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SATURDAY LIVE: Inheritance Tracks Archive
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21 March 2009 :: Lorna Luft
Singer and actress
chose Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" and The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand".
14 March 2009 :: Heston Blumenthal
inherited "My Friend The Wind" by Demis Roussos and plans to pass on "Love Has Finally Come At Last" by Bobby Womack.
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7 March 2009 :: Richard Curtis
Screenwriter & Comic Relief founder
chose Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" & Paul Simon's "Some Folks Lives' Roll Easy".
Red Nose Day 2009
28 February 2009 :: Bruce Campbell
chose "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith and "The Candy Man" by Sammy Davis, Jr.
21 February 2009 :: Rod Argent
Founder member of The Zombies,
chose Duke Ellington's 'Sophisticated Lady' and Bach's 'St Matthew Passion'.
The Zombies are on tour in April 2009. You can catch them in Glasgow on April 21st, Bristol on the 23rd, Manchester on the 24th and London on the 25th.
14 February 2009 :: John Thomson
The Fast Show
chose the theme from "Rupert The Bear" and Stanley Clarke's "Life Is Just A Game".
7 February 2009 :: Gloria Hunniford
chose "A String Of Pearls" by Glenn Miller and "Have I Told You Lately" by Van Morrison.
Always with You
is published by Hodder and Stoughton ISBN 978-0-340-95396-9
31 January 2009 :: Paul Anka
60s teen idol
chose two Frank Sinatra songs - "I've Got You Under My Skin" and his own "My Way".
24 January 2009 :: Errol Brown
chose 'Endlessly' by Brook Benton and his own song 'You Sexy Thing'.
17 January 2009 :: Samantha Bond
chose "Do I Love You" by Ella Fitzgerald and "The Very Thought Of You" by Nat King Cole.
10 January 2009 :: Ruth Jones
chose 'Lily the Pink' by The Scaffold and 'I Hope You Dance' by Lee Ann Womack.
3 January 2009 :: George Pelecanos
Novelist & script writer
chose 'I've got You Under My Skin' sung by Frank Sinatra & 'Little Child Running Wild' by Curtis Mayfield.
George Pelecanos' official site
27 December 2008 :: Brian Eno
chose 'Jerusalem', a player piano version courtesy of Rex Lawson of the
and 'Peace Be Still' by Rev James Cleveland and the Angelic Choir.
20 December 2008 :: Mary Costa
played the voice of Princess Aurora in the 1959 Disney film
and she chose 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' by Judy Garland and 'Let There Be Peace On Earth' sung by Aled Jones.
13 December 2008 :: Jerry Springer
chose Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page & Coat Of Many Colours by Dolly Parton
6 December 2008 :: Julie Walters
chose Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' (Piano Sonata No 14 in C minor) performed by Alfred Brendel and 'My Funny Valentine' by Cleo Laine.
29 November 2008 :: Jeffery Deaver
chose Greensleeves by Vaughan Williams and Rhapsody In Blue by Gershwin performed by Marcus Roberts
The Broken Window
is published by Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN: 978 0 340 93723 5
22 November 2008 :: Pam Ayres
chose 'When The Guards Are On Parade' by Leslie Sarony and 'Mars For Evermore' by Johnny Collins.
15 November 2008 :: Andy Taylor
Ex Duran Duran guitarist
chose 'Help' by The Beatles and 'Little Wing' by Jimi Hendrix.
8 November 2008 :: Raymond Blanc
Chef & restaurateur
chose La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf & Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Part
A Taste Of My Life
is published by Bantam Press, ISBN-13: 978-0593060360
1 November 2008 :: Sir Roger Moore
Sir Roger Moore
chose Sobre Las Olas by Juventino Rosas played by the Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper & My Way by Frank Sinatra
25 October 2008 :: Philip Glass
chose La Création du Monde by Milhaud and one of his own compositions, Wichita Vortex Sutra.
18 October 2008 :: Thomas Keneally
chose Danny Boy, sung by Hayley Westenra and Bailero from Songs of the Auvergne sung by Kiri Te Kanawa
11 October 2008 :: Twiggy
Model and fashion icon
chose 'The Laughing Policeman' by Charles Penrose and 'Yesterday' by The Beatles.
4 October 2008 :: Bear Grylls
chose 'Circle of Life' by Elton John and 'I'm a Believer' by The Monkees.
27 September 2008 :: Diana Sanderson
chose the first aria of the Duke of Plaza-Toro from Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Gondoliers' and the first aria from Papageno, Act 1, Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'.
20 September :: David Simon
- journalist, TV producer & writer of The Wire chose 'Still a Fool' by Muddy Waters, & 'Tipitina' by Professor Longhair
by David Simon is published by Canongate Books, ISBN-10: 1847673112
13 September :: Eddie Marsan
chose 'Morning of My Life' by John Holt and 'Feeling Good' by Nina Simone.
Happy-Go-Lucky is now available on DVD
6 September 2008 :: Anna Wing
, best known in her role as Lou Beale in Eastenders, chose 'All Things Bright & Beautiful' and 'He Shall Feed His Flock' from Handel's Messiah
30 August 2008 :: Carl Honore
chose 'Vesti La Giubba' from the opera Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo and 'Helpless' by Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
23 August 2008 :: Dame Kelly Holmes
chose 'Brown Girl in the Ring' by Boney M and 'I Believe' by Yolanda Adams on the Honey soundtrack
16 August 2008 :: Madeleine Brierley
chose 'When I Fall In Love' by Nat King Cole and Bach's Prelude No 1 in C Major played by Jacques Loussier.
