The Des O'Connor Show

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The Des O'Connor Show
Format Chat show
Presented by Des O'Connor
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 8 (ITV)
Production
Producer(s) Associated Television (ATV)
Running time 30–60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV/NBC
Picture format 4:3
Original run 29 May 1963 (1963-05-29) – 28 December 1973 (1973-12-28)
Chronology
Related shows Des O'Connor Tonight

The Des O'Connor Show is a British variety and chat show hosted by Des O'Connor. ITV broadcast the programme from 1963 until 1973.

Associated Television produced the programme, and which was recorded in black-and-white for the first six series.

When the seventh series of the show aired in colour in 1970, its popularity spread internationally. ITV licensed the programme to the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) in the United States, where it aired during prime time, and continued for one more series.[1] Some entertainment celebrities of the time, such as Patrick Newell and Dom DeLuise, made multiple guest appearances on the show.

In the United States, NBC retitled the programme to Kraft Music Hall Presents the Des O'Connor Show, after their own popular variety show Kraft Music Hall, which also ended in 1971.

ITV transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
29 May 1963
9 July 1963
6 x 30 min
2
23 June 1965
4 August 1965
6 x 30 min
3
30 March 1966
18 May 1966
8 x 30 min
4
?? October 1966
?? November 1966
8 x 30 min
5
1967
13 October 1967
??
6
20 April 1968
15 June 1968
9 x 30 mins
7
9 May 1970
8 August1970
14x60m
8
26 June 1971
25 September 1971
14x60m
Specials
?
?
2

DVD[edit]

A DVD release Des O'Connor Volume 1 (22 June 2009) collects various highlights from Kraft Music Hall Presents the Des O'Connor Show.[2][1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Network DVD". Network DVD. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Press release: Des O'Connor Vol.1 on DVD". DVDfever.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 

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