This series explored the link between the piano and humour and featured clips from such performers as Gracie Fields, The Western Brothers, Ronald Frankau, Stanley Holloway, Max Miller, Tom Lehrer, Peter Sellers, Flanders and Swann, Lonnie Donegan, Spike Jones, Noel Coward and Liberace. The whole was brought together by Neil Innes, who also gave renditions of many of his own sings.
Broadcast of a Tueday evening on Radio 2, the series ran for 6 weeks.
|9.4.96||In 1709, which is nearly ten past five...|
|16.4.96||The Great Semprini...|
|23.4.96||(oops, I'm missing this one!)|
|30.4.96||An exploration of the art of comedy at the keyboard...|
|7.5.96||...or in this case, buzzing round the keyboard.|
|14.5.96||Welcome to our last...|
A further 6 editions broadcast at 9pm of a Tuesday evening on Radio 2.
|28.10.97||Welcome to a new series...|
|4.11.97||..an exploration, nay, a celebration...|
|11.11.97||Welcome to another session...|
|18.11.97||..nay, celebration, nay investigation, nay proliferation...|
|25.11.97||An this is...|
|2.12.97||Welcome to the last programme...|