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The Traditional Music Hour

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. [Repeated Monday 12 noon.]

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1:00pm - 2:00pm

Talking Africa

A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. This week: the brutal suppression of protesting English speaking lawyers, teachers, and their supporters in Cameroon by Paul Biya government. [Repeated Tuesday 7am.]

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4:30pm - 5:30pm

There Then, Hear Now

Mark Aitken examines the relationship between photography and sound. This week: Jack Foley was the man who initiated the art of Foley sound recording as the silent movie era transformed to sound. Richard West, co-editor of Source magazine brings in his coconuts and other Foley accoutrements to explore the use of dubbed sound with photographs. Past editions of the show are here. [Repeated Saturday 7am.]

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8:00pm - 9:00pm

Clear Spot

Tender for the Garden. Narrated by a street sweeper, this hour-long broadcast follows him working over two separate shifts, a dayshift and a nightshift, between which is a brief sound interlude, with day becoming dusk. Each shift is divided into four distinct chapters, with each chapter representing a movement of time. It is 24 hours in the life of the city. All field recordings are from the streets of London. No artificial sounds or sound effects have been used. Written and recorded by Jeremy Clarke. Soundtrack composed and arranged by Stas Shevchenko. Tender for the Garden was originally published as The Stone Land in the book Spatiamentum by Jeremy Clarke. For more information visit jeremyclarke.com. [Repeated Friday 9am.]

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