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Tuesday 10 June 2008

 

BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 10 June 2008
LIVERPOOL SEASON
You'll Never Walk Alone

Tuesday 10 June
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2
       

Sue Johnston explores the history of a show tune that became an anthem
Sue Johnston explores the
history of a show tune that
became an anthem

Sue Johnston explores the history and enduring appeal of You'll Never Walk Alone, the Broadway show tune which became an international anthem and is inextricably woven into the sporting and civic life of her hometown of Liverpool.

 

The song was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for their 1945 musical Carousel. Original cast member Christine Johnson speaks for the first time on British radio (at the grand age of 96) about the spine-tingling moment when Richard Rodgers walked into the rehearsal room with "a little tune" for her character, Nettie Fowler, to sing.

 

You'll Never Walk Alone has since been recorded by stars of almost every genre, from Frank Sinatra to Pink Floyd and Patti Labelle to Placido Domingo, but it was the Merseybeat group Gerry & The Pacemakers who had a No. 1 hit with the song in 1963. It was quickly embraced as an anthem by Liverpool Football Club, and its inspiring message of hope – which adorns the gates of Anfield Stadium – gained further resonance after the Hillsborough disaster.

 

Tonight's programme features contributions from Gerry Marsden (Gerry & The Pacemakers), Ian Broudie (Lightning Seeds), Ian McCulloch (Echo & The Bunnymen) and Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand).

 

Presenter/Sue Johnston, Producer/Clare Davison

 

BBC Radio 2 Publicity

Paul Morley's Musical Genres Ep 4/6
Tuesday 10 June
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2
       

Paul Morley continues his exploration of contemporary music's many genres with twee – the precursor to indie.

 

A type of mid-Eighties guitar pop, the genre is epitomised by NME's C86 cassette compilation, which featured new bands licensed from independent labels and has not always been fondly remembered.

 

Paul's guides feature Traceyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura); Francis MacDonald (Teenage Fanclub); Amelia Fletcher (frontwoman of several bands including Tallulah Gosh, Heavenly and now chief economist at the Office of Fair Trading); Matt Haynes (co-founder of Sarah Records); and Edwyn Collins (Orange Juice).

 

Presenter/Paul Morley, Producer/Paul Kobrak

 

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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 10 June 2008
Composer Of The Week Ep 2/5
Monday 9 to Friday 13 June
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3
       

Donald Macleod continues to chart the rise and fall of Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) in this second Composer Of The Week offering.

 

Hindemith's reputation grew steadily through the Twenties as a radical and prolific composer, and he survived the Nazi era – staying for as long as he could in Germany but finally emigrating to the USA where he enjoyed the most performances of any of the exiled European composers. But, in his later years, he began to lose relevance to the younger generation and was viewed as conservative and reactionary.

 

Donald explores "the sins of youth" in this afternoon's programme. Perhaps more mischievous than revolutionary, the works Hindemith wrote in the early Twenties were seen as radical for the time. Three short "expressionist" operas catapulted him to fame, and into the company of the revolutionary young intellectuals of Frankfurt. But Hindemith himself later saw these works as aberrant and, under the Nazis, they would prove a great embarrassment to him. He was producing so many works at this time that some critics suggested that he was merely a clever practician.

 

Richard Strauss was one of the sceptics – at an early Donaueschingen festival he asked Hindemith how long he had taken to compose the work he had just heard. "Four days," Hindemith replied, to which Strauss remarked: "That's just what I thought."

 

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Megan Jones

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Performance On 3
Tuesday 10 June
7.00-8.45pm BBC RADIO 3
       

Brahms was introduced to the Schumann family when he was 20 years old. Robert Schumann was amazed at his talent, and Brahms became lifelong friends with him – especially with his wife, Clara.

 

The BBC Philharmonic embarks on a series of four concerts celebrating the orchestral music of these two great 19th-century composers with Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda. The concerts focus on the majestic symphonies of Brahms, coupled with Schumann's concertos. Brahms struggled with the idea of writing symphonies under the shadow of Beethoven, but was greatly encouraged by Clara Schumann.

 

This first concert pairs Schumann's lyrical yet virtuosic Cello Concerto – performed tonight by Paul Watkins – with Brahms's First Symphony, hailed triumphantly by the conductor Hans von Bulow as "Beethoven's 10th".

 

Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Philip Tagney

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 10 June 2008
The Reith Lectures Ep 2/4
Tuesday 10 June
9.00-9.45am BBC RADIO 4
       

Professor Jonathan Spence, one of the world's leading historians on China, delivers the second of this year's series of BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures from Liverpool – home to the oldest Chinatown in Europe and a fitting place in which to host this lecture, entitled English Lessons.

 

Professor Spence examines China's relations with the United Kingdom through the prism of three centuries of trade, warfare, unequal treaties and missionary endeavours that shaped their mutual perceptions.

 

Sue Lawley presents and chairs the series.

 

Presenter/Sue Lawley, Producer/Jim Frank

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

The Original
Tuesday 10 June
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4
       

Writer and journalist Alkarim Jivani explores why originals are prized over copies and originality, above everything.

 

Duchy Originals, Levi's Originals – they're part of the daily marketing blitz, but an original Van Gogh, by the master's own hand, is special. Originality has long been prized as the creator's ultimate gift. And the disparaging words used to criticise a lack of it – derivative, pastiche and plagiarism – are just as familiar.

