2/2. Entertainment broadcaster and biographer Michael Freedland recalls a dark period in Hollywood history when the House Un-
American Activities Committee
(HUAC) targeted actors, writers, directors and producers whom it deemed to be Communist Party members and therefore a serious threat to American society.
From 1947 until the early 50s, the committee aggressively set out to purge Hollywood of these so-called subversives, many of whom were forced to quit their professions or work under assumed names. The programme features soundtrack clips and interviews with Lee Grant , Kirk Douglas , Artie Shaw , Larry Adler and the descendants of Edward G Robinson , Ring Lardner Jr , Robert Rossen and Dalton Trumbo , plus archive input from Arthur Miller and Elia Kazant.
4/4. George Melly concludes a look back at the phenomenon of trad jazz. This final edtion recalls the aftermath of the "trad boom"
- and how its stars survived (or not) the 60s music revolution - and assesses jazz's significance in the current climtate.
Contributors include Hugh Rainey and John Chilton.
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