Desmond Carrington's Icons Of The 50s

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Alma Cogan And Larry Adler20110118

Desmond Carrington presents words and music from stars whose records we first heard during the 1950s, using archive from Radio Luxembourg and the BBC Light Programme.

Each one-hour programme features stars interviewed by John Hannam, among them Ronnie Hilton, Eartha Kitt, Nat Gonella, Edmund Hockridge, Russ Conway, Frankie Vaughan, Lonnie Donegan, Ruby Murray, Lionel Bart and Al Martino.

This week, the featured artists are Alma Cogan - who is remembered here by David Jacobs - and Larry Adler.

Throughout the series, Desmond's guest is the veteran singer and broadcaster Teddy Johnson who, 60 years ago, was the first British presenter of the first-ever radio series of Top Twenty record programmes.

Desmond celebrates artists from the 50s, beginning with Alma Cogan and Larry Adler.

Edmund Hockridge And Adam Faith20110215

Desmond Carrington continues to celebrate icons of the 50s, using words and music from the BBC and Radio Luxembourg archives.

Each one-hour programme features stars interviewed by John Hannam and this week's show features the Canadian baritone and actor Edmund Hockridge and Adam Faith, who was born Terry Nelhams in Acton, London.

Throughout the series, Desmond's guest is the veteran singer and broadcaster Teddy Johnson who, 60 years ago, was the first British presenter of the first-ever radio series of Top Twenty record programmes.

Desmond Carrington remembers Edmund Hockridge and Adam Faith.

Frankie Vaughan And Eve Boswell20110208
Frankie Vaughan And Eve Boswell20110208

Desmond Carrington continues to celebrate icons of the 50s, using words and music from the BBC and Radio Luxembourg archives.

Each one-hour programme features stars interviewed by John Hannam, among them Nat Gonella, Edmund Hockridge, Russ Conway, Lonnie Donegan, Lionel Bart and Al Martino. This week, he remembers the English singer Frankie Vaughan and Eve Boswell, who performed with the popular bandleader Geraldo before launching her solo career.

Throughout the series, Desmond's guest is the veteran singer and broadcaster Teddy Johnson who, 60 years ago, was the first British presenter of the first-ever radio series of Top Twenty record programmes.

Each one-hour programme features stars interviewed by John Hannam, among them Nat Gonella, Edmund Hockridge, Russ Conway, Lonnie Donegan, Lionel Bart and Al Martino.

This week, he remembers the English singer Frankie Vaughan and Eve Boswell, who performed with the popular bandleader Geraldo before launching her solo career.

Desmond Carrington remembers Frankie Vaughan and Eve Boswell.

Ronnie Hilton And Eartha Kitt20110125

Desmond Carrington presents words and music from stars whose records we first heard during the 1950s, using archive from Radio Luxembourg and the BBC Light Programme.

Each one-hour programme features stars interviewed by John Hannam, among them Nat Gonella, Edmund Hockridge, Russ Conway, Frankie Vaughan, Lonnie Donegan, Ruby Murray, Lionel Bart and Al Martino.

This week, he remembers the singer and former Radio 2 presenter, Ronnie Hilton, and the singer, actress and cabaret star Eartha Kitt.

Throughout the series, Desmond's guest is the veteran singer and broadcaster Teddy Johnson who, 60 years ago, was the first British presenter of the first-ever radio series of Top Twenty record programmes.

Desmond Carrington remembers Ronnie Hilton and Eartha Kitt.

Ruby Murray And Al Martino20110201
Ruby Murray And Al Martino20110201

Desmond Carrington presents words and music from stars whose records we first heard during the 1950s, using archive from Radio Luxembourg and the BBC Light Programme.

Each one-hour programme features stars interviewed by John Hannam, among them Nat Gonella, Edmund Hockridge, Russ Conway, Frankie Vaughan, Lonnie Donegan, Ruby Murray, Lionel Bart and Al Martino. This week, he remembers Irish songstress Ruby Murray and the American singer and actor Al Martino.

Throughout the series, Desmond's guest is the veteran singer and broadcaster Teddy Johnson who, 60 years ago, was the first British presenter of the first-ever radio series of Top Twenty record programmes.

Each one-hour programme features stars interviewed by John Hannam, among them Nat Gonella, Edmund Hockridge, Russ Conway, Frankie Vaughan, Lonnie Donegan, Ruby Murray, Lionel Bart and Al Martino.

This week, he remembers Irish songstress Ruby Murray and the American singer and actor Al Martino.

Desmond Carrington remembers Ruby Murray and Al Martino.

Russ Conway And Lonnie Donegan20110222
Russ Conway And Lonnie Donegan20110222

Desmond Carrington concludes his series celebrating icons of the 50s. His final stars in the spotlight are the British pianist Russ Conway and the 'King of Skiffle' Lonnie Donegan.

Each programme features words and music from words and music from the BBC and Radio Luxembourg archives, and his guest throughout the series is veteran singer and broadcaster Teddy Johnson.

Desmond Carrington concludes his series celebrating icons of the 50s.

His final stars in the spotlight are the British pianist Russ Conway and the 'King of Skiffle' Lonnie Donegan.

Desmond's final icons of the series are Russ Conway and Lonnie Donegan.

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Desmond Carrington hosts a second series of Icons of the 50s, celebrating some of his favourite performers from that decade.

Each programme includes words and music from a star personality of the 50s, first heard on Radio Luxembourg and the BBC Light Programme. This series, Desmond shares the presentation with the veteran singer and broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young, who also contributes one of his own records to each programme.

Four icons feature over four programme and first up is the Beverley Sisters, whose irrepressible chat is heard in this first episode. They are followed by Lionel Bart, Malcolm Vaughan and Dorothy Squires.

Desmond comments: "It's great to have a second series of Icons of the 50s because it gives me the chance to wallow in just the sort of music that my listeners love - from Mario Lanza to Alma Cogan, Frankie Vaughan to Shirley Bassey, and then some.".

Desmond hosts a second series of Icons of the 50s, beginning with the Beverley Sisters.

0202Lionel Bart20120314

This week includes an archive interview with the British composer Lionel Bart and the featured songs include Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be and Rock With The Caveman.

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Desmond Carrington hosts a second series of Icons of the 50s, celebrating some of his favourite artists from that decade.

Each programme includes words and music from a star personality of the 50s, first heard on Radio Luxembourg and the BBC Light Programme. This series, Desmond shares the presentation with the veteran singer and broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young, who also contributes one of his own records to each programme.

This week includes an archive interview with Malcolm Vaughan.

This week's show includes an archive interview with Malcolm Vaughan.

0204 LAST20120328

Desmond Carrington presents words and music from stars whose records we first heard during the 1950s, via Radio Luxembourg and the BBC Light Programme.

Throughout the series Desmond's guest is the veteran singer and broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young who, 60 years ago was topping the record charts, both here and in America. This week includes an interview from the archives with Welsh singing star Dorothy Squires and the music includes Tree In The Meadow and her hit duet with Russ Conway, Say It With Flowers.

Desmond features an archive interview with the Welsh singing star Dorothy Squires.