Melodies for You

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Melodies for You
Running time90 minutes
Country of originUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Home stationBBC Light Programme
BBC Radio 2
Hosted byEric Robinson (1967-1970)[1]
Kenneth Alwyn (1971)
Sam Costa (1972-1974)
David Jacobs (1974-1984)[2]
Robin Boyle (1985-1986)
Richard Baker (1986-1995, 1999-2003)[3]
Hugh Scully (1996-1999)
Brian Kay (2003-2004)[4]
Sheridan Morley (2004-2006)[4]
Alan Titchmarsh (2007-2011)

Melodies for You was a long-running BBC radio music programme, broadcast on Sunday mornings until 1992 and Sunday evenings subsequently, which presented works of light popular and classical music.

The show was merged with Your Hundred Best Tunes in 2007 by BBC controller, Lesley Douglas, who appointed Alan Titchmarsh as presenter.[5] The show was then dropped by controller Bob Shennan with the final broadcast on Sunday, 28 August 2011.[4]

In the final broadcast, Alan Titchmarsh played personal favourites:[6]

  1. Gilbert Vinter and his Orchestra — The Arcadians Overture
  2. Edita GruberováDer Holle Rache
  3. Black Dyke Mills BandThe Titchmarsh Warbler
  4. The New London OrchestraKnightsbridge March
  5. Iona BrownThe Lark Ascending
  6. Jussi Bjoerling and Robert MerrillPearl Fishers Duet
  7. Peter Skellern and Richard StilgoeJoyce the Librarian
  8. The Band of Her Majesty's Royal MarinesSunset
  9. New Symphony Orchestra of London — The Nightmare Song from Isidore
  10. Pat MethenyAlways and Forever
  11. Thomas Round — Love Unspoken from The Merry Widow
  12. BBC Concert OrchestraLeap Year Waltz
  13. Philharmonia OrchestraRose Adagio
  14. Joyce GrenfellOld Tyme Dancing
  15. Manchester Children's ChoirNymphs and Shepherds from The Libertine
  16. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Pride and Prejudice
  17. Shirley Jones and Gordon MacraeIf I Loved You
  18. Huddersfield Choral Society and OrchestraHallelujah Chorus


  1. ^ Socialist commentary, 1967
  2. ^ Screen international film and television directory
  3. ^ International who's who in music and musicians' directory
  4. ^ a b c "Alan Titchmarsh With Melodies For You on Radio 2 comes to a close" (Press release). BBC. 18 August 2011.
  5. ^ Paul Donovan (9 November 2008). "Ross and Brand: Radio 2 clean up their act". The Times. London.
  6. ^ Alan Titchmarsh with Melodies for You, BBC, 28 August 2011

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