Ronnie Barker as the stuttering, miserly, lustful shopkeeper Arkwright from the BBC TV
Ronnie Barker as the stuttering, miserly, lustful shopkeeper Arkwright from the BBC TV Series Open All Hours. Pictured in character outside his corner shop.
1980s, Actors, Cast, Comedians, Decades, Entertainment, Programmes, Television
In front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London
A great stage and a great curtain: in front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London. Top centre: a diagrammatic view of the revolving stage. Bottom centre: Byam Shaw's design for a curtain design, featuring notable actors, actresses, comedians, musicians and playwrights of the past and present. Four photographs show technical and electrical equipment backstage.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Berber musicians of the Bey of Tunis and comedians, 1828
Costumes of the Berber musicians of the Bey of Tunis, and comedians or Saitari, Tunisia, 1828. Musicans playing tabi drums, cymbals, Taghanimt flute and nafir horn, while the comedians wear tall conical hats. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after Rinaldo Nanini Faentino from Giulio Ferrario's Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World, Florence, 1834. Date:
© Florilegius/Mary Evans