The Tingle Factor

Episodes

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20150927

Live from the Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Andrew McGregor is joined by psychologist Lauren Stewart and composer and pianist Neil Brand to explore the neurological basis of 'the tingle factor' through discussion and musical demonstration. Both performers and listeners experience acute moments of peak emotion through music: how is it that music produces these feelings?

Alan Ayckbourn20160531 (BBC7)
20160601 (BBC7)

Playwright Alan Ayckbourn talks to Robin Ray about the music which stirs his emotions.

Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn talks to Robin Ray about the music which stirs his emotions. Recorded in Scarborough.

In between his music choices, Alan remembers his musical father, recounts some of his successes and flops - and how he became the owner of a special cat.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.

Alan Coren20141118 (BBC7)
20141119 (BBC7)

The humorist talks about the music that stirs strong emotion, including Louis Armstrong.

Humorist Alan Coren talks to Robin Ray about the music that stirs strong emotion, including Louis Armstrong. From September 1990.

Bernard Levin20141021 (BBC7)
20141022 (BBC7)

Times columnist Bernard Levin shares the moments from music and poetry that thrill him.

Former Times columnist Bernard Levin shares the moments from music and poetry that thrill him with Robin Ray. From July 1989.

Beryl Bainbridge20141125 (BBC7)
20141126 (BBC7)

The novelist looks back to the family wireless for moments which stir strong emotions.

Novelist Beryl Bainbridge looks back to the family wireless for moments which stir strong emotions. With Robin Ray. From July 1991.

Bryan Forbes20160719 (BBC7)
20160720 (BBC7)

The film director, actor, screenwriter and novelist Bryan Forbes talks to Robin Ray.

Film director, actor, screenwriter and novelist Bryan Forbes talks to Robin Ray about the music that moves him.

Recalling his life and career highlights, Bryan's selection includes the work of Puccini, John Barry and Elton John.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

Bryan Forbes CBE was born: 1926 and died 2013.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.

Claire Rayner1995090519950909

First broadcast on 1995-09-05

Producer: R.

ABBOTT

Next in series: Ned Sherrin

Previous in series: 29 August 1995

Broadcast history

05 Sep 1995 14:32-15:00 (RADIO 4)

09 Sep 1995 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-08-17.

David Puttnam20160614 (BBC7)
20160615 (BBC7)

talks with Robin Ray about those sounds which stir his emotions.

Film producer and educator David Puttnam talks to Robin Ray about the sounds which stirs his emotions.

Recalling his upbringing and looking back over his career, David's selection includes speeches by Robert de Niro and Teddy Kennedy.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

Dudley Moore20141209 (BBC7)
20141210 (BBC7)

The comedian talks to Jeremy Nicholas about the music that stirs strong emotions.

Comedian Dudley Moore talks to Jeremy Nicholas about the music that stirs strong emotions, including Bach. From July 1992.

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Unknown: Robin Ray

Conductor: Jeffrey Tate

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Unknown: Robin Ray

Conductor: Jeffrey Tate

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Unknown: Robin Ray

Unknown: Thora Hird

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Unknown: Thora Hird

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Peter Clayton

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Unknown: Peter Clayton

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Unknown: Lynsey de Paul

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett.

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Unknown: Lynsey de Paul

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Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett.

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Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Joanna Lumley

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett.

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Unknown: Joanna Lumley

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Sir Nicholas Goodison

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Unknown: Robin Ray

Unknown: Sir Nicholas Goodison

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Unknown: Leslie Thomas

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Unknown: Leslie Thomas

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Peter Clayton

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Alan Coren

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Unknown: Alan Coren

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: David Puttnam

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Unknown: David Puttnam

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Donald Trelford

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Unknown: Donald Trelford

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Robin Ray

Unknown: David Puttnam.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

Unknown: Joanna Lumley

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The return of the NEW series in which

Robin Ray talks to guests about moments in music which send a shiver down their spine. Today:

Dame Judi Dench.

Producer Andrew Mussett

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Dame Judi Dench.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Dame Judi Dench.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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ucuf The return of the series in which

Robin Ray talks to guests about moments in music which send a shiver down their spine. Today:

Dame Judi Dench.

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Dame Judi Dench.

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Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Dame Judi Dench.

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Robin Ray talks to guests about certain moments in music which send a shiver down their spine.

Today: Peter Skellem Producer Andrew Mussett

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Peter Skellem

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Peter Skellem

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Robin Ray talks to guests about certain moments in music which send a shivei down their spine.

