1.00pm New series Laughter USA
A series of nine programmes featuring American comedians. 1: Mel Brooks. The original Two Thousand Year Old Man and creator of Springtime for Hitler talks about his life and career in comedy, and discusses the comedians who have influenced him.
A Rewind production
1.30 New series
The News Huddlines
To mark the beginning of the 40th series, the programme packs its suitcase full of topical gags and travels to the legendary City Varieties Theatre in Leeds for this week's show.
Music is from Peter Moss and the Huddliners, and the announcer is Richard Clegg. Repeated from Thursday
Retracing the last weeks of the American rock 'n' roll star who died in a car crash while on a tour of Britain in 1960. The programme is introduced by Dave Dee and features the voices of Joe Brown , Marty Wilde and other participants in the tour. A Robin Quinn production
Denis Norden introduces more orchestral favourites from the past. In the studio, another ITMA arrangement. With the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robin Stapleton.
Musical advisor David Ades (Rpt)
From the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London, the Swedish tenor sings with the BBC Concert Orchestra, under its conductor Barry Wordsworth, in a programme of popular opera and operetta.
Introduced by Sheridan Morley, who at 8.20, during the interval, talks to Gedda. Producer Alan Boyd
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