Alan Plater

from Doggin' around, pages 80-81:

Rest in Peace, Uncle Fred was my first attempt to integrate jazz - or music of any sort - into the essential fabric of a television play.  It was almost the last time - possibly the only time - that Tubby Hayes appeared in a play...[T]here was a little coda to the play that wasn't seen at the time.  It should have been but it wasn't. The band is packing up at the end of the gig and the idea was that Tubbs would play one chorus of the National Anthem on vibes and get it slightly wrong.  Then theoretically, the audience would say: 'Wow! What a wonderful, highly- …   more >>

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Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 80-81. accessed: 18 June, 2024


Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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National Anthem
written by Thomas Arne
performed by Tubby Hayes

Experience Information

Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Thu, 05 Nov 2015 20:28:32 +0000
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:07:27 +0100