The British R 'n' B Boom
' In the early sixties, young people in Britain bored with the blandness of home-grown pop started listening to American blues.
They absorbed it, made it their own and in the process created a new type of rock music.
This week's programme charts the careers of groups as diverse as Manfred Mann and Cream as they turned black music into white rock.
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Director David Jeffcock ; Series producer
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Presented by Russell Davies Theatre: Broadway meets Shakespeare this week, as Adrian Noble 's production of Kiss Me Kate opens at
Paul Jones , Nicola McAuliffe and Tim Flavin. The music was inspired by Shakespeare's
Taming of the Shrew, and its score is Cole Porter at his best. American Ron Field , who is choreographing for the first time in Britain, has worked with everyone from Fred Astaire to Michael Jackson.
Sculpture: The Tate Gallery is holding the most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted of the work of Naum Gabo (1890-1977), one of the great innovators in 20th-century art.
Music: For Valentine's Day an assessment of the man who wrote 'My funny
Valentine': Lorenz Hart.
Described by Irving Berlin as 'our first sophisticated word writer', Hart provided the lyrics for 'Manhattan', 'Blue moon' and more than 650 other Broadway songs. Mark Steyn discusses the qualities of Hart's lyrics which have just been published in a complete edition. Assistant producers
ANDREW EATON. KEVIN JACKSON Director ALEX MARENGO Producer KEVIN LOADER Editor JOHN ARCHER
starring George Melly with John Chilton 's Feetwarmers
From the stage of the Theatre Royal, Lincoln, the unique jazz entertainer performs in his inimitable style numbers that include the touching 'Nobody knows you when you're down and out' and 'T'aint nobody's business if I do!'
His special guest is the former Blues Band singer, Paul Jones. Featuring
JOHN CHILTON (trumpet) COLLIN BATES (piano) BARRY DILLON (bass) CHUCK SMITH (drums)
Musical director JOHN CHILTON Sound BARRIE HAWES
Lighting BERT ROBINSON Designer IAN RAWNSLEY Producer SIMON BETTS
A revue featuring artists who appear out of the bright lights of the West End in the pubs and clubs of London's alternative cabaret circuit. With Keith Allen, Tony Allen, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Alexei Sayle and the music of Paul Jones and the Blues Band.
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