Derek Jameson continues on his mission to convert you to the "music of the gods" - opera. He presents some of the finest performances from the splendour of the top opera houses ... all to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own armchair.
"Happy Hogmanay" is the theme tonight, with the odd bit of nostalgia and reminiscence thrown in. Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Martin Loveday.
The Friday Night Singers are Joan Savage and Peter Morrison , with the Nigel Brooks Singers. Recorded at the Hippodrome, Golders Green in London and introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd
Roy Newsome presents a special concert edition recorded at the Victoria
Rooms in Bristol.
The talents of the Sun Life
Band and actor John Nettles are combined in Roger Payne and Alfred Bradley 's adaptation of Oscar Wilde 's children's tale, The Happy Prince. The programme also features Glinka's
Ruslan and Ludmilla
Overture, the Air from J S Bach's Suite in D, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Dance of the Tumblers.
The British Forces
Broadcasting Service celebrates its golden anniversary.
Richard Astbury presents a portrait of the music, the people and personalities who have been on BFBS over the last half century.
Producer Richard Astbury
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