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written 'The Rag Trade'. The series was called 'On The Buses'. It proved a great success and Reg Varney started to take on more film roles.

Go For A Take, The Best Pair of Legs In The Business. In this Reg gives what I think is a brilliant performance as a Drag Artist come Compere at a caravan holiday site. It is a
bitter sweet film and you should get to watch it if evewr you get the chance. Down The Gate followed but was not a great success. He played a Billingsgate Fish Porter

He also had six of his own hour long spectaculars "The Other Reg Varney."

He had his own cabaret act and toured places like Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

In 1988 On The Buses went onto the stage and again Reg went over to Australia playing Stan. A few years later Reg was found to have health problems and took up residence in a small village near Dartmouth. He also owns a villa in Malta He is now retired and spends his time between his home and villa.


1949 , The Marquis Trio, Lance Fairfax, Joyce Clifford, Greta

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performing in Stars in Battledress and did a tour of the Far East. He then went on to become an all round entertainer, working his way around the Music Halls, also doing Summer Shows with Benny Hill playing his straight man - Yes that Benny Hill.

In 1961 he got the role as a foreman in a TV series called 'The Rag Trade'. After that followed another comedy role in 'Begger My Neighbour'. This also starred Pat Coombs, June Whitfield and Peter Jones. Pat Coombs was to play Reg Varneys wife and of course would later appear in the ON THE BUSES movie

The series ran from March 1967 to March 1968 and a short special was shown as part of 'Christmas Night With The Stars' on 25th December 1967. 24 episodes of 30 minute duration

Then another sitcom was penned by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chessney who had also

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