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Network Radio Week 25

Saturday 14 June 2008

BBC RADIO 1 Saturday 14 June 2008
The Radio 1 Rock Request Show

Saturday 14 June
4.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 1

Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates "throw the horns" for a three-hour special live from Donington Park, as Download – the UK's biggest rock festival – celebrates its sixth year.


The dazzling duo crank up the volume with rock anthems old and new chosen by listeners and the baying crowd. And as if that wasn't enough, roving reporters Mike Davies and Daniel P Carter maraud around the site to get under the skin of the event.


Presenter/Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates, Producer/Joe Harland


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BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 14 June 2008
Dermot O'Leary's Saturday Show
Saturday 14 June
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Dermot O'Leary has music from Five O'Clock Heroes, featuring Agyness Deyn, as well as Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell, in this week's Saturday Show.


Five O'Clock Heroes are a rock group based in New York, whose singer and drummer both hail from England. Their new single, Who, was recorded with guest vocalist Agyness Deyn after the British model heard a demo of the song on a night out with Heroes singer Anthony Ellis. The single is released on 23 June and will be followed by their second album, Speak Your Language.


Presenter/Dermot O'Leary, Producer/Ben Walker


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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 14 June 2008
The Early Music Show
Saturday 14 June
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Georg Friedrich Handel is universally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time, yet it appears that he "borrowed" material from others. Catherine Bott explores this controversial practice and discusses how much of this Handel might have done, and why.


Creative and ingenious, some of Handel's works have become recognised as true masterpieces and other composers have held him aloft as a paragon of musicians. Such classical giants as Bach, Mozart and Beethoven are on record as lauding him, with the latter calling Handel "the master of us all". Yet, on 17 January 1743, Charles Jennens wrote to his friend Edward Holdsworth: "Handel has borrow'd a dozen of the pieces, and I dare say I shall catch him stealing from them; as I have formerly from Scarlatti and Vinci." The programme considers the issue, which has haunted Handel scholars and musicologists ever since the 18th century.


Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Sam Phillips


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World Routes

Saturday 14 June
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Uyghur musicians from Shache, in the Xinjiang region of China
Uyghur musicians from Shache,
in the Xinjiang region of China

Lucy Duran travels to China in the first of two programmes about the music and culture of three Chinese minority groups in two of the most remote regions of this vast country.


China's huge population of 1.3 billion is made up of 56 ethnic groups. A massive 96 per cent of that population is Han Chinese – the remaining six per cent is made up of 55 minority groups.


In the first programme, Lucy and the team travel to the far south west of China to meet musicians from the Yi and Hani ethnic minorities in Yunnan Province. One of China's most beautiful and diverse regions, it is also the home to ancient music that was born and cultivated among the world's most breathtaking rice terraces, near the borders with Vietnam, Laos and Burma.


Visiting villages that have only had electricity and roads for just over a decade, Lucy meets polyphonic (multi-voice) performers whose art is dying out as the indigenous population migrates to the cities. The government is to some extent promoting this fragile music, but in a staged and stylised fashion. As one contributor to the programmes observes: "What is it we are preserving and transmitting?" To exemplify the point further, in 1995 the same Hani group singing the same eight-part songs was recorded by a local ethnomusicologist with eight singers; however, World Routes had only six. In little over 10 years, that eight-part tradition of mountain polyphony has been lost.


Presenter/Lucy Duran, Producer/James Parkin


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Opera On 3 – Der Rosenkavalier
Saturday 14 June
6.30-10.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Der Rosenkavalier is probably Strauss's most popular opera. His ripely romantic score, full of a mixture of quicksilver conversation and glorious melody, provides superb character parts for everyone involved. The story tells of the love-triangle between the noble Marschallin, her lover Octavian and Sophie, the young daughter of a recently ennobled family. Sophie has to fight off the boorish Baron Ochs, a country squire who needs to marry for money. Running through the whole story is a layer of class conflict and clashing manners.


