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Network Radio Week 46

Monday 10 November 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Monday 10 November 2008
Wake Up To Wogan
Monday 10 November
7.30-9.30am BBC RADIO 2
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Terry Wogan's Auction Of Things That Money Can't Buy returns to raise funds for the 2008 BBC Children in Need Appeal.

 

Starting today at 8.00am, and running through to Thursday, the auction items include a lunch date with Joanna Lumley and the Togmeister; cruising through a cookery class with Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White; and a unique dining experience in the comfort of a listener's home, with Raymond Blanc dropping by to cook for a group of their friends.

 

There are opportunities to tour Durham with the University's Chancellor and renowned travel writer Bill Bryson; enjoy the British Grand Prix at Silverstone as the guest of Bernie Ecclestone; and enjoy the flight of a lifetime with the Blades Aerobatic formation team.

 

Also up for grabs is a guitar masterclass with Dire Straits's Marc Knopfler; a visit to the set of BBC Two's popular Springwatch series; and the chance to twirl round the most famous dancefloor in the country with a fantastic Strictly Come Dancing package.

 

Last year, Terry enjoyed the "most wonderful day" he's ever had on radio, when one caller bid a staggering £250,000 to have Aled Jones and Katie Melua perform at an event of their choosing. With five auction lots every day, there will be further great experiences to bid for and details will be available at bbc.co.uk/radio2 as they are announced.

 

BBC Children in Need's mission is to positively change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people living in the UK. Last year, Radio 2 listeners helped raise an incredible £2,514,579 and this money will support organisations working with children who have mental, physical or sensory disabilities; behavioural or psychological disorders; are living in poverty or situations of deprivation; or suffering through distress, abuse or neglect.

 

Presenter/Terry Wogan, Auction Producer/Louise Hulland

 

BBC Radio 2 Publicity

Jools Holland Ep 7/13
Monday 10 November
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

       

Jools Holland is joined by David Gilmour, best known as guitarist, vocalist and writer with Pink Floyd, in this week's programme.

 

David is also renowned for his solo work and collaborations with artists including Kate Bush, Sir Paul McCartney and Pete Townshend. Earlier this year, David was awarded the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award and released Live In Gdansk, a concert album recorded at the Polish city's shipyards.

 

Jools also plays tracks from his personal record collection, including Sister Rosetta Tharp and Sam Cooke, while Demo Corner showcases an early recording by Ray Charles.

 

Presenter/Jools Holland, Producer/Sarah Gaston

 

BBC Radio 2 Publicity

For The Good Times –
The Kris Kristofferson Story Ep 2/4

Monday 10 November
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

 

Steve Earle continues to profile the life and work of singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson.

 

Tonight's programme looks at Kristofferson's song writing achievements, particularly Janis Joplin's posthumous success with Me And Bobby McGee and Sammi Smith's stunning version of Help Me Make It Through The Night, which won CMA Single of the Year in 1971 and the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

 

Andrew Collins considers Kristofferson's early film career, which began in earnest in 1970 with Cisco Pike, a film sound-tracked by the actor's second album release, The Silver Tongued Devil.

 

Other contributors include Donnie Fritts, whose co-writing credits include a moving tribute to Janis Joplin; Rosanne Cash, daughter of the Man In Black; singer Rita Coolidge, who remembers married life with Kris; and Ray Price, whose own recording of For The Good Times won the Academy of Country Award for Song of the Year in 1970, who talks of knowing the song would be the biggest thing he had ever recorded.

 

Presenter/Steve Earle, Producer/Helen Chetwynd

 

BBC Radio 2 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 3 Monday 10 November 2008
Composer Of The Week – Cavalli (1602-76) Ep 1/5
Monday 10 to Friday 14 November
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3


Composer Of The Week uncovers the life and music of one of the relatively unsung heroes of the Baroque – Francesco Cavalli, "the first man in Italy in his art". He is best known today for his operas. He composed more than 40 theatrical works and set many precedents which would be followed by composers for generations afterwards. Donald Macleod revels in Cavalli's glorious operatic music, as well as discovering lesser-known sacred works – music which would have filled the great spaces of St Mark's Cathedral in Venice, where Cavalli spent most of his career. Along the way, the programmes discover tales of gambling, plague and the Venetian elite.

