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Tom Lehrer at 85

Tom Lehrer turns 85 on April 9th 2013. He rarely speaks in public but, as we celebrate his birthday, he reflects on the songs that made him a world famous comedy name.

Featuring songs such as The Vatican Rag, Poisoning Pigeons in the Park and Be Prepared, together with contributions from Cameron Mackintosh, Harry Shearer, Randy Newman and Stephen Sondheim.

Presented by Ellin Stein and Produced by Clive Brill.
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 6 Apr 2013 10:30