Today: Peter Skellern Stereo

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Peter Skellern

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Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Peter Skellern

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Robin Ray talks to guests about certain moments in music which send a shiver down their spine. This week:

John Williams

Producer Emma Kingsley

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Producer: Emma Kingsley

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Talks: Robin Ray

Producer: Emma Kingsley

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Robin Ray talks to guests about certain moments in music which send a shiver down their spine. Today: John Williams

Stereo

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

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Talks: Robin Ray

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Robin Ray talks to guests about certain moments in music which send a shiver down their spine.

Today: Beryl Bainbridge Producer Caroline Adams

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

Producer: Caroline Adams

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Robin Ray 's guest is Beryl Bainbridge.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Robin Ray

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Robin Ray talks to guests about moments in music which send a shiver down their spine.

Today: Richard Ingrams Producer Andrew Mussett

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Guest Richard Ingrams.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Ingrams.

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Unknown: Richard Ingrams.

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Robin Ray talks to guests about certain moments in music which send a shiver down their spine.

Today: Ronald Harwood Producer Andrew Mussett

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Ronald Harwood

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Ronald Harwood

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Robin Ray talks to guests about certain moments in music which send a shiver down their spine. This week:

Ronald Harwood

Stereo

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Ronald Harwood

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Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Ronald Harwood

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Robin Ray talks to guests about certain moments in music which send a shiver down their spine.

Today: Detta O'Cathain, OBE, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre in London.

Producer Emma Kingsley. Stereo

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Producer: Emma Kingsley.

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Talks: Robin Ray

Producer: Emma Kingsley.

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Robin Ray 's guest is

Detta O'Cathain , managing director of the Barbican

Centre in London.

Stereo (Broadcast last Tuesda:

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Ray

Unknown: Detta O'Cathain

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Unknown: Robin Ray

Unknown: Detta O'Cathain

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Bryan Forbes talks to Robin Ray about certain moments in music which send a shiver down his spine. Producer Emma Kingsley

Stereo

Contributors

Talks: Bryan Forbes

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Emma Kingsley

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Talks: Bryan Forbes

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Emma Kingsley

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Robin Ray 's guest is Bryan Forbes.

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Ray

Unknown: Bryan Forbes.

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Unknown: Robin Ray

Unknown: Bryan Forbes.

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This week Robin Ray talks to Jill Gomez.

Producer Emma Kingsley. Stereo

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Jill Gomez.

Producer: Emma Kingsley.

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Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Jill Gomez.

Producer: Emma Kingsley.

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Robin Ray talks to Jill Gomez.

Stereo

Contributors

Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Jill Gomez.

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Talks: Robin Ray

Unknown: Jill Gomez.

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Terry Hands is

Robin Ray 's guest.

Producer Caroline Adams. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Terry Hands

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Caroline Adams.

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Unknown: Terry Hands

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Caroline Adams.

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Terry Hands is

Robin Ray 's guest.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Terry Hands

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Terry Hands

Unknown: Robin Ray

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John Dankworth is Robin Ray 's guest.

Producer Caroline Adams. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: John Dankworth

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Caroline Adams.

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Unknown: John Dankworth

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Caroline Adams.

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John Dankworth is

Robin Ray 's guest.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: John Dankworth

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: John Dankworth

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Barbara Amiel is

Robin Ray 's guest.

Producer Caroline Adams. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Amiel

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Caroline Adams.

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Unknown: Barbara Amiel

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Caroline Adams.

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Barbara Amiel is

Robin Ray 's guest.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Amiel

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Barbara Amiel

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Sir Roy Strong is Robin Ray 's guest, in the last of the present series.

Producer Caroline Adams. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Roy Strong

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Caroline Adams.

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Unknown: Sir Roy Strong

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Caroline Adams.

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Sir Roy Strong is

Robin Ray 's guest, in the last of the series.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Roy Strong

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Unknown: Sir Roy Strong

Unknown: Robin Ray

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Peter Skellern talks to

Robin Ray about certain moments in music which send a shiver down his spine.

Producer Andrew Mussett Stereo

Contributors

Talks: Peter Skellern

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Talks: Peter Skellern

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Andrew Mussett

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Sir Antony Jay is

Robin Ray 's guest.

