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BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 19 October 2010

Jamie Cullum

Tuesday 19 October
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jamie Cullum continues to showcase his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, British jazz guitarist Martin Taylor, renowned for the solo finger-style performances in which he plays bass and chordal accompaniments in addition to melody, joins Jamie at the BBC Maida Vale studios.

In a one-off collaboration, the two musicians perform together and chat about Martin's career, which has included working with the likes of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.

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

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The Radcliffe And Maconie Show

Tuesday 19 October
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

In tonight's show, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie have a live session from Dutch singer Caro Emerald, whose first UK single release featured on the BBC Radio 2 playlist.

Her album, Songs From The Cutting Room Floor, is inspired by films and music from the Forties and Fifties and is being released in the UK following success in her native Netherlands.

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

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Jac Holzman's Elektra Story Ep 3/3

Tuesday 19 October
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

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

In the final part of the series, Jac Holzman recalls the music released on Elektra from 1968 to 1973. Following the success of the third Doors album, Waiting For The Sun, and its single, Hello, I Love You, the group experienced difficulties recording their next album, The Soft Parade. Lead singer Jim Morrison died after completing the Doors' sixth studio LP, LA Woman, in 1971. Elektra also experienced troubles following the release of Kick Out The Jams by radical Detroit rockers The MC5.

In contrast, the company struck gold with the meticulous and melodic music of Bread and surprise hit Amazing Grace by Judy Collins. In Jac Holzman's last years with his company – 1970 to 1973 – the label enjoyed more success with Bread and new star Carly Simon. Her career was launched with the American Top 10 single That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be and, less than two years later, in January 1973, she was enjoying both a No. 1 single with You're So Vain and a chart-topping album with No Secrets.

Jac Holzman's last production for his label was with singer-songwriter Harry Chapin.

This series was first broadcast in six parts in 2008.

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

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 19 October 2010

Performance On 3 – Hallé

Tuesday 19 October
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Sir Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in a programme including two pieces at the very heart of British 20th-century music: Vaughan Williams's A London Symphony – his own personal view of the English capital and its inhabitants; and Elgar's Violin Concerto – performed almost exactly 100 years after its première by Danish virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider who plays the very violin, a 1741 Guarnieri del Gesu, used on that occasion by Fritz Kreisler.

The concert opens in pastoral mood with Delius's Idylle de Printemps. The concert was recorded at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

What follows is a continuing, week-long focus on classical music as seen through the eyes of Venezuelan performers. Today, the Early Music ensemble, Camerata Renacentista de Caracas, is conducted by its founder and director, Isabel Palacios, with the Baroque legacy of Latin America, including music collected by Bishop Baltasar Martínez Compañón y Bujanda in 18th-century Peru.

Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Juan Carlos Jaramillo

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 19 October 2010

A History Of The World In 100 Objects Ep 27/30

Tuesday 19 October
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

In the final week of A History Of The World In 100 Objects, British Museum director Neil MacGregor examines the forces that helped shape ways of thinking today.

Today, he explores the sexual revolution of the Sixties and the emergence of legally enshrined human rights and the status of sexuality around the world. He tells the story with the aid of a David Hockney print, one of a series that was made in 1966 as the decriminalisation of homosexuality was being planned in Britain.

The programme features David Hockney on the spirit of the decade and Shami Chakrabarti, the director of human rights group Liberty.

Presenter/Neil MacGregor, Producers/Anthony Denselow and Paul Kobrak for the BBC

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Saving Species Ep 8/23

Tuesday 19 October
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Saving Species is in London looking for south-bound migrating birds.

In the northern hemisphere, autumn is upon the world and the skies are busy with air traffic of the feathered variety. In the temperate north, day and night lengths are about the same – the equinox.

In Britain, the Brent goose, barnacle goose, Greenland white-front goose and the pink-footed goose, together with Bewick's and whooper swans, hide away in wetland refuges up and down the country. But what of the birds heading south for Africa? Swifts and swallows, martins and warblers, cuckoos and nightingales are some of the birds that head for sub-Sahara Africa to winter.

The programme is recorded in London, at one of the most historic bird observatories watching over the London skyline for south-bound migrants. But the sky will not darken with numbers. Migrant birds are dangerously in decline.

There is also a special item broadcast from a sacred forest in Ethiopia, a unique wooded island refuge. Listeners hear from Claire Ozanne from Roehampton University in London as she conducts the first ever wildlife survey of this refuge.

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

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Paul Celan In Mapesbury Road

Tuesday 19 October
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Toby Litt investigates what brought one of Europe's most compelling modern poets, Paul Celan, to an ordinary street in North London.

Toby tries to find out who Celan met there and uncover why he wrote a poem about the experience.

Presenter/Toby Litt, Producer/Zahid Warley for the BBC

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Peggy Seeger – In Her Prime

Tuesday 19 October
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

American folk-singer Peggy Seeger tells Sara Parker about her loves, losses and a life full of music.

This year, Peggy returns to live once again in Britain, to be near her extended family and to explore new creative avenues.

For many years, her own song-making, as she calls it, was overshadowed by Ewan MacColl's, with whom she lived for three decades. They had three children, made countless recordings and, with Sara Parker's father, Charles, produced the celebrated Radio Ballads.

Her creative life has also been lived in relation to the success of her folk-singer brothers, Pete and Mike, and partly in the shadow of her parents, avant-garde composer Ruth Crawford Seeger and ethnomusicologist Charles Seeger.

Now she tells Sara what's brought her to this point, about her growing and creatively energetic family, how she feels about the loss of loved ones and about the strength she gets from her new partner, Irish singer Irene Pyper-Scott.

