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Season 5 (ATV/ITV) (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger
references:
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Ray Langstone

  Playlist -  Sunday Night at The London Palladium

#### Sunday Night at The London Palladium ####
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Host/ Compere - Bruce Forsyth
 

 Series regulars:
The (John) Tiller Girls
The London Palladium Boys and Girls
Cyril Ornadel and The London Palladium Orchestra

5.01 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (first in new series) (missing)
13-Sept-1959 ATV ITV Sun 8:00 pm
starring
Max Bygraves
The Peters Sisters
The Chiesas
Eric Sykes
Tony Fayne
Lionel Blair's Dancers
presenter: Bruce Forsyth

**[--] VARIETY review (23Sep1959 issue of Weekly Variety magazine):
(excerpt)
"Sunday at London Palladium"
Associated Television, from London
Producer: Alan Tarrant 90 Mins., Sun., 8: 00 p. m.
With Max Bygraves, Peters Sisters, Bruce Forsyth, The Chiesas, Eric Sykes, Tony Fayne, Lionel Blair's Dancers, Cyril Ornadel and the Palladium Orch
Back into the fall programs came Val Parnell's "Sunday Night At The London Palladium" vaude show, occupying its usual top slot ... (incomplete)


5.02 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
20-Sept-1959 ATV
starring
Jane Russell (singer & movie actress)
Jimmy Jewel
Ben Warriss

5.03 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
27-Sept-1959 ATV
starring
Kay Starr
presenter: Bruce Forsyth

**[--] VARIETY review (07Oct1959 issue of Weekly Variety magazine):
(excerpts from review)
"Sunday at London Palladium"
Val Parnell's compulsive urge to make a Yank act his topper in his Sunday night show is by now accepted, sometimes resignedly, sometimes with delight.
Kay Starr (27Sep59) came into this latter category. The sinuous throstle gave nothing new to the program's predictable format, but her warm sense of humor and obvious command of her job gave an already brisk show just that so much hike. Miss Starr, as well as being a slick warbler, is a looker, and director Alan Tarrant had the good … (need rest of review)

5.04 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
04-Oct-1959 ATV
Top of the Bill: Lena Horne (according to The Viewer)
Also appearing:
The Andrea Dancers
Jimmy Davies and Bretton Woods
Roy Castle
presenter: Bruce Forsyth

[--] VARIETY review (14Oct1959 issue of Weekly Variety):
Foreign TV Followup, page 38
"Sunday at London Palladium"
With Lena Home as the headliner—and such was her impact that she was immediately reengaged for the following Sunday—Val Parnell's Palladium show (4) didn't have to worry unduly about the supporting talent. The star came on for the final part of the program and undoubtedly held the viewers who had been awaiting her appearance.
Within the limited time of some 15 minutes Miss Home repeated some of the choicer items in her current Savoy cabaret engagement.
"I'm Riding On the Moon" followed by her highly impressive "New-Fangled Tango" and a Cole Porter medley whetted the appetite but, unfortunately, there was no
time left for an encore. As always, her performance was in the top professional category and her fancy arrangements, a feature of her Savoy presentation, were well taken care of by the Palladium Orch. And, needless, to add, she looked stunning though the closeups of the electronic camera, subjected her to a gruelling test. Rest of the bill was just about fair. The Andrea Dancers made an acceptable opening team and their adagio routine was highlighted at the climax when the sole femme member high-dived into the arms of her two male partners.
Jimmy Davies raised a few mild yocks in his familiar cross talk with his stooge, Bretton Woods, but sprung a surprise by bringing on as another stooge Roy Castle, who was formerly associated with him.
Latter subsequently soloed pleasantly with a couple of numbers. Emcee Bruce Forsyth, as boisterous as ever, did his best, though to no avail, to help a pair of newlyweds hit the jackpot in the "Beat the Clock" episode.
(reviewer: Myro)


5.05 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
11-Oct-1959 ATV
starring
Michael Holliday (imdb)
Lena Horne (imdb)
presenter: Bruce Forsyth

