With at least a half million East
European immigrants in the UK - and not all of them plumbers or soft-fruit pickers as the tabloids would have you believe - Alexei Sayle explores the music styles they have brought with them, and assesses their impact on Western musical forms. For those unfamiliar with the small cafes and clubs across the UK wherethese new citizens gather round to hear sounds from their homelands - including traditional Gypsy music in its various guises - this programme will serve as an introduction to the music of the Baltic and beyond. Producer Sue Clark
3/4. Lee Mack looks back at the Northern club scene which thrived from the mid-60s to the 1970s. This edition recalls the rivalry between West Yorkshire giants
Batley Variety Club and Wakefield Theatre Club, with new and archive input from singers Jack Jones ,
Neil Sedaka and Antia Harris , and employees of the two clubs.
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