Tuesday, 12 December

15:30 Radia (repeat)
[Repeated from Thursday 11.30pm.] Radia, the international group of independent cultural radio stations, presents a new show realised by one of its members, exploring "new and forgotten ways of making radio." Visit radia.fm for more information.
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16:00 Democracy Now
An independent, award-winning American news programme hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Visit democracynow.org for more information. [Repeated Monday 4am.]
17:30 Records Comic, Curious and Cracked
An eco-neutral trawl through the unusual records acquired by various means, including even purchase, during an otherwise mostly virtuous lifetime by Jack Thorington. [Repeated Friday 3.30pm.]
18:00 Tin Can Review (repeat)
[Repeated from Saturday 8pm.] James Hodder present melodic new music by currently touring artists. This week: we take a look at the best 2017 album releases and play tracks from our Top 10 list. Follow updates on Twitter @TinCanReview. Visit tincanreview.com for more information.
18:30 Radio Diva
LGBT magazine series presented by comedian Rosie Wilby and actress/musician Heather Peace and supported by Diva magazine. This week Rosie and Heather check back in with Vicky Jones, who appeared on the first show of 2017 and received more tweets than any other guest of the year. On leaving the Navy, turning 30 and suffering from depression, she compiled a bucket list of ambitions and started ticking them off. Writing a book was on that list. Her debut novel, 'Meet Me At Ten,' was co-written with her partner Claire and is currently attracting rave reviews. Plus writer Jody Klaire talks about the Golden Crown literary society, an organisation that promotes lesbian literature through education and training; and ghostwriter Jo Monroe reviews 'Wild Bore,' the anarchic Edinburgh Fringe hit currently on at Soho Theatre, featuring a trio of female performers - Ursula Martinez, Zoe Coombs Marr and Adrienne Truscott. [Repeated Sunday 10am.]
19:30 From The Hood
Paul Hood (of Resonance's epochal Instant Music Meeting and more) returns to the airwaves with a no holds barred new music show. [Repeated Sunday 1.30pm.]
20:00 Clear Spot
Langham Research Centre present their favourite electronic and musique concrète classics. [Repeated Wednesday 10am.]
21:00 Make Your Own Damn Music
Artworld shenanigans with Bob and Roberta Smith OBE and George Lionel Barker. [Repeated Friday 6am.]
22:00 Gate Kicks
Introduced by MC 2 Decks and produced by people with learning disabilities at the Gate Arts Centre, Gate Kicks covers art, music, dance, film, theatre and offers a hub where this truly underground art scene is exposed to a larger audience. [Repeated Thursday 9:30am.]
22:30 Artrocker
Paul Cox from the influential Artrocker magazine previews all the latest releases from London and the UK's thriving indie rock scene and beyond. Visit artrocker.tv for more information. To listen to past shows visit Paul's Mixcloud page. [Repeated Thursday 1am.]
00:00 Is Black Music
Is Black Music is the world's first and longest running Alternative Black music radio show, hosted by Art Terry. [Repeated Sunday 3.30am.]
01:00 The Sound Projector Radio Show (repeat)
[Repeated from Friday 5.30pm.] A showcase for records of contemporary experimental and underground music, hosted by Ed Pinsent. Tonight: new and recent records by Favriou-Petit-Touéry, Kilian-Petit, Echoes Of Yul, Penny Rimbaud, Stephanos Vassiliadis, Martin Küchen, Haco, Sharif Sehnaoui/ Adam Golebiewski, Kamil Kowalczyk, and Günter Schlienz. Plus a reissue of a Penderecki classic from 1966. Visit thesoundprojector.com/radio-show/ for more information.

