Lena Zavaroni and Music

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Lena Zavaroni and Music
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Tickit for the recording of Lena Zavaroni and Music at the time of recording the show was called Lena Zavaroni and Guests (1979).
Starring Lena Zavaroni
Opening theme Music Was My First Love
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Broadcast
Original run May 23, 1979 (1979-05-23) – June 27, 1979 (1979-06-27)
Chronology
Related shows Lena

Music, comedy and variety from Lena Zavaroni and her guests.

The BBC also released an LP called Lena Zavaroni And Her Music manufactured and distributed by CBS Records copyrighted by Galaxy Records.

Season 1, Episode 1[edit]

Lena Zavaroni and Music [1] [2] broadcast on May 23, 1979 (1979-05-23)

Lena opens the show singing "Music Was My First Love", then Wayne Sleep does a Clog Dance to the music of Violinski, Lena then sings "Superstar" which is followed by Elaine Stritch "singing Anyone Can whistle".

Lena then sings "Back In Time" & "Jump, shout, boogie", then The Ace Eight Plus 4 perform "All That Jazz" NOTE: The Plus 4 are Lena Zavaroni, Elaine Stritch, Wayne Sleep and George Chisholm. Lena closed her show singing "Thank You For The Music"

End Credits
Lena Zavaroni
Elaine Stritch
Wayne Sleep
George Chisholm
Violinski
The Ace Eight
Choreography: Dougie Squires
Alyn Ainsworth and His Orchestra

Season 1, Episode 2[edit]

Lena Zavaroni and Music broadcast on May 30, 1979 (1979-05-30)

The show opens with Lena singing a cut down version of "Music Was My First Love", she then sing "It's a Miracle" followed by "Take Me Back To Hollywood". Lena & Adrian Hedley then perform a comedy Sketch around an Audio Harmonizer working by means of a frequency modulating computerise memory bank & this leads to Lena singing "Bright Eyes", which then leads to Lena, Johnny Hutch and The Comedy Hollywood Cops performing a silent movie comedy Sketch filmed on Sepia Tone film.

Lena then sings "Dance All Night" followed Grace Kennedy singing two songs. Lena sings "Hollywood Romance", with The Ace Eight dancers, she then closed the show with the song "Could It Be Magic"

End Credits
Lena Zavaroni
Grace Kennedy
Adrian Hedley [3]
Guy Kent
Johnny Hutch [4] and The Comedy Hollywood Cops
The Ace Eight
Choreography: Dougie Squires
Alyn Ainsworth and His Orchestra

Season 1, Episode 3[edit]

Lena Zavaroni and Music [1] broadcast on June 6, 1979 (1979-06-06)

The show opens with Lena singing a cut down version of "Music Was My First Love", She then sings "Can You Feel A Brand New Day", followed by "Just The Way You Are", Lena sings "D, D, D, Dancing" with Gerard Kenny, Gerard Kenny then sings "Fit To Be Tied", Lena & The Ace Eight perform a "Doris Day Medley", Edward WoodWard sing "I've Heard That Song Before", Lena closed the show with "The Little Old Lady – City Lights & Spotlight".

End Credits
Lena Zavaroni
Edward WoodWard
Gerard Kenny
The Ace Eight
Stuntmen: Stuart Fell & David Toms
Choreography: Dougie Squires
Alyn Ainsworth and His Orchestra

Season 1, Episode 4[edit]

Lena Zavaroni and Music [1] broadcast on June 13, 1979 (1979-06-13)

The show opens with Lena singing a cut down version of "Music Was My First Love" this leads into Lena singing "'Somebody should have told me", the dancers The Ace Eight dance with Lena while she sings "Go to Rio", this leads into Lena singing "Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand" with Adrian Hedley Mime Artist, when the song ends Adrian Hedley performs a Mime with a balloon. Adrian Hedley & Lena then introduce Helen Gelzer, whom sings "Everything I've Got".

Adrian Hedley, The Ace Eight & Lena perform "Razzle Dazzle", This leads to The New Sensations Steel Band & limbo dancer, It then goes back to Adrian Hedley, The Ace Eight & Lena who continue the song "Razzle Dazzle". Adrian Hedley & Lena then introduce Johnny Hutch & The Herculeans a comedy acrobatic troupe Lena performs with them and then goes back to Adrian Hedley, The Ace Eight & they finish the song "Razzle Dazzle". Lena sings "The Carnival Is Over" & closes the show with the song "Weekend".

End Credits
Lena Zavaroni
Helen Gelzer
Adrian Hedley [3]
Johnny Hutch [4] & The Herculeans
Sue & Peter Barbour, Stuart Fell
New Sensations Steel Band
The Ace Eight
Choreography: Dougie Squires
Alyn Ainsworth and His Orchestra

Season 1, Episode 5[edit]

Lena Zavaroni and Music [1] broadcast on June 20, 1979 (1979-06-20)

The show opens with Lena singing a cut down version of "Music Was My First Love", this leads into The Ace Eight & Lena perform a dance routine while she sings "Going Places", this leads into Lena singing "Tomorrow" from The Musical "Annie", this leads into The Ace Eight who perform a dance routine while Lena sings "Dancing in the city". Berni Flint then sings "add song title here", Berni Flint & Lena then have a short chat which leads into them performing the song "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)", this leads in to a song & dance section which tells a fable about "The Land Of Points" with The Ace Eight, Lena, Wayne Sleep & "Paul Aylett & Arrow. Note: Arrow is a puppet dog.

Lena then sings "Sweet Gingerbread Man" with Michel Legrand. They then have a short chat & then Michel Legrand performs "Watch what Happens" and accompaniments himself on the piano. Lena & The Ace Eight close the show with a dance number while Lena sings "I Love America".

End Credits
Lena Zavaroni
Michel Legrand
Wayne Sleep
Berni Flint
Paul Aylett and "Arrow"
The Ace Eight
Choreography: Dougie Squires
Alyn Ainsworth and His Orchestra

Season 1, Episode 6[edit]

Lena Zavaroni and Music [1] broadcast on June 27, 1979 (1979-06-27)

The show opens with Lena singing a cut down version of "Music Was My First Love", followed by Lena singing "Forever in blue jeans" & "Corner of the sky" followed by Lena singing & The Ace Eight dancing to "Hallelujah". This leads into a dance sequence by Wayne Sleep he is then join by the dances The Ace Eight & Lena she sings "Oh happy day". This is followed by Johnny Hutch & The Half Wits. Lena then performs "Kites" with the Mime Artist Adrian Hedley. Lena introduces Peter Skellern who sings and accompanies himself on the piano. The Ace Eight & Lena perform the song "Ease on down the road", Wayne Sleep joins Lena & The Ace Eight to perform "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News". Lena closes the show with the song "Home".

End Credits
Lena Zavaroni
Wayne Sleep
Peter Skellern
Adrian Hedley [3]
Johnny Hutch [4] & The Half Wits
The Ace Eight
Choreography: Dougie Squires
Alyn Ainsworth and His Orchestra

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Lena Zavaroni and Music (1979) BFI: The British Film Institute.
  2. ^ IMDb: Lena Zavaroni and Music
  3. ^ a b c Adrian Hedley Biography.
  4. ^ a b c Johnny Hutch Circopedia: The free encyclopedia of the international circus.

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