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British Variety - Acts and Turns: 1930-1949

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Most clips are available from the British Pathé film archive.

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CHAPTER 1

(1930)

BETTY FIELDS
(accompanied by Edward Holmes)
Comedienne - “Fonso, My Hot Spanish Knight”

LESLIE SARONY
Comedian - “I Lift Up My Finger and I Say 'Tweet Tweet'”

ROBB WILTON
Comedian - “Don't Breathe It to a Soul”

ELLA SHIELDS
(The Ideal of Ideals)
Male Impersonator/Singer/Tap Dancer - “Sweet Adeline”

JOHN COLLINSON
Singer - “Over the Wall of My Garden”

COLLINSON & DEAN
Comedy Act - “Seeing the Dentist Sketch”

SOPHIE TUCKER
(filmed at Hollywood Gardens, New York)
Blues Singer - “Only the Right Man Can Do Me Wrong!”

SANDY POWELL
Comedian - “The Careless Caretaker Sketch”

CHAPTER 2

(1931)

WELCOME HOME CHARLIE
Charlie Chaplin returns to London from America
*** NEWSREEL ***

THE MAGIC BOX
Jack Hylton & His Band
Musical Ensemble - “Choo Choo”

LILY MORRIS
Comedienne - “The Old Apple Tree”

HOCH!... HOCH!... CHARLIE!!
Charlie Chaplin mobbed in Berlin
*** NEWSREEL ***

RAYMOND NEWELL
Baritone Singer - “Give Me the Rolling Sea”

MAURICE WINNICK AND HIS BAND
(filmed at the Piccadilly Hotel, London)
Comedy Musical Ensemble - “Sing Something Simple”

EVVIVA... CHARLIE!
Charlie Chaplin takes a gondola trip in Venice.
*** NEWSREEL ***

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick)
Comedian - “For Matters Historical or Allegorical”

THE ADAMS SISTERS
Singers - “Underneath the Blue”

SANDY POWELL
Comedian - “Sandy, M.P. Sketch”

ONE ADAMS SISTER
Tap Dancer

ROBB WILTON
Comedian - “I Did Feel Annoyed”

MICHEL
Tap Dancer/Xylophonist - “The One I Love”/“Goodnight Sweetheart”

NORAH JACKSON DANCERS
Tap Dancers - “When the Guards Go By”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1932)

JOSEPHINE BAKER
(filmed in Paris, France)
Singer

LESLIE SARONY
(assisted by Arty Ash)
Comedian - “Oh, Mr. Constable!”

ROBB WILTON
Comedian - “I Said, He Said”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1932)

DOROTHY WARD
(accompanied by Ivor Newton)
Musical Comedy Artist - “The Same As We Used to Do”

GUS ELEN
Comedian - “Arf a Pint of Ale”

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Leslie Romney)
Comedian - “I'm in Love With Susie”/“The Comedian”

GERTRUDE LAWRENCE
(accompanied by George Posford)
Actress/Singer - “You're My Decline and Fall”

LESLIE SARONY
Comedian - “Icicle Joe the Eskimo”

PAYNE & HILLIARD
Comedy Act - “Days of Chivalry Sketch”

CHAPTER 3

(1932)

LESLIE 'HUTCH' HUTCHINSON
(filmed at the Malmaison, London)
Jazz Singer - “Close Your Eyes”

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Edward Stokes)
Comedian - “My Title is Vital”

FRANK IVALLO
(accompanied by Rex Burrows)
Soprano Singer - “Still As the Night”

GUS ELEN
Comedian - “The Postman's Holiday”

EDNA SQUIRE-BROWN
Dancer - “The Dance of the Vase”

LILY MORRIS
Comedienne - “Don't Have Any More Mrs. Moore”

G.B.S. AS INCORRIGIBLY HUMOROUS AS EVER!
George Bernard Shaw arrives for his first visit to South Africa
*** NEWSREEL ***

DOUGLAS BYNG AND ROY FOX & HIS BAND
(filmed at the Monseigneur, London)
Comedian & Musical Ensemble - “Spring Is In the Air”

RAYMOND NEWELL
Baritone Singer - “Watch the Navy”

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick)
Comedian - “Morning to Night”

LESLIE 'HUTCH' HUTCHINSON
(filmed at the Malmaison, London)
Jazz Singer - “What Makes You So Adorable?”

NORMAN LONG
Comedian - “The Barrows in the Walworth Road”

LANCE FAIRFAX
Baritone Singer - “Springtime Reminds Me of You”

GEORGE BAKER
Baritone Singer - “The Floral Dance”

THE THREE BONOS
Clowns - “Ups and Downs”

TOM CLARE
Singer - “My Bally Eyeglass”

ROBB WILTON
Comedian - “Prison Governor Sketch”

RAYMOND NEWELL
Baritone Singer - “When the Sergeant Major's on Parade”

A.C. ASTOR
Ventriloquist

FRANK WIGNALL
Baritone Singer - “Stonecracker John”

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick
Comedian - “A Goggle In his Eye”

THE NOVEL HOME GOLFER
Invention

LESLIE WESTON
(accompanied by Jean Melville)
Comedian - “When You're Married”

ROBB WILTON
Comedian - “The Magistrate Sketch”

CHAPTER 4

(1933)

DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS BAND
(filmed at The Cotton Club, New York)
Musical Ensemble

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick)
Comedian - “I Think I'd Get Married Though Before I Come to Die”

LESLIE 'HUTCH' HUTCHINSON
(filmed at the Malmaison, London)
Jazz Singer - “How Deep is the Ocean”

RICHARD TAUBER
Tenor Singer - “Serenade”

TOMMY HANDLEY
Comedian - “Hyde Park Corner”

LANCE FAIRFAX
Baritone Singer - “Top o' the House”

ROBB WILTON
Comedian - “I Don't Work for a Living”

LESLIE 'HUTCH' HUTCHINSON
(filmed at the Malmaison, London)
Jazz Singer - “Trees”

WILSON, KEPPEL & BETTY
(filmed at the Trocadero Restaurant, London)
Dancers

ARTHUR PRINCE
Ventriloquist

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick)
Comedian - “When You've Fellows Like Me In The Force”

LANCE FAIRFAX
(accompanied by René Cook)
Baritone Singer - “Danny Boy”

LESLIE SARONY
Comedian - “Peggotty Leg”

BILLY COTTON AND HIS BAND
(filmed in Slough, Berkshire)
Musical Ensemble - “I'm Just Wild About Harry”

