Play It Again: Robert Winston takes up the saxophone
Sunday 15 April, 8pm, BBC ONE
Top fertility expert and broadcaster Lord Robert Winston is a great classical music enthusiast, but he's decided it's time to let his hair down and learn to play the saxophone.
Robert Winston's Musical Journey
Top feritlity expert and broadcaster Lord Robert Winston hasn't played a musical instrument since he was eleven, when he managed a few nursery rhymes on the recorder. But now he wants to let his hair down and learn to play the saxophone. Despite being a musical novice he's determined to master the skills of this instrument and is prepared to see whether, after a few month's hard graft, he is up to playing in front of a full house at the Royal Albert Hall.
Tutored by top saxophonist John Harle, Robert faces a range of challenges from busking and playing in a nightclub, to performing with the National Saxophone Choir. But nothing compares to a full house at the Royal Albert Hall where he is due to play the challenging saxophone solo in an adaptation of Russian composer Mussorgsky's famous work, 'Pictures at an Exhibition'.
On his way to saxophone stardom he seeks advice from some of the top players in the country, including John Dankworth and Courtney Pine.