In the next The Benji and Nick Show podcast, the boys have been watching the first episode of The Beiderbecke Affair, a comedy drama series broadcast on ITV in 1985.
Woodwork teacher and jazz buff Trevor Chaplin (James Bolam) has always fantasized that a beautiful blonde will enter his life and simultaneously provide him with rare recordings of his hero Bix Beiderbecke. Unlikely as it seems, this is just what happens one evening when Trevor is at home in his flat. It is an encounter which will ultimately involve him and his colleague, independent political campaigner Jill Swinburne (Barbara Flynn), in exploding lawnmowers, political corruption and the strange world of ‘black economists’ Big Al (Terence Rigby) and Little Norm (Danny Schiller).
Two further series complete the trilogy – The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987) and The Beiderbecke Connection (1988).