Posted by Maria (U14341913) ** on Friday, 22nd February 2013
BBC4 tonight is pure joy!
9 pm. Documentary charting the history and significance of swing. Starting in the jazz clubs of the 1920s; then in the 1950s Sinatra and the Rat Pack and many more - right up to modern interpreters like Harry Connick Jnr. etc.
Then 10.30pm. Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer. Music by Shirley Bassey, Bryan Ferry, etc.
11.30pm. Frank Sinatra featuring interviews with family and friends, 'uncovering aspects of his rich personal life'.
Posted by libranmeg (U14144861) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013
BBC4 is like opening a box of delicious and decadent treats. It won't be bad for your health, you won't need to re-mortgage the house, you won't become an addict or need NHS Direct and you won't become sad and depressed. What's not to like?
Posted by catherineM (U15017478) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013
I loved this programme too. Thankyou BBC4,
Posted by the_cleaner (U3423083) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013
Enjoyed this too...when it first aired in 2008.
Posted by SRA (U14787754) on Monday, 25th February 2013
Yes a decent doc in all. Pity the researchers constantly mis-identified Louis Armstrong in the photo of King Oliver's band - Armstrong was the guy kneeling and playing the slide trumpet, not the standing gent - that was Oliver!
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