The BBC's prestigious Friday Night is Music Night will be hosted by R5 Live's Garry Richardson together with Ken Bruce - recorded live on 2nd September at the Hackney Empire to be broadcast on BBC2 on 11th September.


Garry and Ken will be joined by the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra and rugby greats and fellow after dinner speakers, Will Carling, Bill Beaumont and Maggie Alphonsi.  There will be a special contribution from England coach Stuart Lancaster.  Brilliantly funny impressionist and another corporate favourite entertainer,  Alistair McGowan will also be taking part together with a host of West End musical stars.


The event is to celebrate this year's Rugby World Cup kick off.