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Killer Songs: Paul Slade, author of a new book on murder ballads, Unprepared to Die, investigates Stagger Lee and four other examples of these gory, fascinating songs. Discussing them with him are Billy Bragg, The Bad Seeds’ Mick Harvey, Ralph Stanley, The Kingston Trio’s Bob Shane and Laura Cantrell. For a full playlist, visit PlanetSlade. First broadcast 28 January. [Repeated Monday 9am.]

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2:30pm - 3:30pm

Wavelength

A programme of multiple agendas presented by William English. Today: Gerhard Ruhm and the phenomenon of the Wiener Gruppe (Vienna Group, forerunners of Viennese Actionists) in the Vienna of the fifties and sixties. Sound poetry recordings by Gerhard Ruhm from a published cassette. Plus, Gerhard Ruhm reads from Wahnsinn Litanien, a 33rpm single, and a CD Wiener Lieder und Gedichte. Ruhm: “We discovered things in common: a radically progressive attitude towards literature that took us off the beaten track..." [Repeated Sunday 9am.]

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4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Curtain Up Show

Tim McArthur, Nathan Matthews and guests discuss London's thriving music-theatre scene. Today they chat to Angie Darcy, star of Janis Joplin: Full Tilt at Theatre Royal Stratford East; and Howard Jenkins and Andre Refig, stars of Road Show at the Union Theatre. Visit curtainupshow for more information. [Repeated Sunday 11am.]

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5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Sound Projector Radio Show

An "aural appendix" to The Sound Projector Music Magazine, presented by Ed Pinsent. Tonight: an all-vinyl show... new and recent-ish vinyl LPs from Jurgen Ploog, Le Souffleur, German Army, Buck Gooter, Mars, Diatribes, Franck Vigroux, Modern Feelings, Gog...plus an unsettling Ogrob/ Vomir collaboration, and a split vinyl of avant-techno noise by CDR and DJ Topgear. The show promises to be a mix of extreme rock, noise, sound art, and drone. Visit http://www.thesoundprojector.com/radio-show/ for more information. [Repeated Wednesday 1am.]

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