Presented by Tim Harrison & Andy Bell
Two of the greatest minds of a generation came together. The great issues of the day were scrutinised as the future of a nation stood centre stage.
Yes, that was the Full Catastrophe on Saturday July 24th when Tim “Moving Forward” Harrison & Andy “Traditional Values” Bell took to the airwaves.
Let the people speak.
From Man To Man – Sandra Lawrence
Over My Head – The Fray
Turkey Lurky Time – Camp (Soundtrack)
(WTBHWT #1) Gilly, Gilly, Ossenfeffer, Katzenellenbogen by the Sea – Max Bygraves
Opihi Man – Ka’au Crater Boys
Djarimirri – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu
Attention Must Be Paid – Rickie Lee Jones
Bye Bye Blackbird
Happy Days Are Here Again – Ben Selvin Orchestra
FDR’s campaign song from the 1932 US election…and even Babs has sung it!
You Are My Sunshine – Norman Blake
Woman Love – Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps
Louisiana – Cerys Matthews
Sounding Brass – Flanders & Swan
F & S were, on the surface, an inoffensive duo who gently poked fun at the foibles of the English and others. They had a little bit more to them than that and are well worth some investigation.
(WTBHWT #2) Will You Remember ? – The Cranberries
I’ll Follow My Secret Heart – Sting
A Noel Coward song given the treatment by the Police’s former frontman.
Button Up Your Overcoat – Johnny Mercer
Mercer was a songwriter of renown who was not a bad performer either.
I Wish You Love – Whirimako Black
Tomorrow Belongs To Me – Cabaret (cast)
In The Air Tonight – Bertie Blackman
Farewell – Alan Bennett
From the musical Cabaret and all about a generation of Nazis waiting to take over. The song was used to striking effect in 1987 on the eve of the UK election when the satirical puppet show “Spitting Image” used it to reflect on the likelihood of another Thatcher win.
Coping – Blur
And an added bonus in the strange but true department.