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Slapstick and Old Lace

1 9 7 1 (UK)
7 x 30 minute episodes

A short-lived vehicle for British funnyman Charlie Drake in which he involved audience members in singalongs and madcap sketches in old music hall style from the new Imperial Vaudeville Theatre House at Elstree.

Regulars included Henry McGee, Anna Dawson and Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.

All scripts and songs for the ATV series were written by Drake. The episodes aired on ITV on Thursday nights between 4 March and 15 April 1971.