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Network Radio Week 26

Tuesday 24 June 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 24 June 2008
Acid House – The Next Generation

Tuesday 24 June
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 looks back at the heady days of acid house in 1988
BBC Radio 2 looks back at the
heady days of acid house in

BBC Radio 2 remembers the Second Summer of Love, 20 years after the acid house scene exploded in the UK, with a season of programmes dedicated to dance music. The season continues tonight with Acid House – The Next Generation.


What do you tell your kids about your misspent youth when it's taken place against a backdrop of banging bass lines, darkened clubs and illegal gatherings? Acid house veteran DJ and producer Chris Coco goes in search of a generation gap for the generation that refused to grow up and, along the way, discovers the people, places and stories which make up the last big youth culture movement to make a serious social impact – acid house.


Smiley faces, repetitive beats, loving life and living the dream with party nights that never seemed to end – those were the heady days of acid house in 1988 and, 20 years on, dance music has never really turned away from that hedonistic path.


Only now, the DJs, producers, club owners and label managers who made their lives around the Do It Yourself and Don't Give Up culture are part of the establishment – many with their own families about to embark on a different musical journey.


By talking to those who were there and those still out on the dance floor, Chris hopes to figure out where those repetitive beats will lead next, whether things will be different this time round for emerging music scenes and what he should be saying to his own teenage son.


Imparting advice in tonight's programme are the worldly voices of Peter Hook (New Order); Dave Haslam (Hacienda DJ and writer); Bill Brewster (dance music historian, writer and DJ); Jon Marsh (The Beloved); Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1); Chemical Brothers; X-press 2; Terry Farley (DJ); New Young Pony Club; Does It Offend You Yeah?; Tom Baker (Underage Festival); Pete Tong (Radio 1); Professor Steve Redhead; Sheryl Garrett (writer); Tom Finlay (Groove Armada); Carl Cox; Judge Jules (Radio 1); Klaxons; and ravers young and old.


The musical soundtrack takes listeners on a journey – from the futuristic sounds of seminal acid house through the big dance floor tracks of recent years, and up to the mish-mash of music influences that were briefly tagged as nu-rave.


Presenter/Chris Coco, Producer/Helen Lennard


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Paul Morley's Guide To Musical Genres Ep 6/6
Tuesday 24 June
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

Long fascinated – and occasionally confused – by the explosion in the number of different musical genres that exist today, Paul Morley set off on a journey to find out where they come from and what they mean to listeners today, both young and old.


Paul concludes his journey tonight and goes in search of where pop music is today, in Perfect Pop. In a journey close to his heart, Paul is helped by Cathy Dennis, Amandah Wilkinson (Operator Please), producer and guitarist Bernard Butler (Suede) and Pete Shelley (The Buzzcocks).


Presenter/Paul Morley, Producer/Paul Kobrak


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BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 24 June 2008
Composer Of The Week – Franz Liszt Ep 2/5
Monday 23 to Friday 27 June
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Donald Macleod continues to explore five different aspects of the perennially fascinating musical personality of Franz Liszt and today investigates Liszt the traveller.


In 1835, Liszt eloped with his pregnant mistress, the countess Marie d'Agoult, memorably described by one contemporary as "six inches of snow covering 20 feet of lava". It was the beginning of a restless period Liszt later immortalised in the first two volumes of his Années de pèlerinage – Years Of Pilgrimage.


Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Chris Barstow


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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert – Aldeburgh Festival
Tuesday 24 June
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

In the first of eight lunchtime broadcasts from this year's Aldeburgh festival, the ever popular Belcea Quartet perform two works by Schubert: his String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Rosamunde, and, with pianist Imogen Cooper and double bass player Duncan McTier, the Trout Quintet.


Schubert's String Quartet No. 13, Rosamunde, was one of only two chamber works by the composer to be published in his lifetime and is widely recognised as one of the masterpieces of the genre. Like the Death And The Maiden quartet which it preceded, the A minor quartet borrows from the composer's other music. The principal theme of the slow movement here is taken from an Entr'acte in the incidental music to Rosamunde, composed some two months earlier and giving this Quartet its nickname. The Quintet for piano and strings in A major, The Trout, remains one of Schubert's most popular works. It gained its nickname because of the variations on the song Die Forelle (The Trout) which occurs in the fourth movement.


Presenter/Fiona Talkington, Producer/Sam Philips


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BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 24 June 2008
The Reith Lectures Ep 4/4
Tuesday 24 June
9.00-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

Professor Jonathan Spence, one of the world's leading historians on China, delivers the final BBC Radio 4 Reith Lecture this morning, presented and chaired by Sue Lawley.


The lectures named in honour of Lord Reith, first director general of the BBC, are one of the corporation's oldest public service programmes. They were introduced to try to advance public understanding and debate about significant issues of contemporary interest. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Reith Lectures.


For his last lecture, Professor Spence returns to the UK to one of the world's most iconic sporting venues, Lord's Cricket Ground, which has been chosen as a future Olympic site in the London 2012 Games. Entitled The Body Beautiful, in it he discusses how Chinese ideas of sport and athleticism have slowly evolved over the centuries – from languorous courtship and formalised martial arts, down to the demanding arenas of team sports and the ultimate Olympic challenges that China will controversially host this August.


Producer/Jim Frank


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Who The Wild Things Are
Tuesday 24 June
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are is perhaps one of the most important, yet elusive, children's picture books of all time. In this programme, Philip Glassborow traces the genesis – or rather geneses – behind the book and explores what it means to children today.


