23/09/2011

Does light music still have a place on the BBC? As listeners voice their doubts, Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan explains his decision to end Alan Titchmarsh's programme Melodies for You.

As Americana also comes to an end over on Radio 4, Roger recalls controller Gwyneth Williams' reasons for the change and hears your reaction to the comedy which replaces it.

The sounds of the past transport Roger back in time as he visits the new BBC Archive building, and hears about an ambitious project to make all the archive available in time for the BBC's 100th birthday in 2022.
And as Philip Glass-watch moves into its second week, there's yet another sighting of the composer's ubiquitous piece.

Producer: Karen Pirie
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

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28 minutes

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