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Network Radio BBC Week 52:
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December 2010

BBC RADIO 2
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December 2010
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6 On 2 – Jarvis Cocker

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Copy amended 30 November)

Offering a chance for music buffs to experience one of BBC 6 Music's most popular programmes, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker brings his eclectic BBC 6 Music shows to BBC Radio 2.

Jarvis began hosting his Sunday Service on BBC 6 Music in January 2010 and within four months had won the Sony rising-star award.

An all-embracing music enthusiast, Jarvis draws upon a record collection that includes classic artists, lesser-known vintage treats, under-the-radar talent and spoken word. He also interviews favourites from across the cultural spectrum, including musicians, artists, writers and directors.

Highlights in this show include Monty Python legend Michael Palin recalling songwriting; Pop-art pioneer Sir Peter Blake discussing his design for the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club record sleeve; while writer and director John Hillcoat discusses the significance of fizzy drinks in his work.

As part of 6 On 2, Jarvis turns Tuesday evening into a Sunday Service, weaving a hand-picked selection of strange music, opinion and tenuous links. Listeners can catch his weekly service on BBC 6 Music every Sunday from 4pm.

Jarvis says: "6 into 2 does go! The week between Christmas and New Year has a strange unfocused kind of atmosphere, a bit like a Sunday afternoon. Funnily enough, throughout 2010, I've been trying to capture that atmosphere on my 6 Music show. It's my pleasure to now share some of the highlights from the past year with Radio 2 listeners."

Presenter/Jarvis Cocker, Producer/Adam Dineen for the BBC

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At Home With Keith Richards

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Schedule change 26 November)

Keith Richards, rock 'n' roll maverick and legendary Rolling Stone, has been commanding even more headlines than usual since the publication of his autobiography. This conversation with Paul Sexton, recorded at Keith's Connecticut home, adds a personal dimension.

It's "all back to Keith's" as he chats about his incredible life and times in the relaxed surroundings of his own living room.

Paul has interviewed Keith and his fellow Stones on countless occasions in the last 15 years and this familiarity is reflected in the candid and often amusing nature of the exchanges. Keith vividly describes controversial moments, memorable encounters, guitar heroes and proud achievements, including the recent publication of his memoir that debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times best-sellers list.

He describes his house and surroundings as he sits in front of a portrait of himself, revealing that it was created and presented to him by a close, and very famous, friend. He discusses his devotion to the guitar, including the confession: "I'm not a lead guitar player, basically, and never wanted to be". He also talks about his all-time favourite musicians: "I wanted to meet Scotty Moore more than I wanted to meet Elvis Presley." He also remembers the solo on a Stones classic that was critiqued by a good friend called John Lennon.

The wide-ranging chat also covers the first record Keith ever bought, comic escapades on the road and how the Stones continue to extend the frontiers as rock's ultimate survivors, what they might be doing in 2011 and much more besides, including his thoughts on Mick Jagger, his creative partner of nearly half a century.

The two hours are packed with colourful stories of an unparalleled life and illustrated with some of the best music of the past 50 years, made both by Keith and some of his idols.

Presenter and Producer/Paul Sexton for Wise Buddah Productions

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BBC RADIO 3
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December 2010
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BBC PROMS 2010
Performance On 3 – Prom 49: Rodgers And Hammerstein

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
7.30-9.20pm BBC RADIO 3
American musical entertainer and actress Kim Criswell
American musical entertainer and actress Kim Criswell

Another chance to hear this glorious medley of songs from the evergreen musicals that lyricist Oscar Hammerstein wrote with composer Richard Rodgers, the waltz king of the musical.

Kim Criswell headed the cast at London's Royal Albert Hall in this BBC Proms performance last August, performing numbers ranging from the ground-breaking scores of Oklahoma! and the dark-themed Carousel, to family favourites The King And I and The Sound Of Music.

Musicals expert John Wilson conducts the lushly scored movie orchestrations with vocalists Kim Criswell, Sierra Boggess, Julian Ovenden, Anna-Jane Casey and Rod Gilfry and the Maida Vale Singers.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Philip Tagney

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BBC PROMS 2010
Prom 17

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
10.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Petroc Trelawny introduces another chance to hear Douglas Boyd directing members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in two classics for wind ensemble from this year's BBC Proms.

The first piece is Dvořák's Serenade in D minor for winds, cello and double bass, Op 44. That is followed by Mozart's Serenade in B flat, K361, Gran partita.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Tony Sellors

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Late Junction

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
11.30pm-1.15am BBC RADIO 3

On the fourth night of Christmas, Max Reinhardt brings to you ... one Bach Motet, the NLF Trio, a Victor Olaiya classic and a Hum Ding Dinger from Jimmie Davis.

Presenter/Max Reinhardt, Producer/Roger Short

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BBC RADIO 4
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December 2010
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Fry's English Delight Winter Special – Word Games

New series
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

Stephen Fry enjoys more English Delight
Stephen Fry enjoys more English Delight

In this special winter programme, Stephen Fry celebrates, examines and plays word games and tries to find out if, and why, they are important.

