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THE FIFTIES

1950

STARLIGHT
(BBC TV)

4/8/50

THE RADIO SHOW (BBC TV)

8/9/50

Stars of Television

PET'S PARLOUR
(BBC TV)

24/11/50

Guest: Max Bygraves.
If You Feel Like Singing, Sing, The Diary of My Grandmother, The Beauty of the Rose, Smilin'Through. Goodnite Irene - Ensemble.

PET'S PARLOUR
(BBC TV)

1/12/50

Guest: Griffith Jones
Blue Skies, Miranda, Autumn Leaves, Summertime. The Quartermaster's Store.

PET'S PARLOUR
(BBC TV)

8/12/50

Guest: John Blythe
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, Far Away Places, I'll Walk Beside You, Watching the Trains Go By. I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat - duet with John. There's a Tavern in the Sky - Ensemble.

THE NATIONAL RADIO AND TELEVISION AWARDS OF 1950
(BBC TV)

12/12/50

Entertainment Magazine.





8.45
THE NATIONAL RADIO AND TELEVISION AWARDS OF 1950


A gala programme introducing the Daily Mail National Radio and Television Award winners followed by the presentation of the Awards by Lady Rothermere.
Those taking part include:
The outstanding actor of 1950 - James McKechnie
The outstanding actress of 1950 - Gladys Young
The Voice of the Year and also the outstanding television man personality of 1950 - Richard Dimbleby
The outstanding television woman personality of 1950 - Petula Clark
The outstanding Variety series of 1950 - 'Educating Archie'
with Peter Brough and Archie Andrews, Robert Mooreton, Max Bygraves, Hattie Jacques, Julie Andrews, Peter Madden, The Tanner Sisters and the Hedley Ward Trio
In addition to the Award winners, many other famous personalities are heard in the programme
Master of Ceremonies, Leslie Mitchell Orchestra under the direction of Sidney Terch Produced by Harry Alan Towers for the organizers, the Daily Mail From the Grosvenor House, London

1951

KALEIDOSCOPE
(BBC TV)

9/4/51

A long-running light entertainment magazine programme - the staple of immediate post-war British TV viewing on Friday nights - that included a number of separate items within its hour-long running time. Comedy sketches and standup routines were regularly featured.

KALEIDOSCOPE
(BBC TV)

27/4/51

FESTIVAL OF REMEMBERANCE

11/11/51

PET'S PARLOUR
(BBC TV)

14/12/51

Series cast: Joe Henderson, Barbara Clark. Guest: James Hayter.
Mighty Lak a Rose, Abadaba Honeymoon with Barbara Clark. Watching an 'Ole in the Road - ensemble.

KALEIDOSCOPE
(BBC TV)

21/12/51

KALEIDOSCOPE
(BBC TV)

22/12/51

TELEVISION'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
(BBC TV)

23/12/51

Hosts: Leslie Mitchell & Jerry Desmonde.
Guests: Ethel Revnell, Terry-Thomas, Jewel & Warriss, Vic Oliver, Norman wisdom, Rawicz & Landauer, Anne Ziegler & Webster Booth, Petula Clark, The Twelve Toppers.

1952

PET'S PARLOUR
(BBC TV)

4/2/52

Cast: Petula, Barbara, Joe. Guests: Bob Monkhouse & Denis Goodwin.
Let Me Call You Sweetheart. / Love, Mystery and Adventure. / Waltz with Yourself. /Nobody Loves Me (Pet and Barbara). / Last Mile Home. /Fly Away Peter (Pet and guests). / The Little White Cloud That Cried. /Rollin' Stone (ensemble).

PET'S PARLOUR
(BBC TV)

18/2/52

Guest: Bradley Harris and Gordon Humphries.
Serenade to a Lovely Day, Spring Song, My Own, I Hear the Bluebells Ringing, Some Enchanted Evening. We're a Couple of Swells - duet with Barbara. The Musicians, So Long It's Been Good to Know You - ensemble.

