Robin Boyle introduces two more classic shows from the wireless archives. This week, memories of Sunday lunchtimes on the Light
Programme with, from 1966, The Al Read Show and at 2.30, from 1958,
The Billy Cotton Bandshow with Alan Breeze ,
Kathie Kay , Rita Williams and the Bandits.
Producers Richard Edis , Anthony Wills
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It's 70 years to the day since George V opened the Great British Empire
Exhibition at Wembley, London. Russell Davies trawls the archives to discover how the life it reflected has changed and which of the scientific and artistic achievements it celebrated remain. Producer Roy Oakshott
A special concert from the Royal Albert Hall , London, in aid of a new music wing for Hagley RC School, which lost 13 young lives in the M40 minibus disaster last November.
Young musicians from all over the UK are joined by guests including John Dankworth and Peter Skellern
The evening is introduced by Bob Holness , Richard Stilgoe and the conductor Antony Hopkins.
with the Radio 2 Arts
Mia Farrow and Peter Ustinov
are tonight's star guests as Sheridan Morley presents a roundup of this week in the arts world, with reviews, music and a look at forthcoming events.
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