Comedy Cabaret

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.[1][2][5] No episode has survived.[Note 2]

Comedy Cabaret
GenreVariety
Created byHarry Pringle
Based onCabaret
Country of originEngland
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes5
Production
ProducersHarry Pringle, Arthur Ozmond
Running time30–45 minutes [1][2]
Production companyBBC Television
Release
Original networkBBC Television
Original release18 January 1938 (1938-01-18) –
28 February 1939 (1939-02-28)

PerformersEdit

As of February 2016, 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.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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,[3] and 12 August 1938 of 10 August 1938.[4]
  2. ^ 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Radio Times 1938" (PDF). Radio Times. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Radio Times 1939" (PDF). Radio Times. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Television: Monday, January 17, to Saturday, January 22" (PDF). Radio Times. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Television: Sunday, August 7, to Saturday, August 13" (PDF). Radio Times. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  5. ^ Comedy Cabaret on IMDb
  6. ^ Hermione Baddeley on IMDb
  7. ^ Jane Carr on IMDb
  8. ^ Charles Heslop on IMDb
  9. ^ Charlie Higgins on IMDb
  10. ^ George Robey on IMDb

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