Cabaret Cruise

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Cabaret Cruise
Created byHarry Pringle
Based onCabaret
Presented byCommander Campbell
Country of originEngland
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes15
Producer(s)Harry Pringle
Running time30–60 minutes
Production company(s)BBC Television
Original networkBBC Television
Original release12 April 1937 (1937-04-12) [1] –
15 October 1949 (1949-10-15) [2]

Cabaret Cruise was a live variety programme series broadcast 1937–39, 1946 and 1949 on BBC Television. It was one of several spin-offs from the BBC series Cabaret. Its distinctive feature was that it was set on the fictional ship RMS Sunshine, constructed in the studio. All 15 episodes were presented by British naval officer and broadcaster Commander Campbell and produced by Harry Pringle.[3]

An episode had been planned for October 1939;[4] it was not broadcast, because BBC Television suspended operations with the outbreak of World War II on 1 September 1939. In 1940, Pringle relocated to Australia. He was in England 1946–47 between spells of employment at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and in 1949 on leave of absence, and produced episodes on both occasions.

No episodes have survived.[Note 1]


The following performers appeared in five or more episodes of Cabaret Cruise, or as of February 2016 are the subjects of Wikipedia articles. The numbers of episodes in which they appeared are given in parentheses.

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  1. ^ The show was broadcast live. Methods for recording live television did not exist until late 1947, and were used very rarely by the BBC until around 1953–55.


  1. ^ "Cabaret Cruise, BBC Television, 12 April 1937". BBC. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  2. ^ "BBC Television listings 15 October 1949". BBC. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  3. ^ Cabaret Cruise on IMDb
  4. ^ The Scanner (25 August 1939). "Laid Up" (PDF). Radio Times. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  5. ^ Dick Bentley on IMDb
  6. ^ The Beverley Sisters on IMDb
  7. ^ Buddy Bradley on IMDb
  8. ^ A.B. Campbell on IMDb
  9. ^ Florence Desmond on IMDb
  10. ^ Steven Geray on IMDb
  11. ^ Leslie Henson on IMDb
  12. ^ Charles Heslop on IMDb
  13. ^ Jack Jackson on IMDb
  14. ^ Jean Kent on IMDb
  15. ^ Magda Kun on IMDb
  16. ^ Eve Lister on IMDb
  17. ^ Joy Nichols on IMDb
  18. ^ Irene Pador on IMDb
  19. ^ George Robey on IMDb
  20. ^ Eric Robinson on IMDb
  21. ^ Ernest Shannon on IMDb
  22. ^ The Ship's Band on IMDb
  23. ^ Edwin Styles on IMDb
  24. ^ Jack Train on IMDb

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