RUSSELL, MARCONI & JERRY
(filmed in Slough, Berkshire)
Accordionist & Violinist

VICTORIA & ASTORIA GIRLS
(accompanied by Billy Cotton and His Band)
(filmed in Slough, Berkshire)
Dance Troupe - “Marching Along Together”

ROSE PERFECT
(accompanied by Billy Cotton and His Band)
(filmed in Slough, Berkshire)
Soprano Singer - “Song of Songs”

CHAPTER 5

(1934)

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick)
Comedian - “The Preparatory School, The Public School, The Varsity”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1933)

CHARLES COBURN
Comedian - “Two Lovely Black Eyes”
(listed on the website as 1934 despite being introduced by the last act)

GERALDO AND HIS SWEET MUSIC
(introduced by Ronald Frankau)
(filmed at the Savoy Hotel, London)
Musical Ensemble - “One Morning in May”

ROBB WILTON
(introduced by Ronald Frankau)
Comedian - “The Lion Hunter Sketch”

SCOVELL & WHELDON
Singers - “A Proper Cup of Coffee”

ARTHUR PRINCE
Ventriloquist

CHARLIE KUNZ
Pianist

ROBB WILTON
Comedian - “Poisoned Husband Sketch”

LANCE FAIRFAX
Baritone Singer - “The Last Round Up”

AL BOWLLY
(accompanied by Monia Liter
Jazz Singer - “The Very Thought of You”

GLADYS MERREDEW
Child Impersonator - “The Baby's View of Things”

MANTOVANI AND HIS TIPICA ORCHESTRA
(filmed at the Monseigneur, London)
Musical Ensemble - “Vienna”

CHARLES COBURN
Comedian - “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo”

HARRY TATE
(supported by Harry Tate, Jr. and Hughie Green)
Comedian - “Mixed Ginx Sketch”

MANTOVANI AND HIS TIPICA ORCHESTRA
(filmed at the Monseigneur, London)
Musical Ensemble - “Elvira”

ROBB WILTON
Comedian - “Fireman Sketch”

ERIC WOODBURN
Baritone Singer - “Coaling”

DOUGLAS BYNG
Comedian - “Characters from a Christmas Pantomime”

CHARLIE KUNZ
Pianist - “For All We Know”/“I Saw Stars”/“All I Do Is Dream of You”

SOPHIE TUCKER
(filmed at Sinclair', Brentford)
Blues Singer

RICHARD TAUBER
(behind the scenes at the B.I.P. Studios, Elstree)
Tenor Singer - “Salutation of the Morning”

SIRDANI THE INDESTRUCTIBLE!
Novelty Act

MANTOVANI AND HIS TIPICA ORCHESTRA
(introduced by Ronald Frankau)
Musical Ensemble - “Reginalla”

ROBB WILTON
(introduced by Ronald Frankau)
Comedian - “An Embankment Cameo Sketch”

NORMAN LONG
Comedian - “Thirty Thousand Quid”

CHAPTER 6

(1935)

MANTOVANI AND HIS TIPICA ORCHESTRA
Musical Ensemble - “I Saw Stars”

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick)
Comedian - “I Like to See a Murder When I'm Out”

TOMMY HANDLEY
Comedian - “Hiking Monologue”

JACK PLANT
Singer - “The Isle of Capri”/“What a Difference a Day Makes”

ERIC WOODBURN
Baritone Singer - “Boots!”

RONALD FRANKAU AND TOMMY HANDLEY
Comedians - “Mr. Murgatroyd & Mr. Winterbottom - At the Seaside”

LESLIE 'HUTCH' HUTCHINSON
Jazz Singer - “Don't Let the River Run Dry”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1936)

CHAPTER 7

(1936)

ROAD THROWS!
(filmed in Miami, Florida)
Acrobats
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1935)

LANCE FAIRFAX
(introduced by Ronald Frankau)
Baritone Singer - “Looking From My Balcony”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1935)

ARTHUR HAYLOCK
Novelty Act - “That Razor Blade Problem!”

THE GREAT CHALLARD
Strongman - “The Toughest Man We Know”

FRED WONDER AND HIS WONDER MIDGETS
Novelty Act - “Lilliputian Moments”

RONALD FRANKAU AND TOMMY HANDLEY
Comedians - “Mr. Murgatroyd & Mr. Winterbottom - In the Park”

AL BOWLLY
(accompanied by Monia Liter)
Jazz Singer - “Melancholy Baby”

ARTHUR PRINCE
Ventriloquist

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick)
Comedian - “The League of Nations”

THE GREAT CHALLARD AND SON
Strongman & Strongboy

A.C. ASTOR
Ventriloquist - “Spike Sullivan's Girl”

CHARLES COBURN
Comedian - “He's Aright When You Know Him”

ROBB WILTON
Comedian - “Solicitor Sketch”

MONTE CRICK AND RONALD FRANKAU
Pianist & Comedian - “Monte's Recital”
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CHAPTER 1

(1937)

PHILIP MOSS VERNON'S 'BEAUTIES of 1937'
(filmed at the Piccadilly Hotel, London)
Cabaret Acts

BILLY GERHARDI AND HIS BAND
(Philip Moss Vernon's 'Beauties of 1937')
Musical Ensemble

THE INDIAN DANCE
(Philip Moss Vernon's 'Beauties of 1937')
Dancers

VAL ROSING
(Philip Moss Vernon's 'Beauties of 1937')
Singer - “Hiawatha Baby”

RED INDIAN DANCE
(Philip Moss Vernon's 'Beauties of 1937')
Dancers

THE TABOO DANCE
(Philip Moss Vernon's 'Beauties of 1937')
Dancer

ARTHUR ASKEY
Comedian - “The Moth”

ANITA MARTELL
Juggler/Comedienne

JACK, CHARLES AND ANITA
Acrobatic Dancers - “Art in the Rough!”

