Reporting from Los Angeles
for the BBC radio series From Our Own Correspondent
Meet WIlma Melville: retired P.E. teacher, aviator and life saver.
Take a walk around the forgotten stairways of Silverlake with LA Times editor Charles Fleming to discover their part in urban planning and cinema history.
A close shave with William Gornik who groomed The Rat Pack and had not just the ear but the throat of a former U.S. President.
A guide to the poetic references in Edith Sitwell's Facade, written for the CD notes that accompany the new recording performed by Zeb, Carole Boyd and conducted by John Wilson, released on Orchid Classics
For the Britten Centenary Zeb played the Voice of God in the Aldeburgh Music production of Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde in his hometown of Lowestoft. He looks back to the first production in the town in 1959, starring a young Michael Crawford and interviews some of those who took part.