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Network Radio Week 17

Monday 21 April 2008

BBC RADIO 2 Monday 21 April 2008
The Jeremy Vine Show

Monday 21 April
12.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Schedule update 7 April)

BBC Radio 2's latest Life2Live campaign, Let's Talk About Sex, runs from Monday 21 April to Sunday 27 April.


The aim of the week is to encourage parents to talk to their children about sex, love and relationships. Radio 2's campaign is part of a wider BBC campaign called Bare Facts.


Jeremy Vine is joined by Rachel Morris, a psychotherapist and author of The Single Parent’s Handbook. He also talks to women who have no regrets about being teenage mums.


Parents who want more information on the campaign or advice on how to speak to their children about sex can log onto to the website at and click on Life2Live, or phone the helpline on 0800 022 022.


Listeners can also log on to the website to watch video clips of Radio 2 presenters talking about how they found out about the facts of life.


Presenter/Jeremy Vine, Producer/Phil Jones


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Jools Holland Ep 4/11
Monday 21 April
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Jools Holland and his Rhythm Section are joined by Jools's former Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford for more funky music making.


Jools also plays a tasteful selection of tracks from his eclectic record collection.


Presenter/Jools Holland, Producer/Sarah Gaston


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Jac Holzman's Elektra Story Ep 3/6
Monday 21 April
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Founder Jac Holzman recalls Elektra's new direction from the mid-Sixties as Paul Gambaccini continues the series charting the history of Elektra Records from its birth in 1950 until Jac sold his company in 1973.


Elektra had gained a reputation as the home of acoustic folk singers but from 1965 they were joined by new artists creating a rockier sound with electric instruments. This episode features music by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Love and The Doors. Holzman also remembers how two major groups slipped through his fingers: The Byrds and The Lovin' Spoonful.


Elektra's classical label Nonesuch provided the seed money for these new adventures in rock. Its surprise novelty hit was the Baroque Beatles Book, a selection of Lennon/McCartney songs arranged by Joshua Rifkin in the Baroque style.


Presenter/Paul Gambaccini, Producer/Kevin Howlett


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BBC RADIO 3 Monday 21 April 2008
Composer Of The Week – Vivaldi Ep 1/5
Monday 21 to Friday 25 April
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

If there's such a thing as "the world's most popular piece of classical music", it might very well be The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. But there's a great deal more to Vivaldi than that magnificent old warhorse, as Donald Macleod discovers in this week's Composer Of The Week.


Vivaldi was one of the most prolific and celebrated composers of his day, but he died in poverty, and for nearly two centuries after his death his music languished in obscurity. In this first programme of the week, Donald explores the Vivaldi renaissance, kick-started in 1926 by a hole in the roof of the San Carlo Monastery in Piedmont, which led, improbably, to one of the most significant musicological discoveries of all time.


Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Chris Barstow


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Performance On 3 – BBC Symphony Orchestra
Monday 21 April
7.00-8.45pm BBC RADIO 3

The BBC Symphony Orchestra gives the UK première of Brett Dean's Ariel's Music. The Ariel of the title refers to the daughter of actor/director Paul Michael Glaser. She died of Aids, aged seven, in 1988, after her mother had contracted the virus through an emergency blood transfusion. A clarinet concerto in all but name, it was premièred in the composer's native Australia in 1995, and is performed tonight by Michael Collins.


Sibelius's music for The Tempest was composed in between the Seventh Symphony and Tapiola, at the high point of his final flowering before his 30-year retreat into silence. Finnish conductor John Storgårds conducts music from his compatriot's two evocative orchestral suites performed in the context of performances of scenes from Shakespeare's original play, transporting audiences to Prospero's magical island.


Tom Service introduces this concert, recorded recently at the Barbican and conducted by John Storgårds.


Presenter/Tom Service, Producer/Brian Jackson


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Night Waves
Monday 21 April
9.45-10.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Matthew Sweet talks to author and academic David Lodge, who is best known for his trio of campus novels set in the fictional town of Rummidge: Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work.


His new novel, Deaf Sentence, tells the story of Professor Desmond Bates, who is not a happy man. After his academic department is merged he takes early retirement, only to find himself escort and househusband to a wife who is enjoying a late-flowering, successful career. However, worse is his growing deafness. As Lodge observes, while blindness is regarded as tragic, being deaf is regarded as comic in the popular imagination, despite being no joke for the deaf person.


