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Network Radio Week 30

Thursday 24 July 2008

 

BBC RADIO 2 Thursday 24 July 2008
Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dylan
Thursday 24 July
11.00pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2
       

To mark the British International Motor Show, this week's edition of Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dylan features music related to cars.

 

Tracks featured in the programme include Bruce Springsteen's Cadillac Ranch; Joni Mitchell's Car On A Hill; Jimmy Caroll's Big Green Car; Prince's Little Red Corvette; Richard Berry's Get Out Of The Car; and Sonny Boy Williamson II's Pontiac Blues.

 

Presenter/Bob Dylan, BBC Series Producer/Phil Hughes

 

BBC Radio 2 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 3 Thursday 24 July 2008
BBC PROMS 2008
BBC Philharmonic

Thursday 24 July
7.30-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3
www.bbc.co.uk/proms
Press pack
     

Yan Pascal Tortelier returns to the Manchester-based BBC Philharmonic, of which he is Conductor Laureate, for a programme that includes the first public performance of Arnold Bax's In Memoriam – written in memory of Patrick Pearse, a leader of the failed Irish Easter Rising in 1916. The piece was only recently discovered to have been orchestrated and shows Bax at his most inventive.

 

Vaughan Williams's Fourth (which he dedicated to Bax) is one of his most powerful symphonies, showing a very different side to the composer from the serene, pastoral idiom with which he is often associated.

 

In between these two British works, the first of Rachmaninov's four piano concertos, Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, can be heard. At its heart lies a slow movement of great beauty – a poetic gift for the talented Yevgeny Sudbin, who makes his Proms debut.

 

Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Mike George

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Twenty Minutes –
Fantasia On A Theme: Bushes And Briars

Thursday 24 July
8.20-8.40pm BBC RADIO 3
       

In the first of a three-part series broadcast in the intervals of Prom concerts in which Ralph Vaughan Williams's pieces are performed, Roy Palmer tells the stories of the folk songs within Williams's work, how he came by them and how he used them.

 

The series begins before the performance of Williams's Fourth Symphony, with the story of Bushes And Briars. In 1903, Williams heard a farm labourer called Charles Potiphar singing Bushes And Briars commenting how he felt "he had known it all his life". He arranged this gorgeous, slightly melancholy love lyric for orchestra, voice and piano in Fifteen Folk Songs From The Eastern Counties (1908). He made a cylinder recording of a Mrs Humphrys singing, enabling listeners to hear the music and performances that inspired him. He went on to collect 810 folk songs or tunes, incorporating many in his compositions.

 

Roy meets Andrew King, who is studying these recordings at The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, and the Library Director, Malcolm Taylor, who discovered his wax cylinders and demonstrates the phonograph Williams used.

 

Roy also introduces new recordings of the old songs while BBC Radio 2 folk award winner Nancy Kerr explores why a modern young female singer is drawn to this song. Roy also hears from Barry Coope of the trio Coope Boyes And Simpson about why it is so important to them.

 

Presenter/Roy Palmer, Producer/Julian May

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

The Essay – When Writers Play Ep 3/3
Thursday 24 July
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3
       

In the final Essay of the week, the third writer to muse on his alternative talent as a musician is author Jonathan Coe. He recalls his piano-playing days, which led to forming a band at the wrong time for his sort of "sound".

 

Jonathan ponders his piano lessons and how they became fairly useful later on – or did they?

 

"In 1986, I could hardly have chosen a worse time to foist my particular brand of music on to the listening public," he says. "We were post-punk, post new wave and post-Romantic."

 

There comes a time when musical influences play a bad trick on you, when you have to junk those notes for the words on the page.

 

Presenter/Jonathan Coe, Producer/Duncan Minshull

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 4 Thursday 24 July 2008
With Great Pleasure Ep 1/5
Thursday 24 July
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4
     

Film critic Mark Kermode
Film critic Mark Kermode

A new, five-part series of With Great Pleasure, recorded in front of a live audience, begins today with horror fan and film critic Mark Kermode.

 

Mark draws upon an extract from William Blatty's novel The Exorcist, to explain how the author, a Catholic, hoped that his exploration of evil would demonstrate the existence of God. The readers are Amelia Bulmore and Demetri Goritsas.

