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BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 2 March 2010
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Desmond Carrington – The Music Goes Round

Tuesday 2 March
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

From his home in Perthshire, Desmond Carrington rummages through his collection of 250,000 titles, and this week celebrates band singers.

Presenter/Desmond Carrington, Producer/Dave Aylott

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The Ballad Of The Miners' Strike

New series
Tuesday 2 March
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

A strong police presence shows during the 1984/85 miners' strike
A strong police presence shows during the 1984/85 miners' strike

In specially commissioned songs to mark the 25th anniversary of the end of miners' strike, BBC Radio 2 explores how lives were changed by the year-long dispute (1984-85).

The Ballad Of The Miners' Strike is a forthright and powerful exploration of contrasting human experiences. Songs inspired by the strike propel the ballad through issues still causing debate a quarter of a century later.

Striking miners describe the physical and mental toll of the dispute and they, along with police officers, also recall the picket-line confrontations. Wives describe how the strike empowered them and The Battle of Orgreave is also remembered.

The Ballad is a musical and historical tapestry which includes sequences of reflection and testimony, punctuated and driven by archive clips of news bulletins, reportage and interviews from the strike period with key figures, such as miners' leader Arthur Scargill and Coal Board leader Ian McGregor.

Musical accompaniment is provided by acclaimed folk musicians John McCusker, Andy Cutting, Bob Fox, Barry Coupe, Jez Lowe, Andy Seward, Julie Matthews and John Tams.

The featured interviews were gathered across the UK by Vince Hunt, who travelled to Wales, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Kent and Yorkshire to talk to miners and the women who supported them, the police officers who served on the picket lines and the miners who crossed picket lines to work. These themed interviews have been used as sources to inspire the songwriters and then fed back into the songs.

This is the latest in a series of award-winning Radio Ballads commissioned in recent years by BBC Radio 2, exploring important issues of our time. In 2006 a series of six ballads explored the decline of the shipbuilding and steel industries; 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland; the end of hunting with hounds; the experiences of six people affected by HIV/Aids; and the lives of Britain's fairground community.

Presenter and Producer/Vince Hunt

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Bollywood Britain Ep 2/3

Tuesday 2 March
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio presenter Nikki Bedi
BBC Radio presenter Nikki Bedi

Nikki Bedi continues to explore the history of Bollywood, in the second of this three-part series.

The cheap availability of the video cassette and the cheap production values of the films being made meant that, in the UK, audiences stopped going to the cinemas of Southall, Bradford and Wolverhampton and started to stay in. In this programme, Nikki looks at where the art of Hindi film strayed from its "super hit" formula of real-life stories and real-life heroes and took to portraying the richer lifestyles and locations of the ex-pats in the audiences.

Meanwhile, the UK audience was finding new ways of expressing itself with the rise of the Asian Underground sound and Asian talent finally breaking into western TV and film.

It took films like Dil Se and the emerging talents of a new breed of director and musical director to get British Asians back into the big screen of Bollywood.

Guests in this series include Slumdog Millionaire composer AR Rahman; director Shekhar Kapur; lyricist Javed Akhtar; actor Sir Ben Kingsley; Playback singers Asha Bhosle and Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramanium; superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Sharrukh Khan; Nitin Sawhney; and Tjinder Singh of Cornershop and Trickbaby. These contributors talk about the films which kept a global audience coming back for more.

Presenter/Nikki Bedi, Producer/Helen Lennard

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 2 March 2010
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Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 March
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Scottish soprano Lisa Milne
Scottish soprano Lisa Milne

As part of a series of broadcasts from Scotland this week, BBC Radio 3 presents four Lunchtime Concerts, broadcast live from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Tuesday to Friday at 1pm.

In this first concert of the series, one of the RSAMD's most successful alumni, Aberdeen-born soprano Lisa Milne, teams up with pianist Iain Burnside to perform a mixed programme of English, Scottish, German and French songs across three centuries.

Songs and sonnets inspired by Shakespeare make up the first half of the programme with Purcell arranged by Tippett and Britten and balanced with a more child's-eye view of life with the famous Fontaine fables by the early 20th-century French composer Andre Caplet. Songs from closer to home also feature with James MacMillan's atmospheric settings of three songs by the influential Scots poet William Soutar – Ballad, The Childre and Scots Song.

Presenter and Producer/Lindsay Pell

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Performance On 3

Tuesday 2 March
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Continuing this week's Performance On 3 which focuses on Scottish orchestras and ensembles, popular Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti returns to Glasgow City Halls to perform Sibelius's passionate concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stefan Solyom.

