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Network Radio Week 46

Friday 14 November 2008

BBC RADIO 2 Friday 14 November 2008
Children In Need Music Marathon
Friday 14 November
6.00am-7.00pm BBC RADIO 2

BBC Radio 2 kicks off Children in Need with a Music Marathon
BBC Radio 2 kicks off Children
in Need with a Music Marathon

BBC Radio 2's Children In Need Music Marathon begins at 6.00am and runs throughout the day, until the fundraising baton is passed over to London's Television Centre for the live BBC One appeal show at 7.00pm.


Radio 2 invites listeners to ring 0500 22 11 22 or go to and help raise money for disadvantaged children in the UK by pledging a donation for a request or dedication.


Children In Need Producer/Phil Hughes


BBC Radio 2 Publicity

Friday Night With Glen Campbell
Friday 14 November
7.30-9.15pm BBC RADIO 2

Paul Gambaccini presents country legend Glen Campbell in concert for BBC Radio 2, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.


Recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London last month, the concert sees Campbell perform songs from his latest album Meet Glen Campbell, alongside classic hits from a musical career which spans more than five decades – including Wichita Lineman, Galveston and Rhinestone Cowboy.


Meet Glen Campbell is Glen's first major release in two decades and features reworkings of popular songs, including Green Day's Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life), Foo Fighters' Times Like These and U2's All I Want Is You. A former Album of the Week on Radio 2, Meet Glen Campbell has been critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and marks his return to Capitol, the label which saw his huge commercial success in the late Sixties and Seventies.


Tonight's interval programme features Glen Campbell in conversation with Paul Gambaccini.


Presenter/Paul Gambaccini, Producer/Al Booth


BBC Radio 2 Publicity

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Private Peaceful Ep 2/4

Friday 14 November
9.15-9.30pm BBC RADIO 2

In the second part of Michael Murpurgo's poignant tale of war, brothers Thomas and Charlie Peaceful hear the rallying cry and sign up to fight for their country.


Reader/Robson Greene, Producer/Hilary Robinson


BBC Radio 2 Publicity


BBC RADIO 3 Friday 14 November 2008
Composer Of The Week – Cavalli (1602-76) Ep 5/5
Monday 10 to Friday 14 November
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

In this final episode of Composer Of The Week featuring the life and works of Francesco Cavalli, Donald Macleod discusses the composer's last sacred work, the requiem that he composed for his own funeral, which is played in full. Macleod also describes Cavalli's highly detailed will, which provides precise instructions not only for the composer's annual memorial service, but also for the distribution of his lucrative estate.


Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producers/Luke Whitlock and Kerry Clark


BBC Radio 3 Publicity

The Verb
Friday 14 November
8.30-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Ian McMillan's guests include Clive James talking about his new collection of poetry, Angels Over Elsinore; former Reith Lecturer Jacques Darras, France's answer to Melvyn Bragg; and performance poet Zena Edwards.


Presenter/Ian McMillan, Producer/Laura Thomas


BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Jazz On 3 – London Jazz Festival 2008
Friday 14 November
10.30pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

Jez Nelson hosts a special edition of Jazz On 3 live from Ronnie Scott's on the opening night of the 2008 London Jazz Festival. With exclusive performances from some of jazz's most sought-after acts, tonight's line-up illustrates the strength and diversity of the current contemporary scene and reflects the range of talent on show at the festival.


Ken Vandermark's group pack a punch with the help of left-field drum and bass pair Mark Sanders and Barry Guy, while Tom Cawley's Curios show why they were named Best Band at this year's BBC Jazz Awards with their British take on the piano trio. US altoist Vincent Herring swings in with his Quartet, while percussion and sax duo Terje Isungset and Karl Seglem bring the sounds of Scandinavia to the heart of Soho. Finally, Steve Bernstein introduces his quirky nine-piece Millennial Territory Orchestra to the UK with their US "territory" dance bands influenced jazz.


Presenter/Jez Nelson, Producer/Robert Abel


BBC Radio 3 Publicity


BBC RADIO 4 Friday 14 November 2008
Desert Island Discs
Friday 14 November
9.00-9.45am BBC RADIO 4

Kirsty Young's guest is Allan Ahlberg who, with his wife Janet, is half of one of the most successful author/illustrator partnerships.


Born in Croydon in 1938, Allan dreamt of being a writer from the age of 12. Before fulfilling his dream he became a teacher, having already worked in a wide variety of jobs that included being a postman, a plumber's mate and a gravedigger.


Allan met Janet at a teacher training course, after which he became a primary school teacher and she pursued a career in graphic design.


At Janet's urging, Allan wrote a text to accompany some of her work and this led to them writing and illustrating children's books together. Their greatest success came in 1986 in the form of The Jolly Postman and its successors, which have sold millions worldwide.


Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Fags, Mags And Bags Ep 1/6
Friday 14 November
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Fags, Mags And Bags returns for a second series, with more shop-based shenanigans and over-the-counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.


Ramesh Mahju has built up his corner shop over the course of 30 years and is a firmly entrenched feature of the local area. He loves the art of the shop.


Ramesh is ably assisted by his Dave, a 40-something underachiever who shares Ramesh's love of the art of shopkeeping, even if he is treated like a slave.


