Friday Night is Music Night with Alfie Boe
To celebrate the programme’s 65th anniversary BBC Radio 2’s (and the world’s) longest running orchestral music show – Friday Night is Music Night comes to Alexandra Palace for a very special celebratory edition. Friday Night is Music Night was first broadcast on Friday, 25th September 1953 on the BBC Light Programme. The likes of Nat King Cole, Guy Mitchell and someone called Jimmy Young dominated the pop charts that year. The programme’s brief was and still is “to create a Friday-night show which would help people relax after the week’s hard work and put them in the right mood for a happy weekend”.
Doors open 18:30m show starts 19:30