Friday Night Is Music Night

From St Luke's in LONDON, Daryl Griffith conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Live from the Mermaid in LONDON, Edward Warren conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Donny Osmond and Beth Neilsen Chapman recorded in concert at the Royal Court Theatre in LIVERPOOL.

Robert Ziegler conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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Brian Kay presents BBC Radio 2's live weekly music show from LSO St Luke's in London.

Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a selection of popular classic, opera and film.

Tonight's guests include Elizabeth Sikora and Jonathan Veira.

Pianist Philip Martin performs a movement from Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F and that Friday Night favourite the 'Warsaw Concerto'.

Brian Kay presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Gavin Sutherland with guests Elizabeth Sikora, Jonathan Viera and Philip Martin in a concert recorded at LSO St Luke's.

Recorded at LSO St Luke's in London.

Presented by Brian Kay.

Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guests Alison Buchanan, Keel Watson and Sophie Solomon (violin).

Clare Teal presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk with guests Ian Shaw, James Pearson and Peter Grant performing live as part of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

A musical celebration on the occasion of the Queen's 80th birthday featuring the country's top young classical artists.

The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by John Wilson.

Recorded at the Mermaid Theatre, London, Paul Gambaccini presents the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Gavin Sutherland.

With Vittorio Grigolo and the Choir Boys.

Live from the Pentland Theatre, London, Aled Jones presents the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler.

Brian Kay presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe with guests Hayley Westenra and Amici in a concert live from the Pentland Theatre, London.

Aled Jones presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth with guests soprano Claire Rutter, baritone Stephen Gadd and David Childs on euphonium.

Live from the Sage in Gateshead, Aled Jones presents a sea-themed concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis.

With Frances McCafferty and Luis Rodriguez.

Brian Kay presents the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robin Stapleton, recorded at the Pentland Theatre, London.

With Nicola Jane Kemp, Wynne Evans and pianist Jim Osborne.

Aled Jones presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Robert Ziegler in a special concert live from Cadogan Hall.

Featuring Gretchen Peters, Jennifer Pike, Michelle Walton and Nicholas Ransley.

Aled Jones presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth with guests soprano Claire Rutter, baritone Stephen Gadd and David Childs on euphonium.

Aled Jones presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk with guests Russell Watson and the Magnets, direct from Mermaid Theatre, London.

Paul Gambaccini presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe, with guests G4 and Kit and the Widow, direct from the Mermaid Theatre, London.

Aled Jones presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Robert Ziegler with guests Gretchen Peters, Jennifer Pike, Michelle Walton and Nicholas Ransley.

From St Luke's in LONDON, Daryl Griffith conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Live from the Mermaid in LONDON, Edward Warren conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Donny Osmond and Beth Neilsen Chapman recorded in concert at the Royal Court Theatre in LIVERPOOL.

Robert Ziegler conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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Aled Jones presents the show live from the Pentland Theatre in London.

Guests include the cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and the fabulous Pink Martini.

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Tenor Andrea Bocelli and the BBC Concert Orchestra recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London.

Songs include Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, Aranjuez and Vieni Sul Mar.

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Ken Bruce presents a special concert featuring one of the great voices of opera, Sir Willard White.

Live from LSO St Lukes in London, featured favourites include Deep River; I Got Plenty of Nuttin (Porgy and Bess); My Way and Some Enchanted Evening.

The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Carl Davis

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With The BBC Concert Orchestra.

20080919

Ken Bruce celebrates the 80th birthday of composer Charles Strouse, live from London's Mermaid Theatre.

Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with West End stars Bonnie Langford, Paul Nicholas, Rosemary Ashe and Daniel Boys.

20081010

Radio 2 presents a special musical event featuring a host of stars, marking Andrew Lloyd Webber's 60th birthday, and recorded in London's Hyde Park.

Hosted by John Barrowman and featuring songs from Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Cats, Starlight Express, The Beautiful Game, Whistle Down the Wind, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard.

20081121

Special edition featuring final year musical theatre students from the Brit School, whose former pupils include Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, The Feeling, The Kooks, Kate Nash, Adele and Katie Melua.

The next generation of pupils and potential future performers join forces with the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Michael Reed, in a concert including numbers from Guys and Dolls, Oliver, Oklahoma, Wicked, Hairspray and the Lion King.

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The BBC Concert Orchestra and guests are conducted by George Fenton in a programme of his own award winning music for TV and film.

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Ken Bruce introduces a special 'Magic of the Musicals' night with singers Jacqui Scott and Simon Bowman, from the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Ken Bruce introduces a special 'Magic of The Musicals' night.

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Celebrating the music of Tony Hatch at London's Mermaid Theatre, presented by Aled Jones.

Including themes from Crossroads and Neighbours, Downtown to Joanna and Number One hits.

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With the BBC Concert Orchestra and special guests.

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The Billy Strayhorn / Duke Ellington story is performed at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Half Way To Dawn" features Guy Barker & his Big Band, plus the BBC Concert Orchestra & conductor Mike Dixon.

Special guests Madeline Bell, Ian Shaw and Emma Smith perform classics such as "Lush Life", "Sophisticated Lady", "Jump for Joy" and "Satin Doll" as Clarke Peters and Michael Brandon narrate the story of these two jazz greats.

The Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington story, as performed at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival

"Half Way To Dawn" features Guy Barker & his Big Band, plus the BBC Concert Orchestra & conductor Mike Dixon.

  • special guests madeline bell, ian shaw and emma smith perform classics such as "lush life", "sophisticated lady", "jump for joy" and "satin doll" as Clarke Peters and Michael Brandon narrate the story of these two jazz greats.

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  • 20100108

    Clare Teal introduces a Boys Night Out, as Jim Graeme and Tim Hawar take to the stage live at London's Mermaid Theatre. Accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, and conducted by Richard Balcombe, songs include gems like Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Well Did You Evah and Me And My Shadow.

    20100115

    Join Toby Stafford-Allen (baritone), Rebekah Coffey (soprano), Michael Simkins (baritone) and Harriet Williams (mezzo soprano), as conductor Martin Yates puts the BBC Concert Orchestra through their paces with an evening devoted to the works of Gilbert and Sullivan including songs from the Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and The Gondoliers. Ken Bruce presents the concert live from the Chichester Festival Theatre.

    20100122

    Raul Malo takes to the stage at London's Mermaid Theatre for this special live Friday Night Is Music Night. Accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, Raul performs songs from his new album as well as some favourites from his time with the Mavericks. Roderick Dunk conducts and Paul Gambaccini presents.

    20100129

    Back by popular demand, Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart conducts tonight's concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Ken Bruce presents the box of delights live from London's Mermaid Theatre.

    20100430

    Friday Night Is Music Night comes live from Cheltenham Town Hall as part of Cheltenham Jazz Festival, with the combined forces of the BBC Concert Orchestra and the John Wilson Orchestra under the baton of John Wilson himself.

    Newcomers Alexander Stewart and Atila join established stars Curtis Stigers and Buddy Greco for "All Or Nothing At All" - a celebration of the great songs of Sinatra.

    2010061120110902

    Join presenter Aled Jones with two hours of "Music for Everyone" for this week's Friday Night Is Music Night.

    Ireland's The Priests take their million-selling ecclesiastical sounds to the intimate surrounds of LSO St Luke's, performing tracks from their second album including How Great Thou Art and You'll Never Walk Alone.

    Joining them are soprano Deborah Myers and pianist Roderick Elms, and of course the BBC Concert Orchestra with conductor Richard Balcombe.

    Aled Jones offers a selection of Music for Everyone with special guests The Priests.

    2010091020131129

    Friday Night is Music Night celebrates the Magic of the Movies.

    Another chance to hear West End stars Jodie Prenger and Graham Bickley in a Friday Night Is Music Night concert recorded in July 2010 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Kings Lynn Festival. Ken Bruce hosts a night celebrating the Magic Of The Movies as Jodie and Graham remind us of the delights of films such as New York New York, Meet Me In St Louis, Dirty Dancing and Toy Story. And what movie music show would be complete without a nod to James Bond 007? Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with pianist Andy Vinter.

    The concert was first broadcast 10th September 2010.

    Interval: Jodie Prenger, Graham Bickley and conductor Richard Balcombe take a break during rehearsals to chat to Neil Rosser about their careers both on and off the West End stage. Jodie Prenger discusses growing up in Blackpool and performing show tunes to difficult audiences; Richard Balcombe recounts his musical education and trades anecdotes about the Norwegian city of Stavanger, while Graham Bickley revisits old ground in Studio 4 of Television Centre, where he played the part of Joey Boswell in Bread and remembers the hits and misses of his career in musical theatre.

    20100924

    Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the life and work of composer Frank Loesser in this his centenary year.

    Paul Gambaccini presents a show recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre, with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Larry Blank, and special guests Brian Conley, Jenna Russell and Imelda Staunton.

    Frank Loesser was born on 29th June 1910 in New York.

    He made his first attempts at songwriting during the Second World War with morale boosting titles like 'Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition'.

    In 1948 he wrote the vaudeville favourite 'On A Slow Boat to China'.

    In his lifetime he wrote over 700 songs.

    After the war he moved to Hollywood and wrote songs to order for various films including 'Heart and Soul' for 'A Song is Born', 'I Don't Want to Walk Without You' from 'Sweater Girl' and 'Baby It's Cold Outside' for 'Neptune's Daughter' - the song that won Loesser an Academy Award for Best Song in 1950.

    His first stage success came in 1948 with a musical based on Brandon Thomas' farce 'Charley's Aunt' - the musical was called 'Where's Charley?' Then two years later Loesser produced his most successful musical based on a tale by Damon Runyon - 'Guys and Dolls'.

    Tonight's show features songs from 'Where's Charley' and 'Guys and Dolls' as well as 'Hans Christian Anderson', 'The Most Happy Fella' and 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Larry Blank celebrates the music of Frank Loesser.

    20110114

    Ken Bruce hosts a Friday Night Is Music Night celebrating the talents of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    Back with a bang, tonight the BBC Concert Orchestra take centre stage live from LSO St Luke's, conducted by Richard Balcombe.

    Week in, week out, for the past 59 years the BBC Concert Orchestra has provided the music for the stars of theatre and concert hall.

    This week they headline in their own right, showcasing their many talented members including leader Cynthia Fleming.

    And in a special appearance, as winner of BBC Radio 2's Young Brass Soloist of the Year, we welcome euphonium player Matthew White.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is joined by brass soloist Matthew White.

    20110121

    Aled Jones hosts tonight's show live from London's Mermaid Theatre.

    Classical Brit Award Nominee Camilla Kerslake sings along with Italian baritone Patrizio Buanne, in advance of the release of their new albums.

    They are joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk.

    Camilla Kerslake and Patrizio Buanne perform live with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    20110128

    Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an eclectic selection of music, live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    The programme also features singer Mark Meadows and last year's Kiri Prize finalist soprano Laurie Ashworth, singing music by Puccini and Cole Porter.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra perform a selection of music including Puccini and Cole Porter.

    20110204

    Another chance to hear Ken Bruce present a special concert recorded at RAF Northolt, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Roderick Dunk and they join forces with the Central Band of the RAF and the RAF Squadronaires under the baton of Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs.

    Friday Night favourite Mary Carewe is joined by Flight Lieutenant Matt Little for a selection of songs that boosted morale during the wartime years. The programme also features music with an aviation theme - including William Walton's Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, Eric Coates' Dambusters March, and Ron Goodwin's 633 Squadron.

    20110204

    Another chance to hear Ken Bruce present a special concert recorded at RAF Northolt, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Roderick Dunk and they join forces with the Central Band of the RAF and the RAF Squadronaires under the baton of Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs.

    Friday Night favourite Mary Carewe is joined by Flight Lieutenant Matt Little for a selection of songs that boosted morale during the wartime years.

    The programme also features music with an aviation theme - including William Walton's Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, Eric Coates' Dambusters March, and Ron Goodwin's 633 Squadron.

    Another chance to hear the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain concert.

    20110211

    Another chance to hear a special concert marking the 25th anniversary of Les Miserables.

    Gareth Gates, John Owen-Jones and Jacinta Whyte perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra, who are conducted by Mike Dixon.

    20110218

    Ken Bruce introduces celebrated tenor Alfie Boe and soprano Rebecca Bottone, performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra, at the Chichester Festival Theatre in February 2011. The concert also features Principal Guest Conductor Johannes Wildner in his Radio 2 debut.

    20110218

    Ken Bruce presents Friday Night Is Music Night, live from the Chichester Festival Theatre.

    Celebrated tenor Alfie Boe and soprano Rebecca Bottone join the BBC Concert Orchestra for this special concert.

    And recently appointed Principal Guest Conductor Johannes Wildner, makes his Radio 2 debut.

    Johannes joined the orchestra after holding positions as chief conductor of the Prague State Opera, first permanent conductor of the Leipzig Opera and general music director of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia, in Germany.

    Celebrated tenor Alfie Boe and soprano Rebecca Bottone take to the stage at Chichester.

    20110225

    Another chance to hear the music of composers and arrangers Peter Hope and Gordon Langford in the year they celebrated their 80th birthdays. Clare Teal presents the concert from the Mermaid Theatre along with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Roderick Dunk and leader Cynthia Fleming, with singers Emma Kershaw and Michael Dore.

    20110225

    Join Friday Night Is Music Night at LSO St Luke's in London as host Ken Bruce introduces the latest stars of the classical world who take to the stage with the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Roderick Dunk.

    The 'Rat Pack of Opera' Tenors Un Limited perform alongside modern day divas Elysium III and bright young things, string quartet Raven, all offering their unique take on pieces by Sting, Beethoven and Brahms.

    Ken Bruce presents Tenors Un Limited at LSO St Luke's, London.

    20110304

    Beth Nielsen Chapman performs with the BBC Concert Orchestra live from London's Mermaid Theatre.

    Beth perfoms songs from her new album as well as favourites from her back catalogue.

    Aled Jones presents the evening and chats to Beth about her music live on stage.

    Beth Nielsen Chapman joins the BBC Concert Orchestra live from London's Mermaid Theatre.

    20110311

    Friday Night Is Music Night casts its sights south-west this week in a celebration of the music of Cornwall recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre.

    Presenter Janey Lee Grace introduces pieces inspired by the history and beauty of the county including works by Malcolm Arnold, Ravel and this week's conductor Mike Dixon.

    And of course the evening wouldn't be complete without a nod to Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.

    Special guests include Sarah Pring and Adrian Clarke, who add their voices to the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    Cornwall is the inspiration for this concert from London's Mermaid Theatre.

    20110318

    Ken Bruce presents Russell Watson and Paul Carrack performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart.

    The concert was recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre last October.

    Russell Watson and Paul Carrack perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    20110325

    Ken Bruce introduces the "Rat Pack of Opera" Tenors Un Limited, modern day divas Elysium III, and the string quartet Raven, on stage at LSO St Luke's in a concert first broadcast in May 2010.

    The performers offer a unique take on pieces by Sting, Beethoven and Brahms, with the help of the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Roderick Dunk.

    Tenors Un Limited, Elysium III and Raven perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    20110401

    The world's longest-running live music programme, featuring the BBC concert orchestra.

    20110408

    The world's longest-running live music programme, featuring the BBC concert orchestra.

    20110415

    Clare Teal presents a selection of showtunes and jazz mixed in with some Friday Night Is Music Night classics from the Mermaid Theatre.

    Vocalists Helena Blackman and Jonathan Ansell sing highlights from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook and some magical movie moments.

    Jazz pianist Geoff Eales also joins the show with his Trio, fresh from celebrating his 60th birthday.

    They are joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra with leader Cynthia Fleming, conducted by Mike Dixon.

    Clare Teal is joined by Helena Blackman, Jonathan Ansell and the Geoff Eales Trio.

    20110429

    On the evening of the Royal Wedding, Friday Night Is Music Night comes live from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival with a celebration of 'Jazz Royalty'.

    Sir Michael Parkinson presents music from "Duke" Ellington, "Count" Basie, the "King" of the Jukebox Louis Jordan, the "Queen" of Soul Aretha Franklin, the "King" of Swing Benny Goodman, and Radio 2's own Jazz Royalty cast of Georgie Fame, Madeline Bell, Martin Taylor, Charlie Wood, the Guy Barker Big Band and the BBC Concert Orchestra under conductor Mike Dixon.

    To mark the Royal Wedding, hear 'Jazz Royalty' live from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

    20110506

    The world's longest-running orchestral live music programme on radio, featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra and broadcast from locations throughout the UK.

    The world's longest-running live music programme, featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    20110513

    Clare Teal presents a concert recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London in February featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Roderick Dunk.

    The programme celebrates memories of childhood and they are joined by special guests soprano Pamela Hay and pianist Ted Beament.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra performs with soprano Pamela Hay and pianist Ted Beament.

    20110520

    The world's longest-running orchestral live music programme with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    20110603

    Friday Night Is Music Night whisks the leading men of the West End to Salford Quays for one night only to celebrate the new home of the BBC Philharmonic.

    West End leading lights John Owen-Jones (Phantom of the Opera); Ricardo Afonso (We Will Rock You); Alex Gaumond (Legally Blonde); Matt Rawle (Zorro); and up and coming sensation Paul Spicer, take to the stage in a glittering show.

    Packed with songs from West End shows, the BBC Philharmonic is conducted by Mike Dixon (Hair, Aspects Of Love, Jesus Christ Superstar, Electric Proms, Dame Shirley Bassey's Arena Tour, Queen's Jubilee Rock Concert, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Birthday In The Park).

    Hosting the evening and keeping the boys in line is award winning actress of stage and screen, fresh from her knock-out success in Sweet Charity...

    Tamzin Outhwaite.

    Friday Night Is Music Night comes live from Salford with the BBC Philharmonic.

    20110617

    The world's longest-running orchestral live music programme with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    20110624

    Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, live from the Royal Festival Hall in London, in this Radio 2 and Radio 3 simulcast for the BBC's Light Fantastic Festival.

    Petroc Trelawney introduces special guest star Lesley Garrett, soprano Charlotte Page and others, in a repertoire of songs from the early years of music theatre.

    The featured composers include Edward German, Noel Coward, Arthur Sullivan and Ivor Novello.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra and Lesley Garrett perform live at London's Royal Festival Hall.

    20110701

    Sir Michael Parkinson introduces a memorial concert to celebrate the life of composer John Barry, which was recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in June.

    One of the most celebrated film composers of his generation, John Barry scored more than 125 films over the course of his career and won five Oscars.

    The concert will feature some of his best loved compositions, from Bond themes, to The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves.

    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Nicholas Dodd with a programme assembled by John's wife Laurie Barry and composer David Arnold.

    There will be performances from Dame Shirley Bassey, Rumer and Wynne Evans, as well as tributes from Don Black, Sir Michael Caine, Timothy Dalton, Sir George Martin, and Sir Tim Rice.

    This concert opens Friday Night Music Night's Film Season which will also feature Brit School students performing classics from the silver screen, songs from Shrek the Musical, and a musical celebration of British film comedy.

    Sir Michael Parkinson introduces a memorial concert to celebrate the composer John Barry.

    20110708

    Friday Night Is Music Night teams up once again with musical theatre students from the Brit School, whose alumni include Adele, Amy Winehouse, Katie Melua, and Jessie J.

    Performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra at London's Mermaid Theatre, the students' film-inspired repertoire spans the decades, with songs including To Sir, with Love, Pinball Wizard, I Sing the Body Electric [Fame], Let the River Run [Working Girl] and We Belong Together [Toy Story 3].

    This concert forms part of Friday Night Is Music Night's Film Season, which will also feature songs from Shrek The Musical and a musical celebration of British film comedy.

    Friday Night Is Music Night first collaborated with the Brit School back in 2008.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra performs a film-inspired repertoire with Brit School students.

    20110722

    It's an American West-themed Friday Night Is Music Night, with soprano Hayley Westenra amongst the performers and Richard Balcombe conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    An American West-themed show with Hayley Westenra and conductor Richard Balcombe.

    20110805

    Another chance to hear Friday Night is Music Night's tribute to tenor Mario Lanza, who would have been 90 this year.

    "Yours is a Voice such as is heard once in a hundred years" so said the legendary conductor Serge Koussevitsky about Alfred Arnold Cocozza - the tenor who took the stage name of Mario Lanza.

    Lanza's short life began on 31 January 1921 in Philadelphia.

    He began singing lessons when aged 15 and made his operatic debut at Tanglewood in August 1942.

    His operatic career was interrupted by the outbreak of war but on his return to the stage in 1947 he was spotted by Louis B Mayer.

    Mayer had plans for Mario as "the singing Clark Gable".

    Lanza left the opera stage behind and signed a seven year contract making a string of hit films including The Midnight Kiss, The Toast of New Orleans and The Great Caruso.

    However, by 1952 Lanza's weight, health and on set behaviour was causing concern - and though it is his voice you hear in The Student Prince - on screen you see actor Edmund Purdom miming to Lanza's tracks.

    But by now Lanza was in huge demand as a concert and recording star.

    He died just eight years later of a heart attack at the tragically early age of 38.

    The career of Mario Lanza inspired a whole host of future singers including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

    Placido Domingo said of him - it was "a voice of beauty, passion and power." Jose Carreras said: "Lanza's passion and the way his voice sounds are what made me sing opera.

    I actually owe my love for opera thanks to a kid from Philadelphia".

    In tonight's special Friday Night is Music Night, three British tenors pay tribute to the great man who would have been 90 this year.

    Presenter Ken Bruce is joined by Bonaventura Bottone; Wynne Evans and Alexander Grove.

    They are joined by soprano Sarah Fox.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Roderick Dunk and the show was recorded at London's Hackney Empire in June 2011.

    Ken Bruce hosts a show in honour of tenor Mario Lanza, who would have been 90 this year.

    20110826

    Aled Jones presents a show recorded at the LSO St Lukes in June 2010.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Robert Ziegler and special guests include Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends and the Spirit of Django.

    20110909

    Another chance to hear American songster Michael Feinstein in concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart.

    The programme includes many favourites from the Great American Songbook including My Romance (Rodgers and Hart); Hooray for Hollywood (Johnny Mercer) and Begin the Beguine (Cole Porter).

    Michael is joined by British singer Alison Jiear.

    The programme was originally broadcast on 8th April.

    Friday Night is Music Night with Michael Feinstein.

    The world's longest-running orchestral live music programme on radio, featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra and broadcast from locations throughout the UK.

    The world's longest-running orchestral live music programme with the BBC Concert Orchestra

    20110916

    The BBC Concert Orchestra enters the world of the great music entertainers as Friday Night Is Music Night presents its Entertainer Season.

    Roderick Dunk directs with special guest vocalist Claire Moore and the James Pearson Trio in a programme that celebrates the diverse talents of entertainers ranging from Cole Porter, Fanny Brice and Oscar Peterson, to pianist and heartthrob Franz Liszt, the fictional Sally Bowles and even Dudley Moore.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra are joined by Claire Moore and the James Pearson Trio.

    2011092320121026

    The Million Dollar Quartet take to the stage live at London's Mermaid Theatre.

    The year is 1956 - Elvis, Johnny, Carl and Jerry aka the Million Dollar Quartet take to the stage live at London's Mermaid Theatre. Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra as the Entertainers Season continues.

    The year is 1956 - Elvis, Johnny, Carl and Jerry aka the Million Dollar Quartet take to the stage live at London's Mermaid Theatre.

    Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra as the Entertainers Season continues.

    20110930

    Another chance to hear Friday Night Is Music Night celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare company with a programme dedicated to the music written for the films, ballets, operas and shows, of Shakespeare's plays.

    The concert features members of the RSC performing some of Shakespeare's most famous soliloquies.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Roderick Dunk, plays music ranging from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream, Verdi's Macbeth, William Walton's Henry V and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

    There's also music from Patrick Doyle's score for the Kenneth Branagh film versions of Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate, Rodgers and Hart's Boys From Syracuse, West Side Story and the film Shakespeare in Love.

    This concert first broadcast on Radio 2 in June 2011.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra marks the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

    20111007

    Another chance to hear Clare Teal present a concert celebrating memories of childhood.

    It was recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in February and features the BBC Concert Orchestra performing with guest soprano Pamela Hay and pianist Ted Beament.

    The conductor is Roderick Dunk.

    Clare Teal presents a concert recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London in February.

    20111014

    As the American-born composer Carl Davis celebrates his 75th birthday, he conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with singers Janis Kelly, Mary Carewe and Lance Ellington.

    Paul Gambaccini presents a repertoire of music Carl has written and been associated with.

    It was recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre in August.

    As Carl Davis celebrates his 75th birthday, he conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    20111111

    Continuing the Presenter Season on Friday Night is Music Night - the UK's longest running live music programme - Paul O'Grady hosts a special Armistice Day concert.

    Recorded at London's Hackney Empire, Paul pays tribute to our service men and women past and present (many of whom are in the audience) in this Forces Special.

    Forces sweetheart Katherine Jenkins tops the bill while Helena Blackman and Ben Stock recreate their roles as Getrude Lawrence and Noel Coward from the hit show Noel and Gertie.

    Richard Balcombe conducts the 70 piece BBC Concert Orchestra as Friday Night Is Music Night re-creates the spirit of ENSA.

    And in a special interval feature, with November 11th 2011 marking the 90th anniversary of the very first Poppy Appeal, long standing ambassador of the Poppy Appeal, TV presenter Lorraine Kelly tells the fascinating story of how the simple flower came to be adopted as the internationally recognised symbol of remembrance.

    Forces sweetheart Katherine Jenkins tops the bill in this Forces Special.

    20111125

    Steve Wright presents the last show in the Presenter Season live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    With the 70 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe, Steve explores the music connected with the city of his birth - London.

    With music from Me & My Girl, Mary Poppins and special guests Sally Ann Triplett, Gary Wilmot and Chas Hodges, do the Lambeth Walk with Wrighty for one night only.

    And in tonight's special interval feature Suggs, Ralph McTell and Nitin Sawhney talk about how London inspired their music.

    Steve Wright presents the last show in the Presenter Season live from the Mermaid Theatre.

    20111209

    As part of a sparkling Christmas Season on Friday Night Is Music Night, another chance to welcome the greenest musical to hit the West End since Elphaba the Witch got out the wrong side of bed - it's Shrek!

    Featuring the original knock-out cast from the show with its stars Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood, Nigel Harman and Amanda Holden, the show celebrates the finest music from animated films old and new, so alongside numbers from Shrek, expect to hear themes from Madagascar, Prince of Egypt and Chicken Run plus much more besides.

    Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood, Nigel Harman and Amanda Holden share the hosting duties from London's Hackney Empire.

    And they're joined by the 70-piece strong BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe.

    Friday Night Is Music Night - A Musical Shrektacular.

    And remember...

    it's not ogre til the green guy sings!

    The original cast of the hit musical Shrek star in tonight's show - A Musical Shrektacular

    20111216

    Ken Bruce presents a Christmas spectacular featuring the award-winning talents of euphonium player Lewis Musson, Radio 2's Young Brass Soloist of 2011.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra and guest singers Janis Kelly and Graham Bickley are led by Richard Balcombe in a repertoire that embraces festive favourites from White Christmas to O Come All Ye Faithful.

    The concert was recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre on Friday 9th December.

    Ken Bruce presents a Christmas spectacular featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra and guests.

    2011122320120622

    Sir Michael Parkinson presents a special Friday Night is Music Night celebrating the 80th year of Leslie Bricusse.

    As a composer and lyricist, and with Anthony Newley, John Barry and John Williams, Leslie Bricusse has written an astonishing catalogue of songs. These include Goldfinger, Feeling Good, You Only Live Twice, Pure Imagination, If I Ruled The World, Can You Read My Mind from Superman.

    There's also Chris Evans' Breakfast Show favourite The Candy Man, My Kind Of Girl for Matt Monro, and the groundbreaking musicals Stop The World I Want To Get Off, and The Roar of The Greasepaint The Smell of The Crowd.

    Mike Dixon conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with star singers from the West End including John Owen-Jones, Hannah Waddingham, and Michael Jibson, as well as the 40-strong Finchley Children's Music Group and Annie Skates' Capital Voices.

    The concert was recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre on Friday 16th December.

    As a composer and lyricist, and with Anthony Newley, John Barry and John Williams, Leslie Bricusse has written an astonishing catalogue of songs.

    These include Goldfinger, Feeling Good, You Only Live Twice, Pure Imagination, If I Ruled The World, Can You Read My Mind from Superman.

    Mike Dixon conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with star singers from the West End including John Owen-Jones, Hannah Waddingham, and Michael Jibson, as well as the 50-strong Finchley Children's Music Group and Annie Skates' Capital Voices.

    Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the 80th year of composer Leslie Bricusse.

    20120113

    Ken Bruce recalls highlights of Friday Night is Music Night 2011.

    20120629

    Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests live in concert. Includes Interval.

    20120727

    Whilst eyes are turned towards Olympic Stadium, and the visual spectacular of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, Radio 2 offers an aural spectacular presented by the broadcasting legend Stuart Hall OBE.

    Stuart's broadcasting career started over 53 years ago when he joined Sports Report. And he still reports for the Radio 5 live show today. Legend has it that Stuart made the first mention of the expression "the beautiful game" during a report on his beloved Premier League Champions Manchester City.

    A fine wordsmith and lover of the English language - his reports are witty and idiosyncratic. "I love words" he says. "Words like chocolate and custard and crystal and iconoclast." He once described Robbie Savage as "looks like Tarzan; plays like Jane." And when Stuart once quoted Socrates in an interview, his fellow pundit queried whether he still played for Panathinaikos!

    On television during the 1970s, Stuart was the regular host of It's A Knockout and did his bit for Anglo-European relations on Jeux Sans Frontieres.

    Tonight, he leaves no sporting stone unturned - athletics, cricket, rugby, boxing, ladies beach volleyball, and even quidditch feature. Along with tales of sporting heroes like Pheidippides, William Webb Ellis, Eric Liddell, Jake La Motta and Aldaniti.

    Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a selection of music to inspire. The great sporting themes include Out Of The Blue, Champions and Chariots of Fire. The Three Welsh Tenors - Rhys Meiron; Aled Hall and Alun Rhys-Jenkins - are on hand to perform those emotion packed anthems Nessun Dorma, Land of Our Fathers and You'll Never Walk Alone. And pianist Andy Vinter plays the Black and White Rag, which for many years was the theme tune to BBC television's Pot Black snooker coverage.

    The concert was recorded at London's Mermaid Theatre.

    Stuart Hall OBE is your host for a concert of music to inspire our sporting heroes.

    20150213

    2015021320150515 (R2)

    Friday Night is EastEnders Night. As part of the BBC One soap's 30th anniversary celebrations Bobby Davro and EastEnders past and present gather for an evening of music, song and a good old cockney knees-up at London's Hackney Empire.

    In February 1985 BBC One Controller Michael Grade launched his new look evening schedule. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays a live chat show hosted by none other than Radio 2's Terry Wogan. Tuesdays and Thursdays were to be a brand new drama series - a soap - to challenge its 25 year old ITV rival Coronation Street - the series was called EastEnders.

    Created by producer Julia Smith and script editor Tony Holland EastEnders was set in a fictional square in London E20. It was a world of strong East End families (the Fowlers, the Beales, the Watts, the Mitchells) and cantankerous East End matriarchs ( Lou Beale, Pauline Fowler, Mo Harris, Pat Butcher and Peggy Mitchell). Plus, of course, a splattering of East End villains - Dirty Den, Nick Cotton, Trevor Morgan and Archie Mitchell. Its aim was to portray real life with gritty and often controversial storylines.

