A Funny Sort Of Sound. Julian Clary. Copyright: Whistledown.

A Funny Sort Of Sound

BBC Radio 4 documentary. 1 episode in 2009. Features Julian Clary.

A Funny Sort Of Sound

Julian Clary pays tribute to the wit and ingenuity of comedy musical acts

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2009
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Features
Julian Clary

Julian Clary pays tribute to the wit and ingenuity of comedy musical acts. He considers the appeal of acts like TV's Mr Muscle, Tony Holland, who won Opportunity Knocks six times in a row by flexing his biceps to the tune of Wheels Cha Cha, and Bob - AKA Tray - Blackman, whose act consisted of bashing a tea tray on his head while singing Mule Train.

Julian also considers how the genre has evolved from the heyday of music hall theatre, and talks to Ken Dodd and Jim Tavare.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 27th June 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 10:30am
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 24th September 2015 at 1:30am on Radio 4 Extra