1 9 7 6 – 1 9 8 1 (UK)
29 x 30 minute episodes
Scheduled in a peak Saturday night timeslot, Mike Yarwood In Persons drew 22.3 million viewers at the peak of its popularity in 1979.
For 29 episodes, impressionist Mike Yarwood gave TV audiences Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Liberace, Ronald Reagan, Russell Harty, Prince Andrew, Jasper Carrot and J.R. Ewing from Dallas.
Guests included Harry Corbett, Janet Brown, Valerie Leon, June Whitfield, Valerie Leon, The Brotherhood of Man, Tina Charles, Johnny Mathis, Twiggy, Paul McCartney, The New Seekers, Dana, Petula Clark, The Nolan Sisters, Marti Caine, Bucks Fizz and regular music group, Shades.
Mike Yarwood died on 8 September 2023 after two years as a resident of Brinsworth House, a residential and nursing retirement home for theatre and entertainment professionals in Twickenham, West London. He was 82.