Including at 9.15 Pause for Thought with Father Brian D'Arcy.
Radio 2 listeners determine the best band ever from five nominees.
In the year in which Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion and Gnarls Barkley's Crazy hit number one on the singles chart with download-only sales, tech wiz Stuart Maconie and his decidedly less-versed colleague Mark Radcliffe offer a Luddite-friendly guide to the technical advances of our time.
A first ever BBC concert featuring comic and pianist Tim Minchin , who is marked by his adventurous lyrics and musical virtuosity. Producer Will Saunders
5/6. Richard Allinson and producer Steve Levine present an occasional series celebrating maverick music producers. They continue with unusually successful and influential producer/arranger Nile Rodgers , who transformed the sounds of David Bowie (Let's Dance), Diana Ross (Diana) and Madonna (Like a Virgin). But he remains best known for his disco-era work with dance-funk act Chic, and Rodgers demonstrates his art in creating their two most famous hits - Le
Freak (1978) and Good Times (1979). Producer Neil Myners
With The Best of Jazz.
Claire Teal presents the first part of a concert featuring the BBC Big Band with New York City pop-jazz-R&B act the Manhattan Transfer.
New series 1/12. Obscure 1960s records that have eluded the public, from rock, pop and psychedelia to folk, soul, R&B and garage.
Highlights of the year's best sets.