Including at 6.15 Pause for Thought.
Brian Matthew spins hits and B-sides.
His guest is actor Denis Lawson.
Out to Lunch
New series 1/6. Host Rob Deering and Russell Howard return with a third run of zany shows combining stand-up, sketches, character monologues, music, fresh new UK talent, special guests and unconventional demands on the studio audience. With regular comedic boosts from
Katherine Jakeways , Simon Brodkin , Colin and Fergus, Tim Key and Paul Foot. Producer Nick Symons
(Maconie on the Isle of Wight: p27)
With America's Greatest Hits.
1/2. The most famous album of all time - the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club
Band - was released in the UK 40 years ago yesterday. Not without its detractors and now critically eclipsed by some of the band's other works, the immaculately produced concept LP nevertheless altered the pop landscape. Its Grammy-winning engineer, Geoff Emerick , heads back to Abbey Road Studios to reveal the innovative techniques that resulted in the now-iconic album's unique sound. With the analogue four-track equipment originally used in 1967, modern acts such as Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs, Travis, the Fratellis, the Fray and Richard Ashcroft record their versions of one of the famous twelve tracks. Part 2 airs in two weeks' time. Producer Des Shaw
See also Sgt Pepper - Was 40 Years Ago Today.... on BBC2 at 10.45pm
Music choices: p120 Peppermania: p8
New and old sounds.
His guest is gospel-R&B singer
Mavis Staples. And at 2.30 Pause for Thought.