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Network Radio Week 42

Friday 17 October 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Friday 17 October 2008
Howard Goodall's Class Acts Ep 6/6
Friday 17 October
7.00-7.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Howard Goodall heads to the BRIT School in Croydon, in the final part of his series showcasing exceptional young musical talent in the UK.


BRIT stands for British Record Industry Trust. It is Britain's only free performing arts and technology school and provides vocational training and general education for 14-19-year olds.


The long list of famous alumni includes Leona Lewis, Adele, Katie Melua, Kate Nash and Luke Pritchard of the Kooks, and could one day include some of the youngsters featured on tonight's programme.


Howard discovers two diverse ensembles preparing sets for the Glastonbury festival – jazz/funk fusion band Buddha Tears and energetic rockers Jenners Field. The programme also hears from Charlotte Campbell, a singer-songwriter with a big future.


Presenter/Howard Goodall, Producer/Cali Snook


BBC Radio 2 Publicity

Friday Night Is Music Night
Friday 17 October
7.30-9.15pm BBC RADIO 2

Clare Teal introduces the BBC Concert Orchestra performing at London's LSO St Luke's, with special guests British jazz guitarist Martin Taylor and singer Alison Burns.


Martin is an award-winning musician whose inimitable playing style has seen him recognised as a leading exponent of solo jazz guitar.


Martin has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning four decades, playing at concert halls around the world and collaborating with musicians from many different genres, including Chet Atkins, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Dionne Warwick, Sacha Distel, Bryn Terfel and Jamie Cullum.


Martin is joined on stage by Alison Burns, a Scottish jazz singer who sang with the three-part female harmony group The Penny Dainties before releasing her debut solo album last year.


Presenter/Clare Teal, Producer/Bridget Apps


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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 17 October 2008
Composer Of The Week – Monteverdi Ep 5/5
Monday 13 to Friday 17 October
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Donald Macleod explores the extraordinary "Indian summer" of Monteverdi's final years in the last of this week's programmes. He also visits the sites of the world's first and second public opera houses, where the composer's late operatic masterpieces – The Return Of Ulysses To His Homeland and The Coronation Of Poppea – first saw the light of day.


Donald ends his Venetian pilgrimage with a trip to the Venice State Archive, where he examines the official record of Monteverdi's death; then on to the composer's modest tomb in the church of the Frari.


Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Chris Barstow


BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Performance On 3 – Northern Sinfonia
Friday 17 October
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair – the artistic director of the Northern Sinfonia – conducts the orchestra in an all-Beethoven concert to begin their Beethoven Symphony cycle. They play the Egmont Overture, written for a production of Goethe's play of the same name, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1. Zehetmair is also soloist in the performance of Beethoven's mighty Violin Concerto.


Presenter/Tom Service, Producer/Brian Jackson


BBC Radio 3 Publicity


BBC RADIO 4 Friday 17 October 2008
Women In Uniform Ep 1/2
Friday 17 October
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

The days of "Our brave boys" are now long gone and, for the past decade, a quiet revolution has been going on in the British Armed Forces. Today, it's more appropriate to say: "Our brave boys and girls". There are now around 17,000 women in uniform, making up more than nine per cent of the boots on the ground. The last six years alone have seen a 12 per cent increase in their numbers. But, according to some, they don't "do" combat.


That certainly wasn't the case for Sarah Bryant, a sergeant from the Intelligence Corps, who became the first female British solider to be killed in Afghanistan last June, or leading seaman and mother Faye Turney, who was captured by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The families of the five women personnel who've now been killed in Iraq wouldn't agree with that statement, either. In modern asymmetric warfare, there's no such thing as a front line and that's the way the women in the Forces want it.


In this series, former BBC correspondent Martin Bell, who has reported from 18 different wars, travels to Afghanistan to meet the women who are on the front line and often beyond it; serving in some of the harshest and most dangerous areas in the same way as men.


There have been enormous changes in the make up of the British military since the abolition of the separate women's services in the Nineties. That decision paved the way for women to serve on fighting ships and fly in combat zones. The arguments over leadership and courage may be being won, but there's still a question mark about real equality under fire. Do women have the physical strength and the capacity for aggression, and what is their effect on the male troops they serve with? Ultimately, is society prepared to accept the inevitable increase in casualties as women extend their roles in the military?


Presenter/Martin Bell, Producer/Phil Pegum


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Afternoon Play – Owls
Friday 17 October
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In an isolated house, an old man is found dead. In another room is his sister. She, too, is dead, her lifeless body having been there for many years.


Written and narrated by Paul Evans, Owls is a fictional story of how a brother and sister were bound by a wish sworn on a barn owl feather; and of how that wish became a curse that proved fatal. Isolation, human desire and the supernatural are explored in this unsettling drama about the relationship between hope and despair, man and nature.


