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: Mo Dutta

: Jonathan Ross

Music and banter, with Liverpudlian indie trio the Wombats in the studio.

: The Comedy Hour

The Smith Lectures
2/8. The irreverent Arthur Smith lectures on fiscal matters, with archive help from Tony Hancock, Bill Hicks, Mitchell and Webb and others.

1.30 That Was Then, This Is Now
6/6. Richard Herring and fellow satirists recall this week in history.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Richard Herring

: Stuart Maconie

(Stuart Maconie on Janis Joplin: p26)


DJ: Stuart Maconie

: Dermot O'Leary

Guests include pop-rock guintet the Feeling and California-based singer/songwriter Matt Costa.


Songwriter: Matt Costa.

: Paul Gambaccini

: Janis

Belting rock-punk singer Beth Ditto pays tribute to her heroine Janis Joplin, who would have been 65 today. Inspired by Odetta, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and especially Bessie Smith, the cultured, ambitious and troubled raspy-voiced Texan ruled as the "wild woman of rock" from 1967 until her death in 1970. She is best known for her 1960s work with Big Brother and the Holding Company (Ball and Chain and her signature hit Piece of My Heart) and as a solo artist (the 1971 LP
Pearl with Me and Bobby McGee). Contributors include Janis's sister Laura and brother Michael, road manager John Cooke (son of the late Alistair Cooke), Robin Gibb, songwriters Jerry Ragovoy and Bob Neuwirth, and singers Pink, LeAnn Rimes and Bonnie Tyler. Producer Sue Clark
Music choices: page 118
Stuart Maconie on Janis Joplin : p26


Singer: Beth Ditto
Unknown: Janis Joplin
Unknown: Woody Guthrie
Unknown: Bessie Smith
Unknown: Bobby McGee
Unknown: John Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Robin Gibb
Songwriters: Jerry Ragovoy
Songwriters: Bob Neuwirth
Unknown: Leann Rimes
Unknown: Bonnie Tyler.
Unknown: Clark Music
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Janis Joplin

: Russell Brand

Manic chat.
Podcast: highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/brand

: Bob Harris

His guest is singer Steve Forbert.


Singer: Steve Forbert.

: Pete Mitchell

: Mo Dutta

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