 

Today's programme looks at a broad range of Cavalli's music, from sacred to secular, whilst charting the composer's early origins and evolving career in Venice.

 

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

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Monday 10 November
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

     

The dynamic and youthful Jerusalem String Quartet is joined by clarinet virtuoso Martin Fröst for a programme of Schubert and Brahms live at the Wigmore Hall.

 

Brahms had intended to retire from composition altogether but, on hearing great clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld, he decided to compose his elegiac Clarinet Quintet for him to perform. The piece is widely regarded as Brahms's greatest achievement in chamber music.

 

Written a few years before Schubert's late and great final quartets, his Quartettsatz (Quartet Movement), which opens this recital, was the first movement of a projected quartet that Schubert never completed.

 

Presenter/Verity Sharp, Producer/Elizabeth Funning

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

The Essay – Emotional Landscapes II Ep 1/5
Monday 10 to Friday 14 November
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

 

Five great writers give their own insight into different emotional states in this week's Essay. Nature writer Richard Mabey has spent his career observing the natural world and he turns his attention to loss, for his Essay. Meg Rosoff writes about ambition and how, as people age, their attitudes change to this particular state of mind; and Naomi Alderman writes in praise of bitterness and its ability to motivate. The two other writers taking part are John Godber and Lemn Sissay.

 

Producer/Sarah Taylor

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Jazz On 3
Monday 10 November
11.15pm-1.00am BBC RADIO 3

     

Rising star cornet player and composer, Taylor Ho Bynum
Rising star cornet player and
composer, Taylor Ho Bynum

Jez Nelson presents cornet player and composer Taylor Ho Bynum in concert with his sextet at New York's Vision Festival in June. Fast establishing himself as one of the most significant voices on New York's creative music scene, Bynum is committed to exploring the extensions of composition and improvisation pioneered by 20th-century masters such as Ellington and Ives. The sextet also features Mary Halvorson and Evan O'Reilly on guitar, Jessica Pavone on viola and electric bass, Matt Bauder on tenor sax and clarinet and Tomas Fujiwara on drums.

 

Presenter/Jez Nelson, Producer/Peggy Sutton

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 4 Monday 10 November 2008
Book Of The Week – Florence Nightingale: The Woman And Her Legend Ep 1/5
Monday 10 to Friday 14 November
9.45-10.00am BBC RADIO 4

     

In Florence Nightingale – The Woman And Her Legend, the first full-length biography for over half a century, Mark Bostridge reveals the truth behind one of the most iconic figures in modern British history.

 

Few individuals in their own lifetime have reached the level of fame and adulation attained by Florence Nightingale as a result of her efforts at Scutari and in the Crimea.

 

This landmark account, published in the 60th year of Britain's National Health Service, explores Nightingale's contribution to the nursing of her own time, and her struggle against the problems of hygiene and mismanagement. Bostridge traces the development of the sentimental legend attaching to Florence Nightingale's name, and shows how it has often obscured her importance as a major public health reformer.

 

Mark Bostridge won the Gladstone Memorial Prize at Oxford. His previous books include Vera Brittain: A Life, the bestselling Letters From The Last Generation, Lives For Sale, and Because You Died, a new selection of Vera Brittain's First World War poetry and prose.

 

Presenter/Mark Bostridge, Producer/Clive Brill

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Woman's Hour Drama – A Taste For Death Ep 1/10
Monday 10 to Friday 14 November
10.45-11.00am BBC RADIO 4


Richard Derrington and Deborah McAndrew star in this thrilling dramatisation of PD James's enduringly popular mystery in 10 parts for Woman's Hour.

 

When two men are discovered with their throats cut in the vestry of St Matthew's Church, the police are faced with an intriguing challenge – one of the victims was ex-Government minister Sir Paul Berowne and the other Harry Mack, a local tramp and alcoholic.

