Stop The World - It's Anthony Newley

Jonathan Ross shares his passion in the first of four programmes about Anthony Newley.


01The Pop Star20060908

A look at Newley's 139 weeks in the UK charts in the 1950s and 60s.

02The Musical Star20060915

Jonathan presents the second of four programmes about Anthony Newley and how he took the West End and Broadway by storm with classic 60s musicals such as Stop The World: I Want To Get Off and The Roar of the Greasepaint: The Smell of the Crowd, featuring famous songs like What Kind of Fool Am I?, Once In a Lifetime, On a Beautiful Day Like Today, and Who Can I Turn To?

03The Film Star20060922

Jonathan presents the third of four programmes about Anthony Newley, focusing on his career in films as an actor and a director.

A child star as the Artful Dodger in David Lean's 1948 classic Oliver Twist, Newley became a regular in 50s British films before later going to Hollywood in Dr Dolittle and directing his own epic, Can Hieronymous Merkin and Mercy Humppe Ever Find True Happiness.

04 LASTThe Entertainer20060929

Looking at the Las Vegas years when Newley earned millions and the adulation of fellow performers like Sammy Davis Jr, Liza Minelli and Tony Bennett before returning to Britain in the early '90s, almost forgotten.

What is Newley's legacy and how should he be remembered?