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They Write the Songs

Series 1

Episode 1: George Gershwin

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 2Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 2

Barry Manilow introduces famous composers of the Great American Songbook, playing rare recordings and de-constructing their songs at his piano. 1/10. George Gershwin. Show more

They Write the Songs

Series 1

Episode 9: Jerry Herman

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 2Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 2

Barry Manilow continues his songwriter's insight into the Great American Songbook. He celebrates the composer and lyricist Jerry Herman. Show more

They Write the Songs

Series 1

Episode 10: Kander and Ebb

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 2Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 2

Barry Manilow concludes the series with a look at composer John Kander and lyricist and librettist Fred Ebb, the creative duo behind Cabaret, Chicago and New York, New York. Show more