Dermot O'Leary presents live music sessions from new and emerging bands.
Comedian Al Murray talks war movies and his tour - plus new British singer James Bay plays live as do Bath blues band Kill It Kid.
This week, Dermot has live Saturday Sessions from Mika and OK Go and he catches up with Hot Rats.
Mika has enjoyed great success since winning the BBC's Sound Of 2007 poll. His debut single, Grace Kelly, sold three million copies worldwide; he won a BRIT Award; released his second album; and presented his very own Radio 2 show. Next month sees the release of his next single, Blame It On The Girls, which he describes as a "riotous glammed-up stomper".
OK Go secured their place in popular culture when their creative use of treadmills in the Here It Goes Again video was parodied by The Simpsons. The video has received over 40 million online hits but there is more to this US band than witty choreography. They've played in the chambers of the United States Senate, helped raise money to rebuild the music community of New Orleans, and they've just released their third studio album.
Hot Rats is the musical sideproject of Gaz and Danny from Supergrass, who've been working with producer Nigel Godrich. They released Turn Ons earlier this month, an album which re-works classic tracks spanning 40 years of rock, punk and even hip hop, and includes tunes by The Kinks, Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, Sex Pistols and Beastie Boys.
This week, Dermot has live Saturday Sessions from the up-and-coming singer-songwriter Jonathan Jeremiah, Fyfe Dangerfield of The Guillemots and The Fun Lovin Criminals who are fronted by 6 Music's very own Huey Morgan.
Jonathan Jeremiah is London-born singer-songwriter, whose music has drawn comparisons with Ray Lamontagne, Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, and John Martyn. His debut album, Fool in Love, is set for release in the spring and features the talents of The Roots' bandleader Questlove, James Brown's legendary band The JBs and Bernard Butler.
And Bernard Butler links Dermot's session artists, with the Suede guitarist-turned-producer, having mixed two tracks on Fyfe Dangerfield's debut solo album. Called Fly Yellow Moon, much of the album was recorded in five days just before Christmas 2008 (in the same building where Fyfe recorded the first Guillemots E.P). He continues to work with Guillemots, and the band have tentatively booked the first studio dates for album number three.
This week Dermot is joined live in the studio by Scottish rock trio Biffy Clyro, Simon Neil and twins James and Ben Johnston, who started playing together in school back in 1995. United by a love of experimental rock and post-hardcore bands, along with bands like Guns 'N' Roses and Metallica, they quickly honed the Biffy sound they describe as "off-kilter tempos, itchy, unpredictable guitars, soulful choruses and feral screams, sewn together into a strange tapestry of sound".
The band's first three releases attracted a devoted fanbase, but 2007's Puzzle was their breakthrough release, which achieved gold sales aided by high-profile slots supporting Muse and the Rolling Stones. Their follow-up, Only Revolutions, was released in November 2009.
There's also new music from Los Angeles band Local Natives, who've drawn comparisons with Fleet Foxes, and have been touring as part of this year's NME Radar Tour.
Danny Wallace sits in for Dermot O'Leary with live music from Mumford and Sons and newcomer Ellie Goulding, who's made the BBC's Sound of 2010 longlist.
Dermot has a live Saturday Session from Turin Brakes, who are the English duo Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian. He also features the latest Radio 2 Recommends artiste, Rox.
Turin Brake's Olly and Gale are childhood friends, who cite musical influences ranging from Miles Davis to Fugazi. Though they shy away from genre labels, at a push, they would describe their music as "folk tinged indie rock." In September 2009 they released Bottled at Source, a double album featuring all the hits from the early years, unreleased tracks and b-sides, which marked the tenth anniversary of their debut single.
Rox, aka Roxanne Tataei, is a 21-year old half Jamaican and half Iranian singer-songwriter who has made the 15-strong longlist for the BBC's Sound Of 2010. She is signed to Rough Trade records, who describe her as "a singer who writes her songs like she writes her diary, has an obsession with harmony, Frida Kahlo, Mahalia Jackson, love, tragedy and all that other good stuff that makes art enjoyable.".
