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Network Radio Week 23

Sunday 1 June 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 1 June 2008
Elaine Paige On Sunday
Sunday 1 June
1.00-2.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Elaine Paige talks to one of Britain's best-known composers, Mike Batt.


Mike had eight hit singles and four gold albums with The Wombles and has secured further hits and five Ivor Novello Awards working on projects as diverse as Watership Down (he wrote the music and lyrics for Art Garfunkel's No.1 single, Bright Eyes) and The Phantom Of The Opera. He has also collaborated with artists including David Essex, Vanessa Mae and, more recently, Katie Melua.


Mike also discusses his Essential Musicals, which include: Chess, My Fair Lady, Evita, Camelot and Into The Woods.


Presenter/Elaine Paige, Producer/Malcolm Prince


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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 1 June 2008
Private Passions
Sunday 1 June
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Michael Berkeley's guest is artist Maria Chevska, Head of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford.


Maria's musical choices for Private Passions begin with a well-known work, the second movement of Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, played by Yehudi Menuhin and Georges Enescu. She also chooses three pieces from early 20th-century Vienna: the Farewell from Mahler's Song Of The Earth, sung in 1952 by Kathleen Ferrier, in one of her last performances; one of Schoenberg's radical Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11; and an extract from Berg's "Lulu" Suite.


Maria's requests then move to Eastern Europe and feature Shostakovich's 9th String Quartet; a piece for cello and accordion by the Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina; and a jazz number by the Polish composer Krzystof Komeda, played by the Tomasz Stanko Septet.


Presenter/Michael Berkeley, Producer/Sarah Cropper


BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Words And Music – The Soft Machine
Sunday 1 June
10.45pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 3

Words And Music presents a un-narrated sequence of poems, prose and music exploring the body – a "soft machine" of dazzling complexity.


Facts about the body are not in short supply. They are wonderful but strangely baffling: nerve impulses travel as fast as 170 miles per hour; each human body contains 60,000 miles of blood vessels; the surface area of a human lung is equal to that of a tennis court; feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day; and the human nose can recall 50,000 different scents.


But scientific knowledge is only one of the forces shaping the human relationship with the body. The human fascination and frustration with the mechanics of the flesh has often found expression in music and literature.


Actors Anna Maxwell Martin and John Rowe read work by Whitman, Homer and Auden, as well as Seamus Heaney, Vicki Feaver and Ezra Pound.


Featured music includes the tiptoeing of Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy and Alvin Lucier's intimate grappling with his own whirling kingdom of infinite space.


Readers/Anna Maxwell Martin and John Rowe, Producer/Zahid Warley


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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 1 June 2008
Sunday 1 June
4.00-4.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Celebrated writer Jan Morris joins Bookclub to discuss her book about Venice, which was first written nearly 50 years ago and has come to be regarded as a classic.


Jan is the author of over 30 books, and most famously, she writes about places that have intrigued her – places such as Venice, Oxford, Trieste and New York.


Among the many books on Venice, Jan's hymn to the city is considered by many critics as the best. She first wrote the book in 1960 when she was James Morris. In 1972, at the age of 46, Jan had a sex-change operation.


When Jan first knew the city of Venice, at the end of the Second World War, it retained the "strange isolation" that had made it so unique for many centuries.


But Jan hopes that those who visit Venice in the 21st century will still recognise their own pleasures in the book.


Now aged 81, and living in rural Wales, Jan makes a rare appearance on BBC Radio 4.


Presenter/James Naughtie, Producer/Dymphna Flynn


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Westminster Hour – On Closer Inspection Ep 1/2
Sunday 1 June
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Professional cynic and satirist Marcus Brigstocke is forced to meet some of his political targets and reassess his own prejudices about the character of politicians, in this two-part edition of Westminster Hour – On Closer Inspection.


Marcus may spend his professional life lambasting politicians, but he never gets the chance to see them in their natural habitat. So, political reporter Mandy Baker introduces him to the ways of Westminster: in the Commons chamber; at news conferences; in the corridors; and, of course, at the bar.


This is a witty and irreverent insight into the Westminster "village" for a cynic who may just be converted.


Presenter/Marcus Brigstocke, Producer/Mandy Baker


BBC News Publicity


BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 1 June 2008
Dom Joly
Sunday 1 June
10.00am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Dom Joly sits in for Gabby Logan, offering his inimitable brand of incisive chat and comment on the week's big stories.


Presenter/Dom Joly, Producer/Keith Bunker


BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

5 Live Sport
Sunday 1 June
12.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Russell Fuller presents a busy day of sport, featuring French Open tennis, rugby league's The Carnegie Challenge Cup quarter-finals and England v Barbarians at Twickenham.


There are also regular updates from the football international between Holland and Wales.


Presenter/Russell Fuller, Producer/Louise Sutton


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5 Live Sport
Sunday 1 June
10.00pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Jonathan Legard presents live football with coverage of the friendly international between Trinidad and Tobago and England.


John Murray, Alan Green and Chris Waddle provide the commentary.


Presenter/Jonathan Legard, Producer/Jim Hollis


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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 1 June 2008
The Music Week
Sunday 1 June
1.00-2.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

In an exclusive interview recorded at his own Black Barn Studios, Paul Weller chats to Julie Cullen about his latest album, looks back over his career and forward to what lies ahead as he turns 50.


In a 30-minute special, The Music Week also hears from some of those who've worked with Paul over the years, including Graham Coxon and many more.


Presenters/Julie Cullen and Matt Everitt, Producer/Roman Tagoe


BBC 6 Music Publicity

Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone
Sunday 1 June
5.00-7.00pm BBC 6 Music

Stuart Maconie presents a rare session from legendary folk group Pentangle.


This is the first radio session recorded by the band since 1972, and the four-track session is an exclusive for the Freak Zone broadcast ahead of the band's tour.


Pentangle can also be heard in conversation with Mike Harding on BBC Radio 2 on Wednesday 4 June at 7pm.


Presenter/Stuart Maconie, Producer/Henry Lopez-Real


BBC 6 Music Publicity

Live At Midnight
Sunday 1 June
12.00-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Chris Hawkins welcomes listeners to Vintage American Bandstand, a series of concerts recorded in America during the Seventies.


This week's sessions include a rare treat of a performance from Gladys Knight and The Pips, recorded at California's Beverley Theatre.


Presenter/Chris Hawkins, Producer/Frank Wilson


BBC 6 Music Publicity



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