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LULU'S BACK IN TOWN

BBC1
21st May 1968 - 9th July 1968

Lulu would be the next singer to get her own series after Cliff and Dusty had shown the format's popularity, but despite her dozens of TV appearances since her 1964 debut she had not even co-hosted a show before. She had been given John Ammonds as Producer just before his next venture, producing the classic Morecambe and Wise shows. Future Goodie Bill Oddie had also been signed on as a writer.

She was given the series in the middle of her contract with Mickie Most who would assign her some terrible cover versions, several of which got an outing on the show.

The show would be very much the variety mould with actors attempting comedy and singing, comedians (featuring a memorable early appearance by Les Dawson), amongst the real musical talent like Lou Rawls, Georigie Fame, The Everly Brothers and Alan Price.

The Radio Times anticipated a hit giving her a double page colour spread for the first show.

Lasting only one series she would be back at the end of the year with a Saturday early evening series with some very special guests.

One show is known to exist.