Barbara Windsor's East End Men

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01Matt Monro2014021720150414 (R2)

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of the biggest names in popular entertainment from the worlds of music, comedy and movies; Matt Monro, Marty Feldman and Alfred Hitchcock.

These three icons all have one big thing in common, like Barbara they were all born in London's east end. They grew up as east end boys and as east end men they went on to conquer the world! Oh yes, they were true eastenders alright!

This week, Barbara celebrates 'the man with the golden voice', 'the singers singer' and one of the greatest musical exports this country has ever known, Matt Monro.

With new interviews from Michele Monro (Matt's daughter and biographer), Johnny Mathis, Monica Mancini, Don Black, Buddy Greco, Helen Shapiro, Rosemary Squires and Richard Moore. And interviews from the archive of the late Mickie Monro (Matt's widow), the late Billy May, the late Dave Allen and the late David Jacobs.

01Matt Monro2014021720150414 (R2)

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of the biggest names in popular entertainment from the worlds of music, comedy and movies; Matt Monro, Marty Feldman and Alfred Hitchcock.

These three icons all have one big thing in common, like Barbara they were all born in London's east end. They grew up as east end boys and as east end men they went on to conquer the world! Oh yes, they were true eastenders alright!

This week, Barbara celebrates 'the man with the golden voice', 'the singers singer' and one of the greatest musical exports this country has ever known, Matt Monro.

With new interviews from Michele Monro (Matt's daughter and biographer), Johnny Mathis, Monica Mancini, Don Black, Buddy Greco, Helen Shapiro, Rosemary Squires and Richard Moore. And interviews from the archive of the late Mickie Monro (Matt's widow), the late Billy May, the late Dave Allen and the late David Jacobs.

02Alfred Hitchcock2014030320150421 (R2)

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of the biggest names in popular entertainment from the worlds of music, comedy and movies; Matt Monro, Marty Feldman and Alfred Hitchcock.

These three icons all have one big thing in common, like Barbara they were all born in London's east end. They grew up as east end boys and as east end men they went on to conquer the world! Oh yes, they were true eastenders alright!

This week, Barbara celebrates 'The Master of Suspense', Alfred Hitchcock.

With new interviews from Mel Brooks, Jean Marsh, Martin Landau, Stephen Rebello and Veronica Cartwright.

02Alfred Hitchcock2014030320150421 (R2)

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of the biggest names in popular entertainment from the worlds of music, comedy and movies; Matt Monro, Marty Feldman and Alfred Hitchcock.

These three icons all have one big thing in common, like Barbara they were all born in London's east end. They grew up as east end boys and as east end men they went on to conquer the world! Oh yes, they were true eastenders alright!

This week, Barbara celebrates 'The Master of Suspense', Alfred Hitchcock.

With new interviews from Mel Brooks, Jean Marsh, Martin Landau, Stephen Rebello and Veronica Cartwright.

02Marty Feldman20140224

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of the biggest names in popular entertainment from the worlds of music, comedy and movies; Matt Monro, Marty Feldman and Alfred Hitchcock.

These three icons all have one big thing in common, like Barbara they were all born in London's east end. They grew up as east end boys and as east end men they went on to conquer the world! Oh yes, they were true eastenders alright!

This week, Barbara celebrates one of the unsung greats of British comedy whose unique gift for satire and slapstick fuelled the careers of many national treasures, Marty Feldman.

With new interviews from Mel Brooks, Michael York, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Robert Ross (Marty's biographer), Geoffrey Robertson QC, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

02Marty Feldman20140224

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of the biggest names in popular entertainment from the worlds of music, comedy and movies; Matt Monro, Marty Feldman and Alfred Hitchcock.

These three icons all have one big thing in common, like Barbara they were all born in London's east end. They grew up as east end boys and as east end men they went on to conquer the world! Oh yes, they were true eastenders alright!

This week, Barbara celebrates one of the unsung greats of British comedy whose unique gift for satire and slapstick fuelled the careers of many national treasures, Marty Feldman.

With new interviews from Mel Brooks, Michael York, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Robert Ross (Marty's biographer), Geoffrey Robertson QC, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

03Marty Feldman2014022420150428 (R2)

Barbara Windsor continues her celebration of London's famous East End Men who went on to conquer the world with a profile of writer and comedian Marty Feldman.

Born in London's Canning Town, Marty Feldman is one of the unsung greats of British comedy. His unique gift for slapstick and satire fuelled the careers of many national treasures.

After writing for 'Educating Archie', 'The Army Game' and 'Bootsie and Snudge', Marty and co-writer Barry Took created 'Round The Horne' (who can ever forget Julian and Sandy!). Marty moved on to 'The Frost Report' and 'At Last The 1948 Show' before landing his own show, 'Marty'.

Hollywood beckoned and a whole new career unfolded in the movies working alongside Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. At one point in his Hollywood career, Marty was contracted to write, direct and perform in 3 of his own films!

Marty died in Mexico City in 1982 aged 48 whilst working on the Graham Chapman film 'Yellowbeard'.

The programme (originally broadcast in 2014) features original contributions from Mel Brooks, Michael York, Tim-Brooke Taylor, biographer Robert Ross, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais; Archive contributions from John Cleese and Michael Palin PLUS brand new and exclusive interviews with Lyn Took and Barry Cryer, recorded especially for this repeat.

03Marty Feldman2014022420150428 (R2)

Barbara Windsor continues her celebration of London's famous East End Men who went on to conquer the world with a profile of writer and comedian Marty Feldman.

