12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 11pm.] Presented and mixed by DJ BPM and Sharon-Rose (on alternate weeks), showcasing Grime classics, unreleased promos and new releases. This week, Sharon-Rose and guest DJ, Vagrant Real Estate, feature new music from: KG, Bamz, Scratcha DVA, MA1, FFSYTHO, DJ Polo, Trinity Square, REX, Sir Hiss, L U C Y, Jo So Sick and Manga St. Hilaire. Listen to archive shows on Mixcloud. Twitter: @sharonrose__.
2:30am - 3:30am
[Repeated from Wednesday 11pm.] Robin The Fog presents a series of late-night, deep listening soundtracks for our current era of isolation. Tonight we focus on two very special compilations produced specifically for our current climate – Touch:Isolation from the long-running London imprint, and ‘Isolation And Rejection’ from the rejuvenated Manchester label Front & Follow. Some mesmerising music on offer from Claire M Singer, ELEH, Bethan Kellough, and Yellow6. Further details at: robinthefog.com.
3:30am - 4:30am
Ambient music selected by Miguel Santos to help night owls relax. [Repeated Monday 1am.]
4:30am - 5:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 1pm.] Recipes in sound from Mama Dolores, Mistress of the Deep Soul Kitchen.
5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 9pm.] Artworld shenanigans with Bob and Roberta Smith OBE and George Lionel Barker. Today: for the first time on British radio, an in-depth interview between Bob Smith and Roberta Smith. Roberta talks frankly about her appearance in the early 1990’s British Art World. They discuss the problems and possibilities of playing with ideas around authorship. Can a fictional artist make work over a sustained period and become more than just an idea?
6:00am - 7:00am
Sound-art and transmission-art delivered monthly by London sound art collective Gwaith Sŵn. This month's show presents work responding to the theme of sleep and dreams from a variety of perspectives, including acousmatic recollections of hypnopompic states, dreams of ancient Hanoi, folk song recorded by a coastal moorland and electroacoustic renderings of the sleep cycle. Featuring work from Arthur Keegan-Bole, Nicola Giannini, Elisabetta Porcinai & Alice Nardi, Moody alien, FayFay, Danielle Meunier and Philip Reeder, Nikki Sheth, Peter Falconer, Luong Hue Trinh, Emma Margetson and Dong Zhou. [Repeated Sunday 6am.]
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Monday 11pm.] Abby Thomas and Fielding Hope of Cafe OTO explore forthcoming and recent concerts at London's foremost new music venue and play selections from the Cafe OTO archive. This month: Abby plays new music from Otomo Yoshihide, Ecka Mordecai, Han Bennink, Rie Nakajima, John Butcher and Foodman – all forthcoming on Cafe OTO's new in house label, Takuroku (meaning 'recorded at home').
9:00am - 10:00am
[Repeated from Friday 4pm.] Tim McArthur, Nathan Matthews and guests discuss London's vibrant theatre scene. Today, & Juliet Lighting Designer Howard Hudson discusses the impact Coronavirus has had on his work, and what he’s doing to prepare for life after lockdown. Visit thecurtainupshow.com for more information. In association with TodayTix.
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 6.30pm.] Award-winning LGBTQI magazine show created by comedian Rosie Wilby and hosted by Stewart Who and Sophia Blackwell. This week: Sophia speaks to Out in South London creator, Rosie Wilby, singer-songwriter Katy Rose Bennett and spoken word artist and activist Lisa Luxx. Follow @outsthlondon for more info.
11:00am - 12:00pm
[Repeated from Thursday 4pm.] A weekly arts magazine show in which filmmaker Henry Scott-Irvine looks at independent cinema, music and arts. This week: having co-produced the documentary The Party Ain't Over Yet – 40 Years of Status Quo, in 2010 Henry was invited to Francis Rossi's home to make an alternative Rossi Radio Hour. Featuring a cornucopia of material written, produced, and performed by Francis Rossi, alongside a vast catalogue of Rossi songs that have been recorded, performed, and sampled by other artists. Francis plays live guitar throughout the show. First broadcast 3 April 2011.
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Freewheeling music series with Ivor Kallin. [Repeated Friday 1am.]
