Slim Gaillard's Civilisation
Episode 3: "My Dinner With Dizzy"
Slim Gaillard cooks dinner for his old friend Dizzy Gillespie. They discuss the English language and their contributions to it — 'bebop' and 'Vout-o-reenee'.
They also recall working with Charlie Parker and conjure up the ghosts of the other great names of 52nd Street in its jazz heyday. And from Hollywood - memories of the days when the likes of Bob Hope and Marlene Dietrich were swapping items from Gaillard's Vout-o-reenee dictionary.
- Charlie Parker
- Bob Hope
- Dizzy Gillespie
- Marlene Dietrich
- Executive producer: Nigel Finch
- Director: Anthony Wall
An 'Arena' special, first broadcast by BBC2 on 5 November 1989.