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Season 12 (ATV-ITC/ITV) (1966-67)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger
references:
TV Times / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Variety magazine (www.varietyultimate.com)
Glasgow Evening Times newspaper (Google news archive)
TV Pop Diaries (http://www.tvpopdiaries.co.uk/)
Ray Langstone

Season 12 Hosts / Comperes  -
Various Guest Hosts (colour episodes 12.01, 12.02, 12.04-12.07, ITC)
Various UK hosts (b/w UK-only episodes 12.03, 12.08-12.11)
Dave Allen (b/w UK-only episodes 12.12- 12.17)
Bob Monkhouse (b/w UK-only episodes 12.18-12.27 & 12.29-12.31)
Jack Benny (guest host on episode 12.28, b/w UK-only)

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Series regulars:
Millicent Martin (singer-dancer)
The Tiller Girls (dance troupe)
The Paddy Stone Dancers
The Mike Sammes Singers
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra

[--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #1 (episode survives, possibly as b/w copy)
US: 26-May-1966 NBC color, Thurs. 7:30pm (special pre-empting "Daniel Boone")
UK: 25-Sept-1966 ATV b/w
starring
Lorne Greene (host)
Roger Moore
Kathy Kirby
Roy Castle
Tommy Cooper (comic magician)
Jean Claude (foot-juggler) (US listings)
Derek Deene (comedian-acrobat) (UK listings)
Millicent Martin
Highlights:
Wearing the latest Carnaby Street clothes, Lorne Greene impersonates a Mod.
Lorne Greene sings "I Love a Rainbow"
Lorne Green & Millicent Martin - "Wagon Wheels"/"Any Old Iron" duet.
Kathy Kirby sings "Secret Love," "Will I Never Learn?" and "Someone to Watch Over Me."
Roy Castle presents his one-man band: "The World's Smallest Philharmonic Band."
Millicent Martin sings "Don't Rain on My Parade."
Millicent Martin and the Six Paddy Stone Male Dancers - "Peanut Vender" production number.
Finale: "Startime."

VARIETY review of NBC COLOR SPECIAL #1
(01June1966 issue of Weekly Variety, pg. 35)
THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW
With Lorne Greene emcee;
Millicent Martin, Roy Castle, Tommy Cooper, Kathy Kirby, Jean Claude, Roger Moore, Paddy Stone Dancers, others
PARTICIPATING NBC-TV, from London (tape, color)
Exec. Producer: Bill Ward
Producer-Director: Albert Locke
60 Mins., Thurs., 7: 30 p.m.
Either British show biz has gotten remarkably like Its American counterpart, or the producers of this series of six summertime "Palladium"
specs were being so seductive of the U.S. mass audience that they lost sight of their biggest come on, the London origin. But for occasional dialect or a local reference in the dialog to remind that this was happening in England (via the taping facilities of ATV), the new vaudeo layout might well have been another stateside version of "Hollywood Palace."
Which is no disgrace, but nothing so special either.
Casting "Bonanza" star Lome Greene as the initial host contributed not at all to the transAtlantic illusion. He was distinctly the U.S. emcee rather than the British compere and regrettably not exactly the handiest with the casual one-liner.
Maybe it was the foreign idiom, but some of his material drew the unwritten review—dead silence from a live audience—which only goes to show how honest the British are. In the States, they'd have dubbed in a laugh track.
Save for a song and duet (with Millicent Martin, the sole regular in this sextet of shows) at the close, Greene served only to call out the acts in Ed Sullivan fashion.
Tommy Cooper, looking more like a rugby player than a comic or magician, made the best impression with an act whose nearest counterpart stateside is "The Amazing Ballantine." He's brash, mis-dressed in tux and fez, given to roaring at his own jokes and unfazed when some of his tricks refuse to work. It's a fine turn and, of all of this bill, the most typically British—part of that owing to a cockney dialect.
Singer Kathy Kirby, a cutie with a winning pop style, sang in American accents and might as well have been from Chicago. Comic-instrumentalist Roy Castle was British enough, but, for a switch, maybe too much so for U.S. tastes in his routine that consisted of running about the stage playing assorted percussion instruments on cue from the Jack Parnell orchestra.
As the "Hollywood Palace" imports from Las Vegas "Palladium" gets from France, and Jean Claude offered up an unusual bit of foot
juggling using a pair of boy dolls.
Miss Martin appeared thrice, first in a vibrant solo, "Don't Rain On My Parade"; then in a spunky-Mexican number with the Paddy-Stone dance corps, and finally in duet with Greene on "Wagon Wheels." She's a real showman and a pleasure to watch.
Roger Moore, who plays "The Saint," came on early to plug his future host-manship of a "Palladium" seg and got involved in some stilted business with Greene that was flat from the first. There were also some high-kicking girls in a precision line.
More than the performances, the background sets of Bill McPherson contributed a certain "overseas" flavor, as of course did the interior shots of the grand old theatre itself.
(reviewer: Les)

