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Bud ‘N’ Ches (ITV Drama, Bernie Winters, Leslie Crowther)

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Period drama Bud ‘N’ Ches was a warm hearted biography of Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen look back over their music hall careers.

The two leads made for good versions of the duo.

Cast: Bernie Winters (Bud Flanagan), Leslie Crowther (Chesney Allen), Ray C. Davis (Alec Hurley), Peter Bromberg (Bobby), Julian Jones (Buddy), Liz Whiting (Curly), Alan J. Clark (Compere), Raymond Brody (Wolf), Melody Kaye (Dora), Mary Henry (Kitty), Fred Bryant (Promoter), Terry Medlicott (Charlie Martin), Julia Sutton (Florrie Forde), Chris Gannon (Sergeant Major Flanagan), Len Lowe (Charlie Naughton), Joe Kaye (Jimmy Gold), Don Smoothey (Jimmy Nervo), Charlie Gray (Teddy Knox), Billy Gray (Eddie Gray), Stephanie Voss (Soprano), Derek Ensor (Jack Hylton), Anthony Jason (Val Parnell), Jay Denyer (George Black), Bill Hutchinson (Doctor), Peter Hale (Telegram Boy), Keith James (Peter Glaze), Kim Smith (Jockey), The Nigel Lythgoe Dancers.

Writer: Sid Collin / Music: Laurie Holloway / Production Design: Richard Lake / Associate Producer: Nigel Lythgoe / Producer and Director: Jon Scoffield

UK / ITV – ATV / 1×80 minute episode / Broadcast 16 June 1981