The Story Of Light Entertainment. Copyright: Shine.

The Story Of Light Entertainment

BBC Two documentary. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2006. Features Stephen Fry.

Series 1, Episode 2 - All Round Entertainers

This edition looks at the 'all round entertainers' who originally came from the Victorian music hall tradition.

Further details

This edition looks at the 'all round entertainers' who originally came from the Victorian music hall tradition.

After ruling light entertainment for years, they were relegated to hosting variety shows, game shows, quizzes and competitions. However, being masters of re-invention, people like Bruce Forsyth and Bob Monkhouse adapted to remain on the showbiz ladder.

Broadcast details

Saturday 29th July 2006
90 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Stephen Fry Narrator
Guest cast
Barry Cryer Self
Lionel Blair Self
Michael Grade Self
Bill Cotton (as Sir Bill Cotton) Self
Neil Shand Self
Clive James Self
Jeremy Beadle Self
Joe Pasquale Self
Ian Freeman Self
Nicholas Parsons Self
Amanda Barrie Self
Una Stubbs Self
Bruce Forsyth Self
Norman Wisdom Self
Laurie Mansfield Self
Michael Hurll Self
Richard Holloway Self
Brian Tesler Self
Kenny Lynch Self
Rod Taylor Self
Bill Lyon-Shaw (as Bill Lyon Shaw) Self
Jimmy Tarbuck Self
Cilla Black Self
Paul Jackson Self
Brad Ashton (as Brad Aston) Self
William G Stewart Self
Greg Dyke Self
John Kaye Cooper Self
James Moir (as Jim Moir) Self
Alan Boyd Self
Cheryl Baker Self
Fiona Castle Self
John Peller Self
Verity Lewis Self
Nina Myskow Self
Dale Winton Self
Isla St. Clair Self
Nigel Lythgoe Self
Les Dennis Self
Michael Barrymore Self
Joan Rivers Self
Jean Crowther Self
Maurice Leonard Self
Brian Conley Self
Phillip Schofield Self
Bob Monkhouse Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Shelley Lawrence Director
Steven D. Wright (as Steven D Wright) Executive Producer
Shelley Lawrence Producer

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