1974000020140107 (BBC7)
20140108 (BBC7)

A musical account of the lifestyle of a famous London character.

Part of BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the remarkable talent of writer and producer Charles Chilton, who died on 2 January 2013 at the age of 95.

Charles Chilton examines the origins and language of the cockneys - 'those born within the sound of Bow Bells' in London - through music and historical accounts.

The singers are Pat Whitmore, Charles Young and The Kerbside Serenaders. The narrators are Harry Landis, John Hollis and Charles Chilton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.