18th century London was the liveliest city on earth – a place where elegance rubbed shoulders with outrageous vulgarity. William Russell and Johann Pepusch made small fortunes in the West End, and fashionable crowds used to flock to hear Handel play his organ concertos. Thomas Trotter conjures up that world today, before diving into the sensuous, spiritual universe of César Franck, and finishing with the catchy signature tune that Eric Coates wrote in the 1950s for Birmingham’s own ATV!