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

Des O'Connor: The Ultimate Entertainer

ITV documentary about Des O'Connor. 1 episode in 2020. Features Jonathan Ross, Jay Leno, Melanie Sykes, Bradley Walsh and others.

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

Des O'Connor: The Ultimate Entertainer

Documentary paying tribute to entertainer Des O'Connor, who died in November

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2020
Channel
ITV
Episodes
1
Features
Jonathan Ross, Jay Leno, Melanie Sykes, Bradley Walsh, Joe Pasquale, Alan Davies, Elaine Paige, Cliff Richard and others
Director
Ali Lynch
Producer
Ali Lynch

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 13th December 2020 on ITV at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Thursday 17th December 2020 at 10:45pm