Entertainment - Ken Dodd and Bluebell Girls Photocall - London
Ken Dodd the comedian from Liverpool's Knotty Ash, has been booked by the BBC to star in a weekly series of summer shows to be televised live on sunday from Blackpool, starring in July. The shows will feature the famous Bluebell Girls dancing troupe, appearing in their first series on British television. Ken Dodd is seen trying out some dance steps at Broadcasting House, London with Madame Bluebell who comes from Liverpool, and two of the Bluebell Girls, Monique Swarz 23, of Paris (left), and Gillian Elvins, 21, of Grove Park, London.
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Music - Classical - Benjamin Britten - Orchestra Strike - London
Composer Benjamin Britten discusses the score with harpsichord player Philip Ledger, during a rehearsal in Southwark Cathedral, London. An instruction from the Musicians' Union meant 43 members of the English Chamber Orchestra did not attend, because harpsichord player Philip Ledger has refused to join the Union.
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Entertainment - Ken Dodd Swimming Lessons - Coventry
Comedian Ken Dodd, who is to appear in Bournemouth for the summer season this year, intends to go swimming in the sea (instead of having to make do with paddling) in his time off. So he has started to take lesson from an expert. He is pictured (nearer camera) having instruction from cross-channel swimmer Bill Pickering in Coventry, where Ken is in pantomime. Bill travels twice a week from his home at Walsall, Staffordshire, to give Ken his swimming lesson.
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