The Des O’Connor Show, 1963

In Tribute To Des O’Connor 1932 – 2020

By 1963 Des O’Connor was a successful singer, but his fame was about to rocket as he was given his own chat show.

Beginning in 1963, when ITV was in it’s infancy The Des O’ Connor Show ran for 8 series ending in 1971.

Originally the shows were made in black and white and ran to 30 minutes including ads, but by 1970 colour was the big name in TV.¬† So Des’ 7th series was aired in colour. with episodes now running to 60 minutes including ads.

Consequently the show’s popularity spread internationally and ITV licensed the show to NBC in America.¬† On both sides of the Atlantic it ran for one more series.


Variety, sketch and chat show






Presented By


Des O’Connor


Channel: ITV
Produced By: Associated Television (ATV)
Original Transmission Dates: 29th May 1963 – 25th September 1971


A DVD containing some of the best bits from the 1970 show is available from Network On Air


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