THE SIXTIES

1960

SUNDAY SPECTACULAR: THE GUY MITCHELL SHOW
(ATV)

27/2/60

Guest: Petula Clark, Dennis Spicer, Florica Remetier, Janet Ball.

THE JIMMY LOGAN SHOW
(ITV)

27/2/60

PETULA CLARK,, the Carter Trio, Nina and Frederick.

MAKE A DATE
(ITV)

2/4/60

Host Ernest Maxin, featuring his orchestra. With PETULA CLARK & Craig Douglas.

STARTIME
(BBC)

28/9/60

1961

CLIFF!
(ATV)

16/2/61

Host: Cliff Richard
Petula was guest star in the first show of Cliff's new series.

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE ROYAL PALLADIUM
(ATV)

26/3/61

Guest: Petula Clark, Alan King
Petula was also presented with a silver disc for 250,000 sales of Sailor.

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE ROYAL PALLADIUM
(ATV)

2/4/61
Guest: Petula Clark,
I Want to Be Happy, Sailor, Something's Missing.

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

15/4/61

Host: Keith Fordyce
Guests: Petula Clark, Michael Holliday, Mark Wynter

COOL FOR CATS
(AR-TV)

1961

CALLING DICKIE VALENTINE
(ATV)

28/6/61

Guests: Petula Clark, Dennis Lotis, Pat Bredin, Ronnie Hilton, & Roy Castle.

CALLING DICKIE VALENTINE
(ATV)

19/7/61

Host: Dickie Valentine
Petula Clark, Paula Watson.

THE KEN DODD SHOW
(BBC1)

25/8/61

Host: Ken Dodd
Live from Blackpool. Petula Clark, Arthur Worsley, Eddie Calvert.

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

11/11/61

Petula Clark, The Big Ben Trad Band, Ricky Valance

1962

JUKE BOX JURY
(BBC)

17/2/62

Panel: Petula Clark, George Elrich, Jean Metcalf, Jimmy Young

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

19/5/62

STARTIME
(ITV)

27/9/62

Petula Clark, Ronnie Carroll, Barbara McNair.

ALL THAT JAZZ
(ATV)

22/6/62

Guests: Petula Clark, the Johnny Dankworth Quintet, Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen, Rog Whittaker.

TWIST MUSIC WITH A BEAT
(BBC)

7/7/62

Petula Clark, Don Lang & His Twisters, Tony Osborne & His Mellow Men, The Viscounts, Twist Competition (Compact Vs Juke Box Jury)

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

29/9/62

Host: Brian Matthew
Petula, Alan Freeman, The Karl Denver Trio, Mike Sarne & Billie Davis, Billy Fury, Chris Barber's Jazzband and Dion.

5.50
Thank Your
Lucky Stars

       All the top pop stars are clamouring to appear on Thank Your Lucky Stars for this series which was voted TV Show of the Year, doesn't just reflect the Hit Parade--it helps to make it.
       Brian Matthew is again the compere and in Saturday's show, the guest disc jockey is Alan Freeman. They will be joined by Petula Clark, who will fly over from France; The Karl Denver Trio, in one of Karl's first appearances since his August car crash; Mike Sarne presenting his latest boy-meets-girl number with Billie Davis; Billy Fury; Chris Barber's Jazzband; and Dion, who will fly over from America.

JUKE BOX JURY
(BBC)

6/10/62

Panel: Petula Clark, Hattie Jacques, Pete Murray

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

9/12/62

Cliff Richard & the Shadows, Petula Clark, Helen Shapiro, Craig Doublas, Karl Denver, Ronnie Carroll, Frank Ifield & Kenny Ball.
Ya Ya Twist.

1963

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

19/1/63

Host: Brian Matthew.
Guests: Petula Clark, The Beatles, Acker Bilk, Mark Wynter, Chris Barber's Jazz Band, The Brook Brothers,

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

2/3/63

Host: Brian Matthew.
Guests: Petula Clark, Frankie Vaughan, Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen, Jimmy Crawford, Peter Gordeno, Little Eva, Spin-a-disc Kent Walton .

