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BRITISH TELEVISION APPEARANCES

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.

THE FORTIES

1946

TELEVISION IS HERE AGAIN

7/6/46

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.

TV Trade Test

1/7/46

13 year old Petula performs Miser, Miser.





STOP video first, then

CABARET CARTOONS

30/7/46

Petula, Kathie Moody, Beverley Sisters

CABARET CARTOONS

3/8/46

Petula performs Summery, Summery Day, Down in the Valley

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

29/9/46

SERIES PILOT
Pilot for 15-minute Sunday afternoon series.

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

3/11/46

FIRST TELEVISION SERIES
Aired weekly on Sunday afternoons until 6/7/47.
The Good Lord Satisfied, Lazy Bones, Mighty Like a Rose.

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

10/11/46

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

24/11/46

The Kerry Dance, Irish Lullaby, Phil The Fluter's Ball, The Old Cocney Busker.

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

1/12/46

Chickery Chick, Ave Maria, I'll Be Seeing You, My Grandmother, Christopher Robin at Buckingham Palace

1947

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

5/1/47

con. '46 series.

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

19/1/47

Eileen Ogo-Pride of Potravora, Smilin' Through, Loves Old Sweet Song .

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

2/2/47

Hurdy Gurdy Man, Over the Rainbow, Rose of Tralon, Goodnight, God Bless.

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

15/2/47

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

2/3/47

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

2/3/47

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

16/3/47

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

6/4/47

The Good Lord Satisfied, Beautiful Dreamer, Smilin' Through

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

27/4/47

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

25/5/47

The Old Folks at Home, Ma, Curly Headed Baby, Old Banjo, The Church Steeple.

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

6/7/47

LAST SHOW OF THE FIRST SERIES.
Little Coons Prayer, Curiosity, Christopher Robin at Buckingham Palace.

PETULA CLARK
(BBC TV)

27/12/47

So What Serenade, Hey Baba-Ree-Bop, Phil the Fluter's Ball, Slasher Green, Sospan Fach, Garden in the Rain, The Shoemaker's Seranade.

1948

PET'S PARLOUR
(BBC TV)

1948

PETULA'S SECOND SERIES
Ran for five years.

Guests: Joe Henderson, Barbara Clark.
This second TV series supposedly took place in Petula's sitting room at home. Guests would drop in, as if unannounced, tell a few jokes or sing a song, with Joe Henderson featured on piano.

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