Turned Out Nice Again by Louis Barfe

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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.
 

About Louis Barfe

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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.
 
Published January 1, 2008 by ATLANTIC BOOKS. 400 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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The term "light entertainment" may evoke soft-shoe shuffles and gentle puns, but Louis Barfe's history of the genre pulls back the velvet curtain to reveal the heavy machinery behind the scenes.

Jul 17 2009 | Read Full Review of Turned Out Nice Again

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Louis Barfe's Turned Out Nice Again tells the complete story of British light entertainment.

Oct 26 2009 | Read Full Review of Turned Out Nice Again

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