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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 18 September 2011
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Aled Jones With Good Morning Sunday

Sunday 18 September
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

Aled Jones says Good Morning Sunday to author of The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans. This morning's faith guest is Deborah Hollamby who also presents today's Moment Of Reflection.

Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Janet McLarty for the BBC

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Sunday Half Hour

Sunday 18 September
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

In the last of the series looking at some of the stories Jesus told to his followers, Brian D'Arcy looks at the parable of the mustard seed and explores how we can all help to improve the world around us.

Music includes I Vow To Thee My Country, Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven and Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning performed by choirs gathered for the Hymn Society's 75th Anniversary festival in St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate. The accompanist is Timothy Gray and the conductor is John Barnard.

Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producers/Simon Vivian

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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 18 September 2011
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Private Passions – Aminatta Forna

Sunday 18 September
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Michael Berkeley's guest this week is Glasgow-born author Aminatta Forna, whose first book, The Devil That Danced On The Water – a memoir of Sierra Leone – was runner-up for the 2003 Samuel Johnson Prize.

Several of Forna's choices recall her childhood experiences of music: she tried to learn piano and has always loved Bach's keyboard music which she listens to while writing. She went to school in Malvern, where she first encountered Elgar's Cello Concerto, which helped her write the love scene in The Memory Of Love; while an extract from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo And Juliet recalls her early love of opera and ballet.

Presenter/Michael Berkeley, Producer/Sarah Cropper

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Out In The World – A Global Gay History Ep 1/4

New series
Sunday 18 September
7.45-8.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Richard Coles embarks on an exploration of gay identity through the ages in this new series which looks at the modern construction of gay identity and its links with the ancient world.

Across four programmes and a range of investigations which reach from the UK to India, Egypt, Greece and the Native American reservations of the Midwest, Richard discovers a complex story.

In this first programme, Richard confronts the challenges of uncovering such a history given that the idea of "being gay" is a modern one. Nevertheless, as Richard finds out, ideas of same-sex desire date back at least as far as the Ancient Greeks.

Presenter/Richard Coles, Producer/Laurence Grissell

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Drama On 3 – Glass Chair Chair Glass

Sunday 18 September
8.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3
Emily Bruni, Hugh Ross, Harriet Walter, Alun Corduner and Russ Abbott for Drama On 3
Emily Bruni, Hugh Ross, Harriet Walter, Alun Corduner and Russ Abbott for Drama On 3

Russ Abbot stars as Tommy Cooper in Annie Caulfield's play that imagines a day when Tommy Cooper met absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco.

Set in 1975, the play also stars Harriet Walter as Gwen Cooper, Emily Bruni as The Actress, Hugh Ross as Miff Ferrie and Allan Corduner as Ionesco.

It's a sunny morning in Paris and Tommy Cooper may not be in the best place to enter Eugene Ionesco's world, where events have the logic of a dream and where people don't tell the truth or even know what it is.

Survivor of Nazis and Stalinists and in permanent exile from his native Romania, Ionesco was always drawn to anarchic comedy as the only way to express the world.

In Glass Chair Chair Glass, Ionesco and Tommy Cooper's world views collide with surprising results. The play waltzes listeners through thoughts about the state of the world and how to make a salt pot disappear as Cooper and Ionesco ask the question: Is comedy just business, escapism or is it for the soul?

Director/Marilyn Imrie, Producer/Gordon Kennedy for Absolutely Productions

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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 18 September 2011
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Desert Island Discs

New series
Sunday 18 September
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule addition 5 September)

In the first of a new series, Kirsty Young is joined by the actor Martin Clunes to talk about his life and career, along with the songs he would take with him to that mythical desert island.

Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle for the BBC

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VASILY GROSSMAN'S LIFE AND FATE
Classic Serial – Life And Fate: Viktor And Lyuda Ep 1/13

New series
Sunday 18 September
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4
Ellie McKendrick, Kenneth Branagh, Greta Scacchi; back row, Nigel Anthony and Harriet Walter
Ellie McKendrick, Kenneth Branagh, Greta Scacchi; back row, Nigel Anthony and Harriet Walter

Kenneth Branagh, Janet Suzman, David Tennant, Greta Scacchi and Harriet Walter star in this eight-hour dramatisation of Life And Fate by Vasily Grossman. This epic saga takes over every drama strand on BBC Radio 4 this week.

Set against the ferocious Battle of Stalingrad, this huge novel charts the fate of both a nation and a family in the turmoil of war and is increasingly hailed as the most important Russian novel of the 20th century. Its comparison of Stalinism with Nazism was considered by Soviet authorities to be so dangerous that the manuscript itself was arrested. Grossman died in 1964, never knowing that his book would be smuggled to the West and eventually published in 1980.

In this first episode, dramatised for radio by Mike Walker, the Shaposhnikov family are about to feel the full impact of the war.

Viktor, a nuclear physicist, is evacuated with his family from Moscow eastwards to Kazan. It's October 1942 and the Russians are defending Stalingrad from the ferocious attack of the Germans. Viktor (Branagh) has a revelatory breakthrough in his research but his wife Lyuda (Scacchi) learns of the death of her son and her grief drives a wedge between the couple: Viktor is drawn to the kindness of Marya, the wife of his close colleague.

