TO­DAY’S RA­DIO

Daily Mail Weekend Magazine - - SATURDAY - SJ

Mary Anne Hobbs

7AM, BBC 6 MU­SIC

It’s the first-ever Na­tional Al­bum Day to­day, mark­ing the 70th an­niver­sary of that for­mat. BBC 6 Mu­sic will fea­ture ma­jor al­bums on shows through­out the day, and Mary Anne will de­vote a good chunk of her pro­gramme to David Bowie’s fi­nal al­bum, Black­star. She’ll play it in full, and will hear from Jonathan Barn­brook, Bowie’s graphic de­signer; then, the poet Lavinia Green­law reads a trib­ute to Bowie.

Satur­day Break­fast

8AM, RA­DIO 2

Ricky Wil­son is in charge of Der­mot O’Leary’s reg­u­lar show, and he will be joined by Matt and Luke Goss. The Goss twins, as mem­bers of Bros, dom­i­nated the charts in the 1980s, but the pres­sures of tour­ing, record­ing and money prob­lems drove a wedge be­tween them. Now, they’re work­ing to­gether again, and are the sub­ject of a doc­u­men­tary

The Chang­ing Sound Of Ra­dio

9AM, 7PM, RA­DIO 4 EX­TRA

The award-win­ning sound recordist Chris Wat­son was given his first tape recorder back in 1967, and has been ob­sessed with sound record­ing ever since then. In this pro­gramme, he looks at all the tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances that have changed the sound of ra­dio. Chris plays some ex­am­ples of these ad­vances, as well as dig­ging out some clas­sic archive record­ings.

Master­tapes

10.30AM, RA­DIO 4

Ra­dio 4 does its bit for Na­tional Al­bum Day with a two-part se­ries on the al­bums of Elvis Costello, pre­sented by Mr Costello him­self. He’ll take us through a ca­reer that spans five decades, hom­ing in on his first al­bum, My Aim Is True, which is con­stantly fea­tur­ing in lists of all-time great al­bums.

Tom­mies

9PM, RA­DIO 4

Draw­ing on diaries, let­ters, war re­ports and archive ma­te­rial, this re­peated edi­tion of the First World War drama se­ries fol­lows events in the Mid­dle East in the Novem­ber of 1917, in­clud­ing the Third Bat­tle of Gaza.

Ricky Wil­son (8am, Ra­dio 2) called Af­ter The Scream­ing Stops. The Goss broth­ers join Ricky to talk about the cur­rent state of their ca­reers and re­la­tion­ship.

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