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Network Radio BBC Week 42: Wednesday 20 October 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 20 October 2010
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FIRST CLICK
Steve Wright In The Afternoon

Wednesday 20 October
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2
Steve Wright answers listeners' questions about how to get online
Steve Wright answers listeners' questions about how to get online

Today, as part of First Click on BBC Radio 2, Steve Wright is joined by his technology experts Helen and Olly. They answer listeners' questions about how to get online, and give their tips on the best way to teach someone how to use a computer.

Presenter/Steve Wright, Producer/Adam Uytman for the BBC

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Jazz Junctions Ep 3/10

Wednesday 20 October
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

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.

Part three, Swing! Swing! Swing!! looks at Benny Goodman, the "King Of Swing". In early 1935, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra were starting to attract attention with weekly appearances on the Let's Dance radio show, broadcast from New York. For most of the show, the band mainly played the sweet arrangements popular at the time, which failed to excite the East Coast audience. Although they weren't aware of it, the band had developed a following on the West Coast where listeners, three hours behind, were regularly treated to an extra hour of music, featuring hot jazz arrangements by the likes of Fletcher Henderson.

In July 1935, the band set out on a coast-to-coast tour, often receiving an indifferent reception. By August, Goodman found himself on the West Coast and was ready to throw in the towel. Then, on 21 August 1935, everything changed. Amid a lukewarm reception at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles, in a do-or-die move, Goodman decided to bring some of Fletcher Henderson's hot arrangements into the otherwise fairly standard and unexciting set. This was the music the West Coast audience had been waiting for, the music they'd heard in the final hour of the Let's Dance shows. They went crazy and within days Goodman had become a national star. The Swing era had begun!

Guy Barker looks at this momentous junction in jazz and the effect it had on the jazz world. The programme features new interviews with Frank Foster, George Avakian, Ted Gioia, Ed Shaughnessy, Buddy DeFranco, Gary Giddins, Scott Yanow and Loren Schoenberg; and archive from Fletcher Henderson, Artie Shaw, Teddy Wilson and John Hammond.

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

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Trevor Nelson

Wednesday 20 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 The Glow Of Love, a 1980 release from Change, which includes vocals by Luther Vandross and the hit single Searchin'.

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

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FIRST CLICK
Janice Long

Wednesday 20 October
12.00midnight-2.00am BBC RADIO 2

As part of the BBC's First Click campaign, Janice Long shines a light on internet shopping.

Presenter/Janice Long, Producer/Mark Plant for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 20 October 2010
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A History Of The World In 100 Objects Ep 28/30

Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

British Museum director Neil MacGregor focuses on an Africa Throne made from broken guns, as he continues his history of the world told through items from the museum.

He reflects on the impact of guns and weapons in the modern world, especially in Africa where thousands of children have been participants in brutal conflicts. He tells the story through a work of art, a sculptured throne made from decommissioned guns, such as the ubiquitous AK47.

The programme features Kester, the artist from Mozambique who created the Throne Of Weapons, and tests Kofi Annan's, the former secretary-general of the United Nations, reaction to the piece.

Producer/Anthony Denselow and Paul Kobrak for the BBC

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William Quilliam

Wednesday 20 October
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Mark Whitaker explores the life of one of the most extraordinary Victorians, William "Abdullah" Quilliam, who established the first community of English Muslims in Liverpool in the 1890s.

Born in 1856 Quilliam established himself as a successful and politically radical solicitor, and was active in both Unitarian and Temperance circles. In 1882 he visited Morocco and Algeria, and developed a deep fascination with Islam. He converted in 1887, taking the name Abdullah, and two years later established Britain's earliest mosque.

Quilliam was recognised by Muslim rulers around the world, and the Ottoman Sultan conferred on him the title of Sheikh al Islam of Great Britain. Quilliam supported the idea of a world Islamic government centred on Constantinople, and he attacked British foreign policy in Muslim lands such as Sudan and the Balkans. Many came to view him as a traitor. In 1908 he was found guilty of rigging the evidence in a divorce case, and he left Britain in disgrace, eventually returning under an assumed name.

Presenter and Producer/Mark Whitaker for Square Dog Radio LLP

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An Audience With Ed Reardon

Wednesday 20 October
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Christopher Douglas as comedy creation Ed Reardon
Christopher Douglas as comedy creation Ed Reardon

Ed Reardon presents his audience with selections from his favourite prose and poetry; all, of course, written by himself.

Ed is the author of several plays, television dramas, many works of non-fiction and letters to the newspapers about the pitiful decline in standards of literature.

He presents excerpts from the ghost-written Jane Seymour's Household Hints, the acclaimed novel Who Would Fardels Bear, his numerous radio plays and his now infamous episode of Tenko.

An Audience With Ed Reardon is written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas and performed by Christopher Douglas, Andi Osho and Iain Robertson.

Producer/Dawn Ellis for the BBC

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The Moral Maze Ep 1/9

New series
Wednesday 20 October
8.00-8.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Michael Buerk returns as chair of the sometimes provocative and engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.

Michael is joined by Clifford Longley, Matthew Taylor, Claire Fox and Melanie Philips.

Presenter/Michael Buerk, Producer/Phil Pegum for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 20 October 2010
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5 Live Sport

Wednesday 20 October
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch has all day's the latest sports news and build-up to tonight's Champions League football.

From 7.45pm there's live Champions League group stage commentary on Inter Milan versus Tottenham Hotspur, plus updates of Manchester United against Bursaspor and Rangers versus Valencia.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 20 October 2010
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Huey Morgan

Wednesday 20 October
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Huey Morgan is joined by The Mystery Jets for a live session in the BBC 6 Music Studios.

The Twickenham band released their third album, Serotonin, in July of this year to great acclaim from music fans and music press alike. It was their third album in four years, and their first for new label Rough Trade records. They are currently on tour but take a break to join Huey in the studio and play their new single.

Presenter/Huey Morgan, Producer/Gary Bales

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Marc Riley

Wednesday 20 October
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Edinburgh shoe gazers The Zephyrs are live in session this evening. The band is founder members and brothers Stuart Nicol (guitar/vocals), David Nicol (bass), Robert Dillam (drums), Emily Hall (guitar/vocals) and Will Bates (keyboard).

They play tracks from their new album Fool Of Regrets.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Wednesday 20 October
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents concert archive from The Strokes, touring in between albums in 2005, and Kitty, Daisy And Lewis live at Summer Sundae in 2007. Sessions include Rufus's dad Loudon Wainwright III from 1971, Rip Rig And Panic, influential Guinean musician Jali Musa Jawara and Swedish "anti-folk" outfit Herman Dune.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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