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They Write the Songs

Series 3

22/05/2018

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 2Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 2

This week Barry introduces three shows, 'The Happy Time', 'House of Flowers' and 'Coco'. All of them featured the biggest stars of their day including Robert Goulet, Dianne Carroll, Pearl Bailey and believe it or not - Katherine Hepburn. The shows were written by some of the best in the business too, John Kander and Fred Ebb (The Happy Time); Alan Jay Lerner and Andre Previn (Coco) and Harold Arlen - the genius who wrote 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' and Truman Capote. Yep. Truman Capote, who famously the wrote 'In Cold Blood' (House of Flowers) ... How could all of these shows be forgotten? Join Barry to hear why they should not! Show less

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