CTVA US Music Variety - "The Jo Stafford Show" (ATV-ITC)(1961-62)

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The Jo Stafford Show(UK) (1961-62)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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THE JO STAFFORD SHOW (UK (1961)
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  ATV-ITC Production (Taped at Elstree Studios, London) Produced by Bill Ward 

Music Variety series 1961-62   pilot + 8 episodes x 60min  

Hosted by Jo Stafford


 
Regulars: (1961-62) (UK)
The Polka Dots
Joyce and Lionel Blair &  The Lionel Blair Dancers
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra

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Taped in London, England by ATV-ITC (1961) for US Syndication (1962)

[00] The Jo Stafford Show: (ATV-ITC) (Taped in London)
UK airdate: 11Jul59 ITV Sat 8:00-9:00pm
(Possibly not part of the US syndication package - but may have acted as a pilot)
Guests:
Peggy Lee
Roy Castle

Summary:
Peggy Lee and song-and-dance man Roy Castle are featured in a toast to swing music of the Thirties and Forties.
Included: "I'll Never Smile Again," "Marie," "Juke Box Saturday Night," "I'm Not the Guy". [RF]

[01] The Jo Stafford Show: (ATV-ITC) (60 min) (Taped in London) (first of new series-fortnightly)
UK airdate: 09Sep61 ITV Sat 7:55-8:55pm
Guests:
Peter Sellers
Patricia Hayes
Graham Stark

Summary:
Peter Sellers and Graham Starke detail mishaps brought on by a simple misunderstanding. Jo sings "A Foggy Day,"
"Isn't It a Lovely Day?" "Thingamajig." Polka Dots, Jack Parnell orchestra. [RF]

[02] The Jo Stafford Show: TRANSPORTATION (ATV-ITC) (60 min)(Taped in London)
UK airdate: 23Sep61 ITV Sat 7:25-8:25pm
Guests:
Kenneth More
Roy Castle

Summary:
Actor Kenneth More and song-and-dance man Roy Castle sing and swing on the issue of transportation.
Musical selections include: Breezing Along with the Breeze," "Travel On" "Genevieve,"and "Skylark" Polka Dots,
Lionel Blair dancers. [RF]

[03] The Jo Stafford Show: THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE (ATV-ITC) (60 min) (Taped in London)
UK airdate:07Oct61 ITV Sat 7:25-8:25pm
Guests:
Ella Fitzgerald
Claire Bloom
George Benson
Summary:
Ella Fitzgerald and Claire Bloom, in a salute to love in song, dance and poetry. Jo and Ella team for "Hooray for Love."
Ella sings "Man That Got Away" and "Right to Sing the Blues." [RF]

[04] The Jo Stafford Show: THE GREAT ALL-STAR SHOW (ATV-ITC) (60 min)(Taped in London)
UK airdate: 04Nov61 ITV Sat 7:25-8:25pm
Guests:
Robert Morley
Stanley Holloway

Summary:
Robert Morley and Stanley Holloway take Jo to London's Palladium for a vaudeville show. Songs include "Sam Small,"
"Small Talk" and "History of the Palladium." Polka Dots, Lionel Blair dancers, Jack Parnell orchestra. [RF]

[05] The Jo Stafford Show: THE GREAT ALL-STAR SHOW (ATV-ITC) (60 min)(Taped in London)
UK airdate: 02Dec61, ITV Sat 7:25-8:25pm
starring
Jo Stafford
with her special guests:
Bob Hope
James Darren
The Polka Dots
Joyce and Lionel Blair
The Lionel Blair Dancers
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra

Produced by Bill Ward
ATV Production

[06] The Jo Stafford Show: RING OUT THE BELLS: (Christmas Special) (ATV-ITC) (60 min) (Taped in London)
UK airdate: 24Dec61 Sun 8:25-9:25pm
ATV Christmas Special
Starring:
Jo Stafford
Guest:
Harry Secombe (Welsh Tenor/ Comic)
Summary:
A Christmas show features Jo's two children, the Westminster Abbey Choir, the George Mitchell Singers,
the Corona Stage School Children's Chorus, the Lionel Blair Dancers and comic Harry Secombe. [RF]

[07] The Jo Stafford Show : THE AGE OF CHIVALRY (ATV-ITC) (60 min) (Taped in London)
UK airdate: not known
US Syndicated airdate: 21Nov64 ABC-WNHC New York City , Saturday 9:30 pm
Starring
Jo Stafford
Guests:
Peter Lawford
Benny Hill (British comedian)
Kenneth Connor (British comedian)
The Polka Dots
The Lionel Blair Dancers
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra

Highlights
Jo Stafford and Actor Peter Lawford recreate "The Age of Chivalry" as they tour Warwick Castle outside of London.
Joining them on this costumed jaunt are comedians Benny Hill and Kenneth Connor, the Singing Polka Dots,
the Lionel Blair Dancers & Jack Parnell and his Orchestra.

[08] The Jo Stafford Show: (ATV-ITC) (60 min) (Taped in London)
Starring:
Jo Stafford
Guests:
Rosemary Clooney
Mel Torme
Edd Byrnes
(Kookie in "77 Sunset Strip")
Summary:
Rosemary Clooney ("Singin' in the Rain"), Mel Torme ("Winter Wonderland") and Edd Byrnes ("Falling Leaves").
Jo sings "Good Ole Summertime" and "Lovely Day Today." Filmed in England. [RF]
 
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