Producer Edwina Wolstencroft Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Antony Jay

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

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Unknown: Sir Antony Jay

Unknown: Robin Ray

Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

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DettaO'Cathain,

Managing Director of London's Barbican Centre, talks to Robin Ray. Producer Emma Kingsley Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Ray.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

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Unknown: Robin Ray.

Producer: Emma Kingsley

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I In the first of a new series,

Glenda Jackson reveals to

Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music that send a shiver down her spine. Producer Ray Abbott

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Unknown: Glenda Jackson

Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

Producer: Ray Abbott

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Glenda Jackson talks to

Jeremy Nicholas.

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Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

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Saxophonist and club owner Ronnie Scott reveals to Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music that send a shiver down his spine. producer Ray Abbott

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Unknown: Ronnie Scott

Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

Producer: Ray Abbott

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Ronnie Scott talks to Jeremy Nicholas.

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Talks: Ronnie Scott

Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

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Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath reveals to Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music that send a shiver down his spine. Producer Ray Abbott

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Unknown: Sir Edward Heath

Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

Producer: Ray Abbott

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Writer and broadcaster Joan Bakewell reveals to Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music that send a shiver down her spine. Producer Ray Abbott

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Unknown: Joan Bakewell

Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

Producer: Ray Abbott

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Joan Bakewell talks to Jeremy Nicholas.

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Talks: Joan Bakewell

Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

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Astronomer and broadcaster Heather Couper reveals to Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music that send a shiver down her spine. Producer Ray Abbott

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Unknown: Heather Couper

Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

Producer: Ray Abbott

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Conductor Barry Wordsworth , who will be in charge at the Last Night of the Proms, talks about his favourite music with Jeremy Nicholas. Producer Ray Abbott

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Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

Producer: Ray Abbott

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Conductor Barry Wordsworth reveals to Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music that send a shiver down his spine.

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Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

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In the last of the series, dress designer David Emanuel talks to Jeremy Nicholas.

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Talks: David Emanuel

Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

George Martin20160524 (BBC7)
20160525 (BBC7)

Beatles producer and composer George Martin talks about music which stirs his emotions.

Beatles record producer and composer Sir George Martin, talks to Jeremy Nicholas about the music which stirs his emotions.

In between his music choices, George looks back over his wide-ranging career. From early classical music record making, through comedy records to signing The Beatles in 1962 - he reveals what it was like to work with John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Sir George Martin was born in 1926 and died in 2016.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.

George Melly20141216 (BBC7)
20141217 (BBC7)

Jazz singer George Melly talks about the music that stirs strong emotions.

Jazz singer George Melly talks to Jeremy Nicholas about the music that stirs strong emotions, including Wagner. From September 1992.

Joan Bakewell20141230 (BBC7)
20141231 (BBC7)

The broadcaster talks about the music that stirs strong emotions, including Britten.

Broadcaster Joan Bakewell talks to Jeremy Nicholas about the music that stirs strong emotions, including Britten. From July 1993.

Joanna Lumley20141111 (BBC7)
20141112 (BBC7)

The actress and writer talks to Robin Ray about the music which stirs strong emotion.

Actress and writer Joanna Lumley talks to Robin Ray about the music and even birdsong which stirs strong emotion. From August 1990.

Jonathan Miller20160802 (BBC7)
20160803 (BBC7)

explains why certain moments in music send a shiver down his spine.

Writer and theatre director, Sir Jonathan Miller talks to Jeremy Nicholas about those moments in music which send a shiver down his spine.

Recalling his life and career - Jonathan's selection ranges from Tchaikovsky to the gripping theme from Dick Barton - Special Agent.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.

Ken Russell20141223 (BBC7)
20141224 (BBC7)

Film director Ken Russell talks about the music that stirs strong emotions including Elgar

Ken Russell: Film director Ken Russell talks to Jeremy Nicholas about the music that stirs strong emotions, including Elgar. From September 1992.

Leslie Thomas20160607 (BBC7)
20160608 (BBC7)

Author of The Virgin Soldiers talks to Robin Ray about music which stirs strong emotions.

, Welsh born author of 'The Virgin Soldiers', talks to Robin Ray about the music which stirs his emotions.

In between his music choices, Leslie recalls becoming orphaned and life in a children's home, his national service and how he became a journalist and novelist.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1990.

Lord Gowrie1995092619950930

First broadcast on 1995-09-26

Producer: R.

