The Story of Light Entertainment - Season 1

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  • Variety
    Variety
    Episode 8
    9/9/06
    0.0

    In the last edition of the series, variety shows and their acts are the focus, from magicians to jugglers and dance groups toventriloquists.

  • Chat Shows
    Chat Shows
    Episode 7
    9/2/06
    0.0

    The history of the chat show is the focus of this edition, including looks at the traditional chat show, the comedy chat show and the confessional chat shows provided by the likes of Jerry Springer.

  • Impressionists
    Impressionists
    Episode 6
    8/26/06
    0.0

    This edition focuses on the impressionists and how sixty years ago they were regarded as the poor relation in the comedy world but have since grown in popularity.

  • Pop and Easy Listening
    8/19/06
    7.0

    The changing face of Pop Music and Easy Listening are traced in this edition from the beginning of Top of the Pops in the Sixties to the latest series of The X Factor.

  • The Comics
    The Comics
    Episode 4
    8/12/06
    8.0

    Comedians are the focus of this edition, from acts performing in working men's clubs to the sketch shows of today such as Little Britain.

  • Radio Stars
    Radio Stars
    Episode 3
    8/5/06
    8.0

    Stars of the radio who made the leap to the small screen are the focus of this edition including looks at Terry Wogan, Kenny Everett and Tony Blackburn.

  • All Round Entertainers
    7/29/06
    8.0

    All Round Entertainers are profiled in this edition, with particular focus on Bruce Forsyth, Bob Monkhouse and Cilla Black.

  • The Double Acts
    The Double Acts
    Episode 1
    7/22/06
    8.0

    Double acts such as Morecambe and Wise, Ant and Dec and Laurel and Hardy are the focus of this edition, looking at why many of our favourite and successful stars end up hating each other.

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