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BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 30 October 2010
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Sounds Of The 60s

Saturday 30 October
8.05-10.00am BBC RADIO 2

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

The Sixties Chronicles digs into the archives for the events of this coming week during the Sixties. The programme includes the news stories, social happenings, the week's events in music, films, 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 the 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 30 October
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 presenter Graham Norton
BBC Radio 2 presenter Graham Norton

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.

From his listeners' suggestions, Graham selects a hit from the past that hasn't quite stood the test of time for I Can't Believe It's Not Better.

He also invites listeners to submit their favourite Tune With A Tale, where one unfortunate listener chats to Mr Norton about their personal interpretation of a familiar song.

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

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

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Pick Of The Pops

Saturday 30 October
1.00-3.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Dale Winton bids his loyal listeners a fond farewell as he presents his last Pick Of The Pops, counting down the charts from this week in 1959 and 1983, with classics from Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny & The Hurricanes, Lydia Murdock and Lionel Richie.

Passing the baton to radio legend Tony Blackburn, Dale says: "I've had a ball on BBC Radio 2 presenting Pick Of The Pops for the past 10 years. I wish Tony as much fun as I've had romping through the musical decades."

Presenter/Dale Winton, Producer/Malcolm Prince for the BBC

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Dermot O'Leary

Saturday 30 October
3.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Dermot O'Leary presents a Saturday Session from Scottish songstress KT Tunstall and he catches up with fashion expert Gok Wan.

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 song writing in the US.

On returning home, KT had amassed 75 new songs and 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 such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop.

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

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BBC ELECTRIC PROMS
BBC Radio 2's Electric Proms – Simon Mayo

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 30 October
6.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Drivetime and Simon Mayo are live from BBC Radio 2's mega music event – the Electric Proms – counting down to the final star performer: Neil Diamond.

Simon captures the excitement of the evening, talking to the stars of the show and featuring live music by some of today's hottest music acts.

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

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BBC Radio 2's Electric Proms – Neil Diamond

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 30 October
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2
Music legend Neil Diamond performs for the last night of the BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms
Music legend Neil Diamond performs for the last night of the BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms

Chris Evans and Jo Whiley are back at the London Roundhouse as Neil Diamond performs for the last night of the BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms.

After a career spanning five decades, more than 128 million worldwide record sales, dozens of Top 40 hits, a Grammy and a Golden Globe, Neil Diamond is truly a musical legend. Tonight, he revisits his own back catalogue, which includes classic songs such as I'm A Believer and Sweet Caroline. He also showcases his skills as a performer with interpretations of his favourite songs from other rock composers such as The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, The Eagles and Randy Newman.

BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms – Neil Diamond is broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 tonight. It is also shown on BBC Two on Saturday 13 November as a part of A Night With Neil Diamond, a special night dedicated to showcasing Diamond's musical legacy, which includes a documentary about Neil's prolific and rich music career. Specially tailored BBC Red Button programmes take viewers deeper backstage and into the making of the Electric Proms event with exclusive rehearsal footage and artist interviews, presented by Jo Whiley.

Presenters/Chris Evans and Jo Whiley, Producer/BBC Radio 2 Live Music

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BBC Radio 2's Electric Proms Aftershow

Saturday 30 October
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Following Neil Diamond's incredible performance, Bob Harris broadcasts from the backstage area of London's historic Roundhouse, with all the atmosphere and special guests from the Electric Proms after-show parties.

Bob also looks back at the heyday of the venue in the psychedelic Sixties and chats to Sir Elton John and Robert Plant about their set lists and influences and plays highlights from their performances.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Mark Simpson

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 30 October 2010
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The Early Music Show – Pepys' Diary

Saturday 30 October
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Samuel Pepys began writing his famed diary 350 years ago. As a keen amateur musician and a man who mixed with many important members of society, including composers, there is a wonderful breadth of musical references and anecdotes in Pepys's writings. Lucie Skeaping explores this myriad of musical mentions.

Presenter/Lucie Skeaping, Producer/Sam Philips

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World Routes – Music Of Afghanistan

Saturday 30 October
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucy Duran explores the music of Afghanistan in a session with young rubab player Wahid Delahang and tabla player Wahid Wahidi.

Lucy also talks to writer Simon Broughton about his new compilation of music from the country's rich musical landscape.

Looking ahead, Lucy launches the World Routes Academy 2011, with a session from the newly selected mentee.

Presenter/Lucy Duran, Producer/Peter Meanwell

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Opera On 3 – Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Saturday 30 October
6.00-8.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Tonight's Opera On 3 is a concert performance of Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles. Leader of the pearl fishers, Zurga, and his friend Nadir both fall for the same woman, Léïla, but decide to put their friendship first and not see her again.

When Léïla, now a priestess, appears in their camp a few months later, Nadir can't help his feelings, leaving Zurga with the dilema of punishing or forgiving them. Alexandra Wilson presents and talks to conductor Antonio Pappano about why there's more to this opera than just the famous duet.

Léïla is sung by Nicole Cabell (soprano); Nadir by John Osborn (tenor); Zurga by Gerald Finley (baritone); and Nourabad by Raymond Aceto (bass).

