Cole Porter - Night And Day

Russell Davies presents a seven-part series celebrating one of the major songwriting talents of the century.

Episodes

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0119981103

The first programme looks at Porter's life, with contributions from Patti Lupone, George Melly, Don Black and Steve Ross, and recordings - vintage and modern - of many Porter songs.

02Don't Fence Me In19981110

This programme charts Porter's transition from boyhood in Peru, INDIAna, to manhood and the high life.

Featuring contributions from Patti Lupone, George Melly, Don Black and Steve Ross, and recordings - vintage and modern - of many of Porter's songs.

03Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?19981117

This programme focuses on Porter's riches and his extravagant lifestyle.

Featuring contributions from Patti Lupone, George Melly, Don Black and Steve Ross, and recordings - vintage and modern - of many of Porter's songs.

04A Boy's Best Friend19981124

This programme focuses on the women in Porter's life and their influence on his work.

Featuring contributions from Patti Lupone, George Melly, Don Black and Steve Ross, and recordings - vintage and modern - of many of Porter's songs.

05Why Can't You Behave?19981201

This programme focuses on the men in Porter's life and his unusual attitudes to sex and marriage and how this influenced his work.

Featuring contributions from Patti Lupone, George Melly, Don Black and Steve Ross.

06A Botticelli, A Keats, A Shelley19981208

This programme looks at Porter's musical and lyrical greatness.

Featuring contributions from Patti Lupone, Don Black, Steve Ross and Dory Previn.

07 LASTSomething Shocking19981215

He explores how Porter revelled in being deliberately shocking, featuring an unpublished and almost unpublishable version of `You're the Top', sung by Judy Garland.