Post by Stephen Byers on Sept 20, 2018 18:24:40 GMT
Was this a ITV production? if so have episodes ever been released? Indeed do any episodes actually survive?
Meanwhile the Dennis Norden tribute programme on ITV last night - 10-9-2018 - featured a clip from one episode with a naked Jimmy Edwards in a bath of gravy, having got his toe stuck in the tap. Ian Lavender played Ron.
Hacker: You said you'd heard this rumour, I said is it true, you said yes! Bernard: I said yes, it was true that it was a rumour. Hacker: You said you heard it was true! Bernard: No, I said it was true that I heard it!
I notice that the first Bruce's Big Night, recorded 25/9/1978 and 26/9/1978 (The dates on the board and voice-over at the start and at every ad-break) was uploaded a few years ago. It's nice to have Bruce's introduction to the Glums segment referencing Take it From Here. www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVl7yWRapLM Broadcast 4/10/1978.
The script is interesting, being set in the 50s-they've just come back from seeing the latest Ava Gardner film-with what seem to be a few anachronisms. Were motorcycle-helmets called 'skid lids' back then?
The script-book by Muir and Norden, is terrific, by the way. I've just been reading it again...
(O/T, but the chat between Bruce and Bette Midler is spectacular, with Bette asking if "this is going to be shown on Saturday night? I'll be gone then" and shattering any notion that it's live. I wonder if that would have been cut? Bruce tells her that they'll be on opposite Parkinson, who only talks about Barnsley, cricket, and Gene Kelly. "Oh, is he a poof?" jokes Bete. Unlikely to be broadcast intact anytime soon!)