Thursday 27 Nov 2014
Desmond Carrington shares more good tunes, some unexpected ones and even a few that listeners may never have heard before.
Delving into his eclectic record box live and direct from his home in Perthshire, this week, Desmond presents a composer special, as he celebrates ABBA's songwriters Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson.
Presenter/Desmond Carrington, Producer/David Aylott for Foldback Media Ltd
BBC Radio 2 Publicity
The fourth and final Paris-themed Lunchtime Concert from last summer's Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival features works by Vaughan Williams and Chausson recorded at Gainsborough Old Hall and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
The concert is performed by The Tippet Quartet: Matthew Trusler (violin), Philip Dukes (viola) and Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano).
Presenter/Katie Derham, Producer/Les Pratt
BBC Radio 3 Publicity
Katie Derham presents some of the Ulster Orchestra's most recent recordings, with a special focus on women composers and première recordings of rediscovered works.
The programme showcases the talents of Enniskerry-born Ina Boyle, in the première recording of her rediscovered Violin Concerto, written in 1935, together with some of the finest Ulster Orchestra recordings made in the last year.
Presenter/Katie Derham, Producer/Richard Yarr
BBC Radio 3 Publicity
Honoré de Balzac's classic novel about a magical animal skin that grants its owner their every wish is relocated to contemporary London by Adrian Penketh.
Rupert, a ruined investment banker, acquires a magical animal skin. Although owning the skin means he can wish for whatever he wants, there is a catch. The skin reduces in size with each wish and when it disappears the owner will die. This is the story of Rupert's efforts to profit from and survive his ownership of the skin.
Rupert is played by Elliot Cowan, Pauline by Naomi Frederick, Miss Givings/Glen by Don Gilet, Sebastian by Chris Porter, Shopkeeper/Tom by Inam Mirza, P@Rick by Lloyd Thomas and Stripper by Sally Orrock. Other parts are played by Jude Akuwudike and Christine Kavanagh.
Producer/Toby Swift for the BBC
BBC Radio 4 Publicity
Inspired by stories of listeners staging their own site-specific screenings, Francine Stock attempts to set up her own pop-up cinema.
During the programme, Francine seeks the help of various experts and societies including talking to Ken Loach, the new patron of the British Federation of Film Societies, about what is really needed to organise a cinematic happening.
Francine's efforts to set up her own pop-up cinema are broadcast as part of BBC Radio 4's Film Season.
Presenter/Francine Stock, Producer/Stephen Hughes for the BBC
BBC Radio 4 Publicity
Colin Murray presents a preview of the weekend's sport in Kicking Off.
Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Mike Carr
BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity
Uninterrupted commentary on the second One Day International between Australia and England comes live from Hobart.
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra Publicity
Tom Robinson interviews legendary musician and activist Billy Bragg about his career to date interspersed with some of his definitive tracks.
In a fascinating conversation, Billy explains how a mushroom Biryani helped him get his first play on the John Peel show and how he got a manager by blagging that he was a TV repairman.
Billy talks through all of his albums, from his debut which was made for free, through his chart successes at the end of the Eighties into the early Nineties, his Woody Guthrie project, and how his influences have evolved in the new millennium.
Presenter/Tom Robinson, Producer/Adam Hudson
BBC 6 Music Publicity
When Jonathan Charles made an appeal on BBC World Service for Afghan civilians to send in their war poetry, little did he anticipate the flood of writing it would inspire.
In this new documentary, he explores a selection of these poems and speaks to some of the authors.
The documentary hears from a range of writers, many of whom have stories to tell which have inspired haunting poetry. Verse has, for some, become the best way of expressing not only the sights and sounds of war, but their own emotions.
Against the backdrop of a long-standing tradition of poetry in the region, this series examines the explosion of new works in Afghanistan and the growing popularity of poetry reading evenings.
BBC World Service Publicity
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