12:00am - 1:30am
Daniel Kitson presents a new live late night show! Four nights a week (midnight, Monday to Thursday) till the end of August.
1:30am - 3:00am
[Repeated from Sunday 12 noon.] Master J with a showcase of songs from all over the world. This week: Master J is joined by West End musical actor Karen Holmes and actor/comedian Jason Kavan. They will review and give marks out of ten to new songs they’ve never heard before – and then from memory attempt to perform the ‘winning’ song live. The show will freely span through any and all genres of music. There will be laughs, and in all likelihood a somewhat chaotic end. To get an original song of your own on the show, email Master J at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3:00am - 4:30am
Gems from our archives. Today: Dead And Alive from 7 March 2008.
4:30am - 5:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 11am.] A move the dial mini-series discussion exploring thought-provoking art and the real work of art – to elevate consciousness. Art historian Alice Procter examines U.S. artist Kara Walker’s Tate Modern Hyundai Commission 2019, Fons Americanus. This week: In Select Pieces, we take a more in-depth look at four parts of the fountain - the inscription, the shell grotto, the tree stump with noose and the central figure in prime position atop the monument, The Daughter of Waters. Part 2 of 5. Produced and presented by NND.
5:00am - 6:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 11pm.] Cathi Unsworth presents a four-part investigation into the works of the writer seen by many as the Godfather of British Noir, Derek Raymond. Part Two: Raymond’s disquieting and visionary novel, 1970’s A State of Denmark. Written after Raymond had left London to work on a vineyard in Italy this novel presents the reign of a Prime Minister who changes the old Labour party into the New Pace, an increasingly authoritarian regime with many startling parallels to New Labour. To discuss the work is Raymond’s publisher Peter Ayrton of Serpent’s Tail, and Martyn Waites, a noir novelist strongly influenced by Raymond. First broadcast 2007.
6:00am - 7:00am
[Repeated from Monday 5pm.] Embark on a journey with the Spencer family as they go on a musical holiday to all four corners of the world.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 5pm.] A bilingual programme (English & Spanish) presented by critic and producer Javier Chandía which covers Latin American music from its roots to the avant-garde.
8:00am - 9:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 12 noon.] Special holiday programming as Ben Watson – MC of Late Lunch with Out To Lunch – presents three broadcasts throwing the spotlight on Exceptional Voices. Today: Bobby Goldsboro.
9:00am - 10:00am
Global environmental news with Alex Smith. This week: Super Storms And Dying Coral (replay). Meteorologist and storm expert Dr. Jeff Masters on super storms predicted by James Hansen-led paper. Dr. Kevin Trenberth from UCAR has doubts about the science. Plus, Australian author and activist David Spratt on dying Great Barrier Reef. Visit ecoshock.org/ for more information. Contact email@example.com. [Repeated Monday 6am.]
10:00am - 11:00am
The London Improvisers Orchestra was 20 years old in 2018. To mark this anniversary, LIO member and conductor Caroline Kraabel spoke to people who improvise in music, visual art, dance, politics and religion, as well as in life. First broadcast September 2018. Next episode same time next Monday.
11:00am - 12:00pm
A weekly show hosted by urbanist Donald Hyslop. [Repeats Wednesday 7am.]
12:00pm - 3:00pm
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). [Repeats Sunday 6am.]
3:00pm - 3:30pm
A four part series, first broadcast January 2017, repeated daily this week. Ben Davis spends time with two different communities to explore contemporary subcultures in the UK. Today: The London Furs and The London Shyness Social Group.
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Blanche Girouard explores private passions in this six part series, first broadcast November 2014. Today: Blanche and art dealer Harry Moore-Gwyn discuss their passion for certain early 20th century British composers, with particular reference on its unsung heroes: Peter Warlock, Ernst Moeran, Gerald Finzi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Constant Lambert, Alan Rawsthorne and Eric Coates. Next episode Tuesday 3.30pm.
4:00pm - 7:45pm
[Repeated from Thursday 6am.] All four hour-long parts of Nicolas Salazar Sutil’s explorations of the ways in which rivers are woven into stories of social and ecological struggle. First, from 8 December 2018, The River’s Voice: songs from the Opara River. Nicolas discusses the struggle to protect the Rio Opara by the Kariri-Xoco and Pankararu peoples of north-eastern Brazil with Sebastian Gerlic and Thea Pitman and indigenous leaders Tawana and Fernandao - and shares songs from the river. Then, from 12 July 2019, in River Dialogues II, Nicolas and Fausto Llopis discuss the case of the Acheloos River in Greece. Acheloos was an Ancient Greek God and Father of all rivers. According to myth, he fought Herakles over the love of a water nymph. In modern times, the river Acheloos is the longest legal case of water and land contestation in European history. This radio programme features binaural recordings of this mythic river, and the voice of local inhabitants and guardians. The river's trajectory provides a narrative of human/non-human relations that depend on this extraordinary hydrological system. River Dialogues III: Mapocho follows, from 13 March 2020. This episode focuses on the River Mapocho, which runs through Santiago de Chile. By listening to the sounds of this river, and the sounds of various renowned Chilean musicians associated with protest song, we follow the recent social uprising in Chile, as told from the point of view of the iconic Mapocho. With music by Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, Illapu, Congreso, Jorge Gonzalez, SubVerso, and live music by Nicolas himself. Finally, River Dialogues: Yamuna, from 4 May 2020. Nicolas explores the mythic river Yamuna in India, also known as the river of love given its association with Lord Krishna. With guest speakers Shivani Singhal and Ashish Sharma, and featuring music by Lata Mangeshkar, Sukhwinder Singh, Jahnvani Harrison, and Pravin Godkhindi.
7:45pm - 8:00pm
[Repeated from Thursday 9.45am.] A short audio portrait of the mysterious Stefan Blomeir.
8:00pm - 9:00pm
A selection of this year's Clear Spots: something different each day throughout August. Tonight, from 2 April 2020: Jack Mills: Recent Recordings. A compilation of edited interactions with a self-playing three-voice modular synthesiser patch, recorded between October 2019 and March 2020. Jack is a 25 year old graduate of the University of Surrey and, after stints at Abbey Road and with Peter Gabriel, currently works as an Assistant Sound Engineer at Air Studios, as well as composing and producing his own music.
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Diary of a Squat by Jean Delarue (1989). An audiobook read by Dorothy Spencer and Carl Cattermole. This week: authoritarians wrestle for control but the squatters choose “freedom and equality rather than three cooked meals and a TV”. 2/5. For free download, photos and more information visit prisonism.co.uk/#diary.
11:00pm - 12:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 8pm.] A diverse mix of out-of-leftfield music and sound presented by London-based label Steep Incline. Weirdo noise, post-punk, techno, avant-garde sound and everything in between. Visit steepincline.co.uk for details of the label or Bandcamp to hear their releases.
12:00am - 12:30am
[Repeated from Wednesday 10.30pm.] 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.