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Mike Walker - The Sound of Fury

The life and times of rock 'n' roll singer, Billy Fury.

Stricken with rheumatic fever as a child and not expected to live beyond 20, Billy Fury went on to become Britain's answer to Elvis Presley. But if you thought his story started with the huge hit 'Halfway to Paradise', think again...

Inspired by life events, Mike Walker's drama stars Anton Lesser as Billy Fury, Peter Whitman as Larry Parnes, Robert Glenister as Stuart Colman, Rory Bremner as Russell Harty and Alistair McGowan as Joe Brown.

Songs performed by Gavin Stanley.

Director Andy Jordan

Born 17th April 1940 as Ronald Wycherley, Billy Fury died 28th January 1983.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1994.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Apr 2016 04:00