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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 31 October 2010
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FAITH IN THE WORLD WEEK
Aled Jones With Good Morning Sunday

Sunday 31 October
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2 (Guest update 20 October)

Aled Jones marks the end of Faith In The World Week
Aled Jones marks the end of Faith In The World Week

To mark the end of Faith In The World Week, Aled Jones talks to social entrepreneur John Bird who was born in London to a poor family. He became homeless at the age of five, lived in an orphanage between the ages of 7 and 10, and went into prison in his teenage years. He slept rough on the streets of London and returned to prison a number of times in his late twenties.

As the founder of the Big Issue in June 1995 he was awarded the MBE for services to homeless people. And in 2006 he received the Beacon Fellowship Prize for his energy and originality in raising awareness of homelessness and his support of homeless communities worldwide. Bird discusses to what extent the role that money and resources can play in alleviating the plight of those most marginalised.

Aled also speaks to Abbot Christopher Jamison who has been outspoken about the relationship between the financial markets and ethics. Commissioned to help with the development of the Financial Services Authority’s An Ethical Framework for Financial Services, he offered the classical virtues of fortitude, justice, temperance and prudence as an ethical foundation for the financial services industry. Christopher is also well known as the former Abbot of Worth Abbey which featured in the BBC Two series, The Monastery.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Hilary Robinson for the BBC

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Weekend Wogan

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 31 October
11.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter performs live in the studio, as Sir Terry Wogan introduces another edition of Weekend Wogan from the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

There's also live music from the Elio Pace House Band and salty old seadog John "Boggy" Marsh drops in with some wit and wisdom.

Presenter/Terry Wogan, Producer/Alan Boyd for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 31 October 2010
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Private Passions

Sunday 31 October
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Baroness Shirley Williams, one of Britain's leading politicians, discusses her love of music with Michael Berkeley.

Many of her musical choices are related to particular periods in her life. The Storm At Sea Interlude from Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes recalls her links with East Anglia; while an excerpt from Handel's Messiah and Kathleen Ferrier singing the Northumbrian folksong, The Keel Row, remind her of a time she sang in Messiah as a teenager.

Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring recalls her American experiences; while she first encountered the music of Schubert in Germany, and learnt to appreciate its subtlety and beauty.

Simon And Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water epitomises the politically turbulent Sixties, while Henry Purcell's The Plaint from The Fairy Queen brings to mind the anguish of bereavement.

Presenter/Michael Berkley, Producer/Sarah Cropper

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The Early Music Show –
Opera Profile: Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso

Sunday 31 October
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Catherine Bott continues the Early Music Show's series of opera profiles by delving into the music and history surrounding Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso.

Based on the epic poem by Ariosto, the libretto by Grazio Braccioli provided Vivaldi with some very intense datic opportunities, including star-crossed lovers, dark magic and ultimate madness.

Nowadays, Vivaldi is not remembered for his contributions to the stage, but he once claimed to have written 94 operas. Evidence has only been found for 20 of those, and much of the music was recycled endlessly from one production to another, but Orlando Furioso was arguably his most popular opera, and has been revived a number of times in recent years.

Today's Early Music Show focuses mainly on a more recent recording by Jean-Christophe Spinosi's Ensemble Matheus, which featured Philippe Jaroussky as Ruggiero. Jaroussky is preparing to play the role on stage in Paris in 2011, and speaks enthusiastically about the opera, and about Vivaldi's much-neglected music for the stage.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Les Pratt

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Discovering Music – Malcolm Arnold's Fifth Symphony

Sunday 31 October
5.00-6.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Malcolm Arnold has gained a posthumous reputation as a composer of light and superficial music. Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra delve into the world of his Fifth Symphony, however, and discover a surprisingly dark and complex world – a work full of irony, conflict and above all: anguish.

The progme also looks back at Arnold's views on social music-making, featuring archive interviews with the composer.

Presenter/Charles Hazlewood, Producer/Sam Phillips

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Da On 3 – Say Goodbye Twice

Sunday 31 October
8.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

To mark the 50th anniversary of Nigerian independence from Britain, Say Goodbye Twice is a rollicking new Peckham noir comedy by acclaimed young playwright Oladipo Agboluaje.

