Main content

London Windmill

Geoffrey Wheeler explores the venue famed for its nude tableaux and known as the 'comics' graveyard'. From March 2002.

Geoffrey Wheeler visits the scene of the infamous Windmill Theatre in London.

Famed for its female nude tableaux, the Windmill was also known as the "comics' graveyard" - audiences being more interested in the girls than the gags.

Barry Cryer, Arthur English, Pearl Hackney and Eric Barker are among those recalling their Windmill days with a mixture of affection and horror.

Series featuring Variety theatres from all over the United Kingdom.

Producer: Libby Cross

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.

22 days left to listen

30 minutes

Last on

Last Thursday 00:30

More episodes

Previous

You are at the first episode

See all episodes from The Palace of Laughter

Broadcasts