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Battle Of The Decades: 60s Vs 70s20110622

Brian Matthew, presenter of Radio 2's long running 'Sounds of the Sixties' joins forces with Johnnie Walker, who began presenting the network's sister show, 'Sounds of the Seventies' in 2009.

They will go head to head with their own selections of music from each era and will ask the listeners to vote via text to choose their preferred period of music.

The winning decade will be declared at the end of the hour.

Will the sixties prove that Memories Are Made of This or will the seventies Show You the Way to Go?

Brian Matthew and Johnnie Walker pit the 60s against the 70s to be the top decade.

Chris Evans And Zoe Ball20110622

The nation's most listened-to Breakfast Show presenter, Chris Evans, joins Radio 2's weekend Queen of Breakfast, Zoe Ball, in this hour long treat as they rock and roll back the years.

The show will be packed with great music, laughs and chat as these old friends create fun and merriment on the airwaves.

Chris Evans and Zoe Ball create fun and merriment on the airwaves.

Claudia Winkleman And Jo Whiley20110622

For one day only, Claudia Winkleman and Jo Whiley present a very special edition of The Radio 2 Arts Show.

They'll be joined by the world renowned photographer David Bailey who discusses his illustrious career capturing some of the most iconic images, and women, of our lifetime.

Poet Murray Lachlan Young performs the poem he's written specially for 2DAY.

Sunday Half Hour's Father Brian D'Arcy tells us what painting has made a Big Impact on his career.

And we hear from Radio 2's Russell Davies as he meets some children at the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire - and finds out why perhaps the greatest storyteller of all time is still inspiring a generation to read.

Claudia Winkleman and Jo Whiley present a unique edition of The Radio 2 Arts Show.

For one day only, Claudia Winkleman and Jo Whiley bring the cultural activities and endeavours we all enjoy to breakfast time as they present a very special edition of The Radio 2 Arts Show.

Showcasing the latest from the worlds of theatre, film and art, there'll be star guests, special performances and lively chat and conversation from two of Radio 2's most passionate presenters.

Claudia and Jo will be joined by the poet Murray Lachlan Young who has written a poem especially for 2DAY which he will perform live.

Plus there's all the best music, travel with Lynn Bowles and your texts and emails.

Jamie Cullum And Simon Mayo20110622

Radio 2 is shaking up the schedule for 2DAY - a 12 hour on-air celebration of some of the wonderful things the station has to offer.

Kicking off the extravaganza, Radio 2's jazz presenter Jamie Cullum and Sony award winning Drivetime host Simon Mayo launch 2DAY, previewing the day's shows and events, and playing some of their personal favourite tracks.

Jamie Cullum and Simon Mayo launch 2DAY, playing some of their personal favourite tracks.

Jeremy Vine And Dermot O'leary - Top Of The Docs20110622

Documentaries on Radio 2 cover a huge range of subjects, from the history of Greenwich Village, to the life of British brass bands and from the stories of Patsy Cline and Kenny Everett.

In this hour, Sony Award-winning current affairs supremo Jeremy Vine and Saturday afternoon's music maestro Dermot O'Leary celebrate some of the network's best documentaries.

Jeremy Vine and Dermot O'Leary celebrate some of Radio 2's best documentaries.

Jools Holland And The Radio 2 All Star Band20110622

reaches a musical climax with a live and exclusive concert from the Radio 2 All Star band performing at the historic BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, London.

Presented by Sir Terry Wogan, this musical extravaganza combines the musical talents of Jools Holland and his band, The Organist Entertains' Nigel Ogden, Big Band's Clare Teal, brass band specialist Frank Renton, jazz maestro Jamie Cullum, classical singer and Good Morning Sunday presenter Aled Jones, Rhythm and Blues authority Paul Jones and Fun Lovin' Criminal Huey Morgan.

In the 2DAY finale, Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra take to the stage.

Ken Bruce And Bob Harris: Around The World With Radio 220110622

Ken Bruce and Bob Harris take you on a musical trip 'Around the World with Radio 2' exploring the appeal of various musical genres including country, folk and jazz.

