2day 2012


Chris Evans20120510

brings 2Day to suitably dramatic climax with a live music extravaganza featuring the multi-platinum-selling English quartet Keane and, there will be harmony among rivals, with a duet from The Voice's Tom Jones and Jessie J.

Broadcasting from a special venue in Central London, our very own "Happy Hour" kicks off with Jamie Cullum jazzing things right up, and Bellowhead sending the crowd crazy with their fabulous folk anthems.

Chris Rea battles the blues and wins; while The Jersey Boys don their sharpest suits and hone their close vocal harmonies to give the performance of a lifetime. Oh What A Night - it will no doubt prove to be!

Broadcasting from a special venue in Central London, our very own "Happy Hour" kicks off with Jamie Cullum jazzing things right up, and Bellowhead sending the crowd crazy with their fabulous folk anthems.

Chris brings 2DAY 2012 to a rousing finale with Tom Jones, Jessie J, Jamie Cullum and more

Claudia Winkleman20120510

Claudia hosts an all 80s themed hour and plays her all-time favourite records from this decade.

There will be a special live and acoustic performance by 80s icon Nik Kershaw of his hit single The Riddle, which reached number 3 in 1984, and Carol Decker of T'Pau performs a special version of her 80s hit China In Your Hand.

Claudia marshals Johnnie Walker and Jeremy Vine as they go head to head in battle in an attempt to find out which decade had the most poetic lyrics - the 70s or the 80s?

Plus The Bard of 2Day, performance poet Mark Niel, is spending all day at Radio 2, soaking up the atmosphere and watching and listening to all the 2Day conversations, performances and special events. He'll then compose a specially written poem about all he's taken in, which we'll hear at the end of Claudia's show.

Claudia goes '80s mad for 2DAY 2012 with live music from Nik Kershaw and Carol Decker.

Dermot O'leary20120510

As 2Day continues, Dermot O'Leary brings listeners an hour of musical entertainment, with the support of Radio 2 hero Bob Harris OBE.

Popstar Will Young will be popping into the studio to perform an acoustic set of old and new tracks. And Paul Gambaccini is based at the Watford Coliseum to introduce a unique collaboration between the BBC Concert Orchestra and Michael Kiwanuka, the British soul musician and BBC's Sound of 2012.

Dermot introduces music from Will Young, Michael Kiwanuka and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Graham Norton20120510

2DAY returns on Thursday 10 May as the station turns its schedule upside down for another 12 hours to celebrate its distinctive range of programming.

Graham Norton kicks things off, presenting a 60 minute version of his regular Radio 2 Saturday show.

In this condensed edition, Graham's features live music from The Musgraves, has a mystery Tune With A Tale and welcomes Maria McErlane for a very special edition of Grill Graham.

And, as an extra special treat, Nigel Ogden - host of Radio 2's long-running The Organist Entertains - reinterprets Graham's favourite chart-topper on the organ.

Graham kicks off 2DAY 2012 with a 60-minute version of his regular Saturday morning show.

Jo Whiley20120510

brings you a 2Day show packed full of live music, and special guests Paloma Faith and Damon Albarn.

A regular voice on Radio 2, Paloma Faith made her debut on Dermot O'Leary's show in June 2009. She joined the station's line-up at the Blackpool Illuminations that same year and also collaborated with the Guy Barker Orchestra at the 2010 Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Her debut album has since sold over half a million copies and earned the Hackney-born singer a nomination for Best British Female at the 2011 Brit Awards. She returns to perform a couple of songs, accompanied by Sir Elton John's piano, which was donated, and personally delivered to Radio 2 by Elton, for performances from established and emerging artists.

One of the most innovative musicians of the last two decades, Damon Albarn's work in bands such as Blur, Gorillaz and The Good The Bad and The Queen has created an impressively diverse back catalogue. Since Blur went on hiatus in 2003, Damon has gone on to explore a wide range of different musical genres and cultures, from collaborating with Malian musicians to writing his first ever opera - Doctor Dee - which debuted to critical acclaim at last year's Manchester international Festival. He joins Jo to showcase material from this Dr Dee album.