Dermot presents live music sessions from new and emerging bands.
Dermot's joined by Gomez frontman Ben Ottewell. Plus a new band from Stockton On Tees who played the BBC introducing stage at Radio 2 in Hyde Park - Cattle and Cane. And if that's not enough, Karl Pilkington chatting about his new TV show.
This week's guests are Scottish rockers Teenage Fanclub and singer-songwriter Marina And The Diamonds, who was runner-up in the BBC's Sound Of 2010 poll.
Zoe sits in for Dermot and is joined by Morten Harket and Sam Smith.
30 years on from the release of Madonna's Like A Virgin, Dermot has invited 3 of his favourite singers into BBC Maida Vale to rework some classic tracks.
Dermot has live sessions from The Ting Tings and Alex Clare. Plus Madmen star John Slattery.
Dermot has Saturday Sessions from The Feeling and The Nightingales ( Dermot's Wartime Choir of Angels) and GQ editor Dylan Jones.
Dermot has Saturday Sessions from The Feeling and The Nightingales ( Dermot's Wartime Choir of Angels).
for Dermot O'Leary and has a Saturday Session from Catfish and the Bottlemen. Plus he chats to comedians Mark Watson and Dave Gorman.
for Dermot. He has a Saturday Session from Stockton on Tees rockers The Young Rebel Set. Plus comedian Miles Jupp comes in to chat about his new tour. And Simpsons/Spinal Tap legend Harry Shearer chats about playing Richard Nixon in a new TV drama.
Dermot has Saturday Sessions from Goldfrapp and Lissie. Plus he chats to actors Jim Carter and Sophie McShera from Downton Abbey.
Dermot is joined by actors Rafe Spall and Russell Tovey. Plus he has a Saturday Session from Jack Savoretti.
Dermot has Saturday Sessions from Maximo Park and Dan Croll and chats to broadcaster Charlie Brooker
Danny Baker chats about his new autobiography and Rafe Spall and Stephen Graham talk about their new movie Get Santa. Plus Labrinth performs live.
Dermot has Saturday Sessions from John Newton and NoNoNo. Plus he chats to QI creator John Lloyd
Dermot is joined by Jimi Goodwin, Hudson Taylor and Ricky Gervais.
Dermot O'Leary welcomes Jeff Tweedy from Wilco and US rockers the Districts to the studio.
With X Factor winner James Arthur in session and GQ Editor Dylan Jones.
Dermot has a Saturday Session from Grant Nicholas from Feeder. Plus, Southampton's Band of Skulls in session.
Dermot is joined by Elbow, Dan Wilson and Sophie Turner from Game of Thrones.
for Dermot O'Leary with music and chat.
Dermot will be hosting a special BBC Introducing show live from South by South West Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. With live music from from Laura Marling, Ben Kweller, James Vincent McMorrow and many more.
Blur frontman Damon Albarn makes his radio presenting debut, when he sits in for Dermot O'Leary. A long with playing music from all over the world, he will be joined by the star of the new Nelson Mandela movie Idris Elba. Plus Paul Simonon from The Clash, Ken Dodd and a Pentecostal Choir.
Dermot is joined by Courtney Barnet and Kwabs on a Saturday afternoon.
Dermot has Saturday Sessions from Chas 'n' Dave, Turin Brakes and Icelandic singer-songwriter Asgeir.
With Saturday Sessions from Chas 'n' Dave, Turin Brakes and Icelandic singer Asgeir.
for Dermot, playing some of her favourite records and having 2 live sessions in the studio from Grammy winner Imogen Heap plus Bath based rockers Kill It Kid.
This Saturday, Dermot has sessions from Broken Bells and Foxes. Plus actor Lara Pulver talks about her new series on Ian Fleming
Dermot has Saturday Sessions from French chart topper Benjamin Clementine and Seattle based singer Shawn Smith. Plus he chats to Richard Osman from Pointless.