12:00am - 1:00am
Panix and Ranking Dan from DMWSOUND demonstrate the music that inspires their sound. Genres spanning from Reggae to Modern Bass music. Keep tuned for the classics and fresh new dubs. For more info visit Facebook and soundcloud.com/dmwsound. [Repeated Saturday 11pm.]
5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Saturday 7pm.] The :zoviet * france: radio show. Today: Good for Gone. This edition starts at a meeting place and ends with an apocrypha, and features new releases by An Moku & Stijn Hüwel, Roel Meelkop, and Chelidon Frame in a transient tapestry with recordings by Raffaele Mariconte, Daniel Barbiero, Paulo Chagas, and Matthew Atkins.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Saturday 2.30pm.] Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague. This week: Eileen Gogan on songwriting, her musical career and on life in Dublin at this moment when the city enters lockdown. Playing tracks from her critically acclaimed album, Under Moving Skies, with contributions from Sean O'Hagan, Cathal Coughlan, Damian O'Neill, Terry Edwards and Stephen Ryan. Eileen is a professional sound engineer for film and the sound of this self-produced record complements the social commentary of the lyrics. For more information see thenewsagents.blogspot.co.uk.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Thursday Noon.] Ghostwriter and critic Ben Thompson presents a DFS Algonquin Table for the post-thought era. This week: author Ian Preece talks about his monumental survey of 21st century independent labels, with music from Wilmouth Houdini, Lee Perry and El Rego et ses Commandos. For further information visit @btfoshizzle on Twitter and find playlists at Ben Thompson's Facebook page.
9:00am - 10:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 1pm.] A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: Greenpeace Africa exposes plundering of fish by mainly Asian and European fishing vessels in West African oceans during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. See mixcloud.com/talkingafrica for more Talking Africa shows.
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Monday 8pm.] The Willesden Junction Poets. The Brent 2020 supported Willesden Junction Poets aim to 'unravel, re-frame and celebrate the station through all of their very different perspectives'. Meet Rose Rouse, Andrea Queens, Ian McLachan, Keira Rathbone, Sue Saunders, Elizabeth Uter, Iman Hamid and Nick Moss. Hosted by Debbie Golt (The Outerglobe).
11:00am - 11:30am
NND and guests discuss all aspects of work and workplaces. This week: in the Black History Month UK 2020 series finale, NND talks to Kwaku in his capacity as a history consultant and archivist, about one of his films, Exploring the Legacies, which looks at the work and contributions of five great Black British women who have now joined the realm of the ancestors. He begins with how a London encounter with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led Dame Jocelyn Barrow to begin her anti-racism work, which paved the way for the Race Relations Act 1976. Also covered are the activism and campaigning of firebrand Olive Morris (social housing), Jessica Huntley (publishing and community advocacy), Cecile Nobrega (classical music, education and writer of the poem that inspired the erection of the Bronze Woman statue that stands outside Stockwell station, South London) and Claudia Jones (founding editor of The West Indian Gazette). Visit AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com. Continue the #workplacennd discussion on Twitter with @workplacennd. [Repeated Friday 4.30am.]
11:30am - 12:00pm
A series created by Meet Me at the Albany members, artists and collaborators. This week: as autumnal sounds sweep through the show, Meet Me members and other older Lewisham residents share poems, writing processes and inspirations. We hear Lettrist and sound poetry alongside readings of works by T.S. Elliot and Homer. Field recordings and Ukwuani highlife music from Nigeria set the scene for reflections from Meet Me member Stella and special guest poet Yomi Sode, who joins hosts Ros and Ron to talk about his work and new material recently performed at The Albany. Presented by Ron Savill and Rosaline Muirhead. Produced by Hannah Kemp-Welch and Grant Smith. A co-production by the Albany and Entelechy Arts with Soundcamp. [Repeats Thursday 5pm.]
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Composer Benjamin Tassie dives into the worlds of contemporary Baroque and Renaissance musicians and their obscure instruments. This week: music for viola da gamba by Pierre-Yves Martel, and for baroque flutes and recorders by Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson. Plus, Benjamin’s guest is the recorder player Lucia Mense. For more information visit benjamintassie.com. [Repeated Friday 8am.]
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Recipes in sound from Mama Dolores, Mistress of the Deep Soul Kitchen. [Repeated Sunday 4.30am.]
1:30pm - 2:30pm
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. This week: Halloween Special! Laura and Lara run through ways to keep the Halloween spirit up whilst respecting new Lockdown laws. The show is peppered with fabulous music, a detailed rerun of The Olivier Awards and some positive cultural news to get you through the week. [Repeated Sunday 5pm.]
2:30pm - 3:00pm
[Repeated from Saturday 6.30pm.] Nick Hennegan explores the literary life of London and celebrates the popular cultural life and literary history of the city. This week: Nick celebrates the birth of Dylan Thomas with some of his favourite fans. For more information visit LondonLiteraryPubCrawl.com. Tweet to @NickHennegan.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
A monthly radio show hosted by composer Jo Thomas featuring sound-walking, music and conversation from around the UK. Today: Jo explores the sound of onshore winds and electricity, walking through Llan Alaw windmill farm on Angelsey, beside Parys Mountain. [Repeated Friday 7am.]
