J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook

A series of astounding revelations from the world of showbiz, written and performed by Peter Jones, produced by Pete Atkin.

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01Brian Allington1986053019870223
20061208 (BBC7)
20080213 (BBC7)
20090423 (BBC7)
20101019 (BBC7)
20111013 (BBC7)
20111014 (BBC7)
20121113 (BBC7)
20140707 (BBC7)
20140712 (BBC7)
20160509 (BBC7)
20160514 (BBC7)

The man of many parts uses the wealth and poverty of his experience to discuss his old chum. Stars Peter Jones. From May 1986.

The man of many parts uses the wealth and poverty of his experience to discuss his old chum. Stars Peter Jones. From May 1986.

The man of many parts uses his experience to discuss his old chum.

The man of many parts uses the wealth and poverty of his experience to discuss his old chum. Stars Peter Jones.

The man of many parts uses the wealth and poverty of his experience to discuss his old chum.

Stars Peter Jones.

Peter Jones, as J Kingston Platt, uses his wealth and the poverty of his experience in show business to discuss Brian Allington.

Is their truth to the common image of actors as selfish, chameleonic and unreliable? Peter Jones attempts to dispel/reinforce the myths.

The man of many parts uses all of his experience to discuss old chum Brian Allington.

The man of many parts uses the wealth and poverty of his experience to discuss old chum Brian Allington.

02The Tv Spectacular - A Contradiction In Terms1986060619870418
20061215 (BBC7)
20080220 (BBC7)
20090430 (BBC7)
20101026 (BBC7)
20111020 (BBC7)
20111021 (BBC7)
20121120 (BBC7)
20140714 (BBC7)
20160516 (BBC7)

The veteran of many parts recounts the woeful tale of a 'Gala Night in Venice'. Stars Peter Jones. From June 1986.

The veteran of many parts recounts the woeful tale of a 'Gala Night in Venice'.

Stars Peter Jones.

From June 1986.

Showbiz veteran J Kingston Platt recounts the woeful tale of Gala Night in Venice.

03Dick Turpin1986061320061222 (BBC7)
20080227 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20080227 (BBC7)
20090507 (BBC7)
20101102 (BBC7)
20111027 (BBC7)
20111028 (BBC7)
20121127 (BBC7)
20140721 (BBC7)
20160523 (BBC7)

The veteran recounts a TV adaptation where he experienced robbery of a different kind.

The veteran of many parts recounts a disastrous TV adaptation where he experienced robbery of a different kind. Stars Peter Jones. From June 1986.

The veteran of many parts recounts a disastrous TV adaptation where he experienced robbery of a different kind. Stars Peter Jones.

The veteran of many parts recounts a disastrous TV adaptation where he experienced robbery of a different kind.

Stars Peter Jones.

The story of a scheme to make a fortune from flops which puts "The Producers" to shame.

Peter Jones's showbiz veteran J Kingston Platt gets involved with a Dick Turpin TV series and experiences robbery of a different kind.

J Kingston Platt gets involved with a Dick Turpin TV series, and experiences robbery of a different kind.

With Peter Jones.

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05Hollywood And Back1986062720061229 (BBC7)
20080305 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20080305 (BBC7)
20090514 (BBC7)
20101109 (BBC7)
20111103 (BBC7)
20111104 (BBC7)
20121204 (BBC7)
20140728 (BBC7)
20160530 (BBC7)

The veteran of many parts recalls one of the worst screen performances never seen. Stars Peter Jones. From June 1968.

The veteran of many parts recalls one of the worst screen performances never seen.

The veteran of many parts recalls one of the worst screen performances never seen. Starring Peter Jones.

Starring Peter Jones.

J Kingston Platt reminisces about a touching story of devotion, loyalty and one of the worst screen performances never seen.

06The Rich Brothers1986070419890102
20070105 (BBC7)
20080312 (BBC7)
20090521 (BBC7)
20090524 (BBC7)
20090525 (BBC7)
20101116 (BBC7)
20111110 (BBC7)
20111111 (BBC7)
20121211 (BBC7)
20140804 (BBC7)
20160606 (BBC7)

The veteran of many parts recalls a slapstick act, and reveals all on showbiz cliches. Stars Peter Jones. From July 1986.

The veteran of many parts recalls a slapstick act, and reveals all on showbiz cliches.

The veteran of many parts uncovers the truth and falsity of showbiz cliches.

The veteran of many parts recalls a slapstick act, as he uncovers the truth and falsity of showbiz cliches.

Stars Peter Jones.

The early days of some of our best loved entertainers.

Further demonstrations of the truth and the falsity of many a showbusiness cliche.

(Not recommended for listeners in Bradford.) More memories with J.

Kingston Platt.

Written and narrated by Peter Jones.

07Bravo Chantal!1986071120070112 (BBC7)
20080319 (BBC7)
20090528 (BBC7)
20101123 (BBC7)
20111117 (BBC7)
20111118 (BBC7)
20121218 (BBC7)
20140811 (BBC7)
20160613 (BBC7)

A search for financial backing can lead a film producer into many unusual by-ways.

The veteran reveals how a search for financial backing can lead a film producer into many unusual by-ways. Stars Peter Jones.

The veteran reveals how a search for financial backing can lead a film producer into many unusual by-ways.

Stars Peter Jones.

The search for financial backing can lead a film producer into many unusual by-ways of the entertainment industry.

09My Stag Movie - Part 11986072520070126 (BBC7)
20080402 (BBC7)
20090611 (BBC7)
20101207 (BBC7)
20111201 (BBC7)
20111202 (BBC7)
20130115 (BBC7)

The veteran auditionee recalls how talent lurks in the unlikeliest places.

The veteran auditionee recalls how talent lurks in the unlikeliest places - or sometimes not at all. Stars Peter Jones. From July 1986.

The veteran auditionee recalls how talent lurks in the unlikeliest places - or sometimes not at all.

Stars Peter Jones.

From July 1986.

The veteran auditionee recalls how talent can be found in the unlikeliest places.

The veteran auditionee recalls how talent can be found in the unlikeliest places or sometimes not at all.

Sometimes talent can be found in the unlikeliest places, and sometimes it can't be found at all.

09My Stag Movie, Pt 120080402 (BBC7)
20140825 (BBC7)

The veteran auditionee recalls how talent lurks in the unlikeliest places.

The veteran auditionee recalls how talent lurks in the unlikeliest places, or sometimes not at all. Stars Peter Jones. From July 1986.

10 LASTMy Stag Movie - Part 21986080120070202 (BBC7)
20080409 (BBC7)
20090618 (BBC7)
20101214 (BBC7)
20111208 (BBC7)
20111209 (BBC7)
20130122 (BBC7)

The veteran auditionee discusses his film-making exploits.

Did he ever hit the big screen?

The veteran auditionee exposes more of his film-making exploits.

Did he ever hit the big screen? Stars Peter Jones.

Cheerful showbiz survivor J.

Kingston Platt concludes his account of what happened after he called the magic word 'Action!'.

The veteran auditionee discusses his film-making exploits. Did he ever hit the big screen?

The veteran auditionee exposes more of his film-making exploits. Did he ever hit the big screen? Stars Peter Jones.

10 LASTMy Stag Movie, Pt 220080409 (BBC7)
20140901 (BBC7)

The veteran auditionee discusses his film-making exploits. Did he ever hit the big screen?

The veteran auditionee exposes more of his film-making exploits. Did he ever hit the big screen? Stars Peter Jones. From August 1986.