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Network Radio BBC Week 32
Highlights 6-12 August 2011

English violinist Nigel Kennedy

BBC PROMS 2011

Saturday 6 and Friday 12 August on BBC RADIO 3

This week's BBC Proms highlights include Nigel Kennedy playing Bach in Prom 31 on Saturday, and Prom 38 the Film Music Prom on Friday, which features music from composers Bernard Herrmann, John Williams, William Walton and John Barry (Kennedy is also Classical Collection's Artist Of The Week on BBC Radio 3 on Monday)

Russell Kane's Whistle Stop Tour

Saturday 6 August on BBC RADIO 2

Russell Kane hosts comedy and music on the network this summer, with a whistle-stop tour of six seaside locations, starting in his home town, Southend

Sunday Feature – A Symphony For Detroit

Sunday 7 August on BBC RADIO 3

Petroc Trelawny visits the American city of Detroit to look at how the economic decline has affected the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Archive On 4 – RP RIP

Saturday 6 August on BBC RADIO 4

Melvyn Bragg asks if the 400-year reign of Received Pronunciation, the accent Lord Reith insisted be used for BBC broadcasting, is finally over

The Reunion

Sunday 7 August on BBC RADIO 4

Sue MacGregor reunites "rogue trader" Nick Leeson with his boss and former colleagues from Barings Bank

Generations Apart

Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 August on BBC RADIO 4

Fi Glover presents a new landmark series tracking the fortunes of people from two different generations – the first "baby boomers" and the children born at the same time as the internet

Afternoon Play – Higher

From Tuesday 9 August on BBC RADIO 4

Afternoon Play highlights this week include the first of Joyce Bryant's three-part play Higher, where Sophie Thomson and Jonathan Keeble return for more comic adventures from the university ranked 132nd in the country; and Richard Briers and Stanley Baxter star in a new Two Pipe Problem, written by Michael Chaplin, on Thursday and Friday

BBC RADIO 2 SUMMER OF SOUL
Way Down South – The Muscle Shoals Story

Wednesday 10 August on BBC RADIO 2

Craig Charles presents the story of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; birthplace of Southern soul

BBC Radio 2 In Concert

Thursday 11 August on BBC RADIO 2

Johnnie Walker presents a headline gig from British rockers Status Quo, live at the BBC Radio Theatre in London

Twenty Minutes – There's Something About The Cello

Thursday 11 August on BBC RADIO 3

Ceramics expert Lars Tharp – who chose to study archaeology rather than the cello – considers the instrument's appeal with Graham Fitkin and Julian Lloyd Webber (Julian can be heard playing a rediscovered piece for the cello, Invocation, by Gustav Holst in tonight's BBC Prom)

The Radio 2 Arts Show With Penny Smith

Friday 12 August on BBC RADIO 2

Penny Smith and Sarah Millican are live from Edinburgh at the Fringe Festival, where they meet comedian Tim Vine and actor Julian Sands, who performs in a show celebrating the life of playwright Harold Pinter, directed by John Malkovich

Scheduling information in Network Radio Programme Information is subject to change.

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