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'UP WITH THE CURTAIN'

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An hour's radio revelry with Tommy Trinder
Peter Vokes
Jasmine Dee
Gwen Catley
Cyril Grantham
The Top Hatters
Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
(by permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.)
Production by Douglas Lawrence and Vernon Harris
Peter Vokes , who is ' Peter' to Tommy Trinder 's ' Tommy ' in this new and popular series, playing an Army sketch with him in each programme, began his radio career as a boy actor. He broadcast in Emil and the Detectives and Gulliver's Travels, and as the boy Columbus. When he was seventeen he toured with Harry Tate in Motoring, and learned how to time laughs.
He has the stage in his blood, being a direct descendant of Sarah Siddons. His grandfather was a famous Harlequin in Drury Lane pantomimes. In the theatre Peter acted in Noel Coward 's Operette, and in Cochran's Coronation revue, Home and Beauty.
Like Tommy Trinder he was born at Streatham. He came into his own as a radio actor when he took Richard Murdoch 's place in Band Waggon while the latter was ill.

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Peter Vokes
Unknown: Jasmine Dee
Unknown: Gwen Catley
Unknown: Cyril Grantham
Production By: Douglas Lawrence
Production By: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Peter Vokes
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Harry Tate
Unknown: Sarah Siddons.
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Richard Murdoch

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