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Network Radio BBC Week 34: Monday 22 August 2011

BBC RADIO 1 Monday 22 August 2011
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BBC Radio 1's Stories –
Radio 1 Rocks Season: The Next Big Thing Ep 1/2

New series
Monday 22 August
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1

In the first week of 2011 there were only three guitar bands in the UK's Top 75. One of them was Journey with Don't Stop Believing. The BBC Radio 1 Rocks season seeks to disprove the theory that rock music is dead.

This two-part documentary starts with The Next Best Thing, a one-hour programme following three hotly tipped rock bands looking to make a splash in 2011: We Are The Ocean, Lower Than Atlantis and Twin Atlantic.

From on-stage injuries and video shoot disasters, to triumphant headline shows and eagerly awaited album releases, this is an access-all-areas look at three bands who are proving that rock in the UK is alive and kicking.

Producers/Louise Kattenhorn and Alice Lloyd for BBC Radio 1

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BBC RADIO 2 Monday 22 August 2011
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Ken Bruce

Monday 22 August
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 2

Elbow front man and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Guy Garvey chooses his Tracks Of My Years. Today's selection includes songs by Talk Talk and a Kate Bush favourite. Plus there's a new Record and Album Of The Week, the Love Song and the mighty Popmaster.

Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Gary Bones

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Paul Jones

Monday 22 August
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Tonight, Paul Jes presents a preview of the Great British R&B Festival at Colne.

Presenter and Producer/Paul Jones for the BBC

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Big Band Special

Monday 22 August
9.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Clare Teal presents the BBC Big Band in session with 2011 Mercury Prize nominee, pianist Gwilym Simcock. The show also has music by Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver and Mark Nightingale.

Presenter/Clare Teal, Producer/Caroline Snook for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 2 SUMMER OF SOUL
1971 Week – Marvin Gaye: What's Going On 40th Anniversary

Monday 22 August
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2
Soul legend Marvin Gaye
Soul legend Marvin Gaye

As part of BBC Radio 2's Summer Of Soul season and 1971 Week, Smokey Robinson marks the 40th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's classic album What's Going On. He explores the social and political impact of this classic album and explains why Gaye's masterpiece still has resonance today.

By 1970 Marvin Gaye had released 10 albums of acclaimed soul and R&B, all produced under the protective and watchful control of Tamla Motown legend Berry Gordy. But shortly after this, when Marvin began preparing to record What's Going On, his own personal experience weighed heavily on his soul and he began writing songs with a conscience.

The first album to feature songs about social injustice, suffering, hatred, drug abuse, war, loss and poverty, What's Going On inspired a new generation of performers to use their music for social commentary.

Presenter/Smokey Robinson, Producer/Des Shaw for Ten Alps

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Jools Holland Ep 1/13

New series
Monday 22 August
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2
Scottish songstress Lulu
Scottish songstress Lulu

Jools Holland returns to Monday nights on BBC Radio 2. Over the next 13 weeks, Jools will welcome an array of musical guests into his studio for conversation and unique performances as well as collaborations with his Rhythm Section.

His first guest of the series is Scottish songstress Lulu who joins Jools and his band in an impromptu version of Brenda Lee's I'm Sorry.

Presenter/Jools Holand, Producer/Sarah Gaston for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 22 August 2011
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BBC PROMS 2011
Prom 51

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 22 August
7.30-9.45pm BBC RADIO 3
Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek
Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek

Jiří Bělohlávek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing Wagner, Liszt and Brahms's First Symphony, plus the world première of Kevin Volans's Piano Concerto for soloist Barry Douglas.

After the familiar strains of Wagner's rousing overture there's a real rarity: Liszt's La notte is an extended version of a piano piece from the Années de pèlerinage to which the composer added a middle section recalling his Hungarian roots. A late work that he wanted played at his own funeral, it is new to the Proms. So too is Volans's concerto, written for tonight's soloist.

In Proms Composer Portraits at 8pm, Volans is in conversation with Martin Handley.

Presenter/Penny Gore, Producer/Ann McKay

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Twenty Minutes – From Buddenbrooks: By Thomas Mann

Monday 22 August
8.00-8.20pm BBC RADIO 3

Adrian Scarborough reads from Thomas Mann's classic novel set in the mid 1800s.

From this classic German novel, translated by HT Lowe-Porter, comes evocation of a sumptuous dinner party, with all generations and friends present, and all rising to the occasion, presided over by old Johann Buddenbrooks and his son, the Consul.

Father and his cronies stand for the Old Order, while the Consul sees change in the wind. But the family are close and much merriment is had.

Reader/Adrian Scarborough, Producer/Duncan Minshull

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The Essay – The Music Appreciation Movement Ep 1/4

Monday 22 to Friday 26 August
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Music historian Richard Witts describes the development of Music Appreciation, the 20th-century movement that aimed to teach the art of "listening correctly".

In the first of four programmes he looks at the movement's origins, and the work of its British pioneer, Percy Scholes. Tomorrow, Witts looks at the work of the educationalist and pioneer schools broadcaster Walford Davies, and one of his team of music educators known dismissively by the Bloomsbury set as "Walford's Holy Women", Imogen Holst.

