3/6. Ruthie Henshall marks the 80th anniversary of the world premiere of George Gershwin 's Rhapsody in Blue with a tribute to its composer, who died in 1937 aged 38. This edition explores Gershwin's prolific collaborations with his brother and lyricist Ira Gershwin.
A concert recorded at London's
Mermaid Theatre, with guest vocalists Lee Gibson and Glyn Kerslake and pianist Geoff Eales. Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra. Presented by Richard Baker.
Christian Slater reads an abridged version of Ken Kesey 's 1962 novel about a rebellious patient in a grimly authoritarian mental institution.
4/8. McMurphy and Nurse Ratched have a showdown over watching the World Series. Abridged by Tamsin Collison
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