tim Rice, Producers/Anthony Cherry and Ruth Beazley for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 14 October 2010
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Performance On 3

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.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Janet Tuppen

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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.

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

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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.

Presenter/Twm Morys, Producer/Chris Taylor for the BBC

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Richard Herring's Objective Ep 1/4

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

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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.

Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/tbc

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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.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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