BILLY MERSON
Comedian - “Desdemona Sketch”

BERNARDI
Tenor Singer - “The Sun Shines Brighter”

BILLY THORBURN AND HIS BAND
Musical Ensemble - “There's a New World”/“No Regrets”

HARRY BAKER BROWN
Novelty Act - “The Blindfolded Man”

CLEMSON & VALERIE
Ballroom Dancers - Rumba

BIRD CIRCUS
Bird Act

CHAPTER 2

(1937)

BRYN GWYN
Baritone Singer - “Leanin'”

FRANK SLATER
(accompanied by Beatrice 'Bea' Lillie)
Artist - Drawing Leslie Henson

ALBERT SANDLER TRIO
Musical Ensemble

CLIFFORD STANTON
Impressionist

3 BLUE NOTES
Singers - “Dinah”/”Japanese Sandman”

NELLIE BOWMAN (AND CAST)
(filmed at the Comedy Theatre, London)
Actors - “Busman’s Honeymoon”

LITTLE IRENE PRICE
Singer - “The Fleet’s In Port Again”

CECIL JOHNSON
Broadcaster - “Banquet Commentary Sketch”

DANNY LIPTON & HIS FOUR GIRLFRIENDS
Tap Dancers

BOB & ALF PEARSON
Harmony Singers - “Did Your Mother Come from Ireland?”

CARROLL & HOWE
Comedians

CHAPTER 3

(1937)

BENNETT & WILLIAMS
Comedians - “Au Revoir”

COLLINSON & DEAN
Comedians - “The Pillar Box Sketch”

BILLY GERHARDI & HIS BAND
Musical Ensemble - “Two Gun Dan”

BERT WESTON
Comedian - “I've Been Taking the Dog for an Evening Stroll”

BILLY MERSON & HIS BAND
Comedy Musical Ensemble - “The Russian Orchestra”

CHAPTER 4

(1938)

MANTOVANI AND HIS TRIO
Musical Ensemble - “Kashmiri Love Song”

LANCE FAIRFAX
Baritone Singer - “Walk Down the Road”

MATTHE
Equilibrist

MAURICETTE
Opera Singer - “The Swallows in Flight”

NORMAN ALLIN
Bass Singer - “The Sergeant of the Line”

FOUR ASTAIRES
Tap Dancers

AL AND BOB HARVEY
Comedians/Singers - “The Girl With the Dimples”

GYPSY NINA
Accordionist/Singer - “The Waltz of the Gypsies”

JOE DANIELS & HIS HOT-SHOTS
Musical Ensemble - “Some Of These Days”

KUDA BUX
Novelty Act - “The Man with the X-Ray Eyes!”

THE THREE BULVONOS
Acrobats

THREE IN HARMONY
Harmony Singers - “Dinah”/”I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby”

CHAPTER 5

(1938)

SUTHERLAND FELCE
Comedian/Magician

NAVARRE
Singer/Impressionist

DOROTHY HOLBROOK AND HER HARMONY HUSSARS
Musical Ensemble - Hungarian Medley

DOREEN
Xylophonist - “Swanee River”

ESTELLE & LEROY
Ballroom Dancers - “The Gypsy in My Soul”

FRANK WIGNALL
Baritone Singer - “Ben the Bo'sun”

MUSAIRE
Thereminist - “Birdsongs at Eventide”

PATRICK COLBERT
Bass Singer - “Deep Waters”

THE ROMANY MANDOLIN BAND
Musical Ensemble - “Tesoro Rio Ricserdi”

WHEELER AND WILSON
Comedians - “The Sailor and the Railway Porter Sketch”

ELLEN KAUER & PARTNER
Contortionists

CHAPTER 6

(1938)

THE TIN PIN ALLEY TRIO
Singers - “MacDonald, MacNab and Mackay”/”Horsie, Horsie”

THE VAN STRATTENS
Rope Spinners & Stockwhip Performers

THE THREE ADMIRALS
Comedians - “The Riding Academy”

HAL YATES
Pianist/Singer - “The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise”/
”When the Mighty Organ Played, Oh Promise Me”

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick
Comedian - “Don’t Tell My Mother I’m Half of a Horse In a Panto”/
”Morning to Night”

VESTA
Xylophonist/Tap Dancer - “Buffoon”/“Entry of the Gladiators”/
“Goodbye Blues”

TED ANDREWS & THE GIRLFRIEND
Guitarist/Singer & Dancer - “Stardust”/”You Can’t Stop Me From Dreaming”

ROBERT WILSON
Tenor Singer - “Passing By”

CHARLES ANCASTER
Plate Spinner

CHESTER TUNIS
Musical Bottles - “The Fleet’s In Port Again”

DON GALVAN
Mexican Troubadour - “Little Lady Make-Believe”

CHAPTER 7

(1938)

RUPERT THE CANARY
Bird Act

HOWARD DE COURCEY
Magician

EARL CARROLL & HIS RADIO BAND
Musical Ensemble - “Swing and Sway”

RIDGEWAY JOYS
(filmed at The Players' Theatre, Covent Garden, London)
Revue Acts

MEGS JENKINS
(part of Ridgeway Joys)
Singer - “Please Sell No More Drink to My Father”

EVE LYND
(part of Ridgeway Joys)
Singer - “La Di Da”

TOD SLAUGHTER
Actor - Several Roles

VIENNESE SINGING SISTERS
Singers - “Memories of Chopin”

WILSON HALLETT
Child Impersonator

RENE POUGNET & CLIVE RICHARDSON
Pianists - “Dizzy Fingers”

BERT WESTON
Comedian - “The Crooner on the BBC”

BETTY & FREDDIE ROBERTS
Exhibition Dancers - “Brahms Waltz”/“Vienna City of My Dreams”

BILLY MILTON
Singer - “Time To Go”

FRIVOLITIES DE FRANCE
(filmed at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)
Revue Acts

MASU
(part of Frivolities de France)
Acrobat

NAUNTON WAYNE
(part of Frivolities de France)
Comedian

ALLAN, ALLAN & ALLAN
(part of Frivolities de France)
Acrobats

LATASHA AND LAURENCE
(part of Frivolities de France)
Adagio Dancers

BERNARD CLIFTON
(part of Frivolities de France)
Baritone Singer
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- - - = = 1938 = = - - -


CHAPTER 1

(1938)

PATHE'S RADIO MUSIC HALL
(introduced by Jack Watson, assisited by Celia Tomlin)
Music Hall Bill

HARRY PARRY SEXTET
(part of Pathe's Radio Music Hall)
Musical Ensemble - “You Are My Lucky Star”

STANELLI
(part of Pathe's Radio Music Hall)
Comedian/Violinist - “Deep in the Heart of Texas”

CARROLL GIBBONS
(part of Pathe's Radio Music Hall)
Pianist - “It’s Only You”/”The Way That”

DENNIS NOBLE
(part of Pathe's Radio Music Hall)
Baritone Singer - “London River”

ROBB WILTON
(part of Pathe's Radio Music Hall)
Comedian - “Mr. Muddlecombe J.P.”

