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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 6 May 2011
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Friday Night Is Music Night

Friday 6 May
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Janey Lee Grace presents a programme of music in celebration of spring, recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London in March. Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and they're joined by two accordionists, Zivorad Nikolic and Milos Milivojevich.

Presenter/Janey Lee Grace, Producer/Neil Varley for the BBC

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The Radio 2 Arts Show With Claudia Winkleman

Friday 6 May
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Claudia Winkleman meets author Imogen Edwards Jones, best known for the Babylon series of exposés. Xan Brooks reviews films and Estelle Lovatt reviews art.

Andrew Comben, chief executive of Brighton Festival, talks about the annual arts festival. He is joined by Joe Bone, who is performing Bane 3 – a high-octane one-man film noir parody. Joe recently got into the Guinness Book of Records for performing the most characters ever in a one-man show in Bane 2, and is hoping to break the record during his Brighton Festival première of Bane 3.

With the Tate Modern currently staging the first major retrospective of Joan Miro's work to be seen in London for 50 years, the show explores the legacy of the Spanish surrealist painter who is often described as being one of the most iconic of modern artists.

Presenter/Claudia Winkleman, Producer/Jessica Rickson for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 6 May 2011
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Composer Of The Week – Tchaikovsky

Bank Holiday Monday 2 to Friday 6 May
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Donald Macleod concludes this week's exploration of Tchaikovsky's "lost decade" with a complete performance of his controversial Manfred Symphony from 1885.

At first, the composer adored his programmatic Manfred Symphony, which took him several anguished months and was inspired by Lord Byron's poem. However, just a few months after he'd basked in satisfaction at its première, Tchaikovsky rejected it forever. "Abominable," he said, "I loathe it deeply".

Since then, the work has been a pariah – included almost apologetically on box sets of complete Tchaikovsky symphonies. It is a work that the great conductor Leonard Bernstein called "trash" and refused to perform, yet one that contains some of the most beautiful and lyrical moments in his entire output.

Donald re-evaluates the work with a rare complete performance by the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Steven Rajam

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Afternoon On 3

Friday 6 May
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Penny Gore concludes this week's opera matinee, starring Anna Netrebko as Henry VIII's ill-fated second wife, Anne Boleyn. The programme also features a final visit to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Presenter/Penny Gore, Producer/David Gallagher

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BBC Radio 3 Live In Concert – BBC Philharmonic

Friday 6 May
7.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3 Live In Concert with the BBC Philharmonic with Chief Guest Conductor Vassily Sinaisky performing works by Dvořák, Haydn and Shostakovich, in their final concert at The Bridgewater Hall this season.

Haydn wrote Trumpet Concerto, a work that revels in the new possibilities of the instrument following Anton Weidinger's development of a new keyed version of the trumpet, performed by virtuoso Alison Balsom, making a welcome return to the orchestra.

Shostakovich is one of the greatest symphonists of recent times and with his Fifth Symphony, it seems that audiences – and even Soviet officials – were in agreement, giving the piece a tumultuous ovation at its 1937 première. But nothing is ever quite as it seems; what the authorities regarded as healthy plain-speaking can equally be heard as mockery. Is the grandiose end a great victory or a parody?

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Mike George

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World On 3

Friday 6 May
11.00pm-12.45am BBC RADIO 3

Lopa Kothari presents tracks from across the globe, including a session from Indian Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans.

Hans Raj Hans sees his main role as conveying the message of the ancient Sufi masters through music. His Punjabi-language songs have a more lyrical style than the better-known Sufi Qawwali style of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – but he feels his music is a "truer" approach to Sufism.

He also writes and sings music for Bollywood films, and occasionally appears in them too. He recently featured in London South Bank's Alchemy Festival.

Presenter/Loopa Kothari, Producer/Roger Short

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 6 May 2011
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Requiem For A Moth

Friday 6 May
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Martin Wainwright explores Britain's fascination with moths. He meets composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle, who reveals his plans for a large-scale requiem for extinct species of moth.

Britain's enthusiasm for moths gets far less attention than its love of bird-watching. But "moth-ing" is a fast-growing recreation that draws people closer to the biodiversity of cities and countryside.

Martin seeks out the moth-men and women who pursue the thousands of brightly coloured species of moth.

Birtwistle talks about his life-long passion for the insects, and how his music will pay tribute to their enduring appeal.

