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BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night .. 7 Sept 2012
Friday Night is Music Night, June 2012 Top That! was recorded by BBC Radio 2 on 28 June at the Watford Colosseum for its Friday Night Is Music Night series of concerts and was broadcast on Friday 7 September 2012.

Celebrating the work of Irving Berlin, the concert was hosted by Anton du Beke and featured Lee, Mary Carewe, Matthew Ford, Georgina Jackson and the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Richard Balcombe, performing many of the legendary composer's best-known songs.

The orchestra opened and closed the first half and opened the second with overtures from Top Hat, Call Me Madam and Annie Get Your Gun, while each of the singers performed four solos, coming together for the finale - fittingly "There's No Business Like Show Business". In the interval, there were interviews with a few of those involved behind the scenes, with each of the soloists and with presenter, Anton du Beke.

A full list of music played can be found on the Radio 2 website, together with a few backstage photos of the company and a lovely 'Insider's View' piece from Mary Carewe. The full concert is no longer available on iPlayer but you can download Lee's bits below:

Count Your Blessings
Interval chat
Let's Face the Music and Dance
White Christmas
There's No Business Like Show Business (whole company)

Last updated: 28 June 2015