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BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 12 February 2011
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Pick Of The Pops

Saturday 12 February
1.00-3.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Live from the BBC Radio 2 studios in London, Tony Blackburn counts down the charts from this week in 1970 and 1990 with hits from Elvis Presley, Badfinger, Beats International and Kylie Minogue.

Presenter/Tony Blackburn, Producer/Phil Swern for Unique Productions

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Jimmy Carr's Comedy Cuts Ep 5/6

Saturday 12 February
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Jimmy Carr hosts another comedy master class, discussing his passion for all aspects of comedy and playing some of his favourite comedy clips.

In tonight's episode, Jimmy takes a look at the ingredients of a joke, playing clips from the likes of: Peter Ustinov relating his days in the army; Alan Davies discussing the finer points of chivalry; Lenny Henry describing his charismatic parents; and Bill Bailey on Billy Bragg.

All these clips and more are supplemented by Jimmy's witty and anarchic take on the world of comedy.

Presenter/Jimmy Carr, Producer/Paul Russell for the BBC

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Steve Lamacq

Saturday 12 February
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 presenter Steve Lamacq
BBC Radio 2 presenter Steve Lamacq

Steve Lamacq plays some of the most exciting tracks by new artists as well as old favourites from the likes of The Stranglers, The Strokes and Scritti Politti. He also plays a Saturday floor filler, chosen by a listener.

Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Paul Sheehan for the BBC

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Bob Harris

Saturday 12 February
12.00midnight-3.00am BBC RADIO 2

Joining Bob Harris tonight are Ezio Lunedei and Mark "Booga" Fowell, who met in Cambridge in 1990 and gained great local acclaim before signing a major record deal and recording with Rod Argent, Rupert Hine and Peter Van Hooke.

Listeners may have heard their performances over the years at the Cambridge Folk Festival or caught Tony Blair recommending them on Desert Island Discs. Now they are back with a new album and a session performance after 1am.

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

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 12 February 2011
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Music Matters

Saturday 12 February
12.15-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Australian-born composer Percy Grainger, Tom Service investigates the music and the life of the man whose interests ranged from fashion design to folk music. Known for popular works such as Country Gardens, A Lincolnshire Posy and Brigg Fair, his relationship with music was far from conventional. Grainger evangelist and pianist Penelope Thwaites accompanies Tom in his discovery of a man of creativity and contradiction.

Tom also interviews Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra Daniel Harding – who made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic at the age of 19, his Proms debut at 21, and first conducted at Covent Garden at just 23 years old. Now in his mid thirties, and as the protégé of both Sir Simon Rattle and Claudio Abbado, he's had a meteoric rise through the ranks of conducting. He talks to Tom about his work with the LSO, the challenges of getting the best out of his players around the world, and his love of football.

Presenter/Tom Service, Producer/Jeremy Evans

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The Early Music Show

Saturday 12 February
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the viol consort Fretwork, and talks to founder member Richard Boothby. Since they formed in 1985, Fretwork have explored a wide range of music, from the core English consort repertoire to arrangements of JS Bach's keyboard works, as well as commissioning many new works.

Lucie and Richard chat about the ensemble's diversity of interests and play music some of their recordings. The programme also includes a look at how to compose for a viol consort, to coincide with the launch of this year's National Centre for Early Music Young Composers' Award.

Presenter/Lucie Skeaping, Producer/Rebecca Bean

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Jazz Library

Saturday 12 February
4.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Powerful, feisty and influential, Ethel Waters was a major star of the Thirties and Forties and an excellent jazz singer, mainly remembered now for her screen roles in such pictures as Cabin In The Sky.

Her biographer, Stephen Bourne, joins Alyn Shipton to select the highlights from Waters's recordings.

Presenter and Producer/Alyn Shipton

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Opera On 3 – Live From The Met

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 12 February
6.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Soprano Janis Kelly sings Pat Nixon and baritone James Maddalena sings Richard Nixon in John Adams's Nixon In China
Soprano Janis Kelly sings Pat Nixon and baritone James Maddalena sings Richard Nixon in John Adams's Nixon In China

Live from the New York Metropolitan Opera, John Adams's Nixon In China makes its debut at the Met in the same production first seen at ENO in 1987.

Set in February 1972, the opera takes place as President Nixon and his wife visit Chairman Mao in Communist China. It explores this mythological moment in American history, and the political and cultural differences which arise between the two leaders.

Adams's energetic score is conducted by the composer, with James Maddalena reprising Nixon – a role which he has made his own.

Margaret Juntwait presents, with guest commentator Ira Siff.

Richard Nixon is sung by baritone James Maddalena; Pat Nixon is sung by soprano Janis Kelly; Chou En-lai is sung by baritone Russell Braun; Mao Tse-tung is sung by tenor Robert Brubaker; Henry Kissinger is sung by bass Richard Paul Fink; Chiang Ch'ing is sung by soprano Kathleen Kim; Nancy T'sang, first secretary to Mao, is sung by mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson; second secretary to Mao is sung by contralto Teresa S Herold; and third secretary to Mao is sung by contralto Tamara Mumford.

