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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
www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork

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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