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Royal Variety Performance


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Stars from the world of entertainment salute the 80th Birthday year of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother as she attends, accompanied by HRH The Prince of Wales this special performance from the stage of the London Palladium. Introduced by Angela Rippon Artists taking part include
Chesney Allen , Arthur Askey Rowan Atkinson , Lionel Blair Victor Borge , Charlie Chester Billy Dainty , Sammy Davis Jr Charlie Drake, Sheena Easton
Arthur English , Cyril Fletcher Bruce Forsyth , Aretha Franklin Larry Hagman , Roy Hudd
Danny Kaye , Grace Kennedy Cleo Laine , Peggy Lee
Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Henry Mancini , Richard Murdoch Sandy Powell , Paul Squires
Una Stubbs , Tommy Trinder Wall Street Crash
Ben Warriss , Harry Worth with THE NORMAN MAEN DANCERS
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Special material RONNIE CASS
Presented by LOUIS benjamin in conjunction with REG SWINSON , MBE, Secretary of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Furd. Televised from the London Palladium by kind permission of Moss Empires Ltd
Stage production NORMAN main Associate producer LIONEL BLAIR
Television presentation YVONNE LITTLEWOOD


Introduced By: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Chesney Allen
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Lionel Blair
Unknown: Victor Borge
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Billy Dainty
Unknown: Sheena Easton
Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Aretha Franklin
Unknown: Larry Hagman
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Grace Kennedy
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Peggy Lee
Unknown: Joe Loss
Unknown: Henry Mancini
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Paul Squires
Unknown: Una Stubbs
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Ben Warriss
Unknown: Harry Worth
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Ronnie Cass
Presented By: Louis Benjamin
Unknown: Reg Swinson
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

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Royal Variety Performance

BBC One London, 23 November 1980 19.15

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