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Rood Eye

  • Monday 27th January 2020, 9:46am [Edited]
  • England
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I watched last night's Palladium episode from 1955 and was surprised that Pinky and Perky and their friends were as entertaining as ever!

Tommy Trinder and the rest of the stars - Marvin Rainwater, Dick Shawn and Sarah Vaughan - were very much of their time.

All in all, however, it was a great show and I'm very much looking forward to next week.

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Billy Bunter

  • Monday 27th January 2020, 10:29am [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,329 posts

Yes, wasn't keen on Dick Shaun (who was, incidentally, the father-in-law of John Travolta's brother) and am not a fan of Sarah Vaughan's style of singing but that's a matter of taste. But, altogether, an enjoyable and nostalgic way to spend a hour. A pity, though, that they couldn't show the original adverts during the intervals - that would have completed the nostalgia!

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Paul Wimsett

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 12:18pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Does anyone else get the newsletter? Here are some highlights.

Rockets Galore, the sequel to Whisky Galore is on this Sunday at 4pm. Anthony Newley is in Lady is a Square this Monday at 4.55pm. George Cole will be in Will Any Gentleman on the 11th at 11.30. Oliver Reed is the Scarlet Blade on the 15th at 4pm. David Tomlinson and Terry-Thomas are in Helter Skelter on the 18th and 10pm. Sarah Miles is in the film Lady Caroline Lamb on the 22nd at 9pm. Ringo Starr and David Essex are in That'll Be The Day on the 24th at 10pm. An Inspector Calls with Alistair Sim will be shown on the 29th February, 3.50pm. Most of these films will be shown twice, check listings?

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john tregorran

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 5:35pm [Edited]
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,400 posts

"An Inspector Calls" is a bit heavy handed with it's message but it's worth watching just for the inestimable Alistair Sim.

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Chappers

  • Saturday 1st February 2020, 12:05am
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 31st January 2020, 12:18 PM

Does anyone else get the newsletter? Here are some highlights.

Rockets Galore, the sequel to Whisky Galore is on this Sunday at 4pm. Anthony Newley is in Lady is a Square this Monday at 4.55pm. George Cole will be in Will Any Gentleman on the 11th at 11.30. Oliver Reed is the Scarlet Blade on the 15th at 4pm. David Tomlinson and Terry-Thomas are in Helter Skelter on the 18th and 10pm. Sarah Miles is in the film Lady Caroline Lamb on the 22nd at 9pm. Ringo Starr and David Essex are in That'll Be The Day on the 24th at 10pm. An Inspector Calls with Alistair Sim will be shown on the 29th February, 3.50pm. Most of these films will be shown twice, check listings?

How do you get the newsletter?

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beaky

  • Saturday 1st February 2020, 12:35am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
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Marvin Rainwater?!

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Billy Bunter

  • Saturday 1st February 2020, 1:24pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,329 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 1st February 2020, 12:05 AM

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Quote: beaky @ 1st February 2020, 12:35 AM

Marvin Rainwater?!

Reached number 1 in the UK charts with Whole Lotta Woman just 2 weeks after this show was broadcast in April 1958, which shows the influence that Sunday Night at the London Palladium had in those days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-tW2V5za5E

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 3rd February 2020, 2:49pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

Last night's episode of "Sunday Night at the London Palladium" was from 1960 and saw Bruce Forsyth in charge.

One of the couples on "Beat the Clock" won a major prize - four suitcases and a weekend in Paris.

The weekend included travel, accommodation, a trip to Versailles, a tour around Paris and spending money worth . . . wait for it, wait for it . . . £20.

The woman was so delighted, she grabbed Brucie and kissed him.

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john tregorran

  • Monday 3rd February 2020, 7:38pm
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,400 posts

That's pretty good.I thought in those days you got a Hoover or a Kenwood Chef mixer.

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 3rd February 2020, 10:50pm
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

In the same show, a pair of contestants won a major prize that turned out to be quite an ordinary-looking TV set.

Brucie asked the man, "Have you got one?"

The delighted winner answered, "No."

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Billy Bunter

  • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 11:17am
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,329 posts
Quote: Rood Eye @ 3rd February 2020, 10:50 PM

In the same show, a pair of contestants won a major prize that turned out to be quite an ordinary-looking TV set.

Brucie asked the man, "Have you got one?"

The delighted winner answered, "No."

Of course they had only got married the previous day and were on their honeymoon...

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 10:46pm
  • England
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 4th February 2020, 11:17 AM

Of course they had only got married the previous day and were on their honeymoon...

Yes, in 1960, a honeymooning couple would have had absolutely no time for watching TV.

Who could have predicted that, only a few years later, the average husband would see his honeymoon as just another day at the orifice?

It was another age: one might even say it was another world.

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Billy Bunter

  • Monday 17th February 2020, 10:17am [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Last night's Sunday Night at the London Palladium was the one where all intended guests were prevented from appearing by an Equity strike and therefore the whole show was carried by just Bruce Forsyth and Norman Wisdom who were members of a separate organisation.

Next week it's Freddie & the Dreamers...

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 24th February 2020, 3:20pm [Edited]
  • England
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I'm just watching the most recent episode and marvelling at the talent of Bruce Forsyth.

Many of today's TV watchers will know Bruce only from his relatively recent appearances but, in his heyday at the Palladium, his talents as a compere had to be seen to be believed.

The best in the world ever? Maybe, and maybe not, but he must be pretty close.

Freddie and the Dreamers were probably the strangest group ever to achieve cross-generational popularity in the swinging 60s. Musically, they had hits with some excellent pop songs (by the standards of the day) and Freddie had a very good voice.

However, the way they pranced about on stage was best "cute" and at worst absolutely bloody ridiculous.

Be that as it may, however, they were very good at what they did.

The top of the bill was a Spanish dance group who regaled us with song and dance for an almost interminable 15 minutes. People often talk about "The Swinging 60s" but what a great many people fail to realise is that the 60s started off in almost as drab a fashion as the 50s ended.

From a musical perspective, the 60s didn't start to swing until the Beatles released "Please Please Me" in early 1963 and, from a comedy perspective, they didn't start to swing until Jimmy Tarbuck took the London Palladium, the British public and the entire British comedy scene by storm in late 1963.

Clearly, the Beatles and Tarby didn't revolutionise British entertainment overnight and some highly talented but, by that time, woefully old-fashioned acts were still topping the bill all over the country.

The explosion of British popular music in the late 1960s owes almost everything to the Beatles: and a similar explosion in British comedy during that same time period I believe owes a vast amount to Jimmy Tarbuck and his first appearance at the London Palladium.