Conceived in Sweden, born in 1946, the Light Programme's long-running request show catered for the needs of women at home.
With the help of material from newspaper, magazine and radio archives, Russell Davies and Maureen Lipman tell the tale of those times and present recordings that were played in the original programme.
This week from the 100 Club, London.
Chairman Benny Green A Cutting Contest
Humphrey Lyttelton with John Barnes v Acker Bilk with Campbell Burnap. Research and questions by ROY PELLETT
Producer RICHARD WILLCOX
Travel makes the heart grow younger. Unplug the telly and let these cool waves of inspired imagination break over your fretting brow.
Written and performed by Carl Gorham , Amanda Swift Morwenna Banks and Paul Shearer.
Additional material by PHIL NICE ARTHUR SMITH and MICHAEL HATT Producer MARK ROBSON
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