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Music in My Pocket

Music In My Pocket

A film portrait of Raymond Francombe, jobbing gardener and composer.

Ray was the son of James Thomas Francombe, Lord Mayor of Bristol for 1919, and he was a familiar figure on the streets of Bristol in the late 1970s. The people who saw him out and about every day would not have known that for years Ray had been composing sacred choral music in his spare time, yet he had never heard a note of it performed. In this BBC TV film, Derek Jones gets to know Ray and arranges to have his music professionally assessed.
Other contributors: John Bishop, Margaret Thomas.
Film editor: Bernard Goodsall. Dubbing Mixer: David Old. Producer: Christopher Mann
First broadcast on BBC West in 1982