A roundup of all BBC activity for National Album Day
A roundup of all BBC activity for National Album Day
RADIO - BBC 6 Music
Saturday 10th October
The Album as Art – Guy Garvey
Helping to mark National Album Day on October 10th there’s another chance to hear a programme, first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2008, in which Guy Garvey explores how the LP combined music, cover art, lyrics, liner notes and packaging to become a work of art in its own right.
To mark National Album Day, Chris plays tracks from the album that takes him away from it all, the incredible Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads. Chris is also joined by Talking Heads’ keyboardist and guitarist Jerry Harrison to discuss the making of Stop Making Sense and the key moments within it. Also, on today’s show is music therapist Louise Gregg who joins Chris to discuss how music can improve mental health.
Radcliffe and Maconie
Stuart Maconie presents solo, with a feast of great music and chat for weekend breakfast. Marking both National Album Day and World Mental Health Day, Stuart plays music from some of his favourite albums and explores the power of music to provide comfort. His featured album is Lloyd Cole And The Commotions' acclaimed 1984 debut Rattlesnakes, one of Stuart's most cherished albums of all time and one that he revisits again and again.
Stuart also hears from Lloyd Cole himself, who shares some of the music that he finds comforting and has been listening to over lockdown. The Derbyshire-born singer-songwriter who formed Lloyd Cole And The Commotions in 1982 while studying at Glasgow University has also had a long solo career. Lloyd also chats to Stuart about his latest album, Guesswork.
Also, on the show, Clare Crane has the best music and entertainment stories of the past week in ‘This Week In Music’.
As 6 Music celebrates National Album Day today, Liz will be playing Meddle by Pink Floyd - a whole side of which in its vinyl format is one track, Echoes. It’s an album that Liz finds calming and atmospheric.
Also in the program, Liz interviews Andy Williams from Doves as the band return with a long-awaited comeback album, The Universal Want. The Manchester band’s last LP, Kingdom of Rust was released eleven years ago in 2009.
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show
As 6 Music celebrates National Album Day today, Craig has selected Stevie Wonder’s, Innervisions. Released in 1973, it was a landmark recording, where Stevie played most of the instruments on the album. It’s one of those special albums that allows the mind to escape into its grooves. Plus, The Funky Forty Album countdown reaches number 5 with Sly & The Family Stone - Stand.
The Tom Robinson Show
Tom presents his unique mix of music including BBC Introducing tracks. He also celebrates National Album Day by playing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, released in 1967. It’s an album that is very personal and significant to Tom. He’ll be playing the album in full and reflecting on each track.
RADIO – BBC Radio 2
Saturday 10th October
8am – 10am
Dermot’s guest today is Greg Davies, host of tv series, Taskmaster, along with his right-hand man on the show, Alex Horne. As the Taskmaster, Greg sets a series to tasks to a group of comedians. Having been broadcast for a decade on Dave, the series has now moved to Channel 4.
Additionally, today is National Album Day and to mark this year’s 80s theme celebrating the albums of that iconic decade, Radio 2 will be playing 80s album tracks throughout the day. From Dermot at 8am through to The Craig Charles House Party, finishing at midnight, expect tracks from albums including Tina Turner’s Private Dancer, The Cure’s Pictures of You, Prince’s 1999, Irene Cara’s Fame Soundtrack, Wham!’s Fantastic!, Queen’s The Game, Alison Moyet’s Alf, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love and many more.
Continuing the 80s fun, later today Pick of the Pops with Paul Gambaccini will bring countdown the charts from 1983 and 1987 (Saturday, 1-3pm) and The Rock Show with Johnnie Walker will also feature all 80s tracks (Saturday, 8-9pm).
Graham Norton returns for a brand-new series featuring all his popular features including Grill Graham with Maria McErlane.
Today's guests include writer and actor Carrie Hope Fletcher chatting about her book, Into The Spotlight, plus biographer Lady Colin Campbell discussing her latest, Meghan and Harry: The Real Story.
Today is National Album Day and to mark this year’s 80s theme celebrating the albums of that iconic decade, Radio 2 will be playing 80s album tracks throughout the day. From Dermot at 8am through to The Craig Charles House Party, finishing at midnight. Graham joins in with a playlist of album tracks from the 1980s. And continuing the 80s fun, later today Pick of the Pops with Paul Gambaccini will bring countdown the charts from 1983 and 1987 (Saturday, 1-3pm) and The Rock Show with Johnnie Walker will also feature all 80s tracks (Saturday, 8-9pm)
Pick of the Pops - Paul Gambaccini
Paul Gambaccini marks National Album Day with tracks from the Top 20 albums from 1983. Bowie says Let’s Dance because these 80s classics are Fantastic. Featuring music from Big Country, Heaven 17 and more.