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

18/5/63

Host: Brian Matthew.
Guests: Petula Clark, The Beatles, The Countrymen, Shani Wallis, Al Saxon, Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers, Heidi Brühl, The Guv'nors, Spin-a-disc Jimmy Young

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

20/7/63

Host: Pete Murray.
Guests: Petula Clark, Frankie Vaughan, Mark Wynter, Gene Vincent, The Dakotas, The Kestrels, Jennie Moss, Spin-a-disc Jimmy Saville
Valentino

HERE COME THE GIRLS
(ITV)

27/9/63

Petula talks to record producer Alan Freeman.

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

19/10/63

Lonnie Donegan, Petula Clark, Roy Orbison, Eric Delaney Band, Eden Kane, The Fourmost, Jeannie & the Big Guys, Janice Nicholls.

1964

BIG NIGHT OUT
(ITV)

12/1/64

LANGUAGE OF LOVE
(BBC)

13/2/64

Petula, Amanda Barrie, Richard Briers.
It was during the making of a trailer for this special that Petula was surprised by Eamonn Andrews & crew for her first This is Your Life.

THIS IS YOUR LIFE PETULA CLARK (Volume One)
(BBC TV)

6/2/64

Jimmy Hanley, Jack Leon, Moira Lister, Percy Edwards, Anthony Newley (via telephone message) Joe Henderson, Bruno Coquatrix, Claude Wolff, Jack Warner.

This is Your Life Petula Clark - Volume 1

Guest stars:
Jimmy Hanley - An actor who had worked with Petula on a number of early films.
Jack Leon - Band-leader who had conducted at Petula's first ever radio broadcast of 1942.
Moira Lester--Cctress who was one of Petula's co-stars in the film "White Corridors" and the "Life of Bliss" radio series.
Percy Edwards - Also series regular on "Life of Bliss."
Two young men who had been part of the children's chorus on "Where Did My Snowman Go."
Anthony Newley --Via a telephone message from New York.
Joe Henderson --Petula's long time friend and musical conductor
Bruno Coquatrix --Via Eurovision link. French impresario who had coax Petula to France to make her first appearance at the Olympia.
ClaudePetula's husband who brought short home movie of Petula, Claude, Barra and Kate
Former American GI Crowned Petula VE Queen during WWII
Jack Warner--Played Petula's father in The Huggetts film series.

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

18/4/64

Host: Brian Matthew.
Guests: Petula Clark, The Searchers, Craig Douglas, The Merseybeats, The Fourmost, Peter's Faces, Richard Anthony, Gigiola Cinquetti, Janice Nicholls, Guest DJ Jimmy Saville

READY, STEADY, GO
(ITV)

24/4/64

Recorded at The Casino, Montreaux
Guests: Petula, Rolling Stones, Kenny Lynch.

BIG NIGHT OUT
(ABC)

28/4/64

A SWINGING TIME
(BBC)

11/6/64

Petula Clark, Lulu, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, The Strangers with Mike Shannon.

THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
(BBC)

17/9/64

OPEN HOUSE
(BBC2)

>24/10/64

Petula Clark, The Morgan, James Duo.

JUKE BOX JURY
(BBC)

31/10/64

Panel: Petula Clark, Marianne Faithfull, Stubby Kaye, Don Wardell.

BILLY COTTON BAND SHOW (BBC)

7/11/64

Petula Clark, Lonnie Donegan.

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(ITV)

5/12/64

Recorded: 29/11/64
Guests: Petula, the Rolling Stones, Sandie Shaw, Clinton Ford, Herman's Hermits, Mark Wynter, Janice Nicholls, Guest DJ Muriel Young
Downtown

THE TOP OF THE POPS
(BBC)

19/11/64

Host: Alan Freeman
Performers: Petula Clark - Downtown, Val Doonican -The Pretty Things,
Performance repeated 26/11/64 & 31/12/64

READY, STEADY, GO
(ITV)

18/12/64

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM
(ITV)

27/12/64

Downtown
Presentation of Silver Disc for Downtown.

LADYBIRDS
(ITV)

31/12/64

Cameo.

