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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 10 April 2011
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Aled Jones With Good Morning Sunday

Sunday 10 April
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

Aled Jones says Good Morning Sunday to singer-songwriter Josh Bray, who is influenced by Eastern philosophy and practises meditation.

Aled's faith guest is Sikh blogger and broadcaster Savi Arora who explains more about the festival of Vaisakhi, looks at the news of the week from a faith perspective, and gives the Moment Of Reflection.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Janet McLarty for the BBC

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Weekend Wogan

Sunday 10 April
11.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Terry Wogan returns to Sunday mornings
Terry Wogan returns to Sunday mornings

Weekend Wogan returns to Sunday mornings, broadcasting from BBC Radio 2's Western House.

Guests and artists from the worlds of music, film, theatre and television join Terry for a Sunday morning coffee and chat about their life, work and current projects. And each week Terry will invite a musical guest to perform an intimate radio session.

Presenter/Terry Wogan, Producer/Simon Willis for Wise Buddah

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Sunday Half Hour

Sunday 10 April
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

In a programme for Passion Sunday, Brian D'Arcy reflects upon the story of Jesus's journey to the cross and our response. The programme features Derby Cathedral Choir accompanied by Tom Corfield and conducted by Peter Gould.

Hymns include There Is A Green Hill Far Away, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord and Praise To The Holiest In The Height.

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

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 10 April 2011
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Private Passions – Nicky Haslam

Sunday 10 April
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Michael Berkeley's guest on Private Passions this week is the flamboyant British interior designer Nicky Haslam, who founded the London-based interior design firm NH Design Inc.

Founded in the Eighties, the firm has worked for high-profile celebrity clients including Mick Jagger, Charles Saatchi and Rupert Everett, and has established a style which is always distinguishable for its humour, charm and wit.

Nicky loves music, and his choices include songs by Eddie Condon, Frank Loesser and Borodin (adapted for the musical Kismet), as well as opera arias by Charpentier (Depuis le jour from Louise, sung by Maria Callas) and Puccini (Vissi d'arte from Tosca). He begins with Bizet's charming Symphony in C, and there's a little-known piano waltz by Leo Tolstoy, as well as an extract from Erich Korngold's film score The Sea Hawk.

Presenter/Michael Berkeley, Producer/Sarah Cropper

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The Early Music Show – Passacaglia

Sunday 10 April
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucie Skeaping traces the history and development of the dance-based form passacaglia, from its origins in Iberian street music to great organ works by Bach.

The word passacaglia derives from the Spanish "pasar" and "calle" – meaning "to walk" and "street". The form probably originated as music performed while promenading, most likely with a guitar. With the rise in popularity of the five-string Spanish guitar, the passacaglia quickly crossed Europe and was readily adopted into song, instrumental music and even into the theatre. Repertoire in the programme includes music from an opera by Lully, Monteverdi's lament par excellence Lamento della Ninfa and one of Bach's greatest works for organ.

Presenter/Lucie Skeaping, Producer/Ewa Norman

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Discovering Music

Sunday 10 April
5.00-6.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the music of Australian-born composer Brett Dean in the company of the man himself, accompanied by soprano Claire Booth and members of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG).

Brett Dean has quickly established himself as one Australia's foremost musicians and composers. His most recent opera, Bliss, with a libretto by Amanda Holden inspired by Australian writer Peter Carey's story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 next weekend.

As a prelude to that Sara joins the composer before an invited audience, and with Claire Booth and members of BCMG, for an exploration of the composer's work. The programme focuses on two pieces: Recollections for ensemble; and Wolf-Leider, inspired by the life and songs of great 19th-century romantic Hugo Wolf.

The programme was recorded at last year's Cheltenham Festival, where Brett Dean was a featured composer.

Presenter/Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Producer/Chris Wines

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The Choir – Freedom

Sunday 10 April
6.30-8.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Aled Jones is joined by choral director Ken Burton. Together they explore the different ways in which composers have responded to the theme of freedom, including Francis Poulenc, whose horror at the occupation of Paris inspired him to create Figure humaine, a heartfelt hymn to liberty. They also explore Beethoven, John Rutter, Vaughan Williams and some of Ken's personal favourites.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Johannah Smith

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Drama On 3 – A Thousand Kisses

Sunday 10 April
8.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Frederic Raphael's new play A Thousand Kisses is based on the life and work of Roman poet Gaius Catullus.

