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Monday 22 Jun 2009

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BBC RADIO 1 Wednesday 1 July 2009

GLASTONBURY 2009
BBC Introducing Highlights With Huw Stephens

Wednesday 1 July
9.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 1
Huw Stephens brings listeners the best of the acts from Glastonbury 2009
Huw Stephens brings listeners the best of the acts from Glastonbury 2009

Huw Stephens brings listeners the best of the acts from the BBC Introducing stage at this year's Glastonbury festival, where 24 acts from around the UK performed.

BBC Introducing is a pan-BBC initiative that supports unsigned, under-the-radar and undiscovered music. The BBC Introducing stage was first set up at Glastonbury in 2007 and is now present at the UK's key music festivals throughout the year, including T In The Park and Reading/Leeds. There is a network of BBC Introducing shows on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, BBC Asian Network and across more than 30 local BBC Radio stations.

Presenter/Huw Stephens, Producer/Clare Chadburn

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BBC RADIO 2 Wednesday 1 July 2009

Mike Harding

Wednesday 1 July
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Mike Harding brings listeners an interview with Chris Wood, who scooped the two big awards at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Best Album and Folk Singer Of The Year – and plays songs from his forthcoming album, Albion – An Anthology, featuring tracks from across his career.

Mike also features the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music

Presenter/Mike Harding, Producer/Kellie While

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Trevor Nelson

Wednesday 1 July
10.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Trevor Nelson's Album Of The Week is Me'Shell Ndegéocello's Plantation Lullabies.

Ndegéocello's 1993 debut album twists and turns through many genres, including R&B, pop, jazz and hip hop, making Plantation Lullabies occasionally overwhelming as well as vibrantly sophisticated.

Ndegéocello, who shot to fame by being one of the first artists signed to Madonna's record label, Maverick, defies labels throughout, tagging her slinking and crawling songs with a rubbery flow that's just as rooted in Seventies funky soul as it is in Nineties hip-hop culture.

Presenter/Trevor Nelson, Producer/Dan Cocker

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BBC RADIO 3 Wednesday 1 July 2009

Performance On 3 – Kurt Weill's Lost In The Stars

Wednesday 1 July
7.00-9.15pm BBC RADIO 3

Lost In The Stars was Kurt Weill's last stage work, completed in 1949, and is a musical which aspires to the condition of serious opera. Based on the famous novel by Alan Paton, Cry, The Beloved Country, a dramatic tale of social struggles in South Africa in the years before apartheid, The New York Times first night review described the music as "deep, dramatic and beautiful."

In a performance directed by Jude Kelly, and recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on 23 and 24 June, the singers include Clive Rowe and Tsakane Maswanganyi.

Charles Hazlewood conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in tonight's Performance On 3.

Presenter/Catherine Bott, Producer/Philip Tagney

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BBC RADIO 4 Wednesday 1 July 2009

Afternoon Play – Torchwood: Asylum Ep 1/3

New series
Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 July
2.15-3.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Torchwood, the series created by Russell T Davies, returns to BBC Radio 4 with three brand new extraterrestrial investigations, starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd.

In this afternoon's opener, written by Anita Sullivan, PC Andy arrests a teenager for shoplifting and thinks it's going to be a routine case. He then spots the weapon she is carrying and decides to call in Torchwood.

When Gwen questions the girl, she remembers her name, but little else, and, when she speaks, it is a strange mix of English and Scandinavian but with a Cardiff accent. The team is later faced with a dilemma when the girl's blood test results come back.

John Barrowman stars as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones.

Director/Kate McAll

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Look Away Now Ep 1/3

New series
Wednesday 1 July
6.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 4

Garry Richardson hosts a new series of the topical show where sport meets comedy. Featuring hot-off-the-press sports sketches, spoof interviews, music and non-expert analysis, Look Away Now takes a look at the previous five days in sport and at the sporting weekend ahead.

Items might include interviews with Jenson Button's Formula 1 car, Trevor, and the England Cricket team's morale-sapping Australian sports psychologist, ahead of the first Ashes Test, and an investigation into how Great Britain are planning to build a cyborg tennis player.

Many correspondents are also in action, with vital news from events such as the Henley Royal Regatta and the running of the bulls in Pamplona.

Garry is joined by the core cast of comedy writer/performers Laurence Howarth, Katherine Jakeways, Dave Lamb and Richie Webb, alongside a number of different guest stand-up comedians and sporting celebrities.

