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Network Radio BBC Week 37: Saturday 10 September 2011

BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 10 September 2011
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Returning Shows And Series

Saturday 10 to Friday 16 September
Throughout the week BBC RADIO 2
  • Pick Of The Pops – Tony Blackburn counts down the charts from this week in 1963 and 1973, with classic hits from The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Wizzard and The Drifters, Saturday, 1-3pm;
  • Barbara Windsor sits in for Elaine Paige, Sunday, 1-3pm;
  • Ken Bruce – Ken Bruce's guest throughout the week for Tracks Of My Years is Stevie Nicks, Monday to Friday, 9.30am-12noon;
  • Clare Teal – Clare Teal presents the BBC Big Band in concert at Ronnie Scott's with conductor and arranger Martin Williams, Monday, 9.30-10pm;
  • Sounds Of The 20th Century Ep 24/50 – BBC Radio 2's audio journey through five decades reaches 1974, Thursday, 10-11pm;
  • David Rodigan – David Rodigan presents the last in his 10-part reggae music series for Radio 2, Thursday,11pm-12midnight.
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Proms In The Park

Saturday 10 September
7.30-11-00pm BBC RADIO 2
BBC Proms In The Park is now in its 16th year
BBC Proms In The Park is now in its 16th year

Now in its 16th year, BBC Proms In The Park, presented by Sir Terry Wogan, comes live from London's Hyde Park.

The BBC Concert Orchestra, under Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart, performs a selection of popular classics and is joined by some very special guests, including mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins, tenor Russell Watson, singer-songwriter Josh Groban and finale group Westlife.

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris brings the sound of the didgeridoo and wobble board to the Last Night celebrations and pianist Lang Lang attempts to be the first artist to play both Proms In The Park and the Last Night Of The Proms on the same evening.

The Hyde Park crowd will also link up to the Royal Albert Hall in London to join in the nation's biggest sing-a-long with the Last Night Of The Proms Finale.

Presenter/Sir Terry Wogan, Producer/Bridget Apps

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Bob Harris

Saturday 10 September
12.00midnight-3.00am BBC RADIO 2

Annabelle Chvostek was born and raised in a musical family in Toronto. She made her professional debut with the Canadian Opera Company at the age of seven and then, at eight years old, appeared in La Bohème. She has been performing ever since.

Annabelle plays live for Bob Harris after 1am and chats about her latest album, Live From Folk Alley, as well as her work with Bruce Cockburn, Ani DiFranco, The Wailin' Jennys and Mary Gauthier.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Mark Simpson for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 10 September 2011
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BBC PROMS 2011
Last Night Of The Proms

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 10 September
7.30-9.45pm BBC RADIO 3
Conductor Edward Gardner leads the traditional festivities of the Last Night Of The Proms
Conductor Edward Gardner leads the traditional festivities of the Last Night Of The Proms

Conductor Edward Gardner leads the traditional festivities of the Last Night Of The Proms live from London's Royal Albert Hall, with performers including superstar pianist Lang Lang and leading dramatic soprano Susan Bullock.

Gardner, who is the youngest Last Night conductor since Sir Henry Wood himself on the first Last Night in 1895, conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus.

He's joined by Lang Lang playing Liszt, and by Susan Bullock, who performs Brunnhilde's famous Immolation Scene, which concludes Wagner's epic Ring Cycle. She also leads the customary communal singing after the interval.

The Prommers organise the nightly collection which raises thousands of pounds every year for musical charities. This year there's a celebration of the Prommers with a new work by Peter Maxwell Davies commissioned by the Musicians Benevolent Fund, who are one of the beneficiaries of the annual collection.

Presenters/Sean Rafferty and Suzy Klein

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Twenty Minutes – You Only Sing When You're Winning

Saturday 10 September
8.40-9.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Anticipating the sing-a-long section of this evening's Prom programme, Simon Townley tells the story of one of tonight's chosen numbers – You'll Never Walk Alone.

