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LET'S AWAY

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21st August 1967 - 4th September 1967

One of the more bizarre entries in the diary. the show, devised by Stan Parkinson of BBC North, was meant to highlight the sporty side of Britain's favourite entertainers. Each week the show would turn up at a holiday camp and the guest artists would compete against campers in a sport that they enjoy playing when not working. The show was introduced by Alan Weeks, BBC's commentator for figure skating.

Each act would perform two songs then take part in a a sporting event. Peter and Gordon were to feature as javelin throwers, Freddie & The Dreamers were swimming, Adam Faith played snooker, Anita Harris played tennis etc.

Five shows were planned and the venues booked, three were recorded, but only two seemed to have been broadcast before they realised what they were doing.