BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

29 October 2014
Press Office
Search the BBC and Web
Search BBC Press Office

BBC Homepage

Contact Us

Programme Information

Network Radio Week 48

Sunday 23 November 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Sunday 23 November 2008
Elaine Paige On Sunday
Saturday 22 November
1.00-2.30pm BBC RADIO 2
(Schedule addition Thursday 13 November)

Elaine Paige continues to celebrate the best of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End, and this week is joined by Enya, who reveals she's a huge fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein.


Enya's Essential Musicals include: South Pacific (Broadway 1949), The Sound Of Music (Broadway 1959), Jesus Christ Superstar (London 1971) and Meet Me In St Louis (Hollywood 1944).


Presenter/Elaine Paige, Producer/Malcolm Prince


BBC Radio 2 Publicity

Sunday Half Hour
Sunday 23 November
8.30-9.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Brian D'Arcy presents a selection of hymns in praise of God, in a celebration of music and musicians to commemorate St Cecilia's Day.


Hymns featured on tonight's edition of Sunday Half Hour include O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing, Praise My Soul and Ye Choirs Of New Jerusalem.


Presenter/Brian D'Arcy, Producer/Janet McLarty


BBC Radio 2 Publicity


BBC RADIO 3 Sunday 23 November 2008
Private Passions – Rick Wakeman
Sunday 23 November
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Rick Wakeman, perhaps best known as the keyboard player with the progressive rock group Yes, and a pioneer in the use of electronic keyboards, shares his Private Passions with Michael Berkeley this afternoon.


Rick has performed as a session musician with artists including John Williams, Elton John, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Cat Stevens, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath and Brian May. He is also a film composer, notably writing the soundtracks for Ken Russell's Lisztomania and Crimes Of Passion, and has been a popular guest on TV shows such as Grumpy Old Men and Have I Got News For You. He currently hosts a weekly Saturday morning radio programme, Rick's Place, on Planet Rock and has just published his autobiography, Grumpy Old Rock Star.


Rick studied piano, clarinet and composition at the Royal College Of Music and set out to become a professional concert pianist, but soon found his feet as a phenomenally successful session musician. His Private Passions focus firmly on music from Eastern Europe, which he loves, and include works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Smetana, Arvo Pärt, Doppler and Debussy – a set of highly idiosyncratic choices.


Presenter/Michael Berkeley, Producer/Sarah Cropper


BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Drama On 3 –
The Pattern Of Painful Adventures

Sunday 23 November
8.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

(L-R) Will Keen, Sir Antony Sher and Helen Longworth star in a new play by Stephen Wakelam
(L-R) Will Keen, Sir Antony Sher
and Helen Longworth star in a
new play by Stephen Wakelam

Acclaimed stage and screen actor Sir Antony Sher plays William Shakespeare in this Drama On 3 offering – a new play by Stephen Wakelam.


It's 1607 and the Bard's life is at a turning point. Business is going well, but Will Shakespeare urgently needs a collaborator for his latest play. To make matters more complicated, his beloved daughter is getting married and his brother has a sick child and is in need of a job.


The cast also includes Will Keen, Stephen Critchlow, Chris Pavlo, Helen Longworth, John Rowe, Robert Lonsdale and Joseph Kloska.


Producer/Jeremy Mortimer


BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Sunday Feature – Buying A Culture
Sunday 23 November
9.30-10.15pm BBC RADIO 3

This week's Sunday Feature asks whether culture can be bought. In 40 years, the oil-rich sheikhs of Abu Dhabi have transformed a dusty town into a gleaming metropolis, and now that wealth is being diverted into the arts. But is culture for sale? Abu Dhabi's rulers think so and they are in the process of spending £200bn to prove it.


One of the most ambitious projects is Sadiyaat, the creation from scratch of a "culture island" on which vast new museums and performance spaces – created by the superstar architects Frank Ghery, Sir Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel – are rising out of the dust. The Guggenheim and the Louvre have been brought in to lend expertise, and the Sorbonne and New York University are teaching liberal arts to the young Emirates. But the ambitious plans have brought protests from people objecting to the "plundering" of European museums' treasures for oil money. Fears of censorship have been raised. But is this prejudice or justified fear? Anthony Sattin explores the attempts to buy a new culture by Abu Dhabi, the richest city in the world.


