from the site of the official opening of the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone.
The Tunnel fulfils the dreams of engineers who first tried to dig under the Channel to France in 1880. But how will it work? Is it safe? And what about the dangers of breakdown, ventilation and the spread of rabies?
John is on site to find out some of the answers.
from the Leas Cliff
A celebration of the official opening of the Channel Tunnel featuring popular Anglo-French music.
Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.
The Friday Night Singers are Jacquelyn Fugelle , Joan Savage and Peter Morrison. Featured instrumentalists are Martin Loveday (violin) and Barry Dawson (accordeon). introduced by Robin Boyle. At 8.20-8.40 Bob Sinfield looks at the "French
Connection", with the help of Piaf, Chevalier, Trenet, Mattieu and Distel.
Producer Alan Boyd
(Sponsored by EuroTunnel pic)
with the Radio 2 Arts
This West Country edition reports on an innovative musical collaboration in Bristol as Will Menter introduces extracts from his new musical project Strong Winds and Soft Earth Landings. In
Barnstaple, as the new
Queens Theatre embarks on its opening gala season, actor Richard Todd considers the changing face of provincial repertory theatre. Lord Archer weighs up new plans for seaside resorts; and Paddy Ashdown reflects on the changing attitudes and new ideas he encountered in Britain while researching his book Beyond Westminster. A Tony Staveacre production
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