J Kingston Platt's Showbiz Handbook

Episodes

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01Brian Allington1986053020160509 (BBC7)
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The man of many parts uses his experience to discuss his old chum.

Series of comic monologues written from the perspective of an old showbiz survivor

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?

The doyen of British show business, J Kingston Platt shares reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience from the past 40 years.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1986.

02The Tv Spectacular - A Contradiction In Terms1986060620160516 (BBC7)
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The veteran of many parts recounts the woeful tale of a 'Gala Night in Venice'.

Series of comic monologues written from the perspective of an old showbiz survivor

The veteran of many parts recounts the woeful tale of a 'Gala Night in Venice'.

It's a story that will confirm the truth of a lot of what you'd always suspected, and the place in showbiz history of the liver sausage sandwich.

The doyen of British show business, J Kingston Platt shares reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience from the past 40 years.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1986.

03Dick Turpin1986061320160523 (BBC7)
20180510 (BBC7)
20200428 (BBC7)
The veteran recounts a TV adaptation where he experienced robbery of a different kind.

Series of comic monologues written from the perspective of an old showbiz survivor

The veteran of many parts recounts the story of a scheme to make a fortune from flops which puts "the Producers" to shame.

The doyen of British show business, J Kingston Platt shares reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience from the past 40 years.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1986.

05Hollywood And Back1986062720160530 (BBC7)
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The veteran of many parts recalls one of the worst screen performances never seen.

Series of comic monologues written from the perspective of an old showbiz survivor

The veteran of many parts recalls one of the worst screen performances never seen.

British show business doyen, J Kingston Platt shares reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience from the past 40 years.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1986.

06The Rich Brothers1986070420160606 (BBC7)
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20200512 (BBC7)
The veteran of many parts recalls a slapstick act, and reveals all on showbiz cliches.

Series of comic monologues written from the perspective of an old showbiz survivor

The veteran of many parts recalls a slapstick act, and reveals all on showbiz clichés.

British show business doyen, J Kingston Platt shares reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience from the past 40 years.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1986.

07Bravo Chantal!1968060420160613 (BBC7)
20180531 (BBC7)
A search for financial backing can lead a film producer into many unusual by-ways.

Series of comic monologues written from the perspective of an old showbiz survivor

07Bravo Chantal!1986060420200519 (BBC7)A search for financial backing can lead a film producer into many unusual by-ways.

Series of comic monologues written from the perspective of an old showbiz survivor

The veteran reveals how hunting for financial backing can lead a film producer into many interesting and unusual by-ways of the entertainment industry.

British show business doyen, J Kingston Platt shares reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience from the past 40 years.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1986.

A search for financial backing can lead a film producer into many unusual by-ways.

Series of comic monologues written from the perspective of an old showbiz survivor

08An 'ep' In The Country1986071820160620 (BBC7)
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The showbiz survivor finds himself the stooge in some spin for a popular TV soap actress.

Series of comic monologues written from the perspective of an old showbiz survivor

The off-screen doings of TV soap opera stars are often more interesting than the actual programmes, particularly if you never watch the programme concerned.

British show business doyen, J Kingston Platt shares reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience from the past 40 years.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1986

09My Stag Movie, Part 11986072520160627 (BBC7)
20180614 (BBC7)
20200602 (BBC7)
The veteran auditionee recalls how talent lurks in the unlikeliest places.

Series of comic monologues written from the perspective of an old showbiz survivor

The veteran auditionee recalls how sometimes talent can be found in the unlikeliest places - and sometimes it can't be found at all...

British show business doyen, J Kingston Platt shares reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience from the past 40 years.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1986

10My Stag Movie, Part 21986080120160704 (BBC7)
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20200609 (BBC7)
The veteran auditionee discusses his film-making exploits. Did he ever hit the big screen?

Series of comic monologues written from the perspective of an old showbiz survivor

The veteran auditionee exposes more of his film-making exploits. Did he ever hit the big screen?

British show business doyen, J Kingston Platt shares reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience from the past 40 years.

Performed and written by Peter Jones.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1986