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Songs Of Fun and Nonsense.

Phillip Pullman discusses his new book and the highly-anticipated BBC One adaptation of His Dark Materials trilogy. Plus Mercury nominated SEED Ensemble bandleader Cassie Kinoshi.

Novelist Phillip Pullman discusses the next volume in his bestselling 'The Book of Dust' series ahead of the highly-anticipated BBC One adaptation of 'His Dark Materials' trilogy.

SEED Ensemble's bandleader and alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi stops by for a chat. SEED Ensemble are a ten-piece collective formed in 2016 , they combine jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove.

The group's album 'Driftglass' was shortlisted for this years Mercury Prize. 'Driftglass' takes its name from a collection of short stories of the same name by African-American science-fiction author Samuel R. Delaney.

There's also music from Joe Armon Jones, Pictish Trail and Moondog. Plus archive from Julie Andrews,Brian Ferry and Gus Dudgeon.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Joe Bataan

    The Bottle

  • The Paragons

    Riding High On A Windy Day

  • Pat Dam Smyth

    Another World

    • The Last King.
    • Quiet Arch.
  • J.J. Cale

    Call Me The Breeze

  • Milton Banana Trio

    Chega De Saudade / Desafinado / Corvado

  • Ray Charles


  • Loyle Carner & Jean Coyle Larner

    Dear Ben

    • Not Waving, But Drowing.
    • AMF Records.
  • keith waithe

    Beguine Love Theme (feat. The Macusi Players)

    • Magic of Olmec.
    • Kedi Records.
  • Sharon Tandy

    Hurry Hurry Choo Choo

  • Ana Moura


    • Desfado.
    • Universal Music Portugal.
  • Vampire Weekend

    Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

    • Vampire Weekend.
  • Frank Zappa

    Dancin' Fool

  • Youssou Ndour

    Il N'Y A Pas D'Amour Heureux

  • Louis Jordan

    Choo- Choo- Ch -Boogie

  • Moondog

    Bird's Lament

  • Pictish Trail

    Slow Memories

    • Thumb World.
    • Fire Records.
  • Morgana King

    It's A Quiet Thing

    • It's A Quiet Thing.
  • Toni Iordache

    Cântec De Ascultare Și Brează

  • Ray Barretto

    Tin Tin Deo

  • Joni Mitchell

    In France They Kiss On Main Street


    Abusey Junction

    • We Out Here.
    • Brownswood Recordings.
  • Eric Lau

    Earthing Out

    • Quadrivium.
    • Kilawatt Music Limited.
  • SEED Ensemble

    Stargaze #2:Lau

  • Roy Montrell

    (Every Time I Hear That) Mellow Saxophone

  • SEED Ensemble

    WAKE (For Grenfell)

    • Driftglass.
    • Jazz Re:Freshed.
  • Madman Jaga


  • Joe Armon-Jones

    Yellow Dandelion (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)

    • Turn To Clear View.
    • Brownswood Recordings.
  • David Bowie

    Cygnet Committee

  • David Bowie


  • Moondog, Julie Andrews & Martyn Green

    Songs Of Fun and Nonsense

    • Songs Of Sense & Nonsense - Tell It Again.
    • Angel Records.
  • Julie Andrews

    Feed The Birds (Tuppence a Bag)

  • Cream

    Strange Brew 

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1967 (Various).
    • EMI.
  • Intergalactic Republic Of Kongo

    I Don't Need

    • I Don't Know.
    • Wolf Tone.
  • Bryan Ferry


  • Isaac Hayes

    Theme From Shaft

  • Solid Bronze

    Invisible Man

  • Pinduca

    Vamos Farrear

    • Jambú E Os Míticos Sons Da Amazônia.
  • The Mountain Firework Company

    Like A Fire

    • The Beggar’s Prayer.