ABBOTT

Previous in series: RUTHIE HENSHAWE

Broadcast history

26 Sep 1995 14:32-15:00 (RADIO 4)

30 Sep 1995 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-09-17.

Michael Aspel20160726 (BBC7)
20160727 (BBC7)

talks to Jeremy Nicholas about the music that moves him.

TV and radio presenter Michael Aspel talks to Jeremy Nicholas about the music that moves him.

Recalling his life and precarious career path - including the strain of host Miss World - Michael's selection is very film-based and includes the theme from Gone With The Wind.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1992.

Michael Bentine20141028 (BBC7)
20141029 (BBC7)
20161125 (BBC7)
20161126 (BBC7)

The comic actor explains why certain tracks have the power to send tingles down his spine.

The comic, actor and original Goon tells Robin Ray why certain tracks have the power to send tingles down his spine. From September 1989.

Michael Winner20150113 (BBC7)
20150114 (BBC7)

Film director Michael Winner talks about the music that stirs his emotions.

Film director Michael Winner talks to Jeremy Nicholas about the music that stirs his emotions, including Gene Kelly. From June 1994.

Ned Sherrin1995091219950916
20150120 (BBC7)
20150121 (BBC7)

Showbiz all-rounder Ned Sherrin tells Jeremy Nicholas about the moments, many word-oriented, which stir his emotions. From September 1995.

The showbiz all-rounder talks about the moments, many word-oriented, which stir emotions.

First broadcast on 1995-09-12

Producer: R.

ABBOTT

Next in series: RUTHIE HENSHAWE

Previous in series: CLAIRE RAYNER

Broadcast history

12 Sep 1995 14:32-15:00 (RADIO 4)

16 Sep 1995 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-07-10.

Peter Skellern20160621 (BBC7)
20160622 (BBC7)

Pianist Peter Skellern talks with Robin Ray about those sounds which stir his emotions.

Singer-songwriter and pianist, Peter Skellern talks to Robin Ray about the sounds which stirs his emotions.

Recalling his life and career, Peter's selection includes Ketty Lester, Phil Harris and commentary from a legendary Apollo spaceflight.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991,.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 August 199519950902

First broadcast on 1995-08-29

Producer: R.

ABBOTT

Next in series: CLAIRE RAYNER

Previous in series: 22 August 1995

Broadcast history

29 Aug 1995 14:32-15:00 (RADIO 4)

02 Sep 1995 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-07-21.

Richard Ingrams20160705 (BBC7)
20160706 (BBC7)

Richard Ingrams tells Robin Ray about music which stirs his emotions.

4 Extra Debut. Former Private Eye and The Oldie editor Richard Ingrams tells Robin Ray about music which stirs his emotions. From July 1991.

Ronald Harwood20160712 (BBC7)
20160713 (BBC7)

tells Robin Ray about moments in music which send a shiver down his spine.

Distinguished writer of plays and screenplays, Sir Ronald Harwood tells Robin Ray about certain moments in music which send a shiver down his spine.

Recalling his life and career highlights, including The Dresser, his selection includes Stravinsky, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.

Producer: Andrew Mussett

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1991.

Roy Strong20141202 (BBC7)
20141203 (BBC7)

The historian talks about the music which stirs strong emotion, including Tchaikovsky.

Historian Sir Roy Strong talks to Robin Ray about the music which stirs strong emotion, including Tchaikovsky. From September 1991.

Ruthie Henshawe1995091919950923

First broadcast on 1995-09-19

Producer: R.

ABBOTT

Next in series: LORD GOWRIE

Previous in series: Ned Sherrin

Broadcast history

19 Sep 1995 14:32-15:00 (RADIO 4)

23 Sep 1995 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-09-08.

Spike Milligan20141014 (BBC7)
20141015 (BBC7)

explains to Robin Ray why musical moments enrich his life. From July 1989.

Comedian, writer and jazz musician Spike Milligan explains to presenter Robin Ray why certain musical moments enrich his life. It's a rare opportunity to hear Milligan talk about influential pieces of music ranging from jazz to opera. Milligan includes a performance (The Queen Of The Night's Aria) which he thoroughly enjoys because it's so "awful".

Milligan started out as a band musician in order to earn money. Music ran in his family and he played the guitar and the trumpet, before war interrupted his musical career.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1989.

Thora Hird20141104 (BBC7)
20141105 (BBC7)

shares the evocative sounds, music and singing which can move her to tears.

Actress Dame Thora Hird talks to Robin Ray about the evocative sounds, music and singing which can move her to tears. From 1990.