Times 2 - UK (2020-10-16)

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the times | Friday October 16 2020 1GT 11

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Breakfast 6 .00 Jenny Kleeman and Luke
Jones with Times Radio Breakfast. All the
morning’s big stories 10. 00 Gloria De Piero.
Uplifting stories of real life 1 .00pm
Giles Coren. Fast-talking chat 4. 00 Cathy
Newman at Drive. An in-depth look at the
main stories of the day 7 .00 Michael
Portillo. Thoughtful, in-depth interviews
10. 00 Kait Borsay. Late-night conversation
1. 00 am Stories of Our Times 1.3 0 Red Box
2. 00 Highlights from Times Radio

Radio 2
FM: 88- 9 0.2 MHz
5 .00am Vanessa Feltz 6 .30 The Amol Rajan
Breakfast Show 9 .30 Ken Bruce 1 2. 00
Jeremy Vine 2. 00 pm Steve Wright 4. 15
Steve Wright: Serious Jockin’ 5 .00 Sara Cox
7. 00 Tony Blackburn’s Golden Hour. Popular
tracks 8. 00 Sounds of the 80s with Gary
Davies. A Tears for Fears special 10. 00
Sounds of the 9 0s with Fearne Cotton. Music
and pop culture from the decade 1 2. 00
Bruce Springsteen: From My Home to Yours
1. 00 am The DJ Spoony House Party (r) 2.3 0
The DJ Spoony House Party Mixtape (r) 3. 00
The Stax Renaissance: Soul Music’s Phoenix
from the Flames (r) 4. 00 Huey Morgan

Radio 3
FM: 9 0.2- 9 2.4 MHz
6 .30am Breakfast
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3’s classical
breakfast show. Including 7 .00, 8. 00 News.
7 .30, 8 .3 0 News Headlines
9 .00 Essential Classics
The best in classical music, with Suzy Klein
1 2.00 Composer of the Week:
Kaija Saariaho
The composer Kaija Saariaho concludes her
interview with Donald Macleod, talking about
the genesis of her award-winning opera
L’amour de loinn and why she once famously
said she would never write an opera. Kaija
Saariaho (L’amour de loinn — Act 4 excerpt; La
passion de Simonee for soprano solo, choir,
orchestra and electronics — excerpt; Only the
Sound Remainss — excerpt; and L’amour
de loin — Act 5 — Final Prayerr)
1 .00pm Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
The pianist Steven Osborne and the BBC
Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform.
Presented by Kate Molleson. Beethoven
(String Trio in C, Op 9, No 3); and
Shostakovich (Piano Quintet)

2. 00 Afternoon Concert
In a concert recorded earlier in Black History
Month as part of a socially-distanced
Autumn season, the Principal Conductor of
the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Ryan
Bancroft leads the orchestra. Coleridge-Taylor
(Four Novellettenn, Op.52; Nonettt; andThe
Song of Hiawathaa — Overture); James B
Wilson (The Green Fusee); Errollyn Wallen
(Nnennaa); Florence Price (Octett; and
Ethiopia’s shadow in Americaa); and
Samuel Barber (Violin Concerto)
4.30 The Listening Service
Tom Service learns about syncopation,
rhythms that go against the beat, which are
a vital element of funk and disco, as well as
in the works of Johann Sebastian Bach (r)
5. 00 In Tune
The pianist David Greilsammer talks about
his new album Labyrinthh, and the author,
composer and educator Paul Harris chats
about the 2 020 Malcolm Arnold Festival.
Including 5. 00 , 6 .00 News

  1. 00 In Tune Mixtape
    A sacred motet by Schutz and an
    arrangement of one by Bach,
    Dave Brubeck’s ode to a girl called Oli,
    and music for orchestra by Malcolm
    Arnold and Richard Strauss (r)
    7 .30 Radio 3 in Concert
    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs
    with the pianist Kirill Gerstein. Presented by
    Ian Skelly, from the Royal Festival Hall,
    London. First aired in May 2018. Stravinsky
    (Scherzo à la russee); Beethoven (Piano
    Concerto No 5 “Emperor”””); and Stravinsky
    (The Firebirdd, complete ballet — 1910) (r)

