DOCUMENTARIES – THE TIMETABLE
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Here are the Richard Digance documentaries scheduled for the first quarter of 2021
WEEK 1 – The Dancing Poppy
During World War Two only one entertainer was killed in action whilst entertaining the troops. She was a young dancer, Vivienne Fayre, killed when her army truck hit a land-mine, and this is her story.
WEEK 2 – Next To Me
On July 7th 2005 a terrorist exploded a bomb on the London Underground. Singer/songwriter Terry Hiscock happened to be standing next to him and this is his incredible story of survival.
Songs written by Terry Hiscock, guitars played by Terry and Richard Digance.
WEEK 3 – Britannia Crawls The Waves
What happened to the world’s cruise ships during the 2020 lockdown?
Featuring Janet Dowd on vocals and Tom Leary on fiddle
WEEK 4 - The Elephant Man
The story of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man
WEEK 5 - To Look For America
The story of Bartholomew Gosnold who led the first English Settlers to America over a decade before The Pilgrim Fathers. This is the story of how he created Jamestown. Written by Richard Digance and Eric Sedge and featuring Tom Leary
WEEK 6 - Banksy Meets John Constable
Who is this folk-art hero, Banksy, as we compare him with John Constable?
WEEK 7 - The Ronnie Rainbow Show
A vintage pre-digital documentary, thus the quality, about a failed entertainer after World War Two. All songs written by Richard Digance
WEEK 8 - The Woodstock Brits
An insight into the British performers at Woodstock and what happened to them.
WEEK 9 – Goodbye Upton Park
The repercussions of making a famous football team homeless. Richard was born in West Ham and they took his childhood memories away. Not so much a football documentary but more a historical document.
WEEK 10 - Nostalgia
Back in the days of Captain Cook did you know nostalgia was classed as an illness in The British Navy? Narrated by Rosie Digance. Musicians; Richard Digance, Vicki Hobbs, Chris Ricketts.
Excuse the bumps, this was recorded years ago.
WEEK 11 - Fatty Arbuckle
The story of a Hollywood icon who fell from grace, script and songs written by Richard Digance
Featuring Richard Digance, David Dinnage, Julie Thomas, Matt Black, Vicki Hobbs, Hayley Oliver
WEEK 12 - The Great Train Robbery
In 1963 it was considered the crime of the century. This documentary tells of the mistakes they made that led to their capture.
WEEK 13 – After 1966
What happened to the 1966 World Cup heroes and their medals?
Featuring one of those eleven heroes, Alan Ball
WEEK 14 - Tony Hancock
Behind comedy there is often tragedy, none more so than in the life of comedy legend Tony Hancock
WEEK 15 - The Crab Wars
The folk opera telling the story of the wars between two Norfolk families
WEEK 16 - John Constable
The story of Britain's greatest landscape painter
WEEK 17 - Florence Nightingale and The 2020/21 Lockdown
The coincidence that the NHS were called to fight their greatest ever fight the very year that celebrated the 200th Anniversary of their founder Florence Nightingale
WEEK 18 - Vintage Vin Garbutt
Feauring vintage recording of Britain's greatest ever folk entertainer who died in 2017
WEEK 19 - The Support Act
Richard supported many big names as he did his musical apprenticeship. This is his insight on all of them
WEEK 20 - The Dave Mattacks Story
Highly respected ex Fairport Convention drummer tells how he worked with Paul McCartney and Beatles producer George Martin
WEEK 21 - Salisbury Secret Spifire
In World War 2, 400 women secretly assembled Spitfires in farms, garages and shops, away from the prying eyes of the German Air Force. This the story of Betty Baldwin