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Alan Cumming , who made his name in Sam Mendes 's Broadway production of Cabaret, discovers the story behind the book that the musical was based on.
Johnny Vegas contemplates the possibility of a future career on Spain Costa Blanca. With the demise of the British working-man's club and the unforgiving nature of popular culture, many comedic household names have followed their audiences to the Costas. Vegas asks if
Benidorm is the entertainer's elephants graveyard or a tribute to the glory of Comedy. Producer Sally Harrison
With Sarah Walker.
Glazunov Autumn (The Seasons) Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
10.10 Alkan Grande Sonate , Op 3 (Les quatre ages) Ronald Smith (piano)
10.54 Schubert Widerschein , D639
Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
10.59 Tiomkin, arr Palmer Suite: High Noon Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster
11.08 Britten Cabaret Songs (excerpts)
11.22 Schubert String Quartet in A minor D804
Recording recommended in Saturday's CD Review.
The cabaret of the word, introduced by Ian McMillan and recorded in front of an audience at the Sage Gateshead as part of this year's
Free Thinking festival. Guests include dramatist Peter Flannery - writer of Our Friends in the North, and Nigerian novelist Kachi Ozumba , who talks about his struggle to understand
Geordie when he first arrived in the city but says he was in turn emboldened to use Nigerian English - pidgin - in his writing. Producer Laura Thomas
Musical drama starring Liza Minnelli
Alan Cumming meets Liza Minnelli , German singer Ute Lemper and musician Coco Schumann to discover the origins of Christopher Isherwood 's Goodbye to Berlin. Shown last Tuesday The film Cabaret is at 12.25am
I Part of the Age of Glamour strand.
Oscar-winning musical drama starring Liza Minnelli. A love affair develops between a cabaret singer and a naive young Englishman in the decadent Berlin cafe society of the 1930s. Film of the Day: p42.
Director Bob Fosse (1972,15) Art Deco Icons is tomorrow at 8.30pm Barry Norman : page 45
New. Actor Alan Cumming meets
Liza Minnelli , German singer Ute Lemper and musician Coco Schumann to discover the origins of author
Christopher Isherwood 's short stories Goodbye to Berlin. Part of the Age of Glamour strand. See panel. The film Cabaret is at 10.30pm
The story of the South African who became Britain's first crooner, recording more than 1,000 songs in a career lasting 14 years before his death in the Blitz. The Real Cabaret is tomorrow at 9pm
Broadway, West End and Hollywood music. Today Elaine chats with singer/actress Maureen McGovern , whose summer-of-73 US number one The Morning After (from The
Poseidon Adventure) never charted in the UK. McGovern discusses her career and identifies her favourite musicals, from Cabaret (1966) to The Light in the Piazza (2003).
Ian McMillan 's spoken word cabaret features a new commission from award-winning writer
Frank Cottrell Boyce and an audacious linguistic experiment by Verb language spy Alex Horn. Plus news of an exciting public poetry project from poet Alec Finlay. Producer Laura Thomas
3/4. Historically significant entertainers from the worlds of cabaret, nightclub, revue and theatre. Desmond continues with actor and singer Malcolm Vaughan , who was born in 1930 in a Welsh mining village and became a singing sensation with his distinctive tenor voice. Hits include Ev'ry Day of My Life (1955), St Therese of the Roses (1956), My Special Angel (1957) and More than Ever (Come Prima) (1958).
2/4. Veteran Radio 2 broadcaster Desmond Carrington profiles historically significant entertainers from the worlds of cabaret, nightclub, revue and theatre. He continues with Anne Shelton (1923-94), who during the 1940s performed for wartime personnel across Britain and hosted the request programme Calling Matta on the BBC Overseas service. Her English-language versions of Lili Marlene proved very popular, but not quite as signficant as her 1956 number one Lay Down Your Arms, which stopped Elvis Presley 's Hound Dog from reaching number one in the UK.
Today's guest is Scottish actor and director Alan Cumming , whose CV includes big-screen successes (Eyes Wide Shut, Spy Kids, The
Anniversary Party) and Tony-winning Broadway appearances (Cabaret). And actress Sally Ann Triplett sings a song from Mamma Mia!, in which she currently stars as Donna.
1/2. Micky Flanagan presents highlights from the Edinburgh Fringe, featuring performances from Russell Kane , Fred MacAulay , Rich Hall and Ali McGregor. Producer Paul Russell
The first of a series of concerts from this year's Aideburgh Festival, introduced by Louise Fryer.
Jennifer Johnston (soprano), Caryl Hughes
(mezzo), Andrew Tortise , Benjamin Hulett and Allan Clayton (tenors), Malcolm Martineau (piano) Britten Canticle 1; The Red Cockatoo and other songs; Michelangelo Sonnets;
A Charm of Lullabies; Cabaret Songs
Unsentimentally droll singer and songwriter Jarvis Cocker waxes lyrical about his native Sheffield in this personal diary in which the Pulp frontman recalls growing up in a sad, once thriving city. Comparisons to Detroit partly drive Cocker's thesis, which contrasts Sheffield's hardship with home-grown musical successes such as Joe Cocker, Cabaret Voltaire, the Human League and Artery. Pulp emerged in the musically rich post-punk era, which, he claims, put life back into the now rather bleak and derelict city. The programme first aired last July. Producer Kate Bland
1/2. Kit Hesketh-Harvey follows
Birmingham-based chorus Second city
Sound as its members prepare to compete in the 2008 Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers in Harrogate. Producer Rosie Boulton
Today's studio guest is actress
Elena Roger , who in 2006 starred in the revival of Evita and is currently appearing as Edith Piaf in the West End hit Piaf. Roger identifies her five favourite musicals, which are Singin'in the Rain
(1952), Cabaret (1966), Evita (1978), Les Misérables (1980) and Nine (1982). And the show's producer Malcolm Prince picks a song from the 1969 musical Dear World.
Another chance to hear a 2006 broadcast in which Liza Minnelli celebrates composer
John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, best known for musical hits Cabaret (1966) and Chicago (1972).