Guests include the Pet Shop Boys in a show kicking off a weekend of programmes to launch the Radio 2 Music Club, in which listeners use the Radio 2 website to share and explore their musical passions. See Per Shop Soys - Sold on Song at 9pm
The Day the Music Died
New series 1/8. Return of the satirical series targeting aspects of the music industry. Presented by Andrew Collins. Producer Will Saunders
1.30 It's Been a Bad Week
1/5. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis return with further absurd antics.
Repeated from Thursday
Stuart Maconie presents a full-blown concert featuring the Pet Shop Boys (
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe ), recorded on 8 May at London's Mermaid
Theatre. Exploiting the orchestral layerings of their melancholic synth-pop sound, Britain's premier chart duo perform alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Nick Ingman , and a troupe of music luminaries, including studio masters Anne Dudley and Trevor Horn , who has produced their latest album. Rufus Wainwright and Robbie Williams perform a Pet Shop Boys song each, and Tennant and Lowe discuss their craft, which has given the canon West End Girls, It's a Sin, What Have I Done to
Deserve This?, Rent, Heart, Being
Boring and dozens of other gems. Producers Ruth Beazley and Mark Hagen
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