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BBC RADIO 1
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December 2010
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BBC Radio 1's Top 10s Of 2010

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
7.00am-4.00pm BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1 continues to broadcast the Top 10s of 2010, a series of special one-hour shows presented by some of the biggest stars of the year.

In each show the celebrity guest presenter has one hour to take over Radio 1 and play their 10 favourite tracks that remind them of the year. Today's highlights include the reflections of Pixie Lott, Plan B, Nicole Scherzinger and N-Dubz.

In Pixie's special show she teams up with Radio 1's Dev and talks him through her favourite tracks of the year including Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Kelis and Jason Derulo. She talks about her big moments of the year including stories from Radio 1's Big Weekend and what it's like to hang out with Rihanna.

Plan B is joined by Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw to talk about playing his biggest ever gig to a global audience at the European Music Awards in Madrid and how he had to share his dressing room with Kelly Brook.

During this Boxing Day celeb fest there are also repeats of the first part of the series broadcast on Christmas Eve. These include James Corden, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and Tinie Tempah.

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BBC RADIO 1XTRA
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December 2010
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Tinie Tempah Takeover

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
1.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 1XTRA

Following the N-Dubz takeover show on Christmas Day, one of the biggest music stars of 2010, Tinie Tempah, hosts his own special takeover on Boxing Day from 1-4pm, phoning up his celebrity friends and revealing his all-time favourite old-school classics.

Presenter/Tinie Tempah, Producer/Kasey Clarke

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BBC RADIO 2
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December 2010
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Aled Jones With Good Morning Sunday

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

Aled Jones looks back at some of the guests featured on Good Morning Sunday during the past year including Tom Jones, who reveals that he prays every day, and Lulu, who was unpopular in choirs as a youngster because she sang louder than the others.

Comedian Omid Djalili discusses his Bahá'í faith, Tim Vine reflects on his humour and his faith, while magician Geoffrey Durham shares what he's discovered through silence as a Quaker. In addition, Tony Blair reflects on why he waited until he left office to convert to Catholicism; Kate McCann discusses how she prays for the person who has taken her daughter Madeleine; and actress Linda Bellingham talks about the pain of domestic abuse.

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

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The Best Of Weekend Wogan

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
11.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Listeners can enjoy the best of Weekend Wogan from 2010 with a feast of live music from some of the great artists who have graced the Weekend Wogan stage and a galaxy of star guests who have joined Sir Terry throughout the year in conversation.

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

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Liza Tarbuck's Christmas Wrapping

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
1.00-3.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Liza Tarbuck takes listeners on a Christmas jolly with her pick of fabulous and traditional tunes. If anyone is still deciding how to cook their turkey, top chef Gino D'Acampo gives his tips on the perfect Christmas dinner. And the show hits streets of the UK to find out what it is that makes Christmas Day special.

Presenter/Liza Tarbuck, Producer/Robert Mulligan for the BBC

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French And Saunders Ep 1/3

New series
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Female comedy duo French and Saunders make their BBC Radio 2 debut
Female comedy duo French and Saunders make their BBC Radio 2 debut

Much-loved comedians Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders make their debut on BBC Radio 2 with the first of three two-hour music and chat shows broadcast on Boxing Day, New Year's Day and New Year Bank Holiday Monday 3 January. The shows feature an eclectic mix of chat, music and of course the pair's trademark humour.

On tonight's show Jennifer and Dawn are joined by style guru Gok Wan and the first of their Someone And Their Mum interviews features funny woman Miranda Hart with her real-life mother.

Jennifer Saunders said: "I'm delighted to be presenting a show on the wireless with me good pal Dawn French. We hopes to be doing talking and spinning an unusual mix of happening disc records and talking to guests if any agree to join us. What joy."

Dawn French said: "I'm chuffed to blooming heck to be joining Radio 2, not least because I get to spend quality time with a) my comedy partner, Sassy Saunders, and b) our combined record collection – two of my favourite distractions. Plus I can't wait for the opportunity to go to work with my negligee and kitten heels on and no make up. Warning – this show may contain nuts."

Dawn adds: "Jennifer and I have always wanted to do a radio show and we've only had the chance to do it this year. And we've done a pilot. Apparently making radio is a skill that we, frankly, didn't have!

"The music I'll be playing is really my record collection and her record collection ... some will be little presents of joy and some will be things she [Jennifer] loathes. I know the music she loathes, and there'll be a certain amount of that in there, just as torture!"

