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Gentle post for a Sunday evening

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Elizabethofseasons Report 11 Nov 2012 19:04

Dear all


Hope you are okay.

Do you remember "Sunday night at the London Palladium" on ITV
in the late 1950's and 1960's?

I ask this because a couple of DVD's are now available with highlights from this programme.

Many well-loved people made their names through the show:

Jimmy Tarbuck, Billy Dainty, Bruce Forsyth, Des O'connor and many more.

One sunday due to a strike by technicans, compare at the time, Bruce Forsyth and Norman Wisdom had to fill the hour slot with various sketches, live not recorded, including the famous decorators' scene.

In the 1980's, Jimmy Tarbuck hosted "Live from her Majestys Theatre,
which was a mix of comic and musical talent.

Now though, the days of variety and old-fashioned entertainment seem
to have gone.

Take gentle care all
Very best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS


MR_MAGOO Report 11 Nov 2012 19:23

Hi EOS....hope you're ok.

The video of Bruce & Norman is on youtube........

:-D :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 11 Nov 2012 20:19

I remember watching when I was a child in the '60s ( allowed to stay up while my hair dried and dragging out every moment of the weekend before school :-) ).

Just watched that clip and though I've never been a big fan of slapstick really, the timing they both had was impeccable. :-D


JustJohn Report 11 Nov 2012 20:33

I think I remember watching one of my favourites (Adam Faith) with my grandma. Not only did she not approve of light entertainment on the Lord's Day, she was horrified (on any day of the week) that he should wear a leather jacket.

Despite that, we both watched it. And loved Adam Faith :-D :-D

Probably 1960 with Brucie in charge. And those fantastic Tiller Girls <3


DIZZI Report 11 Nov 2012 20:57



JustJohn Report 11 Nov 2012 21:04

Every pier show had black & white minstrels in those days, and it just seemed to follow an old tradition. Ivor Emmanuel, Stan Stennett - were they all Welsh? Those were the days when we used to watch Mr Punch, an old man with a big nose bashing his wife to bits. ;-)

Oh, happy days. Tommy Trinder was first compere. I used to take Radio Times sometimes, and it contained cartoon strips of Tommy Trinder, Jewell and Warris and Monkhouse and Goodwin. Oh, to be in our anecdotage :-D


Elizabethofseasons Report 11 Nov 2012 22:25

Dear Mr Magoo, Rambles, John and Dizzi


Thank you folks for your kind replies.

I got the DVD's in a charity shop recently.
You'd be surprised at what you can get.

Dear Mr Magoo.............I had a look at the clip you posted.
Yes, it was a classic!

More light entertainment, methinks would be popular.

Take gentle care all
Very best wishes


JustJohn Report 12 Nov 2012 00:09

Well, Stan Stennett (Prince Stanley of Rhiwbeina) and Brucie would be up to being hosts of Sunday Night at the Hammersmith Apollo and the Multiracial Minstrel Show. Still both going strong in their mid-80's and still consummate professionals :-D :-D

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 12 Nov 2012 04:49

I remember those shows, sitting with my parents when I lived at home.

Happy days eh? Life seemed so much more simple, we were more easily pleased, now the youngsters wouldn't sit with family and watch stuff like that, they want gadgets to be playing with half the time, stuck in their own rooms.

Hope you are keeping well Elizabeth