A re-creation of the Music Hall variety shows that were popular in the late Victorian and the Edwardian periods (late 1800s and early 1900s). Entertainers performed musical, comedy, magic and recitation acts on stage in Edwardian costume, in some cases appearing as famous Edwardian music hall performers such as Vesta Tilley. Even the audience was dressed in authentic 1900s costumes. The show always ended with the entire cast and the audience singing a rousing rendition of "Down at the Old Bull and Bush".
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The BBC Four re-runs, under the BBC Music banner, has none of the original broadcast series or episode numbers for each episode, but instead has a new post 2016 retro-fitted new number for the "new" series overall episode number as they are shown. By February 2018, the re-issed episodes had reached (re-numbered) episode 61. Obviously this negates the unavoidable gaps in the entire original run archive, due to lost/wiped/unsalvageable telerecordings & various video tape formats/"disgraced" performers/"of its time" acts/and Music and Performer Rights Clearance issues. See more