leonrd sachs presents another edition of the bbc music hall recreation the good old days

The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days, 1953 - 1983 Ken Dodd was a huge fan of old fashioned variety and that's exactly what The Good Old Days was.  A recreation of the days of Music Hall that would feature top acts of the day. ...
Ken Dodd, Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper

The All Time Greats

Are These Among Britain's All Time Greatest Entertainers? Today, 22nd February 2018, Sir Bruce Forsyth would have been 90, had we not lost him last year.  Bruce was among a now dwindling group of entertainers ...
paul daniels and assistant and wife debbie mcgee appeared in their own tv show the paul daniels magic show

The Paul Daniels Magic Show

The Paul Daniels Magic Show, 1979 - 1994 It was tragic to hear of Paul Daniels health problems, a great entertainer who brought magic to millions alongside his own unique brand of humour.  Today we look back a...
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Summer’s Here !

Seaside Special - 1975 Remember when the BBC thought people didn't watch TV in the summer, so we had filler shows.  Seaside Special is one such example. Seaside Special was a BBC light entertainment show th...
Terry Wogan hosts his own chat show Wogan

Wogan, 1982

Way back whilst he was still King of the airwaves, Terry Wogan got a primetime BBC TV chat show in 1982.  It was not his first TV chat show his fist had been an ITV show Lunchtime with Wogan in 1972.  This was ...
title card for the bbc's summertime special

Summertime Special, 1981

After the success of Seaside Special in the 1970's, the BBC decided to revive the idea in the 1980's.   This time instead of a Big Top the BBC visted seaside piers. The show ran until 1988 when it was felt t...
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ITV at 60

It can't have failed to catch your attention that ITV is 60 this year.  In a world of reality TV, dramas and sport the good old sitcom seems largely forgotten on ITV, despite some real gems produced over the ye...

Parkinson Interviews

Michael Parkinson Interviews The Legends Of Comedy, Part 1 Looking back through the original late Saturday Night run of the famous chat show, as Michael Parkinson interviews some of the all time great comics w...

It’s That Time Of Year

No it's not the Chicken Song, although some of the tunes are nausiating, it's........... Eurovision Now to a casual viewer or listner to BBC you might be forgiven for thinking that Eurovsion is a serious busi...