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BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 18 January 2011
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Jamie Cullum

Tuesday 18 January
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Jazz singer and actress Dame Cleo Laine sings in session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios for Jamie Cullum, as he continues to showcase his love for all types of jazz, and music rooted in jazz.

She talks about meeting her husband, the late Sir John Dankworth, and the years they spent performing together. She also covers her time spent working in musicals.

Known for her unique scat-singing style, Dame Cleo delivers her rendition of some of the great jazz standards accompanied by her son, Alec Dankworth, on bass, John Horler on piano, Mark Nightingale on trombone and Jim Hart on drums.

Presenter/Jamie Cullum, Producer/Karen Pearson for Folded Wing

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Radcliffe And Maconie

Tuesday 18 January
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

In tonight's show, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are joined by Pretenders' front woman Chrissie Hynde, who performs a live session with Welsh songwriter JP Jones.

Presenters/Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Producer/Lizzie Hoskin for Smooth Operations

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Desmond Carrington's Iconic Fifties Ep 1/6

New series
Tuesday 18 January
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO

Desmond Carrington presents the new series Iconic Fifties
Desmond Carrington presents the new series Iconic Fifties

In this new six-part series, Desmond Carrington presents words and music from stars whose records were first heard during the Fifties via Radio Luxembourg and the BBC Light Programme.

Each one-hour programme features stars interviewed by John Hannam; among them Ronnie Hilton, Eartha Kitt, Nat Gonella, Edmund Hockridge, Russ Conway, Frankie Vaughan, Lonnie Donegan, Ruby Murray, Lionel Bart and Al Martino. This week the featured artists are Alma Cogan – who is remembered here by David Jacobs – and Larry Adler.

Throughout the series, Desmond's guest is veteran singer and broadcaster Teddy Johnson who, 60 years ago, was the first British presenter of the first-ever radio series of Top 20 record programmes. In these shows his wonderful memories are shared anew.

Presenter/Desmond Carrington, Producer/David Aylott for Foldback Media Ltd

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 18 January 2011
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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Tuesday 18 January
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

This Lunchtime Concert from the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival, including Borodin's glorious Second String Quartet and Franck's Piano Quintet, is performed by the Tippett Quartet with Ashley Wass on piano.

Presenter/Katie Derham, Producer/Les Pratt

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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 18 January 2011
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BBC RADIO 4 FILM SEASON
Hollywood – The Prequel Ep 1/2

New series
Tuesday 18 January
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

Hollywood is acknowledged as the major player in modern cinema, with American movies dominating box-offices across the world.

In Hollywood – The Prequel, as part of BBC Radio 4's Film Season, Francine Stock examines this early example of globalisation, discovering exactly when and why it happened.

In the first of two programmes, Francine looks at the genres that have become Hollywood staples – the thriller, the comedy, the epic – and finds their roots in Europe and elsewhere.

The French gave the world science fiction, the Australians made the first feature-length Western and the Danes not only perfected the art of the thriller, but they also gave the world its first bona fide movie star, Asta Nielsen, who scandalised cinema-goers everywhere with her erotic dance in 1910's The Abyss. Once a force in the world market, Britain introduced colour to cinema as early as 1910, but its power-base crumbled during the First World War.

Francine investigates the reasons for this sudden collapse and asks if Hollywood beat the rest of the world simply because they made better movies.

Presenter/Francine Stock, Producer/Stephen Hughes for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 4 FILM SEASON
Isaac Julien's Guide To Artists Filmmaking

Tuesday 18 January
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Leading artist and film-maker Isaac Julien gives listeners an insider's view to the approaches, issues, developments and setbacks facing leading artists working in film.

The programme, part of BBC Radio 4's Film Season, hears from leading artists working with the moving image, including Christian Marclay whose celebrated 24-hour film, Clock, is a play on time. Tacita Dean describes her roots in pictorial image making and her love of celluloid.

Gillian Wearing discusses her ambivalence to narrative and acting in her new cinema film, Self Made; and the programme captures the spirit of artist film-making at a screening of films on the platform of Hackney Downs station, where the context of the screen is important to the films shown.

Listeners also hear how Isaac, originally a cinema film director, now shows in gallery spaces, working to break down the barriers that exist between different artistic disciplines. From film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture, he tries to unite these into something he calls a "visual narrative".

The roles of the Film Council, BBC and the BFI in producing innovative films in Britain are explored. And the programme charts the rise of artists working in film, moving out of the shadow and the constraints imposed in cinema film-making.