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Henry Scott Irvine Presents The Bright Side of The Road, an 18 part series on Irish music made during lockdown in conjunction with The Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith. Henry's co-hosts are documentary film-maker Sé Merry Doyle and Rosalind Scanlon, ICC founding Artistic Director and curator of the ICC Seisiúns. This week (5/18): Irish Women Songwriters. The live Seisiún showcases singer-songwriters Hannah Jackson and Sinéad Eigan plus new recordings by Lisa Hannigan and "The Commitments" film star Bronagh Gallagher. Visit irishculturalcentre.co.uk/digital. Find archived shows in the series on Mixcloud. [Repeated Sunday 11am.]
5:00pm - 5:30pm
A monthly show celebrating the richness of children's books, hosted by Louise Lamont, Imogen Russell Williams and Jack Noel. This month: award-winning authors Pamela Butchart and Michelle Robinson talk about the art of writing funny books for kids. Visit http://dtrhradio.com for more information. Tweet @dtrhradio. [Repeated Thursday 3pm.]
5:30pm - 6:00pm
An eco-neutral trawl through the unusual records acquired by various means, including even purchase, during an otherwise mostly virtuous lifetime by Jack Thorington. [Repeated Thursday 7am.]
6:00pm - 6:30pm
An exploration of the sounds and influences of south London music scenes with an emphasis on younger, newer artists. With Walter Lockwood playing the music that soundtracks his youth. [Repeats Saturday 8pm.]
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Award-winning LGBTQI magazine show created by comedian Rosie Wilby and hosted by Stewart Who and Sophia Blackwell. This week: Sophia speaks to actors Victoria Broom and Jessica Clark about their roles in the new Bookstreamz web series, The Doll Maker. Rosie Wilby gives us her roundup of LGBT+ autumn cinema at the London Film Festival. Follow @outsthlondon for more info. [Repeated Sunday 10am.]
7:30pm - 8:00pm
Will Hall presents 30 minutes of forgotten, underrated and underappreciated pop and folk music from across the world. International scenes are at home alongside outsider musics, demos and covers, film and game soundtracks, and long-lost rarities in this decentred selection. Follow @digthattreasure on Instagram. [Repeated Thursday 7.30am.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Great Tide: Flooding, Landscape and Memory. The Great Flood of 1953, the combination of a high spring tide and a storm over the North Sea, causing a surge to sweep across the East Coast, was the worst natural disaster in Britain of the 20th century, in which 307 people lost their lives in England and over 1,800 people in the Netherlands. It also produced one of the great works of English social history, 'The Great Tide' by Hilda Grieve, which tells the story of the flood disaster in Essex. In this programme Patrick Bernard discusses 'The Great Tide' with writer and social historian Ken Worpole; Edward Platt, author of 'The Great Flood'; and Anne Johnson, a storyteller who runs Everyday Magic, a London-based charity which sends storytellers into state primary schools, and who lived on Canvey Island at the time of the flood. [Repeated Wednesday 10am.]
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Artworld shenanigans with Bob and Roberta Smith OBE. Today's show continues in diaristic form. In the news this week was the infamous 'Fatima' poster and more cuts to arts funding, this time in respect of bursaries for PGCE training. Bob interviews the Apathy Band about these cuts and the band respond by playing an extraordinary and life-affirming set. Performers are: Calvin Tsai in Park-slope Brooklyn, Esther K Smith and Dikko Faust in Downtown NYC, Leonardo Ulian in Erith, and Rebecca Glover and Colin Humphries in South East London. Bob and Roberta Smith and Jessica Voorsanger join the gang from Ramsgate whilst George Cleghorn zooms in on sax from Southend. [Repeated Sunday 5am.]
10:00pm - 10:30pm
BZOU, a sound movie by Dom Bouffard. "Little Red Riding Hood" is thought to have first emerged in the French Alps in the late Middle Ages in the midst of an epidemic of werewolf (Bzou) trials. From a symbol of adolescent empowerment, she was later turned into a moralising fable by Charles Perrault in "Le Petit Chaperon Rouge," a metaphor for the Napoleonic Rhineland invasion by the Brothers Grimm in Rotkäppchen. In the 20th Century the Nazis made her a heroine of the Third Reich; Angela Carter imagined her as a werewolf’s lover in "The Company of Wolves" and Tony Ross as a New York vigilante. Bouffard interweaves these reincarnations with texts ranging from the infamous "Hammer of Witches" (which instructed the extermination of ‘witches’ in the 15th Century) to Valerie Solanas’s "SCUM Manifesto" in a furious, impressionistic, sound journey through space and time, constructed from field recordings, modular electronics, contemporary classical and extreme guitar noise, sewn together with Penny Cliff’s disturbing poem "Red Line." [Repeats Monday 3.30am.]
12:00am - 1:00am
The world's first and longest running alternative Black music radio show, hosted by Art Terry. Tonight: a Halloween special. We hear recordings by black musicians that utilise the macabre and horror in their work. The playlist includes Memphis Minnie, Kid Cudi and Albert Ayler. For more information visit isblackmusic.com. [Repeated Saturday 2.30am.]