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BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 6 January 2011
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Bob Harris Country

Thursday 6 January
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

From Texan troubadours to Nashville hit makers and Western Swing to old-time mountain music, Bob Harris reflects the vast array of styles which make up country music.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Al Booth for the BBC

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BBC Radio 2 In Concert – Paul McCartney

Thursday 6 January
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Johnnie Walker presents Paul McCartney, recorded at the 2007 BBC Electric Proms.

A master of melodies, former Beatle McCartney is joined on stage by a special string section for a truly spectacular and memorable performance including tracks from his album, Memory Almost Full, as well as some crowd-pleasing classics.

Johnnie also does a round up of the live music featured on BBC Radio 2 in the past week, gives ticket news in the Gig Guide and celebrates the best live music in the Support Slot.

Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Radio 2 Live Music for the BBC

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Listen To The Band

Thursday 6 January
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Brass In Concert is one of the premier entertainment competitions in the UK banding calendar. It was held at The Sage Gateshead last November, when 11 of the country's best bands played for the title.

Tonight, Frank Renton presents the winning performance.

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

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Tim Rice’s American Pie Ep 39/52

Thursday 6 January
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Sir Tim Rice's musical odyssey reaches Ohio.

In tonight’s show, the featured artists are from the worlds of folk, pop, soul and jazz: Doris Day; Dean Martin; Tracy Chapman; The Pretenders; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; The Isley Brothers; Henry Mancini; Nancy Wilson; and Mamie Smith.

Presenter/Sir Tim Rice, Producers/Anthony Cherry and Ruth Beazley for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 6 January 2011
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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Salzburg Day
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 6 January
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Elin Manahan Thomas presents a live concert from BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff as part of BBC Radio 3's celebration of The Genius Of Mozart.

Clarinettist Ronald van Spaendonck – a former New Generation Artist – joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to perform Mozart's last great instrumental composition, his Clarinet Concerto K622.

Written in 1791, it represents a culmination of all Mozart's great achievements in the concerto form, and has become one of the best-loved compositions in the entire classical repertoire.

Richard Egarr is also music director of the Academy of Ancient Music. Today, he conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Mozart's Symphony No. 38 – also known as the Prague symphony – where the first performance took place in January 1787. The symphony was an immediate success, and remained popular in the Bohemian capital for years to come.

Presenter/Elin Manahan Thomas, Producer/Tim Thorne

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Performance On 3

Thursday 6 January
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Live from King's Place, London, the Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis, perform works including Mozart’s Violin Concert No. 5 in A, K. 219 and the extraordinary concert aria, Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio, sung by soprano Fflur Wyn.

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 6 January 2011
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In Search Of The Villa Noel Fleuri

Thursday 6 January
11.30am-12.00noon

Jean Buchanan explores the inspiration behind David Dodge's book, To Catch A Thief, which was later filmed by Alfred Hitchcock and starred Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

Dodge's book was inspired by a real-life incident when he briefly became the prime suspect for a daring cat-burglary at his wealthy neighbour's villa. It is the story of John Robie, a reformed cat-burglar who must prove his innocence by catching the thief who is duplicating his methods. His pursuit leads him into the arms of beautiful American heiress Francie Stevens.

Jean Buchanan tells the story and attempts to locate the Villa Noel Fleuri, where these dramatic events ultimately resulted in one of Hollywood's best-loved films. In the course of her quest, Jean visits Golfe Juan, the fishing port between Cannes and Nice where the Dodges arrived in France. She makes a notable discovery in the Nice-Matin newspaper archives and attempts to consolidate her finds on maps held in Vallauris.

Contributors to the programme include Paul Gambaccini, Randal Brandt of the Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley and Dirk Dominic.

Jean Buchanan has adapted Dodge's novel, To Catch A Thief, as a play for BBC Radio 4, due to be broadcast on Saturday 8 January 2011.

Presenter/Jean Buchanan, Producer/Marya Burgess for the BBC

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Mark Thomas: The Manifesto Ep 1 /4

New series
Thursday 6 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Comedian-activist Mark Thomas returns for a new series of The Manifesto
Comedian-activist Mark Thomas returns for a new series of The Manifesto

Comedian-activist Mark Thomas returns for a new series in which he collates policies suggested by his studio audience to create a "People's Manifesto".

In the first programme, the policies include a shame-based pay policy for professional footballers, compulsory relationship MOTs and a new clocking-in system for MPs.

Presenter/Mark Thomas, Producer/Colin Anderson for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 6 January 2011
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Ashes Breakfast

Thursday 6 January
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Listeners can enjoy news from the UK and coverage from day four of the Fifth and final Ashes Test in Sydney, including the latest from the business world, travel updates and the day’s big sports stories.

Presenters/Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty, Producer/Scott Solder

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5 Live Sport

Thursday 6 January
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE PUBLICITY

Phil Tufnell analyses the action as the Fifth Ashes Test draws to a climax
Phil Tufnell analyses the action as the Fifth Ashes Test draws to a climax

Eleanor Oldroyd brings listeners a detailed round-up of the day’s sporting headlines.

At 8pm, in a Phil Tufnell Cricket Show Ashes special, "Tuffers" and guests analyse the action Down Under as the Fifth Ashes Test draws to a climax.

From 9pm, as British No. 1 Andy Murray prepares for this months’ Australian Open at Melbourne Park, What Must Murray Do Next? asks what he needs to do to reach the very top of the game and win a Grand Slam final.

At 10pm, there’s more on one of the day’s big sports stories.

Presenters/Eleanor Oldroyd and Phil Tufnell, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Thursday 6 January 2011
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Ashes Highlights

Thursday 6 January
7.30am-5.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Highlights of the fourth day of the Fifth Test between Australia and England in Sydney, including close-of-play analysis, comes from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 6 January
11.00pm-7.30am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the fifth day of the Fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England comes, live, from Sydney.

Producer/Adam Mountford

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BBC 6 MUSIC Thursday 6 January 2011
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Gideon Coe

Thursday 6 January
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe delves into the BBC archive to find concert highlights from Japan and Be Bop Deluxe backed up with sessions from Wreckless Eric, Women, Voice Of The Seven Woods and Morrissey protégés Raymonde on Janice Long's show in 1986.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Thursday 6 January 2011
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Gagan Grewal

Thursday 6 January
6.30-8.00pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Abhishek and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan are Bollywood royalty. In today’s show, Gagan Grewal brings listeners exclusive interviews with the husband and wife actors.

The Gagan Grewal show on BBC Asian Network delivers music, news, entertainment and celebrity chat in Hindi-Urdu and English.

Presenter/Gagan Grewal

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