The Norman Evans Show, 1956

Les Dawson often referred to fellow comedian, Norman Evans, as the inspiration for his much loved Ada character.

Norman Evans, was a Northern comedian/actor/writer who was very big in films and variety during the 1940’s and 1950’s.

The Norman Evans Show was a six part series broadcast by the BBC in 1956.


Norman Evans performs a variety of sketches in this six part TV series where episodes typically lasted 60 minutes.


These are clips we found of Norman Evans, but none of them originate from the series.  However they serve as a tribute to this often forgotten performer.







Norman Evans –  Himself
Rex Jameson – Mrs. Shufflewick
Betty Jumel – Herself
Norma Evans – Herself
The Television Toppers – Themselves – Dancers
Nadia Nerina – Herself
Alexis Rassine – Himself


Channel: BBC TV
Written By:
Richard Afton    
Norman Evans
Ronnie Hanbury   
Len Lowe
Directed By: Richard Afton
Original Transmission Dates: 21st April – 13th October 1956