5.06 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
18-Oct-1959 ATV ITV Sun 8:00-9:00pm
starring
Winifred Atwell
Jimmy James
Anne Shelton
David Whitfield
presenter: Bruce Forsyth

[--] BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUS
25Oct59 ITV Sun 8:00-9:00pm

5.07 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
01-Nov-1959 ATV ITV Sun 8:00pm
starring
The Beverley Sisters
Cliff Richard
Des O'Connor
"Beat The Clock" - Jackpot Prize £200
Produced by Albert Locke
presenter: Bruce Forsyth

5.08 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
08-Nov-1959 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Denise Darcel
Note:
VARIETY news item (published November 11th, 1959):
No date set for second ATV appearance of Denise Darcel who did a "Sunday Night At London Palladium" Sunday (8)


5.09 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
15-Nov-1959 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Frankie Vaughn

5.10 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
22-Nov-1959 ATV
Produced by Alan Tarrant
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Benny Hill
in a new excerpt from "Fine Fettle" the current revue at the
Palace Theatre, London
Wilbur Evans, stage star of "South Pacific"
Barbara Bittner and Witold Gruca, ballet dancers from Poland

[--] VARIETY review (02Dec1959 issue of Weekly Variety):
Foreign Television Reviews, page 37
"Sunday Night at London Palladium"
The edition (22) under review had a pleasant, welcome air of spontaneity sparked off, for instance, by the spectacle of Nino Valdes, the Cuban heavyweight champ, being lured from the audience to dance an exuberant chacha with a graceful chorine. The "Beat The Clock" spot also seemed far more of a party on this occasion than its often over-conscious self, with Bruce Forsyth emceeing energetically and with plenty of apparently impromptu gags.
The two top-liners were Benny Hill, and Wilbur Evans. Hill, one of Britain's favorite TV comics, was in rattling good form, with a shrewd, irreverent and wholly funny skit on commercial TV advertisements.
Evans, who became a popular figure in Britain both when he was here with "South Pacific" and on other TV appearances, brought his excellent voice to the show as gracefully and stirringly as Barbara Bittner and Witold Gruca brought their ballet dancing from Poland.
Alan Tarrant, the director, the Tiller Girls and Cyril Ordanel and the orchestra all did their chores well and the result was one of the best "Sunday Nights at the Palladium" for some time.
(reviewer: Rich)

5.11 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
29-Nov-1959 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Norman Wisdom

[--] VARIETY review (December 9th, 1959 issue of Weekly Variety magazine):
"Sunday Night At The London Palladium"
Previous mutterings that "Sunday Night at the London Palladium" had fallen into a rut were quieted by this show (29) when the usual format was riotously tossed away to good, fresh effect. Norman Wisdom made one of his wisely infrequent TV appearances and virtually took over the stage. The result was fine family fun.
Wisdom, wearing hit famous "Gump" suit, worked himself to a frazzle, clowning, singing, dancing, conducting, playing a variety of instruments, joshing the orchestra and the audience, falling, over and giving a complete anthology of his familiar, funny bag of tricks. He was aided and abetted enthusiastically by resident emcee Bruce Forsyth, who, rough subordinating himself, made a deft stooge for the little comic. The two were particularly amusing in a cod dance sequence and in an overlong but amusing slapstick sketch which set the proceedings rolling.
Wisdom tended, as usual, to overplay his laughing routine but he is unsurpassed as the little man who is constantly seeking sympathy when his cheeky attempts to overthrow pomposity fail, and he was in his brightest form. Added kick to the program was given by the fact, that, for the first time, two jackpots were won in the "Beat The Clock" feature. In the previous show the necessary machine broke down. Invited back, the couple pulled off the required trick and won $1,400, plus a TV set. An emergency jackpot was pulled into the program and was won at the first attempt by another couple who netted $280.
The orchestra entered into the proceedings with zest and the girls, making only one appearance in a line up in which they-were all dressed like Wisdom, brightly filled in the one spot needed, it seemed, for the star to change his clothes. There are probably too few artists of stature to enable this "one man band" formula to be anything but an odd gimmick. But the success of this particular show underlined the necessity for the producer to seek every possible avenue to escape occasionally from a format which had worn perilously thin.
(reviewer: Rich)


