An Evening With Lily Savage, 1996
They’d all had a go: Ken Dodd, Jasper Carrott, Dame Edna, so it was only right that Paul O’Grady’s hugely popular character Lily Savage was included.
There are a few subtle differences however to this production. Like the others it was 45 minutes spread accross the hour, filmed before a celebrity audience. However this production was produced by Carlton Television instead of the usual London Weekend Television. Neither was it titled An Audience With, instead we had an Evening With Lily Savage and it was broadcast on a Wednesday night.
The show went on to win a National Television Award in 1997, for Most Popular Entertainment Program and for star Paul O’Grady: a National Television Award nomination for Most Popular Entertainment Performance. The show also won a 1997 British Comedy Award for Best Entertainment Program.
Lily Savage takes questions from a celebrity audience and duets with Barbara Dickson for I Know Him So well.
Starring: Paul O’ Grady as Lily Savage
Produced By: Watchmaker Productions for Carlton Television
Original Transmission Date: 6th November 1996