Chelsea at Nine

ITV (ended 1960)


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Chelsea at Nine is a variety series that originally aired on ITV in the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1960. Each episode is about one hour in length, and they are broadcast weekly. This series is an international cabaret taped live from a theatre in London with different guest stars performing each week. Diahann Carroll is the main act in one of her earliest television performances on an episode that aired on October 29, 1957. Billie Holliday appears in her last television performance on an episode that aired on March 18, 1959. Holliday sings Porgy, Please Don't Talk About Me and Strange Fruit. Maria Callas, a renowned opera singer, performs in an episode that aired on June 15, 1958. Xavier Cugat and The Keoni Dancers are the headline act for the episode that aired on October 15, 1959. The Peter Knight Orchestra is the house band and regular comedians include Dennis Price, Irene Handl and Mai Zetterling. Hosts for this series include Robert Beatty and David Hutcheson.