The Des O'Connor Show. Des O'Connor. Copyright: Associated Television
Des O'Connor: The Ultimate Entertainer

Des O'Connor: The Ultimate Entertainer

  • TV documentary
  • ITV
  • 2020
  • 1 episode

Documentary paying tribute to entertainer Des O'Connor, who died in November. Also features Jonathan Ross, Jay Leno, Melanie Sykes, Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale and more.

The Des O'Connor Show. Des O'Connor. Copyright: Associated Television

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2020
Channels
ITV
Episodes
1
Features
Jonathan Ross, Jay Leno, Melanie Sykes, Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale, Alan Davies, Elaine Paige, Cliff Richard and more
Director
Ali Lynch
Producers
Ali Lynch, Will Smith, Melanie Sykes and Lauren Burchell
Companies

A tribute to the longest-serving prime-time TV host of all time, who topped theatre bills globally, including more than a thousand solo appearances at the London Palladium. And despite much mockery from Morecambe & Wise, he released 36 chart-topping albums.

Filming began earlier this year after Des, at 88 years old, decided to take a well-earned retirement from the spotlight. With insight from family and showbiz friends, and with exclusive access to an amazing collection of hundreds of unseen home movies, the programme will provide an intimate portrayal of how Des went from Butlins Redcoat to become the ultimate entertainer.

Featuring contributions from Jonathan Ross, Jay Leno, Melanie Sykes, Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale, Alan Davies, Elaine Paige, Cliff Richard, Jimmy Tarbuck, Sheila Ferguson, Jodie Brooke Wilson and Adam O'Connor.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 13th December 2020 at 9pm on ITV
Episode length
1 hour
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 2nd January 2022 at 10:35pm on ITV
  • Monday 3rd May 2021 at 10:15pm on ITV
  • Thursday 17th December 2020 at 11:10pm on STV

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