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BBC RADIO 1XTRA Saturday 16 July 2011
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BBC Radio 1Xtra Live In Majorca

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 16 July
7.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 1XTRA
12.00midnight-5.00am BBC RADIO 1XTRA

This summer, BBC Radio 1Xtra is heading to Majorca for the very first time, for a night of big name DJs, immense live music and special guests on Saturday 16 July.

Kicking off with a live simulcast (7-11pm), the 1Xtra crew head to Mallorca Rocks Hotel for a huge pool party. Hosts Trevor Nelson, Tim Westwood, MistaJam and DJ Target are joined by special guests Chipmunk, Mann and Lethal Bizzle, in an unmissable night of classic anthems.

From 12midnight, the party continues at one of the biggest clubs on the island with BCM presents BBC Radio 1Xtra Live In Majorca (12midnight-5am). The main room sees Ms Dynamite and Wretch 32 perform live, while bass and dubstep take centre stage in the second room as MistaJam hosts alongside a stellar line-up of some of the biggest names on the scene – Chase & Status (DJ Set), True Tiger, Jakwob and MC host P Money.

Producer/Helena Antoniades

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BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 16 July 2011
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Dermot O'Leary

Saturday 16 July
3.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Dermot O'Leary has Saturday Sessions from Pajama Club and Boxes.

Pajama Club are Crowded House's Neil Finn and his wife Sharon, who formed the band after they discovered the joy of jamming at home late one night in their pajamas: "Making a racket in the grand tradition of enthusiastic amateurs."

After listening to the results, they were inspired to take it further and they invited respected Auckland songwriter and musician Sean Donnelly to lend a hand. The three of them went to work and, after some summer tour dates, a debut album is set for release in September.

Boxes, meanwhile, are an indie-electro-pop group hailing from South East London, who released their debut single – Throw Your Stones – earlier this month, the video for which features Dermot, Zoe Ball and chef Heston Blumenthal.

Presenter/Dermot O'Leary, Producer/Ben Walker for Ora et labora

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Hot Gossip Ep 4/4

Saturday 16 July
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

In the last of this four-part series, hosted by the highly opinionated Sara Cox, Hot Gossip sneaks behind the super injunctions into the silicon-stuffed world of glossy magazines and showbiz columns to offer a unique take on the week's most "important" celebrity news.

There are no teams; it's everyone for themselves as three contestants deliver a torrent of celebrity-fuelled opinion and navigate their way through regular rounds including Where's My Line, Three In A Bed and Ask A Stupid Question. The panel joining Sara this week includes the wonderfully mischievous Andrew Maxwell.

Presenter/Sara Cox, Producer/Phil Critchlow for TBI Media

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Bob Harris

Saturday 16 July
12.00midnight-3.00am BBC RADIO 2

Born into a family of musicians in Kent, Charley and Hattie are The Webb Sisters. Their singing and playing (harp, guitar, mandolin, piano and drums) draws from British and American folk and pop traditions.

Charley and Hattie have recorded three albums, achieving Album and Record Of The Week on BBC Radio 2. They have performed once for Her Majesty The Queen and twice for Anne, the Princess Royal, and in 2008 they were chosen to join Leonard Cohen's live band on his first tour in 15 years encompassing almost 250 dates. The sisters also feature on his live album and were asked to sing on Sting's album If On A Winter's Night. They play live for Bob Harris after 1am.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Mark Simpson for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 16 July 2011
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World Routes – World Routes Academy 2011: Hari Sivanesan In Tamil Nadu

Saturday 16 July
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 3

As part of the 2011 World Routes Academy, British-born veena player Hari Sivanesan travels around Tamil Nadu in South India to learn more about the classical music of South India that he has grown up playing. Together with his mentor, acclaimed South Indian vocalist Aruna Sairam, and presenter Lucy Duran, they embark on a journey of musical and emotional discovery.

Hari and Aruna will perform at the World Routes Academy Late Night BBC Prom on 27 July.

Presenter/Lucy Duran, Producer/Peter Meanwell

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BBC PROMS 2011
Prom 2 – Rossini's William Tell

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 16 July
6.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 3
Antonio Pappano conducts a rare performance of Rossini's William Tell for the BBC Proms 2011
Antonio Pappano conducts a rare performance of Rossini's William Tell for the BBC Proms 2011

Antonio Pappano comes to the BBC Proms with his Orchestra and Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome, for a rare performance of Rossini's William Tell.

This grandest of operas is about the legendary founding fathers of Switzerland and the hero who shoots an apple from his son's head. Michele Pertusi takes the title role, and the character of Arnold, one of Rossini's most demanding tenor parts, (complete with numerous high Cs), is sung by the American tenor John Osborn.

