Frankie Vaughan

Frankie Vaughan FIAuthor and historian Malcolm MacFarlane pays tribute to the extraordinary and inspirational life of Frankie Vaughan. The programme explores Frankie’s rise to fame and his decades at the top, as well as his work for charity, in particular the Boys Brigade, which played an important part in his early life. Continue reading “Frankie Vaughan”

Bob Monkhouse

Recorded in his dressing room shortly before he went on stage to entertain another full house, Bob speaks openly about his life and his career. He recounts his childhood, his passion for films, being typecast by some as a game show host and working with some of the world’s greatest performers, including Bob Hope and Rosemary Clooney. Continue reading “Bob Monkhouse”

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”