Friday 18 Apr 2014
BBC Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches the Seventies. Jeremy Vine introduces a collage of the music, news, people and programmes – as they were heard at the time – without any commentary, analysis or hindsight.
1970 was the year of the Kent State shootings and Apollo 13's "problem". In South America, Bobby Moore is arrested and England lose an epic World Cup tie against West Germany. Back home, the new 18-year-old voters help to defeat Labour and elect a Conservative Government led by Edward Heath. And the music industry mourns Janice Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, who die less than a month apart, both aged just 27.
Presenter/Jeremy Vine, Producer/Trevor Dann for TDC
BBC Radio 2 Publicity
David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music, presenting an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the Sixties to the present day.
Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song is linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history. There are also guests and live sessions from classic artists.
This week, David dives into the Peel Session archives to re-visit a classic 1978 performance for the BBC by Steel Pulse. The Grammy Award-winning band met at school in Birmingham in the mid-Seventies and famously went on to perform at Bill Clinton's Presidential Inauguration celebrations in 1993, at his request.
Presenter/David Rodigan, Producer/Nicky Birch for Somethin' Else
BBC Radio 2 Publicity
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor Ilan Volkov are joined by Proms featured artists, violinist Victoria Mullova and cellist Matthew Barley, for the world première of Thomas Larcher's BBC Commission, Concerto For Violin, Cello And Orchestra.
The second half of the concert is dedicated to Bruckner's vast architectural masterpiece – his fifth symphony.
Presenters/Katie Derham and Andrew McGregor, Producers/Andrew Trinick and Elizabeth Funning
BBC Radio 3 Publicity
Music critic Michael White discovers the hidden career of soprano singer Jennifer Vyvyan, who died in 1974 and whose past life was packed away in boxes.
Two years ago, Michael was asked to look at some storage boxes which contained Jennifer Vyvyan's memorabilia.
For several months, he and her son, Jonathan Crown, delved through them and uncovered the fascinating story of one of Britain's most dazzling classical music stars. Michael reveals his discoveries, from the dramatic roles she pioneered for Benjamin Britten to her definitive recordings of Handel, made with Sir Thomas Beecham and Sir Adrian Boult.
The boxes reveal her aristocratic roots, controversial marriage, her championing of new music and the baroque revival, as well as a lifelong struggle against a fatal disease.
The programme includes archive recordings of Vyvyan herself and the recollections of April Cantelo, Steuart Bedford and John Copley.
Presenter/Michael White, Producer/Alyn Shipton for Unique Broadcasting Company
BBC Radio 4 Publicity
Amy's already strained relationship with her mother threatens to snap when she finds herself compelled to ask her mother to become a surrogate to her unborn child.
Twenty-six-year-old Amy is desperate to have her own child but a teenage illness and subsequent operation has made it impossible for her to bear her own. Her last resort is to ask her 50-year-old mother, Celia, to act as a surrogate – a favour which Celia gives freely, and Amy is afraid to receive.
Written by Ella Hickson, Rightfully Mine explores the relationship between a mother and a daughter and explores what rights raising a child gives a person.
Producer/Lu Kemp for the BBC
BBC Radio 4 Publicity
Mark Chapman presents all the day's sports news.
At 8pm, Andrew Flintoff catches up with big names and stories across the sporting world in Freddie Flintoff's World Of Sport.
From 9pm, Matt Dawson presents 5 Live Rugby.
Presenters/Mark Chapman, Andrew Flintoff and Matt Dawson, Producer/Mike Carr
BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity
Uninterrupted commentary on the first day of the fourth Test between England and India comes live from the Oval.
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra Publicity
Ghostpoet joins Lauren Laverne for a live studio session. His debut album, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, was released back in February but was brought into the spotlight recently when it was nominated for a Mercury Prize.
He comes in to tell Lauren what it's like to be Mercury-nominated and plays a couple of tracks from the album.
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcasts the live Mercury Prize winner announcement on Tuesday 6 September, presented by Steve Lamacq.
Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales
BBC Radio 6 Music Publicity
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