[--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #2 (b/w copy survives)
US: 03-June-1966 NBC color, Fri. 8:30pm (special pre-empting "Sing Along with Mitch")
UK: 02-Oct-1966 ATV b/w
starring
Kate Smith (host)
Tom Jones
Morecambe and Wise
Bob Monkhouse
The Clark Brothers (tap dancing duo)
Millicent Martin
Highlights:
Kate Smith sings "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
Kate Smith and Tom Jones - duet on "It Takes A Worried Man" (aka "Worried Man Blues").
Tom Jones sings "Not Responsible" and "Once There Was A Time."
Morecambe and Wise perform a 12-minute comedy routine.
Millicent Martin sings "Alfie."
Millicent Martin and male dance troupe - "Highland Fling."
[Source: Edwardsville (Illinois) Intelligencer, Friday, June 3, 1966]
[Source: Zanesville (Ohio) Times Recorder, Friday, June 3, 1966]
Note:
B&W kinescope footage (with NBC logo) of Kate Smith and Tom Jones has been posted on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAmsJ2As7Ug
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehB5MJf6w7k

VARIETY review of NBC COLOR SPECIAL #2
(08June1966 issue of Weekly Variety)
Tele Foliow-Up Comment, pg. 36
London Palladium
Although static production values made this a visually dull show, Kate Smith managed to do a good job in both hosting and performing on last week's NBC-TV "London Palladium." The veteran broadcast singer was especially effective in her closing brace of numbers, "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and Anthony Newley's "What Kind of Fool Am I?" The latter number particularly showed to advantage Miss Smith's straight, natural vocal style and dramatic poise. Otherwise, she dueted with English teen fave Tom Jones (who may have been under restraint since the garb and gyrations were less provocative than transatlantic word has it), and introed some interesting turns.
The Music Hall and video comedy team of Morecambe & Wise were in good clowning form, especially in a bit with music-comedy singer Millicent Martin, who is appearing on all six Palladium shows.
The Clark Bros, (duo) had an okay tap filler. Bob Monkhouse's standup mime routine may have been a little out for American audiences, primarily because it took from English pop hits.
Miss Martin and the show's male dance troupe did a mixed contemporary and highland fling turn that was bright, but marred by simetric camera coverage.
(reviewer: Bill)


[--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #3
US: 30-June-1966 NBC color, Thurs. 8:30pm (special pre-empting the TV Western "Laredo")
UK: 30-Oct-1966 ATV b/w
starring
Jonathan Winters (host)
Frank Ifield (singer)
Michael Bentine (comedian)
Millicent Martin (singer-dancer)
Neville King (ventriloquist)
Robert Harbin (illusionist)
Schaller Brothers (trampoline act)
Highlights:
Winters and Bentine team up for a routine about "tropical shellfish."
Winters joins The Schaller Brothers on the trampoline.
Frank Ifield sings "Please," "I Remember You" and "I'm Confessin'."
Millicent Martin sings "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" (from "Guys & Dolls"), "People" (from "Funny Girl") and "I Could Have Danced All Night."
The Tiller Girls dance to Cole Porter's "From This Moment On."

