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Variety Lives

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
The last programme in the series stars 84-year-old George Williams, Britain's oldest working stand-up comedian.
Well-known in the 40s and 50s by his catchphrase "I'm not well", he was a regular artist on BBC Radio's Workers' Playtime and Variety Bandbox. His career now spans an amazing 80 years and he is still going strong. A 50:50 production

Contributors

Unknown: George Williams






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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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Feedback about Variety Lives, BBC Radio 2, 20.45, 2 December 1994
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