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Network Radio BBC Week 35: Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2011

BBC RADIO 1 Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2011
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BBC Radio 1 Rock Show With Daniel P Carter

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
7.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 1

Tonight, BBC Radio 1 DJ Daniel P Carter sits in for Zane Lowe and presents a two-hour Rock Show special featuring all of his music highlights recorded at the weekends Reading and Leeds Festival 2011.

Zane Lowe returns to his 7pm show tomorrow.

Presenter/Daniel P Carter, Producer/Clare Chadburn

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BBC RADIO 2 Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2011
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Miranda Hart And Jon Holmes

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
7.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 2

Miranda Hart and Jon Holmes sit in for Chris Evans today. The comedy duo return to BBC Radio 2 for some Bank Holiday fun with help from another comedy duo, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

Presenters/Miranda Hart and Jon Holmes, Producer/James Stirling for the BBC

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French And Saunders

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
12.00noon-2.00pm BBC RADIO 2

There's more bank holiday fun as comedians Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders get together for another outing of their unique blend of music and chat with guests Professor Brian Cox and comedian Matt Lucas and his mum.

Listeners can find out what's hot and what's not as the lovely ladies discuss the latest Top 10 to tickle their fancy.

Presenters/Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Producer/Julia McKenzie for the BBC

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Bank Holiday Wogan

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
2.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Sir Terry Wogan returns to BBC Radio 2 this bank holiday weekend. He invites actress Samantha Womack in for a chat and Will Young performs.

Samantha Womack is best known for playing the role of Ronnie Branning in EastEnders from 2007 until the character's departure earlier this year. More recently, she appeared in Famous, Rich And In The Slums for Comic Relief, where she visited Africa's largest slum. She is currently appearing in South Pacific at the Barbican Centre in London.

Will Young rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural Pop Idol contest. He has sold over eight million albums worldwide, with his debut single Evergreen becoming the biggest selling single of the Noughties. Earlier this year he appeared in the supernatural drama series Bedlam. His fifth studio album, Echoes, is out this month and he performs at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park on Sunday 11 September.

Presenter/Sir Terry Wogan, Producer/Simon Willis for Wise Buddah

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BBC RADIO 2 SUMMER OF SOUL
Tony Blackburn And Trevor Nelson

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
4.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Following a happy pairing on 2DAY, soul mates Tony Blackburn and Trevor Nelson present two hours of the very best soul music, with tracks from classic labels including Atlantic, Chess, Motown, Philadelphia and Stax.

With the stories behind the songs, personal memories, the tracks facts files and a sprinkling of rarely played and collectable gems, listeners can email or text their dedications.

This Bank Holiday special continues BBC Radio 2's Summer Of Soul which includes Suzi Quatro In Search Of Otis Redding this evening from 8-10pm.

Presenters/Tony Blackburn and Trevor Nelson, Producer/Phil Swern

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One Vision – Johnnie Walker Meets Queen

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
6.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Johnnie Walker is in conversation with Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May as the band celebrate their 40th year in the music industry. They tell the story of four very different musicians, with "One Vision" and one very distinctive sound.

Their accolades are well charted – they were the first rock band to make it acceptable to "sing along" when they made history with their show-stealing performance at Live Aid from Wembley Stadium. Johnnie plays many of their classic hits and memorable album tracks with some unique insights from original band members.

Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Julie Newman for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 2 SUMMER OF SOUL
The Amazing Mavis Staples

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Ricky Ross presents an extended interview with the successful artist who has been performing for over 60 years with The Staple Singers.

In this special programme Mavis Staples describes her career as a gospel and soul singer and a Civil Rights activist. She shares her personal insights into those classic Stax recordings of the Seventies and her recent album recorded with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. She also talks about her friendship with Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Prince, Sister Mahalia Jackson and Martin Luther King.

Presenter/Ricky Ross, Producer/Richard Murdoch

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Jools Holland Ep 2/13

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Jools Holland welcomes Blur guitarist and solo artist Graham Coxon into the studio for conversation and another unique performance with his rhythm section as Graham joins Jools and his band in a version of Dead End Street by The Kinks.

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

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BBC RADIO 3 Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2011
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BBC PROMS 2011
BBC Proms Chamber Music – Yo-Yo Ma

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott play in a typically eclectic programme combining old and the new in this BBC Prom live from Cadogan Hall, London.

Graham Fitkin's L was composed in 2005 for Yo-Yo Ma's 50th birthday and today receives its London première. After a Brazilian interlude, this is followed by one of the most romantic works of the cello repertoire: Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata. Graham Fitkin's new Cello Concerto is performed by Yo-Yo Ma in Wednesday night's Prom.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Ellie Mant

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BBC PROMS 2011
Prom 59 – Hooray For Hollywood

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
7.30-9.45pm BBC RADIO 3
Conductor John Wilson
Conductor John Wilson

John Wilson and his Orchestra are joined by a line-up of star soloists and the Maida Vale Singers to celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood film Musicals.

The John Wilson Orchestra is made up of the cream of Britain's orchestral musicians who have wowed Proms audiences with the passion and sheer vivacity of their playing. Tonight they perform classics from the Thirties onwards, from films staring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers including the title numbers from Shall We Dance and Top Hat, through the Forties and Fifties with numbers from Strike Up The Band and Guys And Dolls, through to hit musical films from the Sixties including Gypsy and West Side Story.

