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Network Radio BBC Week 2: 8-14 January

BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 8 January 2011
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Pick Of The Pops

Saturday 8 January
1.00-3.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Tony Blackburn counts down the charts from this week in 1963 and 1988, with hits and climbers from Ray Charles, The Tornados, Cher, Belinda Carlisle and many more.

Presenter/Tony Blackburn, Producer/Phil Swern for Unique Productions

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HQ

Saturday 8 January
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Acclaimed radio and television actor Roy Hudd returns to BBC Radio 2
Acclaimed radio and television actor Roy Hudd returns to BBC Radio 2

HQ marks the return of Roy Hudd to BBC Radio 2, his radio comedy homeland. He is joined by The Blagger's Guide's David Quantick – in a unique pairing for this all-new, half-hour sketch show.

Join Roy and David as they romp through half an hour of epic silliness, inspired by everyday life, including the mundane, the exciting, the confusing, the amusing and the amazing things that make one glad to be alive.

With the magnificent support of Anita Dobson and Kevin Eldon, this deliciously daft new comedy is part of BBC Radio 2's continuing Comedy Showcase series.

A showbiz face for over 40 years, Roy Hudd is a comedy entertainer, actor, playwright, sketch-writer and performer. From 1975, he fronted The News Huddlines on Radio 2, which went on to broadcast for 26 years, winning every radio gong going.

David Quantick is a music journalist, cultural commentator and best-selling author, who writes for multi award-winning Harry Hill's TV Burp and created The Blagger's Guide for Radio 2.

Presenter/Roy Hudd, Producer/Lucy Armitage for the BBC

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Bob Harris

Saturday 8 January
12.00midnight-3.00am BBC RADIO 2

Bermondsey-based Farrah released their first single 10 years ago and have since released four acclaimed albums. They have toured the Far East and Europe and have supported Ben Folds, Ash, The Feeling, Hard Fi, Nada Surf and The Thrills.

The band features members from Yorkshire, Scotland (via Sweden), Texas and Australia. They join Bob Harris after 1am to discuss their career and playing live.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Mark Simpson

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 8 January 2011
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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Opera Day
Kiri Te Kanawa's Favourite Mozart Arias

Saturday 8 January
10.00-11.00am BBC RADIO 3

Acclaimed New Zealand soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Acclaimed New Zealand soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

For the first 12 days of 2011, BBC Radio 3 suspends its normal schedule to play Mozart – every note he wrote – and nothing but. The Genius Of Mozart is a BBC Radio 3 composer music season on an unprecedented scale. The Mozart story is told through 11 themed days, and continues with Opera Day, Vienna Day, Freemasons Day, Late Travels and 1791 Day.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa made her breakthrough as a Mozart singer and went on to become a world-renowned Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte.

She talks about the Mozart arias that mean the most to her, including music from The Marriage Of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan Tutte.

Presenter/Kiri Te Kanawa, Producer/Clive Portbury

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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Opera Day
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Saturday 8 January
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Violinist Jennifer Pike, a recent graduate of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for a live concert from BBC Hoddinott Hall.

Mozart's prowess as a violinist is often overshadowed by his virtuosity as a pianist, but it is quite possible that he wrote his fifth and final violin concerto to play himself. It is the finale that catches most attention today, with its sudden lurch into the "Turkish" (or more accurately Hungarian-inspired) style.

Garry Walker conducts the programme, which also includes Symphony No. 25. Written when Mozart was still a teenager, it is his first symphony in a minor key and the passion and turbulence which can be heard in the outer movements could be hinting at a young man struggling out of his adolescence.

Garry Walker conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Presenter/Catrin Finch, Producer/Tim Thorne

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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Opera Day
Opera On 3 – Così fan Tutte

Saturday 8 January
2.00-3.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Martin Handley talks to singers Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Thomas Allen about their roles in Sir Colin Davis's exceptional 1981 recording of Mozart's great opera Così fan Tutte.

Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Anthony Sellors

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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Opera Day
The Early Music Show

Saturday 8 January
5.30-6.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Catherine Bott presents a programme focusing on Italian poet, librettist and moralist Pietro Trapassi, aka Metastasio, through Mozart's four settings or adaptations of his texts.

Two of these texts – Il sogno di Scipione and Lucio Silla – were written in 1771, when Mozart was still only 16, between trips to Italy.

Metastasio wrote his text Il re Pastore in 1751 and it had been set 14 times before Mozart chose it.

The fourth of Mozart's settings turned out to be one of his final works. La Clemenza di Tito was written in the summer of 1791 and, 12 weeks after the first performance, Mozart was dead.

Catherine Bott reflects on the settings of these texts and plays music from each of the four works.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Rebecca Bean

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 8 January 2011
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To Catch A Thief

Saturday 8 January
2.30-3.30pm BBC RADIO 4

This is an adaptation of David Dodge's 1952 novel, To Catch A Thief, which became a Hitchcock classic.

American John Robie is living quietly in the south of France, trying to put his career as a notorious jewel thief behind him. However, when a series of huge jewel thefts begins on the Riviera, targeting rich Americans, the police immediately suspect he has returned to his old ways.

To prove his innocence, and trap the real thief, Robie must resort to subterfuge. But his plans go awry when the daughter of one of the rich American tourists takes rather too close an interest in him, and in his past.

Dramatised by Jean Buchanan, the novel was later made into a classic film by Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

Jeff Harding plays John Robie, Jennifer Lee Jellicorse plays Francie Stevens, Laura Brook plays Mrs Stevens, Alun Raglan plays Paul, Simon Armstrong plays Bellini, Aurelie Amblard plays Danielle and Martin Sorrell plays the French extras.

Producer/Sara Davies for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 8 January 2011
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 8 January
12.00noon-7.20pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents the build-up to the busiest day of the year in football, the FA Cup third round.

At 12.45pm, there's live third-round commentary of Arsenal versus Leeds United from the Emirates Stadium.

From 3pm, there is live coverage from all the 3pm kick-offs from the FA Cup third round, plus Football League and Scottish Cup updates.

Sports Report, from 5pm, has reports, results and reaction from today's big sporting stories.

At 5.30pm, there's live commentary of Stevenage versus Newcastle United in the FA Cup third round from the Lamex Stadium.

