Dear Mr Gadjo,
I'm afraid I missed this program as I have spent so much money on strings, picks, replacement bridges and Korean guitars that keep exploding into wood slivers as soon as you start to play them that I cannot afford to get the facility of BBC 4. I was, however, aware of this program and of Val's love for the great Django Reinhardt. He and I had discussed it many times around the rocking chair as we sifted through our collections of cutting edge cardigans and sipped on a pale cream sherry. Ah! Those Irish pubs!
I do remember many, many years ago when I was but a youth that Val used to regularly play Django records on his radio program and eulogise about him. This was before he became a TV and "pop" star.
Val's guitar accompaniment to his acoustic version of "Paddy McGinty's Goat" is so Django, it can bring tears to your eyes (as did his pale cream sherry).
Presumably, your dear Mother recorded this for me? If not, I'm sure Cabo has.