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Network Radio BBC Week 35: Friday 2 September 2011

BBC RADIO 3 Friday 2 September 2011
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BBC PROMS 2011
Prom 63

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 2 September
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra perform Mahler's First Symphony and the extra movement Blumine in tonight's Prom.

Around Blumine are two dances by Franz Liszt – continuing the Proms celebrations of his bicentenary this year. The concert opens with the First Mephisto Waltz and the first half ends with Dejan Lazic as the virtuoso soloist in the Totentanz – Dance Of Death.

Mahler conducted the première of his First Symphony in Budapest in 1889. At that point it had five movements, not the four performed today: in the 1890s Mahler removed a slow movement that he'd called Blumine – "bouquet of flowers".

The Budapest Festival Orchestra, founded in 1983, is already recognised as one of the world's great orchestras. Conducted throughout its life by Music Director and joint founder Ivan Fischer, the orchestra has built a reputation for shedding new light on old favourites.

Presenter/Suzy Klein, Producer/David Gallagher

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 2 September 2011
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Spirit Of The Beehive

Friday 2 September
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Nina Perry's composed feature lifts the lid of the beehive which reveals some surprising lessons to be learnt through observing and working with bees – and how the life of bees inspires human endeavours in the arts and business.

The programme follows a group of young passionate urban beekeepers from Hackney in London. Their social enterprise takes their beekeeping to new heights by installing bees on the roof of investment bank Nomura – the bees are seen as a symbol of productivity and growth in the city.

Scientists at Sussex University explain how they are looking at ways to help the honeybee by eavesdropping in on their communication system, the waggle dance. Spirit Of The Beehive peeks inside the bee-inspired Parisian Artist community La Ruche – and the bee sanctuary of the Natural Beekeeping Trust to discover the virtues of listening to bees.

Producer/Nina Perry for Falling Tree Productions

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Afternoon Play – Do You Like Banana, Comrades?

Friday 2 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Csaba Szekely's first play takes a wild and sideways look at life behind the iron curtain in Romania under the Ceausescu regime.

Robert (Freddy White) is a young man growing up in Romania under Ceausescu's regime. Adolescence is different there. And bananas have an important role to play.

It's difficult being young and in love when your dad is a high ranking official in Ceausescu's Communist machine, your mother weeps all the time and your brother is trying to kill you.

Even his father's access to bananas doesn't seem to be able to endear erstwhile hero, Robert, to the beautiful Ana at school – or keep the bullies from following him home.

But regimes do come to an end and sometimes the bad are punished or can be redeemed.

This first play by young Romanian writer Szekely was shortlisted for the BBC World Service/British Council's International Playwriting Competition.

Producer/Marion Nancarrow for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 2 September 2011
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 2 September
6.30-9.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Ian Dennis looks ahead to the evening's Euro 2012 football qualifiers, Bulgaria versus England, Wales against Montenegro and Northern Ireland versus Serbia.

From 7.15pm 5 Live Sport – International Football 2011-12 has full qualifying commentary on Bulgaria versus England live from the Vasil Levski stadium in Sofia. Plus regular updates from Wales versus Montenegro and Northern Ireland versus Serbia from 7.45pm.

Presenter/Ian Dennis, Producer/Mike Carr

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Friday 2 September
9.15-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Fans have their say on the evening's Euro 2012 football qualifiers with Darren Fletcher.

Presenter/Darren Fletcher, Producer/Jo Tongue for Somthin Else

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Friday 2 September 2011
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Athletics And Rowing

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 2 September
10.55am-1.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Commentary comes from the World Athletics Championships at Daegu, South Korea, and from the World Rowing Championships at Bled, Slovenia.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Rugby League

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 2 September
7.55-9.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary comes from one of the night's top matches in the Super League.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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