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Paul Merton's Palladium Story

BBC One documentary. 2 episodes (1 series) in 1994. Features Paul Merton, Charlie Drake, Des O'Connor, Eric Sykes, Harry Secombe, Jimmy Tarbuck, Frankie Vaughan and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Act One: The Variety Years

First of two programmes in which Paul Merton tells the story of the famous London theatre.

Further details

As well as on-screen contributions from those who worked in the Palladium, there are also archive clips from acts including The Crazy Gang, Judy Garland, Danny Kaye, Larry Grayson, Tommy Cooper, Max Miller, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Laurel and Hardy, Spike Milligan and Frankie Howerd.

Broadcast details

Sunday 18th September 1994
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Merton Host / Presenter
Charlie Drake Self
Des O'Connor Self
Eric Sykes Self
Harry Secombe (as Sir Harry Secombe) Self
Jimmy Tarbuck Self
Frankie Vaughan Self
Beryl Reid Self
Johnny Hutch Self
Max Bygraves Self
Norman Wisdom Self
Guest cast
Joan Regan Self
Linford Hudson Self
Pat Kirkwood Self
Vera Lynn (as Dame Vera Lynn) Self
Len Lowe Self
Larry Adler Self
Writing team
John Fisher Writer
Paul Merton Writer
Production team
Paul Kirrage Director
John Fisher Producer
Laurie Mansfield Executive Producer

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