  2. 00 The Verb
    Ian McMillan and guests take a look
    at the way poets have written
    about oil and the oil industry
    1 0.45 The Essay:
    Discovering Black Portraiture
    The opera singer Peter Braithwaite considers
    the artist Sonia Boyce, whose 1982
    self-portrait Rice n Peas celebrates her black
    British identity through the medium of food
    1 1. 00 Late Junction
    Jennifer Lucy Allan shares a recent
    composition by Bill Wells, performed by
    young brass players from Glasgow as well as
    sludgy drones from Japanese doom-metal
    band Boris, something they call “extreme
    healing music”. There are also space ballads
    from the Sahara, courtesy of Mamman Sani
    and his electric organ, and experimental
    dancehall at 90bpm from Equiknoxx’s
    Gavsborg. Plus, an archive performance by
    the Lithuanian virtuoso Clara Rockmore
    1 .00am Through the Night (r)

Radio 4
FM: 92.4-94.6 MHz LW: 198kHz MW: 720 kHz
5.30am News Briefing
5.43 Prayer for the Day
5.45 Farming Today
5.58 Tweet of the Day (r)
6.00 Today
With Martha Kearney and Mishal Husain
8.30 (LW) Yesterday in Parliament
9.00 Desert Island Discs
With Floella Benjamin (r)
9.45 (LW) Daily Service
9.45 Book of the Week:
The Good Germans
By Catrine Clay (5/5)
10.00 Woman’s Hour
Jane Garvey presents a female perspective
on the world. Including at 10 .45 Drama: Part
five of Incredible Womenn, by Jeremy Front
11.00 The New Deal:
A Story for Our Times
The New Deal’s progressive
period following 1936 (2/3)
11.3 0 Believe It!
Richard Wilson considers his mortality (4/4)
12.01pm (LW) Shipping Forecast
12.04 The Housing Lark
By Sam Selvon. Last in the series
12.18 You and Yours

  1. 00 The World at One
    1.45 Behind the Buzzwords
    David Cannadine tells the story behind the
    buzzword Big Data. Last in the series (r)
    2 .00 The Archers (r)
    2 .15 Drama: Fault Lines — Sex
    Electricityy, by Fiona Evans. A mother and
    daughter living on an isolated sheep farm are
    troubled by a stranger bearing an uncanny
    likeness to one of their own kin (6/7)
    3 .00 Gardeners’ Question Time
    Answering listeners’ queries
    3 .4 5 Short Works
    The Cleanerr, by Mary Paulson-Ellis

  2. 00 Last Word
    The lives of famous and less well-known
    people who have recently died
    4 .3 0 Feedback
    Listeners’ views (1/10)

  3. 00 PM
    5 .54 (LW) Shipping Forecast
    6 .00 Six O’Clock News
    6 .30 The News Quiz
    More panellists joins host Andy Zaltzman for
    an edition recorded with a remote audience
    watching and listening from home (7/8)
    7 .00 Front Row
    Arts programme
    7 .45 Tracks: Indigo
    By Matthew Broughton (5/10) (r)

8. 00 Any Questions?
With panellist Pascal Lamy and Gisela Stuart
8. 5 0 A Point of View
Reflections on a topical issue
9 .00 Fight Club
By Chuck Palahniuk, dramatised by Tracey
Malone and Ed Whitmore (r)
1 0.00 The World Tonight
Presented by Razia Iqbal
1 0.45 Book at Bedtime:
The Housing Lark (10/10) (r)
1 1. 00 Americast
Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel
follow the US election
1 1.30 50 More Things That
Made the Modern Economy
Tim Harford examines what would
happen if GPS stopped working (r)
1 1.45 Today in Parliament
1 2. 00 News and Weather
1 2.3 0 am Book of the Week:
The Good Germans ( 5 /5) (r)
1 2.48 Shipping Forecast
1. 00 As BBC World Service

