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Network Radio Week 33

Sunday 10 August 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 10 August 2008
Good Morning Sunday
Sunday 10 August
7.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 2

Aled Jones says Good Morning Sunday to Len Goodman, the senior judge from BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.


Len began dancing when a foot injury put an end to his career in football, and he hasn't looked back since. He went on to dance professionally and is now a professional judge. As well as working on Strictly, Len is a judge on the US version of the show, Dancing With The Stars.


Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Hilary Robinson


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Elaine Paige On Sunday
Sunday 10 August
1.00-2.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Elaine Paige celebrates the 200th edition of her weekly radio programme with a special interview with Sir Cameron Mackintosh.


Recorded on the stage of the Noel Coward Theatre in London's West End, Cameron talks to Elaine about the forthcoming revival of Oliver! and about his hugely successful career in musical theatre, which has seen him rise from stage hand to top impresario.


The show features music from some of Cameron's most successful productions, including Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, Cats, Mary Poppins, The Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon and Avenue Q.


Presenter/Elaine Paige, Producer/Malcolm Prince


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Sunday Half Hour
Sunday 10 August
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

To mark the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Brian D'Arcy introduces hymns with a sporting theme.


The featured choir is The Trinity College Of Music Chamber Choir, directed by Stephen Jackson, and the hymns include Fight The Good Fight, Jesus Good Above All Other and You'll Never Walk Alone.


Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Janet McLarty


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BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 10 August 2008
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sunday 10 August
7.30-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3
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The young music director of English National Opera, Edward Gardner, conducts Elgar's affectionate sketches of his "friends pictured within" – the Enigma Variations – which have caught the popular imagination over the past 100 years and which feature his famous Nimrod.


With the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gardner also premières two British works: Stuart MacRae's nature-inspired Gaudete (specially commissioned by the BBC) and Michael Berkeley's revisiting of his Slow Dawn, which he describes as depicting "the gradual appearance of the sun (in the form of the tuba) as it climbs into the sky".


The sun theme first arises in Sibelius's evocative Night Ride And Sunrise, at the beginning of the concert, a typically brooding tone poem.


Presenter/Rob Cowan, Producer/Andrew Trinick


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Sunday Feature – A Brief History Of Cunning
Sunday 10 August
9.30-10.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Journalist, satirist, critic and author Joe Queenan traces the history of cunning, from Odysseus to Karl Rove, via Machiavelli, Richard Nixon and Margaret Thatcher.


The word cunning derives from the Norse "kunna", meaning to know, but the adjective covers everything from dextrous to cute and from artful to sly.


Queenan speaks to experts, observers and practitioners of the dark arts, including Edith Hall, Professor of Classics at Royal Holloway University of London, and Tim Parks, translator of Machiavelli's The Prince. In Italy, he meets a commentator who describes cunning as a pathology of intelligence, while Lord McAlpine sees it more as a "little nudge here, a little nudge there". Few are openly willing to praise it as a virtue, but everyone agrees that it is essential for survival.


Lord McAlpine, former Conservative Party treasurer, comments about former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: "Maggie wasn't cunning. She was more direct. But Willie Whitelaw was very cunning – it helps to be overweight."


Other contributors include author Kathy Lette, Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini, Don Herzog, author of a book on the subject of cunning, and Francis Urquhart, who played the Prime Minister in the BBC drama series House Of Cards.


This is Joe Queenan's third Sunday Feature, completing a trilogy that includes programmes on irony and failure.


Presenter/Joe Queenan, Producer/Miles Warde


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BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 10 August 2008
Desert Island Discs
Sunday 10 August
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Kirsty Young's castaway is Anthony Grayling, Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London.


Born in Zambia, Professor Grayling grew up in the expatriate community of East Africa and first encountered philosophy when he was about 12 years old. He studied at Sussex University and Magdalene College, Oxford.


