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Fundamental Frolics


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Last month a host of stars gathered together at the Apollo, Victoria, to donate their services to MENCAP, the National Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults.
In front of an enthusiastic audience, this highlights programme includes performances by Jon Anderson, Rowan Atkinson, Chas and Dave, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Stephane Grappelli, Hot Gossip, Neil Innes, Chris Langham, Rik Mayall, Alan Price, Griff Rhys Jones, Alexei Sayle, Mel Smith and Pamela Stephenson
Musical director Nico Ramsden
Television production Rick Gardner


Unknown: Jon Anderson
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Ian Dury
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: Alan Price
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Pamela Stephenson

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