Radio 4 Extra
Digital only
8. 00 am Share and Share Alike 8 .3 0
Patterson 9. 00 The Personality Test 9 .3 0
Ballylenon 10. 00 Gulliver’s Travels 1 1. 00
Podcast Radio Hour 1 2. 00 Share and Share
Alike 1 2.3 0 pm Patterson 1. 00 A Charles
Paris Mystery: An Amateur Corpse 1 .3 0
Trueman and Riley 2. 00 The Personality Test
2 .3 0 Ballylenon 3. 00 Gulliver’s Travels 4. 00
Podcast Radio Hour 5. 00 Jack & Millie 5 .3 0
Love in Recovery 6 .00 Weird Tales 6 .30 Off
the Page 7. 00 Share and Share Alike 7 .3 0
Patterson 8. 00 A Charles Paris Mystery: An
Amateur Corpse. Based on a novel by Simon
Brett. Dramatised by Jeremy Front 8 .3 0
Trueman and Riley. Home Truths. Crime
drama, by Brian B Thompson 9. 00 Podcast
Radio Hour. Presenters recommend their
favourite podcasts and speak to the people
who make them 10. 00 Comedy Club: Love in
Recovery. By Pete Jackson 10 .3 0 Tom Parry’s
Fancy Dressed Life. It is the final party of the
year and Tom is off to a wedding 10.
Charlotte and Lillian. By Holly Walsh and Kat
Sommers 11. 00 The Flight of the Conchords.
Comedy with Bret McKenzie and Jemaine
Clement 1 1.3 0 Simon Evans Goes to Market.
The trading of gold around the world

Radio 5 Live
MW: 6 93, 909
5. 00 am Wake Up to Money 6.
5 Live Breakfast 9 .00 Your Call

10. 00 Chiles on Friday 1. 00 pm Elis James
and John Robins 2 .3 0 Kermode and Mayo’s
Film Review 4. 00 5 Live Drive 7. 00
5 Live Sport: 5 Live Football Social 9.
Fantasy 6 -0- 69 .3 0 5 Live Sport 10. 00
Stephen Nolan 1. 00 am Jim Davis


5. 00 am Early Breakfast 6 .00 talkSPORT
Breakfast with Alan Brazil 10. 00 Jim White,
Martin Keown and Bob Mills 1 .00pm
Hawksbee and Jacobs 4. 00 Drive with
Adrian Durham & Darren Gough 7.
GameDay Countdown 10. 00 Sports Bar

  1. 00 am Extra Time with Martin Kelner

Talk Radio

5. 00 am James Max 6 .30 Julia
Hartley-Brewer 10. 00 Mike Graham

  1. 00 pm Ian Collins 4. 00 Mark Dolan 7. 00
    Kevin O’Sullivan 10. 00 Cristo Foufas

  2. 00 am Martin Kelner

6 Music
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  1. 00 am Chris Hawkins 7 .3 0 Lauren Laverne
    10 .3 0 Mary Anne Hobbs 1 .00pm Shaun
    Keaveny 4. 00 Steve Lamacq 7. 00 Iggy Pop

  2. 00 Tom Ravenscroft 1 2. 00 The 6 Mix
    with Nemone 1 .3 0 am The 6 Mix Guest Mix

  3. 00 6 Music Classic Concert (r) 3. 00 The
    Story of Funk 4. 00 Sound and Vision

Virgin Radio

6 .30am The Chris Evans Breakfast Show
with Sky 10. 00 Eddy Temple-Morris
1. 00 pm Tim Cocker 4. 00 Kate Lawler 7. 00
Ben Jones 10. 00 Stu Elmore1. 00 am
Virgin Radio Through The Night

Classic FM
FM: 1 00 -1 0 2 MHz
6 .00am More Music Breakfast 9. 00
Alexander Armstrong 1 2. 00 Anne-Marie
Minhall 4. 00 pm John Brunning 7. 00
Smooth Classics at Seven 8. 00 The Classic
FM Concert with John Suchet. John presents
the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in its first
concert of the 2020/21 season. Barber
(Adagio for Strings Op 11); Julian Yu
(Variations and Fugue on a Theme by
Beethoven); and Beethoven (Violin Concerto
in D Op 61 ) 10. 00 Smooth Classics1. 00 am
Katie Breathwick 4. 00 Jane Jones

Radio Choice

Debra Craine


Why Do I Blush?

