CTVA UK - "Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show" (ATV-ITC/NBC)(Summer 1970 & 1971)

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 Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show (60 min)(NBC)(1959-63)

Kraft Music Hall:
The Des O'Conner Show
(Summer 1970 & 1971)

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KRAFT MUSIC HALL: THE DES O'CONNOR SHOW
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ATV-ITC Production (Lew Grade)
Taped at Elstree Studios, London, UK
for
NBC
Executive Producer: Mort Lachman
Producers: Albert Locke (1970), Alan Tarrant (1971)
Directors: Bill Hitchcock (1970), John Scoffield (1971)

US: NBC (Wednesdays 9:00-10:00PM EST) (20May70-02Sep70)
UK: ATV /ITV network Saturdays (times vary)(09May70-08Aug70)

US: NBC (Wednesdays 9:00-10:00PM EST) (02Jun71-1Sep71)
UK: ATV /ITV network Saturdays (times vary) (26Jun71-25Sep71)

UK/US Music Variety Series Summer 1970 & Summer 1971  28 episodes x 1hr
plus 2 Burt Bacherach Specials in season 1

Host Des O'Connor

Regulars:  (Season 1 Summer 1970)
Jack Douglas
Jim Couton and his dog Rex

The MacGregor Brothers ?

Regulars: (Season 2 Summer 1971)
Connie Stevens
Dom DeLuise
Charlie Callas
Joe Baker
Jack Douglas

Patrick Newell ??

Featured:
The Jack Parnell Orchestra
The Mike Sammes Singers
The Paddy Stone Dancers


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US: NBC (Wednesdays 9:00-10:00PM EST) (20May70-02Sep70)
UK: ATV /ITV network Saturdays (times vary)(09May70-08Aug70)

Producer: Albert Locke (1970)  / Director: Bill Hitchcock (1970)

[01]Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
20May1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Liberace
Elke Sommer
Robert Morse
Teresa Graves

*Taped in London.

[02] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
27May1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Dyan Cannon
Gene Barry
Dusty Springfield
Terry-Thomas

*Taped in London.

[03] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
03Jun1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Dan Blocker
Jo Anne Worley
Mireille Mathieu

Summary:
Des O'Connor greets Dan Blocker of "Bonanza", Jo Anne Worley of "Laugh-In" and French singer Mireille Mathieu.
Also appearing is comedy writer Jack Douglas, the MacGregory Brothers and Jim Couton and his dog Rex.
Des and company do a spoof on filmmaking.
Highlights:
Des sings "Something", "This Guy's In Love With You", "One of Those Songs" and "Anytime".
Jo-Anne performs "Hungry".
Mireille sings "I Live For You" and "When You Return".
Des and Mireille duet with "Boom", "My Heart Sings" and "The Last Waltz".
Des and Dan perform "I'll Larn Ya".
*Taped in London.

[04] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
10Jun1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Carol Lawrence
Bob Denver
Val Doonican

*Taped in London.

[05] Kraft Music Hall:
Burt Bacherach Special I
17Jun1970 NBC Wed
Host Burt Bacharach
Guests
Dionne Warwick
Joel Grey
Sacha Distel


[06] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
24Jun1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Martha Raye
Phil Harris
Sandie Shaw

Summary:
Martha Raye, Phil Harris and British singer Sandie Shaw join Des in London.
Phil and Des cut loose in a haunted castle.
Des and series regular Jack Douglas spoof crime flicks.
Regulars include the MacGregory Brothers and Jim Couton and his dog Rex.
Highlights:
Phil sings "Gentle on My Mind".
Martha does "Watch the Birdie".
Des sings "Something", "That Old Feeling", "Anytime" and "UFOing".
Sandie sings "Wight is Wight".
Phil and Martha do "You Say the Nicest Things"
Des and Phil duet with "Chesapeake Bay".

