Episode 3

The Music Group, Series 5 Episode 3 of 5

Julian Assange's lawyer, Mark Stephens and the British Museum's Irving Finkel are joined by TV presenter Konnie Huq to discuss three personally significant pieces of music.

Amongst their choices are an inspirational seven minutes of time-wasting Seventies introspection; an 80s club classic from some British soul pioneers and a delicate French love song from an English soprano, which was originally recorded at 78rpm.

Along the way we find out who has played opposite Jude Law in a theatre production, what Arthur Scargill bought in a high end fashion outlet and how a 1950s reel to reel tape recorder can bring love into your life.

The Music Choices are:
Time by Pink Floyd
Back To Life (Back To Reality) by Soul II Soul
Tu N'es Pas Riche from Offenbach's La Parichole sung by Dame Maggie Teyte

Presenter: Phil Hammond
Producer: Tamsin Hughes
A Testbed production for BBC Radio 4.

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Sat 14 May 2011 15:30