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(Stuart Maconie's week: page 33)


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: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Not Letting It Be

Matt Lucas showcases satirical swipes at the music business, from Spike Jones in the 1940s, and Stan Freberg - who sent up 1950s icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Ray and The Platters - to 1970s Beatles pastiche act The Rutles. Plus Rob Reiner's seminal mock documentary This Is Spinal Tap (1984), TV shows such as Stella Street (1997-2001) and Lucas and David Walliams's Rock Profile (1999-2000), as well as acts such as Flight of the Conchords and U2 parodists The Joshua Trio. Contributors include Harry Shearer (This Is Spinal Tap), US DJ "Weird Al" Yankovic, Neil Innes (ex-Rutles), John Sessions (Stella Street), Phil Cornwell (Stella Street) and several journalists.

Not Letting It Be 10.30pm Radio 2
You may think that rock and rock musicians in particular are in no need of being satirised, as they do the job pretty well themselves. Well, that doesn't mean they aren't ripe for a bit of a ribbing. Matt Lucas, himself no stranger to taking the michael out of rock gods with David Walliams in Rock Profile on BBC2, hosts this chronological countdown of the best of the mickey-takers. Step forward Neil Innes with his tales of Rutlemania; Harry Shearer, who turns the amp all the way up to 11 with Spinal Tap (surely the definitive send-up/homage); and the Hee Bee Gee Bees... remember Meaningless Songs (in Very High Voices)? They had Angus Deayton among their number but got Richard Curtis to write the lyrics. Not bad. Quite why Stella Street is here is a bit of a mystery to me - just because Phil Cornwell and John Sessions get to practise their Mick and Keef voices doesn't make it satire. Plenty of great music, a few lightly tossed anecdotes and - voila! - an hour of high-quality entertainment.


Presenter: Matt Lucas
Interviewee: Harry Shearer
Interviewee: Weird Al Yankovic
Interviewee: Neil Innes
Interviewee: John Sessions
Interviewee: Phil Cornwell
Producer: Owen McFadden

: You Heard It at the Movies

2/8. Five-time Oscar-nominated composer George Fenton explores the art and business of writing music for the big screen. This edition looks at the outsiders seduced by the lure of Hollywood, including
Erich Korngold (Austria-Hungary), Miklos Rosza (Hungary), Nino Rota (Italy), and New Yorkers Aaron Copland and John Williams.


Unknown: George Fenton
Unknown: Erich Korngold
Unknown: Miklos Rosza
Unknown: Nino Rota
Unknown: John Williams.

: Janice Long

With a live set from Blur's
Graham Coxon , who performs a live set to coincide with the release of his new album The Spinning Top.


Unknown: Graham Coxon

: Alex Lester

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