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Steady Barker!


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A tribute to Eric Barker
Star comedian of the 40s, 50s and early 60s, Eric Barker 's career was cut short in 1964 when he suffered a stroke at the age of 52. He wrote all the material for his two radio shows, Just Fancy and the earlier Merry-Go-Round
(co-starring his wife,
Pearl Hackney) in which he played the nervous Englishman, terrified of being seduced.
Narrated, with personal reminiscences, by Bob Monkhouse.
With contributions from
Pearl Hackney, Jon Pertwee and Deryck Guyler. Producer Edward Taylor


Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse.
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Deryck Guyler.
Producer: Edward Taylor

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