This production, from English National Opera, brings the warmly received version that David McVicar first created for Scottish Opera to the London stage. One member of his original team, the Octavian of mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, is joined by a cast that mixes freshness and experience. Janice Watson, who sings the role of the Marschallin, is now one of the leading Strauss singers of her generation and she is joined by rising star Sarah Tynan as Sophie. Sir John Tomlinson is one of the world's most experienced interpreters of the role of Baron Ochs and, fresh from his triumphs singing Wagner and Birtwistle at Covent Garden, he returns to ENO.


Presenter/Andrew McGregor, Producer/Mark Lowther


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Between The Ears – Crossfade
Saturday 14 June
10.30-11.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Between The Ears tonight charts a journey in sound through the UK, moving from west to east and north to south in a series of long, slow and sometimes almost imperceptible cross-fades from one location to another.


This is a journey in sound alone – a journey without a presenter, interviews, or script.


Crossfade features location recordings and sound-scapes from a variety of places across the country, from the morning boats in a Devon harbour to an evening on the seafront in Skegness, via the daytime streets and quads of Oxford and a carnival day in Spalding, to the sounds of rural Scotland and urban Lancashire, ending at the English Channel.


The journey follows a strict but simple pattern, which listeners are invited to puzzle out for themselves.


Producers/John Goudie and Alan Dein


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Hear And Now

Saturday 14 June
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 3

Despite the cultural thaw of recent decades, new music from China is seldom heard in Europe. Robert Worby visits the teeming Chinese capital, Beijing, to meet composers and discuss what new music means for them in today's China, and introduces music from a concert specially devised for Hear And Now by the Beijing New Music Ensemble.


The music played covers three generations of Chinese composers. Gao Weijie, now 70, is part of the "lost generation" that had to go underground during Mao's time. His recent piece, Thoughts Of Rain, is scored for a mix of Western and Chinese instruments. Guo Wenjing is one of the 40-plus generation who benefited from the cultural thaw post-Mao, and his piece, Sound Of Tibet, evokes that mountainous realm with a solo Sheng (Chinese mouth organ). Zhang Shouwang, part of the so-called "No-Beijing" movement, is a 20-something composer whose Xizhimen Traffic Lights was inspired by the incessant rhythms of downtown Beijing traffic.


Robert also investigates Beijing's underground scene, talks to singing drummer Shenggy about her obsession with space travel, and visits a tiny club called Two Kolegas, tucked away in the hinterland of Beijing's drive-in cinema complex, to meet Yan Jun, poet, sound-artist, and organiser of a weekly experimental music night. Yan Jun performs a piece specially for this programme, using feedback generators.


Presenter/Robert Worby, Producer/Philip Tagney


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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 14 June 2008

Saturday 14 June
4.55-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

This landmark, six-month series narrated by Sir John Tusa blends archive news items and music to give a snapshot of the news and cultural issues from the corresponding day in 1968.


During this week in 1968 French police clash with students; planes are grounded at Heathrow because of a pilots' strike; Britain's first heart transplant patient, Frederick West, is in a critical condition; the future of the House of Lords hangs in the balance; Enoch Powell faces more student protests; and industrial unrest in Britain deepens as women machinists strike at Ford's in Dagenham.


This series is part of BBC Radio 4's 1968 – Myth Or Reality? season, marking the 40th anniversary of a remarkable year which saw extraordinary upheavals worldwide.


Please note: A weekly omnibus edition of Day-By-Day is broadcast on Sunday evenings.


Presenter/Sir John Tusa, Producers/Barney Rowntree, Sam Bryant and Lucy Dichmont


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Archive Hour – The Ration Book Olympics
Saturday 14 June
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

As the arguments over funding and development gather pace for the London Olympics of 2012, Clare Balding explores how the capital put on the Olympic Games 60 years ago.


Staging the Olympics in 1948 was a world away from the cash injections in the modern era. In fact, the staging of the 1948 Olympics in London was little short of a miracle – the city was a bomb site, there were no stadia or facilities for athletes and much of the action took place in hastily erected huts, with competitors being put up in private homes or military barracks.


