Friday Night Is Music Night
Friday 15 March
BBC RADIO 2
Mind the gap. Mind the doors. Move down inside. Please stand on the right. Do not stop at the bottom of the escalator. This is the language of the Tube - the London Underground heard and read every day by London commuters and confused tourists.
The London Underground celebrated its 150th anniversary in January and tonight Ken Bruce takes listeners on a musical tour of the underground map - alighting at various points to celebrate some musical landmarks: Green Park for Handel's music for the Royal Fireworks; Tower Hill for the Yeomen of the Guard; St John's Wood for Beecham and the Beatles; and Sloane Square for Ebury Street where, in 1764, Mozart stayed and wrote his very first symphony.
The BBC Concert Orchestra is conducted by Robert Ziegler with singing guests - Welsh soprano Shan Cothi and singer-songwriter Ralph McTell. Ralph performs a selection of songs including his Ivor Novello-winning number Streets of London.
Presenter/Ken Bruce, Producer/Anthony Cherry
Radio 2 Publicity
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