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Russ Abbot’s Madhouse (ITV 1980-1985, Russ Abbot, Michael Barrymore)

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Comedy. Very popular sketch series featuring the often manic talents of Russ Abbot, assisting him were Michael Barrymore, Susie Blake, Les Dennis, Dustin Gee, Bella Emberg, and Sherrie Hewson. The extra long episodes were all specials and from season two the series was known as Russ Abbot’s Saturday Madhouse.

Specials:-
1. Russ Abbott and a Show of his Very Own ( 2 Jan 81 – Fri 7.45-pm – 1×45 minutes)
2. Russ Abbot’s Christmas Madhouse (26 Dec 1981 – Sat 6.30pm – 1×45 minutes )
3. Russ Abbot’s Madhouse Annual (7 Nov 1982 – Sun 7.15pm- 1×60 minutes)
4. Russ Abbot’s Hogmaney Lighthouse (31 Dec 1982 – Fri 8.00pm – 1×45 minutes)
5. Russ Abbot’s Christmas Madhouse (22 Dec 1984 – Sat 6.50pm – 1×60 minutes)
6. Russ Abbot’s Summer Madhouse (29 June 1985 1985 – Sat 7.30pm – 1×60 minutes)

production details
UK | ITV – London Weekend Television | 39×30 minutes 3×45 minutes 3×60 minutes | 1980-85

Producers: John Kaye Cooper, Ken O’Neill, David Bell

cast
Russ Abbot
Susie Blake
Jeffrey Holland
Sherrie Hewson
Michael Barrymore
Bella Emberg
Les Dennis