    How we love a whodunnit! Who did kill Lucy Beale? Who shot Phil? Who murdered Archie Mitchell? 30 years on EastEnders is a substantial success for the BBC.Sold and shown worldwide , 3 decades on it is still attracting a large share of the TV viewing audience.

    Tonight, BBC Radio 2 and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon invite EastEnders past and present to let their hair down and take to the stage of the Hackney Empire. As it turns out many EastEnders are also West Enders having trod the boards and learnt their trade in musical theatre. Tonight's guests include Shona McGarty(Whitney Dean), Tameka Empson(Kim Fox)Declan Bennett(Charlie Cotton), and Johnny Partridge(Christian Clarke). We recall the history and some favourite doff-doff moments - the cliff-hanger at the end of each episode illustrated by a drum break to entice us back to the next episode...doff, doff, doff, doff, doff,doff,doff, doff,doff. -

    Concert first broadcast in February 2015.

    20151030

    20151030

    A spell will be cast over BBC Radio 2 as it presents a world premiere with a spooky twist.

    BBC Radio 2 presenter Craig Charles has teamed up with the BBC Philharmonic to create Scary Fairy - a poem set to music which will be broadcast during a special Friday Night is Music Night on the night before Halloween.

    In the first half of the programme BBC Breakfast TV presenter Louise Minchin introduces some of the most enchanting pieces in classical music, all recorded in the BBC Philharmonic studio in Salford.

    After the interval Craig Charles takes centre stage, as he recites his poem to a glittering orchestral score played by the BBC Philharmonic, and composed by Iain Farrington.

    Craig is best known for his roles in Red Dwarf and Coronation Street, and for his Saturday evening Funk and Soul show on BBC Radio 6 Music as well as his numerous appearances on BBC Radio 2. But tonight he has left his 'Trunk of Funk' behind - because it's time to rhyme.

    His poem Scary Fairy is a revamp of Little Red Riding Hood, with added blood and guts for good measure! Craig used to tell it to his children at bedtime, and he has relished making it darker as they have grown up. He teamed up with the BBC Philharmonic and composer Iain Farrington, and the result is 40 minute musical story in the style of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.

    Craig's career began at the age of 12 when he won the Guardian Poetry Award. He shot to fame in the 1990s as Dave Lister in BBC Two's popular sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, and has just left Coronation Street after ten years on ITV's legendary soap.

    Iain Farrington studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at Cambridge University. He performed piano alongside Mr Bean at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, and has written many works for TV shows including Horrible Histories, Wallace and Gromit and the new theme tune for Teletubbies.

    The BBC Philharmonic is based in Salford, performing all over Greater Manchester and the North of England as well as appearing every year at the BBC Proms in London. The orchestra can mainly be heard on its home network of BBC Radio 3, but regularly shows off its love of all styles of music by working with all the BBC stations, including a recent partnership with Jarvis Cocker for BBC Radio.

    20151030

    A spell will be cast over BBC Radio 2 as it presents a world premiere with a spooky twist.

    BBC Radio 2 presenter Craig Charles has teamed up with the BBC Philharmonic to create Scary Fairy - a poem set to music which will be broadcast during a special Friday Night is Music Night on the night before Halloween.

    In the first half of the programme BBC Breakfast TV presenter Louise Minchin introduces some of the most enchanting pieces in classical music, all recorded in the BBC Philharmonic studio in Salford.

    After the interval Craig Charles takes centre stage, as he recites his poem to a glittering orchestral score played by the BBC Philharmonic, and composed by Iain Farrington.

    Craig is best known for his roles in Red Dwarf and Coronation Street, and for his Saturday evening Funk and Soul show on BBC Radio 6 Music as well as his numerous appearances on BBC Radio 2. But tonight he has left his 'Trunk of Funk' behind - because it's time to rhyme.

    His poem Scary Fairy is a revamp of Little Red Riding Hood, with added blood and guts for good measure! Craig used to tell it to his children at bedtime, and he has relished making it darker as they have grown up. He teamed up with the BBC Philharmonic and composer Iain Farrington, and the result is 40 minute musical story in the style of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.

    Craig's career began at the age of 12 when he won the Guardian Poetry Award. He shot to fame in the 1990s as Dave Lister in BBC Two's popular sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, and has just left Coronation Street after ten years on ITV's legendary soap.

    Iain Farrington studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at Cambridge University. He performed piano alongside Mr Bean at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, and has written many works for TV shows including Horrible Histories, Wallace and Gromit and the new theme tune for Teletubbies.

    The BBC Philharmonic is based in Salford, performing all over Greater Manchester and the North of England as well as appearing every year at the BBC Proms in London. The orchestra can mainly be heard on its home network of BBC Radio 3, but regularly shows off its love of all styles of music by working with all the BBC stations, including a recent partnership with Jarvis Cocker for BBC Radio.

    16/04/2010
    18/02/201120111202

    Ken Bruce introduces celebrated tenor Alfie Boe and soprano Rebecca Bottone, performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra, at the Chichester Festival Theatre in February 2011.

    The concert also features Principal Guest Conductor Johannes Wildner in his Radio 2 debut.

    Ken Bruce introduces celebrated tenor Alfie Boe and soprano Rebecca Bottone.

    500 Words20150529

    500 Words2015052920150807 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night - This morning at St James' Palace Chris Evans announced the winners of this year's 500 words short story competition. Tonight we look back on a momentous day with a gala concert celebrating the great children's storytellers.

    In 2015 we celebrate two great literary anniversaries - 150 years ago Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - otherwise known as Lewis Carroll published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In that very same year another great storyteller was born in Bombay, India - his name was Rudyard Kipling.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell perform scores from the films, musicals and ballets inspired by a good bedtime read - including Peter Pan(J.M.Barrie); Warhorse(Michael Morpurgo); The Lord of the Rings(J.R.R. Tolkien); Thomas the Tank Engine(Reverend Wilbert Awdry); Shrek(William Steig); The Wombles(Elizabeth Beresford); Paddington Bear(Michael Bond); Harry Potter(J.K.Rowling) and To Kill a Mockingbird(Harper Lee).

    Guests include cast members from Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Overtones and Caroline Sheen who has appeared on the West End stage as Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(Ian Fleming) and as Mary Poppins(P.L. Travers).

    Our musical librarian for the evening is Blue Peter's Barney Harwood.

    The concert was recorded at the Hackney Empire.

    500 Words20150529

    500 Words20150529

    Friday Night is Music Night - This morning at St James' Palace Chris Evans announced the winners of this year's 500 words short story competition. Tonight we look back on a momentous day with a gala concert celebrating the great children's storytellers.

    In 2015 we celebrate two great literary anniversaries - 150 years ago Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - otherwise known as Lewis Carroll published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In that very same year another great storyteller was born in Bombay, India - his name was Rudyard Kipling.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell perform scores from the films, musicals and ballets inspired by a good bedtime read - including Peter Pan(J.M.Barrie); Warhorse(Michael Morpurgo); The Lord of the Rings(J.R.R. Tolkien); Thomas the Tank Engine(Reverend Wilbert Awdry); Shrek(William Steig); The Wombles(Elizabeth Beresford); Paddington Bear(Michael Bond); Harry Potter(J.K.Rowling) and To Kill a Mockingbird(Harper Lee).

    Guests include cast members from Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Overtones and Caroline Sheen who has appeared on the West End stage as Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(Ian Fleming) and as Mary Poppins(P.L. Travers).

    Our musical librarian for the evening is Blue Peter's Barney Harwood.

    The concert was recorded at the Hackney Empire.

    500 Words20150529

    Friday Night is Music Night - This morning at St James' Palace Chris Evans announced the winners of this year's 500 words short story competition. Tonight we look back on a momentous day with a gala concert celebrating the great children's storytellers.

    In 2015 we celebrate two great literary anniversaries - 150 years ago Charles Lutwidge Dodgson - otherwise known as Lewis Carroll published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In that very same year another great storyteller was born in Bombay, India - his name was Rudyard Kipling.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell perform scores from the films, musicals and ballets inspired by a good bedtime read - including Peter Pan(J.M.Barrie); Warhorse(Michael Morpurgo); The Lord of the Rings(J.R.R. Tolkien); Thomas the Tank Engine(Reverend Wilbert Awdry); Shrek(William Steig); The Wombles(Elizabeth Beresford); Paddington Bear(Michael Bond); Harry Potter(J.K.Rowling) and To Kill a Mockingbird(Harper Lee).

    Guests include cast members from Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Overtones and Caroline Sheen who has appeared on the West End stage as Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(Ian Fleming) and as Mary Poppins(P.L. Travers).

    Our musical librarian for the evening is Blue Peter's Barney Harwood.

    The concert was recorded at the Hackney Empire.

    60th Anniversary Concert2013092020131025

    Ken Bruce joins the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Roderick Dunk as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night - with special guests Russell Watson, Wynne Evans Marilyn Hill-Smith, Mary Carewe and London Voices.

    The first presenters of the show were all BBC staff announcers allocated on a rota basis. The first presenter of the show was ex-Variety Bandbox presenter Philip Slessor followed by wartime newsreader Frank Phillips, then Jimmy Kingsbury and James Alexander Gordon, Eugene Fraser, Richard Baker, Brian Kay, Angela Rippon, Helen Mayhew and briefly John Marsh. Robin Boyle was at the microphone from the 1970's until the 1990's. Today Ken Bruce is the main FNIMN presenter as well as guest presenters who have included - Sir Michael Parkinson;Paul Gambaccini; Michael Ball; Paul O'Grady; Barbara Windsor and John Barrowman.

    Today Friday Night is Music Night is one of BBC Radio's longest running programmes and it is the world's longest running live orchestral music show. The longest running live music show being the Grand Ole Opry which has been broadcast since 1925.

    Tonight's special 60th anniversary broadcast pays tribute to some of the great stars who appeared at the microphone and the many fine orchestral pieces arranged specially for the BBC Concert Orchestra. The programme includes music by Ivor Novello, Cole Porter, Eric Coates, John Williams and Antonin Dvorak.

    This programme was first broadcast on 20th September 2013.

    90th Anniversary Of The Bbc Music Library2014011720140321

    Friday Night is Music Night celebrates 90 years of the BBC Music Library with Ken Bruce live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    Since its inception in 1922 the BBC has played an important part in the musical life of the UK. By the late 1920s the Times news paper reported that Auntie Beeb was the biggest purveyor of music in the country. At first musicians were wary of the BBC and thought that this new broadcasting business would kill off live public performance. But far from it. Live performance was what the BBC was all about. Dance bands, orchestras, soloists and other ensembles were invited to broadcast from No 2 Savoy Hill and need for scores and musical arrangements grew. In March 1923 the British Broadcasting Company as it was then appointed its first music librarian - Frank Hook. In 1932 the library moved to the 5th floor of the then new Broadcasting House. An unexploded bomb crashed into library in 1940. Tragically 2 people were killed trying to detonate the device and many scores were lost in the blast.

    Despite Hitler's efforts - today it is a huge wealth of material used in radio and television broadcasts along with a Gramophone Library which is the envy of the world. Just a casual flick through the sheet music catalogue reveals works from all the great classical composers as well as film; choral and musicals plus commissions for the Proms and specially arranged music for shows like the Goons; Henry Hall; The Two Ronnies; Morecambe and Wise; Dr Who and Strictly Come Dancing.

    Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and our guests tonight feature some of BBC Radio 2's young award winners including Radio 2 Young Choristers Laura Barraclough and Luke McWatters, Young Brass Soloist Josiah Walters and Young Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar.

    During the interval we take a tour round the vaults with its vast archive of music scores, some which are unique and priceless.

    The programme was first broadcast 17th January 2014.

    The interval celebrates the BBC Music Library which is 90 years old. Over the years it has built up a music archive that is the envy of the world. From rare scores to vintage copies of music magazines, some which are unique and priceless, the library boasts 4 million items sitting on some five and a half kilometers of shelving. There's the score to the famous Morecombe and Wise breakfast sketch set to David Rose's The Stripper, a Stravinsky signed Oedipus Rex and some early lukewarm reviews of The Rolling Stones in music magazines from the 60s.

    A Celebration Of Desert Island Discs20110527

    The Classics Season is launched on Friday Night Is Music Night as Radio 2 celebrates Desert Island Discs with a glittering array of castaways live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    Presenter Kirsty Young invites the likes of Ronnie Corbett, Julian Lloyd-Webber and Courtney Pine to perform previous selections.

    She asks others, including Maureen Lipman, Sheila Hancock, Paul Gambaccini and Jo Brand to recall why they chose a particular song to accompany their stay on the idyllic island.

    Mixing classical music, pop and a dash of musical theatre is the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Roderick Dunk.

    And join Kirsty Young and Sue Lawley in the interval as they reminisce about their favourite songs and castaways.

    Join Kirsty Young and a host of stars as they celebrate the music of Desert Island Discs.

    A Celebration Of Desert Island Discs20111028

    Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates Desert Island Discs with a glittering array of castaways from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    Presenter Kirsty Young invites the likes of Ronnie Corbett, Julian Lloyd-Webber and Courtney Pine to perform previous selections.

    She asks others, including Maureen Lipman, Sheila Hancock, Paul Gambaccini and Jo Brand to recall why they chose a particular song to accompany their stay on the idyllic island.

    Mixing classical music, pop and a dash of musical theatre is the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Roderick Dunk.

    And join Kirsty Young and Sue Lawley in the interval as they reminisce about their favourite songs and castaways.

    This concert first broadcast on Radio 2 in May 2011.

    Kirsty Young and a host of stars celebrate the music of Desert Island Discs.

    A Handful Of Songs: A Tribute To Lionel Bart20120106

    Join Barbara Windsor on as she celebrates the life and music of composer Lionel Bart.

    Everybody knows a Lionel Bart song - A Handful Of Songs, Living Doll, From Russia With Love, Far Away, Happy Endings, 'Fings Ain't What They Used To Be, As Long As He Needs Me and Consider Yourself - to name just few.

    Recorded at Lionel's beloved Hackney Empire in October 2010, Barbara presents this very special concert. And joining Barbara on stage is a glittering array of stars from stage and screen - Russ Abbot, Kerry Ellis, Bradley Walsh, Lee Mead, Eastender's Samantha Womack, Emma Barton and national treasure, Bernard Cribbins. Plus the Children from the Sylvia Young Stage School, including the West End's current Artful Dodger Joe Wolstenholme and Capital Voices - not forgetting the 70 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe.

    The show features songs from Lionel's vast repertoire including his musicals Blitz, Maggie May, Twang and of course, Oliver. And for a festive treat, Bernard Cribbins takes us back to the days of Jackanory with....what else could it be but a story.

    And there's chance to hear from the cast in the interval too, as Radio 2 went to rehearsals and chatted with them all about the making of tonight's show.

    A Handful Of Songs - A Special Friday Night Is Music Night Tribute to a Great British genius - Lionel Bart - from the Hackney Empire. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine with Barbara Windsor on BBC Radio 2 as we remember Lionel.

    Another chance to hear Barbara Windsor's tribute to composer Lionel Bart

    A Life In Tights2012051820120817

    Wayne Sleep presents the glorious ballet music which has formed the backdrop to his career

    Another chance to hear the dancer, director and choreographer - Wayne Sleep - present an evening of glorious ballet music which has formed the backdrop to his career over the last 50 years.

    In 1955, an eight-year-old Wayne Sleep attended his first dance lesson. His first teacher was Miss Carr and she held a weekly ballet class over the local bicycle repair shop in Wayne's home town of Hartlepool.

    The dance space was far from glamorous - flaky paint peeling off the dark, damp, crumbling walls but it set Wayne on the road to win the Leverhulme Scholarship to the Royal Ballet School. And, as a member of the Royal Ballet Company, he went on to create many great character roles.

    The choreography, scenery and costumes may change but the music stays the same. The programme includes Tchaikovsky's scores to Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker; Manon by Jules Massenet; Coppelia by Leo Delibes and Igor Stravinsky's magical finale to The Firebird.

    Many of the great ballet scores have been used for other forms - Khachaturian's Adagio from Spartacus is recognisable as the signature tune for the TV drama The Onedin Line; the Clog Dance from La Fille Mal Gardee was used as the theme to the BBC Home Service's At Home This Afternoon; and Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights from his ballet Romeo and Juliet - written to describe the feuding families of the Montagues and Capulets - is now used to introduce the feuding teams of Sir Alan Sugar's boardroom in BBC TV's The Apprentice.

    This year also marks the 50th anniversary of one of the great ballet partnerships - Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. Their first performance together took place at the Royal Opera House in 1962 in Giselle and Adolphe Adam's music from that great ballet is included tonight.

    Wayne Sleep also recalls some of his favourite ballet roles including Alain in La Fille Mal Gardee; Ugly Sister in Cinderella and Squirrel Nutkin in TheTales of Beatrix Potter.

    In tonight's interval, Joe Haddow goes backstage at the Royal Opera House, in London's Covent Garden, to explore just what it takes to put on such magnificent productions. We'll hear from Principal dancer Steven McRae about his work with The Royal Ballet, and screenwriter Lee Hall explains his inspirations for writing Billy Elliot. The choreographer, dancer and West End star, Adam Cooper, also tells Joe about growing up as a young boy who liked dance, and how Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake changed his life.

    The concert was recorded at LSO St Luke's in London and the BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Martin Yates.

    A Musical Shrektacular20110715

    As part of a sparkling Christmas Season on Friday Night Is Music Night, another chance to welcome the greenest musical to hit the West End since Elphaba the Witch got out the wrong side of bed - it's Shrek!

    Featuring the original knock-out cast from the show with its stars Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood, Nigel Harman and Amanda Holden, the show celebrates the finest music from animated films old and new, so alongside numbers from Shrek, expect to hear themes from Madagascar, Prince of Egypt and Chicken Run plus much more besides.

    Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood, Nigel Harman and Amanda Holden share the hosting duties from London's Hackney Empire. And they're joined by the 70-piece strong BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe.

    Friday Night Is Music Night - A Musical Shrektacular. And remember... it's not ogre til the green guy sings!

    The original cast of the hit musical Shrek star in tonight's show - A Musical Shrektacular

    Friday Night Is Music Night welcomes the greenest new musical to hit the West End since Elphaba the Witch got out the wrong side of bed - it's Shrek!

    Featuring the knock-out cast from the show with its stars Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood, Nigel Harman and Amanda Holden, the show celebrates the finest music from animated films old and new, so alongside numbers from Shrek, expect to hear themes from Madagascar, Prince of Egypt and Chicken Run plus much more besides.

    Nigel Lindsay, Richard Blackwood, Nigel Harman and Amanda Holden share the hosting duties from London's Hackney Empire.

    And they're joined by the 70-piece strong BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe.

    Friday Night Is Music Night - A Musical Shrektacular, Friday 15 July.

    And remember...

    it's not ogre 'til the green guy sings!

    The cast of the hit new musical Shrek pay tribute to the music of animated films.

    A Night At The Opera2013012520130412

    Drama, daggers, murder, mayhem, love, lust, blood and betrayal - no it's not EastEnders - but this week's edition of Friday Night is Music Night, as Ken Bruce invites you to A Night at the Opera.

    But be not a feared - though you may never have seen an opera before you'll soon be tapping your foot and hitting the high notes without leaving the comfort of your armchair. Tonight's programme includes the world's most loved opera tunes and arias - Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme, The Pearl Fishers' Duet, Ebben! Ne andrò lontana from La Wally, and the Toreadors Song from Carmen.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by its Principal Guest Conductor Johannes Wildner with singing guests - Camilla Roberts (soprano); Toby Stafford-Allen (baritone) and making his Friday Night debut, the young South Korean tenor Jung Soo Yun.

    We'll also be celebrating the three important classical music anniversaries which fall in 2013. The 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner (born 22nd May 1813); the 200th anniversary of the birth of Guiseppe Verdi (born 10th October 1813); and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pietro Mascagni (born 7th December 1863). So expect orchestral fireworks from Lohengrin and Die Meistersingers (Wagner) along with excerpts from Verdi's great opera - La Traviata and Mascagni's beautiful intermezzo to Cavalleria Rusticana.

    Ken Bruce straps on his horned helmet, polishes up his breastplate and attempts to sort Woltan from Werther and untangle the complicated plots of the opera world. The concert was recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London and first broadcast in January this year.

    During the interval BBC Radio 2's Dave Pearce looks at the eternal appeal of opera and its presence in pop and dance music.

    We'll also be celebrating the three important classical music anniversaries which fall in 2013. The 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner (born 22nd May 1813); the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi (born 10th October 1813); and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Pietro Mascagni (born 7th December 1863). So expect orchestral fireworks from Lohengrin and Die Meistersingers (Wagner) along with excerpts from Verdi's great opera - La Traviata and Mascagni's beautiful intermezzo to Cavalleria Rusticana.

    Ken Bruce straps on his horned helmet, polishes up his breastplate and attempts to sort Woltan from Werther and untangle the complicated plots of the opera world. The concert is broadcast live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    A Snape Prom20150821

    A Snape Prom20150821

    Friday Night is Music Night with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Ken Bruce live from the Snape Proms.

    "I think I have found a good spot to live in - it is an old mill house in a quaint old village called Snape" so wrote Benjamin Britten in 1937.

    And for the princely sum of £450 Britten bought the old Hudson Mill at Snape and set about its renovation. The composer was to spend most of his life in this idyllic corner of the British Isles. Inspired by the Suffolk sea, sky and countryside he wrote some of his greatest works here including Peter Grimes, Billy Budd, Albert Herring and A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. The Mill stood close to the sleepy River Alde and from its windows Britten could see the old malting building on the quay. Here the local farmers brought their barley for malting before being shipped to the London brewers.

    In 1948 Britten and his partner Peter Pears had founded the Aldeburgh Festival but by the 1960s the festival had outgrown its Aldeburgh venue and Britten was on the lookout for a new space and concert hall. With the malting business in decline the Maltings was purchased by local farmer George Gooderham who wanted the land as a river outlet for his crops. However, he was interested in other ideas and ways to make use of the old Victorian buildings and worked with Britten on his vision to create a fine new venue. Snape Maltings Concert Hall was opened by the Queen in the summer of 1967.

    Tonight, Friday Night is Music Night returns to Snape Maltings for a live broadcast of Radio 2's weekly orchestral show. Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and Ken Bruce introduces guests from all worlds of music - operatic bass Jonathan Lemalu, clarinettist Julian Bliss, Harry the piano and West End diva Alison Jiear.

    Jonathan Lemalu is a New Zealand born Samoan - who is in great demand as a soloist in opera, concerts and in the recording studio. His roles range from Handel and Mozart to more recently the role of the Sergeant of Police in Mike Leigh's ENO production of The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan . He has appeared with all the major opera companies and music festivals.

    Julian Bliss at the age of 26 is one to the world's finest clarinettists. He started to play at the age of 4 and made several television appearances as a young prodigy. Aged 12 he performed at the Queen's Golden Jubilee party at Buckingham Palace and aged 16 performed at the Proms. Tonight he performs music from Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.

    Harry the Piano is no stranger to the Friday Night audience ;his improvisations range from Michael Jackson in the style of Mozart and My Old Man Said Follow the Van in the style of Chopin.

    Alison Jiear has appeared on the West End stage, sung on tv commercials and on Britain's Got Talent. She was nominated for an Olivier for her performance in Jerry Springer the Opera but as a backing singer and soloist she is regular with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    The show is broadcast live from Snape Maltings .

    A Snape Prom20150821

    Friday Night is Music Night with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Ken Bruce live from the Snape Proms.

    "I think I have found a good spot to live in - it is an old mill house in a quaint old village called Snape" so wrote Benjamin Britten in 1937.

    And for the princely sum of £450 Britten bought the old Hudson Mill at Snape and set about its renovation. The composer was to spend most of his life in this idyllic corner of the British Isles. Inspired by the Suffolk sea, sky and countryside he wrote some of his greatest works here including Peter Grimes, Billy Budd, Albert Herring and A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. The Mill stood close to the sleepy River Alde and from its windows Britten could see the old malting building on the quay. Here the local farmers brought their barley for malting before being shipped to the London brewers.

    In 1948 Britten and his partner Peter Pears had founded the Aldeburgh Festival but by the 1960s the festival had outgrown its Aldeburgh venue and Britten was on the lookout for a new space and concert hall. With the malting business in decline the Maltings was purchased by local farmer George Gooderham who wanted the land as a river outlet for his crops. However, he was interested in other ideas and ways to make use of the old Victorian buildings and worked with Britten on his vision to create a fine new venue. Snape Maltings Concert Hall was opened by the Queen in the summer of 1967.

    Tonight, Friday Night is Music Night returns to Snape Maltings for a live broadcast of Radio 2's weekly orchestral show. Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and Ken Bruce introduces guests from all worlds of music - operatic bass Jonathan Lemalu, clarinettist Julian Bliss, Harry the piano and West End diva Alison Jiear.

    Jonathan Lemalu is a New Zealand born Samoan - who is in great demand as a soloist in opera, concerts and in the recording studio. His roles range from Handel and Mozart to more recently the role of the Sergeant of Police in Mike Leigh's ENO production of The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan . He has appeared with all the major opera companies and music festivals.

    Julian Bliss at the age of 26 is one to the world's finest clarinettists. He started to play at the age of 4 and made several television appearances as a young prodigy. Aged 12 he performed at the Queen's Golden Jubilee party at Buckingham Palace and aged 16 performed at the Proms. Tonight he performs music from Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.

    Harry the Piano is no stranger to the Friday Night audience ;his improvisations range from Michael Jackson in the style of Mozart and My Old Man Said Follow the Van in the style of Chopin.

    Alison Jiear has appeared on the West End stage, sung on tv commercials and on Britain's Got Talent. She was nominated for an Olivier for her performance in Jerry Springer the Opera but as a backing singer and soloist she is regular with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    The show is broadcast live from Snape Maltings .

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    Another chance to hear legendary star of stage and screen Joel Grey as he hosts tonight's show, celebrating the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb.

    Everybody knows a song by John Kander and Fred Ebb - Wilkommen, Cabaret, Everybody's Girl, Razzle Dazzle, Maybe This Time, A Quiet Thing, New York New York - to name just a few.

    Joining Joel on stage are West End stars Sally Ann Triplett, Tony Hadley, Annalene Beechey, Nicola Hughes and Tim Flavin.

    Plus the 70 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Tony Award Nominee Larry Blank.

    And don't miss the interval feature.

    Neil Rosser came along to rehearsals and spoke to all the cast about the making of tonight's show - you can hear what they had to say in tonight's interval.

    Programme first broadcast last November.

    Another chance to hear stage and screen star Joel Grey host a tribute to Kander and Ebb.

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    Interval: Neil Rosser came along to rehearsals and spoke to all the cast about the making of tonight's show. So while the BBC Concert Orchestra and our glittering array of stars take a short break - you can hear what the cast had to say in tonight's interval.

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    Ken Bruce presents a 'Viennese Whirl' from the Watford Colosseum. An evening devoted to the music of Vienna featuring works from the pens of no less than three Strauss', Franz Lehar, Franz Von Suppé and Karl Millöcker to name just a few. The BBC Concert Orchestra, under the baton of its Principal Guest Conductor Austrian Johannes Wildner, are joined by the soprano Rebecca Bottone as they take a musical journey through Austria's beautiful city Vienna - once known as the European capital of classical music.

    In tonight's interval, Tom Sandars explores how the city came to be the hub of European classical music and why performers feel Viennese music still has such power.

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    Ken Bruce presents an evening devoted to the music of Vienna from the Watford Colosseum.

    Ken Bruce presents a 'Viennese Whirl' from the Watford Colosseum. An evening devoted to the music of Vienna featuring works from the pens of no less than three Strauss', Franz Lehar, Franz Von Suppé and Karl Millöcker to name just a few. The BBC Concert Orchestra, under the baton of its Principal Guest Conductor Austrian Johannes Wildner, are joined by the soprano Rebecca Bottone as they take a musical journey through Austria's beautiful city Vienna - once known as the European capital of classical music.

    In tonight's interval, Tom Sandars explores how the city came to be the hub of European classical music and why performers feel Viennese music still has such power.

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    Internationally renowned conductor Owain Arwel Hughes leads the BBC Concert Orchestra through a programme that features music and composers from the four corners of the globe.

    From Australia - Percy Grainger; from America - John Williams; from Europe - Dvorak, Wagner, Bizet and Strauss, and not forgetting works from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

    Guest stars include Cerys Matthews; tenor Wynne Evans; soprano Elin Manahan Thomas; a 100-voice choir made up of members from the Cardiff Ardwyn Singers and Cardiff Polyphonic Choir; and, of course, the fabulous 60-piece BBC Concert Orchestra, all presented by Ken Bruce.

    This concert first broadcast on Radio 2 in May 2012.

    A special gala concert featuring music and composers from the four corners of the globe.

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    Friday Night is Abba Music Night

    Before tomorrow's Eurovision final in Stockholm Ken Bruce, the BBC Concert Orchestra and Capital Voices salute Sweden's greatest music export - Abba.

    Tomorrow contestants from 26 countries will gather at the Globe Arena in Stockholm to compete in Europe's most famous song contest. Last year's win by Måns Zelmerlöw for Sweden was their sixth in the contest's history. You have to go back 42 years for their first win - to Saturday, 6th April 1974 - one of the most memorable dates in the music history.

    It was just an ordinary Saturday. Oxford had beaten Cambridge in the Boat Race that afternoon. Our tea time viewing included Jon Pertwee as Dr Who and Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green. In the evening we settled down to see if Olivia Newton John with the UK song - Long Live Love - would win this year's grand prix at Eurovision.

    The venue was the Brighton Dome. The hostess was Katie Boyle in a confection of coral pink chiffon and feathers. TV commentary was by David Vine - Terry Wogan was commentating for Radio 2 in those days. The interval act was rehearsed and ready - they were ... The Wombles. But the date is remembered for none of these. It's remembered because it was the night that Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest.

    The history book on the shelf records that the UK jury wasn't impressed and awarded nul points to the Swedish entry . But in the forty or so years since that win Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad have had phenomenal success. It is estimated that they sold over 500 million records. They were the first group from a non-English speaking country to conquer the charts of the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Latin American. They toured and filled arenas; they made Abba - the movie; Benny and Bjorn wrote the musical Chess with Tim Rice; a jukebox musical Mamma Mia opened in the West end in 1999 and is still going strong and then a blockbuster film was made starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters.

    There was no bitter break up to hit the tabloids. By the early eighties Abba just stopped recording and touring. Today their songs are still guaranteed to fill the dance floors and karaoke bars and you can forget Oasis - the British public voted Abba the group they would most like to see reform.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell perform Abba in symphonic style with vocals from the Capital Voices - Annie Skates; Emma Kershaw; Dean Collinson and David Combes. The programme includes - The Winner Takes It All; Super Trouper; Knowing Me Knowing You; Dancing Queen and of course, their Eurovision winner all those years ago - Waterloo.

    Wishing you a bienvenue and willkommen - but hopefully no nul points - Ken Bruce.

    During the interval fellow Eurovision and Abba fan Paddy O'Connell offers a smörgåsbord of other Scandanavian music exports including The Cardigans; Roxette and Aha.

    Concert recorded 9th May at Watford Colosseum.

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    Friday Night is Abba Music Night

    Before tomorrow's Eurovision final in Stockholm Ken Bruce, the BBC Concert Orchestra and Capital Voices salute Sweden's greatest music export - Abba.

    Tomorrow contestants from 26 countries will gather at the Globe Arena in Stockholm to compete in Europe's most famous song contest. Last year's win by Måns Zelmerlöw for Sweden was their sixth in the contest's history. You have to go back 42 years for their first win - to Saturday, 6th April 1974 - one of the most memorable dates in the music history.

