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3:30pm - 4:00pm

Six Pillars to Persia

[Repeated from Wednesday 9pm.] Fari Bradley focuses on areas that, in antiquity, were touched by the Persian Empire; contemporary Iranian, Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian sound, art and culture. Today: the first of a two part series from the British Academy "The past as propaganda: The Mongol ‘World History’." Professor Robert Hillenbrand FBA FRSE discusses the fragmentary copy of Rashid al-Din’s World History held in the University of Edinburgh’s Library. An extreme rarity, huge in size, it contains fantastical and lavish illustrations dating from 1314. Perhaps the world’s most valuable illustrated Islamic manuscript, this lecture explores its art-historical significance, its multiracial and multi-confessional flavour, with Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and shamanistic elements that aptly reflect the largest continuous land empire in world history that was the Mongols. Featuring Biblical figures, the Prophet Muhammad and the mythical past of Greece, Arabia and Iran, the manuscript breaks new ground, while its propagandist intent is expressed in courtly and battle scenes galore. Visit sixpillars.org for more information.

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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 look ahead to the most anticipated shows of 2017. Visit thecurtainupshow.com for more information. [Repeated Sunday 11am.]

5:00pm - 5:30pm

The Atomic Drop

A series about the world of professional wrestling with news, features and music, hosted by Tariq Haque. Email theatomicdrop@hotmail.com or tweet to @theatomicdrop. [Repeated Tuesday 10am.]

5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Sound Projector Radio Show

An "aural appendix" to The Sound Projector Music Magazine, presented by Ed Pinsent. Tonight: more new albums from Autumn 2016, including Ensemble Neon, Biliana Voutchkova, Raphael Malfliet, Christopher Chaplin, Soft Grid, Isasa, EKL, Henry Kaiser and Alan Licht, Peter Aaron/Brian Chase Duo, Emerge, Helen White, and Stephen Cornford/Ben Gwilliam. Visit thesoundprojector.com/radio-show/ for more information. [Repeated Wednesday 1am.]

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Literary LondonHighlight

Nick Hennegan explores the literary life of London and celebrates the popular cultural life and literary history of the city. Tonight Nick presents live performances, of 10 minute extracts of four new new plays, recorded in Ealing. Next time we hear the post-recording discussion and you are asked to VOTE for your favourite at AirPlayScript.com. For more information visit LondonLiteraryPubCrawl.com. [Repeated Wednesday 7am.]

8:00pm - 9:00pm

Clear SpotHighlight

Music from the Kammer Klang concert series, presented by Louis d'Heudieres and comprising Tuvan special music by Ayan-ool Sam, Alash Ensemble and Ryoko Sharvani Suzuki. See kammerklang.co.uk for more details. [Repeated Monday 9am.]

9:00pm - 10:00pm

Balling the Jack

Joe Cushley explores 13 Bar Blues and Twisted Roots music from around the globe. From the the 1920s to the present day, from the barrel-house to the arthouse via the bedsit, from Mali to Mississippi to the Mekong via New Malden - every culture has its blues. For more information visit ballingthejack on Facebook. E-mail ballingthejack1@gmail.com. [Repeated Wednesday 6am.]

10:00pm - 11:00pm

Bad Punk

60 minutes in the eye of a radiophonic vortex, hosted by the Band of Holy Joy. Visit bandofholyjoy.co.uk for more information. [Repeated Monday 5am.]

11:00pm - 12:30am

50-50 Sound System

50-50 Soundsystem bring 20 years of DJing experience to ResonanceFM with 60's, 70's & 80's old skool reggae, instrumental dub classics, and original soul breaks, all plucked from the 50-50 vaults. [Repeated Thursday 3.30am.]

12:30am - 1:30am

Spool's Out Radio

[Repeated from Monday 10pm.] Tristan Bath (of The Quietus) delves into music from the cassette tape underground. This week: new and recent tape releases, veering into noisy beats, acid trip songwriting, epic ambience, Hungarian techno, and motorik franco-rock. Visit spoolsoutradio.wordpress.com for more information.

1:30am - 2:00am

Radia

[Repeated from Thursday 10.30pm.] Radia, the international group of independent cultural radio stations, presents a new show realised by one of its members, exploring new and forgotten ways of making radio. This week: Show 614 - material from 'Summer Care, ' the first cassette release by NaEE RoBErts, an audiovisual project of Norwegian artist Sandra Mujinga. Visit radia.fm for more information.

2:00am - 3:00am

Baba Yaga's Hut

[Repeated from Friday 12noon.] Every kind of music from Krautrock, 60’s psych and crime-jazz to baile-funk, progressive rock, blaxploitation soundtracks, no-wave disco, ghetto-tech and free noise with Anthony Chalmers, promoter of Baba Yaga's Hut. For more information visit Baba Yaga's Hut Facebook page.

3:00am - 4:00am

Sleeping Dogs Lie

[Repeated from Monday 1am.] Ambient music selected by Miguel Santos to help night owls relax.

4:00am - 6:00am

Global Globules With Baconface

[Repeated from Wednesday 11pm.] The barely present cult Canadian stand-up comedian Baconface plays lengthy and mainly uninterrupted selections from his late brother's extensive record collection of '60s and '70s psychedelia, progressive rock, free jazz, folk, acid folk, folk rock, acid rock, electronic music, and ethnoforgeries. In association with the Chilliwack Office of Leisure.