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Network Radio Week 27

Sunday 29 June 2008


BBC RADIO 1 Sunday 29 June 2008
Annie Mac

Sunday 29 June
1.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 1

BBC Radio 1 previews forthcoming highlights from Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage
BBC Radio 1 previews
forthcoming highlights from
Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage

Annie Mac continues BBC Radio 1's coverage from the last day of Glastonbury as she walks around the festival. Annie is joined by some special guests who are performing at Glastonbury, for a chat and some acoustic sets. Annie also looks back on some of the weekend's highlights and previews highlights from stages including the BBC Introducing stage during the weekend, as the festival draws to a close.


Presenter/Annie Mac, Producer/Glenn Middleditch


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Rob Da Bank

Sunday 29 June
12.00-4.00am BBC RADIO 1

Rob da Bank closes BBC Radio 1's coverage from Glastonbury with a special four-hour edition of his left-field shows Rob da Bank (midnight-2am) and Rob da Bank and Friends (2am-4am) show. For the first half of the show, Rob is joined by some special guests for a chat plus some Glastonbury highlights live from backstage at the festival. He follows that with some of the best recorded highlights from Glastonbury's smaller, more left-field stages.


Presenter/Rob da Bank, Producer/Paul Thomas


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BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 29 June 2008
Good Morning Sunday
Sunday 29 June
7.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

Aled Jones says Good Morning Sunday to Italian rock singer Zucchero, following his performance at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert on 27 June in London's Hyde Park.


Also on this week's programme, Rabbi Pete Tobias talks about some of the issues of the week from a faith perspective.


Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Hilary Robinson


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Elaine Paige On Sunday
Sunday 29 June
1.00-2.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Elaine Paige's special guest this week is legendary artist Johnny Mathis, in an interview recorded especially for the programme at his home in Beverly Hills.


Elaine talks to the superstar about his lifelong love of musicals and Broadway.


Johnny also recalls his career in Hollywood and remembers many of his songs that have featured on the big screen, including Chances Are (featured in Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, 1977), Wild Is The Wind (Wild Is The Wind, 1957), The Last Time I Felt Like This (Same Time Next Year, 1978) and A Certain Smile (A Certain Smile, 1958).


Additional material from Elaine's extended interview with Johnny Mathis is available at her showpage at


Presenter/Elaine Paige, Producer/Malcolm Prince


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Sunday Half Hour – Ministry
Sunday 29 June
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Brian D'Arcy looks at church ministry and leadership as he celebrates the work of St Peter and St Paul, in this week's edition of Sunday Half Hour.


Music comes from this week's featured choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, directed by Daniel Hyde. The organist is Tom Chatterton.


Hymns featured include Soldiers Of Christ Arise, At The Name Of Jesus and Here I Am Lord.


Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Janet McLarty


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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 29 June 2008
Private Passions – Matt Frei
Sunday 29 June
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

The BBC's Washington correspondent, Matt Frei, joins Michael Berkeley to share his musical Private Passions.


Matt learnt the flute as a child, and his first choice is Mozart's G major flute concerto. Many of his other choices are associated with places he has lived or worked: his family is of German origin, and the Ode To Joy from the last movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has special significance for him as it was played many times on the radio in 1989 when the Berlin Wall finally came down, reuniting Matt with his relatives from East Germany. O soave fanciulla from Puccini's La boheme reminds Frei of romantic evenings with his wife watching the sun setting over the rooftops of Rome, while he listened to Palestrina's Exsultate Deo while paddling down a treacherous South American river in a flimsy canoe.


Other choices include one of his musical highlights – hearing Placido Domingo live at Covent Garden in Verdi's Otello – and the astonishing Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, here conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, in an excerpt from Mahler's Fifth Symphony.


Presenter/Michael Berkeley, Producer/Sarah Cropper


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The Choir
Sunday 29 June
6.30-8.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Aled Jones conducts an exclusive interview with the choral world's current hot propety, Nevadan-born Eric Whitacre, who turned from teenage hellraiser to choir-lover literally overnight and is now one of the most successful choral composers around.


"It was all a trick," says Whitacre, but it's a trick he was glad to have played on him. When he turned up at the University of Nevada to study music he couldn't even read the stuff. Piano lessons "hadn't stuck", he'd been thrown out of a marching band, and pop bands were all that he was interested in. Then came the deception: the invitation to join the college choir because "he would meet some great girls". The love he found was very different and came in the shape of Mozart's Requiem. He instantly knew choral music was his vocation.


Twenty years later, Whitacre is nothing short of a phenomenon. His recent disc with British group Polyphony received sensational reviews, and sales of his sheet music are rapidly heading for the million mark. No composer since John Rutter has been so taken to heart by those in the know.


