Miles Kington and his guests review books about music.
In a varied literary agenda the authors of Tango are interviewed by Tony Staveacre , the programme celebrates Purcell's tercentenary, Mike Harding reviews and performs items from American Ballads and Folk Songs, leaving Miles Kington to review recent books on jazz and talk to author Keith Richmond about his book The
Musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Producer Dave Bellinger
Ken Bruce introduces the first of two rare repeats from 1955 featuring the lad himself. In The Television Set Hancock decides it's time to buy a quality set.... just how far will 15 pounds go? Sid James and Kenneth Williams co-star.
A concert recorded at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London, featuring the popular tunes by the Broadway composer - from Hello Dolly, Mame, Mack and Mabel, La Cage aux Folles. With guest singers Denis Quilley, Mary Carewe, Claire Moore and Robert
Meadmore, the Stephen Hill Singers and the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Cynthia Fleming. The gala is conducted by a guest from the USA - Don Pippin, one of Broadway's finest musical directors.
Producer John Langridge
In association with Barry Mishon
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