Petula made her television debut on British experimental TV on July 1, 1946. A few months later, she launched her television career as the youngest host of her very own afternoon BBC series. Throughout the next six+ decades, Petula would solidify her career as a television icon. In her spare time [between her busy recording schedule, appearances on radio, in films, and on the concert stage] Petula would appear as a cast regular on numerous TV series, make hundreds of guest appearances on nearly every variety and talk show in Britain and host several more of her own--award winning--television variety series. Needless to say, Petula's British television career is vast, and the development of this page is on-going. If you should have any information (shows, dates, photos) to contribute to this section, please contact the webmaster, who will be most grateful for your input.
BBC television was officially relaunched at Ally Pally on 7 June, 1946. To promote the new service, the BBC produced the demonstration film, TELEVISION IS HERE AGAIN, featuring many well-known stars and was used for trade transmissions sent out each morning.
Petula, Kathie Moody, Beverley Sisters
Petula performs Summery, Summery Day, Down in the Valley
Pilot for 15-minute Sunday afternoon series.
FIRST TELEVISION SERIES
Aired weekly on Sunday afternoons until 6/7/47.
The Good Lord Satisfied, Lazy Bones, Mighty Like a Rose.
The Kerry Dance, Irish Lullaby, Phil The Fluter's Ball, The Old Cocney Busker.
Chickery Chick, Ave Maria, I'll Be Seeing You, My Grandmother, Christopher Robin at Buckingham Palace
con. '46 series.
Eileen Ogo-Pride of Potravora, Smilin' Through, Loves Old Sweet Song .
Hurdy Gurdy Man, Over the Rainbow, Rose of Tralon, Goodnight, God Bless.
The Good Lord Satisfied, Beautiful Dreamer, Smilin' Through
The Old Folks at Home, Ma, Curly Headed Baby, Old Banjo, The Church Steeple.
LAST SHOW OF THE FIRST SERIES.
Little Coons Prayer, Curiosity, Christopher Robin at Buckingham Palace.
So What Serenade, Hey Baba-Ree-Bop, Phil the Fluter's Ball, Slasher Green, Sospan Fach, Garden in the Rain, The Shoemaker's Seranade.
PETULA'S SECOND SERIES
Ran for five years.