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Semprini Serenade

OUT!INHERITED weekly sub-Mantovani run-through of ‘Old Ones, New Ones, Loved Ones, Neglected Ones’ by mono-monickered pianist Semprini (“OUT!!”). The stuff of much mockery both then and now but nonetheless pulled out of the bag as a cornerstone of Radio 2’s fortieth anniversary celebrations.



  1. Paul

    November 13, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Came on just after ‘Sing Something Simple’ with the Mike Samms Singers. Goes with tinned peaches and jelly.

  2. Glenn A

    November 15, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Best listened to on a Pye radiogram no doubt as it smacked so much of that era.

  3. Glen A Larson

    November 16, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Um… OK?

  4. David Pitt

    May 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Classic Beeb of that era dripping with nostalgia.
    Even then as a child I liked the intro. Now, well, as I said, dripping with wonderful nostalgia.

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