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Episode 4

Episode 4 of 5

Fashion designer Betty Jackson joins solar scientist Dr Lucie Green and ukulele maestro George Hinchliffe to discuss the tracks they've brought to the group.

Fashion designer Betty Jackson joins founder member of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, George Hinchliffe and astrophysicist Lucie Green to discuss three personally significant pieces of music.

Amongst their choices are a sweeping Sixties soundscape, some philosophising Canadian power rock and eight minutes of magnificent trombone solo played by a man with a pork pie hat.

Along the way we discover what makes a fashion entrepreneur weep at the kitchen table, why comedy instruments can produce very moving music, how rock has contributed to the public understanding of science and the name of the Italian singer that links the occult film Don't Look Now with the phrase 'The weekend starts here!'

The Music Choices are:
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield
Closer To The Heart by Rush
The Lord Is Listening To Ya, Hallelujah by The Carla Bley Band

Presenter: Phil Hammond
Producer: Tamsin Hughes
A Testbed production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

Music Played

  • MUSIC PLAYED

    • Dusty Springfield

      You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

  • Rush

    Closer To The Heart

  • The Carla Bley Band

    The Lord Is Listening To Ya, Hallelujah

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