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Network Radio Week 25

Tuesday 17 June 2008

BBC RADIO 1 Tuesday 17 June 2008
Radio 1's Download Special

Tuesday 17 June
12.00-2.00am BBC RADIO 1 (Daniel P Carter)
2.00-4.00am BBC RADIO 1 (Mike Davies)

Daniel P Carter and Mike Davies host 240 minutes dedicated to the UK's biggest rock and metal festival, with live music, interviews and backstage debauchery from the likes of Lost Prophets, Kiss, Offspring, HIM, Judas Priest and many more.


Presenters/Daniel P Carter and Mike Davies, Producer/Joe Harland


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BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 17 June 2008
Che Lives!
Tuesday 17 June
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Gone but not forgotten: revolutionary leader Che Guevara's iconic image
Gone but not forgotten:
revolutionary leader Che
Guevara's iconic image

BBC Radio 2 explores the man behind the myth – Ernesto "Che" Guevara – who would have celebrated his 80th birthday this year.


In the tumultuous year that followed the Argentinean revolutionary's death in 1967, the slogan "Che Lives" appeared on walls in Paris, Prague, Berkley and Belfast.


The famous image of a bearded, long-haired Che looking defiant and determined, taken by photographer Alberto Korda in 1960, has since become the most reproduced picture in history. Whether adorning buildings in Cuba, posters in student bedrooms, or on Paris Hilton's T-shirt, the iconic image is omnipresent.


The artists, directors and writers contributing to this documentary include Professor Germaine Greer, Steven Soderberg, Benicio del Toro, Rankin, Jon Lee Anderson, Wim Wenders and Ricky Gervais.


Producer/Des Shaw


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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 17 June 2008
Composer Of The Week Ep 2/5
Monday 16 to Friday 20 June
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Donald Macleod charts the lives of Cécile Chaminade and Augusta Holmès, two composers who were born a mere decade apart in Paris and yet whose music and lives were polar opposites.


The second programme of the week examines how Chaminade's family prosperity enabled her to perform her music at private musical gatherings, and how useful a platform it was for bringing her music to the attention of musical luminaries such as Fauré and Saint-Saens. It was at one of these that she gave a performance of an opera in front of nearby neighbour, Bizet. For Holmès, the Parisian salon circuit gave her a platform on which she was able to promote her music by performing songs and also presenting piano transcriptions of her larger orchestral works. The literary figures she kept spellbound included Verlaine, Huysmans and Villiers de l'Isle-Adam. Her godfather was poet Alfred de Vigny.


A seal of approval from the higher echelons of French musical society came for both composers when they were commissioned by the Paris Conservatoire to write music for their end-of-year exams.


Composer Of The Week hears Chaminade's famous Concertino for Flute and a performance of Holmès's Fantaisie for Clarinet and Piano, which has been specially recorded for the programme. Listeners can also hear Chaminade's first piano Trio, which enjoyed many performances at Paris' prestigious Salle Erard.


Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Johannah Smith


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Afternoon On 3
Tuesday 17 June
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

All this week on Afternoon On 3, Penny Gore introduces music with an Alpine connection, including recordings by Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and choral music by Swiss composer Frank Martin.


Recordings by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande include the Brahms Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1, the first major piece by the composer following his graduation from St Petersburg Conservatory in 1866. There's also a performance of Symphony No. 3 by Swiss composer Julien-Francois Zbinden, who turned 90 at the end of last year.


Today's piece of choral music by Geneva-born Frank Martin is Pilate from 1964, a cantata for four soloists, mixed choir and orchestra, with texts taken from the 15th-century religious plays of Arnoul Greban.


When not thinking about The Alps, Penny looks further East and includes some recordings by the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra and pianist Lang Lang, as BBC Radio 3's two-week Focus On China season begins.


