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Charlie Drake Show, The

1 9 6 3 (UK)
6 x 35 minute episodes

Produced by ATV and aired at 8.25 pm on Saturday nights on ITV between 28 September and 2 November 1963, this short-lived Saturday night variety show had the same name as Drake’s previous BBC comedy series (1960 – 1961) which had been cut short when the star was hospitalised after a stunt went wrong on live television.

Guests included The Square Pegs, Chris Rayburn, Albert and Les Ward, The Eight Charlies, Hugh Morton, Mark Singleton, Ronnie Brody, Kaplan Kaye, The Skylons, Gwen and Tony Raine, Olivia Hussey and Michael Wennink.

Charlie Drake
Jack Parnell and his Orchestra