Presenters/Mark Chapman and Richard Burgess, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 8 January 2011
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Football

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 8 January
2.55-5.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on one of the afternoon's top matches in the third round of the FA Cup.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Saturday 8 January 2011
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Raj & Pablo ... In Conversation With...

Saturday 8 January
9.00am-12.00noon BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Raj and Pablo speak to three of Bollywood's biggest stars – Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Farah Khan. Filmed in front of a live studio audience at BBC Television Centre in late December, the event offers a unique opportunity for listeners to get closer to their Bollywood icons.

Coming together for one of Bollywood's most anticipated action comedy films, Tees Maar Khan, the stars talk about filming and also reveal the stories behind their Bollywood lives and careers.

In 1991, Akshay Kumar became an instant Bollywood favourite with action-packed debut Saugandh. He has since appeared in more than 90 Hindi films and had comedy success with Welcome and Singh Is Kinng.

British model-turned-Bollywood-actress Katrina Kaif stars alongside Akshay for the sixth time in as many years. New to Indian cinema in 2003 movie Boom, she has become a popular leading lady after hit films Sarkar, Namastey London, Race and Raajneeti.

Farah Khan is best known for choreographing some of Bollywood's most popular song and dance routines for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil Chahta Hai and, lately, hit film Dabangg. This is her third film as director following hits Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om.

The event is available to view online at www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork from January 2011.

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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 9 January 2011
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Johnnie Walker's Sounds Of The 70s

Sunday 9 January
3.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Bryan Ferry reminisces with Johnnie Walker about the Seventies, a decade when he rose to prominence as lead vocalist and songwriter with Roxy Music and, later, as a solo artist.

Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Natasha Costa Correa for the BBC

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Sunday Half Hour

Sunday 9 January
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Brian D'Arcy begins a series of programmes looking at the Beatitudes – the blessings of Jesus. He explores what they mean and what promises they hold, starting with "Blessed are those who mourn...".

This week's featured choir is the Sirenian Singers, recorded at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Wrexham.

The musical director is Jean Stanley Jones and the organist is Graham Eccles. Hymns include: The King Of Love My Shepherd Is; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; and I Vow To Thee My Country.

Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Clair Jaquiss for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 9 January 2011
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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Vienna Day
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Sunday 9 January
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

The BBC Philharmonic and conductor Nicholas Kraemer take listeners on a miniature trip to the opera, beginning with the overture to one of Mozart's earliest operatic triumphs, Lucio Silla, composed for the Milan court when he was just 16.

New Generation Artist Ben Johnson contributes three arias Mozart wrote to show off the genius of individual voices in other composer's operas, as well as a licenza praising the Archbishop of Salzburg on the anniversary of his enthronement.

A rare version of a Divertimento written in Mozart's downtime in Milan on an earlier visit completes the programme.

Ben Johnson sings tenor and Nicholas Kraemer conducts the BBC Philharmonic.

Presenter/Louise Fryer, Producer/Mike George

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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Vienna Day
The Early Music Show – Mozart And The Baroque

Sunday 9 January
2.00-3.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucie Skeaping reflects on Mozart's fascination for the music of the Baroque in his later career. The programme features his transcriptions for string quartet of JS Bach's Preludes And Fugues and his 1782 Baroque Suite for piano in C major.

The programme also examines Mozart's re-orchestrations of some of Handel's large-scale works such as Acis And Galatea, and how some Baroque-like features found their way into pieces such as The Magic Flute, the Requiem and the Jupiter Symphony.

Presenter/Lucie Skeaping, Producer/Les Pratt

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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Vienna Day
Herr Mozart Presents...

Sunday 9 January
6.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 3

One of the most successful periods of Mozart's life was the first half of the 1780s, when, having made his permanent move to Vienna, he appeared before the public many times as a composer and pianist.

The formats of these concerts were different from those of today. A symphony, for instance, could be broken up and interspersed with vocal items, keyboard improvisations and examples of the genre which Mozart brought to a new level of sophistication at this time – the piano concerto.

Mozart scholar Cliff Eisen explores the atmosphere of Mozart's Viennese concerts, and revisits one in particular, the benefit concert given at the Burgtheater on 11 March 1783 for his sister-in-law, singer Aloisa Lange.

Presenter/Cliff Eisen, Producer/Lindsay Kemp

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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Vienna Day
Play Mozart For Me

Sunday 9 January
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is the late-night Mozart DJ with the discs. Listeners are invited to provide Mozart requests and dedications.

Presenter/Sara Mohr-Pietsch

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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 9 January 2011
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Readings From The King James Bible

Sunday 9 January
8.15-9.00am BBC RADIO 4
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4
4.00-5.55pm BBC RADIO 4
7.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 4
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 4

Celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible continue on BBC Radio 4 with a special day of readings. Broadcast over seven hours throughout the day's schedule, these readings enable listeners to hear some of the best-loved passages of scripture; a text which has contributed hugely to the literature, language and culture of this country and far beyond.

The 28 Bible readings, recorded by some of the finest acting talent of this generation, have been chosen to highlight the Bible's literary merits and include some of the most powerful narratives.

Each of the readings includes an introduction from one of eight essayists who include Simon Schama, Will Self, Archbishop Rowan Williams, David Lodge and Joanne Harris. Actors reading include Samuel West, Rory Kinnear, Miriam Margolyes, Hugh Bonneville, Emilia Fox, Toby Stephens, Adjoa Andoh, Henry Goodman, Niamh Cusack, Hugh Quarshie, Emma Fielding, Olivia Williams, Dan Stephens and Bill Patterson.

The essayist for each section introduces each reading in turn and guides listeners through the stories they are about to hear.

This day of readings follows on from a three-part documentary series presented by James Naughtie, exploring how the King James Bible came to be commissioned and written, and illustrating how it still holds a strong influence in British culture today.

Producers/Christine Morgan and Mark O'Brien for the BBC

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Desert Island Discs

Sunday 9 January
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Former MP and writer Gyles Brandreth joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

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

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Neglected Classics – Miss Mackenzie Ep 1 /2

Sunday 9 January
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Miss Mackenzie is written by Anthony Trollope and dramatised by Martyn Wade.

