The Story of British Light Entertainment
Paperback 414pp Illustrated
9781843543817   Product Code: 96812
In 1977, a staggering 28 million viewers tuned in to The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show. That moment marked the peak of Britain's long love affair with vaudeville, which began in the Victorian music halls and continues to this day. This entertaining, informative and irresistibly nostalgic book traces its history from Dan Leno to The Two Ronnies, celebrating the comedians and crooners, writers and producers who pushed the boundaries of radio and television to bring variety shows to a massive new audience.