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Network Radio Week 21

Wednesday 21 May 2008

 

BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 21 May 2008
Mike Harding
Wednesday 21 May
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2
       

Neil Wayne of Free Reed Records is Mike Harding's guest this week. Neil talks about the new CD box set of the label's classic recordings from the second wave of the folk revival, the Revival re:Masters series.

 

Mike selects four of his favourite tracks from the series including The Talcahuano Girls, from Robin & Barry Dransfield's album, Popular To Contrary Belief, and Us Poor Fellows, from Peter Bellamy's folk opera The Transports, featuring the vocals of Nic Jones.

 

Presenter/Mike Harding, Producer/Kellie While

 

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BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 21 May 2008
Composer Of The Week – Waxman Ep 3/5
Monday 19 to Friday 23 May
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3
       

Donald Macleod continues to explore the extraordinary life and music of one of Hollywood's greatest composers, Franz Waxman.

 

By 1950, Waxman had been nominated for six Academy Awards, but didn't win a single one. He then won two in consecutive years – an achievement unique to him for nearly half a century.

 

Today's programme showcases Waxman's two Oscar wins for Best Original Score, beginning with the music that earned him his second triumph, his sultry, jazzy score to George Stevens's 1951 tragedy A Place In The Sun. The programme also includes extended excerpts from what is perhaps Waxman's masterpiece, his brilliant, pulsating score to Billy Wilder's iconic film noir, Sunset Boulevard.

 

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producers/Steven Rajam and Kerry Clark

 

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Afternoon On 3
Wednesday 21 May
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3
       

Continuing the week's themes of music for cello and orchestra, and variations, today's programme includes Haydn's Cello Concerto in C major, performed by Daniel Müller-Schott and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. This is followed by a set of variations by Brahms on a theme which he attributed to Joseph Haydn – Variations on the St Anthony Chorale. Modern research actually shows that Haydn probably didn't write the theme which inspired Brahms, but it remains one of Brahms's best-loved works.

 

Also in the programme is Strauss's autobiographical tone poem Ein Heldenleben, (A Hero's Life). Strauss remarked: "I do not see why I should not compose a symphony about myself; I find myself quite as interesting as Napoleon or Alexander." One of the most well-known aspects of this work is the composer's vitriolic depiction of his critics, calling for snarling oboes and hissing cymbals.

 

Presenter/Penny Gore, Producer/Elizabeth Funning

 

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Performance On 3
Wednesday 21 May
7.00-8.45pm BBC RADIO 3
       

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment turn the clock back to Paris on the eve of the French Revolution, in the last concert in their acclaimed The Age of Revolution series, recorded last week at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.

 

This is the Paris where vibrant new ideas clashed with the stasis of the Ancien Regime, where philosophers rubbed shoulders with Catholic priests and encyclopaedists with noblemen. Into this environment came a young Mozart, and it was here that he received the impetus to compose his Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola.

 

Double concertos like this were very popular in France and Mozart composed several of them during a visit to the city in 1778 – and this one shortly after arriving back home in Salzburg. Haydn, too, visited pre-revolution Paris in 1785 and his Hen Symphony was one of the six Paris Symphonies he composed for public concerts in the city. These two works are set against music from an earlier age by Rameau – a suite of music from his opera Castor And Pollux. First performed in 1737 and at the time considered revolutionary, the opera did not outlive the Revolution, but it was popular enough that extracts were still being performed in Paris amid the turmoil of the 1790s.

 

Ivan Fischer conducts The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment, while Rachel Podger (violin) and Pavlo Beznosiuk (viola) are the soloists in the Mozart piece.

 

Presenter/Tom Service, Producer/Brian Jackson

 

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 21 May 2008
Hut 33 Ep 1/6
Wednesday 21 May
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4
     

Hut 33, the sitcom set in Bletchley Park in 1941, returns for a new series. The Hut remains the worst performing of all code-breakers – probably something to do with Archie and Charles feuding the whole time, whilst Gordon tries to keep the peace. Joshua, their commanding officer, regularly gets lost between Huts 32 and 33 and Mrs Best, their landlady, is on the prowl if any of them forget to lock their doors at night. Minka, meanwhile, the Polish Hut secretary, is the one competent member of the team – except that her solution to all problems is violence.

 

Highlights of the new series include a visit from royalty, an attempt to swindle an American guest, quarantine and Minka vowing to defeat the Brownies. The show features an all-star cast, with scripts by award-winning writer James Cary.

