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Magic entertainment - three extraordinary showmen -  Jim Cuthbert explores the lives of three flamboyant pioneers

I remember, I remember - Kit Peters recalls dancing days in pantomime, cine-variety and revue across England in the 1930s

Memories are made of this - Randle S Cutts tells the story of a Northern English touring variety family

Three Dancing Dudes and Rita - Sheffield’s Reg Maxfield looks back on his speciality-act career in the 1930s, including the 1937 Royal Variety Performance

Ring up the curtain on yesteryear - Jack Richmond on Glasgow music hall and his cousins the Ardane Sisters

My Story - Dita Maher travels from her native Hungary with the Ballet Darmora to Scotland, via the London Palladium

The new comedy materialist - Frank Bruce draws on the prolific Bill McDonnell's original scripts and letters

My Dad owned the Empire - George Woolley recounts the years when  his family ran the Greenock Empire

The Voice of Scotland - Carey Wilson pays tribute to his father, acclaimed tenor Robert Wilson

Canada Calling Scotland - Ray Smith on some Scottish acts who made it in Canada

On tour with Derry and Johnstone - George Johnstone on English and Irish variety, working men's clubs in the North of England and cruises

The Tall Droll and the Small Doll - Chic Murray and Maidie Dickson - Annabelle Meredith on her showbusiness parents


“I absolutely loved it…I devoured it”
Mary Brennan, Radio Scotland

“…memories of Variety, packed with compelling detail unlikely to be found elsewhere.”
Graeme Cruickshank

“Engaging and informative…” 
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