4/4. Russell Davies celebrates the life and career of Tony Bennett , who remains the most revered crooner from the first generation to take its cues from Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Best known for his 1962 Grammy-winnng ballad < Left My Heart in San Francisco, Bennett (originally Benedetto) first hit big in 1951 with Because of You. The series explores his personal and professional highs and lows.
A special edition in which Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC
Concert Orchestra with popular classical foursome G4 and cabaret duo Kit and the Widow (Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Richard Sisson ).
Recorded at London's Mermaid
Theatre, with Paul Gambaccini.
Tim Flavin reads an abridged version of Richard Hooker 's medical war satire set in the Korean War, published in 1968. 3/6. Major "Hot Lips" Houlihan takes offence at the behaviour of certain male colleagues. Abridged by Tamsin Collison
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