Presenters/Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Producers/Fiona Day and Julia McKenzie for the BBC

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The London Palladium Story Ep 2/2

Christmas Day Saturday 25 to Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

The story of a true temple of popular culture, which hosted performances by international stars like Judy Garland, Jack Benny and Marlene Dietrich, and home-grown legends like Morecambe and Wise, Tom Jones and Bruce Forsyth, continues.

Tonight's second programme considers what it's like to appear on stage at the world's most famous theatre and includes a tour of the building. Michael Grade also goes in search of the Palladium's ghost.

Presenter/Michael Grade, Producer/Malcolm Prince for the BBC

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Sunday Half Hour

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Brian D'Arcy welcomes listeners to his home at the Graan in Enniskillen on Boxing Day for a specially extended hour-long edition of the show.

Friends and colleagues join him in conversation as he plays favourite carols and reflects on the spirit of the season. Music includes Good King Wenceslas, Ding Dong Merrily On High and Unto Us A Boy Is Born.

Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Janet McLarty for the BBC

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Bob Harris

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
12.00midnight-3.00am BBC RADIO 2

Tonight Bob Harris is joined in session by David Celia, one of Toronto's most experienced independent artists and busiest working musicians. He'll be playing tracks from his third album I Tried – a collection of bright, sharp, original songs that owe as much to Beatles-esque pop as to contemporary singer-songwriter traditions.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Mark Simpson for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December 2010
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Private Passions – Pamela Stephenson Connolly

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Michael Berkeley's guest this week is New Zealand-born, Australian clinical psychologist, writer and former actor Pamela Stephenson Connolly, who is currently starring in the 2010 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

After moving from Australia to London in 1976, Pamela shot to fame on Eighties TV sketch show Not The Nine O Clock News, alongside fellow comedians Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones.

She married comedian and actor Billy Connolly in 1989 and in 1996 gained a doctorate in clinical psychology in California. She now works in private practice as a psychologist and, in 2007, presented a series of programmes on the More4 TV channel called Shrink Rap. Her biography of her husband, Billy, won the 2002 British Book of the Year Award.

Pamela Stephenson's musical private passions, as revealed to Michael Berkeley, include two Antipodean divas, Joan Sutherland singing an aria from Bellini's Norma and Kiri te Kanawa singing Strauss's radiant song Morgen.

She also admires the voice of Lotte Lenya singing the Alabama Song from Weill and Brecht's Mahagonny. There's one of Satie's Gymnopedies for piano solo, a frog song played on Balinese gamelan instruments, which reminds her of time spent in Indonesia, and traditional Scottish fiddle music (she currently lives in Scotland). Dance is represented by Debussy's atmospheric Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune, which Pamela once heard accompanying an "erotically-charged ballet".

Presenter/Michael Berkeley, Producer/Chris Marshall

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Discovering Music

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
5.00-6.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Stephen Johnson unpicks the ideas and background behind Corelli's ground-breaking set of Opus 6 Violin Concertos which includes the celebrated Christmas Concerto.

He joins members of the European Union Baroque Orchestra, directed from the violin by Enrico Onofri, and violinist Margaret Faultless for a look at how some of the artistic innovations of late-17th-century Rome focused the mind of a young violin virtuoso, Arcangelo Corelli, and prompted him to create what became the foundation of the influential and ubiquitous late Baroque concerto.

This programme was recorded as part of the 2010 Festival of Baroque Music, held in London in May.

Presenter/Stephen Johnson, Producer/Les Pratt

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BBC RADIO 4
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December 2010
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Desert Island Discs

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
11.15-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Kirsty Young's guest for the Boxing Day edition of Desert Island Discs is Sandie Shaw who shot to fame in the Sixties with a string of hit records.

Sandie, who became a psychotherapist in the late Nineties, tells Kirsty about her life, career and the music she would take with her to BBC Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle for the BBC

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I, Claudius Ep 5/6

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In the penultimate part of Robert Graves's I, Claudius, the prophecy comes true for the unwilling Emperor Claudius.

Samuel Barnett stars as Caligula, and Tom Goodman-Hill as Claudius, the anti-monarchist faced with the prospect of power, in Robin Brooks's dramatisation of Graves's classic.

The cast includes Zubin Varla, Jessica Raine, Sally Orrock, Jude Akuwudike, Sam Dale, Iain Batchelor, Lloyd Thomas, Sean Baker, Henry Devas, Tony Bell and Adeel Akhtar

The music is composed by David Pickvance.

