Wednesday 20 December 2017


Another seasonal amuse-bouche...  

Hit the Heights: A Radio Revue For Christmas

I created this show as part of a BBC Radio 4 season devoted to the theatrical entertainments of the 1920s. Compiled from contemporary revues, it features the original ((often unexpurgated, pre-Lord-Camberlain's-blue-pencilled)) scripts along with songs by Cole Porter, Ivor Novello, George Gershwin, Rogers & Hart and Noel Coward.

The show stars Mr John Moffatt, Miss Una Stubbs, Mr Charles Kay, Mr Nikolas Grace, and the incomparable Miss Elisabeth Welch with Mr Nicholas Bolton, Miss Cathy Sayer, Miss Rachel Atkins, Mr Peter Whitman and Mr Michael Onslow.

The Musical Direction is by Mr Richard Holmes and the show was produced and directed by the late Mr Glyn Dearman. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1990.

[N.B.: I was not responsible for the opening and closing 'conceit' that ran across the whole season]

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