from the Hippodrome,
Golders Green, London.
Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Friday Night's Star Singers are Susan Bullock and Kenneth Collins , with the Serenata Voices directed by David Beavan. Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd
Featuring xylophonist Syd Wright. One of Syd's earliest stage appearances was as Sammy Fincklefeffer in Issy Bonn's legendary Fincklefeffer family.
It is as a xylophonist, though, that he is best known, and as he says himself, "I am very proud to say I've been in the business over 50 years and I'm still not old enough to draw my old-age pension." A 50:50 production
presents the Radio 2 Arts Programme
A special Thanksgiving edition from the American airbase at Alconbury in Cambridgeshire. The US Air Force has been in East
Anglia since 1942 but now only a handful of bases remain. The cultural inheritance of this 50-year "occupation" is the theme of tonight's programme. Music comes from RAF
Alconbury's own Gospel Choir, and the nine-piece jazz group Red, Hot and Blue and local country singer Pete Sayer.
A Boom Media production
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