Don Davis once again invites listeners by telephone to join in the national game of naming the tune.
Prizes for all who know their music.
If you would like to play this game. send a postcard, giving your name. address and telephone number to: ' Beat the Record. BBC. London W1A4WW Devised by DON DAVIS Producer IAN FENNER
Michael Craig continues the stories of the men who create the world of entertainment.
Val Parnell : Part 1
Every now and then an impresario emerges who establishes himself in the public's imagination His becomes a name that conveys the word ' entertainment.' Such a name was Val Parnell.
Starlight Roof was over-running, and there was seriously a question of cutting her little song out. Val said ' Oh no, this is what's going to bring people to this theatre for a long time.' And this was Julie Andrews. (ALEC SHANKS) He was boss of the world's biggest chain of live theatres at that time, and yet he used to go around the country looking for people who might be stars in a few years time. He brought into the Palladium a young man - just to try him out for one day. 'cos he thought this feller had potential - a young bloke called Max Bygrnves. (JOHN CARLSEN ) With FRANK DUNCAN and the voice of Pat Kirkwood
Research BILL SULLIVAN Written by FRANK SALTER
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