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Network Radio BBC Week 49: Tuesday 7 December 2010

BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 7 December 2010
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Jamie Cullum Ep 2/2

Tuesday 7 December
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jazz singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum
Jazz singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum

This is the final part of Jamie Cullum's interview with legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, who turns 90 in December, recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Brubeck relates the story of the making of his seminal recording, Time Out, and tells of the surprising reactions it first received. And they discuss the single from that album – Take Five – which, as Jamie says, became one of the most popular tunes in the jazz world despite, as Brubeck recounts, being initially hated by his record company who, he says, tried to kill the album because they said people couldn't dance to it and wouldn't accept it.

Jamie also asks Dave about African music and how Brubeck tried to apply African rhythms to jazz time signatures. Meanwhile, three of his musician sons – Chris, Darius and Danny – perform for Jamie in session at the BBC Maida Vale studios as part of their current tour celebrating their father's 90th birthday.

Says Jamie: "One of the things I love about Dave Brubeck's music, that I've always tried to apply to my own music, is to not sacrifice certain musical complexities in the music, but also make it really listenable for people who aren't necessarily that drawn to jazz. Dave was really the first jazz musician to have a huge hit in the charts with Take Five, and indeed the whole Time Out album was a huge hit with people that had probably never really listened to jazz before. I just find that amazing because this is music that is technically very difficult to play but he makes it sound easy with its playfulness and sheer listenability."

Presenter/Jamie Cullum, Producer/Karen Pearson for Folded Wing

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John Lennon – The New York Years Ep 1/2

New series
Tuesday 7 December
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Schedule change 29 November)

Iconic singer-songwriter John Lennon
Iconic singer-songwriter John Lennon

Academy award-winning actress Susan Sarandon presents this two-part documentary to mark the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death.

Susan explores the major moments of John's life that occurred in the city he called home from the early Seventies until his death on 8 December 1980. Featuring input from friends and family who lived and worked with John during his New York years, the programme highlights his career-defining moments that were influenced by the Big Apple.

John first visited New York in 1964 during The Beatles' first US tour and was introduced to Bob Dylan, who became a major influence on his work. John and Yoko moved there permanently in September 1971. The show recalls the background to John and Yoko's political album, Sometime In New York City, and the live concerts that resulted from them.

In 1975, John retired from music to spend time as a "house husband", raising his son, Sean, at their Manhattan apartment before returning to the studio with Yoko in 1980 to record the album Double Fantasy. On 8 December, John was shot by Mark Chapman. After John's murder, Yoko wrote in a letter to the New York Times: "Please don't blame New York for John's death – what happened could have happened anywhere."

Other major New York moments explored in this documentary include performing on the Ed Sullivan Show; fighting for a green card; writing and recording Fame with David Bowie; recording at Madison Square Garden with Elton John; and the recording of some of his most acclaimed albums.

Contributors include Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Elton John, Klaus Voormann, Alan White, May Pang and Julian Lennon, as well as excerpts from interviews John recorded in New York.

On the programme, Susan Sarandon talks about John's relationship with New York: "John Lennon loved New York and New York loved him ... the creative spirit of the city inspired John to create music with a freedom he'd never felt with The Beatles. He endured personal, legal, political and musical issues to eventually achieve contentment. But the freedom John enjoyed in New York eventually led to his tragic death."

Presenter/Susan Sarandon, Producer/Des Shaw for 10 Alps

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 7 December 2010
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Performance On 3

Tuesday 7 December
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3 (Schedule change 26 November)

English conductor and director of Manchester's Hallé Orchestra Sir Mark Elder
English conductor and director of Manchester's Hallé Orchestra Sir Mark Elder

Sir Mark Elder conducts the Hallé Orchestra in Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1, the sprightly and buoyant Classical, in a programme that also contains some colourful storytelling.

Sally Beamish's new cello concerto, with its evocative title, The Song Gatherer, is a Hallé co-commission, written with outstanding cellist Robert Cohen in mind. Dvořák's fairytale in his late tone poem, The Wood Dove, has shades of folk music and a bewitching mastery of orchestral sound features in his lively Slavonic Dances.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Janet Tuppen

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 7 December 2010
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Saving Species Ep 15/23

Tuesday 7 December
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

This episode of Saving Species comes from a wetland refuge in Norfolk in the company of thousands of swans.

The programme features an invited panel of experts, a live audience and thousands of migratory swans.

This wetland is a refuge to some 3,000 Bewick's swans and about 700 whooper swans during the winter. The Bewick's swans have migrated from Arctic Russia and the whoopers from their Arctic breeding grounds in Iceland.

Producer/Sheena Duncan for the BBC

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Danish Noir Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 December
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Danish Noir features three specially commissioned tales by Heidi Amsinck set in Denmark, a place of twilight, shadows and mystery.

