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BBC RADIO 2
Thursday 30 December 2010
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Johnnie Walker And The Kinks

Thursday 30 December
12.00noon-2.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Johnnie Walker meets Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks and discusses their diverse songbook, tracing the origins of classic hits such as Lola, You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon and its B-side I'm Not Like Everybody Else. Hailed as London's answer to The Beatles, they had the pop world at their feet and are generally recognised as one of the most influential rock acts of their era.

Born and raised in Muswell Hill, London, the brothers were immersed in a world of different musical styles, from the music hall of their parent's generation to the early rock 'n' roll of their six older sisters. A regular Saturday night at their small home in North London was often a knees-up around the piano singing to Al Bowlly, Lonnie Donegan, Eddie Cochran and Bert Weedon, which explains their wide-ranging musical style.

A tempestuous sibling relationship saw The Kinks separate in 1996 and Johnnie talks to Ray and Dave about their past and present works and asks the burning question: will The Kinks ever reunite?

Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Julie Newman for the BBC

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BBC Radio 2 In Concert – Paolo Nutini

Thursday 30 December
6.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 In Concert revisits the day they took Paolo Nutini back home to Paisley. Presented by Jo Whiley, this show features Paolo's headline concert at the Town Hall, an extended Q&A with Paolo and his band and a look at Paolo's Paisley.

Presenter/Jo Whiley, Producer/Sarah Gaston for the BBC

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Listen To The Band

Thursday 30 December
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Frank Renton presents highlights of the banding year, including Nick Childs' 10th anniversary as conductor of the Black Dyke Band; the historic competition wins by Brighouse and Rastrick and Tredegar; and the feature programme with composer and arranger Gordon Langford.

Presenter/Frank Renton, Producer/Terry Carter for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3
Thursday 30 December 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Performance On 3 – Proms Saturday Matinées 1 & 2:
English Baroque Soloists Play Brandenburg Concertos

Thursday 30 December
7.30-9.20pm BBC RADIO 3
Conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor John Eliot Gardiner

Listeners have another chance to hear the launch of BBC Proms Bach Day from earlier this year at Cadogan Hall, London, with the complete Brandenburg Concertos in two concerts given by the English Baroque Soloists and conductor John Eliot Gardiner.

Presenter/John Shea, Producer/Philip Tagney

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 25 – BBC Singers/London Sinfonietta

Thursday 30 December
10.00pm-12.15am BBC RADIO 3

Listeners have another chance to hear this Late Night Prom which pairs music by Igor Stravinsky with one of the composers he most admired, JS Bach. At the heart of the concert the two composers overlap in Stravinsky's orchestral arrangement of one of Bach's masterpieces: the great Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel Hoch, in which he subjects a Lutheran Christmas hymn to a staggering array of blindingly clever techniques, all the while producing music so charming and fluent that the unsuspecting listener would never know what was going on below the surface.

The concert ends with a work by Stravinsky which, like Bach's, combines austerity with a deeply felt spirituality: Threni sets words from the Biblical Lamentations of Jeremiah.

Presenter/Louise Fryer, Producer/Michael Emery

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BBC RADIO 4
Thursday 30 December 2010
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The Israeli Madonna

Thursday 30 December
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Writer and music critic Pete Paphides tells the story of Ofra Haza, dubbed The Israeli Madonna, who rose from her poor roots in the Yemenite community to global recognition.

Ten years have passed since Israel's popular pop star, Ofra Haza, died, in February 2000. Until succumbing to Aids-related complications, Haza enjoyed an iconic status in her country. Though described as The Israeli Madonna, some say her importance exceeded even those comparisons. Having grown up the youngest of nine children in the deprived Hatikva Quarter of Tel Aviv, she became a teen pop sensation in her own country.

Haza's international break came in 1983 when she represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest with Hi, which had a chorus with the words: "Israel is alive". The song came within a whisker of overall victory.

Haza's breakthrough album, recorded in 1985, was Yemenite Songs, a collection of traditional tunes from her own upbringing. As well as cementing her status in her own country, Yemenite Songs was a word-of-mouth sensation across Europe.

