Classic R&B and the cream of new blues releases. Plus a live session from the Barcodes and Friends.
For details of music played ring the Radio 2 Information Line on [number removed] (land line calls cost no more than 8p per minute)
2/4. Russell Davies resumes his exploration of the ancient art of close-harmony singing. The first series, which aired in 2005, celebrated its many variations, including barbershop, jazz, gospel and doo-wop as sung by sacred, commercial, amateur and professional groups. This series features Ladysmith Black Mambazo UK and US jingle performers, Welsh male-voice choirs, cathedral choristers and many other contributors to the art form.
New series 1/5. Return of the socially-minded and politically-aware satirical sketch series in which Andy Parsons and Henry Naylor trawl through the weekend supplements for news, gossip and reviews. Featuring comic support from Lucy Porter and music by Richie Webb.
Repeated on Saturday at 1.30pm
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