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2/2. Michael Parkinson presents a tribute to theatre producer and impresario Cameron Mackintosh to celebrate his recent 60th birthday. Owner of seven West End theatres, Mackintosh's CV includes the international hits
Cats (1981), Les Misérables (1985), The Phantom of the Opera (1986), Miss Saigon (1989) and, en route to Broadway, Mary Poppins (2004). Contributors include composer Stephen Sondheim and actress Julia McKenzie.


Michael Parkinson
Cameron MacKintosh
Mary Poppins
Stephen Sondheim
Julia McKenzie.

3/6. Comic actor Martin Freeman (of TV's The Office) celebrates six music acts and artists whom he feels are overlooked, and draws particular attention to their rarely aired album tracks. He continues with Chicago-born jazz and jazz-pop pianist Ramsey Lewis , who had 60s chart hits with renditions of Wade in the Water, the McCoys' Hang on Sloopy and, most famously, Billy Page 's The In
Crowd. Expect to hear cuts from Freeman's vinyl collection of Lewis's recordings.


Martin Freeman
Ramsey Lewis
Billy Page

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