Eric Maschwitz - Of Nightingales And Things

Dick Vosburgh presents a four-part centenary tribute to the multi-talented Eric Maschwitz, who died in 1969.

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01In Town Tonight20010527

Eric joins the BBC, becomes editor of the Radio Times, creates some very famous programmes and introduces listeners to a galaxy of stars from Europe and America.

02Music For Romance20010603

After some revolutionary years with the BBC, Eric leaves for the first time and writes hit shows like `Goodnight Vienna' and `Balalaika' before going to Hollywood.

03The True Glory20010610
04 LASTZip Goes A Million20010617

With stage productions like `Carissima' and `Zip Goes a Million', Eric is riding high, but he is soon back at the BBC where he launches a series of successful programmes.

With contributions from Denis Norden, June Whitfield, David Jacobs, Ned Sherrin and Barbara Kelly.