1965

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
(BBC2)

10/1/65

Boum, My Funny Valentine

THEY SOLD A MILLION

10/2/65

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM
(ITV)

27/12/64


Photos courtesy of Gloria Saunders


OLLIE & FRED'S FIVE O'CLOCK CLUB
(ITV)

2/3/65

Petula Clark, Tommy Quickly, Joe Brown & The Bruvvers, Sandie Shaw, Anglia Ladybirds.

POP INN
(ITV)

3/65

Afternoon pop show.

READY, STEADY GO
(BBC TV)

5/3/65

I Know a Place

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(BBC)

20/3/65

Host: Brian Matthew.
Guests: Petula Clark, Cliff Richard, Del Shannon, Francois Hardy, Laurie Jay Combo, The Fairies, The Temptations, Janice Nicholls, Guest DJ: Catherine Boyle
I Know a Place

THE BILLY COTTON BAND SHOW

3/4/654

Episode in which Billy Cotton calls "Wakey-Wakey!" with Russ Conway
Special guest stars: Petula Clark, The Seekers, Arthur Worsley, Ted Rogers and the regulars: Alan Breeze, Kathie Kay, The Cotton Singers, Malcolm Goddard and his Dancers

TOP OF THE POPS
(BBC)

4/3/65

Host: Jimmy Saville
Performers: Petula Clark - I Know a Place, Herman's Hermits, The Hollies, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers
Performance repeated: 18/3/65

News clip
(BBC TV)

4/5/65

Variety Club Luncheon attendees Petula Clark, Sandy Shaw, Cilla Black in hat. Jimmy Saville and Ken Dodd.

BLACKPOOL NIGHT OUT

7/65

Guests: Petula Clark, Westward Pop And Leslie
Gotta Tell the World ~ Everything in the Garden - You'd Better Come Home ~ I Know a Place

SCENE AT 6.30

9/65

LIGHT NIGHT SATURDAY

9/65

DISCS-A-GO-GO

9/65

TOP OF THE POPS
(BBC)

23/9/65

Host: Alan Freeman
Performers: Petula Clark - Round Every Corner Manfred Mann , Sandie Shaw, The Zombies

THE WAYNE & SHUSTER SHOW
(BBC1)

25/9/65

A Foggy Day, You're the One

SATURDAY CLUB

9/65

JUKE BOX JURY
(BBC1)

25/9/65

Petula, Buddy Greco, Virginia Lewis and Jonathan Kingston rate newly released recordings.

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
(BBC1)

2/10/65

Host: Jim Dale
Guests: Petula, Ken Dodd, Lance Percival, the Fortunes, Bob Diddley, Alan David, Jan Panter & Lionel Blair Dancers.
You're the One, Round Every Corner.

EASY BEAT

9/65

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS

30/10/65

Host: Jim Dale
Guests: Petula Clark, Adam Faith, Gene Pitney, Lulu, The Moody Blues, Mr Murray, Doug Kennedy
Round Every Corner ~ Dancing in the Streets

TNT AWARD SHOW

12/65

Released as a film in 1966.
Originally billed as "The T.A.M.I. Show II" in preview hype, this concert sequel produced by Phil Spector (who also appears) and filmed at the Moulin Rouge Theater in Hollywood, CA features performances by Petula Clark, Roger Miller, Joan Baez, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Lovin' Spoonful, The Modern Folk Quartet, The Ronettes, Sky Saxon of the Seeds and Ike and Tina Turner,the Byrds, and Donovan.
You're the One, My Love, Downtown

1966

BILLY COTTON BAND SHOW

1/1/66

TOP OF THE POPS
(BBC)

3/2/66

Host: Jimmy Saville
Performers: Petula Clark - My Love, Crispian St. Peters, Eddy Arnold, St. Louis Union, The Overlanders, The Rolling Stones.
Repeated: 17/2/66

LE SASHA SHOW

4/2/66

The Show of the Week:
AN EVENING WITH PETULA CLARK AND SACHA DISTEL

8/2/66

Downtown, Medley with Sacha: S'Wonderful/Let's Fall in Love/Just You, Just Me. You're the One. Medley with Sacha: London Bridge is Falling Down/ Sur La point D'Avignon/Bobby Shaftlo/Au Clair De La Lune/Ding Dong Bell. One Finger, One Thumb/Nick Nack Paddywack/Frere Jacques. Have I the Right, My Love, I Want to Hold Your Hand. Movie Mad. Duet: Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup.

