1 9 7 2 (UK)
26 x 60 minute episodes
This ATV series presented musical acts, comedians and assorted variety acts, including Dorothy Squires, Dickie Henderson, The New Seekers, Val Doonican, Charlie Drake, Matt Monro, Leslie Crowther, Lulu, The Bachelors, Acker Bilk, Petula Clark, The Settlers, Clodagh Rodgers, Hylda Baker, Mike and Bernie Winters, Max Bygraves, Russ Conway, Don Maclean, Shari Lewis, Deryck Guyler, Beryl Reid, Georgie Fame, Keith Harris, Frankie Vaughan, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Edward Woodward, Bob Monkhouse, Harry Secombe and Neil Reid.
Shows featured Lionel Blair and His Dancers, The Dougie Squires Dozen, and another of Squires’ dance troops, The Trendsetters. Music was supplied by Jack Parnell and his Orchestra.
Comedian Larry Grayson got his big television break on Saturday Variety on 22 January 1972. Reaction to his four-minute appearance was such that he was asked to reappear 14 times.
On the strength of this, he was given his own TV series, Shut That Door.