Peter Benedict

Order of Service




HYMN : Cwm Rhondda

WELCOME :  Fr Simon Grigg                                        

EARLY MEMORIES from UP FRONT  (Spinetti/Rankin)  read by Rob Brydon

FINGS AIN’T WOT THEY USED TO BE (Bart/Norman) sung by Barry Cryer

and a selection of Victor’s leading ladies, accompanied on piano by Simon Gray

A TRIBUTE  from Barbara Windsor

OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR! (from UP FRONT )  read by Mark Osmond, Sandra Dickinson & Su Pollard

BROADWAY (from UP FRONT)  read by Ronnie Corbett

OH HAPPY WE from Candide (Bernstein)

IN HIS OWN WRITE (Lennon)  read by Fenella Fielding

IN MY LIFE  (Lennon/McCartney) sung by Michael Ball accompanied on piano by Simon Gray

ABSENT FRIENDS  Messages & Tributes read by  Gary Kemp & Ronald Pickup

HAIR REHEARSALS    Roy & Lesley North

HAIR  (Rado / Ragni / Macdermot) sung by Stephen Kirwan

A TRIBUTE from Jim Davidson

WOMEN! sung by members of The Carl Rosa Opera Company

EINSTEIN (from Albert’s Boys by James Graham)  read by Barry Cryer

LET THE SUNSHINE IN (Rado / Ragni / Macdermot)

THE TEMPEST (Shakespeare) read by Dudley Sutton

GOODBYE-EE  (RP Weston & Bert Lee)

THE BLESSING : Fr Simon Grigg

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR  (Beatles recording)


Organist : Simon Gutteridge


        Victor’s Ladies : Gaye Brown, Gillian Burns, Judy Cornwell, Sandra Dickinson, Anita Harris, Jenny Logan, Su Pollard, Valerie Walsh


Members of The Carl Rosa Opera Company : Barry Clark, Karl Daymond, Steve Elias, Daniel Hoadley, Kevin Kyle, Peter Mulloy

Artistic Director : Peter Mulloy  Musical Director : Wyn Davis  Director : Michael McCaffery  

Choreographer : Steve EliasStaff Director : Lesley Cox


All Choral & Incidental Music by MA Musical Theatre Students of The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

under the direction of Vivien Care

Betsy Baer, Beth Burrows, Bethan Wyn Davies, Linford Hydes, Kate Jarman, Audrey Johnson, Jonathan Landels, Clodagh Long,

 Victoria Quigley, Barry Robertson, Chelsea Taylor-Day, Robert Walsh, James Wisker

Accompanist : Michael Morwood



DIRECTED BY         Peter Benedict




Victor’s family would like to thank all those who have taken part in this celebration of his life

with special mention to Nick Cowburn and Steve Walker for helping with the organisation of the event.



For St Paul’s Church                                                                    Administrator : Charles Grant