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Network Radio Week 27

Wednesday 2 July 2008

 

BBC RADIO 1 Wednesday 2 July 2008
GLASTONBURY 2008
Huw Stephens's In New Music We Trust –
The Best Of BBC Introducing

Wednesday 2 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1
www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2008
       

Huw Stephens brings listeners some brief highlights from the BBC Introducing stage that he co-hosted at this year's Glastonbury festival. Looking back over the weekend's events, Huw is also joined by some BBC Introducing stage artists for a chat about the festival.

 

The BBC Introducing stage showcases the best unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar bands, as chosen by a panel of new music experts including Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) Steve Lamacq (Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2), Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Caspar Llewellyn-Smith (Editor Observer Music Monthly), Bobby Friction (Radio 1 and BBC Asian Network) and Ras Kwame (Radio 1 and 1Xtra BBC). Last year, the stage saw the first major performance from then relative unknowns and now current No. 1 artists, The Ting Tings.

 

This year, the stage, co-hosted by BBC Radio DJs, will once again be home to the best of the thousands of acts who send demos to the BBC every year, sourced through the BBC Introducing network of unsigned and new music shows on local and national radio.

 

Presenter/Huw Stephens, Producer/Clare Chadburn

 

BBC Radio 1 Publicity

GLASTONBURY 2008
BBC Introducing

Wednesday 2 July
12.00midnight-2.00am BBC RADIO 1
www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2008
       

Huw Stephens brings listeners more highlights from the BBC Introducing stage which he co-hosted at this year's Glastonbury. Huw looks back on the festival and is joined by some BBC Introducing stage artists for a chat about the weekend's events.

 

Presenter/Huw Stephens, Producer/Clare Chadburn

 

BBC Radio 1 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 2 July 2008
Mike Harding
Wednesday 2 July
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2
       

Mike Harding introduces highlights of a special one-off concert featuring the cream of the British folk scene performing a live stage version of the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Radio Ballads.

 

Musical Director John Tams leads Kate Rusby, Karine Polwart, Jez Lowe, Chris While, Julie Matthews, Barry Coope and Bob Fox through the show, which captured the essence of the Sony Award-winning documentaries by blending the songs with extracts of the interviews which inspired them.

 

Tonight's show, recorded at Glasgow's Celtic Connections Festival in January 2007, features a selection of some of the more than 70 songs written for the series which tackled subjects such as the decline of the steel and shipbuilding industries and living with HIV/Aids. Musical backing is provided by The Ballads Band of John McCusker, Andy Seward and Radio 2's current Folk Musician of the Year, Andy Cutting.

 

The concert marks the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of the original Radio Ballads series, the groundbreaking documentaries produced by Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger.

 

Presenter/Mike Harding, Producer/Kellie While

 

BBC Radio 2 Publicity

Trevor Nelson
Wednesday 2 July
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2 (Copy amended 25 June)
       

Trevor Nelson's featured album of the week is James Brown – Live At The Apollo.

 

Trevor also continues to celebrate the best in soul, and other music featured comes from Mary Jane Girls with All Night Long and The Love Unlimited Orchestra with Strange Games And Things.

 

Presenter/Trevor Nelson, Producer/Ollie Embden

 

BBC Radio 2 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 2 July 2008
Composer Of The Week – Victoria:
The Roman International
Ep 3/5
Monday 30 June to Friday 4 July
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3
       

Donald Macleod and Jeremy Summerly discuss Victoria's life in Rome as they continue the exploration of this great Spanish composer, whose music is regarded as the crown of the Spanish Renaissance school.

 

Sixteenth-century Rome was an exciting city for any budding musician or priest, as Donald and Jeremy discover. Victoria took full advantage of the opportunities open to him – he was employed as a musician at two of the local Spanish churches and at two of the city's Jesuit colleges, filling Palestrina's shoes as chapel master at the Roman Seminary. At the age of 27, Victoria was fast-tracked to the priesthood and joined a community of priests where he was expected to support himself financially. Victoria, often described as one of the most lucrative composers of his age, enjoyed Spanish benefices conferred upon him by Pope Gregory XIII, and was thus able to devote himself to his spiritual work. Today's musical focus is his extensive collection for Holy Week, including his St John's Passion.

 

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Rebecca Warner

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Night Waves
Wednesday 2 July
9.45-10.30pm BBC RADIO 3
       

Philip Dodd is joined by guests to debate the food crisis, in tonight's edition of Night Waves. Global food prices have risen by 83 per cent in the last three years, and there have been food riots in places as far apart as Indonesia and Haiti, Egypt and Bangladesh – and predictions are that things will get worse.