In the first story, Last Train To Helsingør, strange things happen when Henrik Borg sleeps on the train from Copenhagen and wakes up in a mysterious, disused railway siding. Henrik has done well for himself; he drives a Mercedes to and from work, although prefers the train from Copenhagen to Helsingør because, normally, it is predictable.

In Wednesday's story, it's Detective Viggo Jensen's last day before he retires. For the past 28 years he has asked himself the question: who killed Leif Heinemann? A journalist has described this case as the one significant failure of Viggo's career. But as he clears his desk, Viggo receives a mysterious phone call which gives him a new lead.

In the final story, on Thursday, a legend at the castle at Amalieholm has it that you can hear a girl crying at night – supposedly the ghost of a young maid who was drowned in the moat by a nobleman after giving birth to his child. Magnus, the castle-guide, doesn't believe in ghosts, but wonders what would happen if the castle-owner, 95-year-old Baroness Feltenborg, could be made to believe in the wailing girl.

All the stories are read by Tim McInnerny.

Reader/Tim McInnerny, Producer/Ros Ward for Sweet Talk Productions Ltd

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Great Lives Ep 1/9

New series
Tuesday 7 December
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren
Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren

Matthew Parris presents the life of the great rock 'n' roll swindler, Malcolm McLaren, nominated by public relations expert Mark Borkowski.

The man behind the Sex Pistols and Duck Rock is nominated by Mark, author of The Fame Formula and a man who knew McLaren well.

What intrigues Mark is not just the success, but the myths that have evolved around this highly manipulative man.

Matthew is more sceptical, as is Chris Salewicz. As a journalist for NME between 1974-81, Salewicz watched McLaren rewrite the rules of management. He also introduced the Sex Pistols to the man from EMI who then signed them up.

Future subjects in the series include Samuel Beckett, Nye Bevan and JB Priestley, who is nominated by Barry Cryer.

Presenter/Matthew Parris, Producer/Miles Warde for the BBC

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A Level Playing Field For The Paralympics

Tuesday 7 December
8.00-8.40pm BBC RADIO 4

Peter White explores the controversies and inconsistencies surrounding the Paralympics
Peter White explores the controversies and inconsistencies surrounding the Paralympics

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Paralympics, Peter White explores the controversies and inconsistencies underlying these Games and investigates the provisions being made for 2012.

The Beijing Paralympics in 2008 brought the full glories of disabled sport to a worldwide audience and set up a host of expectations for 2012. But behind the scenes of triumph, longstanding controversies were raging which have dogged many Paralympic Games over the decades.

One of these controversies centres on the classification of disabled athletes, a system which uses medical evidence, examination and in-competition appraisals to try to ensure parity of ability. However, over the years the process, which divides the athletes into many, often confusing sub-groups, has become fraught with problems and anomalies. In 2008, British competitor Rebecca Chinn had a silver medal taken away after she was judged to have been put into the wrong category.

The programme also explores the deep-rooted tension within the Paralympics – are they the home of quasi-professionalism with big money tie-ins, or should they retain the school sports day tradition from which they emerged, of gentle encouragement and the odd race rerun when something goes wrong?

Presenter/Peter While, Producer/Emma Kingsley for the BBC

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The Phone Ep 1/4

New series
Tuesday 7 December
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

The Phone is a four-part series of late-night thrillers, each connected by a mysterious mobile phone.

In the first tale, written by Simon Passmore, a doctor's night-time visits are sent off course when she starts receiving calls from a former patient.

The first story features Lucy Akhurst as Kate, Philip Jackson as Craig, Sally Orrock as the patient, Sean Baker as the man and Claire Harry as radio control.

Producer/Sasha Yevtushenko for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 7 December 2010
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Ashes Breakfast

Tuesday 7 December
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Nicky Cambell
BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Nicky Cambell

Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty present coverage of the day's news, sport and money stories, and Mark Pougatch provides updates as well as the latest Ashes news and reaction from day five of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

Presenters/Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty, Producer/Scott Solder

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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 7 December
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents a look at the day's biggest sporting stories and a preview of tonight's Champions League group-stage matches.

From 7.45pm, there is Champions League group-stage coverage including FC Twente versus Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United versus Valencia and Bursaspor versus Rangers.

At 9.40pm, The Final Whistle delivers reaction to the evening's Champions League group-stage matches.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 7 December 2010
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Nemone

Tuesday 7 December
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

San Francisco's Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pick some of their favourite records for this week's Lunchtime playlist, including Black Mountain, Zaza Jeffertitti's Nile, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Syndicats and The Black Lips. The band released their sixth studio album, Beat The Devil's Tattoo, earlier this year.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

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