About this book
Subtitled, "The Story Of British Light Entertainment". Brand new to paperback, with biographies of individual stars, charting the history of light entertainment from its beginnings in Victorian music halls to todays chat and alternative comedy shows. 'A fine book... The top-billers are all here... The achievement of this book is to give credit where it's overdue' Kit Hesketh Harvey, "Guardian"
Presents history of British light entertainment. This title celebrates the work of the performers and impresarios who, from the 1930s onwards, pushed the creative boundaries of radio and then television to bring ground-breaking variety shows to a new audience. It reveals a world of comedians and cavorters, dancing girls and crooners.