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Stan Stennett still fully booked at 85


The Cardiff-born entertainer talks to Roy Noble about his showbusiness career stretching back more than seventy years.

Stan Stennett has written his autobiography Fully Booked, looking back at his life as a comedian, actor and musician.

His career began during the Second World War, playing guitar in a jazz quintet which once supported Bob Hope at a show for US troops based in south Wales.

Stan went on to appear as a comedian in BBC programmes such as Welsh Rarebit and the Black and White Minstrel Show, as well as acting roles in the soap operas Coronation Street and Crossroads.

Now in his mid-eighties, Stan still performs regularly, and is particularly popular in pantomime.

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