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Network Radio BBC Week 52:
New Year's Eve Friday 31 December 2010

BBC RADIO 1XTRA
New Year's Eve Friday 31 December 2010
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All Roads Lead To New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
10.00pm-7.00am BBC RADIO 1XTRA

Right after the Christmas weekend, all roads lead to the biggest party night of the year on BBC Radio 1Xtra, with MistaJam hosting his New Year's Eve party from 10pm-1am.

The party spirit continues from 1am with another mammoth mix from the Radio 1Xtra family – six hours of old-skool classic party tunes with the likes of Westwood, Cameo and Target providing the soundtrack to welcome in 2011.

Presenters/MistaJam, Westwood, Cameo and Target, Producers/Helena Antoniades and Sandy Cheema

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BBC RADIO 2
New Year's Eve Friday 31 December 2010
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Friday Night Is Music Night

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

This Friday Night Is Music Night special, entitled Bare Feet And Beehives, takes listeners through the journey and emotions of love.

Bare Feet And Beehives is a Sixties pop music love affair, sung by multi-award-winning British jazz artist Liane Carroll and narrated by actor Vince Leigh.

Featured songs include well-known Sixties favourites Alfie and Walk On By, and the lesser-known Let's Pretend and Surround Yourself With Sorrow. Carroll brings to life the songs that represent some of the best sung by Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw, Petula Clark and Lulu – interpreting each of them in a passionate style that makes them her own.

Producers/Lewis Carnie and Robert Mulligan for the BBC

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Dave Pearce – New Year's Dance Anthems

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
10.00pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 2 (Title change 26 November)

Dave Pearce sees in 2011 with classic party tunes and listeners' requests. While spinning a selection of up-tempo soul, disco, house and dance music, Dave catches up with BBC Radio 2 listeners' New Year's Eve parties across the UK.

Radio 2 DJs including Graham Norton, Chris Evans, Simon Mayo and Zoe Ball also send their New Year messages, and in the first hour of 2011, Dave is in the mix with a selection of club classics from the past 30 years of dance music culture.

Dave continues the party from 1am on BBC 6 Music.

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

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BBC RADIO 3
New Year's Eve Friday 31 December 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Performance On 3 – Prom 55: Jamie Cullum

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
7.00-8.50pm BBC RADIO 3

Performance On 3 provides another chance to hear jazz singer, songwriter and pianist Jamie Cullum's Late Night Prom from London's Royal Albert Hall in August.

Cullum has spent the past 10 years forging his own unique brand of music, influenced by pop, rock and electronica, but always with jazz at its core. He is joined by the Heritage Orchestra – a 40-piece line-up originally formed to play at London's Cargo club, and always found at the cutting edge of boundary-crossing musical projects – to perform a set of classic numbers.

Presenter/John Shea, Producer/Philip Tagney

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BBC PROMS 2010
Last Night Of The Proms 2010

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
9.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

There's another chance to hear the traditional Last Night festivities as Jiří Bělohlávek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers perform an evening of great music, vivid colour and occasional noises off. Adding the solo glamour are American soprano Renée Fleming and Ukrainian-born viola player Maxim Rysanov, each acknowledged for the excellence of their music-making as well as their on-stage elegance.

Known for her roles as great operatic heroines, Fleming sings a series of intimate songs by Richard Strauss and what is perhaps her signature piece – Dvořák's Rusalka, his romantic entreaty to the moon. Rysanov, a current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, performs his own arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Variations On A Rococo Theme and movements from Vaughan Williams's rarely heard Viola Suite.

Other works include the première of A Song Of Joys, Jonathan Dove's joyous setting of a poem by Walt Whitman, and Tchaikovsky's sun-drenched homage to Italy, Capriccio Italien. All this and the traditional Last Night fare make this one of the musical highlights of the year.

Presenters/Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein, Producer/Ann McKay

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BBC RADIO 4
New Year's Eve Friday 31 December 2010
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Widowers' Tales

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

The transformation after being left alone through the death of a wife is dramatic. Widowers' Tales hears moving stories about finding a new identity late in life.

After his wife died, Guy de Mowbray, 85, started to cook to entertain new friends. He loved the cooking so much he went on to write a couple of cookery books and to speak at food festivals.