[07] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
01Jul1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Julie London
Terry-Thomas
Jo Anne Worley


[08] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
08Jul1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Sid Caesar
Edie Adams
Matt Monro


[09] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
15Jul1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Vikki Carr
George Gobel
Roy Hudd


[10] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
22Jul1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
George Kirby
Arte Johnson
Clodagh Rodgers
Raphael


[11] Music Hall: 
Burt Bacherach Special II
29Jul1970 NBC Wed
Host Burt Bacharach
Guests
Juliet Prowse
Dusty Springfield
Mireille Mathieu

Summary:
Burt Bacharach is the performing host featuring British singer Dusty Springfield, singer-dancer-actress
Juliet Prowse and French singer Mireille Mathieu.
Burt's Oscar-winning "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" is showcased in a film clip from "Butch Cassidy
and the Sundance Kid".
Highlights:
Burt, singers and Orchestra perform "Always Something There to Remind Me", "Alfie" and a medley of Bacharach hits.
Dusty sings "Knowing When to Leave".
Mireille sings "I'm Coming Home".
Burt and Dusty duet with "A House is Not a Home".
Juliet performs "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?"
All join in for a Beatles medley.

[12] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
05Aug1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Bobby Vinton
Sacha Distel
Britt Eklund
Harry Secombe
Jack Douglas

Summary:
Des offers an international flavor with Swedish actress Britt Eklund, British actor-comic Harry Secombe,
French singer-guitarist Sacha Distel and American singer Bobby Vinton.
Sketches with Britt and Des as lovers who are being interrupted.
Britt, Harry and Des in a puppet show.
Highlights:
Des sings "The Nearness of You" and "Quiet Night of Quiet Stars".
Sacha performs "It Can Happen to You".
Bobby sings "No Arms Can Ever Hold You".
Harry performs "Catari".

[13] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
12Aug1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Jimmie Rodgers
Connie Stevens
 (became a regular guest in season 2)
Jimmy Edwards


[14] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
19Aug1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Al Martino
Phyllis Diller
Mireille Mathieu
Lonnie Donegan

Summary:
Phyllis and Des are caught in a hotel room by a jealous husband.
A spoof of ancient Rome.
Highlights:
Al sings "My Way".
Des sings "With These Hands" and "For Once in My Life".
Mirielle sings "Can Butterflies Cry?"
Des and Lonnie duet with "After Taxes".
Des and Al sing "Careless Hands".
Des and Mirielle duet with "Loneliness".

[15] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
26Aug1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Phil Silvers
Kaye Stevens


[16] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
(Last episode of Season 1).
02Sep1970 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Dana Valery
Val Doonican
Roy Castle


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US: NBC (Wednesdays 9:00-10:00PM EST) (02Jun71-1Sep71)
UK: ATV /ITV network Saturdays (times vary) (26Jun71-25Sep71)
Producer Alan Tarrant (1971) / Director John Scoffield (1971)

2.01 [17] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
02Jun1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Jack Benny
Connie Stevens
Jack D. Douglas
The New Faces

2.02 [18] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
09Jun1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Jack Benny
Connie Stevens
Jack D. Douglas

2.03 [19] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
16Jun1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Dom DeLuise
Connie Stevens
Jack D. Douglas

2.04 [20] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
23Jun1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Dom DeLuise
Connie Stevens
Jack D. Douglas
Summary:
In the second of four consecutive guest stints the comedy routines included are:
Dom shows off his "rigorous" diet and conditioning program.
In a continuing routine, Des and Jack play battling drunken nannies.
Des ribs the romantic stories in women's magazines.
Highlights:
Songs included are "Everybody's Talkin'", "To Be the One You Love", "Green Green Gtrass of Home",
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", "Anytime" and "Girl Talk".

2.05 [21] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
30Jun1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Dom DeLuise
Connie Stevens
Jack D. Douglas
Summary:
Dom as a nervous banker doing his first TV commercial as a wisecracking psychiatris being interviewed by Des.
Jack shows Des the finer points of karate.
Highlights:
Des sings "Me and My Shadow", "When Joanna Loved Me", "The Song of My Life", "My Cup Runneth Over",
"To Be the On You Love" and "Anytime".
Connie sings "Stoney End".
Connie and Des duet with "It's a Nice Face".

