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Network Radio Week 26

Thursday 26 June 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 26 June 2008
Bob Harris Country
Thursday 26 June
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Bob Harris is joined tonight by Louisiana-born award-winning singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier on his Country Show this evening. Mary wrote her first song at the age of 35 after emerging from an early life of drug and alcohol addiction.


Given up at birth by her mother, she was adopted by Catholic Italian parents in Louisiana and spent her early years battling personal demons which led to trouble with the police, leaving home at 15, living in halfway houses and descending into a world of drugs and alcohol.


After moving to Boston and opening a Cajun restaurant, an arrest for drink driving forced her to face her addictions and led to her getting clean and sober – a state which gave her the mental clarity to write songs, an ambition she had never been able to fulfil before. Since starting to write 10 years ago, Mary has released five albums, and in 2005 was named best new and emerging artist at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville. She has just released a retrospective album of her early music, and tonight she plays two of her most acclaimed songs, Our Lady Of The Shooting Stars and I Drink.


Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Al Booth


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Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dylan
Thursday 26 June
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Laughter is Bob Dylan's theme this week, as he plays an eclectic mix of tracks including The Louvin Brothers' Don't Laugh, Wendy René's After Laughter (Came Tears), Gene Chandler's After The Laugh, Sonny Bono's Laugh At Me, Toots & The Maytals' When I Laugh and The Spinners' Living Just A Little, Laughing Just A Little.


Presenter/Bob Dylan, BBC Series Producer/Phil Hughes


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BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 26 June 2008
Composer Of The Week – Franz Liszt Ep 4/5
Monday 23 to Friday 27 June
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the perennially fascinating musical personality, Franz Liszt, today focussing on his songs.


Liszt's songs don't get much of a look-in on the concert platform – in fact, Liszt is rarely even referred to as a composer of songs. But he wrote around 80 of them through his working life, and they include some of his finest compositions. In today's look at Liszt the song composer, Donald introduces settings of Heine, Hugo and Petrarch, discovering along the way that the famous opening phrase of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde was actually written by Liszt.


Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Chris Barstow


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BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 26 June 2008
Afternoon Play – Life Of Penguins
Thursday 26 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Life Of Penguins is an amusing and thoughtful play about alien abduction, written by Katie Hims. Merle is the penguin keeper at London Zoo and when her sister, Beth, fails to make a date at the cinema, she goes searching for her.


Soon Merle realises that Beth is an "abductee" and has been experiencing these alien abductions since childhood. Merle soon discovers that abductions are happening to all kinds of "normal" people.


Life Of Penguins stars Abigail Davies as Merle and Madeleine Bowyer as Beth. The cast also features Matthew Wilson, Serena Bobowski, Dominic Hawksley, Ania Tomaszewska and Chris Nelson.


Producer/Boz Temple-Morris


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The Lost Weblog Of Scrooby Trevithick Ep 1/6
Thursday 26 June
11.00-11.30pm BBC RADIO 4

The Lost Weblog of Scrooby Trevithick is a new six-part comedy series written by and starring Andy Parsons. Each episode features a different alternative lifestyle Scrooby has encountered – and each show is based around recordings he has made on his MP3 player.


Scrooby has gone missing and the only thing he has left are a number of his recordings, which detail his recent exploits on how he's tried to better himself through various alternative lifestyles, with the help of his mate, Walshie.


He has encountered alternative medicine, creative writing courses and herbalism, among many other lifestyles.


At the end of each episode, listeners will be encouraged to email with any sightings they may have of Scrooby, and some of these will be featured in future episodes in the series.


The cast also features Dara O'Briain, Frankie Boyle, Marcus Brigstocke, Henry Naylor, Lucy Porter, Katherine Jakeways and Micky Flanagan.


Producer/Paul Russell


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 26 June 2008
Wimbledon 2008
Thursday 26 June
12.30-4.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Simon Mayo presents from Wimbledon with live second-round commentary from Jonathan Overend, Clare Balding, Alastair Eykyn, David Law, Russell Fuller and Iain Carter. Michael Stich, Pat Cash, Jeff Tarango and Judy Murray are on hand for expert punditry.


Additional court coverage is available on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra.


Presenter/Simon Mayo, Producer/Steve Rudge


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Wimbledon 2008
Thursday 26 June
4.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents further live second-round coverage from SW19, with Michael Stich, Pat Cash and Annabel Croft. The programme also features the day's news main sports stories.


Additional court coverage is available on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra.


Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Steve Rudge


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5 Live Sport – Euro 2008
Thursday 26 June
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Saggers presents commentary from Vienna of the second Euro 2008 semi-final, with kick-off at 7.45pm.


Presenter/Mark Saggers, Producer/Mark Williams


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Euro 606
Thursday 26 June
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Fans have the opportunity to have their say on today's semi-final action as Danny Baker presents the football phone-in programme.


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


Presenter/Danny Baker, Producer/Patrick Campbell


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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Thursday 26 June 2008
Silver Street
Thursday 26 June

At Glastonbury, Sean spends the night with Fran and is shocked to learn what a small world it is, as the Asian drama continues.


Elsewhere, Aidan is in a bad mood, which isn't helped when Roopa tells Zak where the band is playing. Aidan is forced to admit he isn't even in the band – he's their roadie.


Sean and Fran, meanwhile, aren't impressed when they overhear Aidan shouting at Roopa. Later, Aidan tries to apologise to Roopa, but will she forgive him?


Sean is played by Lloyd Thomas, Fran by Angela Lonsdale, Aidan by Arkie Reece, Roopa by Rakhee Thakrar and Zak by Jetinder Summan.


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