 

Charles is played by Robert Bathurst, Archie by Tom Goodman-Hill, Minka by Olivia Colman, Joshya by Alex MacQueen, Mrs Best by Lill Roughley and Gordon by Fergus Craig.

 

Producer/Adam Bromley

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Quote... Unquote Ep 1/6
Wednesday 21 May
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4
     

The popular parlour game returns to BBC Radio 4 and, as ever, a host of celebrities join Nigel Rees as he quizzes them on the sources of a range of quotations and asks them for the amusing sayings or citations they have collected on a variety of subjects.

 

In this series, guests include veteran broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald, writer of wonderfully witty poetry Pam Ayres and television presenter Michael Aspel.

 

Nigel Rees is a broadcaster, journalist and author of more than 50 books.

 

Presenter/Nigel Rees, Producer/Claire Bartlett

 

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BBC Radio 5 Live Wednesday 21 May 2008
5 Live Sport
Wednesday 21 May
6.45-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
       

Mark Saggers presents live from Moscow at the UEFA Champions League Final, with Graham Taylor and Chris Waddle.

 

There is live match commentary from Alan Green and Mike Ingham.

 

It's the first time ever that two English teams have met in the final and it's bitter rivals Chelsea and Manchester Utd – also fighting for the Barclays Premier League title – who face each other in the Luzhniki Stadium. Chelsea have never before won this competition and their Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, will be desperate to see his team triumph in his homeland – but Alex Ferguson's side know what it takes to win the trophy and, with the competition's highest-rated player, Cristiano Ronaldo, in their ranks, will be hard to beat. The stage looks set for an epic tussle along the lines of their recent Premier League meeting, which Chelsea just edged 2-1.

 

Presenter/Mark Saggers, Producer/Mark Williams

 

BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

 

BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 21 May 2008
George Lamb
Wednesday 21 May
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC
       

Canadian folk-pop singer Martha Wainwright (sister of Rufus) comes in for a chat with George Lamb and performs a live set.

 

Presenter/George Lamb, Producer/Mike Hanson

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

Nemone
Wednesday 21 May
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC
       

Up-and-coming 23-year-old Norwegian singer Ida Maria catches up with Nemone for a chat about life and her new single, Queen Of The World.

 

Please note: This programme was originally scheduled for Tuesday 13 May.

 

Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

6 Music Plays It Again – Sold On Song: Paul Weller
Wednesday 21 May
9.30-10.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

As he approaches his 50th birthday, Paul Weller performs and discusses his songwriting style with Mark Lamarr. This programme was first broadcast in 2006.

 

Presenter/Stuart Maconie, Repeat Producer/Frank Wilson

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

 

BBC ASIAN NETWORK Wednesday 21 May 2008
Silver Street
Wednesday 21 May
1.30-1.40pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK
www.bbc.co.uk/silverstreet
       

Zak has heard enough of Khatija's ranting theories and heads to Fatima's grave for some peace, as the Asian drama continues. While there, he breaks down in tears.

 

Meanwhile, Mary and Bill are due to meet Mel's new boyfriend, but Bill won't get in the car. Mary guesses he still blames himself for Fatima's accident.

 

Talib discovers Khatija throwing his stuff into the street. Later, Zak blames Talib for Fatima's death and tells him he never wants to see him again.

 

Zak is played by Jetinder Summan, Khatija by Miriam Ali, Mary by Carole Nimmons, Bill by Robin Bowerman, Mel by Bella Hamblin and Talib by Rachid Sabitri.

 

BBC Asian Network Publicity

 

BBC WORLD SERVICE Wednesday 21 May 2008
What Next For Kenya? Ep 1/2
Wednesday 21 May
10.05-10.30am BBC WORLD SERVICE
     

Former BBC East Africa Correspondent Mike Wooldridge investigates what lay behind the conflict that erupted in Kenya at the turn of the year, and asks what it might take for Kenya to recover.

 

Following a disputed election result, violence engulfed the country. Fighting occurred between rival ethnic communities, alongside clashes between police and protesters, looting and mob violence. The shock of the killings, destruction of property and displacement of people was profound.

 

Political talks, brokered by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, led to the brokering of a fragile deal but, unless underlying issues are addressed, there might be more bloodshed to come.

 

Presenter/Mike Wooldridge, Producer/Ruth Evans

 

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