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The Tarbuck Follies (BBC Entertainment, Jimmy Tarbuck)



One off variety special The Tarbuck Follies saw us step into Tarbie’s Theatre Club, a modern music-hall with Jim in charge of a New Year burlesque type show and lots of gorgeous girls. The theme, like the jokes, is broad variety and even Clodagh Rodgers forsakes the pop scene to indulge not only in song but also comedy.

Hosted by Jimmy Tarbuck and featuring Clodagh Rodgers, Liz Fraser, Valerie Leon, Talfryn Thomas, Daphne Oxenford, Three’s A Crowd, Gypsie Kemp, The Tarbuck Girls and The Lionel Blair Dancers.

Writers: Eric Davidson, Bryan Blackburn and Bill Solly / Music director: Ronnie Hazlehurst / Choreography: Lionel Blair / Design: Dick Coles / Producer and Director: Michael Hurll

UK / BBC One / 1×45 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 1 January 1973 at 8.30pm