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The Story Of Light Entertainment

BBC Two documentary. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2006. Features Stephen Fry.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Radio Stars

This edition looks at the connection between radio and light entertainment, from the 1930s stars like Tommy Handley to today's presenters like Terry Wogan, and looks at how radio still flourishes in the face of competition from television.

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This edition looks at the connection between radio and light entertainment, from the 1930s stars like Tommy Handley to today's presenters like Terry Wogan, and looks at how radio still flourishes in the face of competition from television.

Featuring interviews with Jimmy Saville, Tony Blackburn, Dave Lee Travis, Simon Dee, Johnnie Walker, Tony Prince, Johnny Beerling, Terry Wogan, David Jacobs and Brian Matthew. Also features archive material from Radio Luxembourg, Radio Caroline and Radio One.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 5th August 2006
Time
9:05pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
90 minutes
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