Miss Margaret Mackenzie is a single woman in her mid-thirties who receives a large inheritance when her brother dies. She must then deal with what comes with the fortune, including several suitors, who may, or, may not be after her money.

Margaret decides to rent a small house in Littlebath and takes her surviving brother Tom's daughter with her as her ward. Tom and his wife, Sarah, are horrified that they have been left no money, especially as they find themselves in financial difficulties.

Margaret's suitors include: her brother's junior partner, Mr Rubb; her cousin, John Ball, a widowed father of seven; and Mr Maguire, the Littlebath curate.

Margaret has to pick her way through this romantic minefield, not knowing whether or not each man wants to marry her for her fortune rather than love. Her wish is simply to find true love.

However, storm clouds gather when it is discovered that the fortune does not belong to Margaret after all but to her cousin, John Ball. The financial assistance she has given to her brother's family cannot continue. What is to become of Miss Margaret Mackenzie?

Miss Mackenzie stars Hattie Morahan as Miss Mackenzie; Philip Franks as John Ball; Margaret Tyzack as Lady Ball; Stephen Critchlow as Mr. Maguire; Lloyd Thomas as Mr Rubb; Sam Dale as Tom Mackenzie; Joanna Monro as Sarah Mackenzie; Leah Brotherhead as Susanna Mackenzie; Sean Baker as Mr Slow; Claire Harry as Miss Todd; Christine Kavanagh as Mrs Stumfold; and Henry Devas as Rev. Stumfold. Miss Mackenzie was the runner-up in BBC Radio 4's Neglected Classics vote.

Producer/Tracey Neale for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 9 January 2011
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 9 January
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Ian Payne brings listeners the day's sports news and build-up to this afternoon's FA Cup third round action, plus updates from today's rugby union Premiership matches.

From 1.30pm, there's live commentary of Manchester United versus Liverpool in their FA Cup third round tie from Old Trafford.

At 4pm, there is live FA Cup third round tie commentary of Leicester City versus Manchester City from the Walkers Stadium.

Presenter/Ian Payne, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Sunday 9 January 2011
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5 Live NFL

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 9 January
5.45-9.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

The opening weekend of the NFL, postseason, continues with live coverage of the third game in the wildcard round.

Producer/Simon Crosse for USP

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5 Live NFL

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 9 January
9.30pm-1.30am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Listeners can enjoy NFL commentary from the final play off game in the wildcard round.

Producer/Simon Crosse for USP

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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 9 January 2011
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The Huey Show

Sunday 9 January
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Huey Morgan, who talks to acclaimed cult film-maker David Lynch
Huey Morgan, who talks to acclaimed cult film-maker David Lynch

Huey Morgan talks to acclaimed cult film-maker David Lynch. David tells Huey about his creative and innovative use of music in his films and TV programmes, from Roy Orbison and Bobby Vinton in Blue Velvet to composer Angelo Badalamenti's haunting compositions for Twin Peaks.

Following the recent release of David's electro-pop singles on the Sunday Best label, Huey also asks him about creating his own music and where his personal musical allegiances lie.

Presenter/Huey Morgan, Producer/Becky Maxted for Wise Buddah

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BBC RADIO 1 Monday 10 January 2011
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BBC Radio 1's Stories – The A-Z Of Adele

Monday 10 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1

The winner of The Sound Of 2008, Adele, looks back on how her life and career have changed over the past two years, while talking listeners through the music that made her who she is.

Previous Radio 1 documentaries have included: International Radio 1, The Art Of Noise, Africa Makes Some Noise, The A-Z Of Vampire Weekend, The Story Of The Noughties and The Story Of The DIY Video.

Producer/Alice Lloyd

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BBC RADIO 1XTRA Monday 10 January 2011
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The 1Xtra Breakfast Show With Twin B

New series
Monday 10 January
7.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 1XTRA

Twin B (aka Alec Boateng) kicks off a new weekday schedule
Twin B (aka Alec Boateng) kicks off a new weekday schedule

Twin B (aka Alec Boateng) kicks off a brand-new weekday schedule on BBC Radio 1Xtra, serving up a tasty breakfast show to get the nation's young radio listeners up and ready for the day ahead.

Twin B moves to Breakfast after a successful stint on the weekend morning slot on 1Xtra and he brings his cheeky, energetic style to the show.

Previous Breakfast hosts Trevor Nelson and Gemma Cairney now host their own solo shows in the revamp, with Trevor moving to the 10am-1pm weekday show, featuring the 1Xtra Live Lounge, films and guests, while Gemma takes on weekday afternoons from 1-4pm, focusing on entertainment, celebrity and fashion.

The new daytime weekday schedule is as follows:

7-10am The 1Xtra Breakfast Show With Twin B
10am-1pm Trevor Nelson
1-4pm Gemma Cairney
4-7pm Westwood

Presenter/Twin B, Producer/Emma Stephens

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 10 January 2011
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Ken Bruce

Monday 10 January
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2's Balearic Hero Ken Bruce kicks off another week during which he'll keep listeners entertained with a daily dose of two-and-a-half hours of music and wit.

Jason Donovan – star of Neighbours and the West End stage, and Eighties pop sensation – chooses two songs for his Tracks Of My Years.

There's also a Love Song, the Record Of The Week and the latest travel news from Lynn Bowles.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones for the BBC

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Radcliffe And Maconie

Monday 10 January
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie present a live session from Brighton-based four-man indie rock band British Sea Power. They play three tunes from their new album, Valhalla Dancehall.

Presenters/Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Producer/Lizzie Hoskin for Smooth Operations

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Val Doonican – Rocking ... But Gently Ep 2/2

Monday 10 January
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Patrick Kielty continues the Val Doonican Story, picking up the tale as the Irish charmer embarks upon a career in television.

Patrick considers the Val Doonican appeal with music and comedy archive plus new interviews from producers and entertainers who have worked with Val down the years. Reflecting on the longevity of his career, Val explains how he managed to keep his feet on the ground and discusses his decision to stop.

Contributors include Sir Terry Wogan, Ronnie Corbett, Lynn Doonican, Yvonne Littlewood, Roger Richards, Jim Moir, John Williams and John Ammonds. There's classic music and television archive, from Val's earliest musical influences to his musical collaborations with stars including Rosemary Clooney, John Williams and Crystal Gayle. The show also reveals a man who, as well as considerable musical talent, also has an unerring professionalism.