5.12 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
06-Dec-1959 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Harry Secombe

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[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW FROM THE PALACE THEATRE, LONDON
13-Dec-1959 ITV 8:00-9:00pm
guest
Petula Clark

[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW FROM THE PALACE THEATRE, LONDON
20-Dec-1959 ITV 8:00-9:00pm
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5.13 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
27-Dec-1959 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Robert Horton
Joan Regan

5.14 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
03-Jan-1960 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Stanley Holloway

5.15 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
10-Jan-1960 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Guy Mitchell (singer)

[--] VARIETY review (20Jan1960 issue of Variety Weekly):
(excerpts from review)
"Sunday Night at the London Palladium"
Guy Mitchell, who appeared in the first of ATV's "Sunday Night at the Palladiums" in 1955, paid a return visit far this edition (10). He made a moderate impact with a clutch of songs, but his personality lacked lustre, his voice seemed congested, and the charm of his … (incomplete)

5.16 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
17-Jan-1960 ATV
Dance Direction by Lionel Blair
Produced by Albert Locke
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Cliff Richard and The Shadows
The Platters
Reco and May

5.17 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
24-Jan-1960 ATV
starring
Dickie Henderson
June Laverick
Eleanor Summerfield
Frank Leighton
John Hewer

[--] VARIETY review (03Feb1960 issue of Variety Weekly):
(excerpts from review)
"Sunday Night at the London Palladium"
Shortage of big-name vaude acts was probably reflected in this stanza, for the bill was topped by excerpts from Jack ... (missing remainder of review)

5.18 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
31-Jan-1960 ATV 8:00pm ITV, ATV Network Production
Dance Direction by Lionel Blair
Produced by Albert Locke
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
John Raitt (Broadway singing star)
Emile Ford and The Checkmates

VARIETY review (10Feb1960 issue of Variety Weekly):
(excerpts from review)
"Sunday Night at the London Palladium"
Singers were again the chief attraction of this edition (31) of "Sunday Night at the London Palladium." The top spot …"
"… was filled by the forthright, burly, nononsense, John Raitt from Broadway, whose voice needs no artificial aids to make itself heard. Without gimmicks, he threw out a string of four show numbers, and made an agreeable Impression with "Stranger in Paradise," "Surrey with the Fringe on Top," and "Without a Song." He closed …"
(excerpt missing?)
"… Eyes at Me For." After a reminiscent snatch of that, ha wheeled into "Lucky Old Sun," smoochy, and "Slow Boat to China," swinging, which also happen to make up his new disk coupling. It seemed to prove that he might have another big disk seller, and Ford himself, with his vocal group called the Checkmates, was skilfully …" (incomplete)

5.19 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
07-Feb-1960 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Max Bygraves

5.20 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
14-Feb-1960 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Pat Boone

5.21 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
21-Feb-1960 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Cliff Richard

5.22 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
28-Feb-1960 ATV
producer: Albert Locke
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Johnnie Ray
Yana
The Miles Twins
Jimmy James
The Atlas Troup

VARIETY review (09Mar1960 issue of Weekly Variety):
Foreign TV Followup, page 40
"Sunday Night at the London Palladium"
Topper for this edition of ATV's "Sunday Night at the L. P." was tear-duct expert, Johnnie Ray, who got away from his lachrymose reputation with a brisk, straightforward act that pleased because it didn't attempt to whip up phony emotion. He snapped his way through "All Right, Okay, You Win," slowed the pace for "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" and "Wagon Wheels," and speeded up for the closer, "Music in the Air." It was an unusually subdued performance, which seemed to show that Ray was attempting to raise his audience sights. His voice was surprisingly powerful, after the much-amplified whinnies of so many of his successors. A trace of diffidence in his manner didn't come amiss, although many might have been disappointed that his material and presentation were so innocuous.
The rest of the bill was adequate. Yana, a homegrown thrush, trailed a mike .amongst the audience for her "Climb Up the Garden Wall," which brought yocks
from those who weren't approached; she brought emcee Bruce Forsyth on stage for a joke finish. Forsyth also soloed with a pantomime act involving the Miles Twins as the four legs of a horse.
Ripe and lusty comedy was provided by old-timer Jimmy James, and the Atlas Troup tumbled with verve. "Beat the Clock" went on its way, although emcee Bruce Forsyth could do with a joke book. But producer Albert Locke made it a fluent and adequate show.
(reviewer: Otto)


