Larry Adler's Century

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01From Baltimore To Hollywood19980303

Six programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his 70 years in showbusiness, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

1:`From Baltimore to Hollywood'.

Larry recalls his childhood in Baltimore, winning a harmonica competition, and running away to New York to find work on the stage.

02The Tin Sandwich19980310

Seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his seventy years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

2:`The Tin Sandwich'.

A look at how his virtuouso playing attracted the attention of several distinguished composers - including Vaughan Williams - who wrote especially for him.

03American Rhapsodies19980317

Seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his seventy years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

3:`American Rhapsodies'.

He talks about his American songwriter friends - Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and Jerome Kern - and plays a selection of their enduring compositions from the 1920s and 1930s.

04As Time Goes By19980324

Seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his 70 years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

4:`As Time Goes By'.

He talks about his film appearances and entertaining US troops during World War II with radio comedian Jack Benny and actress Ingrid Bergman.

05Stormy Weather19980331

Seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his seventy years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

5: `Stormy Weather'.

During Senator McCarthy's Communist witch-hunts, Larry's refusal to name names and his subsequent blacklisting led to his leaving America to find permanent refuge in England.

06Me And My Big Mouth19980407

Seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his seventy years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

6:`Me and My Big Mouth'.

Larry remembers entertaining the troops during the Korean War, and talks about his writing career which started with wartime despatches during the Second World War.

07Nice Work If You Can Get It19980414

The last of seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his seventy years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

`Nice Work if You Can Get It'.

Larry revised his feelings about pop music when he was invited to play on Sting's `Shape of My Heart'.

198A01From Baltimore To Hollywood19980303

Six programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his 70 years in showbusiness, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

1:`From Baltimore to Hollywood'.

Larry recalls his childhood in Baltimore, winning a harmonica competition, and running away to New York to find work on the stage.

198A02The Tin Sandwich19980310

Seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his seventy years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

2:`The Tin Sandwich'.

A look at how his virtuouso playing attracted the attention of several distinguished composers - including Vaughan Williams - who wrote especially for him.

198A03American Rhapsodies19980317

Seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his seventy years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

3:`American Rhapsodies'.

He talks about his American songwriter friends - Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and Jerome Kern - and plays a selection of their enduring compositions from the 1920s and 1930s.

198A04As Time Goes By19980324

Seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his 70 years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

4:`As Time Goes By'.

He talks about his film appearances and entertaining US troops during World War II with radio comedian Jack Benny and actress Ingrid Bergman.

198A05Stormy Weather19980331

Seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his seventy years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

5: `Stormy Weather'.

During Senator McCarthy's Communist witch-hunts, Larry's refusal to name names and his subsequent blacklisting led to his leaving America to find permanent refuge in England.

198A06Me And My Big Mouth19980407

Seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his seventy years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

6:`Me and My Big Mouth'.

Larry remembers entertaining the troops during the Korean War, and talks about his writing career which started with wartime despatches during the Second World War.

198A07Nice Work If You Can Get It19980414

The last of seven programmes in which Larry Adler recalls his seventy years in show business, featuring tracks recorded exclusively for the series with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

`Nice Work if You Can Get It'.

Larry revised his feelings about pop music when he was invited to play on Sting's `Shape of My Heart'.