12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 11pm.] Presented and mixed by DJ BPM, showcasing Grime classics, unreleased promos and new releases. This week: DJ BPM showcases a track from the forthcoming album, Non-Binary Beats by GroundHummm on her label Feral Dubs, and new releases from Big E.D, Dullah Beats, Earthspin Recordings, fresh dubs from Spooky Bizzle, Fench, Spectro and grime classics from DJ Eastwood, Mr Virgo and Dexplicit. Listen to archive shows on Mixcloud. Twitter: @djbpm.
2:30am - 3:30am
[Repeated from Wednesday 11am.] Robin The Fog presents a series of late-night, deep listening soundtracks for our current era of isolation. This week's guest curated episode is a world exclusive recording of a brand new collaborative project by Merkaba Macabre and Pagan Red: one hour of transitory and meditative sounds and synthesis, recorded in the small hours of the morning in a single unbroken take. Further details at: robinthefog.com.
4:30am - 5:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 9pm.] A weekly show dedicated to the phenomenon that is K-pop! Korean presenter Keissi takes you on a journey through Korean pop music from the 1990s to the present day. For more information visit K-Pop Journey on Facebook. For archive shows visit keissi.com/radioarchive.
5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 9pm.] Artworld shenanigans with Bob and Roberta Smith OBE. This week's show features Jessica Voorsanger and University of the Arts London (UAL) Fine Art students joining Bob Smith and Rich Little on improvised percussion in a live performance of two of The Apathy Band’s songs. Also, music from Brigitte Fontaine and King Tubby.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Monday 10pm.] Gems from our archive. Tonight: from 11 May 2016, Suelo Fértil (Fertile Soil), a Telematic Sonic Performance, comprising a live improvisation between four performers in London and four in Mexico, exploring ideas of migration, belonging and place. Led by Ximena Alarcón for UNESCO's Arte en Tránsito Forum, Mexico City. Performers: Ana Cecilia Medina, Gabriela Gordillo, Jazmín, María Ponce, Miho Hagino, Sol, Yasmin Kuymizakis, Yesica Barrera. Commissioned by UNESCO Mexico, in collaboration with CRiSAP, the Center for Deep Listening, Resonance FM, Soundjack, and the Centro Nacional de las Artes.
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Wednesday 12pm.] Music from the catalogues of Far Side Music, the world's primary source for East Asian sounds, presented by Paul Fisher. This week: a cold Eastern chill blows through Far Side Radio, mixing electronic and traditional music from some of East Asia’s, and the world’s, coldest regions. Including music from Japan, China, Mongolia, Tibet and Tuva. Visit farsidemusic.com for more information.
9:00am - 10:00am
[Repeated from Friday 4pm.] Tim McArthur, Nathan Matthews and guests discuss London's vibrant theatre scene. Today’s guest: West End and Broadway star John-Owen Jones chats about his latest album and forthcoming Christmas concerts. Visit thecurtainupshow.com for more information. In association with TodayTix.
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 6.30pm.] A three part examination by Diana Mavroleon of the life and work of Rolf Gehlhaar (1943-2019). At the cutting edge of computer and electronic music development since the 1960s, Gehlhaar considered music as a complex sound object which could represent elemental forces organised through architecture or process. Today: Part 1: life in and after World War 2; moves to USA; with Stockhausen; co-founds Feedback Ensemble and Feedback Studio Verlag. First broadcast March 2016.
11:00am - 12:00pm
[Repeated from Wednesday 5.30pm.] The art of the contemporary graphic novel and strip cartoon, with Alex Fitch. This month: Drawn from the Past. Alex talks to a pair of cartoonists whose work recreates moments from the past. Former 'Time Team' illustrator Neil Max Emmanuel explores the various drawing styles he’s adopted to illustrate The Middle Ages – A Graphic History which illuminates numerous moments from 'The Dark Ages' and how some of the period reflects the Britain of today, and Sabba Khan discusses her graphic novel The Roles We Play which mixes infographics, comics autobiography, and family history of forced migration from Mirpur in Pakistan. Visit panelborders.wordpress.com for more information.
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Freewheeling music series with Ivor Kallin. This week: some more experimental Kurdistan-Iraqi music from Khabat Abas and Hardi Kurda, a wee shamanic diasporic performance from Ghedalia Tazartes, a post-COP26 poem from the Scots Makar, a ride on the back of a 66 bus in Glasgow, and of course, no show is complete without some Elliott Sharp. It’s why ears were invented. [Repeats Friday 1am.]
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Arty Facts with Master J is a show about working in the arts. Today, Master J is joined by escapologist Dave Diamond, West End theatre performer Karen Holmes, and stand-up comedian Janis Haves. The guests explain what they would do to "save the arts world". Topics include: school curriculums, circus pay, the Arts Council, children being told they’ll never be good enough to pursue a career in the arts, and what the guests would change in themselves to make themselves a better artist. For more information visit Master J on Facebook. [Repeats 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: the National Pensioners Convention warns suspending the state pension triple lock will lead to millions of older people having to choose between buying food or turning on the heating in the wake of a record 4.2% increase in inflation. Age UK's Dr Elizabeth Webb examines the number of people in the country with coronavirus, the effectiveness of boosters and what we should be doing to continue the fight against the disease. Plus, Age UK Campaigns urge the Government to take urgent action to help older people stay warm and well through winter, and call on you to email your MP. Produced by Deptford Action Group for the Elderly.
4:00pm - 5:00pm
[Repeated from Thursday 6.30pm.] Debbie Golt takes African music and wider arts and culture as her starting point. This week: Debbie interviews Misty River main woman singer/songwriter/string player, Carmen Phelan in depth. Misty River look forward to exciting tours here and in Canada and getting to play Americana-styled debut album, Promises, out at last. Visit outerglobe.co.uk for more information. Tweet to @outerglobe.
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. This week: Things that were not said by us. The Lallas explore different quotes, poems and sayings that uplift and shape their views. They also have a chat with resident health specialist, Andrew Rose to find out which workouts suit different people.
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Interviews and informed portraits of contemporary American musicians with our stateside correspondent Gianluca Tramontana. This week: Gianluca celebrates the electric bass by airing an interview with the father of funk bass, George Porter Jr., formerly of The Meters. Gianluca and George met up at George's home in New Orleans before lockdown to talk music and deep funk. [Repeats Thursday 7am.]
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko. This week: Isotopica listens deeply to some vital works from experimental composer Alvin Lucier, alongside some improvised monologues from his legendary cinematic alter ego, the fugitive surgeon Dr Chicago, both of whom unfortunately died earlier this week. Visit theculture.net/ for more information. [Repeats Thursday 5am.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Travel to Japan with Nick Luscombe and James Greer as they explore the sound of Tokyo. This week: James quizzes Nick on his favourite Japanese popular music to listen to while performing various everyday activities (including trampolining). For more information visit www.mscty.space. [Repeats Wednesday 4am.]
9:00pm - 10:00pm
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 episode features music from Sky Creature, IQ, Cardiacs, Ring, Black Country New Road, Bob Drake, Van Der Graaf Generator and Cheer-Accident. Follow the playlist on Twitter @OtherRockShow. Visit otherrockshow.wordpress.com for more information. [Repeats Thursday 8am.]
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 Dang., LFSaw, Ian Wellman, the 'Possible Moistures' compilation, and an intro recorded in Canada by William Denton. Visit frameworkradio.net for more information. [Repeats 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. This week: Rob talks with ex-military intelligence officer, Dr. Morehouse who describes the inner-workings of U.S. clandestine operations, including the once top secret psychic spy programme known as "remote viewing." Visit robsimone.com for more information.