The Two Ronnies

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The Two Ronnies (Comedy Variety) Australian Tour 1979

Souvenir Brochure - Melbourne Her Majesty's Theatre


The Two Ronnies is a British sketch show which aired on BBC1 from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett, the "Two Ronnies" of the title. Following the departure of Morecambe and Wise from the BBC in 1978, The Two Ronnies became the BBC's flagship light entertainment programme, regularly gaining the top viewing figures in the critical Christmas Day audience battle. A memorable Radio Times cover for the double Christmas issue in 1973 had both double acts appearing side by side.

The Two Ronnies was regularly screened in Australia on ABC Television, and was repeated several times. In 1986 the series was reported as being into its second or third airing, and being broadcast in a respectable time slot. In 1979 a special was made for the Nine Network in Australia under the title of the Two Ronnies in Australia. It was followed by a full series in 1986 with 6 episodes. Episodes contain many of the original sketches done for the BBC, but reworked for an Australian audience.

Cast for Tour: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Fred Evans, Sam Kelly, John Pratt, Peter Ford, Kris Schumacher, Jennie Martell, Omar Pasha, Jada, Steve Bor

Directed by Terry Hughes
Design by Michael Knight
Costume Design Berkeley Sutcliffe
Lighting Design by Eric Delzenne
Sound Design by Edward Fardell
Show Written by Gerald Wiley

Please Note You are Buying a Souvenir Program

Melbourne Her Majesty's Theatre
Size 210 x 295 mm Lots of pictures and information on Billy
Condition: Used Fair - Good 7/10

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