Sunday 09 Mar 2014
Frank Renton celebrates The March and its proud place in brass and military bands. He finds them in the cinema (John Williams), on the concert platform (Copeland/Allen), on the parade ground (Sousa) and as heard in the open air, such as the Whit Friday competition held annually in Delp.
The programme features classic performances by Black Dyke, The Band of the Grenadier Guards, Foden's, Leyland and The President's own US Marine Band. It begins with a Symphony Of Marches by Gilbert Vinter.
Presenter/Frank Renton, Producer/Terry Carter for the BBC
Trevor Nelson provides the backbone to BBC Radio 2's Summer Of Soul, inviting listeners to explore the depths of his record collection, presenting an hour of the best in timeless soul, rare funky treats and modern classics.
Tonight, his Album Of The Week is a 1976 Tamla Records release from Marvin Gaye, I Want You, which didn't spawn many hits initially but has gone on to become one of soul music's most influential albums.
Presenter/Trevor Nelson, Producer/Dan Cocker for Somethin Else
BBC Radio 2 Publicity
Tonight's Prom is an all-Russian programme beginning with a four-movement suite taken from the first ballet score that Shostakovich wrote – The Age Of Gold.
The other dance work represented in this evening's concert is Stravinsky's Petrushka, one of the great 20th-century ballets.
The final music on the programme is by one of Stravinsky's heroes, Tchaikovsky – the story of Francesca da Rimini, the heroine of a murderous tale from Dante's Divine Comedy.
London's Philharmonia Orchestra and Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Esa-Pekka Salonen bring the fruits of their relationship to the Proms, including Shostakovich's 1st Violin Concerto with former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Lisa Batiashvili as soloist.
This Prom will be repeated on Friday 19 August 2011 at 2.30pm.
Presenter/Katie Derham Producer/Mark Lowther
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Historical novelist Sarah Dunant and Margaret Keane, author of Inferno, discuss the great Italian poet Dante.
Dante's Divine Comedy and his character Francesca da Rimini have inspired writers from Shakespeare and Milton to TS Eliot and the Beats.
Susan Hitch hosts this discussion recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music. The programme is part of Radio 3's Proms Plus, exploring some of the literary and cultural dimensions of this year's Proms concerts.
Presenters/Sarah Dunant and Margaret Kean
BBC Radio 3 Publicity
Dr Stuart Flanagan assesses rising levels of antibiotic resistance in bacteria and finds reason to worry.
Last year the World Health Organisation forecast that "the world is heading for a post-antibiotic era". In July this year a strain of gonorrhoea completely resistant to antibiotics was identified in Japan, with the warning that the infection could now become a global threat to public health.
Dr Flanagan works in a sexual health clinic and regularly treats patients with gonorrhoea. So far, the resistant strain hasn't arrived in the UK.
It's inevitable that bacteria will evolve and the ones able to resist the antibiotics will survive. But over-prescription, failure to complete courses and factors such as poor hygiene have all contrived to help bacteria become resistant.
Dr Flanagan speaks to experts who explain how people might have inadvertently helped bacterial resistance grow.
Presenter/Dr Stuart Flanagan, Producer/Marya Burgess for the BBC
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Mark Pougatch rounds up of the day's big sport stories and previews the evening's football, including 5 Live's commentary game.
From 7.45pm there's live football commentary from tonight's matches in the Champions League and Football League, plus all the goals as they go in.
From 10pm there's post-match reaction to the night's action.
Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mike Carr
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Lauren welcomes SBTRKT into the BBC Radio 6 Music studio for a live session.
SBTRKT, aka the mysteriously masked Aaron Jerome, is a musician/producer from London. He began his career as a DJ and has remixed tracks for the likes of MIA, Basement Jaxx and Underworld. His recently released self-titled album includes the single Wildfire, featuring Little Dragon, a firm favourite on the 6 Music playlist.
Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales
BBC Radio 6 Music Publicity
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