Friday Night Is Music Night

Gilbert O'Sullivan


Yes, Gilbert O’Sullivan was initially a joke (silly name, silly clothes). But he could also write a good pop tune, and the hits came thick and fast, all in the space of just five years.

Now the man who gave us Clair and Get Down is joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra for a special Greatest Hits show recorded yesterday at London’s Mermaid Theatre. Couples who courted in the 1970s while Alone Again (Naturally) was on the car radio will be blinking back tears tonight.


Ken Bruce presents as singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan joins the BBC Concert Orchestra for a special performance revisiting some of his greatest hits, recorded at the Mermaid Theatre in London.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Ken Bruce
Producer Bridget Apps