Wednesday, 13 December

02:30 Psychosonic Cinema
Renowned Australian soundtrack theorist Philip Brophy presents 90 minutes of loud and luscious soundtrack dynamite! Across 13 episodes, he covers five strains of film music: Electronic Soundscapes; Big Beat Jive; Hard Rock Freak-Out; Funked-Up Grooves; and Atomic Atonality. In all cases, great tracks that speak for themselves! [Repeated Saturday 10.30pm.]
04:00 Flomotion (repeat)
[Repeated from Saturday 8.30pm.] A hand-picked mix of the most dynamic and exciting new electronic music and beyond from veteran DJ and droadcaster Nick Luscombe. For archived programmes visit mixcloud.com/FlomotionRadio/ and keep in touch via Twitter at @nickluscombe and @flomotion_radio.
05:00 framework (repeat)
[Repeated from Sunday 11pm.] The best from a world of field recordings, curated by Patrick McGinley. This week: a showcase of the latest edition of framework:seasonal, our series of fund-raising compilations releases, featured Jonáš Gruška, Bird & Renoult, and Fintan O'Brien. Also, recent listener-chosen favorites from the Aporee Soundmaps, and a framework introduction recorded for us by Jayve Montgomery. Visit frameworkradio.net for more information. Contact info@frameworkradio.net.
06:00 Data Dump
A cheap lo-fi series worthy of Primark in its heyday by the clod-hopping Xentos 'Fray' Bentos, commissioned by Mobile Radio for the 30th São Paulo Biennial. First broadcast 2013. [Repeated Saturday 5am.]
06:30 The Exciting Hellebore Shew
Lateral and solipistic (archival) radiophonic comedy with Dan Wilson. [Repeated Saturday 3.30am.]
07:00 Xi Carnival (repeat)
[Repeated from Monday 4pm.] Xi Carnival introduces you to the diverse contemporary music scene of mainland China. In December’s episode, Caralinda Booth strolls from heavy metal to Tibetan buddhism; Shan Yi runs us through the Singles Day shopping bonanza; and we see what happens musically when the "Chinese Godfather of Rock" adapts Stravinsky.
08:00 Balling The Jack (repeat)
[Repeated from Friday 9pm.] Joe Cushley explores 13 Bar Blues and Twisted Roots music from around the globe. From the the 1920s to the present day, from the barrel-house to the arthouse via the bedsit, from Mali to Mississippi to the Mekong via New Malden - every culture has its blues. For more information visit ballingthejack on Facebook. E-mail ballingthejack1@gmail.com.
09:00 The Naked Short Club (repeat)
[Repeated from Monday 9pm.] Dr. Stu and his expert guests dance around hedge funds, markets, the economy and wider world. With heady music and the delicious products of sponsors Madoff Ponzi Bier. Master Engineer: Chris Dixon.
10:00 Clear Spot (repeat)
[Repeated from Tuesday 8pm.] Langham Research Centre present their favourite electronic and musique concrète classics.
11:00 Intoxica Radio Hour
Presented by Nick Brown of Intoxica Record Shop and dedicated to the dignity of vinyl, giving centre stage to new vinyl reissue releases, spotlighting Content Themes and specific artists' careers - and generally playing the gloriously unheralded low-brow rock and soul of the 20th Century, all rendered on little slabs of black plastic. This week's featured artist: The Spencer Davis Group. For further information and general waffle, contact intoxica@intoxica.co.uk. [Repeated Saturday 7am.]
12:00 Far Side Radio
Music from the catalogues of Far Side Music, the world's primary source for East Asian sounds, presented by Paul Fisher. Visit farsidemusic.com/ for more information. [Repeated Sunday 4pm.]
13:00 The Atomic Drop (repeat)
[Repeated from Friday 5pm.] A series about the world of professional wrestling with news, features and music, hosted by Tariq Haque. Contact theatomicdrop@hotmail.com or tweet to @the_atomic_drop.
13:30 Constructive Forces
Interviews with artists who deal with social and political issues, often on the fringes, conducted by Kate Yoland. This week she interviews Egyptian filmmaker Tamer El Said, whose film ‘In the Last Days of the City’ has been screening this autumn at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Shot in Cairo, Berlin, Baghdad and Beirut, it is a fictional account of a Cairo-based filmmaker, Kahlid Abdalla, who is struggling to make a documentary about his city while simultaneously confronting his own life and relationships. [Repeated Saturday 6.30pm.]
14:00 Late Lunch with Out to Lunch
Polemic, politics, mouth jazz and spontaneous music with Ben Watson. [Repeated Friday 12am.]
15:00 Nostalgie Ya Mboka (repeat)
[Repeated from Saturday 1.30pm.] Classic Congolese dance music of the two Congos.
16:00 Spizz FM (repeat)
[Repeated from Friday 7pm.] Continuing - in a new time slot - the audio autobiography of the punk rock legend. This week: episode #7. For more information visit the Spizzenergi Facebook page.
17:00 Dig That Treasure
William Hall brings his Dig That Treasure blog to the radio, aiming to give light to lost classic recordings and obscurities. [Repeated Friday 2.30am.]
17:30 PassWord
A monthly exploration of current affairs and new technology with Peter Warren. [Repeated Tuesday 7am.]
18:30 A World in London
DJ Ritu presents the UK’s definitive global music show from London. This week: Japanese Londoner and premier Enka singer, Akari Mochizuki performs live. [Repeated Monday 8am.]
19:30 L'alternative
Eleonore Desnos explores French audio oddities and delights "a la carte". [Repeated Friday 2pm.]
20:00 EastCast
21:00 Six Pillars
Fari Bradley focuses on choice contemporary Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian sound, art and culture. This week: Desynchronise Part I - a special mix by Oumood (Omid SahebEkhtiari) in Tehran, who began making mixes and composing electronic music while studying classical music and piano studies at the Tehran Conservatory, Iran. Visit sixpillars.org for more information. [Repeated Friday 11am.]
21:30 Club Integral Radio Show
The Earl of Killorglin and Andrew Scott-Bolton of Club Integral preview its upcoming concerts in London. [Repeated Friday 7am.]
22:30 Very Loose Women
Private conversations made public, often with special guests including artists, musicians, academics, comedians, film-makers, journalists and friends. Presented by Katherine Johnston, Leonore Schick and Soila Apparicio. For more information visit acast.com/veryloosewomen or follow them on Twitter at @VLWRadio. [Repeated Friday 1am.]
23:00 Spool's Out Radio
Tristan Bath (of The Quietus) delves into music from the cassette tape underground. This week we've got 'Minority Consensus,' a live single take mix from DJ and producer Maymind, nodding to the influences that shaped the sublime twists and turns of 'Illumina,' his most recent full length for Mexico City's Umor Rex. Artists and labels can send their tracks to compilation@spools-out.com. Visit spools-out.com for more information. [Repeated Saturday 12.30am.]
00:00 Nana Nicol's Cosmic Balearic Slop (repeat)
[Repeated from Saturday 9.30pm.] Sarah "Nana" Nicol delves into her trolley bag and pulls out a selection of leftfield disco, edits, and cosmic delights.
01:00 Artocker (repeat)
[Repeated from Tuesday 10.30pm.] Paul Cox from the influential Artrocker magazine previews all the latest releases from London and the UK's thriving indie rock scene and beyond. Visit the Artrocker website artrocker.tv/ for more information. To listen to past shows visit Paul's Mixcloud page.