Presenter/Isaac Julien, Producer/Kate Bland for Just Radio Ltd

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Tales From The Stave Ep 1/3

New series
Tuesday 18 January
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4 (Copy amended 21 December)

Vaughan Williams's Serenade To Music, his tribute to conductor Sir Henry Wood, launches the new series of Frances Fyfield's exploration of great music manuscripts.

When making plans to celebrate his 50th year as a conductor in 1938, Proms founder Sir Henry Wood called on composer Ralph Vaughan Williams to compose a piece for a special anniversary concert. The resulting Serenade To Music, using 16 of the finest British singers of the day, took its place alongside pieces by Bax, Elgar, Wagner and a special guest appearance from the Russian pianist Sergei Rachmaninov.

A setting of lines from Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice, it moved both the great Russian composer and the audience to such a degree that rather than being an occasional piece, it worked its way into the concert repertoire. It is now one of the highlights of the Vaughan Williams canon and the autograph manuscript resides with Sir Henry Wood's other musical treasures in the library of the Royal Academy of Music.

In this programme, Frances is joined by music writer Michael Kennedy, mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers and the Royal Academy's Jeremy Summerly to examine the handwritten score, complete with the markings of Sir Henry Wood himself, who not only conducted the first performance but also recorded it only a few days later at Abbey Road studios.

Presenter/Frances Fyfield, Producer/Tom Alban for the BBC

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Great Lives Ep 7/9

Tuesday 18 January
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In this week's episode of the biographical series, Iraqi-born physicist Jim al-Khalili explores the life of Gertrude Bell, adventurer, archaeologist and arguably the founder of modern Iraq.

Explorer, mountaineer and archaeologist, Gertrude Bell travelled widely across Arabia in the years preceding the First World War. When war came, her knowledge of the tribes, geography and politics of the area made her a vital asset to British intelligence.

In the wake of British victory in Mesopotamia, she became a key figure in the post-war administration of the turbulent area as the British grappled with how best to reduce their military commitment while still retaining influence, a situation that was to find strong echoes in post-war Iraq 90 years later. A woman who rose to the top in a man's world, her personal life was beset with ill-starred romance and tragedy.

Physicist Jim al-Khalili was born in Iraq at a time when Gertrude Bell was still revered as someone who fought for Iraqi self-determination. With the help of Bell's biographer, Janet Wallach, he explores her remarkable life.

Presenter/Matthew Parris, Producer/Jolyon Jenkins for the BBC

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Rudy's Rare Records Ep 1/6

New series
Tuesday 18 January
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Comedian and actor Lenny Henry
Comedian and actor Lenny Henry

The father and son comedy starring Lenny Henry and set in an old-school record shop in Birmingham returns for a new series.

Rudy's Rare Records is a tiny old reggae record shop in Birmingham. It's a place with real soul, stacked with piles of vinyl, owned by the charismatic, irrepressible Rudy Sharpe, reluctantly helped out by his long-suffering neurotic son Adam.

Four years ago, Adam was forced to leave his life in London after being hit with divorce, redundancy and a nervous breakdown. Now he finds himself trapped in the confines of the dusty old record shop that his father has owned since the Sixties with both of them sharing the flat upstairs.

Rudy's lifelong friend Clifton and grandson Richie get on like a house on fire, bonding over music and rum much to Adam's despair. Adam is the odd one out – a classical music fan in a reggae shop; a man who'd rather have red wine than rum and a sea bass over jerk chicken.

With Rudy's chaotic approach clashing with Adam's post-breakdown need for calm and order, the shop becomes a battleground with both men wanting to run things their way. Adam's found himself a supportive ally in the form of Rudy's calm and canny, sixty-something girlfriend, Doreen.

Larrington Walker stars as Rudy Sharpe; Lenny Henry as Adam; Natasha Godfrey as Tasha; Joe Jacobs as Richie; Jeffery Kissoon as Clifton; and Claire Benedict as Doreen.

Producer/Lucy Armitage for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 18 January 2011
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5 Live Sport

Tuesday 18 January
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents all the day's sport news and reports plus commentary on FA Cup third-round replays.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Tuesday 18 January 2011
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Tennis

Live event/outside broadcast
Tuesday 18 January
8.00am-1.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary comes from the night session at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 18 January 2011
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Gideon Coe

Tuesday 18 January
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Featured in concert, Gideon Coe presents Magazine from their well-received live comeback in 2009 and James from in their Laid period of 1993. Session tracks come courtesy of Siouxsie And The Banshees, Head Of David, Ellery Bop and Dark Dark Dark.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Mark Sheldon

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