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Network Radio Week 50

Saturday 6 December 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 6 December 2008
Dermot O'Leary
Saturday 6 December
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Snow Patrol perform a full band session for Dermot O'Leary's show from the BBC's Maida Vale Studios.


They play Take Back The City and Crack The Shutters from their new album, A Hundred Million Suns, alongside hits Chocolate and Open Your Eyes. There's also music from Travis in session, and Lily Allen drops by to play her new single.


Police Academy star Steve Guttenburg also joins Dermot to co-host the first hour of the show.


Presenter/Dermot O'Leary, Producer/Ben Walker


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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 6 December 2008
World Routes
Saturday 6 December
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucy Duran presents a selection of world music releases on CD and a specially recorded session with Malian husband and wife duo Amadou and Mariam. Guitarist Amadou Bagayoko and singer Mariam Doumbia formed as a group in Bamako in 1980 and became well known throughout Mali, Burkino Faso and Ivory Coast for their distinctive blend of Malian music, blues and rock with Bambara language lyrics.


They have since established themselves on the international circuit, been championed by Manu Chao and Damon Albarn, and won the 2006 best album prize at the BBC Radio 3 Awards For World Music for Dimanche à Bamako.


In today's programme, they perform material from their new album, Welcome To Mali.


Presenter/Lucy Duran, Producer/Felix Carey


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Opera On 3 – Live From The Met
Saturday 6 December
6.00-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Wagner's Tristan Und Isolde is conducted by Daniel Barenboim (pictured)
Wagner's Tristan Und Isolde is
conducted by Daniel Barenboim

Wagner's Tristan und Isolde is conducted by Daniel Barenboim in his long overdue Met debut, in what promises to be one of the highlights of the 2008/09 Metropolitan Opera season in New York.


Widely regarded as one of the leading Wagnerians of the modern era, Daniel Barenboim is joined on stage by tenor Peter Seiffert as Tristan and soprano Katarina Dalayman as Isolde. Ever since its premiere in 1865, Wagner's setting of the ancient Cornish myth of two lovers locked into a doomed love affair has been seen as both controversial and revolutionary. The composer Giuseppe Verdi said that he "stood in wonder and terror", while Bernard Shaw described the opera as a "poem of destruction and death".


With an all-star cast, the Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, back-stage interviews and expert commentary, this live Met production has the makings of an unforgettable experience.


Presenter/Margaret Juntwait, Producer/Peter Thresh


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Between The Ears
Saturday 6 December
9.30-10.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Mole Jazz was a tiny specialist shop near King's Cross which sold vinyl jazz records. Long before the internet they had auctions organised through computer. Then one day Mole Jazz was no longer there. Owner Ed Dipple had died, the business had complications and his widow, Leni Dipple, moved to France. Leni became a poet and has written a series of poems about her husband. Today's Between The Ears offers a chance to hear Leni's private memories set against the public face of the shop, and jazz cool.


Leni Dipple writes: "Jean Baudrillard said, 'every object has two functions – to be put to use and to be possessed – and the two functions stand in an inverse relationship to each other'. I like 'things' to be put to use, whereas my husband saw 'things' in terms of possession. The shop became a web in which I was enmeshed. My writing developed in response to my own struggle to find myself amid Ed's collections."


Presenter/Leni Dipple, Producer/Matt Thompson


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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 6 December 2008
Talking About Lionel
Saturday 6 December
10.30-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Eddie Mair offers an insight into the life and work of songwriter Lionel Bart.


When Lionel Bart died of liver cancer in 1999, he was in the sober process of returning to his creative roots, and had seemingly come to terms with his previously concealed homosexuality.


Bart had a career which began with the hit singles he wrote for Tommy Steele and Sir Cliff Richard and a successful Bond theme, From Russia With Love. His triumphs also included musicals Fings Ain't What They Used T'Be, Oliver! and Blitz!


Bart's story is one of highs and lows. A significant flop followed in the ill-fated musical Twang!, which, combined with disastrous business decisions, saw him decline into alcoholism and bankruptcy. By the Seventies he had been banned for drink-driving and was living in a sparse flat in Acton, west London.


In this programme, Eddie Mair speaks to Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Miriam Karlin, Bart's biographer David Roper and early collaborator Jack Grossman. The programme also includes contributions from Sir Tim Rice, Barbara Windsor and Sir Cliff Richard, who recall the private side of Lionel Bart, his working methods and his management of relationships.


Presenter/Eddie Mair, Producers/Jo Coombs and Stewart Henderson


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Giving Up The Ghost
Saturday 6 December
2.30-3.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Giving Up The Ghost is a play by Lynne Truss about a man being helped to deal with fear, friendship and profound, unexpressed grief.


Scott, a firefighter of 15 years' experience, is devoted to his job, which includes a culture of nicknames, jokes and wind-ups between friends who routinely trust each other with their lives.


Eight months after his mate, Jacko, deliberately walked into thick smoke with a minimal air supply and didn't come back alive, Scott is on a job at a house full of carbon monoxide when he becomes separated from his colleagues. Alone in the dark, he hears the last terrible moments of Jacko's life: the panting in the breathing apparatus, the warning whistle signifying the nearly empty canister and the haunting final gasp.


Producer/Kate McAll


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 6 December 2008
5 Live Sport
Saturday 6 December
12.00noon-7.30pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch presents an afternoon of live football, kicking off with live commentary of the Barclays Premier League clash between Fulham and Manchester City at Craven Cottage from 12.45pm. That is followed by coverage of all the three o'clock games, including Blackburn v Liverpool and Bolton v Chelsea, plus Rangers v Hamilton in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League.


At 5.30pm there's commentary of Manchester United v Sunderland, live, from Old Trafford.


Presenter/Mark Pougatch


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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Saturday 6 December 2008
Saturday 6 December

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra features commentary on a leading game in the Coca-Cola Championship from 3pm, plus reports and updates from across the Football League.


From 5.15pm, there's uninterrupted commentary of QPR v Wolverhampton Wanderers live from Loftus Road.


Producer/Jen McAllister


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BBC WORLD SERVICE Saturday 6 December 2008
World Book Club – Derek Walcott
Saturday 6 December

Harriett Gilbert talks to Nobel Prize-winning writer Derek Walcott about his 1990 poem Omeros, an interpretation of Homer's Odyssey.


In his retelling, Walcott focuses on no single character. Many critics believe the "hero" of Omeros to be the island of St Lucia, where Walcott has set the poem.


Omeros has three main threads, which are introduced in Book One. The first is the story of Achille and Hector and their love for Helen; the second interweaves the tale of Sergeant Major Plunkett and his Irish wife, Maude, who live on St Lucia; and then there is a poet-narrator, who comments on the action and participates in many transatlantic journeys and wanderings himself.


World Book Club is a unique radio programme bringing together readers from around the world with their favourite writers. Every month, Harriett Gilbert invites a best-selling author to talk about the chosen work, give a reading from it, then answer questions and feedback from a studio audience and readers worldwide.


Since its launch in 2002, World Book Club has hosted Nobel Prize winners including Wole Soyinka, Orhan Pamuk, VS Naipaul and Doris Lessing, as well as several Booker prize winners, including Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro and Salman Rushdie.


There are now two chances to hear World Book Club: in a new, one-hour, weekend version, on the first Saturday of every month and in a half-hour format as part of The Strand on the following Tuesday.


Presenter/Harriett Gilbert, Producer/Karen Holden


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