The concert begins with the UK première of a short piece by the young Swedish composer Benjamin Staern, which takes its cue from its title, Jubilate – a musical response to the phenomenon of spectators cheering with joy and the experience of being part of a powerful celebration.

Staern's countryman Stefan Solyom closes this magnificent programme with Shostakovich's epic 10th Symphony, the first he had composed since he was denounced by Stalin's regime in 1948. Completed soon after Stalin's death in 1953, the brutally brilliant scherzo is said to be a musical portrait of the Soviet tyrant.

Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Brian Jackson

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Night Waves

Tuesday 2 March
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Booker Prize-winning novelist Hilary Mantel
Booker Prize-winning novelist Hilary Mantel

Rana Mitter talks to Hilary Mantel about her Booker Prize-winning novel, Wolf Hall. Set in the 1520s it charts the rise of Thomas Cromwell during the reign of Henry VIII. Cromwell was the son of a blacksmith but rose to the very top of English society through a combination of fortune and political brilliance. Rana talks with Hilary about the ways we see history and how you rediscover the personalities of an age from 500 years ago.

Also in tonight's programme, Rana surveys the Victoria And Albert Museum's attempt to recreate Horace Walpole's pioneering collection of the artefacts of English history, originally displayed at his house on Strawberry Hill – an evolving gothic folly, modelled on the style (if not quite the scale) of the great medieval cathedrals, it was one of the most extraordinary to ever have graced London, and its visitors experienced a journey through ancient and modern British history and European art.

Presenter/Rana Mitter, Producer/James Cook

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 2 March 2010
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Soul Music Ep 2/5

Tuesday 2 March
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Soul Music continues to explore pieces of music that make the hairs stand up on the back of necks, and hears from people whose lives have been deeply affected by this music.

The second programme in the series features Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, one of the most popular violin concertos in the classical repertoire.

Violinist Tasmin Little describes how it works. Daniel Hope remembers playing it secretly in the bathroom at the Yehudi Menuhin School and having to leave the school as a consequence. Stephen Pratt talks about his father playing it in the jungle, in Burma, to keep up troop morale. And Harry Atterbury has an extraordinary story to tell about the special place Mendelssohn had in his life at a time when he was buried alive during an air raid in the Second World War.

Producer/Rosie Boulton

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Afternoon Play – Pinkerton

Tuesday 2 March
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Set among the new immigrant community in America in the 1840s, Scotsman Allan Pinkerton turns detective when an influx of counterfeit dollars threaten the local economy.

Ronald Frame's new play about Pinkerton is set before he becomes a detective and before he sets up his now famous detective agency.

Pinkerton is running a successful barrel-making business in a small town in Illinois when he becomes a victim of a counterfeiter. Many tradesfolk in the town also find themselves in possession of useless counterfeit bills. The counterfeit-dealer's activities are threatening the local economy. Pinkerton begins to try and find out who is behind the scam. An itinerant worker, John Craig, claims to have a great deal of information on the counterfeit operation and the ringleader – a man called Yelverson.

Pinkerton devises a plan to catch Yelverson red-handed but all doesn't go quite to plan and the main suspect manages to escape from Pinkerton and the police.

Pinkerton's efforts are not completely without result. He has managed to scare the culprit out of the area and send out a warning to other counterfeiters that they won't be able to go about their business undetected. The bank are grateful for his help and before long he is getting requests for his detective skills to be put to work on other cases.

Forbes Masson plays Allan Pinkerton, with Rachel Ogilvy as Joan Pinkerton and Sam Dale as John Craig.

Producer/David Ian Neville

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Home Planet Ep 1/11

New seriesInteractive Programme
Tuesday 2 March
3.00-3.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Home Planet, which tackles queries about the world we inhabit and our interaction with it, returns for a new 11-part series.

The programme covers a wide range of issues, from environmental concerns to a scientific understanding of the world. It tackles serious topics such as protecting biodiversity and the many subtleties of climate change and more philosophical ones such as the meaning of infinity.

The programme covers four or five topics every week – the content is dictated by listeners' emailed, written or telephoned questions. Topics can be about something they've noticed in their backyards or much more global ideas, theories and hypotheses.

Listener's can email home.planet@bbc.co.uk with their suggestions or call telephone the Audience Line on 03700 100400.