Producer/Jonquil Panting for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December 2010
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Ashes Breakfast

Live event/outside broadcast
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
7.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch, live from Melbourne, and Ranvir Singh, in the studio, present the big sports stories, news and coverage from the opening day of the Fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.

Presenters/Mark Pougatch and Ranvir Singh, Producer/Adrian Hughes

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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
12.00noon-7.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman, at Kempton Park, presents the sports news plus regular updates from Fulham versus West Ham United in the Premier League (kick-off 12noon) and looks back at the first day of the Fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.

From 1pm there's live Championship commentary of Queen's Park Rangers against Swansea City, plus updates from the other 1pm Championship kick-offs.

At 3pm there is live Premier League commentary on Manchester United versus Sunderland, plus regular updates from all of the other 3pm kick-offs, including Newcastle United versus Manchester City and Motherwell versus Rangers in the Scottish Premier League. There's also rugby union Premiership reports and racing commentary from the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park.

In Sports Report at 5pm Mark Chapman has news and reaction from today's sporting action.

At 5.30pm there's live Premier League commentary on Aston Villa versus Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December 2010
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Ashes Highlights

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
7.30am-5.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Highlights of the opening day of the Fourth Test between Australia and England in Melbourne, including close-of-play analysis, comes from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott and is repeated every half hour.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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5 Live NFL

Live event/outside broadcast
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
5.45-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Live commentary comes from the game of the day as the NFL regular season moves into its penultimate week.

Producer/Simon Crosse for USP

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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
11.00pm-7.30am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the second day of the Fourth Ashes Test between Australia and England comes live from Melbourne.

Producer/Adam Mountford

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BBC 6 MUSIC
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December 2010
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The Huey Show

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

For his Boxing Day special Huey Morgan celebrates one of the most family orientated days of the year.

From Sister Sledge to Sly And The Family Stone, Huey picks his "family" favourites as well as reminiscing about his own Christmases past and spinning some listeners' special requests based around their own memories.

Huey has his now traditional catch-up with his Mum, while his former A&R guy/best friend/DJ, "Uncle" Mike, is on hand for a festive New York Minute, recalling past shenanigans and providing a taster of Christmas in the Big Apple.

Family, of course, does not only relate to blood relations, Huey hears from members of the BBC 6 Music and musicians "family" with their Christmas wishes.

Presenter/Huey Morgan, Producer/Rebecca Maxted for Wise Buddah

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Slash's Guitar Heroes

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
6.00-8.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Rock icon and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash counts down his all-time favourite axe-men, including Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Keith Richards, Jonny Greenwood and Jimi Hendrix.

From AC/DC to Dire Straits, Slash explains how these bands changed his life and inspired him to pick up a guitar. With a few musical curveballs thrown in for good measure, Slash also speaks about his days in Guns N' Roses, specifically about writing the electrifying Welcome To The Jungle.

Presenter/Slash, Producer/Dan Crocker for Somethin' Else

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6 Mix

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December
8.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music's Dave Pearce and Public Enemy front-man Chuck D
BBC 6 Music's Dave Pearce and Public Enemy front-man Chuck D

On November 3 1987, BBC 6 Music and then BBC Radio London DJ Dave Pearce introduced hip-hop group Public Enemy live on stage at London's Hammersmith Odeon. The next year, the band sampled Dave's intro for the opening track of their 1988 album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, the record which propelled the band to worldwide stardom.

Since then, Nation Of Millions has been proclaimed as the greatest hip-hop album of all time, feted by everyone from Rolling Stone magazine to Jay Z.

Two decades on, Dave and Public Enemy front-man Chuck D meet to reminisce about the birth of rap music in the US and UK and how things have changed in 2010.

The pair discuss how they met, how Dave ended up becoming the first person to play them on UK radio and the role the band played in bringing rap music to the mainstream on both sides of the Atlantic. They also discuss the firebrand politics that came to characterise their lyrics and the role they played in taking rap from an underground sound which wasn't played on daytime radio to becoming the pre-eminent sound in mainstream music.

Chuck D also picks a selection of music that sound-tracked the era including LL Cool J, Stetsasonic and the World Famous Supreme Team and plays music which informed his childhood including James Brown. There's also a chance to hear live music from the infamous 1987 Hammersmith Odeon show, last heard on radio over two decades ago.

Presenter/Dave Pearce, Producer/Rowan Collinson

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