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Network Radio Week 48

Tuesday 25 November 2008


BBC RADIO 1 Tuesday 25 November 2008
International Radio 1
Monday 24 to Thursday 27 November
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1

       

BBC Radio 1 continues the series that launched earlier in 2008, with specialist DJs broadcasting their shows from around the world while bringing back a taste of the scene in their locality over four days. On today's show, Mary Anne Hobbs takes listeners on a guided tour of the musical sights and sounds of Malawi at the Lake Of Stars Festival.

 

Presenter/Mary Anne Hobbs, Producer/David Hillier

 

BBC Radio 1 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 2 Tuesday 25 November 2008
Bob's Big Freeze
Tuesday 25 November
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

     

Bob Dylan received a warm reception during London's big chill back in 1962
Bob Dylan received a warm
reception during London's big
chill back in 1962

During the freezing winter of 1962/63 Bob Dylan made his first trip to London. Bob Harris tells the story of Dylan's extraordinary stay, with contributions from some of the people who met him.

 

In the summer of 1962, Dylan was spotted in a Greenwich Village basement by TV director Phillip Saville. He invited the 21-year-old musician to London to appear in a BBC play, Madhouse On Castle Street, which was broadcast on 13 January 1963.

 

Despite his total lack of experience, Dylan was cast as the rebellious young lead Lennie, paid a fee of 500 guineas and flown to London. His next three weeks coincided with one of the coldest British winters on record – a time when Londoners braved snowdrifts, freezing temperatures and power cuts and even saw the Thames freeze!

 

While in London, Dylan stayed with Martin Carthy, who helped introduce him to the burgeoning folk club circuit and who remembers chopping up a piano for firewood to counter the effects of that long cold winter. Dylan became a regular figure on the folk scene and even found the time to cut an LP in a record shop on Charing Cross Road, under the pseudonym of Blind Boy Grunt.

 

Dylan's stay also resulted in a burst of original songs (Don't Think Twice It's Alright, Bob Dylan's Dream) which were heavily influenced by his exposure to traditional English folk music.

 

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/David Prest

 

BBC Radio 2 Publicity

ALBUM SEASON
Long Players
Ep 2/4
Tuesday 25 November
11.30pm-12.00midnight BBC RADIO 2

       

David Quantick continues his history of the LP, looking at album artwork, the arrival of The Beatles, rock 'n' roll, and some of the artistic triumphs and excesses of the LP.

 

Contributors include Jimmy Pursey (Sham 69), Nitin Sawhney, Paul Gambaccini and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.

 

Producer/David Quantick, Producers/Frank Stirling and Anna Harrison

 

BBC Radio 2 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 3 Tuesday 25 November 2008
Composer Of The Week – Pachelbel Ep 2/5
Monday 24 to Friday 28 November
12.00-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

       

Pachelbel's Canon is one of the best known and best loved pieces in all classical music. By contrast, Johann Pachelbel himself is almost completely forgotten, along with the vast majority of his music. This is a great pity as there is a huge corpus of glorious music to be discovered.

 

Donald Macleod looks at how history has treated Pachelbel, having left us with a scant handful of documents from which to reconstruct the composer's life story. Donald sees how Pachelbel's position in the central region of 17th-century Germany allowed him to blend the intellectual style of the north with the lyrical mode of the south in his music.

 

In today's programme Donald begins to trace Pachelbel's journey from his humble beginnings in Nuremberg – a once mighty city struggling to recover after the ravages of the Thirty Years War – to the southern city of Vienna, where Italian music was all the rage at the imperial court, and thence to his first professional appointments where he was constantly striving for greater recognition.

 

On today's playlist are Musicalische Ergötzung: Partie No.4; Ciacona in F; Magnificat; the Choral Preludes 'Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr' and 'Wir glauben all' an einen Gott'; Antoine Bouchard (organ) and Ach Herr, wie ist meiner Feinde so viel.

 

Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Chris Barstow

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

Afternoon On 3 Ep 2/5
Monday 24 to Friday 28 November
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

       

Afternoon On 3 this week offers a rare opportunity to get a flavour of the musical life of Norway and Sweden, in a big cultural year for the two Scandinavian nations. Today's programme sees Daniel Harding conducting the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in the première of a new four-movement version of Bruckner's Ninth Symphony.

 

When Bruckner died in 1896, only three movements of this last symphony were complete, and that's the form in which we have become used to hearing it. But it's a little-known fact that a huge amount of Bruckner's work on the Finale has survived, including an almost continuous draft of the whole movement. A four-man international team of conductors and composers – Italians Nicola Samale and Giuseppe Mazzuca, Australian John A Phillips and German Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs – have worked on this performing version. So does it work?

 

Presenter/Penny Gore, Producer/David Gallagher

 

BBC Radio 3 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 4 Tuesday 25 November 2008
The Long View Ep 1/8
Tuesday 25 November
9.00-9.30am BBC RADIO 4

     

Jonathan Freedland returns with the history series which finds the past behind the present and explores a moment in history that throws light on a contemporary debate.

 

In the first programme, Jonathan explores the parallels and differences between the financial crisis of 1929 and the fast-moving events of the current economic crash.

 

Presenter/Jonathan Freedland, Producer/Julia Johnson

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Happy Feet
Tuesday 25 November
11.30am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 4

       

At a performance by the band Topshelf Jazz, accompanied by the tap dancer Nada Karsakov, a man came out of the audience to ask Nada an unexpected question.

