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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 11 July 2011
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The Chris Evans Breakfast Show With Richard Madeley

Monday 11 July
6.30-9.30am BBC RADIO 2

Richard Madeley deputises for Chris Evans all week.

Presenter/Richard Madeley, Producer/Alan Boyd

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Ken Bruce

Monday 11 July
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

It's Monday and Ken Bruce is back with Tracks Of My Years, this week with Beverley Knight. Today she selects tracks by Prince and Mica Paris.

As ever, there’s a brand new Record and Album Of The Week and listeners can also take part in the mighty Popmaster quiz.

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

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Simon Mayo Drivetime Ep 2/3

Monday 11 July
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Simon Mayo welcomes Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright to Drivetime. The son of folk singers Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, Rufus has carved out a melancholy niche for himself over the years and releases a 19-disc box set, House Of Rufus, bringing together all his studio and live recordings alongside previously unreleased material.

Rufus will be performing one of his own tracks live on the show, as well as performing a song written by a British singer for BBC Radio 2's Great British Songbook. Previous tracks include Vienna performed by Seal, and Viva La Vida performed by Taylor Swift. There's also Confessions, Homework, sport with Matt Williams, money news with Rebecca Pike, and travel from Sally Boazman.

Presenter/Simon Mayo, Producer/Andy Warrell

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Paul Jones

Monday 11 July
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Paul Jones introduces a session from Bad Influence, the rock and blues band formed by Val Cowell and Richard Hayes who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.

Presenter/Paul Jones, Producer/Paul Long for the BBC

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Joanna Lumley On Broadway Ep 1/3

New series
Monday 11 July
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Recent Broadway star and Tony Award-nominee Joanna Lumley presents this series taking a historical, theatrical and musical journey down America's iconic Broadway.

In programme one, You've Got To Be Carefully Taught, Joanna examines how Broadway’s shows have responded to and mirrored changes in American society, adapting and thriving during political and cultural upheaval. From its roots in the immigrant community to the birth of the Civil Rights movement and the horror of 9/11, Broadway played its part in changing attitudes and breaking boundaries.

Interviewees include Hal Prince, Oscar Hammerstein III, Jim Dale, Joel Grey and directors Michael Mayer and Julie Taymor.

Joanna says: "I'm delighted to be making my BBC Radio 2 presenting debut on a subject so close to my heart. I adored my time on Broadway and there is nothing so romantic, so evocative and so full of human and theatrical drama as its history."

Presenter/Joanna Lumley, Producers/Isobel Williams and Mark Sharman for Bite Yer Legs productions

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 11 July 2011
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Classical Collection

New series
Monday 11 July
10.00am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 3

James Jolly turns his attention to the talented young artists who appear at this year's BBC Proms.

Under the spotlight are: Benjamin Grosvenor, the charismatic young pianist performing at the First Night Of The Proms; clarinettist Julian Bliss, who performed at the Queen's Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Buckingham Palace in 2002; inspirational violinist Chloe Hanslip who, at 22, is already an artist of international distinction; Edward Gardner, Music Director of English National Opera; Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, who is garnering high praise for his work with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Croatian pianist Dejan Lazić; and violinist Lisa Batiashvili, who won the International Sibelius Violin Competition aged 16.

Presenter/James Jolly, Producer/Richard Denison for Classic Arts

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Sacred Sites Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 11 to Friday 15 July
11.00-11.45pm BBC RADIO 3

Lopa Kothari explores the power of the voice in different kinds of religious worship, over five evenings this week. Five of the foremost international performers of sacred song celebrate the power of the voice in worship in Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh sites of worship across Manchester.

Tonight Lopa meets Dya Singh and his World Music Group from Australia. Dya is considered to be a master interpreter of Sikh hymns (Shabads), combining the Sikh mystical tradition of worship with contemporary musical insights and influences. Lopa also shares in the life of the Manchester Sikh community and speaks to festival-goers experiencing Sikh worship for the first time.

The programme was recorded at Gurdwara Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji during the Manchester International Festival

Presenter/Lopa Kothari, Producer/Caroline Donne

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 11 July 2011
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Fry’s English Delight Ep 1/4

New series
Monday 11 July
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4
Stephen Fry returns with Fry's English Delight
Stephen Fry returns with Fry's English Delight

Stephen Fry explores the complicated workings of the most important part of speech – the mouth.

He asks: "If you were an intelligent designer, would you combine the food processor and the word processor in the same unit?"

