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: Aled Jones

Says Good Morning Sunday. His guest is folk-inspired American singer/songwriter Josh Ritter , who discusses his life, his music and his fascination with the Bible.


Songwriter: Josh Ritter

: Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs

Ballads tied to listeners' romantic and/or sentimental dedications.

: Fiona Bruce

Music, news and chat. Today's guest is producer/singer/songwriter Mike Batt (The Wombles, Watership
Down). Journalist Gillian Reynolds reviews the Sunday papers and writer/broadcaster Hilary Oliver provides an entertainment guide.


Songwriter: Mike Batt
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Hilary Oliver

: Elaine Paige on Sunday

Showcasing the music of Broadway, the West End and Hollywood. Stage actress and singer Ruthie Henshall - currently a judge on the ITV1 series Dancing on Ice and due to star in the upcoming West End musical Marguerite - identifies her five favourite musicals. Choices include The Wizard of Oz (1939),
Singin'in the Rain (1952), The Sound of Music (the 1965 film), Annie (1976) and Crazy for You (1992). Producer Malcolm Prince


Singer: Ruthie Henshall
Producer: Malcolm Prince

: Pick of the Pops

Top 40 chart nostalgia. Dale Winton rewinds to this week in both 1973 and 1994, with wildly contrasting countdowns featuring hits by the New Seekers, Donny Osmond , Primal Scream and Morrissey.


Unknown: Dale Winton
Unknown: Donny Osmond

: Johnnie Walker

His special guest is distinctive singer/songwriter PJ Harvey , who discusses her acclaimed recent album White Chalk - a stylistic departure from previous works - and performs a couple of songs on piano and harp. And Motown veterans the Temptations - featuring original member Otis Wiliams - perform two songs a cappella in the studio.
Producer Natasha Costa Correa


Songwriter: Pj Harvey
Unknown: Otis Wiliams
Producer: Natasha Costa Correa

: Alan Titchmarsh

With Melodies for You, featuring radio, stage and film oldies, plus a selection of classical pieces. Today's characteristically eclectic playlist includes music by Perez Prado ,
Peter Maxwell Davies and Delius.


Music By: Perez Prado
Music By: Peter Maxwell Davies

: Sunday Half-Hour

Brian D'Arcy introduces hymns for Passion Sunday - the fifth Sunday in Lent - when, in preparation for Holy Week, Christians start to concentrate their thoughts on the significance of Jesus's suffering.
Thames Philharmonic choir provide the music, directed by John Bate.


Introduces: Brian D'Arcy
Directed By: John Bate.

: Russell Davies

Series on songs and songwriting, featuring a tribute to comedian, musician and songwriter
Max Wall , who would have been 100 on Wednesday. Plus 80th-birthday greetings to balladeer Denis Lotis and a look at the legacy of Will Hudson (1908-81), who co-wrote Moonglow.


Songwriter: Max Wall
Unknown: Denis Lotis

: Malcolm Laycock

Swing ang big-band hits and rarities.

: The David Jacobs Collection

Stage and film tunes.

: Janice Long

: Alex Lester

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