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Network Radio Week 47

Friday 21 November 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Friday 21 November 2008
Friday Night Is Music Night
Friday 21 November
7.30-9.15pm BBC RADIO 2

The final-year musical theatre students from the Brit School perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra this evening, in this special edition of Friday Night Is Music Night.


Former Brit School students include Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, The Feeling, The Kooks, Kate Nash, Adele and Katie Melua and tonight it's the turn of the next generation of performers to showcase their talents.


The breadth of learning on their course covers both contemporary and classic musical theatre and tonight's concert features extracts from perennial favourites such as Guys And Dolls, Oliver! and Oklahoma!, as well as numbers from productions currently found in London's West End – including Wicked, Hairspray and The Lion King.


Brit stands for British Record Industry Trust, and is Britain's only free performing arts and technology school – providing vocational training and general education for 14 to 19 year-olds.


Producer/Anthony Cherry


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Remembrance Banner
Private Peaceful
Ep 3/4
Friday 21 November
9.15-9.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Life in the trenches begins to take its toll physically and mentally on Private Thomas Peaceful, in the penultimate episode of this abridgement of Michael Morpurgo's powerful tale of brotherly love set during the horrors of the First World War.


This programme is part of 1918-2008 – Ninety Years Of Remembrance, a special season of programmes on the BBC marking the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War.


Reader/Robson Green, Producer/Hilary Robinson


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Listen To The Band
Friday 21 November
9.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 2

The Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen Band perform a session of specially recorded music tonight, conducted by Nigel Seaman.


Introduced by Frank Renton, tonight's programme features the classic march Jubilee, the Canterbury Chorale and trombone soloist Jonathan Pippen in a new work – Diversions On Calon Lan, by Tom Davoren.


The Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen Band – or BTM as it is sometimes known – is based in the small village of Bedwas, near Caerphilly, and takes its name from three villages situated beside each other. The band recently debuted at the 156th British Open Championships.


Presenter/Frank Renton, Producer/Terry Carter


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BBC RADIO 3 Friday 21 November 2008
Composer Of The Week – Michael Haydn Ep 5/5
Monday 17 to Friday 21 November
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Michael Haydn's place in history has been little more than a footnote in the biography of his celebrated older brother, Joseph. However, this week, Donald Macleod places Michael in the spotlight.


The final programme features music from Michael Haydn's last two decades. He composed 20 symphonies during the 1780s, but his Symphony in A major, written in 1789, was to be his last. Perhaps he decided he had nothing further to contribute to a genre which already included Mozart's Jupiter, composed the previous year. Or perhaps he was simply too busy writing church music.


Towards the end of 1800, Haydn's cosy and somewhat uneventful life was rudely interrupted by history – Napoleon's forces occupied Salzburg and his apartment was looted. He was robbed of two silver watches and a month's wages, and the following year he travelled to Vienna in search of new income. One result was a commission from Empress Maria Theresa. Another was the offer of the position of Kapellmeister at Eisenstadt, taking over the reins from his brother Joseph – to Michael's subsequent regret, he turned it down.


The week closes with another Maria Theresa commission – the Missa sub Titulo Sti. Leopoldi – written for the Feast of the Holy Innocents on 28 December 1805 and appropriately featuring boys' voices. It's a charming work and a fitting conclusion to half a century of extraordinary musical productivity.


Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Edward Blakeman


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The Verb
Friday 21 November
9.15-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Poet Lemn Sissay presents his new collection, Listener, on this week's edition of The Verb. Ian McMillan also talks to leading Norwegian writers as they arrive in Britain for Scene Norway, a celebration of Norwegian writing and musical talent, and there's a new performance from Polar Bear.


Presenter/Ian McMillan, Producer/Laura Thomas


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The Essay – The Lives Of Others Ep 5/5
Monday 17 to Friday 21 November
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 3

This week's series of The Essay explores the ideas behind contemporary anthropology. At a time of heightened debates about multiculturalism, globalisation and international development, the insights of anthropologists could be more pertinent than ever, but they've been surprisingly silent.


Tonight's final Essay is by Laura Piacentini, criminologist at the University of Stirling, who spent a year living in desolate penal colonies in Russia, at the expense of her own health. Russia's penal history is harsh and turbulent and an unlikely place to go for answers to solve the increasing prison population. But Piacentini's research offers interesting considerations about how our own prisons are organised and our notions of what constitutes human rights.


Producer/Gavin Heard


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BBC RADIO 4 Friday 21 November 2008
The Goulash Archipelago Ep 1/2
Friday 21 November
11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4

In The Goulash Archipelago, two musicians travel to the Carpathian Mountains planning to barter their music for food.


British jazz bass player Arnie Somogyi and his companion, Hungarian guitar maestro Zsolt Bende, embark on a journey through the lonely Carpathian Mountains that straddle the border between Hungary and Romania for a week and only eat what they are given in exchange for free music. If all works out, Arnie and Zsolt will come back laden with delicious central European recipes.


However, first they have to charm the food on to the table so, with Arnie's double bass stuffed into their tiny hire car, they go in search of the true Hungarian specialities, including a cornucopia of meats, paprika (in its many varieties and strengths) and, of course, the essential Hungarian staple, Goulash.


Producer/Simon Elmes


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Friday 21 November 2008
5 Live Sport
Friday 21 November
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch previews the weekend's sporting action, including the Barclays Premier League games between Aston Villa and Manchester United, Liverpool against Fulham and Tottenham v Blackburn.


Mark also looks ahead to Saturday's Rugby League World Cup final and Ricky Hatton's IBF light-welterweight title fight.


Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Francesca Bent


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BBC 6 MUSIC Friday 21 November 2008
Friday 21 November
1.00-4.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Multi-award-winning Welsh misery Rhod Gilbert, one of this year's Edinburgh Fringe successes, joins Nemone on her show this afternoon and chats about his Mince Pie Show.


Presenter/Nemone, Producer/Jax Coombes


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Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show
Friday 21 November
10.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

Metal composer, guitarist and producer Roy Z joins Bruce Dickinson on his Rock Show this week.


Having produced some of the biggest rock artists in the world, including Judas Priest, Sebastian Bach and Bruce himself, Roy Z is also the guitarist and producer of rock outfit Driver.


Following the resurrection of Driver this year, and the release of their new album, Roy Z chats about the record, his work with Tribe Of Gypsies and his plans for the future.


Presenter/Bruce Dickinson, Producer/Ian Callaghan


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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Friday 21 November 2008
Silver Street
Friday 21 November

Aidan has a nightmare, in which he finds himself grabbing Roopa around the throat, in the final visit of the week to Silver Street. Roopa is convinced it's down to the drugs he's smoking and flushes his stash away. A furious Aidan, however, drags her to the phone to get him some more.


Elsewhere, Rozena tells Sameer she is heading to the surgery for an appointment with the midwife, and Aidan tries to woo Roopa back by announcing he is giving up the drugs for good – but does he mean it?


Aidan is played by Arkie Reece, Roopa by Rakhee Thakrar, Rozena by Pooja Ghai and Sameer by Alex Caan.


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