Pete Myers speaks to two very vibrant, dynamic and different women: parliamentarian Judith Hart and actress-singer Ethel Merman. Judith Hart (1924-1991) was the Labour Party’s spokesperson for aid and development and the author of a thought-provoking book on the subject, “Aid and Liberation”. Ethel Merman (1908-1984) became one of the stars of American musical theatre with her powerful voice and immortal rendering of Irving Berlin’s “There’s no business like show business”.
Before joining us at Radio Netherlands in 1976, Pete Myers hosted BBC programmes like “Late Night Extra” and “PM” and spoke with many noted personalities and some of the greatest artists in musical and theatre entertainment passing through London in the early 1970’s. This recording is from his personal collection.
Interviewer: Pete Myers
Broadcast: June 14, 1973