Presenter/Patrick Kielty, Producer/Lisa Meyer for Above The Title

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 10 January 2011
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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Freemasons Day
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Monday 10 January
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Elias Quartet perform two works by Mozart written a few years before the end of the composer's short life. First the "Dissonance" Quartet, so called because of its unusual slow introduction; and then the Elias Quartet is joined by viola player Malin Broman to play the heartfelt and impassioned String Quintet.

Presenter/Sean Rafferty, Producer/Helen Garrison

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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Freemasons Day
In Tune

Monday 10 January
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of Mozartian music and guests, including harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani.

Presenter/Sean Rafferty, Producer/Andrew King

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 10 January 2011
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Book Of The Week – The Invention Of Murder Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 10 to Friday 14 January
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

The Invention Of Murder explores the 19th-century fascination with violent crime and its commercial exploitation.

During the course of the 19th century, murder became an obsession with British society, providing the subject matter of novels, ballads, theatre and melodrama.

The Invention Of Murder explores this fascination with deadly violence by relating some of the century's most gripping and gruesome cases and the ways in which they were commercially exploited.

One such case was the Ratcliffe Highway murders of 1811 in London's East End. These were two separate sets of killings in which seven people lost their lives. It was a case that shocked the nation; this was half as many as had been murdered in the entire previous year throughout England and Wales, and forced the establishment to rethink the policing of major cities.

Judith Flanders's The Invention Of Murder has been abridged by David Jackson Young. The reader is to be confirmed.

Producer/Kirsteen Cameron for the BBC

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Woman's Hour Drama – TwilightBaby.com Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 10 to Friday 14 January
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Jenny Eclair stars as Cass Mason, who is finding it hard to be a mother again aged 47, in this comic drama co-written by Jenny with Julie Balloo.

Cass finds she barely has time to blog with a new baby who won't sleep. She fears she's turning into a zombie. The rest of her family are not much help and she wonders if Ken will ever find a job; if her designer-clad sister will even offer to hold a drooling baby; and if her two grown children are really contemplating moving back home.

Cass charts Florence's first year to a backdrop of sibling rivalry, competitive mums and attempting to get her body back into some kind of shape.

Producer/Sally Avens for the BBC

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Ed Reardon's Week Ep 1/6

New series
Monday 10 January
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) returns for a new series
Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) returns for a new series

BBC Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never-ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together.

Inevitably Ed finds himself once more battling through the week encountering the numerous 12-year-olds who run the media; teaching the lively bunch of pensioners who can show him a thing or two about moneymaking schemes, frugal living and having a good time, thank you very much; and having regular run-ins with the rather successful Jaz Milvane, director of Ed's only ever book-to-screen adaptation.

Austerity has hit Ed hard and he is picking blackberries from the canal towpath for his breakfast. However, things may be looking up as the first episode sees Ed working with the most disturbingly fresh and mesmerisingly compelling voice of his generation, Ben Herbert. Ben has a three-book deal and no time to write them all, so Ed has been drafted in to help him write one of the books, How To Survive With Like No Cash.

Ed Reardon's Week stars Christopher Douglas as Ed, Philip Jackson as Jaz Milvane, Geoff McGivern as Cliff, Simon Greenall as Ray, Barunka O'Shaughnessy as Ping, John Fortune as Felix. Tom Price as Ben Herbert, Rita May as Pearl, Stephanie Cole as Olive and Geoffrey Whitehead as Stan.

Ed Reardon's Week is written by Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

Producer/Dawn Ellis for the BBC

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Afternoon Play – Believe Me

Monday 10 January
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

When art teacher Rachel bumps into chef Tyrone on his first day in London it is the start of a sunny, passionate love affair. But this is an affair that will take them into much darker places.

Soon it makes sense for Tyrone, now working as a chef in a local upmarket cafe, to move into Rachel's flat. But it's not long before there are tiny bits of grit starting to despoil the love oyster. As things get more serious issues of control, jealousy, trust and violence rise to the surface in this thriller exploring a lesser-known side of domestic abuse, written by Stephanie Dale.

Naomi Frederick plays Rachel, Alex Lanipekun plays Tyrone, Leah Brotherhead plays Tasha, Sally Orrock plays the WPC, Lloyd Thomas plays the policeman and Sean Baker plays the prosecutor.

Producer/David Hunter for the BBC

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The Last Refuge

Monday 10 January
8.00-8.30pm BBC RADIO 4

The Last Refuge goes inside refuges for men who experience domestic violence from their female partners.

Incidents against men are on the rise, but the stigma attached to being a victim remains. There are only 50 refuge places for men in England and Wales, compared to 7,500 for women.

The programme explores whether refuge provision for men is the best way forward. And with incidents against men on the rise, it also looks at society's more critical response to men who are victims of domestic abuse and the complex reasons that makes men stay.

Producer/Sara Conkey for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 10 January 2011
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5 Live Sport

Monday 10 January
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents football debate and reaction to the weekend's FA Cup third-round matches in the Monday Night Club.

From 9pm Mark Clemmit has a round-up of the weekend's Football League action.

At 9.30pm Mark Chapman and Dave Vitty bring listeners bang up to date with all football's burning issues in just 30 minutes, in Football Express.

From 10pm there's more on one of the day's top sports stories.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 10 January 2011
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Steve Lamacq

Monday 10 January
4.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Steve Lamacq welcomes London rock trio White Lies into the BBC 6 Music studios to unveil new songs from their forthcoming album, Ritual.

White Lies beat stiff competition from Florence And The Machine and Empire Of The Sun to take second place in the BBC's Sound Of 2009 poll, and became the first act of 2009 to achieve a No. 1 album. They have drawn comparisons to the likes of Joy Division and Editors.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan

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Marc Riley

Monday 10 January
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Live from London Village are Wire. The band are back with a new album, Red Barked Trees, and play tracks for Marc Riley and the listeners.

Red Barked Tree rekindles a lyricism sometimes absent from Wire's previous work and reconnects with the live energy of their performances, harnessed and channelled from extensive touring over the past few years. The new album was conceived, written and recorded mostly during 2010 by the pared-down line-up of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey.

