Last of the series in which
Ken Dodd samples the world of comedy, with Sybie Jones , Colin Edwynn , Michael McClain and special guest Michael Billington.
Claire Moore with the BBC
Big Band, conducted by Pete Moore , with Angela Christian. On record, Mel Torme.
The story of the Hippodrome Theatre near London's Leicester Square reads like a pocket history of British showbusiness in the 20th-century.
Lionel Blair tells its fascinating story and plays recordings from many of the shows which have appeared there.
A Robin Quinn production
Richard Attenborough talks about his new film
Shadowlands; and John Huntley looks at film company logos.
Presented by Chris Stuart.
with New Country
A Smooth Operations production
Clarke Peters introduces the battle of the Big Bands. This week the BBC Big Band as Ambrose challenges Keith Nichols 's New Roseland Orchestra as Fletcher Henderson.
Olympic swimmer and gold medallist Duncan Goodhew takes Joanna Kaye around his home in Camberwell.
A Radio Lynx production
Marking Radio 2's Best of British week, Maria Friedman brings her own particular brand of artistry to familiar and new songs from all over the world. Assisted by a dozen gifted musicians and arrangers, she performs works by Brel, Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers, Sondheim and Weill. The songs have been specially arranged by Michael Starobin, Jonathan Tunick, Jason Carr, Michael Haslam, Martin Koch, Michael Reed and Jeremy Sams.
presents Easy Does It The BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie , with singer Sandra King.
As part of Best of British week, Sheridan Morley take a look across the board at the arts in Britain.
with Night Ride
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with James Whitbourn.