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BBC RADIO 1 Monday 1 November 2010
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Access All Areas

Monday 1 to Sunday 7 November
Various times BBC RADIO 1

Access All Areas week returns and, yet again this year, promises to give listeners unprecedented access to what goes on at the station via bbc.co.uk/radio1.

As part of this special week, Chris Moyles and the team hit the road taking the breakfast show to listeners. Over the week they will visit five towns across the UK where, each day, listeners will be invited to join Chris and watch the show being broadcast live across the nation.

More details can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/accessallareas.

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BBC Radio 1's Stories –
International Radio 1: Nihal In Sri Lanka Ep 1/2

New series
Monday 1 November
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1

Documentary series International Radio 1 returns to the station for the third time this autumn with five new, 60-minute programmes which follow BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra DJs as they travel the world exploring the musical and social background of the countries they're visiting.

In the first of the series Radio 1's Nihal visits Sri Lanka's capital Colombo to answer the question: how does a music scene, set against a backdrop of war and conflict, develop and flourish?

Nihal takes a journey through the thriving Colombo music scene to see what is being produced 18 months after the end of the war between the government and Tamil Tigers. From the beach raves in the south to the well-established hip-hop scene, young Sri Lankans have found ways to create music relevant to them. This music not only represents daily lives and challenges but also mirrors experiences unique to those who live in an environment where the threat of violence is never far away.

Nihal meets artists, producers, DJs, club owners and movers and shakers to hear how the music reflects a way of life. Among the colourful characters he meets are Tamil rapper, Krishan, who has set up his own studio and label and recently played huge gigs to hundreds of thousands of people in the north of the country (unheard of a year ago). Nihal also tracks down Iraj, king of Sri Lanka's music industry; club owner Gehan Fernandol; and the editor of an underground gay magazine in a society that hasn't yet accepted homosexuality. He also hears how hard it is for girls to party without their parents finding out.

International Radio 1 continues next week at 9pm with Rob Da Bank in Croatia. Further programmes see Jaymo And Andy George In Warsaw; Robbo Ranx In Jamaica; and Ras Kwame In Ghana.

Previous International Radio 1 documentaries have included: Gilles Peterson in Istanbul; Dan P Carter in Sydney; and Bobby Friction going to the musical edge at the Burning Man Festival in California.

Presenter/Nihal, Producer/White Pebble Media

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 1 November 2010
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Ken Bruce

Monday 1 to Friday 5 November
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Macy Gray joins Ken Bruce all week to talk about her favourite music on Tracks Of My Years. There's also Popmaster and a Love Song to tug at listeners' heart strings.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones for the BBC

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Radcliffe And Maconie

Monday 1 November
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Tonight, there's a live session from Les Shelleys, an acoustic guitar/vocal duo from Los Angeles comprising Tom Brosseau and his singing partner, Angela Correa. They chat to Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie and play three live tracks from their eponymous album.

Presenters/Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Producer/Lizzie Hoskin for Smooth Operations

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Can't Get Used To Losing You –
The Untold Story Of Pomus And Shuman Ep 1/2

New series
Monday 1 November
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Singer Andy Williams salutes one of American pop music's greatest ever songwriting teams, Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, whose songs shaped the musical landscape from the early days of rock 'n' roll through to the height of the swinging Sixties.

They've been described as the ultimate "odd couple" yet the physically challenged blues shouter and the rebellious philosophy student became one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the modern era. They composed more than 500 songs including Can't Get Used To Losing You, Viva Las Vegas, Suspicion, Surrender, Sweets For My Sweet, Save The Last Dance For Me and Lonely Avenue.

They collaborated with musical heavyweights Leiber & Stoller and Phil Spector, as well as writing hits for some of the biggest names in music, including Andy Williams, Elvis Presley (despite penning more than a dozen hit singles for Elvis, the pair never met him), Ray Charles, The Drifters, Ben E King, Bobby Darin, The Searchers, The Beach Boys, The Hollies, Dusty Springfield, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Dionne Warwick, Robert Plant, Dr John and BB King.

Doc's disability (he had polio as a child and later needed a wheelchair) coloured his work throughout his life, most notably in his solo hit for Ray Charles, Lonely Avenue, and also in the lyrics for Save The Last Dance For Me, which he scribbled at his wedding reception when he was unable to dance with his new bride. Mort's youthful edge and passion for mambo music, meanwhile, gave their hits a vibrancy which is still evident today.

