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Cabaret (BBC Two 1985, Patrick Barlow, Bertice Reading)



This was a short run (only four editions) fake Cabaret series set in a ‘happening’ nightclub. The host was Desmond ‘Olivier’ Dingle as played by Patrick Barlow. Dingle was a regular Barlow character having been premiered on Channel 4 satire The National Theatre of Brent Presents…

Regular performers were Bertice Reading and Robyn Archer. Guest stars included Rory Bremner, Simon Fanshawe and Amanda Swift.

Musical guests were Pooklesnackenburger, Harvey and The Wallbangers, The Deep Sea Jivers and A Little Westbrook Music.

production details
UK / BBC Two / 4x45m-e / Broadcast 23 January -20 February 1985 Wednesdays at9.55pm

Producer/Director: Phil Chilvers