12:00am - 1:00am
Contemporary Native American and First Nations music from a wide range of indigenous musicians in North America, selected by multi-disciplinary sculptor Andrew Graves-Johnston (aka DJ Droid). Visit facebook.com/turtleislandradio and https://tunesfromturtleisland.eu/ for more information. [Repeats Saturday 12.30am.]
3:30am - 4:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 1.30pm.] Arty Facts with Master J is a show about working in the arts. Today Master J is joined by Alabama 3's Orlando Harrison, children's entertainer Adam Harry and comedian and playwright Becky Fury. They discuss the lies they have told or heard while working in the arts. Topics include: telling a promoter your hour-long show is ready and then having to perform a half-finished show to the public; rock 'n' roll lies from management, record labels and lead singers; pretending to be a member of the Sex Pistols and giving the Evening Standard an exclusive interview; stand-up comics winning the 'big awards' for shows they have got other people to write for them, and the biggest lies you tell – the ones you tell yourself. For more information visit Master J on Facebook.
5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 7pm.] Cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko. This week, mid-16th century: from French frise, from medieval Latin frisium, variant of frigium, from Latin Phrygium (opus) '(work) of Phrygia', and more. Visit theculture.net/ for more information.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Friday 11.30pm.] Modulisme (which translates as Modularism) is a series devoted to out of leftfield modular synthesis. Early ElectroMIX is a series documenting the history of experimental electronic music from the '50s to the '80s in hope that these pioneers may not be forgotten. This week: Early ElectroMIX 5 with selections/mix: Philippe Petit, voice: Robert Worby. Tracklist: Daphné Oram, Georges Teperino, Attilio Mineo, Delia Derbyshire (The BBC Radiophonic Workshop), László Dubrovay, Nicolas Schöffer, Ralph Lundsten Leo Nilson, Todd Dockstader. For more information visit modulisme.info/sessions.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 6pm.] Interviews and informed portraits of contemporary American musicians with our stateside correspondent Gianluca Tramontana. This week: if you’re a fan of amazing American artists Levon Helm, The Band, BB King, or Bob Dylan, you won’t want to miss this sit-down with piano wizard Brian Mitchell who has been a first call ivory tickler for a few decades.
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 9pm.] Marina Organ presents an hour of music that uses unconventional structures and 'other' time signatures – gathered from the worldwide undergrounds of math rock, avant prog, weird electronica and strange pop. This week: music from Van Der Graaf Generator, Black Country New Road, Mr Sterile Assembly, Rascal Reporters, Sebkha-Chott, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Magma, and Time of Orchids. Follow the playlist on Twitter @OtherRockShow. Visit otherrockshow.wordpress.com for more information.
9:00am - 10:00am
[Repeated from Monday 9pm.] Dr. Stu and his expert guests dance around alternative investments, markets, the economy and wider world with psychedelic sounds and sometimes poetry. This week's guests: Ankush Jain (Aaro Capital); George Ralph (RFA).
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 8pm.] By way of modest tribute to Ian Rawes, who died this week, we offer a repeat of the 9 May 2019 episode of 'The London Ear.' Ben Thompson speaks to Ian about the many extraordinary recordings that formed his monumental The London Sound Survey.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ghostwriter and critic Ben Thompson presents a DFS Algonquin Table for the post-thought era. This week's show is a CD-only musical odyssey from Appalachia to Brussels to Cameroon. For further information visit @btfoshizzle on Twitter and find playlists at Ben Thompson's Facebook page. [RepeatsTuesday 7am.]
1:00pm - 2:00pm
A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: a conversation with Vel Moonien, Mauritius freelance correspondent for marine and offshore news site gCaptain about the Wakashio disaster a year on. See mixcloud.com/talkingafrica for more Talking Africa shows. [Repeats Tuesday 9am.]
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reg Hall and Kevin Sheils (on alternate weeks) present an informed and judicious selection of recordings of traditional musics from Britain, Ireland and occasionally further afield. Today: we look at the music of three legendary Irish musicians who have died in the last few weeks - Robin Morton, Tony MacMahon and Paddy Moloney. [Repeats Monday 12pm.]
3:00pm - 3:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 5pm.] Chiara Ambrosio conducts monthly conversations about how marginalised and underrepresented artists and the city interact and shape each other and how the socio-political shifts in London affect art. Today Chiara is joined by artist Tereza Stehlikova for a walk through her exhibition “Ophelia in Exile”, currently on show at the Czech Centre until 15 January 2022. They also explore ideas at the foundation of Tereza's new editorial venture, Tangible Territory Journal. For more information visit raftalondonstory.com.
