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Radio4 Drama on comic/magician Peter Waring on Tuesday 22nd June at 2.15pm

On Tuesday 22nd June at 2.15pm BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a drama about Peter Waring, a young comic/magician who encountered fame and infamy in his brief life.

Mr Waring of the BBC


A curated drama of archive documents and memoirs, by Freddie Phillips.

It’s just after the Second World War and success beckons when a young entertainer with “a new line in comedy” lands the leading role in a BBC radio show. Freddie Fox and Robert Bathurst star in the true story of Peter Waring, whose desire for a better life brought him fame and infamy.

Mr Waring ….. Freddie Fox
Frank Muir ….. Robert Bathurst
Benny Hill/Booking Manager….. Clive Hayward
Redacted Letter Writer ….. Tony Turner
Charmian Innes ….. Elinor Coleman
Director of Variety ….. Simon Ludders
BBC Voice ….. Marilyn Nnadebe
LPR Roche ….. Stewart Campbell
Jack Fallon ….. Joshua Riley
Press Voice 1 ….. Jane Slavin

Pianist, Peter Ringrose
Directed by Gemma Jenkins
Photograph, The Magic Circle Archive

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