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: Proms on Four

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra live in performances of his own Horn Concerto, with soloist Martin Owen, and a Proms debut for Helen Grime's Virga, which depicts the electric atmosphere immediately before a storm. The programme also features the second part of Respighi's Roman trilogy, Fountains of Rome, along with Stravinksy's Jeu de Cartes and Balakirev's Casella. Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Suzy Klein.
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Also broadcast on BBC Radio 3
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[Orchestra] conductor: Oliver Knussen
Musicians: The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Soloist: Martin Owen
Presenter: Suzy Klein

: In Concert: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

The first programme showing as part of Blues Night is this recording of the blues legends in concert, first broadcast in 1974. And featuring Sonny's signature harmonica showpiece.


Harmonicist/singer: Sonny Terry
Singer/guitarist: Brownie McGhee

: Blues at the BBC

Archive footage of blues performances from the past 50 years. Featuring famous songs by Son House, The Kinks, BB King, John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton, plus lesser-known tracks by Freddie King, Delaney and Bonnie, and Long John Baldry.
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Singer/guitarist: Son House
Band: The Kinks
Singer/guitarist: BB King
Singer/guitarist: John Lee Hooker
Singer/guitarist: Eric Clapton
Singer/guitarist: Freddie King
Group: Delaney and Bonnie
Singer: Long John Baldry

: Blues Britannia: Can Blue Men Play the Whites?

Charting the British love of the musical genre over a 20-year period from the 1950s. Contributors including Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Mick Fleetwood and Paul Jones comment on the inspiration provided by American artists such as Muddy Waters, and how young white audiences came to love the music.


Interviewee: Keith Richards
Interviewee: Bill Wyman
Interviewee: Mick Fleetwood
Interviewee: Paul Jones

: Bobby Bland: Two Steps from the Blues


Subject: Bobby Bland

: Proms on Four

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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