    It was just an ordinary Saturday. Oxford had beaten Cambridge in the Boat Race that afternoon. Our tea time viewing included Jon Pertwee as Dr Who and Jack Warner as Dixon of Dock Green. In the evening we settled down to see if Olivia Newton John with the UK song - Long Live Love - would win this year's grand prix at Eurovision.

    The venue was the Brighton Dome. The hostess was Katie Boyle in a confection of coral pink chiffon and feathers. TV commentary was by David Vine - Terry Wogan was commentating for Radio 2 in those days. The interval act was rehearsed and ready - they were ... The Wombles. But the date is remembered for none of these. It's remembered because it was the night that Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest.

    The history book on the shelf records that the UK jury wasn't impressed and awarded nul points to the Swedish entry . But in the forty or so years since that win Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad have had phenomenal success. It is estimated that they sold over 500 million records. They were the first group from a non-English speaking country to conquer the charts of the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Latin American. They toured and filled arenas; they made Abba - the movie; Benny and Bjorn wrote the musical Chess with Tim Rice; a jukebox musical Mamma Mia opened in the West end in 1999 and is still going strong and then a blockbuster film was made starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters.

    There was no bitter break up to hit the tabloids. By the early eighties Abba just stopped recording and touring. Today their songs are still guaranteed to fill the dance floors and karaoke bars and you can forget Oasis - the British public voted Abba the group they would most like to see reform.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell perform Abba in symphonic style with vocals from the Capital Voices - Annie Skates; Emma Kershaw; Dean Collinson and David Combes. The programme includes - The Winner Takes It All; Super Trouper; Knowing Me Knowing You; Dancing Queen and of course, their Eurovision winner all those years ago - Waterloo.

    Wishing you a bienvenue and willkommen - but hopefully no nul points - Ken Bruce.

    During the interval fellow Eurovision and Abba fan Paddy O'Connell offers a smörgåsbord of other Scandanavian music exports including The Cardigans; Roxette and Aha.

    Concert recorded 9th May at Watford Colosseum.

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    Friday Night Is Music Night - tenor Alfie Boe joins the BBC Concert Orchestra for this special edition of the show. Alfie adds an Italian flavour to the Friday Night mix with songs including Mambo Italiano, Volare and Buona Sera.

    Alfie's fine tenor voice was spotted by a businessman when he was working as a mechanic at the TVR factory in Bispham. Friday Night guests Collabro shot to fame by winning the ITV show - Britain's Got Talent. Collabro are Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgrave. This boy band with a difference specialize in singing musical theatre rather than pop songs. Following their victory by public vote on BGT their first CD debuted at number one in the album charts and tonight they are joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by John Rigby in songs from Chess, Les Miserables and Frozen.

    Final guest Matilda Lloyd is also no stranger to competitions - she is the winner of the Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist 2014. She has a host of competition prizes to her credit as well as being the current Principal Trumpet with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Tonight she will play the finale of the Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E flat and Stanley Black's arrangement for trumpet and orchestra of People from Funny Girl by Jule Styne.

    Ken Bruce is master of ceremonies. Concert recorded at the Mermaid Theatre - and first broadcast in November last year.

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    Friday Night Is Music Night - tenor Alfie Boe joins the BBC Concert Orchestra for this special edition of the show. Alfie adds an Italian flavour to the Friday Night mix with songs including Mambo Italiano, Volare and Buona Sera.

    Alfie's fine tenor voice was spotted by a businessman when he was working as a mechanic at the TVR factory in Bispham. Friday Night guests Collabro shot to fame by winning the ITV show - Britain's Got Talent. Collabro are Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgrave. This boy band with a difference specialize in singing musical theatre rather than pop songs. Following their victory by public vote on BGT their first CD debuted at number one in the album charts and tonight they are joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by John Rigby in songs from Chess, Les Miserables and Frozen.

    Final guest Matilda Lloyd is also no stranger to competitions - she is the winner of the Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist 2014. She has a host of competition prizes to her credit as well as being the current Principal Trumpet with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Tonight she will play the finale of the Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E flat and Stanley Black's arrangement for trumpet and orchestra of People from Funny Girl by Jule Styne.

    Ken Bruce is master of ceremonies. Concert recorded at the Mermaid Theatre - and first broadcast in November last year.

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    Friday Night Is Music Night - tenor Alfie Boe joins the BBC Concert Orchestra for this special edition of the show. Alfie adds an Italian flavour to the Friday Night mix with songs including Mambo Italiano, Volare and Buona Sera.

    Alfie's fine tenor voice was spotted by a businessman when he was working as a mechanic at the TVR factory in Bispham. Friday Night guests Collabro shot to fame by winning the ITV show - Britain's Got Talent. Collabro are Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgrave. This boy band with a difference specialize in singing musical theatre rather than pop songs. Following their victory by public vote on BGT their first CD debuted at number one in the album charts and tonight they are joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by John Rigby in songs from Chess, Les Miserables and Frozen.

    Final guest Matilda Lloyd is also no stranger to competitions - she is the winner of the Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist 2014. She has a host of competition prizes to her credit as well as being the current Principal Trumpet with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Tonight she will play the finale of the Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E flat and Stanley Black's arrangement for trumpet and orchestra of People from Funny Girl by Jule Styne.

    Ken Bruce is master of ceremonies. Concert recorded at the Mermaid Theatre - 24th October.

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    Friday Night is Music Night - Aliens, Sharks and Spies

    The UK's leading film critic Mark Kermode presents this nostalgia fest of film music from the sizzling 70s with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart.

    Friday Night is Music Night transports you back to the decade when hot pants were cool and flares weren't square . Glam rock ruled the charts but at the cinema it was the decade of the blockbuster movie - comedy, horror, science fiction and suspense. Over the ten years we liked to be scared by Close Encounters, shocked by Alien, groove to Saturday Night Fever and weep at Love Story.

    To herald the start of Mark Kermode's Radio 2 Celluloid Jukebox series next week(Tuesdays at 10pm) the BBC Concert Orchestra perform scores the big movie hits of the 70s. Some of the worlds finest film composers cut their teeth during this decade including John Williams, John Barry, Michel Legrand and Jerry Goldsmith.

    BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart perform scores from Star Wars, Rocky, Jaws, The Godfather, Saturday Night Fever, Murder on the Orient Express and James Bond. Guests include vocalist Mary Carewe and the BBC Young Jazz Musician - Alexander Bone - who is the saxophone soloist in Bernard Herrmann' s score to Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver.

    Aliens, Sharks and Spies was recorded at the Watford Colosseum last month and for the first time the concert was filmed using special three hundred and sixty degree cameras. Go online to the Radio 2 Facebook page and check out a panoramic video of the players and pick your own view of tonight's concert.

    Popcorn not included.

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    Friday Night is Music Night celebrates America's Greatest Broadway Hits with Paul Gambaccini - live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    Every Saturday on Radio 2 Paul Gambaccini guides us through a selection of America's Greatest Hits focussing on US chart hits of the last six decades. In this special edition of Friday Night is Music Night Paul turns his attention to the greatest hits of Broadway.

    Broadway - the Great White Way. Originally little more than a track - the Wickquasgeck Trail - cut by the native Americans across the swamps of Manhattan island. Today - 40 theatres on a street between 42nd and 53rd Streets make up the heart of America's theatre land.

    Paul introduces Broadway hits from Jerome Kern's Showboat premiered on December 27, 1927 at the Ziegfeld Theatre and considered the first ever Broadway musical. Alongside songs from the great Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein catalogue of shows such as Oklahoma; Carousel; South Pacific and the Sound of Music. Then amongst the razzamatazz of the big home grown American musicals a big splash of Union Jack pride with hits from - Cats; Phantom of the Opera as well as Les Miserables and Miss Saigon.

    Mike Dixon conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guest vocalists - Sarah Fox; Lucy Williamson; Fra Fee and Keel Watson.

    During the interval Baylen Leonard takes a virtual trip round the musical mecca called Broadway in the company of Olivier-award winning actress Leigh Zimmerman and our First Lady of Musical Theatre Elaine Paige.

    The concert was first broadcast in August 2013.

    The concert is live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

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    Friday Night is Music Night - Are You Sitting Comfortably?

    Ken Bruce presents a special Friday Night is Music Night dedicated to children's favourites.

    How times and tastes change! Ken trawls the BBC Archive for memories of Children's Hour and Muffin the Mule whilst the BBC Concert Orchestra performs music from The Simpsons, Black Beauty, Wallace and Gromit, Toy Story, Batman, Captain Scarlett and Pirates of the Caribbean.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by their Principal conductor Keith Lockhart are joined by theatre stars - Anna-Jane Casey and Tim Flavin and Harry the Piano. Songs include selections from Mary Poppins, the Little Mermaid and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

    The concert was recorded at the Hackney Empire last October and first broadcast 16th November 2012.

    On the evening of BBC Children in Need - Ken Bruce presents a selection of music popular with children big and small.

    As Radio 2's Children in Need Jukebox finishes - and Sir Terry launches the Children in Need appeal on BBC One - Ken Bruce continues the children's theme with a special Friday Night is Music Night dedicated to children's favourites.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by their Principal conductor Keith Lockhart are joined by theatre stars - Anna-Jane Casey and Tim Flavin and pianist extraordinaire Harry. Songs include selections from Mary Poppins; the Little Mermaid and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

    The concert was recorded at the Hackney Empire last month.

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    'From Broadway to Hollywood'. West End superstar Michael Ball introduces the next generation of musical theatre stars from the Arts Educational School in this special Friday Night Is Music Night. The concert, from The Mermaid in London features the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by maestro Richard Balcombe, a fifty piece chorus and thirteen soloists performing music from '42 Street' to 'Grease'; 'Funny Girl' to 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'My Fair Lady to 'The Producers'.... A musical theatre buffs dream, the show features a galaxy of famous songs including - Half A Sixpence; Oh What A Beautiful Morning; On the Street Where You Live; Don't Rain on My Parade; Suddenly Seymour; Hopelessly Devoted to You; Thank you For the Music and for the first time ever on Friday Night Is Music Night, the classic from 'The Producers' - 'Springtime For Hitler'.

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    Friday Night is Music Night celebrates the great song writing partnership of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The composer and lyricist met at the famous Brill building in New York in 1957. When the two produced 'The Story of My Life' followed by 'Magic Moments' for Perry Como, the recording industry realised that a new hit making machine had been born within it's walls. During the sixties Bacharach and David wrote well over a hundred songs, including 'There's Always Something There To Remind Me', 'The Look Of Love' ' Do You Know The Way To San Jose', 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again', 'What's New Pussycat' and '24 Hours From Tulsa'. Their most successful recording artist was Dionne Warwick, charting 38 of their singles, but many other artists queued up to record their songs, including Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, The Carpenters, Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdinck, Sandy Shaw, Cher, BJ Thomas and Herb Alpert...Tonight's Friday Night Is Music Night, live from The Mermaid in London features Bacharach and David's greatest hits, given a rare orchestral performance by the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe. Friday Night presents, with guests singers Graham Bickley, Mary Carewe, Abbie Osman and Sarah Lark.

    This programme was first broadcast on October 4th 2013.

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    Friday Night is Music Night celebrates the great song writing partnership of Burt Bacharach and Hal David in Burt Bacharach's 85th year. The composer and lyricist met at the famous Brill building in New York in 1957. When the two produced 'The Story of My Life' followed by 'Magic Moments' for Perry Como, the recording industry realised that a new hit making machine had been born within it's walls. During the sixties Bacharach and David wrote well over a hundred songs, including 'There's Always Something There To Remind Me', 'The Look Of Love' ' Do You Know The Way To San Jose', 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again', 'What's New Pussycat' and '24 Hours From Tulsa'. Their most successful recording artist was Dionne Warwick, charting 38 of their singles, but many other artists queued up to record their songs, including Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, The Carpenters, Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdinck, Sandy Shaw, Cher, BJ Thomas and Herb Alpert...Tonight's Friday Night Is Music Night, live from The Mermaid in London features Bacharach and David's greatest hits, given a rare orchestral performance by the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe. Paul Gambaccini presents, with guests singers Graham Bickley, Mary Carewe, Abbie Osman and Sarah Lark.

    In the interval feature, journalist/broadcaster Paul Sexton looks at the legendary New York

    "hit factory" where Bacharach and David first met, the Brill Building. In new and archive

    interviews, Hal David recalls that historic encounter and entertainer Kenny Lynch describes his time

    working there. Carole King and Neil Sedaka share their Brill memories, and author Ken Emerson

    and media lecturer Dr. Peter Mills explain the rise of the famous Manhattan address.

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    is a 60s pop music love affair sung by the multi-award-winning British jazz artist Liane Carroll. Narrated by actor Vince Leigh, this Friday Night Is Music Night special takes you through the journey and emotions of love.

    Featured songs include well known 60s favourites like Alfie and Walk On By, to the lesser known Let's Pretend and Surround Yourself With Sorrow. Miss Carroll brings to life the songs that represent some of the best sung by Cilla, Dusty, Sandie, Petula and Lulu - but you will hear that she interprets each in a polished and passionate style that makes them her own.

    It's a journey that's familiar in every sense of the word but, with her excellent band, you'll hear a depth of tale that you may never have noticed before with these pop songs. Join the journey and you won't be disappointed.

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    Celebrating 60 - Ken Bruce salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary. 2012 will be a celebration of bronze, silver, gold and. diamonds. Yes, this summer we'll host the Olympic Games and celebrate the H.M Queen's Diamond Jubilee but Radio 2 kicks off the year with an 11 part archive series celebrating another 60th anniversary - the birth of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    In this first programme Ken recalls the early days of the BBC Concert Orchestra when they were called the BBC Opera Orchestra and their principal conductor was Stanford Robinson - the brother of broadcaster Eric Robinson. Then a chance to hear a concert from the BBC archives from their silver anniversary year - 1977. 25 Glorious Years from the Royal Festival Hall features music from Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss II); The Desert Song (Romberg); Glamorous Night (Novello); and Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien.

    Hailed by Sir Arthur Bliss as "a worthy instrument, ready at hand to present a brilliant new era of 'entertainment' music'" the BBC Concert Orchestra are very much today a jewel in BBC Radio 2's crown. The BBC Concert Orchestra made its first broadcast on 11th September 1952 on the BBC General Overseas Service with a repeat broadcast on the domestic service three days later. But the story starts 20 years before when the BBC brought together a bunch of players under the title the BBC Theatre Orchestra - their main role was to provide incidental music to radio plays - under their principal conductor Leslie Woodgate.

    When not required in the drama studios, the orchestra gave light music and opera concerts. In 1949 the orchestra was renamed the BBC Opera Orchestra with Stanford Robinson as conductor. Its brief was to be an "opera cum second symphony orchestra.an orchestra capable to putting over the finest light music to great effect". Three years later the BBC decided the time was right for a light music orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra was born.

    Today, the 60 musicians who make up the BBC Concert Orchestra broadcast weekly in BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night. They are equally at home playing Bach and Beethoven as accompanying Dame Shirley Bassey. In this 11-part series, Ken Bruce trawls the BBC Concert Orchestra archives for some classic performances from their first 60 years.

    A feast for light music fans - each week the series will broadcast a show from the orchestra archives. The series will feature archive performances from the likes of light music legends Sidney Torch; Vilem Tausky; Robert Farnon; Eric Coates; Willi Boskovsky; Stanley Black; and Ron Goodwin. Plus concert performances from Matt Monro and Dudley Moore as well as more recent collaborations with Michael Bubl; Lionel Richie and Peter Gabriel.

    Ken Bruce talks to the players and conductors past and present for their musical memories and tells the story of this remarkable group of BBC musicians.

    Celebrating 60 - Ken Bruce salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary.

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    Ken Bruce continues to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the BBC Concert Orchestra. The second programme features another treat from the BBC archives: a concert celebrating the birth centenary of the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár, which was recorded at London's Royal Festival Hall on 2 May 1970.

    It is conducted by Vilem Tausky and features the English soprano Elizabeth Harwood, the Welsh tenor Rowland Jones, and the Polish-born violinist Jack Rothstein. The repertoire includes music from Lehár's operettas The Merry Widow and The Count Of Luxembourg.

    Hailed by Sir Arthur Bliss as "a worthy instrument, ready at hand to present a brilliant new era of 'entertainment' music'" the BBC Concert Orchestra are very much today a jewel in BBC Radio 2's crown. The BBC Concert Orchestra made its first broadcast on 11th September 1952 on the BBC General Overseas Service with a repeat broadcast on the domestic service three days later. But the story starts 20 years before when the BBC brought together a bunch of players under the title the BBC Theatre Orchestra - their main role was to provide incidental music to radio plays - under their principal conductor Leslie Woodgate.

    When not required in the drama studios, the orchestra gave light music and opera concerts. In 1949 the orchestra was renamed the BBC Opera Orchestra with Stanford Robinson as conductor. Its brief was to be an "opera cum second symphony orchestra.an orchestra capable to putting over the finest light music to great effect". Three years later the BBC decided the time was right for a light music orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra was born.

    Today, the 60 musicians who make up the BBC Concert Orchestra broadcast weekly in BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night. They are equally at home playing Bach and Beethoven as accompanying Dame Shirley Bassey. In this 11-part series, Ken Bruce trawls the BBC Concert Orchestra archives for some classic performances from their first 60 years.

    A feast for light music fans - each week the series will broadcast a show from the orchestra archives. The series will feature archive performances from the likes of light music legends Sidney Torch; Robert Farnon; Eric Coates; Willi Boskovsky; Stanley Black; and Ron Goodwin. Plus concert performances from Matt Monro and Dudley Moore as well as more recent collaborations with Michael Bubl; Lionel Richie and Peter Gabriel.

    Ken Bruce talks to the players and conductors past and present for their musical memories and tells the story of this remarkable group of BBC musicians.

    Ken Bruce salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary.

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    Ken Bruce salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary and recalls the life and music of the man they called "Mr Friday Night" - Sidney Torch.

    Tonight's featured archive concert features a Friday Night is Music from 25th July 1969 recorded at the Assembly Hall, Worthing. Sidney Torch conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guests Valerie Masterson (soprano), John Mitchinson (tenor), Leslie Fyson (bass); William Davies (piano) and vocal group "The Friday Nights". Jimmy Kingsbury presents.

    Sidney Torch was born Sidney Torchinsky on 5th June 1908 in the hustle and bustle of London's Tottenham Court Road. His first professional appearance was as an accompanist to the violinist Albert Sadler. His early career involved playing for silent films and he soon graduated to the organ, becoming one of Britain's leading theatre organists during the 1930s. He was organist at the Regal Marble Arch 1932-34. From there he moved to the Regal, Edmonton, and then the Regal Kingston before opening the magnificent Wurlitzer at the Gaumont State in Kilburn which was then the largest cinema organ in England.

    During the war he served in the RAF. Based in Blackpool he trained as an air gunner and attained the rank of Squadron leader but as conductor of the RAF Concert Orchestra he became fascinated by the art of the orchestral arranger. He started composing as well sometimes in his own name and often using the anagram "Denis Rycoth". After the war he worked extensively in radio on programmes such as Much Binding in the Marsh.

    In 1953 he devised the successful formula for BBC Radio's Friday Night is Music Night, in which he conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra regularly until his retirement in 1972. Friday Night is Music Night was "to help people relax after the week's hard work and put them in the right mood for a happy weekend". Sidney's tenure on the show produced a wealth of fine orchestra arrangements and compositions - some of which are still regularly performed by the orchestra today.

    Sidney was a stickler for discipline - many a singer quavered under the so called "glare of the torch" they received when they displeased him. He was a perfectionist and could be difficult. He admitted that he was often cruel to his producers but felt that they probably benefited from the experience. But after a disagreement with the BBC management - Sidney left the show in 1972 and went into retirement.

    Today, the 60 musicians who make up the BBC Concert Orchestra broadcast weekly in BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night. They are equally at home playing Bach and Beethoven as accompanying Dame Shirley Bassey. In this 11-part series, Ken Bruce trawls the BBC Concert Orchestra archives for some classic performances from their first 60 years.

    Ken Bruce Salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary.

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    Ken Bruce continues his trawl through the music archives of the BBC Concert Orchestra in their 60th anniversary year. This week's featured archive concert dates from 31 July 1982 during a BBC Concert Orchestra tour of the Channel Islands.

    It was a gala occasion from the Gloucester Hall, Fort Regent in Jersey presented by John Craven; conducted by Ron Goodwin and featuring two very special singing guests - Moira Anderson and Matt Monro.

    Ron Goodwin conducts music to his great film scores for Where Eagles Dare; Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines and The Battle of Britain. Moira Anderson recalls the hits of Deanna Durbin and songs from Ivor Novello's The Dancing Years and the great Matt Monro's song selection includes - three of his greatest hits - From Russia with Love; On Days Like These and Born Free.

    Ken Bruce salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary.

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    Ken Bruce salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary.

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    Celebrating 60 - Ken Bruce salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary. This week's featured archive concert is "Radio's Golden Greats" which was part of the BBC's 75th anniversary season in October 1997. The show was broadcast from Alexandra Palace and presented by Roy Hudd recalling the music of Gracie Fields; Cavan O'Connor; Flanagan and Allen and Tony Hancock. Guest vocalists are Friday Night favourites - Joan Savage; Maryetta and Vernon Midgley and William Davies at the console of the Ally Paly organ. The BBC Concert Orchestra are on hand to provide light music by Haydn Wood; Eric Coates and Charles Williams.

    Hailed by Sir Arthur Bliss as "a worthy instrument, ready at hand to present a brilliant new era of 'entertainment' music'" the BBC Concert Orchestra are very much today a jewel in BBC Radio 2's crown. The BBC Concert Orchestra made its first broadcast on 11th September 1952 on the BBC General Overseas Service with a repeat broadcast on the domestic service three days later. But the story starts 20 years before when the BBC brought together a group of players under the title the BBC Theatre Orchestra - their main role was to provide incidental music to radio plays - under their principal conductor Leslie Woodgate.

    When not required in the drama studios, the orchestra gave light music and opera concerts. In 1949 the orchestra was renamed the BBC Opera Orchestra with Stanford Robinson as conductor. Its brief was to be an "opera cum second symphony orchestra.an orchestra capable to putting over the finest light music to great effect". Three years later the BBC decided the time was right for a light music orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra was born.

    Today, the 60 musicians who make up the BBC Concert Orchestra broadcast weekly in BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night. They are equally at home playing Bach and Beethoven as accompanying Dame Shirley Bassey. In this 11-part series, Ken Bruce trawls the BBC Concert Orchestra archives for some classic performances from their first 60 years.

    A feast for light music fans - each week the series will broadcast a show from the orchestra archives. The series will feature archive performances from the likes of light music legends Sidney Torch; Vilem Tausky; Robert Farnon; Eric Coates; Willi Boskovsky; Stanley Black; and Ron Goodwin. Plus concert performances from Matt Monro and Dudley Moore as well as more recent collaborations with Michael Buble; Lionel Richie and Peter Gabriel.

    Ken Bruce talks to the players and conductors past and present for their musical memories and tells the story of this remarkable group of BBC musicians.

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    Celebrating 60 - Ken Bruce salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary. This week's featured archive concert was recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the late Dudley Moore. The concert was one of a series of dates he undertook with his trio and the BBC Concert Orchestra in 1992.

    Moore was a musically gifted child. He learnt violin and piano from the age of 6 and his talents won him an organ scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford. Whilst at Oxford his career moved towards the stage and comedy but music was always an important part of his life.

    In this concert Dudley Moore joins the orchestra as the piano soloist on Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and the Andante from Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21. He talks of his roles in 10; Arthur and Santa Claus, along with his days with Peter Cook on Not Only But Also.

    The orchestra performs music he wrote for two of his early films - Bedazzled and Six Weeks. Other highlights include Dudley's tribute to Tom Jones - The Green, Green Grass of Delilah; a pastiche on Colonel Bogey in the style of Beethoven; and a selection of old music hall songs set to Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp minor.

    Hailed by Sir Arthur Bliss as "a worthy instrument, ready at hand to present a brilliant new era of 'entertainment' music'" the BBC Concert Orchestra are very much today a jewel in BBC Radio 2's crown. The BBC Concert Orchestra made its first broadcast on 11th September 1952 on the BBC General Overseas Service with a repeat broadcast on the domestic service three days later. But the story starts 20 years before when the BBC brought together a bunch of players under the title the BBC Theatre Orchestra - their main role was to provide incidental music to radio plays - under their principal conductor Leslie Woodgate.

    When not required in the drama studios, the orchestra gave light music and opera concerts. In 1949 the orchestra was renamed the BBC Opera Orchestra with Stanford Robinson as conductor. Its brief was to be an "opera cum second symphony orchestra.an orchestra capable to putting over the finest light music to great effect". Three years later the BBC decided the time was right for a light music orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra was born.

    Today, the 60 musicians who make up the BBC Concert Orchestra broadcast weekly in BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night. They are equally at home playing Bach and Beethoven as accompanying Dame Shirley Bassey. In this 11-part series, Ken Bruce trawls the BBC Concert Orchestra archives for some classic performances from their first 60 years.

    A feast for light music fans - each week the series will broadcast a show from the orchestra archives. The series will feature archive performances from the likes of light music legends Sidney Torch; Vilem Tausky; Robert Farnon; Eric Coates; Willi Boskovsky; Stanley Black; and Ron Goodwin. Plus concert performances from Matt Monro and Dudley Moore as well as more recent collaborations with Michael Bubl; Lionel Richie and Peter Gabriel.

    Ken Bruce talks to the players and conductors past and present for their musical memories and tells the story of this remarkable group of BBC musicians.

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    Ken Bruce salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary.

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    Celebrating 60 - Ken Bruce salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary. This week's featured archive concert dates from September 1983 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Radio 2's weekly live music show - Friday Night is Music Night.

    1953 was a very busy music year in the BBC. The previous year saw the formation of the "new" BBC Concert Orchestra - "an orchestra capable to putting over the finest light music to great effect". The following summer the BBC broadcast a series of light music concerts from the Royal Festival Hall - entitled BBC International Festival of Light Music. Then that September a new programme was commissioned specifically to show off the talents of the BBC Concert Orchestra. Its brief was "to create a Friday-night show which would help people relax after the week's hard work and put them in the right mood for a happy weekend". It was called Friday Night Is Music Night and 59 years later it remains one of Radio 2's longest running programmes.

    The 30th anniversary concert took place on 23rd September 1983 at the Fairfield Hall in Croydon - the orchestra is conducted by Kenneth Alwyn with guests Rosemary Ashe; Cynthia Glover, John Lawrenson, Robert Docker(piano) and the Band of the Grenadier Guards. The presenter is Robin Boyle and the programme includes music from the Legend of the Glass Mountain(Miklos Rozsa); Robert and Elizabeth(Ron Grainer); Oklahoma(Rodgers and Hammerstein) and songs from a what was a new show in 1983 - yet to be staged in London - Follies by Stephen Sondheim.

    In this 11-part series, Ken Bruce is trawling the BBC Concert Orchestra archives for some classic performances from their first 60 years.

    A feast for light music fans - each week the series will broadcast a show from the orchestra archives. The series will feature archive performances from the likes of light music legends Sidney Torch; Vilem Tausky; Robert Farnon; Eric Coates; Willi Boskovsky; Stanley Black; and Ron Goodwin. Plus concert performances from Matt Monro and Dudley Moore as well as more recent collaborations with Michael Bubl; Lionel Richie and Peter Gabriel.

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    Ken Bruce salutes the BBC Concert Orchestra on their 60th anniversary.

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    Ken Bruce presents the final programme in this series celebrating 60 years of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    So far the series has featured this versatile band of BBC musicians playing Rhapsody in Blue with Dudley Moore; Born Free with Matt Monro; Hungarian Rhapsody with Sidney Torch; The Desert Song with John Hanson; Hello Dolly with John Barrowman; and Dancing on the Ceiling with Lionel Richie. Their musicianship has no bounds.

    Tonight's final archive concert finds them back in classical territory and, as an early salute to Her Majesty's own Diamond Jubilee, we feature a special Friday Night is Music from 2006 which marked the Queen's 80th birthday.

    It celebrates young British musical talent of the time with guests including English tenor Andrew Kennedy and Irish soprano Ailish Tynan. In 2006 they were both beginning to make their mark in the classical music world - today they are both seasoned BBC Proms performers and concert soloists. The guest instrumentalist meanwhile, Benjamin Grosvenor, opened last year's Proms season playing Liszt. In this special Friday Night is Music Night from 2006 he plays the beautiful Larghetto from Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 - he was just 13 years old.

    Brian Kay presents and Robin Stapleton conducts the orchestra in some regal favourites including William Walton's great coronation marches Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre; and the Nursery Suite by Elgar, which was written in 1931 and dedicated to their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of York, and the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose.

    After the Easter break the BBC Concert Orchestra return for a birthday gala on 13 April, featuring Sir Willard White and conducted by their current principal conductor Keith Lockhart. In June they will perform at the Diamond Jubilee concerts at Buckingham Palace, there will be another busy summer of Proms and, of course, Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night.

    Ken presents the last programme celebrating 60 years of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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    Friday Night is Music Night presented by Ken Bruce. The BBC Concert Orchestra joins forces with the London Swing Orchestra to celebrate five centuries of dance music.

    No one can tell when or who took the first rhythmic steps - but Grecian friezes, Egyptian hieroglyphics and ancient cave paintings show that we've been throwing some shapes since at least 9000BC.

    Ken Bruce is our terpsichorean host for the evening as the BBC Concert Orchestra trip the light fantastic through a selection of waltzes, tangos, foxtrots, sambas and pas de deux. There'll be memories of the great dance icons - Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, John Travolta, Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

    The programme will chassé its way through the last five hundred years of dance including Morris Dancing (first noted in the 15th century):from Tudor times the Courante and Elizabeth I's favourite the Lavolta; From the 18th century the Minuet ,as interpreted by Mozart in his Jupiter Symphony; the glorious waltzes of the Strauss family from the 19th century and disc-slipping Twist from the 20th century. From Mexico the famous Hat Dance and from Greece Zorba's Dance.

    The London Swing Orchestra directed by Graham Dalby has been re-creating music from the great dance band days since 1985 and have been asked to perform at many royal birthday parties and occasions. They provided the theme tune and incidental music to the BBC series the Mrs Bradley Mysteries starring Diana Rigg and Neil Dudgeon. Tonight they guide us through the Charleston, the Black Bottom and the Lambeth Walk plus a tribute to the great Glen Miller with In The Mood.

    Whether you prefer the Tower Ballroom, Studio 54 or the Wigan Casino tonight's Friday Night is Music Night is guaranteed to bring the dance floor to your front room.

    First broadcast in May 2015.

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    Friday Night is Music Night presented by Ken Bruce. As the first ever BBC Young Dancer Competition draws to its final stages the BBC Concert Orchestra joins forces with the London Swing Orchestra to celebrate five centuries of dance music.

    No one can tell when or who took the first rhythmic steps - but Grecian friezes, Egyptian hieroglyphics and ancient cave paintings show that we've been throwing some shapes since at least 9000BC.

    Ken Bruce is our terpsichorean host for the evening as the BBC Concert Orchestra trip the light fantastic through a selection of waltzes, tangos, foxtrots, sambas and pas de deux. There'll be memories of the great dance icons - Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, John Travolta, Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

    The programme will chassé its way through the last five hundred years of dance including Morris Dancing (first noted in the 15th century):from Tudor times the Courante and Elizabeth I's favourite the Lavolta; From the 18th century the Minuet ,as interpreted by Mozart in his Jupiter Symphony; the glorious waltzes of the Strauss family from the 19th century and disc-slipping Twist from the 20th century. From Mexico the famous Hat Dance and from Greece Zorba's Dance.

