3/4. Claire Martin celebrates the centenary of the birth of songwriter and composer Harold Arlen , who died in 1986. His classics include
Stormy Weather That Old Black
Magic and The Man That Got Away. The story continues with a look at Arlen's prodigious contributions to both Hollywood and Broadway. Expect to hear previously unaired takes of Judy Garland singing Arlen's Over the Rainbow. Plus music by Bobby Darin , Glenn Miller , Ethel Waters and Arlen himself.
A repeat of an abridged version of Evelyn Waugh 's satire, published in 1928 and read here by Rik Mayall. 3/8. Pennyfeather organises the sports day races, but Lady
Circumference's son is shot in the foot. Abridged by Neville Teller
Frank Renton presents the final of Radio 2's Young Brass Soloist competition. Accompanied by the Black Dyke Band, the finalists - aged between 14 and 20 - are
Brenden Wheeler , Sophie Rhodes , Vicki Reynolds and Nick Walkley. Nicholas Childs conducts.
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