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ENSA - The Unsung Heroes


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During the Second World War the civilian entertainers of ENSA put on more than two million shows for the troops. They performed on makeshift stages on beach-heads, under desert sun and in jungle clearings.
Gracie Fields and George Formby were ENSA's most famous recruits but it was a host of pier-enders, repertory players, semi-professionals and amateurs who did most of the entertaining. Standards varied, but the catchphrase 'Every night something awful' was affectionately coined.
Jimmy Perry tells the story of the unsung heroes of ENSA. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast Christmas Eve 10.50pm)


Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Producer: Brian King

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ENSA - The Unsung Heroes

BBC Radio 4 FM, 21 December 1986 12.15

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