Presenter/Matthew Sweet, Producer/Anthony Denselow


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World On 3
Monday 21 April
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Lopa Kothari presents highlights of a concert from Bulgaria's king of wedding band music, Ivo Papasov, recorded at the 2007 Apollonia Festival at Sozopol.


Papasov won the Audience Award in the 2005 BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music, and has been seen as the sound of Bulgarian wedding music for several decades. His virtuosity on the clarinet is widely admired, and two of his albums were produced by legendary music producer Joe Boyd. The concert was recorded last September at the Apollonia Festival of Arts, which takes place every year at Sozopol, a fashionable resort on the Black Sea coast.


Presenter/Lopa Kothari, Producer/Roger Short


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BBC RADIO 4 Monday 21 April 2008
An Expert In Murder Ep 1/10
Monday 21 April
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Nicola Upson's novel – the first in a new series of Thirties murder mysteries featuring Scottish Golden Age crime writer Josephine Tey – is dramatised in this atmospheric blend of fact and fiction.


It's March, 1934, and Josephine Tey is travelling from Scotland to London to celebrate what should be the triumphant final week of her celebrated play Richard Of Bordeaux. The play has been the surprise hit of the season, with pacifist themes which strike a chord in a world still haunted by war. A seemingly senseless murder – which takes place as soon as Josephine arrives in London and which Detective Inspector Archie Penrose feels sure is connected to her work – puts her reputation, and even her life, under threat.


A second killing confirms Penrose's suspicions that somewhere among this flamboyant theatre set is a ruthless and spiteful murderer. As his investigations lead him from the romance of the West End to the stark reality of the trenches, he must confront his own ghosts in a search for someone who will kill to right the wrongs of a past generation. Penrose's suspicions are confirmed as it becomes evident that the play is a catalyst for the crimes and that the murderer has Josephine firmly in his sights.


The cast includes Jimmy Chisholm as Archie Penrose and Meg Fraser as Josephine Tey.


Producer/Gaynor MacFarlane


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Follow The Instructions Ep 1/5
Monday 21 April
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

Five stories, specially commissioned from leading writers in the short story field, explore encounters with technology and how humans interact with the tools, gadgets and devices which are designed to make lives easier.


Adam Thorpe revisits the arrival of the dishwasher in the Sixties; Erica Wagner's story follows a SatNav down the motorway; and Helen Simpson focuses on a hearing-aid. The line-up also includes new work from Gerard Woodward and Jeanette Winterson.


Producer/Jill Waters


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Hunting The Beagle Ep 1/5
Monday 21 April
3.45-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

HMS Beagle is probably the most important ship in the history of science, yet she's been missing for over a century. Now one man believes he's found her at last. BBC Radio 4 follows maritime historian Robert Prescott as he tracks down the Beagle's last resting place.


HMS Beagle was one of the most iconic, scientifically important ships ever to sail the oceans. She twice circumnavigated the globe, and her crew mapped the coasts of South America and Australia in far greater detail than had ever been done before and gave cartographers exact longitudes for cities on three continents. But she's most famous for the five-year voyage during which the ship's scientist, Charles Darwin, began to formulate the ideas which would eventually become the basis of our understanding of evolution.


The Beagle was a little ship, only 90 metres long on deck, and she never fought in any major battles. Nevertheless, she changed the world. However, a century and a half ago she vanished. After her final voyage in 1843, she sailed quietly out of the historical record and into oblivion. But one man is sure he knows exactly where she is now.


After nearly a decade of painstaking detective work, biologist and maritime historian Dr Robert Prescott believes that the timbers of the Beagle lie buried in the mud of the Essex marshes on the River Roach, not far from the village of Paglesham. He drills down into the bilges of the vessel to extract a sample of sediment. If it contains the remains of diatoms – tiny organisms – which are found only in the Pacific Ocean then it seems certain that this is the final resting place of the Beagle.


Presenter/Dr Robert Prescott, Producer/Jeremy Grange


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

1968 – Day-By-Day

Monday 21 April
4.55-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

This week's replaying of the news from the corresponding week in 1968 sees Enoch Powell sacked in the aftermath of his "Rivers of Blood" speech.