Eric tells Aled about the agony he goes through to write his music, his attitude to those who don't take him seriously and about his ambitions to write for bigger and bigger forces. The music is unforgettable, including haunting miniatures Go Lovely Rose (Eric's first published piece) and the iconic Water Night – unique among his pieces in being written in 45 minutes flat. There's also a chance to hear what Eric describes as "John Adams meets Carmina Burana meets Excalibur", and even one of Whitacre's forays into the world of wind music, courtesy of Godzilla Eats Las Vegas.


Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Michael Surcombe


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Sunday Feature – Ideas: The British Version Ep 1/3
Sunday 29 June
10.10-11.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Historian and broadcaster Tristram Hunt
Historian and broadcaster
Tristram Hunt

Historian and broadcaster Tristram Hunt presents a new three-part series exploring the origins of British intellectual ideas and traditions and their influence here and abroad.


Tristram begins by examining English philosopher John Locke's Letter Concerning Toleration and follows its influence across history and the world.


Written in 1689 at a time of Protestant persecution, the letter called for a new understanding of the relationship between religion and the state. Hunt visits Holland – where Locke wrote the letter in exile – to hear about religious toleration there and how it compared with contemporary England.


Tristram also visits a French Huguenot church in London – established after they fled religious persecution in France – which now functions as a mosque, to see what effect Locke's thinking had on the English establishment and faith communities of the 17th century, as well as assessing its relevance today in multi-faith Britain.


Presenter/Tristram Hunt, Producer/Neil McCarthy


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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 29 June 2008
Desert Island Discs
Sunday 29 June
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is Posy Simmonds, newspaper cartoonist and writer and illustrator of children's books.


Born in 1945, Rosemary "Posy" Simmonds was educated at Queen Anne's School in Caversham and studied at the Sorbonne, before returning to London to attend the Central School of Art and Design. She started her career drawing a strip for The Sun newspaper before joining The Guardian as an illustrator in 1972.


Posy was made an MBE in 2002 for her services to the newspaper industry.


Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle


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The Ring And The Book Ep 1/2
Sunday 29 June
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

The Ring And The Book is Robert Browning's masterpiece inspired by a celebrated murder case in 17th-century Rome, in which a nobleman brutally stabbed his young wife and her parents to death.


Browning came across the trial documents in a Florentine flea market and became obsessed with this tale of greed, intrigue, a child bride, violence and murder. The resulting poem is an astonishing combination of tabloid story, penetrating character studies and verse.


The Ring And The Book is adapted by Martyn Wade and the cast includes Anton Lesser as Browning; Roger Allam as the murderous Count Guido; Michael Maloney and Stephen Moore as the two lawyers profiting from the case; and Andrew Sachs as the child-bride's perilously ineffectual father.


Producer/Abigail Le Fleming


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 29 June 2008
5 Live Sport
Sunday 29 June
12.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd hosts a busy afternoon of sport with all the build-up to tonight's Euro 2008 final.


Meanwhile, it's a rest day at Wimbledon, weather permitting, giving the chance to reflect on the first week's events and results, and look ahead to the second.


There is also coverage of the afternoon's rugby league fixtures and commentary on the Irish Derby from the Curragh.


Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Danny Garlik


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5 Live Sport – Euro 2008
Sunday 29 June
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Saggers presents the final of Euro 2008, live from the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna. For three weeks football has taken over Europe and tonight it all comes to a close. Will the game be decided in the regulation 90 minutes, or will there be extra time and even the drama of penalties needed before the 2008 European champions are crowned?


Presenter/Mark Saggers, Producer/Mark Williams


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Euro 606
Sunday 29 June
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

As Euro 2008 comes to an end, Danny Baker is on hand to take listeners' calls and comment on the tournament.


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


Presenter/Danny Baker, Producer/Patrick Campbell


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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 29 June 2008
The Music Week

Sunday 29 June
1.00-2.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

The Music Week comes live from Glastonbury, where Matt Everitt and Julie Cullen are behind the scenes at Worthy Farm bringing all the big-name interviews and live music from the festival.


The dazzling duo also promise a unique insight into what Glasto is like for bands, as The Futureheads expose the backstage goings-on in their exclusive Access All Areas video diary.


Presenters/Matt Everitt and Julie Cullen, Producer/Roman Tagoe


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The Glastonbury Wrap-Up Show

Sunday 29 June
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Matt Everitt and Julie Cullen wrap up this year's Glastonbury Festival with live music from across the three days, chats with the performers and a word or two from the festival punters.


Presenters/Matt Everitt and Julie Cullen, Producer/Jude Adam


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Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dylan
Sunday 29 June
12.00-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Bob Dylan takes Lock And Key as his theme this week, and features a selection of music including The Key (To Your Door) by Sonny Boy Williamson; Somebody's Changed The Lock On My Door by Wynonie Harris; Little Walter's Key To The Highway; and Ten Long Fingers by Groovey Joe Poovey.


Presenter/Bob Dylan, Repeat Producer/Frank Wilson


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