3:30pm - 3:50pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 7.30pm.] A poet’s inquiry into climate change presented by Linda France. This week: Episode 3 - Water. Linda investigates the implications of the water element with poet Nancy Campbell, Professor of Engineering Richard Dawson, climate justice creative Suzanne Dhaliwal and US poet Jorie Graham. With poetry from Nancy and Linda. Music by Joshua Green. Produced by Sonderbug, with New Writing North and Newcastle University and funded by the Audio Content Fund and Arts Council England. 3/10.
3:50pm - 4:00pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 7.50pm.] An eight part series recorded as part of the research project by Arup, ‘Racial Equity & the City: Experiences of people of colour in London’, looking at the relationship between the built environment and racial equity through the eyes of community members. Each episode is taken from a radio discussion between community members in Newham and Thamesmead, focusing on lived experiences and what action can be taken towards anti-racist city-making. This was made possible by Arup, Decosm and Social Broadcasts. The findings and insights from this research will be shared in a report on arup.com in October.
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Abs Tripp from DASL (Disability Advice Service Lambeth) discusses how music fires people up to jump higher, ride further and shout louder. This week: Hassan Khan hands the reins over to Breaking Out of The Bubble – a Disabled People's Organisation that offers self-advocacy groups to adults with learning disabilities. Jen, Gina and Wenda discuss Black History Month as three proud and inspiring Black women with learning difficulties, and share how they supported people during lockdown. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. [Repeats Monday 2pm.]
5:00pm - 5:30pm
[Repeated from Tuesday 11.30am.] A series created by Meet Me at the Albany members, artists and collaborators. This week (first broadcast 7 September 2021): we are transported to the Meet Me on the Move trips that took place over the summer. Isaac Palmer visited with artefacts from the Horniman Museum and Shivani Patel from the Chelsea Physic Garden brought unusual seeds and plants from their collections. Meet Me members Pauline and Joyce chat with Ron and Ros about the love of their gardens; they share some medicinal plants they wouldn't be without before choosing their nature inspired Deptford Island Discs. We hear the hustle and bustle of the Meet Me making sessions, led by artist Georgia Akbar, alongside summer sounds from across the globe. Presented by Ron Savill and Rosaline Muirhead. Produced by Sarah Philips and Hannah Stewart. A co-production by the Albany and Entelechy Arts.
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts and culture as her starting point. This week: Debbie meets Michael Kill, CEO of NTIA (Night Time Industries Association), to discuss their report highlighting both tremendous losses and the immense financial value of the Night Time Economy, with recommendations for recovery and onward support and strategies to oppose vaccine passports. Visit outerglobe.co.uk for more information. Tweet to @outerglobe. [Repeats Sunday 4pm.]
7:30pm - 8:00pm
A Baedeker tour of international musical curiosities from the 78rpm era with Oliver Carter-Wakefield. [Repeats Friday 2pm.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Is Black Music is the world's first and longest running alternative Black music radio show, hosted by Art Terry. Tonight's Clear Spot features Black artists who worked with the Glasgow Third Eye Centre. With an exclusive interview with Stewart Smith of the Jazz At The Third Eye project. The playlist includes John Tchicai, Louis Moholo and Luke Sutherland. For more information visit isblackmusic.com. [Repeated Friday 10am.]
9:00pm - 10:30pm
The Wire magazine's weekly survey of the international sound and music underground is presented this week by Phil England and features music by Keith Tippett & Matthew Bourne, Laura Hills, Ben LaMar Gay, Fiyahdred, Tyshawn Sorey & Alarm Will Sound, JJJJJerome Ellis, B'Licious and Aquaserge. Visit thewire.co.uk for more information. [Repeats Sunday 1am.]
11:00pm - 12:00am
Presented and mixed by DJ BPM, showcasing Grime classics, unreleased promos and new releases. This week: new releases from Big E.D, Dullah Beats, Earthspin Recordings, OS, Grindhouse, Random Dreddy, Laizu, Kenny Davis, Chameleon Audio, E3 Breaks, fresh dubs from Fench, Spectro and Grime classics from DJ Eastwood, Mr Virgo and Syer B. Listen to archive shows on Mixcloud. Twitter: @djbpm. [Repeats Sunday 12am.]
12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 9.30pm.] The Earl of Killorglin and Andrew Scott-Bolton of Club Integral - London's long-running "home to the uncategorisable" - explore the music that informs its long running (but currently suspended) concert series in London.