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Network Radio Week 41

Friday 10 October 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Friday 10 October 2008
Howard Goodall's Class Acts Ep 5/6
Friday 10 October
7.00-7.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Howard Goodall heads north of the border, to St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh, in the fifth part of his series showcasing exceptional young talent in the UK.


St Mary's is celebrating its 35th year as Scotland's independent specialist music school. It offers music and academic education to young musicians, aged between nine and 19, and is also home to the choristers of the Episcopal Church in Edinburgh.


Howard selects music from the choristers, the school's string ensemble and Emily Hoile, a young harpist who reached the final of Radio 2's Young Folk Awards last December and who commutes to Newcastle at the weekend to perform with The Sage Gateshead's folk group, Folkestra.


The string ensemble performs the first movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto and the fourth movement of Dvorak's Serenade For Strings. The choristers sing Faure's Ave Maria, while Emily Hoile performs a traditional Scottish ballad and a piece of contemporary classical harp music composed by Sally Beamish and inspired by African lullabies and drummers.


Presenter/Howard Goodall, Producer/Cali Snook


BBC Radio 2 Publicity

Friday Night Is Music Night –
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Birthday In The Park

Friday 10 October
7.30-9.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Andrew Lloyd Webber enjoys his birthday celebrations
Andrew Lloyd Webber enjoys
his birthday celebrations

Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the birthday of a leading light of musical theatre – Andrew Lloyd Webber – with highlights of a concert recorded in London's Hyde Park and hosted by John Barrowman.


Stars from the world of pop, musical theatre and television took to the stage to celebrate the composer and impresario's 60th birthday, with music from his major works, including: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Jesus Christ Superstar; Evita; Cats; Starlight Express; The Phantom Of The Opera; Aspects Of Love; and Sunset Boulevard.


The BBC Concert Orchestra lead the festivities with performers including Jonathan Ansell, Steve Balsamo, Maria Friedman, Ruthie Henshall, Duncan James, Andrew Johnston, Lee Mead, Idina Menzel, Denise Van Outen, Elaine Paige, Rhydian, Joss Stone, Julian Lloyd Webber, Hayley Westenra, The Crouch End Festival Chorus, Capital Voices and stars of BBC One's I'd Do Anything and Any Dream Will Do.


Presenter/John Barrowman, Producer/Anthony Cherry


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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 10 October 2008
Composer Of The Week – Rautavaara
Monday 6 to Friday 10 October
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Donald Macleod concludes this week's series on Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara with a look at some of his compositional techniques and the ideologies behind them.


Borrowing a quote from Thomas Mann, Rautavaara sees compositions as having a "sort of metaphysical mind of their own", with the composer's role being one of a mediator or perhaps "midwife". The music, he says, tells you where it wants to go and it is the composer's job to help the music live on its own terms.


Presenter/Donald MaCLeod, Producer/Johannah Smith


BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Performance On 3 –
Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment At Kings Place

Friday 10 October
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

London's first new concert hall for more than a quarter of a century is celebrated on Radio 3 with the second of two concerts from the opening weekend of Kings Place.


Tonight's performance is given by the Orchestra Of The Age Of The Enlightenment, who are to become residents of the new venue.


They perform works for brass by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli and their contemporaries, as well as music by Handel, Rameau, Bach, Mozart, Gounod and Dvorak's Serenade For Wind In D Minor, Op. 44


Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Edward Blakeman


BBC Radio 3 Publicity

The Verb
Friday 10 October
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

On The Verb this week is beat-boxer Shlomo, Artist In Residence at London's Southbank Centre, who has performed with Bjork, Martha Wainwright, The Mighty Boosh and, now, Ian McMillan.


Also on tonight's programme, novelist Janice Galloway, author of Clara and recent memoir This Is Not About Me, reflects on the sweet tooth of her Scottish homeland.


Presenter/Ian McMillan, Producer/Laura Thomas


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World On 3
Friday 10 October
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Lopa Kothari presents a mix of music from around the world, including a studio session by The Max Pashm Band, a collective of UK-based Jewish, Greek and Balkan musicians.


Max Pashm has been called the "King of falafel techno and Hassidic house". He is a DJ, musician and producer, and has worked with a range of artists including Nitin Sawhney, Ska Cubano and The Bagdaddies. Pashm's latest album, Never Mind The Balkans, Here's Max Pashm, is released at the end of September.


Presenter/Lopa Kothari, Producer/James Parkin


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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 10 October 2008
Friday 10 October
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

Lucinda Lambton reports on the struggle to preserve examples of 20th century architecture.


Council-flat tower-blocks, concrete civic centres and "brutalist" bus stations are examples of the architecture that seemed so modern and confident in the Fifties and Sixties but which now appear – to many – shabby, unfriendly or downright ugly. Much of it has already been cleared away and more is scheduled to go. However, even as the bulldozers start up and the wrecking balls prepare to swing, a few anguished voices protest.


Loud among them are the members of the 20th Century Society, whose mission it is to fight for the preservation of important 20th century buildings, however unfashionable they may be. They are currently battling to save: an Edinburgh gasometer; a block of ex-local authority flats in London, and Plymouth's Civic Centre.


