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Dorchester Festival, Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant and the Old Gaffers Festival.

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 27 May 2012

Neil's Sunday evening programme is a mix of reviews and previews from the world of arts and culture, mixed with a selection of music that will leave you wanting more.

This week, Neil finds out what’s in store at the Dorchester Festival which starts next week.

Also with a week to go until the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, Neil talks to the Port of London Harbour Master about the logistics of getting the right boats into the right place.

And as the annual Gaffers Festival draws to a close in Yarmouth, he finds out what is so special about these unique craft.

Hampshire county bowls player Steve Whitehead keeps us up to date with the world of bowls, the A-Z playlist theme is ‘senses’ and Lena Samuels reviews the DVD Angels & Demons

And there are live cricket updates from Taunton as Hampshire face Somerset in the CB 40 competition.

For those on the roads across the south of England, there is travel news as it happens. And a smile is promised as the weekend draws to a close.

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  • The Gaffers Festival

    The Gaffers Festival

    Yarmouth's picturesque harbour has been filled with life and colour with more than 100 visiting traditional sailing, steam and motor vessels, including the cream of the Old Gaffers fleet.

  • The A-Z Playlist.


    A Taste Of Honey - The Beatles
    Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey
    Cream - I Feel Free
    Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle
    Eye Level - Simon Park Orchestra
    For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
    Girls Talk - Dave Edmunds
    Hear My Prayer - Moya Brennan
    I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
    Jump - Lulu
    Kylie Minogue - Love At First Sight
    Leona Lewis - I See You
    Out Of Sight - James Brown
    Peggy Lee - That Old Feeling
    Quiet Life - Japan
    Respectable - Smell & Kim
    Smells Like Nirvana - Weird Al Yanovic
    Touching Me Touching You - Abba
    U2 - Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
    Valley Of Tears - Buddy Holly
    Who - I Can See For Miles
    XTC - Senses Working Overtime
    Yellow Rose Of Texas
    Zuchhero - Sensa Una Donna


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