Presenter/Penny Gore, Producer/Felix Carey


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Performance On 3 – BBC Philharmonic
Tuesday 17 June
7.00-8.45pm BBC RADIO 3

Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic continue their series of Brahms symphonies and Schumann concertos. Brahms was introduced to the Schumann family when he was 20 years old. Robert Schumann was amazed by his talent, and Brahms became lifelong friends with him, and with his wife, Clara.


Tonight's concert, recorded last week at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, begins with Brahms's Third Symphony, in which he began to break away from the influence of Beethoven to find a more individual symphonic voice. That's followed by Schumann's lyrical Violin Concerto, written for his friend virtuoso violinist Joseph Joachim, and performed tonight by Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos.


The concert ends with Brahms in more retrospective mood, looking back to Haydn with his Variations on the St Anthony Chorale.


Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Ellie Mant


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The Essay – English Takeaway Ep 2/4

Monday 16 to Thursday 19 June
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Cultural and political writer Patrick Wright continues his series of essays which invert the predominant contemporary take on China and Britain, examining four historical episodes of Chinese engagement in Britain and interpreting their significance for mutual understanding – and misunderstanding.


In the second essay of the week, Patrick considers the fabled loft of Dr Fu-Manchu in London's Limehouse district at the time of the "Yellow Peril" scare, which was influenced by the Opium Wars. London's Docklands in the 1890s was the site of the opium dens that proved so seductive to Dorian Gray and Sherlock Holmes. For other British writers, too, the Chinese archaism of the mid-century had now been supplanted by exoticism and intoxicating potions. The dominant Western culture of the age is suddenly vulnerable to the mystery of the Orient.


Presenter/Patrick Wright, Producer/Simon Coates


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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 17 June 2008
The Reith Lectures Ep 3/4
Tuesday 17 June
9.00-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

Professor Jonathan Spence, one of the world's leading historians on China, continues BBC Radio 4's Reith Lectures.


In the third lecture in the series, American Dreams, recorded at The Asian Society in New York, Professor Spence explores the two centuries in which the United States gradually moved from its position as a dominant beacon of freedom and democracy for China, to becoming a more demanding global rival during and since the Second World War. He examines whether America is justified in its wariness of the emerging superpower and whether the two economic and military giants can happily co-exist.


The Reith Lectures were introduced to mark the historic contribution made to public service broadcasting by Lord Reith, founder of the BBC, to try to advance public understanding and debate about significant issues of contemporary interest. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Reith Lectures.


Sue Lawley presents and chairs the series.


Presenter/Sue Lawley, Producer/Jim Frank


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Free Cinema
Tuesday 17 June
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Simon Hoggart celebrates an influential British film documentary movement. Free Cinema was the name given to a series of six programmes of short documentary films shown at the National Film Theatre between 1956 and 1959.


The films caused a sensation and, in their informal, "reportage" style, their energy and focus on the real lives of working-class people paved the way for the emergence of the British New Wave cinema – and the many great realist films that have followed.


The initial films were O Dreamland, a commentary on the Margate funfair, Momma Don't Allow, about a jazz club in Wood Green, and Together, the story of two deaf mutes in the East End of London. They were made by a group of young directors that included Tony Richardson and Karel Reisz, and the founder of Free Cinema, Lindsay Anderson. The films marked a moment of revolution. They changed documentary-making by taking the camera and the action outside the studio into the street amongst real, young, working-class people.


Presenter/Simon Hoggart, Producer/Susan Marling


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Tuning Into The Enemy
Tuesday 17 June
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Tuning Into The Enemy is the story of two South Africans – one a secret policeman, and the other, a rising rock musician.


They were the same age and from similar backgrounds but, at the age of 18, Afrikaner Paul Erasmus went into the police force while Roger Lucey wrote protest songs and went to political meetings with his university friends.


In 1995, Erasmus was one of the first major Security Branch operatives to stand in front of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa and confess that, between 1976 to 1993, he smeared, harassed and killed enemies of the Apartheid state at the urging of his masters.


