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Lots of acts in the 50s were sisters and brothers acts. Tonight Chris Stuart focuses on three of them - the Beverley Sisters, the King Brothers and the Johnston Brothers - and plays their music.

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Chris Stuart

Roger Royle presents favourite hymns from the parishes of Upper
Tweeddale, Peebleshire.
We three kings; God of Grace and God of Glory; I to the hills; Brightest and best; Jesus the very thought of thee; The Lord's my shepherd; Take my life and let it be; Fill thou our life.

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Unknown:
Roger Royle

Top Hat and Tails
Michael Freedland profiles one of the world's greatest dancers - Fred Astaire , of whom Irving Berlin once said, "I'd rather have Fred Astaire sing my songs than anyone else. You see, he gets the phrasing right." Freedland, who wrote the authorised Astaire biography, spent weeks with the star and kept in touch with him until just before he died in 1987. He met people who knew Astaire well, including Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth and Bing Crosby , and a host of other Hollywood and Broadway personalities, many of whom tell their side of the Astaire story tonight. The programme also features many of those classic Astaire tunes.
Producer Stella Hanson

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Unknown:
Michael Freedland
Dancers:
Fred Astaire
Unknown:
Fred Astaire
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Rita Hayworth
Unknown:
Bing Crosby
Producer:
Stella Hanson

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