He then follows with tracks from the Top 20 albums from 1987. It’s going to get So Emotional it might border on Hysteria. With music from Fleetwood Mac, U2 and many other 80s favourites.
To mark National Album Day’s theme this year - celebrating the albums of the 80s - Radio 2 will be playing 80s album tracks throughout the day. From Dermot at 8am through to The Craig Charles House Party, finishing at midnight, plus The Rock Show with Johnnie Walker will also feature all 80s tracks (Saturday, 8-9pm).
Rylan on Saturday
3pm - 5pm
Rylan celebrates National Album Day with 80's legends Carol Decker from T'Pau and Sonia. You can enter the film and TV quiz ‘Couch Potatoes’ and it's an 80's special! Let Rylan know how you’re ‘Winning At Life’ or simply get in contact and say hello
Andrew Ridgeley's 80s Playlist (1/2)
Andrew Ridgeley's 80s Playlist
To celebrate National Album Day, which this year celebrates the albums of the iconic 80s, this is another chance to hear Andrew Ridgeley. He’ll be playing two hours of his favourite tracks from the decade he shot to fame with George Michael. Andrew will also be sharing the stories, memories and personal insights behind the music.
Part 2 is broadcast at the same time tomorrow night (Sunday 11th October) (First broadcast in May 2019)
RADIO - BBC RADIO 1
Future Sounds with Annie Mac
A selection of artists will be speaking to Annie about an album that changed their life. They are:
Monday- Laura Marling
Tuesday- Michael Kiwanuka
Wednesday- Fontaines D.C.
Thursday- Alicia Keys
Catch up on the BBC Sounds app!
RADIO - Asian Network
Gagan will be dropping a special Bollywood Disco 80s Megamix from DJ Shai Guy. Expect classics from iconic movies Disco Dancer, Namak Halal, Khud Daar and more.
Dips Bhamrah will be celebrating the golden era of Bhangra with a special SOS Bhangra Mix: 80s Megamix including tracks from Apna Sangeet, Heera, Sahotas and more.
Superstar DJ and Producer, DJ Frenzy is dropping a special Bhangra Mashup which will be played out across the week.
Celina Sharma will be playing a live session paying homage to 80s Divas (they are currently looking to get her on air to talk about it during the week).
RADIO – Radio 4 Counterpoint
Radio 4’s Counterpoint have put together a National Album Day quiz together, featuring questions about several of this year’s ambassadors and some particularly difficult ones about the 80s. It’ live now here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5lqqDgX5MrF5Pyf72JBty4f/the-counterpoint-national-album-day-80s-quiz-2020
RADIO - BBC Radio Scotland
Friday 9th from 6pm
Toyah Willcox on Grant Stott Vinyl Collective show
RADIO - BBC Radio Wales
Saturday 10th from 8:40am
Shakin' Stevens live on Breakfast Show
RADIO - BBC GNS Radio
Friday 9th - 9:30am - 11am
Kim & Marty Wilde doing a round of BBC radio regional interviews live
RADIO - BBC 5 Live Radio
Friday 9th from 5:45pm
Tom from Blossoms live on the Drivetime show at 5.45 talking about National Album Day
BBC Breakfast will have Billy Ocean live on the show at approximately 9.50am on Saturday 10th
BBC The One Show will be talking about the Radio 2 Ultimate 80s Album Chart for NAD - on air 7pm-7.30pm - Friday 9th
BBC Four is celebrating National Album Day by curating a selection of programmes, themed around iconic albums and music from the 80s. The programmes, broadcast in the week leading up to the Saturday 10th October are available to watch on demand on BBC iPlayer.
There’s another chance to see Classic Albums: Tears for Fears - Songs from the Big Chair, which explores the creation of the second album by Tears for Fears. Songs from the Big Chair took the gothic synth-pop foundations of the band and combined them with arena-ready anthems, leading to critical acclaim and three international hit singles, Mothers Talk, Shout and Everybody Wants to Rule the World.
Plus, musicians Midge Ure and Kim Appleby dive into the distinct sounds that emerged from different parts of Britain and Ireland throughout one of pop’s golden decades in Smashing Hits! The 80’s Pop Map of Britain & Ireland.
Finally, legendary cape-wearing keyboard player Rick Wakeman, himself the creator of several of history’s most elaborate long players presents an insightful and playful exploration of the concept album in When Pop Went Epic: The Crazy World of the Concept Album - a musical format that developed to become the equivalent of rock and roll theatre.
Also available on BBC iPlayer is Top of the Pops: Big Hits 1980 with archive performances from Adam Ant, The Pretenders, Dexys Midnight Runners, Spandau Ballet and Hot Chocolate and Top of the Pops: Big Hits 1989 featuring Tina Turner, Phil Collins, Soul II Soul, Lisa Stansfield, The Beautiful South and more.
BBC Radio 4 - Counterpoint Quiz
BBC Sounds National Album Day