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This is Show Business


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Vic Oliver presents This is Show Business featuring leading personalities of the entertainment world.

With Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne, Helen Haye, Rowena Jackson and Bryan Ashbridge, Ronnie Hilton, Albert Burdon and Company, Gil Johnson, Ronald Dowd, Elizabeth Larner, Thomas Round, Mark Stuart, The George Mitchell Singers and the British Concert Orchestra (Leader, Reginald Morley)

(Rowena Jackson and Bryan Ashbridge appear by permission of the General Administrator Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd; Ronald Dowd and Thomas Round by permission of the Sadler's Wells Trust Ltd.; Gil Johnson by permission of Howard and Wyndham Ltd.)


Presenter: Vic Oliver
Comedian: Richard Murdoch
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
Performer: Helen Haye
Dancer: Rowena Jackson
Dancer: Bryan Ashbridge
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Comedians: Albert Burdon and Company
Singer: Gil Johnson
Tenor: Ronald Dowd
Singer: Elizabeth Larner
Singer: Thomas Round
Dancer: Mark Stuart
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Musicians: The British Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] Leader: Reginald Morley
Associate Conductor: Kurt Behrens
Designer: John Cooper
Production scenes staged by: Mark Stuart
Producer: Graeme Muir

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