CTVA UK - "Showtime (US)/ The Big Show" (UK) (ATV-ITC/CBS)(Summer 1968)

CTVA - US Music Variety    -   CTVA - UK
Spotlight (ATV-ITC/ CBS)(Summer 1967) (4Jul67-29Aug67) (taped in the UK)
Summer Replacement for "The Red Skelton Show"
Showtime (US title) / The Big Show (UK title) (ATV-ITC/ CBS)(Summer 1968) (11Jun68-17Sep68) (taped in the UK)
Summer Replacement for "The Red Skelton Show"
The Red Skelton Show (NBC/CBS) (1951-71) starring Red Skelton

Showtime (US title) (Summer 1968)
aka The Big Show (UK title) (Summer 1968)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
 
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SHOWTIME
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ATV-ITC Production
VanBernard Productions, Inc. (they also produced "The Red Skelton Show")
Taped at Elstree Studios, London, UK
for
CBS (Tuesdays 8:30-9:30pm ET) (11Jun68-17Sep68)

US/UK Music Variety Series Summer 1968 12 episodes x 60 min

In the UK episodes were broadcast as "The Big Show"

Guest Hosts & Guest Stars (No Regular Host or Stars)

Featured Regulars:
The London Line (dancers)
The Mike Sammes Singers
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra

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CBS Tuesdays 8:30-9:30pm Eastern (11Jun68-17Sep68)
Summer Replacement for The Red Skelton Show

[01] Showtime
11Jun1968 CBS Tue
From London
Shelley Berman is the guest host.
with
vocalist Shirley Bassey
singer Matt Monro
comedy team Hope and Keene
Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.

 
[--] THE BIG SHOW [UK title]
28Apr68 ATV London Sun 8:25-9:25pm (ABC 10:05pm)
Starring:
Shelley Bierman, Shirley Bassey
Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band

 
[02] Showtime
18Jun1968 CBS Tue [rerun 17Sep68]
From London
Liberace is the guest host.
with
vocalist Marian Montgomery
comedian Dave King 
folksingers Nina and Frederick.
comedian Professor Stanley Unwin
equilibrists The Trio Moi
pantomime act Les Farfardets
*NOTE: Folksinger Nina refers to model-singer-actress Baroness Nina Van Pallandt.

 [--] THE BIG SHOW [UK title]
09Jun68 ATV London Sun 8:25-9:25pm
Starring: Liberace
 
[03] Showtime
25Jun1968 CBS Tue
Eddy Arnold is the guest host
with
comedy song-and-dance man Roy Castle
comic juggler-dancer Derek Dene
comedian Jimmy Edwards
Freddie and the Dreamers
vocalists Susan Lane, Janie Marden and Susan Maughan.

[--] THE BIG SHOW [UK title]
26May68 ATV London Sun 8:25-9:25pm
Starring:
Roy Castle, Derek Dene, Jimmy Edwards, Freddie and the Dreamers,
Susan Lane, Janie Marden, Susan Maughan

[04] Showtime
02Jul1968 CBS Tue
Frank Fontaine is the guest host
with
The Four Freshmen
vocalist Kathy Kirby
Gypsy guitarist Manitas De Plata

[05] Showtime
09Jul1968 CBS Tue
From London
Terry-Thomas is the guest host
with
ballet star Rudolf Nureyev
Viennese ballerina Ulli Wehrer
French vocalist Mireille Mathieu
singer Dorothy Loudon
vocal quintet The Dallas Boys.

[--] THE BIG SHOW [UK title]
07Apr68 ATV London Sun 8:25-9:25pm (ABC 10:05pm)
Starring:
Terry-Thomas, The Dallas Boys, Neville King, Dorothy Loudon 
Mireille Mathieu, Rudoph Nureyev

[06] Showtime
16Jul1968 CBS Tue
From London
Don Knotts is the guest host
with
vocalist Julie London
pianist Erroll Garner
actor Robert Morley
singer Lonnie Donegan
Juan Quintero and his flamenco dancers.