Professor Grayling has written and edited many books on philosophy and other subjects. He regularly writes for various newspapers and other publications and frequently broadcasts on the BBC. For nearly 10 years, he was the Honorary Secretary of the principal British philosophical association, the Aristotelian Society, and he is a past chairman of June Fourth, a human rights organisation with concerns about China. Professor Grayling is also a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and a member of its C-100 group, which looks at relations between the Islamic world and the West. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts.


He shares his favourite eight pieces of music with Kirsty and describes how he would cope with a solitary life on BBC Radio 4's mythical desert island.


Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle


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Poet In The Glen
Sunday 10 August
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Poet Kenneth Steven journeys through the longest glen in Scotland, Glen Lyon, experiencing its stories, sounds and sights and reflecting the glen in new poetry.


One of the glen's outstanding features is its stones. There are standing stones, Pictish carved stones, the Clan Stone – a hefty boulder that young men had to lift and place on another as a test of manhood – and a stone marking the limit of a seventh-century outbreak of the plague. Kenneth is guided through his journey by Norman Haddow, a drystone dyker who has repaired walls all over the glen and knows its stones well.


Kenneth starts his journey at Fortingal, site of a 5,000-year-old yew tree, the oldest living organism in Europe, which is showing bright sprigs of new growth. He travels up to the last house, beyond which a dam has brought human habitation to an end.


Glen Lyon is steeped in history and stories, including the tale of a Roman outpost, where a soldier fell for a local girl, who later gave birth to a boy called Pontius Pilate. Kenneth also climbs to the ruined castle from which the Campbells set out to commit the infamous Massacre of Glencoe.


Taking his inspiration from the stones and the glen, Kenneth composes poems to reflect its wildlife and its people.


Presenter/Kenneth Steven, Producer/Julian May


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 10 August 2008
Olympic Breakfast

Sunday 10 August
6.00-9.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
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Nicky Campbell is live at the Beijing Olympics with news of the rowing, sailing and the women's road race cycling. He also takes a look back at the overnight action.


Today's highlights include the sailing regatta at Qingdao, where Ben Ainslie and the yngling crew are in action again, alongside the 49er class crew of Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes.


Six British crews are in action in today's rowing heats, including the women's quad sculls, in which Britain are world champions, and the men's lightweight double sculls, featuring current British World Cup champions Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter.


The programme also reviews the day's news and Dalya Raphael looks at the Sunday papers.


Presenter/Nicky Campbell, Producer/Richard Jackson


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Gethin Jones
Sunday 10 August
10.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Gethin Jones introduces a programme full of chat and comment on the week's big stories, interviews and entertainment, including ongoing Olympics action.


Presenter/Gethin Jones, Producer/Keith Bunker


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5 Live Olympics

Sunday 10 August
11.30am-3.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
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Live from Beijing, Mark Pougatch presents more Olympic action, including swimming heats and gymnastics, plus updates on the tennis, boxing and hockey competitions.


Rebecca Adlington and Jo Jackson are the British swimmers to look out for as they begin their Olympic campaigns in the 400m freestyle heats.


The tennis starts today and Britain's Andy Murray gets his first experience of Olympic competition.


Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Jonathan Wall


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5 Live Sport
Sunday 10 August
3.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Live from Wembley, Mark Saggers introduces full commentary on the FA Community Shield between Champions Manchester United and FA Cup winners Portsmouth. There are also updates from The Oval on the fourth day of the Fourth npower Test between England and South Africa.


Presenter/Mark Saggers, Producer/Jonathan Wall


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Sunday 10 August
9.00pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Iain Carter introduces live commentary on the final round of the USPGA Championship, from Oakland Hills, Michigan.


Presenter/Iain Carter, Producer/Graham McMillan


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5 Live Olympics

Sunday 10 August
1.30-5.30am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
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Mark Pougatch presents more action from the pool with further coverage from the Olympic swimming finals in the women's 100m butterfly and the men's 100m breaststroke. More swimming semi-finals also take place today.


There is also action from the tennis and the cross-country section of the equestrian three-day event, and Great Britain's men's hockey team open their Olympic campaign with a tough match against Pakistan, who beat Team GB 8-2 in the Athens preliminary stage four years ago.


Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Jonathan Wall


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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Sunday 10 August 2008
Olympic Highlights

Sunday 10 August
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Every half hour, BBC 5 Live Sports Extra presents a full round-up of the overnight action from the Beijing Olympics.


Producer/Jen McAllister


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Sunday 10 August
10.45am-6.30pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted commentary on the fourth day of the Fourth Test between England and South Africa, live from The Oval.


Coverage continues on Sports Extra tomorrow.


Producer/Adam Mountford


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BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 10 August 2008
Jon Richardson
Sunday 10 August
10.00am-1.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Jon Richardson presents his show live from Edinburgh and has all the gossip from the festival. He is also joined by regular contributor Matt Forde.


Presenter/Jon Richardson, Producer/Adam Hudson


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The Music Week
Sunday 10 August
1.00-2.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Julie Cullen and Matt Everitt present the latest from this year's Summer Sundae Weekender in Leicester, as well as all the week's music news. The programme also features live festival tracks from Saturday's headliner Macy Gray and Noah & The Whale.


The programme also marks the first anniversary of Manchester's Tony Wilson's death with a celebration of his life.


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


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Stephen Merchant
Sunday 10 August
3.00-5.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Stephen Merchant continues the Summer Sundae celebrations by presenting his show live from the site. Listeners can expect comedy guests, merciless stitch-ups and a whole host of live music recorded at the festival, including sets from Roisin Murphy, The Whitest Boy Alive, Mystery Jets and José González.


Presenter/Stephen Merchant, Producer/Gary Bales


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Guy Garvey's Finest Hour
Sunday 10 August
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Elbow front man and twice Mercury Music Prize nominee Guy Garvey presents what could be his finest hour – or two. He is joined on the phone by Seattle-based five-piece, Fleet Foxes.


Presenter/Guy Garvey, Producer/Michelle Choudhry


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Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dylan
Sunday 10 August
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Bob Dylan continues to indulge his avian obsession this week with the theme of birds. His selections include Howlin' Wolf's The Red Rooster, Little Wing by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Chicken And The Hawk by Big Joe Turner, Surfin' Bird by The Trashmen and Eddie Floyd's Big Bird.


Presenter/Bob Dylan, Producer/Frank Wilson


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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Sunday 10 August 2008
The London Mela
Sunday 10 August

BBC Asian Network broadcasts seven hours of special programming from the London Mela 2008 – the biggest Asian cultural event in Britain. Raghav, Jassi Sidhu, Taz and Labh Janjua all grace the main stage and Asian Network DJs including DJ Kayper, Panjabi Hit Squad, Sonny Ji, Ameet Chana and Nerm mix up the freshest Desi beats, hip hop, Bhangra and drum 'n' bass in the Asian Network Tent.


The Network provides live coverage from 2pm of all the action from Gunnersbury Park.


The Main Stage is hosted by Asian Network's Adil Ray, Murtz and Jas Rao and the line-up includes: Jassi Sidhu, Taz, Raghav, Mona, Labh Janjua and Rishi Rich Presents... Veronica, H Dhami and Mumzy.


A BBC Big Screen at the event shows all the Main Stage performances from the day, while 14 more Big Screens based around the country provide highlights of the Mela for audiences across the UK. The Asian Network website at also features full performances, extended interviews, photos and features from the Mela.


In the run-up to the Mela, Sonia Deol's show (weekdays from 9am) features interviews with the key players who organise this huge event.


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BBC WORLD SERVICE Sunday 10 August 2008
The Forum
Sunday 10 August
9.05-10.00am BBC WORLD SERVICE

BBC Diplomatic Correspondent Bridget Kendall hosts The Forum, BBC World Service's weekly discussion programme about ideas.


The Forum explores thoughts, theories, opinions and beliefs from around the world, providing opportunities for intellectual discourse and debate across national, social and cultural divides.


Guests this week include Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist John Sulston and Kenyan artist Ingrid Mwangi.


Presenter/Bridget Kendall, Producers/Emily Kasriel and Estelle Doyle


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