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At the beginning of 2017, a good friend and colleague, TV Producer Denise Kelly told me about her planned trip to Australia. While in Sydney, she would be visiting the grave of her relative, a talented and much-admired British Music Hall comedian and singer, Arthur Tinsley.


If it were not for Arthur’s necessary move to a warmer climate for health reasons, and for his tragic early demise, Arthur may well have enjoyed the Victorian fame of Dan Leno, Marie Lloyd, George Leybourne and Little Tich.


In “The Lazarus Curiosity” Michael speaks of his time with this crowd-pleasing entertainer and ensures the name of Arthur Tinsley is no longer forgotten.

Denise Kelly next to the grave of

Arthur Tinsley.

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