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The Impresarios


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Michael Craig continues the story of the men who create the world of entertainment:
Cockle! (Charles B. Cochran ) Part 2
I always put what he taught me into everything that I do now. (EVELYN LAYE) I was scared to death of him - he was really 'The Impresario.'
If anything went wrong, I've never known anyone more brutal. (AGNES de MILLE) The Musicals (1912-1934) with Peter Pratt as Cochran and the voices of Mary Ellis Binnie Hale Evelyn Laye
Jessie Matthews and Agnes de Mille
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN A series of 26 programmes
Early programmes in The Impresarios series are not in stereo because of the nature and age of the material used. However, later programmes will be heard in stereo.


Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: Charles B. Cochran
Unknown: Mary Ellis
Unknown: Peter Pratt
Unknown: Mary Ellis
Unknown: Binnie Hale
Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Bill Sullivan
Written By: Frank Salter
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

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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.

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