Stephen looks at word games in diverse formats and challenges his audience to play some unusual ones.

Sheila Dillon from BBC Radio 4's Food Programme plays Font Or Cheese against miscellanist Ben Schott, who typesets his own books, while Phill Jupitus talks about his personal word game habits.

At the heart of the programme lies a question about English, the original language of word games like Scrabble and crosswords. Stephen asks if it is the nature of English that encourages word play, and therefore shapes English-speaking culture.

The psychology of word games is also considered. Word association games supposedly reveal a person's innermost thoughts, usually to a psychiatrist sat alongside a chaise longue. These days they are more the preserve of improvised comedy, so the programme visits the Comedy Store in London to experience the lightning reflexes of some top word-athletes.

Presenter/Stephen Fry, Producer/Nick Baker for Testbed Productions

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Top Of The Class Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
9.30-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

In the first of a new series of Top Of The Class, John Wilson reunites mathematician Marcus du Sautoy with his maths teacher, Mr Bailson, who inspired in him his life-long love of numbers.

Marcus, who is currently Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, attended Gillots Comprehensive School in Henley where he excelled academically, particularly in maths and playing the trumpet.

When he was 13, Marcus's maths teacher, Mr Bailson, asked him to step outside for a chat while he smoked his mid-morning break cigar. Imagining that he was in trouble, Marcus was mightily relieved when Mr Bailson instead chose to talk about the beauty of maths and of the text books Marcus should explore outside of the normal secondary school curriculum.

That chat has stayed with Marcus, who now describes it as a formative moment when he was enthralled by the possibilities of mathematics.

As well as being reunited with Mr Bailson, Marcus meets his best friend from school, and fellow trumpeter, Helen Brind, who brings along her photo album showing Marcus in all his thespian glory – and Marcus has found his old school report.

Producer/Sarah Taylor for the BBC

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A House For The End Of Life

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Susan Marling looks at the work of architects to dramatically enhance small healthcare buildings, especially Maggie's Centres for cancer sufferers and hospices for people with life-shortening diseases.

Many of these inspirational buildings show the power of good design and beautiful gardens in lifting the human spirit and restoring to patients a sense of dignity and individuality.

Susan speaks to leading architects Rem Koolhaus, Zaha Hadid and Richard Murphy, and visits the award-winning St Oswald's hospice in Newcastle and the Maggie Centre by Frank Gehry in Dundee. Baroness Julia Neuberger also discusses contemporary attitudes to death and ways in which architects are confronting it.

Producer/Susan Marling for Just Radio Ltd

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Afternoon Play – The Darkness Of Wallis Simpson

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule change 26 November)

Rose Tremain's play imagines the last days of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, the woman for whom King Edward VIII gave up the throne of England in 1936.

Wallis is now 79 years old and Edward has been dead for 14 years.

This play pivots upon a single dramatic conceit – that Wallis, now entering the darkness of approaching death, has forgotten every single thing about Edward. Other moments in her life she can vividly recall, but the world-shaking events at the heart of it are lost to her, apparently forever.

She lies bedridden in her house in Paris. A lawyer friend, Maitre Suzanne Blum, has taken charge of her care. But, believing that Wallis has deliberately chosen to forget her "role in history", Blum is determined to force her to remember this vital bit of the past, before she dies.

The Darkness Of Wallis Simpson stars Elizabeth McGovern as Wallis Simpson and Miriam Margolyes as Maitre Blum.

Producer/Gordon House for Goldhawk Essential Limited

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The Victorian Clown –
The Circus Memoirs Of James Frowde Ep 1/3

New series
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

The Victorian Clown reveals what life was like for people working in a circus in the mid-19th century.

James Frowde's memoirs, taken from the book The Victorian Clown by Jacky Bratton and Ann Featherstone, recall his time carrying out menial jobs at Hengler's Circus, which was owned by his grandfather.

These three programmes use Frowde's memoirs to give a first-hand, vernacular description of the daily life of a British circus clown in the mid-1900s. At that time, circus people and pantomime artists were on the lowest rung of the cultural ladder, just a step above vagrants and beggars. They were viewed with suspicion and fear by those who aspired to, or achieved, more stable, residential lives.

Few people travelled far in those days, so it was an era when the circus and fairground were glimpses into an exotic, thrilling world, which lay beyond the parish or county boundaries. Strange people performing strange feats, crazy antics which defied convention and expectation, wild animals tamed, colour and glitter, music and movement, all for a day and then gone, overnight, like a dream.

James Frowde's memoirs are adapted for radio and performed by Tony Lidington.

Producer/David Blount for Pier Productions Limited

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Amnesty At 50

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
8.00-8.40pm BBC RADIO 4

As it reaches its 50th year, Sir John Tusa reflects on the history of Amnesty International, an organisation awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 but which has also recently attracted criticism, sometimes from those who have been its most committed activists. He asks if Amnesty has lost its way and what its future role might be.