TEDDY BROWN
(part of Pathe's Radio Music Hall)
Xylophonist

MR & MRS. ROBINSON CLEAVER
(part of Pathe's Radio Music Hall)
Organists

CYRIL FLETCHER
(part of Pathe's Radio Music Hall)
Comedian - “Dreaming of Thee”

AL AND BOB HARVEY
Comedians - “Whoops, We Go Again”

ANNA MAC
Bell Ringing - “Annie Laurie”/”Auld Lang Syne”

DAPHNE DE WITT
Cabaret Dancer/Contortionist

REBLA
Juggler

CHAPTER 2

(1938)

UNNAMED QUARTET
Singers - “The Bells Of St. Marys”

DARE & YATES
Comedy Acrobats - “Tumbling Clown”

CLASSICS ON GLASS
Musical Ensemble

CYRIL JENKINS
Actor - “Shylock excerpt”

SIR HENRY WOOD & MEMBERS OF THE BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Musical Ensemble - “Serenade To Music”

THE DANNY LIPTON TRIO
Tap Dancers - “Running Wild”

THE RADIO REVELLERS
Musical Ensemble - “Tavern In the Town”

MORETON & KAYE
Pianists - “Peter Pan”

THE DANCETTES
Tap Dancers - “Under the Double Eagle”

BILLY MAYERL & HIS CLAVIERS
Musical Ensemble - Minuet/“Bunch of Roses”/“Bats in the Belfry”

BILLY REY
Comedian/Juggler

BLUM & BLUM
Equilibrists

BERNARD CLIFTON
Baritone Singer - “So Little and So Much To Do”

CHAPTER 3

(1938)

THE TWO LESLIES
Comedians - “I’m a Little Prairie Flower”

DI VITO & HIS LADIES BAND
Musical Ensemble - Hungarian Medley

JOE LOSS MARRIED IN LONDON
Bandleader
*** NEWSREEL ***

OUR GRACIE OPENS SALE OF DISABLED MEN'S
HANDICRAFT AT SMETHWICK

Singer
*** NEWSREEL ***

GEORGE FORMBY AS A JOCKEY AT NORTHOLT
Comedian
*** NEWSREEL ***

OUR GRACIE - OUR GUEST AT MONSTER GALA AT CHORLEY
Singer - “Sing As We Go” ('live')
*** NEWSREEL ***

ROLAND PEACHY AND HIS ORIGINAL NOVELTY QUARTETTE
Musical Ensemble - “La Rosita”

THE THREE ADMIRALS
Comedians - “Don’t Send My Daddy To Dartmoor”

GEORGE SANDYFORD
Singer - “Why Have You Stolen My Heart?”

EDMUND NORTON
Tenor Singer - “I Have So Little To Give”

SKYROBATICS!
Equilibrist/Acrobats

LILLIAN SOUTHCOTE
Stronggirl

RUDY STARITA
Octa-vibraphonist

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick)
Comedian - “Shakespeare Had a Naughty Mind”

CHAPTER 4

(1938)

LESLIE JEFFRIES
Violinist - “Miserere Duet from Il Trovatore”/“The Waltz from Faust”/
“Star of Eve from Tannhäuser”/“La donna è mobile from Rigoletto”

THE MALO TRIO
Novelty Dancers

THE LARSEN BROTHERS
Accordionists - "Highland Laddie"

LESLIE WESTON
Comedian - "We've Got to Spend"

LES SILVER
Acrobatic Jugglers

MARTIN TAUBMAN
Thereminist

FELIX MENDELSSOHN AND HIS BAND (WITH PAULA GREEN)
Musical Ensemble - “I Double Dare You”

REX EATON
Impressionist

RAYMOND NEWELL
Baritone Singer - “With My Head Upon the Heather” (Good for Nowt)

QUEEN MARY'S DANCE ORCHESTRA
Musical Ensemble - “The Fleet’s In Port Again”/
”It Looks Like Rain In Cherry Blossom Lane”

AL AND BOB HARVEY
Comedians - “We Like Eliza”

CITY OF LONDON BOY PLAYERS
Choir - “It Was a Lover and His Lass”

CHAPTER 5

(1938)

BOB & ALF PEARSON
Harmony Singers - “The Pride Of Tipperary”

FRANK SLATER
Artist - Drawing Arthur Riscoe

BURTON BROWN
Pianist - “Wedding of the Painted Doll”

ALFREDO THOMASINI
Baritone Singer - “The Old Black Mare”

ANNA MARITA
Ballet Dancer

NORMAN EVANS
Impressionist
(appears to be part of Pathetone Parade of 1941)

PABLO
Magician

PADDY DREW
Comedian/Cartoonist

ROBERT ASHLEY
Baritone Singer - “Deep Dream River”

MYRA & EILEEN
Rollerskaters

NONI
(accompanied by Barry)
Musical Clown

CHAPTER 6

(1938)

PETER DAWSON
Baritone Singer - “Who’s Riding Old Kettledrum Now?”

HAROLD, PERCY & ELSIE
(filmed in Yorkshire)
Equilibrists

BARBARA WOOD
Cabaret Dancer - “I’ve Got a Feelin’ You’re Foolin’”

BEBE CAPLAN
Accordionist - “Gopak”

DENNIS NOBLE
Baritone Singer - “When the Guards Go Marching By”

ELSA STENNING
(The Australian Nightingale)
Soprano Singer - “Love Is a Duet”

ERNEST DILLON
Trampolinist

GERALD NODIN
Baritone Singer - “My Road Calls Me” (Roadways)

HOWARD DE COURCEY
Magician

JIMMY KELLY
Singer - “Vienna Mine”/”When My Dreamboat Comes Home”

JACK WARMAN
Comedian

IKE HATCH
Singer - “Lawd, You Made the Night Too Long”/”Rhythm’s OK In Harlem”

CHAPTER 7

(1938)

THE JUGGLING PEARSONS
Jugglers/Plate Spinners

HARRY KAHNE
Mental Marvel

EDDIE PEABODY
Violinist/Banjoist - ”Listen to the Mocking Bird”/”When I Grow Too Old to Dream”

DONNA SISTERS
Tap Dancers/Adagio Dancers

MUSICAL DAWSON BIRDS
Bird Choir - “In a Monastery Garden”

MUSICIAN AND BIRDS
(from Melbourne, Australia)
Bird Act

ARTHUR ASKEY
Comedian - “The Bird Song”
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CHAPTER 1

(1938)

