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Network Radio BBC Week 33: Monday 16 August 2011

BBC RADIO 1 Monday 16 August 2011
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BBC AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
Scott Mills Show At Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Monday 15 to Thursday 18 August
4.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a third year presenting his show live from a studio in a BBC pop-up bubble on Potterrow near Bristo Square in the city centre.

Celebrity guests and festival performers pop in to the show each day to give listeners a flavour of what the festival has to offer.

Scott returns on-air each night with Nick Grimshaw at 11pm for a very special Fun And Filth Cabaret show in front of a live audience in the BBC bubble.

Presenter/Scott Mills, Producer/Emlyn Dodd for BBC Radio 1

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BBC AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
Nick Grimshaw At Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Interactive Programme
Monday 15 to Thursday 18 August
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for four nights with an amazing interactive show titled Fun And Filth Cabaret, live from a pop-up BBC bubble on Potterrow near Bristo Square in the city centre.

Joined all week by co-host Scott Mills the two showcase the best of the weird and wonderful talent performing at the festival, in front of an audience.

Alongside new stand up, music, cabaret and comedy there will be also be an opportunity for listeners at home to get involved through social media and become part of the nightly performance.

Nick's show is live on BBC Red Button from 11pm-12midnight each night for digital TV viewers.

Presenter/Nick Grimshaw, Producer/James Bursey for BBC Radio 1

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 16 August 2011
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Ken Bruce

Monday 16 August
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Ken Bruce returns to BBC Radio 2 and all this week actor Craig Charles chooses the Tracks Of My Years.

Charles is presenter of The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show every Saturday on BBC Radio 6 Music. He was also Dave Lister in the long-running BBC sci-fi series Red Dwarf and currently stars in Coronation Street as Lloyd Mullaney. There's also Popmaster and a new Record and Album Of The Week.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones

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Vanessa Feltz For Jeremy Vine

Monday 16 August
12.00noon-2.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Vanessa Feltz, presenter of BBC Radio 2's Early Morning Breakfast Show (from 5-6.30am every weekday) sits in for Jeremy Vine this week. Vanessa takes listener calls, discusses the news headlines and talks to the people making them.

Presenter/Vanessa Feltz, Producer/Phil Jones for the BBC

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Liza Tarbuck For Simon Mayo

Monday 16 August
5.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Liza Tarbuck makes a welcome return to BBC Radio 2 this week as she sits in for Simon Mayo.

Presenter/Liza Tarbuck, Producer/Andy Warrell for the BBC

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Paul Jones

Monday 16 August
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Performing this week on Paul Jones's rhythm and blues show are American funk and soul band, Robert Randolph And The Family Band.

A virtuoso on the pedal steel guitar, Robert Randolph set the music world on fire in 2000 when he began playing his first club dates in New York City.

Randolph now performs with his own group, The Family Band, comprising of cousins Danyell Morgan, Marcus Randolph and John Ginty. The band's career began with opening gigs for a variety of blues, jazz-funk, and jam bands such as the Derek Trucks Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Soulive.

Presenter and Producer/Paul Jones for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 2 SUMMER OF SOUL
Where Is The Love – The Story Of Donny Hathaway

Monday 16 August
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2
American soul musician Donny Hathaway
American soul musician Donny Hathaway

As BBC Radio 2's Summer Of Soul continues, Roberta Flack pays tribute to Donny Hathaway.

Ask anyone involved in today's R&B music, and it's a sure thing they'll have a copy of a Donny Hathaway song in their collection. Amy Winehouse even referred to Hathaway in her song Rehab. Although it is over 30 years ago since he died prematurely at age 33, his music has touched many generations. Donny was gifted musically and could do everything; sing, write, compose, arrange and play.

Roberta – who sang and recorded many duets with Donny including Where Is The Love and Back Together Again – pays tribute to the man and his music, along with friends, family and colleagues who knew him well. He released four successful solo albums, supported Aretha Franklin on tour and his song Some Day We'll All Be Free has now become a civil rights anthem.

Presenter/Roberta Flack, Producer/Sue Clark for Sue Clark Productions

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 16 August 2011
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Twenty Minutes – 32 Fouettes

Monday 16 August
8.35-8.50pm BBC RADIO 3

Actress Samantha Bond leads a discussion about the mixed blessings of theatrical challenges in tonight's Twenty Minutes.

Bond, who trained as a ballerina herself, is joined by former Royal Ballet principal Deborah Bull and celebrated actor Sir Derek Jacobi to discuss their experiences of scaling theatrical summits. Together they reflect on the famous 32 fouettes required of the soloist in Swan Lake, and look at how these theatrical Everests also crop up in opera and classical theatre.

Presenter/Samantha Bond, Producer/Tom Alban

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 16 August 2011
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No Triumph, No Tragedy Ep 1/4

New series
Monday 16 August
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

Peter White interviews high-profile disabled people about the obstacles they have faced.

In the first programme he interviews Foreign Office high-flyer Jane Cordell, who had a diplomatic posting to Kazakhstan revoked when officials ruled that her deafness made it too expensive to send her abroad.

