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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Benny Green Reply with quote

I used to love his Sunday pm show and learnt so much from him. Also enjoy watching him on my DVDs of Laurie Johnson's London Big Band which he compered a couple of times. After his death he was replaced as compere by Malcolm Laycock.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the 2-hour Radio 2 programme he did as a tribute to Sinatra shortly after his death (Sanatra's, I mean!). Funnily enough I've never listened to it all so maybe now is a good excuse. It's on the HiFi tracks of a VHS tape, so I ought to digitise it first! Another one for the ever-growing list....
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember listening to that Colin. I don't think I recorded it though.

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Clive55



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sister always used to talk about him. I onl;y got into his shows near the end. A very well informed presenter with a ghreat style. R2 could do with a few of those now
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Andy W



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyed those Sunday afternoon shows of Benny's too - both informative and entertaining. That followed by Alan Dell with Sounds Easy.

Benny wrote a few series for Radio 2 including the 26 part Hooray for Hollywood presented by Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. I've a vague recollection of him writing a series narrated by Orson Welles about the Hollywood movie moguls but can find no reference to it so maybe misremembering this.
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