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Russell Davies presents the history of popular song, spotlighting its greatest exponents.

The show begins with an acknowledgement of Vera Lynn's great chart success of late, via a Curtis Stigers song. Russell reviews a new book on Perry Como and illustrates it with two Como tracks, and there's further music from Connie Francis, Noel Coward, Marty Elkins and Ambrose.

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Sun 18 Oct 2009 21:00