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Gideon Coe

Monday 10 January
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe plays concert tracks from John Martyn (1981) and Drugstore (1996) plus archive sessions from Led Zeppelin, Cud, Miss Black America and Amgoo.

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Network Radio BBC Week 2: Tuesday 11 January 2011

BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 11 January 2011
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Jamie Cullum

Tuesday 11 January
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jazz-pop singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz on BBC Radio 2
Jazz-pop singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz on BBC Radio 2

Jamie Cullum showcases his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz, from its heritage to the future.

This week, one of Jamie's favourite artists, legendary American jazz-blues pianist Mose Allison, looks back over his career in music and talks about his varying influences while sharing anecdotes from his time in the business.

Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, The Yardbirds, The Who and Georgie Fame have all cited Mose Allison as a major influence on their work. Allison responds to their interpretations of his music as well as telling the story behind his famous tune The Seventh Son.

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Feeling Good – The Nina Simone Story Ep 2/2

Tuesday 11 January
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Nina Simone's daughter, Simone, explores the career of her mother as an unsung pioneer of civil rights, a jazz chanteuse, a blues artist and a live performer, sharing her personal thoughts and providing a glimpse of the real woman behind the distinctive voice.

Featuring unreleased concert tracks and contributions from some of Nina's closest friends, Simone explores her mother's musical style and what she was like as a live performer in part two of the documentary.

Taking her stage name from French actress Simone Signoret, Nina's performing career began as a singer-pianist in Atlantic City. A commanding, if sometimes difficult, performer, Nina often displayed an irrational temper but her shows were always an experience. Friends explain that this was due to her being bi-polar, a condition she refused to accept that she had.

A fluke UK hit of My Baby Just Cares For Me, a resurrected Fifties master, pushed the singer into the commercial spotlight when it reached No. 5 in the charts in 1987 thanks to its use in a Chanel No. 5 commercial. She also gave a series of mesmerising performances at Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London during this decade. She recorded the classic album Baltimore, and her last album, A Single Woman, was released in 1993. Elektra's A&R man Michael Alago talks about how he signed Nina and got her to record again.

Her musical style can only be described as fearless; she refused to be categorised and sang soul, jazz, blues, gospel and Broadway tunes – often over the course of the same album or concert – and always her skills at the piano leaned towards her classical training. An uncompromising personality, Nina Simone was one of popular music's great divas.

Contributors include Nina's high school friend Hannah Ferguson; her niece, Joyce Stroud; her close friend Verta Mae Grosvenor; concert promoter Ron Delsener; her drummer for 18 years, Paul Robinson; and singer Patti Smith.

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 11 January 2011
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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Late Travels
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Tuesday 11 January
1.00-2.10pm BBC RADIO 3

Suzy Klein presents the BBC Concert Orchestra and Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth, who are joined by pianist John Lill at LSO St Luke's in London to play one of Mozart's best-loved piano concertos and two symphonies: the short one-movement No. 32 and the effervescent No. 29 in A.

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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
Late Travels
In Tune

Tuesday 11 January
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of Mozartian music and guests, including clarinettist Sarah Williamson and violinist Rachel Podger.

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 11 January 2011
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What We Leave We Carry – The Legacy Of John La Rose

Tuesday 11 January
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

At John La Rose's kitchen table, Burt Caesar "limes" [hangs out] with Linton Kwesi Johnson, Margaret Busby and others, to assess the legacy of the founder of Britain's first black publishing house.

In 1966, the late John La Rose founded New Beacon Books. At first selling Caribbean and African literature from his north London home, he then himself began publishing, becoming the first black publishing house in Britain.

La Rose's whole life was one of activism and political and cultural involvement. He was a trade unionist in Trinidad; in the mid-Fifties he co-authored, with Raymond Quevedo (Atilla the Hun), an early study of calypso; he co-founded the Caribbean Artists Movement with poets Andrew Salkey and Kamau Brathwaite; he was chairman of the Institute of Race Relations; he became involved in the Black Education Movement; and he founded the George Padmore Supplementary School for West Indian children in 1969. He was also Chair of the committee that mobilised 20,000 people to march in protest through London after the arson attack in New Cross in 1981 in which 13 young black people died.

Poets, novelists, theologians, campaigners, sculptors and musicians all gathered around the kitchen table of this erudite and generous man, liming and planning campaigns.

Burt Caesar, who was himself influenced by John La Rose, joins his partner Sarah White and old friends, poet and musician Linton Kwesi Johnson; Margaret Busby, founder of Britain's second black publishing house; Trinidadian scholar Susan Craig-Jones; and Professor Gus John, who became the first black Director of Education in the country in the Eighties. They all gather to tell listeners his story, and consider the legacy of John La Rose.

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Great Lives Ep 6/9

Tuesday 11 January
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Barry Cryer nods to his Yorkshire roots in choosing JB Priestley, author of The Good Companions and An Inspector Calls, as the biographical series continues.

Barry knew JB for the last 10 years of his life, and fondly recalls visiting him with two members of the Monty Python team. Other memories include a trip to the Café Royal, and thoughts on Priestley's notorious love of women. Martin Wainwright, northern editor of the Guardian, also brings to life a prolific writer nearly killed in the First World War. Some say he wrote so much to avoid the memories of that war.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Arnolfini in Bristol, the programme includes colourful clips of JB Priestley and also Priestley's son, Tom.

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My Teenage Diary Ep 4/6

Tuesday 11 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Rufus Hound invites Meera Syal to choose embarrassing extracts from her teenage diary and read them out in public for the very first time.

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Britain's Violent Children – Breaking The Pattern

Tuesday 11 January
8.00-8.40pm BBC RADIO 4 (Title change 24 December)

Winifred Robinson explores how children who offend are treated and how far one reconciles the demands for justice with hopes that their lives can be rehabilitated.

With unique access to the police cells in Hull, Winifred charts what happens from the moment of arrest and examines how demands for justice are reconciled with the need to protect society by changing offending behaviour.

The two young brothers who beat and tortured another pair of boys in Doncaster raised concerns about what happens longer term to those who offend at a very young age. These concerns have been heightened by the recent re-arrest of Jon Venables and the case of Learco Chindamo, who was re-arrested just four months after serving his sentence for the murder of headmaster Philip Lawrence.

