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Home from Home

In a series of five programmes, Rita Payne asks second-generation immigrants, born or brought up in this country 'How British do you feel?'
2: The cabaret duo, Donna and Kebab, alias Martha Lewis and Eve Adam, discuss the influence of their Greek culture both in their lives and in their act. Producer HILARY NORRISH
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Word Made Fresh

As a curtain-raiser to the festival, a cabaret of unparalleled good taste. Music, mirth and mayhem recorded live before a star-spangled audience - whipped up to a frenzy by VICTOR AND BARRY With
MILES AND MILLNER. STEVE COOGAN
WARREN WILLS. CELIA WHITE
LEMN SISSAY , SIMON MUNNERY
STEVE ELM. JACEY STALES
HELEN RIMMER. JOANNA KIRTON
BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH and IAN TARGETT with music by prisms Producer CLIVE BRILL
BBC Manchester. Stereo and at 9.10
Hurricane Dub by BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH with Norman Beaton as Samuel and Angela Wynter as Maxine
A year ago this week millions of people were kept awake one night as winds tore across southern England. Samuel and Maxine hold each other tight and listen to the storm. Is it war, is it Armageddon?
'Breeze blowin' hard, Breeze blowin' hard
Tings start move in de back yard.
Dis is a hurricane inna England!'
Original music composed and performed by DENNIS BOVELL Technical presentation by ALICKHALEMUNRO and WILFREDO ACOSTA
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 29
BBC Radio 4 FM

Aspects of the Fringe

In the second of two programmes, Hunter and Docherty introduce a selection of the very best cabaret and comedy to be seen at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Stereo
BBC Radio 4 FM

Kaleidoscope

Just When You Thought You Were Safe in the Stalls ...
When actors say, 'It's a good house tonight', what do they mean? Paul Allen investigates the mysterious chemistry of the actor-audience relationship, discovers there can be far more to audience participation than cries of 'Oh, no, it isn't', and meets a cabaret act who claim 'the audience isn't on a pedestal. We treat them like anyone on the street, sometimes worse - a lot worse....'
Producer JOHN GOUDIE
BBC Radio 4 FM

Latin Americans

A series of eightportraits presented by Hugh 0' Shaughnessy 1: Nacha Guevara
When they put a bomb in the theatre I knew they were serious -so I left Argentina.
After eight years in exile, Nacha returned to Buenos Aires. made a triumphant appearance in the musical Eva, and became a star. She talks of her career as an actress and singer, the close and often dangerous connection between art and politics in Buenos Aires and her latest venture - directing and acting in Cabaret.
Friends and critics comment on her talent - 'she can be a witch, a lady, an urchin, a clown - anything she chooses'; and her character - 'anyone who can be a vegetarian in Argentina must be a rebel'.
Series producer MICK WEBB. Stereo
BBCbook. same title, £11.95 hardback and £6. 95 paperback, from booksellers 0 HEAR THIS! page 13and INFO: page 77
BBC Radio 4 FM

Woman's Hour

In the programme that salutes women of distinction,
Jenni Murray meets Jill Gomez , the opera singer who has brought cabaret into the concert hall. Serial: Lovers of Africa (6)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Latin Americans

A series of eight portraits presented by Hugh O'Shaughnessy 1: Nacha Guevara
'When they put a bomb in the theatre, I knew they were serious - so I left Argentina.'
After eight years in exile, Nacha returned to Buenos Aires, made a triumphant appearance in the musical Eva, and became a star. She talks of her career as an actress and singer, the close and often dangerous connection between art and politics in Buenos Aires, and her latest venture - directing and acting in Cabaret.
Friends and critics comment on her talent - 'she can be a witch, a lady, an urchin, a clown - anything she chooses'; and her character - 'anyone who can be a vegetarian in Argentina must be a rebel.'
Series producer MICK WEBB. Stereo (R) BBC book, same title, £11.95 hardback and £6.95 paperback, from booksellers
BBC Radio 4 FM

Aspects of the Fringe

In the last of two programmes,
Hunter and Docherty introduce a selection of the best cabaret and comedy at this year's
Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Producers MARK
ROBSON DAVID TYLER and BILL DARE Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Joke's on Us

Morwenna Banks and Amanda Swift introduce an all-women cabaret recorded at the Hackney Empire, east London, to celebrate the publishing of the first history of women in comedy, with stand-up, songs and comedy from:
Helen Atkinson Wood
Claire Dowie , Sheila Hyde
Helen Lederer , Little Women Jessica Martin
Pauline Melville
Jan Ravens , Elaine C. Smith and Spare Tyre
Producer DAVID TYLER. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 13and INFO: page 75
BBC Radio 4 FM