Amnesty's historic concern was the prisoner of conscience, languishing in a jail for speaking his or her mind. Today one is as likely to read about Amnesty's campaign for a woman's right to abortion as anything to do with prisoners, torture or the death penalty.

But some supporters are concerned. The past year has been a particularly difficult one for the organisation, which faced criticism for using someone on its platforms who had expressed sympathy for the Taliban. In a letter justifying its position, Amnesty stated that "defensive jihad was not antithetical to human rights", a statement that caused even more concern.

John Tusa unpicks some of the arguments with, among others, human rights lawyer Conor Gearty; the former-head of Amnesty's gender unit, Gita Saghal; and director of Amnesty UK, Kate Allen.

And the programme includes a contribution from Amnesty's researcher in Afghanistan about the difficulties of pursuing the cause of human rights in a chaotic country.

Presenter/Sir John Tusa, Producer/Merilyn Harris for Ladbroke Productions

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December 2010
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Ashes Breakfast

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

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

And there's the latest news and updates from day three of the Fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.

Presenters/Mark Pougatch and Rachel Burden, Producer/Scott Solder

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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
12.00noon-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents live Championship commentary on the match between Coventry City and Queen's Park Rangers, which kicks off 12.15pm, plus a look back at the third day of the Fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne and a preview of the fourth day.

From 3pm, live Premier League commentary comes from the City of Manchester Stadium where Manchester City entertain Aston Villa, along with regular updates from all of the other 3pm kick-offs, including Tottenham Hotspur versus Newcastle United.

At 5pm Sports Report features reports and reaction to the day's big sports stories followed at 5.30pm by more live Premier League commentary from West Ham United's match with Everton.

Darren Fletcher rounds-up all the day's sports news and post-match interviews from 7.15pm until 8pm when 5 Live Sport's third live Premier League commentary game of the day is Birmingham City versus Manchester United at St Andrew's Stadium, followed by full match reaction at 10pm in The Final Whistle.

Presenters/Mark Chapman and Darren Fletcher, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December 2010
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Ashes Highlights

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
7.30am-5.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Highlights from the third day of the Fourth Test between Australia and England in Melbourne, including close-of-play analysis comes from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott.

This programme is repeated every half hour.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
11.00pm-7.30am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

The Test Match Special team presents uninterrupted commentary on the fourth day of the Fourth Ashes Test between Australia and England, live from Melbourne.

Producer/Adam Mountford

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BBC 6 MUSIC
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December 2010
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BBC 6 MUSIC'S SOUND OF...
The Sound Of The Eighties

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Marc Riley plays his favourite tunes from the Eighties along with some special John Peel sessions from the decade.

Marc also plays session tracks from bands he's had on his show from that era while Rob Hughes, with a copy of a music magazine from the era, pops into his Parallel Universe to talk about the music news stories of the time.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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BBC 6 MUSIC'S SOUND OF...
The Real 1980s With Stuart Maconie

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Stuart Maconie, a child of the Eighties, looks back at how music evolved during the decade from new wave, to new romantic, to electronica, to indie, all within the growing shadow of massive pop stars like Michael Jackson, Madonna and U2.

In 1980, the music was post punk, about to ride a new wave. But by 1989, the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays were in the midst of creating "Madchester", and taking music into a new era.

Stuart also looks at how Ian Curtis's death forced post-punkers Joy Division to morph into New Order, ushering in a synth-led electronica revolution. He also looks at how the musical giants of the previous generation, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Kinks, David Bowie and The Who hit their creative nadirs in the Eighties, although some regained a degree of form by the end of the decade.

Presenter/Stuart Maconie, Producer/Mike Hanson

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Gideon Coe

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe plays Magazine's live comeback concert at the 2009 BBC Electric Proms as his featured concert.

Archive sessions include Cherry Red stalwarts the Monochrome Set, absurdist Japanese duo Frank Chickens, Brooklyn-based garage trio the Rogers Sisters and the Dylan Thomas inspired Starless & Bible Black.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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The Best Of Adam Buxton's Big Mix Tape

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Entitled Toddler Tunes, tonight's edition of Adam Buxton's Big Mix Tape features great music that babies and young children may enjoy. Adam is joined by Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey from Supergrass, also known as "The Hot Rats".

Presenter/Adam Buxton, Producer/James Stirling

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December 2010
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Asian Network Presents – We're Not Getting Married

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December
12.00noon-12.30pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Another chance to hear Asian Network Presents – We're Not Getting Married, a drama by writer Tajinder Singh Hayer.

In the second of the network's monthly 30-minute dramas, Harvey and Sandeep meet for the first time with their families waiting expectantly in the next room. The events that follow could decide their future.

Harvey has had plenty of advice from his brother, Jugjit, while Sandeep has heard all of sister-in-law Rani's wisdom, but should the youngsters follow the advice of those who have travelled this path of marriage before?

Harvey is played by Pushpinder Chani, Sandeep by Manjeet Mann, Jugjit by Kulvinder Ghir and Rani by Balvinder Sopal, with other parts voiced by Deeivya Meeir and Adeel Akhtar.

Producer/James Peries

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