Allan Beswick tells the remarkable story of two George Formbys, father and son.

The first George Formby was a singing entertainer from the north west of England, but he was totally eclipsed by his son, who used the same stage name and went on to become the most succesful British entertainer of his day, going from poverty in Wigan to stardom in Hollywood.

Archive clips and interviews with fans and family members paint an intimate and revealing picture.


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02 LAST2008042920080925Allan Beswick tells the remarkable story of George Formby.
He recalls Formby's role in the war effort, his relationship with his wife Beryl and the couple's unlikely role in South African politics.
Formby's death in 1961 brought 100,000 mourners onto the streets of Warrington, including a young Allan Beswick.

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