Plus there's a special 2DAY performance of a Radio 2 signature tunes medley by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the world-famous Black Dyke Band introduce their version of The Beatles classic Norwegian Wood.

Ken Bruce and Bob Harris take you on a musical trip 'Around the World with Radio 2'.

Live From Maida Vale With Janice Long20110622

Janice Long is live from the BBC's Maida Vale studios where's she joined by British folk supergroup The Imagined Village, Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith and Nashville singer-singwriters Gretchen Peters, Suzy Bogguss and Matraca Berg as well as Radio 2's folk and country experts Mike Harding and Bob Harris.

All perform their own songs as well as coming together for unique musical collaborations in this very special hour.

A unique musical performance from The Imagined Village and special guests.

Michael Ball And David Jacobs20110622

join forces live on 2DAY as they present the very best of the Sunday schedule.

Reflecting the mood of Sundays with great music from the 40s through to the present day.

Desmond Carrington phones up for a chat live from his home in Scotland, plus there's an exclusive live performance from Michael Ball.

Michael Ball and David Jacobs join forces to reflect the mood of Sundays on Radio 2.

Michael and David proudly celebrate the genre of 'easy listening', selecting music from the 40s to the present day.

Michael and David proudly celebrate the genre of 'easy listening'.

Richard Allinson: Moments 2 Remember20110622

Ten Radio 2 presenters have chosen their favourite breathtaking live sessions and performances from the world famous BBC Radio 2 archive.

Radio 2 listeners have voted for their favourites and Richard Allinson counts down the top ten.

Presenters include Janice Long, Mike Harding, Aled Jones, Frank Renton, Dermot O'Leary, Bob Harris, Jo Whiley, Clare Teal and Jamie Cullum.

The unique performances come from, amongst others, Richard Thompson, Sugarland, Camera Obscura, Primal Scream and Amy Winehouse alongside the best orchestras and bands in the world.

Ten presenters choose their favourite live sessions and performances from the BBC archive.

Steve Wright Comedy Hour20110622

Steve introduces an hour of Radio 2 Comedy starting with a specially commissioned 2DAY edition of 'And the Winner is' , starring Matt Lucas and featuring the talents of Radio 2's own Alex Lester plus comedians Henning Wehn and Susan Calman.

Following this Patrick Kielty hosts 'Stand up 2DAY', a celebration of Radio 2's comic talent including Jason Byrne, Russell Kane, Mitch Benn and a special appearance from Steve Wright favourites Barry from Watford and Elvis.

Steve also talks to the winner of the Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2011, which is announced on Saturday 18th June.

Steve introduces an hour of Radio 2 comedy.

Tony Blackburn And Trevor Nelson: Soul 2 Soul20110622

The two legendary presenters of soul music discuss and play tracks from when they first became interested in the music.

They take a musical journey describing and chatting about the way their passion progressed, leading to more recent tracks and commenting on each other's selection.

By the end they hope to agree on what they consider to be the all-time greatest soul record.

Listeners are invited to text in their favourite throughout the hour.

Tony and Trevor discuss and play classic soul and conclude with the greatest ever track.

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Live from the stage of London's Hackney Empire Chris Evans launches 2Day - all of Radio 2's music in one day - which this year celebrates the orchestra. Chris champions the brass section with live performances from Zone One Brass Band as well as an introduction to all the instruments involved. He chats to stars taking part in the 2Day Gala Concert including headline act Gary Barlow, Mick Hucknall and Radio 2's very own Tony Blackburn. Sports Reporter, Vassos Alexander, has lessons on the trombone and there's a very special live rendition of "Candyman" from George Daniel Long who created the role of Sammy Davis Jr in the original West End production of "The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas."

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal- plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 All star presenters choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

Ken Bruce continues with a special 2Day show which this year celebrates the orchestra. Ken champions the woodwind section of the orchestra, and attempts to play the most basic of woodwind instruments; the recorder. Clare Teal is joined by members of the BBC Big Band and Alison Moyet at London's Hackney Empire to look at how woodwind instruments are used in jazz improvisation. Legendary clarinet player Acker Bilk talks to Ken about the love for his instrument and Prog rock supremo and flautist Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull chats about the role of the flute in popular music.

