Nights for Monday 8 September 2014
7:15 Sport correspondent - India
Kathryn Ryan of Nine to Noon interviewed Peter Dunne, leader of United Future.
8:40 Pundit - Global Economies
Economic historian Dr Neville Bennett as to where the money is – neo-libertarianism, austerity and the European Union.
9:10 Delivering the King's Speech
Marking the 75th anniversary of King George VI’s declaration of war against Germany, Louise Minchin hears the untold story of the King’s Speech and discovers how it reached the entire world. Inspired by the discovery of the original pressing of the speech in the EMI Archives – bound in goatskin leather and signed by the King himself – Louise uncovers how the King’s words reached the furthest corners of the British Empire. Delivering the King’s Speech delves into the earliest days of the BBC Empire Service – later to become the BBC World Service – to find out how the King’s message was sent across the globe and how it enabled the Empire Service to win the fight against the anti-British propaganda broadcast by the Germans.
9:30 A Song for Spanish Miners
In the Spanish mining town of Turon a male choir meets once a week and sings to the patron saint of miners Santa Bárbara Bendita. Miners have been singing this beautiful song since 1934, in memory of four miners killed in a mining accident in the Maria Luisa mine. Coal mining, once a major industry in Spain, has been in decline for years and in the next few years the EU's subsidies for non-profitable pits will stop altogether. For most miners the closure of pits signals the death of their communities. Natalio Cosoy travels to northern Spain to talk to the miners and their families.
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Beale Street Caravan
David Knowles introduces the Memphis-based radio show with an international reputation for its location recordings of blues musicians live in concert (8 of 13, BSC)