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Episode 5

The Bands That Mattered Episode 5 of 5

In the last programme of this series celebrating the Great British Dance Bands, Brian Matthew recounts the final chapters of the Lew Stone story and marks the end of an era in British popular music.

The concluding episode reveals how a modest maestro became a musical survivor by adapting to the huge sea-changes in British popular music after the World War. It features contributions from the composer Gordon Langford; singer Helen Mack, who recalls the wartime concerts and broadcasts that kept the nation dancing in a time of peril; and Lew Stone's widow Joyce adds her own vivid reminiscences of a Golden Age of dance music.

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30 minutes

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Fri 18 Dec 2009 19:00

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