5.23 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
06-Mar-1960 ATV
starring
The Crazy Gang
Peter Glaze
The Ken-Tones
Kazbek and Zari
The Croft Twins

[--] VARIETY review (16Mar1960 issue of Variety Weekly):
(excerpts from review)
"Sunday at London Palladium"
"Not always very enterprising in its choice of acts, ATV's "Sunday Night at the London Palladium" booked a bulky and lusty Italian tenor, Gianni Jaia, for this one. He just stood there and belted out mightily "Cateri … " (incomplete)


5.24 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
13-Mar-1960 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Winifred Atwell
Stanley Holloway

5.25 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
20-Mar-1960 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Lonnie Donegan
Roy Castle

5.26 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
27-Mar-1960 ATV
starring
Harry Secombe
Gary Miller
Alfred Marks
Roy Castle
Sally Smith

[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW FROM THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE, LONDON
03-Apr-1960 ITV 8:00-9:00pm


5.27 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM [BFI] (complete episode survives)
10-Apr-1960 ATV
Directed by Albert Locke
ATV Production / Executive Producer Val Parnell
Associate, Charles Henry
Designer, Richard Greenough
Music Performer on Soundtrack London Palladium Orchestra
Conductor, Cyril Ornadel
Musical Associate, Pat Dodd
The Tiller Girls Precision Routine by, Barbara Aitken
Dance Direction by, George Carden
Our Master of Ceremonies, Bruce Forsyth
starring
Bobby Darin
Trio Rayros
Libi Staiger
Art Lund
Helena Scott
Inia Wiata
Jack Delon
Dancers: London Palladium Girls & Boys
Alan Thomas
John Lloyd Parry
Peter Rhodes

[--] VARIETY review (20Apr1960 issue of Variety Weekly):
(excerpts) (partial review)
"Sunday at London Palladium"
A preview of the artists, and one of the numbers, from "The Most Happy Fella," to open shortly in London, was the satisfying sendoff item in this edition. Wisely, for the "Fella" score was likely to be heavily plugged, the principals each delivered one of Frank Loesser's past successes as a buildup to Jack Delon's delivery of "Standing on the Corner," already a click over here. The result was appetizing, and each performer made a lot of friends. Libi Staiger kicked off forcefully with "Spring Will Be a Little Late," and Art Lund revived "Slow Boat to China." Helena Scott scored … "
"… with "Never Been in Love Before," and Inia Wiata produced a smooth "Woman in Love." The whole thing made a fine bouquet for Loesser, and a neat way of creating interest in the new show. Some idle talk about the plot was elicited by emcee Bruce Forsyth. Earlier, the Immensely assured Bobby Darin proved to be the most professional …"
(excerpt missing)
"… no hysteria. Slick acrobatics on the trampoline came from the Trio Rayros, and emcee Bruce Forsyth bubbled nicely throughout. In fact, producer Albert Locke made this stint one of the most enjoyable vaude sessions of recent weeks. With the addition of a good comic, it could have been a prototype.


5.28 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM [BFI] (complete episode survives)
17-Apr-1960 ATV
Directed by Albert Locke
ATV Production / Executive Producer: Val Parnell
Associate: Charles Henry
Designer: Richard Greenough
Music Performer on Soundtrack London Palladium Orchestra
Conductor: Cyril Ornadel
Musical Associate: Pat Dodd
The Tiller Girls Precision Routine by Barbara Aitken
Dance Direction by George Carden
The Dior Dancers Produced by Bob Ganjou
Our Master of Ceremonies: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Adam Faith
Beryl Reid
Rise Stevens
The Dior Dancers
Highlights:
The John Barry Seven performs "Hit & Miss" ('Juke Box Jury' theme).
Adam Faith (backed up by the John Barry Seven) - "What Do You Want?" "Someone Else's Baby" and "Big Time."
Adam Faith and Bruce Forsyth (dressed as Adam Faith) - "Poor Me" duet.

