Educating Archie
Volume Number: 1

Episode Count: 12

Catalog # C-EDAR-1

Educating Archie was a BBC Light Programme comedy show broadcast from June 1950 to February 1958 on Sunday lunchtimes featuring ventriloquist Peter Brough and his dummy Archie Andrews. The programme was successful despite a ventriloquist on radio seeming strange, though in the United States, Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy, had also undertaken radio work. Educating Archie averaged 15 million listeners, and a fan club boasted 250,000 members. In 1956 the programme transferred to television debuting on ITV in 1958.