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A Girl Called Dusty20010703

Another chance to hear the Dusty Springfield story presented by Johnnie Walker

A Girl Called Dusty20010703

Another chance to hear the Dusty Springfield story presented by Johnnie Walker

Eva Cassidy: Songbird20010710

Another chance to hear Terry Wogan present the story of the singer whose early death has seen the sale of her recording reach millions worldwide. With contributions from her family, friends and colleagues.

Eva Cassidy: Songbird20010710

Another chance to hear Terry Wogan present the story of the singer whose early death has seen the sale of her recording reach millions worldwide. With contributions from her family, friends and colleagues.

Gerard Hoffnung - The Irrepressible Bounce19980523

Alan Davies presents the series featuring the work of legendary performers in music and comedy. Harry Enfield tells the story of humourist, cartoonist and tuba player Gerard Hoffnung. With contributions from Hoffnung's wife Annetta, Ian Hislop, Donald Swann and Esther Rantzen.

Gerard Hoffnung - The Irrepressible Bounce19980523

Alan Davies presents the series featuring the work of legendary performers in music and comedy. Harry Enfield tells the story of humourist, cartoonist and tuba player Gerard Hoffnung. With contributions from Hoffnung's wife Annetta, Ian Hislop, Donald Swann and Esther Rantzen.

Happy Birthday - Victor Borge - The Shortest Distance Between Two People19980530

Alan Davies presents a series featuring the work of legendary performers in music and comedy. This week, in the first of two programmes, Michael Copley tells the story of Victor Borge and introduces some of his best-loved sketches.

Happy Birthday - Victor Borge - The Shortest Distance Between Two People19980530

Alan Davies presents a series featuring the work of legendary performers in music and comedy. This week, in the first of two programmes, Michael Copley tells the story of Victor Borge and introduces some of his best-loved sketches.

Happy Birthday - Victor Borge - The Shortest Distance Between Two People 219980606

Alan Davies presents a series featuring the work of legendary performers in music and comedy. This week, in the second of two programmes, Michael Copley continues with the story of Victor Borge, including his rendition of `Happy Birthday' in the styles of the great composers.

Happy Birthday - Victor Borge - The Shortest Distance Between Two People 219980606

Alan Davies presents a series featuring the work of legendary performers in music and comedy. This week, in the second of two programmes, Michael Copley continues with the story of Victor Borge, including his rendition of `Happy Birthday' in the styles of the great composers.

Peter Sellers Sings19980516

Alan Davies presents the series featuring the work of legendary performers in music and comedy.

This week, producer Sir George Martin talks to Ed Stewart about Peter Sellers' recordings of songs such as `Goodness Gracious Me' and `Balham - Gateway to the South', with a fund of anecdotes, trade secrets and funny stories.

Spike Jones - The Man Who Murdered Music19980425

Humphrey Lyttelton tells the story of Spike Jones and His City Slickers, creators of irreverent popular music. Albums like `Dinner Music for People Who Aren't Very Hungry' and `60 Years of Music America Hates Best' were to be a huge influence on many musicians and comedians, from the Goons to Frank Zappa.

Spike Jones - The Man Who Murdered Music19980425

Humphrey Lyttelton tells the story of Spike Jones and His City Slickers, creators of irreverent popular music. Albums like `Dinner Music for People Who Aren't Very Hungry' and `60 Years of Music America Hates Best' were to be a huge influence on many musicians and comedians, from the Goons to Frank Zappa.

Stan Freberg On The Record19980418

The American satirist tells his story and sketches the background to his timeless comedy records. With highlights from his classic 1957 radio series.

Stan Freberg On The Record19980418

The American satirist tells his story and sketches the background to his timeless comedy records. With highlights from his classic 1957 radio series.

Sting: An Englishman In Music20010717

Mark Goodier presents another chance to hear this programme about Sting.

Sting: An Englishman In Music20010717

Mark Goodier presents another chance to hear this programme about Sting.

The Jack Jackson Story19980502

Alan Freeman presents the story of Jack Jackson, who hosted influential radio shows from the 1940s to the 1970s, and whose inventive use of comedy inspired later generations of DJs. Featuring recently discovered arcHIVe recordings of the man and interviews with those who knew him.

The Jack Jackson Story19980502

Alan Freeman presents the story of Jack Jackson, who hosted influential radio shows from the 1940s to the 1970s, and whose inventive use of comedy inspired later generations of DJs. Featuring recently discovered arcHIVe recordings of the man and interviews with those who knew him.

01George Gershwin: A Stairway To Paradise 119990110

Russell Davies introduces a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. Wayne Marshall presents a four-part celebration of the centenary of the birth of George Gershwin. This first programme focuses on his beginnings in music.

01George Gershwin: A Stairway To Paradise 119990110

Russell Davies introduces a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. Wayne Marshall presents a four-part celebration of the centenary of the birth of George Gershwin. This first programme focuses on his beginnings in music.