You'll Never Walk Alone started as a Broadway hit but its hold on the national psyche has more to do with its emergence in the Sixties and Seventies as the anthem of Liverpool Football Club's famous Kop.

Simon looks at why the song worked as a sing-a-long piece, how its impact reflected the mordant wit of the football terrace and why it is appropriate that it should be picked up by a Prom audience as a piece that tells us as much about the singers as the song.

Presenter/Simon Townley, Producer/Tom Alban

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 10 September 2011
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Returning Series

Saturday 10 to Friday 16 September
Throughout the week BBC RADIO 4

This week's returning series on BBC Radio 4 include:

  • Picturing Britain, Sunday, 3.45-4.00pm;
  • Start The Week, Monday, 9.00-9.30am;
  • Soul Music – Let's Face The Music And Dance, Tuesday, 1.30-2.00pm;
  • Tracing Your Roots, Tuesday, 4.00-4.30pm;
  • Great Lives – Simon Jenkins chooses architect Edwin Lutyens, Tuesday, 4.30-5.00pm;
  • From Our Own Correspondent, Thursday, 11.00-11.30am.
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9/11 SEASON
Saturday Play – Washington, 9/11

Saturday 10 September
2.30-3.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Michael Eaton's dramatisation examines how the White House responded to the 9/11 attacks. It stars William Hope as President George W Bush and Stuart Milligan as Vice President Dick Cheney.

September 11 2001 dawned bright and clear on the East Coast of the United States. At 8.46am, President Bush was in Florida promoting his education policy and Dick Cheney was in Washington, when American Airlines flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center's North Tower. It was the first of four commercial planes used as weapons that day in attacks on New York and the capital that led to the loss of thousands of lives and changed the world.

This is the dramatised story – reconstructed from multiple documents and memoirs – of how Bush, from Air Force One circling high above the US, and Cheney, in the White House bunker, responded in the first few hours after the attacks and how the decisions they took that day set the course of the Bush presidency and triggered the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director/Dirk Maggs, Producer/Richard Clemmow for Perfectly Normal Productions

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9/11 SEASON
Archive On 4 – The Day Before 9/11

Saturday 10 September
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Presented by Paddy O'Connell, who was in New York at the time, this programme is interwoven with interview and citation revealing New York, America and the wider world as it was on 10 September 2001.

This programme uses archive of actual television and radio output from the 24 hours before the attacks to remind listeners what the world was like before the Towers came down.

Presenter/Paddy O'Connell, Producers/Simon Finch and Simon Hollis at Brook Lapping Productions Limited

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 10 September 2011
www.bbc.co.uk/5live

5 Live Sport

Saturday 10 September
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents build-up and the day's news ahead of a busy afternoon of sport. There are also reports from this morning's Rugby World Cup matches between Argentina and England and Scotland and Romania in New Zealand.

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Mike Carr

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5 Live Formula 1 – 2011: Italian Grand Prix Qualifying

Saturday 10 September
1.00-2.05pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

David Croft and the 5 Live Formula 1 team bring live commentary from qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.

Presenter/David Croft, Producer/Jason Swales for USP

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5 Live Sport

Saturday 10 September
2.05-6.06pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Today's programme has build-up and team news ahead of the big 3pm football kick-offs, plus tennis reports from Super Saturday at the US Open in New York, where the men's semi-finals and the ladies final take place.

At 3pm there's live Premier League football commentary and regular updates from all the other kick-offs.

From 5pm Sports Report has post-match reaction and interviews, plus regular Premier League football updates of Bolton Wanderers versus Manchester United from 5.30pm.

Producer/Mike Carr

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Simon Mayo – Remembering 9/11

Saturday 10 September
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Simon Mayo looks back at 5 Live's coverage from 11 September 2001 and catches up with some of the people he spoke to that day, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Presenter/Simon Mayo

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