TV Pop Diaries
Popular Music on British Television
THE ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK SHOW
5th April 1970 -
The short run ATV series in 1967 was not only well liked in the UK, but led to a
couple of specials on American TV. On 4th January 1969 he stars in a one-
The series proper kicked off on Sunday 5th April 1970 with the usual ATV / ITC blend
of British acts that America is familiar with and American acts that no-
The usual ATV support team of Producer Colin Clews, Jack Parnell and His Orchestra, The Paddy Stone Dancers and The Mike Sammes Singers were in attendance.
The time slot of 10.25 -
He was given the cover of the TV Times for the second show, and found that the show
had been moved to the more respectable time slot of 9.10 -
Despite the scheduling problems it was a solid show with lots of famous guests like Paul Anka, Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Lulu, Tony Bennett, Tommy Roe and many others.
The show finished in the summer and his contract with ATV was not renewed, leading to a stint with the BBC and ZDF in West Germany in 1972.