VARIETY review of NBC COLOR SPECIAL #3
(06July1966 issue of Weekly Variety, pg. 27)
London Palladium Show
The restraint that supposedly the British cultivate and admire seemed to have gotten through to Jonathan Winters, and the cutup was all propriety in taking his turn as host of this irregular summer series taped on the London vaudeville stage. As a result he lent little to the procession of acts beyond a few hors d'oeurves of sound effects and facialistic foolery.
Thus subdued, he could only be disappointing.
In his own closing spot on the bill, he came through with a sketch of those old-time horror movies, enacting creaking doors, ghosties, Boris Karloff and the fizz and crackle of a mad scientist's laboratory.
Though it was one of his less original ideas, it was near hilarious in the execution, but still very low key for Winters. He seemed uncomfortable playing the conventional emcee and was given to rambling with irrelevant background on the performers as he introduced them.
The bill featured Australian pop singer Frank Ifield, who offered pleasing renditions of "I'm Confessin'" and "I Remember You"
in his unique style with the built-in yodel. Illusionist Robert Harbin performed an excellent trick, separating a girl from her abdomen, which was a real mystifier. And British comic Michael Bentine made a funny Russian dialect go a long way in an otherwise so-so routine on a golf teacher for Russian spies.
Otherwise there was Neville King in a turn of slapstick ventriloquism that involved pratfalls and contortions by a soused dummy, a bit broad and unruly—so it seemed—for Americans brought up on the repartee of Charlie McCarthy and his descendants. Also the Shaller Bros., a smooth and accomplished trampoline act that was okay for openers.
Millicent Martin, the only regular "guest" on this series, offered separate musical selections from "Guys and Dolls" and "Funny Girl," the first particularly well staged and attractively sung. She leaves the feeling, however, that she hasn't yet allowed her true musical identity to surface in playing to Yankee tastes. (reviewer: Les)


[--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #4
US: 15-July-1966 NBC color, Fri. 8:30pm (special pre-empting "Sing Along with Mitch")
UK: 23-Oct-1966 ATV b/w
starring
Hugh O'Brien (host)
The Dallas Boys
Millicent Martin
Des O'Connor
Mike and Bernie Winters (US listings)
The Gang Show (UK listings)
Highlights:
Hugh O'Brien performs a medley of Meredith Willson's compositions.
Millicent Martin - "All I Need Is the Boy" production number.

VARIETY review of NBC COLOR SPECIAL #4
(20July1966 issue of Weekly Variety, pg. 36)
Tele Foliow-Up Comment
"London Palladium Show"
From a stateside vantage point, not even a fast walk-on by some of Hugh Hefner's bunnies (London hutch) could pump any life into the latest edition of this NBC hot weather filler from Blighty. And once again the Palladium's indigenous comics, though gleefully (on cue?) received by the house auditors, induced despair on this side of the pond. As for the bunnies, it would have helped had the color cameras leeringly lingered instead of tightening on guest host Hugh O'Brian.
Basically, aside from the idiomatic comedies that have tough going in the states, this vaude layout continues to hurt from a lack of style. Without same, it depends on a strong host personality, which, it so far has failed to produce.
O'Brian, working hard at the ingratiating bit, failed to muster emcee authority, or any other impact.
His vocal efforts (including a Meredith Willson talk-song medley) registered as very modest. His best contrib was in a music hall
routine with Millicent Martin, the British thrush who's a regular on the show and, in all departments, one of its few sustaining assets. Of last week's guest lineup, the Dallas Boys (5), lined out a lyric in okay fashion, but were even more entertaining adding a Rockettes high-kicking fillip to their turn. Funnymen on the bill included the brothers Mike & Bernie Winters, a pretty uninspired pair even by provincial standards, and Des O'Connor, an attractive comic-crooner who didn't exactly click but was more sympathetic."



[--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #5 (b/w copy survives)
US: 31-July-1966 NBC color, Sunday 10pm (special pre-empting "Wackiest Ship in the Army")
UK: 06-Nov-1966 ATV b/w Sun
starring
Fess Parker (host, star of "Daniel Boone")
Rudolf Nureyev & Svetlana Beriosova
Dickie Henderson
The Seekers
Dave Allen
The Browsky Twins (acrobatic dancers)
Millicent Martin
Highlights:
Rudolf Nureyev and Svetlana Beriosova, stars of the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, perform the pas de deux from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake."
Note:
According to WorldCat, the New York Public Library has a b/w copy of this episode:
http://www.worldcat.org/title/london-palladium-show/oclc/44744960