The Coalition government has agreed plans to drastically cut the prison population through community penalties overseen by charities and the private sector. To assess how changes will affect young offenders, Winifred examines restorative justice schemes and initiatives including the one undertaken in Hull, where youth justice workers maintain a round-the-clock presence in the custody suite.

The programme follows access granted for earlier documentary programmes in some of the country's secure children's units. Winifred follows up youngsters released from these "child prisons" and examines what more could be done in terms of preventing reoffending.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 11 January 2011
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Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 11 January
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents the day's sports news and build-up to tonight's live football action.

From 7.45pm there's commentary on the League Cup semi-final first leg as West Ham United meet Birmingham City at Upton Park.

At 9.40pm The Final Whistle delivers post-match reaction to the tie.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 11 January 2011
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Nemone

Tuesday 11 January
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

BBC 6 Music presenter Nemone
BBC 6 Music presenter Nemone

Former Soft Cell front man Marc Almond shares the songs that have inspired his songwriting. Tracks come from the likes of T-Rex, Lou Reed, Midlake, The Sweet, Patrick Wolf and David Bowie.

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Gideon Coe

Tuesday 11 January
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe's archive concert gems come from Stereolab at Reading in 1996 and Rory Gallagher at the Paris Theatre in 1978. Session tracks include archive from Anrhefn, Kaito and Suicide.

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BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 12 January 2011
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The Mike Harding Show

Wednesday 12 January
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mike Harding presents an hour of the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music, including an interview with American singer-songwriter Richard Shindell.

A songwriter's songwriter, Richard is noted for his cinematic and evocative songs that deal vividly with personal, political and spiritual subjects.

His narrative songs have been covered by the likes of Joan Baez and Dar Williams, and his own records have featured guest spots by Richard Thompson, Eliza Gilkyson and long-time Shindell collaborator Lucy Kaplansky.

New Jersey-born and Buenos Aires-based, Richard joins Mike Harding to talk about his influences and early days, about making a living as a singer-songwriter, and about the remarkable and varied subjects that have inspired his fantastic songs.

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Radcliffe And Maconie

Wednesday 12 January
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Live from Manchester, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are joined by their glam show regular, Noddy Holder.

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The Story Of Funk Ep 2/3

Wednesday 12 January
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

From the Sixties to the present day, funk reverberates through popular culture in fashion, street language, TV, the movies and pop music. The far-reaching influence of funk is everywhere.

In the second part of the series, Let's Take It To The Stage, American actress Pam Grier examines the funkiest decade of all, the Seventies. Back when bell bottoms, afros and hoop earrings were the thing, an explosion of bands took funk to the world stage with acts such as George Clinton's P-Funk, Kool And The Gang, Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, The Bar-Keys, the Ohio Players and The Meters. These acts were supported by the emergence of new genres such as jazz, African and Latin funk.

Taking listeners on a funk history odyssey, Pam, who has been a fan of the music since she starred in the so-called Blaxploitation movies of the Seventies, ensures that BBC Radio 2 is one station under a groove.

The series features contributions from Earth Wind And Fire, Kool And The Gang, Sly And The Family Stone, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, P-Funk musicians, Average White Band, Cameo, Clyde "Funky Drummer" Stubblefield, Charles Wright, The Last Poets, Beverley Knight, Matt Fink, Acid Jazz's Eddie Piller and rapper Shock G.

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BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 12 January 2011
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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
1791 Day
Choral Evensong

Wednesday 12 January
4.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

In the final leg of BBC Radio 3's celebration of the genius of Mozart, 1791 Day sets in context Mozart's music and activities during his final year and this offering includes two performances of the Requiem Mass, his most iconic work and the key to so much of the Mozart mythology.

Choral Evensong presents a liturgical performance of Mozart's Requiem Mass in D minor K626, live from the impressive surroundings of the Chapel of New College, Oxford. The soloists, Jonty Ward (treble), Guy Cutting (tenor) and Thomas Edwards (bass), are drawn from the Choir of New College and are accompanied by the European Union Baroque Orchestra directed by Edward Higginbottom.

Producer/Stephen Shipley

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THE GENIUS OF MOZART
1791 Day
Performance On 3

Wednesday 12 January
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

The second Requiem in Performance On 3 features a modern concert performance by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by its incoming chief conductor Juanjo Mena.

Producer/Peter Thresh

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 12 January 2011
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Vines On The Frontline

Wednesday 12 January
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Jeremy Bowen meets the Lebanese wine makers who braved the frontline
Jeremy Bowen meets the Lebanese wine makers who braved the frontline

Jeremy Bowen takes listeners on a journey across arid mountains and through Mediterranean valleys, meeting the wine makers who braved the bombs and bullets of the frontline.

Lebanon is a Middle Eastern country nestled between Arab neighbours whose religion forbids them to drink alcohol. It is also a country that has been scarred by war, from the 15-year civil war between 1975 and 1990 to the recent Israeli-Lebanon conflict in 2006.

But Lebanon is also an ancient civilisation, a country of merchants and traders. Its history dates back to Noah, the first wine maker in the Bible. Fittingly the Temple of Bacchus, an impressive tribute to the God of wine, is situated among the ruins of Balbek, in the Bekaa Valley. But the temple, like Lebanese wine, has survived centuries of war and the wine makers of the Bekka are optimistic that wine will outlive war.

Sharing stories with the wine makers who, in defiance and dedication to their craft, continue to grow their vines so close to the frontline, Jeremy delves into the cultural and ethnic mosaic of this unstable but extraordinary country.

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Afternoon Play – My Haunted Expression

Wednesday 12 January
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Sue's plans to break free of the tough housing estate on which she lives are scuppered by husband Finn going to the aid of a neighbour who has learning difficulties, in Helen Clohessy's My Haunted Expression.

Sue is tired of the violence, noise and ugliness of her inner London estate. She'd love to move, perhaps to the seaside, perhaps run a Bed and Breakfast but she can't get a job and her husband Finn doesn't bring home much money.