    The London Swing Orchestra directed by Graham Dalby has been re-creating music from the great dance band days since 1985 and have been asked to perform at many royal birthday parties and occasions. They provided the theme tune and incidental music to the BBC series the Mrs Bradley Mysteries starring Diana Rigg and Neil Dudgeon. Tonight they guide us through the Charleston, the Black Bottom and the Lambeth Walk plus a tribute to the great Glen Miller with In The Mood as we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

    Whether you prefer the Tower Ballroom, Studio 54 or the Wigan Casino tonight's Friday Night is Music Night is guaranteed to bring the dance floor to your front room.

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    Friday Night is Music Night - during 2015 we helped celebrate the 30th anniversary of Eastenders, the 70th anniversary of the Light Programme, the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the centenaries of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. We were out and about in Kings Lynn, Chichester, Snape, Cheltenham, Glasgow for BBC Music Day and Salford for Halloween.

    Ken Bruce looks back at another busy year for the BBC Concert Orchestra with musical contributions from Roy Hudd, Kurt Elling, Noah Stewart, Pixie Lott and the Overtones.

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    Friday Night is Music Night celebrates the 100th anniversary of the jazz icon, Billie Holiday. Starring Madeline Bell, Gloria Onitiri and Rebecca Ferguson. With the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon and featuring Guy Barker on trumpet and Ben Castle on tenor sax. The concert tells the story of Billie Holiday's dramatic rise from poverty and prostitution to becoming one of the most influential jazz singers of all time. Among the songs, the classics 'What A Moonlight Can Do', 'Don't Worry About Me', 'Strange' Fruit', 'Don't Explain', 'I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues' and God 'Bless the Child'. Presented by Paterson Joseph.

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    To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Billie Holiday's birth, Madeline Bell, Gloria Onitiri and Rebecca Ferguson perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon.

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    On a rare visit to the UK for BBC Radio 2's 'Friday Night Is Music Night', the master interpreter of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein, celebrates 'Bing Crosby and the Crooners' with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Broadway's Larry Blank. Michael's special guests include jazz singer Clare Teal and Strictly Come Dancing's Lance Ellington.

    Bing Crosby remains one of the biggest stars of the 20th century having sold over a billion records. He was the first multi-media star of them all, working on radio, in films and on television. Crosby was the recording star who Frank Sinatra idolised. He was a major movie star and Oscar winning actor, remaining among the top ten box office movie stars for fifteen years. He is estimated to have sold 1,077,900,000 movie tickets, securing his place as third in the top selling movie stars of all time behind Clark Gable and John Wayne. Among his films, Going My Way, The Bells of St Marys and - with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour - the unforgettable 'Road To... ' films. But he is most remembered as a sensational singer and recording star. Crosby dominated American radio, chalking up an astonishing 396 chart singles and releasing countless albums. His 41 number one hits include the best-selling Christmas single of all time, 'White Christmas. In this concert, Michael Feinstein celebrates Bing's career and remembers his contemporaries: Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Doris Day and Dinah Shore... Music will include Crosby's greatest hits; Don't Fence Me In; The Road To Morocco; In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening and many, many, many more!.

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    Friday Night is Music Night - Bond and Beyond

    Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode introduce songs from the James Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and For Your Eyes Only; as well as music from Mission Impossible, Where Eagles Dare and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

    The BBC Philharmonic is conducted by Robert Ziegler, and the singers are Ren Harvieu, Lance Ellington and Claire Moore.

    The interval features Paul Sexton talking to John Barrywhich was recorded in 2001. The English composer, who died in 2011, talks about his 007 years and a distinguished life in music.

    Barry describes how he literally grew up in the cinema (with his father owning a chain of movie houses) as well as classic scores such as Seance On A Wet Afternoon and Born Free.

    He also remembers the rock 'n' roll era of the John Barry Seven, when one reviewer described him as sounding like a 78 being played at 33 and a third, and he reminisces about some of his favourite Bond scores.

    The concert was first broadcast in September 2012.

    The BBC Philharmonic performs music from the world's best loved spy films, live from MediaCityUK in Salford.

    The interval features Paul Sexton talking to John Barry, in a previously-unheard interview, which was recorded in 2001. The English composer, who died early last year, talks about his 007 years and a distinguished life in music.

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    Barbara Windsor presents a selection of comedy film classics. As part of Friday Night is Music Night's film season, Carry On Maestro features music written for Great British Comedy films. The show includes film scores from The Belles Of St Trinians (Malcolm Arnold); Genevieve (Larry Adler); Carry On Suite (Eric Rogers); Chicken Run (Harry Gregson-Williams/John Powell) and The Ladykillers (Tristram Cary).

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Gavin Sutherland, with guest vocalists Mary Carewe and Michael Dore on hand to perform movie songs from The Italian Job; Notting Hill and Alfie. Plus memories of a Great British comedian who was hailed as a superstar in Albania - Sir Norman Wisdom.

    The world's longest-running orchestral live music programme with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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    Friday Night is Music Night - Now We Are 60! Ken Bruce invites you to join the BBC Concert Orchestra in this their 60th birthday gala.

    This year marks some very special 60th anniversaries - Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee; Agatha Christie's play The Mousetrap celebrates 60 years on the London stage; Sooty made his first television appearance 60 years ago as did Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men. And 60 years ago the BBC decided to employ a bunch of musicians an "opera cum second symphony orchestra; an orchestra capable to putting over the finest light music to great effect" - the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    Radio 2 kicked off the BBC Concert Orchestra's Diamond Jubilee with "Celebrating 60" - an archive series in which we heard the orchestra play Viennese, opera, musical theatre, jazz, classical and pop supporting the likes of Matt Monro, Elizabeth Harwood, Dudley Moore and Lionel Richie.

    Tonight, the BBC Concert Orchestra invites you to their 60th birthday gala. Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart takes the stand to conduct the orchestra in a selection of musical fireworks including Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky Korskov); Festive Overture (Shostakovitch) Belle Of The Ball (Leroy Anderson) and Orb and Sceptre (Walton).

    Special guests include bass baritone Sir Willard White, whose song selection takes us from the Catfish Row of Porgy and Bess to the Jamaican sun of Solas Market, and the meandering Mississippi of Ol' Man River. The Swingle Singers -themselves celebrating 50 years in the music business - join forces with the BBC Concert Orchestra for a version of Mozart's Magic Flute Overture. And TV's Maestro winner - Sue Perkins makes a guest conducting appearance to guide us through Sidney Torch's London Transport Suite.

    The concert was recorded at the Mermaid Theatre on 12th April, the day before transmission.

    This year marks some very special 60th anniversaries - Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee; Agatha Christie's play The Mousetrap celebrates 60 years on the London stage; Sooty made his first television appearance 60 years ago as did Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men. And 60 years ago the BBC decided to employ a bunch of musicians an "opera cum second symphony orchestra; an orchestra capable to putting over the finest light music to great effect" - the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    Radio 2 kicked off the BBC Concert Orchestra's Diamond Jubilee with "Celebrating 60" - an archive series in which we heard the orchestra play Viennese, opera, musical theatre, jazz, classical and pop supporting the likes of Matt Monro, Elizabeth Harwood, Dudley Moore and Lionel Richie.

    Friday Night is Music Night - Now We Are 60!

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    He's an icon. A jazz and blues legend; a songwriter and composer; and a stormin' player of the Hammond organ. This year, at the prestigious Cheltenham Jazz festival, Radio 2 presented a Friday Night Is Music Night special, celebrating the 70th year of Georgie Fame. With special guests Madeline Bell, Zoot Money and Alan Price.

    Georgie looks back on a career that has included hit records; rhythm and blues classics; and jazz standards. From The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde to Yeh Yeh; from Rosetta to The Old Music Master; from the influences of Hoagy Carmichael to the magic of Ray Charles. Georgie and his guests will tear through some of the greatest feel good music of all time, with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Guy Barker Big Band, conducted by Guy Barker.

    During the interval, we focus on the Flamingo Club. Liverpool had the Cavern, but for jazz and RnB fans it was all about London's Flamingo Club in Wardour Street. It was the shop window for the swinging British music scene of the 60s, showcasing what was new and hip and ever so daring. The club was THE place for up and coming acts to break their sound and build a fan base. So cool that established stars and the next generation would just come and hang out, catching the acts, making contacts and feasting on the amazing line-up of singers and musicians. The list of artists to have passed through its portals includes Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Billie Holliday, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Status Quo. Famous for its all-nighters, the star of this week's Friday Night, Georgie Fame, was a regular performer at the club with his band the Blue Flames.

    He's an icon. A jazz and blues legend; a songwriter and composer; and a stormin' player of the Hammond organ. This year, at the prestigious Cheltenham Jazz festival, Radio 2 presents a Friday Night Is Music Night special, celebrating the 70th year of Georgie Fame. With special guests Madeline Bell, Zoot Money and Alan Price.

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    Friday Night Is Music Night from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival with a special concert coming live from the Big Top, celebrating the legendary orchestrator, conductor, composer and producer, Quincy Jones. With singers Ian Shaw, Madeline Bell, Tony Momrelle and Liv Warfield, plus the Guy Barker big band and BBC Concert Orchestra. Quincy Jones began his career at eleven when he discovered his great love and talent for music. When he moved to New York he met and played with many of his jazz heroes including Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis and Count Basie and continued his friendship with his boyhood friend Ray Charles. Establishing himself as a conductor and arranger he worked with some of the greatest singers of the twentieth century including Dinah Washington , Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson - to name a few! This concert covers his career from his first sneaking into the jook joints to hear his jazz heroes right through the golden age of big band jazz working with Count Basie and Frank Sinatra, to his world beating albums with Michael Jackson including the iconic album 'Thriller'.

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    Celebrating the work of Roddy Doyle with music from The Commitments and the music of Ireland.

    Among those taking part are the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe; Shane Filan from Westlife; Meav formerly of the multi million selling Celtic Woman; Killian Donnelly, lead singer of the current West End production of The Commitments; the up and coming rock band The Riptide Movement (who played The Commitments band in the new Radio 4 adaptation); and presenter Dervla Kirwan.

    Roddy Doyle will also be present as guest of honour and we'll hear about his life and work from him, in the interval of the concert. The music will cover Irish folk and film and classical music as well music from The Commitments. Plus three actors from the Radio 4 plays will recreate scenes from The Commitments in the concert. The actors are Tom Ward, Ronan Raftery and Gavin Drea.

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    Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the legendary soul singer Ray Charles in a concert recorded at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in May 2012.

    Guy Barker and the BBC Concert Orchestra take a journey through Ray's life and music, with vocalist Gregory Porter, Madeline Bell, James Tormé and the BBC Big Band.

    The recipient of many national and international awards, Ray received 13 Grammy Awards, and enjoyed commercial success with Georgia on My Mind, What I'd Say, Hit The Road Jack, and I've Got a Woman. These hit songs, and many others, can be heard tonight.

    Celebrating the legendary soul singer Ray Charles live from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

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    Stars Julian Ovenden (Foyles War, Marguerite, The Forsyte Saga) and Laura Wright (Young Chorister of the Year) take to the stage for Friday Night Is Music Night's annual date at the Chichester Festival Theatre in the heart of West Sussex. Performing songs from their new albums - including When I Loved You and The Rose - Julian and Laura join the 70 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe. Ken Bruce hosts the evening and reminds us of the delights of Leonard Bernstein, William Tell, Andrew Lloyd Webber and John Williams.

    Meanwhile, tonight's special interval feature marks the 50th anniversary of the Chichester Festival Theatre. Actress Patricia Hodge (Miranda) talks to past luminaries to discover the secret of this great theatre's success, as well as looking to the future, and one project in particular that's fostering the next generation of theatre makers.

    Julian Ovenden and Laura Wright take to the stage at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

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    Friday Night is Music Night from the Chichester Festival Theatre. Ken Bruce presents music with a Viennese flavour courtesy of Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman, Karl Zeller and the fabulous Strauss Family.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra returns to the Chichester Festival Theatre for the first time since the theatre's major refurbishment.

    Ken Bruce is your master of ceremonies and Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guest soloists Rebecca Bottone(soprano) and Gardar Thor Cortes(tenor). The programme includes music from the Strauss Family - Johann I; Johann II, Josef and Eduard - as well as classics from the pen of Franz Lehar. Rebecca Bottone and Gardar Thor Cortes perform duets from The Merry Widow(Lehar) and The Birdseller(Zeller) and the BBC Concert Orchestra take on the Gold and Silver Waltz(Lehar) and the Emperor Waltz(Johann Strauss II) amongst many galops; polkas and mazurkas.

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    Friday Night is Music Night from the Chichester Festival Theatre. Ken Bruce presents music with a Viennese flavour courtesy of Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman, Karl Zeller and the fabulous Strauss Family.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra returns to the Chichester Festival Theatre for the first time since the theatre's major refurbishment.

    Ken Bruce is your master of ceremonies and Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guest soloists Rebecca Bottone(soprano) and Gardar Thor Cortes(tenor). The programme includes music from the Strauss Family - Johann I; Johann II, Josef and Eduard - as well as classics from the pen of Franz Lehar. Rebecca Bottone and Gardar Thor Cortes perform duets from The Merry Widow(Lehar) and The Birdseller(Zeller) and the BBC Concert Orchestra take on the Gold and Silver Waltz(Lehar) and the Emperor Waltz(Johann Strauss II) amongst many galops; polkas and mazurkas.

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    A special Friday Night Is Music to bring in Christmas. Packed with festive cheer, the seventy piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by the Broadway maestro Larry Blank, present a stocking full of Christmas classics including; White Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Silver Bells, Sleigh Ride, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and many, many more. With star singers Louise Dearman (Wicked) and John Owen-Jones (Phantom, Les Miserables); the West End's top vocal group Capital Voices; and readings and poetry from Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and film, television and stage star, Kenneth Cranham. Presented by Ken Bruce

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    Friday Night Is Music Night presents its Christmas spectacular of favourite Christmas music, poetry and readings. Jeremy Vine presents an all star cast including actors Dervla Kirwan (Injustice; Ballykissangel) David Harewood (Homeland); West End star singers Scarlett Strallen (Candide; A Chorus Line) and Michael Xavier (The Pajama Game; The Sound Of Music). Mike Dixon conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra together with a 16 voice choir from the Royal Academy of Music in a programme of music that features perennial favourites 'White Christmas', 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', and 'The Christmas Song', together with classical favourites Prokofiev's 'Troika' and Victor Hely-Hutchinson's arrangement of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' from his Carol Symphony. Plus poetry and prose from Dickens to Dylan to Benjamin Zephaniah. This will be a Christmas so stuffed with seasonal gifts it will tempt even Father Christmas to park the sleigh, listen to the radio or watch on Red (of course!) Button. ( Just press red from any BBC TV channel).

    This programme was first broadcast in December 2014.

    Christmas20141219

    Friday Night Is Music Night presents its Christmas spectacular of favourite Christmas music, poetry and readings. Jeremy Vine presents an all star cast including actors Dervla Kirwan (Injustice; Ballykissangel) David Harewood (Homeland); West End star singers Scarlett Strallen (Candide; A Chorus Line) and Michael Xavier (The Pajama Game; The Sound Of Music). Mike Dixon conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra together with a 16 voice choir from the Royal Academy of Music in a programme of music that features perennial favourites 'White Christmas', 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', and 'The Christmas Song', together with classical favourites Prokofiev's 'Troika' and Victor Healy Hutchinson's arrangement of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' from his Carol Symphony. Plus poetry and prose from Dickens to Dylan to Benjamin Zephaniah. This will be a Christmas so stuffed with seasonal gifts it will tempt even Father Christmas to park the sleigh, listen to the radio or watch on Red (of course!) Button.

    Christmas Special20121221

    Ken Bruce plays Father Christmas, presenting us all with seasonal musical gifts in Friday Night's traditional Christmas concert.

    The festive repertoire includes everything you'd expect, from White Christmas and Jingle Bells to Oh Come All Ye Faithful and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

    Come Fly With Me: A Sammy Cahn Tribute2013062120130906

    Don Black introduces a special Friday Night Is Music Night celebrating the great lyricist, Sammy Cahn. Cahn's prodigious output included writing over sixty hit songs for Frank Sinatra alone, including 'Come Fly With Me','All the Way', 'Call Me Irresponsible', 'High Hopes' and 'Three Coins in the Fountain'. He was nominated for an Oscar 23 times and won 4. Doris Day, Nat King Cole, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin all recorded and had hits with his songs. So enduring is his catalogue, that contemporary artists including Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum and Diana Krall still include his songs on their current albums. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Broadway maestro Larry Blank are joined by guest singers Curtis Stigers, Lance Ellington, Alison Jiear and Joe Stilgoe.

    Interval: Sammy Cahn was a lyrical genius penning some of the best-known tunes of the 20th century such as Love and Marriage and Come Fly With Me. His widow Tita, in conversation with Neil Rosser, recalls life with the legend.

    First broadcast on 21st June 2013.

    Commonwealth Games - Glasgow2014072520141024 (R2)

    Friday Night Is Music Night presents a special gala originally broadcast for the Commonwealth Games, recorded at the City Halls in Glasgow. With the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe. Presented by Ken Bruce and Garry Richardson from Radio 4's Today programme and BBC Sport, the concert features music that's guaranteed to put you in a medal winning mood. With star singers John Owen Jones (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) and Gloria Onitiri (The Bodyguard and The Lion King) and medal winning guests Colin Jackson, Jonathan Edwards, Steve Cram and Matthew Pinsent. Music includes 'This is The Moment', Go the Distance, One Moment in Time, The Natural, I Will Survive, Search for the Hero, We Are the Champions together with famous sporting themes 'Rocky', 'Champions', 'Chariots of Fire' and a world premiere - Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee for Symphony orchestra and exercise bike !

    Programme first broadcast 25th July 2014 as part of the BBC's coverage of the Commonwealth Games.

    Friday Night Is Music Night presents a special gala celebrating the Commonwealth Games, live from the City Halls in Glasgow. With the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe. Presented by Ken Bruce and Garry Richardson from Radio 4's Today programme and BBC Sport, the concert features music that's guaranteed to put you in a medal winning mood. With star singers John Owen Jones (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) and Gloria Onitiri (The Bodyguard and The Lion King) and medal winning guests Colin Jackson, Jonathan Edwards, Steve Cram and Matthew Pinsent. Music includes 'This is The Moment', Go the Distance, One Moment in Time, The Natural, I Will Survive, Search for the Hero, We Are the Champions together with famous sporting themes 'Rocky', 'Champions', 'Chariots of Fire' and a world premiere - Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee for Symphony orchestra and exercise bike !

    Coronation Festival Gala20130712

    Interval: It is 60 years since the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, and in a condensed celebration we offer some highlights from those years. It's a trip through the decades and events such as Roger Bannister's world record of running mile in under 4 minutes, the moon landing, decimalisation, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the London Olympics and much more.

    Craig Revel Horwood20151204

    Friday Night is Music Night presented by Craig Revel Horwood. Strictly's Mr Nasty reflects on a life upon the wicked stage.

    From October to Christmas - Craig Revel Horwood enters our homes every Saturday and Sunday night as he judges the contestants of BBC 1's Strictly Come Dancing. His catchphrases are iconic -" Fab-u-lous! A-ma-zing!"

    Equally memorable are his put downs: -

    "It was a dance di-sah-ster dahling."

    "The only good thing about that was the end."

    "It's meant to be the dance of love, but that seemed to be the dance of desperation."

    And to his old sparing partner and friend Ann Widdecombe " It was all a bit local authority dahling."

    Tonight we discover that his role as a Strictly Come Dancing judge is just a tiny part of the contribution he has made to the world of dance and musical theatre over the last 30 years. He's worked as a performer, a choreographer and as director on the likes of Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, Fiddler on the Roof,Guys and Dolls, Cats, Spend, Spend, Spend, Copacabana, Chess, Calamity Jane, Crazy for You, South Pacific, My One and Only and Sunset Boulevard....the list goes on.

    Craig was born in Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. Early career highs in Australia included parts in West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles and Me and My Girl. He also appeared as Lavish - a trumpet playing, tap dancing drag act with a penchant for belting out Whitney Houston songs. After a period at the Paris Lido Craig finally came and settled to live and work in the UK. He was Munkustrap in Cats and cast as a GI in Miss Saigon but was later to return as its resident director. He's a regular panto wicked queen and has just completed a UK tour as Miss Hannigan in Annie.

    Tonight, Craig is rejoined by musical theatre performers he has worked with over the years including Alison Jiear, Ria Jones, Emma Kershaw, Matt Rawle and Michael Dore plus a guest appearance by chart toppers Jack Pack. The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Richard Balcombe.

    Concert recorded at the Mermaid Theatre - 1st December 2015.

    Dance Masters20151120

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' celebrates the Dance Masters of stage and screen. From Gene Kelly to Bob Fosse, Busby Berkely to Gillian Lynne, Hermes Pan to Tommy Tune! In the words of the Johnny Mercer Harold Arlen song, these are choreographers who have left their 'footsteps on the sands of rhythm and rhyme'... Featuring three leading West End stars - Michael Xavier (Showboat) Stephen Ashfield (Book of Mormon ) and Louise Dearman (Wicked). Broadway maestro Larry Blank conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with music from West Side Story, Sweet Charity, White Christmas, Saturday Night Fever, Cats, Dirty Dancing, Top Hat and many more.

    D-day2014060620141107

    Another chance to hear the finale to Radio 2's commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day from London's Royal Albert Hall.

    Hosts Jeremy Vine, Dermot O'Leary and Louise Minchin re-tell the story of key moments of D-Day, with performances from a fantastic line-up, including Patrick Stewart in the role of Sir Winston Churchill. Katherine Jenkins OBE sings a virtual duet of Well Meet Again with Dame Vera Lynn.

    Dame Vera's part is taken from a vintage recording, which is combined with Katherine's live performance. And acclaimed folk singer and musician Seth Lakeman performs a song he has written about his grandfather who served at D-Day and, years later, took a young Seth to Arromanches Beach to recount that fateful day.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is joined by a band featuring musicians drawn from all three UK Armed Forces.

    This concert was first broadcast live as part of Radio 2's D-Day commemorations on Friday 6th June 2014.

    D-day 70 Years On20140606

    The commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day on Radio 2 culminates in a special Friday Night Is Music Night from London's Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    Hosts Jeremy Vine, Dermot O'Leary and Louise Minchin will re-tell the story of key moments of D-Day, with performances from a fantastic line-up, including Patrick Stewart in the role of Sir Winston Churchill. Katherine Jenkins OBE will be singing a virtual duet of Well Meet Again with Dame Vera Lynn.

    Dame Vera's part will be taken from a vintage recording, which will be combined with Katherine's live performance. And acclaimed folk singer and musician Seth Lakeman will perform a song he has written about his grandfather who served at D-Day and, years later, took a young Seth to Arromanches Beach to recount that fateful day.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra will be joined by a band featuring musicians drawn from all three UK Armed Forces.

    Dick And Dom - 500 Words20160527

    Friday Night is Music Night - 500 Words - Dick and Dom's Big Adventures

    This morning at Shakespeare's famous Globe Theatre by the Thames ,Chris Evans announced the winners of this year's 500 Words competition. Tonight, we look back on a momentous day with a special Friday Night concert celebrating great adventure stories.

    Suspense, excitement and faraway lands. Stories of swallows, amazons, pirates and superheroes. Dastardly villains, loveable rogues, Famous Fives and Secret Sevens. What is it about a gripping tale of derring-do that we love so much? This evening's Friday Night is Music Night recalls the adventure tales we loved as children as interpreted by the world's greatest composers in music.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Stephen Bell and perform music inspired by The Hobbit(JRR Tolkein), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn(Mark Twain), Peer Gynt(Ibsen), Harry Potter(JK Rowling); James Bond(Ian Fleming) as well as comic book superheroes Batman, Superman and Tin Tin.

    Guests include West End leading lady Kerry Ellis and singing sensations Collabro(Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgrave)

    Tonight's musical bibliophiles are Dick and Dom(aka as Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood). They are currently celebrating 20 years as children's presenters - starting out on CBBC in 1996 and picking up a clutch of Baftas for programmes such as their Saturday morning series Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow; Diddy Movies, Diddy TV; Splatalot and The Legend of Dick and Dom. Their science entertainment show 'Absolute Genius' which won them the BAFTA for best presenters is now filming it's fifth series.

    The concert was recorded at the Hackney Empire in front of a family audience.

    During the interval there's another chance to hear the winning stories from this year's 500 words competition - as announced on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show with Chris Evans.

    Disco Night2014082220141212 (R2)

    Friday Night is Disco Night - get ready to Hustle and do the Funky Chicken - as Ken Bruce presents an evening of disco hits with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    How would you sum up the seventies - space hoppers, choppers and klackers? Do you have memories of the long hot summer of 1976 or the cold bitter winter of discontent of 1978? The passing of Elvis, the coming of Thatcher, colour television,hot pants, flares, platform shoes, steak and black forest gateau - the decade was packed with new innovations,and on the dance floor - disco.

    But the history of disco goes back much further, to war torn France in the 1940s. Under Nazi occupation all jazz, swing music and dancing was prohibited so secret groups formed in underground dance clubs ,dancing to a jukebox or record turntable. Disco comes from the French word discotheque meaning a library of records. By the mid forties it was a word to describe a club where there is no live music. In the 1960s Annabels opened in London - but it was in the 1970s and New York venues like Studio 54 and The Loft plus a film called Saturday Night Fever that disco reached its peak.

    Saturday Night Fever won John Travolta an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Brooklyn born Tony Manero - who works in a dead end job in a hardware store by day but by night is King of the Disco.

    Tonight, Ken Bruce squeezes back into his flared trousers to present a special disco themed Friday Night is Music Night. Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with singers Annie Skates, Hazel Fernandes, Lance Ellington and Andrew Playfoot. The show includes hits by Kool and the Gang, Sister Sledge, Earth Wind and Fire, Gloria Gaynor and, of course, the Bee Gees.

    This show was first broadcast in August.

    Friday Night is Disco Night - get ready to Hustle and do the Funky Chicken - as Ken Bruce presents an evening of disco hits with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    How would you sum up the seventies - space hoppers, choppers and klackers? Do you have memories of the long hot summer of 1976 or the cold bitter winter of discontent of 1978? The passing of Elvis, the coming of Thatcher, colour television,hot pants, flares, platform shoes, steak and black forest gateau - the decade was packed with new innovations,and on the dance floor - disco.

    But the history of disco goes back much further, to war torn France in the 1940s. Under Nazi occupation all jazz, swing music and dancing was prohibited so secret groups formed in underground dance clubs ,dancing to a jukebox or record turntable. Disco comes from the French word discotheque meaning a library of records. By the mid forties it was a word to describe a club where there is no live music. In the 1960s Annabels opened in London - but it was in the 1970s and New York venues like Studio 54 and The Loft plus a film called Saturday Night Fever that disco reached its peak.

    Saturday Night Fever won John Travolta an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Brooklyn born Tony Manero - who works in a dead end job in a hardware store by day but by night is King of the Disco.

    Tonight, Ken Bruce squeezes back into his flared trousers to present a special disco themed Friday Night is Music Night. Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with singers Annie Skates, Hazel Fernandes, Lance Ellington and Andrew Playfoot. The show includes hits by Kool and the Gang, Sister Sledge, Earth Wind and Fire, Gloria Gaynor and, of course, the Bee Gees.

    The show is broadcast live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    Doris Day2014040420140627

    Friday Night is Doris Night - Clare Teal joins the BBC Concert Orchestra to celebrate the 90th birthday of one of the world's biggest box office stars and recording artists - Doris Day.

    Doris Mary Ann von Kappelhoff was born on 3rd April 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio. A car accident put paid to her ambition to be a dancer so she turned to singing and she spent her early career as band vocalist with the likes of Bob Crosby and Les Brown. She changed her name to Doris Day after the song Day after Day and with Les Brown and his band scored her first hit in 1944 - Sentimental Journey. Doris became the US forces sweetheart in these latter years of the Second World War.

    Four years later she auditioned for the silver screen and was cast with Oscar Levant in Romance on the High Seas. It was Levant who was later to quip ,'I knew Doris Day before she became a virgin'.

    Romance on the High Seas was her first film - fourth on the billing but with one wonderful song by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne - It's Magic. Doris was on her way to box office success.

    Doris Day was, throughout the 50s and 60s, the queen of the rom-com(before we even knew what a rom-com was!) In all she made 39 films. Sometimes she tried to shake off her all-American-girl-next- door image with more serious roles: In Storm Warning she plays a woman married to a member of the Ku Klux Klan. She worked with Alfred Hitchcock in The Man Who Knew Too Much - though she's more remembered for the ditty Que Sera, Sera(Whatever Will Be Will Be) than her acting performance. Doris can count among her leading men the likes of Frank Sinatra(Young at Heart), Clark Gable(Teacher's Pet), Cary Grant(That Touch of Mink), Rock Hudson(Pillow Talk; Lover Come back; Send Me No Flowers), Ronald Reagan(The Winning Team), James Stewart(The Man Who Knew Too Much), Kirk Douglas(Young Man with a Horn), Gordon McCrae,(On Moonlight Bay; By the Light of the Silvery Moon; Tea for Two; The West Point Story; Starlift), James Cagney (Love Me or Leave Me), John Raitt(The Pajama Game) and Howard Keel(Calamity Jane).

    In the 1970s with her screen career in decline she became a tv star in the States with her own sit com - The Doris Day Show. And despite her retirement in 1975 to devote her life to animal welfare she had a hit record in 2011 with a release of 20 never heard before songs -which made her the oldest artist ever at 87 to have an album in the UK top ten.

    In tonight's show Clare Teal is joined by Matthew Ford and AJ Brown to recall some of the great Doris songs from her fabulous career. Mike Reed conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and the selection includes It's Magic, Love Me or Leave Me, Perhaps Perhaps, Perhaps, Move Over Darling and, from Calamity Jane , Secret Love.

    During the interval another chance to an interview from the Radio 2 archives - Michael Ball in conversation with the lady herself - Doris Day. The recording dates from the release of Doris' last album in August 2011.

    The programme was first broadcast in April 2014.

    Four years later she auditioned for the silver screen and was cast with Oscar Levant in Romance on the High Seas. It was Levant who was later to quip ,'I knew Doris Day before she became a virgin'. Romance on the High Seas was her first film - fourth on the billing but with one wonderful song by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne - It's Magic. Doris was on her way to box office success.

    The programme is broadcast live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    EastEnders20150213

    EastEnders20150213

    Friday Night is EastEnders Night . As part of the BBC One soap's 30th anniversary celebrations Barbara Windsor and EastEnders past and present gather for an evening of music, song and a good old cockney knees-up at London's Hackney Empire.

    In February 1985 BBC One Controller Michael Grade launched his new look evening schedule. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays a live chat show hosted by none other than Radio 2's Terry Wogan. Tuesdays and Thursdays were to be a brand new drama series - a soap - to challenge its 25 year old ITV rival Coronation Street - the series was called EastEnders.

    Created by producer Julia Smith and script editor Tony Holland EastEnders was set in a fictional square in London E20. It was a world of strong East End families (the Fowlers, the Beales, the Watts, the Mitchells) and cantankerous East End matriarchs ( Lou Beale, Pauline Fowler, Mo Harris, Pat Butcher and Peggy Mitchell). Plus, of course, a splattering of East End villains - Dirty Den, Nick Cotton, Trevor Morgan and Archie Mitchell. Its aim was to portray real life with gritty and often controversial storylines.

    How we love a whodunnit! Who did kill Lucy Beale? Who shot Phil? Who murdered Archie Mitchell? 30 years on EastEnders is a substantial success for the BBC.Sold and shown worldwide , 3 decades on it is still attracting a large share of the TV viewing audience.

