CTVA UK - "Piccadilly Palace" (ATV-ITC/ABC)(Summer 1967)

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Piccadilly Palace
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with contributions by: Tom Alger
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PICCADILLY PALACE
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ATV-ITC
ATV Colour production (Associated Television) (Taped at taped at London's Piccadilly Palace)
Distributed world wide by Incorporated Television Company (ITC) (Lew Grade)
for
ABC (Saturdays 9.30-10:30pm ET) (20May67-11Sep67)
Produced by Colin Clews
Directed by Philip Casson
writers Sid Green and Dick Hills (M&W comedy sketches)

US Music Variety Comedy series Summer 1967 13 episodes x 60 min
A summer replacement for ABC's "The Hollywood Palace",

Starring:
Millicent Martin (British Singer/Actress/Comedienne) (host in later episodes)
 Morecambe & Wise (Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise)(British comic duo)

Other Regulars:
The Paddy Stone Dancers
The Mike Sammes Singers
The Jack Parnell Orchestra

The Morecambe and Wise sketches were extracted from their series - "The Morecambe & Wise Show" (ATV-ITV)

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ABC (Saturdays 9.30-10:30pm ET) (20May67-11Sep67)

1.1 [--] Piccadilly Palace:
20-May-1967 ABC Sat
Guest Stars:
The Dave Clark Five (British Pop Group)
Cliff Richard (British Pop Singer)
Regulars:
Morecambe & Wise, Millicent Martin
Music:
--Dave Clark Five - "You've Got What It Takes" and "Georgia"
--Cliff Richard - "It's All Over" and "In the Country"
--Millicent Martin - "Granada" (with dancers)
Morecambe and Wise comedy sketches:
--"Peter and the Wolf" interpretation
--"East Side Story" (a parody of Hollywood musical comedies)

1.2 [--] Piccadilly Palace:
27-May-1967
Guest Stars:
Tom Jones
The Hollies (British Pop Group)
Regulars:
Morecambe & Wise, Millicent Martin
Music:
--The Hollies - "On a Carousel" & "Stop, Stop, Stop"
--Tom Jones - "That Old Black Magic" and "Detroit City"
--Millicent Martin - "Fever" and "Eleanor Rigby"
Morecambe and Wise comedy sketches:
--A pie throwing demonstration
--The problems of the nearsighted

1.3 [--] Piccadilly Palace:
03-Jun-1967 ABC Sat
Guest Stars:
Bobby Rydell
The Small Faces
(British Pop Group)
Regulars:
Morecambe & Wise, Millicent Martin
Music:
--The Small Faces - "I Can't Make It" & "All or Nothing"
--Bobby Rydell - "The Impossible Dream" & "The Joker"
--Millicent Martin - "The Day the Circus Left Town" (with the Paddy Stone Dancers)
Morecambe and Wise comedy sketches:
--A parody of Adagio dancers
--A spoof of soap operas

[--] 10-Jun-1967 - postponed see #7 (15-Jul-1967)


1.4 [--] Piccadilly Palace:
17-Jun-1967 ABC Sat
Guest Stars:
Jimmie Rodgers
Freddie and the Dreamers
(British Pop Group)
Regulars:
Morecambe & Wise, Millicent Martin
Music:
--Freddie and the Dreamers - "Brown and Porter's"
--Jimmie Rodgers - "The Lonesome Road" & "I'll Say Goodbye"
--Millicent Martin - "The Shadow of Your Smile"
--Entire cast - Western medley: "Wagon Wheels," "Ol Faithful" and "On Top of Old Smokey"
Morecambe and Wise comedy sketches:
--A pantomime table tennis game (with series' writers Sid Green and Dick Hills)

1.5 [--] Piccadilly Palace:
24-Jun-1967 ABC Sat
Guest Stars:
Bobby Vinton
Georgie Fame
(British Pop Singer)
Regulars:
Morecambe & Wise, Millicent Martin
Music:
--Georgie Fame - "Sweet Thing" & "Funny How Time Slips Away"
--Bobby Vinton - "Mr. Lonely," "To Life" and "Sunrise, Sunset"
--Millicent Martin - "You're Gonna Hear from Me"
Morecambe and Wise comedy sketches:
--An Arabian sheik's first impressions of London.
--A parody of pop singing groups (with the show's writers)

1.6 [--] Piccadilly Palace:
01-Jul-1967 ABC Sat
George Maharis
Manfred Mann
(British Pop Group)
Regulars:
Morecambe & Wise, Millicent Martin
Music:
--George Maharis - "Baby Has Gone Bye-Bye" & "All Right, OK, You Win"
--Manfred Mann - "Ha Ha, Said the Clown" & "Just Like a Woman"
--Millicent Martin - "Singin' in the Rain" & "Make It Easy on Yourself"
Morecambe and Wise comedy sketches:
--The duo play figures on a Greek vase
--A look at English village life

[--] 08-Jul-1967 - probably pre-empted for football game.

