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20130818

20130818

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20130818

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131006

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131006

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131013

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131013

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131020

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131020

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131027

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131027

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131103

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131103

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131110

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131110

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131124

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131201

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131208

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131215

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131222

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20131229

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20140105

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20140105

20140112

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20140112

20140119

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20140119

20140126

20140126

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20140126

20140126

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20140202

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20140216

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20140223

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs from The Great American Songbook as well as rich offerings from The Best Of British.

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20140302

The show's weekly 'Matt Moment' features a highlight from a man whom Frank Sinatra described as his favourite British singer - Matt Monro - and the Words And Music feature showcases the few geniuses who could indeed pen both.

20140615

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs including a Sondheim classic by his Best of British star Julia McKenzie. We also hear 2 completely different songs by Richard Whiting starting off with 'that' Shirley Temple number and of course, a great Matt Monro moment.

20140622

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs. There's some classic Noel Coward, 2 completely different songs by Johnny Burke , My Very Good Friend the Milk Man and Moonlight become You and a cast list that includes Peggy Lee, Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Zero Mostel.

20140629

A Best of British classic by Lionel Bart, Georgie Fame in relaxed mood with strings singing 'Everything Happens to Me' and Marlene Dietrich/Rosemary Clooney's unbeatable interpretation of 'Too Old to Cut the Mustard' are amongst Don Blacks selection of iconic songs tonight.

20140706

The award winning lyricist remembers Jerry Vale who died recently and celebrates Dame Cleo Laine in his best of British spot. Don Black then brings us 2 of the most unlikely combination of songs in the 'they also wrote this spot', the Matt Monro moment is the wonderful song 'Till The End of time and we hear a classic duet 'A Woman in Love' sung by Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons.

20140713

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs opening up with Bette Midler in Rosemary Clooney mode. We hear 2 very different songs by Irving Berlin, Richard Harris tells us 'How to Handle a Woman', Michael Crawford takes centre stage in the week's Best of British celebration and there's the amazing version of Skylark by Aretha Franklin.

20140720

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs performed by Frank Sinatra, the Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, Michael Ball and Judy Garland. Frankie Vaughan takes the Best of British spot this week and we've got 2 very different songs from Frank Loesser.

20140727

20140727

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs including 2 wildly different numbers by Ned Washington, a TV talent winning singer with her version of 'Over the Rainbow' , a Best of British celebration for Shirley Bassey and the story behind the Oscar winning 'Born Free'.

20140803

20140803

Don Black gives Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting the chance to notice that it's 'Cold Outside' , Allan Sherman serves up some 'Hungarian Goulash' and we hear 2 different songs by Ervin Drake including the multi award winning recording of ' It was a very Good Year' by Frank Sinatra.

20140803

Don Black gives Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting the chance to notice that it's 'Cold Outside' , Allan Sherman serves up some 'Hungarian Goulash' and we hear 2 different songs by Ervin Drake including the multi award winning recording of ' It was a very Good Year' by Frank Sinatra.

20140810

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20140817

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs and remembers the great singer Elaine Stritch who died recently.

20140824

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs performed by John Hanson, Doris Day and Charles Aznavour with 2 completely different numbers by Harry Warren.

20140831

Don Black presents the final show of the run, with several listener requests.

Don Blacks final show of the run with several of your requests, a Best Of British celebration and of course the last of his Matt Monro moments until November.

20141207

The multi award-winning lyricist returns with his selection of iconic songs including his Best of British choice Julie Andrews, 2 completely different songs by Jack Yelland and a Matt Monro Moment with Wednesday's Child, music by John Barry and lyrics by Mack David.

20141214

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs as recorded by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Gregory Porter, Helen Forrest, Bobby Darin and of course, Matt Monro.

20141221

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs and some seasonal classics by Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra, June Christy and Louis Armstrong

20141228

20141228

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20141228

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150104

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150111

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150118
20150125

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs including some unexpected Jimmy Durante, classic Ella, Matt Monro's wonderful The Days of Wine and Roses and a Best of British spot for Rod Stewart.

20150201

20150201

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs including music to mark the 30th anniversary of the great Matt Monro.

20150201

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs including music to mark the 30th anniversary of the great Matt Monro.

20150201

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs including music to mark the 30th anniversary of the great Matt Monro.

20150208

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs as Tony Bennett 'Puts on a happy Face' , Nancy Wilson Blames it on her Youth. There's also 2 contrasting songs from Dorothy Fields, a Best of British spot for John Barrowman and a new duet from Barbra Streisand and Michael Buble.

20150215

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150222

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150301

20150301

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150301

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150607

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs performed by the some of the greatest voices ever recorded including his Best of British star Ken Dodd and the regular two contrating songs from one writer tonight are by Al stillman. The weekly Matt monro moment is the classic Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne song Time After Time.

20150614

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs including 2 by Leo Robin, a Best of British track from Anita Harris and 'I Will Wait For You' from the marellous Matt Monro. There are also classic recordings by Barbra Streisand, Ella and Louis, Maureen McGovern and Frank Sinatra

20150621

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs with 2 by Ray Henderson, a Best of British track from Roy Castle and classic recordings by Tony Bennett, Barbara Dickson, Dean Martin and Julie London.