He had even attempted to assassinate Desmond Tutu and firebombed St Mary's Cathedral, blaming the ANC. His confessions led to death threats from his former superiors, forcing him into hiding.


Anti-Apartheid protestor Lucey played guitar and wrote bold and explicit lyrics. Erasmus was given orders to stop Lucey's music career after he performed a particular song in a programme on Voice of America radio.


This programme details the intertwined lives of these two men. Amazingly they now consider themselves friends, although it is still a guarded relationship. Their tale highlights the complexities of coming to terms with the past.


Presenter and Producer/Judith Kampfner


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Afternoon Play – Foundling
Tuesday 17 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4 (Schedule change 3 June)

Emma Fielding and Peter Marinker star in today's Afternoon Play offering.


Laura is desperate to find her child, who was taken from her at birth. Having scrimped and saved for a decade, she hears that Roach, a man famed for finding missing people, is coming to her village.


Laura offers Roach her savings to find her son. All she can tell him is that her boy was taken away by her lover's wealthy parents, who disapproved of their son's attachment to a serving girl and took the child upcountry to be adopted by a relative.


Roach, however, discovers that the child was, as he suspected, put into a local foundling home, the Wool House, a former wool mill spoken of by locals in frightened whispers. As the search deepens, Roach's own dark life-story unravels.


Emma Fielding plays Laura and Peter Marinka plays Roach.


Producer/Peter Kavanagh


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Footlights At 125 – A Retrospective Ep 1/3
Tuesday 17 June
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

In June 2008, Cambridge Footlights clocks up 125 years of inspiring some of the greatest names in British entertainment to make their careers in comedy.


This three-part, all-star sketch gala celebrates some of the most influential comedians of British comedy.


The Cambridge Footlights has helped launch the careers of stars and shows including Peter Cook, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, half of Monty Python, Emma Thompson, The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy, A Bit Of Fry And Laurie, That Mitchell And Webb Sound and Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better, to name but a few.


Each episode focuses on an aspect of the Footlight's material, encompassing Satire, Silliness and Songs.


Producer/Richard Grocock


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 17 June 2008
Simon Mayo
Tuesday 17 June
1.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Simon Mayo's programme today includes debate on the day's big talking points and big name interviews as well as coverage of the big races and all the colour from Royal Ascot.


Recently retired former champion jockey Kevin Darley joins the team of BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght, John Hunt, Luke Harvey and comedian Kevin Day.


Presenter/Simon Mayo, Producers/Robin Bulloch (studio) and Jonathan Wall (Ascot)


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5 Live Sport
Tuesday 17 June
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Saggers presents all the build-up and commentary on the final matches in Group C at Euro 2008, featuring France v Italy and Holland v Romania, both kicking off at 7.45pm.


Please note: One game will be on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from the second game, which can be heard in full on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra. Details will be announced closer to the broadcast.


Today's programme also features all the news from the first day of Royal Ascot, and all the other top sports stories of the day.


Presenter/Mark Saggers, Producer/Steve Houghton


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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Tuesday 17 June 2008
Euro 2008
Tuesday 17 June

Listeners can hear uninterrupted commentary on one of the final round of group matches in Group C at Euro 2008, with the other match available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Producer/Jen McAllister


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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Tuesday 17 June 2008
Silver Street
Tuesday 17 June

Roopa is over the moon when Aidan invites her to Glastonbury, and can't wait to see Arun's face when she tells him, in today's second visit of the week to Silver Street.


Vinnie, meanwhile, is trying to get information out of Arun about Jas when Roopa and Aidan turn up with their news. Arun pretends he's not impressed but later expresses his disappointment to Vinnie.


Arun reminds Roopa their parents won't be pleased when they find out. Roopa suggests Arun could help her if he really wanted to...


Roopa is played by Rakhee Thakrar, Aidan by Arkie Reece, Arun by Naithan Ariane and Vinnie by Saikat Ahamed.


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