Remembering The Much Missed Les Dawson

Les Dawson Forever, 2016 It's twenty five years at the time of writing (2018) that we lost a truly great comic genius: Les Dawson. Les Dawson Forever was a documentary, first broadcast by ITV3 in 2016 in tw...
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David Nixon Presents…

The David Nixon Magic Box, 1970 David Nixon, one of the first TV magicians  was a huge hit with TV audiences in the 1960's and 70's. His Magic Box show ran three series between 1970 and 1971 running to thir...
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Tonight Mathew I’m Going To Be…..

Stars In Their Eyes, 1990 Stars In Their Eyes, originally intended as a vehicle for Leslie Crowther who hosted the the show from 1990 - 1992.  Crowther took a break in 1992 following a tragic car accident, reg...
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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 ...
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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...

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 ...

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...