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This is Show Business


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Vic Oliver invites you to This is Show Business featuring leading personalities of the entertainment world.
[Starring] Donald Wolfit and Rosalind Iden, Florence Desmond, Bernard Miles, Jimmy Young, Coco the Clown, John Hargreaves, Irene Handl, Victoria Elliot, Thomas Round, Philip Guard, Ernest Hare, Hermione Harvey, Peter Darrell, Joy Harvey, Guy Massey, Yvonne Alena, Harry Cardwell, Norma Smith, Robert Harrold, Mary Levack, Terence Murphy, Gillian Swinton, Roy Pointer

(Victoria Elliot, John Hargreaves, and Thomas Round appear by permission of the Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.; Jimmy Young is appearing at the Empress Theatre, Brixton)


Presenter: Vic Oliver
Performer: Donald Wolfit
Performer: Rosalind Iden
Comedienne: Florence Desmond
Performer: Bernard Miles
Singer: Jimmy Young
Clown: Coco the Clown
Performer: John Hargreaves
Performer: Irene Handl
Singer: Victoria Elliot
Singer: Thomas Round
Performer: Philip Guard
Performer: Ernest Hare
Dancer: Hermione Harvey
Dancer: Peter Darrell
Dancer: Joy Harvey
Dancer: Guy Massey
Performer: Yvonne Alena
Performer: Harry Cardwell
Dancer: Norma Smith
Dancer: Robert Harrold
Performer: Mary Levack
Performer: Terence Murphy
Performer: Gillian Swinton
Performer: Roy Pointer
Musicians: British Concert Orchestra
Leader: Andrew Brown
Decor: Stephen Taylor
Choreography: David Paltenghi
Assistant Conductor: Jack Walker
Producer: Graeme Muir

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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.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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