PMB038 The Detectives: John Gregory, Ray Martin, Sarah Angliss, Chaino, Mark Th…
We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of the man who played the greatest scruffy detective on TV, Peter Falk. We're great fans of Mr Falk here at the Moonbase and so we thought we'd turn this week's show over to the theme of detective work. As a result, you'll hear lots of our favourite cop show themes, though not necessarily as you may have heard them before. In addition to all the cop show action, we're also excited to say that we have a bit of an exclusive in the form of an excerpt from a documentary coming up on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 5 July at 1:30pm by friend of the show, Sarah Angliss. The documentary is called The Bird Fancyer's Delight and looks at what we used to do for home entertainment before the advent of the Binatone games console and the radiogram, ie: training birds to reproduce popular hits of the day. You can find out more about Project Moonbase, purchase tracks played on the show and download podcasts old and new from our very own website: http://www.projectmoonbase.com/ You can subscribe to the podcast by adding this address to iTunes (or your preferred feed reader): http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/pmb Do also please follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/projectmoonbase And join our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8327333900 We even have one of those there email addresses: email@example.com New editions of the podcast are made available every Sunday. Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook to find out as soon as the latest show becomes available.
Peter Falk in Robin and the 7 Hoods
First of all I enjoyed this podcast very much. It was presented as a tribute to Peter Falk, who, at the time of the broadcast, had recently passed away. It presented some sound bites from productions other than Columbo, which delighted me, because the man was so much more than just Columbo. The hosts played the audio from the "Rat Pack" movie Robin and the 7 Hoods where Falk, as Guy Gisbourne, sang "All For One and One For All" with other 1930s Chicago gang leaders. Then the question was asked, what would Frank Sinatra have thought of Falk's singing, since Sinatra was the star. Heck, Sinatra was also the producer of the movie, and had a difficult time getting the nervous Falk to sing the song! Then Falk was mortified that Sinatra wanted him to do it again for the album version, since the movie was in mono and Sinatra wanted the album to be in stereo. The only way he could convince Falk to do it was to appeal to his comic sensibilities and told him that the worse it sounds the funnier it will be! So it wasn't a matter of what Sinatra would have thought. He wanted it that way.