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Roy Hudd on Radio 4 With Christopher Green


Roy Hudd and Christopher Green star in a Radio4 drama on Tuesday 23rd January at 2.15pm. Entitled, How Success Ruined Me, it tells the story of music hall star and gay icon, Fred Barnes.

The Good Old Days on 26th January


The run of repeats of The Good Old Days continues on BBC4 on Friday 26th January at 8.10pm when your own, your very own Roy Hudd will top the bill. This show, originally screened on 2nd July 1981, also features Robert White, Richard Stilgoe, Lorna Dallas, Tom Mennard, Jenny Till, Bill Drysdale and Christine Cartwright and Members of the Players’ Theatre Company. Leonard Sachs, as ever, is in the Chair.

The Good Old Days On Friday January 19th


BBC4 will screen an edition of The Good Old Days on Friday 19th January 2018 at 8pm that was originally broadcast on New Year’s Eve 1980. The show stars Danny La Rue, Keith Harris, Robert White, Duggie Brown, Teresa Cahill, Bablu Mallick, Deryk Parkin and Members of the Players’ Theatre Company. Leonard Sachs is in the Chair.

Mary Ward Centre Players January Show


Talk on Dan Leno on 17th January


Dr. Caroline Radcliffe will give a talk on Dan Leno entitled: ‘They’ve done me, they’ve robbed me, but, thank God, I’m champion still’: Dan Leno, Clog Dancing and the Victorian Music Hall. 

It will take place at Cecil Sharp House, 2, Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 7AY on Wednesday 17th January at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8. Further details can be found at the website below:

The Good Old Days Returns!


BBC4 will be screening another edition of The Good Old Days on Friday 12th January at 8.10pm. Originally broadcast in August 1980, the show stars Billy Dainty, Liz Robertson, Sheila Buxton, Ted Durante and Hilda, Norma Dunbar, Gambin and Guest Star Arthur Askey. As usual Members of the Players’ Theatre Company will be on hand and the Chairman is Leonard Sachs.

Criterion Music Hall Spring Season 27th February – 22nd March 2018


Harry Roy Appreciation Society Meeting



Spring Meeting

3pm-6pm Saturday 21st April 2018


The Club For Acts and Actors

20 Bedford Street, off Strand, London WC2E 9HP

(Covent Garden or Charing Cross Tube Station)

 £10 on the door includes :

Original Syd and Harry Roy Dance Band music from 78s!

Plus Raffle ! Friendly faces ! Economical Club Bar (2 p.m.) !


Please contact Barry Wolsey, Editor of

The Bugle Call Rag


& for details of this welcoming Society of Dance Band enthusiasts

at 43 Repton Close, Luton, Beds. LU3 3UL.

Tel 01582 574 946

Members of the H.R.A.S (£7 p.a.) enjoy the Quarterly Magazine and news of our meetings each April and September


The London Music Hall Choir


Fancy singing some music hall ditties? Then why not join the London Music Hall Choir. The choir was formed out of members of Wilton’s Music Hall Choir and is led by Ed Hicks and they meet on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm at the Canvas Café, 42, Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL. Subs are £5 each week. The choir, a non-audition set-up, learns different muisc hall songs every week – some are sung in unison and others are arranged in parts. The choir has just started to go out and give performances and plans to do more of these in future.

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