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“Good Old Days” on 16th December

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After a week’s break, The Good Old Days returns to BBC4 on Friday 16th December at 8pm  with a show originally broadcast on 3rd February 1977. Barbara Windsor heads a cast that includes Valerie Masterson, Norman Collier, Keith Harris, Jan Hunt, BMHS’s own Doreen Hermitage and Fred Evans with the Players’ Theatre Company and Leonard Sachs in the Chair.

Mary Ward Players Panto Music Hall on 10th December


“Good Old Days” Cast for 2nd December


The Beverley Sisters and Mike Reid will head the cast of The Good Old Days broadcast on Friday 2nd December on BBC4 at 8pm. Originally screened in January 1977, the bill will also include Ted Durante and Hilda, Graham Clark, Valerie Monese, Victor Burnett and June and Members of the Players’ Theatre. Leonard Sachs is in the Chair.

2 for 1 Offer from BFI


2 for 1 offer on tickets for Body And Soul starring Paul Robeson on Monday 5th December at 19.00 at the BFI.

Sonic Cinema has teamed up with the London-based jazz composer and musician Peter Edwards and the Nu Civilisation Orchestra Ensemble to present a new, BFI-commissioned score to this groundbreaking drama. In his screen debut, Robeson delivers an electrifying performance as an escaped convict trying to pass as a local preacher in the Deep South. Body and Soul, which firmly established the ‘Micheaux style,’ is a seminal film in the history and advancement of black cinema.

 Our friends  at the BFI are offering you the chance to enjoy two tickets for the price of one. Simply quote star241 when booking on line, in person or over the phone 020 7928 3232

“Good Old Days” on Friday 25th November



The run of Good Old Days repeats continues on BBC4 on Friday 25th November with an edition of the show originally screened on 20th January 1977. Val Doonican heads a bill that includes Dailey and Wayne, Rita Morris, Sheila Steafel, Ray C. Davis and Tudor Davies, Elsa and Waldo and Members of the Players Theatre Company. leonard Sachs is, of course, the Chairman.

Spectacle and Wonder: The Circus Friends Association Archive Exhibition


The Circus Friends Association has given their extensive archive to the National Fairground Archive in Sheffield University. In recognition of this, the NFA is changing its name to the National Fairground and Circus Archive and is staging an exhibition called Spectacle And Wonder: the Circus Friends Association Archive, which will run from 7th November 2016 to 2nd  April 2017 at the Exhibition Gallery of Sheffield University’s Western Bank Library, S10 2TN, and is open to the public free of charge. The exhibition will include rare and important posters, handbills, programmes and archives from leading twentieth century circuses, including Bertram Mills, Billy Smart, Chipperfield’s and others.

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“Good Old Days on Friday 18th November



Bernard Cribbins and John Inman star in The Good Old Days on BBC4 on Friday 18th November at 8pm. The show, originally broadcast in 1977 also features Patricia Hayes, Jayne Sullivan, Nino Frediani and Members of the Players’ Theatre Company.

“Good Old Days” on November 11th

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BBC4’s run of repeats of The Good Old Days continues on Friday 11th November at 8pm with an edition orginally broadcast in 1976. Ken Dodd heads a cast that includes magician Johnny Hart, soprano Valerie Masterson, comedienne Sheila Steafel plus The Tornados and Members of the Players’ Theatre Company. Leonard Sachs, as usual, is in the Chair.

Mary Ward Players November Music Hall


Members’ Music Hall on 8th November


The next British Music Hall Society show will take place on Tuesday 8th November  when Peter Charlton will present the famous Members’ Music Hall. The show will take place in the concert hall of the Club For Acts and Actors, 20, Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9HP, commencing at 7.30pm.

Among the artistes taking part will be Jimmy McWilliams, who has appeared,, to great acclaim, in the last two productions of the Society’s all-day extravaganza, Day By The Sea. Jimmy also appeared with Frank Skinner on BBC4’s What A Performance.

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