1.00 The Smith Lectures
Arthur Smith presents a comedy series. This programme is the first of a two-parter attempting to cover the complete history of the world, from the invention of the wheel to the invention of the wheel clamp. With Mel Brooks, Monty Python, Leslie Phillips, Terry-Thomas, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, Benny Hill, Eddie Izzard and Orson Welles.
1.30 King of the Road
A sitcom set in the world of London hackney cabs. Starring Bradley Walsh, Chris Pavlo, Penelope Solomon and Vivienne Martin.
Written by David Cosgrove, Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli
Janice Long celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 45rpm vinyl disc, introduced in 1949 by RCA records. With contributions from Jonathan Rice, co-founder of the Guinness Book of Hit Singles, Marty Wilde, the Comets, Joe Brown, Bob Harris, Stuart Maconie and Katrina Leskanich.
Andy Kershaw presents a special concert from the Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, featuring three of Britain's premierfolk artists in concert:
Norma Waterson , Eliza Carthy and Kate Rusby. Producer John Leonard
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