Cabaret (British TV programme)

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Cabaret
GenreVariety show
Created byDallas Bower
Country of originEngland
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes132
Production
Producer(s)Harry Pringle and others
Production company(s)BBC Television
Release
Original networkBBC Television
Original release7 November 1936 (1936-11-07) [1] –
2 November 1946 (1946-11-02) [1]
Chronology
Related showsCabaret Cartoons, Cabaret Cruise, Comedy Cabaret, Eastern Cabaret, Intimate Cabaret, Western Cabaret

Cabaret was a live television variety programme series broadcast by BBC Television 1936–39 and 1946.[Note 1] It was devised by Dallas Bower, and later developed by Harry Pringle, who also produced 68 episodes. BBC Television began regularly scheduled broadcasts on 2 November 1936; the first episode of Cabaret was shown on 7 November 1936,[1] and this television series was therefore one of the first ever.

No episodes have survived.[Note 2]

Cabaret yielded six spin-off series, among the very earliest of that kind: Cabaret Cartoons (1936–39, 1949), Cabaret Cruise (1937–39, 1946, 1949), Comedy Cabaret (1938–39), Eastern Cabaret (1938–39), Intimate Cabaret (1937–39) and Western Cabaret (1939). In August 1939, Pringle was planning another spin-off, a Hawaiian cabaret to have been broadcast in October 1939;[2] but that project seems to have been abandoned with the outbreak of World War II.

Performers[edit]

Around 280 performing acts appeared in Cabaret over the five years in which it was broadcast. The following appeared five or more times, or as of February 2016 are the subjects of Wikipedia articles. Their numbers of appearances are given in parentheses.[1][Note 3]

Producers[edit]

The names of the producers associated with Cabaret are followed by the years in which they were involved. The numbers of episodes in which they were involved are given in parentheses.[1][Note 3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BBC Television suspended operations on the outbreak of World War II on 1 September 1939, and resumed only in June 1946.
  2. ^ The show was broadcast live. Technology to record live programmes was only developed in 1947, and was rarely used by the BBC before 1953–55.
  3. ^ a b Numbers of episodes are from Internet Movie Database (IMDb). There may be omissions and/or repeat performances in the totals. As of February 2016, these possibilities have not been checked against the primary source, Radio Times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cabaret on IMDb
  2. ^ The Scanner (25 August 1939). "Television News" (PDF). Radio Times. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  3. ^ Avril Angers on IMDb
  4. ^ Arthur Askey on IMDb
  5. ^ The BBC Television Orchestra on IMDb
  6. ^ Teddy Brown on IMDb
  7. ^ Una Mae Carlisle on IMDb
  8. ^ Eric Cardi on IMDb
  9. ^ Jane Carr on IMDb
  10. ^ Jean Colin on IMDb
  11. ^ Edward Cooper on IMDb
  12. ^ Evelyn Dall on IMDb
  13. ^ The Knife-Throwing Denvers on IMDb
  14. ^ Richard Dolman on IMDb
  15. ^ Fred Duprez on IMDb
  16. ^ Cyril Fletcher on IMDb
  17. ^ Flotsam and Jetsam on IMDb
  18. ^ Ronald Frankau on IMDb
  19. ^ Steven Geray on IMDb
  20. ^ Peter Godfrey on IMDb
  21. ^ Walter Gore on IMDb
  22. ^ Hyam Greenbaum on IMDb
  23. ^ Adelaide Hall on IMDb
  24. ^ Charles Harrison on IMDb
  25. ^ Ken Harvey on IMDb
  26. ^ Richard Haydn on IMDb
  27. ^ Richard Hearne on IMDb
  28. ^ Leslie Henson on IMDb
  29. ^ Charles Heslop on IMDb
  30. ^ Charlie Higgins on IMDb
  31. ^ Hildegarde on IMDb
  32. ^ Valerie Hobson on IMDb
  33. ^ Stanley Holloway on IMDb
  34. ^ Renee Houston on IMDb
  35. ^ Horace Kenney on IMDb
  36. ^ Nelson Keys on IMDb
  37. ^ Nosmo King on IMDb
  38. ^ Magda Kun on IMDb
  39. ^ Ann Lenner on IMDb
  40. ^ Queenie Leonard on IMDb
  41. ^ Eve Lister on IMDb
  42. ^ Sara Luzita on IMDb
  43. ^ Arthur Marshall on IMDb
  44. ^ Lu Ann Meredith on IMDb
  45. ^ Billy Milton on IMDb
  46. ^ Lily Morris on IMDb
  47. ^ Richard Murdoch on IMDb
  48. ^ Talbot O'Farrell on IMDb
  49. ^ Paddie O'Neil on IMDb
  50. ^ Gaston Palmer on IMDb
  51. ^ Jack Payne on IMDb
  52. ^ Molly Picon on IMDb
  53. ^ Gillie Potter on IMDb
  54. ^ Irene Prador on IMDb
  55. ^ George Robey on IMDb
  56. ^ Eric Robinson on IMDb
  57. ^ Carson Robison on IMDb
  58. ^ Harry Rutherford on IMDb
  59. ^ Scott Sanders on IMDb
  60. ^ Mabel Scott on IMDb
  61. ^ Gene Sheldon on IMDb
  62. ^ Donald Stewart on IMDb
  63. ^ Tony Sympson on IMDb
  64. ^ Harry Tate on IMDb
  65. ^ Wendy Toye on IMDb
  66. ^ The Viennese Singing Sisters on IMDb
  67. ^ Oliver Wakefield on IMDb
  68. ^ Syd Walker on IMDb
  69. ^ >Walsh and Barker on IMDb
  70. ^ Jack Warner on IMDb
  71. ^ Naunton Wayne on IMDb
  72. ^ Western Brothers on IMDb
  73. ^ Eric Wild and His Band on IMDb
  74. ^ Robb Wilton on IMDb
  75. ^ Anne Ziegler on IMDb
  76. ^ Charles Zwar on IMDb
  77. ^ Dallas Bower on IMDb
  78. ^ Archie Campbell on IMDb
  79. ^ Desmond Davis on IMDb
  80. ^ Cecil Madden on IMDb
  81. ^ D.H. Munro on IMDb
  82. ^ George More O'Ferrall on IMDb
  83. ^ Arthur Ozmond on IMDb
  84. ^ Harry Pringle on IMDb
  85. ^ Reginald Smith on IMDb
  86. ^ Stephen Thomas on IMDb
  87. ^ Lanham Titchener on IMDb

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