BBC World Service, 8.30pm

Have you ever wondered

why some people blush

and others never do? Is it a

sign of embarrassment or

shyness? In the 1930s one

Viennese psychologist even

thought blushing was

associated with necrophilia

and a man’s desire to

menstruate — how

ridiculous that seems now.

Today’s scientists believe

blushing can say a lot more

than “I’m sorry”: it may

even make you seem

more generous and

trustworthy. In this

programme Anand Jagatia,

above, explores modern

thinking on blushing and

other bodily behaviours,

such as scratching your

head or yawning.

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The Trump Show




hen Donald Trump
bellowed, “You’re
fired!” at a procession
of aides as they were
booted through the

White House’s ever-revolving door,

documentary-makers were no doubt

elated. As The Trump Show proved,

when it comes to recruiting former

employees for interview fodder, the

US president has ensured there is a

brimming pool for journalists to fish

from. They are disgruntled and know

the real Trump, perfect talking heads

released into the wild.

With barely a prompt Anthony “the

Mooch” Scaramucci said being fired

had been like being rolled in broken
glass then salted. He referred to
Trump as a “lunatic, crazy person” (his
tenure as the White House director of
communications lasted ten days). He
was great value, especially when he
described Steve Bannon as a man who
“sucks his own cock”, which is quite
the mental image.
Sean Spicer said it was the “toughest
day of my life” when Trump instructed
him to tell the media they had faked
low attendance at his inauguration.
“I knew this was not a good start,” the
former press secretary said, with
mindblowing understatement. Ya
think? “Many of those who worked
with him are now ready to talk,” said
the narration. Ready? Judging by the
frequency I’ve seen them on TV, there’s
no stopping them.
The best interviewee turned out to
be Omarosa Manigault Newman, a
former contestant on The Apprentice
turned Trump political aide, who was
a font of lip-smacking detail. Right up
to the moment of his inauguration, she
said, he was still obsessed with selling,
selling, selling, boasting that his book,
The Art of the Deal, was at No 1 in the
charts and that he wanted to take the
oath of office on it (I don’t doubt that
for a second).
She also revealed that, bizarrely, he
hated the White House staff stripping
his bed. “If I want my sheets taking off,
I’ll take them off myself,” he would say.

I can hardly bear to speculate on
why that might have been. Bannon,
another sackee, was interviewed
sporting far longer, wilder locks
than in his WH days, but he still
seemed to hold a torch for the
Donald. “He’s a master of mass
communication,” he said.
The BBC’s Jon Sopel, who has
had his own little run-ins with Trump
(the president doesn’t seem to like the
BBC much), conceded that he had a
“visceral sense” of the public’s mood
and how to “tickle” it. Even if that
means threatening to kiss everyone,
I suppose. But what about his
crassness when, after being asked if
he would visit Charlottesville after a
white supremacist there drove his car
into a crowd killing a young woman,
Trump seemed more interested in
asking reporters if they knew he had
a house there?
There was much we had seen before
in this film (how could there not be
with so many documentaries around?)
but it was punchy and spritzy,
although sadly the first episode didn’t
get round to interviewing Stormy
Daniels, who in the teaser jokingly
told the producer: “I will find you, Rob,
if this gets cut down to 15 seconds of
talking about Trump’s penis and black
socks.” Just checking. In the next
episode does that mean she definitely
will be discussing Trump’s genitals?
Documentary-makers had a field day with Donald Trump Asking for a friend.

All the president’s men dish the dirt on Trump




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