Presenter/Alexandra Wilson, Producer/Ellie Mant

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Between The Ears – Summer Sesshin

Saturday 30 October
9.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Between The Ears hears from those who have to balance stressful lives with their Buddhist outlook.

Andy is a typical London taxi driver and his daily life involves navigating through the choked streets of the capital. However, Andy is also a monk who takes listeners to the totally different world of a Buddhist retreat and what is known as a "summer sesshin". "Sesshin" is a Japanese word which means "touching the heart-mind" and involves a period of intensive meditation in a Zen monastery.

Listeners also hear from a young Polish student who exchanges her work behind one of the noisiest city bars for the silence of the Buddhist retreat; and also from a chip-shop owner who attempts to escape the chaos of a Saturday night by attending a sesshin. Can the silence of the sesshin be carried back into the frenetic chaos of daily life?

Between The Ears records the precise, beautiful sounds marking the timing of daily rituals such as wake-up, meditation, meals and work.

Producer/Mark Rickards

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 30 October 2010
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Oktoberfest!

Saturday 30 October
10.30-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

John F Jungclaussen, UK correspondent for German newspaper Die Zeit, travels to Munich to join the millions of revellers celebrating 200 years of the Oktoberfest – the largest folk festival in the world.

As a student, Jungclaussen spent three years working at the festival selling cigarettes in one of the big beer tents. He was born in the northern city of Hamburg and found Bavaria to be an alien land – a place of strange customs where people wear lederhosen and dirndl dresses, drink beer out of huge mugs and where brass bands play "oompah" music.

In this programme, Jungclaussen returns to the festival to ask what it means for Bavarian identity and why over six million tourists come from across the globe to join in. He speaks to Prince Luitpold of Bavaria whose great-great-great-grandfather, King Ludwig I, founded the Oktoberfest in 1810 and who has had a long argument with the city of Munich over his right to sell beer at the festival.

He also meets a tent owner who sells thousands of litres of beer for 12 hours a day to increasingly inebriated partygoers. He asks how Bavarian symbols and customs have come to represent the German stereotype and considers why many are still wary of celebrating their national and local identity since the Second World War.

Presenter/John F Jungclaussen, Producer/Susie Warhurst for Unique Broadcasting Company

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The Vanishing

Saturday 30 October
2.30-3.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Tim Krabbe's cult novella, The Vanishing, is dramatised by Oliver Emanuel for BBC Radio 4.

When Rex and Saskia stop at a petrol station, Saskia goes in to buy drinks – and is never seen again.

Eight years later, Rex is so haunted by her disappearance that he sets out to discover what happened to her, regardless of the cost.

This chilling love story takes listeners to the heart of the perfect crime. Samuel West stars as Rex; Melody Grove as Saskia; Ruth Gemmell as Lieneke; Liam Brennan as Lemorne; Natasha Watson as Denise; Claire Knight as the Cashier/Woman; and Robin Laing as Jean-Pierre Gallo/Manager.

Producer/Kirsty Williams for the BBC

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El Tren Fantasma (The Ghost Train)

Saturday 30 October
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

This atmospheric acoustic journey from Los Mochis to Veracruz, across the heart of Mexico from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast, uses archive recordings to recreate a passenger service which no longer exists.

It is more than a decade since the Mexican State Railway System operated its last continuous passenger service across the country.

Sound recordist Chris Watson spent a month on board the train with some of the last passengers to travel this route. In this sound portrait, based on his original recordings, he recreates the journey of the "ghost train", evoking memories of a recent past, capturing the atmosphere, rhythms and sounds of human life and wildlife along the tracks of one of Mexico's greatest engineering projects.

The recordings used in this programme were originally made by Chris while in Mexico with a film crew for the BBC Television programme, Great Railways Journeys – Mexico.

Producer/Sarah Blunt for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 30 October 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 30 October
12.00noon-6.06pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents all the day's sports news and build-up to the afternoon's Premier League action.

From 3pm, there is live coverage of all the 3pm kick-offs, including Arsenal versus West Ham United and Blackburn Rovers versus Chelsea in the Premier League, and Rangers versus Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Premier League. There are also updates and reports from Premiership rugby.

At 5pm, Sports Report delivers post-match reports and interviews, the classified football results and regular updates from Manchester United versus Tottenham Hotspur, which kicks off at 5.30pm.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 30 October 2010
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5 Live Football League

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 30 October
2.45-5.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy commentary on a 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 30 October 2010
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Dance Anthems With Dave Pearce

Saturday 30 October
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Dave Pearce presents classic dance anthems from the last three decades of club culture. On this week's show, there's another featured record label profile, brand-new, unsigned music and, in the last half hour, a guest mix from old-skool ravers Shades Of Rhythm.

Best known for their hits Sound Of Eden and Extacy, which conquered the charts in the early Nineties, Shades Of Rhythm were one of the stalwarts of the rave scene. Hailing from Peterborough, the band soon built up a reputation as a formidable live act and headlined every major party of the era including Fantazia, Raindance, Sunrise and Amnesia.

They later signed to Trevor Horn's ZTT Records and have been remixed by X-Press 2 and Joey Negro. As the band prepare to reissue their debut album, 20 years on, they go in the mix for Dave, playing a selection of old-skool classics.

Presenter/Dave Pearce, Producer/Rowan Collinson for Somethin'Else

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