Presenter/Gary Richardson, Producer/Ben Walker

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Bespoken Word Ep 1/2

New series
Wednesday 1 July
11.00-11.15pm BBC RADIO 4

Bespoken Word, presented by Mister Gee, is BBC Radio 4's performance poetry show and is believed to be the first programme dedicated to performance poetry on either British radio or TV.

Poet Adrian Mitchell, who died in December 2008, was nicknamed the Shadow Poet Laureate. He was one of the most talked-about performers at the Royal Albert Hall International Poetry Incarnation, alongside Allen Ginsberg, on 11 June 1965, where he performed his poem, To Whom It May Concern, with its refrain: "Tell me lies about Vietnam."

In the last year of his life, he made a new version of the poem, now including the line: "Tell me lies about Afghanistan", which he performed for Radio 4's Bespoken Word, and which is also featured in tonight's programme.

Presenter/Mister Gee, Producer/Graham Frost

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Wednesday 1 July 2009

WIMBLEDON 2009
5 Live At Wimbledon

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 1 July
12.30-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Simon Mayo, Clare Balding and Mark Pougatch are live from Wimbledon and bring listeners commentary of the men's quarter-finals.

Former Wimbledon Champions Michael Stich, Pat Cash and Jana Novotna head the team of top name pundits, which also includes Jeff Tarango, Annabel Croft, Frew MacMillan and Todd Woodbridge. BBC Radio 5 Live's tennis correspondent Jonathan Overend leads the commentary team, alongside Iain Carter, Vassos Alexander and Philip Studd.

Radio 5 Live's Sony Gold award-winning Wimbledon mini-site returns with podcasts, exclusive video footage, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, pictures and extras at bbc.co.uk/5live.

Presenters/Simon Mayo, Clare Balding and Mark Pougatch, Producer/Steve Rudge

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WIMBLEDON 2009
Michael Stich At Wimbledon

Wednesday 1 July
7.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Former Wimbledon Champion and Radio 5 Live pundit Michael Stich is joined by special tennis and showbiz guests to review all the day's action from London SW19.

Presenter/Michael Stich, Producer/Steve Rudge

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5 Live Sport

Wednesday 1 July
8.00-10.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

George Riley brings listeners all the day's sports news and is joined by Iain Carter for the latest from the world of golf, in 5 Live Golf.

At 9pm, The State Of Rugby League examines the health of the sport in the UK, while, from 9.45pm, Pat Cash and Jeff Tarango have the big stories of the day from Wimbledon, in Tarango And Cash, including special guests, interviews and their own unique take on proceedings. Tarango And Cash is also available to download as a podcast at bbc.co.uk/fivelive.

Presenter/George Riley, Producer/Andrew Douglas

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BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Wednesday 1 July 2009

WIMBLEDON 2009
Wimbledon

Live event/outside broadcast
Wednesday 1 July
1.00-8.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

BBC 5 Live Sports Extra brings listeners live Wimbledon commentary from the All England Club.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK Wednesday 1 July 2009

Silver Street

Wednesday 1 July
12.15-12.20pm BBC ASIAN NETWORK

Looking after Rajan is taking its toll on Rita, and Krishan isn't proving much help either, in today's visit to Silver Street.

Elsewhere, Arun wants to go on holiday and suggests Barcelona to Sean as a possible destination. He then asks questions about Roopa's new man but Sean can't shed any light.

Later, Sean sees Roopa send an instant message to the "player" arranging to meet him, but Sean insists that he goes along with her. When they arrive, however, there is a shock in store as the "player" reveals his true identity.

Rajan is played by Aftab Sachak, Rita by Bharti Patel, Krishan by Rahual Das, Arun by Naithan Ariane, Sean by Lloyd Thomas and Roopa by Rakhee Thakrar.

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Wednesday 1 July 2009

The Greening Of The Deserts Ep 1/3

New series
Wednesday 1 July
8.00-8.30pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

While the world is discussing how to slow down global warming, satellite pictures of northern Africa show that areas lost to the Sahara desert during decades of drought are turning green again. Is this due to increased rainfall or better farming methods, and what are the implications for traditional nomadic desert communities such as the Tuareg of northern Mali?

Ayisha Yahya explores the arguments and talks to experts about their viewpoints, in the opening episode of this new, three-part series.

Presenter/Ayisha Yahya, Producer/Ruth Evans

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