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Su on the Radio: BBCR2 – Friday Night is Music Night

March 28th, 2017

bbcr217aFriday Night is Music Night salutes the Forces Sweethearts of the Second World War on the occasion of Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.

This week we have been celebrating the 100th birthday of the East Ham girl whose name became synonymous with the phrase “Forces Sweetheart” – Dame Vera Lynn.

The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe perform Bridge on the River Kwai (Malcolm Arnold); the Spitfire Prelude and Fugue (William Walton) and the Dambusters March (Eric Coates). Our singing guests are Mary Carewe, Lucy Williamson, the Puppini Sisters and making a guest appearance and recalling memories of Gracie Fields – Su Pollard. The presenter is Ken Bruce.

Concert recorded 17th January 2017 at the Mermaid Theatre in London.

• Listen to the show at BBC iPlayer for the next month. Su performs The Thing-Ummy-Job with the BBC Concert Orchestra.