Live From….

Live From....A Theatre In The West End Of London Live From... refers to a series of television variety shows in the great tradition set by Sunday Night At The Palladium.  There were forty three shows screened ...
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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...

The Politician And The TV Satirist

The Politician And The TV Satirist For so many years politicians of the day have been mimicked or satirised from impressionist Mike Yarwood, through Spitting Image, to Dead Ringers every politician has had the...

Comedy and The Ventriloquist

A Selection of Classic Ventriloquist Moments From the old days of the variety halls to modern day TV, we have split our sides at the antics of the ventriloquists and their dummy. From the late great Ray Allen ...

Clive James On Television

Clive James On Television - 1982 Many years ago in the mists of time Sunday nights were also prime time viewing and not just for drama. Here we have an interesting show from Sunday nights, that eventually w...

It’s Not Britain’s Got Talent !

The Big Big Talent Show, 1996 When Jonathan Ross tells you "we've got some top rank entertainment for you tonight" who knows what's coming your way... The Big, Big Talent Show was a nationwide search for th...

You Can’t Keep A Good Idea Down !

It all started with Candid Camera in 1960 and then again as part of Game For A Laugh and Beadle's About, then we have Just For Laughs and now the oldies are getting in on the act with Off Their Rockers. Cand...
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Des O’Connor Talks

Des O'Connor Tonight, 1977 Des O'Connor will probably be best remembered as the butt of Eric Morecambe's jokes and a singer.  However Des started out as a comedian.  This perhaps made him the perfect host for ...

Terry Wogan’s Holidays

On his popular Wake Up To Wogan, the late great Sir Terry's listeners would make much mirth around his regular holidays. However it wasn't just his radio show he took holidays from.  His popular 1980's chat ...