[--] THE BIG SHOW [UK title]
28Jul68 ATV London
host
Don Knotts
guests
Lonnie Donegan
Errol Garner (jazz pianist)
Julie London  (US  sultry ballad singer-later- actress-also married Jack Webb star of "Dragnet"
   her classic record  was "Cry Me A River"  from the 1956  film "The Girl  Can't Help it")
Robert Morley (father of Sheridan)
Juan Quintero and his Flamenco Dancers
The London Line (regulars)
The Mike Sammes Singers (regulars)
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra (regulars)
Musical Numbers Staged by Malcolm Clare
Musical Associated Derek Scott and Jack Chivers
Designer Brian Bartholomew
Written by Barry Cryer
Produced by Jon Scofield
ATV Network Production


[07] Showtime
23Jul1968 CBS Tue
Phyllis Diller is the guest hostess
with
Frankie Vaughan
singer Anita Harris
vocalist-dancer Dickie Henderson
The Shadows
comedian Michael Bentine
jugglers The Five Luxors.
 
[--] THE BIG SHOW [UK title]
05May68 ATV London Sun 8:25-9:25pm (ABC 10:05pm)
Starring:
Phyllis Diller, Michael Bentine, Anita Harris, Dickie Henderson,
The Five Luxors, The Shadows, Frankie Vaughan
 
[08] Showtime
30Jul1968 CBS Tue
Dave Allen (Irish comic) is the guest host.
with
comedian Frank Fontaine
singer Dusty Springfield
comic Max Wall

[--] THE BIG SHOW [UK title]
21Apr68 ATV London Sun 8:25-9:25pm (ABC 10:05pm)
Starring
Dave Allen, Frank Fontaine, The High Windows, Frank Ifield
The Ted Kavanagh Irish Dancers

[--] Showtime
06Aug1968 CBS Tue
pre-empted for Republican National Convention

[09] Showtime
13Aug1968 CBS Tue
Juliet Prowse is the guest hostess
with
Bruce Forsyth
Buddy Greco
Joan Carlyle
(soprano)
Joe Baker
(comic)
The Dave Clark Five
(British pop group)
Jo, Jac and Joni
(comic trio)
The London Line Dancers (regulars)
The Jack Parnell Orchestra (regulars)

Juliet Prowse dances and clowns with singer pianist Buddy Greco and a roster of British guests.
English comic Bruce Forsyth is a disarming song-and-dance partner in "Cinderella Rockefella", then spoofs the
British tea-time gambit.
Highlights:
"My Shining Hour" - Juliet Prowse
"Girl talk", A day in the life of a fool", I had a ball" - Buddy Greco
"All the things yo uare", "Just Say Goodbye" - Joan Carlyle
"Everybody Knows" - The Dave Clark Five
"Burlesque" - Juliet Prowse and the Dancers

[10] Showtime
20Aug1968 CBS Tue
Steve Allen is the guest host
with
Jayne Meadows
Lulu
Cliff Richard
Mike Newman
and the Rumanian National Dance Company and Orchestra.

[--] Showtime
27Aug1968
pre-empted for the Democratic National Convention

[11] Showtime
03Sep1968 CBS Tue
George Gobel is the guest host
with
Georgia Brown
Soupy Sales
Ray Alan
Kenneth McKellar
Finn Jon
and The Peddlers.

[12] Showtime
10Sep1968 CBS Tue
Godfrey Cambridge is the guest host
with Allan Sherman
Jerry and Montigny
Denny Willis
Esther and Abi Ofarim
Millicent Martin
Yvonne Michel and Erik.


[--] THE BIG SHOW [UK title]
21Jul68 ATV-London, Sun 8:25-9:25pm
Starring:
Godfrey Cambridge
Jerry and Montigney
Millicent Martin
Yvonne Michael and Erik
Esther and Abi Ofarim
Allan Sherman
Danny Wallis and his Hunting Quartet

[--] Showtime
17Sep1968 CBS Tue [rerun from 18Jun68]
Liberace is the host
with
vocalist Marian Montgomery
comic Dave King
folksingers Nina and Frederik
comedian Professor Stanley Unwin
equilibrists The Trio Moi
pantomime act Les Farfardets


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