Presenter/Sara Parker, Producer/Alan Hall for Falling Tree Productions

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Afternoon Play – My Own Private Gondolier

Tuesday 19 October
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Fiona Shaw plays art collector Peggy Guggenheim in Bethan Roberts's play
Fiona Shaw plays art collector Peggy Guggenheim in Bethan Roberts's play

Tension flares in this fictional drama when art collector Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter, Pegeen, spend the summer together in Venice.

Pegeen is in retreat from a marriage that has failed. She is determined to be an artist, and she shuts herself up in the dank basement, trying to paint.

Meanwhile, her mother, Peggy, is much more concerned with the English sculptor who has come to visit; she wants a piece of his work to add to her collection and will use everything at her disposal to achieve her aim. She'll even try to involve her daughter in the plan if she thinks it will get her what she wants. Peggy is well known as a collector of men, as well as of art. As the summer progresses, the strains between mother and daughter grow. It is only Gianni, Peggy's personal gondolier, who can provide a welcome diversion.

Fiona Shaw plays Peggy Guggenheim; with Hattie Morahan as Pegeen Hélion; Brenda Charleson as Jack Vernon; Francois Pandolfo as Gianni; and Laurel Lefkow as the Nurse. My Own Private Gondolier is written by Bethan Roberts. The music is Vedro con mio diletto from Vivaldi's Giustino, sung by Philippe Jaroussky.

Producer/Kate McAll for the BBC

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Cassandra's Good Food Guide Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 October
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Roger Lloyd Pack reads three tales about eating and drinking from opinionated Fleet Street journalist Bill "Cassandra" Connor.

Cassandra was a Fleet Street legend during the Daily Mirror's heyday, with his column running non-stop, not counting global hostilities, for 35 years, until 1967.

He could often be cantankerous and comically opinionated in what was described as his "polished-up barrack room" style of writing. Some of Cassandra's best columns, however, were not about people or institutions he wanted to admonish but humorous personal tales about eating and drinking.

In the first tale, listeners are encouraged to come into the garden by dead of night to listen to the rubbery, rustling noise of a vegetable growing in How I Like My Cabbage. On Wednesday, he reveals his first food memory – Miss Cowie's uneatable porridge. And in the final reading on Thursday, food's funny side is explored.

Reader/Roger Lloyd Pack, Producer/Neil Cargill for Pier Productions Limited

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The Dog And The Whale

Tuesday 19 October
9.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Andrew Luck Baker spends a day on a motorboat with Tucker the sniffer dog and a team of zoologists in search of killer whale dung, floating in the waters off the North American Pacific coast.

A lump of faeces is packed with information about an animal's stress levels, fertility, nutritional status and exposure to chemical pollution. There is no other way to reap this data from living whales because whales spend most of their lives underwater. It is impossible to take blood samples from them because of their thick blubber. A trained dog's nose enables researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle to find whale faeces, or scat, in much greater quantities than by relying on their own human senses.

This community of orca lives between Vancouver Island and the mainland US Pacific coast. They number about 90 individuals and in recent years have suffered terrible times. Two years ago, about 1 in 10 died. Several years earlier, 20 per cent were lost.

The reasons for the decline could be attributed to many causes including high levels of industrial and agricultural pollutants from the land. According to Professor Sam Wasser who runs the university's center for Conservation Biology, the hormones and chemicals in the orcas' faeces suggests a possible toxic interplay.

Andrew also speaks to Rosalind Rolland, a whale biologist at the New England Aquarium in Boston. She was the first to use a detection dog to study whales through their faeces. Her species is the North Atlantic Right Whale whose numbers are also perilously low. Her best friend is a Rottweiler called Fargo who worked in the drugs squad before moving into whale conservation. Andrew explores what it takes to get a dog on the high seas to find whale dung.

Presenter and Producer/Andrew Luck Baker for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 19 October 2010

5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 19 October
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents coverage the day's sports news, plus live Champions League group-stage commentary of Arsenal versus FC Shakhtar Donetsk from 7.45pm, followed by reaction to tonight's matches.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mike Carr

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Tuesday 19 October 2010


Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 19 October

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on one of the night's top matches in the Championship.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 19 October 2010


Tuesday 19 October
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Scissor Sisters share their musical tastes for the Lunchtime Playlist.

Jake Shears and Ana Matronic from Scissor Sisters share tracks that have influenced their music. They formed in New York in 2001 but found fame in the UK in 2004 where their debut album was the best-selling album of the year.

Since then, the band have collaborated with the likes of Elton John and Kylie, and recently performed an intimate concert for BBC Radio 2.

They then released their third album, Night Work, which found the band returning to their more club-orientated sound.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Marc Riley

Tuesday 19 October
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Jen Jeniro are making an effort for Marc Riley tonight, by travelling all the way from Snowdonia.

Jen Jeniro formed in Snowdonia in the summer of 2005 and their first EP, Tallahassee, was released in late 2006; their second album Geleniaeth was despatched in 2008.

The band released Dolphin Pinc A Melyn (Pink And Yellow Dolphin) as a charity single on cassette in the summer of 2010, and have adopted a dolphin with some of the proceeds. They are now working on their next album.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Tuesday 19 October
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

There is a double dose of Glastonbury concert sets from Gideon Coe tonight, courtesy of Beastie Boys and Joe Strummer.

Sessions come from Gary Numan's Tubeway Army, the Small Faces, Eighties goth-pop duo Strawberry Switchblade and Jass Babies playing for Peel in 1981.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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