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David Whiteley with the local current affairs series. The animal sanctuaries that are struggling in the economic downturn; we follow the animals from one sanctuary which are taken across England to find a safe home. Richard Daniel discovers that hundreds of planning applications are made only after developments have been completed. And what links Frank Sinatra to Westcliff-on-Sea? Buddy Greco, the 85-year-old Jazz pianist and singer, who performed with Frank Sinatra and was part of the 'Rat Pack', now lives on the Essex coast. Buddy recorded over 68 albums, played alongside some of the biggest names in show business at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, Frank Sinatra once said, 'This man can make anything swing'. We find out why he swapped Las Vegas for the Essex coast.

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 5 Mar 2012 19:30
BBC One Cambridgeshire, East only


Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Whiteley
Executive ProducerDiana Hare
ReporterRichard Daniel
Interviewed GuestBuddy Greco