Presented by Sir John Tusa, 1968 – Day-by-Day blends archive news items and music to give a snapshot of the news and cultural issues from the corresponding day in 1968.


On this Monday in 1968, 5,000 people protested in Trafalgar Square against the military junta in Greece, and Britain recorded its hottest April on record since 1949.


The week also saw steel workers strike; dockers march on Parliament and a 2,000-strong petition collected by Smithfield porters in support of Enoch Powell. But ethnic minorities spoke out against the sacked politician.


The abortion act came into force, decimal coins were introduced, and there was trouble at Heathrow.


In America, Martin Luther King's widow delivered her late husband's Ten Commandments on Vietnam.


This landmark series is part of BBC Radio 4's 1968 – Myth Or Reality? season, marking the 40th anniversary of a remarkable year which saw extraordinary upheavals worldwide.


Please note: A weekly omnibus edition of 1968 – Day-By-Day is broadcast on Sunday evenings.


Presenter/Sir John Tusa, Producer/Lucy Dichmont


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As Told to Craig Brown Ep 1/6
Monday 21 April
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule update 7 April)

As Told to Craig Brown is a mix of satire, parody, social observation and nonsense featuring the very best of Craig Brown's inspired imagination.


The sombre documentary style narration features a blend of fictional re-enactment combined with genuine archive material to create a programme where fact and fiction sit side by side.


Narrated by Juliet Stevenson, the six-part series also includes Ronni Ancona, Jon Culshaw, Lewis McLeod, Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith and features John Humphrys and Steve Wright as themselves.


Narrator/Juliet Stevenson, Producer/Simon Elmes


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 21 April 2008
5 Live Sport
Monday 21 April
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Saggers presents the sports news round-up with a look at all today's latest stories, analysed by the network's sport experts.


At 8pm, the Monday Night Club brings lively football debate looking at the biggest talking points from the weekend, including Mark Clemmit's pick of the stories from the
Coca-Cola Football League.


This is followed by an in-depth look at the topical sports stories of the day.


Presenter/Mark Saggers, Producer/Claire Ackling


BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity


BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 21 April 2008
George Lamb
Monday 21 April
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

George Lamb welcomes Pete And The Pirates into the 6 Music Hub on the day they release She Doesn't Belong To Me, the second single from their highly acclaimed debut album, Little Death.


Presenter/George Lamb, Producer/Mike Hanson


BBC 6 Music Publicity

Gideon Coe
Monday 21 April
10.00pm-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Gideon Coe delves deeper into the archive and unearths some of the best sessions and live sets recorded for the BBC. Tonight's gems are concert highlights from Foals, recorded at South By South West earlier this year, and Screaming Blue Messiahs. Session tracks come from The Flatmates, recorded in 1987.


Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Lisa Kenlock


BBC 6 Music Publicity


BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 21 April 2008
Silver Street
Monday 21 April

Jaggy and Simran are in Southall, as the Asian drama returns for another week. Jaggy drops her off at a bridal shop before heading over to her dad's place.


Elsewhere, Rita isn't happy about Roopa covering for Simran at the salon. Roopa retorts that she is doing something more useful than college course-work. Later, Rita pops by and has to admit she is impressed.


Back in Southall, Jaggy has a financial proposition for Pritam – but will Pritam's pride get in the way?


Jaggy is played by Jay Kiyani, Simran by Balvinder Sopal, Rita by Bharti Patel, Roopa by Rakhee Thakrar and Pritam by Bhasker Patel.


BBC Asian Network Publicity

Dying To Be Thin
Monday 21 April

Eating disorders within the British Asian community are going unreported, and the illness seems clouded in secrecy. This BBC Asian Network report investigates some of the triggers that lead to eating disorders and why so many young Asians are exposed to these, hearing first-hand from some of the victims.


Salma, 16, has been battling with bulimia for two years. She aspires to look like a slender Hollywood celebrity – but just how far will she go on her quest for skinny?


Ravinder used anorexia and bulimia to control the situation around her, stopping eating as a way to torture herself. After dropping to four stones in weight, she was sectioned and placed in a mental institution. It was crunch time for Ravinder – but did she want to recover?


Heather developed anorexia at the age of eight; 12 years on, when she was trying to conceive a child, she found that the long-term effects of the illness had caught up with her...


Presenter/Konnie Huq, Producer/Herjot Dhillon


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