Rationing was still in place and high-energy meals and drinks did not exist. And yet there was a determination to celebrate the spirit of human endeavour. Also, for the first time portions of the Games were televised – although relatively few members of the public owned a television set.


This Archive Hour looks back over the privations and triumphs of the 1948 games, hears new testimony from people who were there, either as competitors, or in an organising capacity, and relives the events through archive material. It also asks what lessons the 2012 games organisers might learn from their predecessors.


Presenter/Clare Balding, Producer/Emma Kingsley


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 14 June 2008
5 Live Rugby
Saturday 14 June
8.15-11.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Ian Robertson and Alastair Eykyn are in the commentary box for live rugby union coverage as England visit Auckland to take on New Zealand in the First Test. Expert comment comes from former England international Matt Dawson.


This promises to be a tough match as the All Blacks will be keener then ever to win following their early Rugby World Cup exit last October, and England will be looking to prove themselves after their mixed fortunes in the Six Nations Championship.


Presenter/Ian Robertson, Producer/Ed Marriage


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5 Live Sport
Saturday 14 June
12.00-4.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch is in Innsbruck for all the build-up to today's Euro 2008 games, and Russell Fuller is in London with reflection on this morning's rugby Test match in Auckland between New Zealand and England, reports from Queen's on semi-final day in the men's singles tennis with Jonathan Overend and Annabel Croft, and a round-up of the day's other sports news.


From 4pm there is live rugby union action from Pretoria. Nick Mullins and former Wales and Lions scrum-half Robert Jones are on commentary duty to see if Six Nations champions Wales can upset world champions South Africa in the Second Test.


Presenters/Mark Pougatch (Innsbruck) and Russell Fuller (London), Producers/Ed King and Adrian Williams


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5 Live Sport – Euro 2008
Saturday 14 June
4.45-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

There's a double bill of live football commentary this evening, hosted by Mark Pougatch and Russell Fuller. The first match of the evening is Sweden v Spain at 5pm in Innsbruck, with commentary from John Murray, Ian Dennis and Graham Taylor. That is followed at 7.45pm by Greece v Russia, with Simon Brotherton, Ian Brown and Pat Nevin providing the coverage.


Presenters/Mark Pougatch (Innsbruck) and Russell Fuller(London), Producers/Ed King and Adrian Williams


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US Open Golf
Saturday 14 June
12.00-3.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Iain Carter presents live coverage from the third round of the second major of the golf season, the US Open.


Torrey Pines in San Diego stages what promises to be one of the toughest challenges this year for the world's top players. Iain is joined by BBC Radio 5 Live golf regulars Andrew Cotter and Jay Townsend to see whether Tiger Woods can win his first major of the season, whether Revor Immelman can follow up his surprise Masters win, or whether a home competitor can win the title that has eluded players from the UK since 1970, when Tony Jacklin was victorious.


Presenter/Iain Carter, Producer/Graham MacMillan


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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Saturday 14 June 2008
Saturday 14 June

Tennis fans can hear uninterrupted commentary this afternoon from the semi finals of the pre-Wimbledon tournament at London's Queen's Club, as the men's contenders warm up for the Grand Slam tournament.


Producer/Steve Rudge


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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 14 June 2008
6 Mix
Saturday 14 June
9.00-11.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Xpress 2 make their return to the 6 Mix with a brand new headline mix from Ashley Beadle to mark the release of the Xpress 2 Greatest Hits collection. There's also an archive mix from Krafty Kuts recorded for Annie Nightingale in 2002, and a showcase mix from electro funketeer Jamie Liddell.


Presenter/Iyare, Producer/Rowan Collinson


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Live At Two
Saturday 14 June
2.00-3.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Chris Hawkins continues to look back at the the Vintage American Bandstand series with a classic performance from The Doobie Brothers, recorded in 1976 at the height of their success. Tracks include China Grove, Made That Way and the huge seller Takin' It To The Streets.


Presenter/Chris Hawkins, Producer/Chris Carr


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