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Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk Preview

By Michelle Michalos
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
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Photo courtesy of Michael Wilson

Versatile British actor Hugh Laurie showcases his musical talents and his love of blues on Great Performances in Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk, a personal odyssey for Laurie and a journey into the heart of New Orleans and its rich musical tradition.

The show features intimate performances and rehearsals with blues legends Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas, along with fellow Brit, iconic singer Sir Tom Jones. Songs performed include “Swanee River,” “You Don’t Know My Mind,” and “John Henry.”

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk airs Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

Watch a preview:

Hugh Laurie discusses his love of the blues and New Orleans in a behind-the-scenes interview:


  • Barry Grimm

    A terrific show. It just solidified my feeling about New Orleans and the music I love. Hugh Laurie was a wonderful host & guide. His love and admiration for the music, musicians was so appranet and real. It is shows like this that make WNET 13 so vital. Thank you.

  • sandra

    phenomenal! when is it repeated ? thank U 13 and Hugh!

  • sandra

    phenomenal! when is it repeated ? thank U 13 and Hugh!

  • Martha Glaser

    When will this be repeated? Soon, I hope. Thanks

  • Jan

    Wonderful! Amazing guy. I love New Orleans jazz, and have loved Hugh Laure since you first broadcast the fabulous “Jeeves and Wooster” series on Masterpiece. (Thanks for that, too!) What incredible range. Though “House” will be a tough act to follow, I’m looking forward to seeing still more aspects of this terrific actor/musician.

  • Betty Marcch

    Hugh Laurie put a smile on my face while listening to his wonderfula piano playing. One hour of delight and good music, wonderful guests, entertainment at its best.. Thank you Mr. Laurie for giving the public such a great opportunity to hear the music of New Orleans and to be exposed to your great talent. I loved every minute of it and it was a come down when the program was over. When is Chane 13 going to repeat this program? I love you Hugh Laurie!