Look, Mike Yarwood, 1971
In Tribute to Mike Yarwood, who died yesterday, aged 82
Mike Yarwood’s BBC shows were part of the Saturday night legends genre (those Saturday night shows everyone remembers: Generation Game, Dads Army, The Two Ronnies, Doctor Who etc).
Now over 50 years old ! Look, Mike Yarwood was his original BBC TV series that ran for six series from 1971 until 1976, when later that year he returned with a new series Mike Yarwood In Persons.
At it’s height the show regularly drew audiences of up to 18 million viewers.
Mike Yarwood performed sketches impersonating famous faces of the day. Perhaps one of his most memorable was ex Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Others included: Eddie Waring, Ted Heath, Frankie Howerd, Harry Worth, Eric Morecambe to name but a few.
Mike Yarwood – Himself
Adrienne Posta – Herself (16 episodes, 1971-1973)
Cheryl Kennedy – Various Roles (13 episodes, 1971-1974)
Peter Noone – Himself (10 episodes, 1973)
Written By: Eric Davidson (credited for 18 episodes, 1973 -76)
James Moir (12 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Ammonds (6 episodes, 1976)
Alan Boyd – assistant producer (6 episodes, 1976)
Original Transmission Dates: 14th May 1971 – 7th February 1976