 

The combination of bio-fuels, changing patterns of consumption in India and China and climate change are said to be driving this crisis. People have been used to regarding the modern food system as one of humanity's greatest triumphs, but have we been dangerously complacent? Paradoxically, in a world where 1.1 billion people are "over-nourished" and at risk of obesity-related illness, a similar number are starving – one in seven.

 

Dodd and his guests explore how the situation arose and whether the impending crisis could have been avoided. They ask whether this is is the end of a so-called "golden age of food" and, if so, what can be done about it.

 

They discuss whether Western consumers can-and should-change their relationship with food so that it is not driven by pure economic considerations, or if new technologies, such as GM can deliver the changes needed to meet the problems faced today.

 

Presenter/Philip Dodd, Producer/Emma Thomas

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

The Essay – Doctoring Philosophy Ep 3/4
Monday 30 June to Thursday 3 July
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3
       

Philosopher Jonathan Wolff continues to mark the 60th anniversary of the NHS with four essays exploring and questioning the philosophical beliefs which led to its foundation.

 

In today's penultimate essay of the week, Jonathan asks how successful the NHS has been in reducing health inequalities between different socio-economic groups and looks back at the philosophy of equality of care at the heart of the NHS. Delving into the archive from the Forties, Jonathan considers the creation of the NHS in a decade which also saw very different philosophies flourish, including the eugenics practised in Nazi Germany.

 

Presenter/Professor Jonathan Wolff, Producer/Julia Johnson

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 2 July 2008
Cabin Pressure Ep 1/6
Wednesday 2 July
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4
     

Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam and Benedict Cumberbatch star in John Finnemore's (Dead Ringers, Mitchell & Webb) new sitcom, Cabin Pressure.

 

Set in a small airline business, Cabin Pressure is a comedy about the wing and a prayer world of a tiny, one-plane charter airline staffed by two pilots – one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. Whether they're flying squaddies to Hamburg, metal sheets to Mozambique, transporting lads on a stag night or shifting a panther for the odd oil sheik, no job is too small – but many, many jobs are too difficult.

 

The airline is run by forbidding divorcée Carolyn Knapp-Shappey who, at last, aged 64, is free of her awful husband, but pleasingly not free of his private jet and her two pilots – the smooth, experienced and almost certainly fired-by-a-big-airline-for-all-round-naughtiness Douglas, and struggling, almost competent pilot and sweaty man Martin. General help is provided by Carolyn's dim-witted son, Arthur.

 

Stephanie Cole plays Carolyn Knapp-Shappey, Roger Allam plays Douglas, Benedict Cumberbatch plays Martin and John Finnemore plays Arthur.

 

Producer/David Tyler

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Off The Page Ep 1/7
Wednesday 2 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4
     

Fresh from his drenching at the Hay Festival, presenter Dominic Arkwright finds a new range of subjects to cause a stir as Off The Page returns to the BBC Radio 4 airwaves.

 

Three guests, 400 words and a degree of surprise – in this series, Dominic tackles Groupthink and Boasting, amongst other things, and, in today's opener, why Nanny Wouldn't Like It.

 

For columnist Guy Browning, the nanny is the queen of arrested development, personally and socially. "Sexually," he says, "they are a catastrophe." But Kathryn Hughes, author of The Victorian Governess, takes the opposite tack, reading the long list of employers who've fallen for nanny's charms. Anna Raeburn takes an unexpectedly introspective view, describing the voice that guides all her actions – in other words, the nanny within.

 

Presenter/Dominic Arkwright, Producer/Miles Warde

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Afternoon Play – War Bride
Wednesday 2 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4
       

The Second World War is over and Eleanor, who is in her twenties, has been caught up in a whirlwind romance with Clarence, a businessman from a world she's never encountered. She has grown up on a large dairy farm in a Somerset village and has never been anywhere else.

 

Eleanor met Clarence when he came to the farm on business – they got talking and Clarence kept coming back. Eleanor eventually sees her chance to escape for some adventure and secretly marries Clarence.

 

The pair run away and board a ship bound for Canada. The trip is their honeymoon but they also plan to emigrate, although Eleanor is forbidden from telling her parents.

 

While on board, Eleanor discovers Frank, her childhood sweetheart from her hometown, who is also emigrating to Canada. Is this just a happy coincidence?

 

As the liner moves further away from her home, Eleanor retreats further into her imagination. After telling Clarence that she's having a baby, she starts to see and hear things that make her have doubts about her husband. As the journey continues, vulnerable Eleanor spends more time with Frank.

 

Today's Afternoon Play, written by Nell Leyshon, stars Charlotte Emmerson, Simon Lee Phillips and Joseph Kloska.