Producer/Toby Murcott

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Bath Festival Stories By Candlelight Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 March
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

A trio of stories with a supernatural theme are broadcast this week, written by three major writers visiting the Bath Literature Festival, and read by candlelight on stage at one of Bath's most beautiful and atmospheric buildings.

In The Snow Storm, written by Sadie Jones and read by John Telfer, a house is scheduled for demolition but the owner and the architect are forced to shelter for the night from a snow storm in the house they have resolved to pull down and replace. In spite of their rationalism, and beyond their comprehension, the past asserts itself over their will.

In Wednesday's tale, The Ghost Writer, by Amanda Craig, also read by John Tefler, two novelists with very different backgrounds are thrown together by chance. Justin Vest is a critically acclaimed but poorly selling writer. He is staying temporarily in the home of the late, wildly successful writer Arabella Fysshe. They don't have much in common, for starters he is alive and she is dead, but Arabella has some unfinished business in the world...

The final story, The Whisper, by Diana Evans, is read by Syan Blake. Rachel Armstrong is a burden to her neighbours but she also carries a burden of her own.

Readers/John Telfer and Syan Blake, Producers/Sara Davies and Christine Hall

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A Good Read Ep 4/8

Tuesday 2 March
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Museum curator Ken Arnold and writer Jay Griffiths join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks, in this week's edition of A Good Read.

Ken's choice is a Victorian memoir of a journey from religious fundamentalism to Darwinian science, while Jay has picked a collection of essays from the author of Ways Of Seeing. Sue's selection is a challenge to sloppy thinking in modern life.

Presenter/Sue MacGregor, Producer/Tim Dee

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Am I Normal? Ep 1/4

New series
Tuesday 2 March
9.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule update 26 February)

In the first programme of a new series of Am I Normal? Vivienne Parry investigates the topical subject of bullying behaviour and asks when anger, teasing or persuasion become bullying.

Vivienne talks to Professor Dan Olweus from University of Bergen in Norway, who carried out the first ever scientific study into the problem in the Seventies and called for legislation – a call which fell on deaf ears. But a decade later his work kick started a growth of interest in the area.

Today the wealth of anti-bullying websites, books and policies has been described by some as a "bandwagon". The modern definition of bullying – especially when applied to children – has been stretched to include anything vaguely unpleasant.

Vivienne asks whether the term is now over used to the point that it has become meaningless. In today's sensitised culture it could be said that there is no such thing as "normal" behaviour any longer and everyone is at risk of either being a victim or a bully, or both.

Presenter/Vivienne Parry, Producer/Fiona Roberts

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 2 March 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 2 March
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents a Business In Sport Special, live from Manchester.

A panel of special guests, including BBC Business Editor Robert Peston and BBC Sport Editor David Bond, discuss a wide variety of topics surrounding business in sport in front of a live audience.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Steve Rudge

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Tuesday 2 March 2010
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Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 2 March
7.45am-4.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary of the second One Day International between Bangladesh and England comes live from Dhaka.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 2 March 2010
www.bbc.co.uk/6music

Lauren Laverne

Tuesday 2 March
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

The XX join Lauren Laverne for a live session.

Last year The XX released their eponymous debut album to much critical and commercial acclaim. Hailing from Wandsworth, South London, the three-piece self produced their debut LP which was included in many Best Of 2009 lists, among them Rolling Stone and the NME.

They join Lauren for a special session and to discuss what 2010 has in store for them.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Gideon Coe

Tuesday 2 March
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents archive concert tracks from Eighties jazz-big band collective Loose Tubes. Vintage session tracks come from Sheffield's urban psych-rockers Comsat Angels; abrasive funk from Leeds courtesy of Delta 5; dreamy Eighties girl-pop from Strawberry Switchblade; and expansive electronica with Four Tet.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Frank Wilson

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Tuesday 2 March 2010
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Silver Street

Tuesday 2 March
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Pradeep seeks inspiration for re-naming Saffron Rays, as the drama continues. Dr Masud offers to help and thinks he knows just the thing to inspire them...

Rozena confronts Brian about his relationship, but Brian asks her to be discreet – especially at the club. Later a frustrated Rozena wants to go to work but can she persuade Sameer?

Meanwhile, Sway discovers Nadia has moved to Pakistan and wants the details from Imran. But Sway isn't the only one after Imran's attention...

Pradeep is played by Ashvin-Kumar Joshi, Dr Masud by Saeed Jaffrey, Rozena by Pooja Ghai, Brian by Gerard McDermott, Sameer by Alex Caan, Sway by Nicholas Bailey and Imran by Narinder Samra.

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