Sheridan Morley , one of the few arts journalists to have worked for five or more consecutive years for Radios 2, 3 and 4 and BBC2, considers" the changes that have taken place in arts broadcasting over the last two decades, with the help of BBC archives. What is the state of arts coverage on radio and television and in the national press? Have we lost the will and perhaps the budget to cover the arts in the old tradition of Huw
Wheldon and Kenneth
Clark? Are there now only previews and interviews where once there were reviews?
Producer Stella Hanson
Leslie Caron , Gene Kelly 's co-star in the Oscar-winning film An American in Paris, presents a tribute to the great entertainer who died this year. This celebration of Kelly's career features all his best-loved numbers like Singin' in the Rain. Plus rarities like a hilarious radio broadcast with Frank
Sinatra and a screen duet with Fred Astaire. The programme includes interviews with Kelly himself as well as Hollywood co-stars Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller , choreographer Michael Kidd and Kelly's colleague and co-director, Stanley Donen. Written by Philip Glassborow Producer Graham Pass
David Jacobs continues the six-part series in which the BBC Big Band, conducted by Barry Forgie , salutes the arrangers.
5: This week, Bill Potts , whose influential album The
Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess brought him to the attention of other arrangers. He subsequently worked for
Buddy Rich and Paul Anka.
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