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Master J in a show about working in the arts. Today he is joined by West End musical theatre performer Karen Holmes. In a departure from their regular show they discuss at length their new YouTube channel Original MCW. Topics include: false copywrite claims, filming out of focus, pronouncing tough words, editing for a YouTube audience, and pacing and its effect on average view times. Karen performs a brand-new song live from one of rock ’n’ roll’s under-represented genres – songs about chrome browser extensions. For more information visit Master J on Facebook. [Repeated Thursday 3.30am.]
2:00pm - 3:00pm
[Repeated from Monday 1pm.] Magazine programme with Tim Hamilton, addressing issues which affect pensioners across London. This week: a tribute to Dame Vera Lynn from the National Pensioners Convention (NPC), and their stark warning that "medics fear Covid-19 second wave and advise wearing face masks". Plus the NPC's vice-president, Ellen Lebethe, expresses solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd. Produced by Deptford Action Group for the Elderly.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
French underground, synth and progressive music of the 1970s, presented by Warren Hatter. This week, we play recent releases. Expect a mix of essential represses, unearthed gems and new recordings by people from the 70s French Underground. Tracks by Magma, Clearlight, Heldon, Richard Pinhas, Dominique Grimaud, Bernard Szajner, Zanov and Spotch Forcey. Tweet to @frenchrocksmplr. [Repeated Wednesday 4am.]
5:00pm - 6:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 1.30pm.] Laura Pradelska and Lara Fraser share their international cultural interests, stemming from their respective careers as actor and producer as well as their joint DJ career as The Lallas.
8:00pm - 11:00pm
A marathon End of Year Showcase of sixteen new works for radio realised by BA and MA Radio students at Goldsmiths, University of London's Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies. Presented by Steven Toner and Phoebe McIndoe. Warning : some listeners may find some content and themes upsetting and disturbing. The showcase comprises: Reading Between The Lines by Martha James (featuring poet Conor Burn); Echo Chamber by Phoebe Izzard Davey (drama); Hypo-realism – A Hypoglycaemic Investigation by Steven Toner (soundscape exploring the journey of a diabetic suffering a low blood sugar episode); Upside Down Rainbows by Bethany Broomfield-Jones (docu-drama focusing around lockdown); Hearing The Light by Michela Mancini (the story of blind violinist Abbey Baker); Black Lives Matter: The UK Is Not Innocent by Carrie Morrison (includes content listeners may find upsetting); Nothing Is Forever by Emily Naylor (an exploration of the impact of dementia on one man’s life, told from the perspective of his wife, son, and granddaughter); The Disappearing People by Hailey Choi (Rahima Mahmut tells the story of the Uyghurs, persecuted, oppressed and interned by the Chinese government); The Rambling Mind by Phoebe McIndoe (a journey from Dartmoor to Exmoor which explores break-ups and the wild plains of love); The Elements Of Love by Zoë MacLeod (a collection of poems illustrating different kinds of love); Apocalyptic Milton by Lee Wilkinson (comedy: Milton Keynes is under attack!); I Had A Dream by Michela Mancini (an exploration of two distinct but analogous archives of dreams - one from the Covid-19 Pandemic, the other from Nazi Germany); It’s Alright by Phoebe McIndoe (a violent snapshot of family life: contains scenes listeners may find disturbing); Death and The Digital by Ilona Toller (How do we feel when we encounter our lost loved ones in the digital traces they leave behind?); Talk About It by Yan Li (many Chinese people think that discussing death will bring bad luck. But talking about it, is our adventure); and finally, Varenaphilia (Or How I Tried To Learn To Stop Worrying And Cut My Beard) by Steven Toner (who attempts to explore the importance of recording our loved ones whilst we still have the chance, at the same time as dealing with the pain of loss).
11:00pm - 12:00am
A programme consecrated to field recording, phonography, and the art of sound-hunting, presented by Patrick Tubin McGinley. This week's regular edition features Vanessa Rossetto, Éric La Casa, JD Zazie, Mark Vernon, Heitor Alves, Matilde Meireles, sounds from the Aporee Maps, and an intro by Richie Warburton. Visit frameworkradio.net for more information. [Repeated Wednesday 5am.]
12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 9am.] Interviews with a wide range of alternative thinkers by the Los Angeles-based investigator of anomalous phenomena. Today: Rob discusses the developments of the coronavirus and why it is also an opportunity to avoid a future outbreak. Visit robsimone.com/ for more information.