 

Producer/Susan Roberts

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 2 July 2008
Wimbledon 2008
Wednesday 2 July
12.30-4.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
     

Simon Mayo and Clare Balding bring listeners live commentary of the men's quarter-finals, and feature guests, interviews and all the latest news and sports stories.

 

Presenters/Simon Mayo and Clare Balding,
Producer/Steve Rudge

 

BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

Wimbledon 2008
Wednesday 2 July
4.00-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
     

Mark Pougatch presents live men's quarter-finals commentary from Wimbledon's Centre Court this afternoon, as well as a round-up of the day's top tennis stories and live interviews with big-name players.

 

Listeners can also catch up with the big news stories of the day with Anita Anand, and the main sports news away from Wimbledon.

 

Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Steve Rudge

 

BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

5 Live Sport
Wednesday 2 July
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
       

Arlo White presents a full round-up of the day's sports news and, from 9pm, Iain Carter and Mark Roe present 5 Live Golf. As the countdown to this summer's Open Championship continues, they speak to the big names and discuss the big issues.

 

Presenter/Arlo White, Producer/Oli D'Albertansan

 

BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

 

BBC 6 MUSIC Wednesday 2 July 2008
George Lamb
Wednesday 2 July
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC
       

George Lamb welcomes Aussie indie dance maestros Cut Copy in to the 6 Music Hub today for a live session and a chat.

 

Presenter/George Lamb, Producer/Mike Hanson

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

Marc Riley
Wednesday 2 July
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC
       

Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs perform in session for Marc Riley this evening.

 

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

GLASTONBURY 2008
Live At Midnight

Wednesday 2 July
12.00-12.30am BBC 6 MUSIC
www.bbc.co.uk/glastonbury/2008
       

Live At Midnight features another 30-minute set from a selected artist featured at this year's Glastonbury.

 

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Frank Wilson

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

 

BBC ASIAN NETWORK Wednesday 2 July 2008
Silver Street
Wednesday 2 July
1.30-1.40pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK
www.bbc.co.uk/silverstreet
       

Ambika is annoyed that Suresh stayed out all night, in this midweek offering of the Asian drama.

 

Jas, meanwhile, plucks up the courage to tell Vinnie it's over. She has just finished dialling his number when Greg shouts out that he is her new boyfriend. Jas is horrified. Vinnie will have heard everything and couldn't possibly know that Greg is gay.

 

Later, Jas comes across a message implying Suresh is having an affair. She heads off to confront her uncle, but isn't prepared for his reaction.

 

Ambika is played by Sakuntala Ramanee, Suresh by Pal Aron, Jas by Hema Mangoo, Vinnie by Saikat Ahamed and Greg by Allen Lidkey.

 

BBC Asian Network Publicity

 

BBC WORLD SERVICE Wednesday 2 July 2008
Countdown To The Olympics Ep 1/2
Wednesday 2 July
10.05-10.30am BBC WORLD SERVICE
     

Gerry Northam investigates claims that abuse of human rights and civil liberties in China have worsened in the run-up to the 2008 Games, in this new, two-part series.

 

When China won the bidding war to host the Olympics, its political leaders had to promise to clean up its human rights record or risk at best censure – at worst, cancellation. With weeks to go, Beijing smog seems of more concern than issues of freedom, equality and justice. Tibet has proved to be a bit of an embarrassment – one can hardly ignore pictures of protesting and injured monks – but widespread claims of internal injustice do not seem to have been given the same oxygen of publicity as the mounting sense of athletic ambition and patriotic pride.

 

The International Olympic Committee now says that the Olympics and human rights are an unhealthy and unhelpful mix and that the Olympics "transcend politics". This seems to contrast with the Olympic Charter which demands respect for "universal fundamental ethical principles" and the promotion of a "peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity".

 

Many believe that behind the Olympic gloss and glamour there lies a story of human rights abuses that governments and the IOC are ignoring for the sake of the success of the Games, in the short term, and business interests in the long term.

 

Presenter/Gerry Northam, Producer/David Coomes

 

BBC World Service Publicity

Discovery – Medicines For Children
Wednesday 2 July
10.30-11.00am BBC WORLD SERVICE
       

Graham Easton reports on a new approach to the treatment of children, in this edition of Discovery.

 

In the past, children's medicines have rarely been specifically tested on children – doctors often made do with drugs designed for adults. But new European legislation is changing all that. In future, all new medicines will have to be properly tested and designed with children in mind.

 

The World Health Organisation is galvanising its efforts to ensure that the new laws also benefit children in the developing world, where child-friendly medicines are desperately needed.

 

Presenter/Graham Easton, Producer/Beth Eastwood

 

BBC World Service Publicity



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