Thursday's programme explores the significance of programme notes, and looks at how the BBC took on the mission to inform and educate its audience about classical music. And in the final programme on Friday he explores the movement's excursion into film, and links its demise to a new broadcasting era.

Presenter/Richard Witts, Producer/Sara Davies

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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 22 August 2011
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Book Of The Week – Fire Season Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 22 to Friday 26 August
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Philip Connors spends half of each year in a tiny room on top of a mountain, alone in millions of acres of American wilderness, watching for wildfires.

Written by Philip Connor, abridged by Jane Marshall, and read by Kerry Shale, Fire Season captures the wonder and grandeur of this most unusual job.

For nearly a decade, Philip has spent half of each year in a 7ft by 7ft room at the top of a tower, on top of a mountain, looking for wildfires.

This week's Book Of The Week evokes the eerie pleasure of solitude – and the majesty, might and beauty of untamed fire at its wildest. There are fires large and small; spectacular midnight lightning storms and silent mornings awakening above the clouds; surprise encounters with smokejumpers – firefighters who parachute to remote fires; and black bears.

Reader/Kerry Shale, Producer/Jane Marshall for Jane Marshall Productions

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Woman's Hour Drama – Village SOS Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 22 to Friday 26 August
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4
British actress Helen Baxendale
British actress Helen Baxendale

Village SOS is a new crime drama, specially created for BBC Radio 4 by multi-award-winning writer, Val McDermid, starring Helen Baxendale.

DCI Marion Bettany (Helen Baxendale) and DS John Hodgson (David Seddon) investigate a murder in the Northumbrian village of Shilwick.

They love their work, enjoy each other's company and like nothing better than investigating a new crime. The only thing that makes life difficult is dealing with the public, such as the residents of the former mining community of Shilwick.

Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name.

Producer/Fiona Kelcher for the BBC

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Afternoon Play – Souvenirs

Monday 22 August
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Katherine Parkinson plays Samantha, who finds herself in an unfamiliar world when she goes abroad to adopt two children.

Her guide, Jarilo Veles, acts as mediator with the director of the orphanage. But it is clear that nothing is straightforward in this world, and elements of fable and fantasy intrude in the story, which is told through the device of a recorded narrative Samantha is making for the children she plans to adopt.

Written by Barbara Norden, Ivan Marevich plays Jarilo and with Dad Dzihan as the director of the orphanage.

Barbara Norden set up the MA in Creative Writing at City University London in 2004. Her plays include Try Not To Worry; Via Crucis; The Milkman (Birmingham Rep commission); Wedding Album; and Blue Light in Delphi. Souvenirs is her first play for radio.

Producer/Jeremy Mortimer for the BBC

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Stories From Notting Hill Ep 1/5

New series
Monday 22 to Friday 26 August
3.45-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Writer and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah explores the complex history of the Notting Hill Carnival and the difficult social conditions from which it emerged.

It's generally accepted the event started somewhere between 1959 and 1965 as a community-strengthening celebration of Caribbean culture. But debate still continues over precisely when the festival started and who should be credited with laying its foundations.

In the first of this five-part series, Kwame tries to shed light on the festival's beginnings.

The second programme explores what impact the building of the M40 flyover motorway had on the carnival. Wednesday's programme looks at tensions over the policing of the festival. In Thursday's programme, Kwame examines how the carnival attempted to become more of a commercial enterprise. The final programme looks at the challenges facing the festival today.

Presenter/Kwame Kwei-Armah, Producer/Pam Fraser Solomon for Culture Wise

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Book At Bedtime – The Reluctant Fundamentalist Ep 1/10

Monday 22 to Friday 26 August
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In this thriller by Mohsin Hamid, a bearded Pakistani accosts an uneasy American stranger at a cafe table in Lahore and tells him the story of his life. But as dusk deepens to night, it becomes clear that this is no chance encounter.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is read by Riz Ahmed and is abridged by Lisa Osborne.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of two novels: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and Moth Smoke (2000). He lives between Lahore, where he was born, and other places including New York and London.

Hamid discusses the book in The Book Club with James Naughtie on Sunday 4 September from 4-4.30pm.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist forms part of a forthcoming season of programmes marking 10 years since 9/11.

Reader/Riz Ahmed, Producer/Lisa Osborne for Sweet Talk Productions Limited

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 22 August 2011
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BBC AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
Richard Bacon

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 22 to Friday 26 August
2.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Richard Bacon presents live form the Edinburgh Festival with news, sport, entertainment and big guests.

Presenter/Richard Bacon, Producer/Robin Bulloch

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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Monday 22 August
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman presents football debate and the day's sport news in The Monday Night Club.

From 8pm there's live Premier League football commentary of Manchester United versus Tottenham Hotspur.

In Final Whistle at 10pm there's football analysis and reaction to the evening's commentary match.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC Monday 22 August 2011
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Gideon Coe

Monday 22 to Thursday 25 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 Dhoad Gypsies Of Rajastan and Joe Cocker. Tuesday sees an eclectic mix of session tracks from Forward Russia and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. On Wednesday Son Of Dave are the session band du jour.

The last show of the week on Thursday sees archive choices including The Soledad Brothers in session alongside The Church in concert.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Henry Lopez Real

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