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Before the Fringe


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.
Highlights of famous revues introduced by Alan Melville.
Starring this week Ronnie Barker, George Benson, Dora Bryan, Cicely Courtneidge, Eleanor McCready, Hermione Gingold, Joyce Grant, Jimmy Thompson, Roberta Tovey in excerpts from The Home that Jack Built (1929), Rise Above It (1942), Sky High (1953), For Amusement Only (1956), Living for Pleasure (1958).
Dora Bryan is appearing in 'Hello Dolly' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London


Presenter: Alan Melville
Written, composed, or devised by: Michael Flanders
Written, composed, or devised by: Douglas Furber
Written, composed, or devised by: Hermione Gingold
Written, composed, or devised by: Miles Graham
Written, composed, or devised by: Arthur Macrae
Written, composed, or devised by: Bud McReary
Written, composed, or devised by/compiled by: Peter Myers
Written, composed, or devised by: John Pritchard
Music arranged and conducted by: Dennis Wilson
Theme music composed by: Malcolm Lockyer
Designer: Leo Austin
Producer: Robin Nash
Performer: Ronnie Barker
Performer: George Benson
Performer: Dora Bryan
Performer: Cicely Courtneidge
Performer: Eleanor McCready
Performer: Hermione Gingold
Performer: Joyce Grant
Performer: Jimmy Thompson
Performer: Roberta Tovey

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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.

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