The programme features an evening in the woods of Yorkshire welcoming in the new season of moths. And Madeleine Moth MP reveals why moths are so crucial to survival, and why moth-fancying is a peculiarly British pastime.

Presenter/Martin Wainwright, Producer/Iain Chambers for Just Radio Ltd

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The Gobetweenies Ep 1/4

New series
Friday 6 May
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

David Tennant and Sarah Alexander star as multi-married exes in a shared parenting comedy, written by Marcella Evaristi and directed by Marilyn Imrie.

The Gobetweenies is a candid look at contemporary family through the prism of two North London siblings, Lucy and Tom, as they schlep between their determinedly hands-on parents.

Joe can't take being a "once a fortnight" dad. Lucy is excited about exploring surrealism, Tom is obsessively counting sultanas and their mum, Mimi, is desperate for her third attempt at married life to get started. But the children's father, Joe, has come to a decision that will change all their lives.

David Tennant plays Joe, Sarah Alexander plays Mimi, Finlay Christie plays Tom, Phoebe Abbott plays Lucy and Stuart Milligan plays Harry.

Producer/Gordon Kennedy for Absolutely Productions

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Afternoon Play – The Janito

Friday 6 May
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

This is the story of Kevin, a talented chef who wanted to open a restaurant in his old stamping ground, to put something back and make some money at the same time. Only, he isn't very good with figures and his employees are ripping him off. His business is bleeding money.

But then Jonno turns up – the boy to whom he was a dad for a couple of years when he was "shacked up" with his mother. He couldn't save the mother, but can he now save the kid?

When Jonno returns they both try to make things work. Jonno is trying to leave behind his old life of drugs and violence but when it catches up with him, it has major consequences for both Jonno and Kevin.

Starring Jason Done from BBC One's Waterloo Road and Tachia Newall, The Janitor is written by Ed Jones.

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David Attenborough's Life Stories Ep 12/20

Friday 6 May
8.50-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

David Attenborough celebrates butterflies' migration with a twist of evolutionary thinking.

The monarch butterfly is one of the great animal travellers in the world and its migration is one of the great spectacles and feats of nature.

In this Life Story, David guides listeners through the butterfly's migration to Canada from Mexico – and back again – gently unpacking their natural history and wonder. And he recalls other butterfly congregations from filming trips over the years but, in a clever twist, brings us back to his garden with an intriguing thought about the evolution of butterfly behaviour.

Presenter/David Attenborough, Producer/Julian Hector for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 6 May 2011
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5 Live Formula 1 – 2011: Turkish GP Preview

Friday 6 May
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

David Croft and the team look ahead to the Turkish Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Presenter/David Croft, Producer/Jason Swales

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Friday 6 May 2011
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5 Live Formula 1 – 2011: Turkish GP

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 6 May
7.55-9.35pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
11.55pm-1.35am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted commentary on the first and second practice sessions for the Turkish Grand Prix, live from Istanbul Park.

Producer/Jason Swales for USP

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BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC Friday 6 May 2011
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Lauren Laverne

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 6 May
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne decamps to the home of Glastonbury Festival – Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset – to broadcast live and to announce BBC Radio 6 Music's 2011 coverage plans as the BBC's "radio home" of the festival.

Lauren talks to Emily and Michael Eavis about this year's event, which already boasts a line-up including U2, Coldplay and Beyoncé, and takes a trip to the far reaches of the festival site to find out just how much it takes to get this working farm ready for nearly 200,000 visitors. Live music comes courtesy of new band Treetop Flyers and a special guest band set to feature on this year's bill.

For the third year, 6 Music will be BBC Radio's lead broadcaster with some of the network's biggest names presenting shows and providing a behind-the-scenes look at the festival plus live performances and exclusive music news direct from the heart of the action.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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The Radcliffe And Maconie Show

Friday 6 May
1.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Californian five-piece Young The Giant pop by the studio in the middle of their UK tour to chat about their self-titled debut album which is released this week.

Presenters/Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Producer/Lizzie Hoskin

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Tom Ravenscroft

Friday 6 May
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Tom Ravenscroft introduces a guest mix of music and poetry from the 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner (and Alan Partridge's North Norwich Digital sidekick) Tim Key.

Presenter/Tom Ravenscroft, Producer/Adam Hudson

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