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: Mo Dutta

And at 6.15 Pause for Thought with Vishvapani in Wales.

: Sounds of the 60s

Brian Matthew with hits and LP cuts.


Unknown: Brian Matthew

: Jonathan Ross

With guests Julian Clary , Cerys Matthews and Chris Addison.
Go to www.radiotimes.com for guest details


Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Cerys Matthews
Unknown: Chris Addison.

: The Comedy Hour The Blagger's Guide

6/6. David Ouantick concludes his guide to popular music with less than you need to know about Paul McCartney , Wales and folk rock.


Unknown: David Ouantick
Unknown: Paul McCartney

: Dara O'Briain and Friends at the Fringe

2/2. Dara O'Briain celebrates 60 years of the Edinburgh International Festival with stand-up comedy at the Assembly Rooms. Rptd from Thu


Unknown: Dara O'Briain

: Stuart Maconie

DVD review: page 34

: Dermot O'Leary

Featuring a live set from Kasabian.

: Paul Gamoaccini

With America's Greatest Hits.

: A Kind of Magic - a Tribute to Freddie Mercury

11/2. Paul Gambaccini recalls the life and career of pop showman Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara), who would have been 60 on 5 September. This two-parter explores his seismic success both as lead singer of Queen and as a solo act, his personal troubles and his private battle with Aids. Among those recalling the singer are George Michael, Liza Minnelli, Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May, lyricist Tim Rice, photographer Mick Rock, Richard Branson, dancer Wayne Sleep, designer Zandra Rhodes and musician Mike Moran. Plus a specially recorded interview with Mercury's mother Jer Bulsara and sister Kashmira.

A Kind of Magic - a Tribute to Freddie Mercury 9.00pm R2
I can't help but feel there's nothing else left to learn about the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (above): it's all been documented countless times in the written and broadcast media, there's nothing fresh to say. And then along comes a stunning two-part profile like this, packed with insights not just from his friends, fellow band members and family, but also with contributions from the likes of Liza Minnelli (who, incidentally, sounds as if she was recorded with a bucket over her head). This will be old news to die-hard Queen fans, but did you know, for example, that Freddie once made a recording under the name of Larry Lurex as a spoof nod towards Gary Glitter, or that the reason he changed his surname from Bulsara to Mercury was because the first time he ever saw it in print he hated how it looked so much that he wrote to his family and told them that from this day on he would be Mr Mercury. And the illustrious title that ran the listing for Freddie Bulsara, singer of Queen? One Radio Times.


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: George Michael
Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Roger Taylor
Unknown: Brian May
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Mick Rock
Unknown: Richard Branson
Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Designer: Zandra Rhodes
Musician: Mike Moran
Unknown: Jer Bulsara
Producer: Elliot Davis
Producer: Mark Goodier

: Steve Lamacq

Sitting in for Bob Harris.


Unknown: Bob Harris.

: Pete Mitchell

Including at 2.30 Pause for Thought with Vishvapani in Wales.

: Mo Dutta

6.15 as 2.30

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