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BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 23 October 2010
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Sounds Of The 60s

Saturday 23 October
8.05-10.00am BBC RADIO 2

Brian Matthew presents this programme for all fans of the music of the Sixties. With facts, figures and trivia as well as classic hits, rarities, instrumentals and album tracks, the selection sweeps right across the most important decade for popular music from beginning to end.

There's The Sixties Chronicles and a dig into the archives for the events of this coming week during the Sixties, with the news stories, social happenings and the week's events in music, films, on TV and in show business, as well as a look at what people might have bought with their pounds, shillings and pence.

Sounds Of The 60s began in 1983 and Brian has been at its helm since 1990, bringing to the programme his distinctive voice and unmatchable experience of Sixties shows.

Presenter/Brian Matthew, Producer/Phil Swern for the BBC

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Graham Norton

Saturday 23 October
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Graham Norton's own show every Saturday morning is a vibrant mix of music and celebrity conversation. The nation's favourite agony uncle is joined by Maria McErlane for Grill Graham – where listeners' problems are solved live on air.

Graham invites his audience to offer up suggestions for I Can't Believe It's Not Better and asks listeners to submit their favourite Tune With A Tale.

There is also travel with Bobbie Pryor, sport with Alistair Bruce-Ball and the very best celebrity guests. Listeners can email the show at graham.norton@bbc.co.uk.

Presenter/Graham Norton, Producer/Malcolm Prince for the BBC

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Dermot O'Leary

Saturday 23 October
3.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 2

This week, Dermot O'Leary’s Saturday Session is from American duo The Pierces. He also chats to Leigh Francis, the man behind Bo' Selecta! and Keith Lemon.

After scoring a worldwide hit with her debut album, Eye To The Telescope, and enjoying [Drastic] Fantastic success with its platinum-selling follow-up, KT Tunstall took a year-long sabbatical, with overseas adventures and some intensive songwriting in the US. On returning home, KT had amassed 75 new songs. She teamed up with Arctic Monkeys producer Jim Abbiss, who helped her unlock a new sound for her third studio album, Tiger Suit. It was recorded in Berlin's legendary Hansa studios, following in the musical footprints of artists including David Bowie and Iggy Pop.

The Pierces are singer-songwriting sisters Catherine and Allison, who were born in Alabama and raised by hippie parents on a musical diet of Simon And Garfunkel, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Al Green and Joni Mitchell. The pair moved to New York City where they spent 10 years "almost getting somewhere", before the use of tracks from their third album on US television programmes – including global hit show Gossip Girl – helped to raise their profile. With a new record label and a co-producer in Coldplay's Guy Berryman, the sisters have a new EP, Love You More, out this week and are set to release their fourth album.

Presenter/Dermot O'Leary, Producer/Ben Walker for Labora TV

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The Jason Byrne Show Ep 1/6

New series
Saturday 23 October
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Irish comedian Jason Byrne
Irish comedian Jason Byrne

Popular Irish comedian Jason Byrne examines the juicy subject of marriage in the third BBC Radio 2 series of his themed audience comedy show with high-energy stand-up and sketches.

Pondering the wonderful world of relationships, Jason asks: would you describe your marriage as a Halley's Comet of a partnership or is it more like parallel trains?; if you could build your partner, what would they sound like?; and, if proposed to in a pub, would you say no?

With highly personal stories from Jason's own married life, along with the audience's own contributions, he keeps the laughs coming and revels in the thrills and spills that keep marriage interesting. Daisy Haggard and Laurence Howarth join Jason in his search for answers.

Presenter/Jason Byrne, Producer/Julia McKenzie for the BBC

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The Blaggers Guide To Jazz Ep 1/6

New series
Saturday 23 October
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Listeners have another chance to hear David Quantick's comic look at the mystical, magical and oft-misunderstood world of jazz. This six-part series explains the basic terminology and provides a guide to the major players, as well as some of the places synonymous with the genre.

Episode one focuses on Duke Ellington, the saxophone and bop. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in November 2009.

Presenter/David Quantick, Producer/Simon Poole for Unique Broadcasting Company

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 23 October 2010
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The Early Music Show

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 23 October
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucie Skeaping visits the Sallis Benney Theatre at Brighton University, as part of this year's Brighton Early Music Festival.

She's joined by Eamonn Dougan and Sally Dunkley from The Sixteen, to talk about their annual "choral pilgrimage". She also introduces live performances from three young ensembles: The Artisans; I Flautisti; and Ensemble Amaranthos.