Jo is also joined by Radio 2 presenters Steve Lamacq and Huey Morgan in this jam-packed hour, and she tests your music knowledge with The Stack; that's three bits of music spliced and diced together. You just have to work out what the songs are, who they're by, and what connects them.

Jo Whiley hosts live music from Paloma Faith and Damon Albarn for 2DAY 2012.

Ken Bruce20120510

Continuing 2Day Ken Bruce broadcasts from Kirkwall in Orkney with special guests Amy MacDonald, Orcadian Kris Drever and local folk outfit Saltfishforty all performing live.

Ken will be finding out about the lives of Radio 2 listeners in the Highlands and Islands, tracing the history of the Orkney Islands and tasting some locally brewed delights.

Plus, Desmond Carrington will join Ken from his home in Perthshire to talk about what living in Scotland brings to his regular Radio 2 show.

Ken Bruce live from Kirkwall in Orkney, with special guests Amy MacDonald and Kris Drever.

Simon Mayo20120510

As 2 Day continues, Simon Mayo explores the country genre and builds his own Nashville-based supergroup with six session musicians of the highest calibre.

With the help of country aficionado and fellow presenter, Alex Lester, Simon delves into a genre, which is not widely explored on our daytime schedule, to find out more about its roots and influences.

The six musicians helping Simon, live from "Music City", are John Wheeler (fiddle/band leader), Mike Daly (pedal steel/dobro), Dave Pomeroy (upright/electric bass), Don Wayne Reno (banjo), and Cathryn Craig (vocals); with each showcasing their instrument, picking an inspirational tune and talking to Simon about their careers.

John Wheeler is the founding member of Hayseed Dixie who has played with many great names in Nashville sessions. With Hayseed, he has toured all over the world playing bluegrass and country, and is currently working on his own album.

Mike Daly is a stalwart of the country music scene, having spent a lot of his career playing for Hank Williams Jnr. He is also the steel player for Travis Tritt, and will be leaving to tour with him straight after our show.

Dave Pomeroy is not only the current President of the Nashville Musicians Union, but has a list of credits as long as his arm. Over the last 30 years he has recorded with hundreds of great country artists, featuring on over 400 albums, including Willie Nelson, Elton John, Alison Krauss and Guy Clark. He has performed with many stars, including Mose Allison, Dr John and has toured on many occasions with the great Don Williams.

Don Wayne Reno is also a member of Haysee Dixie and has played with John for many years. Don's love for bluegrass is evident, and there are no finer banjo players around. His father also co-wrote Duelling Banjos.

Cathryn is no stranger to Nashville, having lived there most of her life. She spends half of her time here in the UK, half in Music City, and has worked with and sung for artists such as Emmylou Harris, Mickey Newbury, Shel Silverstein and Tommy Boyce. The partner of Brian Willoughby, from the Strawbs, she has also put out several records with him under the name Craig & Willoughby.

At the end of the programme, the supergroup will perform a couple of country classics exclusively for Radio 2.

The six musicians helping Simon, live from "Music City", are John Wheeler (fiddle/band leader), Mike Daly (pedal steel/dobro), Dave Pomeroy (upright/electric bass), Don Wayne Reno (banjo), and Cathryn Craig (vocals); with each showcasing their instrument, picking an inspirational tune and talking to Simon about their careers.

Simon Mayo explores the country genre and builds his own supergroup.

Terry Wogan20120510

For this special 2Day show, Sir Terry celebrates the banter and bonhomie that have made him so well-loved on Radio 2, with special guests and some of his very favourite music.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Sir Terry's first appearance on Radio 2's breakfast show. Weekend Wogan now broadcasts at brunchtime on Sundays,showcasing great musical performances, songwriting; and some of the biggest names from the worlds of theatre, film and TV.