PET'S PARLOUR
(BBC TV)

16/2/52

Guest: Eric Whitley.
Road to the Isles, My Ain Folk, So Deep is the Night, La Vie en Rose. Memories - duet with Eric.

THE MONSTER OF KILLOON
(BBC TV)

4/3/52

Drama.
Jack Warner, PETULA CLARK, Alfie Bass, John Kelly, Anthony Woodruff, Phyllis Morris, Wilfred Walter

1953

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

13/1/53

Last in a series of four 15 minute solo shows.

PET'S PARLOUR
(BBC TV)

24/7/53

Last year of the series.
Guest: Frank Bowers.
The Golden Years, Everybody's Here for You, All the Things You Are, Hannigan's Hooley. Friendship - duet with Barbara.

FACE THE MUSIC
(BBC TV)

11/4/53

Henry Hall recalls people and events, melodies and songs in his thirty years in the world of entertainment.

THE 1953 RADIO SHOW

8/9/53

From Earl's Court, London.

1954

THANK YOU ALLY PALLY
(BBC TV)

19/3/54

Clips from Petula's series help trace the history of television.

GARRISON THEATRE

7/5/54

Guests: PETULA CLARK, Ken Morris, David Berglas, The Keynotes

THREE'S A CROWD

28/6/54

Guests: PETULA CLARK, David Hughes, Johnny Lockwood, Harry Secombe.

MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC

29/6/54

A musical battle of wits between PETULA CLARK, Julie Andrews, Gerard Hoffnung, Robert Beatty, Eric Spear.

CABARET

17/12/54

Featuring: PETULA CLARK, Nicholas Parsons, Clifford Stanton, Jack Spurgeon, Joan Tucker.

TELEVISION CHRISTMAS PARTY

25/12/54

Featuring PETULA CLARK, Arthur Askey, Eve Boswell, Tommy Cooper, Fred Emney, Wilfred Pickles, Harry Secombe, Sooty with Harry Corbett.

1955

TELEVISION CHILDREN'S HOUR
(BBC TV)

2/1/55

Guest appearance.

GARRISON THEATRE
(BBC TV)

14/1/55

Host Eric Barker, The Billings Trio, Peter Cavanagh, Frieda Hail, Leslie Welch, Petula Clark. Broadcast from the Royal Navel College at Greenwich, London.

THERE'S ALWAYS MUSIC

2/2/55

A musical show featuring PETULA CLARK, Stanley Holloway, Jimmy Thompson and The George Mitchell Singers.

GARRISON THEATRE

9/8/55

Guest performer on an edition broadcast from the RAF Station at Little Bissington.

OFF THE RECORD

30/8/55

An edition of the regular show, broadcast from the National Radio Show. Petula was featured along with Vera Lynn, Max Bygraves and Eve Boswell

STARLIGHT
(BBC TV)

20/9/55

PETULA CLARK and Joe Henderson singing and playing from the Midland Radio Exhibition, Nottingham

Val Parnell's STARTIME
ATV


28/9/55

THE JIMMY JEWEL & BEN WARRIS SHOW starring Petula Clark, Dallas Boys, Mark Wynter.

ON SHOW

23/9/55

A variety show, also broadcast from the Midland Radio Exhibition.

CHILDREN'S TELEVISION

11/10/55

Petula appeared in a variety segment.

HIT PARADE

17/10/55

First in a series of four shows in which Petula and Dennis Lotis presented and sang versions of the latest songs

FAST AND LOOSE

3/11/55

Guest starring on a comedy series featuring Bob Monkhouse & Denis Goodwin.

HIT PARADE

14/11/55

Second in a series.

FAST AND LOOSE

17/11/55

Second guest starring appearance.

HIT PARADE

12/12/55

Third in a series.

1956

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

3/1/56

(First batch of 6 shows.)
Guest: Macdonald Hobley.
I Like You Just the Way You Are. / Zing Went the String of my Heart. / When the World Was Young. / I Like the Way You Say Goodnight (Pet and Mac). / With Your Love. / Fascinating Rhythm.

