Saturday, April 26, 2008

Telly Savalas goes to Birmingham

Telly Savalas and the Quota Quickies

Saturday 26th April, 10:30, BBC Radio 4

"In the 1970s, Birmingham attempted to reinvent itself as a city of the future - and recruited Telly Savalas to voice the narrative. A world of multi-storey car parks, concrete shopping centres and motorways...In 'Telly Savalas and the Quota Quickies', Laurie Taylor recalls a series of 1970s B-Movies, created by the late Harold Baim, in which Hollywood star Telly Savalas waxes lyrical about the charms of certain British cities not generally recognised as tourist attractions."

"Listen Again" available, but I don't know how long for!

The Baim Collection

1 comment:

Richard at Baim Collection said...

Hi. Birmingham had nothing to do with the film.. it was made by Harold Baim who dcided to make the film and chose Telly Savalas as the voice-over. Baim made hundreds of colour travel films in the '50s '60s and '70s. See the baimfilms web pages for more information

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