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Midweek

Don Black, Sue Buckmaster, Mike Daligan, David Barber

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Libby Purves meets lyricist Don Black, puppeteer Sue Buckmaster, author Mike Daligan and Her Majesty the Queen's swan marker David Barber. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Libby Purves
Interviewed Guest:
Don Black
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Buckmaster
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Daligan
Interviewed Guest:
David Barber

Brand

Midweek

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Film going in search of what it takes to get a number one hit single, meeting people who have achieved it to uncover how, and the effect reaching the top had on their lives. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Janice Long
Producer:
Bob Smeaton
Director:
Bob Smeaton
Executive Producer:
Nick Watts
Production Company:
Hole and Corner Limited
Participant:
Martin Talbot
Participant:
Don Black
Participant:
Bob Stanley
Participant:
Noddy Holder
Participant:
David Hepworth
Participant:
Bruno Brookes
Participant:
Eden Blackman
Participant:
Gerry Marsden
Participant:
Bill Martin
Participant:
Judd Lander
Participant:
Eg White
Participant:
Chris Difford
Participant:
Gary Farrow
Participant:
Amy Wadge
Participant:
Bill Wilkins
Participant:
Steve Booker
Participant:
Ronnie Rogers
Participant:
Carol Decker
Participant:
Joe McElderry

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Nigel Rees hosts the quotations quiz with Don Black, Shobu Kapoor, Fern Britton and Anthony Horowitz. From September 2015. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nigel Rees
Panellist:
Don Black
Panellist:
Shobu Kapoor
Panellist:
Fern Britton
Producer:
Carl Cooper

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Nigel Rees hosts the quotations quiz with Don Black, Shobu Kapoor, Fern Britton and Anthony Horowitz. From October 2015. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Nigel Rees
Panellist:
Don Black
Panellist:
Shobu Kapoor
Panellist:
Fern Britton
Producer:
Carl Cooper

Pointless Celebrities

Series 10

Episode 26: Musicals

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

A musicals edition of the quiz, with Tim Rice, Don Black, Siobhan Dillon, Connie Fisher, Claire Sweeney, Nigel Planer, Cory English and Phill Jupitus. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Tim Rice
Participant:
Don Black
Participant:
Siobhan Dillon
Participant:
Connie Fisher
Participant:
Claire Sweeney
Participant:
Nigel Planer
Participant:
Cory English
Participant:
Phill Jupitus
Executive Producer:
James Fox
Executive Producer:
Richard Hague
Executive Producer:
Dom Waugh
Series Producer:
John Ryan
Production Company:
Endemol UK

Pointless Celebrities

Series 11

Episode 25: Writers

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

A special writers edition of the quiz, with Richard Madeley, Dreda Say Mitchell, John O'Farrell, Lise Mayer, Jenny Colgan, Jane Fallon, Richard Stilgoe and Don Black. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Richard Madeley
Participant:
Dreda Say Mitchell
Participant:
John O'Farrell
Participant:
Lise Mayer
Participant:
Jenny Colgan
Participant:
Jane Fallon
Participant:
Richard Stilgoe
Participant:
Don Black
Producer:
Tamara Gilder
Producer:
Richard Hague
Producer:
John Ryan
Production Company:
Endemol UK

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Don Black, lyricist behind hit songs including Diamonds are Forever, Born Free and Love Changes Everything, shares fascinating insights into his life's work with Michael Grade. Show more

Night Waves

The Early 1960s

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Geoffrey Robertson QC, Lynda Baron and Richard Davenport-Hines join Matthew Sweet to discuss the 1960s as Andrew Lloyd Webber prepares to launch his new musical Stephen Ward. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Jeremy Hutchinson
Interviewed Guest:
Bea Campbell
Interviewed Guest:
Lynda Baron
Interviewed Guest:
Don Black
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Davenport-Hines
Interviewed Guest:
Geoffrey Robertson

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary. British singer Lulu looks back across five decades at her career including 66 singles and 21 albums, and No. 1 hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Bob Smeaton
Director:
Bob Smeaton
Executive Producer:
David Upshal
Participant:
Lulu undefined
Participant:
Elton John
Participant:
Kylie Minogue
Participant:
Cliff Richard
Participant:
Robin Gibb
Participant:
Barry Manilow
Participant:
Bobby Womack
Participant:
Melanie Chisholm
Participant:
Jools Holland
Participant:
Tony King
Participant:
Don Black

Saturday Live

Lyricist Don Black and Sir Cliff Richard's Inheritance Tracks

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Richard Coles and Anita Anand with lyricist Don Black and Sir Cliff Richard's Inheritance Tracks. And Lost actor Jeff Fahey tells them about his work with refugees in Syria. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Coles
Presenter:
Anita Anand
Interviewed Guest:
Don Black
Interviewed Guest:
Cliff Richard
Interviewed Guest:
Jeff Fahey
Producer:
Harry Parker