02George Gershwin: A Stairway To Paradise 219990117

Russell Davies introduces a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. Wayne Marshall continues the celebration of the centenary of the birth of George Gershwin. This the second of four programmes focuses on his collaboration with bandleader Paul Whiteman. With the voices of Larry Adler, Fred Astaire, Ira Gershwin, Arthur Schwartz and George Gershwin

02George Gershwin: A Stairway To Paradise 219990117

Russell Davies introduces a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. Wayne Marshall continues the celebration of the centenary of the birth of George Gershwin. This the second of four programmes focuses on his collaboration with bandleader Paul Whiteman. With the voices of Larry Adler, Fred Astaire, Ira Gershwin, Arthur Schwartz and George Gershwin

03George Gershwin: A Stairway To Paradise 319990124

Russell Davies introduces a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. Wayne Marshall continues the celebration of the centenary of the birth of George Gershwin. This third programme includes contributions from P G Wodehouse, Larry Adler and Edward G Robinson.

03George Gershwin: A Stairway To Paradise 319990124

Russell Davies introduces a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. Wayne Marshall continues the celebration of the centenary of the birth of George Gershwin. This third programme includes contributions from P G Wodehouse, Larry Adler and Edward G Robinson.

04George Gershwin: A Stairway To Paradise 419990131

Russell Davies introduces another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. Wayne Marshall concludes a four-part centenary tribute to George Gershwin, with contributions from Willard White, Hoagy Carmichael and David Niven.

04George Gershwin: A Stairway To Paradise 419990131

Russell Davies introduces another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. Wayne Marshall concludes a four-part centenary tribute to George Gershwin, with contributions from Willard White, Hoagy Carmichael and David Niven.

05Pogani's For Lunch - The Ira Gershwin 1928 Diary19990207

Russell Davies introduces another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. In this programme, Henry Goodman recounts extracts from the diary that Ira Gershwin kept in 1928 when he and his brother George travelled to Europe to complete the work that became `An American in PARIS'.

05Pogani's For Lunch - The Ira Gershwin 1928 Diary19990207

Russell Davies introduces another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. In this programme, Henry Goodman recounts extracts from the diary that Ira Gershwin kept in 1928 when he and his brother George travelled to Europe to complete the work that became `An American in PARIS'.

06Magic Moments - The Perry Como Story19990214

Russell Davies introduces another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. In this programme, David Jacobs presents a portrait of Perry Como. With contributions from Perry himself, Vic Damone, Val Doonican and Margaret Whiting.

06Magic Moments - The Perry Como Story19990214

Russell Davies introduces another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. In this programme, David Jacobs presents a portrait of Perry Como. With contributions from Perry himself, Vic Damone, Val Doonican and Margaret Whiting.

07Hubert Gregg Remembers Jessie Matthews19990221

Russell Davies introduces another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. In this programme, a spotlight on the tragic star who began life in Berwick Market, whose singing and dancing career on stage and film was dogged by scandal and whose private life was ruined through poor choices.

07Hubert Gregg Remembers Jessie Matthews19990221

Russell Davies introduces another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. In this programme, a spotlight on the tragic star who began life in Berwick Market, whose singing and dancing career on stage and film was dogged by scandal and whose private life was ruined through poor choices.

08Artie Shaw: King Of The Clarinet19990228

Another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. In this programme, Artie Shaw gives an exclusive interview to Russell Davies, talking about his life, work, music and philosophy. With contributions from Ray Conniff, Helen Forrest, Les Robinson, Zeke Zarchy, Joe Lippman and Mel Torme.

08Artie Shaw: King Of The Clarinet19990228

Another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. In this programme, Artie Shaw gives an exclusive interview to Russell Davies, talking about his life, work, music and philosophy. With contributions from Ray Conniff, Helen Forrest, Les Robinson, Zeke Zarchy, Joe Lippman and Mel Torme.

09Burt Bacharach: The Story Of My Life19990307

Another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries, introduced by Russell Davies. In this programme, Dionne Warwick tells the story of the award-winning composer and songwriter's life, with contributions from Gene Pitney, Elvis Costello, Jack Jones and Hal David.

09Burt Bacharach: The Story Of My Life19990307

Another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries, introduced by Russell Davies. In this programme, Dionne Warwick tells the story of the award-winning composer and songwriter's life, with contributions from Gene Pitney, Elvis Costello, Jack Jones and Hal David.

10Journey Into Melody - The Robert Farnon Story19990314

Another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries, introduced by Russell Davies. In this programme, singer Edmund Hockridge presents a salute to composer, arranger and light music legend Robert Farnon.

10Journey Into Melody - The Robert Farnon Story19990314

Another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries, introduced by Russell Davies. In this programme, singer Edmund Hockridge presents a salute to composer, arranger and light music legend Robert Farnon.

11Unforgettable: A Tribute To nat King Cole19990321

Another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries, introduced by Russell Davies.

In this programme, Nat King Cole is remembered by his family, friends and musical associates.

With tributes from his widow Maria, Ray Evans, John Green, Al Jarreau, Jay Livingstone, Quincy Jones and George Shearing.

11Unforgettable: A Tribute To nat King Cole19990321

Another chance to hear a series of Radio 2 music documentaries, introduced by Russell Davies.

In this programme, Nat King Cole is remembered by his family, friends and musical associates.

With tributes from his widow Maria, Ray Evans, John Green, Al Jarreau, Jay Livingstone, Quincy Jones and George Shearing.

12Hubert Gregg Remembers Hoagy Carmichael19990328

Russell Davies introduces the last in a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. In this programme, Hubert Gregg profiles the life of songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.

12Hubert Gregg Remembers Hoagy Carmichael19990328

Russell Davies introduces the last in a series of Radio 2 music documentaries. In this programme, Hubert Gregg profiles the life of songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.