Part of BBC Two’s ‘tribute night’ for Neil Diamond, the programmed featured archive clips of famous artists performing his songs.

A compilation from the BBC archive of performances featuring songs written by, or associated with, Neil Diamond. Featuring Lulu, UB40, Vince Hill, Robert Wyatt, Gladys Knight, Urge Overkill, Lena Zavaroni, The Hollies and a duet by Neil Diamond and Shirley Bassey.

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Lena's performance of Forever In Blue Jeans, from her 1979 series Lena Zavaroni and Music - Episode 6, was included.
Music Played
Note: because of Changes to the BBC Music website the following links now go to the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine so that we can still view the content.
Lulu

The Boat That I Row
UB40

Red Red Wine
Vince Hill

Neil Diamond Medley
Robert Wyatt

I'm A Believer
Gladys Knight

Love On The Rocks
Gladys Knight

Without You
Urge Overkill

Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon
Lena Zavaroni: 2010, 2019

Forever In Blue Jeans
The Hollies

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Neil Diamond & Shirley Bassey

Play Me

Archive of Comments from the closed Facebook Page: Fanz of Lena Zavaroni

Fanz of Lena Zavaroni

11 March 2019 19:35

My feedback to the BBC on "...Sings Neil Diamond

Pleased to see that this programme is getting another repeat broadcast. While I enjoy all the singers in the programme, I wish to inform the BBC that there is still a large number of fans that remember Lena Zavaroni and would love to see her shows get repeated as currently we only get to see her in "...Sings Neil Diamond and once in a while when you repeat the two of the three episodes of TOTP she performed on.

This year is the 20th anniversary of her death so an in-depth documentary would also be in order. Ideally with Louis Theroux as I feel he would be up to asking the difficult questions that have so far gone unanswered.

Thanks for reading my feedback,

Robcamstone (Fanz of Lena Zavaroni).

Fanz of Lena Zavaroni

13 March 2019 19:40

BBC Reply to my email giving feedback on "...Sings Neil Diamond"

Content of eMail:

Hi Robert, Thank you for getting in touch, it's lovely to hear from you!

I appreciate that you feel the BBC should add programmes regarding Lena Zavaroni to their output, it's amazing to read of such passion for her and her work. As much as I would like to be able to fulfil your wishes, I'm afraid that I am in no position to make any promises.

That said, we always appreciate it when people share their ideas and make suggestions. This is what shapes the direction and the future of the BBC.

You may wish to keep an eye on BBC Media Centre. All information about new and upcoming programmes can be found there. Here's the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre

Thanks again for contacting us.

All the best,

Emma Nesbitt

BBC Enquiries Team

Emma Nesbitt, BBC Enquiries Team, 13 March 2019


Note:

…Sings Neil Diamond was scheduled for a broadcast on BBC Four on the 23 March 2019 at 00:30 but the broadcast never went ahead why I don’t know. When the BBC pulls a broadcast it just updates the TV listings for the day and does not indicate that a programme had been pulled or the reason why.