    Tonight, BBC Radio 2 and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon invite EastEnders past and present to let their hair down and take to the stage of the Hackney Empire. As it turns out many EastEnders are also West Enders having trod the boards and learnt their trade in musical theatre. Tonight's guests include Shona McGarty(Whitney Dean), Tameka Empson(Kim Fox)Declan Bennett(Charlie Cotton), Bobby Davro (Vinnie Monks) and Johnny Partridge(Christian Clarke). We recall the history and some favourite doff-doff moments - the cliff-hanger at the end of each episode illustrated by a drum break to entice us back to the next episode...doff, doff, doff, doff, doff,doff,doff, doff,doff.....

    Concert recorded at the Hackney Empire on 27th January 2015.

    EastEnders20150213

    Friday Night is EastEnders Night . As part of the BBC One soap's 30th anniversary celebrations Barbara Windsor and EastEnders past and present gather for an evening of music, song and a good old cockney knees-up at London's Hackney Empire.

    In February 1985 BBC One Controller Michael Grade launched his new look evening schedule. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays a live chat show hosted by none other than Radio 2's Terry Wogan. Tuesdays and Thursdays were to be a brand new drama series - a soap - to challenge its 25 year old ITV rival Coronation Street - the series was called EastEnders.

    Created by producer Julia Smith and script editor Tony Holland EastEnders was set in a fictional square in London E20. It was a world of strong East End families (the Fowlers, the Beales, the Watts, the Mitchells) and cantankerous East End matriarchs ( Lou Beale, Pauline Fowler, Mo Harris, Pat Butcher and Peggy Mitchell). Plus, of course, a splattering of East End villains - Dirty Den, Nick Cotton, Trevor Morgan and Archie Mitchell. Its aim was to portray real life with gritty and often controversial storylines.

    How we love a whodunnit! Who did kill Lucy Beale? Who shot Phil? Who murdered Archie Mitchell? 30 years on EastEnders is a substantial success for the BBC.Sold and shown worldwide , 3 decades on it is still attracting a large share of the TV viewing audience.

    Tonight, BBC Radio 2 and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon invite EastEnders past and present to let their hair down and take to the stage of the Hackney Empire. As it turns out many EastEnders are also West Enders having trod the boards and learnt their trade in musical theatre. Tonight's guests include Shona McGarty(Whitney Dean), Tameka Empson(Kim Fox)Declan Bennett(Charlie Cotton), Bobby Davro (Vinnie Monks) and Johnny Partridge(Christian Clarke). We recall the history and some favourite doff-doff moments - the cliff-hanger at the end of each episode illustrated by a drum break to entice us back to the next episode...doff, doff, doff, doff, doff,doff,doff, doff,doff.....

    Concert recorded at the Hackney Empire on 27th January 2015.

    Elaine Paige20141205

    Elaine Paige2014120520150220 (R2)

    Musical theatre legend Elaine Paige celebrates her 50 years in showbusiness with a special concert at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Chris Egan, special guest Gardar Thor Cortes and the Mountview Academy Theatre of Arts. The concert features music from throughout Elaine's career, including Memory from Cats, As If We Never Said Goodbye from 'Sunset Boulevard', Je Ne Regrette Rien from 'Piaf', I Know Him So Well from 'Chess' and Good Morning Starshine from 'Hair'.

    Elaine Paige has made a major contribution to the modern musical, starring in numerous productions in the West End and on Broadway. She swept to fame with her award-winning performance as Eva Perón in Evita, before creating the roles of Grizabella in the original production of Cats, the classic song Memory becoming her signature, and Florence in Chess, featuring the record-breaking No. 1 hit I Know Him So Well with Barbara Dickson.

    This show, recorded as part of Elaine's farewell tour, will encompass the Olivier winner's monumental career, including songs from the world of musical theatre and her hugely successful recording catalogue.

    "I've thought long and hard about this decision, but feel this landmark event, my 50th Anniversary, is a good time to bid adieu. I'm really look forward to seeing everyone - it'll be As If We Never Said Goodbye!" Elaine Paige.

    Elaine Paige20141205

    Musical theatre legend Elaine Paige celebrates her 50 years in showbusiness with a special concert at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Chris Egan, special guest Gardar Thor Cortes and the Mountview Academy Theatre of Arts. The concert features music from throughout Elaine's career, including Memory from Cats, As If We Never Said Goodbye from 'Sunset Boulevard', Je Ne Regrette Rien from 'Piaf', I Know Him So Well from 'Chess' and Good Morning Starshine from 'Hair'.

    Elaine Paige has made a major contribution to the modern musical, starring in numerous productions in the West End and on Broadway. She swept to fame with her award-winning performance as Eva Perón in Evita, before creating the roles of Grizabella in the original production of Cats, the classic song Memory becoming her signature, and Florence in Chess, featuring the record-breaking No. 1 hit I Know Him So Well with Barbara Dickson.

    This show, recorded as part of Elaine's farewell tour, will encompass the Olivier winner's monumental career, including songs from the world of musical theatre and her hugely successful recording catalogue.

    "I've thought long and hard about this decision, but feel this landmark event, my 50th Anniversary, is a good time to bid adieu. I'm really look forward to seeing everyone - it'll be As If We Never Said Goodbye!" Elaine Paige.

    Ella, Aretha, Dusty And Me20100101

    If you had to choose your favourite musical diva for a fantasy dinner party, the chances are that Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin or Dusty Springfield would be high on the list! Continue the New Year celebrations in the company of Madeline Bell, Liane Carroll and Kym Mazelle, who bring the house down at the Mermaid Theatre in London alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra and Guy Barker and his Big Band with "Ella, Aretha, Dusty - & Me". Michael Brandon presents this celebration of the music made famous by these three musical greats in a special edition of Friday Night Is Music Night.

    Fabulous Films of the Fifties20160408

    As part of BBC Music's 'My Generation' season, Friday Night Is Music Night presents a programme celebrating the fabulous film scores of the fifties. Among the movies, 'Ben Hur', 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' and 'Singin in the Rain'; among the songs 'Who Wants To be A Millionaire' from 'High Society', 'The Deadwood Stage' from 'Calamity Jane' and 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' from the Marilyn Monroe classic 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'. Jazz singer Joe Stilgoe and West End star Louise Dearman join BBC Radio 2's 'Sound of the Fifties' presenter Leo Green and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Michael England, for this special edition.

    Fabulous Films of the Fifties20160408

    Fairy Tales2013092720131115

    Two of the best story tellers of all time were The Brothers Grimm, Wilhem and Jacob, who together collected and wrote down countless German folk tales, including the stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, The Pied Piper and Snow White.

    Tonight, Friday Night Is Music Night presents a concert of music inspired by these classic fairy tales, marking the 150 anniversary of Jacob Grimm's final ascent of the celestial beanstalk...The concert brings classical music and classic films together, with music from Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Mussorsgsky and Rimsky Korsakov, alongside songs written for Disney's Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, Tangled (Rapunzel) and The Little Mermaid.

    Samantha Bond is our presenter and story teller, singer Hadley Fraser takes on the role of the handsome Prince, while the current star of 'Wicked' Louise Dearman is our Princess. The magical 60 piece BBC Concert orchestra, will be under the fantastical direction of Maestro Nick Davies. The whole concert finishes with the spectacular 'Night on a Bare Mountain' as featured in Disney's 'Fantasia'.

    Interval: What makes the tales by the Brothers Grimm so magical? We'll be looking at the enduring appeal of their work in the company of author Philip Pullman who penned the best-selling trilogy His Dark Materials.

    Samantha Bond presents a special concert inspired by the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm

    Flora, Fauna and Frolics20130524

    Flora, Fauna and Frolics2013052420130816 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night goes all green-fingered for a special garden themed show presented by Vanessa Feltz. We prove that apart from love nothing has influenced the world's great composers more than horticulture. Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a musical bouquet including the Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Special guests include the Operababes(Rebecca Knight and Karen England) who perform the Flower Duet from Lakme and Claire Jones, harpist to HRH Prince of Wales, joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in music from the Highgrove Suite by Patrick Hawes.

    First broadcast in May 2013.

    Flora, Fauna and Frolics2013052420130816 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night goes all green-fingered for a special garden themed show presented by Vanessa Feltz. We prove that apart from love nothing has influenced the world's great composers more than horticulture. Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a musical bouquet including the Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Special guests include the Operababes(Rebecca Knight and Karen England) who perform the Flower Duet from Lakme and Claire Jones, harpist to HRH Prince of Wales, joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in music from the Highgrove Suite by Patrick Hawes.

    First broadcast in May 2013.

    Flora, Fauna And Frolics2013052420130816

    Friday Night is Music Night goes all green-fingered for a special garden themed show presented by Vanessa Feltz. We prove that apart from love nothing has influenced the world's great composers more than horticulture. Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a musical bouquet including the Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Special guests include the Operababes(Rebecca Knight and Karen England) who perform the Flower Duet from Lakme and Claire Jones, harpist to HRH Prince of Wales, joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in music from the Highgrove Suite by Patrick Hawes.

    First broadcast in May 2013.

    Friday Night is Music Night goes green-fingered for a special garden themed show.

    Friday Night is Music Night goes all green-fingered for a special garden themed show presented by Vanessa Feltz. With the Chelsea Flower Show just about the burst out into full bloom Radio 2's weekly orchestral show presents a concert on the themes of plants, flowers, trees and gardens. We prove that apart from love nothing has influenced the world's great composers more than horticulture. Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a musical bouquet including the Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Interval:

    A peek into the secret life of plants, on location at the Chelsea Physic Garden, in the company of Head Gardener Nick Bailey. Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries it is London's oldest botanical garden and remains an important world centre for botany and plant knowledge.

    Programme was recorded on 14th May at the Mermaid Theatre, London.

    Friday Night Highlights20121228

    Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests live in concert.

    Friday Night Is Comic Relief Night20090313

    A Comic Relief Special.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe, joins stars of the West End to perform songs from the Carry On films, Funny Girl, Chicago and more.

    A Comic Relief Special with the BBC Concert Orchestra and special guests performing live.

    Friday Night Is Fright Night2013110120140110

    Be afraid. Be very afraid. Just when you thought it was safe to put the radio on Alex Lester presents a concert of scary musical moments.

    Long Friday Night is Fright Night. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Just when you thought it was safe to put the radio on Alex Lester presents a concert of scary musical moments.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Robert Ziegler perform a selection of spooky tunes that have accompanied some of the most scary moments in film, musicals and the great classics. Radio 2's own "Dark Lord" of the early morning shift Alex Lester stays up late to present the show and the programme includes music from Alien(Jerry Goldsmith); Danse Macabre(Saint Saens); Jaws(John Williams); Bride of Frankenstein(Franz Waxman); Psycho(Bernard Herrmann) and Tubular Bells(Mike Oldfield) - as used in the Exorcist and recently voted the most scary film of all time.

    Our Friday Night singers include Rocky Horror star David Bedella, soprano Leila Benn Harris and Geromino Rauch who is currently appearing as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.

    The concert was first broadcast on 1st November 2013.

    Our Friday Night singers include soprano Leila Benn Harris and Geromino Rauch who is currently appearing as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.

    Friday Night Is Gilbert And Sullivan Night2014030720140530

    Friday Night is Gilbert and Sullivan Night

    Ken Bruce introduces a selection of greatest hits from the pens of Sir William Schwenk Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.

    Their writing partnership, though often stormy, spanned more than 25 years and spawned 14 operettas - the Savoy Operas. Today the operas are still in performance around the world with endless G&S societies and both amateur and professional productions. Famous fans over the years have included Kaiser Wilhelm II, former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson(who had taken part in a school production of HMS Pinafore when a boy) and Queen Victoria who commanded a performance of The Gondoliers by the D'Oyly Carte company at Windsor Castle in 1891.

    In this special Friday Night is Music Night we feature Gilbert and Sullivan's greatest hits including songs from The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, Patience, The Gondoliers, Ruddigore and The Yeomen of the Guard. But there will also be one unknown song. A World Premiere of Lady Sangazure's song - In Days Gone By - from The Sorcerer. Written in 1877 the song was cut from the first production and has never been performed since. The song has been reconstructed by the eminent G&S scholar Dr David Russell Hulme. Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and London Voices with guest soloists Victoria Joyce, Sylvia Clarke, Heather Shipp, Oliver White, Bruce Graham and Simon Butteriss.

    The concert was first broadcast in February 2014.

    The concert was recorded at the Watford Colosseum on 26th February 2014.

    Friday Night Is Guitar Night2014052320140801

    Friday Night is Guitar Night

    "Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two "- so said composer Frederic Chopin. Beethoven was equally impressed by the instrument - "The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself" ,he once said.

    The instrument's true origin is a mystery. The word guitar comes from the Ancient Greek kithara. We know that guitars existed in Spain from the 13th century. 700 years later the first electric guitar made it's debut.

    On tonight's Friday Night is Music Night as part of Radio 2's guitar season we can boast 3 guitars in the hands of 3 exponents of the instrument in 3 different genres of music. Our guests include jazz guitarist Martin Taylor, folk guitarist Martin Simpson and classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of Richard Balcombe recall some icon guitar themes including Monty Norman's 007 theme, Apache by Jerry Lordan, Classical Gas by Mason Williams and the theme to the BBC drama Edge of Darkness written by Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen.

    Folk meets jazz in a guitar collaboration between Martin Taylor and Martin Simpson and we end the evening with a performance by Milos of the only classical guitar concerto to make the UK top ten - Rodrigo's Adagio from his Concierto d'Aranjuez.

    Ken Bruce has his air guitar tuned and ready - so join us for an evening of strum and twang!

    Programme first broadcast in May 2014.

    On tonight's Friday Night is Music Night as part of Radio 2's guitar season we can boast 3 guitars in the hands of 3 exponents of the instrument in 3 different genres of music. Our guests include jazz guitarist Martin Taylor, folk guitarist Martin Simpson and classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglic.

    Friday Night Is Strictly Night2013120620140124

    The 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe, take to the floor in a concert of music to dance to as Strictly Come Dancing lends it's glitter ball to Friday Night Is Music Night. Presenters Craig Revel Horwood and Zoe Ball together with Strictly vocalists Lance Ellington and Hayley Sanderson spin the music of dance to centre stage as they whirl us round the floor with the fascinating rhythms of the waltz, rhumba, cha cha cha, paso doble, tango, American smooth, foxtrot, ballet and many many more. Grab your hair lacquer and your sequins, throw back the rug, turn up the radio and make your own front room a Strictly dance floor.

    The 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe, take to the floor in a concert of music to dance too as Strictly Come Dancing brings it's glitter ball to Friday Night Is Music Night. Presenters Craig Revell Horwood and Zoe Ball together with Strictly vocalists Lance Ellington and Hayley Sanderson spin the music of dance to centre stage as they whirl us round the floor with the fascinating rhythms of the waltz, rhumba, cha cha cha, paso doble, tango, American smooth, foxtrot, ballet and many many more. Grab your hair lacquer and your sequins, throw back the rug, turn up the radio and make your own front room a Strictly dance floor...

    Interval: The thrills and spills of competing on Strictly Come Dancing as told by former competitors including champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith, plus Ann Widdecombe, Johnny Ball and Russell Grant. Three words to describe it...sequins, tanning and tears?

    From Broadway To Hollywood20121019

    'From Broadway to Hollywood'. West End superstar Michael Ball introduces the next generation of musical theatre stars from the Arts Educational School in this special Friday Night Is Music Night. The concert, from The Mermaid in London features the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by maestro Richard Balcombe, a fifty piece chorus and thirteen soloists performing music from '42 Street' to 'Grease'; 'Funny Girl' to 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'My Fair Lady to 'The Producers'.... A musical theatre buffs dream, the show features a galaxy of famous songs including - Half A Sixpence; Oh What A Beautiful Morning; On the Street Where You Live; Don't Rain on My Parade; Suddenly Seymour; Hopelessly Devoted to You; Thank you For the Music and for the first time ever on Friday Night Is Music Night, the classic from 'The Producers' - 'Springtime For Hitler'.

    Gilbert O'sullivan20160219

    Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests live in concert.

    Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance!2012092820121130

    BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night presents a tribute to Hollywood's greatest song and dance man, Gene Kelly - 'Gotta Sing Gotta Dance!' John Barrowman stars in this special event with the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Broadway maestro Larry Blank. Also starring Scarlett Strallen- currently starring as Cathy Seldon in the West End's 'Singin in the Rain' and acclaimed vocalist Matt Ford. The concert features stunning music including: Singin in the Rain; You Were Meant For Me; Almost Like Being in Love; I Could Write A Book; Make 'Em Laugh; Get Happy; For Me and My Gal; I Got Rhythm; Good Morning; Broadway Melody and many, many more.

    Great Film Composers2013042620130628

    Musical spectacular with stage and screen star Idina Menzel and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    Guinness World Records20160115

    Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the highest, longest, shortest, most fantastic Guinness World Records in music as they mark the Guinness Book of World Records 60th Anniversary. With the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon and including music from the artist with the most number one singles (Elvis); the longest running show on Broadway 'Phantom of the Opera'; the most Oscar nominated living person (John Williams); the best selling playwright (William Shakespeare);and the largest orchestra - 7,224 players. Friday Night is Music Night will also attempt to set a new world record, the most number of recognisable ABBA tunes played in a minute on piano. Featuring the virtuoso Swedish pianist Robert Wells...Conductor Mike Dixon. Presenter by Ken Bruce.

    Hands Across The Sea2012070620121012

    Tonight's live programme focuses on Hands Across The Sea following American Independence Day, with a mixture of the very best of American and British popular music. Ken Bruce presents the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Roderick Dunk, with special guest artists - British pianist James Pearson playing George Gershwin's sparkling Variations for piano and orchestra of I Got Rhythm; British crooner Michael Dore treats us to a feast of Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley songs in a spellbinding medley, as well as American singer songwriter Nell Bryden, one of Radio 2's favourite vocalists of recent times, performing some of her best hits live.

    The programme also includes orchestral favourites from both sides of the pond - for example Robert Farnon's Great Songs of Great Britain; William Walton's Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, and Jimmy Webb's MacArthur Park.

    Happy Birthday John Williams!2012121420130322

    A long time ago in a galaxy not so far, far away composer John Williams sat at his grand piano to sketch out ideas for his next film score. He knew little about the subject matter apart from the fact that it was a "spaceship film". His friend Steven Spielberg had recommended him to the film's producer who was called George Lucas. He set to work on the main theme - a blast of discordant brass - a fanfare to herald the start of the film. In later years he said - I hope I wrote something mysterious, dramatic, and hugely effective.

    In 2005 the American Film Institute named the soundtrack to Star Wars as the most memorable film score of all time.

    This special Friday Night is Music Night concert celebrates the music of composer John Williams in this his 80th birthday year.

    John Williams was born in New York in 1932. His father was the percussionist - Johnny Williams - who played in the CBS radio orchestra. John started to play piano aged 7 and followed his father into the freelance musician's world. Whilst employed at Universal television he wrote a number of catchy TV theme tunes including the signature tune to the children's cult series - Lost in Space. But by 1967 he was scoring music for the big screen and he received the first two of his forty-seven Oscar nominations for Best Score Adaptation of The Valley of the Dolls and Goodbye, Mr Chips.

    John Williams is perhaps the last great movie maestro who writes big orchestral music for the screen - continuing a line which has included - Franz Waxman; Erich Korngold and Alfred Newman.

    Tonight's concert features the BBC Concert Orchestra under their Principal Conductor, Keith Lockhart who has worked with John and who took over from him as Principal Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. They are joined by the choral forces of London Voices who have featured on many of John's film soundtracks including Star Wars and Harry Potter.

    Tonight's concert recorded last month at the Watford Colosseum includes music from John's Academy Award winning scores - Jaws; Star Wars; E.T.; and the young violinist Charlie Siem joins the orchestra to perform music from Schindler's List. Also included Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Empire of the Sun; The Witches of Eastwick; Hook; Jurassic Park; Amistad; Saving Private Ryan; Harry Potter; along with his most recent Oscar nominated scores for Warhorse and Tin Tin.

    Highlights20140103

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents annual highlights from the world's longest running orchestral music show which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2013. The show includes contributions from the likes of Idina Menzel; Gary Barlow; Georgie Fame, Ralph McTell, Bernard Cribbins and of course the magnificent BBC Concert Orchestra.

    Highlights20150102

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents highlights from the show from the past year including songs from Alfie Boe, Michael Feinstein and Procol Harum.

    Hm The Queen's Ninetieth Birthday20160610

    Friday Night Is Music Night - Happy Birthday Ma'am!

    At the start of a weekend of celebrations to mark HM Queen's 90th birthday Ken Bruce presents a special Friday concert.

    Bruton Street is a busy street cutting through London's Mayfair to Berkeley Square. True you'd be lucky to find a nightingale singing there these days - but just before you hit the square you will find a plaque marking the place where a fine town house once stood - Number 17 Bruton Street - home to the Earl of Strathmore and the birth place of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor - later to be crowned HM Queen Elizabeth II.

    She was born on 21st April 1926. The elegant terrace of houses in Bruton Street has long since gone - hit by a German bomb in 1937 and redeveloped to house a car showroom.

    As part of her 90th birthday celebrations Ken Bruce presents a a musical congratulations to Britains's longest reigning monarch and the longest reigning queen in the world.

    In Papua New Guinea she is called Missus Kwin or Mama Belong Big Family. Tomorrow she will attend the Trooping of the Colour on Horseguards Parade - a duty she has done for every year of her reign apart from 1955 when the ceremony was cancelled to the a national rail strike. She's sat for 130 official portraits, launched 23 ships, received 12 British Prime Ministers and 12 American Presidents and given her assent to more than 3500 Acts of Parliament. She's entertained more than a million of her subjects at her garden parties. She invented the royal walkabout. Sir Edward Elgar dedicated his Nursery Suite to her when she was a child and Gary Barlow wrote a song for her Golden Jubilee.

    Paying tribute in this musical celebration is one of Her Majesty's Commonwealth's finest voices - Sir Willard White. He performs songs from South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof and Showboat. Joining Sir Willard is soprano Sarah Fox and musical theatre and Downton Abbey star Julian Overden. Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    During the interval we visit Madame Tussauds in London , where 23 waxworks of the Queen have been displayed during her reign.

    Concert is broadcast live from the Hackney Empire in London.

    Hoods, Horns And Hooch!2014050220140718

    'Hoods, Horns, and Hooch' - Jeremy Vine presents a Friday Night special, featuring the music and telling the story of the Prohibition era. On May 2nd, live at the Cheltenham jazz festival the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra are joined by the Guy Barker Big Band, conducted by Guy Barker, and singers Curtis Stigers, Liane Carroll and Kurt Elling. With new arrangements of songs written during the Prohibition years taking you back to the spats and speakeasies; the rackets and scandals; the rhythm and booze; the hoods, the horns and the hooch, of 1920's Chicago. Music from Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Mercer, Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Harry Warren and a special selection from Louis Prima.

    During the interval, Joe Haddow looks at some of the most famous gangsters from the movies and musicals, to find out if they really were bad guys, or just misunderstood. He talks to actor Douglas Hodge, casting director David Grindrod and theatre critic Mark Shenton.

    During the interval, Joe Haddow looks at some of the most famous gangsters from the movies and musicals, to find out if they really were bad guys, or just misunderstood. He talks to some of the actors who have played them over the years and plays some of their most well-loved songs.

    Idina Menzel2013042620130628

    Tony Award winner Idina Menzel is a charismatic star of stage, film and television. In this special Friday Night Is Music Night, recorded at the Hackney Empire, she performs songs from throughout her career with the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of leading West End conductor Mike Dixon.

    Idina received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut performance as Maureen, in the original production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning hit RENT, which celebrates it's 20th anniversary this year. She went on to star in the West End premiere of 'WICKED' where she received the Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

    In film, Idina appeared opposite Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams in Disney's hit, ENCHANTED, directed by Kevin Lima, and prior to that, was seen in director Chris Columbus' film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical RENT, in which she reprised her role as Maureen. Idina is also to be seen in the cult TV hit Glee...

    Tonight, in 'Idina Menzel and Friends', listeners will discover a unique entertainer. A powerhouse performer, by turns sassy, funny and heartfelt.

    Programme first broadcast on Friday 26th April.

    During the interval, there is an intimate portrait of the life and career of the Tony award winning singer and actress. From her early days in the Broadway musical Rent to starring in the West End production of Wicked, Idina's stellar rise is charted and celebrated.

    Independence Day2014070420140912

    A special Independence Day edition originally broadcast on July 4th, as the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart presents a musical tribute to America. The concert will feature some iconic musical Americana - George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, the wide open plains of Jerome Moss's The Big Country, the stars and stripes of a Sousa march, the Moonlight Serenade of Glenn Miller and the hot jazz quartet of a New York deli... From Broadway to Baseball, New York to San Francisco, the Wild West to the west coast... Friday Night celebrates the 4th of July. With star guest singers, including the Olivier nominated actress Rosalie Craig, West End star Michael Xavier, the fabulous jazz quartet Smitty's Big Four and the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra.

    A special Independence Day edition as the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart presents a musical tribute to America. The concert will feature some iconic musical Americana - George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, the wide open plains of Jerome Moss's The Big Country, the stars and stripes of a Sousa march, the Moonlight Serenade of Glenn Miller and the hot jazz quartet of a New York deli... From Broadway to Baseball, New York to San Francisco, the Wild West to the west coast... Friday Night celebrates the 4th of July. With star guest singers, including the Olivier nominated actress Rosalie Craig, West End star Michael Xavier, the fabulous jazz quartet Smitty's Big Four and the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra.

    Ivor Novello20140926

    Ivor Novello2014092620150109 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents a special concert celebrating the music of Ivor Novello.

    As a taster to Russell Davis's documentary next month Friday Night is Music Night presents a special concert featuring the songs of David Ivor Davies - or as we know him Ivor Novello. Although his shows are rarely staged today his music is a popular staple diet of Radio 2's Friday night show.

    Actor, playwright, composer, songwriter , and dubbed one of the most handsome men in British Theatre , Ivor Novello was born in Cardiff in 1893. His father was a tax collector and his mother a distinguished soprano and music teacher - Clara Novello Davies.

    He gained his first major success with a popular song written 100 years ago at the start of the First World War - Keep the Home Fires Burning. Numerous hit shows followed in which he took the leading role.

    In this Friday Night is Music Night we feature songs from his great romantic musicals - including Glamorous Night(1935), Careless Rapture(1936), The Dancing Years(1939), Perchance to Dream(1945), King's Rhapsody(1949) and Gay's the Word(1951).

    He died suddenly in 1951 in his flat above the Strand Theatre in London. 7000 mourners lined the streets at his funeral.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Richard Balcombe with singers Wynne Evans, Sarah Fox, Charlotte Baptie and Lucy Williamson. The show is broadcast live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    Ivor Novello2014092620150109 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents a special concert celebrating the music of Ivor Novello.

    As a taster to Russell Davis's documentary next month Friday Night is Music Night presents a special concert featuring the songs of David Ivor Davies - or as we know him Ivor Novello. Although his shows are rarely staged today his music is a popular staple diet of Radio 2's Friday night show.

    Actor, playwright, composer, songwriter , and dubbed one of the most handsome men in British Theatre , Ivor Novello was born in Cardiff in 1893. His father was a tax collector and his mother a distinguished soprano and music teacher - Clara Novello Davies.

    He gained his first major success with a popular song written 100 years ago at the start of the First World War - Keep the Home Fires Burning. Numerous hit shows followed in which he took the leading role.

    In this Friday Night is Music Night we feature songs from his great romantic musicals - including Glamorous Night(1935), Careless Rapture(1936), The Dancing Years(1939), Perchance to Dream(1945), King's Rhapsody(1949) and Gay's the Word(1951).

    He died suddenly in 1951 in his flat above the Strand Theatre in London. 7000 mourners lined the streets at his funeral.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Richard Balcombe with singers Wynne Evans, Sarah Fox, Charlotte Baptie and Lucy Williamson. The show is broadcast live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    Ivor Novello20140926

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents a special concert celebrating the music of Ivor Novello.

    As a taster to Russell Davis's documentary next month Friday Night is Music Night presents a special concert featuring the songs of David Ivor Davies - or as we know him Ivor Novello. Although his shows are rarely staged today his music is a popular staple diet of Radio 2's Friday night show.

    Actor, playwright, composer, songwriter , and dubbed one of the most handsome men in British Theatre , Ivor Novello was born in Cardiff in 1898. His father was a tax collector and his mother a distinguished soprano and music teacher - Dame Clara Novello Davies.

    He gained his first major success with a popular song written 100 years ago at the start of the First World War - Keep the Home Fires Burning. Numerous hit shows followed in which he took the leading role.

    In this Friday Night is Music Night we feature songs from his great romantic musicals - including Glamorous Night(1935), Careless Rapture(1936), The Dancing Years(1939), Perchance to Dream(1945), King's Rhapsody(1949) and Gay's the Word(1951).

    He died suddenly in 1951 in his flat above the Strand Theatre in London. 7000 mourners lined the streets at his funeral.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Richard Balcombe with singers Wynne Evans, Sarah Fox, Charlotte Baptie and Lucy Williamson. The show is broadcast live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    Ivor Novello Awards Special20120511

    Celebrating the last 55 years of the Ivor Novello Awards at the Watford Colosseum.

    Ken Bruce - Presenters' Season2011111820130118

    Another chance to hear Ken Bruce as he presents his own edition of Friday Night Is Music Night - originally broadcast as part of the the Friday Night is Music Night presenters season. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Roderick Dunk, perform music reflecting the DJ's life, including Ken Bruce's Orchestral Tracks Of My Years.

    Ken Bruce continues the Radio 2 Presenters' Season on Friday Night Is Music Night.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Roderick Dunk, perform music reflecting the DJ's life, including Ken Bruce's Orchestral Tracks Of My Years.

    Kerry Ellis In Concert20120420

    BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night presents a special live concert starring Kerry Ellis. With special guests Brian May (Queen); Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of the Opera), Jonathan Ansell (G4) and the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steve Sidwell.

    Four multi award-winning artists come together for a once in a lifetime event. In musicals, on concert stages, and on television they have entertained millions. Join them tonight as Kerry Ellis hosts this special concert featuring classic songs from Wicked, We Will Rock You, Love Never Dies, Cabaret, The Way We Were, My Fair Lady and many more.

    A special live Friday Night Is Music Night featuring Kerry Ellis in concert.

    Kerry Ellis In Concert20120713

    BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night presents a special concert starring Kerry Ellis, with special guests Brian May (Queen), Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of the Opera), Jonathan Ansell (G4), and the 60-piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steve Sidwell.

    Four multi award-winning artists come together for a once in a lifetime event. In musicals, on concert stages, and on television they have entertained millions. Now Kerry Ellis hosts this special concert featuring classic songs from Wicked, We Will Rock You, Love Never Dies, Cabaret, The Way We Were, My Fair Lady and many more.

    It first broadcast on Radio 2 in April 2012.

    King's Lynn Festival20150724

    King's Lynn Festival2015072420151023 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe in a concert celebrating the Magic of the Musicals from the Kings Lynn Festival.

    Now in its 65th year - the Kings Lynn Festival was founded in 1951 by Lady Fermoy to compliment the Festival of Britain celebrations taking place in London that year. Lady Ruth Fermoy was confidante and lady in waiting to Her Majesty Elizabeth the Queen Mother and the grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales. Lady Fermoy herself was an accomplished concert pianist who had studied in Paris but whose musical career ended when she married. The very first Kings Lynn Festival included the likes of Benjamin Britten, Kathleen Ferrier, John Betjeman, Peter Pears, Peggy Ashcroft, Osbert Sitwell, Shura Cherkassky and Peter Ustinov.

