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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Roy Hudd

Seen in Skegness this week was the comedian Roy Hudd. He’s been at the Yours Live at Butlins. Roy has been in the comedy business now for 51 years and its fitting he’s at Butlins this week has he started is career as a red coat. Roy has worked with all the comedy greats and for 26 years starred in the News Huddlines on the radio. More recently he’s worked on Coronation Street and appeared with Pauline Quirke on the afternoon TV programme ‘Missing’. I would have loved to have met up with him in Skegness because then I could have asked him to sign one of my most treasured books. Roy besides is comedy career writes a lot about the old time music hall days and the top Variety Acts that used to perform at the time. The book I have is called Roy Hudd’s Cavalcade of Variety Acts. Many of these people went on to appear on TV in the 50s and 60s at a time when variety was king on the box. So I thought I’d have a bit of fun and give you a quiz on some of the people in the book. You could if you wish put the answers in the comments section or just join in for fun. So here goes 10 questions from the age of variety.

  1. What was the name of Ray Allen’s ventriloquist doll

  1. What Musical instrument do you associate with Morton Frazer

  1. What was the name of Hilda Bakers side kick to whom see would always say “Be Soon I say”.

  1. Who was 'Richard  Hearne' Better known as

  1. Who played 'Old' Mother Riley

  1. She had a hit in 1955 with ‘ Softly Softly’.

  1. She was known has Two Ton Tessie.

  1. He would always say’ Have a go Joe and give her the money Mable.

  1. His catchphrase was “ You Lucky People”

  1. He would always shout at is band “ Wakey Wakey!

1 comment:

  1. Who was 'Richard Hearne' Better known as ... Mr Pastry
    His catchphrase was “ You Lucky People” ... Tommy Trinder
    What was the name of Ray Allen’s ventriloquist doll ............... Lord Charles
    Come on folks add some more ?