2.06 [22] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
07Jul1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Dom DeLuise
Connie Stevens
Jack D. Douglas
Special guest star
British TV star John Le Mesurier
Summary:
Dom as a policeman trying to arrest Connie for littering.
Des plays a little boy asking his father (John) about the birds and the bees.
Des plays a jungle explorer being interviewed by Dom.
Highlights:
Des sings "Tennessee Birdwalk", "Dreams", "The One I Love", "You'll Never Know", "I Thin of You",
"Unchained Melody", "Rambling Rose" and "Anytime".
Connie sings "For Once in My Life" and "Pocketful of Keys".
Des and Connie duet with "Back in the Old Routine".

2.07 [23] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
14Jul1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Phyllis Diller
Connie Stevens

2.08 [24] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
21Jul1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Charlie Callas
Connie Stevens
Joe Baker
Summary:
Charlie Callas mimics Cary Grant, Sammy Davis Jr., Walter Brennan and Sophia Loren.
Des and British comic Joe Baker play Laurel and Hardy.
Highlights:
Des sings "That's Why I Love Her", "To Be the One You Love", "Knock Three Times" and a medley of
"In My World of Dreams", "Once in a While" and "Unforgettable".
Connie sings "Another Hundred People".

2.09 [25] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
28Jul1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Charlie Callas
Connie Stevens
Jack D. Douglas
Joe Baker
Summary:
Charlie, Des and Joe do a prisoner-of-war sketch.
Charlie does a take-off on filmworld gangster deaths.
Highlights:
Des sings "When You're Smiling", "Let There Be Love", "Nola", "The Good Life" and medley of "World of Dreams",
"Don't Blame Me", "I'll See You In My Dreams" and "Dream".
Connie sings "Hands off the Man".

2.10 [26] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
04Aug1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Charlie Callas
Connie Stevens
Jack D. Douglas
Joe Baker
Summary:
Charlie as a ticket-happy cop confronting Laurel and Hardy (Des and Joe).
Des and Connie as a couple trying to fire their overbearing maid.
Highlights:
Des sings "King of the Road", "Young and Foolish", "Unchain My Heart" and a medley of "In My World of Dreams",
"Cuddle Up A Little Closer" and "I'm Confessin'".

2.11 [27] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
11Aug1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Charlie Callas
Connie Stevens
Jack D. Douglas
Summary:
Charlie plays an old bullfighter being interviewed by talk-show host Des.
Charlie mimics different types of honeymooners.
Highlights:
Des sings "Let There Be Love" and a medley of "World of Dreams", "But Beautiful" and "It's Easy to Remember".
Connie sings "The Banner Man".

2.12 [28] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
18Aug1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Charlie Callas
Connie Stevens
Joe Baker
Highlights:
Des sings "Hey, Baby", "I Must Go Home Tonight", "When You're Hot, You're Hot" and "If I Ruled the World".
Connie sings "Someone Who Cares".

2.13 [29] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
25Aug1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Buddy Greco
Connie Stevens 
Joe Baker
Jack Douglas
Summary:
Des and Connie are a couple celebrating their 10th anniversary with a fight.
Jack is a pesky sleep-shop salesman.
Highlights:
Des sings "If I Ruled the World", and a medley of "World of Dreams", "Somebody Else is Taking My Place",
"There Goes My Heart" and "Dream".
Buddy and the Dancers do "MacArthur Park".
Des, Connie and Buddy perform "Proud Mary"
Connie sings "I Feel the Earth Move".

2.14 [30] Kraft Music Hall: The Des O'Connor Show
 (Final show of the series).
01Sep1971 NBC Wed
Host Des O'Connor
Guests
Terry-Thomas
Keith Michell

Connie Steven
Summary:
Keith Michell (currently starring in "The Six Wives of Henry VIII") and comic Terry-Thomas join Des and Connie in London.
Keith gives Des a few pointers on Shakespearean acting.
Terry offers his version of the American Revolution.
Highlights:
Keith sings "Let's Walk By the Sea".
Terry does "It Could Have Been So Pleasant" and "The Night I Appeared as Macbeth".
Des sings "Try a Little Kindness", "Misty", "You've Got Your Troubles" and a medley of "In My World of Dreams",
"Say It Isn't So" and "It Had to Be You".
Connie sings "L.A. Breakdown".
 
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