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[Repeated from Tuesday 8pm.] The Edison Ensemble discuss improvisation in Western Classical Music and the role of electronics in contemporary live performance. Featuring music by Anoushka Shankar, Esbjörn Svensson Trio and Mercury Prize nominated jazz trio Gogo Penguin. Visit edisonensemble.com for more information. First broadcast 9 February 2017.

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12:00pm - 1:00pm

Farside Radio

Music from the catalogues of Far Side Music, the world's primary source for East Asian sounds, presented by Paul Fisher. Visit farsidemusic.com/ for more information. [Repeated Sunday 4pm.]

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5:30pm - 6:30pm

Electric Sheep

A monthly show about cult cinema by Electric Sheep Magazine editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch. In this month's Halloween themed episode, Virginie talks to Kim Newman about his new collection of reviews and essays, 'Video Dungeon,' published by Titan Books; and to cinema programmer Anna Bogutskaya about co–curating a tour of short horror film by women, 'The Final Girls – We Are the Weirdos.' Alex talks to director Keir Burrows about his Oxford set Sci–Fi thriller, 'Anti Matter,' which concerns the terrifying consequences of taking part in university science experiments. Plus classic tracks from Roy Clark, Gin Gillette, Lord Luther, and Larry and the Blue Notes. [Repeated Tuesday 7am.]

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8:00pm - 9:00pm

Clear Spot

Sickness Country, made on location by Alex Ressel and Kerri Meehan (of Superlative TV and more). Sickness Country is an area within Kakadu National Park, Australia, that has been known as a sacred and dangerous place for thousands of years. According to ancient and living stories, disturbing the earth, taking rocks away, camping, harvesting crops or getting cut in Sickness Country could have grave consequences. In the 1950s, uranium prospectors looking for ore bodies in Australia’s remote North found rich mineralisations close to the surface in areas of Kakadu. Ranger Mine is still operational within the boundaries of the park today. The uranium-rich parts of the park correlate to the areas known as Sickness Country by local Aboriginal people. We visited Australia and recorded conversations with people we met, hoping to understand more about sickness country. We wanted to find out how cultures that have occupied the land for more than 60,000 years developed knowledge about uranium, an element which is implicated in many of the world’s most dangerous and secretive narratives. For more info, visit ar-km.com. This project is supported by British Council and Arts Council England. [Repeated Thursday 10am.]

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