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Live from the stage of London's Hackney Empire Chris Evans launches 2Day - all of Radio 2's music in one day - which this year celebrates the orchestra. Chris champions the brass section with live performances from Zone One Brass Band as well as an introduction to all the instruments involved. He chats to stars taking part in the 2Day Gala Concert including headline act Gary Barlow, Mick Hucknall and Radio 2's very own Tony Blackburn. Sports Reporter, Vassos Alexander, has lessons on the trombone and there's a very special live rendition of "Candyman" from George Daniel Long who created the role of Sammy Davis Jr in the original West End production of "The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas."

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal- plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 All star presenters choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

Ken Bruce continues with a special 2Day show which this year celebrates the orchestra. Ken champions the woodwind section of the orchestra, and attempts to play the most basic of woodwind instruments; the recorder. Clare Teal is joined by members of the BBC Big Band and Alison Moyet at London's Hackney Empire to look at how woodwind instruments are used in jazz improvisation. Legendary clarinet player Acker Bilk talks to Ken about the love for his instrument and Prog rock supremo and flautist Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull chats about the role of the flute in popular music.

Jeremy Vine continues 2Day's celebration of the orchestra. Jeremy shines a spotlight on the string section of an orchestra and discusses various topical issues to do with orchestras. Dermot O'Leary presents live music from Emily Barker at London's Hackney Empire and Janice Long presents a Ukulele Masterclass featuring the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Radio 2's Johnnie Walker and a number of well-known comedians. And Bob Harris explores different musical styles with two very contrasting violin players.

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Live from the stage of London's Hackney Empire Chris Evans launches 2Day - all of Radio 2's music in one day - which this year celebrates the orchestra. Chris champions the brass section with live performances from Zone One Brass Band as well as an introduction to all the instruments involved. He chats to stars taking part in the 2Day Gala Concert including headline act Gary Barlow, Mick Hucknall and Radio 2's very own Tony Blackburn. Sports Reporter, Vassos Alexander, has lessons on the trombone and there's a very special live rendition of "Candyman" from George Daniel Long who created the role of Sammy Davis Jr in the original West End production of "The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas."

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal- plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 All star presenters choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

Ken Bruce continues with a special 2Day show which this year celebrates the orchestra. Ken champions the woodwind section of the orchestra, and attempts to play the most basic of woodwind instruments; the recorder. Clare Teal is joined by members of the BBC Big Band and Alison Moyet at London's Hackney Empire to look at how woodwind instruments are used in jazz improvisation. Legendary clarinet player Acker Bilk talks to Ken about the love for his instrument and Prog rock supremo and flautist Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull chats about the role of the flute in popular music.

Jeremy Vine continues 2Day's celebration of the orchestra. Jeremy shines a spotlight on the string section of an orchestra and discusses various topical issues to do with orchestras. Dermot O'Leary presents live music from Emily Barker at London's Hackney Empire and Janice Long presents a Ukulele Masterclass featuring the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Radio 2's Johnnie Walker and a number of well-known comedians. And Bob Harris explores different musical styles with two very contrasting violin players.

Steve and the team continue 2Day's celebration of the orchestra with a spotlight on piano and keyboards. Steve is joined by comedian Tim Minchin, who performs 'When I Grow Up' from his hit musical Matilda on Elton John's piano in the Radio 2 green room, Nigel Ogden from The Organist Entertains will build and play a virtual organ capable of replicating the sound of any church or cathedral organ in the UK and jazz pianist Jamie Cullum illustrates how he composes his songs.

Jo Whiley is live at the Hackney Empire for the build-up to 2Day's special Friday Night Is Music Night show and eavesdrops on the BBC Concert Orchestra rehearsals and finds out how well Terry Wogan, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester and others can sing in the Radio 2 Presenter Choir.

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal - plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 Presenters Choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

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Live from the stage of London's Hackney Empire Chris Evans launches 2Day - all of Radio 2's music in one day - which this year celebrates the orchestra. Chris champions the brass section with live performances from Zone One Brass Band as well as an introduction to all the instruments involved. He chats to stars taking part in the 2Day Gala Concert including headline act Gary Barlow, Mick Hucknall and Radio 2's very own Tony Blackburn. Sports Reporter, Vassos Alexander, has lessons on the trombone and there's a very special live rendition of "Candyman" from George Daniel Long who created the role of Sammy Davis Jr in the original West End production of "The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas."

