That Was Then, This Is Now
New series 1/6. Richard Herring returns with more stand-up, sketches and nonsense recalling this week throughout history. Accomplices include Emma Kennedy , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell , with music from Christian Reilly and his band Novalounge. Producer Liz Anstee
1/6. Return of the panel show that combines comedy and rock 'n' roll. Drummer Rowland Rivron , keyboard player Steve Brown and bass player Dave Catlin-Birch are joined each week by two guests for studio jamming, starting with Kim Wilde and Christian Reilly. Repeated from Thursday
2/2. Paul Gambaccini concludes a profile of pop showman Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara ), who would have been 60 on 5 September. The programme 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 remembering the singer are George Michael , Liza Minnelli , Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May , lyricist Tim Rice , photographer Mick Rock , designer Zandra Rhodes. Plus a specially recorded interview with Mercury's mother and sister.
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