Presenter/Suzy Klein, Producer/Ellie Mant

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The Lebrecht Interview – Edward Gardner Ep 7/8

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
9.45-10.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Edward Gardner, the Music Director of English National Opera and about to become Principal Guest conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, talks to Norman Lebrecht about his career to date.

Gardner was appointed to the post at ENO in 2007 while in his early thirties and began by conducting a new production of Britten's Death In Venice.

Since taking up the baton at ENO he has been involved with the planning of the company's repertoire and has conducted new productions of operas by Saariaho, Verdi, Bartók and Puccini.

He talks about the challenges the company faces – how it has improved its image and work after a period of decline and discusses the continuance of the company's policy of performing operas in English with Norman.

Presenter/Norman Lebrecht, Producer/Tony Cheevers

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BBC RADIO 4 Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2011
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Book Of The Week – All Made Up Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

Award-winning author Janice Galloway reads from her new volume of memoirs recalling her adolescence in a small Scottish town in the Seventies.

Since the death of their father, Janice and her unpredictable older sister Cora have lived in close quarters with their downtrodden mother.

But the timid child who has survived by observing rather than acting is about to hit adolescence.

All Made Up is read by the author and abridged by Sian Preece.

Reader/Janice Galloway, Producer/Eilidh McCreadie for the BBC

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The Peace Corps Writers

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Bridget Kendall meets former Peace Corps volunteers, listens to their tales and evaluates their role as America's "missionaries of democracy".

President John F Kennedy sent out an "army" of everyday US citizens to every corner of the globe – the Peace Corps. His big idea was to counter the idea of the "ugly American" and in some way stem the spread of Communism.

After 50 years, 200,000 volunteers have returned home from far-flung regions of the world with stories of moving successes, naive failures, amusing cultural faux-pas and fascinating historical snapshots from the remote.

Bridget explores what the Peace Corps has achieved and asks what the future might have in store.

Presenter/Bridget Kendall, Producer/Dominic Byrne for Blakeway Productions

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Domesday Reloaded – Me And My Square Ep 1/5

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September
12.45-12.55pm BBC RADIO 4

As part of the BBC's Domesday Reloaded, five BBC Radio 4 presenters return to their "square" during the course of this week.

When the Domesday Project was launched 25 years ago, the country was divided into squares measuring three by four kilometres.

People living within those squares were invited to submit information about their community to the Domesday Project – which was aiming to building a social snapshot of Britain.

This week, five presenters return to their "square" to find out what has changed and what that says about society.

Mark Lawson returns to Leeds, Sheila Dillon returns to Hoghton, Paddy O'Connell to Aberdeen, Richard Coles to Finedon and Jane Garvey to Liverpool.

Presenters/Mark Lawson, Sheila Dillon, Paddy O'Connell, Richard Coles and Jane Garvey, Producer/Clare Walker for the BBC

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God In China Ep 1/3

New series
Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
8.00-8.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Thirty-five years after the Cultural Revolution, another revolution is sweeping across China – religion.

As the Communist Party seeks to address the effects on Chinese society of becoming manufacturer to the world, combined with rampant consumerism and its own one child policy, Chinese society is turning to religion.

In this three-part series, Tim Gardam, Principal of St Anne's College, Oxford, travels through this vast nation of 1.4 billion people, to explore the role of God in China.

Taoism is China's only indigenous, formalised religion and is inextricably intertwined with Chinese traditional folk religion. In this first programme Tim explores how the Communist Party is reconnecting with its religious heritage and actively promoting it in the form of tourism.

Presenter/Tim Gardam, Producer/Liz Leonard for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2011
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5 Live Track And Field

Live event/outside broadcast
Bank Holiday Monday 29 August
12.00noon-2.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Coverage of the World Athletics Championship comes from Daegu, as Jessica Ennis begins the defence of her heptathlon title. Mark Pougatch presents, with commentary from Mike Costello, Steve Backley, Darren Campbell and Allison Curbishley.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mike Costello

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5 Live Sport

Monday 29 August
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman has football conversation and a look at the day's biggest sporting stories in The Monday Night Club.

At 9pm 5 Live Football League has the latest news and interviews from the Football League.

From 9.30pm Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan present cricket news and discussion in the Tuffers And Vaughan Cricket Show.

Presenters/Mark Chapman, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2011
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Gideon Coe

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August to Thursday 1 September
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

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

On Monday he plays session tracks from The Ruts and Elvis Costello plus a Stiff Little Fingers in concert. The Peel Session for tonight features Cat Power. Tuesday sees concert highlights from The Duke Spirit, recorded at the Summer Sundae festival in 2005 plus The Peel Session features Laurel Aitken.

On Wednesday both Transglobal Underground and June Tabor are in session plus Roxy Music in concert. The special Peel Session features Godspeed You Black Emperor!

The last show of the week, on Thursday, sees archive choices featuring Depeche Mode live at Crystal Palace Bowl in 1993, session tracks from Scritti Politti, Ludus & The Future Sound of London plus a Peel Session featuring Roy Harper.

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Henry Lopez Real

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