Join us this evening on Radio Out On Blue Six for a special charity all-star tribute to Through A Glass Darkly! Yes, the seminal 1978 ‘lyrical adventure’ by Peter Howell & The BBC Radiophonic Workshop will be performed in full, in its original twenty six movements, by a cast of celebrity friends of Out On Blue Six, combined with a multimedia experience that is surely not to be missed!
The order of performance will be as follows:
Through A Glass Darkly (Howell, 1978)
Performed by The Out On Blue Six Orchestra & Singers:
Peter Howell – vetoed stylophone
Bawrence from Denim – electric guitar
‘Dinners’ McCartney – electric bass guitar
Glam Goose – drums
Neil Hannon – snake theft
and introducting TV’s famous ‘Band From TV’
and Special Guests
i. “I Say You Chaps, Let’s Go To Space, What?”
Andrew Collins – opening narration
ii. Romance With A Double Monophonic Three-Oscillator
Mike Lindup – MIDI-controlled sampler interface; The Peppipam – MIDI-controlled sampler interface; Eve Myles – tits
iii. Tom & Jerry Chase Each Other Up And Down Jim Steinman’s Piano
Tom – running; Jerry – running; Jim Steinman – trying to write a song for Meatloaf about how with mom and pop we lived in Maine and my brother Jeff who stole a plane he crashed in the valley in the pouring rain we were never the same again and the years have gone by between now and then and I think of Jeff every now and again etc etc.
iv. The ‘Space Noises’ From Space
Jaymi Bantok – choral effects
v. Hallo Alien Fellows!
Michael Parkinson – grumpy interjections
vi. Theme From ‘Enya’s 7′
Enya – synthesiser; Clannad – more synthesisers; Andrea Corr – tin whistle; Sharon Corr – ‘fiddle’; Harpo Corr – that miniature drum thing that makes a dull thudding sound; The Man Corr – some gaelic harp thing, nobody will notice; Dick Mills – ‘Special Sound’
vii. The Fake Ending
Nathan Petrelli – being killed off then coming back
[INTERLUDE - A BRIEF SILENCE]
Sendhil Ramamurthy, TV’s Mohinder from Heroes – recap of events so far
viii. Kassia’s Wedding Fanfare
Some Doctor Who Fans – bloody whingeing about Murray Gold
ix. The BBC Video ‘Star’ Music That Time Forgot
A Dinosaur – Korg sequencer; The Paleolithic Nele Morrissey – IDEANTS!
x. Ye Olde BBC Video ‘Starre’ Music
David Monrow And The Early Music Consort Of London – goose-strangling; Seal – lute; Ye Olde Nele Morrissey – IDEANTS!
xi. Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: (Howell) Extracts From ‘BBC Video ‘Star’ Music’
John Barrowman – interval talk
xii. “And That’s Thursday… On BBC1!”
Simon May – orchestration; Phil Cool – Citrus Spring; ‘Belouis’ ‘Some’ – ‘Belouis’ ‘Some’; David Mitchell – something
xiii. Richard Clayderman Joue « la Musique d’ « étoile » de Vidéo de BBC »
Richard Clayderman – Piano; Ryan Paris – walking like in The Secret Service; Le Nele Morrisey Français – LES IDEANTS!; FR David – words; Jonathan Ross – phoning up Richard Clayderman and calling him a ‘Ballade Pour Adeline plonker’
xiv. BBC Video ‘Star’ Music – Echo From Space Reprise
Roger Limb – being omitted from the single version; The Echoing From Space Nele Morrissey – IDEANTS!
xv. Bleepy Bloopy Stuff With Added Electronic ‘Bats’
Kate Thornton – straitjacket
xvi. Pioneers Of Space: Synth-Derived Tomfoolery In One Parts
Alan Driscoll Lead Singer Of Techno Band thewomb – stage invasion
xvii. St. Tripods’ Shopping Centre Is Waiting For You
Max Headroom – introduction; Original Series Two Kryten – melting; Peter Egan – in-store promo voiceover; ZX Spectrum – theme from ‘Saboteur’
xviii. Will This Ever Bloody End??
Ricky Hervaid – refusal to go away; TC Raymond – refusal to go away; The Happy Squirrels – refusal to go away
xix. This Means No End To Me
Rusty Egan – synthesiser drum that sounds like a door banging in the wind; section also includes illustrative continuity slides from the collection of Matthew Gulliver
xx. Clayderman Collapses
Roland Rat – being hit with a cricket bat
xxi. Vangeliswatch UK
Cast Of DC Follies – satire; Graham Linehan – saying ‘fuckin’ ell’
xxii. OH PACK IT IN
DCI Gene Hunt – ‘Oops
xxiii. Jazz From The Maltings, West Of Pretentious Quasi-Medieival Instrumentation
Jem Roberts – ukelele; Vanilla – formation dancing and vocal harmonies
xxiv. BBC Video ‘Star’ Music – Closing Version
Stephen O’Brien – holding tape recorder up to speaker; The Closing Nele Morrissey – IDEANTS!
xxv. The End
Applause to be led by an Andrew Whittam of Keighley (“is it end ben?”)
xxvi. The Grimleys Is On
BBC Schools Diamond – Thanking Fuck For That