John Adams conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera.

Presenter/Margaret Juntwait, Producer/Ellie Mant

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 12 February 2011
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Classic Chandler – The Lady In The Lake Ep 2/4

Saturday 12 February
2.30-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Toby Stephens is the fast-talking, trouble-seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe, in The Lady In The Lake, part of the landmark series bringing all Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe novels to BBC Radio 4.

The Lady In The Lake tells the tale of Derace Kingsley, a wealthy businessman who hires Marlowe to find his estranged wife, Crystal. Kingsley fears that rich, reckless Crystal may have got herself into a scandal and the last place she was known to have been was a resort called Little Fawn Lake.

The cast includes Toby Stephens as Philip Marlowe, Sam Dale as Derace Kingsley, Barbara Barnes as Mildred, Steve Toussaint as Degarmo, Nathan Osgood as Bill Chess, Claire Harry as Adrienne, Lloyd Thomas as Lavery and Sean Baker as Sheriff Patton.

The Lady In The Lake is dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

Producer/Claire Grove for the BBC

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Archive On 4 – A Mystery In The Village

Saturday 12 February
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Simon Garfield traces the story of Aids from five mysterious deaths in Los Angeles to the UK epidemic.

On 5 June 1981, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report in Atlanta published the mysterious deaths of five young gay men in LA from a rare pneumonia. A link was made with similar deaths from a rare cancer in New York. This was the start of an epidemic: Aids.

Simon Garfield, who has written about the epidemic since the Eighties, unravels the earliest clues and follows the trail from America to the UK and the ensuing public health education campaign that followed. Aids was first reported in the UK in December 1981, but the government response was slow. The gay community – still enjoying the freedoms won with the de-criminalisation of homosexuality in 1967 – looked after its own. The Terence Higgins Trust was formed after one of the earliest Aids deaths in 1982, and Gay Switchboard promulgated "safer sex". In 1984, a test for the newly-discovered virus, HIV, became available.

By December 1984, two heterosexuals had died of Aids in the UK – both haemophiliacs who had been given contaminated blood products. With the spread to intravenous drug users, it became obvious that the UK was following the same pattern as the US, where cases were doubling every six to eight months.

Then Secretary of State for Health Norman Fowler launched an information campaign in November 1986. Television adverts featured tombstones and icebergs, and leaflets dropped though 23 million letterboxes.

Thirty years after the start of Aids, Simon Garfield reviews the early years, hearing from Norman, now Lord, Fowler, Lisa Power of THT, Professor Anthony Pinching – an immunologist who was an early expert on Aids – and Jonathan Grimshaw, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1984 and is the founder of Body Positive.

Presenter/Simon Garfield, Producer/Marya Burgess for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 12 February 2011
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 12 February
12.00noon-6.06pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents the build-up to a busy afternoon of Premier League football and Six Nations rugby.

From 12.45pm, there's live Premier League commentary of Manchester United versus Manchester City from Old Trafford.

There's coverage of all the 3pm kick-offs, including Arsenal versus Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool versus Wigan Athletic in the Premier League, plus Rangers versus Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League. There are also regular rugby union updates from England versus Italy in the Six Nations.

From 5pm, there is live Six Nations rugby union commentary of Scotland versus Wales.

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 12 February 2011
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Rugby Union

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 12 February
2.15-4.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary comes from England versus Italy in the Six Nations Championship, live from Twickenham.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Rugby Union

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 12 February
6.55-8.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary comes from Wigan versus St Helens in the Super League, live from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as part of the "Magic Weekend".

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 12 February 2011
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Andrew Collins & Stuart Maconie

Saturday 12 February
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie reunite for a special show today – just to make Saturday funny.

Collins and Maconie were a partnership to be reckoned with in the Nineties, first presenting their Sony Award-winning show, Collins & Maconie's Hit Parade, on BBC Radio 1 and then their TV show, Collins & Maconie's Movie Club. They also presented a comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Now both well-established members of the BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 family in their own right, Stuart slips into Richard Herring's seat, for one day only, to revive the magic of their collective former radio glory.

Presenters/Andrew Collins and Stuart Maconie, Producer/Paul Thomas

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BBC Introducing With Tom Robinson

Saturday 12 February
1.00-3.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Tom Robinson welcomes Family Of The Year and their exclusive session tracks. All the way from LA, the sextet join Tom to unveil some special tracks recorded just for this show.

There are also some new tunes from the blogosphere, courtesy of the show's resident blog-hound who, incidentally, believes that the blogosphere is actually flat.

Presenter/Tom Robinson, Producer/Jax Coombes

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