Part one takes the story up to the Sixties, when the cracks began to show in the partnership. The decade heralded a sea change within the pop industry where a new breed of singer-songwriter led by Bob Dylan sounded the death knell for the Brill Building writers. The series features interviews with Doc's daughter, Sharyn Felder; his brother Raoul Felder; his former wife, actress Willi Burke; and Mort Shuman's widow, Maria Pia Shuman, all of whom give an insight into why the pair worked so well together. Alex Halberstadt, the author of Doc's biography, describes their place in musical history; a legacy which Mort's friend, writer Ray Connolly, is clear about: "Without Pomus and Shuman we wouldn't have had Lennon and McCartney, they were that important."

There is also archive material and music, including Elvis Presley's outtakes of Suspicion and Little Sister, and early Pomus and Shuman demos of Teenager In Love and the Elvis classic (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame.

Presenter/Andy Williams, Producer/Paul Welsh and Theresa Talbot for Five Cats Productions

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 1 November 2010
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FREE THINKING 2010
Breakfast – Free Thoughts

Monday 1 to Sunday 7 November Sunday
7.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 3

Each morning this week Breakfast presents a two-minute Free Thought reflection on the theme of "happiness". It's all part of BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking festival of ideas starting on Friday 5 November which is taking "the pursuit of happiness" as its central theme.

Radio 3 asked a group of leading novelists and poets to use fiction or memoir to explore their thoughts on the subject in less than 120 seconds, and listeners can hear them read the results every day after 8.30am. Among the writers are Helen Dunmore, author of The Siege and former winner of the Orange Prize, who meditates on a moment of childhood by the sea; and Frank Cottrell Boyce, screenwriter of Hilary And Jackie, who plays with the emotional responsibility of Happy of the Seven Dwarfs, cheerleader for his brothers' happiness. David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and The Thousand Autumns Of Jacob de Zoet, explores the meaning of happiness through a character who hasn't yet found it.

Free Thinking, BBC Radio 3's unique festival of ideas, takes place at The Sage, Gateshead from 5-7 November, with audience events led by Jacqueline Wilson, Fiona Shaw, Lord Blair, Kevin McCloud and many others. Almost everything will be broadcast on Radio 3 over the subsequent weeks. Listeners can find more details at bbc.co.uk/freethinking.

Presenter/Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Producer/Helen Garrison

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Composer Of The Week – Vaughan Williams

Monday 1 to Friday 5 November
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Despite his fascination with music for the stage from childhood onwards, Vaughan Williams's operas remain a neglected area of his work.

This first episode in Composer Of The Week, The Stage Works – Who Wants The English composer?, focuses on Vaughan Williams's first opera, Hugh The Drover, which was influenced by his folksong collecting of the early 1900s and the concerns expressed in his 1912 essay Who Wants The English Composer?.

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Megan Jones

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Performance On 3 – The English Concert

Monday 1 November
6.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Petroc Trelawny presents a performance by the English Concert with mezzo soprano Alice Coote.

Charismatic and richly timbred mezzo Alice joins The English Concert and Harry Bicket in Monteverdi's Lasciatemi morire, a selection of Dowland's heart-rending love songs, and as Handel's tragic heroine Lucrezia. Brilliant string concertos for violin and cello by Vivaldi complete this striking programme.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Peter Thresh

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 1 November 2010
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Book Of The Week – Letters To Monica Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 1 to Friday 5 November
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Hugh Bonneville reads Philip Larkin's Letters To Monica with an introduction from the book's editor (and a close friend of Larkin) Anthony Thwaite, giving a new and intimate insight into the poet and the man.

Larkin writes to Monica about his poetry, his lack of inspiration, his mundane life in Belfast and then Hull, his relationship with her, his parents and with his other lover, Maeve. They often discuss books and reading, writers and writing and their shared love of animals and Beatrix Potter.

In the first programme, the letters are introduced by Thwaite. Larkin arrives in Belfast to take up his new job as librarian at the University and struggles to self-publish a collection of poetry.

In Tuesday's programme, Larkin gives Monica feedback on her conversational style, meets EM Forster and ponders the difficulty of writing a new novel. On Wednesday Larkin successfully gains the head librarianship in Hull, has his collection The Less Deceived published and is frustrated by his new neighbours. On Thursday, Larkin works on his poem about An Arundel Tomb which he first saw with Monica and ponders the nature of their relationship. Finally, on Friday, Larkin looks back at his life leading up to his 50th birthday. Despite the success of The Whitsun Weddings, he wonders if he has achieved all he set out to.

