A well-drilled team of young men and women performing an intricately choreographed burlesque version of Tropical Heatwave while three middle aged couples ponder what exactly Bertice Reading meant by leaving them a scale model of a Routemaster bus? It can only be 321, and the capable hoofers under the aegis of a former member of The Young Generation, Brian Rogers. Note for pedants: they’re only the Brian Rogers Connection when they’re doing a full-on cabaret routine – when they’re just prancing about to the latest waxing (eg. on Live at Her Majesty’s) they’re simply The Brian Rogers Dancers. Very important, that. Rogers, incidentally, now runs his own performing arts college in Essex, along with his wife Jan, herself former member of the Connection, as well as ‘vocal group Champagne’.
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The Earl Grey Whistle Test
Monday, 22.45, BBC Radio 3
Stand to attention, everyone! We’re billing a Radio 3 programme! But don’t worry, because it features eighties pop very prominently. Over the next five nights, we get to enjoy some radio essays from Mark Ellen and David Hepworth, who between them more or less invented the modern era of music journalism, moving away from the earnest nature of the weeklies to the arch irreverence of the monthlies, and certainly for their pivotal role on Smash Hits they have earned our eternal respect. Over the week they’ll talk about journalism, television and the music industry, and we think Mark will be slightly easier on the ear thanks to David’s usual habit on TV shows of shouting all his anecdotes.
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