2/3. Jazz trumpeter Guy Barker profiles German composer, arranger and bass player James Last (born Hans Last) who, in the UK, ranks second only to Elvis in number of charted albums. Last specialises in popular, party-friendly sounds, inspired by big-band music. This instalment explores his arrangements of the popular song. Contributors include songwriter and musician Graham Gouldman , pianist Richard Clayderman ,
Billboard global editor Emmanuel Legrand , and those who've worked with him, including Terry Jenkins , Jim Sullivan and Sue Glover.
Actress Alex Kingston reads a newly abridged version of Daphne du Maurier's masterful tale of romance and suspence.
2/8. Maxim de Winter upstages the odious Mrs Van Hopper when he suddenly whisks away her lovely young travelling companion. Abridged by Neville Teller
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