Richard Stilgoe presents an entertainingly off-beat music quiz that dips into pop and rock, jazz and classical. In the last of the series, team captains Rod Argent and Nichola McAuliffe are joined by Barrington Pheloung and Rebecca Front.
from the Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Robin Stapleton conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday , with singer Anita Harris and 1980 Olympic
Champion Robin Cousins showing his vocal prowess. Robin Boyle introduces this special edition of the programme, marking the official opening of the World Figure Skating
Championships, being held in the UK for the first time since 1950. Larry Adler , whose recording of Summertime was used by Torvill and Dean in Copenhagen in 1982, is the special instrumental guest. At 8.20, during the interval, Alan Weeks discusses the history of this popular sport with Courtney Jones OBE and Robin Cousins.
Producer Alan Boyd
A visit to Bath's first literature festival, where the theme of "Storylines" is explored in readings and workshops. As well as eavesdropping on some of these events, the programme meets festival director Laurence Staig and talks to contributors including Redmond O'Hanlon, Bel Mooney and Billy Jenkins - jazz guitarist and composer of Entertainment USA. In the Pump Room, Andrew Davies, Wally K Daly and Mike Hodges discuss the challenges of writing for radio, TV and film. Also in this West Country edition music from a new Bristol orchestra, the Brunel Ensemble, with solo saxophonist Ben Waghorn. A Tony Staveacre production
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