    Many great orchestras have visited the festival over the years- and Radio 2's long running orchestral show - Friday Night is Music Night - has been a regular visitor.

    Tonight's show features hits from musical theatre with West End stars Ria Jones and Michael Dore - plus an appearance by the current Phantom of the Opera - Geromino Rauch.

    The programme includes - songs by the greats of musical theatre - Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Boublil and Schoenberg, Bock and Harnick, Stephen Sondheim and Lerner and Loewe.

    Concert first broadcast on 24th July 2015.

    King's Lynn Festival2015072420151023 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe in a concert celebrating the Magic of the Musicals from the Kings Lynn Festival.

    Now in its 65th year - the Kings Lynn Festival was founded in 1951 by Lady Fermoy to compliment the Festival of Britain celebrations taking place in London that year. Lady Ruth Fermoy was confidante and lady in waiting to Her Majesty Elizabeth the Queen Mother and the grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales. Lady Fermoy herself was an accomplished concert pianist who had studied in Paris but whose musical career ended when she married. The very first Kings Lynn Festival included the likes of Benjamin Britten, Kathleen Ferrier, John Betjeman, Peter Pears, Peggy Ashcroft, Osbert Sitwell, Shura Cherkassky and Peter Ustinov.

    Many great orchestras have visited the festival over the years- and Radio 2's long running orchestral show - Friday Night is Music Night - has been a regular visitor.

    Tonight's show features hits from musical theatre with West End stars Ria Jones and Michael Dore - plus an appearance by the current Phantom of the Opera - Geromino Rauch.

    The programme includes - songs by the greats of musical theatre - Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Boublil and Schoenberg, Bock and Harnick, Stephen Sondheim and Lerner and Loewe.

    Concert first broadcast on 24th July 2015.

    King's Lynn Festival20150724

    Ken Bruce presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe celebrating the magic of the musicals from the King's Lynn Festival.

    Les Miserables Anniversary Concert20100521

    Les Miserables Anniversary Concert2010052120110211 (R2)

    Another chance to hear Gareth Gates, John Owen-Jones, Jacinta Whyte and Shona Lindsay as they perform well-known and much-loved songs from the musicals with a special nod to Les Miserables for when it celebrated its 25th anniversary. Mike Dixon conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a programme from London's Mermaid Theatre first broadcast in May last year.

    Les Miserables Anniversary Concert20110812

    Another chance to hear Gareth Gates, John Owen-Jones, Jacinta Whyte and Shona Lindsay as they perform well-known and much-loved songs from the musicals with a special nod to Les Miserables for when it celebrated its 25th anniversary.

    Mike Dixon conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in a programme from London's Mermaid Theatre first broadcast in May last year.

    Gareth Gates, John Owen-Jones, Jacinta Whyte and Shona Lindsay perform musical hits.

    Michael Feinstein2014090520141031 (R2)

    , the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is the leading interpreter of American standards. He's played at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, the Hollywood Bowl, the White House and Buckingham Palace and now joins the sixty piece BBC Concert orchestra and Broadway maestro Larry Blank for a very special Friday Night Is Music Night, dedicated to the art and craft of the great songwriters.

    Michael's fascination with the American Songbook began in Columbus, Ohio. It was here that he began playing piano at the age of five. After graduating from high school, he worked in local piano bars for two years, moving to Los Angeles when he was 20. Then the widow of the legendary concert pianist-actor Oscar Levant introduced him to Ira Gershwin in July 1977. Michael became Gershwin's assistant for six years, which earned him access to numerous unpublished Gershwin songs, many of which he has since performed and recorded. Gershwin's influence led to his becoming a composer and arranger of his own original music and an outstanding interpreter of music legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington, Harry Warren and of course George and Ira Gershwin.

    Tonight he shares personal memories of those greats, together with their music and songs, in the company of his special guests.

    This concert was originally broadcast in September.

    Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is the leading interpreter of American standards. He's played at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, the Hollywood Bowl, the White House and Buckingham Palace and now joins the sixty piece BBC Concert orchestra and Broadway maestro Larry Blank for a very special Friday Night Is Music Night, dedicated to the art and craft of the great songwriters.

    Michael's fascination with the American Songbook began in Columbus, Ohio. It was here that he began playing piano at the age of five. After graduating from high school, he worked in local piano bars for two years, moving to Los Angeles when he was 20. Then the widow of the legendary concert pianist-actor Oscar Levant introduced him to Ira Gershwin in July 1977. Michael became Gershwin's assistant for six years, which earned him access to numerous unpublished Gershwin songs, many of which he has since performed and recorded. Gershwin's influence led to his becoming a composer and arranger of his own original music and an outstanding interpreter of music legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington, Harry Warren and of course George and Ira Gershwin.

    Tonight he shares personal memories of those greats, together with their music and songs, in the company of his special guests.

    Mind The Gap - A Musical Tour Of London's Underground2013031520130614

    Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests live in concert. Includes Interval: A look at the history and impact of the London Underground at 150 years old.

    Monica Mancini & Friends
    Museum of the Year20150626

    Museum Of The Year2015062620150925 (R2)

    A special concert celebrating the six nominees for this year's Museum of the Year. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Nick Davies, will play music inspired by unique objects from each of the museums collections. Among them, a tsetse fly sent back from the Zambesi by Dr Livingstone; a walrus skull that inspired Lewis Carroll to write 'The Walrus and the Carpenter'; one of the clay poppies from the Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red'; and a tambourine signed by soldiers of the first World War who convalesced at the Georgian country house, Dunham Massey - Among the pieces of music:- John Addison's theme for the Douglas Bader film 'Reach for the Sky'; Elgar's 'Pomp and Circumstance No 4'; Strauss' 'Voices of Spring'; Vaughan Williams 'Fantasia on Greensleeves'; Henry Walton's 'Crown Imperial'; and Jerry Goldsmith's stirring score for 'Star Trek The Motion Picture'.

    Museum Of The Year20150626

    A special concert celebrating the six nominees for this year's Museum of the Year. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Nick Davies, will play music inspired by unique objects from each of the museums collections. Among them, a tsetse fly sent back from the Zambesi by Dr Livingstone; a walruss skull that inspired Lewis Carrol to write 'The Walrus and the Carpenter'; one of the clay poppies from the Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red'; and a tambourine signed by soldiers of the first World War who convalesced at the Georgian country house, Dunham Massey - Among the pieces of music:- John Addison's theme for the Douglas Bader film 'Reach for the Sky'; Elgar's 'Pomp and Circumstance No 4'; Strauss' 'Voices of Spring'; Vaughan Williams 'Fantasia on Greensleeves'; Henry Walton's 'Crown Imperial'; and Jerry Goldsmith's stirring score for 'Star Trek The Motion Picture'.

    Musicals at the Chichester Festival Theatre20160122

    Musicals at the Chichester Festival Theatre20160122

    Performing songs from musicals at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

    Musicals at the Chichester Festival Theatre20160122

    Performing songs from musicals at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

    Neil Sedaka In Concert With The Bbc Concert Orchestra20140221

    Interval: Neil Sedaka's career as a performer and songwriter spans over five decades and is full of hit songs from Oh Carol to Stupid Cupid. Here he chats to music journalist and broadcaster Paul Sexton about his life in pop and how a certain Elton John helped turn his career around.

    Nelson Riddle20151016

    Nelson Riddle2015101620160304 (R2)

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' celebrates the master musician and arranger - Nelson Riddle. Clare Teal, Graham Bickley and Curtis Stigers will present his story and sing an extraordinary selection of songs arranged by Riddle for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat 'King' Cole, Judy Garland and many, many more. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe are joined by the BBC Big Band in a unique and rare collaboration, recorded at London's Hackney Empire.

    Among the songs:- The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Let's Face the Music And Dance; Night and Day, Dance Ballerina Dance; I've Got the World On A String; Mona Lisa; and Get Happy.

    This programme was first broadcast in October 2015.

    Nelson Riddle2015101620160304 (R2)

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' celebrates the master musician and arranger - Nelson Riddle. Clare Teal, Graham Bickley and Curtis Stigers will present his story and sing an extraordinary selection of songs arranged by Riddle for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat 'King' Cole, Judy Garland and many, many more. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe are joined by the BBC Big Band in a unique and rare collaboration, recorded at London's Hackney Empire.

    Among the songs:- The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Let's Face the Music And Dance; Night and Day, Dance Ballerina Dance; I've Got the World On A String; Mona Lisa; and Get Happy.

    This programme was first broadcast in October 2015.

    Nelson Riddle20151016

    Nelson Riddle20151016

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' celebrates the master musician and arranger - Nelson Riddle. Clare Teal, Graham Bickley and Curtis Stigers will present his story and sing an extraordinary selection of songs arranged by Riddle for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat 'King' Cole, Judy Garland and many, many more. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe are joined by the BBC Big Band in a unique and rare collaboration, recorded at London's Hackney Empire.

    Among the songs:- The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Let's Face the Music And Dance; Night and Day, Dance Ballerina Dance; I've Got the World On A String; Mona Lisa; and Get Happy.

    Nelson Riddle20151016

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' celebrates the master musician and arranger - Nelson Riddle. Clare Teal, Graham Bickley and Curtis Stigers will present his story and sing an extraordinary selection of songs arranged by Riddle for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat 'King' Cole, Judy Garland and many, many more. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe are joined by the BBC Big Band in a unique and rare collaboration, recorded at London's Hackney Empire.

    Among the songs:- The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Let's Face the Music And Dance; Night and Day, Dance Ballerina Dance; I've Got the World On A String; Mona Lisa; and Get Happy.

    Nelson Riddle20151016

    Nelson Riddle20151016

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' celebrates the master musician and arranger - Nelson Riddle. Clare Teal, Graham Bickley and Curtis Stigers will present his story and sing an extraordinary selection of songs arranged by Riddle for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat 'King' Cole, Judy Garland and many, many more. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe are joined by the BBC Big Band in a unique and rare collaboration, recorded at London's Hackney Empire.

    Among the songs:- The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Let's Face the Music And Dance; Night and Day, The Lady Is A Tramp; I've Got the World On A String; Mona Lisa; and Get Happy.

    Nelson Riddle20151016

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' celebrates the master musician and arranger - Nelson Riddle. Clare Teal, Graham Bickley and Curtis Stigers will present his story and sing an extraordinary selection of songs arranged by Riddle for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat 'King' Cole, Judy Garland and many, many more. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe are joined by the BBC Big Band in a unique and rare collaboration, recorded at London's Hackney Empire.

    Among the songs:- The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Let's Face the Music And Dance; Night and Day, The Lady Is A Tramp; I've Got the World On A String; Mona Lisa; and Get Happy.

    Nelson Riddle20151016

    Nelson Riddle20151016

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' celebrates the master musician and arranger - Nelson Riddle. Clare Teal, Graham Bickley and Curtis Stigers will present his story and sing an extraordinary selection of songs arranged by Riddle for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat 'King' Cole, Judy Garland and many, many more. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe are joined by the BBC Big Band in a unique and rare collaboration, recorded at London's Hackney Empire.

    Among the songs:- The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Let's Face the Music And Dance; Night and Day, The Lady Is A Tramp; I've Got the World On A String; Mona Lisa; and Get Happy.

    Nelson Riddle20151016

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' celebrates the master musician and arranger - Nelson Riddle. Clare Teal, Graham Bickley and Curtis Stigers will present his story and sing an extraordinary selection of songs arranged by Riddle for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat 'King' Cole, Judy Garland and many, many more. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe are joined by the BBC Big Band in a unique and rare collaboration, recorded at London's Hackney Empire.

    Among the songs:- The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Let's Face the Music And Dance; Night and Day, The Lady Is A Tramp; I've Got the World On A String; Mona Lisa; and Get Happy.

    Off the Wireless and on the Box20150130

    Off The Wireless And On The Box2015013020150522 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night - On the Wireless and Off the Box - Ken Bruce presents a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the BBC Light Programme.

    When peace came to Europe in 1945 the BBC set about fulfilling a promise to its listeners that within 90 days of VE day they would return the airwaves to near normal and introduce improved services. On the Radio Times cover of 27th July the then Director General - William Haley - announced the roll out of 6 regional Home Services and a brand new venture, The Light Programme.

    Haley said "It will be built for the civilian listener. Developing its own special character it will, we hope, be one of the most successful ventures the BBC has undertaken. It is necessary to stress this idea of development....the way must always be open for something better and something new.... The BBC must not cease to innovate. Listeners will be tolerant towards experiment (even though not always successful) for it is only out of ceaseless experiment that still better broadcasting will come. Radio is still a new art"

    The Light Programme was launched on 29th July 1945. The first sound on the network was an arrangement of Oranges and Lemons by the BBC Theatre Orchestra - an ensemble of BBC musicians who would later be re-named and re-grouped as the BBC Concert Orchestra. The Light Programme - much loved, much missed, though often derided for being... well... "light"... but during its 22 years on air its schedules were crammed with talented musicians, writers, actors and comedians. It was here we first Listened with Mother, Journeyed Into Space, took our Pick of the Pops asked Twenty Questions and passed the odd 30 minutes with one Antony Aloysius St John Hancock.

    The Light Programme was to last until September 1967 when it split to form the brand new Radios 1 and 2. In our concert tonight Ken Bruce curates us through the Light Programme archives with the help of the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Gavin Sutherland with guests Roy Hudd, Kitty Whately(mezzo soprano), Simon Butteriss(baritone) and Tim Fitzhigham and Duncan Walsh-Atkins.

    The concert was first broadcast in January 2015 as part of the London Southbank's Changing Britain season - looking at British History of the last 70 years.

    Off the Wireless and on the Box20150130

    Off the Wireless and on the Box20150130

    Friday Night is Music Night - On the Wireless and Off the Box - Ken Bruce presents a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the BBC Light Programme.

    When peace came to Europe in 1945 the BBC set about fulfilling a promise to its listeners that within 90 days of VE day they would return the airwaves to near normal and introduce improved services. On the Radio Times cover of 27th July the then Director General - William Haley - announced the roll out of 6 regional Home Services and a brand new venture, The Light Programme.

    Haley said "It will be built for the civilian listener. Developing its own special character it will, we hope, be one of the most successful ventures the BBC has undertaken. It is necessary to stress this idea of development. ....the way must always be open for something better and something new. ... The BBC must not cease to innovate. Listeners will be tolerant towards experiment (even though not always successful) for it is only out of ceaseless experiment that still better broadcasting will come. Radio is still a new art"

    The Light Programme was launched on 29th July 1945 . The first sound on the network was an arrangement of Oranges and Lemons by the BBC Theatre Orchestra - an ensemble of BBC musicians who would later be re-named and re-grouped as the BBC Concert Orchestra . The Light Programme - much loved, much missed, though often derided for being ... well... "light"... but during its 22 years on air its schedules were crammed with talented musicians, writers, actors and comedians. It was here we first Listened with Mother, Journeyed Into Space, took our Pick of the Pops asked Twenty Questions and passed the odd 30 minutes with one Antony Aloysius St John Hancock.

    The Light Programme was to last until September 1967 when it split to form the brand new Radios 1 and 2. In our concert tonight Ken Bruce curates us through the Light Programme archives with the help of the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Gavin Sutherland with guests Roy Hudd, Kitty Whately(mezzo soprano), Simon Butteriss(baritone) and Tim Fitzhigham and Duncan Walsh-Atkins .

    The concert is broadcast live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London as part of the London Southbank's Changing Britain season - looking at British History of the last 70 years.

    Off the Wireless and on the Box20150130

    Friday Night is Music Night - On the Wireless and Off the Box - Ken Bruce presents a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the BBC Light Programme.

    When peace came to Europe in 1945 the BBC set about fulfilling a promise to its listeners that within 90 days of VE day they would return the airwaves to near normal and introduce improved services. On the Radio Times cover of 27th July the then Director General - William Haley - announced the roll out of 6 regional Home Services and a brand new venture, The Light Programme.

    Haley said "It will be built for the civilian listener. Developing its own special character it will, we hope, be one of the most successful ventures the BBC has undertaken. It is necessary to stress this idea of development. ....the way must always be open for something better and something new. ... The BBC must not cease to innovate. Listeners will be tolerant towards experiment (even though not always successful) for it is only out of ceaseless experiment that still better broadcasting will come. Radio is still a new art"

    The Light Programme was launched on 29th July 1945 . The first sound on the network was an arrangement of Oranges and Lemons by the BBC Theatre Orchestra - an ensemble of BBC musicians who would later be re-named and re-grouped as the BBC Concert Orchestra . The Light Programme - much loved, much missed, though often derided for being ... well... "light"... but during its 22 years on air its schedules were crammed with talented musicians, writers, actors and comedians. It was here we first Listened with Mother, Journeyed Into Space, took our Pick of the Pops asked Twenty Questions and passed the odd 30 minutes with one Antony Aloysius St John Hancock.

    The Light Programme was to last until September 1967 when it split to form the brand new Radios 1 and 2. In our concert tonight Ken Bruce curates us through the Light Programme archives with the help of the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Gavin Sutherland with guests Roy Hudd, Kitty Whately(mezzo soprano), Simon Butteriss(baritone) and Tim Fitzhigham and Duncan Walsh-Atkins .

    The concert is broadcast live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London as part of the London Southbank's Changing Britain season - looking at British History of the last 70 years.

    Once Upon A Time20130927

    Two of the best story tellers of all time were The Brothers Grimm, Wilhem and Jacob, who together collected and wrote down countless German folk tales, including the stories of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, The Pied Piper and Snow White.

    Tonight, Friday Night Is Music Night presents a concert of music inspired by these classic fairy tales, marking the 150 anniversary of Jacob Grimm's final ascent of the celestial beanstalk...The concert brings classical music and classic films together, with music from Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Mussorsgsky and Rimsky Korsakov, alongside songs written for Disney's Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, Tangled (Rapunzel) and The Little Mermaid.

    Samantha Bond is our presenter and story teller, singer Hadley Fraser takes on the role of the handsome Prince, while the current star of 'Wicked' Louise Dearman is our Princess. The magical 60 piece BBC Concert orchestra, will be under the fantastical direction of Maestro Nick Davies. The whole concert finishes with the spectacular 'Night on a Bare Mountain' as featured in Disney's 'Fantasia'.

    One Brief Shining Moment2014071120140919

    Ken Bruce presents a special Friday Night is Music Night - 'One Brief Shining Moment', celebrating two giants of musical theatre, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Between them they wrote five of the most outstanding musicals of all time- My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Gigi, Paint Your Wagon and celebrating the 50th anniversary of its West End opening ,Camelot. With the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Larry Blank and starring Scarlett Strallen (Candide, A Chorus Line) Hadley Fraser (City of Angels, The Pajama Game) and Alex Bourne (Kiss Me Kate, We Will Rock You), the concert will feature some of the best known musical theatre songs of all time - 'I Could Have Danced All Night', 'How To Handle A Woman', 'Almost Like Being in Love', 'Gigi', 'Wandrin Star' and 'Camelot' amongst them...

    Originally broadcast in July 2014.

    One Singular Sensation - Marvin Hamlisch2012120720130208

    Friday Night is Music Night presents 'One Singular Sensation', a concert in tribute to the great composer Marvin Hamlisch. Hamlisch's musicals include 'A Chorus Line' and 'They're Playing My Song', his movie scores include 'Sophie's Choice' and 'The Sting' and his popular songs include the classic Bond song 'Nobody Does It Better' and 'The Way We Were'. Tonight's concert is conducted by Marvin's long time friend Larry Blank and features the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, Capital Voices, West End singers Sharon D. Clarke and Louise Dearman and special appearances from Sir Tim Rice and the original choreographer of 'A Chorus Line' Bob Avian. Ken Bruce presents.

    Ken Bruce presents One Singular Sensation, a concert in tribute to the great composer Marvin Hamlisch.

    Hamlisch's musicals include A Chorus Line and They're Playing My Song, his movie scores include Sophie's Choice and The Sting, and his popular songs include the classic Bond song Nobody Does It Better and The Way We Were.

    Tonight's concert is conducted by Marvin's long-time friend Larry Blank and features the 60-piece BBC Concert Orchestra, Capital Voices, as well as West End singers Sharon D. Clarke, Louise Dearman and Andrew Playfoot.

    Oscars Special, 'and The Winner Is...'2014022820140516

    Friday Night Is Music Night presents a concert of award winning film music. The sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart are joined by forty voices from the London Chorus, with soloists Robert Lonsdale (currently starring in From Here To Eternity) and Anna-Jane Casey (currently starring in Billy Elliot), plus the Joe Stilgoe Trio. Presented by BBC TV's Danny Leigh, who takes a break from Film 2014 to host this special concert. First broadcast in February 2014 on the lead up to the Academy awards

    During the interval, a look at this year's Oscar nominations for best Original Song and Original Score, in the company of film critic and journalist Nick Duncalf. Judge for yourself who should grab a gong as Nick Duncalf previews all the nominated songs and tunes.

    Winning film themes for the Oscars weekend, presented by Film 2014's Danny Leigh with the BBC Concert Orchestra, London Chorus and singers Robert Lonsdale and Anna Jane Casey.

    Paul O'grady - My Life Upon The Wicked Stage2012061520130111

    Friday Night Is Music Night - "My Life Upon the Wicked Stage". Paul O'Grady presents a special concert featuring some of his favourite music live from the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    One of Britain's best loved entertainers, Paul was born on 14th June 1955 in St Catherine's Hospital, Birkenhead, and he has woven his career through a variety of jobs. These include civil servant, barman, carer, drag act ,actor, TV presenter and radio presenter here on Radio 2.

    In his teens Paul was a keen member of his local amateur dramatic society - the Unity Youth Theatre. Lily Savage made her first steps on the boards on 7th October 1978 at the Black Cap pub in Camden Town. For her debut act she mimed to a Barbra Streisand record - Nobody Makes a Pass at Me, from a show called Pins and Needles by Harold Rome.

    Paul went on to play a number of roles on the West End stage - including Miss Hannigan in Annie and the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

    In tonight's Friday Night is Music Night he's let loose with conductor Mike Dixon and the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra to present a selection of his favourite music - with a dash of comedy thrown in.

    So expect musical theatre with a bit of classical and opera too. The programme includes selections from the Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne musical Gypsy and the theme to Paul's all time favourite television show - The Avengers.

    Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests live in concert. Includes Interval.

    Pavarotti's Greatest Hits20151002

    Pavarotti's Greatest Hits2015100220160212 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night celebrates Pavarotti's Greatest Hits.

    Luciano Pavarotti was born 80 years ago on the 12th October 1935. Tonight Paul Gambaccini pays tribute to the most famous tenor of the modern opera era.

    Luciano's father Fernando was the town baker and keen amateur singer whilst his mother Adele worked in the local cigar factory. Luciano grew up listening to his father's record collection - Caruso, Gigli and Schipa and was also influenced by the films of Mario Lanza. He made his first visit to the UK when he and his father took part in the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen as part of Corale Rossini - they took first prize. Luciano was just 20 years old.

    As a youngster music was just one of his many ambitions. He also wanted to play in goal for his beloved Juventus FC and he was a skilled player in his youth. He held down many different jobs before turning to music - farming, teaching and insurance salesman. His opera career took off in the early 60s and he enjoyed a long collaboration with Dame Joan Sutherland and soprano Mirella Freni and a friendly rivalry with fellow opera tenors Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo. In 1990 an unbelievable event took place. The three tenors shared the same stage for a gala concert on the eve of the World Cup Final in Italy. The recording of the concert became the biggest selling classical record of all time.

    Tonight, our Friday Night tenors Bonaventure Bottone, Noah Stewart and Gardar Thor Cortez recall the songs that Pavarotti made famous including O Sole Mio, Che Gelida Manina, Torna a Surriento and, of course, Nessun Dorma. Soprano Camilla Roberts is on hand for the Love Duet from Madam Butterfly and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by its guest principal conductor Johannes Wildner feature intermezzi and overtures associated with the Great Pavarotti.

    Recorded 3rd June at the Hackney Empire, London.

    Pavarotti's Greatest Hits20151002

    Paul Gambaccini presents conductor Johannes Wildner and a host of tenor voices celebrating the Neapolitan songs, love duets and arias that made up Pavarotti's greatest hits.

    Pictures At An Exhibition2014062020140829

    A unique Friday Night Is Music Night, tying in with the National Gallery's exhibition, 'Making Colour' Presented by Ken Bruce.

    In tonight's concert, the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra and star singers, conducted by Stephen Bell present their own 'Pictures at an Exhibition' with the National Gallery.

    Listeners will be able to see the pictures via the Friday Night Is Music Night page on the Radio 2 website at the same time as the audience see them in the concert hall. Among the works we'll hear tonight, Mussorgsky's 'Pictures At An Exhibition', Dvorak's 'Song of the Moon, Offenbach's 'La Vie Parissiene', Delius 'Summer Evening', Puccini's 'O Soave Fanciulla' from La Boheme... And among the pictures:- Monet's 'The Water Lily Pond', Pissarro's Montmartre at Night, Turner's 'The Fighting Temeraire', Rubens ' Samson and Delilah' and Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'... Classic music and the greatest paintings from the world's most famous artists. All part of Radio 2's 'Colour Season'' which was originally broadcast in June.

    Listeners will be able to see the pictures via the Friday Night Is Music Night page on the Radio 2 website at the same time as the audience see them in the concert hall. Among the works we'll hear tonight, Mussorgsky's 'Pictures At An Exhibition', Dvorak's 'Song of the Moon, Offenbach's 'La Vie Parissiene', Delius 'Summer Evening', Puccini's 'O Soave Fanciulla' from La Boheme... And among the pictures:- Monet's 'The Water Lily Pond', Pissarro's Montmartre at Night, Turner's 'The Fighting Temeraire', Rubens ' Samson and Delilah' and Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'... Classic music and the greatest paintings from the world's most famous artists. All part of Radio 2's 'Colour Season'.

    Pink Martini2011102120121005

    Friday Night Is Music Night features Pink Martini performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra at The Royal Albert Hall earlier this week.

    Founded by the classically trained pianist Thomas M Lauderdale in 1994, the twelve-piece ensemble performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages, and with symphony orchestras around the world.

    They've been described as somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble, a Brazilian marching street band and Japanese film noir. Lauderdale describes them as "a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure... if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we'd be that band."

    For this performance Pink Martini are joined by vocalist Storm Large and Ken Bruce presents for Radio 2.

    They've been described as somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble, a Brazilian marching street band and Japanese film noir.

    Lauderdale describes them as "a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure...

    if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we'd be that band."

    Pink Martini perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

    Procol Harum20141128

    Procol Harum2014112820150320 (R2)

    For one night only, 'Friday Night Is Music Night' presents Procol Harum in a symphonic spectacular for BBC Radio 2.

    This special event takes place at the Dominion Theatre in London, with the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by David Firman and the forty voice CEF Chorus.

    The band who created the iconic track that is still voted the best pop record of all time, 'Whiter Shade of Pale', is led by the founder member of the band, singer/pianist and composer Gary Brooker.

    Geoff Whitehorn who among his credits, has played for Roger Chapman, Elkie Brooks, Paul Rodgers and Roger Daltrey, plays lead guitar.

    Geoff Dunn, on drums, joined in 2006, having played for such luminaries as Jimmy Page, Dave Stewart, Van Morrison and Manfred Mann.

    Matt Pegg, on bass joined in 1993 having played with Jethro Tull, folk-rock supergroup The Gathering, Francis Dunnery, Chris Difford of Squeeze, The Drifters, and The Stone Roses' Ian Brown.

    Josh Phillips plays keyboards and Hammond. A renowned composer in his own right, his career with the band began in 1979, after a long and fruitful association with Pete Townsend.

    Having played their symphonic set to thousands overseas, Procol Harum are at last bringing the show to the UK's shores. Their reputation and illustrious pedigree promises that this special 'Friday Night Is Music Night' will be a unique and unforgettable concert experience.

    First broadcast in November 2014.

    Procol Harum2014112820150320 (R2)

    For one night only, 'Friday Night Is Music Night' presents Procol Harum in a symphonic spectacular for BBC Radio 2.

    This special event takes place at the Dominion Theatre in London, with the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by David Firman and the forty voice CEF Chorus.

    The band who created the iconic track that is still voted the best pop record of all time, 'Whiter Shade of Pale', is led by the founder member of the band, singer/pianist and composer Gary Brooker.

    Geoff Whitehorn who among his credits, has played for Roger Chapman, Elkie Brooks, Paul Rodgers and Roger Daltrey, plays lead guitar.

    Geoff Dunn, on drums, joined in 2006, having played for such luminaries as Jimmy Page, Dave Stewart, Van Morrison and Manfred Mann.

    Matt Pegg, on bass joined in 1993 having played with Jethro Tull, folk-rock supergroup The Gathering, Francis Dunnery, Chris Difford of Squeeze, The Drifters, and The Stone Roses' Ian Brown.

    Josh Phillips plays keyboards and Hammond. A renowned composer in his own right, his career with the band began in 1979, after a long and fruitful association with Pete Townsend.

    Having played their symphonic set to thousands overseas, Procol Harum are at last bringing the show to the UK's shores. Their reputation and illustrious pedigree promises that this special 'Friday Night Is Music Night' will be a unique and unforgettable concert experience.

    First broadcast in November 2014.

    Procol Harum20141128

    Procol Harum2014112820150320 (R2)

    For one night only, 'Friday Night Is Music Night' presents Procol Harum in a symphonic spectacular for BBC Radio 2.

    This special event takes place at the Dominion Theatre in London, with the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by David Firman and the forty voice CEF Chorus.

    The band who created the iconic track that is still voted the best pop record of all time, 'Whiter Shade of Pale', is led by the founder member of the band, singer/pianist and composer Gary Brooker.

    Geoff Whitehorn who among his credits, has played for Roger Chapman, Elkie Brooks, Paul Rodgers and Roger Daltrey, plays lead guitar.

    Geoff Dunn, on drums, joined in 2006, having played for such luminaries as Jimmy Page, Dave Stewart, Van Morrison and Manfred Mann.

    Matt Pegg, on bass joined in 1993 having played with Jethro Tull, folk-rock supergroup The Gathering, Francis Dunnery, Chris Difford of Squeeze, The Drifters, and The Stone Roses' Ian Brown.

    Josh Phillips plays keyboards and Hammond. A renowned composer in his own right, his career with the band began in 1979, after a long and fruitful association with Pete Townsend.

    Having played their symphonic set to thousands overseas, Procol Harum are at last bringing the show to the UK's shores. Their reputation and illustrious pedigree promises that this special 'Friday Night Is Music Night' will be a unique and unforgettable concert experience.

    First broadcast in November 2014.

    Procol Harum2014112820150320 (R2)

    For one night only, 'Friday Night Is Music Night' presents Procol Harum in a symphonic spectacular for BBC Radio 2.

    This special event takes place at the Dominion Theatre in London, with the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by David Firman and the forty voice CEF Chorus.

    The band who created the iconic track that is still voted the best pop record of all time, 'Whiter Shade of Pale', is led by the founder member of the band, singer/pianist and composer Gary Brooker.

    Geoff Whitehorn who among his credits, has played for Roger Chapman, Elkie Brooks, Paul Rodgers and Roger Daltrey, plays lead guitar.

    Geoff Dunn, on drums, joined in 2006, having played for such luminaries as Jimmy Page, Dave Stewart, Van Morrison and Manfred Mann.

    Matt Pegg, on bass joined in 1993 having played with Jethro Tull, folk-rock supergroup The Gathering, Francis Dunnery, Chris Difford of Squeeze, The Drifters, and The Stone Roses' Ian Brown.

    Josh Phillips plays keyboards and Hammond. A renowned composer in his own right, his career with the band began in 1979, after a long and fruitful association with Pete Townsend.