Sue's best friend Lisa keeps her afloat. Fun-loving Lisa refuses to be bullied by anyone or anything. Aware that Sue needs a change, Finn suggests blowing their savings on a trip to Australia but they settle amicably for a day in Brighton. Finn even agrees to apply for a job with London Underground to get more money to enable them to move.

Their plans are scuppered by an impulsive act of kindness, when Finn is arrested for assaulting a policeman while going to the aid of Running John, a neighbour with learning difficulties who was being evicted because he didn't fill in his Housing Benefit forms.

Can Sue and Finn work out their differences?

My Haunted Expression stars Rosie Cavaliero as Sue, John Dougall as Finn, Sally Orrock as Lisa, Tony Bell as Mick, Daniel Cooper as JJ, Deeivya Meir as Milly and Jude Akuwudike as Derek.

Producer/David Hunter for the BBC

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Thin Air Ep 1/3

New series
Wednesday 12 January
9.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Gabrielle Walker explores the atmosphere – the ocean of air on which we all depend.

Gabrielle not only experiences air, she weighs it. At ground level, the air is not as "thin" as one might imagine. The Royal Albert Hall, in its day one of the largest volumes of air enclosed in a single span, may appear to be full of nothing, but in fact, the air inside weighs 70 tons.

Later in the series, Gabrielle investigates the two components of air – carbon dioxide and oxygen – and how the atmosphere protects life on Earth from the hazards of deep space.

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My Teenage Diary Ep 5/6

Wednesday 12 January
11.15-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Rufus Hound invites comedian Rob Deering to read embarrassing extracts from his teenage diary in the penultimate episode of the series.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 12 January 2011
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 12 January
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents the day's sports news and introduces build-up to tonight's Carling Cup semi-final first leg between Ipswich Town and Arsenal, which kicks off at Portman Road at 7.45pm.

From 9.40pm the Final Whistle features reaction from tonight's big match.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Wednesday 12 January 2011
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Cricket

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 12 January
8.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Live from Adelaide, the Test Match Special team presents uninterrupted commentary on the first Twenty20 International between Australia and England.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 12 January 2011
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Huey Morgan

Wednesday 12 January
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Brighton-based indie rockers British Sea Power join Huey Morgan for a live 6 Music session to play songs from their fifth studio album, Valhalla Dancehall.

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Gideon Coe

Wednesday 12 January
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents vintage concert highlights from Mansun and James Yorkston.

He also presents classic session tracks from the Pale Fountains, Sleater-Kinney and Tunng.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Wednesday 12 January 2011
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Heart And Soul – Haiti: One Year On Ep 2/2

Wednesday 12 January
12.30-1.00pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Edward Stourton investigates the effects of religion on international aid in Haiti
Edward Stourton investigates the effects of religion on international aid in Haiti

One year after the devastating earthquake, and in the midst of a cholera outbreak, Edward Stourton travels to Haiti to investigate the positive and negative effects of religion on international aid.

Religion in Haiti is an often explosive mix of voodoo and Roman Catholicism, complicated by American evangelists arriving to offer aid in exchange for souls, and to talk of God's "curse" on the country's voodoo roots.

All this is taking place in a country already battling political instability, disease and allegations that food aid and cheap imports have destroyed local agriculture.

This programme will be broadcast again at 4.30pm today.

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Network Radio BBC Week 2: Thursday 13 January 2011

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 13 January 2011
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Listen To The Band

Thursday 13 January
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Frank Renton presents highlights of the recent Brass In Concert entertainment competition, which is held every year at The Sage, Gateshead.

The show features The Fairy (Geneva) Band and the winner of the best soloist award, Matthew White, who is also the current BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist of the Year.

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Tim Rice's American Pie Ep 40/52

Thursday 13 January
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Sir Tim Rice reaches Pennsylvania, the Keystone State.

Featured artists in tonight's show include Roy Orbison, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Will Smith, Pink, Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen.

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 13 January 2011
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Music Planet

New series
Thursday 13 January
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Andy Kershaw treks across the globe for Music Planet
Andy Kershaw treks across the globe for Music Planet

A major new series, Music Planet offers the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the cultures witnessed on BBC One's Human Planet by experiencing their music, sounds and songs.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go trekking across the globe to bring music from the peoples of some of the world's remotest regions, visiting many of the places featured in the TV series. This week the focus is on the music of ocean communities.

Galicians consider themselves Celts, linked by sea travel with peoples in Northern France, Ireland and Scotland. In Galicia, Lucy Duran meets leading piper Xosé Manuel Budiño and is invited to the village of Cebreiro for a party celebrating Celtic culture.

Andy Kershaw goes shark fishing in Papua New Guinea with Blais, the singing shark caller from Tembin Village, to the accompaniment of the villagers, who encourage them with a unique repertory of shark-calling songs.

Lucy visits the coastal city of Salvador da Bahia in Brazil, the ancient capital of Camdomblé, the religion that uses old African customs and languages and is practised on the seashore looking across to Africa. The sea and its shells are crucial to the liturgy as well as to its music.

In the Solomon Islands, Andy gets the gospel – the Deep Sea Canoe Movement is dedicated to keeping up continuous worship 24 hours a day on the paradise island of Malaita.

Presenters/Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran, Producers/Roger Short and James Parkin

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 13 January 2011
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Imelda Marcos, Dictator Of Taste?

Thursday 13 January
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Mark Ellen asks why Imelda Marcos is emerging as an unlikely modern art icon.

During her time as First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos was an enthusiastic patroness of the arts. She has now become an object of inspiration to artists across the globe, with Imelda-inspired works including an elaborate song cycle, photographs, a film and even plans for a musical.

In this programme, Mark Ellen explores the emergence of Imelda Marcos as a modern icon as David Byrne, Norman Cook and other artists and musicians inspired by her life; consider why Imelda has mutated into a modern muse, and whether she deserves such broadly sympathetic treatment.

Presenter/Mark Ellen, Producer/Julia Johnson for the BBC

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Afternoon Play – Escape From Gaza

Thursday 13 January
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In summer 2009, Ahmed Masoud left his pregnant wife to visit his sick mother. This, perhaps, is considered an everyday occurrence for most, but Ahmed's family live in Gaza...

