Fri. 21 October 2005:
I was on holiday so a slightly late message: the transmission date
for THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN VOICE has changed to 21st October at
9pm (repeated 1.45am) on BBC Four. It will be on BBC Two at some
point later on, too. Of course I will keep you posted.
It was an excellent hour-long documentary charting Monro's life
and career, accompanied by archive footage, interviews with Don
Barry, Sir George Martin and Monro's family.
But most of it was also accompanied by Barry's
music from The Beyondness of Things & The Specialist - or was
it Playing By Heart? Anyway, very moody JB, just right for the tone
of the programme.
It was on the BBC's digital only channel, BBC4, but well worth
a look when it appears elsewhere around the globe.
DOCUMENTARY: Matt Monro: The Man With The Golden Voice
Channel: BBC 4 107
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2005
Duration: 1 hour.
Neil Pearson narrates a documentary telling the story of Matt Monro,
the young Londoner born Terry Parsons who became one of the world's
most popular ballad singers. Contributors include Paul Gambaccini,
George Martin, John
Barry and Monro's family.