British Nigerian Noelle's son wants to move to Nigeria with his father, a Nollywood producer, for a taste of the good life he has been denied while growing up on their Peckham estate.

The fact that Noelle's a disgraced ex-copper with a criminal past and a severe lack of money isn't helping her hang on to him. But when she takes one more dodgy job for cash, Noelle is pulled into a conspiracy which will finally force her to negotiate between her dual identities, and find a way of living with them both.

Noelle is played by Ellen Thomas, Paul by Tobi Bakare, Chike by Jude Akuwudike, Femi Fatai by Estella Daniels, Shina by Femi Elufowoju Jr, Simeon Atta by Lucian Msamati, Kayode/Henry by Chucky Venn, Chang/Khan by Paul Courtenay Hyu, Sanni by Wale Ojo, Gibson by Sean Baker, Barry by Ben Crowe and Mrs Witham by Christine Kavanagh.

Producer/Jonquil Panting

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Sunday Feature – The Romans In Britain Ep 2/2

Sunday 31 October
9.30-10.15pm BBC RADIO 3

In the second part of Romans In Britain, historian Bettany Hughes investigates the shocking dislocation at the end of Roman rule.

It's hard to imagine London closing for business, becoming a ghost town whose citizens have fled, with a choice of growing their own vegetables in the countryside or becoming bully boys for a local war leader, but that's exactly what happened when Roman rule collapsed in Britain.

The usurper emperors accidentally brought about a systems collapse. In the maelstrom that followed, pagan Anglo Saxons, who'd originally been Roman mercenaries, were joined by new immigrants from their Germanic homelands and many eastern Romano-Brits decided that they were the future, while others desperately clung to their Roman Christian ways.

In Wales, Cornwall and Devon, they looked on aghast at this barbarism. An early form of devolution, and a boost in local power (legend has it from the rebel emperor Magnus Maximus), led the West to hold on proudly to their Roman identity, fending off Saxons and assimilated Saxon "wannabes" until the medieval campaigns of Edward I.

Edward may have thought of himself as the true heir of Rome, but to the Welsh he was nothing more than the last barbarian.

Presenter/Bettany Hughes, Producer/Louise Yeoman

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Words And Music – Witches And Sorcerers

Sunday 31 October
10.15-11.30pm BBC RADIO 3

On Halloween, Words And Music takes a suitably dark turn, with a progme built around the theme of witches and sorcerers; those sinister beings who have captured the imagination and chilled the blood of poets, datists and composers for centuries.

This edition also brings together a critically acclaimed theatrical duo, Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman.

On the night associated with creatures of darkness, the progme sweeps into the land of Oz, home of the Wicked Witch of the West; delves into Goethe's account of the sorcerer's misguided apprentice; and transports listeners to Prospero's isle, as the wizard-ruler struggles to abandon his magical powers.

Some of literature's most iconic witches and wizards are explored, from Shakespeare's cauldron-stirring hags to Christopher Marlow's tortured Dr Faustus. Music ranges from Mussorgsky's Night On Bald Mountain to Nina Simone's classic version of I Put A Spell On You; from Paul Dukas's much-loved The Sorcerer's Apprentice to Thomas Adès's The Tempest.

Readers/Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman, Producer/Georgia Mann

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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 31 October 2010
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The Ramayana Ep 1/2

New series
Sunday 31 October
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

This two-part series is a modern version of an ancient Indian epic and one of the world's most popular love stories.

Teenager Sita sees the most beautiful stranger in the street and decides that she will either marry him or die. He is Prince Rama, heir to the throne, but his stepmother wants Rama sent into exile.

The Ramayana tells the story of the separation and reunion of two lovers. Amber Lone's modern version is scheduled to coincide with Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which celebrates Rama and Sita's return to their kingdom.

Sita is played by Manjinder Virk, Rama by Lloyd Thomas, Lakshman by Adeel Aktar, Ravan by Paul Bhattacharjee, Surparnaka by Sasha Behar, Dasarath by Jude Akuwudike, the sister by Deeivya Meir and Bharat by Saikat Ahamed. Composer Niraj Chag creates the original music.

