Arthur Askey

1900 - 1982




Askey was a Liverpudlian comedian who established himself through the BBC comedy series Band Waggon. Together with Richard Murdoch, he developed a quick-fire style that moved radio comedy on from the rituals of the variety theatre.

Arthur's memorable vocal delivery exploited to the full his best known catch-phrases, "Hello Playmates", "Before your very eyes" and "I thank you".

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Arthur Askey – Catchphrases

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Arthur Askey – Stand up

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Askey and Murdoch – Bandwagon

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