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New series 1/6. Soul singer
Beverley Knight shares her passion for gospel music in another series showcasing top acts from around the world, with interviews, featured choirs, up-and-coming UK talent and live performances. The series starts off with Alabama-born singer Candi Staton , who is best known for the 1976 smash hit Young Hearts Run Free, plus her 1977 cover of the Bee Gees' Nights on Broadway and the twice-charting 90s hit You Got the Love. Staton recalls her apprenticeships with Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke and discusses the physical and emotional abuse she once endured.
Also, UK quartet Blessed Voices perform live in the studio. Producer Julia Allen


Candi Staton
Aretha Franklin
Sam Cooke
Julia Allen

New series 1/3. Stuart Maconie presents a profile of Oscar-winning composer, arranger and pop musician Anne Dudley, whose contributions elevated the 80s recordings of ABC, Dollar, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Malcolm McLaren. She is best known for her innovative work with pop experimentalists and sampling forerunners the Art of Noise, whose 80s hits include "Close (to the Edit)", "Peter Gunn" (featuring Duane Eddy) and "Kiss" (with Tom Jones). With input from Anne Dudley, Tom Jones and collaborator Trevor Horn.


Stuart Maconie
Anne Dudley
Tom Jones
Trevor Horn
Wayne Imms

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