After Act I, between 7.35-7.55pm in Proms Plus, guests join Petroc Trelawny live from the Royal College of Music where, in front of an audience, they explore Rossini's William Tell, and the influence it had on the grand tradition of French opera.

Proms Plus are events aimed at giving context to the music and artists featured in the Proms season.

BBC Radio 3's coverage of the Proms continues throughout the week where every Prom can be heard live.

Presenter/Sean Rafferty, Producer/Mark Lowther

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 16 July 2011
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Returning Series

Saturday 16 July
Throughout the week BBC RADIO 4

This week's returning series on BBC Radio 4 include:

  • Face The Facts, Sunday, 9.00-9.30pm;
  • Am I Normal?, Tuesday, 9.00-9.30pm;
  • With Great Pleasure, Tuesday, 11.30am-12noon;
  • Word Of Mouth, Tuesday, 4.00-4.30pm;
  • Questions Questions, Thursday, 1.30-2.00pm;
  • Another Case Of Milton Jones, Thursday, 6.30-7.00pm;
  • In Business, Thursday, 8.30-9.00pm.

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Barry Humphries In Weimar

Saturday 16 July
10.30-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Barry Humphries – close friend of great Australians Dame Edna and Sir Les Patterson – takes listeners back to Berlin of the Twenties and Thirties to share his love of the music and satire of the age.

Growing up among émigrés in Melbourne, Barry became fascinated by the music of the Weimar Republic era and would scour libraries and archives for records and scores.

In later life, he came to know a number of the leading composers of the age, including Ernst Krenek, whose "jazz opera" Jonny Strikes Up he discusses here, and Mischa Spoliansky, one of the great composers of the Berlin Cabaret stage.

With the help of Dame Edna Everage, who offers listeners an exclusive and never-before-heard performance of some of her favourite – and cheekiest – cabaret numbers, Barry brings to life this fascinating period of political strife, economic turbulence and explosive intellectual and artistic productivity.

Presenter/Barry Humphries, Producer/Hannah Rosenfelder for Just Radio Ltd

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Saturday Play – The Purple Land

Saturday 16 July
2.30-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

The Saturday Play presents Andrew Davies's rip-roaring adaptation of WH Hudson's epic Uruguayan adventure starring David Tennant.

Published in 1885, The Purple Land was the first novel of William Henry Hudson, author of Green Mansions.

It is an exuberant, wryly comic account of a young Englishman's imprudent adventures, set against a background of political strife in 19th-century South America. Eloping with an Argentine girl, young Richard Lamb (Tennant) makes an implacable enemy of his teenage bride's father. Leaving her behind, he goes ignorantly forth into the interior of the country to seek his fortune. While doing so he learns to hunt, ride, herd, love and even kill on his way to becoming a man.

In Davies's hands this "road novel" becomes a fast-paced romp in the tradition of Tom Jones, with a dash of Don Quixote for good measure.

Producer/Clive Brill for Pacificus Productions

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Archive On 4 – Meeting Myself Coming Back Ep 3/3

Saturday 16 July
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Feminist and scholar Germaine Greer meets her younger self in the BBC's Sound Archive.

In the final programme in the series of Meeting Myself Coming Back, Germaine Greer relives key moments from her life and career in conversation with John Wilson. She discusses her role in the development of feminist thought and reflects on her life through the decades.

Her book, The Female Eunuch, defined the Seventies for a generation of women, and she has continued to be an outspoken champion for women today. Her career is well known for encompassing academic success and feminist thought. But there are other sides of her career too which are less well known – acting in revue and hosting television sketch shows for instance, as well as a short stint in the Big Brother house on Channel 4.

Presenter/John Wilson, Producer/Emma Kingsley for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 16 July 2011
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Jon Holmes' Mob Rule

Saturday 16 July
11.00am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Jon Holmes and guests pan for comedy gold in the stream of public opinion washing over the internet. What would "The People" do to solve the world's problems?

Presenter/Jon Holmes, Producer/Ben Walker for Abundant

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Open Golf

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 16 July
12.00noon-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

John Inverdale presents live golf commentary from the third round of the Open Championship at Royal St George's in Kent. Commentary comes from Iain Carter, John Murray, Clare Balding, Alistair Bruce-Ball, Conor McNamara, Bernard Gallacher, Mark Roe, Jay Townsend and Andrew Coltart. Plus there are updates from the day's cricket, and cycling in the Tour De France.

Presenter/John Inverdale, Producer/Graham McMillan

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 16 July 2011
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Tour De France

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 16 July
2.30-4.10pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted commentary on the 14th stage of cycling's Tour de France, from St Gaudens to Plateau de Beille.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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