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Peter Brough

(1906-1999), Ventriloquist

Sitter in 5 portraits
Ventriloquist. Both Peter Brough and his father worked in the textile trade as well as being ventriloquists. After a slow start in wartime variety and radio, Brough found success with Educating Archie, first broadcast on 6 June 1950. It was immediately recognised as a classic radio comedy (and from 1858 an ITV series). The knowing schoolboy dummy and his stepfather (Brough) were BBC announcer by a host of comedy stars including Sid James and Tony Hancock. The programme also featured Julie Andrews' singing debut.

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Peter Brough with his puppet Archie Andrews, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x92102

Peter Brough with his puppet Archie Andrews

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 3 March 1950
NPG x92102

Peter Brough with his puppet Archie Andrews, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x92103

Peter Brough with his puppet Archie Andrews

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 3 March 1950
NPG x92103

Peter Brough with his puppet Archie Andrews, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x92105

Peter Brough with his puppet Archie Andrews

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 3 March 1950
NPG x92105

Peter Brough with his puppet Archie Andrews, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x92104

Peter Brough with his puppet Archie Andrews

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 3 March 1950
NPG x92104

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Peter Brough with his puppet Archie Andrews

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 3 March 1950
NPG x181871

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