 

Guests appearing in the series include classical singer Catherine Bott, who reveals that she enjoys cabaret and is also a lover of The Archers, Rupert Bear and all things Spanish.

 

Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, shares his choice of literary works, which does not include anything by the Bard but does include work by Auden, Coleridge, Donne, Kerouac and Hunter S Thompson.

 

Author, Chief Executive of The Work Foundation and former Editor-In-Chief of the Observer, Will Hutton, shares some of his favourite writing, which includes Jeeves And Wooster, John Donne, political thinker David Marquand, Umberto Eco and Leo Tolstoy.

 

The Artistic Director of London's Southbank Centre, Jude Kelly, also reveals some of her favourite extracts in the final programme of this series.

 

Producer/Bristol Features Team

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Blaze
Thursday 24 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4
       

Blaze, written by Ann Marie Di Mambro, explores the world of two highly successful Glasgow entrepreneurs, Paul and Mhairi Blaze, their empire, their world and their less-than-perfect personal lives.

 

If their public profile is to be believed, Paul and Mhairi have the Midas touch. But a young film-maker, Rachael, is making a fly-on-the-wall documentary about them and their perfect world is in danger of being badly dented.

 

Paul has gained a reputation for turning some of Scotland's dreariest pubs into fashionable bars and restaurants. Mhairi, meanwhile, has found success with a range of hand-made jewellery, a fashion range, cosmetics and sports clothing.

 

Mhairi is preparing to launch a new range of beachwear but, following a photo shoot, two of Blaze's models develop severe rashes from the material – a potential public relations disaster.

 

To make matters worse, a journalist is onto the story and has a lead suggesting some of the Blazes' clothing is made in sweatshops in the Far East.

 

Elsewhere, Paul receives anonymous phone calls from a woman claiming to have had an affair with him, hinting it will become public.

 

Neil McKinven plays Paul Blaze and Kate Dickie plays Mhairi.

 

Producer/David Ian Neville

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

The Material World
Thursday 24 July
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4
       

Could the red planet ever become a home from home? The Mars Society is already practising for a life on Mars by living in the Canadian High Arctic and the Utah desert.

 

With NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander currently digging under the Martian surface searching for ice, Material World investigates whether human colonisation could be feasible if water is found on Mars and whether the planet could become a space base enabling further-flung manned space travel.

 

Astrobiologist Dr David Catling, from the University of Bristol, and planetary scientist Martyn Fogg join presenter Quentin Cooper to discuss what conditions would be necessary to terraform Mars.

 

Presenter/Quentin Cooper, Producer/Deborah Cohen

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Thursday 24 July 2008
5 Live Sport
Thursday 24 July
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
       

Arlo White brings listeners all the day's sports news and features Darren Gough's Cricket Show at 8pm.

 

Presenter/Arlo White, Producer/Danny Garlick

 

BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

 

BBC 6 MUSIC Thursday 24 July 2008
6 Music Plays It Again –
The Story Of Chess Records
Ep 4/4
Thursday 24 July
12.00-12.30am BBC 6 MUSIC
       

Marshall Chess, son of Chess Records co-founder Leonard, focuses on harmonica virtuoso Little Walter, Buddy Guy, the late, great Bo Diddley and the label's move towards soul music, in the final edition of this four-part documentary tracing the story of Chess Records and its crucial contribution to the evolution of rock 'n' roll.

 

Narrator/Marshall Chess, Repeat Producer/Frank Wilson

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

 

BBC ASIAN NETWORK Thursday 24 July 2008
Silver Street
Thursday 24 July
1.30-1.40pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK
www.bbc.co.uk/silverstreet
       

Aidan sends Roopa out to get breakfast and she runs into Cat, a member of the second support band, as the Asian drama continues. Cat tells Roopa that she is great on stage.

 

The singer from the main band also compliments Roopa and says she will have no problems attracting a crowd later.

 

The gig is a roaring success and a music journalist wants to interview Roopa, but is dismissive when Aidan plugs the rest of the band.

 

Aidan is played by Arkie Reece, Roopa by Rakhee Thakrar and Cat by Natalie Grady.

 

BBC Asian Network Publicity



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