Percy Ponsonby

Percy Ponsonby was a BBC television comedy series broadcast in 1939. It starred Charles Heslop as a "talkative barber", an actor who was poised to become "England's first television comedy star" until the outbreak of the Second World War interrupted his career.[1][lower-alpha 1]



  1. The BBC ceased television broadcasts on 1 September 1939, the day that Nazi Germany invaded Poland, and did not resume until 7 June 1946.[2]


  1. "The Peterville Diamond", The Peterville Diamond, Turner Classic Movies, retrieved 6 March 2013
  2. Graham, Russ J. (31 October 2005), Baird: The edit that rewrote history, archived from the original on 18 July 2006, retrieved 6 March 2013
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