From 6am today, Radio 2 DJs give you the chance to choose the music for 13 hours. In return for a donation, you can take your pick of the BBC's record library. Call [number removed] or visit [web address removed]. The appeal starts with: Sarah Kennedy.
From Pudsey with love: page 18
Kids today can be so demanding, but for once it's not the latest iPod accessory you're being asked to fund as Sarah Kennedy launches Radio 2's Music Marathon for BBC Children in Need, giving listeners the opportunity to request their favourite tracks. The music continues throughout the day in Wake Up to Wogan (above), Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Steve Wright and Chris Evans, concluding at 7pm - when Pudsey the Bear begins working his magic on BBC1. Celebrity guests will be popping in, too. Details of how to nominate your favourites can be found to the right of this column. Here at Radio Times, we'd be happy to hear any of the stars of Radio 2's Elvis ad - though obviously we're referring to the version that includes Cockney Rebel, Kermit's nephew from the Muppets, and Whigfield. Bruno MacDonald
4/4. Paul Sexton concludes a profile of songwriter Burt Bacharach with a look at his output since the 1980s: his reunion with Dionne Warwick , his 1996 Royal Albert Hall appearance with Noel Gallagher , his 1998 album with Elvis Costello , and his recent work with Brian Wilson.
A very special edition in honour of Dusty Springfield, who this week is inducted into the UK Hall of Fame.
Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with top guest singers Madeline Bell , Marc Almond , Kiki Dee and others.
Phill Jupitus on Dusty: page 48 Dusty in Memphis CD offer: p48
New series 1/8. Damian Lewis reads four Ian Fleming short stories (two episodes to a tale) showcasing British spy James Bond. The series begins with The Living Daylights.
Producers Liz Anstee and Joanna Green
I, spy: page 12
Casino Royale CD offer: page 16
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