Comic actor Leonard Rossiter, who played Rigsby in the ITV comedy series Rising Damp, at Sheekeys restaurant in London, for the start of the Oyster Festival. * 23/02/02 Broadcaster Sue MacGregor has told Radio 4's Desert Island Discs how she regrets her secret affair with the late Rising Damp star Rossiter. The 60-year-old presenter said she had agonised about whether to reveal details of the five-year relationship in her forthcoming autobiography. The BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter, who retires this month, describes in her autobiography Woman of Today how her affair with Rossiter continued until his death in 1984. This edition of Desert Island Discs is to broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Sunday February 24 2002.
Classical Music - Musician's Union Protest - Antony Hopkins - London
Under the baton of Antony Hopkins, members of the Musician's Union play Handel's Water Music, while aboard a Thames river boat outside the House of Commons, London, as part of their protest against the BBC decision to axe five regional orchestras.
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John Lennon tribute
Emotional youngsters outside St George's City Hall when thousands gathered in Liverpool to pay tribute to one of the city's most famous sons, pop superstar John Lennon. Chaos broke out at the concert to commemorate the former Beatle who was shot dead in New York, USA.
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