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Network Radio Week 17

Sunday 20 April 2008

1XTRA BBC Sunday 20 April 2008
BBC Introducing HomeGrown With Ras Kwame
Sunday 20 April
7.00-10.00pm 1XTRA BBC

There's more of the freshest in UK black music from Ras Kwame this week, including highlights from his HomeGrown Tour featuring appearances from Taio Cruz, Durrty Goodz and Delinquent.


Presenter/Ras Kwame, Producer/Buki Bakare


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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 20 April 2008
Elaine Paige On Sunday
Sunday 20 April
1.00-2.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Legendary performer Liza Minnelli joins Elaine Paige as she celebrates the best of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End.


As Liza embarks on her first concerts in the UK for 20 years, Elaine talks to the star about her life and career. Subjects include Kander and Ebb's musical Cabaret, in which Liza made such an impact as Sally Bowles in the film version; Liza's godmother, singer and vocal coach Kay Thompson; and a couple of Liza's other films, Stepping Out and Arthur.


Liza's Essential Musicals include: Gypsy (1959), Gigi (1958), Meet Me In St Louis (1944), An American In Paris (1951) and The Band Wagon (1953).


Presenter/Elaine Paige, Producer/Malcolm Prince


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Sunday Half Hour
Sunday 20 April
8.00-8.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Sunday Half Hour commemorates St George's Day as Brian D'Arcy introduces hymns to celebrate England's patron saint.


The City of Bristol Choir, directed by David Ogden, provide the music, and are joined by organist Richard Johnson. Today's hymns include Onward Christian Soldiers, Jerusalem and For All The Saints.


Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Janet McLarty


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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 20 April 2008
Private Passions
Sunday 20 April
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3
Intriguing singer/songwriter PJ Harvey reveals her musical Private Passions to Michael Berkeley
Intriguing singer/songwriter
PJ Harvey reveals her musical
Private Passions to
Michael Berkeley

Michael Berkeley's guest this week is singer/songwriter
PJ Harvey, who is interested in a wide range of music from which she draws inspiration for her own work. Her eclectic Private Passions include Frâtres by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, played by violinist Gidon Kremer and pianist Keith Jarrett; Vaughan Williams's Fantasia On A Theme Of Thomas Tallis; a vintage recording of Songs Of The Volga Boatmen; Nina Simone's instrumental version of You'll Never Walk Alone; and Nick Cave's From Her To Eternity.


PJ (Polly Jean) Harvey began her career in the early Nineties as singer and guitarist in a three-piece band with drummer Rob Ellis and bassist Ian Olliver. Since 1993 she has had a successful career as a solo artist, winning the 2001 Mercury Music Prize, six Brit Award nominations and five Grammy Award nominations. Her latest album, White Chalk – an unusual departure for her as it consists mainly of piano ballads – was released last autumn. She has also appeared in films and is an accomplished sculptor.


Presenter/Michael Berkeley, Producer/Sarah Cropper


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The Early Music Show
Sunday 20 April
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Today's Early Music Show explores the life and work of Venetian-born composer Antonio Caldara, born around 1670, the son of a violinist. He began his musical life as a choirboy in St Mark's, where composer Giovanni Legrenzi was maestro di cappella, stayed in Venice until he was 30 and then moved to Mantua to broaden his horizons and to work for the
opera-loving Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua. Almost none of Caldara's music exists from this period, nor any information about what his life was like while he was there.


Caldara's travels took him to Rome, where he married contralto Caterina Petrolli, then to Barcelona and Milan. He finally got the post he really wanted in Vienna; this was a very demanding but satisfying job where he produced many of his large-scale dramatic works. Although he was paid here extravagantly well by his employer, the Emperor, his wife was left almost penniless within a few weeks of Caldara's death, and what he spent his money on remains something of a mystery.


Caldara was hugely prolific and his output included collections of instrumental sonatas and instrumental pieces; numerous chamber cantatas; and 43 oratorios and 90 works for the stage, most of them full-scale operas. Bach, hearing his work in Dresden, regarded it as a model of Catholic sacred music. His career epitomised the life of a Baroque composer: talented, ambitious and dependant on patronage.