It is summer and the piping sounds of snipe, redshank and lapwing accompany Paul Evans as he approaches a derelict stone cottage on a vast open moorland. An old man is heard singing a nursery rhyme, but is this voice real or imagined? As the narrator explores the stone ruins, the distinction between fact and fiction becomes blurred and the narrator becomes embedded in a fictional drama.


Recorded on location, the sound recordists for this special Afternoon Play include internationally acclaimed wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson and sound engineer Mike Burgess. The drama is a unique collaboration between the BBC Natural History Unit and the Audio and Music Department in Bristol.


Jimmy Yuill plays the old man with Alyth McCormack as the Sister/Gaelic Singer.


Producer/Sarah Blunt


BBC Radio 4 Publicity


BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 17 October 2008
5 Live Sport
Friday 17 October
7.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch looks ahead to the weekend's sporting action. He is joined by Steve Claridge to preview to the weekend's football, including the games between Middlesbrough and Chelsea and Manchester United v West Brom.


Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Louise Sutton


BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

5 Live Formula One
Friday 17 October
9.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

David Croft, Maurice Hamilton and Holly Samos preview this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit, the penultimate race of the Championship.


Presenters/David Croft, Maurice Hamilton and Holly Samos, Producer/Jason Swales


BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity


BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Friday 17 October 2008
Formula One
Friday 17 October
7.00-8.30am (Second practice session) BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
4.00-5.05am (Third practice session) BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra brings uninterrupted commentary of the second practice session of the Chinese Grand Prix from the Shanghai International Circuit, which takes place early on Friday morning UK time, followed by the third and final practice session, which takes place in the early hours of Saturday morning.


Producer/Jason Swales


BBC 5 Live Sports Extra Publicity


BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 17 October 2008
Friday 17 October
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Nemone is joined by comic magician Peter Firman, who brings his anarchic, off-beat humour and dazzling array of magical skills in to the studio and makes Nemone his glamorous assistant for the afternoon.


Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes


BBC 6 Music Publicity

Tom Robinson
Friday 17 October
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Tom Robinson is joined by Ben Watt, one half of Everything But The Girl and a successful DJ, remixer and author. Ben's autobiography, which charted his battle with a rare life-threatening disease, was the Sunday Times Book Of The Year in 2006. He talks to Tom about his amazing career.


Presenter/Tom Robinson, Producer/Henry Real-Lopez


BBC 6 Music Publicity

Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show
Friday 17 October
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Finnish metal five-piece Kiuas are the guests on tonight's edition of Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show.


Having formed back in 2000, Kiuas's sound is aggressive yet melodic, combining thrash, power and even folk strains. Their lyrics concentrate on subjects such as ancient Finnish mythology and paganism, and the "Epic Metallers" have previously toured with Children of Bodom.


Presenter/Bruce Dickinson, Producer/Ian Callaghan


BBC 6 Music Publicity


BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 17 October 2008
Out Of The Ghetto
Friday 17 October
10.05-11.00am BBC WORLD SERVICE

In 1993, the audio diaries of two Chicago teenagers, LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, brought listeners stories of their childhood in one of Chicago's worst housing projects. Like seasoned war veterans, old before their time, the two boys described hearing the sounds of machine guns at night and seeing the effects of a thriving drugs scene on their community.


Ghetto Life 101 became one of the most acclaimed programmes in American public radio history, going on to win a host of awards, including the Prix Italia. It has been broadcast world-wide but never before on the BBC.


LeAlan and Lloyd are now grown men with very different lives. One is a teacher, the other is unemployed and training to be a truck driver.


The Chicago they describe, the ghetto of their housing projects, has, to a large degree, vanished. It has been replaced in urban renewal and is rapidly being turned into luxury housing. However the violence, poverty and drugs that informed their old world remain endemic problems for many Chicago citizens.


Once again, LeAlan and Lloyd take to the microphone and tell it like it is, only now from an adult's perspective and in anger fuelled by experience.


Producer/Mark Burman


BBC World Service Publicity

Heart And Soul – Creating Sacred Spaces
Friday 17 October

Listeners have another chance to hear this documentary exploring how architects and designers seek 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 express the disappearance of Jewish culture from the city.


Japanese architect Ryuichi Ashizawa created the award-winning Setre Chapel in Kobe as a chapel for all faiths. The building contains no religious iconography, but uses the wonder of nature to imbue the space with a sense of the sacred.


And Turkish designer Zeynep Fadillioglu was the first woman to redesign a mosque in the centre of Istanbul.


Presenter and Producer/Katy Hickman


BBC World Service Publicity



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