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Ronald Frankau: the Blue Boy of Variety


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Jeremy Nicholas celebrates the life and career of a popular radio comedian born 100 years ago today. Throughout the 1930s and 40s, Ronald Frankau 's saucy monologues and songs kept him at the top of his profession. He also formed a successful double act with Tommy Handley - Murgatroyd and Winterbottom. But he died penniless in 1951. The programme includes comments from the children of his three marriages plus dedicated "Frankauphiles" George Melly and Robin Ray. Producer Anthony Wills


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Ronald Frankau
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Anthony Wills

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Ronald Frankau: the Blue Boy of Variety

BBC Radio 2, 22 February 1994 21.00

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