Catullus's mysterious world is brought to life, drawing on a series of love poems at the centre of his oeuvre – based on evidence that the woman in the poems was Claudia Metelli, the sister of notorious senator Publius Clodius Pulcher, and one of the most notorious and attractive women in Rome.

A Thousand Kisses features Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as the spirited young poet who moves to Rome in search of the high life and falls for the beautiful and sophisticated Clodia, the wife of a powerful Roman aristocrat.

Narrated by Geoffrey Palmer, A Thousand Kisses imagines the complex love affair and Catullus's life as a rebellious young poet in the late Roman Republic of Cicero, Pompey and Caesar. The music is written by Clive Bell.

Producer/Jo Wheeler

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Sunday Feature – American Civil War Ep 1/3

New series
Sunday 10 April
9.30-10.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Dr Adam Smith explores the American Civil War
Dr Adam Smith explores the American Civil War

This new three-part series marks 150 years since the start of the American Civil War.

The Civil War destroyed much of the American South, ended slavery and saw the North confirmed as the defining force in American life. Yet in the decades that followed it seemed to many that the South had somehow won the peace, finding honour rather than shame in the treachery of secession and the ruins of terrible defeat – creating a new world for itself centred around the myth of the "lost cause".

Many would even declare that the issue of slavery was not the root cause of the South's desire to leave the Union in their defence of States' Rights. Dr Adam Smith travels to Richmond, the heart of the Southern Confederacy, to uncover the dramatic contradictions at the South's heart and the war it waged.

Presenter/Dr Adam Smith, Producer/Mark Burman

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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 10 April 2011
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Desert Island Discs

New series
Sunday 10 April
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Film director Terry Gilliam
Film director Terry Gilliam

Film director Terry Gilliam joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

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

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Lost Voices Ep 1/4

New series
Sunday 10 April
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In the first of a new series, Brian Patten explores the life and poetry of Anne Ridler, whose quiet and lucid observations of 20th-century life are often overlooked.

Born into a literary family, Anne's early employment with the publisher Faber meant that she was working to TS Eliot.

Her work, however, is very much in her own distinctive voice: quiet, contemplative, but acute in its observation. Juliet Stevenson reads a selection of Anne Ridler's poems on themes of the natural world, relationships and the rhythms of human life.

Presenter/Brian Patten, Producer/Christine Hall for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA Sunday 10 April 2011

Desert Island Discs Revisited Ep 2/5

Sunday 10 April
10.00-10.50am BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

Kirsty Young presents some gems from the Desert Island Discs library, beginning with a chance to hear the castaway choices of children's authors.

Desert Island Discs Revisited updates and contextualises each interview. The second writer of children's fiction is Anthony Horowitz – the creator of teenage spy Alex Rider. Anthony was interviewed by Kirsty Young in 2007.

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

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Alan Garner – Elidor

Sunday 10 April
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

Alan Garner's classic fantasy adventure is dramatised by Don Webb in a new production with original music composed by Ian Williams.

Roland, Helen, David and Nicholas Watson have escaped to Manchester to avoid helping out at their house move. After a detour down a creepy backstreet, they come upon a derelict church and a mysterious fiddle player. Little do the children know that chance didn't bring them there, but a prophecy hundreds of years old. One by one they realise that the church isn't all it seems, as the fabric of time and space opens and they are propelled into the dying and strange world of Elidor.

The cast features Mossie Cassidy as Roland, Raffey Cassidy as Helen, William Rush as Nicholas, Stephen Hoyle as David, Toby Hadoke as Malebron and Fiona Clarke as Mrs Watson/The Sibyl.

Producer/Charlotte Riches for the BBC

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Comedy Club Ep 1/6

New series
Sunday 10 April
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

Rounding off the day is the Comedy Club, six nights a week from 10pm until 12midnight. Arthur Smith's the man from Monday to Thursday, with a fine selection of comedy including well-known favourites such as The Unbelievable Truth and quirky gems like supernatural romp Ectoplasm. Plus there are great comedians popping in for a chat.