    Having played their symphonic set to thousands overseas, Procol Harum are at last bringing the show to the UK's shores. Their reputation and illustrious pedigree promises that this special 'Friday Night Is Music Night' will be a unique and unforgettable concert experience.

    First broadcast in November 2014.

    Procol Harum20141128

    For one night only, 'Friday Night Is Music Night' presents Procol Harum in a symphonic spectacular for BBC Radio 2.

    This special event will take place at the Dominion Theatre in London, with the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by David Firman and the forty voice CEF Chorus.

    The band who created the iconic track that is still voted the best pop record of all time, 'Whiter Shade of Pale', will be led by the founder member of the band, singer/pianist and composer Gary Brooker.

    Geoff Whitehorn who among his credits, has played for Roger Chapman, Elkie Brooks, Paul Rodgers and Roger Daltrey, plays lead guitar.

    Geoff Dunn, on drums, joined in 2006, having played for such luminaries as Jimmy Page, Dave Stewart, Van Morrison and Manfred Mann.

    Matt Pegg, on bass joined in 1993 having played with Jethro Tull, folk-rock supergroup The Gathering, Francis Dunnery, Chris Difford of Squeeze, The Drifters, and The Stone Roses' Ian Brown.

    Josh Phillips plays keyboards and Hammond. A renowned composer in his own right, his career with the band began in 1979, after a long and fruitful association with Pete Townsend.

    Having played their symphonic set to thousands overseas, Procol Harum are at last bringing the show to the UK's shores. Their reputation and illustrious pedigree promises that this special 'Friday Night Is Music Night' will be a unique and unforgettable concert experience.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 February 199619960202

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 09 February 1996

    Previous in series: 26 January 1996

    Broadcast history

    02 Feb 1996 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1994-11-25.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 04 January 199119910104

    Producer: D.

    RAYVERN-ALLEN

    Next in series: 11 January 1991

    Previous in series: 28 December 1990

    Broadcast history

    04 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1990-03-09.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 08 March 199119910308

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 22 March 1991

    Previous in series: 25 January 1991

    Broadcast history

    08 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-02-12.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 09 February 199619960209

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: INTERVAL ITEM - WHY I LIVE IN HASTINGS

    Previous in series: 02 February 1996

    Broadcast history

    09 Feb 1996 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1996-01-10.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 January 199119910726

    First broadcast on 1991-01-11

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 25 January 1991

    Previous in series: 04 January 1991

    Broadcast history

    26 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2).

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 16 November 199019910719

    First broadcast on 1990-11-16

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 28 December 1990

    Previous in series: 09 November 1990

    Broadcast history

    16 Nov 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1990-11-06.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910111

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910118

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910315

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910322

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910405

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910419

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910426

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910607

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910614

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910621

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910705

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910712

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910913

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919910927

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919911004

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919911011

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919911025

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919911101

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 November 198919911108

    First broadcast on 1989-11-17

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 24 November 1989

    Previous in series: CRAWLEY

    Broadcast history

    17 Nov 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Dec 1989 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jan 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    02 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    09 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    23 Mar 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    06 Apr 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 May 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jun 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Jul 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    14 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    21 Dec 1990 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    18 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    15 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    22 Mar 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    19 Apr 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    07 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    21 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jul 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    13 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    27 Sep 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    25 Oct 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Nov 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    20 Mar 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1986-01-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 18 October 199119911018

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 22 November 1991

    Previous in series: 30 August 1991

    Broadcast history

    18 Oct 1991 19:32-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    22 May 1992 19:30-20:20 (RADIO 2)

    29 May 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Jun 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 Jun 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jun 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Jun 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Jul 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-08-30.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 August 199419950901

    First broadcast on 1994-08-19

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 26 August 1994

    Previous in series: 12 August 1994

    Broadcast history

    19 Aug 1994 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    01 Sep 1995 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1994-06-07.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 1991051719910517

    17 May 1991

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 31 May 1991

    Previous in series: INTERVAL ITEM

    Broadcast history

    17 May 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-03-26.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 1991053119910531

    31 May 1991

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 28 June 1991

    Previous in series: 17 May 1991

    Broadcast history

    31 May 1991 19:32-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-03-19.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 22 March 199119910809

    First broadcast on 1991-03-22

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 29 March 1991

    Previous in series: 08 March 1991

    Broadcast history

    09 Aug 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2).

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 22 November 199119911122

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: INTERVAL ITEM

    Previous in series: 18 October 1991

    Broadcast history

    22 Nov 1991 19:30-20:44 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jul 1992 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-09-03.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919910201

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919910208

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919910215

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919910222

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919910503

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919910524

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919910802

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919910920

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919911129

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919950922

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919950929

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919960119

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919960216

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 November 198919960223

    First broadcast on 1989-11-24

    Producer: B.

    KNIGHT

    Next in series: 29 December 1989

    Previous in series: 17 November 1989

    Broadcast history

    24 Nov 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Dec 1989 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    02 Feb 1990 19:31-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    09 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Mar 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 Apr 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 May 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Jun 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Jul 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Oct 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Dec 1990 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    15 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Feb 1991 19:31-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    10 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 May 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    02 Aug 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1991 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1991 19:30-21:29 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 Mar 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Apr 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    25 Sep 1992 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Jan 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Feb 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 May 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Jul 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Sep 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    05 Nov 1993 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Feb 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Mar 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Apr 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    06 May 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    27 May 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jun 1994 19:32-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Sep 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Oct 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    09 Dec 1994 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Feb 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    03 Mar 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    07 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Apr 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    12 May 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    30 Jun 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Jul 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Aug 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    22 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Sep 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Nov 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    08 Dec 1995 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    19 Jan 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    16 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    23 Feb 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    01 Mar 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    26 Apr 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 May 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Jun 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    20 Sep 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    04 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    11 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    18 Oct 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Nov 1996 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    17 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    24 Jan 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    21 Feb 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    14 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    28 Mar 1997 19:30-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    29 Aug 1997 19:03-21:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1985-02-22.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 25 January 199119910125

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 08 March 1991

    Previous in series: 11 January 1991

    Broadcast history

    25 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    16 Aug 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-01-08.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 25 January 199119910816

    First broadcast on 1991-01-25

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 08 March 1991

    Previous in series: 11 January 1991

    Broadcast history

    25 Jan 1991 19:31-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    16 Aug 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-01-08.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 January 199619960126

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 02 February 1996

    Previous in series: INTERVAL ITEM

    Broadcast history

    26 Jan 1996 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1995-11-14.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 27 December 199119911227

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 03 January 1992

    Previous in series: INTERVAL ITEM

    Broadcast history

    27 Dec 1991 19:30-20:59 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-12-10.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 28 June 199119910628

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 30 August 1991

    Previous in series: 31 May 1991

    Broadcast history

    28 Jun 1991 19:32-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-04-30.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 July 199419950908

    First broadcast on 1994-07-29

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 12 August 1994

    Previous in series: 15 July 1994

    Broadcast history

    29 Jul 1994 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    08 Sep 1995 19:30-20:45 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1994-07-26.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 March 199119910329

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: INTERVAL ITEM

    Previous in series: 22 March 1991

    Broadcast history

    29 Mar 1991 20:45-21:55 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-02-27.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 30 August 199119910830

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 18 October 1991

    Previous in series: 28 June 1991

    Broadcast history

    30 Aug 1991 19:02-20:30 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-04-12.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: Interval Item19910406

    Producer: M.

    HOUSE

    Next in series: 17 May 1991

    Previous in series: 29 March 1991

    Broadcast history

    06 Apr 1991 20:20-20:40 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1991-03-27.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: Interval Item19911211

    Producer: A.

    KUROWSKI

    Next in series: 27 December 1991

    Previous in series: 22 November 1991

    Broadcast history

    11 Dec 1991 20:25-20:30 (RADIO 3)

    Recorded on 1991-12-10.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: Interval Item19960119

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 26 January 1996

    Previous in series: 29 December 1995

    Broadcast history

    19 Jan 1996 20:20-20:40 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1995-12-21.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: Interval Item19960216

    - WHY I LIVE IN HASTINGS

    Producer: A.

    BOYD

    Next in series: 08 March 1996

    Previous in series: 09 February 1996

    Broadcast history

    16 Feb 1996 20:20-20:40 (RADIO 2)

    Recorded on 1996-02-07.

    Remembering David Jacobs20160520

    Friday Night Is Music Night presents a special edition to remember the great broadcaster, David Jacobs, who would have been 90 this week. With West End star singers Hannah Waddingham, Rodney Earl Clarke, Gary Williams and Michael Ball. Mike Dixon conducts the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra in a programme that will feature many of David Jacobs favourites including the overture to 'Mack and Mabel', 'I Won't Send Roses', 'On The Street Where You Live', 'They Can't Take That Away From Me', '76 Trombones' and many more. Presented by David Jacobs daughter, the actress Emma Jacobs.

    Remembering David Jacobs20160520

    Remembering David Jacobs20160520

    Friday Night Is Music Night presents a special edition to remember the great broadcaster, David Jacobs, who would have been 90 this week. With West End star singers Hannah Waddingham, Rodney Earl Clarke, Gary Williams and Michael Ball. Mike Dixon conducts the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra in a programme that will feature many of David Jacobs favourites including the overture to 'Mack and Mabel', 'I Won't Send Roses', 'On The Street Where You Live', 'They Can't Take That Away From Me', '76 Trombones' and many more. Presented by David Jacobs daughter, the actress Emma Jacobs.

    Remembering David Jacobs20160520

    Remembrance20121109

    From the Mermaid Theatre in London Ken Bruce presents a concert on the theme of remembrance and armed conflict, including music from the film Battle of Britain by William Walton and Ron Goodwin's alternative.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Stephen Bell, are joined by the Southbank Sinfonia, soprano Marilyn Hill-Smith and winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Musician of the Year, tuba player Ross Knight.

    Tonight's interval looks behind the scenes at the BBC CO's partnership with the young professionals of Southbank Sinfonia and also at some personal reflections from players on the theme of remembrance.

    Richard And Judy's Musical Bestsellers2012092120130104

    Richard and Judy present a special Friday night concert featuring music associated with books - to prove nothing beats a really good story.

    In this week's show we celebrate the world of books - where would we be without a book or ebook - that chance to lose yourself in a really good thriller, romance or adventure. Chick lit; sci-fi or mummy porn - books flew off the shelves during 2012. First comes the story and then follows the musical or blockbuster movie. Tonight, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan present a selection of music which would never have seen the light of day if it hadn't been for a publishing phenomenon.

    They are joined by conductor and composer Carl Davis who has provided TV soundtracks for the likes of Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen); Cranford (Elizabeth Gaskill); and The Rainbow (D.H, Lawrence. Guest singers Daniel Boys and Lucy Williamson provide songs from Les Miserables (based on Victor Hugo); The Man of La Mancha (based on Miguel de Cervantes) The Wizard of Oz (based on L.Frank Baum) and in its centenary year - Tarzan (based on Edgar Rice Burroughs).

    The BBC Concert Orchestra turn the pages on scores for Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell); Out of Africa (Karen Blixen); Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier); James Bond (Ian Fleming) and that Hogwarts' alumnus Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling).

    Rodgers And Hammerstein20151218

    From the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Anneka Rice and Michael Praed host a special 'Friday Night Is Music Night' for Christmas - 'Oh What A Beautiful Evening' - featuring the music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. A star studded cast including Clare Teal, Tam Mutu, John Owen-Jones, Rosalie Craig, Hadley Fraser, Emma Williams and from Broadway, Ron Raines, together with the seventy piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Larry Blank, Capital Voices and a fifty voice chorus from the Arts Educational school, celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of 'The Sound of Music' and present songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatest musicals, 'The Sound of Music', 'Carousel', 'The King and I', 'Oklahoma' and 'South Pacific'. This glittering evening includes a special message from Dame Julie Andrews and features the songs ' I Have Confidence', 'Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', 'The Surrey With the Fringe on Top', 'My Favorite Things', 'I Have Dreamed', 'There Is Nothin' Like A Dame', 'Oklahoma', 'If I Loved You', 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' and many, many more.

    Ron Goodwin20150313

    Ron Goodwin2015031320150619 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents a concert to celebrate the life and works of film composer Ron Goodwin in what would have been his 90th birthday year.

    Ron Goodwin conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra many times in a career that spanned 5 decades.

    Born in Plymouth in 1925 he started to learn piano aged 5 before taking up the trumpet in the school band. After a short spell as an insurance clerk he joined the arranging department of Campbell Connelly the music publishers and worked his way up the career ladder arranging for bands like Ted Heath and Geraldo and eventually scoring for major films on the 1960s.

    He conducted on hits for Petula Clark and was MD on Jimmy Young's hit, Too Young. Ron began a working partnership with producer George Martin at Parlophone records and guided Peter Sellers through his comedy song recordings of Balham Gateway to the South; A Hard Day's Night; Bangers and Mash and Goodness Gracious Me.

    But it's for his film work Ron is most remembered - with scores for Those Magnificent men in their Flying Machines, Where Eagles Dare, Force Ten From Navarone and, of course, 633 Squadron.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Gavin Sutherland and the concert is presented by Ken Bruce.

    The programme was first broadcast in March 2015.

    Ron Goodwin2015031320150619 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents a concert to celebrate the life and works of film composer Ron Goodwin in what would have been his 90th birthday year.

    Ron Goodwin conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra many times in a career that spanned 5 decades.

    Born in Plymouth in 1925 he started to learn piano aged 5 before taking up the trumpet in the school band. After a short spell as an insurance clerk he joined the arranging department of Campbell Connelly the music publishers and worked his way up the career ladder arranging for bands like Ted Heath and Geraldo and eventually scoring for major films on the 1960s.

    He conducted on hits for Petula Clark and was MD on Jimmy Young's hit, Too Young. Ron began a working partnership with producer George Martin at Parlophone records and guided Peter Sellers through his comedy song recordings of Balham Gateway to the South; A Hard Day's Night; Bangers and Mash and Goodness Gracious Me.

    But it's for his film work Ron is most remembered - with scores for Those Magnificent men in their Flying Machines, Where Eagles Dare, Force Ten From Navarone and, of course, 633 Squadron.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Gavin Sutherland and the concert is presented by Ken Bruce.

    The programme was first broadcast in March 2015.

    Ron Goodwin20150313

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents a concert to celebrate the life and works of film composer Ron Goodwin in what would have been his 90th birthday year.

    Ron Goodwin conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra many times in a career that spanned 5 decades. Born in Plymouth in 1925 he started to learn piano aged 5 before taking up the trumpet in the school band. After a short spell as an insurance clerk he joined the arranging department of Campbell Connelly the music publishers and worked his way up the career ladder arranging for bands like Ted Heath and Geraldo and eventually scoring for major films on the 1960s.

    He conducted on hits for Petula Clark and was MD on Jimmy Young's hit, Too Young. Ron began a working partnership with producer George Martin at Parlophone records and guided Peter Sellers through his comedy song recordings of Balham Gateway to the South; A Hard Day's Night; Bangers and Mash and Goodness Gracious Me.

    But it's for his film work Ron is most remembered - with scores for Those Magnificent men in their Flying Machines, Where Eagles Dare, Force Ten From Navarone and, of course, 633 Squadron.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Gavin Sutherland and the concert is presented by Ken Bruce.

    Recorded 3rd December 2014 at the Mermaid Theatre, London.

    Rugby World Cup20150911

    Rugby World Cup2015091120151106 (R2)

    BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night scores a touch down at the Hackney Empire, just in time for the kick off of this year's Rugby World Cup. Ken Bruce and Radio 4's sports supremo Garry Richardson present a very special celebration for rugby fans and music fans alike. Artists include Louise Dearman (Wicked, Evita, Guys and Dolls); Camilla Kerslake (Les Miserables in Concert) and Simon Thomas (Phantom of the Opera, The Royals). With special guests Alistair McGowan, Richard Stilgoe, Connor O'Shea, Nigel Walker, Bill Beaumont, England Women's Captain Maggie Alphonsi, and an exclusive contribution from England coach Stuart Lancaster. Plus the gutsy sound of The London Voices alongside the mighty 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Michael England.

    The concert features rugby's great anthems, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Flower of Scotland, Ireland's Call and Bread of Heaven, as well as songs of hope and inspiration including Search For The Hero, Let The River Run, This Is The Moment, One Moment In Time and, from the classic rugby movie, Invictus - The World in Union. Plus stirring film scores from John Barry (James Bond, Zulu) John Williams (Superman) and Bill Conti (Rocky).

    The concert was first broadcast in September.

    Rugby World Cup20150911

    BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night scores a touch down at the Hackney Empire, just in time for the kick off of this year's Rugby World Cup. Ken Bruce and Radio 4's sports supremo Garry Richardson present a very special celebration for rugby fans and music fans alike. Artists include Louise Dearman (Wicked, Evita, Guys and Dolls); Camilla Kerslake (Les Miserables in Concert) and Simon Thomas (Phantom of the Opera, The Royals). With special guests Alistair McGowan, Richard Stilgoe, Connor O'Shea, Nigel Walker, Bill Beaumont, England Women's Captain Maggie Alphonsi, and an exclusive contribution from England coach Stuart Lancaster. Plus the gutsy sound of The London Voices alongside the mighty 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Michael England.

    The concert will feature rugby's great anthems, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Flower of Scotland, Ireland's Call and Bread of Heaven, as well as songs of hope and inspiration including Search For The Hero, Let The River Run, This Is The Moment, One Moment In Time and, from the classic rugby movie, Invictus - The World in Union. Plus stirring film scores from John Barry (James Bond, Zulu) John Williams (Superman) and Bill Conti (Rocky).

    Saffron Hall2015112720160318 (R2)

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents a selection of classical pops from Saffron Hall in Essex.

    The only way is Essex for the BBC Concert Orchestra this week as Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night is broadcast for the first time from Saffron Hall in Saffron Walden in Essex. Saffron Hall built in the grouds of Saffron Walden County High School is the result of what is believed to be the largest private direct donation to a British state school: a gift of over £10m from an anonymous local donor with a passion for music.

    Tonight the BBC Concert Orchestra will be testing the state of the art acoustic with a programme of popular Friday Night classics. Ken Bruce presents guest singers Rebecca and Bonaventura Bottone and Richard Balcombe conducts music from Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Suppe's Poet and Peasant and Sullivan's Yeoman of the Guard. The BBC Concert Orchestra's principal cellist Benjamin Hughes is the soloist in Dvorak's Silent Woods and pianist Roderick Elms joins the orchestra for Rachmaninov's 18th variation of his Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini plus Richard Addinsell's great filmic work - The Warsaw Concerto.

    Recorded at Saffron Hall - 25th November.

    Saffron Hall20151127

    Saffron Hall20151127

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents a selection of classical pops from Saffron Hall in Essex.

    The only way is Essex for the BBC Concert Orchestra this week as Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night is broadcast for the first time from Saffron Hall in Saffron Walden in Essex. Saffron Hall built in the grouds of Saffron Walden County High School is the result of what is believed to be the largest private direct donation to a British state school: a gift of over £10m from an anonymous local donor with a passion for music.

    Tonight the BBC Concert Orchestra will be testing the state of the art acoustic with a programme of popular Friday Night classics. Ken Bruce presents guest singers Rebecca and Bonaventura Bottone and Richard Balcombe conducts music from Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Suppe's Poet and Peasant and Sullivan's Yeoman of the Guard. The BBC Concert Orchestra's principal cellist Benjamin Hughes is the soloist in Dvorak's Silent Woods and pianist Roderick Elms joins the orchestra for Rachmaninov's 18th variation of his Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini plus Richard Addinsell's great filmic work - The Warsaw Concerto.

    Recorded at Saffron Hall - 25th November.

    Sammy Cahn Tribute20130621

    Sir Michael Parkinson introduces a special Friday Night Is Music Night celebrating the great lyricist, Sammy Cahn. Cahn's prodigious output included writing over sixty hit songs for Frank Sinatra alone, including 'Come Fly With Me','All the Way', 'Call Me Irresponsible', 'High' Hopes and 'Three Coins in the Fountain'.

    He was nominated for an Oscar 23 times and won four. Doris Day, Nat King Cole, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin all recorded and had hits with his songs. So enduring is his catalogue, that contemporary artists including Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum and Diana Krall still include his songs on their current albums.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Broadway maestro Larry Blank are joined by guest singers Curtis Stigers, Lance Ellington, Alison Jiear and Joe Stilgoe.

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    Scary Fairy2015103020160108 (R2)

    A spell will be cast over BBC Radio 2 as it presents a world premiere with a spooky twist.

    BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music presenter Craig Charles has teamed up with the BBC Philharmonic to create Scary Fairy - a poem set to music which will be broadcast during a special Friday Night is Music Night

    In the first half of the programme BBC Breakfast TV presenter Louise Minchin introduces some of the most enchanting pieces in classical music, all recorded in the BBC Philharmonic studio in Salford.

    After the interval Craig Charles takes centre stage, as he recites his poem to a glittering orchestral score played by the BBC Philharmonic, and composed by Iain Farrington.

    Craig is best known for his roles in Red Dwarf and Coronation Street, and for his Saturday evening Funk and Soul show on BBC Radio 6 Music as well as his numerous appearances on BBC Radio 2. But tonight he has left his 'Trunk of Funk' behind - because it's time to rhyme.

    His poem Scary Fairy is a revamp of Little Red Riding Hood, with added blood and guts for good measure! Craig used to tell it to his children at bedtime, and he has relished making it darker as they have grown up. He teamed up with the BBC Philharmonic and composer Iain Farrington, and the result is 40 minute musical story in the style of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.

    Craig's career began at the age of 12 when he won the Guardian Poetry Award. He shot to fame in the 1990s as Dave Lister in BBC Two's popular sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, and has just left Coronation Street after ten years on ITV's legendary soap.

    Iain Farrington studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at Cambridge University. He performed piano alongside Mr Bean at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, and has written many works for TV shows including Horrible Histories, Wallace and Gromit and the new theme tune for Teletubbies.

    The BBC Philharmonic is based in Salford, performing all over Greater Manchester and the North of England as well as appearing every year at the BBC Proms in London.

    This concert was first broadcast for Halloween 2015.

    Shakespeare2011061020140425

    Another chance to hear Friday Night Is Music Night celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare company with a programme dedicated to the music written for the films, ballets, operas and shows, of Shakespeare's plays.

    The concert features members of the RSC performing some of Shakespeare's most famous soliloquies. The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Roderick Dunk, plays music ranging from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream, Verdi's Macbeth, William Walton's Henry V and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

    There's also music from Patrick Doyle's score for the Kenneth Branagh film versions of Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate, Rodgers and Hart's Boys From Syracuse, West Side Story and the film Shakespeare in Love.

    This concert first broadcast on Radio 2 in June 2011.

    Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare company with a programme dedicated to the music written for the films, ballets, operas and shows, of Shakespeare's plays.

    The concert features members of the RSC performing some of Shakespeare's most famous soliloquies.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Roderick Dunk, plays music ranging from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream, Verdi's Macbeth, William Walton's Henry V and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

    A concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

    Shakespeare20160422

    Actor and Shakespeare scholar Michael Maloney (Truly Madly Deeply; Hamlet; Henry V) hosts a special Friday Night Is Music Night as part of the BBC's Shakespeare festival, celebrating the diverse range of music inspired by Shakespeare's plays. Featuring choral music from the National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain and their conductor Ben Parry; the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and their conductor Mark Armstrong; the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe and the musical theatre stars Hannah Waddingham and Graham Bickley. Among the music, new settings of Shakespeare's sonnets 'Weary With Toil' and 'Full Fathom Five'; Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's suite for big band, 'Such Sweet Thunder'; William Walton's film score for Olivier's Henry V; Patrick Doyle's music for Kenneth Branagh's film of 'Much Ado About Nothing; and songs from the classic musicals, 'The Boys From Syracuse', Kiss Me Kate and West Side Story. Michael reads speeches from The Tempest; Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream and brings us a new combination of Duke Ellington's piece 'Half the Fun' (inspired by Antony and Cleopatra) and Shakespeare's famous speech given to his character Enorbarbus in the play, describing Cleopatra aboard her sailing barge.

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    Songs of the Sixties20150227

    Songs of the Sixties2015022720160205 (R2)

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' presents 'The Songs of the Sixties', a symphonic spectacular hosted by Paul Gambaccini and featuring singers Graham Bickley, Mary Carewe, Alison Jiear and Emma Kershaw. Among the song classics re-arranged for sixty piece orchestra are: Downtown; MacArthur Park; I Only Want To Be With You; Always Something There To Remind Me; Something Stupid; It's Not Unusual; To Sir With Love and a special medley of classic TV hits including Thunderbirds, The Avengers, Mission Impossible and Star Trek ... Beam me up Scottie, this is not to be missed!

    First broadcast in February 2015.

    Songs of the Sixties20150227

    Songs Of The Sixties2015022720160205 (R2)

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' presents 'The Songs of the Sixties', a symphonic spectacular hosted by Paul Gambaccini and featuring singers Graham Bickley, Mary Carewe, Alison Jiear and Abbie Osman. Among the song classics re-arranged for sixty piece orchestra are: Downtown; MacArthur Park; I Only Want To Be With You; Always Something There To Remind Me; Something Stupid; It's Not Unusual; To Sir With Love and a special medley of classic TV hits including Thunderbirds, The Avengers, Mission Impossible and Star Trek... Beam me up Scottie, this is not to be missed!

    First broadcast in February 2015.

    Songs of the Sixties20150227

    Songs of the Sixties20150227

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' presents 'The Songs of the Sixties', a symphonic spectacular hosted by Paul Gambaccini and featuring singers Graham Bickley, Mary Carewe, Alison Jiear and Abbie Osman. Among the song classics re-arranged for sixty piece orchestra are: Downtown; MacArthur Park; I Only Want To Be With You; Always Something There To Remind Me; Something Stupid; It's Not Unusual; To Sir With Love and a special medley of classic TV hits including Thunderbirds, The Avengers, Mission Impossible and Star Trek ... Beam me up Scottie, this is not to be missed!

    Songs of the Sixties20150227

    'Friday Night Is Music Night' presents 'The Songs of the Sixties', a symphonic spectacular hosted by Paul Gambaccini and featuring singers Graham Bickley, Mary Carewe, Alison Jiear and Abbie Osman. Among the song classics re-arranged for sixty piece orchestra are: Downtown; MacArthur Park; I Only Want To Be With You; Always Something There To Remind Me; Something Stupid; It's Not Unusual; To Sir With Love and a special medley of classic TV hits including Thunderbirds, The Avengers, Mission Impossible and Star Trek ... Beam me up Scottie, this is not to be missed!

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    Friday Night Is Music Night - Space the Final Frontier.

    Paul Gambaccini introduces a special space themed concert and recalls some famous time travellers.

    The programme includes music from big screen epics - Star Trek; ET; Back to the Future; Superman; Apollo13; Alien and a selection of science fiction favourites from the small screen - Twilight Zone; Avengers; Thunderbirds; Batman; Captain Scarlet; Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy; Knightrider; Red Dwarf; X Files; Futurama.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Richard Balcombe and the programme was recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London in October 2013 as part of the Dr Who 50th anniversary celebrations.

    First broadcast in April 2015.

    Space20150424

    Space20150424

    Friday Night Is Music Night - Space the Final Frontier.

    Paul Gambaccini introduces a special space themed concert and recalls some famous time travellers.

    The programme includes music from big screen epics - Star Trek; ET; Back to the Future; Superman; Apollo13; Alien and a selection of science fiction favourites from the small screen - Twilight Zone; Avengers; Thunderbirds; Batman; Captain Scarlet; Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy; Knightrider; Red Dwarf; X Files; Futurama.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Richard Balcombe and the programme was recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London in October 2013 as part of the Dr Who 50th anniversary celebrations.

    Recorded 22nd October 2013.

    Space20150424

    Friday Night Is Music Night - Space the Final Frontier.

    Paul Gambaccini introduces a special space themed concert and recalls some famous time travellers.

    The programme includes music from big screen epics - Star Trek; ET; Back to the Future; Superman; Apollo13; Alien and a selection of science fiction favourites from the small screen - Twilight Zone; Avengers; Thunderbirds; Batman; Captain Scarlet; Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy; Knightrider; Red Dwarf; X Files; Futurama.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Richard Balcombe and the programme was recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London in October 2013 as part of the Dr Who 50th anniversary celebrations.

    Recorded 22nd October 2013.

    St Valentine - Romantic Classics2013021520130419

    Friday Night is Music Night.

    Love is in the air on this week's Friday Night is Music Night as Ken Bruce puts a red rose between his teeth and presents a concert of great romantic classics.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by their principal conductor Keith Lockhart in works such as Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; the waltz from The Slipper and the Rose by Angela Morley; Nino Rota's theme to Romeo and Juliet and Richard Addinsell's dramatic potboiler - The Warsaw Concerto.

    The orchestra is joined by West End performers - Liz Robertson and Graham Bickley who sing a selections from The King and I (Rodgers and Hammerstein); A Connecticut Yankee (Rodgers and Hart); Dance a Little Closer(Lerner and Strouse) and Carmelina(Lerner and Lane).

    Roderick Elms is the soloist in the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini(Rachmaninov) and The Warsaw Concerto(Addinsell).

    Making her Friday Night debut is Grammy and Tony awarding winning Heather Headley. Heather is currently starring in London's West End in a stage musical version of the 1992 Whitney Houston film - The Bodyguard. What better for an evening of romance than the film's hit song - I Will Always Love You.

    Programme recorded at the Mermaid Theatre, London and first broadcast in February this year.

    St Valentine's Day may be gone for another year but love is still in the air on this week's Friday Night is Music Night as Ken Bruce puts a red rose between his teeth and presents a concert of great romantic classics.

    The orchestra is joined by West End performers - Liz Robertson and Graham Bickley who sing a selections from The King and I (Rodgers and Hammerstein); A Conneticut Yankee (Rodgers and Hart); Dance a Little Closer(Lerner and Strouse) and Carmelina(Lerner and Lane).

    Making her Friday Night debut is Grammy and Tony awarding winning Heather Headley. Heather iso is currently starring in London's West End in a stage musical version of the 1992 Whitney Houston film - The Bodyguard. What better for an evening of romance than the film's hit song - I Will Always Love You.

    Programme recorded at the Mermaid Theatre, London - 16th January.

    Stanley Black Centenary2013071920130913

    Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents a celebration of the music of Stanley Black in this his centenary year.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra pays tribute to the craft of the orchestral arranger in a special programme to celebrate the 100th birthday of their former Friday Night maestro - Stanley Black.

    Stanley Black was born Solomon Schwartz on 14th June in 1913 in Whitechapel, London. Encouraged by his parents to take an interest in music - Stanley took piano lessons from the age of 7; wrote his first composition aged 12 and won a Melody Maker arranging competition when he was just 15. Jazz music was an early love and Stanley found himself playing in many of the great jazz and dance bands of the1930s including the Harry Roy Band. He composed incidental music for the early series of the Goon Shows and Much Binding in the Marsh. But he became a household name through his many long player recordings and with his tv and radio appearances on programmes like Black Magic and of course - Friday Night is Music Night. He received an Ivor Novello Award for his work on the two Cliff Richard films of the 60s - Summer Holiday and The Young Ones.

    Stanley died in 2002 but his arrangements are still regular favourites with the BBC Concert Orchestra and with the Friday Night audiences. This programme includes arrangements of Strike Up the Band; Ben Hur; Love Story and Chariots of Fire. Stephen Bell conducts the orchestra who are joined by the London Voices.

    During the interval Stanley's family recall musical memories alongside members of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    The concert was first broadcast in July.

    Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests live in concert.