Born in London's Canning Town, Marty Feldman is one of the unsung greats of British comedy. His unique gift for slapstick and satire fuelled the careers of many national treasures.

After writing for 'Educating Archie', 'The Army Game' and 'Bootsie and Snudge', Marty and co-writer Barry Took created 'Round The Horne' (who can ever forget Julian and Sandy!). Marty moved on to 'The Frost Report' and 'At Last The 1948 Show' before landing his own show, 'Marty'.

Hollywood beckoned and a whole new career unfolded in the movies working alongside Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. At one point in his Hollywood career, Marty was contracted to write, direct and perform in 3 of his own films!

Marty died in Mexico City in 1982 aged 48 whilst working on the Graham Chapman film 'Yellowbeard'.

The programme (originally broadcast in 2014) features original contributions from Mel Brooks, Michael York, Tim-Brooke Taylor, biographer Robert Ross, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais; Archive contributions from John Cleese and Michael Palin PLUS brand new and exclusive interviews with Lyn Took and Barry Cryer, recorded especially for this repeat.

03 LASTAlfred Hitchcock20140303

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of the biggest names in popular entertainment from the worlds of music, comedy and movies; Matt Monro, Marty Feldman and Alfred Hitchcock.

These three icons all have one big thing in common, like Barbara they were all born in London's east end. They grew up as east end boys and as east end men they went on to conquer the world! Oh yes, they were true eastenders alright!

This week, Barbara celebrates 'The Master of Suspense', Alfred Hitchcock.

With new interviews from Mel Brooks, Jean Marsh, Martin Landau, Stephen Rebello and Veronica Cartwright.

03 LASTAlfred Hitchcock20140303

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of the biggest names in popular entertainment from the worlds of music, comedy and movies; Matt Monro, Marty Feldman and Alfred Hitchcock.

These three icons all have one big thing in common, like Barbara they were all born in London's east end. They grew up as east end boys and as east end men they went on to conquer the world! Oh yes, they were true eastenders alright!

This week, Barbara celebrates 'The Master of Suspense', Alfred Hitchcock.

With new interviews from Mel Brooks, Jean Marsh, Martin Landau, Stephen Rebello and Veronica Cartwright.

04Anthony Newley20150505

Barbara Windsor continues her survey of famous men who have come from London's East End by looking at the career of the ultimate showbusiness polymath, Anthony Newley.

Singer, Song-writer, Actor, Author, Cabaret artiste, Director; Newley excelled at everything he turned his hand to.

Anthony Newley starred on the silver screen, on TV, on the Broadwayand West End stages; he had numerous top 40 hits and with his song-writing partner Leslie Bricusse, he co-wrote the musicals 'Stop the World - I Want to Get Off', 'The Roar Of The Greasepaint-The Smell Of The Crowd' and 'The Good Old Bad Old Days'.

Newley and Bricusse co-composed a canon of songs to rival any of the great song-writers' including 'Feeling Good' and 'Goldfinger', as well as the ever-popular score to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

With contributions from Leslie Bricusse, Burt Bacharach, Barry Cryer, Dame Gillian Lynne, Newley's children Tara and Alexander, Anthony Newley biographers Garth Bardsley and Paul Goodhead, broadcaster Paul Ross, Danny Greenstone, song historian Russell Davies.

04Anthony Newley20150505

Barbara Windsor continues her survey of famous men who have come from London's East End by looking at the career of the ultimate showbusiness polymath, Anthony Newley.

Singer, Song-writer, Actor, Author, Cabaret artiste, Director; Newley excelled at everything he turned his hand to.

Anthony Newley starred on the silver screen, on TV, on the Broadwayand West End stages; he had numerous top 40 hits and with his song-writing partner Leslie Bricusse, he co-wrote the musicals 'Stop the World - I Want to Get Off', 'The Roar Of The Greasepaint-The Smell Of The Crowd' and 'The Good Old Bad Old Days'.

Newley and Bricusse co-composed a canon of songs to rival any of the great song-writers' including 'Feeling Good' and 'Goldfinger', as well as the ever-popular score to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

With contributions from Leslie Bricusse, Burt Bacharach, Barry Cryer, Dame Gillian Lynne, Newley's children Tara and Alexander, Anthony Newley biographers Garth Bardsley and Paul Goodhead, broadcaster Paul Ross, Danny Greenstone, song historian Russell Davies.

05Max Bygraves20150512

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of another fellow East Ender, Max Bygraves.

Best known for his numerous 'Sing-a-long-a-Max' albums, all-round entertainer Max Bygraves was for decades a stalwart of Royal Variety shows, Radio, TV, Theatre, Films and Light Entertainment as a singer, comedian, author, songwriter and actor.

With contributions from Leslie Bricusse, Barry Cryer, Max's son Anthony Bygraves, Max's sister Maureen Batchelor, Producer and author John Fisher, Agent Laurie Mansfield and former manager Johnny Mans.

05Max Bygraves20150512

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of another fellow East Ender, Max Bygraves.

Best known for his numerous 'Sing-a-long-a-Max' albums, all-round entertainer Max Bygraves was for decades a stalwart of Royal Variety shows, Radio, TV, Theatre, Films and Light Entertainment as a singer, comedian, author, songwriter and actor.

With contributions from Leslie Bricusse, Barry Cryer, Max's son Anthony Bygraves, Max's sister Maureen Batchelor, Producer and author John Fisher, Agent Laurie Mansfield and former manager Johnny Mans.

06Bernard Delfont20150519

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of Bernard Delfont.

06Bernard Delfont20150519

Barbara Windsor celebrates the life and career of Bernard Delfont.