Woman's Hour

from Newcastle
Take one steel-worker, one bus conductor, one shop worker, and what do you get? The Chuffinelles - a three-woman cabaret act that belts out boisterous songs, routines and one-liners and is taking clubland by storm!
Serial: The Skin Chairs (5)
Presenter Rosemary Hartill
BBC Radio 4 FM

Young Playwrights Return

The first of three evenings of plays from last year's festival. beginning with the YPF cabaret....
The Word Made Fresh Stale, but with all the mouldy bits picked out,
Victor and Barry present a re-run of an evening so achingly funny it makes Batman look like media hype....
With Victor and Barry, Miles and Milner, Steve Coogan , Lemn Sissay , Simon Munnery ,
Benjamin Zephaniah and Ian Targett.
Producer CLIVE BRILL
BBC Manchester. Stereo (R) and at 11.30pm
After the Beep by ADISAKDI TANTIMEDH. With Tom Watt as Tim. Tim takes his answering machine seriously. For him it is communication whittled down to its bare essentials. But Trudie wants some real dialogue.
(saxophone)
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH Stereo (R)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Sweet and Low-Down

An eight-part series with Robert Cushman. 5: I'm Hip
A tour of the disputed frontier where cabaret meets jazz.
With singers
Rosemary Cloonev. Blossom Dearie, Jackie Cain. Roy Krai. Billie Holliday ,
Shirley Horn , Barbara Lea , Bobby Short and Lee Wiley and comments from Whitney Balliett ,
Gary Giddins , Joel Siegel and Sylvia Syms. Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE . Stereo
BBC Radio 4 FM

Sweet and Low-Down

An eight-part series with Robert Cushman. 7: Echoes of My Life
The great survivors who returned to bring the cabaret scene back to life in the 1970s and 80s.
With singers Barbara Cook , Jane Harvey ,
Barbara Lea , Mabel Mercer , Sylvia Syms , Mel Tonne and Julie Wilson.
Additional comments from Jan Wallman. Producer JONATHAN JAMES MOORE. Stereo
BBC Radio 4 FM

Sweet and Low-Down

An eight-part series with Robert Cushman. 4: If Love Were All
'Night after night, have to look bright,
Whether you're well or ill People must laugh their fill
You mustn't sleep Till dawn comes creeping'
NOEL COWARD. 1929
The great cabaret performers in their prime. With singers Fred Astaire , Alberta Hunter, Johnny Mercer , Mabel Mercer , Bobby Short ,
Frank Sinatra and Margaret Whiting and additional comments from Whitney Balliett , Greg Dawson , Gary Giddins , Jonathan Schwartz , Joel Siegel ,
Sylvia Syms , Jan Wallman. Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE . Stereo
BBC Radio 4 FM

Woman's Hour

Wendy Austin invites you to the Tailors' Hall in Dublin during the Theatre Festival, with singer
Mary Coughlin. cabaret artist Agnes Bernelle , and comedienne
Rosaleen Linehan.
Serial: Bag and Baggage by JUDY ALLEN abridged in seven parts by DELIA PATON. Read by Ysanne Churchman (5). Serial producer PAT MCLOUGHUN
Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Makeup

by CHARLES JENNINGS. With and Joan wants to rejoin the cabaret act 'Four Nobodies'...
Directed by JANET WHITAKER Stereo
BBC Radio 4 FM

Sweet and Low-Down

The last of an eight-part series in which
Robert Cushman gives a personal view of New York cabaret. I Happen to Like New York The keepers of the flame: the new generation. With singers
Buddy Barnes , Blossom Dearie, Michael Feinstein , Dave Frishberg , Mabel Mercer , Susannah McCorkle , Steve Ross and Bobby Short.
Additional comments from Donald Smith. Producer
JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE Stereo
BBC Radio 4 FM

Kaleidoscope

Just When You Thought
It Was Safe in the Stalls ..
Actors turn the tables on their audiences as they talk about the mysterious chemistry of the actor-audience relationship.
With Dave Willetts , of the Phantom of the Opera, Harriet Walter , Sara Kestelmann , and the Doug Anthony All Stars cabaret group.
Presenter Paul Allen Producer JOHN GOUDIE Stereo. Revised (R)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Moonlight and the Black Cat

Sketches from the life and music of Claude Debussy by DAVID BUCK. Starring with and Name Dropping
At 'The Black Cat'
The song, based on themes by Debussy, composed by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT who also devised and played
Debussy's piano sketches. Directed by JOHN POWELL Stereo
* See David Gillard , left
BBC Radio 4 FM

Sweet and Low-Down

A six-part series in which Robert Cushman gives a personal view of New York cabaret and American popular song. 4: Some Cats Know With singers Louis Armstrong,
Ella Fitzgerald , Sheila Jordan , Peggy Lee , Carmen McCrea and Annie Ross.
Producer TIM STURGEON Stereo






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