Press Office

Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

Programme Information

Network Radio BBC Week 37: Thursday 15 September 2011

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 15 September 2011

In Concert – Highlights From Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park

Thursday 15 September
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

In tonight's In Concert, Jo Whiley presents highlights from BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park which took place last Sunday. Lionel Richie, Lenny Kravitz, Will Young, James Blunt and many more performed at the event.

Jo also looks back at the live music on Radio 2 over the past week and finds out who has released tickets for up-and-coming tours in this week's Gig Guide.

Presenter/Jo Whiley, Producer/Sarah Gaston for the BBC

BBC Radio 2 Publicity

To top

BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 15 September 2011

Radio 3 Live In Concert – Edinburgh International Festival 2011

Thursday 15 September
7.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Reflecting the Oriental theme in this year's Festival, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform the world première of Blossoming by the leading Japanese composer Toshio Hosakawa, alongside Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and Durufle's Requiem.

Festival star recitalists, mezzo soprano Sophe Koch and baritone Simon Keenlyside join the National Youth Choir of Scotland and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with their Principal Conductor, Robin Ticciati.

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

To top

BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 15 September 2011

Ayckbourn In Action

Thursday 15 September
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

On the opening of Alan Ayckbourn's 75th stage play, Neighbourhood Watch, this programme considers his talent as a director.

Ayckbourn has been directing plays – mainly his own – for 50 years. In rehearsal for his latest play, Ayckbourn In Action explores this talent, so often eclipsed by his global success as a playwright.

With contributions from Julia McKenzie, Michael Gambon, Peter Bowles, Suzie Blake, Penelope Wilton and Martin Jarvis, listeners find out about his skill in handling actors and in prompting performances that delicately balance the comedy and the pain of life.

Producer/Susan Marling for Just Radio Limited

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

To top

Afternoon Play – The Falcon And The Hawk

Thursday 15 September
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Helen Macdonald is a falconer and poet. She keeps a goshawk called Mabel. As a child she fell in love with a rare book of intense nature writing – JA Baker's The Peregrine – which records a winter watching wild peregrines on the Essex coast. Her new play brings her birds and his together.

This play was part recorded on location at The Bird of Prey Centre at Newent, Gloucestershire.

Producer/Tim Dee for the BBC

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

To top

Very Old Pretenders Ep 1/4

New series
Thursday 15 September
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

David Haig, Rebecca Front, Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty star in this new comedy series by multi award-winning writer Carl Gorham, creator of cult TV animation show Stressed Eric.

Very Old Pretenders explores what happens when two Jacobite soldiers from 1745 are found alive and well in a cave in Perthshire and have to be integrated into modern Scottish society by English academic Andrew Merron.

In the first episode, in pursuit of patriotism, anthropologist Andrew Merron attempts to introduce the Jacobite soldiers to modern notions of Scottishness by taking them to a tartan shop on the Royal Mile.

There, a chance encounter with a key-ring brings back memories of the golden days and unlocks a great well of nationalistic feeling. But when they attend a football World Cup qualifier with Scotland taking on the tiny Dickson Isles, it all turns horribly sour.

Producer/Gordon Kennedy for Absolutely Productions Limited

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

To top

BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 15 September 2011

5 Live Sport

Thursday 15 September
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd presents the day's sports news.

From 8pm, 5 Live Boxing has the latest boxing news and interviews following Vitali Klitschko's latest title fight and looks ahead to Floyd Mayweather Junior's bout against Victor Ortiz.

At 9pm 5 Live Rugby has Rugby Union news, interviews and the latest from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Mike Carr

BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

To top

Thursday 15 September 2011


Thursday 15 September

BBC Radio 5 Live brings commentary from the last round of County Championship matches.

Producer/Jen McAllister

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra Publicity

To top

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.