Producer/Sara Jane Hall


BBC Radio 3 Publicity


BBC RADIO 4 Sunday 23 November 2008
Desert Island Discs
Sunday 23 November
11.15am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

Broadcaster and journalist Janet Street-Porter shares her selection of Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young this week.


Janet's broadcasting career began in 1973 at LBC and, two years later, she switched to television and joined LWT. Since then, she has presented, appeared on and featured in a wide range of programmes ranging from celebrity reality shows to political discussion programmes.


A Fleet Street journalist by the age of 21, she later became editor of the Independent On Sunday. She is now the publication's editor-at-large and regularly writes columns and features for various publications.


Janet is also vice-president of the Ramblers Association and has been a board member of the Opera Factory, a fellow of the Royal Television Society and an associate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.


Presenter/Kirsty Young, Producer/Leanne Buckle


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

QE2 – Portrait Of An Ocean Liner
Sunday 23 November
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

This month, the most famous of the Cunard liners, the QE2, makes her final voyage to a new home in Dubai. Once there, she will be stripped out and refitted and will live out the rest of her working days as a floating hotel.


In the 40 years since her launch, the QE2 has come to embody a golden era of luxury seafaring, a throwback to a time of elegance and leisure before the jet aeroplane. Built for speed and transatlantic crossings, the QE2 remained the fastest passenger liner on the seas, despite technological advances in other ships and her own years of service. She also saw active service in the south Atlantic during the Falklands War.


With access to a rich source of archive, interviews with serving and former staff and recordings of the ship made during one of her last cruises, this is a portrait of a beautiful vessel, held in affection throughout the world, and the bygone era she represents.


Producer/Alan Hall


BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Adventures In Poetry Ep 1/4
Sunday 23 November
4.30-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Peggy Reynolds goes on further Adventures In Poetry and presents four more programmes in the series that explores the impact and afterlife of iconic and much-loved poems.


Today's opener looks at the eerie classic The Listeners by Walter de la Mare. Loved by both adults and children since it was first published in 1912, its gothic appeal is as much about the story that's not told as the one that is.


Further episodes in the series explore CP Cavafy's Ithaka, John Clare's I Am and Cole Porter's Let's Do It.


Presenter/Peggy Reynolds, Producers/Sarah Langan and Mark Smalley


BBC Radio 4 Publicity


BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Sunday 23 November 2008
5 Live Sport
Sunday 23 November
12.00noon-6.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Eleanor Oldroyd presents an afternoon of live Barclays Premier League football in today's edition of 5 Live Sport.


From 1.30pm, listeners can hear commentary of Tottenham v Blackburn, live from White Hart Lane, and, at 4pm, live coverage of Sunderland v West Ham United from the Stadium of Light.


Eleanor also has all the day's sports news, including reaction to yesterday's rugby union Tests, the day's Guinness Premiership matches and Ricky Hatton's fight against Paulie Malignaggi in Las Vegas earlier this morning.


Presenter/Eleanor Oldroyd, Producer/Graham McMillan


BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity


BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Sunday 23 November 2008
Sunday 23 November
8.50am-5.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

The Test Match Special commentary team bring listeners uninterrupted commentary on the fourth One Day International between India and England, live from Bangalore.


Producer/Jen McAllister


BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity


BBC 6 MUSIC Sunday 23 November 2008
Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone
Sunday 23 November
5.30-8.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Stuart Maconie features a newly recorded live session from Euros Childs in his Freak Zone this week.


Presenter/Stuart Maconie, Producer/Henry Lopez-Real


BBC 6 Music Publicity

Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dylan
Sunday 23 November
12.00midnight-1.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Bob Dylan takes the Moon as his theme this week. Tracks include Havana Moon by Chuck Berry, Fats Waller's By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, Destination Moon by Dinah Washington, There's A Moon Out Tonight by The Capris and Slim Gaillard's How High The Moon.


Presenter/Bob Dylan, BBC Series Producer/Frank Wilson


BBC 6 Music Publicity



Interactive programme


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy