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Tommy Handley (1894–1949)

Tommy Handley was a showbiz conjuror as a child, and he became a good baritone singer during World War I. He soon discovered that he was talented in the field of comedy. He appeared on a number of radio shows. A very talented comedian, especially on radio, Handley created a number of characters including the Farmer Jollop and Funf, an elusive spy.... See full bio »


(age 54) in London, England, UK

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 1944 Time Flies
 1943 It's That Man Again
Mayor Handley
 1938 Variety (TV Series)
The Officer
- Episode dated 15 January 1938 (1938) ... The Officer
 1937 Will C. Pepper's White Coons (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1937)
 1937 The Disorderly Room (TV Series)
The Officer
- Episode dated 17 April 1937 (1937) ... The Officer
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 1944 Time Flies (performer: "Big Chief Tom-Tom")
 1943 It's That Man Again (performer: "Hill-Billy Song")
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 1945 Jubilation (Documentary short)
Himself (voice)
 1939 Intimate Cabaret (TV Series)
- Episode dated 20 July 1939 (1939) ... Himself
 1937 Will C. Pepper's White Coons (TV Mini-Series)
Himself - Comedian / Himself - Performer
- Episode #1.2 (1937) ... Himself - Comedian
- Episode #1.1 (1937) ... Himself - Performer
 1937 The White Coons Concert Party (TV Short)
Himself - Schoolmaster
 1930 Elstree Calling
Himself, Compere
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 2015 The BBC at War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Into Battle (2015) ... Himself
 2006 The Story of Light Entertainment (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Radio Stars (2006)
 1995 Royal Family at War (TV Movie documentary)
Undetermined film role (famous radio comedian) (uncredited)
 1982-1989 Turns (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #3.4 (1989)
- Episode #1.5 (1982)
 1977 To See Such Fun (Documentary)
 1974 The World at War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Radio Characters

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Featured on the cover of The Beatles' album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

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