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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 2

Episode 1: Jerome Kern

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Barry Manilow returns with a second series celebrating the lives and work of the great songwriters, beginning with Jerome Kern, the man who took us from 3/4 to 4/4 time. Show more

They Write the Songs

Series 2

Episode 9: Burt Bacharach and Hal David

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Barry Manilow celebrates the writers who mark the change from the classic writers of the Great American Songbook to a new post-Beatles era, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Show more

They Write the Songs

Series 2

Episode 8: Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse

Duration: 1 hour

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

Barry Manilow examines the work of British songwriting duo Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, who came together from opposite sides of the tracks. Show more