Thursday, 14 December

02:30 Drones of Hell (repeat)
[Repeated from Sunday 10pm.] Ray Kirby presents an hour of Extreme Metal, featuring tracks old and new from the last three decades. For more information visit dronesofhell.blogspot.com.
03:30 From The Archives (repeat)
[Repeated from Tuesday 2pm.] Today: The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show, Series 2 Episode 2, from January 2013.
04:00 Black 2 Comm (repeat)
[Repeated from Sunday 8pm.] A music radio show about connections, produced and presented by Paul Jackson. Visit black2comm.com for more information.
05:00 Isotopica (repeat)
[Repeated from Sunday 7pm.] Cultural sonic detours with artist Simon Tyszko. Visit theculture.net for more information.
06:00 Global Globules With Baconface
Join the barely present cult Canadian stand-up comedian Baconface as he plays lengthy and mainly uninterrupted selections from his late brother's extensive record collection of '60s and '70s psychedelia, progressive rock, free jazz, folk, acid folk, folk rock, acid rock, electronic music, and ethnoforgeries. In association with the Chilliwack Office of Leisure. Produced by Michael Umney. [Repeated Saturday 1.30am.]
08:00 The Relatively Good Radio Show (repeat)
[Repeated from Sunday 3pm.] Cousins Richard Guard and Anna Crockatt celebrate the capital's past, present and future in the show where everything is live. With regular guests Buffalo Bill, Alex The Greek and Mickey Science.
09:00 The Restart Project (repeat)
[Repeated from Tuesday 1.30pm.] Janet Gunter, Ugo Vallauri and Dave Pickering host a different kind of gadget show, discussing the work and philosophy of the Restart Project, a London-based social enterprise that encourages people to use their electronics longer, to prevent waste, save money, and make people happier. This week we talk about tech in the holiday season: from Christmas lights hanging on the tree to the gadgets wrapped up underneath it. How many new Amazon Alexas will be finding their way into homes this December? And why should we care?
09:30 Gate Kicks (repeat)
[Repeated from Tuesday 10pm.] Introduced by MC 2 Decks and produced by people with learning disabilities at the Gate Art Centre, Gate Kicks covers art, music, dance, film, theatre and offers a hub where this truly underground art scene is exposed to a larger audience.
10:00 EastCast (repeat)
11:00 Kitchen Magic Time
Recipes in sound from Mama Dolores, Mistress of the Deep Soul Kitchen. [Repeated Sunday 4.30am.]
11:30 Sculpt
Personally-felt sensory collages and sonic obscurities with Milo Thesiger-Meacham. [Repeated Sunday 5am.]
12:00 Tony Law's Nonsense Hour
The world's wildest stand-up Tony Law presents his brand new radio series. [Repeated Sunday 6am.]
13:00 Talking Africa
A magazine show covering African development issues hosted by Sonny Decker. [Repeated Tuesday 9am.]
14:00 The Traditional Music Hour
Reg Hall and Kevin Sheils (on alternate weeks) present an informed and judicious selection of recordings of traditional musics from Britain, Ireland and occasionally further afield. [Repeated Monday 12pm.]
15:00 Micro Clear Spot (repeat)
[Repeated from Tuesday 5pm.] The First British Guitar Hero. Jonathan Richards explores the work of Ernest Shand (1868 - 1924). Recorded and edited by Mandy Baines.