9 August 2008 :: Chaka Khan
chose 'Two Grey Rooms' by Joni Mitchell & her own version of 'I'm Every Woman'
2 August 2008 :: Jackie Carpenter
chose 'Honeysuckle Rose' by Le Quintette du Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grapelli and 'Don't Come the Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim' by Kirsty MacColl.
26 July 2008 :: Louis de Bernières
Louis de Bernières
chose Radetzky March by Johan Strauss and Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Andres Segovia.
19 July 2008 :: Terry Wogan
chose 'The Floral Dance' by Peter Dawson and 'Heartbreak Hotel' by Elvis Presley.
12 July 2008 :: Shami Chakrabarti
is director of
. Shami chose 'What a Wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong and 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free' by Nina Simone.
5 July 2008 :: Sue Charman
chose Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata & Ae Fond Kiss from the album Glencoe by Steam Jenny.
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28 June 2008 :: Eddy Grant
chose Never Be Anyone Else by Ricky Nelson and his own song, Gimme Hope Jo'anna.
21 June 2008 :: Brenda Coyle
chose Macushla by John McCormack and Bedrich Smetana's Vltava.
14 June 2008 :: Mary Wilson
of The Supremes chose "I Wish You Love" by Gloria Lynne and "Here's To Life" by Shirley Horne.
7 June 2008 :: Jack Clowes
chose Time After Time by Chet Baker and Valse Hot by Clifford Brown.
31 May 2008 :: Courtney Pine
inherited Eastern Standard Time by Don Drummond and passes on Abolition Day by the Jazz Warriors
24 May 2008 :: Malcolm Messiter
chose the theme from Just A Minute ('The Minute Waltz' by Chopin) and Pasculli's 'La Favorita'.
17 May 2008 :: David Starkey
chose the 'Hallelujah' chorus of Handel's Messiah & the Carlos & Rodriguez duet from Verdi's Don Carlos
10 May 2008 :: Jo Brand
chose the 'Duet from the Pearl Fishers' by Bizet, performed by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, and 'Temporary Beauty' by Graham Parker.
3 May 2008 :: Karim Dauda
chose 'End Of The Road' by Boyz II Men and 'What's Going On' by Marvin Gaye.
26 April 2008 :: Mike Leigh
chose George Formby's Bless 'Em All and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In the Wind.
19 April 2008 :: Kathleen Turner
'Baby's Bed's A Silver Moon' (traditional) sung by Solveig Slettahjell and 'Undercover Lover' by Bubonic Souls.
Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles
is published by Springboard Press. ISBN-10: 0446581127
12 April 2008 :: Les Dennis
chose 'I Left My Heart In San Francisco' by Tony Bennett and 'In My Life' by The Beatles. Les's memoir is called 'Must the Show Go On?'.
5 April 2008 :: Jenny Wood
chose Louis Armstrong's 'What A Wonderful World' & KT Tunstall's 'Suddenly I See'
29 March 2008 :: Dave Spikey
chose Overture to Tannheuser by Wagner & I Made It Through the Rain by Barry Manilow
22 March 2008 :: Maria Millington
chose 'Danny Boy' by Hayley Westenra and 'Losing My Religion' by R.E.M.
15 March 2008 :: Helen Dunmore
Novelist & poet
chose 'Che Faro Senza Euridice' by Gluck, sung by Kathleen Ferrier & Schubert's 'Piano Trio in E Flat'.
8 March 2008 :: Arthur Smith
chose 'The Laughing Policemen' by Charles Penrose and 'The Wild Rover'.
1 March 2008 :: Pauline McLynn
chose 'Nothing Rhymed' by Gilbert O' Sullivan and 'The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba to Galway' by De Dannan.
23 February 2008 :: Sylvia Kristel
best known for her role in the film Emmanuelle, chose 'Only You' by The Platters and 'Could It Be Magic' by Donna Summer
16 February 2008 :: Prue Leith
chose 'Ugly Duckling' by Danny Kaye and 'The Back of the Moon' by Miriam Makeba.
9 February 2008 :: Peter Holloway
chose 'Alone Again Or' by Love and 'You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine' by Lou Rawls.
2 February 2008 :: k.d. lang
Canadian singer-songwriter & 4 time Grammy Award winner,
shares her Inheritance Tracks: 'Crying' by Roy Orbison &'The Valley' by Jane Siberry.
k.d.'s official website
26 January 2008 :: David Peace
chose 'The Enigma Variations' by Elgar and 'Interlude' by Jan Dek.
19 January 2008 :: Listener Annie Rimmer
chose Because You Love Me by Celine Dion & Monteverdi's, Nisi Dominus played by the Boston Baroque Orchestra and conducted by Martin Pearlman
12 January 2008 :: Charlie Brooker
Writer, journalist and TV presenter
chose 'Bodies' by the Sex Pistols and 'Lux Aeterna' from the soundtrack to Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell performed by the Kronos Quartet.
5 January 2008 :: Nile Rodgers
Musician & songwriter
chose by 'What'd I Say' by Ray Charles and 'We Are Family' by Sister Sledge
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