The Best Things In Life

Don Black presents a six-part series paying tribute to three of Tin Pan Alley's most prolific and successful songwriters - De Sylva, Brown and Henderson.

Episodes

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01Young Mr De Sylva20010622

This programme tells the story of Buddy De Sylva's youth and his songwriting for Al Jolson in the early 20s.

With contributions from Will Friedwald, and Ray Henderson's son Howard.

01Young Mr De Sylva20010622

This programme tells the story of Buddy De Sylva's youth and his songwriting for Al Jolson in the early 20s.

With contributions from Will Friedwald, and Ray Henderson's son Howard.

0220010629

Don Black presents the second in a six-part series paying tribute to three of Tin Pan Alley's most prolific and successful songwriters - De Sylva, Brown and Henderson.

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Young Mr De Sylva.

0220010629

Don Black presents the second in a six-part series paying tribute to three of Tin Pan Alley's most prolific and successful songwriters - De Sylva, Brown and Henderson.

2.

Young Mr De Sylva.

03Mr Brown And Mr Henderson20010706

This programme focuses on how Ray Henderson and Lew Brown joined forces for the first time to write much-loved standards as `Bye Bye, Blackbird'.

Featuring contributions from Perry Como, Dean Martin and Brenda Lee.

03Mr Brown And Mr Henderson20010706

This programme focuses on how Ray Henderson and Lew Brown joined forces for the first time to write much-loved standards as `Bye Bye, Blackbird'.

Featuring contributions from Perry Como, Dean Martin and Brenda Lee.

0420010713

This programme sees the trio joining forces for the first time to produce such classics as `The Birth of the Blues', `Varsity Drag', and `Lucky in Love'.

0420010713

This programme sees the trio joining forces for the first time to produce such classics as `The Birth of the Blues', `Varsity Drag', and `Lucky in Love'.

0520010720

In Hollywood, the trio write a spoof song overnight for a Jolson film.

The actor sings the song `straight' , and Sonny Boy' becomes the one of the team's greatest ever successes.

0520010720

In Hollywood, the trio write a spoof song overnight for a Jolson film.

The actor sings the song `straight' , and Sonny Boy' becomes the one of the team's greatest ever successes.

06 LAST20010727

This programme sees Lew Brown and Ray Henderson return to Broadway where they come up with yet more hit songs including `Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree', whilst Buddy De Sylva becomes a producer and enjoys a string of success in Hollywood and on Broadway.

06 LAST20010727

This programme sees Lew Brown and Ray Henderson return to Broadway where they come up with yet more hit songs including `Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree', whilst Buddy De Sylva becomes a producer and enjoys a string of success in Hollywood and on Broadway.