A staple genre on ITV from its early days and much loved by the viewing public, light entertainment shows transcended class, religion and age - their joyous mix of comedy, variety and music firmly establishing them as undeniable highlights of the weekly TV schedule. A producer of key shows across the ITV Network from the mid 1950s, ABC Television was perfectly placed to create both popular series and ratings hit specials - and this release contains four of their light entertainment shows from the 1960s:
Sammy Davis Jr Meets The British (1960)
Hot on the heels of his bravura Royal Variety Performance Sammy starred in this high profile TV spectacular.
This trailblazing fusion of secular and sacred featured the European Premiere of Duke Ellington's Concert of Sacred Music.
First released: Monday 19th October 2020
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