1.7 [--] Piccadilly Palace:
15-Jul-1967 ABC Sat
Guest Stars:
Frankie Avalon
The New Vaudeville Band
(British Pop Group)
Regulars:
Morecambe & Wise, Millicent Martin
Music:
--Frankie Avalon - "I Could Write a Book" & "What Is This Thing Called Love?"
--The New Vaudeville Band - "If I Had a Talking Picture of You" and "Finchley Central"
--Millicent Martin - "Window Wishin'"
Morecambe and Wise comedy sketches:
--A version of Grieg's Concerto in A Minor
--Impressions of Samson and Delilah, Julius Caesar
Note: Originally scheduled to air June 10, 1967.

1.8 [--] Piccadilly Palace:
22-Jul-1967 ABC Sat
Guest Stars:
Tommy Leonetti
The Moody Blues
(British Pop Group)
Regulars:
Morecambe & Wise, Millicent Martin
Music:
--The Moody Blues - "Fly Me High" & "Really Haven't Got the Time"
--Tommy Leonetti - "Once Upon A Time" and "This is the Life"
--Millicent Martin - "Light Another Cigarette"
Morecambe and Wise comedy sketches:
--A look at Hollywood westerns and musicals

1.9 [--] Piccadilly Palace:
29-Jul-1967 ABC Sat
Guest Stars:
Engelbert Humperdinck
The Kinks
(British Pop Group)
Regulars:
Morecambe & Wise, Millicent Martin
Music:
--The Kinks - "Dandy" & "Well-Respected Man"
--Engelbert Humperdinck - "Release Me" and "Country Girl"
--Millicent Martin - "Call Me"
Morecambe and Wise comedy sketches:
--The duo takes a flight in a model airplane
--A ventriloquist act

1.10 [--] Piccadilly Palace:
05-Aug-1967 ABC Sat
Guest Stars
Gene Pitney
Eric Burdon & the Animals
(British Pop Group)
Regulars:
Morecambe & Wise, Millicent Martin
Music
--Eric Burdon & the Animals - "When I Was Young" & "Good Times"
--Gene Pitney - "Town without Pity" & "On the Street Where You Live"
--Millicent Martin - "Something Missing Now"
--Millicent Martin (and the Paddy Stone Dancers) - "Running Wild"
Morecambe and Wise comedy:
--Gladys Whitred joins the comedy team for a selection of arias.
--Millicent Matin does an apache dance with Morecambe and Wise

1.11 [--] Piccadilly Palace:
12-Aug-1967 ABC Sat
Guest Stars:
Peter Nero (pianist)
The Tremeloes (British Pop Group)
Regulars:
Morecambe & Wise, Millicent Martin
Music:
--Peter Nero (pianist) - "A Walk in the Black Forest" & "Variations on a Theme"
--The Tremeloes - "Silence Is Golden" & "Here Comes My Baby"
--Millicent Martin - "How Insensitive" & "Coronet Man"
Comedy sketches:
--Morecambe & Wise parody silent films
--Eric Morecambe joins Peter Nero for a piano duet.

1.x [--] Piccadilly Palace:
19-Aug-1967 ABC Sat
(no details)
Note: Millicent Martin takes over as host on Aug 19 or 26.

1.x [--] Piccadilly Palace:
26-Aug-1967 ABC Sat
Guest Cast:
Vikki Carr
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (British pop group)
John Bird
Music:
--Vikki Carr - "It Must Be Him"
--Vikki Carr and Millicent Martin - "Surrey with the Fringe on Top"
--Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tish - "OK" & "If I Were a Carpenter"
--Millicent Martin - "Nursery Rhymes (with the Paddy Stone Dancers)
Comedy:
John Bird (comedian) and Millicent Martin take a look at British Cabinet meetings.

1.x [--] Piccadilly Palace:
02-Sep-1967 ABC Sat
Host: Millicent Martin
Guest Stars:
Bruce Forsythe
Frank Ifield

Music:
--Millicent Martin - "If You Go Away"
--Frank Ifield - "You Came Along Out of Nowhere"
--Frank Ifield - "Love Song of the Waterfall"
Comedy:
Comedian Bruce Forsythe and Millicent Martin appear in a hunting skit.

1.x [--] Piccadilly Palace: (final show)
09-Sep-1967 ABC Sat
Host: Millicent Martin
Guest Stars:
Dudley Moore
Topol
Bruce Forsythe

Music:
Millicent Martin - "A Man and a Woman"
Topol - "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Jerusalem, Jerusalem"
Entire cast - "Get Me to the Church on Time"
Comedy:
Dudley Moore and Bruce Forsythe talk about the evils of tobacco.

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