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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Al Bowlly - Britain's First Pop Star

4/4. Clare Teal concludes a tribute to South African-raised singer Al Bowlly , who travelled to Britain, where, in the 1930s, he emerged as this nation's first pop star. He recorded over 1,000 songs in a 14-year career that yielded hits such as Love Is the Sweetest Thing, The Very Thought of You and Moonlight on the Highway. The series features archive interviews with friends and associates who have since died, and 96-year-old Joyce Stone, who is his last surviving friend. Bowlly perished in the Blitz in 1941. In this final chapter Bowlly returns to London from America to discover he is no longer Britain's most popular vocalist. But the Second World War would change everything.


Presenter: Clare Teal
Interviewee: Joyce Stone

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with tenor Wynne Evans , live from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Richard Balcombe
Tenor: Wynne Evans

: Suzi Quatro Unzipped

Radio 2's resident rock 'n' roll chick reads her autobiography.
6/6. This final chapter recalls Suzi's starring role in the 1986 West End revival of Annie Get Your Gun, her divorce and her mother's illness. It also showcases her new album.

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents further highlights from the Brass in Concert Championship held last November at the Sage in Gateshead.

: The Weekender

Matthew Wright with a survey of contemporary arts and culture.
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/ radio/podcasts/r2weekndr/


Unknown: Matthew Wright

: Mark Lamarr

His guests are Spanish guartet Tokyo Sex Destruction.

: Pete Mitchell

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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