Lucinda begins her investigation in Birmingham, where the City Council wants to pull down the 1974 Central Library. Architect John Madin, now in his eighties, has already seen two of his post-war creations – the city's Chamber of Commerce building and the BBC's Pebble Mill – eradicated in the name of progress.


Presenter/Lucinda Lambton, Producer/Peter Everett


BBC Radio 4 Publicity


BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 10 October 2008
Formula One
Friday 10 October
2.00-3.30am (First Practice) BBC RADIO 5 LIVE
6.00-7.30am (Second Practice) BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Uninterrupted live commentary comes from the first and second practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix, from the Fuji Speedway circuit.


Producer/Jason Swales


BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

Rugby League
Friday 10 October
7.15-9.15pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Uninterrupted live commentary on England v Wales comes from the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. It is England's final warm-up match before the start of the Rugby League World Cup.


BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity


BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 10 October 2008
Friday 10 October
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Currently touring the UK, musician, comedian, writer and actor Tim Minchin finds time to chat with Nemone.


Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes


BBC 6 Music Publicity

Steve Lamacq
Friday 10 October
4.00-7.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Steve Lamacq's week of interviews with members of Oasis concludes with vocalist, guitarist and raconteur Noel Gallagher. In this pre-recorded interview, Noel comes into the studio to talk about the band's new album, the tour and whatever else he fancies...


Presenter/Steve Lamacq, Producer/Gary Bales


BBC 6 Music Publicity

Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show
Friday 10 October
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Swedish rockers Backyard Babies are this week's guests on the Rock Show.


With more than 20 years in the industry, the Backyard Babies are one of Scandinavia's finest exports. Renowned for their unbridled, punk-influenced rock and roll, they have recently recorded their sixth album with producer Jacob Hellner, who has previously worked with the likes of Rammstein and Apocalyptica.


Having recently played dates in the UK as part of their European tour, Bruce catches up with the Backyard Babies to discuss their latest release.


Presenter/Bruce Dickinson, Producer/Ian Callaghan


BBC 6 Music Publicity


BBC ASIAN NETWORK Friday 10 October 2008
Silver Street
Friday 10 October

Roopa has a difficult decision to make. A music magazine has approached her about a photo shoot. The trouble is they don't want to involve Aidan or the rest of the band.


Later, Simran confronts Kenny about his failed PR stunt. And Sandra's pampering session is cancelled. Kenny's reaction is unexpected and leaves Simran thinking that she might have gone too far.


Elsewhere, Jodie gets drunk and emotional in the park.


Roopa is played by Rakhee Thakrar, Aidan by Arkie Reece, Simran by Balvinder Sopal, Kenny by Brian Croucher, Sandra by Anita Dobson, Jodie by Vineeta Rishi, Mani by Kaleem Janjua, Fran by Colleen Prendergast and Sean by Lloyd Thomas.


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BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 10 October 2008
The Italian Patient
Friday 10 October
10.05-10.30am BBC WORLD SERVICE

Journalist Annalisa Piras returns home to examine the state of Italy today and discovers that, whether the country is in crisis or undergoing a new renaissance depends on who you ask.


With the help of some of the top names in politics and the economy, Annalisa aims to explain what's really going on in modern Italy.


For the Italian right-wing, the overwhelming victory of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in April's elections meant a shake-up of Italy's chaotic economy and political system and a welcome return to family values. The left, however, views Italy as being in crisis, with claims that, since Berlusconi's election, xenophobia and political corruption are on the rise and the country is showing worrying fascist tendencies.


Annalisa Piras investigates how both right and left-wing political groups assess the state of their nation today and asks what they would do to cure The Italian Patient. She addresses the key issues dividing Italy, including immigration, organised crime, the judiciary, the media and the church.


Annalisa asks tough questions of Italy's leaders and opinion-formers, visiting four current hotspots: Naples (where a refuse crisis has been crippling the city); Verona (which has witnessed a spate of extreme right-wing violence), Rome (where politicians and judges are again trading accusations of bribery and corruption); and Milan (which claims to be the "real" capital of Italy).


Presenter/Annalisa Piras, Producer/Rosie Goldsmith


BBC World Service Publicity

Heart And Soul – Mediums
Friday 10 October

Perched on the edge of a tranquil lake, in the rolling hills of south western New York state, the small village of Lily Dale is a place where strangers are made to feel welcome but its inhabitants, the friendly doctors, teachers, accountants and artists who live there, claim to be able to "communicate with the dead".


Lily Dale is the home of Spiritualism – a uniquely "made-in-America" religion – in which "communication with the dead" is believed to be both possible and desirable. Founded in 1879, the town is North America's oldest community of spiritualists and mediums.


With roots in the radical and socially progressive movements of the late 19th century, the town started out as a summer campsite for people who shared a spiritualist vision of universal equality and harmony. The tents and temporary shelters that dotted the grounds soon gave way to permanent homes. Today, Lily Dale has a population of more than 400 and attracts 20,000 visitors each summer.


Presenter/Frank Faulk, Producer/Katy Hickman


BBC World Service Publicity



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