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The Good Old Days Of Variety at Bromley


Anita Harris will top the bill in The Good Old Days Of Variety at the Churchill Theatre in High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA on Wednesday 24th May at 2pm.  Supporting Anita will be ukulele playing Mark Walsh and comedian Bob Curtiss. All seats are £19 and the theatre’s box office number is 0203 285 6000.

Talk on Music Hall in Eastbourne on 27th April

The British Music Hall Society’s Secretary Edward Thomas will be giving a talk on:The Music Hall: Its Stars and Songs at Eastbourne’s Recorded Music Society’s April Meeting on Thursday 27th April at 7pm at St. Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4UT. Admission for non-members of the Recorded Music Society is £2.

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Roy Hudd on Radio 2 and Radio 4 next week

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Our President Roy Hudd is one of the guests on Radio 4’s Saturday Live on Saturday 22nd April from 9am-10.30am.

Roy also features from Monday to Friday next week (24th April -28th April) on Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 morning show (9.30am-12 noon) choosing the ‘Tracks Of My Years’. Expect to hear Max Miller, Alfie Boe and a song from the show Oliver! among Roy’s choices.

Good Old Days on Friday 28th April



Ken Dodd and Kenneth McKellar top the bill of The Good Old Days on BBC4 on Friday 28th April at 8pm. Originally shown on 14th March 1978, the show also features Jan Hunt, Francis Van Dyke, Pat Mooney, Soo-Bee Lee, Bartschelly and Members of the Players’ Theatre Company. Leonard Sachs, as usual, is Your Chairman.

Morecambe & Wise Documentary on ITV3



The second part of the new documentary on Morcambe & Wise will be shown on ITV 3 this evening at 9pm.  Among those taking part will be Eric Morecambe’s daughter Gail, who took part in the Society’s Day By The Sea last year; Anita Harris, who received the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and Teddy Johnson, who, with his wife Pearl Carr. received the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.Teddy will be 98 years young this year.

The Good Old Days Is Back!


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After a break of a few weeks, BBC4 is screening another episode of the popular music hall show, The Good Old Days on Friday 21st April at 8pm. Originally broadcast on the 7th March 1978, the show features Roy Castle, Benjamin Luxon & Robert Tear, Barbara Windsor, Ted Durante & Hilda, Tom Mennard, Sara de Javelin, John Rutland and Members of the Players’ Theatre Company. Leonard Sachs is the Chairman.

Check Out A New Website: Over The Footlights

Vivyan Ellacott has a superb new website which will be of great interest to theatre buffs.:

The website contains nine publications including

Over A Hundred Years Of London Musicals; An Encyclopaedia of London’s Theatres and  Music Halls; A Year By Year History Of British Theatre from 1567; the Kenneth More Theatre Pantomime Archive and Entertainment In Ilford from 1874-1974 covering early music halls and cinemas and the Ilford Hippodrome.

Do check out the website today!

Music Hall Inspirations at the next BMHS Monthly Meeting

The next BMHS Monthly Meeting takes place on Thursday 13th April at 7.45pm at the Club For Acts and Actors, 20, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9HP when Essie Fox will give her presentation: ‘Music Hall Inspirations: The Echoes Of Fact In Fiction.

There is no charge for admission but voluntary donations towards the expenses of the meetings are greatly appreciated. All welcome.

John Mann Concert in County Durham


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