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Saturday 7 June 2008


BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 7 June 2008
Out To Lunch Ep 2/6
Saturday 7 June
1.00-1.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Comedian Russell Kane hosts another selection of character comedy, sketches and stand-up comedy with Dan Antopolski, Micky Flanagan, Paul Foot, Colin & Fergus and special guest Matt Welcome.


Germany's foremost "agony uncle", Henning Wehn, solves more problems in his Saturday Surgery, whilst in this week's My Life In A Trailer, an audience member's encounter with a mouse gets the Hollywood treatment.


Presenter/Russell Kane, Producer/Mark Augustyn


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On The Blog Ep 2/6
Saturday 7 June
1.30-2.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Andrew Glasgow – war game enthusiast and obsessive blogger – finds his blossoming love-life thrown into turmoil by a perilous mission over Nazi Germany's industrial heartland, as BBC Radio 2's sitcom continues.


On The Blog stars Andy Taylor, Caroline Quentin, Simon Greenall and DeNica Fairman.


Writers/Dave Marks, Kris Dyer and Andy Taylor, Producer/Dirk Maggs


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Dermot O'Leary's Saturday Show
Saturday 7 June
2.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Dermot presents live music from Feeder and Birmingham singer-songwriter Bryn Christopher.


Feeder released their first album back in 1997 and the popular band – original members Grant Nicholas and bassist Taka Hirose, plus former Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson – are set to release their sixth studio album, Silent Cry, this month.


Bryn Christopher, meanwhile, is a newer kid on the block, whose debut single, The Quest, showcases a powerful and soulful voice.


Presenter/Dermot O'Leary, Producer/Ben Walker


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Liverpool Season
Radio 2 Live – Paul McCartney At Liverpool Sound

Saturday 7 June
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Sir Paul McCartney spearheads Liverpool's celebration of its musical heritage
Sir Paul McCartney spearheads
Liverpool's celebration of its
musical heritage

From The Beatles' early gigs at the Cavern Club, through to contemporary bands like The Zutons, The Wombats and Hot Club De Paris, the sound of Liverpool continues to evolve.


Join BBC Radio 2 for highlights of Liverpool Sound – the European Capital of Culture's celebration of its musical heritage – recorded the previous weekend at Anfield Football Stadium with Sir Paul McCartney headlining and support from Kaiser Chiefs.


Presenter/Janice Long, Producer/Sarah Gaston


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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 7 June 2008
World Routes
Saturday 7 June
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucy Duran introduces a one-off UK performance by South Africa's Miriam Makeba, with an infectious mix of jazz, gospel and African roots recorded exclusively for World Routes at the Brighton Festival in May.


Now in her 75th year, Miriam's professional career began in the Fifties with the Black Manhattan Brothers, after which she formed her own group, The Skylarks, singing a blend of jazz and traditional melodies of South Africa. Her big break came when she starred in the anti-Apartheid documentary, Come Back, Africa, in 1959. When the Italian government invited her to the film's premiére at the Venice Film Festival, she decided not to return home and her South African passport was revoked shortly afterwards. Makeba then travelled to London where she met Harry Belafonte, who assisted her in gaining entry to and fame in the United States. She released many of her most famous hits there, including Pata Pata, The Click Song (Qongqothwane in Xhosa), and Malaika.


In 1966, Makeba received the Grammy Award for Best Folk Recording for An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba, which dealt with the political plight of black South Africans under Apartheid. In 1963, after an impassioned testimony before the United Nations Committee Against Apartheid, Makeba's records were banned in South Africa and her South African citizenship and her right to return to the country were revoked. However, Nelson Mandela persuaded her to return to South Africa in 1990 and, in 2004, Makeba was voted 38th in the Top 100 Great South Africans.


Presenter/Lucy Duran, Producer/James Parkin


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Opera On 3 – Roméo Et Juliette
Saturday 7 June
6.30-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Soprano Bernarda Bobro and tenor Leonardo Capalbo play star-crossed lovers Roméo Et Juliette in Gounod's tragic opera
Soprano Bernarda Bobro and
tenor Leonardo Capalbo play
star-crossed lovers Roméo Et
Juliette in Gounod's tragic opera

From the Grand Theatre in Leeds, Donald Macleod introduces Opera North's production of Charles Gounod's Roméo Et Juliette. John Fulljames directs two rising stars in the title roles, with Leonardo Capalbo as Roméo and Slovenian soprano Bernarda Bobro making her British debut as Juliette. Martin Andre conducts the Orchestra of Opera North in Gounod's lushly orchestrated score, providing a wonderful backdrop for Shakespeare's tale of doomed love.


When Charles Gounod turned his attention to Roméo Et Juliette in 1867, he'd already found success with another adaptation – his opera based on Goethe's Faust. So, for Roméo Et Juliette he collaborated with the same librettists he worked with on the earlier opera, Jules Barbier and Michel Carre. Their libretto for Roméo Et Juliette is in five acts and follows very closely, often even to the text, Shakespeare's tragedy.


