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Sunday 8 June 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 8 June 2008
Elaine Paige On Sunday
Sunday 8 June
1.00-2.30pm BBC RADIO 2

This week Elaine Paige is joined by the cast of new West End musical Never Forget.


Using a soundtrack of classic Take That tunes, Never Forget follows the journey of Ash, the front man of an unlikely tribute band.


The boys discuss their favourite Essential Musicals and perform for Elaine in the studio.


Presenter/Elaine Paige, Producer/Malcolm Prince


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Johnnie Walker
Sunday 8 June
4.30-6.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Jack Bruce joins Johnnie Walker to talk about his music career, in the year he celebrates his 65th birthday.


Jack is most famous for his role as bassist and lead vocalist in Cream and as the talented songwriter behind hits including Sunshine Of Your Love, White Room and I Feel Free.


New York-born acoustic blues guitarist Eric Bibb performs two songs from his latest album, Get Onboard, which he describes as "a further exploration into the place where blues meets gospel".


Presenter/Johnnie Walker, Producer/Natasha Costa Correa


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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 8 June 2008
Private Passions
Sunday 8 June
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Michael Berkeley's guest today is Professor Philip Stott, Emeritus Professor of Biogeography at the University of London, where he taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Philip Stott is a passionate music lover, and has published four books of recorder music for children. He also used to conduct an early music consort called Pifaresca.


Philip's Private Passions are firmly centred on the classics: beginning and ending with Haydn, the Nelson Mass and the String Quartet in C, Op 20 No. 6; with works by Fanny Mendelssohn, whom Philip thinks is a much underrated composer; Beethoven's Symphony No. 4; the opening chorus of Bach's Cantata Alles nur nach Gottes Willen; the finale of Saint-Saens's Piano Quartet in E; and the slow movement of Mozart's Sinfonia concertante K364 for violin and viola, played by Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman.


The professor's field of research is environmental knowledge, most recently in relation to global warming (to which his attitude is that of a "mitigated sceptic"), energy, tropical rain forests and biotechnology.


Presenter/Michael Berkeley, Producer/Martin Cotton


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Discovering Music – Mendelssohn Overtures
Sunday 8 June
5.00-6.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Felix Mendelssohn is often regarded as a conservative, rather than a progressive musical figure. Precociously gifted, his compositions are brilliantly crafted, attractive and built on the solid foundations of his musical past.


But, as Stephen Johnson argues, Mendelssohn's musical sensibilities were of their time, forged by the romantic ideas of the age. Had he decided to call his three concert overtures – A Midsummer Night's Dream, Calm Sea And Prosperous Voyage and The Hebrides – symphonic poems, then he, rather than Liszt, would be regarded as the creator of one of the most influential and romantic orchestral forms of the 19th century.


Stephen joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Benjamin Ellin in front of an invited audience in Cardiff, to explore the musical workings of these three much-loved pieces, and to offer an insight into the huge influence that this music had on the likes of pioneering romantics such as Richard Wagner.


Presenter/Stephen Johnson, Producer/Chris Wines


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The Choir – Profile: Monteverdi Choir
Sunday 8 June
6.30-8.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Aled Jones is joined by the Monteverdi Choir's founder, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and Choir members Gareth Keene, Julia Doyle and Lawrence Wallington to talk about the Choir's activities past and present, including one of the most ambitious tours ever undertaken – performing all 198 of Bach's sacred cantatas within a year across Europe.


The Monteverdi Choir was founded in 1964 for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, where Eliot Gardiner was a student. From the start it has been at the forefront of the Early Music revival, but over its 43-year history the Choir has taken on a whole range of composers, and more recently it has moved forward in time as far as Beethoven, Verdi and Brahms.


The Monteverdi Choir has recently performed in Chabrier's L'étoile in Paris, and, four years after the headline-grabbing Bach Cantata project, it followed one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in Europe, el Camino de Santiago, giving concerts along the way. This year the Choir tours Spain with a programme of Bach and Brahms.


There's a chance to hear the Choir's very first recording of motets by Monteverdi and English contemporaries through Schütz, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms and of course Bach – but with more than 250 recordings to their credit, there's no shortage of music to choose from, and the programme offers a rich range.


Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Johannah Smith


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Sunday Feature – A Tale Of Two Skulls
Sunday 8 June
9.30-10.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Artist Jane Wildgoose, keeper of the Wildgoose Memorial Library (WML), has a cabinet of curiosities, among which are two human skulls. Each skull was donated to the library – one was a prop from an artist's studio in Hampstead and the other was from an archaeological dig in Waltham Abbey. Wildgoose embarks on a journey with the skulls to examine how their individual pasts should inform their future and how, as a society, we understand and deal with human remains.


The WML began as an informal collection of objects and books relating to Jane's enduring fascination with the interest of the dead to the living. Numerous objects have been donated and others have been discarded and found their way there. The two skulls, however, have a particular resonance in the collection. For the first time Jane takes them out of the library, visiting different professionals who deal with human remains – archaeologists, artists, clergy and museum directors – to help understand their relationship with what once were living beings.


Along the way, she discovers more about the provenance of the skulls and seeks guidance as to what would be a fitting resting place for each of them were they to leave the library for good. Jane discovers that one of the skulls belongs to a group of people on the other side of the world and that the debate surrounding human remains and repatriation is very much a live and contentious one which she must also navigate.


Presenter/Jane Wildgoose, Producers/Neil McCarthy and Gregory Whitehead.