The story of Max's adventures, where he sails away to the land Where The Wild Things Are, has become an acknowledged classic of children's books since it won the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year in 1964. Philip delves into what this book is really about and explores the reasons for its immense appeal. Generations of children, parents, teachers and psychoanalysts have had their opinions. And, intriguingly over the years, Sendak himself – now 80 years old – has offered many different stories of its genesis.


Philip talks to Sendak's British editor, Judy Taylor; his long-time friend, writer and playwright Tony Kushner; and to American children's literature expert Leonard Marcus, who takes him back to the haunts of Sendak's childhood in Brooklyn. Philip is astonished to discover that in all the extensive media coverage of Sendak, no one seems to have previously consulted any children. Every great children's book has a world beyond its creator, and here the Year 2 children of Little Milton Primary School, in South Oxfordshire, have their say.


With a thrilling new reading by Henry Goodman, this programme sheds new light on who the "Wild Things" really are.


Presenter/Philip Glassborow, Producer/Beaty Rubens


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The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain
Tuesday 24 June
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain started out as a bit of fun back in 1985. After just two gigs they appeared on national radio, and now, after over 20 years of touring and virtually no changes in the line-up, they are an international cult music phenomenon with a 12,000-strong fan club and sell-out concerts worldwide every year. This group of eight disparate performers from widely different backgrounds – some of them former punks, others from more formal musical and theatrical backgrounds – is an incongruous assemblage of misfits.


Comedian Phill Jupitus follows the orchestra of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players, who use instruments bought with loose change and believe that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation – as long as they are played on the ukulele. Phill meets them, their audiences and celebrity fans and hears from musicologists about why their subversive and high-quality ukulele playing and arrangements are so clever.


A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, singing, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of
rock 'n' roll and melodious entertainment with only the "bonsai guitar" and a menagerie of voices – there are no drums, no pianos, no backing tracks and no banjos. They present Wuthering Heights and Handel as they've never been heard before, amongst many other wacky and brilliantly played pieces of music translated for the ukulele.


Presenter/Phill Jupitus, Producer/Turan Ali


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Afternoon Play – The Day The Planes Came
Tuesday 24 June
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

On 11 September 2001, Sarah accompanies her teenage daughter, Polly, to Seattle where she will stay with her ex-husband – another selfless act which is typical in Sarah's put-upon life. But when the Twin Towers are hit, Sarah and Polly become two of the many passengers diverted to the small town of Gander, in Newfoundland.


In the face of this unexpected invasion, amidst the fear and confusion of the terrorist attacks, the inhabitants of Gander rally round in a miraculous show of hospitality and generosity. And, for once in her life, Sarah is forced to let herself be cared for rather than care for everyone else.


But she's still plagued by worry for her wayward daughter, Polly, who embarks on a holiday romance with a local boy. Sarah is diverted by the distant prospect of some romance of her own, as two very different men show an interest in her. Against a backdrop of tragedy, however, Sarah rediscovers something of the joy of living.


Rosie Cavaliero plays Sarah, Jade Williams plays Polly, William Hope plays Gary and Stephen Critchlow plays Chris.


Today's Afternoon Play offering, The Day The Planes Came, is written by David and Caroline Stafford.


Producer/Marc Beeby


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 24 June 2008
Wimbledon 2008
Tuesday 24 June
12.30-4.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Simon Mayo presents live, first-round commentary from Wimbledon this afternoon where defending ladies' champion Venus Williams takes to Centre Court for her opening match.


Jonathan Overend, Clare Balding, Alastair Eykyn, David Law, Russell Fuller and Iain Carter are in the commentary box with Michael Stich, Pat Cash, Jeff Tarango and Jana Novotna leading a stellar line-up of expert pundits.


The programme also includes guests, interviews and all the latest news and sports stories, plus travel news.


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


Presenter/Simon Mayo, Producer/Steve Rudge


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Wimbledon 2008
Tuesday 24 June
4.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents tennis action from Wimbledon's Centre Court this afternoon, with more live, first-round commentary, the day's top tennis stories and live interviews. He is joined by Michael Stich, Pat Cash and Annabel Croft.


Listeners can also hear all the big news stories and main sports news with Rachel Burden.


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


Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Steve Rudge


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6 Love 6
Tuesday 24 June
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

John McEnroe, one of the biggest names in tennis, is back for the first of his phone-in shows live from the roof of the broadcast centre at Wimbledon.


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


Presenter/John McEnroe, Producer/Steve Rudge


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5 Live Sport
Tuesday 24 June
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd presents the day's sports news away from Wimbledon and, from 8.30pm, a preview of the Euro 2008 semi-finals.


Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Steve Houghton


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BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 24 June 2008
Tuesday 24 June
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Scottish noise merchants Glasvegas drop in for a chat with Nemone this afternoon ahead of their forthcoming Glastonbury appearance.


Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes


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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Tuesday 24 June 2008
Silver Street
Tuesday 24 June

Jaggy and Simran discuss where they are going to live after the wedding, in today's second visit of the week to Silver Street. Jaggy heads off to see what the estate agents have to offer and arranges a viewing. He likes what he sees but Simran seems to have some reservations.


Vinnie, meanwhile, has reservations about Zak going to Glastonbury – what if it's too much for him? Arun, however, thinks it will all be fine. Elsewhere, Roopa has over-packed but will she be prepared to leave stuff behind?


Jaggy is played by Jay Kiyani, Simran by Balvinder Sopal, the estate agent by Liz Sutherland, Vinnie by Saikat Ahamed, Zak by Jetinder Summan, Arun by Naithan Ariane and Roopa by Rakhee Thakrar.


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