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THE JACK JACKSON SHOW

ATV
24th September 1955 - 17th June 1959

Hosted by radio disc jockey Jack Jackson who had created a style that would later be copied by the likes of Kenny Everett whereby his own patter would be accompanied and / or interrupted by appropriate lines from comedy shows, songs and characters etc. The transition to television came naturally and the new late-night show was an instant success. Accompanied by regulars, who would later include Barbara Windsor, he and his guests would lip-sync a song, sending up the dance interpretation shows of the time like Hit Parade. Other guests would appear to plug their new release.