Brief encounters: Pete Myers’ diaries, Part 3 of 3

Pete Myers in 1991

As a young rising star in radio at the BBC, Pete Myers interviewed some of the most memorable people in the entertainment world of his time. He decided in 1972 to keep a record of his impressions of these “brief encounters” in a personal diary. Many years and many diary volumes later, Pete recorded his memories in three programmes for Radio Netherlands, offering quite a few surprising insights into some of the icons of the 1970’s.

Part 3: The final of three entertainment programmes where Pete Myers dips into his personal diaries recalling a series of brief but unforgettable encounters with legendary greats.: Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Miklos Rosza, Ethel Merman, Harry Bannink, Nina Simone and Don McLean.

Producer: Pete Myers

Broadcast: August 13, 1990