Original music is by John Hardy with Rob Whitehead and performed by Oliver Wilson-Dickson, Tom Jackson, Stacey Blythe and Max Pownall.

Producer and Director/Alison Hindell for the BBC

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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme Ep 1/4

New series
Sunday 18 September
7.15-7.45pm BBC RADIO 4
Cabin Pressure writer and star, John Finnemore
Cabin Pressure writer and star, John Finnemore

This new sketch show written by and starring John Finnemore kicks off BBC Radio 4's new Sunday night comedy strand.

John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure returns to Radio 4 with half an hour of sketches. This week's show sees a big job, a small job, the career path of the average TV executive, and a tiger with a gun.

The series also features: Carrie Quinlan (The News Quiz, The Late Edition), Lawry Lewin (The Life And Times Of Vivienne Vyle, Horrible Histories) and Simon Kane (Six Impossible Things).

Producer/Ed Morrish for the BBC

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VASILY GROSSMAN'S LIFE AND FATE
Vasily Grossman From The Frontline Ep 3/3

Sunday 18 September
7.45-8.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Elliot Levey reads the final front-line despatch from Vasily Grossman's wartime journalism, translated by Jim Riordan and Polly Zavadivker – Ukraine Without Jews. This devastating piece was one of the very first articles to describe the results of Nazi genocide.

Ukraine Without Jews was originally intended for publication in Red Star but following rejection by the military censor it would only appear in short form in a Yiddish newspaper in November 1943. The full version, from which this is an extract, was rediscovered and published in the late Nineties, only appearing in English earlier this year.

Reader/Elliot Levey, Producer/Mark Burman for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA Sunday 18 September 2011
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Desert Island Discs – Revisited Ep 1/5

Sunday 18 September
10.00-11.00am BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

Desert Island Discs Revisited with Kirsty Young explores the choices of the cookery writer and TV chef Nigella Lawson, in the first of a series featuring chefs and cooks.

Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 18 September 2011
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The Great North Run

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 18 September
9.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Live coverage of The Great North Run features commentary on the elite racers and reporters along the course bringing listeners the atmosphere among the fun runners.

Producer/Francesca Bent

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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 18 September
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Ian Payne presents build-up to a big day of football on both sides of the border with the Old Firm Derby, Tottenham Hotspur versus Liverpool and Manchester United versus Chelsea. Plus there are reports from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand where both Wales and England played earlier today.

From 12.30pm there's Scottish Premier League football commentary of Rangers versus Celtic, along with updates from Tottenham Hotspur versus Liverpool in the Premier League (kick-off 1.30pm).

At 2.30pm there's more on the day's sport, plus football updates and build-up and updates from the Davis Cup tennis between Great Britain and Hungary in Glasgow.

From 4pm there's live Premier League football commentary of Manchester United against Chelsea.

Presenter/Ian Payne, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Sunday 18 September 2011
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5 Live Baseball

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 18 September
6.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Live baseball coverage as the New York Yankees continue their pursuit of the American League East title in Toronto, when they visit the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, with Josh Chetwynd and Nat Coombs.

Presenters/Josh Chetwynd and Nat Coombs, Producer/Simon Crosse for USP

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5 Live NFL

Live event/outside broadcast
Sunday 18 September
9.00pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Week two of American Football's NFL season sees a meeting of two play-off contenders, as the New England Patriots host the San Diego Chargers. Kick off is at 9.15pm.

Producer/Simon Crosse for USP

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BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC Sunday 18 September 2011
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Cerys On 6

Sunday 18 September
10.00am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Folk legend Ralph McTell has performed music for over 50 years. Taking influences from the poetry of Bob Dylan, the spirit of Woody Guthrie and the music of the Mississippi Delta, McTell developed a style that has continued to defy easy categorisation.

Ralph chats to Cerys Matthews about his career and the release of his new anthology, a series of six collections of live songs and some instrumentals taken from various recordings made throughout his career.

Presenter/Cerys Matthews, Producer/Jax Coombes

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The First Time... With Moby

Sunday 18 September
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

The First Time With... continues with music pioneer Moby.

Moby gives Matt Everitt a candid interview covering his entire career: starting with how he first fell in love with music aged three, why super producer Brian Eno is his god and why the juxtaposition of the synthesiser and The Sex Pistols shaped his sound.

He also reveals why his multi-million selling landmark album Play was a mistake, how he ended up playing Heroes on the acoustic guitar with David Bowie in his bedroom, and how he found himself playing New Order songs on a London piano bar with New Order, Ian McCulloch, Mick Jones and Bono.

Presenter/Matt Everitt, Producer/Paul Raffaelli

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Chris Hawkins

Sunday 18 September
5.00-7.00am BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

The 100 Club is dead, long live the Town & Country Club! Listeners are invited to join Chris Hawkins on a magical mystery tour and help him navigate around the world in 80 plays. The journey begins with London Calling by The Clash but where to next? The only rule is that the following town, city or country must be mentioned in the song.

Presenter/Chris Hawkins, Producer/Claire Slevin

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