20150628

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs and great singers feauring this week Liza Minnelli, Nat King Cole, Fred Astaire and The Carpenters. Tonights track for the weekly Best of British spot is by Lulu, the weekly Matt Monro moment is 'You and Me Against the world' and there are two great songs from the pen of Paul Williams.

20150705

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150712

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150719
20150726

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150802

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150809
20150816

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150823

20150823

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150823

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20150830

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20151206

The multi award-winning lyricist returns with a new selection of iconic songs recorded by some of the greatest voices in popular music including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield and of course Matt Monro.

20151213

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs sung by some of the best in the business including Sammy Davis Jnr, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble, Eartha Kitt and a real listener's favourite, Jerry Vale.

20151220

The multi award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs sung by some of the best in the business including Sammy Davis Jnr, Barbra Straisand, Michale Buble, Eartha Kitt and a real listener's favourite, Jerry Vale.

20151227

The award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20160103

The award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20160110

20160110

The award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20160110

The award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20160117

20160117

The award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20160117

The award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20160124

The award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20160131

The award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20160207

The award-winning lyricist presents a selection of iconic songs.

20160214
20160221
20160228
20160605

Growing up in London's East End Don was always fascinated by songs that sang about San Francisco, Kalmazoo and Chatanooga, places with magical names that seemed to conjure up a glorious technicolour world were everything was perfect. So tonight we travel to some of those unreachable places across the Atlantic, from Broadway to Alabama, from Phoenix to Vermont, taking in Oklahoma, Manhattan,Memphis and Old Cape Cod whilst enjoying the view along Route 66.

20160612

Featuring 5 of his favourite show songs along with more great singers and memorable songs.

20160703
20160703

20160703

The multi award winning lyricists with a selection of iconic songs including a best of British salute to Kenny Lynch, the wonderfully atmospheric version of Ebb Tide by Matt Monro and great recordings by Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Diana Ross.

20160710

The multi award winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs including a Best Of British salute to Barbara Dickson and great songs by Vic Damone, Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Hartman and Harry Nilsson.

20160717

The multi award winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs.

20160724

20160724

multi award winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs.

20160724

multi award winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs.

20160724

The award-winning lyricist plays a selection of iconic songs.

20160731

20160731

The award-winning lyricist plays a selection of iconic songs.

20160731

The multi award winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs.

20160807

The multi award winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs.

The award-winning lyricist plays a selection of iconic songs.

20160814
20160821

The multi award winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs.

20160828

The multi award winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs.

20160904

In the final show of this series the multi award winning lyricist selects some more iconic songs. Ella Fitzgerald muses over a Paper Moon, Louis Armstrong asks for a Kiss To Build A Dream On, Bing Crosby tells us There's Nothing he Hasn't Sung about and Barbra Streisand sings about 'The Way He Makes my Feel' amongst so many timeless classic songs.

Don Black Is Back20140608

The multi award-winning lyricist returns to presents a selection of iconic songs including a Best of British number from 'Half A Sixpence', two songs unexpectedly written by the same person plus a weekly reminder of the fabulous voice of Matt Monro.

Iconic Songs Chosed By The Multi Award Winning Lyricist20170101

Iconic songs chosen by the multi award-winning lyricist.

Iconic songs chosen by the multi award winning lyricist20161218

Iconic songs chosen by the multi award winning lyricist20161218

Iconic songs chosen by the multi award winning lyricist who is in a festive mood.

Iconic songs chosen by the multi award winning lyricist20161218

Iconic songs chosen by the multi award winning lyricist who is in a festive mood.

Iconic Songs Chosen By The Multi Award Winning Lyricist20170108
Iconic Songs From The Multi Award Winning Lyricist20161211

The multi award winning lyricist returns tonight. The cornerstone of the show is of course the Great American Song Book but it's much more than that- it's a celebration of the songwriter's art which also features iconic songs that are classics in their own right and that stand alone from any film or musical show. Full of personal anecdotes and entertaining stories Don recalls meeting and working with many of the great writers and entertainers of the last 50 years as he gives us his personal impression of the music as experienced back stage and front of house.

The multi-award-winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs20160619

The Multi-award-winning Lyricist With A Selection Of Iconic Songs20160619

The multi award winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs as recorded by Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt and our own much missed Cilla Black. Along with a Matt Monro classic we remember the voice of Frank Sinatra Junior who died recently and celebrate the talents of Anne Shelton.

The multi-award-winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs20160619

The multi award winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs as recorded by Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt and our own much missed Cilla Black. Along with a Matt Monro classic we remember the voice of Frank Sinatra Junior who died recently and celebrate the talents of Anne Shelton.

The multi-award-winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs20160619

The multi award winning lyricist with a selection of iconic songs as recorded by Nat King Cole, Eartha Kitt and our own much missed Cilla Black. Along with a Matt Monro classic we remember the voice of Frank Sinatra Junior who died recently and celebrate the talents of Anne Shelton.