THE RADIO REVELLERS
Musical Ensemble - “Tavern In the Town”

KENWAY & YOUNG
Comedians - “Our Own Pictorial”

TREFOR JONES
Tenor Singer - “Here’s To the Best Of Us”

PARADISE ON PARADE
(filmed at the Paradise Club, London)
Cabaret Acts

THE GLAMOUR GIRLS
(part of Paradise on Parade)
Cabaret Dancers

ELIMAR
(part of Paradise on Parade)
Juggler

DELLA CARROLL
(part of Paradise on Parade)
Exotic Dancer

DOUGLAS BYNG
(part of Paradise on Parade)
Comedian - “The Mayoress”

ELSA STENNING
(The Australian Nightingale)
Soprano Singer - “Ma Curly-Headed Babby”

LOUISE MAXIM
Juggler

OLIVER WAKEFIELD
Comedian

ROBERT WILSON
Tenor Singer - “For You Alone”

THE FOUR ACES
Comedy Vocalists - “Calling All Cars”

TALBOT O'FARRELL
Tenor Singer - “Little Green Heaven”

THE HILLBILLIES
Country & Western Singers - “Old Pine Tree”/“Are You Leading Me Home Mountain Trail”

SUZETTE TARRI
Comedienne - “'enrietta's Wedding Monologue”

JOHN STEIN & HIS ORCHESTRA
Musical Ensemble - “Santa Lucia”

THE FOUR ACES
Comedy Vocalists - “You've Got To Take Your Pick and Swing”

CHAPTER 2

(1939)

JOE TERMINI
(The Somnolent Melodist)
Comedian/Violinist/Banjoist

MAXWELL STEWART & HIS BALLROOM MELODY BAND
Musicians - “If I Had You”/”Cherokee”

THE MELVILLES
Jugglers

LANCE FAIRFAX
Baritone Singer - “Onaway! Awake Beloved”

MAX & HARRY NESBITT
Comedians - “Georgia's Got a Moon”

RENEE DYMOTT
Tap Dancer/Banjoist

FLORENCE DE JONG
Organist - ”Le Misere from Il Trovatore”/“Sylvia Ballet”/“The Swan”/
”Grand March from Tannhauser”

ISSY BONN
Comedian - ”Shake Hands with a Millionaire”

NICHOLAS ZEFF
Strongman

JEAN BAPTISTE TONER
Pianist - Techniques/“The Blue Danube”

JIMMY ROGERS
Magician

STRAINING FOR TRAINING...
Circus Acts

SIDNEY BURCHALL
Baritone Singer - “(The Rollicking) Gay Highway”

MARIO LORENZI
Harpist - Medley

CHAPTER 3

(1939)

ROBERT ASHLEY
Baritone Singer - “By the Lakes Of Killarney”

RICHARD GOOLDEN
Comedian - "Mr. Penny's Complaint Sketch"

THE SIX HARMONISTS
Musical Ensemble - “When You’re Smiling”

THE CHICKOLAS
Acrobats

GEORGE LATOUR
Juggler - “A Study in Jugology”

GOLD & CORDELL
Ballroom Dancers

VERONICA
Cabaret Dancer - “8,000 Kicks!”

ELSA STENNING
(The Australian Nightingale)
Soprano Singer - “La Paloma”

CROYDON
The Peters Sisters take off for Paris
*** NEWSREEL ***

NORMAN LONG
Comedian - “Working For the Mayor and Corporation”

GORDON HOLDOM
Baritone Singer - “Here’s to the Ladies”

ROBERT HARBIN
Magician

THE ST. DAVID'S SINGERS
Choir - “Old Zion's Children Coming Along”

CHAPTER 4

(1939)

WILFRED BRITON
Strongman

THE EXQUISITE THREE
Tap Dancers - “You Can't Have Everything”/“Nobody's Sweetheart Now”

THE FOUR ACES
Comedy Vocalists - “John Peel”

JACK SIMPSON AND HIS BEACHCOMBERS
Musical Ensemble - “Paradise Isle” (Hawaiian Medley)

THE SIX YUK CHING TROUPE
Acrobats/Contortionists

DAN DONAVON
Singer - “With Me Old Clay Pipe”

FINDLAY & WORTH
Tap Dancers

FRED LATHAM
Baritone Singer - “The Same Old Story”

ROLLO, EARL & CAROLE
(introduced by Ronald Frankau)
Rollerskaters
(appears to be part of Pathetone Parade of 1941)

RONALD FRANKAU
Comedian - “One Two Three Four Five Six Seven”

THE COTRILLOS
Acrobatic Jugglers

BENNETT & WILLIAMS
Comedians - “South of the Border”

DANNY LIPTON
Tap Dancer - “The Hornpipe Swing”/“Say It While Dancing”

CHAPTER 5

(1939)

ERIC WOODBURN
Baritone Singer - “The Birth of the Marseillaise”

LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT!
(filmed at The Paradise Club, London)
Cabaret Acts

ARTHUR ROSEBERY AND HIS ORCHESTRA
(part of London After Midnight!)
Musical Ensemble

THE PARADISE ADORABLES
(part of London After Midnight!)
Chorus Girls

LESLIE ROBERTS & EDA PEEL
(part of London After Midnight!)
Tap Dancers

SUTHERLAND FELCE
(part of London After Midnight!)
Comedian/Magician

CLIFFORD STANTON
(part of London After Midnight!)
Impressionist

THE PARADISE ADORABLES
(part of London After Midnight!)
Chorus Girls

SIDNEY BURCHALL
Baritone Singer - “The Lord Mayor’s Coachman”

THE FOUR LAZANDERS
Acrobats

THE WALDORF BRASS QUINTET
Musical Ensemble - “A Perfect Day”

THE ROYAL ARTILLERY BAND
Musical Ensemble - “Coronation Bells”

VANCOUVER BOYS' BAND
Musical Ensemble

REGINALD FOORT WITH HIS NEW WONDER ORGAN
(filmed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)
Organist - “William Tell Overture”

MA FU
Juggler
(missing footage appears in Pathetone Parade of 1941)

LESLIE JEFFRIES
Violinist - “Hungarian Dance No.1”/“Hungarian Dance No. 2”/“Dark Eyes”

CHAPTER 6

(1939)

FELIX MENDELSSOHN’S HAWAIIAN SERENADERS
Musical Ensemble - “Song of the Islands”

TAMIROFF & TAMARA
Dancers - “The Dance of the Spirits”