Martin André conducts the Orchestra of Opera North.


Presenter/Donald Macleod, Producer/Sam Phillips


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Between The Ears – Staring At The Wall
Saturday 7 June
10.00-10.30pm BBC RADIO 3

Listeners journey through the walls of Pentonville Prison from the outside in. Located around the walls of the prison are local-authority flats, private homes, factories, pubs and cafés – no other prison is located so close to residential property.


Using long-range microphones to capture effects from within the walls and close-held microphones to interview those who live outside and pass by the prison, Alan Dein captures the sounds and thoughts of everyday life just outside the walls.


He builds up an intimate portrait of enclosure, freedom and imagination. One neighbour recalls the sound of the bell which rang as a man went to the gallows; another leans against a building opposite, staring at the wall, recalling his own five days inside.


Bob was born close to London's Pentonville Prison and it wasn't long before he found himself inside. And it wasn't a one-off visit. Lying inside his cell, he would hear noises on the outside that he recognised – including, late one night, the footsteps of his girlfriend coming home. Now he is living out his years on the outside of the wall, just a few feet away from his former cell.


Presenter/Alan Dein, Producer/Sara Jane Hall


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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 7 June 2008
Sacred Statues
Saturday 7 June
2.30-3.30pm BBC RADIO 4

Writer William Trevor celebrates his 80th birthday this month. In his Sacred Statues for The Afternoon Play, penniless Sculptor Corry struggles to make ends meet for his pregnant wife, Nuala, and their children. Unbeknownst to Corry, Nuala comes up with a shocking plan to try to save them.


The cast includes Eileen Walsh (Nicholas Nickleby, Magdalene Sisters and Eden), Gary Lydon, (Ordinary Decent Criminal and Last September) and Judy Parfitt (The Girl With The Pearl Earring, Dolores Clairbourne and Wilde).


William Trevor is the acclaimed author of several collections of short stories and has adapted a number of his own stories for stage, television and radio. He has published nearly 40 novels, short-story collections, plays and collections of non fiction. He has won three Whitbread Awards, a PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award and was short-listed for the Booker Prize. In 1977, Trevor was awarded an honorary CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to literature.


Producer/Gemma McMullan


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Saturday 7 June
4.55-5.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Sir John Tusa continues to trace, day by day, the major political, cultural and social events of 1968 as they happened, drawing on the BBC and other vivid news archive and the music of the time.


This week's programmes reflect the week in which Basque terror group ETA carry out their first assassination, Martin Luther King's killer is caught at Heathrow, Jimmy Savile improves Anglo-French relations, and soldiers try to clean up France. General Westmoreland leaves Vietnam with a bleak prediction for the war's future, Italy win the European Championships, and Rhodesian sanctions stir up British politics. A drowned boy becomes a martyr for Parisian students, Henry Cooper is involved in an Eton controversy and The Beatles show signs of tension in the studio.


The UN approves the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and the French Government bans demonstrations. The BBC airs its controversial Students In Revolt programme and Johnny Cash releases his seminal album, Live At Folsom Prison.


This series is part of BBC Radio 4's 1968 – Myth Or Reality? season, marking the 40th anniversary of a remarkable year which saw extraordinary upheavals worldwide.


Please note: a weekly omnibus edition of Day-By-Day is broadcast on Sunday evenings.


Presenter/John Tusa, Producers/Barney Rowntree, Sam Bryant and Lucy Dichmont


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Archive Hour – The Dream Time Of Jazz
Saturday 7 June
8.00-9.00pm BBC RADIO 4

In 1938, 23-year-old folklorist Alan Lomax conducted a legendary 10-hour interview with pioneering jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton.


In this programme, historian and writer Marybeth Hamilton takes this single, famous piece of oral history to explore the way in which historians and anthropologists have approached their subjects from cultures and ethnicities not their own in the last 100 years.


Morton by then was old, sick, poor and embittered, forgotten by audiences and slighted by musicians, reduced to playing piano and mixing drinks in a rundown Washington DC bar. Lomax brought him to the Library of Congress and got him to sit at the piano and sing and tell his life story, focusing particularly on the turn-of-the-century New Orleans underworld, in which Morton had participated as a brothel pianist and sometime pimp.


The interview was recorded on wax disks and deposited at the Library of Congress. Lomax's aim was to illuminate the "folk roots" of jazz, and jazz aficionados believed he succeeded: the interview became a kind of sacred text, a foundational document that shaped the writing of jazz history.


Presenter/Marybeth Hamilton, Producer/Tim Dee


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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 7 June 2008
Euro Fighting Talk Ep 1/4
Saturday 7 June
11.00am-12.00noon BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Colin Murray pulls no punches for Euro Fighting Talk
Colin Murray pulls no punches
for Euro Fighting Talk

Euro 2008 starts today, promising over three weeks of exciting football action, and who better to start things off than Colin Murray and his expert team of Fighting Talkers.


