Gary Barlow to do second series of We Write the Songs for Radio 2

It’s the last in the series of We Write the Songs hosted by Gary Barlow on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow evening (25 January), but the good news is, that it seems he’ll be back with a second series.

The programme is where Gary speaks to fellow acclaimed songwriters, exploring the art of creating the perfect song.

Last March, when he was doing some recording for the new Radio 2 show, Gary posted on Facebook: “Recording a few links for my up and coming BBC Radio 2 show ‘We write the songs’. It’s been fascinating so far. I never dreamed I’d ever get the chance to interview some of my all time musical hero’s and ask them about their songwriting process #dreamsdocometrue.”

The four part series began with Gary in conversation with Max Martin, followed by Sir Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynne and in the final episode tomorrow, Barry Manilow. Barry talks about his life and work, and the impact of hits like Mandy, Could It Be Magic and Copacobana on his career.

It’s a fascinating programme which reveals insights into the art of song writing and it seems its gone down well because Gary has tweeted that there will be a second series, saying: “I’m pleased to announce that Radio2 have asked me to do a second series of ‘We write the songs’ let me know who you think I should interview.”

As you might expect there have been plenty of suggestions from fellow tweeters, so it will be interesting to see who appears in the second series.

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