TARRANT BAILEY
Banjoist

JACK LORENTZ
Impressionist

THE MODERNAIRES
Ballroom Dancers

RAYMOND NEWELL
Baritone Singer - “Slow Coach”

GASTON PALMER
Juggler

GERALD NODIN
Baritone Singer - “I'm Well Known Round Here”

THE TWO LESLIES
Comedians - “There's No Magic in the Moonlight”

DRAPER & LINDON
Exhibition Dancers - “The Destiny Waltz”

CHAPTER 7

(1939)

ERIC WOODBURN
Baritone Singer - “Texas Dan”

JOHN McHUGH
Tenor Singer - “You’re Mine”

TONI BORELLO AND MIMI
Trapezists

TOLLEFSEN AND HIS MUSIC
Accordionist - “Invitation to the Waltz”

EDDIE POLA
Singer - “Twisted Tunes”

FRED LATHAM
Baritone Singer - “They Say”

FROM THE LANE TO THE LINE...
Leslie Henson's NAAFI Concert Party Rehearsals
*** NEWSREEL ***

BINNIE HALE
(part of From the Lane to the Line)
Singer

VIOLET LORRAINE
(part of From the Lane to the Line)
Singer - “You Are the Only Boy”
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CHAPTER 1

(1939)

KEEP SMILING!
ENSA Show
*** NEWSREEL ***

DOROTHY WARD
(part of Keep Smiling!)
Actress - “It's a Long Way to Tipperary” (with audience)

STAINLESS STEPHEN
(part of Keep Smiling!)
Comedian

PATHETONE PARADE
Variety Acts

RUPERT HAZELL & ELSIE DAY
(part of Pathetone Parade)
Comedian & Soprano Singer - “She Was Only a Chemist's Daughter, But on Troubled Waters She Castor Oil”

VISCOUNT
(part of Pathetone Parade)
Dog Act

CHAPTER 2

(1939)

SIDNEY BURCHALL
Baritone Singer - “The Lady Of Armentieres”

STETSON
(part of Pathetone Parade)
Juggler

ARTHUR PRINCE
(part of Pathetone Parade)
Ventriloquist

CHAPTER 3

(1939)

CYRIL FLETCHER
Comedian - “The Tale of Hilda Hose Who Had a Phosphorescent Nose”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1940)

PETER SINCLARE
(Cock o' the North)
Comedian - “Frugal Dougal”

CHAPTER 4

(1939)

JIMMY ROGERS
Magician

MANTOVANI
(accompanied by Ivan Fosselo)
Violinist
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1941)

MONTE MORRIS
Novelty Tap Dancer

LANCE FAIRFAX
Baritone Singer - “The Deathless Army”

CHAPTER 5

(1939)

ROBB WILTON
Comedian - “The Cut Price Court Sketch”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1940)

CHAPTER 6

(1939)

GRACIE FIELDS ENTERTAINS THE TROOPS
(filmed in France)
Singer - “Sing As We Go”/“I'm Sending a Letter to Santa Claus”/
“Wish Me Luck”
*** NEWSREEL ***

CHAPTER 7

(1940)

CHEERIO CRUSADE
Comedians Jack Warner and Will Fyffe entertain a crowd in Hendon, London
*** NEWSREEL ***

FAMOUS STARS ENTERTAIN THE FORCES
ENSA Show
*** NEWSREEL ***

ARTHUR ASKEY & RICHARD 'STINKER' MURDOCH
(part of Famous Faces Entertain the Forces)
Comedians

GRACIE FIELDS
(part of Famous Faces Entertain the Forces)
Singer - “Land of Hope and Glory”

ROBERT ASHLEY
Baritone Singer - “Absent Friends”

CHAPTER 8

(1940)

MAX WALL
Comedian - “The Maid and the Boxer”

JACK AND EDDIE EDEN
Singers - “It's Turned Out Nice Again”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1941)

THE THREE NEW YORKERS
Juggler
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1936)

CHAPTER 9

(1940)

TEDDY BROWN
Xylophonist
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1934)

JACK WARNER & JEFF DARNELL
Comedians - “We're Just a Pair of Foreign Legionnaires”

CHAPTER 10

(1940)

JOE LOSS & HIS BAND
Musical Ensemble - “Rhythm In the Alphabet”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1937)

GEORGE FORMBY IN FRANCE
Comedian - “When I'm Cleaning Windows”/
“Imagine Me In the Maginot Line”
*** NEWSREEL ***

CHAPTER 11

(1940)

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick)
Comedian - “Don't Let's Sing About the War”

SIDNEY BURCHALL
Baritone Singer - “Song of Empire”

MAY WONG
Contortionist/Plate Spinner

CHAPTER 12

(1940)

THE THREE VIRGINIANS
Singers - “Roll Out the Barrel”

RICHARD HASSETT
Impressionist

TOMMY TREVOR & PARTNER
Juggler/Equilibrist/Plate Spinner

CHAPTER 13

(1940)

AFRIQUE
Impressionist

BERNARD CLIFTON
Baritone Singer - “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square”

GRACIE ENTERTAINS AGAIN
(filmed in France)
Singer - “The Trek Song”
*** NEWSREEL ***

GRACIE FIELDS ENTERTAINS
Singer - “Sally”
*** NEWSREEL ***

CHAPTER 14

(1941)

FUNDRAISING FOR BLITZED AREAS
George Formby - “Down the Old Coal Hole”
*** NEWSREEL ***

GEORGE FORMBY - SALVAGE COLLECTOR
Comedian - “If You Don't Want The Goods Don't Maul 'Em”
*** NEWSREEL ***

CHAPTER 15

(1941)

READING & GRANT
Acrobats/Trampolinists

OUR GRACIE COMES HOME
Gracie Fields returns to Rochdale
*** NEWSREEL ***

MALCOLM MCEACHERN
Bass Singer - “Convoy Ahoy!”

