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A programme of songs written and composed for Melody and Co., by Eric Spear with Patricia Leonard , Marion Wilson , Horace Percival , Helen Clare , and John Duncan
BBC Revue Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Presented and compered by Vernon Harris

Contributors

Unknown:
Eric Spear
Unknown:
Patricia Leonard
Unknown:
Marion Wilson
Unknown:
Horace Percival
Unknown:
Helen Clare
Unknown:
John Duncan
Conducted By:
Hyam Greenbaum
Unknown:
Vernon Harris

Bits and pieces from the life and laugh series of Flanagan and Allen, written by Howard Thomas
Illustrated by Flanagan and Allen recordings
Presented by Leslie Perowne
Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen , of Crazy Gang and ' Oi! ' fame, first met as soldiers in 1917 in that unhealthy spot, Poperinghe. or ' Pop ' as it was called, in the last war. In due course they were demobilised, and each went his way. History records that Flanagan, a black-faced comic, received an offer to join the late Florrie Forde in one of her touring shows, and, on arriving to sign the contract, discovered that the ' dude ' man was no other than Chesney Allen. When they left her revues to become a Variety act, it seemed that no theatre wanted to book them. They became book-makers. A Variety agent spotted their talent on a racecourse, and booked the bookies for a week at the Argyle, Birkenhead. George Black in particular saw that they never looked back.

Contributors

Written By:
Howard Thomas
Presented By:
Leslie Perowne
Presented By:
Bud Flanagan
Presented By:
Chesney Allen

sung by Robert Easton (bass)
Robert Easton, born in Sunderland, joined a church choir at the age of six. He served in the last war, and on demobilisation studied singing under Plunkett Greene and Dawson Freer. He has sung at all the great festivals and with the leading choral societies, and has also performed during the opera season at Covent Garden.

Contributors

Bass:
Robert Easton
Unknown:
Plunkett Greene

starring
Bebe Daniels , Vie Oliver , Ben Lyon , with Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra, the Greene Sisters, and Sam Browne
Additional dialogue by Dick Pepper
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Lawrence
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast on Wednesday at
4.15 p.m.)

Contributors

Unknown:
Bebe Daniels
Unknown:
Vie Oliver
Unknown:
Ben Lyon
Unknown:
Jay Wilbur
Unknown:
Sam Browne
Dialogue By:
Dick Pepper
Produced By:
Harry S. Pepper
Produced By:
Douglas Lawrence

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More