6/6. Michael Freedland hears from the less well-known friends, family and associates of Bing Crosby , who set the standard for popular crooning in the first half of the last century with over 300 pop hits - including 36 US number ones.
Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an easy-listening extravaganza featuring operatic pop singer
Paul Potts and vocal quartet Teatro. Presented by Aled Jones , live from London's Mermaid Theatre.
TV actor Robson Green reads an abridged version of Michael Morpurgo 's novel about brotherly love, set in the First World War. 4/4. Sentence is passed on Private Peaceful. Throughout the night he cherishes every minute until dawn.
Abridged by Amanda Hancox
Matthew Wright with a survey of contemporary arts and culture, including the current cinema. His guest is ex-Soft Boys and Egyptians singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock.
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