CHAPTER 16

(1941)

PATHETONE PARADE OF 1941
Compere: Ronald Frankau

MANTOVANI & HIS ORCHESTRA
(Pathetone Parade of 1941)
Musical Ensemble - “Lost My Heart in Budapest”

NORMAN EVANS
(Pathetone Parade of 1941)
Impressionist - “Auntie Doleful”
(repeated from 1938)

CHAPTER 17

(1941)

SIDNEY BURCHALL
(Pathetone Parade of 1941)
Baritone Singer - “Old Pete the Postman”
(from 1939)

ROLLO, EARLE & CAROLE
(Pathetone Parade of 1941)
Rollerskaters
(repeated from 1939)

CHAPTER 18

(1941)

TEDDY BROWN
(Pathetone Parade of 1941)
Xylophonist - “Canadian Capers”/“Daisy Pearl”

MA FU
(Pathetone Parade of 1941)
Juggler/Plate Spinner
(missing footage from 1939)

CHAPTER 19

(1941)

SANDY MacPHERSON
(Pathetone Parade of 1941)
Organist - “Any Broken Hearts To Mend”
(from 1939)

NEWMAN MOND
(Pathetone Parade of 1941)
Billiard Tricks

CHAPTER 20

(1941)

JACK JACKSON & HIS BAND
(Pathetone Parade of 1941)
Comedy Musical Ensemble - “Poet and Peasant Overture”

ROBB WILTON
(Pathetone Parade of 1941)
Comedian - “I'm One Of the Lads In Blue”
(from 1932)

CHAPTER 21

(1941)

RONALD FRANKAU SIGNING OFF
Comedian
(Pathetone Parade of 1941)

MALCOLM MCEARCHAN
Bass Singer - “Spread Your Wings”

MAX WALL
Comedian - “Everything Was Champion After That”

RAYMOND NEWELL
Baritone Singer - “London Will Rise Again”

CHAPTER 22

(1941)

CYRIL FLETCHER
Comedian
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1940)

MANTOVANI AND HIS OCTETTE
Musical Ensemble - “When Our Dreams Grow Old”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1940)

BUD FLANAGAN JOINS HOME GUARD
*** NEWSREEL ***

GRACIE FIELDS BACK IN U.S.A.
Gracie arrives in America for a tour
*** NEWSREEL ***

CHAPTER 23

(1942)

SIDNEY BURCHALL
Baritone Singer - “This Is Worth Fighting For”

JAN RALFINI AND THE QUADS OF SWING
(introduced by Tommy Trinder)
Musical Ensemble - “Pennsylvania Polka”

CHAPTER 24

(1942)

THE PAVIANS
Equilibrists

MARIO LORENZI
Harpist - “Hold That Tiger”

MARIE WILSON
Trick Cyclist

PETER SINCLARE
(Cock o' the North)
Comedian - “Mothers Of the Motherland”

NANETTE
Contortionist

CHAPTER 25

(1943)

BIG BILL CAMPBELL & HIS ROCKY MOUNTAINEERS
Country & Western Singers - “We're Tough, Mighty Tough in the West”

CHAPTER 26

(1943)

JOSIE TERENA
Strongwoman
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1941)

CYRIL FLETCHER
Comedian - “The Mermaid”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1939)

CHAPTER 27

(1943)

FLANAGAN & ALLEN - UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES
The comedians pay a visit to a communal feeding centre in Kentish Town
*** NEWSREEL ***

PETER MIKE COATES
Impressionist

CHAPTER 28

(1943)

SIDNEY BURCHALL
Baritone Singer - “The Bells Of Malta”

RASSANA
Acrobat/Equilibrist

CHAPTER 29

(1943)

THE MOSCOW SINGERS
Singers - “Comrades in Arms”

GRACIE HOME
Gracie Fields returns to Rochdale after touring America
*** NEWSREEL ***

RHYTHM
A look at rhythm, from the jitterbug to the atom

CHAPTER 30

(1943)

RONALD FRANKAU
(accompanied by Monte Crick)
Comedian - “After the War”

CHAPTER 31

(1943)

FLORENCE DESMOND WITH FLANAGAN & ALLEN: AIRS & GRACES
(filmed in Hempstead, Essex)
Impressionist & Comedians

PETER BROUGH
Ventriloquist - “You're a Little Chap with Big Ideas”

CHAPTER 32

(1943)

MARGARET EAVES
Soprano Singer - “When Big Ben Chimes”

PETER CAVANAGH
Impressionist
(appeared previously as Peter Mike Coates)

MANTOVANI & HIS ORCHESTRA
(assisted by Jack Plant & Stella Roberta)
Musical Ensemble - “Hear My Song, Violetta”
(listed on the British Pathé website as 1939)

CHAPTER 33

(1943)

ROBB WILTON
Comedian - “The Magistrate Sketch”

CHAPTER 34

(1944)

IT'S LAUGHTER THEY'RE AFTER
An ENSA performance by Tommy Trinder in Foggia, Italy
*** NEWSREEL ***

THE VOICE OF BRITAIN: IN THE NEGATIVE
What happens when you see things in the negative

CHAPTER 35

(1944)

EMILE KOROSENKO
Strongman

BENNETT & WILLIAMS
Comedians - “Home Guard Sketch”

CHAPTER 36

(1944)

FRANK'S FAMOUS TERRIERS
Dog Act

MALCOLM MCEACHERN
Bass Singer - “The Changing Of the Guard”

CHAPTER 37

(1944)

JACK SIMPSON AND HIS BAND
Xylophonist - “Pop Goes the Weasel”

HOME GUARD 'STAND DOWN' PARADE
The Home Guard march through London

GEORGE ROBEY & VIOLET LORRAINE
(part of the Home Guard 'Stand Down' Concert)
Singers - “If I Were the Only Girl (in the World)”

VERA LYNN
(part of the Home Guard Concert)
Singer - “The Best Years of Our Lives”

CHAPTER 38

(1945)

TOMMY TRINDER
Comedian - “Family Guide to the National Insurance Scheme”

KAY CAVENDISH
Pianist/Singer - “I'm Gonna Love That Guy”

CHAPTER 39

(1945)

PERSONALITY MEET PETULA CLARK
Singer - “Mighty Lak a Rose”

CHAPTER 40

(1945)

GRACIE FIELDS ARRIVES IN BRISBANE
Gracie lands in Australia
*** NEWSREEL ***

ITMA'S (IT'S THAT MAN AGAIN) FAREWELL PARTY
*** NEWSREEL ***

CHAPTER 41

(1945)

THE WAR IN EUROPE ENDS
“Roll Out the Barrel”
*** NEWSREEL ***

VERA LYNN AT THE ALBERT HALL
Singer - “Lili Marlene”
*** NEWSREEL ***
(from the 1944 Home Guard 'Stand Down' Concert')

BONUS FEATURE


OUR GRACIE LOOKS BACK
*** NEWSREEL EXCERPTS ***
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CHAPTER 1

(1946)
LIND JOYCE
Singer

THE CRAZY GANG
(filmed at Ham Manor, Sussex)
(Arthur Askey, Billy Caryll, Teddy Knox, Hilda Mundy,
Jimmy Nervo, Elsie Randolph)

Comedians - “Who Said Golf?”