 

What he wanted to know was where Nada had learnt the Lancashire clog dance. Nada was baffled. Adamant that she had just danced American rhythm tap and certain she had never even heard of the Lancashire clog dance, she became determined to find out more.

 

In Happy Feet, Deborah Bull travels with Nada to the north of England to meet dance historians, enthusiasts and "cloggies" to find out whether there is any truth to the man's claim. They compare steps and histories and seek the opinion of a gold medal-winning cloggie who first learnt to dance in 1929. On the way they explore how steps have been borrowed, improved and taught around the Western world for the past 300 years.

 

Presenter/Deborah Bull, Producer/Rachael Kiddey

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Paying The Piper – The Coalman And The Hosier
Tuesday 25 November
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 4

 

John Florance investigates the hosier who brought Beethoven to England and the coalman who brought together some of the finest musicians of his time.

 

In 1678, Thomas Britton, the "musical small-coal man", began organising regular Thursday evening music gatherings above his coal store in London's Clerkenwell, which attracted some of the greatest musicians of the day and an audience that bridged the social divide. The most highly regarded musicians in the nation came to play at Britton's house, including Pepusch and, it is thought, the young Handel.

 

Over a century later, William Gardiner, a Leicester hosiery manufacturer, acquired a copy of the young Beethoven's E flat String Trio which had come to Britain in the violin case of a priest fleeing the French Revolution. Gardiner organised a performance of the piece, with himself playing the viola part, three years before its London publication. He was duly claimed as the introducer of Beethoven's music to England, and was recognised and drawn out of the large crowd at the unveiling of Beethoven's statue in Bonn in 1848.

 

The professions of Britton and Gardiner fly in the face of what is considered the European aristocratic norm for patronage in the 17th and 18th centuries. John Florance, who followed in Gardiner's footsteps as President of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, tells their stories.

 

Presenter/John Florance, Producer/Paul Evans

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

Afternoon Play –
Flaw In The Motor, Dust In The Blood

Tuesday 25 November
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

     

Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear stars in the Afternoon Play
Olivier Award winner Rory
Kinnear stars in the Afternoon
Play

Thomas's dreams are like thrillers – sadly, however his daily life is anything but. This is the story of an episode in Thomas's complex relationship with his partner Lizzie – an episode which reaches its crisis point when he is sectioned after trying to steal a lorry to drive a load of supermarket food to Africa.

 

Screen thriller writer Trevor Preston makes his radio debut in this unusual and very personal view of manic depression.

 

Trevor Preston won the Bafta Writer's Award in 1981 for two original serials, Out and Fox. He was also a major contributor to many of the best television series of the Seventies and Eighties including Special Branch, The Sweeney and Minder. Recent work includes the original screenplay I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, and other TV credits include Thicker Than Water and The Negotiator starring Brian Cox.

 

Thomas is played by Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear.

 

Producer/Toby Swift

 

BBC Radio 4 Publicity

 

BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Tuesday 25 November 2008
5 Live Sport
Tuesday 25 November
7.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

     

Mark Saggers presents live coverage of the evening's Uefa Champions League group matches between Villareal and Manchester United, Aalborg and Celtic, and Arsenal and Dynamo Kiev.

 

Presenter/Mark Saggers, Producer/Adrian Williams

 

BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

606
Tuesday 25 November
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

     

Danny Baker brings his unique style to 606. Fans can watch the debate on interactive digital TV via the Red button on their remote controls, and give their views to Danny by phoning 0500 909 693 (free from BT landlines), texting 85058 at network rates or emailing 606@bbc.co.uk.

 

Presenter/Danny Baker, Producer/Patrick Campbell

 

BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity

 

BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Tuesday 25 November 2008
Football
Tuesday 25 November
7.40-9.45pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

     

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra brings features uninterrupted live commentary from one of the evening's top games in the Coca-Cola Championship.

 

Producer/Jen McAllister

 

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra Publicity

 

BBC 6 MUSIC Tuesday 25 November 2008
Marc Riley
Tuesday 25 November
7.00-9.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

       

Marc Riley invites musical hot property White Denim into the studio to play live.

 

Presenter/Marc Riley, Producer/Michelle Choudhry

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

Gideon Coe
Tuesday 25 November
9.00pm-12.00midnight BBC 6 MUSIC

       

Gideon Coe travels back to Summer Sundae 2006 for concert highlights from eccentric rockers The Young Knives, plus a 1999 Peel session from American post-Velvets band Luna. He also plays tracks from indie rockers The Soup Dragons from 1986, as well as a recent set from Of Montreal, who played in the 6 Music Hub.

 

Presenter/Gideon Coe, Producer/Lisa Kenlock

 

BBC 6 Music Publicity

 

BBC ASIAN NETWORK Tuesday 25 November 2008
Silver Street
Tuesday 25 November
1.30-1.40pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK
www.bbc.co.uk/silverstreet

       

Zenab visits her new tenant, in today's visit to Silver Street. Dr Hassan invites her to stay and chat, but wishes he hadn't when she starts gossiping about Shazia. The doctor's response leads his guest to make a sharp exit.

 

Meanwhile, Sandra visits Darren in prison and is shocked when he breaks down and tells her exactly what he is going through.

 

Later, Dr Hassan runs into Shazia and unwisely tells her what Zenab had to say.

 

Zenab is played by Sudha Buchar, Dr Hassan by Youssef Kerkour, Shazia by Shobu Kapoor, Sandra by Anita Dobson and Darren by Samuel Kindred.

 

BBC Asian Network Publicity



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