Cockney, The

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1974000020140107 (BBC7)
20140108 (BBC7)
|A musical account of the lifestyle of a famous London character.|Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.|Charles Chilton examines the origins and language of the cockneys - 'those born within the sound of Bow Bells' in London - through music and historical accounts.|The singers are Pat Whitmore, Charles Young and The Kerbside Serenaders. The narrators are Harry Landis, John Hollis and Charles Chilton.|First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.