by Victor Canning , adapted by Andy and Eric Merriman. Richard Griffiths stars as Edgar Finchley , the shy solicitor's clerk who has travelled to 1930s Paris for the first time. In the second episode, he gains a guide, bumps into a friend and makes a move.
Narrated by James Villiers.
Michael Alexander examines the career of a sophisticated British star of musical comedy and revue who captured the hearts of Broadway and West End audiences from the 1920s to the 50s.
Producer Anthony Wills
The first of four programmes in which Dave Gelly delves into the archives of the popular music press to find out what was being said at the time about future legends and long-forgotten crazes, the hot topics in the letters columns, the unbelievable prices in the adverts - all tied together with evocative music. Tonight, the music includes Danny Kaye , Gene Krupa and Frank Sinatra - and the strange tale of the hypnotised drummer.
An Encore Radio production
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