Welcome to the Ken Dodd's Showbiz Guide at TV.com
Dodd introduced international guests from the world of variety, including French comedy magician Mac Ronay, the ventriloquist Neville King, Swiss musical comedian Alfredo, gobbledygook expert Stanley Unwin, Donald Duck voice Clarence Nash and French cabaret comedian Robert Dhéry.
This format - employing international guest stars, with an emphasis on magicians - is typical of the TV producer John Fisher, an authority on comedy and magic.
* British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
UK -- 1 January 1982 (pilot episode)
UK -- 13 March 1982