Phillip Fashanu talks to public figures about some of the tougher periods in their life, how they dealt with them and the music that helped. His guest tonight is Cheryl Baker who in December 1984, at the height of a successful career with Bucks Fizz. was thrown through the windscreen of the band's tour bus after a head-on crash with a lorry, breaking three vertebra in her back.
After a slow and painful recovery, she's now back as a successful TV and radio presenter. She talks about the crash and her rise and fall in the music business.
An investigation of a different kind for John Thaw as he explores the life and music of Al Bowlly , one of this century's greatest crooners. Featuring some of his best-loved tunes from the thirties such as Love Is the Sweetest Thing, Marie and Goodnight Sweetheart, along with a rare take-off of Bing Crosby 's singing style, under the name of Bang
Horsby. The two were close rivals, and in 1933 the News Chronicle held a competition to find out once and for all who was the more popular. The results are announced in the programme.
With Howard Leader and Jill Graham.
Written by Neville Taylor A Rewind production
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