 

Alkarim asks why "the original", from Roman villas to those much vaunted "original features" so beloved of British estate agents, are so treasured. He travels to Warsaw to discuss the beautiful fake that is the town centre, flattened by the Germans in the Second World War and painstakingly reconstructed in the Fifties. Along the way, Alkarim considers the Hommage, the Tribute and the Echt, the director's cut and the remake, the restoration and the renovation.

 

Presenter/Alkarim Jivani, Producer/Simon Elmes

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Afternoon Play – Dropping Bombs
Tuesday 10 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4
       

Paul Cotter's first radio play is a bittersweet generational comedy, starring Rosemary Leach, Nigel Anthony and Ivan Kaye.

 

Sixty-five years after an aborted bombing raid, ex-RAF pilot Alistair Pennington, with his wife, Valerie, and son, Ross, in tow, makes the long drive to Germany to deliver an apology. It turns out to be an explosive trip for all concerned.

 

In August 1943, Alistair Pennington was an 18-year-old bomber pilot on his first mission. Miles off course, he was forced to jettison his bomb load in order to evade enemy fighters and return home safely. Now in his eighties, he still has the aerial photograph showing his bombs falling on a small German village, and he is determined to go there and apologise. What he doesn't expect, however, is that he will have to do so over a supermarket PA system.

 

Valerie agrees to accompany Alistair, although the rare opportunity of a holiday and a chance to see the sights of northern Europe are really the attraction for her. Reluctantly, their underachieving 39-year-old son, Ross, is roped in to share the driving – much to the annoyance of partner Lesley. In no time at all, Ross finds himself cast as the child again as the hours spent cooped up together in his van begin to press on the many familial fault lines. Alistair's refusal to travel on anything resembling a main road and Valerie's determination to visit a rhododendron park don't help. It is a trip that will bring out many home truths and change relationships for ever.

 

Producer/Toby Swift

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

File On 4
Tuesday 10 June
8.00-8.40pm BBC RADIO 4
       

Fifteen years after a Conservative government ordered the closure of most of Britain's mines, coal is staging a remarkable comeback. Demand and prices have shot up and mining companies are scrambling to start new opencast mines, and even to re-open the odd deep level pit.

 

The Government is right behind them, with ministers over-riding objections from local residents alarmed by the noise, dust and health fears surrounding opencast mines. Behind the roll for coal has been a surge in demand from electricity power stations as gas prices have rocketed and fears have grown about energy security. And now there's a plan to build the first new coal-fired power station in Britain for 35 years.

 

If the Kingsnorth plant in Kent gets the go-ahead, a wave of vast new coal-fired plants could follow. Business Secretary John Hutton has said we need them and accused their opponents of "gesture politics". But with coal cast as the principal villain in causing climate change, the minister's stance has surprised some in Whitehall and far beyond.

 

Climate campaigners and eminent scientists have been queuing up to warn the Government of disaster if it goes for new coal plants now. They argue the "clean" technology needed to deal with greenhouse gas emissions is 10 years or more away and that it may never work. And, they argue, to give coal-fired power a new lease of life now would torpedo all Britain's efforts to hit its own climate targets and to lead the world in averting climate catastrophe.

 

Presenter/Julian O'Halloran, Producer/Samantha Fenwick

 

BBC News Publicity

Political Animal Ep 1/6
Tuesday 10 June
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4
     

John Oliver (The Daily Show, The Department) and Andy Zaltzman (The Department), return to host a new series of Political Animal. The pair have established a reputation as two of the funniest and most innovative political comedians in the country. John and Andy's podcast, The Bugle, has further cemented their role as the comedians to provide an incisive, witty and sometimes silly take on political affairs.

 

The idea of Political Animal is to provide a platform for the full range of political comedy – from highly topical matters to wider treatments of long-term socio-political issues, and from left, right, centre and anywhere else on the political map. It is not so much a "review of the week", but more of a "politically-themed programme". This series boasts two live shows from New York, featuring leading American comedians.

 

No political hot potato will be left unbuttered.

 

Presenters/Andy Zaltzman and John Oliver,
Producer/Alison Carpenter

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 10 June 2008
5 Live Sport – Euro 2008
Tuesday 10 June
4.45-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
       

Mark Saggers brings listeners live commentary from Innsbruck, at 5pm, on Spain v Russia, and there's also commentary from Salzburg as holders Greece begin their defence of the trophy against Sweden at 7.45pm.

 

Mark also has the latest news from Euro 2008, as well as all the other top sports stories of the day.

 

Presenter/Mark Saggers, Producer/Mark Williams

 

BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

 

BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 10 June 2008
Gideon Coe
Tuesday 10 June
10.00pm-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC
       

Gideon Coe showcases a double Glastonbury performance from Röyksopp (2003) and The Zutons (2004) in tonight's show.

 

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Lisa Kenlock

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

 

BBC ASIAN NETWORK Tuesday 10 June 2008
Silver Street
Tuesday 10 June
1.30-1.40pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK
www.bbc.co.uk/silverstreet
       

Nadia tells Sway she can't go to Vinnie's flat-warming party because of the situation at home, as the Asian drama continues. They see Imam heading over and Nadia makes a hasty retreat, leaving Sway to find out what he wants.

 

Jaggy, meanwhile, tells Simran he has found a solution to his best man problem, and Sway later has a solution for Nadia's work worries. Nadia throws her arms around Sway and wishes her parents could see how wonderful he is.

 

Nadia is played by Sohm Kapila, Sway by Mark Monero, Vinnie by Saikat Ahamed, Imam by Amer Nazir, Jaggy by Jay Kiyani and Simran by Balvinder Sopal.

 

BBC Asian Network Publicity



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