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EXPERTISE
Film & TV
Music
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH:
BIOGRAPHY
A Scot from Edinburgh, David started his career in the Newsroom at Radio Clyde in Glasgow after university, but the lure of teaching Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and French was too great to resist. He later owned his own restaurant in Harrogate, but returned to teaching until his retirement.

Since then David has worked on local radio and the internet, providing programmes on music from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and a recent interest – country music.

David loves meeting people from all walks of life and is frequently invited to talk to groups locally and on cruises.
PRESENTATIONS
A light-hearted reflection on British singing stars, including Alma Cogan, Dorothy Squires, Joan Regan, Kathy Kirby, Ruby Murray, Anthony Newley, David Whitfield, Russ Conway, Billy Fury, Lonnie Donegan and Frankie Vaughan.
Records of the 1940s & 50s, banned by the BBC - risqué lyrics, of course, but why then ban some instrumentals?
Steptoe & Son - a happy family?
Judy Garland - a 20th Century icon.
Dubbing in Hollywood Musicals.
The magic of Fred Astaire in the 1930s & 40s.
The Great American Songbook.
The Great British Songbook.
Scottish comedians who made it in England.
Christmas in the Movies.
Christmas TV Memories from British Television.
Studying in Moscow during the Communist era.
Language classes in Spanish, Russian & Portuguese.
Destination presentations: Copenhagen, Stockholm & Tallinn, Warnemunde, Rostock & Berlin.
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
CMV mostly, Princess & Celebrity. Video/audio presentations on British singers (3 per session), Dubbing in American Musicals, Judy Garland, Steptoe & Son, Fred Astaire, Great American Songbook, Great British Songbook, Record Banned by BBC in the 1940s & 50s. Also some port lectures, Spanish cuisine, Portuguese cuisine.