YE RAF MUSIC HALL
Concert

RICHARD MURDOCH
Comedian

MARQUIS TRIO
Adagio Dancers

DAWN ANDERSON
(filmed in Australia)
Show Girl/Artist

FELIX MENDELSSOHN’S HAWAIIAN SERENADERS
(with Cynthia Read)
Musical Ensemble - “Sweet Leilani”

FELIX MENDELSSOHN’S HAWAIIAN SERENADERS
(with Louise Reyes)
Musical Ensemble - “Sophisticated Hula”

DAILY MAIL AWARDS CEREMONY
(from the Dorchester Hotel, London)
Best Actor During the War Years: James Mason
Best Actress During the War Years: Margaret Lockwood

BUD FLANAGAN AND THE WATER RATS
(filmed at Lower Sunbury, Surrey)

PERSONALITY MEET ANNA NEAGLE
Dancer - “Learning the Boogie Woogie”/“Piccadilly Indident”

EILEEN JOYCE
Pianist

PETER MILLER
Bird Act

MINOR MAGIC
(filmed at the Institute of Magicians, London)
Child Magicians

SQUADRONNAIRES
Musical Ensemble - “Rustle of Swing”

KONSTANTINOFF
Composer

PERSONALITY MEET VERA LYNN
Singer

ARTHUR MARSHALL
Broadcaster

CHARLIE KUNZ
Pianist - Medley/“Bless You For Being an Angel”

JAKDELL BROTHERS & JOAN
Acrobats

BUD FLANAGAN'S REEL
Comedian

CHAPTER 2

(1947)

GRACIE GOES HOME
Singer - “Sally”
*** NEWSREEL ***

HANDLEY GOES WEST
A crowd see Tommy Handley off as he sets off for America
*** NEWSREEL ***

THE BEVERLEY SISTERS
Singers - “Her Bathing Suit Never Got Wet”

MORETON AND KAYE
Pianists - “I Love to Sing”/“Bless You”

LAUREL & HARDY COME BACK
Stan and Ollie take the boat train to the Royal Command Performance

LIND JOYCE
Singer - “I Want a Little Doggie”

MAX MILLER - THE DEMON BARBER
Max Miller has fun with waxworks at the East Sussex Police Ball
*** NEWSREEL ***

MARGHERITA WITH WEEDON AND WOLKOWSKY
Spanish Dancer/Musicians

MARIO LORENZI
Harpist - “The Waltz of the Flowers”

JOHN RIDLEY AND ANNE DE NYS
Singers - “Give Me an Englishman”

MARGATE FOLLIES
Singers - “I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside”

FELIX MENDELSSOHN’S HAWAIIAN SERENADERS
(with Louise Reyes)
Musical Ensemble - “Paradise Island”

JACK AND DAPHNE BARKER
Singers - “Believe It or Not”

ALBERT HOLLIS & PERCY WILLIAMS
Tap Dancers - “Buskers”

THE NICHOLAS BROTHERS
Dancers

LYNN BRETTON
Singer - “I've Got the Eye”

JEAN CAVALL
Singer - “Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup”

MORTON FRASER AND THE HARMONICA RASCALS
Musical Ensemble - “In the Mood”

CHARLIE KUNZ
Pianist - “Blue Danube”/Medley

EMILIO
Accordionist

EDRIC CONNOR
Calypso Singer - “Water Boy”

MORETON & KAYE
Pianists - “Boogie Bash”

THE BEVERLEY SISTERS
Singers - “Down in the Valley”

BILL HALL TRIO
(including Spike Milligan)
Comedians - “The Canary”

SANTIAGO LOPEZ AND HIS RUMBA BAND
Musical Ensemble

MARIO LORENZI
Harpist - “Tico Tico”

SANTIAGO LOPEZ AND HIS RUMBA BAND
(with Paula Lennard)
Musical Ensemble

TOM HENRY AND HIS TOM BOYS
Singer - “I Wonder”

TOMTOPIA
Tommy Handley visits his mother after returning from America
*** NEWSREEL ***

HARRY PARRY AND HIS SEXTET
Musical Ensemble - “Honeysuckle Rose”

WILFRED PICKLES
Broadcaster - “Knees Up Mother Brown”

PICTURE PEOPLE
(includes an interview with Laurel & Hardy and a speech from Bob Hope)

CHAPTER 3

(1948)

ITMA TRAVELS SOUTH
Tommy Handley receives the Freedom of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway.
*** NEWSREEL ***

DANNY KAYE COMES BACK
Danny Kaye returns to Britain for the Royal Command Performance.
(includes an appearance by a young Julie Andrews)
*** NEWSREEL ***

HELLZAPOPPIN HITS LONDON
The Crazy Gang welcome Olsen and Johnson to London
*** NEWSREEL ***

DANNY KAYE
(filmed at The London Palladium)
Comedian - Preparations and Rehearsals

CHAZ CHASE TURNS VEGETARIAN
Vaudeville star Chaz Chase tries some unusual food in Paris
*** NEWSREEL ***

DANNY KAYE SEES HIMSELF AT MADAME TUSSAUD'S
The comedian is delighted to see his waxwork in London
*** NEWSREEL ***

NISELLE AND ILSTER
(filmed at Streatham Darby & Joan Club)
Pianists - “Melody in F”

DANNY KAYE AT THE TOWER OF LONDON
Danny is horrified by talk of beheadings at the Tower
*** NEWSREEL ***

SISTERS SEXTET IN COMEBACK 50 YEARS LATER
Singers - “Long, Long Ago”
*** NEWSREEL ***

DANNY KAYE'S ROYAL SHOW
Crowds gather at the Palladium for the Royal Command Performance
*** NEWSREEL ***

CHAPTER 4

(1949)

BRITAIN MOURNS TOMMY HANDLEY
A tribute to Tommy Handley at the time of his death
*** NEWSREEL ***

MARTIN COLLINS AND ELIZABETH
(filmed at the Hackney Empire, London)
Knife Thrower

ADVICE FROM RICHARD HEARNE
Comedian - “Don't Spread Influenza”

ADVICE TOMMY TRINDER
Comedian - “Stagger Your Holidays”

RICHARD PAYNE
Hypnotist

GRACIE FIELDS
(at the Daily Express Film Ball, Albert Hall, London)
Singer - “You Made Me Love You”
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