Andrew Davis presents a selection of works from the worlds of concert hall, opera house, musical theatre and film.
Featuring the music of Gilbert and Sullivan, Brahms and film composer James Horner. Plus an homage to Edith Piaf.
2/3. Mark Goodier presents an in-depth profile of pop statesman George Michael , from his success in the hit duo Wham! to the huge solo careerforwhich he has fine-tuned atheatrical, breath-heavy vocal style. The story continues with the 1987 blockbuster album Faith, which spawned four number one singles in America but none in Britain. The singer discusses his successive releases, the nasty court battle with Sony Records and his tabloid-splattering Los Angeles arrest, which outed him as a gay man.
6/6. George Melly shares his love of blues music. This final part recalls greats like Muddy Waters and Arthur
"Big Boy" Crudup. With input from Mike Vernon ,
Hubert Sumlin , Pinetop Perkins , Big Joe Louis. Tom McGuinness and John Mayall.
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