Escape From Gaza is written by Justin Butcher and Ahmed Masoud and stars Adeel Akhtar as Ahmed Masoud, Sam Dastoor as Mahmoud, Kevork Malikyan as Father, Saikat Ahamed as Mohammed, Souad Faress as Mother, Claire Harry as Heather, Leah Brotherhead as Alex, Deeivya Meir as Dudo and Lloyd Thomas as Tariq.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 13 January 2011
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5 Live Sport

Thursday 13 January
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd presents all the day's sports news.

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BBC 6 MUSIC Thursday 13 January 2011
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Marc Riley

Thursday 13 January
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

My Jerusalem visit BBC 6 Music's Manchester studios to play a live session. The New Orleans collective met through singer-songwriter Jeff Klein, who played with each of them in his travels as a solo artist.

Jeff met guitarist Dave Rosser, a touring member of the Twilight Singers, through producer Mike Napolitano. Bassist Ashley Dzerigian was in Great Northern and toured with Ed Harcourt. Drummer Cully Symington was in bands including Cursive and Bishop Allen and tracked the Gutter Twins album.

Rick Nelson, who plays violin, viola, cello and keyboards in the band, is a long-time member of the Polyphonic Spree and St Vincent. Matt Bricker, also a member of the Polyphonic Spree, had been playing with The Low Lows.

My Jerusalem will play their new single, Bury It Low, which is released next week.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Thursday 13 January
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe closes the week with a diverse live bill from the BBC archives from Ned's Atomic Dustbin and King Creosote, along with studio tracks from Yes, The Soundcarriers, Cornershop and Eton Crop.

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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 14 January 2011
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Friday Night Is Music Night

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 14 January
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the talents of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Back with a bang, tonight the BBC Concert Orchestra takes centre stage live from the Mermaid Theatre in London. Joining them is Matthew White, BBC Radio 2's Young Brass Soloist of the Year.

Week in, week out, for the past 59 years the BBC Concert Orchestra has travelled around the UK, providing music for stars of theatre and concert hall, including Bryn Terfel, Katherine Jenkins and Paloma Faith, on Friday Night Is Music Night.

This week they headline in their own right, showcasing their many talented members including leader Cynthia Fleming. And in a special appearance as winner of BBC Radio 2's Young Brass Soloist of the Year, euphonium player Matthew White takes to the stage.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Jodie Keane for the BBC

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The Radio 2 Arts Show With Claudia Winkleman

Friday 14 January
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Claudia Winkleman talks to master of the macabre Jeremy Dyson about Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales, the first stage adaptation of the much-loved author's short stories for adults.

Roald Dahl, loved for his children's books, also wrote iconic short stories for adults filled with sinister twists and turns which were previously produced for television in Tales Of The Unexpected and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

This is Jeremy's second stage play; his first co-creation – Ghost Stories – is now enjoying an extended West End run. He's also written his own collections of short stories, including the recent and celebrated The Cranes That Build The Cranes, but he probably remains best-known for his award-winning projects as part of The League Of Gentlemen.

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 14 January 2011
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Afternoon On 3

Friday 14 January
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Afternoon On 3 features new recordings from the BBC performing groups, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms and Beethoven, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing part of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. Plus the BBC Singers perform Meyerbeer's Psalm 91.

Presenter/Karishmeh Felfeli, Producer/Ellie Mant

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 14 January 2011
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Wheels Coming Off At The Rotary? Ep 1/2

New series
Friday 14 January
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Allan Beswick investigates how, after raising hundreds of millions of pounds for good causes, the Rotary Club will cope as its membership declines.

The Rotary Club was established in Chicago in 1905 as a place where businessmen could meet, network and put something back into the community along the way. Though there were originally just four members, the idea spread across America, and then the world, at a phenomenal rate. By the Twenties the Rotary was as firmly established in British life as it was across the Atlantic. Now, it is the largest organisation of volunteers in the world.

However, in spite of this success, Rotary is now seeing its membership drop. Society has changed around it, making it harder for people to make the kind of commitment in terms of time and effort that the organisation typically requires. Rotary itself says it is facing a "demographic time-bomb", as it struggles to attract younger people to local clubs where the majority of the members are typically much older than them.

In this programme, Allan travels to clubs around the country and finds significant efforts to turn things around. Newer clubs are springing up where procedures are more relaxed and meetings more accommodating to a younger age-group with less time to offer. He also visits more traditional clubs where the members reluctantly recognise the need for things to move on, even if it means they are left to wither on the vine.

Presenter/Allan Beswick, Producer/Geoff Bird for the BBC

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Afternoon Play – Incredibly Guilty: A Comic Moral Fable

Friday 14 January
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Stephen Mangan stars in Marcy Kahan's comedy about the killing of a National Treasure.

It is an important day for Ed Hanson; he has to do two things – present a "vision statement" to keep his job and propose marriage to his girlfriend, Lucinda. What is not on Ed's list is to put Penhaligon Rhinehart, author, barrister, circus clown and National Treasure, into a coma. After today Ed's life will never be quite the same again.

The cast stars Stephen Mangan as Ed Hanson; Naomi Frederick as Lucinda; Sean Baker as Penhaligon Rhinehart; Joanna Monro as Marion Spooner; Adeel Akhtar as Sanjay Patel; Naomi Sheldon as Bella McFadden; Lloyd Thomas as Rhett Rhinehart; Iain Batchelor as Nick; Deeviya Meir as Kitty; and Christine Kavanagh as Ed's Mother.

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 14 January 2011
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5 Live Sport

Friday 14 January
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Listeners can enjoy a preview of all the weekend's sporting action in Kicking Off With Colin Murray.

Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Friday 14 January 2011
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Friday 14 January
8.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on Australia versus England in the second Twenty20 International comes live from Melbourne.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 14 January 2011
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Friday Documentary – Wikipedia At 10

Friday 14 January
12.00noon-12.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

Jon Stewart explores the history and evolution of a truly global phenomenon, Wikipedia, on the eve of its 10th birthday.

Now the fifth most popular website in the world, Wikipedia has over 10 million contributors and nine million views per hour. Jon investigates why it has become such an invaluable resource and what the future holds for the site. He considers whether it is a reliable source of information, or a "symptom of the spread of mediocrity and devaluation of research".

The programme is repeated at 3pm and 8pm today.

Presenter/Jon Stewart

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