She tells Peter that her disability makes her particularly attuned to social situations, reading body language and picking up on everything, from the way people clench their toes to nervous movements which might signal suspicion.

Other people in the series include Malaysian politician and human rights campaigner, Karpal Singh, who was left in a wheelchair after a motor accident; Dr Lin Berwick, the blind wheelchair user who heads a charity providing accessible holiday homes for disabled people; and model Shannon Murray, who was paralysed in a diving accident when she was 14 and is now challenging attitudes to fashion.

Presenter/Peter White, Producer/Sue Mitchell for the BBC

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Head To Head Ep 1/4

New series
Monday 16 August
9.30-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

In a new series, Edward Stourton revisits broadcast debates from the archives – exploring the ideas, the great minds behind them and echoes of the arguments in present-day politics.

In the first episode, two leading minds tangle over the age-old question of the trade-off between liberty and equality. Sir Isaiah Berlin's regular media appearances made him famous in a way very few philosophers are today. On BBC Radio 3 in 1976 he met John Vaizey, an economist and loyal Labour man finding himself on a journey from left to right.

The discussion reflects a post-war Europe shaken to its boots by the totalitarian regimes of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia.

In the studio dissecting the debate are Quentin Skinner, Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary's, University of London, and Paul Kelly, professor of political theory at the London School of Economics.

Presenter/Edward Stourton, Producer/Dominic Byrne for Blakeway Productions Limited

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Book Of The Week – Now All Roads Lead To France Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 15 to Friday 19 August
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Now All Roads Lead To France is an account of the momentous final years of poet Edward Thomas.

Read by Tobias Menzies and abridged by Richard Hamilton, Matthew Hollis's new biography is an account of Thomas's final five years and of his friendship with American poet, Robert Frost.

Edward Thomas only began writing poetry in 1914, at the age of 36. As his friendship with Frost blossomed, Thomas wrote poem after poem. The two friends began to formulate poetic ideas that would produce some of the most remarkable verse of the 20th century. But the First World War put an ocean between them: Frost returned to the safety of New England, while Thomas stayed to fight. It is these roads taken – and those not taken – that are at the heart of this remarkable book, which culminates in Thomas's tragic death on Easter Monday 1917.

Reader/Tobias Menzies, Producer/Emma Harding for the BBC

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Woman's Hour Drama – The Diary Of Samuel Pepys Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 15 to Friday 19 August
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4
Actor Kris Marshall stars as Samuel Pepys
Actor Kris Marshall stars as Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys was 26 in January 1660, when he decided to record his daily life and innermost thoughts. Kris Marshall stars in this new adaptation of his diaries by Hattie Naylor.

Two years after a life-threatening operation to remove a bladder stone Pepys is feeling pretty well – despite having a lot on his mind.

He's behind with his rent, he goes out too often, and drinks too much. He lies awake worrying about work and, despite being happily married, can't keep his hands off other women.

For the next 10 years, in his secret diary, Samuel Pepys faithfully records the day's events, and confesses his innermost thoughts.

He reveals what people in the 17th century ate, wore, did for fun and what they expected of marriage and of love affairs.

Hattie Naylor's new adaptation features Katharine Jakeways as Samuel Pepys's wife, Elizabeth.

Producer/Kate McAll for the BBC

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Book At Bedtime – The Shielding Of Mrs Forbes Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 15 to Friday 19 August
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Alan Bennett reads one his delightful "unseemly stories" from his recently published novella, Smut.

The Shielding Of Mrs Forbes sends up the vanities and hypocrisies of Middle England and its obsession with appearances.

Bennett writes about unconventional sexual arrangements among the apparently conventional. The snobbish and priggish Mrs Forbes is appalled that her son Graham is "chucking himself away" by marrying the unprepossessing Betty. What she, apparently, doesn't know is that her son is gay. Yet he believes that by marrying, he is not only ensuring his financial future, but also helping himself and his mother keep up appearances.

Reader/Alan Bennett, Producer/Gordon House for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 16 August 2011
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 16 August
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman and John Motson present The Monday Night Club with reaction to all the weekend's football action.

From 8pm Mark Chapman presents live coverage of Manchester City versus Swansea City.

At 10pm The Final Whistle has post-match reaction to the night's football action at Eastlands.

Presenters/Mark Chapman and John Motson, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC Monday 16 August 2011
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Gideon Coe

Monday 16 to Thursday 19 August
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe unleashes the hidden live music gems from the BBC archives.

On Monday Gideon plays session tracks from Billy Bragg and Franz Ferdinand plus a live concert by Lamb.

Tuesday sees an eclectic mix of session tracks from Dinosaur Jnr, Nirvana, Mary Hampton and Rev Cleatus plus Deep Purple in concert.

On Wednesday Mikey Dread And The Wannadies are in session and The Breeders in concert.

The last show of the week, on Thursday, sees archive choices including Four Tet and Son House in session plus classic New York punk rock from The Ramones.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Henry Lopez Real

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