12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 10.30pm.] The Earl of Killorglin and Andrew Scott-Bolton of Club Integral - London's long-running "home to the uncategorisable" - preview its upcoming concerts in London.
1:00am - 2:30am
[Repeated from Sunday 12pm.] Freewheeling music series with Ivor Kallin. Today's guest is the peerless folk singer and guitarist Alasdair Roberts. Alasdair has an extensive repertoire, reworking traditional Scottish ballads whilst also writing his own songs. He transcends folk music to create a sublime body of work.
2:30am - 3:30am
[Repeated from Wednesday 5.30pm.] The art of the contemporary graphic novel and strip cartoon, with Alex Fitch. Formative Experiences. In a pair of Q&As recorded at The Cartoon Museum as part of a day raising awareness of the need to preserve comic book archives for the nation, Posy Simmonds and Dave Gibbons talk to academics Julia Round and Philip Vaughan about the first titles they remember reading and enjoying. Also, Robert Wells discusses his book Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain): A Rather Graphic Novel About Living With Embarrassing Health Problems, and history of self-publishing small press comics, in discussion with Alex Fitch at Cartoon County, Brighton. Visit panelborders.wordpress.com for more information.
3:30am - 4:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 1.30pm.] Introduced by bass player and storyteller LM Dubz, and produced by people with learning disabilities at the Gate Arts Centre, Gate Kicks covers art, music, dance, film, theatre and offers a hub where this truly underground art scene is exposed to a larger audience.
4:00am - 4:30am
[Repeated from Wednesday 3pm.] Recorded by Heiko Khoo, The Speakers’ Corner show goes to the heart of political, social and cultural issues of the day. It features Speakers’ Corner regulars, special reports and interviews, and observes at the life and times of the world’s oldest and most famous platform for free speech.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 4.30pm.] Frank Watson examines the relationship between photography and sound. This week: Frank’s guest is Neil Drabble, discussing his new publication Book of Roy, an in-depth photographic portrait of Roy Dow, an American adolescent, reflecting upon his rite of passage from the age of thirteen to twenty one. Neil specialises in editorial and portrait photography and has worked for major publications including American Vogue, Tatler and GQ. His work is part of numerous major museum and private collections. He is also the Media Lab Programme Director at Ravensbourne University. For info visit http://thesoundofphotography.com/.
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 12pm.] Crucial Peruvian music selections from Mamá Calor's vinyl collection spanning Festejo, Marinera, Música Criolla and Icaros, plus insights from legendary music anthropologist Kamilo Riveros Vasquez. [Repeated Friday 8am.]
9:00am - 10:00am
Global environmental news with Alex Smith. This week: Climate Is A Living Thing. In climate despair? While big government fails, cities are going renewable all over the world. Rana Adib with some good news. Then eminent Chilean ecologist Pablo Marquet on the marriage of climate and the species. Visit ecoshock.org/ for more information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. [Repeated Monday 6am.]
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 8pm.] Bulgarian Sounds From The Future. A show dedicated to unreleased material from the Bulgarian underground electronic scene. Eclectic selector and organiser of Sofia Underground Ivo Ivanov is back sharing his excitement about the music that comes out of his home town. Music to look forward to in 2020.
11:00am - 12:00pm
Andrea Spisto and Michelle Madsen explore themes of playfulness and vulnerability through music, poetry, performance and clowning. This week: Tower 2 Tower – A Bears Berlin special. Artists, poets and clowns Michelle Madsen and Eilidh Hodgson attempt to walk from Berlin's 1929 radio tower the Funkturm in the West to the space age DDR Fernsehturm in the East equipped only with a packet of almonds, two red berets and a copy of the Situationist International manifesto. A drift through time, space and marzipan - playing David Bowie, Billy Idol, Nena and Malaria. Tweet to Bears_at. [Repeated Tuesday 4am.]
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Anthony Chalmers, promoter of Baba Yaga's Hut, presents a wide variety 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. For more information visit Baba Yaga's Hut Facebook page. [Repeated Saturday 1.30am.]
2:00pm - 2:30pm
[Repeated from Wednesday 7.30pm.] Eleonore Desnos explores French audio oddities and delights "a la carte".
2:30pm - 3:30pm
A programme of multiple agendas presented by William English. This week's guest is Steve Beresford. Steve has been a central figure in the British and international spontaneous music scenes for over forty years, freely improvising on the piano, electronics and other things with people like Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, John Zorn and Alterations. He has written songs, written for large and small ensembles, and scored short films, feature films, TV shows and commercials. [Repeated Monday 5am.]
3:30pm - 4:00pm
[Repeated from Monday 11.30am.] Shorter, often time-critical one-off broadcasts.
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tim McArthur, Nathan Matthews and guests discuss London's thriving theatre scene. Today’s guests: Jason Manford, Carley Stenson, Andy Coxon, Rebecca Lock, Samuel Holmes and Leah Barbara West from Curtains The Musical at the Wyndham's Theatre; and Zoe Lyons and Tom Bowen from An Act of God at The Vaults. Visit thecurtainupshow.com for more information. In association with TodayTix. [Repeated Sunday 9am.]
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Zoe Baxter discusses the practice and lives of a wide range of choreographers in a six part series featuring dance practitioners across the generations. Commissioned by The Choreographer's Gallery. [Repeated Wednesday 4pm.]
5:30pm - 7:00pm
A showcase for records of contemporary experimental and underground music, hosted by Ed Pinsent. Tonight: new records received in October 2019. Venta Protestix, Daniel Spicer, Still Und Dunkel, Daimon, Gabriele Mitelli, Alex McKechnie, Roland Bucher, Anthropology Band, MME Duo, Laura Agnusdei, Creme De Hassan, Simon Grab, heArt Ensemble, and Land Of Kush. Visit thesoundprojector.com/radio-show/ for more information. [Repeated Wednesday 1am.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Paul Hood presents his frantic monthly journey through popular music of the 50s and 60s including Jump Blues, 60s Soul, Garage and Avant Rock. This month's edition features top recordings from Long John Hunter, The Tempests, Jan & Dean, La Sangre Caliente, Lee Moses, Sunday Funnies, Hendrickson Road House, The Third Booth, The Giant Crab, Captain Beefheart and Sun Ra. [Repeated Monday 10am.]
9:00pm - 10:00pm
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 Balling The Jack on Facebook. E-mail email@example.com. [Repeated Wednesday 8am.]
11:00pm - 12:30am
Renowned Australian soundtrack theorist Philip Brophy presents 90 minutes of loud and luscious soundtrack dynamite. Across 13 episodes, he covers five strains of film music: Electronic Soundscapes; Big Beat Jive; Hard Rock Freak-Out; Funked-Up Grooves; and Atomic Atonality. In all cases, great tracks that speak for themselves! [Repeats Tuesday 1am.]