When I was young the Old and Bush was a top rating television program in Australia and a theatre restaurant of the same style was a popular night out in Sydney.
Victor, I could deny knowing anything about the tv show and I would certainly never confess to having watched it.
Andrew, Iike it so you brightened my Thursday night it is 10.25p.m.
Pleased to hear that Gosia.
What a lovely bit! A pity we don't have something like this around now, I'd be sure to go!
Jac, I think the clip is from a movie about an old time music hall star. People were so easily entertained then.
Fun. Thank you.
It's Jessie Wallace who is well known here for her role in a popular soap opera. Her outgoing persona is perfect to play Marie Lloyd. Good fun, thanks!
Which soapie Craig? I may well have heard of it at least.
Eastenders - she plays brassy Kat Slater.
Wow, I didn't recognise her, Craig. Thanks for pointing that out.
Craig, it used to be on free to air tv here, but went to pay tv at some point, so we no longer watched it. I saw a couple of episodes when we were last in England and although I remembered the show fondly, it really isn't very good. Lou Beale was still alive when we used to watch it and Nick Cotton was a rather appealing bad boy.
We used to watch it as it had a certain edge to it way back then. But not any more. Now Emmerdale on the other hand - married hunks having secret gay affairs with bearded hunky car mechanics on the Yorkshire dales - delicious!
Good lord Craig, what would Mrs Whitehouse have made of that.
I went to the theatre restaurant a few years back as I remember I enjoyed it very much.Merle............
I've only been to one such place Merle, and it was good fun. There were a couple of famous people sitting near us too.
Oh my, heaven forbid...spoken/half sung, not my cuppa tea...
WA, opera more to your taste? For those of us who can't sing, spoken and half singing is the best we can do. Music hall style music can be such fun.
Opera Andrew...popular opera. My voice was trained for that, so that's what i sang or songs in that vein. Lost it now :) I'm extremely fussy with other artists.
Your high C has become a B flat?
Well that was interesting. I have vague memories of watching the bull and bush, but I can't recall exactly how long ago. I quite like music hall stuff like that. Entertainment without the swearing that seems so popular today.
River, I guess the early 1980s. Music Hall could be very risqué but never vulgar.
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