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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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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...

The Keith Harris Show, 1982

Another entertainment legend passes away, there are now few big name ventriloquists still entertaining audiences and it makes you think how much entertainment has changed over the years, but is it changing for ...

This One Had The Lot……

Noel's House Party, 1991 One of a number of programs that fall into comedy come light entertainment, this show that had everything.  Crazy antics, special guests, comic characters and of course the gotcha. ...

Top Gear, 1977

It seemed topical so we thought this post might be interesting.  It's future at this point is not clear, but Top Gear is British television institute about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is the most widely...