From the Library: The English Lounge

Today on Radio Riel’s Main Stream we bring you a pro­gramme of clas­sic lounge music from Britain in the 60s and more. Much of it appeared on tele­vi­sion Test Cards. We’re also fea­tur­ing clas­sic tracks from not­ed composer/arranger Kei­th Mans­field.

We’ll be hear­ing from a wide range of com­posers and arrangers from the UK and Europe, some known (like John Bar­ry, Tony Hatch, John Keat­ing, Ray­mond Lefevre, Paul Mau­ri­at, James Last, Bert Kaempfert and more) and some you’ve prob­a­bly nev­er heard of (unless you’re a British Test Card Music afi­ciona­do) like Heinz Kiessling and John Cacavas. Yes, there will be quite a lot of Test Card and pro­duc­tion library music today. You’ll prob­a­bly hear a good few tunes from TV shows and com­mer­cials as well.

We’ve includ­ed a unique col­lec­tion of 60s TV themes and oth­er con­tem­po­rary pieces of KPM pro­duc­tion music played live by the KPM All Stars.

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme in-world now at, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to tune in using this link:

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