As well as details of Caldara's life and career, Catherine Bott presents music from two areas of his work: chamber and sacred.


Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Rebecca Bean


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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 20 April 2008
Broadcasting House – 10th Anniversary Edition
Sunday 20 April
9.00-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

To mark the 10th anniversary of BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House, Paddy O'Connell presents a one-off live audience show at the home of BBC Radio.


Broadcasting House – despite its name – has spent the vast bulk of its life based in and broadcast from the BBC's Television Centre in White City. In fact, the name Broadcasting House was intentional. Ten years ago bosses, who knew that the Radio News department was about to move out of Broadcasting House to take up residence in White City, thought it only right to take the name with them.


In front of a live audience at the Radio Theatre – actually in Broadcasting House itself – Paddy is joined by some of the programme's favourite guests. There is also a chance to find out more about the presenter and the programme.


Presenter/Paddy O'Connell, Producer/Rupert Allman


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The Reunion Ep 3/5
Sunday 20 April
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

The comics produced by Scottish publishers DC Thomson have enraptured generations of children. They have chuckled at the capers of characters such as Desperate Dan (and his infamous cow pies), and the naughtiness of Beryl The Peril, Dennis The Menace, Roger The Dodger and The Bash St Kids, whose cheeky antics have cocked a constant snook at authority. The Dandy, first published in 1937, is Britain's longest-lasting children's comic – while its sister publication, The Beano, celebrates its 70th birthday in July 2008.


They have survived changing times: in particular the way society now views children and, indeed, how children see the world, and how political correctness shaped the focus of
DC Thomson's comic characters. Others weren't so lucky – The Topper, The Beezer, Victor and Sparky are long-lamented titles which have bitten the dust.


Sue McGregor gathers together editors, cartoonists and scriptwriters to recall the halcyon days of the DC Thomson comics, to celebrate the characters they created and the comic strips they drew, and to discuss the challenges the industry faces in an ever-increasing multimedia age.


Presenter/Sue McGregor, Producer/Chris Green


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Key Matters Ep 1/5
Sunday 20 April
2.45-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

When a composer of any type of music begins to write, they have 24 keys to choose from before they begin – and every key available to a musician has a different character. From the bright, open simplicity of C major through to the dense and complex feel of D# minor, the choice of key always dictates the underlying mood of a piece of music or song.


Ivan Hewett explores a different key each week with the help of a musical expert.


Choral conductor Paul Spicer joins Ivan to discuss C major in classical music, to kick off the new series.


Presenter/Ivan Hewett, Producer/Rosie Boulton


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The Josephine Hart Poetry Programme Ep 2/4
Sunday 20 April
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 4

Milton features tonight as Josephine Hart continues to explore the work of great poets through their life and verse, with performances of their poetry by some of Britain's finest actors. The readings are recorded at her poetry evenings at the British Library.


Extracts from John Milton's great Christian epic about the fall of man are performed by Jeremy Irons (Satan), Felicity Kendal (narrator), Greg Wise (Adam) and Emilia Fox (Eve). Josephine describes the life and politics of Milton and shows how these helped to shape his masterpiece, Paradise Lost.


Presenter/Josephine Hart, Producer/Joanne Coombs


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 20 April 2008
5 Live Sport
Sunday 20 April
11.50am-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Arlo White presents an exciting afternoon of sport, starting with live coverage from noon of the Birmingham derby as Aston Villa meet Birmingham City at Villa Park. Birmingham need the points against their arch rivals in their battle to stay in the top division.


At that game's conclusion, coverage switches to St James' Park to join the first half of the day's second derby as Newcastle United take on Sunderland (kick-off is 1.30pm).


At 4pm Alan Green heads up the commentary from Manchester City v Portsmouth at the City of Manchester Stadium.


Presenter/Arlo White, Producer/Louise Sutton


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