In today's 2Day special, Terry chats to Jools Holland, who has recorded one of Terry's favourite songs on piano. A Radio 2 regular, Jools shares eclectic tracks from his own record collection on Monday nights, in a show that showcases his musical talent and wit.

Terry will also be joined by Radio 2's weekend earlybird, Richard Allinson. A stalwart of broadcasting, Richard joined Radio 2 in 1997 and since then has been a regular on the airwaves in both his early morning shows and during the daytime.

Following Richard on a Saturday morning is Radio 2's newest addition, Anneka Rice. Having started her career at the BBC World Service, her new show on Radio 2 is an energetic start to the weekend in keeping with her past appearances on Treasure Hunt and Challenge Anneka.

Terry will impart some of his tricks of the trade to Anneka, and show why he's been a mainstay of the network for longer than he'd care to remember! They'll also discuss what they love about Radio 2 and celebrate some of its favourite artists.

Diane Louise Jordan of Sunday Half Hour will also join Terry for a special 2Day Pause For Thought.

In a special show for 2DAY 2012, Sir Terry Wogan celebrates the very finest of Radio 2.

The Matthew, Nelson And Wright Soul Show20120510

Jo hands the baton to Steve Wright, who alongside Trevor Nelson and Brian Matthew presents an hour of the very best in classic soul music, handpicked by each presenter.

They will also be speaking to soul legend Dionne Warwick, whose illustrious four-decade career has included hits like Walk On By and Do You Know The Way to San Jose?

Steve Wright, Trevor Nelson and Brian Matthew play classic soul with guest Dionne Warwick.

Tony Blackburn20120510

gives up his Saturday studio chair to tread the boards of Blackburn's very own Empire Theatre for a special edition of Pick Of The Pops for 2DAY.

Tony will be showcasing the British pop chart as only he can with a wander back through time. Joining him on his digression down the decades will be fellow Radio 2 presenters JANICE LONG and MARK RADCLIFFE, who will be offering their considerable insight to the some of the tracks played.

In front of an invited audience, Tony will also share the stage with some of the UK's finest recording artists to play live versions of their best-loved chart hits. A real morning treat!

Blackburn. Tony Blackburn. The legendary DJ ventures north for a special Pick of the Pops.

Vanessa Feltz20120510

Join Vanessa, Suzi Quatro and David Rodigan for an hour of rockin' rhythms celebrating Radio 2's specialist music shows.

Radio 2 is justly proud of its coverage of specialist music, which really covers the genre waterfront! Joining Vanessa to explore this rich musical heritage are two of the station's finest: David Rodigan and Suzi Quatro.

Suzi, of course, is a rock'n'roll lifer who brings a half century of experience to her rock'n'roll programmes, while David is the UK's foremost reggae expert.

They'll be talking rockabilly and reggae with Vanessa, a keen reggae fan herself, and there will also be live music from new American sensation JD McPherson

And, who knows, that Michael Ball may pop up on the piano too.

Join Vanessa, Suzi Quatro and David Rodigan for an hour of rockin' rhythms for 2DAY 2012.

Zoe Ball20120510

gets 2Day swinging with an hour of dance tunes and styles from the 40s to today.

The world-famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band will be playing live in the show, performing a terrifically bouncy and brassy version of the Glenn Miller classic 'In The Mood'. Radio 2 presenter Frank Renton will be conducting. Classy crooner Clare Teal gives a special performance that will be packed with rich vocals and exquisite harmonies. Veteran broadcaster David Jacobs handpicks one of his favourite tracks from the Tin Pan Alley era, while another David - DJ and Radio 2 presenter Dave Pearce - brings us bang up-to-date with a taster of the best and freshest in dance music.

Zoe Ball gets 2DAY 2012 swinging with the world-famous Grimethorpe Colliery brass band.