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Friday 3 October 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Friday 3 October 2008
Howard Goodall's Class Acts Ep 4/6
Friday 3 October
7.00-7.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Howard Goodall continues to showcase the quantity and quality of young musical talent in British specialist schools and arts colleges – from folk orchestras, jazz ensembles, pop bands and singer-songwriters to symphony orchestras, string ensembles and chamber trios, plus choral singing and musical theatre.


This week Howard features two comprehensive schools – Smithills from Bolton and Guildford County School. Selected by Howard and specially recorded for the programme, the music comes from the hugely successful Smithills School Senior Brass Band, and from the choirs and musicians at Guildford County School.


Presenter/Howard Goodall, Producer/Cali Snook


BBC Radio 2 Publicity

Friday Night Is Music Night
Friday 3 October
7.30-9.15pm BBC RADIO 2

Aled Jones hosts tonight's Friday Night Is Music Night from London's LSO St Luke's, featuring popular husband and wife baritone and soprano, Stephen Gadd and Claire Rutter, and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe.


The programme also steps back to a bygone age with Shelley Van Loen And The Palm Court Strings.


Presenter/Aled Jones, Producer/Jodie Keane


BBC Radio 2 Publicity


BBC RADIO 3 Friday 3 October 2008
Composer Of The Week – Charles Mingus Ep 5/5
Monday 29 September To Friday 3 October
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

"For about three years I thought I was finished. Sometimes I couldn't even get out of bed. I wasn't asleep; I just lay there." Mingus experienced some dark times in the mid-Sixties, facing poverty and eviction, but by the end of his life he had managed to achieve a resurgence and official recognition. This was largely thanks to Susan Graham, who was instrumental in his re-appearance on the jazz scene. She then accompanied him through his illness, spending his final days in Mexico with him in search of a cure for what was diagnosed as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.


In 1974, Mingus said: "When I'm dead they'll probably do my string quartets." But he did receive official recognition before his death – a Guggenheim fellowship for composition and an event in his honour with President Carter at the White House.


In 1985, some manuscript scores were discovered that seemed to show that Mingus had intended many separate pieces written between 1940 and 1962 to work together as an extended composition in an organic way. In the final part of this week's Composer Of The Week, Donald Macleod explores this posthumously recreated, two-hour long work, Epitaph, with the help of Mingus's biographer, Brian Priestley, and charts the composer's final years.


Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Megan Jones


BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Performance On 3 – BBC Symphony Orchestra
Friday 3 October
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra open the winter season
Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC
Symphony Orchestra open the
winter season

The BBC Symphony Orchestra delivers its first concert of the winter season live from the Barbican with a performance of Beethoven's Missa solemnis.


"From the heart – may it go to the heart." Beethoven's inscription on the score of his "Solemn Mass" stands as a profound wish for one of the greatest works of western sacred art. The composer's visionary interpretation of divine glory and sinful mankind's insignificance, forged against a background of personal turmoil and creative uncertainty, reveals the sublime.


Christine Brewer leads a quartet of soloists, including mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk, tenor Paul Groves and bass Stephen Milling. Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra.


Presenter/Martin Handley, Producer/Ann McKay


BBC Radio 3 Publicity


BBC RADIO 4 Friday 3 October 2008
Afternoon Play – Blinded By Science
Friday 3 October
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Professor Mike Hart and Dr Chris Murray don't like each other. One is a leading research scientist hoping to be the new government advisor on genetics, while the other is a leading research scientist hoping to be the new government advisor on genetics.


This comedy is the story of their battle to impress the new government minister and reach the firmament of their profession. Natural selection will prevail. There can only be one winner and the rivals, who are researching the same morally and ethically thorny area of gene therapy and genetic modification, will both have to decide how far they are prepared to adjust their own moral and ethical make-up to get ahead.


Hart is a conservative traditionalist; the "trust me" patriarch playing to a fear that science will take over. He doesn't see the need for using embryonic stem cells. He is also a stickler for grammar, desperate to restore his self-esteem by means of a dodgy self-help CD and in the midst of trying to save his ailing marriage to the formidable Cathy, herself a busy GP. Murray is a bit of a hippy, a bit organic, a bit "let's suck it and see" – he has no qualms about using embryos for research.


Written by Paul Viragh, Blinded By Science stars James Fleet and Stuart McQuarrie.


Producer/David Hunter


BBC Radio 4 Publicity


BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 3 October 2008
5 Live Sport
Friday 3 October
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch looks ahead to the weekend's sport, and is joined by special guests including journalist Gabriel Marcotti.


Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Francesca Bent


BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity


BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 3 October 2008
Friday 3 October
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Some of the top comedians taking part in this year's Secret Policeman's Ball tell Nemone about their plans for the night's proceedings.


Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes


BBC 6 Music Publicity

Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show
Friday 3 October
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Slayer guitarist Kerry King and Johan Hegg, vocalist with Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth, are among the guests on Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show this evening.


Presenter/Bruce Dickinson, Producer/Ian Callaghan


BBC 6 Music Publicity


BBC ASIAN NETWORK Friday 3 October 2008
Silver Street
Friday 3 October

Jaggy and Simran return from honeymoon excited about the purchase of their new holiday home, in the final visit of the week to Silver Street. Later, Simran catches up with Jodie and demands to know what is going on. Jodie tells her the whole story.


Elsewhere, Mary tries to sober Mani up but he disappears. Mani staggers to the barge and starts shouting about Jodie being just like her mother. Jodie tells him to go away, but Mani screams: "goodbye" – it sounds shockingly final.


Jaggy is played by Jay Kiyani, Simran by Balvinder Sopal, Jodie by Vineeta Rishi, Mary by Carole Nimmons and Mani by Kaleem Janjua.


BBC Asian Network Publicity


BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 3 October 2008
Tales From The Commonwealth Ep 4/4
Friday 3 October
10.05-10.30am BBC WORLD SERVICE

Mauritius aims to move from tourism into hi-tech industries and call centres. But how does a small island with no natural resources do so well? Robin White investigates whether its success is down to stability, good governance, hard work or just luck.


Presenter/Robin White, Producer/Catherine Fellowes


BBC World Service Publicity

Heart And Soul – Creating Sacred Spaces
Friday 3 October

Heart And Soul hears how architects and designers are looking to create sacred spaces, both in traditional places of worship and in secular buildings.


Architect Daniel Libeskind was born in Poland, the son of Holocaust survivors. In one of his most famous buildings, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, he used concepts of absence, emptiness and the invisible to design the building and express the disappearance of Jewish culture from the city.


Now Libeskind is working on one of his most ambitious projects, the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in New York. How does he create sacred spaces?


Japanese architect Ryuichi Ashizawa, who created the award-winning Setre Chapel in Kobe as a chapel for all faiths, used no religious iconography, rather the wonder of nature to imbue the space with a sense of the sacred. And Turkish designer Zeynep Fadillioglu is the first woman to redesign a mosque in the centre of Istanbul.


Katy Hickman explores the ways in which designers and architects create a feeling of spirituality in a traditional place of worship.


Presenter and Producer/Katy Hickman


BBC World Service Publicity



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