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Frank Skinner on George Formby

Playing the ukulele and performing songs that keep the George Formby legend alive, Frank Skinner follows the music hall star's rise to fame and explores his continuing popularity.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 23 Jun 2018 23:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:42

    George Formby

    With My Little Stick Of Blackpool Rock


Role Contributor
Presenter Frank Skinner
Executive Producer Dianne Nelmes
Producer Daniel Wiles
Director Daniel Wiles


BBC Music: George Formby

BBC Music: George Formby

Clips and playlists on BBC Music's George Formby page