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An entertainment for Forces overseas. Jack and Eddy Eden, Buck Warren and Chick, Norman Hackforth in 'Composer Cavalcade', with Rita Williams, the Vickers Twins, the Nairn Brothers (by permission of Jack Hylton), and excerpts from "Late Joys" from the Players Theatre, with Leonard Sachs as Chairman and the following: Daphne Anderson, Charlotte Bidmead, Nuna Davey, Don Gemmel, Archie Harradine, Richard Hart, Hattie Jacques, Betty Lawrence, and Joan Sterndale-Bennett. The BBC Variety Orchestra. Introduced by Jill Evans (by permission of Sidney Box Productions). From the stage of the Queensberry All-Services Club.


Performer: Jack Eden
Performer: Eddy Eden
Performers: Buck Warren and Chick
Performer: Norman Hackforth
Performer: Rita Williams
Performers: The Vickers Twins
Performers: The Nairn Brothers
Chairman ("Late Joys"): Leonard Sachs
Performer ("Late Joys"): Daphne Anderson
Performer ("Late Joys"): Charlotte Bidmead
Performer ("Late Joys"): Nuna Davey
Performer ("Late Joys"): Don Gemmel
Performer ("Late Joys"): Archie Harradine
Performer ("Late Joys"): Richard Hart
Performer ("Late Joys"): Hattie Jacques
Performer ("Late Joys"): Betty Lawrence
Performer ("Late Joys"): Joan Sterndale-Bennett
Introduced By: Jill Evans
Produced by: Cecil Madden
Produced by: Stephen Williams

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