Description
For over twenty years up to ten million listeners let their imaginations drift into the idyllic surroundings of potted palms and wicker furniture of Eastbourne's Grand Hotel.
The memories of Edwardian splendour were brought to them by one of Britain's greatest soloists of the day, the violinist, Tom Jenkins.
A household name for the duration of the broadcasts, Jenkins was voted Most Popular Musical Entertainer in the Daily Mail National Radio Award three times in a row, yet his name disappeared from public memory with his premature death in 1957.
Simon Townley goes in search of this lost icon of British light music.

Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20050421
  • First repeated 20050425

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