Comedy Cabaret was a British television programme broadcast 1938–39 on BBC Television. It was one of several spin-offs from the BBC series Cabaret. It was a live variety programme. There were five episodes, three in 1938 and two in 1939.[Note 1] The three 1938 episodes were produced by Harry Pringle, and one of the 1939 episodes by Arthur Ozmond. No episode has survived.[Note 2]
|Created by||Harry Pringle|
|Country of origin||England|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Producers||Harry Pringle, Arthur Ozmond|
|Running time||30–45 minutes |
|Production company||BBC Television|
|Original network||BBC Television|
|Original release||18 January 1938 –|
28 February 1939
As of February 2016[update], the following performers who appeared in Comedy Cabaret are subjects of Wikipedia articles. Their numbers of appearances (counting 18/22 January and 10/12 August 1938 as single episodes) are given in parentheses.
- Internet Movie Database (IMDb) lists seven episodes. However, according to Radio Times two of those were repeat performances: 22 January 1938 of 18 January 1938, with one change of performer, and 12 August 1938 of 10 August 1938.
- The programme was broadcast live. Methods to record live television did not exist until late 1947, and were rarely used by the BBC until around 1953–55.
- "Radio Times 1938" (PDF). Radio Times. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
- "Radio Times 1939" (PDF). Radio Times. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
- "Television: Monday, January 17, to Saturday, January 22" (PDF). Radio Times. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
- "Television: Sunday, August 7, to Saturday, August 13" (PDF). Radio Times. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
- Comedy Cabaret on IMDb
- Hermione Baddeley on IMDb
- Jane Carr on IMDb
- Charles Heslop on IMDb
- Charlie Higgins on IMDb
- George Robey on IMDb