Great British Songbook Masterclass With Don Black

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Richard Allinson is joined by Oscar Award-winning lyricist Don Black for a Great British Songbook masterclass.

Recorded at this year's Electric Proms, enjoy highlights from the masterclass as Richard talks to Don about his illustrious career and how he penned songs including Born Free, Michael Jackson's hit Ben, and Bond themes such as Diamonds Are Forever.

The pair are joined by West End star Marti Webb who performs extracts from some of Don Black's best loved songs, including the musical classic Take That Look Off Your Face.

Radio 2 is celebrating the work of British songwriters by creating a landmark collection of their finest songs - in the Great British Songbook - and holding exclusive masterclasses with some of Britain's top lyricists.

For more information on Radio 2's Great British Songbook; to watch videos of artists performing their versions of Great British songs; or to join the messageboard discussion, go to bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Richard Allinson is joined by lyricist Don Black for a Great British Songbook masterclass.