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal- plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 All star presenters choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

Ken Bruce continues with a special 2Day show which this year celebrates the orchestra. Ken champions the woodwind section of the orchestra, and attempts to play the most basic of woodwind instruments; the recorder. Clare Teal is joined by members of the BBC Big Band and Alison Moyet at London's Hackney Empire to look at how woodwind instruments are used in jazz improvisation. Legendary clarinet player Acker Bilk talks to Ken about the love for his instrument and Prog rock supremo and flautist Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull chats about the role of the flute in popular music.

Jeremy Vine continues 2Day's celebration of the orchestra. Jeremy shines a spotlight on the string section of an orchestra and discusses various topical issues to do with orchestras. Dermot O'Leary presents live music from Emily Barker at London's Hackney Empire and Janice Long presents a Ukulele Masterclass featuring the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Radio 2's Johnnie Walker and a number of well-known comedians. And Bob Harris explores different musical styles with two very contrasting violin players.

Steve and the team continue 2Day's celebration of the orchestra with a spotlight on piano and keyboards. Steve is joined by comedian Tim Minchin, who performs 'When I Grow Up' from his hit musical Matilda on Elton John's piano in the Radio 2 green room, Nigel Ogden from The Organist Entertains will build and play a virtual organ capable of replicating the sound of any church or cathedral organ in the UK and jazz pianist Jamie Cullum illustrates how he composes his songs.

Jo Whiley is live at the Hackney Empire for the build-up to 2Day's special Friday Night Is Music Night show and eavesdrops on the BBC Concert Orchestra rehearsals and finds out how well Terry Wogan, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester and others can sing in the Radio 2 Presenter Choir.

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal - plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 Presenters Choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Live from the Hackney Empire Simon continues 2Day's celebration of the orchestra and builds up to tonight's Friday Night Is Music Night gala concert. Simon moves to the back of the orchestra and celebrates all things percussion...from homemade maracas to orchestral tympani. Tony Blackburn takes a crash course on the xylophone ready for his big moment in this evening's concert and listeners request their favourite songs featuring percussion instruments.

He'll also be talking to legendary drummer, Roger Taylor, about his career with Queen, his love of the drums and what got him into starting to learn.

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Live from the stage of London's Hackney Empire Chris Evans launches 2Day - all of Radio 2's music in one day - which this year celebrates the orchestra. Chris champions the brass section with live performances from Zone One Brass Band as well as an introduction to all the instruments involved. He chats to stars taking part in the 2Day Gala Concert including headline act Gary Barlow, Mick Hucknall and Radio 2's very own Tony Blackburn. Sports Reporter, Vassos Alexander, has lessons on the trombone and there's a very special live rendition of "Candyman" from George Daniel Long who created the role of Sammy Davis Jr in the original West End production of "The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas."

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal- plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 All star presenters choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

Ken Bruce continues with a special 2Day show which this year celebrates the orchestra. Ken champions the woodwind section of the orchestra, and attempts to play the most basic of woodwind instruments; the recorder. Clare Teal is joined by members of the BBC Big Band and Alison Moyet at London's Hackney Empire to look at how woodwind instruments are used in jazz improvisation. Legendary clarinet player Acker Bilk talks to Ken about the love for his instrument and Prog rock supremo and flautist Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull chats about the role of the flute in popular music.

Jeremy Vine continues 2Day's celebration of the orchestra. Jeremy shines a spotlight on the string section of an orchestra and discusses various topical issues to do with orchestras. Dermot O'Leary presents live music from Emily Barker at London's Hackney Empire and Janice Long presents a Ukulele Masterclass featuring the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Radio 2's Johnnie Walker and a number of well-known comedians. And Bob Harris explores different musical styles with two very contrasting violin players.