 

For Commander Adam Dalgliesh, now heading a Scotland Yard unit set up to investigate politically sensitive crimes, the case is particularly affecting – he had known Berowne, and the minister had asked for his help regarding an anonymous letter, shortly before his resignation.

 

A Taste For Death has been dramatised for BBC Radio 4 by Neville Teller, the author of countless adaptations for the medium. Richard Derrington stars as Dalgliesh, with Deborah McAndrew as Kate Miskin and Mark Carey as Massingham. Auriol Smith plays the fearsome Lady Ursula; David Birrell, the smooth surgeon Stephen Lampart; and Octavia Walters, Berowne's radical daughter. Richard Katz, Sonia Ritter, Rob Swinton and Liz Sutherland complete the cast.

 

Producer/Peter Leslie Wild

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Parlez-Vous British? Ep 1/5
Monday 10 to Friday 14 November
3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4

     

This programme encompasses a mixture of classic and brand-new stories revealing the best and worst of the nation on foreign soil, from intrepid explorers to entrenched ex-pats; those on holiday to those on a mission.

 

In this mixture of classic and newly commissioned stories, authors clearly enjoy revealing aspects of the British character by placing their protagonists in the midst of other decidedly alien cultures. Elements of the programme include dark humour, revelations and enlightening contributions from W Somerset Maugham, George Orwell, Rudyard Kipling, Christopher Matthew and Rob Green.

 

Producer/A Jarvis and Ayres Productions

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicitye

Incapacitated
Monday 10 November
8.00-8.30pm BBC RADIO 4

       

On 27 October, the Government will introduce reforms to the incapacity benefits system. In this programme, Dr Ben Goldacre looks into the history of this system and examines the financial and personal implications of incapacity benefit in today's society.

 

Nearly 2.7 million people, seven per cent of the working population of this country, now receive incapacity benefit. This number has more than trebled since the Seventies, despite improved working conditions and growing sophistication of health and safety guidelines. The financial implications of this are thought to be around £8b a year.

 

The October reform aims to get a million people off incapacity benefit and back into work by 2016. However, critics say they will have little impact either on statistics or ill-health. Steven Fothergill and Ian Wilson at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research published a report in 2006 that was highly sceptical of the Government's promise to get a million back into work.

 

Presenter/Dr Ben Goldacre, Producer/Rami Tzabar

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Book At Bedtime – A Kestrel For A Knave Ep 1/5
Monday 10 to Friday 14 November
10.45-11.00pm BBC RADIO 4


Teenager Billy Casper has few prospects and is determined not to follow his brother down the pit. He is floundering at school and is not valued at home.

 

He finds a wild kestrel (Kes) and keeps it in the garden shed, training it and flying it after school. This gives Billy a sense of direction and passion not experienced before.

 

However, events are soon to threaten not only the fate of the hawk but also Billy's growing self-respect.

 

James Anthony Pearson reads Barry Hines's classic novel.

 

Reader/James Anthony Pearson, Producer/Gaynor MacFarlene

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Monday 10 November 2008
5 Live Sport
Monday 10 November
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

       

Mark Saggers presents all the day's sports news, including reports from the Tennis Masters Cup at the Qi Zhong Stadium in Shanghai.

 

From 8pm, Mark is joined by special guests including Johnny Vaughan, for The Monday Night Club, discussing all the latest football news.

 

Presenter/Mark Saggers, Producer/Haydn Parry

 

BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

 

BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Monday 10 November 2008
Tennis
Monday 10 November
10.00am-3.00pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

     

Uninterrupted commentary comes from the second day of action from the Tennis Masters Cup comes from the Qi Zhong Stadium in Shanghai.

 

Producer/Jen McAllister

 

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra Publicity

 

BBC 6 MUSIC Monday 10 November 2008
Marc Riley
Monday 10 November
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

       

Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby join Marc Riley today to perform live in the studio. Wreckless Eric made his first record in 1976 for Stiff Records and has subsequently written a novel and self-released his album, Bungalow Hi, among many other things. He's now on tour with his partner, Amy Rigby.

