Including at 6.20 Pause for Thought with Usayd Younis.
And at 9.15 Pause for Thought.
Including Tracks of My Years, in which esteemed disco-era-and-beyond record producer and Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers identifies two final picks in his ten favourite recordings.
With music, features, lively chat and interviews with famous people.
3/6. Following on from his series profiling 20th-century showbiz giants Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby , Michael Freedland hears from the friends, family and associates of Hollywood, radio, TV and troops entertainer and comic Bob Hope , who was born in England in 1903 but lived in America from the age of four. The story continues with a look at his career-boosting Broadway performances. Interviewees include actress Rhonda Fleming (Hope's co-star in The Great Lover), television executive
Howard Rosenbluth , Palm Springs Life editor Milt Jones , historian Martin McOuade , and Keith McNulty , whose father Barney for years held Hope's cue cards. Plus input from writer/director/ producer Melville Shavelson (1917-2007) and radio star. producer, and honorary "Mayor of Hollywood" Johnny Grant , who died in January. Producer Neil Rosser
Mike Dixon conducts the BBC
Concert Orchestra with West End actor/singers Kerry Ellis Wicked) and Dean Collinson (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat), and pianist Andy Vinter. Presented by Paul Gambaccini , from London's Mermaid Theatre.
Producer Bridget Apps
Brenda Biethyn reads an abridged version of Ethel Lina White 's 1936 novel The Wheel Spins, which
Alfred Hitchcock adapted for his distinctive 1938 thriller The Lady Vanishes. This series was first broadcast in 2006. 1/6. A young Englishwoman,
Iris Carr , sets out on her return from a holiday on the continent, unaware of the mystery and danger ahead. Abridged by Neville Teller Producer Neil Gardner
Frank Renton talks to composer/ arranger Philip Sparke. Producer Terry Carter
Matthew Wright with a survey of contemporary arts and culture, including the current cinema. Producer Paul Rodgers
New music and banter, featuring live sessions.
Including at 3.30 Pause for Thought with the Rev Simeon Baker in Wales.