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Mat Ricardo's London Varieties: Episode 5 (Merian Ganjou)

This month The Varieties played host to Irish dance sensations The Lords of Strut, the amazing sleight of hand of Richard McDougall and the hilarious Noel Britten, but the night belonged to Merian Ganjou. This glamorous acrobat was a star of variety in the 50's and 60's, and she sat down with me to tell tales of the glory days of variety, partying in Vegas with Sammy Davis Jr, and having a bra strap pop live on The Ed Sullivan Show!

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Published: 29th June 2012.   Length: 41 minutes.   Size: 57.58mb


Footage of Merian Ganjou performing


Previous London Varieties Episodes

Mat Ricardo's London Varieties - Episode 4. Jenny Eclair.

Episode 4 (Jenny Eclair)

Date: 21st May 2012   Length: 44 mins   Size: 60.15mb

This episode of the London Varieties featured - live on stage - fringe stars Eastend Cabaret, the infamous Up & Over It, the legendary Peter John, Circularity Thinking and the...


Mat Ricardo's London Varieties - Episode 2. Image shows from L to R: Graham Linehan, Mat Ricardo.

Episode 2 (Graham Linehan)

Date: 19th March 2012   Length: 45 mins   Size: 61.97mb

Mat Ricardo hosts another night of variety Live from the Bethnal Green Workingmen's Club in London. This month he sat down for a chat about comedy, writing, naked women and...


Mat Ricardo's London Varieties - Episode 1. Image shows from L to R: Matt Barnard, Rob Ballard, Andre Vincent.

Episode 1 (Street Performers)

Date: 24th February 2012   Length: 46 mins   Size: 42.30mb

Live from the Bethnal Green Workingmen's Club, Mat Ricardo hosted Craig the Incredible Hula Boy, Mandy Muden and Big Howard & Little Howard, and then sat down for a chat...


Mat Ricardo's London Varieties.


Date: 17th January 2012   Length: 5 mins   Size: 7.43mb

Every month, juggler and comedian Mat Ricardo will be hosting a variety show live from the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club in East London, where the best of the best...


Mat Ricardo's London Varieties - All Episodes

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