[--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #6
US: 12-Aug-1966 NBC color, Friday 8:30pm (special pre-empting "Sing Along with Mitch")
UK: 27-Nov-1966 ATV b/w, Sun 8:25pm (ABC 10:05pm)
starring
Roger Moore (host, star of "The Saint")
Morecambe and Wise
The Bachelors (Dublin vocal trio)
Joe Brown
Millicent Martin
Rita and Arno Van Bollen (illusionists)
Highlights:
Morecambe and Wise perform a "Julius Ceasar" sketch.
The Bachelors (Dublin vocal trio) sing "I Believe."
Millicent Martin - "Limehouse Blues" production number (with the Paddy Stone Dancers)
Joe Brown (singing comic) - performs "Lancashire Toreador."
Finale: ''Boom, Boom. Rat-A-Tat-Tat" routine with Morecambe and Wise, Roger Moore and Millicent Martin.

[--] VARIETY review of NBC COLOR SPECIAL #6
(17Aug1966 issue of "Weekly Variety," pg. 34)
Tele Follow-Up
London Palladium Show
"London Palladium" exited with a bang and some whimpers as comics Morecambe and Wise provided a few lively moments to a somewhat uneven hour. Roger More of "The Saint" was host, and aside from references to his role in the mystery series, Moore's main contribution was the kind of unfunny corny humor not generally identified with the other side of the Atlantic.
Morecambe and Wise offered a burlesque of the Julius Caesar funeral oration. They appeared in ancient Roman uniforms, and drew yocks aa they forgot lines and otherwise cavorted in distinctly un-Shakespearean fashion. The Bachelors provided some pleasant harmonies which ranged the musical spectrum to include a medley from the '20s among more modern selections.
Joe Brown was lively and original in a Lancashire toreador bit. Filling out the hour were singer-dancer Millicent Martin and "illusionists" Rita and Arno Van Bolen in a disappearing act.


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(no "Beat the Clock" segment)

Series regulars:
Millicent Martin (singer-dancer) (episodes 12.01 through 12.07)
The Tiller Girls (dance troupe)
The Paddy Stone Dancers
The Mike Sammes Singers
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra

12.01 [--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #1 (episode survives, possibly as b/w copy)
UK: 25-Sept-1966 ATV b/w
US: 26-May-1966 NBC color, Thurs. 7:30pm
starring
Lorne Greene (host), Roger Moore, Kathy Kirby, Roy Castle, Tommy Cooper,
Jean Claude (US listings), Derek Deene and Millicent Martin.

12.02 [--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #2 (b/w copy survives)
UK: 02-Oct-1966 ATV b/w
US: 03-June-1966 NBC color, Fri. 8:30pm
starring
Kate Smith (host), Tom Jones, Morecambe and Wise, Bob Monkhouse, The Clark Brothers and Millicent Martin

12.03 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
UK: 09-Oct-1966 ATV b/w, Sun 10:05 pm
(Note: Episode probably NOT shown on NBC)
starring
Cliff Richard (host)
The Shadows
Millicent Martin
Ray Fell
Mac Ronay
The Pusztai Troupe (springboard acrobats)
The Pamela Devis Dancers
The Paddy Stone Dancers
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra
The Mike Sammes Singers
Produced by Colin Clews

[--] 16-Oct-1966 (UK) - SECOMBE AND FRIENDS
Sun 8:25pm (ABC 7:55pm)
guests
Richard Burton
Peter Sellers
Spike Milligan
Ray Ellington
Stanley Baker
David Houston
Geraint Evand
Eric Rogers
Highlights:
Harry Secombe and Roy Castle spoof Laurel and Hardy.
Secombe, Sellers, Milligan and Ellington recreate a classic "Goon Show" routine.


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Friday 21 October 1966 - Aberfan Disaster, South Wales, 85 children killed in landslide at school
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12.04 [--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #4
UK: 23-Oct-1966 ATV b/w
US: 15-July-1966 NBC color, Fri. 8:30pm
starring
Hugh O'Brien (host), The Dallas Boys, Millicent Martin, Des O'Connor, Mike and Bernie Winters (US listings) and
The Gang Show (UK listings).

