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Network Radio BBC Week 44: Thursday 4 November 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 4 November 2010
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Bob Harris Country

Thursday 4 November
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 Country presenter Bob Harris
BBC Radio 2 Country presenter Bob Harris

Tonight's programme features a session from Oscar-winning songwriter Ryan Bingham, who was recently named Artist of the Year at the 2010 Americana Music Awards.

This has already been a life-changing year for the 29-year-old ex-rodeo rider. The Weary Kind, which he co-wrote with producer T Bone Burnett, has picked up several major awards this year, including a Golden Globe, an Oscar for best original song, and an Americana music award for Song of the Year. The song featured on the soundtrack of the 2009 film Crazy Heart, which won Jeff Bridges an Oscar for his portrayal of washed-up country star Bad Blake.

In tonight's session Ryan tells Bob Harris how he became involved in writing for Crazy Heart and his subsequent appearance in the film alongside his band The Dead Horses. Aside from his involvement with Crazy Heart, Ryan has just released his third album, Junky Star, which follows up last year's Roadhouse Sun.

Originally from a ranching family he spent his early life travelling between small towns on the Texan/Mexican border with his parents and, when only a teenager, set out on his own to become a rodeo rider: "Driving all night to ride a bull who'll knock your teeth out on every jump, then sleeping in the back of your truck in a dusty arena."

It was during this time that he started playing guitar, learning mariachi music from a neighbour in the Mexican border town where he lived. He took his guitar on the road with him as he travelled between rodeos, honing his songwriting and performance in local bars.

In 2005 he self-released his first CD, Wishbone Saloon, which earned him attention from fellow Texan songwriters Joe Ely and Terry Allen. In 2007 he signed to the Lost Highway label releasing his acclaimed major label debut, Mescalito.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Al Booth for the BBC

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BBC Radio 2 In Concert

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 4 November
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jamiroquai's Jay Kay performs live at Air Studios in London
Jamiroquai's Jay Kay performs live at Air Studios in London

This week's In Concert features Jamiroquai performing live at Air Studios in London, with classic hits plus songs from their new album Rock Dust Light Star.

Presenter/Jo Whiley, Producer/Radio 2 Live Music

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 4 November 2010
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Lunchtime Concert – Cheltenham Festival 2010

Thursday 4 November
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Thursday's lunchtime concert brings highlights from the 2010 Cheltenham Festival featuring BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists, The Elias String Quartet.

Music featured includes Haydn's Quartet in E flat, Op 64, No. 6, Debussy's Quartet in G minor and Schumann's Quartet for Strings in A, Op 4, No. 3.

Producer/Johannah Smith

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Afternoon On 3 –
Thursday Opera Matinee: Katya Kabanova

Thursday 4 November
2.00-3.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Afternoon On 3's matinee is a performance of Janáček's powerful opera, Katya Kabanova, recorded at Chicago Lyric Opera. The opera tells a dark story set in Russia about a woman caught between a weak husband, a cruel mother-in-law and the man she really loves.

A fine cast is headed by leading Finnish dramatic soprano Karita Mattila in the title role. The opera is followed by more recordings from the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, this time performing on "home territory" in South Wales.

The rest of the cast is Judith Forst, contralto; Brandon Jovanovich, tenor; Liora Grodnikaite, mezzo-soprano; Garrett Sorenson, tenor; Andrew Shore, bass; Jason Collins, tenor; Kathryn Leemhuis, mezzo-soprano; Paul La Rosa, baritone; and Amber Wagner, mezzo-soprano. The company are joined by the Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra and conducted by Markus Stenz.

Producer/Johannah Smith

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 4 November 2010
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He Belonged To Glasgow – The Will Fyffe Story

Thursday 4 November
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Singer-songwriter Ricky Ross looks at the life and work of Scottish comedian and actor Will Fyffe.

Born in Dundee in 1885, Will Fyffe became synonymous with a different city with his song I Belong To Glasgow.

After spending his formative years in touring theatre, Will Fyffe switched to comedy and music hall, and became a headline act throughout Scotland. Along with his contemporary Harry Lauder, his humour transcended the regional stage and appearances all over Britain led to five Royal Variety performances.

A leading film star of the Thirties and Forties, Fyffe made one Hollywood film, but then put this burgeoning career on hold as war broke out and he returned to entertain the troops.

An accident in 1947 led to his untimely death, but his body of work lives on through his songs, sketches and films.

Contributors to the programme include Professor Jeffrey Richards and Will Fyffe's daughter, Eileen.

Presenter/Ricky Ross, Producer/Elizabeth Foster for the BBC

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Off The Page Ep 1/7

New series
Thursday 4 November
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Dominic Arkwright presents a new series of writing and provocative debate on Living Cheap to see if, with the country in debt, one can rediscover how to live on the cheap.

Dominic is joined by David Collins, Laurie Penny and Pauline Black who explain what living in tough times means for them.

David Collins is an actor who has found a medieval sounding solution to the big squeeze – an almshouse. Laurie Penny is a 23-year-old recent graduate who writes for free on her blog Penny Red. And Pauline Black, the lead singer of The Selector, resists the charge that it was her baby boomer generation that spent all the money and messed up the economy for everyone else.

Presenter/Dominic Arkwright, Producer/Miles Warde for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 4 November 2010
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5 Live Sport

Thursday 4 November
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd presents an in-depth look at the sports stories making the headlines.

From 8pm there's rugby union news and interviews ahead of this weekend's autumn internationals as England prepare to face New Zealand, Wales get ready for Australia and Ireland prepare to take on South Africa.

Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC 6 MUSIC Thursday 4 November 2010
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Huey Morgan

Thursday 4 November
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Huey Morgan sits in for Lauren Laverne and welcomes !!! (pronounced "chk chk chk") into the studio for a live session.

The Californian electro rockers formed in 1996 band and released their fourth album Strange Weather Isn't It? in August of this year on the Sheffield label Warp Records.

Presenter/Huey Morgan, Producer/Gary Bales

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Gideon Coe

Thursday 4 November
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents concert highlights from Radiohead's seminal performance on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage in 1997 and Super Furry Animals playing live in 2003. Sessions tracks come courtesy of all-female New York-based indie/hip hop quartet Luscious Jackson; the Phil Wilson Quintet, led by the eponymous June Brides front-man; and the uniquely whimsical but grumpy world view of Ivor Cutler, in session for John Peel in 1995.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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