Wayne Marshall presents the story of George Gershwin, from his musical beginnings, to his piano rolls and early collaborations, told in four parts. This first programme features the voices of Larry Adler, Fred Astaire, Guy Bolton, Irving Caesar, Alistair Cooke, George and Ira Gershwin, George Jessel, Al Jolson, Edward G Robinson and P G Wodehouse
Wayne Marshall presents the second in a four-part profile of composer George Gershwin, from his musical beginnings, to his piano rolls and early collaborations. Including the famous collaboration with bandleader Paul Whiteman which led to the first performance of `Rhapsody in Blue'.
In the third of a four-part series, Wayne Marshall continues the centenary tribute to George Gershwin, including contributions from P G Wodehouse, Larry Adler and Edward G Robinson.
Wayne Marshall concludes his series paying tribute to George Gershwin, with contributions from Willard White, Hoagy Carmichael and David Niven.