Producer/Claire Grove for the BBC

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The Electric Polyolbion

Sunday 31 October
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Part-poetry and part-national topological survey with a rich seam of encounters along the way, The Electric Polyolbion is poet and broadcaster Paul Farley's reimagining of Michael Drayton's sprawling, extraordinary Poly-Olbion, first published in 1612.

Drayton's Poly-Olbion is a remarkable poem of 30,000 lines, arranged in 30 sections or "songs", describing the geography and history of England and Wales county by county.

The Electric Polyolbion will follow and explore the same topographies as Drayton's work, with Paul using its precursor to create a new version out of a contemporary landscape that incorporates and synthesises historical, scientific, political, literary, pop-cultural and autobiographical dimensions into the imaginative region of the long poem.

As he travels the country, Paul writes his own long-form verse in and around the places and references of Drayton's original – the same landscapes but two wildly different time fes.

Presenter/Paul Farley, Producer/Simon Hollis for Brook Lapping Productions

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 31 October 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 31 October
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Ian Payne presents the day's sporting news and a review of the weekend's big stories.

There are also updates from the Premier League derby between Aston Villa and Birmingham and reports from this morning's Four Nations rugby league clash between Australia and England.

From 1.30pm, Ian is joined by a panel of fans to discuss the hottest football issues in Sunday Roast alongside updates from the second Premier League derby of the day between Newcastle United and Sunderland.

At 3pm, Mark Chapman presents the build-up to Bolton Wanderers' match against Liverpool (kick-off 4pm), along with the latest updates from rugby union's Premiership, followed by live Premier League commentary from Bolton at home.

Presenters/Ian Payne and Mark Chapman, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Sunday 31 October 2010
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Rugby Union

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 31 October
8.50-11.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Live from Melbourne, listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on Australia versus England in the Four Nations Tournament.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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5 Live NFL

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 31 October
4.45-9.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

With the NFL regular season bringing a match to London for the fourth consecutive year, Darren Fletcher and Greg Brady present full match commentary as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium.

Presenters/Darren Fletcher and Greg Brady, Producer/Simon Crosse for USP

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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 31 October 2010
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Cerys On 6

Sunday 31 October
10.00am-12.00noon BBC 6 MUSIC

Ahead of their Halloween special for BBC Two, Psychoville's Steve Pemberton and Reece Sheersmith join Cerys Matthews to play some monster tunes.

Also on the show are actor Ryan Gosling and best friend Zach Shields, who front musical collective Dead Man's Bones. Continuing the spooky feel, they discuss their supernatural-themed concept album.

Presenter/Cerys Matthews, Producer/Alicia Brown

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The First Time With Neil Tennant

Sunday 31 October
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Since their very first single, West End Girls, was released in 1984, the Pet Shop Boys have occupied a unique place in the UK pop firmament.

Responsible for some of the most idiosyncratic and successful electronic music ever, their career spans some 10 albums and an incredible 55 singles.

On The First Time this week, Matt Everitt meets Neil Tennant and looks into the band's history, their ability to meld underground dance culture with massive mainstream success, their greatest (and most ridiculous) artistic gestures and, most intriguingly, Tennant and his bandmate Chris Lowe's 30-year relationship – charting the personal story and inspirations behind a group who are "half Oscar Wilde and half Kraftwerk".

Presenter/Matt Everitt, Producer/Henry Lopez-Real

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Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service

Sunday 31 October
4.00-6.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Director, producer and screenwriter Guillermo Del Toro, whose films include Pan's Labyrinth and Hell Boy, joins Jarvis Cocker.

To keep with the Halloween theme, Jarvis will be putting together a spine-tingling mix.

Presenter/Jarvis Cocker, Producer/Alicia Brown

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6 Mix Halloween Special With Edgar Wright

Sunday 31 October
8.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Having dealt with an apocalyptic uprising of zombies in Shaun Of The Dead, who better to present the 6 Mix Halloween special than award-winning film director Edgar Wright?

Edgar's guest is legendary director and actor John Landis, who wrote and directed An American Werewolf In London. Expect a blood-curdling playlist and the odd ghoulish twist this Halloween.

Presenter/Edgar Wright, Producer/James Stirling

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