In this programme, Pete speaks to her life-long manager and father-figure Betzalel Aloni and the musicians who worked with her. These include Ben Mandelson, Yair Nitzani, Ishar Ashdoth, Roger Armstrong and producer Wally Brill.

Presenter/Pete Paphides, Producer/Laura Parfitt for White Pebble Media

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
Thursday 30 December 2010
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Ashes Breakfast

Thursday 30 December
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch, in Melbourne, and Shelagh Fogarty, in the studio, present news from the UK including the latest from the business world, travel updates and the day's big sports stories.

There's also all the news and updates from the final day of the Fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.

Presenters/Mark Pougatch and Shelagh Fogarty, Producer/Scott Solder

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5 Live Sport

Thursday 30 December
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd looks ahead to the New Year sporting action
Eleanor Oldroyd looks ahead to the New Year sporting action

Eleanor Oldroyd presents a full round-up of the day's sports stories, including news on how the Premier League's sides are faring in the table after the Christmas fixtures, and a look ahead to the New Year action.

Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Mike Carr

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Best Of Sportsweek

Thursday 30 December
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Garry Richardson looks back on a year of hard-hitting interviews with the biggest names in sport, taken from his agenda-setting Sunday morning programme.

Presenter/Garry Richardson, Producer/Rob Smith for Front Page Media

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Thursday 30 December 2010
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Ashes Highlights

Thursday 30 December
7.30am-5.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Highlights from the fifth day of the Fourth Test between Australia and England come from Melbourne, including close-of-play analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott. This programme is repeated on a loop, every half hour.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC
Thursday 30 December 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/6music

BBC 6 MUSIC'S SOUND OF...
The Sound Of The Noughties

Thursday 30 December
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Marc Riley turns his attention to the 2000s, playing the best of the decade interspersed with some classic John Peel moments. He also plays session tracks from bands he's had on his show over the past 10 years.

Rob Hughes is in the studio with a copy of a music magazine from the period in his Parallel Universe to tell Marc what the hot musical topics of the decade were.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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BBC 6 MUSIC'S SOUND OF...
The Real Noughties With Lauren Laverne

Thursday 30 December
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne looks at how music developed in the first decade of this century, becoming more fractious than ever, with more genres, sub-genres and scenes. She investigates how the "soft rock revolution", sparked by the arrival of Coldplay, was quickly countered by the likes of the Strokes and the Arctic Monkeys.

She also examines the continuing influence of hip hop on pop music, modern-day renaissance men such as Jack White, the superstar DJ and the effect the internet and new media had on the development of music.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Gideon Coe

Thursday 30 December
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe plays tracks from Rory Gallagher's 1978 concert at the Paris Theatre along with sessions from Wreckless Eric, Belle & Sebastian, Voice Of The Seven Woods and experimental Welsh language band Datblygu.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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The Best Of Adam Buxton's Big Mix Tape

Thursday 30 December
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Louis Theroux, world-renowned journalist and presenter of bizarre, compelling and sometimes disturbing documentaries, helps Adam Buxton create a road-trip themed compilation tape.

Presenter/Adam Buxton, Producer/James Stirling

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK
Thursday 30 December 2010
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Asian Network Reports Special –
Don't Mind Your Language

Thursday 30 December
12.00noon-12.30pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Listeners have another chance to hear this Asian Network Reports Special – Don't Mind Your Language.

English may be the most widely spoken language in the world but is it time to put greater emphasis and value on speaking Asian languages, especially in British-Asian households? This report challenges the belief that European languages are often valued more than Asian languages.

British-Asian children are not only more bi–lingual compared to 20 years ago, but they are also excelling at languages such as French, Spanish and German, as well as English. Research from both Birmingham University and SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) conclude that children who are able to speak a number of languages perform better academically than those who do not.

The documentary investigates these findings and asks if it is time to bring Asian languages back into the home.

Producer/Perminder Khatkar

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