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1926, London Alhambra

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27th May, 1926
The Alhambra Theatre, London

This was the first-ever Royal Variety Performance to be broadcast. It was, of course, on radio, and to overcome the potential awkward silences during visual acts, the BBC broadcasters would provide 'commentary' on the performances, rather like modern-day sports commentators.

ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE

Held in the presence of
HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V
and HER MAJESTY QUEEN MARY

Presented by: Oswald Stoll
Musical Director: George M.Saker

THE TWELVE FAMOUS JOHN TILLER GIRLS
DICK HENDERSON
ROBB WILTON
LILLIAN BURGISS
JACK HYLTON and His Famous Band
CONN KENNA
CARR & PARR
BRANSBY WILLIAMS
THE HOUSTON SISTERS
BILLY BENNETT
RICK HAYES
1926
1926

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