12.05 [--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #3
UK: 30-Oct-1966 ATV b/w Sun
US: 30-June-1966 NBC color, Thurs. 8:30pm
starring
Jonathan Winters (host), Frank Ifield, Michael Bentine, Millicent Martin, Neville King, Robert Harbin and Schaller Brothers.

12.06 [--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #5 (b/w copy survives)
UK: 06-Nov-1966 ATV b/w Sun
US: 31-July-1966 NBC color, Sunday 10pm
starring
Fess Parker (host, star of "Daniel Boone"),
Rudolf Nureyev & Svetlana Beriosova
Dickie Henderson
The Seekers
Dave Allen
The Browsky Twins (acrobatic dancers)

[--] 13-Nov-1966 (UK) - SECOMBE AND FRIENDS
Sun 8:25pm (ABC 10:05pm) [Times Archive- verified]
guests
Michael Bentine
Tony Hancock
Danny La Rue
Adele Leigh
Highlight:
A ballet spoof with Harry Secombe as Rudolf Nureyev and La Rue as Margot Fonteyn.

[--] 20-Nov-1966 ATV (UK) - London Palladium pre-empted (ITV showed Feature Films)

[--] 1966 The Royal Variety Show BBC #7 [not on BFI]
20-Nov-1966 Sun BBC1 (taped Monday 14-Nov-1966 at the London Palladium theatre).
Starring:
The Bachelors, the Bel Caron Trio, Sammy Davis Jr., Juliette Greco, Frankie Howerd, Jerry Lewis, Henry Mancini, Kenneth McKellar, Matt Monro, Morecambe and Wise, Nadia Nerina, Wayne Newton, Gene Pitney, The Seekers, Tommy Steele.
Note:
Scheduled guest Gilbert Becaud cancelled due to illness.


12.07 [--] London Palladium Show: NBC COLOR SPECIAL #6
UK: 27-Nov-1966 ATV b/w, Sun 8:25pm (ABC 10:05pm)
US: 12-Aug-1966 NBC color, Friday 8:30pm
starring
Roger Moore (host, star of "The Saint")
Morecambe and Wise
The Bachelors (Dublin vocal trio)
Joe Brown
Millicent Martin
Rita and Arno Van Bollen (illusionists)

[--] A ROYAL GALA
04-Dec-1966 ATV Sun 8:35-11:10pm (ABC 7:55pm)
comperes: Eamonn Andrews, Bernard Braden, and David Frost.
featuring
Dave Allen, Michael Bentine, the Beverly Sisters, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Hughie Green, Frank Ifield, Michael Miles,
Bob Monkhouse, Morecambe and Wise, Peter Murray, David Nixon, Ted Rogers, Cliff Richard, Sandie Shaw, Jackie Trent, and Frankie Vaughan.
Jimmy Logan & Una McLean appear in a segment from Scotland.
Plus, cast members from ITV's "Coronation Street," "The Power Game" and "Emergency Ward 10."


12.08 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
11-Dec-1966 ATV b/w Sun 8:25pm
starring
Ray Fell (host)
Max Bygraves
Nina and Frederik (Danish singers Nina and Frederik van Pallandt)
The Three Monarchs
Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band

[--] KELVIN HALL CIRCUS
18Dec66 ATV Sun 8:25pm (ABC & STV 10:05pm)

[--] SECOMBE, FRIENDS AND RELATIONS (90 min Christmas Special)
25-Dec-1966 ATV Sun 7:25-8:55pm
starring
Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine, Dora Bryan, Patrick Wymark and Acker Bilk.
(and possibly Kenny Ball, George Chisholm, Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth, with Jack Parnell and his Orchestra.)


