As part of Do It -
Volunteer Now, John Dunn goes to East Anglia where he profiles the work of some of the volunteers in the Norwich area. John also sees the last trading wherry left on the Broads and drops in on rehearsals at the Maddermarket Theatre, where Richard ID is trying on his new costume.
Michael Alexander profiles the Queen of Broadway musicals, with excerpts from Girl Crazy, Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Madam and Gypsy. Producer Anthony Wills
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Last of four programmes depicting radio from the listener's point of view. "The powers that be seemed to insist we all liked ballads. They thought pop music wouldn't get off the ground. But in 1954, when rock 'n' roll broke on the scene, it changed the face of radio as we knew it. As for the transistor - freedom!"
Producer Andrew Palitti Johnson
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