2/4. Richard Niles profiles Doris Kappelhoff who, as the determinedly cheery Doris Day, dominated the silver screens and airwaves in the late 40s, 50s and early 60s. This edition recalls the wartime classic Sentimental Journey - her 1944 breakthrough number one with the Les Brown Band - and her top-billed 1948 movie debut in Michael Curtiz's Romance on the High Seas.
A special edition showcasing the songs from the musicals of Stephen Sondheim (Follies, Sweeney Todd, Company, A Little Night Music and Into the Woods). John Wilson conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with special guests Maria Ewing, Brian Kennedy and Jacqui Dankworth. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
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