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Katy Brand and Rosh Hashanah

Comedian Katy Brand introduces her Dirty Dancing themed memoir 'I Carried A Watermelon' and we celebrate Jewish New Year.

Comedian, actor and writer Katy Brand joins Rev Kate Bottley and Jason Mohammad to tell us about her new book. Part memoir, part homage to her favourite movie Dirty Dancing, 'I Carried A Watermelon' explores how the film has influenced her. Plus we hear from Katy about her experience of faith, as an evangelical Christian when she was a teenager.

We celebrate Rosh Hashanah with Jewish comedian Rachel Creeger. Rachel shares how she'll be celebrating the Jewish New Year, plus she's promised to bring in a shofar, the instrument blown as part of the festival, and demonstrate her very best horn blowing!

Plus we'll be hearing from a dementia-friendly music festival held in Manchester for BBC Music Day 2019, celebrating the creativity of people living with dementia and the power of music to connect with loved ones. Our Charity Champion tells us how they use music therapy in their work with people older people in specialist care homes.

Producer: Rebecca Maxted

2 hours, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • The Style Council

    Speak Like A Child

    • Now 1983 - The Millennium Series.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Jack Savoretti

    Greatest Mistake

    • Singing To Strangers.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Coldplay


    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.
  • April Shipton

    Journey On

  • Aretha Franklin

    Who's Zoomin' Who?

    • Nightlife II (Various Artists).
    • Solitaire Collection.
  • Ingrid Andress

    Lady Like

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Junior Garr

    New Creation

  • Arcade Fire

    Everything Now

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Katy Perry

    Small Talk

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin EMI.
  • Aerosmith

    I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

    • Armageddon Film S/Track.
    • Columbia.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Rock 'n' Roll Is King

    • ELO's Greatest Hits Vol.2.
    • Epic.
  • Craig David

    Do You Miss Me Much

    • (CD Single).
    • Speakerbox Recordings.
  • Adele

    Rolling In The Deep

    • (CD Single).
    • XL.
    • 1.
  • Fatboy Slim

    Praise You

    • Now 1999 - The Millennium Series.
    • Now.
  • Will Young

    Ground Running

    • Lexicon.
    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • Madonna

    Open Your Heart

    • Celebration.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 13.
  • Mark Ronson

    Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 001.
  • Liam Gallagher

    One Of Us

    • Why Me? Why Not.
    • Warner Music.
  • James Bay

    Hold Back The River

    • Hold Back The River EP.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Genesis

    Turn It On Again

    • Genesis - Duke.
    • Virgin.
  • Lady Gaga

    The Edge Of Glory

    • Now That's What I Call Music! 80 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 1.
  • Eric Carmen

    Hungry Eyes

    • Dirty Dancing - Original S/Track.
    • RCA.
  • Scouting for Girls

    Dancing With You

    • The Trouble With Boys.
    • SonyCMGUK.
  • Frank Sinatra

    Moon River

  • Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Buffalo Soldier

    • Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend.
    • Island.