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS

5/3/66

Host: Jim Dale
Guests: Petula Clark, Freddie & The Dreamers, The Kinks, Eden Kane, Sharon Tandy, Deke Arlon, Sons Of Fred, Mr Murray

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC1)

16/6/66

PETULA'S FIFTH SERIES
Show One

Guest: Claude Francois
Gotta Tell The Word, Have I The Right, You're The One, Dance With Me/Danse Avec Moi ~ With Claude Francois, Strangers In The Night, I Couldn't Live Without You Love ~ (First Ever Performance)

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC1)

23/6/66

Show Two
Guest: Raphael
Getting To Know You/This Is The Old UK ~ Medley, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Know A Place, Que Tal Dolly( Spanish), Hello Dolly (English), Hello Dolly (French) ~ With Raphael, Music, Heart

TOP OF THE POPS
(BBC TV)

26/6/66

Host: Jimmy Saville
Performers: Petula Clark - I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
Dave Dee & Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich, Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, The Hollies, The Kinks
Performance repeated: 7/7/66 & 21/7/66

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

30/6/66

Show Three
Guest: Connie Frobuss
The 'In' Crowd, Elusive Butterfly, If I Were A Bell, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby ~ With Connie Frobuss, The Little Shoe Maker, Alice Blue Gown, Romeo, What Now My Love, I Couldn't Live Without Your Love

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

7/7/66

Show Four
Guest: Fred Bongusto
Baby It's Me, Groovy Kind Of Love, A Sign Of The Times, Volare/Romantica/Comme Prima/Lucky Me ~ With Fred Bongusto, There Goes My Love, There Goes My Life, Downtown

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

14/7/66

Show Five
Guest: Sven Atmonson
Dancing In The Street, Your Way Of Life, I Love A Violin/We Joined The Navy/Spring Fever/ Grand Old Duke Of York/The Shiek Of Araby/ Honeysuckle Rose ~ Medley With Sven Atmonson

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

21/7/66

Show Six
Guest: Les Surfs
You'd Better Love Me/You Look Awful/Going Out Of MY Head/ My Love ~ Medley, If I Had A Hammer ~ With Les Surfs, Just Say Goodbye, I Couldn't Live Without Your Love

TALK OF THE TOWN

9/66

BILLY COTTON'S MUSIC HALL

22/10/66

Host: Billy Cotton.
Guests: Petula Clark, Al Koran, Jack Haig & Jack Douglas

JUKE BOX JURY

1966

BLACKPOOL NIGHT OUT

1966

Recorded 28 August, 1966.
Put on a Happy Face ~ Without a Song ~ I Couldn't Live Without Your Love

1967

THE DANNY KAYE SHOW
(BBC2)

15/1/67

Petula Clark & Stanley Holloway.

THE ROLF HARRIS SHOW

28/1/67

Host: Rolf Harris.
Guests: Petula & Manitas de Plata.

TOP OF THE POPS
(BBC)

2/2/67

Host: Pete Murray
Performers: Petula Clark - This is My Song Paul Jones, Chris Farlowe
Performance repeated: 16/2/66 & 23/2/66

THE TALK OF THE TOWN

22/4/67

JUST CALL ME PET - AN EVENING WITH PETULA CLARK.
Concert recorded 8 February, 1967.





Photos courtesy of Gloria Saunders.


DEE TIME
(BBC1)

30/5/67

Host: Simon Dee
Guests: Petula, Peter and Gordon, Anita Harris, Zoot Money, Gerry Marsden

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC1)

