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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.

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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Music Hall Musical at Hoxton Hall

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Hoxton Hall is staging a new all-female musical called Oranges And Elephants from 23rd January – 10th February 2018. Based on an original idea by Lil Warren, the musical is about two rival female gangs in Victorian London one of the girls, Mary, wants to be a music hall star.

Hoxton Hall is offering discounted tickets for BMHS members: £15 instead of £18. Performances are Tuesdays – Saturdays at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. For further information, telephone the box office 0207 684 0060 or go to Hoxton Hall’s website:


Pantomime Exhibitions at Canterbury


The University of Kent in Canterbury is staging two exhibitions exploring the fascinating history of pantomime.

The first exhibition called Oh Yes It Is! explores the story of pantomime from its early years to the present day. This exhibition has been made possible because Kent Special Collections and Archives have recently acquired the David Drummond Pantomime Collection. This exhibition is housed at the Beaney House Of Art And Knowledge. The exhibition runs until 18th February 2018.

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The second exhibtion is called Oh Yes We Do! is housed at the University in Canterbury and explores how archives can be used to explore pantomime history.

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The Good Old Days on Friday 1st December


Appearing on The Good Old Days on BBC4 on Friday 1st December at 8pm will be Max Wall, Eira Heath, Grace Kennedy, Denny Willis and Co., Deryk Parkin, Doreen Hermitage, James Rinehart, Bill Drysdale, Christine Cartwright and Members of the Players’ Theatre Company. Leonard Sachs, as usual, will be in the Chair. This show was originally broadcast on 6th August 1980.

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