 

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

Gideon Coe
Monday 10 November
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

       

Gideon Coe plays concert highlights from the Shins' Birmingham appearance in 2006. Featured sessions come from Anticon super group, Clouded, and indie popsters Belle And Sebastian from their Peel session of 1997.

 

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Lisa Kenlock

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

6 Music Plays It Again – Too Much Too Young:
The Story Of 2 Tone Ep 1/2

Monday 10 November
12.00-12.30am BBC 6 MUSIC

 

Paul Sexton tells the story of the 2 Tone record label and the band at its centre, The Specials.

 

In 1979, 2 Tone exploded on to the UK music scene. Led by The Specials, an invasion of ska bands had the whole country dancing.

 

The Specials captured the times perfectly with a series of hit singles and albums that tackled social issues, unemployment and racism. From their debut single onwards, they were regular guests on Top Of The Pops and, as Britain burned during the riots of 1981, they were at the top of the charts with their biggest single, Ghost Town.

 

The 2 Tone label was the brainchild of Jerry Dammers of The Specials, whose plan was to create his own Coventry-based version of Motown Records. As unlikely as that seemed, within a year the label had scored seven hit singles, a Top 10 album and a sell-out UK tour, introducing the world to bands including Madness, The Selector and The Beat.

 

Paul Sexton traces the fortunes of 2 Tone Records, from its early successes to its demise in 1985. And nearly 30 years after The Specials first skanked onto the music scene, he finds out about their forthcoming reunion.

 

The series features new interviews with Jerry Dammers, Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding, as well as members of Madness, The Beat and The Selector. Also featured are contributions from Rhoda Dakar, Pete Waterman, Don Letts, Garry Bushell and The Guardian's Alexis Petridis.

 

The concluding part can be heard tomorrow.

 

Presenter/Paul Sexton, Repeat Producer/Frank Wilson

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

 

BBC ASIAN NETWORK Monday 10 November 2008
Silver Street
Monday 10 November
1.30-1.40pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK
www.bbc.co.uk/silverstreet

       

Jodie's manic behaviour begins to worry Kuljit as she tries to cope with not knowing what has happened to Mani, as the Asian drama continues. Mary also fears what Mani might have done to himself.

 

Meanwhile, Mani lays in a hospital bed, refusing to contact anyone, until a phone call from Mohit forces him to face up to reality.

 

Jodie is played by Vineeta Rishi, Kuljit by Sartaj Garewal, Mani by Kaleem Janjua, Mary by Carole Nimmons and Mohit by Shiv Grewal.

 

BBC Asian Network Publicity

 

BBC WORLD SERVICE Monday 10 November 2008
The PR Battle For The Caucasus
Monday 10 November
9.05-9.30am BBC WORLD SERVICE

       

The South Ossetian conflict, which began in early August this year, not only sparked a military war between Russia and Georgia, but also a propaganda battle so full of spin that it even made the front page of the magazine PR Week in the UK. Both countries have hired Western PR companies to help put across their messages.

 

Georgia was first off the mark with what many say is a concerted effort to portray its fight with Russia as a conflict between "David and Goliath" and Russia as the major aggressor. From the outset, media channels of the Western world – primarily in the US – have been bombarded with press releases, interview offers and text messages that critics say have become more and more exaggerated and less in touch with reality.

 

The Russians followed suit with their own PR effort. Adopting a very different style, they began primarily by using their own media outlets and experts say they have been cleverer and more targeted with their approach. Perhaps less concerned with their image abroad, they are said to have been more accurate in their version of events.

 

This BBC World Service documentary examines this ongoing media war between Georgia and Russia. Featuring archive clips of key events and interviews, the programme analyses who is winning the propaganda war and includes interviews with those who spun the war as well as with those who were spun to.

 

Producer/Jeremy Skeet

 

BBC World Service Publicity



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