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Words And Music
Sunday 8 June
10.15pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 3

This week's Words And Music is a sequence of poetry, prose and music on the theme of summer – from John Clare's Shepherd's Calendar and the misery of going to school on a summer morning, to Walt Whitman's "mad naked summer night" and a night drive through rural France.


Fiona Shaw and Robert Glenister read poetry and prose by William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Seamus Heaney, Wallace Stevens, Derek Walcott, Philip Larkin and Sarah Teasdale, with music from Gershwin, Delius, Stephen Sondheim, Jean Redpath, Josef Suk and Messiaen.


Presenters/Fiona Shaw and Robert Glenister, Producer/Fiona McLean


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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 8 June 2008
Desert Island Discs
Sunday 8 June
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is comedian Bill Bailey. Bailey's mix of music and jokes gained him an Edinburgh Festival Critics Award in 1995. In 2001 he won Best Live Stand-Up at the British Comedy Awards.


He has had his own show on television and appeared in many more, including regularly as team captain on BBC Two's Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He can also be heard in The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists later today on BBC Radio 4, at 3pm.


Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle


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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Ep 1/3
Sunday 8 June
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

The Cast of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. Back row, L-R: Rupert Degas, Tony Pitts and Kevin Eldon. Second row, R-L: Tom Goodman-Hill, Tony Haygarth, Emma Fryer, Shirley Henderson, Des O'Malley and Andrew Langtree. Front row, L-R: Johnny Vegas, Timothy Spall, Paul Whitehouse and Andrew Lincoln
The Cast of The Ragged
Trousered Philanthropists

Timothy Spall, Andrew Lincoln, Johnny Vegas, Paul Whitehouse, Bill Bailey and Philip Jackson star in Andrew Lynch's dramatisation of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, which also features a cameo appearance by John Prescott MP.


Originally published in 1914, Robert Tressell's novel is often cited as one of the most important Socialist texts in the English language. It follows a group of builders, painters and decorators renovating a house in the early 1900s. Exploited and existing just above the poverty line, their only fall-backs are charity, the dreaded work-house, or the grave.


This dramatisation intertwines politics and humour with the stories of wives and families battling to survive. Socialist visionary Frank Owen attempts to rouse the workers from their apathy, challenging their political views and questioning why wages bear no relation to the value of work when the rich are getting richer without lifting a finger. Crass, the wily foreman, bridges the gulf between master and worker with self-preservation his priority. Easton, a worker attempting to secure his job by keeping Crass's glass filled with ale, neglects his wife, Ruth, with shocking effects. Meanwhile, the horror of the workhouse is lived through Mr and Mrs Linden.


The novel also has a great sense of humour and the cast includes some of Britain's finest comic talent, as well as being co-produced by Johnny Vegas.


Andrew Lincoln plays Frank Owen, Timothy Spall plays Crass, Johnny Vegas plays Easton, Shirley Henderson plays Ruth, Philip Jackson and Gwyneth Powell play Mr and Mrs Linden, Paul Whitehouse plays Old Misery, Bill Bailey plays Rushton, Kevin Eldon plays Belcher/Slyme and Tom Goodman-Hill plays Barrington/Rev Starr. John Prescott appears as an understanding policeman.


Bill Bailey is Kirsty Young's castaway on Desert Island Discs today at 11.15am.


Producers/Rebecca Pinfield and Johnny Vegas


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 8 June 2008
5 Live Sport
Sunday 8 June
12.00-4.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd presents all the build-up to the men's French Open tennis final at Roland Garros, which begins at 2pm. Live commentary on the match comes from Jonathan Overend and the team.


There is also coverage of the Third Test at Trent Bridge between England and New Zealand, and the other top sports stories of the day.


Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Adrian Williams


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5 Live Sport – Euro 2008
Sunday 8 June
4.45-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd presents live commentary from Vienna as co-hosts Austria play Croatia in the first Group B game from Euro 2008, with kick-off at 5pm.


There are updates from Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix and, from 7pm, live commentary of the closing stages of the race.


At 7.45pm commentator John Murray is joined by expert summariser, former England coach Steve McClaren, for live commentary of Germany v Poland from Klagenfurt.


Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Steve Houghton


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Euro 606
Sunday 8 June
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Danny Baker returns to 606 for the first of six special Euro 2008 editions.


Danny, who was the original host of the show in the Nineties, takes listeners' calls following today's two Group B games: Austria v Croatia and Germany v Poland.


Fans can watch the debate on interactive digital TV via the Red button, and give their views on the tournament to Danny by phoning 0500 909 693 (free from BT landlines), texting 85058 (network rates) or emailing


Presenter/Danny Baker, Producer/Patrick Campbell


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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Sunday 8 June 2008
Test Match Special
Sunday 8 June
10.45am-6.30pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Jonathan Agnew and the Test Match Special team bring uninterrupted commentary on the fourth day of the Third Test between England and New Zealand, live from Nottingham's Trent Bridge.


The conclusion of the Test can be heard tomorrow on 5 Live Sports Extra, and coverage is also available on BBC Radio 4 LW.


Presenter/Jonathan Agnew, Producer/Adam Mountford


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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 8 June 2008
Live At Midnight
Sunday 8 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, Chris presents a performance in the intimate surroundings of The Bottom Line Club, New York, by Van Morrison, recorded in 1978.


Tracks include Moon Dance, Hungry For Your Love and, of course, Brown Eyed Girl.


Presenter/Chris Hawkins, Producer/Frank Wilson


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