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Frank Skinner on George Formby

George Formby was a huge star of stage and film. In his heyday he was as big as The Beatles, earning vast sums of money on stage and starring in films which broke box office records. Formby's trademark ukulele still inspires millions of dedicated fans, including comedian and performer Frank Skinner, who believes Formby was the greatest entertainer of his time.

Playing the ukulele and performing the songs that keep the Formby legend alive today, Skinner follows the music hall star's extraordinary rise to fame and fortune, explores his worldwide popularity and reveals the ruthless exploitation that surrounded his sudden and tragic death.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sat 23 Jun 2018 23:00


Role Contributor
PresenterFrank Skinner
Executive ProducerDianne Nelmes
ProducerDaniel Wiles
DirectorDaniel Wiles

BBC Music: George Formby

George Formby on /music

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