12.09 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
01-Jan-1967 ATV b/w Sun 8:25pm (ABC, STV & Ulster 10:05pm)
starring
Des O'Connor
Roy Orbison
The Rockin' Berries
Los Platos

12.10 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
08-Jan-1967 ATV b/w Sun 8:25pm (ABC 10:05pm)
starring
Robert Morley (host)
Rich Little (impressionist)
Rita Pavone (Italian singer)
The Bitter End Singers (American folk group)
also appearing?
Des O'Connor
Rudy Cardenas
Jaume (Giacomo) Aragall (imdb)

12.11 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
15-Jan-1967 ATV b/w
starring
Andy Stewart
as the Top of the Bill
The New Vaudeville Band
The Castors (imdb: The Coasters)
The Clark Brothers (imdb)
Jackie Trent (imdb)
series regulars:
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra
The Mike Sammes Singers

12.12 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
22-Jan-1967 ATV b/w Sun., 8:35 p.m.
Producer: Albert Locke
Director: Dicky Leeman
Host: Dave Allen
starring
The Rolling Stones
Shani Wallis
Peter Goodright
Jack Douglas & Jack Haig
The Camenas
series regulars:
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra
The Mike Sammes Singers
Highlights
The Rolling Stones (live vocals to pre-recorded backing track) perform "Connection," "Ruby Tuesday," "It's All Over Now" and "Let's Spend The Night Together."
Jack Douglas and Jack Haig perform a Batman sketch.
Note:
The Rolling Stones caused controversy by refusing to appear on the revolving stage at the end of this show.

VARIETY review (01Feb1967 issue of "Weekly Variety," pg. 50)
Foreign TV Reviews
THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW
ATV Network, from London
Producer: Albert Locke
Director: Dicky Leeman
60 Mins. Sun., 8:35 p.m.
With Dave Allen, The Rolling Stones, Shani Wallis, The Carmenas, Jack Douglas & Jack Haig, Peter Goodright, Jack Parnell Orch.
First-timing as emcee for ATV's high rated vaude show, which has been having host trouble of late, Dave Allen was somewhat short on the necessary effusive bonhomie for the role, and his vein of sly, throwaway gagging on Irish themes needs a more intimate format to score. Allen, who has come to the fore via BBC-I's "Val Doonican Show" and has currently nabbed a top London nitery stint, is one of the most appealing comics to have emerged in recent years. But although he varied the typical blarney with some expected topical gags, he looked pretty uncomfortable, and his six-week assignment may be uneasy, though he should gain in familiarity as he progresses.
Months mostly watered at the expectancy of the Rolling Stones, who topped the bill for the first time and rather churlishly refused to join in the time-honoured finale, when all acts go on a revolving stage and wave farewell.
Their act certainly lost something in this staid venue, though Mick Jagger cavorted to the point of dislocation and the repertoire, including their click "Let's Spend the Night Together," was predictable.
Shani Wallis, just cast as Nancy in the upcoming "Oliver" film, was a surprise guest, and scored in belting style in a couple of numbers, though her feminine appeal was somewhat diminished by a hair style heavily influenced by a bathing cap. Comedy came from Jack Douglas and Jack Haig, in a Batman skit that never took flight, and Peter Goodright, with easy applause for his impersonations of three TV raves.
Outstanding acrobatics were provided by the Carmenas, with the distaffer of the duo twirling atop her partner's head to agile effect. Other credits were as usual, and reliable, and the formula, though restricting, shows no signs of change, maybe because it's hard to know how to meddle with it.
(reviewer: Orta)

12.13 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
29-Jan-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Dave Allen
starring
Max Bygraves
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen (perform "Rosie")
Julie Rogers
Daniel Remy

12.14 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
05-Feb-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Dave Allen
starring
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
Dickie Valentine (cancelled due to illness?)
Will Gaines

12.15 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
12-Feb-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Dave Allen
starring
Tom Jones (imdb)
Trini Lopez
Bob Monkhouse
Terry Scott
Françoise Hardy
Edmund Hockridge

12.16 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
19-Feb-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Dave Allen
starring
Dusty Springfield
(sings "You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me" + receives 4 awards)
Paul and Barry Ryan
Johnny Hackett
Gipsy

12.17 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
26-Feb-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Dave Allen
starring
Matt Monro
The Barron Knights
Sølvi Wang
The Feller Boys

12.18 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (excerpts survive)
05-Mar-1967 ATV b/w
Credits:
Choreographer: Pamela Davis
Special Material by Eric Merriman
Designer: Eric Shedden
Produced by Albert Locke
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
Paul Anka
The Kaye Sisters
Mike Yarwood
The Alfredos
Peret (Spanish pop singer)
Note:
Excerpts from this episode, recorded on an Ex-Sony V32 domestic VTR, were recovered in 2008.

