From The Merry Widow To The Gang Show

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19671226]

Fifty-five years of entertainment at the Golders Green Hippodrome in North London, which is closing on February 11

Ian Wallace tells the story of this famous theatre, with the help of CICELY COURTNEIDGE AND JACK HULBERT

GEORGE ELRICK , JOHN HANSON

DANNY LA RUE , RALPH READER and records

Script by Gale Pedrick

Produced by Pat Osborne

John Hanson is in The Desert Song ' at the Palace Theatre; Danny La Kue in ' Sleeping Beauty ' at the Golders Green Hippodrome; Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtnetdge are in ' Dear Octopus ' at the Hay-market Theatre. London

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19671226]

Unknown: Ian Wallace

Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge

Unknown: Jack Hulbert

Unknown: George Elrick

Unknown: John Hanson

Unknown: Danny La Rue

Script By: Gale Pedrick

Produced By: Pat Osborne

Produced By: John Hanson

Unknown: Danny La Kue

Unknown: Cicely Courtnetdge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19680630]

Fifty-five years of entertainment at the Golders Green Hippodrome in North London

Ian Wallace tells the story of this famous theatre with the help of CICELY COURTNEIDGE AND JACK HULBERT

GEORGE ELRICK , JOHN HANSON

DANNY LA RUE , RALPH READER and records

Script by Gale Pedrick

Produced by Pat Osborne

Shortened version of the broadcast on December 26. 1967

John Hanson appears by permission of Bernard Delfont and Emile Littler

Sadness at the closing of Golders Green Hippodrome early this year was tempered by the BBC's decision to take over the building and run it as a television theatre. For more than fifty years almost every great name in variety, ballet, opera, and the drama had been printed on playbills advertising productions at ' the Green.' It was a classic try-out theatre and was the first London playhouse to reopen after war began in 1939. This evening Radio 4 pays a compliment under the title' From the Merry Widow to the Gang Show' to a theatre which links the music of Franz Lehar and Ralph Reader.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19680630]

Unknown: Ian Wallace

Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge

Unknown: Jack Hulbert

Unknown: George Elrick

Unknown: John Hanson

Unknown: Danny La Rue

Script By: Gale Pedrick

Produced By: Pat Osborne

Unknown: Bernard Delfont

Unknown: Emile Littler

Unknown: Franz Lehar