Henry Hall

A MAJOR figure on the BBC between the wars and and helping to keep up morale during the second was the multi-talented, understated and urbane bandleader Henry Hall. Hall was … Continue readingHenry Hall


SEEN by many as the forerunner of Doctor Who, The Quatermass Experiment was the first original adult science-fiction TV production in Britain. Preceded by a warning that it was unsuitable … Continue readingQuatermass

Grand Hotel

IN the days before television, many hotels and restaurants offered live performances of light music by trios, quartets or slightly larger ensembles. Usually the room would be adorned with palms … Continue readingGrand Hotel