Evolutionary biologists can't agree whether the complexities of eating and speaking are linked. But the evolution of the mouth is important – it date stamps the start of language and of modern humanity.

A lip-reader explains why people hear mouths with their eyes, and ventriloquist Nina Conti explains how she has learned to overrule the automatic functions of her mouth. A facial surgeon gives a tour of the inside of the mouth and a psychologist discusses humanity's earliest form of happy oral communication, the smile. The psychologist and the lip-reader also explain what distinguishes English mouths – and it's not the stiff upper lip.

Presenter/Stephen Fry, Producer/Nick Baker for Testbed Productions

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Blind Man's Bête Noire Ep 1/4

New series
Monday 11 July
9.30-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

Peter White goes for a walk in Kent with keen rambler Janet Street-Porter to explore the first of his bêtes noires – the countryside.

In his new series, Blind Man's Bête Noire, Peter White explores some of the things which "get up his nose" about blindness. The four programmes include the countryside, holidays, being introduced to other blind people and going slowly.

In the first programme, Janet Street-Porter tries to help Peter find the best way for him to experience and enjoy the countryside.

She suggests that Peter finds a silent walking companion, but they both agree they would not make an ideal partnership as both are too similar in disposition and like to do most of the talking.

Presenter/Peter White, Producer/Cheryl Gabriel

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Woman's Hour Drama – Imaginary Friends Ep 1/10

New series
Monday 11 to Friday 15 July
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Alison Lurie's comic novel of academia and alien gurus, dramatised by Melissa Murray, is set in New York in 1968.

Naive young sociologist Roger Zimmern has just got his first job at university working with his academic hero, Tom McCann.

They are to investigate the Truth Seekers, a small cult group who believe they are receiving spiritual guidance from the planet Varna.

The group is run by middle-aged Elsie and her beautiful niece, Verena. Under cover, the two academics join the Truth Seekers. But things quickly begin to go wrong. Roger's objectivity is tested when he begins to fall in love with Verena, and Tom McCann begins to behave strangely.

Jonathan Forbes is Roger, Nathan Osgood is Tom McCann, Barbara Barnes is Elsie and Alex Tregear is Verena.

Producer/Marc Beeby for the BBC

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Happy Birthday, Neptune

New series
Monday 11 to Friday 15 July
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

On 12 July 2011, Neptune is one year old – one Neptunian year, that is. The planet will have circled the Sun just once since its discovery in 1846.

It travels around the Sun so slowly that each Neptunian season lasts 40 Earth years.

With the planet too distant to spot with the naked eye, the ancients could never have known of its existence. Nineteenth century astronomers had to climb on the shoulders of scientific giants to see it: first a tiny blue disc, now an ice giant whose strange atmospheric features send shivers down the spines of astronomers today.

Some say Galileo spotted it 200 years earlier, secretly noting its existence in a coded Latin anagram awaiting further proof. Forensic tests of the ink he used could solve the puzzle, along with painstaking studies of his original manuscripts in Florence.

Happy Birthday, Neptune explores some of the planet's mysteries.

Presenter and Producer/Tracey Logan

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Book Of The Week – Ghosts By Daylight Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 11 to Friday 15 July
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

This memoir by war correspondent Janine di Giovanni describes how she met her husband, a French cameraman, and their battle to settle down to a normal life in Paris after years of covering brutal wars around the globe.

It is read by Emma Fielding and abridged by Jane Marshall.

Reader/Emma Fielding, Producer/Jane Marshall for Jane Marshall Productions

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Afternoon Play – Torchwood: The Lost Files Ep 1/3

New series
Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

An alien with an aversion to electricity threatens to take Earth back to the dark ages in this new Torchwood radio drama by Rupert Laight, starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd.

In the first of three Torchwood stories, when Rhys's elderly Uncle Bryn has a heart attack while listening to the shipping forecast, it seems like another routine death at Ivyday Nursing Home. Until Gwen's suspicions are roused by another elderly resident...

In Tuesday's story, by Ryan Scott, a distress signal lures Jack, Gwen and Ianto to the deepest part of the ocean – the Mariana Trench – and they find themselves trapped with a hungry alien.

In Wednesday's Torchwood, it's the last night at the House Of The Dead, the most haunted pub in Wales, and Mrs Wintergreen is holding a seance. Then the ghosts start arriving, and all hell breaks loose.

Producer/Kate McAll for the BBC

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Beyond Belief Ep 1/13

New series
Monday 11 July
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Ernie Rea and guests discuss the Christian understanding of hell, as the series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world returns.

