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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.

Presenter/Jamie Cullum, Producer/Karen Pearson for Folded Wing

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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.

Presenter/Paul Gambaccini, Producer/Kevin Howlett for Howlett Media Productions

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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.

Presenter/Mark Lamarr, Producer/tbc

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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.

Presenter/Jonathan Freedland, Producer/Laurence Grissell for the BBC

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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.

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

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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.

Presenter/Brett Westwood, Producer/Mary Colwell for the BBC

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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.

Presenter/Kate Best, Producer/Thomas Morris for the BBC

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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.

Producer/Abigail le Fleming for the BBC

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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.

Producer/Sara Davies for the BBC

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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.

Presenter/Chris Ledgard, Producer/Ali Serle for the BBC

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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".

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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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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