Steve and the team continue 2Day's celebration of the orchestra with a spotlight on piano and keyboards. Steve is joined by comedian Tim Minchin, who performs 'When I Grow Up' from his hit musical Matilda on Elton John's piano in the Radio 2 green room, Nigel Ogden from The Organist Entertains will build and play a virtual organ capable of replicating the sound of any church or cathedral organ in the UK and jazz pianist Jamie Cullum illustrates how he composes his songs.

Jo Whiley is live at the Hackney Empire for the build-up to 2Day's special Friday Night Is Music Night show and eavesdrops on the BBC Concert Orchestra rehearsals and finds out how well Terry Wogan, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester and others can sing in the Radio 2 Presenter Choir.

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal - plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 Presenters Choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Live from the Hackney Empire Simon continues 2Day's celebration of the orchestra and builds up to tonight's Friday Night Is Music Night gala concert. Simon moves to the back of the orchestra and celebrates all things percussion...from homemade maracas to orchestral tympani. Tony Blackburn takes a crash course on the xylophone ready for his big moment in this evening's concert and listeners request their favourite songs featuring percussion instruments.

He'll also be talking to legendary drummer, Roger Taylor, about his career with Queen, his love of the drums and what got him into starting to learn.

At the climax of 2Day a spectacular edition of Friday Night Is Music Night.

Gary Barlow headlines a show that will amaze, delight, surprise and thrill!

Among the artists taking part, Sinead O'Connor, Jamie Cullum, Elaine Paige, Clare Teal and Mick Hucknall, all backed by the extraordinary 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon.

The orchestra will also blast their way through exciting classics from Shostakovich to Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein to the epic film music of John Williams. And , following the top ten countdown throughout the day, the orchestra will play the ultimate 'Friday Night Favourite' as voted for by Radio 2 listeners.

This 2Day Friday Night special will also feature the network's musical award winners including Radio 2 Young Folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaron Algar, Radio 2 Young Choristers Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington,and Young Brass award winner Josiah Walters.

A record number of Radio 2 stars will host this never to be repeated event. Among them Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Anneka Rice, Paul Gambaccini, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester, Richard Allinson, Janice Long and Bob Harris. And watch out for a surprise performance from Tony Blackburn, as you have never seen him before.

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It's a spectacular end to Radio 2's special day of programming with a concert headlined by Gary Barlow live from London's Hackney Empire. Reporting on all the action is Radio 2's Claudia Winkleman, who with special guests, will be rating the performances of the acts just heard such as Mick Hucknall and Elaine Paige, as well as whipping us up into a frenzy for the ones to come. Sinead O Connor, folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaran Algar and trombone prodigy Josiah Walters all perform before Gary Barlow steps on stage to set the aisles rocking for a riotous finale to the day.

Finally, Radio 2's presenters will take to the stage with their own vocal tribute band to perform one of the most iconic pop songs of them all. To find out which, tune in to Friday Night's 2Day Gala Concert - 'All of Radio 2's music in one day'.

This 2Day Friday Night special will also feature the network's musical award winners including Radio 2 Young Folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaron Algar, Radio 2 Young Choisters Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington,and Young Brass award winner Josiah Walters.

A record number of Radio 2 stars will host this never to be repeated event. Among them Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Anneka Rice, Paul Gambaccini, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester, Richard Allinson, Janice Long and Bob Harris. And watch out for a suprise performance from Tony Blackburn, as you have never seen him before.

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Live from the stage of London's Hackney Empire Chris Evans launches 2Day - all of Radio 2's music in one day - which this year celebrates the orchestra. Chris champions the brass section with live performances from Zone One Brass Band as well as an introduction to all the instruments involved. He chats to stars taking part in the 2Day Gala Concert including headline act Gary Barlow, Mick Hucknall and Radio 2's very own Tony Blackburn. Sports Reporter, Vassos Alexander, has lessons on the trombone and there's a very special live rendition of "Candyman" from George Daniel Long who created the role of Sammy Davis Jr in the original West End production of "The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas."