5.29 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
24-Apr-1960 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Howard Keel
Colette Renard

5.30 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
01-May-1960 ATV
starring
Dave King
Howard Keel
Colette Renard

5.31 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
08-May-1960 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Connie Francis
Sid Millward
Wally Stewart
The Nitwits (without Sid Millward)

VARIETY review (18May1960 issue of Variety Weekly):
(excerpts from review)
"Sunday at London Palladium"
With attacking charm and effortless …
… authority, Connie Francis dominated this edition of ATV's "Sunday Night at the London Palladium." Even with so-so material, she managed, with professional aplomb and lively gestures, to mold an act that satisfied, and her personality took attention away from the lyrics, which needed all the distraction they could get. Kicking off …
… with a rocking punch. The Nitwits, without their leader Sid Millward, who was ill, indulged in their familiar musical goonery, which went down well. Their forte is berserk arrangements in oompah time, allowing for such well-timed disorder as the instruments coming to pieces in the players' hands, and odd-man-out clowning by Wally Stewart. Simple stuff - but It had them rolling. Jackie Rae, resident warbler with the "Spot the Tune" series, scored nicely with "Lover" and "A Summer Place." He displayed an amiable voice and manner, both lacking in clinching excitement. He signed off by duetting amusingly with this show's emcee, Bruce Forsyth, and did well… (partial review, need remainder)


5.32 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
15-May-1960 ATV
producer: Albert Locke
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Nat King Cole
The Beverley Sisters
Hope & Keen

VARIETY review (25May1960 issue of Variety Weekly):
Foreign Television Reviews, page 34.
"Sunday at London Palladium"
They thought so highly of Nat "King" Cole, star of this edition of ATV's "Sunday at London Palladium," that they changed the format of the show. Instead of saving him for the end, he came on after the girls' high-kicking and sauntered into "Ballerina, Dance" and "The Very Thought of You." He immediately clicked with all comers, and his voice seeped through like liquid molasses. He followed with deft and stylish piano-playing, which made a fine reminiscence of his days as a jazz man. He closed the show immaculately with versions of "That's You," "Unforgettable," "Just One of Those Things," and "When I Fall in Love." It was a topnotch display of smooth showmanship, and deserved the extra minutes necessary to give it breathing space.
Cole also showed how to deal with emcee prattle. When Bruce Forsyth enthused that he'd bought all Cole's disk, the singer came back with "Which one have you bought lately?" Which put Forsyth nicely on the spot. Otherwise, the emcee was as buoyant as usual, but some brake should be applied to his joining in other people's acts, his duet with Cole just wasted good singing time.
The local group, the Beverley Sisters, came up with the new American hit, "Green Fields," and followed with a humorous ditty called "Sisters," drawing attention to the unmarried state of one of their number. Their act was precise as usual, and just as mechanical.
Hope & Keen provided agile and finished aero dancing, and the show was slickly presented by Albert Locke. But, more than most, the hour belonged to the single talent of Nat "King" Cole. The rest seemed interlopers. (reviewer: Otta)


[--] ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE #1 1960 (ITV) [BFI] (22May1960)
from the Victoria Palace Theatre, London
(first time on television)
22May60 Sun 8-10:30pm ITV (performed live previous Monday?)
Presented by Jack Hylton
Starring:
Nat 'King' Cole, Russ Conway, Lonnie Donegan, Adam Faith
Cliff Richard and The Shadows

[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW FROM THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE
29May60 Sun 8:00-9:00pm
featuring an excerpt from "Make Me An Offer"


5.33 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
05-June-1960 ATV
presenter: (possibly) Des O'Connor (guest host)
starring
Gordon And Sheila MacRae (husband and wife musical-comedy team)

