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Ken Dodd Programmes on Channel 5 on Sunday 19th November



273Channel 5 will be repeating 2 programmes on Ken Dodd next Sunday (19th November).At 9pm they will screen Ken Dodd …In His Own Words and at 11.05pm they will show Another Audience With Ken Dodd.


The Good Old Days on Friday 17th November


Originally broadcast on 2nd July 1980, the edition of The Good Old Days, which BBC4 will repeat on Friday 17th November at 7.30pm will star Moira Anderson, Jack Douglas, Robert White, Audrey Jeans, Jenny Till, Omar Pasha, Marc Metral and Members of the Players’ Theatre Company with Leonard Sachs in the Chair.

Jan Hunt at the CAA

Jan Hunt

The music hall performer Jan Hunt will be interviewed by James Hay at the Club For Acts and Actors on Monday 20th November at 8pm.

For more information contact the CAA or click below:

BMHS Historian on BBC2’s Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip on 15th November

Brian O’Gorman, BMHS Historian (Variety), will be appearing on the BBC2 programme, Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip on Wednesday 15th November at 7pm. Appearing on the programme with Brian will be Debbie McGee and Chesney Hawkes.

Ken Dodd article in The Guardian


Michael Billington (one of the guests at the British Music Hall Society’s Tribute Lunch to Sir Ken Dodd on 26th October) has written an article on Doddy in The Guardian (Monday 6th November edition). The British Music Hall Society gets a mention too! To read the article, click below:

Sir Ken Dodd on Radio4 Extra



BBC Radio4 Extra will broadcast: Sir Ken Dodd: What A Beautiful Day on Sunday 5th November at 8pm, when Garry Richardson talks to Ken about his life in comedy. Contributors include David Jason, Roy Hudd, Jimmy Tarbuck and Judith Chalmers.

The Good Old Days on 10th November


BBC4 will continue their repeats of The Good Old Days on Friday 10th November at 7.30pm with a screening of an edition of the show first shown on 2nd January 1980. The bill includes John Inman, Gemma Craven, David Kernan, Bernard Spear, Gino Dolati, Micel Arene and the Lido Can Can Girls and Members of the Players’ Theatre Company. Leonard Sachs, as usual, is the Chairman.

Life And Times Of H.G. Pelissier at CAA on 30th November


October Website Updates – Lifetime Achievement Awards

The BMHS website now has photos of the 2 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners for 2017.

To find out more go to the EVENTS page and click on Lifetime Achievement Award or click below:

October Website Updates – Photos Galore!


The BMHS website now has photographs of the Ken Dodd Tribute Lunch held on Thursday 26th October. Just go to the EVENTS page and click on Ken Dodd Tribute Lunch or click below:


Finsbury Park Empire plaque unveiling photos (10 Oct 2017) (6)

There are also photographs of the ceremony in Islington on Tuesday 10th October when a plaque was unveiled to commemorate the Finsbury Park Empire. To see these photographs, go to EVENTS page and click on Associated Events or click below:

Lionel Blair unveils Alma Cogan plaque

Finally there are photographs of the ceremony in Worthing on Friday 22nd September when a Blue Plaque was unveiled to the singer Alma Cogan. To see these photographs go to EVENTS page and click on Associated Events or click below:

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