12:00am - 1:00am
[Repeated from Thursday 11pm.] 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.
1:00am - 2:30am
[Repeated from Thursday 9pm.] 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.
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: we take another deep dive into the world of the enigmatic venoztks, with a sizeable extract from brand new album Light Breaker alongside two tracks from recent release Piqûre. Come drift with us into the night... 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 records a frenzy of activity in the Bob and Roberta Smith studio as Rich Little and Bob prepare for winter. With furious wood chopping mixed in layers with the music of Serge Gainsbourg, Jack Teagarden and Mark E. Smith. An audio eavesdrop into a productive day in an artist's studio in Ramsgate.
7:00am - 8:00am
[Repeated from Friday 1pm.] Historic hour-long shows from the epochal archives of Little Atoms, the talk show about ideas and culture, produced and presented by Neil Denny. Today in an episode from 3 May 2013 Neil takls to James O'Malley and Liz Lutgendorff of The Pod Delusion.
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: in tribute to Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains - great Irish musician and regular visitor to Japan - who died recently, we play mainly Japanese/Irish collaborations with Akiko Yano singing with Chieftains, Soul Flower Union with Altan, Heatwave with Donal Lunny, Oki with Kila. Plus Tsunekichi Suzuki’s Omoide, originally an Irish tune, from Midnight Diner, and Misako Kola’s version of an Irish traditional song. Plus, unreleased live tunes, Donal Lunny and Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill recorded live in Tokyo in 1997, and Liam O’Maonali singing a Waterboys song for Japan, following the Tohoku earthquake in 2011. 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: Hugh Coles from 'Back to the Future: The Musical' at the Adelphi Theatre. Visit thecurtainupshow.com for more information. In association with TodayTix.
10:00am - 11:00am
[Repeated from Tuesday 6.30pm.] A five-part series exploring historic places and examining artefacts and narratives that have sonorous or musical stories to tell, created by composer Chris Cundy. Today: The Bee. In this episode we hear from Cambridgeshire beekeeper and sound recordist Richard Youell about his experiences of listening to bees, and we also contemplate the ancient cave paintings of the Iberian peninsula which show the very earliest depiction of a swarm. We hear how bees have inspired popular music from banjo player Baby Copperhead, plus there’s a polyphonic setting by viola player Benedict Taylor. Narratives are read by Canadian singer Ladan Hussein (aka Cold Specks) and Mike Ward of the electronic music group Longstone. 1/5. Supported by Help Musicians Fusion Fund and Arts Council England.
11:00am - 12:00pm
[Repeated from Wednesday 5.30pm.] Atmospheric soundscapes combining ambient music, field recordings and internet ephemera. This month: featuring sounds by Özgür Baba, Éliane Radigue and A’Bear as well as ideas by David Foster Wallace and Mark Fisher. Presented by Ilia Rogatchevski. For more information visit rogatchevski.com. Instagram @echoesmidnight.
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Freewheeling music series with Ivor Kallin. This week's show is devoted in its entirety to the work of Jowe Head of Swell Maps fame. In between kitchen blethering, we hear new solo recordings, uncharted Maps material, a selection of homemade instruments and news of upcoming gigs and an exhibition. [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. They discuss showbiz feuds. Topics include: a rival escape artist trying to mess up Dave’s act with potentially lethal consequences, 'Dance Mums' at competitions, magicians Craig Petty and Sean Haydon, whether a feud is actually 'good for business', and how/why one of the guests fell out with the nicest person in show business. 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 (NPC) from their Minority Elders’ Committee’s Winter 2021 newsletter predicts a "hard winter for BAME elders as food and fuel prices sky rocket and where October marks the start of the winter period where we use the most energy". The NPC’s Ellen Lebethe reports on the sky-rocketed price of energy which means almost half a million additional households may be unable to pay their bills. News of the £140 off your electricity bill this winter under the Warm Home Discount Scheme which opens on 18 October 2021. Plus, Age UK Campaigns on the government's current social care plans. 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 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.
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. Today: a dating special, in which The Lallas run through the funnier sides of modern dating including their own cringiest dates and one liners.
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Interviews and informed portraits of contemporary American musicians with our stateside correspondent Gianluca Tramontana. This week: to commiserate the closing of Bloodshot Records, Gianluca airs an archive conversation with co-founder Rob Miller from the Bloodshot HQ in Chicago. For 25 years the Bloodshot Records indie-rootsy-country-punk aesthetic brought us Justin Townes Earle, The Mekons, Ryan Adams, Alejandro Escovedo, Cory Branan, Neko Case, Old 97s, Jon Langford, William Elliott Whitmore, Andre Williams, Charlie Pickett and many more incredible artists. [Repeats Thursday 7am.]
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Travel to Japan with Nick Luscombe and James Greer as they explore the sound of Tokyo. This week: Nick and James' adventures take us on a preview of Fieldwave 2, a release and workshop series produced by Nick in partnership with Nonclassical, featuring Japanese soundscapes made from field recordings by Midori Hirano, Tomoko Hojo, Sugai Ken, and others alongside their own new work. 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 Baby Labour, Thinking Plague, The Molecules, Charlie Cawood, Knekklectric, Skywhale, Ensemble Et Al, new releases from Star Rover and Tamarisk. 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 edition celebrates the life and work of Ian Rawes, curator of The London Sound Survey, who has sadly died. Friend of the show, and all-around fantastic human being, he will be greatly missed. 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 explores the real story behind the famed crystal skull, the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones" films and the time-line of its discovery along with scientific opinions of its construction. Visit robsimone.com for more information.