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal- plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 All star presenters choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

Ken Bruce continues with a special 2Day show which this year celebrates the orchestra. Ken champions the woodwind section of the orchestra, and attempts to play the most basic of woodwind instruments; the recorder. Clare Teal is joined by members of the BBC Big Band and Alison Moyet at London's Hackney Empire to look at how woodwind instruments are used in jazz improvisation. Legendary clarinet player Acker Bilk talks to Ken about the love for his instrument and Prog rock supremo and flautist Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull chats about the role of the flute in popular music.

Jeremy Vine continues 2Day's celebration of the orchestra. Jeremy shines a spotlight on the string section of an orchestra and discusses various topical issues to do with orchestras. Dermot O'Leary presents live music from Emily Barker at London's Hackney Empire and Janice Long presents a Ukulele Masterclass featuring the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Radio 2's Johnnie Walker and a number of well-known comedians. And Bob Harris explores different musical styles with two very contrasting violin players.

Steve and the team continue 2Day's celebration of the orchestra with a spotlight on piano and keyboards. Steve is joined by comedian Tim Minchin, who performs 'When I Grow Up' from his hit musical Matilda on Elton John's piano in the Radio 2 green room, Nigel Ogden from The Organist Entertains will build and play a virtual organ capable of replicating the sound of any church or cathedral organ in the UK and jazz pianist Jamie Cullum illustrates how he composes his songs.

Jo Whiley is live at the Hackney Empire for the build-up to 2Day's special Friday Night Is Music Night show and eavesdrops on the BBC Concert Orchestra rehearsals and finds out how well Terry Wogan, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester and others can sing in the Radio 2 Presenter Choir.

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal - plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 Presenters Choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Live from the Hackney Empire Simon continues 2Day's celebration of the orchestra and builds up to tonight's Friday Night Is Music Night gala concert. Simon moves to the back of the orchestra and celebrates all things percussion...from homemade maracas to orchestral tympani. Tony Blackburn takes a crash course on the xylophone ready for his big moment in this evening's concert and listeners request their favourite songs featuring percussion instruments.

He'll also be talking to legendary drummer, Roger Taylor, about his career with Queen, his love of the drums and what got him into starting to learn.

At the climax of 2Day a spectacular edition of Friday Night Is Music Night.

Gary Barlow headlines a show that will amaze, delight, surprise and thrill!

Among the artists taking part, Sinead O'Connor, Jamie Cullum, Elaine Paige, Clare Teal and Mick Hucknall, all backed by the extraordinary 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon.

The orchestra will also blast their way through exciting classics from Shostakovich to Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein to the epic film music of John Williams. And , following the top ten countdown throughout the day, the orchestra will play the ultimate 'Friday Night Favourite' as voted for by Radio 2 listeners.

This 2Day Friday Night special will also feature the network's musical award winners including Radio 2 Young Folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaron Algar, Radio 2 Young Choristers Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington,and Young Brass award winner Josiah Walters.

A record number of Radio 2 stars will host this never to be repeated event. Among them Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Anneka Rice, Paul Gambaccini, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester, Richard Allinson, Janice Long and Bob Harris. And watch out for a surprise performance from Tony Blackburn, as you have never seen him before.

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It's a spectacular end to Radio 2's special day of programming with a concert headlined by Gary Barlow live from London's Hackney Empire. Reporting on all the action is Radio 2's Claudia Winkleman, who with special guests, will be rating the performances of the acts just heard such as Mick Hucknall and Elaine Paige, as well as whipping us up into a frenzy for the ones to come. Sinead O Connor, folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaran Algar and trombone prodigy Josiah Walters all perform before Gary Barlow steps on stage to set the aisles rocking for a riotous finale to the day.

Finally, Radio 2's presenters will take to the stage with their own vocal tribute band to perform one of the most iconic pop songs of them all. To find out which, tune in to Friday Night's 2Day Gala Concert - 'All of Radio 2's music in one day'.

This 2Day Friday Night special will also feature the network's musical award winners including Radio 2 Young Folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaron Algar, Radio 2 Young Choisters Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington,and Young Brass award winner Josiah Walters.

A record number of Radio 2 stars will host this never to be repeated event. Among them Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Anneka Rice, Paul Gambaccini, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester, Richard Allinson, Janice Long and Bob Harris. And watch out for a suprise performance from Tony Blackburn, as you have never seen him before.