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Network Radio Week 19

Tuesday 6 May 2008

BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 6 May 2008
Icons Revisited – Marc Bolan Ep 2/5
Tuesday 6 May
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Johnnie Walker continues to host a special season of programmes featuring some of BBC Radio 2's finest music profiles on British artists.


The subject of tonight's programme is the artist who helped to define glam rock in the Seventies and whose influence is still being felt today in film, on TV and in the charts. In a programme which was first broadcast in 2007, Paul Sexton remembers the 20th Century Boy – Marc Bolan.


Originally made to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Bolan's untimely death at the age of just 29, this programme looks at his life, music and legacy with the help of an extensive cast list of friends, family and collaborators.


The documentary charts Bolan's long and sometimes painful journey from the streets of Hackney in London, to his rise to fame as the glam front man of T-Rex.


Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Malcolm Prince


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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 6 May 2008
Performance On 3 – King's Singers
Tuesday 6 May
7.00-8.45pm BBC RADIO 3

Celebrating 40 years of a cappella singing at the highest level, the King's Singers join the King's College Choir in music for Ascension Day, conducted by Stephen Cleobury.


Recorded on 1 May in the Tudor magnificence of the King's College Chapel, Cambridge, the King's Singers return to their roots 40 years ago to the day of their first professional engagement. They are joined by the King's College Choir with their conductor, Stephen Cleobury, in a programme for Ascension Day performing music spanning five centuries, including Britten's Hymn To The Virgin and the world première of Chilcott's High Flight.


Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/David Papp


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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 6 May 2008
That's All Folks! The Mel Blanc Story
Tuesday 6 May
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4
(Schedule change Monday 21 April)

Jimmy Hibbert, Britain's leading voice artist for animated comedy programmes, tells the story of Mel Blanc, the 20th century's greatest cartoon voice who provided voices for countless animated cartoon characters, including Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, Daffy Duck, Tweety Pie and Sylvester the Cat.


Blanc, who was born 100 years ago, witnessed much change and invention in the industry. Beginning his career in 1927 as a radio actor in California, he then moved to radio stations owned by Warner Brothers and CBS, where he met and worked with Jack Benny, before getting his own show in 1946. A parallel career in film voiceover began in 1936, with Warner Brothers films, which saw the creation of Porky Pig and Daffy Duck.


Blanc's voice, in its natural form, sounded closest to Sylvester the Cat, but Blanc added a very severe lisp to that of the cartoon animal that was for ever in pursuit of Tweety Pie the canary. Soon to come were even greater comic creations, most notably Porky Pig, with his regular concluding catchphrase, "That's all, folks!", which brought Blanc real fame.


With the rise of television, Blanc found more work with Hanna-Barbera Productions as Barney Rubble's voice in The Flintstones.


Blanc continued to work up until his death in 1989, providing voices for the TV show Wacky Races and the movies Star Wars, Buck Rogers In The 21st Century and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The phrase "That's all folks!" appears on his gravestone.


Presenter/Jimmy Hibbert, Producer/Bob Dickinson


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Afternoon Play – Eve Blinked
Tuesday 6 May
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Four American businesswomen become caught in New York when their flight to Boston is cancelled, in Margaret Heffernan's drama. Deciding to share a cab, they set off on the journey home. Mira has reasons to dread arriving and, as the evening unfolds, they share their stories.


Eve Blinked tells the stories of women managing their working lives, their personal lives and their family lives. The characters in the play are inspired by interviews and research by Margaret Heffernan, who wrote The Naked Truth: A Working Woman's Manifesto.


The cast includes Lorelei King, Madeleine Potter, Suzanne Bertish and Laurel Lefkow.


The play was recorded in a taxi.


Producer/Pam Marshall


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Robbie Williams And Jon Ronson Journey To The Other Side
Tuesday 6 May
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule update 22 April)

Robbie Williams is taking time out from working in the music industry to pursue his interest in the world of the paranormal. In this programme, journalist and documentary maker Jon Ronson accompanies him to a UFO conference in Laughlin, Nevada, in the USA.


Robbie has a genuine interest in UFOs and has been researching sightings, abductees and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life. Robbie and Jon meet a doctor who claims to have 15 metallic objects which are not earthly, and Ann Andrews, a British woman who believes that her youngest son, Jason, is an "indigo child" – a child abducted by extra terrestrials while in the womb and sent back to Earth to save the planet.


The programme was recorded on location over three days in Los Angeles and Nevada.


Presenter/Jon Ronson, Producer/Laura Parfitt


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Tuesday 6 May
8.00-8.40pm BBC RADIO 4

Four years ago, American Forces in Iraq waged a bloody and protracted campaign for control of the city of Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad. It was a trial of strength with the insurgents and an ordeal for the people of the city. Now, memoirs about that period are starting to trickle out and there's even a Hollywood film planned, starring Harrison Ford.


BBC Middle East Correspondent, Paul Wood, was in Fallujah in 2004. This is his account of what happened there and what it means for the future of Iraq.


The programme includes eyewitness accounts from the battles in April and November of 2004.


Presenter/Paul Wood, Producer/Mark Rickards


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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 6 May 2008
George Lamb
Tuesday 6 May
10.00-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

George Lamb welcomes junior folk rockers Noah And The Whale into the BBC 6 Music Hub for a live session.


Presenter/George Lamb, Producer/Mike Hanson


BBC 6 Music Publicity


BBC ASIAN NETWORK Tuesday 6 May 2008
Silver Street
Tuesday 6 May

Nadia discovers her parents are back from Pakistan, and rushes off to greet them, in today's visit to Silver Street. Pervaiz and Khatija can't believe what the police have done to their home. Khatija blames Nadia for not being there and they are soon rowing.


Later, Khatija vents her frustrations on Sway when she sees him at the hospital. Fatima's father is shocked by the extent of her injuries and wants to know why Zak isn't there. Will he uncover the truth?


Nadia is played by Sohm Kapila, Pervaiz by Shajait Khan, Khatija by Miriam Ali, Sway by Mark Monero, Fatima by Gia Avan and Zak by Jetinder Summan.


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