After appearing in a number of BBC variety programmes, Peter Brough was given his own show Educating Archie, which ran through much of the 1950s. At its peak, the programme attracted 15 million listeners who appeared undeterred by being entertained on the radio by a ventriloquist and his dummy Archie.
The popularity of Educating Archie served as a useful launch-pad for rising stars, including comedians Tony Hancock, Max Bygraves, Harry Secombe, Benny Hill, Beryl Reid and singer Julie Andrews.
Peter Brough – Archie’s The Boy with Benny Hill – 1954
Peter Brough – Archie In Australia with Sir Donald Bradman – Sep 1957
Peter Brough – Educating Archie with Bernard Breslaw – 1959