Presenter/Lucie Skeaping, Producer/Les Pratt

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World Routes – Womad Unheard

Saturday 23 October
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucy Duran looks back at highlights from last summer's Womad festival, broadcast for the first time, before including the BBC Radio 3 Stage's memorable closing act, Kanda Bongo Man.

Presenter/Lucy Duran, Producer/Dean Craven

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Opera On 3 – Steffani: Niobe, Regina di Tebe

Saturday 23 October
6.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Tonight's Opera On 3 is a rare chance to hear Agostino Steffani's Niobe, from the Royal Opera House in London.

Based on Ovid's Metamorphoses, it tells the story of Queen Niobe, whose pride insults the gods. As punishment, her children are killed and, in her grief, she turns to stone.

Thomas Hengelbrock conducts his own Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, and discusses why Steffani's music, which had such an influence on Handel, deserves to become better known.

Anfione is sung by Jacek Laszczkowski (soprano), Niobe by Veronique Gens (soprano), Nerea by Delphine Galou (contralto), Clearte by Tim Mead (alto), Tiberino by Lothar Odinius (tenor), Manto by Amanda Forsythe (soprano), Tiresia by Bruno Taddia (baritone), Poliferno by Alastair Miles (bass) and Creonte by Iestyn Davies (countertenor).

Presenter/Louise Fryer, Producer/Ellie Mant

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 23 October 2010
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Archive On 4 – Playing The Dane

Saturday 23 October
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Actor Kenneth Branagh who has played Hamlet on stage and screen
Actor Kenneth Branagh who has played Hamlet on stage and screen

Looking ahead to his own stage Hamlet in 2011, Michael Sheen explores classic productions of the play and the many different interpretations of a young actor's most coveted role.

The last few years have seen several high-profile Hamlets in British theatre, culminating recently with Rory Kinnear at the National Theatre in London and John Simm at Sheffield Crucible.

In the programme, Michael considers the rich archive of Hamlets from theatre, cinema and radio. Beginning with Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree in 1908 and journeying to the present day, he takes in the interpretations of John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton, Jonathan Pryce, Kenneth Branagh and David Tennant, as well as female Hamlets, Sarah Bernhardt and Frances de la Tour.

Michael is joined by other famous Hamlets, who reflect on the challenges of bringing something fresh and unexpected to some of the most famous lines in English literature.

Presenter/Michael Sheen, Producer/Emma Harding for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 23 October 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 23 October
12.00noon-6.10pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents live Premier League commentary of Tottenham Hotspur versus Everton, which kicks off at 12.45pm, plus regular updates from Aberdeen versus Hibernian, which kicks off at 12noon, in the Scottish Premier League, and a look ahead to the rest of the afternoon's football and rugby.

There is also live coverage of all the 3pm kick-offs, including Chelsea versus Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion versus Fulham, along with reports from qualifying in the Korean Grand Prix and updates from Premiership rugby.

At 5pm, Sports Report brings reports and reaction to the day's big sports stories, including post-match interviews and the classified football reports, plus regular Premier League updates from West Ham United versus Newcastle United, which kicks off at 5.30pm.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mark Williams

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 23 October 2010
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5 Live Formula 1

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 23 October
5.55-7.05am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on the qualifying session for the Korean Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit.

Producer/Jason Swales for USP

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Rugby League

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 23 October
7.50-10.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary comes from New Zealand versus England in the Four Nations Tournament, live from Wellington.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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5 Live Football League

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 23 October
2.45-5.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Commentary comes from the leading game in the Championship, plus reports and score updates from across the Football League.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 23 October 2010
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The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show

Saturday 23 October
7.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

For over 10 years, Harmless Records has released countless compilations – ranging from soul, funk and breaks, through to the more modern sounds of drum and bass, dubstep and house.

Harmless continues to work with some of the finest DJs and producers that the UK, Europe and the rest of the world has to offer for its broad range of compilations.

Craig talks to Ian Dewhirst from the label about how he got into the scene and what makes him tick when listening to records and deciding what to put out on his label.

Presenter/Craig Charles, Producer/Hermeet Chadha for Demus

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BBC Introducing With Tom Robinson

Saturday 23 October
1.00-3.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Bethan Elfyn sits in for Tom Robinson to play two hours of new music.

Bethan delves into her BBC Radio 1 Wales session archive and plays music from Cardiff's SWN festival.

Presenter/Bethan Elfyn, Producer/Tom Whalley

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