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Bob Harris continues to celebrate the classic music TV show. Each programme looks at one complete series of the original Old Grey Whistle Test and includes archive recordings alongside new interviews and recorded sessions with guests from the featured series.

Programme four covers the series that ran from September 1974 to July 1975. Roger Hodgson joins Bob in the studio to reminisce about the programme and perform an exclusive version of one of his hits with Supertramp. There is more live music from Kiki Dee, who along with guitarist Carmelo Luggeri provides a unique take on a Kate Bush classic, as well as one of her own hits from the Whistle Test years. Paul Rodgers talks about Bad Company's appearance on the show - when they were asked to turn the volume down - and there's archive interview highlights from Bob's meeting in New York with John Lennon.

Amongst the archive performances featured in this programme are songs by Captain Beefheart, Little Feat, Tim Buckley and Free, along with a rare chance to hear both a song from Elton John's concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, which was broadcast by the Old Grey Whistle Test; and one of the songs John Lennon specially recorded for the show with his band Elephant's Memory.

First broadcast on Radio 2 in 2011.

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57 minutes

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Tue 10 Dec 2013 04:00