In the first of a two-part series, actor Bernard Cribbins pays tribute to his friend, the entertainer Roy Castle.
Roy is best-remembered for his long-running television series Record Breakers, but what?s less well known is his long apprenticeship in Variety and his popularity in America.
The Castle family owns unique recordings of this versatile and fondly-remembered performer, including a thirteen-year-old Roy singing I?m Only A Strolling Vagabond.
In this first episode, Bernard Cribbins describes Roy?s early years as stooge to Frank Randle and Jimmy James in the clubs of the Northern Variety Circuit, and relates how he was once invited to play trumpet for Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas.
In the first of a two-part series, actor Bernard Cribbins pays tribute to his friend, the entertainer Roy Castle, who died ten years ago this month.
In the concluding part of his tribute to the entertainer Roy Castle, Bernard Cribbins describes how Roy picked himself up after the disappointment of America, and returned to the UK to resume his career in radio and then television.