All Star Comedy Carnival, 1969
ITV’s answer to BBC’s Christmas Night With The Stars. It ran along similar lines to the BBC offering, but had a much heavier emphasis on the comedy element (although other genres were included).
It ran on Christmas night from 1969 – 1973. We have been unable to find very much more detail, certainly for at least two years it was presented by comedian, Jimmy Tarbuck.
The show offered a selection of specially written Christmas sketches of ITV’s most popular sitcoms. These were mixed with light entertainment and musical interludes.
Among the shows to feature were: Man About The House, Love Thy Neighbour, Nearest and Dearest and Sez Les.
Des O’Connor – 1969
Max Bygraves – 1970
Mike and Bernie Winters – 1981
Jimmy Tarbuck – 1972 and 1973
Originally Transmitted: Annually 25th December 1969 – 1973