Then there are Ramesh's surly sons, Sanjay and Alok, neither of whom are particularly keen on the old-school approach to shopkeeping. They are natural successors to the business, though, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom on to them, whether they like it or not.


Fags, Mags And Bags is written by and stars Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, with Kayvan Novak and Omar Raza.


Producer/Gus Beattie


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Afternoon Play – Operation Charlie
Friday 14 November
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Operation Charlie is a black comedy inspired by a real KGB plot to disrupt the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969.


An eminent professor of international studies is hosting a conference at a university in North Wales when he is contacted by a mysterious stranger who knows rather too much about his past.


Coerced into becoming an accomplice to the plot, the professor finds his past life catching up with him and his world starting to collapse.


Operation Charlie is written by Rhys Lloyd and stars Robert Blythe as Professor Jones.


Producer/Kate McAll


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

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Ramblings Ep 1/6

Friday 14 November
3.00-3.30pm BBC RADIO 4

In this series of Ramblings, Clare Balding's walks connect people to places, to their pasts, to each other and to nature.


As part of BBC Radio's 1918-2008 – Ninety Years Of Remembrance programming, Clare travels to Cornwall to meet Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot Geoffrey Wellum. Now 86, he tells her about the role walking has played in his life. He remembers walks through the Surrey lanes and along the Cornish coast, which kept him calm and focused before taking to the air on a bombing raid during the Second World War. Walking after the war enabled Geoffrey to reconnect with a country at peace.


Presenter/Clare Balding, Producer/Lucy Lunt


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Friday Play – The Johnny Cash Hijack Roadshow
Friday 14 November
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Ray Fearon, Philip Jackson and Des O'Malley star in the compelling story of a hijacked petrol tanker headed for the Houses of Parliament.


As the fuel crisis bites, Sheffield-based Paul and Vic lose their driving jobs. When Paul steals a lorry full of petrol and turns up at Vic's house in the small hours with ideas of making a statement to the world, it's the beginning of "the best day of our sorry lives".


They head down the M1 with thousands of gallons of highly flammable fuel on board the tanker. It's "a hundred grand bomb" says the increasingly disturbed Paul, played by Ray Fearon, as they embark on their adventure.


Producer/David Morley


BBC Radio 4 Publicity


BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 14 November 2008
5 Live Sport
Friday 14 November
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch looks ahead to the weekend's sporting action, including the Barclays Premier League games between Bolton and Liverpool, Arsenal and Aston Villa, and Manchester United and Stoke.


From 9.30pm, the focus is on the weekend's rugby league World Cup semi-finals and the rugby union autumn Tests.


Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Francesca Bent


BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity


BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Friday 14 November 2008
Friday 14 November
3.20-11.30am BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary of the first One Day International between India and England comes live from Rajkot, with the Test Match Special commentary team.


Producer/Jen McAllister


BBC 5 Live Sports Extra Publicity

Friday 14 November
12.00-3.00pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary can be heard from the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup at the Qi Zhong Stadium, Shanghai.


Producer/Jen McAllister


BBC 5 Live Sports Extra Publicity


BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 14 November 2008
Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show
Friday 14 November
10.00-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Bruce Dickinson chats to Jaz Coleman, lead singer of Killing Joke.


Formed nearly 30 years ago, Killing Joke are renowned for their industrial sound and lyrical content which concentrates on themes of war, government control and Armageddon. They've also had a massive impact on the music scene, influencing the likes of Dave Grohl (who has actually toured with the band), Metallica and Ministry.


Killing Joke have just reformed with the original line-up for the first time since 1982, and Jaz comes in to tell Bruce about their latest album, The Peel Sessions 1979-1981. He also talks about how their recent world tour went and how he found living in a remote island with a mere 400 other people and just one policeman.


Presenter/Bruce Dickinson, Producer/Ian Callaghan


BBC 6 Music Publicity


BBC ASIAN NETWORK Friday 14 November 2008
Silver Street
Friday 14 November

Jodie gets stuck in with the sheesha lounge to the disapproval of Pradeep and Mary, in the week's final visit to Silver Street.


Krishan's upset to find out that they can't use his collection to pay for Birdyman's funeral. So what should they do with the money?


Mani struggles to face Jodie and finds he can't speak to her. Will their relationship ever be the same again?


Jodie is played by Vineeta Rishi, Pradeep by Ashvin-Kumar Joshi, Mary by Carole Nimmons, Krishan by Rahual Das and Mani by Kaleem Janjua.


BBC Asian Network Publicity


BBC WORLD SERVICE Friday 14 November 2008
The Friday Documentary –
The World Without... Ep 1/2

Friday 14 November

Fred Dove presents an intriguing, witty two-part series that explores what our world might be like if something we take for granted had simply never existed.


Inventive, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, each programme takes as its premise the notion that something very familiar throughout the globe has never existed. What would this mean for daily life around the world? What might we be using instead? What other developments depended on it? Combining serious investigation with light-hearted speculation, Fred visits appropriate locations and talks to a wide variety of experts as he teases out the often bizarre implications.


Presenter/Fred Dove, Producer/Kate Taylor


BBC World Service Publicity



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