The Road Movies

One of the most popular comedy film series to emerge from Hollywood were the ‘Road Movies’ that starred Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. The programme tells the story of how the trio entertained audiences with a series of films that began with Road to Singapore in 1940 and ended on the Road to Hong Kong twenty-two years later in 1962. Continue reading “The Road Movies”

Holiday Inn (Film 1943)

The programme celebrated the 60th anniversary of the 1943 film that starred Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Virginia Dale and Marjorie Reynolds. The film is also famous for having introduced Irving Berlin’s classic song, White Christmas, which has gone on to become one of the biggest selling songs of all time and a seasonal favourite around the world. Continue reading “Holiday Inn (Film 1943)”

Bing Crosby

A special two-part documentary produced to mark Bing’s centenary in 2004 that explores his life, his career and the family saga that led to an unfavourable biography from his son. Includes contributions from record producer Ken Barnes, band leader Pete Moore, biographer Charles Thompson, singer Rosemary Clooney and Bing’s nephew Howard Crosby. Continue reading “Bing Crosby”