Italian boxer Primo Carnera got namechecked in the 1930s by PG Wodehouse and Sandy Powell. ALWYN TURNER explains why.
An early George Robey/Sax Rohmer song, resuscitated for Hallowe’en by ALWYN TURNER.
ALWYN TURNER on Anna Sewell’s 1877 novel of good horses and bad masters.
An Edwardian song by Tom Woottwell, resuscitated for Hallowe’en.
An early George Formby classic, resuscitated for Hallowe’en.
ALWYN TURNER remembers Tony Blair, as we knew him at the start of his premiership.
ALWYN TURNER remembers Sam Hague, 19th-century Yorkshire clog-dancer turned minstrel impresario.
Cyril Smith’s 1934 song resuscitated for Hallowe’en.
ALWYN TURNER listens to the stars of the 1960s – from Dusty to the Bonzos – sing songs from the music halls.
Continuing his salute to forgotten British Olympic heroes, PAUL SAFFER remembers a cricketing comedian.
Leslie Sarony’s 1932 song resuscitated for Hallowe’en.