Eurovision Finals 2013

UK Documentary focuses on Eurovision Stars

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson. UK Representatives at EUrovision 1959. Photograph courtesy of cn.last.fm

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson. UK Representatives at Eurovision 1959. Photograph courtesy of cn.last.fm

In a new UK documentary, retired variety performers will share their memories of their careers . The documentary will be narrated by Roy Hudd, which “aims to preserve their stories and enlighten today’s aspiring entertainers”.

“Variety of Memories” is a 30-minute documentary that will be recording at retired entertainers’ home Brinsworth House in Twickenham and will include interviews with their residents “Teddy Johnson and his wife, Pearl Carr”.

Johnson and Carr represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959 with the song “Sing, Little Birdie”. They were to finish in 2nd place at the contest that took place in Cannes, France.

The documentary will be screened on September 18th at the “Cornerhouse” in Manchester, and later this month at Wilton’s Music Hall. It will be shown there as part of the 50th anniversary of the British Music Hall Society, which takes place on September 20th to 22nd.

The documentary has been supported with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source : The Stage and Eurovision Ireland

 

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