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A Funny Sort Of Sound

A Funny Sort Of Sound

  • Radio documentary
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2009
  • 1 episode

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

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2009
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Feature
Julian Clary
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 27th June 2009 at 10:30am on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
30 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 24th September 2015 at 1:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  • Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at 8:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  • Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at 1:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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