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BBC RADIO 2 Friday 18 February 2011
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The Radio 2 Arts Show With Claudia Winkleman

Friday 18 February
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 presenter Claudia Winkleman
BBC Radio 2 presenter Claudia Winkleman

In tonight's programme, Claudia Winkleman talks to author and illustrator Curtis Jobling – who designed hit children's TV show Bob The Builder – about his debut fantasy novel, Wereworld – Rise Of The Wolf.

And with the first performances now taking place in the newly redeveloped Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, critic Baylen Leonard explores the exciting new additions to the iconic playhouse, along with some of the special events planned to coincide with the Royal Shakespeare Company's 50th anniversary in March.

Presenter/Claudia Winkleman, Producer/Jessica Rickson for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 18 February 2011
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Performance On 3

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 18 February
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Southern sunshine permeates a northern winter evening as Performance On 3 comes live from Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and focuses on composers looking southwards for inspiration and warmth.

Elgar's In The South takes its subtitle, Alassio, from the name of the Italian town where he and his family escaped the winter of 1903-4.

For Saint-Saëns, Egypt was a favourite destination – hence the nickname of his final piano concerto No. 5, Egyptian, which he wrote in Luxor.

Walton's Symphony No. 2, written on the Mediterranean island of Ischia, where he'd settled, was mostly written off as hopelessly conservative back in 1960 when he composed it. However, today it is recognised not only as one as of Walton's masterpieces but as one of the greatest symphonies of the 20th century.

Petroc Trelawny presents and Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, with pianist Philippe Cassard.

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Brian Jackson

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The Verb

Friday 18 February
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Ian McMillan takes to the air with his word cabaret and BBC Radio 3's celebration of the best writing.

This week, writer Catherine O'Flynn reads a brand new Verb commission. The Navigator is a non-fiction meditation on in-car sat nav and the sneaking feeling that the commanding voice issuing from the device may not always have the driver's best interests at heart.

And, Steve Spence performs extraordinary cut-up prose poems about fishing, banking crises and meteorology, from his new collection, Limits Of Control.

Presenter/Ian McMillan, Producers/Erin Riley and Dymphna Flynn

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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 18 February 2011
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Not Just Funny Animal Voices

Friday 18 February
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Terry Nutkins tells the story of the life of his friend and former co-presenter, Johnny Morris.

Johnny Morris became a household name thanks to much-loved children's television programme Animal Magic.

From 1962 to 1983, he created comic voices for the creatures which appeared on the show. In the Seventies, he was joined by the then unknown Terry Nutkins, who had been discovered working at a safari park and was offered the role as Johnny's side-kick. Johnny became Terry's mentor and close friend – a friendship which lasted until Johnny's death in 1999.

In this programme, Terry explores Johnny's life and work, and explains that what made him unique was not just the funny animal voices but a colourful life and broadcasting career stretching back to 1946. Terry revisits the Animal Magic studio for the first time in many years and recalls various anecdotes from that era.

One of the major events in Johnny's life was when Animal Magic ended in 1983. The former head of the BBC Natural History Unit, John Sparks, speaks about making that decision and how he broke the news to Johnny.

Other contributors to the programme include producer Tony Soper, who recalls working with Johnny on Animal Magic when it first began; and Johnny's close friend, Mirielle Farrow, who discusses his marriage and wonders whether his passion for cats was a substitute for never having had children of his own.

Presenter/Terry Nutkins, Producer/Karen Gregor for the BBC

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Afternoon Play –
Children's Crusade: Memoirs Of A Teenage Radical

Friday 18 February
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule change 2 February)

Philip de Gouveia's play, set in Norwich, is about a teenage girl and her plans to change the world from the playground up.

Evie, a phenomenally bright 15-year-old, has had it with Western civilisation. Self-educated in the ideas of the Luddites, Mao and TE Lawrence, she wants to launch a mission against technology and the damage she believes it has wrought on the human race. She has taken a look at human history and decided it's time things are changed – for good. But can she get her mobile-addicted classmates to join her?

The cast features Leah Brotherhead as Evie, Luke Treadaway as Mikey, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Carlton, Georgia Groome as Kathy, Christine Kavanagh as Heather, Nicholas Boulton as Stuart, Sally Orrock as Eve and Iain Batchelor as Adam.

Producer/Rosalynd Ward for the BBC

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David Attenborough's Life Stories Ep 1/20

New series
Friday 18 February
8.50-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Sir David Attenborough returns to BBC Radio 4 for a new series of Life Stories
Sir David Attenborough returns to BBC Radio 4 for a new series of Life Stories

In the first episode of a new series of David Attenborough's Life Stories, David Attenborough relives the moment he was first asked to ascend into the treetops. The jungle canopy is one of the most inaccessible places to reach in the entire natural world and David was one of the first to film high in the treetops.

In a typical rainforest, all the tree trunks look like cathedral pillars, smooth and wet from the rain. Not a single branch emerges from the trunk for tens of metres – and, when they do, a breath-taking interlocking jungle of branches, leaves, ferns, flowers and all number of creatures great and small come into view.

The canopy is a bonanza of tropical forest life in the bright light and gentle breeze – a far cry from the dark and humid underworld of the forest floor.

It is not surprising that David knew this would be a perfect place to film wildlife.

The series is written and presented by David Attenborough.

Presenter/David Attenborough, Producer/Julian Hector for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 18 February 2011
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5 Live Sport

Friday 18 February
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Colin Murray previews the weekend's sport with Pat Nevin and Perry Groves in Kicking Off With Colin Murray.

Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Friday 18 February 2011
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Cycling

Live event/outside broadcast
Friday 18 February
6.55-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary comes from the Track World Cup in Manchester.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 18 February 2011
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Nemone

Friday 18 February
1.00-3.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Comedian Jason Byrne joins Nemone for a chat in the studio. Jason's inspired, original brand of high-energy lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him. His fast, free-wheeling style, fused with an array of offbeat props, makes his act a helter-skelter of a show.

He has been one of the fastest-selling performers at the past 13 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, where his sell-out shows have attracted Best Headliner Chortle Award in 2007, a nomination for 1998 Perrier Newcomer Award, and a much-revered Perrier Award Nomination for his outstanding 2001 show.

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Dina Jahina

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Tom Robinson

Friday 18 February
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Tom Robinson features an interview with Scottish post-rock pioneers Mogwai, plus tracks they have specially recorded for the show in their own studio.

Together since 1995, Mogwai recently released their seventh studio album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.

Presenter/Tom Robinson, Producer/Adam Hudson

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Tom Ravenscroft

Friday 18 February
9.00-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Tom Ravenscroft features a guest mix from Finland's electronic indie act Shogun Kunitoki, who state their mission as being: "To help electronic music regress back to a more human state."

The band have, so far, released two albums on Finnish independent label Fonal Records, the first of which came out in 2006.

Presenter/Tom Ravenscroft, Producer/Adam Hudson

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