4/4. Clare Teal concludes a tribute to South African-raised singer Al Bowlly , who travelled to Britain, where, in the 1930s, he emerged as this nation's first pop star. He recorded over 1,000 songs in a 14-year career that yielded hits such as Love Is the Sweetest Thing, The Very Thought of You and Moonlight on the Highway. The series features archive interviews with friends and associates who have since died, and 96-year-old Joyce Stone, who is his last surviving friend. Bowlly perished in the Blitz in 1941. In this final chapter Bowlly returns to London from America to discover he is no longer Britain's most popular vocalist. But the Second World War would change everything.
Radio 2's resident rock 'n' roll chick reads her autobiography.
6/6. This final chapter recalls Suzi's starring role in the 1986 West End revival of Annie Get Your Gun, her divorce and her mother's illness. It also showcases her new album.
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