5/12/67

1967 SERIES - Show One
Guest: Matt Monro.
Fancy Meeting You Here

     SHE was the little girl that Britain would never let grow up. She made twenty-five films in her early years--most of which she would rather now forget--but when the child star became a woman there seemed to be no place for her.
      Things got to such a point that Pet decided to give it all up. Go off round the world. Anywhere. But she just had to get away to start again, to change everything.
      The next chapter in the Petula Clark story reads like a Hollywood scenario. She met Claude Wolff, a French music publicist. They mated and started a family. Claude took charge of her business affairs and her career. And from that moment on Pet was a changed woman. Her career has never looked back.
     Today Pet Clark is a sophisticated pop star, an international cabaret artist, and about to be seen again in a major Hollywood movie. All credit, says Pet, is due to her husband.
She finds it hard to believe that she was ever the little girl that generations of British filmgoers still remember. `It all seems so distant, and vaguely in the past' It Is only here that she is reminded of her past career, for her new fans in other lands never saw the early films.
     Just before she started work on her BBC-1 series Pet had a one-day stop-over in London to make a new record. She had come from Paris, and the next morning she was off on her way back to Hollywood where she had left her children.
     She welcomed me to her suite at her Bond Street hotel. In the corner lay the symbol of her life today, an open half-packed suitcase. Tucked rather sadly on top were two string-tied brown-paper parcels-presents for Bar- bara and Catherine.
     It's often a lonely world when you're a travelling star. True, everyone wants to see you, producers, recording men, the press, but the personal loneliness is still there.
     Her husband shields her from this glare - sometimes perhaps too efficiently - for on this day the person at the centre of the Pet Clark industry lunched alone. In the scamper to fix deals Claude had called every- one into an all-day meeting. And Pet, not to be disturbed, was left alone.
     For the evening she was booked from six o'clock until midnight in a recording studio making her new single. We had an hour to talk before she began rehearsals. The next morning the plane left London Airport for America at 11.0 a.m.
     She sat on the brightly coloured sofa. She was wearing a black woollen mini-dress, with a dazzling gold chain around her waist. Smaller than you expect, blonde with huge sparkling eyes, and flutter lashes. She leant forward and talked for a moment- about the debit side of being a star.
     `In this business you are so busy projecting yourself, I guess that's the word, that you miss those lovely quiet moments when there is absolutely nobody around.
     When you can lie onthe grass and watch the ants. Things like that. I can't remem- ber when I last did it. I'd like to do that again.
     Look at the ants, and the leaves, and the grass. After a while Hollywood, Paris, London, Rome, and all that rushing about.. . it doesn't matter at all. I want to get down to looking at things again. Right now, that's very important to me.
     I'm really happiest when I'm on the stage, I suppose, completely free of all troubles, and I can just let myself go. I love to sing. I would never, never, never give that up.'
     She talks with a slow, gentle voice with just a hint of an Irish accent. This is a hangover from her part in Finian's Rainbow. `At the end of the film Fred Astaire, Tommy Steele, and I were all using rich Irish brogue. It's very hard to stop now.'
     Does she think that she works too hard?      Sometimes I think so. Most of the time I don't have time to think whether I'm working too hard or not. I always make sure that. I have time to see the children.
     They were with us in Los Angeles when I was making Finian's Rainbow. Sometimes they weren't up when I left, but I knew they were there. I could go home and put them to bed, and ring them up during the daytime, and sing them songs. It's going back to an empty house which is so awful.'
     What is it that stops her throwing up her career and just being a mum at home?
     I've thought about it, of course, and little things they say, and sometimes I wonder if I should go on. But they're really very happy. I don't know If I could be completely happy giving up my career, and I don't think it would be good for them having an unhappy mother. We're a very happy family the way we are.
     `If I ever saw that our children were suffering, becoming unhappy because of my work, I would give it up. I really would, there is no question about that They really do come first in our lives.'
     Talking about Pet's children, you have found the warmest side of her. She speaks from the heart, sometimes perhaps close to tears when recalling some of their childish antics and sayings. She is not the big Hollywood star, but a woman and a very tender mother. This is what she has been trying to tell everyone for years, but the explanation was too simple and uncomplicated for the world to listen.
     What about show-business careers for her two daughters?
     `I hope not,' said Pet firmly but I can see already that the little one is the raw material fat a star. She is just outrageous she was born a beatnik, as wild as they come.
     She is determined to keep her children as `un-showbiz' as possible. She steers the professional side of her life siell away from them. `When I'm giving interviews or having my picture taken they know that they have to leave the room. They don't stand around listening or posing. They're not like that. I never, ever let them stay up late.
     `I remember once in Montreal when I was doing a one-woman show they came to a matinee and during the interval they came round backstage and the little one said: "Mummy, we've just seen Mummy on the stage." They know that as soon as I am in their presence I am all theirs, and they are are mine. That's the only way I can cope. It's difiicult, but just possible.'
     Pet is not the least starry- eyed about her film career. She had just signed a contract to appear in the musical version of Goodbye Mr. Chips with Peter O'Toole, `my biggest break ever.'
     But she is not at all dazzled for she speaks with the authority of someone who has seen it all before. `I know that it's a very shaky thing being up there. What I'd like to do is one film a year, and a few concerts around the globe. I discovered that we spend more time in other people's houses and rented houses than we do in our own, and I'd like to see that end,`And the rest of the time I'd just like to be me, whoever that is.'
     Her London manager, Martin Wyatt, arrived to take her to the recording session. She put on her black fur mini-coat and came out into the lift.
     She was laughing as she ducked out into the London drizzle. A happy, contented woman, but a little incomplete without her two daughters whom she loves-and needs.

