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In which
Vic Oliver introduces
Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert
The singers Gloria Lane
Catherine Wilson
Mary Ming
Rowland Jonee
The pianos played by Rawicz and Landauer
Comedy from
Leslie Crowther
Ronnie Barker and Jon Pertwee
BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader, Julien Gaillard Conducted by Vie Oliver Script by Carey Edwards ,
Ronnie Barker , and Leslie Crowther
' Pocket Theatre ' written by Gavin Blakeney Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston


Introduces: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Singers: Gloria Lane
Singers: Catherine Wilson
Singers: Mary Ming
Singers: Rowland Jonee
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Vie Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Ronnie Barker
Script By: Leslie Crowther
Written By: Gavin Blakeney
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

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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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