Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
Bob Harris continues his celebration of the 40th anniversary of the classic music TV show. Episode nine marks the transition of the programme from the Seventies into the Eighties.
Bob talks to Debbie Harry about Blondie's New Year's Eve concert from Glasgow, which was broadcast by the show. And Greg Lake reminisces about the filmed reports of ELP's American tour. There are new sessions from Judie Tzuke and Steve Hackett, guitarist with Genesis during the classic line-up of the early Seventies, who continues to have an illustrious solo career.
The programme also features archive songs from ZZ Top and Tubeway Army, and there are period performances from Tom Waits and Public Image Ltd, the latter introduced (in an archive interview) by Annie Nightingale as her favourite Whistle Test performance during her four years as presenter of the show.
Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Mark Simpson for Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company
BBC Radio 2 Publicity
Markus Stenz conducts the London Philharmonic in Mozart's Symphony No. 41, Mark-Anthony Turnage's Viola concerto (with Lawrence Power) and Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra in this concert, live from London's Royal Festival Hall.
Presenter/Petroc Trelawny, Producer/Janet Tuppen
BBC Radio 3 Publicity
Inspector Lestrade was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he has a chance to get his own back, with tales of Holmes's fictional detective rivals, dramatised by Chris Harrald.
Inspector Lestrade (James Fleet) begins with the famous case of the Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, and the eccentric talents of Alexandre Dupin (Andrew Scott).
In the following week, it's the extraordinary story of Professor SFX Van Dusen (Paul Rhys) from The Problem Of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle, who thinks his way out of a locked prison cell.
In the penultimate tale, a country house murder, Inspector Lestrade tells of the devious talents of private detective Paul Beck (Anton Lesser) from Matthias McDonnel Bodkin's Murder By Proxy.
Inspector Lestrade concludes with a nail-biting adventure that features the uncompromising Loveday Brooke (Honeysuckle Weeks) from The Mystery Of Redstone Manor by Catherine Louisa Pirkis.
Producer/Sasha Yevtushenko for the BBC
BBC Radio 4 Publicity
In a new series of I've Never Seen Star Wars, Marcus Brigstocke invites his guests to experience new things.
In the first episode, Ian Hislop tries four new things for the first time. He buys and wears his first ever pair of jeans; plays Grand Theft Auto; meditates; and bakes a cake. He gives each experience marks out of 10.
Next week, Frank Skinner tries four new experiences.
This was first broadcast in BBC Radio 4 Extra's Comedy First slot.
Presenter/Marcus Brigstocke, Producer/Bill Dare for the BBC
BBC Radio 4 Publicity
Mark Pougatch presents a round-up of the day's big sporting stories and build-up to the evening's Champions League football, including Marseille versus Arsenal and Chelsea versus Genk.
From 7.45pm there's live Champions League football commentary of Marseille against Arsenal, plus updates on Chelsea versus Genk.
At 9.40pm Mark Pougatch presents post-match reaction to the evening's Champions League football in the Final Whistle.
Presenter/Mark Pougatch, Producer/Mike Carr
BBC Radio 5 Live Publicity
Shaun Keaveny is joined by John Challis, who chats about his legendary role of Boycee in BBC TV's Only Fools And Horses. As the country's favourite sitcom, Only Fools And Horses, marked its 30th anniversary in September, John reflects on the success and fame of the show and its characters.
John's love for acting began when he went to Peter Pan live on stage when he was just seven years old. By the time he was 19, he was on the road with a troupe of travelling actors, taking plays to schools all over the country. His resulting career and colourful private life seemed permanently poised between crises and highs, until 1984, when, in his forties and with two marriages behind him, he emerged as a leading character in Britain's most successful TV comedy series.
Presenter/Shaun Keaveny, Producer/Lisa Kenlock
BBC Radio 6 Music Publicity
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