12.19 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
12-Mar-1967 ATV b/w London 8:25pm (ABC 10.5pm)
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
Françoise Hardy
Edmund Hockridge
Trini López
Terry Scott

12.20 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
19-Mar-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
Shirley Bassey
Jaume (Giacomo) Aragall
Johnny Hart
Dev Shaun
Silvan (imdb)

[--] THE HEART OF SHOW BUSINESS (Special)
26-Mar-1967 ITV 7:55-10pm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1169937/


12.21 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (excerpts survive)
02-Apr-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
Engelbert Humperdinck
The Walker Brothers
Ted Rogers
Silvan
Note:
Excerpts from this episode, recorded on an Ex-Sony V32 domestic VTR, were recovered in 2008. But the complete programme is lost.

12.22 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (excerpts survive)
9-Apr-1967 ATV b/w Sun 8:25pm (ABC 10:05pm)
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
The Bachelors
Freddie and The Dreamers
Chris Kirby
Mireille Mathieu
Henny Youngman
John Buckingham (imdb)
Note:
One or more sequences exist from a recording on a domestic video format (e.g. Ex-Sony V32, Philips 1500), but the complete programme is lost.

12.23 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (excerpts survive)
16-Apr-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
Roy Budd
Frank Ifield
Mireille Mathieu
Mike Newman
The New Vaudeville Band (imdb)
Note:
One or more sequences exist from a recording on a domestic video format (e.g. Ex-Sony V32, Philips 1500), but the complete programme is lost.

12.24 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
23-Apr-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
Ted Rodgers
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra
The Mike Sammes Singers

12.26 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (excerpts survive)
30-Apr-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
Frankie Avalon
Sølvi Wang
Shaw Taylor
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
Hope and Keen (imdb) (Mike Hope & Albie Keen)
Note:
One or more sequences exist from a recording on a domestic video format (e.g. Ex-Sony V32, Philips 1500), but the complete programme is lost.

12.27 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
07-May-1967 ATV b/w Sun 10:05pm
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
The Seekers
Lonnie Donegan
Mike Yarwood
Johnny Hart
The London Palladium Dancers
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra
Michael Sammes Singers

12.28 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
14-May-1967 ATV b/w
starring
Jack Benny (host)
Dusty Springfield
Vince Hill
The Elwardos
Max Bygraves
Audience bow: Mary Livingston (Jack Benny's wife)
also appearing?
Kiki Dee (not mentioned in Variety magazine review)

[--] VARIETY review of episode 12.28
(24May1967 issue of "Weekly Variety," pg. 38)
Foreign TV Reviews
"London Palladium Show"
Making his first British TV appearance in 12 years, Jack Benny took over this segment of ATV's long lived vaude show and turned it into a showcase for his typical spaced-out comedy causerie. He assumed the emcee chore for the occasion, and climaxed the hour with his own act. Result was a reminder of Benny's mastery of the indignant stare and the pained shrug, and his routine evoked not only plenty yocks but the nostalgia that accompanies long showbiz experience, a sentimental aura he shares with such greats as Chevalier and Dietrich.
There was much jocular reminiscence. Benny claimed that he'd given up movies because Rochester stole his scenes and the last straw was that they were to make a biog of Louis Armstrong. He paid tribute to Mary Livingston for enduring him, and she took a bow from the audience. And he recalled the review of his violin-playing that: said "Like Heifetz, Benny plays it under his chin."
Vince Hill, an up-and-coming British balladeer, provided a couple of numbers with pleasing authority, and then went into a crosstalk routine with Benny, moving from idolatry to criticism of Benny's slow delivery. Dusty Springfield was in top form with her latest waxing, and nimble and nippy acrobatics came from the Elwardos.
Unexpectedly guesting, Max Bygraves came on stage to spoil the punch-line of a long Benny gag by telling one of his own. And the star brought out his fiddle for the closing section, going through the intricate "Bee" set-piece with nonchalance and dexterity. Briskly produced by Albert Locke, the segment was well above the recent standard of this hidebound skein, which demands such a commanding central personality as Benny and hasn't been able to find one since Bruce Forsyth.
(reviewer: Orta)


[--] SECOMBE AND FRIENDS
21-May-1967 ATV
Harry Secombe's 1st special for 1967
guests
Bruce Forsyth
Dickie Henderson
Patricia Kern
Bernard Miles


12.29 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (excerpts survive)
28-May-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
Cilla Black (singing "What Good Am I?")
Dickie Valentine
Ray Fell
Erroll Garner
Note:
One or more sequences exist from a recording on a domestic video format (e.g. Ex-Sony V32, Philips 1500), but the complete programme is lost.

