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Sirdani

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Sirdani had an Egyptian Gully Gully man-themed act. During World War Two, he featured on dozens of editions of the popular Navy Mixture programme on the B.B.C.’s General Forces Programme service, which was broadcast at home and overseas. A 1945 edition of The Billboard reported that “Sardini [sic] “the radio trickster” is beating records by broadcasting comedy and conjuring tricks over the air four times weekly”. When television services were restarted after the war, he appeared regularly in programmes for the forces and on general light entertainment shows. Sirdani was also a regular performer at the American Stage Door Canteen in central London. His act included pickpocket routines, which were popular at the time.