Variety Acts and Turns of the Second World War 1939-1945

3 hours 38 minutes

A programme full of performances by the morale-boosting variety acts and singers of the Second World War. Artists who helped frontline troops and home front civilians alike to keep smiling through the dark days of war. Including Flanagan & Allen, Gracie Fields, Robb Wilton, Sydney Burchall, Tommy Trinder, Peter Sinclair, Vera Lynn, Cyril Fletcher, Tommy Handley and Mantovani, among many more!

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Videos In This Series

5 videos, total 16 hours 16 minutes
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A comprehensive celebration of a glorious age of British Variety featuring the very best performers and singers from radio, music hall and the theatre! Performances rarely seen since they were shown in the Pathé cinema newsreels of the day.

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Videos In This Series

Variety Acts and Turns of the Mid 1930s

3 hours 16 minutes
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A nostalgic celebration of a rich diversity of variety entertainers. There are balancing acts, jugglers, dance ban
3 hours 16 minutes

Variety Acts and Turns of the Late 1930s

3 hours 18 minutes
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By the late 1930s, Pathé had refined its way of filming performers by mixing in evocative filmed locations such a
3 hours 18 minutes

Variety Acts and Turns of the Pre War Years 1938-1939

3 hours 19 minutes
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This programme includes performances by The Peters Sisters, Leslie Henson, The Hillbillies, Douglas Byng, Issy Bon
3 hours 19 minutes

Variety Acts and Turns of the Second World War 1939-1945

3 hours 38 minutes
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A programme full of performances by the morale-boosting variety acts and singers of the Second World War. Artists
3 hours 38 minutes

Variety Acts and Turns of the Post War Years 1946-1949

2 hours 44 minutes
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Musical and comic turns include The Beverley Sisters, Flanagan & Allen, Gracie Fields, Tommy Trinder, The Cra
2 hours 44 minutes

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