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Corbett Follies, The

1 9 6 9 (UK)
11 x 30 minute episodes

This London Weekend Television production starred Ronnie Corbett in a series of sketches and comic capers of the kind he helped establish in the weekend Frost shows.

The show was very glamorous and fast-moving in a Folies Bergere style – Ronnie was surrounded by eight dancers (‘The Corbettes’) and six showgirls known as ‘The Corbett Lovelies’ (Andrea Ward, Gillian Elvins, Penny Everton, Valerie Field, Gwendoline Brittane and Anne Chivers) – with lots of dancing, singing and comedy.

Ronnie’s guests included Engelbert Humperdinck, Ronnie Barker, Roy Castle, Ray Barrett, Vikki Carr, The Kaye Sisters and Sandie Shaw.