HIT PARADE
(BBC TV)

9/1/56

Petula, The Kentones, Jimmy Thompson

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

10/1/56

Guests: Anne Ziegler & Webster Booth.
It Had to be You. / Ooh Bang Jiggilly Jang. / Something I Dreamed Last Night. / Coffee Bar Blues. / That Old Piano (Pet and guests). / Suddenly there's a Valley. / Fascinating Rhythm.

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

17/1/56
Guest: Bill Maynard.
I May Be Wrong. / Snowy Mountain. / Just My Bill. / Conversation While Dancing (Pet and Bill. / Seventeen (Pet and Bill). / Jimmy Unknown. / Fascinating Rhythm.

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

24/1/56
Dave King.
Love and Marriage. / The Gypsy in my Soul. / Just a Wearyin' For You. / Am I in Love (Pet and Dave). / Band of Gold. / Fascinating Rhythm.

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

24/1/56
Guest: Kenneth Horne
Button Up Your Overcoat. / With Your Love. / Sing-ing-ing-ing. / Wood Choppers Ball (Pet and Kenneth). / Tell Me Pretty Maiden (Pet and Kenneth). / Memories Are Made of This. / Running For the 159. / Fascinating Rhythm.

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

24/1/56
Guest: Bob Monkhouse.
The Tender Trap. / Rhythm is Our Business. / Memories Are Made of This. / If You Catch Cold (Pet and Bob). / Once In a While. / Fascinating Rhythm.

THE VISE
(ITV)

1/3/56

Suspense anthology. Guest star.

Children's Televsion
(BBC TV)

22/4/56

Petula held a garden party and invited various guests.

THE TED RAY SHOW
(BBC TV)

23/6/56

FESTIVAL OF BRITISH POPULAR SONG
(BBC TV)

27/8/56

Fifth round.
Petula, Dennis Hale, Jane Marden, Kentones

STARTIME
(ITV)

20/9/56

FESTIVAL OF BRITISH POPULAR SONG
(BBC)

22/10/56

Final.
(These shows were heats for an entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.)

Cabaret
(BBC)

31/10/56

From Edinburgh.

A--Z
(BBC TV)

9/11/56

Host Alan Melville takes you from A--Z through the world of entertainment. This week the letter 'C' is represented by Alma Cogan and Petula Clark.

OFF THE RECORD
(BBC TV)

12/11/56

Hosted by Jack Payne. Terry Thomas, Petula Clark, David Hughes, Tony Brent.

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

13/12/56

(Second batch of 6 shows in which which Petula shares airtime each week with The Dallas Boys)
Guests: Bill Maynard, Barbara Knight, David Enders.
Make Mine Music. / Swingin' Down the Lane (Pet and Boys). / Zing Went the Strings of My Heart (Pet and Boys). / Another Door Opens (Pet and Barbara Knight). / Nothin' To Do (Pet and Bill). / Conversation While Dancing (Pet and Bill). / All the Things You Are. / The Moon and the Sun. / A House with Love in It. / Make Mine Music. (Plus a medley songs from The Dallas Boys).

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

20/12/56

Guests: Dickie Henderson, Jimmy Thompson.
Make Mine Music. / I'm Old Fashioned (Pet and Dallas Boys). / A Million Stars Above. / A Letter to a Soldier. / How About You (Pet and Dickie). / December. / Make Mine Music. (Plus medley from The Dallas Boys).

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

27/12/56

Guests: Digby Wolfe, Peter Copley.
Make Mine Music. / Getting to Know You (Pet and Dallas Boys). / I Dreamed. / True Love. / The Oyster (Digby). / If I Were You (Pet and Digby). / Skylark. / My Ain Folk. / Make Mine Music. (Plus medley from Dallas Boys).