Hell appears in several mythologies and religions as a place of suffering and punishment after death, but Christianity has lent its most vivid imagery.

The Christian understanding of hell grew out of the Jewish concept of Sheol, a shadowy abode of the dead. Jesus used graphic images to describe hell, which were further elaborated by the early church wrestling under persecution with the question of how a just God could permit such suffering. That the evil will be eternally punished was one answer to this dilemma, although some argue that eternal hell is incompatible with the workings of a loving God.

Joining Ernie to discuss hell are Peter Stanford, Catholic writer and commentator; Morwenna Ludlow, lecturer in patristic theology at Exeter University; and Daniel Strange, lecturer at Oakhill theological college.

Presenter/Ernie Rea, Producer/Rosie Dawson for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA Monday 11 July 2011
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Book At Beachtime – To Be Sung Underwater Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 11 to Friday 15 July
2.30-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

This summer, BBC Radio 4 Extra brings listeners a special season of gripping, escapist summer reading with Book At Beachtime.

This week, it's Tom McNeal's sweeping story of a woman retracing her steps to long-lost love in Nebraska.

Feeling dissatisfied with her life as a film editor in California and with a husband she suspects is having an affair, Judith Whitman decides one day to move her childhood bedroom furniture into a storage unit and rashly uses a fake name to secure the unit. She starts reminiscing about her childhood in Nebraska.

To Be Sung Underwater is an immersive, atmospheric story in which Judith becomes increasingly disconnected with her chosen life and starts yearning for the past.

Abridged by Miranda Davies, it is read by Laurel Lefkow.

Reader/Laurel Lefkow, Producer/Lucy Collingwood for the BBC

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The 4 O'Clock Show Ep 1/5

Monday 11 to Friday 15 July
4.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

Mel Giedroyc presents a new week of The 4 O'Clock Show.

This week listeners can hear Linda Newbery's At The Firefly Gate, plus the winning stories from the 10-13 years category of Chris Evans's short story competition, complete with writing tips and advice from favourite authors.

Other highlights for the week include how to cook the perfect chocolate brownies and how to navigate with a map and compass. In addition, Mel hears from a family whose house was used as a film location, and there's a discussion about why more women should be playing golf. Thursday is Bastille Day, so Mel hears how to cook the perfect Madeleines. She also discovers what it's like playing a baddy for Harry Potter's nemesis Voldemort; Jacqueline Wilson and David Walliams give listeners their writing tips and advice; a female fighter pilot talks about her job; and listeners hear about the man behind the Harry Potter music.

Presenter/Mel Giedroyc, Producer/Rich Preston for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 11 July 2011
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5 Live Sport

Monday 11 July
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents The Monday Night Club, with football debate and discussion plus the day's sport and golf news ahead of The Open.

At 9pm Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan present The Tuffers And Vaughan Cricket Show with cricket debate, interviews and chat.

Presenters/Mark Chapman, Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC Monday 11 July 2011
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Shaun Keaveny

Monday 11 July
7.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Sara Pascoe joins Shaun Keaveny to chat about her upcoming Edinburgh appearance.

On TV Sara appeared as Emma in Free Agents, has made cameo appearances in The Thick Of It and Being Human, and plays Pam in The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret. Sara has recently filmed Campus, a new comedy series from the people behind Green Wing and Smack The Pony, and is currently working on her second Edinburgh show; Sara Pascoe Vs The Apocalypse.

Presenter/Shaun Keaveny, Producer/Lisa Kenlock

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Lauren Laverne

Monday 11 July
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Legendary Brit-poppers Suede play a couple of selections from their new remastered and expanded back catalogue, live in the studio for Lauren Laverne.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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The Radcliffe And Maconie Show

Monday 11 July
1.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Rufus Wainwright talks to Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie about his forthcoming five-night residency at the Royal Opera House in London.

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

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Marc Riley

Monday 11 July
7.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

It has been a long time coming, but Marc Riley finally has the pleasure of presenting William D Drake live in session. The multi-instrumentalist started off on his musical path at an early age, having taken up the harmonium shortly after he had mastered the art of standing. He has been central in many influential British bands such as Cardiacs, The Sea Nymphs, Lake Of Puppies and North Sea Radio Orchestra, to name but a few. Back in 2001 Drake embarked on his solo material, resulting in four offerings so far.

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

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Gideon Coe

Monday 11 July
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe presents archive session tracks from Pink Floyd and Big Country plus live concert highlights from Gorky's and Elvis Costello.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Henry Lopez Real

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