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Cheerful showbiz survivor J. Kingston Platt concludes his account of what happened after he called the magic word 'Action!'. Episode 10 of 10.

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J Kingston Platt reminisces about a touching story of devotion, loyalty and one of the worst screen performances never seen. Episode 5 of 10.

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Peter Jones, as J Kingston Platt, uses his wealth and the poverty of his experience in show business to discuss Brian Allington. Episode 1 of 10.

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Peter Jones's showbiz veteran J Kingston Platt, recounts the woeful tale of Gala Night in Venice. Episode 2 of 10.

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Show business survivor J. Kingston Platt finds himself the unwitting stooge in a piece of spin for a popular TV actress. Episode 8 of 10.

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Sometimes talent can be found in the unlikeliest places, and sometimes it can't be found at all. Episode 9 of 10.

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The search for financial backing can lead a film producer into many unusual by-ways of the entertainment industry. Episode 7 of 10.

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A series of reminiscences by the doyen of British showbusiness

J Kingston Platt.

1: Brian Allington

The common image of the breed of actors as selfish, chameleonic and unreliable is almost always quite unjustified. After all, to be realistic, what sort of professional future could someone like that possibly expect to have? Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer Pete Atkin

0 CASSETTE: J Kingston Watt, from retailers

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Allington

Written By: Peter Jones.

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A series of showbusiness reminiscences, in seven programmes.

2: The TV Spectacular - a Contradiction in Terms A story that will confirm the truth of a lot of what you'd always suspected, and the place in show business history of the liver sausage sandwich. Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer Pete Atkin

Contributors

Written By: Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

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A series of showbusiness reminiscences, in seven programmes. 3: Dick Turpin

The story of a scheme to make a fortune from flops, which puts The Producers to shame.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer Pete Atkin.

Contributors

Written By: Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin.

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The ins and outs of the movie business, in seven programmes performed and written by Peter Jones. 4: Getting Rid of a Troublemaker

Producer Pete Atkin

Contributors

Written By: Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

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Seven showbusiness reminiscences, performed and written by Peter Jones.

S: The Teabag Affair Producer Pete Atkin (Rpf)

Contributors

Written By: Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

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A series of seven showbiz memoirs performed and written by Peter Jones. 6: The Rich BrothersProducer Pete Atkin

Contributors

Written By: Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

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The last of seven showbiz memoirs, written and read by Peter Jones.

An Ep. in the Country Producer Pete Atkin

Contributors

Read By: Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

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The doyen of British showbiz returns to the wireless with the first of five more unusually true stories.

Romance. London in the Blitz gave rise to some surprising opportunities and consequences. Written and read by Peter Jones.

Producer Pete Atkin

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The second of five convincing stories.

Ronnie Mekombe and his Surprising Wife Staying one jump ahead of the audience expectations is important in show business. Written and read by Peter Jones. Producer Pete Atkin

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The third of five persuasive recollections. I'latt Versus Rooney and Day. The untold story behind the duo's visit to Australia. Written and read by Peter Jones. Producer Pete Atkin

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The fourth of five extraordinarily convincing stories. My Discovery.

Written and read by Peter Jones. Producer Pete Atkin

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The last of five convincing stories.

The Scriptwriter's Revenge. A story with more unpredictable twists than the fictional creations of its protagonist. Written and read by Peter Jones. Producer Pete Atkin

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The Rich Brothers1991090520070105 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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Further demonstrations of the truth and the falsity of many a show business cliché. Episode 6 of 10.

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The showbusiness survivor shares a touching tale of unexpected romance. Written and read by Peter Jones. From September 1993.

The showbusiness survivor shares a touching tale of unexpected romance.

01Randolph And The Shopgirl Princess - Part 11989122520130412 (BBC7)

The showbusiness survivor shares a touching tale of unexpected romance.

The showbusiness survivor shares a touching tale of unexpected romance. Written and read by Peter Jones. From September 1993.

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The showbusiness survivor shares a touching tale of unexpected romance.

'The Unexpurgated Memoirs of a Showbiz Phenomenon'. Written and read by Peter Jones

The showbusiness survivor shares a touching tale of unexpected romance. Written and read by Peter Jones. From September 1993.

The showbusiness survivor shares a touching tale of unexpected romance.

01The Teabag Affair1988082419910829

More of J Kingston Platt's showbiz recollections, written and told by Peter Jones. Produced by Pete Atkin.

02Randolph And The Shopgirl Princess - Part 219891226
02Ronnie Melcombe And His Surprising Wife1993091520130419 (BBC7)
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The showbiz veteran relates a startling tale of a wife addicted to shock. Written and read by Peter Jones. From September 1993.

The showbiz veteran relates a startling tale of a wife addicted to shock.

02The Pantomime1988090219881221
03Platt Vs Rooney And Day1988090920130426 (BBC7)
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The showbiz veteran relates a calamitous tale of a double act gone wrong.

The showbiz veteran relates a calamitous tale of a double act gone wrong. Written and read by Peter Jones. From September 1993.

03Platt Vs Rooney And Day1993092220130426 (BBC7)

The showbiz veteran relates a calamitous tale of a double act gone wrong. Written and read by Peter Jones. From September 1993.

The showbiz veteran relates a calamitous tale of a double act gone wrong.

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04Must The Show Go On?19880916
04My Discovery1988091620130503 (BBC7)
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The showbiz veteran recalls taking on a pupil with incredible results. Written and read by Peter Jones. From September 1993.

The showbiz veteran recalls taking on a pupil with incredible results.

04My Discovery1993092920130503 (BBC7)
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The showbiz veteran recalls taking on a pupil with incredible results.

The showbiz veteran recalls taking on a pupil with incredible results. Written and read by Peter Jones. From September 1993.

05 LASTThe Scriptwriter's Revenge1993100320130510 (BBC7)
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Jacko spins a sad yarn of overwhelming revenge with a tinge of praise.

Jacko spins a sad yarn of overwhelming revenge with a tinge of praise, in the last episode. Written and read by Peter Jones.

Jacko spins a sad yarn of overwhelming revenge with a tinge of praise. Written and read by Peter Jones.

Jacko spins a sad yarn of overwhelming revenge with a tinge of praise. By Peter Jones.

Jacko spins a sad yarn of overwhelming revenge with a tinge of praise. By Peter Jones.

Jacko spins a sad yarn of overwhelming revenge with a tinge of praise. Written and read by Peter Jones.

Jacko spins a sad yarn of overwhelming revenge with a tinge of praise.

Jacko spins a sad yarn of overwhelming revenge with a tinge of praise, in the last episode. Written and read by Peter Jones.

Jacko spins a sad yarn of overwhelming revenge with a tinge of praise.

Jacko spins a sad yarn of overwhelming revenge with a tinge of praise, in the last episode. Written and read by Peter Jones.