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BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 26 May 2011
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BBC Radio 2 In Concert

Thursday 26 May
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2
English band Suede fronted by Brett Anderson
English band Suede fronted by Brett Anderson

Jo Whiley presents a headline gig from Suede, recorded earlier in the week at Brixton Academy and featuring their 1996 album, Coming Up.

Jo is joined in the studio for some live music from Alice Gold in the Support Slot. She also looks back at all the live music on Radio 2 over the past week and finds out who has released tickets for up-and-coming tours in this week's Gig Guide.

Presenter/Jo Whiley, Producer/Sarah Gaston for the BBC

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Sounds Of The 20th Century Ep 8/50

Thursday 26 May
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2
Sounds Of The 20th Century is an audio journey through five decades of triumph, tragedy and trivia in 50 hour-long episodes.

Jeremy Vine introduces 1958, the year of the first Aldermaston March and the Ban The Bomb campaign. London experiences its first race riots in Notting Hill; two great British drivers, Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorne, battle for the Formula 1 championship, but sport is dominated by Manchester United's Munich disaster.

Elvis Presley joins the army and British kids have a new rock 'n' roll hero, Cliff Richard. It's the year of South Pacific and Magic Moments, Eddie Cochrane has the Summertime Blues and Buddy Holly raves on.

Presenter/Jeremy Vine, Producer/Trevor Dann

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Dave Pearce Ep 7/13

Thursday 26 May
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Delving into his extensive record collection Dave Pearce focuses on the early Eighties and the development of house music, which originated in Chicago at that time.

He also continues his search for the Ultimate 12 inch and pays homage to another Godlike DJ.

This series is a chance for listeners to take a nostalgic trip back to some of the best nights of their life and to tell Dave about them by emailing him at Dave.Pearce@bbc.co.uk.

Presenter/Dave Pearce, Producer/Charlotte Worth for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 26 May 2011
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BBC Radio 3 Live In Concert – Petrenko And The RLPO At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Thursday 26 May
7.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Mahler's epic Seventh Symphony, sometimes called Song Of The Night, continues the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's celebrations of the composer in the centenary of his death.

Conducted by Vasily Petrenko, the RLPO is also joined by violinist and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alina Ibramigova for Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny

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Twenty Minutes – Her First Ball

Thursday 26 May
8.20-8.40pm BBC RADIO 3

Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield opens with Leila, a young unsophisticated country girl, who is nervous but excited on her way to her first formal ball with more cultured relatives.

Written in the tempo of a waltz, Mansfield conjures up the dreamlike, fairytale atmosphere of the ball, which is suddenly shattered when an older dancing partner warns Leila that this is the beginning of the end of her young life, that now she will merely age, regretting her lost youth and beauty. For a moment, the magic is broken, but when another handsome young partner whisks her away, she returns to the thrill of the moment – to the joy of being young and free.

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) is widely considered as one the masters of the short story. She moved to Britain from New Zealand in 1908 where she led a literary bohemian life among the influential writers of the time.

Producer/Justine Willett.

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The Essay – Half Shame, Half Glory:
Postcards From The Acting Profession – Mat Fraser

Monday 23rd to Friday 27 May
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Mat Fraser lets listeners peek inside his Job-Getting Toolbox, that indispensible piece of kit that he carries with him to each audition.

Mat is a musician, actor and presenter. His acting career has encompassed a certain amount of political activism around disability issues. His hit one-man stage show Sealboy: Freak was based on the true story of Sealo, who travelled with American freak shows from the Thirties to the Seventies. Other credits include the BBC's Every Time You Look At Me and the Channel 4 series Cast Offs.

Presenter/Mat Fraser, Producer/Sasha Yevtushenko

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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 26 May 2011
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Doing It In The Street

Thursday 26 May
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Actor and academic Martin Reeve charts the story of street theatre from the turbulent political climate of the Sixties to today's hopeful young professionals.

Martin occasionally takes to the streets under the performance name of Mr Lucky, The Man With The Raining Umbrella. It's an act he's been doing for the last 25 years or so when he first teamed up with street theatre company Avanti Display. He's fascinated by the way that street theatre, or outdoor performance, which is free and accessible to anyone passing by, affects people's perceptions of the spaces around them – shopping centres, streets, squares, buildings, parks and public places. For Martin, it's a more radical and dangerous art form than might be imagined, with its roots in the political turbulence of the Sixties.

Although it may now feel less radical, Martin believes street theatre can still make people see the world differently.

Presenter/Martin Reeeve, Producer/Sara Davies for the BBC

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Dave Against The Machine Ep 1/4

New series
Thursday 26 May
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

This brand-new sitcom about paranoid conspiracy theorist Dave Railings is written by and stars BBC Radio 4 stalwart and cult Come Dine With Me voiceover star Dave Lamb.

Dave stars as rabid conspiracy theorist Dave Railings. Dave lives with his younger brother Jim in an ordinary first-floor flat which has been customised with more surveillance and security equipment than the Pentagon. Dave kitted it out; Jim despises it and dreams of escaping.

In the first episode, Jim casually mentions that he's been unable to buy any cooking oil. From this, Dave manages to deduce that the town is under imminent threat from a dirty bomb attack and becomes convinced he's in a desperate race against time to save the lives of everyone within a 200-mile radius.

This is a fast-paced, convoluted romp focussing on one man's over-reaction to the climate of fear – or is it?

Producer/Richie Webb for Top Dog Productions

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BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA Thursday 26 May 2011
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Doctor Who – The Cradle Of The Snake Ep 1/4

Thursday 26 May
6.00-6.30pm BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

Having escaped from the planet Helheim, The Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa travel to the planet of Chodor where they help human settlers overcome the Takers and Shades.

Tegan's nightmares have returned. Seeking to banish the snake-like Mara from his companion's psyche, The Doctor sets course for Manussa, the creature's point of origin. But the TARDIS arrives there in the heyday of the Manussan Empire, where infotainment impresario Rick ausGarten is preparing to turn dreams into reality.

The sun is setting on the Manussan Empire and it's all The Doctor's fault.

The cast stars Peter Davison as The Doctor, Janet Fielding as Tegan, Mark Strickson as Turlough and Sarah Sutton as Nyssa.

The drama continues tomorrow (Friday) and concludes next Monday and Tuesday at 6pm.

Producer/David Richardson for Big Finish

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 26 May 2011
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5 Live Sport – Freddie Flintoff's World Of Sport

Thursday 26 May
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Andrew Flintoff presents a new summer series as he catches up with big names and stories across the sporting world.

Presenter/Andrew Flintoff, Producer/Mike Carr

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5 Live Sport

Thursday 26 May
9.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

BBC Radio 5 Live looks ahead to the Champions League final.

Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Thursday 26 May 2011
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5 Live Formula 1 – 2011: Monaco GP First Practice

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 26 May
8.55-10.35am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted commentary on the first practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Producer/Jason Swales for USP

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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Thursday 26 May
10.45am-6.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the opening day of the first Test between England and Sri Lanka comes live from Cardiff.

Producer/Adam Mountford

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BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC Thursday 26 May 2011
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Steve Lamacq

Thursday 26 May
4.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Lammo welcomes guests including Alistair from Australian band Cloud Control to join him at the Roundtable to chat about some interesting new releases around this week.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan

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