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

12/12/67

1967 SERIES - Show Two
Guest: Anthony Newley.

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

19/12/67

1967 Series - Show Three
Guest: Dudley Moore.

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC1)

26/12/67

1967 Series - Show Four

DEE TIME
(BBC1)

2/12/67

Host: Simon Dee.
Spike Milligan, Jackie Trent, Brook Benton, The Seekers, Paul Jones.

1968

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC1)

1/2/68

1967 Series - Show Five
Don Francks, The Breakaways

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC1)

9/1/68

1967 Series - Show Six
Guest: Sacha Distel.

THIS IS PETULA CLARK
(BBC1)

16/1/68

1967 Series - Show Seven

A TALE OF TWO RIVERS

16/4/68

Petula Clark, Adam Faith, Marianne Faithfull, Claude Francois, Unit 4 + 2, Sandie Shaw, Mark Wynter, Lulu, The Gojos

A TALE OF TWO RIVERS
(BBC TV)

6/5/68

Petula Clark, Richard Anthony, Marianne Faithfull, Claude Francois, Lulu, Mark Wynter, The Gojos

BILLY COTTON'S MUSIC HALL

29/6/68

Host: Billy Cotton.
Guests: Jack Douglas and Jack Haig, George Chisholm, Peter & Gordon.

THE ROLF HARRIS SHOW

1968

Two Rivers

PETULA

9/11/68

Petula's first American TV special.
Guest: Harry Belafonte.

Petula Clark stars with Harry Belafonte in a Legendary TV Music Special






Downtown
Don't Sleep in the Subway
Who Am I?
Color My World
The Other Man's Grass is Always Greener
The In Crowd
Music
We Can Work it Out
The Life and Soul of the Party
How are Things in Glocca Morra?
Just Say Goodbye
Have Another Dream on Me
Come Rain of Come Shine
Las Vegas
Imagine
Live for Life
Elusive Butterfly
If a Better Time's Comin'
Both Sides Now
On the Path of Glory

The infamous "touch."


ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE

24/11/68

I Couldn't Live Without Your Love ~ Yesterday ~ Typically English ~ We'll Gather Lilacs ~ Downtown .

CHRISTMAS NIGHT WITH THE STAR

19/12/68

1969

MR. & MRS. MUSIC

26/3/69

Guest appearance on Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent series. Also featured Scott Walker & Matt Monro.

PORTRAIT OF PETULA

19/4/69

Petula's second American TV Special.