5.34 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
12-June-1960 ATV
presenter: Des O'Connor (guest host while Bruce Forsyth recuperates from illness)
starring
Jean Carroll
Marty Wilde and the Wildcats
The Kaye Sisters
The Three Houcs

**VARIETY review (22June1960 issue of Variety Weekly):
"Sunday at London Palladium"
Main interest for British televiewers in this program ( 12) was the London TV bow of Jean Carroll, though the comedienne had played in a live show at the Palladium some seasons back. Her style had not changed over the years, though her material was fresh to British audiences, and her non-stop gab, mainly at the expense of her husband, was good for a moderate flow of laughs. Though the humor was often hard-hitting, Miss Carroll was always relaxed, and her 15-minute stint made a pleasant ending to the bill.
Rock 'n' roller Marty Wilde, backed by his own combo, the Wildcats, made a typical and lively contribution to the show with a snappy rhythmic act. His opener, "Sweet Nuthin'," set the pace, which was maintained by "My Prayer" and his latest disclick, "Angry." The Kaye Sisters, a blonde trio, also added to the vocal stakes with a couple of entries in pop fashion, while the Three Houcs (father, mother and daughter) gave a slick juggling display using hops and dumbells.
Des O'Connor, standing in again for resident emcee Bruce Forsyth ( who was still on the sick list), acquitted himself professionally with the interlinking chore, and handled the regular "Beat the Clock" bit with nervous … (need remainder of review)

5.35 [--] VAL PARNELL'S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM (missing)
19-June-1960 ATV
presenter: Bruce Forsyth
starring
Sally Smith
Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr
The Two Earls

#### Sunday Night at The London Palladium ####
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Bernard Delfont's Sunday Show from The Prince of Wales Theatre (Summer 1960)

[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW FROM THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE (first of new series)?26-June-1960 Sun 8:55-9:55pm
starring
Jane Morgan
presenter: Dickie Henderson?

[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW FROM THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE?03-July-1960 Sun 8:55-9:55pm?starring
Eve Boswell
Gianni Jaia
Jimmy Wheeler
presenter: Dickie Henderson?

?[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW FROM THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE?10-July-1960 Sun 8:55-9:55pm
starring
Yau Shan Tung, Yama Saki, Kevin Scott, and Ida Shepley
cast members of the London (Palace Theatre) stage production of
Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Flower Drum Song."
Highlight:
The "Flower Drum Song" cast perform songs from the musical.

??[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW FROM THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE?17-July-1960 Sun 8:00 pm?starring
Jean Carroll (American comedienne)
Billy Fury
Dave King
The George Carden Dancers?

?[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW FROM THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE?24-July-1960 Sun 8:00 pm
Guests unknown

[--] possibly 24-July-1960
starring
Jewell and Warriss (Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss)
The Keye Sisters?

?[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW?Excerpts from Frank Loesser's "The Most Happy Fella"?31-Jul60 ITV Sun 9:00-10:00pm
starring
Inia te Wiata, Helena Scott, Art Lund, and Libi Staiger
cast members of the London Coliseum stage production of
Frank Loesser's "The Most Happy Fella"
Bob Monkhouse introduces excerpts from the musical. ?

?[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW?07-Aug60 ITV Sun 9:00-10:00pm
starring
Dickie Henderson (presenter)??[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW?14-Aug60 ITV Sun 9:00-10:00pm
starring
Ruby Murray and Bernie Burgess
married couple performing a song-and-dance act.
The Clark Brothers
presenter: Dickie Henderson? ?[--] MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS?21-Aug60 ITV Sun 9:00-10:00pm
Broadcast from the Empire Pool, Wembley.?

?[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW?28-Aug60 ITV Sun 9:00-10:00pm
starring
The Dallas Boys
Jerry Desmonde?and possibly Jewell and Warriss

?[--] BERNARD DELFONT'S SUNDAY SHOW FROM THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE (last of present series)?04-Sep-1960 Sun 8:00 pm
starring
Senor Wences
Adele Leigh
Steve Arlen
presenter: Dickie Henderson?

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