Barry, who lost his wife at 58, decided that since the worst had already happened he would do other things he had been afraid of, including learning to swim and learning to drive.

The programme hears the stories of four men who are in the process of having to rebuild their lives alone. On New Year's Eve they look forward to a future they could never have anticipated.

Producers/Kim Normanton and Elizabeth Burke for Loftus Audio

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The News Quiz Ep 1/9

New series
New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Sandi Toksvig presents The News Quiz
Sandi Toksvig presents The News Quiz

Sandi Toksvig and the News Quiz team take a look back at 2010 in the first of a new series.

The panellists – Sue Perkins, Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton and Francis Wheen – dissect the events, people and stories that made this year's headlines.

Presenter/Sandi Toksvig, Producer/Sam Bryant for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
New Year's Eve Friday 31 December 2010
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Kermode And Mayo's Films Of The Year

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
2.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to review the biggest movies and re-live the fiercest Kermodian rants of the year.

Presenters/Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode, Producer/Robin Bulloch

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Mark And Robbie's Top Calls

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
6.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman and Robbie Savage spend New Year's Eve on the 606 sofa reflecting on the phone-in show's season so far. They choose their favourite calls, including discussions on topics covering the integrity of Wayne Rooney, whether the Championship is better than the Scottish Premier League, the diet of professional footballers and how many pairs of trainers Robbie really needs.

Presenters/Mark Chapman and Robbie Savage, Producer/Jo Tongue for Somthin' Else

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BBC 6 MUSIC
New Year's Eve Friday 31 December 2010
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BBC 6 MUSIC'S SOUND OF....
BBC 6 Music's Sound Of 2010

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
7.00am-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

It's been a year full of brilliant records and, to celebrate, BBC 6 Music counts down the Top 100 tracks of the year, as voted for by BBC 6 Music listeners, from 7am-7pm.

Listeners have been voting online for their favourite track of the year from a shortlist of 100 songs selected by 6 Music and, from Breakfast through to 4pm, Nos. 100-41 get an airing, alongside the timeless classics that represent the network's commitment to setting modern music in a historical context.

Then from 4pm, Steve Lamacq runs down the Top 40 to reveal which track will be crowned 6 Music's song of the year.

Will big hitters like Kings Of Leon, Arcade Fire and Massive Attack be able to fend off the challenge from young upstarts such as Janelle Monae, Sleigh Bells and Villagers to take the crown?

Presenters/Andrew Collins, Huey Morgan, Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq, Producers/Ben Appleyard, Gary Bales, Mark Sheldon and Adam Dineen

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The First Time With Alan McGee

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
9.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Alan McGee talks to BBC 6 Music's Matt Everitt about his life in the music world. As former boss of Creation Records, McGee helped shape the careers of Primal Scream, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine and a host of other successful and influential British bands. Recorded in McGee's adopted town, Hay-on-Wye, Matt chats to him about the pivotal first moments that shaped his career in music.

Presenter/Matt Everitt, Producer/Henry Real Lopez

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6 Mix Superstar DJs New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
10.00pm-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music says goodbye to 2010 and welcomes in 2011 with a selection of six DJs manning the decks. Programme regulars including Andrew Weatherall, Ali B and Orbital go head to head with some of the 6 Mix's favourite artists of 2010, including Caribou and Herve, for a superstar soundtrack to the last night of the year and alternative club classics to see in 2011.

Producer/Rowan Collinson

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Dave Pearce – New Year's Dance Anthems

New Year's Eve Friday 31 December
1.00-3.00am BBC 6 MUSIC (Title change 26 November)

Dave Pearce gets BBC 6 Music raving into 2011 with the first of two New Year editions of Dance Anthems. Fresh from hosting the New Year's Eve celebrations on BBC Radio 2, Dave notches it up a gear as he goes back to 1991 with a selection of old-skool classics celebrating two decades since rave exploded into the mainstream. There's music from Rozalla, The Prodigy, T99 and K-Klass, and SL2 legend Slipmatt joins Dave on the phone. In the final 30 minutes, there's a guest mix from Shades Of Rhythm, whose anthemic Rhythm Is A Mystery hit the charts in June 1991.

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

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