- Monday 11th January 2010, 12:48pm
- Thonon (Close to Geneva), France
- 2 posts
I'm looking for an episode of an old radio show, most probably from the BBC. I heard it only once on Radio South-Africa, in the 80s, I guess it must have been from the 60s or 70s originally.
The story is one of a man who wants to learn to play piano. Quickly. He offers a huge sum of money to the piano teacher who at first does not want to teach him, but then relents. It quickly becomes evident that this man has no musical talent, but that this lack of musical abilities is more than adequately compensated by an abundance of money. He massacres Beethoven's 9th symphony (or was it the 5th) on the piano, but he has to learn very fast: he needs to impress his "future fiancée" at supper the next day. The "teacher" was a woman.
It must have been a fairly short piece, probably 20 to 30 minutes. I can't recall who starred in this show, but I looked at all I could lay my hands on with Tony Hancock, Dudley Moore, Kenneth Williams, Les Dawson and could not progress further. I'd appreciate it if somebody could point me in the right direction, despite my poor recollection of the details.