With points for punditry and plenty of laughs, Euro Fighting Talk will slug out the issues and quirky stories in Austria and Switzerland. Journalists, comedians and witty sport addicts go head-to-head in four weekly special editions.


Presenter/Colin Murray, Producer/Simon Crosse


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5 Live Sport
Saturday 7 June
12.00-4.45pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Pougatch brings listeners live coverage of the start of the Euro 2008 tournament
Mark Pougatch brings listeners
live coverage of the start of the
Euro 2008 tournament

Mark Saggers is live at Epsom and Mark Pougatch is live at Euro 2008, bringing all the build-up to The Derby at Epsom (live at 4pm) and to the start of the Euro 2008 tournament later this evening.


Plus, there is coverage of the women's French Open tennis final, cricket with England v New Zealand in the Third Test at Trent Bridge and rugby world champions South Africa against Six Nations winners Wales.


Presenters/Mark Saggers (UK) and Mark Pougatch (Austria/Switzerland), Producers/Adrian Williams and Ed King


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5 Live Sport – Euro 2008
Saturday 7 June
4.45-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Former England coach Steve McClaren joins the Radio 5 Live team this year
Former England coach Steve
McClaren joins the Radio
5 Live team this year

Euro 2008, the long-awaited football extravaganza, starts today, with every game of the tournament live on BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra.


Former England coach Steve McClaren joins the 5 Live team this year with his first commentary game being Austria v Croatia on Sunday 8 June. He joins Graham Taylor, Chris Waddle, Stan Collymore, Pat Nevin and Jan Molby, who offer expert analysis to complement the commentary team of chief football correspondent Mike Ingham, Alan Green, John Murray, Conor McNamara, Ian Dennis, Darren Fletcher, Simon Brotherton and Ian Brown.


Roving reporters Jacqui Oatley in Austria and Mike Sewell in Switzerland are out and about throughout the tournament, feeding all the key news through to BBC Radio 5 Live throughout the day.


Plus, every night the 5 Live Football Daily podcast has a round-up of all the action available for download at


In tonight's opening programme, Mark Pougatch presents full commentary from Basel as co-hosts, Switzerland, take on the Czech Republic in the first game of the tournament, kicking off at 5pm.


Then Darren Fletcher hosts live commentary from Geneva as Portugal take on Turkey in Group A, kicking off at 7.45pm.


Presenters/Mark Pougatch and Darren Fletcher, Producer/Steve Houghton


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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Saturday 7 June 2008
Cricket And Formula 1
Saturday 7 June
10.45am-7.15pm BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the third day of the Third Test between England and New Zealand comes live from Trent Bridge.


Listeners can also enjoy commentary on the qualifying session for the Canadian Grand Prix.


Producers/Adam Mountford and Jason Swales


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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 7 June 2008
Lauren Laverne
Saturday 7 June
4.00-6.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Lauren Laverne starts her permanent residency on BBC 6 Music with a promise to "bring listeners only the very best music, while wearing consistently excellent shoes."


It promises to be a fast-paced, interactive end to Saturday afternoons as Lauren casts her discerning eye – and those of her listeners – over the past week's "action" from all arenas, and highlights the movers and shakers, the winners and losers, the bounty hunters and the desperados. News, sport, arts, TV, fashion, food, music, movies and miracle comebacks – anyone and anything is fair game.


Presenter/Lauren Laverne, Producer/Adam Hudson


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6 Mix
Saturday 7 June
9.00-11.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

In this, the first ever 6 Mix "sound clash", cult London rockers Mystery Jets take on their producer, Trash supremo Erol Alkan, in a battle on the BBC 6 Music decks.


There's also an archive mix from Layo and Bushwaka, recorded live at The End, the club where Alkan was a resident. And there's a showcase mix from hot new Australian dance rockers the Presets.


Presenter/Iyare, Producer/Mike Meadows


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BBC WORLD SERVICE Saturday 7 June 2008
Worldplay – Concerto For Humans And Semtex
Saturday 7 June

Issues surrounding war, terrorism and people's fears in the post 9/11 world are aired in Concerto For Humans And Semtex by Simon Luckhurst.


Four conversations are taking place simultaneously – in a café, on a phone line, at a funeral and in a cell. Suspicions are aroused, snatches of dialogue heard and the tension before an inevitable catastrophe builds to a startling conclusion. A bombing is about to take place, but it's not clear whether we are listening to the presentation of clues or eavesdropping on innocent people.


"Concerto For Humans And Semtex is my response to the modern age where we're constantly surrounded by possible suspicious activity," says author Simon Luckhurst. "Because of the increase in global security, we're supposed to be more safe as individuals since 9/11 but are we? And, if we were unsuspecting witnesses to a furtive planning event, at what stage would we broadcast our fears and inform the authorities? When should we move from being alert to being alarmed?"


Director/Anna Messariti


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