12.30 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
04-June-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
Tommy Cooper
Al Read
Yvonne Michel and Erik
Peter Nero

12.31 [--] THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW (missing)
11-June-1967 ATV b/w
Host: Bob Monkhouse
starring
The Tremeloes
Ivor Emmanuel
The Mike Sammes Singers

[--] SECOMBE AND FRIENDS
18-June-1967 ATV (Border 8:25pm, STV & Ulster 10:05pm)
Harry Secombe's 2nd special for 1967
guests
Shirley Bassey
Dudley Moore
Jimmy Tarbuck

The Blackpool Show (Summer 1967)

 ABC Weekend Television Production

 Host  Dickie Henderson

Series regulars:
Blackpool Show Dancers
Tanya the Baby Elephant

[--] THE BLACKPOOL SHOW 
25-June-1967 ABC-TV (UK) Sun 10.05pm (also ATV)
presenter: Dickie Henderson
starring
Mike Newman
Patsy Ann (Trisha) Noble
Mel Tormé

[--] THE BLACKPOOL SHOW
02-July-1967 ABC-TV (UK) Sun 10:05-11:05pm (also ATV)
starring
Frank Ifield
The Beverley Sisters
Fred Roby

[--] The Blackpool Show 
09-July-1967 ABC-TV (UK)
starring
Nancy Wilson
Bob Monkhouse
Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen
Johnny Hart

[--] The Blackpool Show
16-July-1967 ABC-TV (UK) Sun 10:05pm
presenter: Dickie Henderson
starring
Norm Crosby
Dusty Springfield
Arthur Worsley
The Clarke Brothers

[--] The Blackpool Show
23-July-1967 ABC-TV (UK) Sun 10:05pm
starring
Frankie Howerd
Anita Harris
The Rockin' Berries
Hope and Keen (Mike Hope and Albie Keen)

[--] The Blackpool Show
30-July-1967 ABC-TV (UK) Sun 10:05pm (also STV, Border & Ulster)
starring
The Shadows
Julie Rogers
Les Dawson
Chris Kirby

[--] The Blackpool Show 
6-Aug-1967 ABC-TV (UK) Sun 10:05pm (also STV, Border & Ulster)
presenter: Dickie Henderson
starring
Cilla Black
Jimmy Logan
Frank Sinatra Jr.

[--] The Blackpool Show
13-Aug-1967 ABC-TV (UK) Sun 10:05pm (also STV, Border & Ulster)
presenter: Dickie Henderson
starring
Les Dawson
Frankie Vaughan
The New Faces

The Bruce Forsyth Show (Summer 1967)
ABC-TV (UK) Sun 10:05pm

2.01 [--] The Bruce Forsyth Show
20-Aug-1967 ABC-TV (UK) 10:05-11:05pm
guests
Tommy Cooper
Adele Leigh

2.02 [--] The Bruce Forsyth Show
27-Aug-1967 ABC-TV (UK) 10:05-11:05pm
guests
Harry Secombe
Julie Rogers

2.03 [--] The Bruce Forsyth Show
03-Sep-1967 ABC-TV (UK) 10:05-11:05pm
guests
Jimmy Logan
The Kaye Sisters

2.04 [--] The Bruce Forsyth Show
10-Sep-1967 ABC-TV (UK) 10:05-11:05pm
guests
Dudley Moore (piano duel with Forsyth)
Anita Harris

2.05 [--] The Bruce Forsyth Show
17-Sep-1967 ABC-TV (UK) 10:05-11:05pm
guests
Roy Castle
Edmund Hockridge

2.06 [--] The Bruce Forsyth Show
24-Sep-1967 ABC-TV (UK) 10:05-11:05pm
guests
Engelbert Humperdinck
The King Brothers


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