DVD available
with Ron Moody



April 8, 1969

Portrait of Petula
by Bob Hull

in London - Prince Albert Memorial, across from the Royal Albert Hall
     Production values comparable to well-made commercials lifted this musical special into the extraordinary category. The "portrait" of the title evolved as a super-smooth film-tape montage similar to the sylvan beauties of a Newport or a Salem pitch located in the green-green countryside. Petula Clark is pretty without the gilding, but the addition of carefully executed background certainly did not detract. For her second special with NBC, Miss Clark chose to hang the theme on England, France and the United States, countries where she was born, married and now spends most of her working time, respectively. She picked three guest stars, one from each country, including Ron Moody, Sacha Distal and Andy Williams. The selections were happy ones as each man performed counterpoint to the songstress according to his image.
      Petula and Andy came up with a musical reply to the Beatles in a set of country-western tunes, including one featuring Pet on the washboard and Williams playing guitar-harmonica. Overhead shots of the pair lying head-to-head at a picnic site were effective. With Distel, the star swung to Paris for typically French songs and some incidental glances at street fashions. After soloing to "All the World Adores a Villain," Oliver! star Moody joined Miss Clark in a look about London town's Kings Road, and bounded through the old English music hall tune "Knees Up, Mother Brown."
      Thankfully, Petula and her guests did not belabor comedy during the hour, wisely presuming the audience tuned in to hear the music. That the scenery also was watchable became a plus, due largely to the handling by vet special show manager Alan Handley, who co-produced with Bob Wynn and directed. Exec producer, Claude Wolff surrounded himself with a good team of musicians, including director Harper MacKay and arranger Michael Colombier, E. Jay Krause, art director, and tech boss Carl Messerschmidt could take bows, too. Good show.


April 9, 1969

Portrait of Petula

Two things were special about this Pet Clark hour. The powerful pipes and personality of the star, as always a genuine vaudeville treat, and the fact that a viewer could tell the blurbs from the programming.
      Miss Clark is that kind of pro who can surmount a cliched format and soggy writing. How about a picnic basket to get into a country-and-western duet with Andy Williams, or a Paris fashion parade featuring the star that's not as well done as the fashion bit featuring Diana Ross a few months ago, or all that home movie footage in London, Paris, New York, etc.?
      Same time, for certain purists, it is a pleasure to not see the artist pushing the sponsor's product - a job for Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. Guest-shots were standard from Andy Williams and the syrupy Sacha Distel. Ron Moody's vigorous Fagin number hypoed the proceedings.

Seattle Times
April 8, 1969

Cute Canary Scores Again
by C.J. Skreen
     Petula Clark is a winsome British lass who projects the feeling that she really enjoys entertaining. The communication of this joyousness came through last night in her second special for American television on NBC.
      The effervescent songstress who apparently has bridged the generation gap in audience appeal, pbserved at the outset that the program would have elements of three countries that have loomed large in her career: England, France and America, "my third home."
      Thus, the show has a certain international flavor as Pet wandered about the streets of London, Paris and New York and at her home in Switzerland where she was seen on the slopes with her two young daughters. Most of the special, however, was taped on the soundstages at Burbank. Miss Clark, stunningly gowned, was backstoppcd in this Portrait of Petals by Andy Williams; Sacha Distel, the French guitarist-singer; and Ron Moody, who appearedd in his Oliver guise as Fagin to do a rousing "All the World Adores a Villain."
      The most novel segment involved Williams and the hostess doing a country-western parody in a picnic setting, complete witl1 harmonica, guitar and washboard. It was a virtual Roger Miller Festival.
      Miss Clark traveled over pretty familiar ground in her song selections. They ranged from a pensive "My Funny Valentine" to her early hit, "I Know a Place." They were all delivered in taste and style in an easygoing show that, while not exactly inspired, was a rainless. enjoyable way to spend an hour


DISNEY TIME

26/5/69

Disney Time was a television series that ran in the UK on the BBC, and also ITV at one point. It was a regular holiday schedule filler. Clips of Disney films were introduced by celebrity hosts, Petula introduced clips from A Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Absent-Minded Professor, Swiss Family Robinson, Wind in the Willows, Guns in the Heather, Cinderella, Seal Island and The Love Bug.

PETULA CLARK'S CINEMA
(BBC)

18/7/69

Petula talks about her film career.

AN EVENING WITH PETULA
(BBC-1)

15/11/69

First show broadcast in colour on BBC-1.
Second half of her 1969 Albert Hall Concert.

NIGHT WITH THE STARS

12/69

This is Christmas, Silent Night
Taped during the Just Pet Show.

FILM NIGHT

12/69

JUST PET )
(BBC-1)

7/12/69

Television special.
I Wanna Sing with Your Band ~ When You Return ~ My Movie Scrapbook

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