    Swashbucklers!20150717

    Swashbucklers!2015071720160129 (R2)

    Michael Praed, television's most memorable Robin Hood, returns to the greenwood to present a special Friday Night Is Music Night 'The Swashbucklers!'. The sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe will cut and thrust their way through some of the greatest film scores ever written for the swordsmen of the silver screen. Including Erich Wolfgang Korngold's 'Robin Hood' and 'The Sea Hawk'; Alfred Newman's 'Zorro'; Hans Zimmer's 'Pirates of the Caribbean'; John William's 'Indiana Jones' and 'Star Wars'; and Howard Shore's 'Lord of the Rings'. Classical repertoire includes Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet'; Khachaturian's 'Spartacus' and, as used in the Russell Crowe film 'Master and Commander', Boccherini's String Quintet in C Major. Michael wll also read extracts from the high adventure novels including 'Captain Blood', 'The Sea Hawk' and 'The Three Musketeers' ... Not to be missed by adventurers young and old - 'All for one and one for all!'

    First broadcast in July 2015.

    Swashbucklers!2015071720160129 (R2)

    Michael Praed, television's most memorable Robin Hood, returns to the greenwood to present a special Friday Night Is Music Night 'The Swashbucklers!'. The sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe will cut and thrust their way through some of the greatest film scores ever written for the swordsmen of the silver screen. Including Erich Wolfgang Korngold's 'Robin Hood' and 'The Sea Hawk'; Alfred Newman's 'Zorro'; Hans Zimmer's 'Pirates of the Caribbean'; John William's 'Indiana Jones' and 'Star Wars'; and Howard Shore's 'Lord of the Rings'. Classical repertoire includes Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet'; Khachaturian's 'Spartacus' and, as used in the Russell Crowe film 'Master and Commander', Boccherini's String Quintet in C Major. Michael wll also read extracts from the high adventure novels including 'Captain Blood', 'The Sea Hawk' and 'The Three Musketeers' ... Not to be missed by adventurers young and old - 'All for one and one for all!'

    First broadcast in July 2015.

    Ten Pieces20141010

    Friday Night is Music Night with Ken Bruce.

    To mark the launch of the BBC Music project - Ten Pieces - Ken turns classical popmaster to present all Ten Pieces performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

    There was a special treat this week for primary school children around the country as we took them out of the classroom and along to their local cinema to view a new BBC film about Ten Pieces of classical music. The aim of the project is to inspire creativity through music, art and dance and dispel the rumour that classical music is "just for old people".

    For tonight's Friday Night is Music Night we have invited a family audience to hear all Ten Pieces - each one introduced by a very special guest.

    The Ten Pieces are -

    John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (1st movement)

    Britten: 'Storm' Interlude from 'Peter Grimes'

    Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King from 'Peer Gynt'

    Handel: Zadok the Priest

    Holst: Mars from 'The Planets'

    Anna Meredith: Connect It

    Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement)

    Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain

    Stravinsky: The Firebird â€" suite (1911) (Finale)

    During this evening's concert interval we hear from composer Anna Meredith about the body percussion piece Connect It which she has written especially for the Ten Pieces project.

    Friday Night is Music Night marks the culmination of a week of programming on Radio 2 and Radio 3 reflecting the 10 pieces project including a beginner's guide to each piece on Ken Bruce's Radio 2 show, a more in-depth look at the pieces on Radio 3's Essential Classics and Afternoon on 3 and a Radio 3 collaboration with CBBC's Blue Peter and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra live from the BBC's Salford studios.

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    Friday Night is Music Night - The Ten Pieces Prom with Suzy Klein.

    As the long summer holidays reach the final furlong join Suzy Klein for a special children's prom celebrating the Ten Pieces with great classical music plus fun and frolics from Dick and Dom and Blue Peter's Barney Harwood.

    Trolls, witches, space ships and a magical firebird will be firing the imaginations of the audience as we hear the Ten Pieces performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Thomas Søndergård.

    Last Autumn the BBC launched this ambitious project to introduce ten orchestral works into primary schools and inspire young children with classical music. 120 thousand children watched the BBC Ten Pieces film at their local cinema and 18 thousand attended Ten Pieces concerts given by the BBC orchestras around the country. Since October primary school children have been working on their own creative pieces inspired by music by the likes of Britten, Beethoven, Handel, Holst, Mozart and Grieg.

    Tickets for this prom sold out in days and tonight we'll hear some of the compositions written by children inspired by the Ten Pieces.

    Ten Pieces Ambassador Suzy Klein gives us a backstage tour of the Proms from the queue outside the Royal Albert Hall to the inside arena and the radio broadcast loggia. uzy will talk to these junior prommers about their favourite pieces and in the interval she talks to Barney Harwood and Dick and Dom about how the Ten Pieces project has progressed over the past year.

    Recorded 19th July at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

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    Friday Night Is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents another Ten Pieces of classical music aimed at children at secondary school level with the aim to inspire and get creative.

    Last year the BBC launched an ambitious project to introduce classical music to children called Ten Pieces. This first stage was aimed at children aged 7 to 11. More than half the primary schools in the country embraced the project and the children's creative responses - dance, art, animation and music composition were celebrated in a special children's prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

    Now Ten Pieces is back with a new selection of classical works aimed at children aged 11-14 attending secondary schools. The new selection includes -

    J. S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski

    Leonard Bernstein - Mambo from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

    Georges Bizet - Habanera and Toreador Song from Carmen

    Anna Clyne - Night Ferry

    Haydn - Trumpet Concerto - Finale

    Gabriel Prokofiev - Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (5th mvnt - Snowtime)

    Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 (2nd movement - Allegro)

    Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

    Verdi - Dies Irae and Tuba Mirum from Requiem

    Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre

    Turntablist DJ Mr Switch takes centre stage for the Gabriel Prokofiev - Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra. BBC Concert Orchestra leader Charles Mutter is the soloist in Vaughan Williams -The Lark Ascending - with Kate Moore , principal trumpet, taking the solo for the Finale of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. Our guest singers are Emma Carrington, Simon Thorpe and the London Voices. Plus appearances by some of today's young classical musicians including guitarists The Katona Twins. The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Stephen Bell.

    Concert recorded at the Watford Colosseum on 28th September.

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    Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests live in concert.

    The 75th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Britain20150918

    The 75th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Britain2015091820151113 (R2)

    Friday Night Is Music Night commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain from the legendary airfield, Biggin Hill. A stellar cast presents a portrait of the battle in words and music. Actor Simon Callow leads the cast as Winston Churchill, with presenters Jeremy Vine, Dermot O'Leary and Sophie Raworth. The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon will be joined on stage by the RAF's own big band The Squadronnaires, together with singers Pixie Lott, Shaun Escoffery and the Puppini Sisters. The concert will be shown in cinemas across Great Britain and on Red Button and will include the live start up of one of the most iconic aircraft from the Battle - the Spitfire.

    This concert was first broadcast on September 18th, as part of Radio 2's Battle of Britain commemorations.

    The Battle Of Britain20150918

    Friday Night Is Music Night commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain from the legendary airfield, Biggin Hill. A stellar cast presents a portrait of the battle in words and music. Actor Simon Callow leads the cast as Winston Churchill, with presenters Jeremy Vine, Dermot O'Leary and Sophie Raworth. The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon will be joined on stage by the RAF's own big band The Squadronnaires, together with singers Pixie Lott, Shaun Escoffrey and the Puppini Sisters. The concert will be shown in cinemas across Great Britain and on Red Button and will include the live start up of one of the most iconic aircraft from the Battle - the Spitfire.

    The Bbc Radio 2 Prom - The Story Of Swing20150814
    The Bbc Radio 2 Prom - The Story Of Swing20150814
    The Bbc Radio 2 Prom - The Story Of Swing20150814

    The BBC Radio 2 Prom: The Story of Swing- Join Clare Teal at the Royal Albert Hall aided and abetted by the Big Bands of Guy Barker and Winston Rollins for the Story of Swing.

    Following last year's Battle of the Bands Clare returns with a Prom charting the history of swing. The Royal Albert Hall stage is filled by two renowned Big Bands compiled of the UK's finest musicians.

    Swing music originated in the 1920s and the great Swing era lasted from the dark days of the Depression through to the end of the Second World War.

    One of the earliest influences was bandleader Fletcher Henderson who had none other than Coleman Hawkins and Louis Armstrong in his band. This programme features arrangements by Henderson as well as Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Woody Herman and the man they called the King of Swing - Benny Goodman. The running order is brim full of the greatest swing hits including Trumpet Blues and Cantabile, Opus 1, Skyliner, Why Don't You Do Right, In the Mood, One O'clock jump, Flying Home and expect some Royal Albert Hall audience participation in Minnie the Moocher!

    Joining Clare is jazz vocalists Jamie Davis, Elaine Delmar and star of The Wire and Partners in Crime - Clarke Peters.

    The Best Of Friday Night Is Music Night 201020110107

    Ken Bruce recalls some of the many highlights from Friday Night Is Music Night in 2010, including a roll-call of talent who can lay claim to a host of awards between them.

    There are tributes to Kander and Ebb, Johnny Mercer, Gilbert and Sullivan, Lionel Bart and Frank Loesser led by a range of stars including Tony Hadley, Buddy Greco, Michael Simkins, Kerry Ellis and Imelda Staunton.

    Neil Sedaka fondly recalls The Hungry Years, and cast members from Love Never Dies perform songs from Andrew Lloyd-Webber's latest.

    Plus music from Beth Nielsen Chapman, Monica Mancini, Alfie Boe, Bryn Terfel and many others, all accompanied by the incomparable BBC Concert Orchestra.

    Ken Bruce presents a selection of highlights from Friday Night Is Music Night in 2010.

    The Dambusters 70 Years On2013051720131108

    Dermot O'Leary and Jeremy Vine present a special Friday Night is Music Night commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid. The iconic story will be re-told with music from the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Central Band of the RAF, live at Biggin Hill Airport. The evening will also feature drama and special messages from veterans and Barnes Wallis' daughter. Thursday 16 and Friday 17 May 2013 mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid - an operation which changed the course of the Second World War. Nineteen Lancaster Bombers, each carrying the 'Bouncing Bomb', took off from Lincolnshire to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley at the heart of Germany's war-machine. The crews came from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Eight aircraft didn't return. In total, 133 airmen took part in the raid, 53 of them died. In Germany almost 2000 lives were lost as a result of the dams being breached.

    This programme was first broadcast on the 17th May 2013.

    Dermot O'Leary and Jeremy Vine commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid.

    Dermot O'Leary and Jeremy Vine present a special Friday Night is Music Night commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid.

    The iconic story will be re-told with music from the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Central Band of the RAF, live at Biggin Hill Airport. The evening will also feature drama and special messages from veterans and Barnes Wallis' daughter.

    Thursday 16 and Friday 17 May 2013 mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid - an operation which changed the course of the Second World War. Nineteen Lancaster Bombers, each carrying the 'Bouncing Bomb', took off from Lincolnshire to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley at the heart of Germany's war-machine.

    The crews came from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Eight aircraft didn't return. In total, 133 airmen took part in the raid, 53 of them died. In Germany almost 2000 lives were lost as a result of the dams being breached.

    The Good Old Days2013082320131011

    Ken Bruce aided and abetted by our guest music hall chairman Barry Cryer presents tonight's Friday Night is Music Night, as we recall the BBC TV series - The Good Old Days - first broadcast 60 years ago.

    Later this year Friday Night Is Music Night will celebrate its 60th anniversary - for the last 60 years the BBC Concert Orchestra has been a constant feature of our Friday evening listening.

    1953, as it turned out, was a fruitful year in BBC production. Apart from Friday Night is Music Night there had been the great achievement of the live coverage of the Queen's Coronation , drama presented a new series called The Quatermass Experience, Rag, Tag and Bobtail made their very first appearance on the small screen for small people and a new current affairs show was launched entitled Panorama. Then on the 20th July 1953 the entertainment department produced the first of a series of shows which would continue for the next 30 years - The Good Old Days.

    The Good Old Days was the brain child of producer Barney Colehan - who before moving to television worked in radio on shows like Have A Go with Wilfred Pickles. The Good Old Days format may be puzzling and dated to today's audience. Recorded at the City Varieties Theatre in Leeds, the Good Old Days recreated the golden era of the Victorian-Edwardian music hall performed by the stars of the present-day. The likes of Morecambe and Wise, Ken Dodd, Arthur Askey and Ted Ray all appeared. The audience was asked to wear suitable attire or else they were banished to the seats in the circle away from the television cameras. The Good Old Days original chairman was Leonard Sachs known for his loquacious introductions to the variety of guests who queued up to do a turn.

    Tonight, two guests who regularly appeared on the Good Old Days reunite to celebrate this golden entertainment show - Barry Cryer and Bernard Cribbins. Bernard performs Marriott Edgar's classic tale - Albert and the Lion - whilst Barry acts as our music hall chairman. Soubrette Sophie-Louise Dann performs tributes to the great Marie Lloyd and Vesta Tilley, tenor Alexander Grove entertains with a touch of operatic song and Mark Walsh recalls the great Max Miller. We'll also be joined by virtuoso accordionist Martynas. The BBC Concert Orchestra are as ever on hand conducted by Gavin Sutherland. And we'll end(as the Good Old Days always did) with a chorus of Down at the Old Bull and Bush.

    There will be more Good Old Days memories from guests Barry Cryer and Bernard Cribbins during our concert interval.

    The show was recorded at the Hackney Empire in June and first broadcast in August 2013.

    The show was recorded at the Hackney Empire in June 2013.

    The Great Film Composers2013060720130830

    Friday Night is Music Night - salutes the Great Film Composers. Ken Bruce presents the show from the Mermaid Theatre in London with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Nick Davies.

    A film without music? Unthinkable! Suspense; Romance; Comedy or Horror - film music adds to the magic of the silver screen.

    In this special Friday Night is Music Night concert Ken Bruce introduces scores from the likes of Maurice Jarre(Lawrence of Arabia), Bernard Herrmann(Psycho and Vertigo), John William(Star Wars and ET), Ennio Morricone(Cinema Paradiso, Danny Elfman(Batman), James Horner(Titantic) and Howard Shore(Fellowship of the Ring). We'll also remember a couple of Great British film composers - John Barry and Ron Goodwin. Ken's guest's are the Olivier winning singer Leanne Jones and the young British violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen. During the interval relive the chills and thrills of some of cinema's great horror moments.

    The concert was first broadcast on 7th June.

    Friday Night is Music Night - salutes the Great Film Composers. Ken Bruces presents the show from the Mermaid Theatre in London with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Nick Davies.

    In this special Friday Night is Music Night concert Ken Bruce introduces scores from the likes of Maurice Jarre(Lawrence of Arabia), Bernard Herrmann(Psycho and Vertigo), John William(Star Wars and ET), Ennio Morricone(Cinema Paradiso, Danny Elfman(Batman), James Horner(Titantic) and Howard Shore(Fellowship of the Ring). We'll also remember a couple of Great British film composers - John Barry and Ron Goodwin. Ken's guest's are the Olivier winning singer Leanne Jones and the young British violinist - Tamsin Waley-Cohen. During the interval relive the chills and thrills of some of cinema's great horror moments in the company of composer Neil Brand and film critic Rosie Fletcher. It's a bloodcurdling bolt through the music that scared us as much as the action in The Omen, Psycho, Bride of Frankenstein, The Exorcist, Carrie, The Wicker Man and The Shining.

    The Kiri Prize Highlights Show
    The Shock Of The New2013040520130705

    Friday Night Is Music Night presents 'the Shock of the New' a concert that looks at the songs and shows that shaped the course of musical theatre history. Starting with the revolutionary Showboat where music and story were integrated for the first time, and black performers appeared equally alongside white, the concert moves through seminal musicals like Oklahoma and West Side Story to Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show, Les Miserables and Rent. It comes right up to date when, for the first time on the show, Friday Night introduces music from one of the leading next generation composers, Jason Robert Brown. Jason's shows include 'The Last Five Years', 'Songs For A New World' and 'Parade'. Stuart Barr (recently returned from conducting for Dame Shirley Bassey at the Oscars) conducts the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, together with 30 students from the Royal Academy of Music's musical theatre course and West End soloists Shona White, Hadley Fraser (Les Miserables), Shaun Escoffery (Lion King). Presented by Ken Bruce.

    First broadcast on Friday 5th April 2013.

    Interval: Tim Rice is one of our most accomplished and prolific lyricists having created a stream of successful musical stage productions including Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita with Andrew Lloyd-Webber, and The Lion King with Elton John. In conversation with Neil Rosser, together they explore the emergence of the rock opera and the massive changes in musical theatre that ensued. Plus Tim Rice shares his thoughts on the controversy that surrounded Jesus Christ Superstar.

    The Sinatra Legacy20150501

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra, Friday Night is Music Night looks at the 'The Sinatra Legacy'. Sinatra changed so many things... Afterwards, if you tried to sing like him you were copying and if you didn't you were doing it wrong. Once he burst onto the scene it meant that singers would no longer be content to provide the 'vocal refrain' to a bandleader - now they expected to be the star. His style and stage presence would create the template for every pop-star who came after; the tabloid press would come of age following his turbulent relationship with Ava Gardner; one of the most brilliant arrangers of all time Nelson Riddle would find world fame; Capitol Records tower would become an iconic land mark on the Los Angeles sky line; and even George Clooney would be able to put Ocean's Eleven together! Guy Barker MBE leads the BBC Concert Orchestra, his big band and singers Kurt Elling, Clare Teal and Anthony Strong in a celebration of the songs, the style, and the sensation that was Frank Sinatra.

    The Sinatra Legacy - Live From Cheltenham20150501

    The Sinatra Legacy - Live From Cheltenham2015050120151211 (R2)

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra, Friday Night is Music Night looks at the 'The Sinatra Legacy'. Sinatra changed so many things... Afterwards, if you tried to sing like him you were copying and if you didn't you were doing it wrong. Once he burst onto the scene it meant that singers would no longer be content to provide the 'vocal refrain' to a bandleader - now they expected to be the star. His style and stage presence would create the template for every pop-star who came after; the tabloid press would come of age following his turbulent relationship with Ava Gardner; one of the most brilliant arrangers of all time Nelson Riddle would find world fame; Capitol Records tower would become an iconic land mark on the Los Angeles sky line; and even George Clooney would be able to put Ocean's Eleven together! Guy Barker MBE leads the BBC Concert Orchestra, his big band and singers Kurt Elling, Clare Teal and Anthony Strong in a celebration of the songs, the style, and the sensation that was Frank Sinatra...

    First broadcast live from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in May.

    The Swashbucklers20150717

    Michael Praed, television's most memorable Robin Hood, returns to the greenwood to present a special Friday Night Is Music Night 'The Swashbucklers!'. The sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe will cut and thrust their way through some of the greatest film scores ever written for the swordsmen of the silver screen. Including Erich Wolfgang Korngold's 'Robin Hood' and 'The Sea Hawk'; Alfred Newman's 'Zorro'; Hans Zimmer's 'Pirates of the Caribbean'; John William's 'Indiana Jones' and 'Star Wars'; and Howard Shore's 'Lord of the Rings'. Classical repertoire includes Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet'; Khachaturian's 'Spartacus' and, as used in the Russell Crowe film 'Master and Commander', Boccherini's String Quintet in C Major. Michael will also read extracts from the high adventure novels including 'Captain Blood', 'The Sea Hawk' and 'The Three Musketeers'... Not to be missed by adventurers young and old - 'All for one and one for all!'.

    They Played The 'alls2012060820130308

    Friday Night Is Music Night - "They Played the 'Alls".

    Hot foot from accompanying the likes of Dame Shirley Bassey; Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney at the Diamond Jubilee last Monday - the BBC Concert Orchestra are back on regular duty for this week's "Friday Night is Music Night". Tonight they are joined by special guests Barbara Windsor, Anita Harris, Roy Hudd and Mark Walsh to celebrate the golden days of variety and the music hall.

    The British music hall heyday was from 1850 to the end of the First World War - the amusements included: song, comedy; dance, magic, animal acts; hypnotists, contortionists; fire eaters, siffleurs(whistlers) and funambulists(tightrope walkers).

    Tonight's show is presented by Barbara Windsor. Anita Harris pays tribute to a performer who started life as Matilda Alice Powles and ended life as Lady de Frece - wife of Sir Walter de Frece, MP for Ashton Under Lyme and later for Blackpool. She was one of the top paid music hall artists of her day - her act was as a male impersonator and her stage name was Vesta Tilley. Anita recalls 3 of Vesta's songs - "Burlington Bertie"; "Following in Father's Footsteps" and "After the Ball".

    Roy Hudd - an authority and devotee of the traditions of the music hall - pays tribute to a number of his heroes including Harry Champion ("The End of Me Old Cigar"), Morny Cush ("I Live in Trafalgar Square") and Will Fyffe. Fyffe is best known for his composition "I Belong to Glasgow" - though in fact he was born and raised in Dundee! The story goes that Fyffe was inspired to write the lyrics when he met a drunk on Glasgow Central Station. "Do you belong to Glasgow" Fyffe asked. "No" the inebriate replied "Glasgow Belongs to Me". As a character actor Fyffe was sought after on both sides of the Atlantic and tonight Roy recalls one of Fyffe's great comedy monologues - "The Scot's Man's Lament".

    Mark Walsh is a young man whose act includes tributes to Max Miller; Billy 'Uke' Scott, Frankie Howerd and George Formby. A ukulele virtuoso he performs with the BBC Concert Orchestra in " Leaning on a Lamp Post" and "Limehouse Blues Medley".

    The BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of Mike Dixon perform Luigini's "Egyptian Ballet" as used by sand dancers Wilson, Keppel and Betty; Johann Strauss II's "Memories of Covent Garden" incorporating a host of music hall songs and "Roses of Picardy" perhaps as you have never heard it before - performed on the musical saw.

    The evening is brought to a close by Barbara and Anita as they lead the audience in two songs made famous by Matilda Alice Victoria Wood - better known as Marie Lloyd, "The Boy I Love is Up in the Gallery" and "My Old Man Said Follow the Van". Lloyd was queen of the 'double entendre'. She was once refused entry to the United States on the grounds of her racy stage lines. When confronted by a journalist about her act being a bit "blue" she told him "They don't pay their sixpences and shillings at a music hall to hear the Salvation Army".

    During tonight's interval - Joe Haddow takes a trip to two of the UKs most prestigious musical halls to discover what is on offer for a 21st century audience. International chart sensation, Gotye, talks about his love for Wilton's Music Hall in London and Joe takes a tour of The Leeds City Varieties. Plus fellow Radio 2 presenter, Paul O'Grady, tells Joe about his fond memories of "The Good Old Days".

    Friday Night is Music Night - "They Played the Halls" was recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London.

    Mark Walsh is a young man whose act includes tributes to Max Miller; Billy 'Uke' Scott, Frankie Howerd and George Formby. A ukelele virtuoso he performs with the BBC Concert Orchestra in " Leaning on a Lamp Post" and "Limehouse Blues Medley".

    Tony Blackburn Special20140613

    Friday Night is Music Night as Tony Blackburn celebrates 50 years on the airwaves.

    On Tuesday, 28th July 1964 the Supremes were top of the charts with Where Did Our Love Go, the Fab Four had just released their first film - A Hard Day's Night - and in the news Sir Winston Churchill left the Houses of Parliament for the very last time. But as one great, instantly recognisable voice retired from public life another made his first tentative broadcast from a rackety old ship - the Mi Amigo - anchored just off Frinton-on-Sea. His name was Tony Blackburn - Antony Kenneth Blackburn to be exact - and the station was Radio Caroline South.

    50 years later Tony is still a broadcaster and one who can boast a career in Pirate, BBC, local, national and Commercial radio. Today he still works 6 days a week hosting shows for both the BBC and commercial radio. After his stint at Radio Caroline he joined the BBC and the Light Programme as presenter of Midday Spin. Then came the radio revolution of 1967. Radio 1 was launched and it's first voice was Tony Blackburn. Its first record was Flowers in the Rain by The Move.

    Aped by Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse as Mike Smash of Smashy and Nicey, crowned King of the Jungle by Ant and Dec in the first ever I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and in 2014 the recipient of the Radio Academy's Gold Award in recognition of his remarkable 50 years in radio. Infact it's the second time Tony has been honoured with the prestigious Gold Award - the last being on his 25th anniversary. In Tony's own words ' I have made a living out of my passion. Being a radio presenter, in my opinion, remains the greatest job in the world'.

    Tonight, we turn Friday Night is Music Night into an orchestral Pick of the Pops with tunes from each decade of Tony's career. Mike Dixon conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests including Mari Wilson who recalls the songs of Dusty Springfield and Cilla Black, West End stars Jenny Fitzpatrick and Edward Baruwa perform some favourite Motown and soul numbers along with memories of the Four Seasons courtesy of the Jersey Boys.

    First broadcast in June 2014.

    Tony Blackburn Special20140815

    Friday Night is Music Night as Tony Blackburn celebrates 50 years on the airwaves.

    On Tuesday, 28th July 1964 the Supremes were top of the charts with Where Did Our Love Go, the Fab Four had just released their first film - A Hard Day's Night - and in the news Sir Winston Churchill left the Houses of Parliament for the very last time. But as one great, instantly recognisable voice retired from public life another made his first tentative broadcast from a rackety old ship - the Mi Amigo - anchored just off Frinton-on-Sea. His name was Tony Blackburn - Antony Kenneth Blackburn to be exact - and the station was Radio Caroline South.

    50 years later Tony is still a broadcaster and one who can boast a career in Pirate, BBC, local, national and Commercial radio. Today he still works 6 days a week hosting shows for both the BBC and commercial radio. After his stint at Radio Caroline he joined the BBC and the Light Programme as presenter of Midday Spin. Then came the radio revolution of 1967. Radio 1 was launched and it's first voice was Tony Blackburn. Its first record was Flowers in the Rain by The Move.

    Aped by Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse as Mike Smash of Smashie and Nicey, crowned King of the Jungle by Ant and Dec in the first ever I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and in 2014 the recipient of the Radio Academy's Gold Award in recognition of his remarkable 50 years in radio. In fact it's the second time Tony has been honoured with the prestigious Gold Award - the last being on his 25th anniversary. In Tony's own words ' I have made a living out of my passion. Being a radio presenter, in my opinion, remains the greatest job in the world'.

    Tonight, we turn Friday Night is Music Night into an orchestral Pick of the Pops with tunes from each decade of Tony's career. Mike Dixon conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests including Mari Wilson who recalls the songs of Dusty Springfield and Cilla Black, West End stars Jenny Fitzpatrick and Edward Baruwa perform some favourite Motown and soul numbers along with memories of the Four Seasons courtesy of the Jersey Boys.

    Interval:

    We hear about Tony's pirate career and the start of Radio 1, with help from Johnny Beerling and Tony himself, plus classic tracks and archive clips from Radio Caroline, Radio London, The Light Programme and 247 metres on the medium wave.

    Top That!2012090720130222

    Friday Night Is Music Night presents Top That! a celebration of the musical genius, Irving Berlin. Anton Du Beke hosts this glittering event, recorded at the Watford Colosseum and starring Lee Mead, Mary Carewe, Matthew Ford, Georgina Jackson and the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra. Richard Balcombe conducts the orchestra and singers as they perform the best of Berlin's music including classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Roger numbers Top Hat, Cheek to Cheek, Change Partners, Isn't This A Lovely Day and Let's Face The Music and Dance. Plus highlights from Berlin's many musical and film scores such as Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Madam and White Christmas. Join us as Friday Night Is Music Night proves that Irving Berlin was right - 'There's No Business Like Show Business'!

    First broadcast 7th September 2012.

    Friday Night Is Music Night - Top That! A celebration of the music of Irving Berlin.

    Torvill And Dean2014021420140411

    6.0,6.0,6.0,6.0,6.0,6.0,6.0,6.0,6.0,6.0,6.0,6.0. On 14th February 1984 - Jayne Torvill and Christopher took to the ice at the Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games for the final part of the ice dance competition. What followed has been voted one of the greatest sporting moments in history by the Great British public. Their ice dance routine to Ravel's Bolero won Torvill and Dean the Olympic Gold medal and scored a record twelve perfect 6.0 scores from all of the Olympic judges. This record still stands as the highest score for a single routine.

    It wasn't just the technical merit, the artistic impression, the brilliant choreography but, of course, their choice of wonderful music.

    Now exactly 30 years to the day Jayne and Chris present a special edition of Friday Night is Music Night featuring much of the music from their incredible skating career.

    The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Nick Davies and the show includes music from Mack and Mabel(Herman), Barnum(Coleman) Capriccio Espagnol(Rimsky Korsakov) and, of course, Ravel's Bolero.

    Concert recorded at the Mermaid Theatre, London on 5th February and first broadcast on 7th February 2014.

    Concert recorded at the Mermaid Theatre, London on 5th February 2014

    Interval:

    Caroline Barker on the origins of the Winter Olympics and notable moments from past events. We also relive the moment Torvill and Dean won gold at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics, re-visit the drama surrounding the knee-knobbling of American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan 20 years ago, and rejoice in the triumph of the Jamaican bobsleigh team.

    Watching The Detectives With Jeremy Vine2011110420120824

    Jeremy Vine, an investigative journalist more used to grilling cabinet ministers, presents a concert of crime and police themes.

    The programme includes themes to amateur sleuths Poirot and Marple; legal court room dramas Garrow's Law and Rumpole Of The Bailey.

    The repertoire also recalls Inspector Tom Barnaby (Midsomer Murders), Inspector Jack Regan (The Sweeney) and the bungling Inspector Jacques Clouseau (The Pink Panther).

    From Holland Commissaris, there's Van Der Valk and, from America, Lieutenant Detective Theo Kojak, Detective Steve McGarrett (Hawaii 5-0), as well as the less than perfect Sergeant Frank Drebin from The Naked Gun film series.

    But we don't forget the good old British bobby on the beat - PC George Dixon (Dixon Of Dock Green).

    The 70-piece BBC Concert Orchestra is on hand, conducted by that devotee of light music Gavin Sutherland.

    This concert first broadcast on Radio 2 in November 2011.

    Jeremy Vine takes the presenter's role in a concert devoted to the great detectives.

    We Can Be Heroes20141017

    We Can Be Heroes2014101720150206 (R2)

    Friday Night Is Music Night presents, 'We Could Be Heroes'. Legendary lyricist Don Black introduces the next generation of musical theatre stars from the Arts Educational School in London. This special Friday Night Is Music Night stars twelve outstanding new soloists, and a magnificent seventy voice chorus, together with the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by West End maestro Mike Dixon. Among the featured shows; 'We Will Rock You'; Rent; Beauty and the Beast; Wicked; Barnum; Les Miserables; Grease; Mary Poppins and more. Including the international sensation 'Let It Go' from 'Frozen'; Good Morning Baltimore; Sunset Boulevard and a special world premiere for orchestra and voices, David Bowie's, 'We Could Be Heroes'...

    First broadcast in October 2014.

    We Can Be Heroes20141017

    Friday Night Is Music Night presents, 'We Could Be Heroes'. Legendary lyricist Don Black introduces the next generation of musical theatre stars from the Arts Educational School in London. This special Friday Night Is Music Night stars twelve outstanding new soloists, and a magnificent seventy voice chorus, together with the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by West End maestro Mike Dixon. Among the featured shows; 'We Will Rock You'; Rent; Beauty and the Beast; Wicked; Barnum; Les Miserables; Grease; Mary Poppins and more. Including the international sensation 'Let It Go' from 'Frozen'; Good Morning Baltimore; Sunset Boulevard and a special world premiere for orchestra and voices, David Bowie's, 'We Could Be Heroes'.

    Who Was That Masked Man?