On Friday, Tom Wrigglesworth is the guest host offering a specially extended Now Show Extra; and on Sunday, Comedy Club queen Andi Osho reigns supreme. Listeners can join her for a killer comedy line-up featuring the likes of Tim Key's All Bar Luke.

Presenters/Arthur Smith, Tom Wrigglesworth and Andi Osho, Producers/Elizabeth Jaynes and Luke Doran for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 10 April 2011
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 10 April
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Colin Murray presents the Sunday Review with a look back at the weekend's sports stories so far, including the Malaysian Grand Prix, plus regular updates on Blackpool versus Arsenal from 1.30pm.

In 5 Live Rugby from 2pm there's live European Rugby Cup quarter-final commentary on Northampton Saints versus Ulster, live from Stadium:mk in Milton Keynes. Plus there are Premier League football updates on Blackpool versus Arsenal.

From 4pm there's live Premier League football commentary on Aston Villa versus Newcastle United.

Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Mike Carr

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US Masters Golf

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 10 April
9.00pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Chris Evans is in Augusta to present live coverage of the final round of the Masters. A strong British challenge is expected for the coveted Green Jacket. Commentary is provided by Iain Carter, John Murray, Alistair Bruce-Ball, Jay Townsend and Andrew Magee.

Presenter/Chris Evans, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Sunday 10 April 2011
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Baseball

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 10 April
6.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can hear commentary as World Series favourites, the Philadelphia Phillies, visit their divisional rivals the Atlantic Braves live from Turner Field, Georgia.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 10 April 2011
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Cerys On 6

Sunday 10 April
10.00am-12.00noon BBC 6 MUSIC

Seun Kuti, son of the legendary Fela Kuti, chats about his new album From Africa With Fury.

The album sees Kuti, at just 27 years of age, finding his own voice as songwriter, singer and band leader, and heading up Egypt 80, the extraordinary combo first fronted by his renowned father.

The album follows Seun Kuti's critically praised debut, 2008's Many Things; hailed for continuing Kuti's musical legacy and produced by Brian Eno, John Reynolds and Seun himself.

Presenter/Cerys Matthews, Producer/Jax Coombes

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The First Time With Debbie Harry

Sunday 10 April
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Blondie front woman Debbie Harry
Blondie front woman Debbie Harry

From their early days as part of the CBGBs post-punk club scene in New York in the late Seventies it was obvious Blondie, fronted by Debbie Harry, were a new kind of band.

In this week's First Time, Matt Everitt speaks to Debbie about Blondie's early career developing alongside CBGBs bands such as The Ramones, Talking Heads and Television; the pressures that came with the band's enormous fame (and her place as the focal part of that); the management problems that dogged Blondie's history; her strong views on the role of women in rock; and her dislike of being called "an icon".

Presenter/Matt Everitt, Producer/Henry Lopez Real

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6 Mix

Sunday 10 April
8.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

As part of BBC 6 Music's Sunday Girl day, journalist Ruth Barnes looks at the role women have played in electronic music over the past four decades.

From Delia Derbyshire's pioneering work with the Radiophonic Workshop, through Miss Kitten's role in the electroclash scene to current dubstep pioneer Ikonica, female producers have often been at the heart of the most innovative and progressive electronic movements of recent years.

In this special 6 Mix, Ruth talks to a selection of female electronic artists including blogosphere favourite Glasser and techno producer 8B*tch about their sound, their influences and what their femininity adds to their music.

There are also mini mixes from Berlin-based producers Anja Schneider and Ellen Allien, who have been at the forefront of the Berlin techno and electro scene for the last two decades.

Presenter/Ruth Barnes, Producer/Rowan Collinson for Somethin' Else

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Overnight Documentary –
The Record Producers: Tom Dowd Ep 1/2

Sunday 10 April
3.00-4.00am BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Andy Peebles presents the series in which pop record producers talk about their life and work.

American record producer and engineer Tom Dowd started in the record industry in 1947 and famously worked with Atlantic Records artists such as Lavern Baker, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and Cream. Dowd was awarded with the prestigious Grammy Trustees Award in 2002 before his death later that year.

Presenter/Andy Peebles, Producer/Frank Wilson for the BBC

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