New series 1/6. Following on from his series profiling 20th-century showbiz giants Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby , Michael Freedland hears from the friends, family and associates of Hollywood, radio, TV and troops entertainer and comic Bob Hope , who was born in England in 1903 but lived in America from the age of four. Featuring input and memories from comedy writers
Larry Gelbart , Mort Lachman and Arthur Marx (son of Groucho), veteran baseball star Bob Feller , golf tournament organiser Ernie Dunlevie , television executive Howard Rosenbluth , military supremo Brigadier General
Michael Teilmann , actress Rhonda Fleming , Hope's adopted daughter Linda and many others. Producer Neil Rosser
Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with vocalists
Rebecca Thornhill , Graham Bickley and the Puppini Sisters (Marcella Pupini , Kate Mullins and Stephanie O'Brien ), live from London's Mermaid Theatre.
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