Turned Out Nice Again: The Story of British Light Entertainment

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Atlantic Books, Jan 1, 2013 - History - 300 pages
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With a cast of thousands, including Peter Cook, Ken Dodd, Dusty Springfield, Spike Milligan, Rolf Harris, Bruce Forsyth and Reeves and Mortimer, Turned Out Nice Again reveals a world of comedians and cavorters, dancing girls and crooners. From the early days of vaudeville, via the golden age of radio, to live television spectaculars, the rise of the chat show and alternative comedy, Louis Barfe pulls back the curtain of variety to reveal the world of light entertainment in all its glory.

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Louis Barfe was born in 1973 in Epsom, Surrey. He studied at Lancaster University. He has written for Private Eye, The Oldie, Publishing News, New Statesman, Crescendo and Jazz Music. His previous books imclude Where Have All the Good Times Gone: The Rise and Fall of the Record Industry (Atlantic Books, 2004), The Trials and Triumphs of Les Dawson and Britain's Greatest TV Comedy Moments (both Atlantic Books, 2012). He lives and breathes British entertainment.

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