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Network Radio BBC Week 44: Wednesday 2 November 2011

BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 2 November 2011

Listen To The Band

Wednesday 2 November
9.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Brassed Off celebrates its 15th anniversary this month and writer/director Mark Herman recalls the joys and pitfalls of creating the ultimate band film, whose enduring success has taken him slightly by surprise.

Frank Renton also hears from members of the film's fictional band The Grimley Colliery Band aka the Grimethorpe Colliery Band as they tour the country with their Brassed Off special show.

Presenter/Frank Renton, Producer/Terry Carter for the BBC

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Old Grey Whistle Test 40 Ep 11/16

Wednesday 2 November
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Bob Harris continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic music TV show, this week looking back to the series which ran from November 1981 to June 1982.

Clare Grogan joins Bob in the studio to talk about her appearance with Altered Images, as does Chris Rea, who discusses his initial success in America with Fool If You Think It's Over and his individual approach to releasing music in the 21st century.

There is new live music from Gang Of Four, Nils Lofgren and Jack Bruce. And David Hepworth talks about the programme's legacy, his own years as presenter of Whistle Test and introduces one of his favourite archive performances.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Mark Simpson for Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company

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BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 2 November 2011

Twenty Minutes – Tiny Tales By Franz Kafka

Wednesday 2 November
8.20-8.40pm BBC RADIO 3

Carl Prekopp reads a collection of sketches by Franz Kafka that reflect his joy of walking, in tonight's Twenty Minutes.

The six pieces featured, translated by Michael Hoffman, offer a study in restlessness and our need to walk everywhere.

Reader/Carl Prekopp, Producer/Duncan Minshull

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 2 November 2011

Afternoon Play – Immaculate

Wednesday 2 November
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

When Lily, a young girl from a troubled background, becomes pregnant, she insists she is still a virgin. Lily believes her child has come from God.

As a host of professionals swing into action, Lily becomes increasingly isolated: her belief is diagnosed as delusion, there are suspicions of abuse, and the unborn baby is shown to be severely disabled. But despite all of this, her conviction that God has chosen her for a miracle finds proof in the most unexpected ways.

Lily, played by Helen Mackay, is an impish, other-worldly 15-year-old girl, who heads off a life of poverty, neglect and chaos with a profound faith.

Meanwhile Bev (Jane Whittenshaw), the bossy manager of Lily's residential home, and Karen (Cathleen McCarron) the local GP, are increasingly in conflict with Lily, and with each other.

Immaculate is written by Merryn Glover.

Producer/David Ian Neville at the BBC

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Mark Watson's Live Address To The Nation Ep 1/6

New seriesLive event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 2 November
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4
Comedian Mark Watson
Comedian Mark Watson

Mark Watson reignites his quest to improve the world and invites listeners to join in ... live.

Mark, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden, asks the big questions that are crucial to people's understanding of themselves and society.

In a dynamic and thought-provoking new format he opens the floor to the live audience and asks them to jump into the conversation via tweets and messages to work out how people can all make the world a better place.

Mark Watson is a multi-award-winning comedian, including the inaugural If.Comedy Panel Prize 2006. He is assisted by Tim Key, winner of Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2009, and Tom Basden who won the If.Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2007.

Presenter/Mark Watson, Producer/Lianne Coop for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 2 November 2011

5 Live Sport

Wednesday 2 November
7.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch has a round-up of the day's sport stories, and build-up to the evening's Champions League and Championship action.

From 7.45pm there's live Champions League group-stage football commentary on Villareal versus Manchester City. Plus there are regular updates on Manchester United versus Otelul Galati, and reports from the night's Championship games, Derby County versus Cardiff City and Leeds United versus Blackpool.

At 9.40pm, Final Whistle has post-match reaction to the evening's football.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mike Carr

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Wednesday 2 November 2011


Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 2 November

Listeners can enjoy uninterrupted commentary on Derby County versus Cardiff City in the Championship.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC Wednesday 2 November 2011

Lauren Laverne

Wednesday 2 November
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne is joined by Seasick Steve for a live session in the BBC Radio 6 Music studios. The Californian-born blues singer, is now in his seventies but only released his debut album back in 2004. Following seven years of success, this month he released his first "best of" collection. Entitled Walking Man, the album picks out the diamonds from the five records Seasick has released over the last decade.

Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Gary Bales

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Salford Lad – The Story Of Morrissey Ep 1/2

Wednesday 2 November
12.00midnight-12.30am BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

Stuart Maconie tells the story of Morrissey – the Lancashire boy who became a British icon – featuring contributions from friends, fans, colleagues and fellow musicians including Badly Drawn Boy, Zoe Williams, John Hegley, Stephen Street, Tony Visconti, Andy Rourke and Suggs.

Presenter/Stuart Maconie, Producer/Frank Wilson

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