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The Good Old Days


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Edwardian Music-Hall
From the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds (by permission of Harry Joseph)
With Eric Williams and Mary Harkness, Bill Wareham, Joe King, Pop, White, and Stagger, Margery Manners as Florrie Forde, Geoffrey Hibbert as Jack Pleasants, Joan Sterndale Bennett as Vesta Tilley, Pamile Can-Can Dancers.
Chairman: Don Gemmell


Performer: Eric Williams
Performer: Mary Harkness
Performer: Bill Wareham
Comedian: Joe King
Performers: Pop, White, and Stagger
Florrie Forde: Margery Manners
Jack Pleasants: Geoffrey Hibbert
Vesta Tilley: Joan Sterndale Bennett
Dancers: Pamile Can-Can Dancers
Chairman: Don Gemmell
Musical Director: Alyn Ainsworth
Director: Derek Burrell-Davis
Producer: Barney Colehan

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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