I watched “The ABC of ABC – A Souvenir With Music” this morning and I really enjoyed it. This was made in 1966 to commemorate ABC’s 10th anniversary in broadcasting. The programme featured a few clips from programmes that are now missing. These included the following:
• Cliff Richard performing ‘Mean Streak’ on ‘Oh Boy!’ (23 May 1959) • Oscar Brown Jr. performing ‘Sam’s Life’ on ‘Tempo’ (06 October 1963) • Spike Milligan, Peter Cook and Rosemary Forsyth on ‘The Eamonn Andrews Show’ (19 December 1965)
I think it's likely that the clips from ‘Candid Camera’ and ‘The Grammar of Cooking’ are also from editions that were subsequently wiped.
in Coventry Cathedral by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with George Webb and the Cliff Adams Singers.
A trailblazing fusion of secular and sacred, this Easter Day show featured the European Premiere of Duke Ellington's Concert of Sacred Music. Showcasing his suite In the Beginning... God, Ellington defines the cathedral as "a magnificent place to do magnificent things" and believes that his music here is "one of the most satisfying things I've ever done. And the most important. Personally important."
Choral score composed by Robert Sharples
Produced by Ben Churchill
Directed by Cliff Adams
Original ITV Transmission 10 April 1966
This recently-recovered live performance from Easter Sunday 1966 saw Duke Ellington presenting his music suite In the Beginning... God, in the spectacular setting of Coventry’s post war modernist Cathedral.
Last Edit: Dec 14, 2020 18:40:12 GMT by John Green
Hot on the heels of his bravura Royal Variety Performance ("To say he stopped the show is an understatement", reported The Stage), Sammy Davis Jr starred in this high profile Light Entertainment special that firmly cemented his popularity with the viewing public.
Featuring a mixture of his much-lauded nightly spot at London's Pigalle theatre-restaurant (newly-staged in the ABC studios at Teddington) and a new fantasy dance sequence, Sammy's energetic performance captivated a spellbound audience – a performance that still stands up over fifty years later as he sings, dances and impersonates his Hollywood friends.
Sammy at the Fun Fair staged by Lionel Blair and Hal Loman
Associated conductor Morty Stevens Orchestra directed by Bob Sharples
For Love or Money The show where contestants can win from pounds to pennies, or take away wonderful prizes!
This popular game show ran for four series from 1959. Previously thought lost from the archive, this final edition from series one features Bob Monkhouse as your ever-genial host. Within two weeks of this show being transmitted Bob had moved on to a brand-new series – Candid Camera – and was well on his way to superstardom!
Your host: Bob Monkhouse
with Joy Webster, Nicky Allen and the voice of Barry Faber
The Bruce Forsyth Show: Series 1 Show 2: 21 August 1966 Undeniably the King of Light Entertainment, Bruce was never better than on the run of shows he did in the mid 1960s with Morecambe and Wise's scriptwriters Sid Green and Dick Hills. Mixing music, dancing and sketch comedy, The Bruce Forsyth Show focussed on laughter, glamour and big name guests, including Frankie Howerd, Cilla Black, Dudley Moore (and his trio), Tommy Cooper, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Diana Dors, Kathy Kirby, Julie Rogers, Harry Secombe and more!
Featuring Tommy Cooper and Dudley Moore (with The Dudley Moore Trio).
Big Night Out: Series 2 Show 12: 4 April 1964 Hosted by comedians Mike and Bernie Winters, Big Night Out's colourful mix of comedy, variety and music made it a strong rival to the legendary Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Running for two series it featured such high calibre guests as David Nixon, Dickie Valentine, Susan Maughan, Petula Clark, Matt Monro, The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Vera Lynn, Ted Ray, The Springfields, Bob Monkhouse, Petula Clark, Kathy Kirby, Russ Conway, Adam Faith, Des O'Connor and Diana Dors!