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Network Radio BBC Week 41: Wednesday 13 October 2010

BBC RADIO 1 Wednesday 13 October 2010

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

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.

Presenter/Simon Mayo, Producers/Carmela DiClemente and Andy Warrell for the BBC

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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.

Presenters/Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Producer/Viv Atkinson for the BBC

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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.

Presenter/Guy Barker, Producer/Patrick Johns for Ping Productions

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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.

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

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BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 13 October 2010

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.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Janet Tuppen

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 13 October 2010

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.

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

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 13 October 2010

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.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/tbc

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BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 13 October 2010

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.

Presenter/Huey Morgan, Producer/Gary Bales

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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.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Wednesday 13 October 2010

Great Expectations

Wednesday 13 October

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,, which features profiles of residents, video and photos.

Presenter and Producer/tbc

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