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: Sounds of the 60s

Warmly nostalgic series in which Brian Matthew spins hits, B-sides and obscurities - from garage bands and girl groups to soul, surf, folk and bubblegum - including requests from the decade in which he hosted Saturday Club and Easy Beat.


DJ: Brian Matthew

: Jonathan Ross

New music, hip oldies and perky banter. Guests include actress Felicity Kendal, Gavin and Stacey actor/writers Ruth Jones and James Corden, and, performing live, Pixies frontman Frank Black.
Positive success: page 63


Presenter: Jonathan Ross
Guest: Felicity Kendal
Guest: Ruth Jones
Guest: James Corden
Musician: Frank Black

: The Comedy Hour

The Smith Lectures8/8. Series showcasing Professor
Emeritus Arthur Smith , whose final lecture makes links between music and humour, with archive input from Bill Bailey , Bill Oddie , Arnab Chanda and others.
1.30 Jammin'
6/6. Panel show that sets out to prove that rock 'n' roll is the new comedy. This final edition enlists the talents of Monty Python/Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band musician/ songwriter Neil Innes and songwriter/comic Ronnie Golden. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Arnab Chanda
Songwriter: Neil Innes
Unknown: Ronnie Golden.

: Stuart Maconle

Current tunes, hip oldies and picks for a record collection.
Stuart Maconie on Detroit: p42


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

: Dermot O'Leary

Featuring sessions from New
York-based indie rock-punk-dance duo We Are Scientists and hip London-based electronic duo Goldf rapp (Alison Goldf rapp and Will Gregory).


Unknown: Alison Goldf

: Paul Gambacclnl

With America's Greatest Hits. Music from the week's stateside pop, rock and R&B/hip-hop charts, plus a pick of oldies.

: Mark Lamarr's Redneck Music

3/4. American-music enthusiast Mark Lamarr tackles simpleton-and-shotgun stereotypes of redneck country music in this series devoted to the sounds of the mountains, the hillbilly, the banjo and the moonshine still. He continues south to Memphis, where at Sun Records in 1954 and 1955 Elvis Presley cut the now legendary early-rock 'n' roll sessions with producer Sam Phillips. The programme hears from Presley's rockabilly contemporaries, Hayden Thompson and Sonny Burgess. And there's a look at the swamp pop and soul of the bayous of Louisiana.


Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Producer: Sam Phillips.
Unknown: Hayden Thompson
Unknown: Sonny Burgess.

: Russell Brand

Music and manic, surreal chat.

: Bob Harris

Tonight's guest is guitarist Jerry Donahue , who has played with Poet and the One Man
Band, Fairport Convention and Joan Armatrading.


Guitarist: Jerry Donahue
Guitarist: Joan Armatrading.

: Pete Mitchell

His guest is Badly Drawn Boy (aka Damon Gough ), who, with guitar in hand, performs three acoustic songs. Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought with Julia Houlston Clark in Wales.


Unknown: Damon Gough
Unknown: Julia Houlston Clark

: Mo Dutta

6.15 as 3.30

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