Scripts for Forces All Star Bill

Scope and Content

Forces All Star Bill was a BBC radio variety series, originally broadcast between 1952 and 1953. As with its predecessor, Calling All Forces, the format of the show was similar to a stage Variety bill, featuring a mixture of comedians and musicians. Tony Hancock and Graham Stark appeared regularly, as did Geraldine McEwan and Joan Heal. Guests included, Ted Ray, Bernard Braden, Charlie Chester, Dennis Price, Max Bygraves and Arthur Askey. Among the singers and musicians featured were Winifred Atwell, Josef Locke, Betty Driver, Stephane Grapelli, Eddie Calvert, Anne Shelton, and Goon Show regulars Ray Ellington and Max Geldry.

Writers on the series included Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens, as well as Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

These scripts are photocopies.

Arrangement

The scripts are arranged by series and then by episode number. This may be the order in which they were recorded or in accordance with the rehearsal schedule, rather than the order in which they were broadcast.