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The Story Of Light Entertainment

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

Series 1, Episode 8 - Variety

This edition explores variety shows - singers and comedians may have topped bills but it was the allied acts that made the shows so memorable.

Further details

This edition explores variety shows - singers and comedians may have topped bills but it was the allied acts such as magicians, ventriloquists, tumblers, jugglers, acrobats, paper-tearers and dance groups, that made the shows so memorable.

Featuring interviews with: Paul Daniels, Ray Alan, Simon Cowell, Paul Xenon, Paul Zerdin, Bruce Forsyth and Jimmy Tarbuck.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 9th September 2006
Time
9:05pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
90 minutes
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