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3 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 16 October 2010

With music and features. Richard celebrates British songwriting with some classic songs, including archive live tracks from BBC Radio 2's Great British Songbook.

Music Played

34 items
  • Image for Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames

    Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames and Georgie Fame Yeh Yeh

    20 Beat Classics, Polydor

  • Image for Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott Broken Arrow

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Beat

    The Beat Can't Get Used To Losing You

    The Best Of, Go-Feet

  • Image for Big Country

    Big Country In A Big Country

    Without The Aid Of A Safety Net, EMI

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Roller Blades

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Blur

    Blur Girls And Boys

    Now 28 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Aretha

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Patti Smith

    Patti Smith Because The Night

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi What Do You Got?

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Dobie Gray

    Dobie Gray Out On The Floor

    The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin

  • Image for Little Big Town

    Little Big Town Fine Line

    A Place To Land, Humphead Records, 1

  • Image for Lloyd Cole and the Commotions

    Lloyd Cole and the Commotions and Lloyd Cole Lost Weekend

    Lloyd Cole - The Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for David Byrne

    David Byrne and X-Press Lazy

    (CD Single), Skint

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Forget You

    (CD Single), Warner Music UK, 1

  • Image for Harold Melvin

    Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back)

    Greatest Hits, Philadelphia International

  • Image for Aztec Camera

    Aztec Camera How Men Are

    Acoustic Rock (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Run On

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Mel Torme

    Mel Torme Comin' Home Baby

    Rediscover The 60's - With A Little H, Old Gold

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Blue Skies

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Muse

    Muse Hysteria

    Taste Media

  • Image for Mary Chapin Carpenter

    Mary Chapin Carpenter The Way I Feel

    The Age Of Miracles, Rounder, 16

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Caroline

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Blue Öyster Cult

    Blue Öyster Cult Don't Fear The Reaper

    Chart Show Ultimate Rock - Various, Hit

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John and Leon Russell If It Wasn't For Bad

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for LeAnn Rimes

    LeAnn Rimes I Need You

    (CD Single), Curb

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Rave On

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Scritti Politti

    Scritti Politti Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)

    Now 1984 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for World Party

    World Party Is It Like Today?

    (CD Single), Ensign

  • Image for Paul Heaton

    Paul Heaton Alison (Great British Songbook)

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths How Soon Is Now?

    Drive Time 2 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Mine

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Big Country

    Big Country Fields Of Fire (400 Miles)

    Young at Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest

  • Image for Orange Juice

    Orange Juice Rip It Up

    Rip It Up (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Gordon Lightfoot

    Gordon Lightfoot Sundown

    Ken Bruce At Your Request (Various), Play

  • Three Of The Best

    Three Of The Best

    This morning from Big Country's debut album 'The Crossing'


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