Angels At The Ritz

Four programmes celebrating the art of lyricists.

Episodes

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01Style And Sincerity2001050320010904

John Moffatt looks at the ENGLISH way of doing things. Compiled and written by David Benedictus. Pianist and musical director is Michael Haslam.

02Seen Better Days But I'm Putting Up With These2001051020010911

Elaine Delmar looks at the words of the blues - angry, funny, sad and sexy. Compiled and written by David Benedictus. Pianist and musical director is Michael Haslam.

03Wham Bam Thank You Mam2001051720010918

Marie Friedman asks why a postwar generation of women singer-songwriters suddenly began telling it straight.

04 LASTWriting I Love You In 32 Bars2001052420010925

Henry Goodman shows how a generation of immigrant songwriters adapted their skills to the demands of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway during the golden age of musical theatre.