1957

News clip
(Various)

1/1/57

'Microbat' launch

Microbat
The ever increasing popularity and utility of resin plastics and fibreglass has led to the production of several new types of cheap water-craft for the 'family-man' -- and weekend water nymphs.
      One of the latest is the British 'Microbat' manufactured by a firm on the outskirts of London .. Designed a miniature 'runabout' in glass and reinforced plastic, this versatile little craft provides high stability with modest dimensions.
      Weighing only sixty pounds or so, Microboat carries three people if necessary, with quite an exciting performance.
      One of the first of the production line was handed over to British screen, stage and radio personality, Petula Clark, who couldn't wait to go for a 'spin' on the Thames at East Moseley.
      The boat itself costs around 45 GBP - plus an outboard motor from 1 1/2hp to 4 hp or upwards.

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

3/1/57

Guests: Dick Emery, Richard Thorp.
Make Mine Music. / It Had To Be You (Pet and Dallas Boys). / The Little Shoemaker. / My Prayer. / An Ordinary Broom (Pet and Dick) / It Might as Well Be Spring. / Little Ship. / Make Mine Music. (Plus medley from Dallas Boys).

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

10/1/57

Guest: Spike Milligan. Make Mine Music. / That Certain Feeling (Pet and Dallas Boys). / I Saw Esau. / Majorca. / I Said No (Pet and Spike). / As Time Goes By. / Two Different Worlds. / Make Mine Music. (Plus medley from Dallas Boys).

THE PETULA CLARK SHOW
(BBC TV)

17/1/57

Guest: Richard Murdoch.
Make Mine Music. / Sometimes I'm Happy (Pet and Dallas Boys). / True Love. / Singing the Blues. / Stormy Weather. / Nola (Pet and Richard). / Where or When. / Dancing in the Dark. /Make Mine Music. (Plus medley from Dallas Boys).

GUEST IN THE HOUSE
(ITV)

31/1/57

Touted as her first big dramatic TV role--to very favorable reviews.

CRACKERJACK

3/57

Children's show. Host: Eammon Andrews.

6.5 SPECIAL

17/8/57

[Note: The show inspired the feature film of 1958 which included many stars that had been on various editions of the TV show.]

6.5 SPECIAL

2/11/57

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE PRINCE OF WALES

12/57

Away in a Manger becomes the highest rated programme in UK television history (22.65m), which remains the highest ever audience for a commercial television transmission other than feature films. The star line-up includes singers Petula Clark, Kathy Kirby and The Seekers, with comedian compère Ken Dodd.

THE CHRISTMAS EVE SHOW
(ITV)

24/12/57

Guests: Petula, Paul Anka, Tommy Steele, Anne Shelton, DICKIE VALENTINE, Frankie Vaughan. Alone.

SPOT THE TUNE
(ITV)

5/12/57

Guests: Petula, Paul Anka, Tommy Steele, Anne Shelton, DICKIE VALENTINE, Frankie Vaughan. Alone.

A BIRD IN THE HAND
(BBC TV)

1957

PETULA CLARK and Stephen Boyd.

1958

TOP NUMBERS

12/1/58

Guests: Lonnie Donnegan, Petula Clark.

THE STARS RISE IN THE WEST
(ITV)

14/1/58

Guests: Petula, Jack Train, Stanley Baker, Harry Secombe, Shirley Bassey.

COOL FOR CATS

7/3/58

Guests: Lonnie Donnegan, Petula Clark.

JACK JACKSON SHOW
(BBC)

29/3/58

Guests: Petula Clark, The Mudlarks, Larry Page, Chris Barber, Gary Miller.
Baby Lover.

LIFE IS A SONG
BBC

6/5/58

News Report
(Various)

22/5/58

Petula attends Variety Club Luncheon at Dorchester Hotel with Laurie London as guest of honour.

FREE AND EASY

17/6/58

Petula Clark, Dickie Valentine

MELODY FOR TWO
(ATV)

25/10/58

Petula Clark & Joe Henderson.

MELODY FOR TWO
(ATV)

8/11/58

Petula Clark & Joe Henderson.

LENNY THE LION SHOW
(BBC)

1958

Afternoon children's show.

CRACKERJACK
(BBC)

1958

Children's show.

THE JACK JACKSON SHOW
(BBC)

24/12/58

Malcolm Vaughn, Petula Clark,

MUSIC SHOP
(ATV)

28/12/58

Starring Teddy Johnson.

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