5/6. Desmond Carrington profiles six historically significant entertainers from the worlds of cabaret, nightclub, revue and theatre. He continues with Harry Belafonte , who was raised in Harlem, New York City, to West
Indian parents before hitting it big as a calypso-influenced singer - the 1957 hits Banana Boat (Day-0) and Island in the Sun - and Hollywood actor (Carmen Jones , Island in the Sun).
An exclusive concert featuring Vancouver-based vocalist Michael Buble , accompanied by musicians from the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Big Band, conducted by Richard Balcombe. Presented live from London's Mermaid Theatre by Helen Mayhew.
Actor Dougray Scott reads an abridged version of Wilkie Colllins 's atmospheric gothic thriller.
7/8. Sir Percival Glyde is now dead, but Walter is confronted with a more chilling adversary in Count Fosco. Abridged by Paul Kent
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