The abridger is Miranda Davies.

Reader/Hugh Bonneville, Producer/Lucy Collingwood for the BBC

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Grayson On His Bike

Monday 1 November
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Eccentric artist Grayson Perry takes his teddy bear across Bavaria on a highly decorated Kenilworth AM1 motorcycle
Eccentric artist Grayson Perry takes his teddy bear across Bavaria on a highly decorated Kenilworth AM1 motorcycle

Grayson Perry takes his teddy bear and childhood hero, Alan Measles, across Bavaria on a highly decorated Kenilworth AM1 motorcycle, reflecting on art and pilgrimage along the way.

Grayson spent a troubled childhood in suburban Essex creating a fantasy life where he fought off the brutish invading Germans under the command of his teddy bear, Alan Measles – a plucky wartime resistance leader who became his hero, a sort of personal God and the embodiment of everything that was good about masculinity.

Now Grayson has commissioned a highly decorative Kenilworth AM1 motorcycle with a shrine on the back for his teddy bear. Their inaugural voyage, 10 Days Of Alan, takes them across Bavaria on a mission of reconciliation with their old enemies.

Starting out from their hometown of Chelmsford, Grayson and Alan's journey takes in the Twenties Nurburgring racetrack and religious icons like the Isenheim Altar by Matthias Grunewald. They visit the castles of Mad King Ludwig the second, Schloss Linderhof and Schloss Neuschwanstein; the Brandhorst Museum of Contemporary Art in Munich; and end up in Backnang, Chelmsford's twin town, to hand over a message of goodwill to the local Mayor.

Throughout the journey, Grayson and Alan reflect on the nature of art and pilgrimage, the future of kitsch and the speed of their motorbike on Tyrolean mountain passes.

Presenter/Grayson Perry, Producer/Nicki Paxman for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 1 November 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 1 November
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents The Monday Night Club with football debate on the big stories from the weekend, followed by commentary of Blackpool versus West Bromwich Albion (kick-off 8pm).

From 10pm Mark Chapman and Dave Vitty bring listeners up-to-date with all the latest football issues in Football Express.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 1 November 2010
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Huey Morgan

Monday 1 November
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Huey Morgan sits in for Lauren Laverne and is joined by Squeeze for a live session.

It's been more than 30 years since the Deptford greats released their debut album and they returned in October with a new album full of reworkings of their best-loved songs. Called Spot The Difference, it is their first studio album in 12 years.

Presenter/Huey Morgan, Producer/Gary Bales

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Nemone

Monday 1 November
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Maximo Park's Paul Smith releases his debut solo album, Margins, on his own record label Billingham Records. After seven years as the front man for Maximo Park, Smith felt the seven-year itch to do something different. Paul shares his influences on the lunchtime show and hand-picks tracks to play out across the week.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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Marc Riley

Monday 1 November
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Eighties angular popsters The Nightingales are in session for Marc Riley tonight.

The band were formed by members of punk rockers The Prefects after they split in 1979. Fronted and led by Robert Lloyd, the band enjoyed cult status in the early Eighties and were championed by the late, great John Peel, doing more live sessions for him than any other band apart from The Fall.

They supported acts on tour as diverse as Bo Diddley and Nico before splitting up in the late Eighties. They got back together full time in the spring of 2004, with Lloyd being joined by original Prefects guitarist Alan Apperley. The current line-up is Lloyd, Apperley, ex-Pram drummer Daren Garratt, Andreas Schmid on bass and guitarist Matt Wood.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Monday 1 November
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents concert archive from Nick Cave performing in 1998 and ethereal Icelandic outfit Sigur Rós. Classic BBC sessions come from Tori Amos around her breakthrough Little Earthquakes album, popular "goof rock" duo Ween, cult indie angst from Darren Hayman's Hefner and Eighties political gloom rock courtesy of McCarthy.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Monday 1 November 2010
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Return To White Horse Ep 1/2

New series
Monday 1 November
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Carrie Grace's series returns to chart the journey of three Chinese families as they see their once tiny village, a thousand miles from Beijing, destroyed and transformed to make way for 21st-century China.

Overcoming barriers of language and culture, the story is told through the voices of those experiencing the urban revolution. The series discovers how they are adjusting and meets the new arrivals who have moved in to the office blocks and apartment buildings.

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