An Audience With

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV1

Series Finale

30 Years of An Audience With… gives viewers the definitive history behind the legendary ITV entertainment series, relives all the best moments and hears how they came about from the stars who captivated TV audiences over the years.

An Audience With… has showcased momentous performances by some of the best-loved talent in the world including The Bee Gees, Lionel Richie, Take That, Ken Dodd, Victoria Wood, Shirley Bassey, Joan Rivers and Al Murray. Throughout this series we’re celebrating the exceptional talent and wonderful performances given by our greatest entertainers.

In this fifth and final show we look back at the unforgettable performances of Des O’Connor, Al Murray, Ronnie Corbett, Kylie Minogue and Michael Bublé with revealing interviews from Des O’ Connor, Al Murray and Ronnie Corbett.

We’ll look back at all round entertainer Des O’Connor who was joined on stage by Martine McCutcheon. To the delight of the audience Des also dueted with Lionel Richie in a version of Three Times a Lady.

We’ll hear how comedian Al Murray gave his celebrity audience a real run for their money in both the Audiences With… he hosted. Al spilled drinks over a tipsy audience and entertained them with a mix of comedy, music and over the top patriotism.

We’ll recall how actor and comedian Ronnie Corbett showed the celebrity filled audience his versatility with a mix of comedy and song. The special guest of the evening was his co-star from The Two Ronnies, Ronnie Barker who had some hilarious moments to share with Ronnie and the celebrity audience.

We look back at the performance from Kylie Minogue who hosted her Audience With… back in 2001 and gave a truly stunning show. Kylie was joined on stage by Kermit the Frog who performed a once in a lifetime romantic duet with her.

We take a look back at the most recent Audience With… where Michael Bublé brought his charm and charisma to the stage. He gave a great performance and kept his celebrity audience laughing with stories and tales from his early years.

30 Years of An Audience with… is commissioned for ITV by John Kaye Cooper, Controller of Entertainment at ITV, is executive produced by Mark Robinson and Sumi Connock and series produced by Vicky Thomas.

Saturday, 14 August 2010, 8:50PM – 9:50PM on ITV1

Series Finale

30 Years of An Audience With… gives viewers the definitive history behind the legendary ITV entertainment series, relives all the best moments and hears how they came about from the stars who captivated TV audiences over the years.

An Audience With… has showcased momentous performances by some of the best-loved talent in the world including The Bee Gees, Lionel Richie, Take That, Ken Dodd, Victoria Wood, Shirley Bassey, Joan Rivers and Al Murray. Throughout this series we’re celebrating the exceptional talent and wonderful performances given by our greatest entertainers.

In this fifth and final show we look back at the unforgettable performances of Des O’Connor, Al Murray, Ronnie Corbett, Kylie Minogue and Michael Bublé with revealing interviews from Des O’ Connor, Al Murray and Ronnie Corbett.

We’ll look back at all round entertainer Des O’Connor who was joined on stage by Martine McCutcheon. To the delight of the audience Des also dueted with Lionel Richie in a version of Three Times a Lady.

We’ll hear how comedian Al Murray gave his celebrity audience a real run for their money in both the Audiences With… he hosted. Al spilled drinks over a tipsy audience and entertained them with a mix of comedy, music and over the top patriotism.

We’ll recall how actor and comedian Ronnie Corbett showed the celebrity filled audience his versatility with a mix of comedy and song. The special guest of the evening was his co-star from The Two Ronnies, Ronnie Barker who had some hilarious moments to share with Ronnie and the celebrity audience.

We look back at the performance from Kylie Minogue who hosted her Audience With… back in 2001 and gave a truly stunning show. Kylie was joined on stage by Kermit the Frog who performed a once in a lifetime romantic duet with her.

We take a look back at the most recent Audience With… where Michael Bublé brought his charm and charisma to the stage. He gave a great performance and kept his celebrity audience laughing with stories and tales from his early years.

30 Years of An Audience with… is commissioned for ITV by John Kaye Cooper, Controller of Entertainment at ITV, is executive produced by Mark Robinson and Sumi Connock and series produced by Vicky Thomas.

Saturday, 7 August 2010, 9:20PM – 10:20PM on ITV1

30 Years of An Audience With…gives viewers the definitive history behind the legendary ITV entertainment series, relives all the best moments and hears how they came about from the stars who captivated TV audiences over the years.

An Audience With… has showcased momentous performances by some of the best-loved talent in the world including The Bee Gees, Lionel Richie, Take That, Ken Dodd, Victoria Wood, Shirley Bassey, Joan Rivers and Al Murray. Throughout this series we’re celebrating the exceptional talent and wonderful performances given by our greatest entertainers.

In this fourth show we look back at the unforgettable performances of Dame Shirley Bassey, Take That, Sir Cliff Richard, Jackie Mason and Jimmy Tarbuck with revealing interviews from Jackie Mason and Jimmy Tarbuck.

We look back at the performance from singer Dame Shirley Bassey who had problems with a troublesome earring which kept falling off at a particularly dramatic point in one of her songs.

We’ll hear how Take That were hosts of the first Audience With to be transmitted live in 2006. The boys were reunited with Lulu for Relight My Fire to the delight of the celebrity audience and also had to deal with comedian Peter Kay whose ad-libbing had producers worried whether the show would finish on time!

We’ll recall how Sir Cliff Richard gave a fantastic performance that spanned his career from the classics of Devil Woman and Move It to the hot off the press release of Millennium Prayer. Millennium Prayer was so new Sir Cliff hadn’t even produced a video for the song, but found time during a break from recording his Audience With to record the video in the studio green room.

American stand-up comedian Jackie Mason brought unique style of humour to the stage back in 1990. He even put Bruce Forsyth through his paces by pretending not to know who he and Barry Humphries were!

And we’ll look back at comedian Jimmy Tarbuck who was about his Audience With but the presence of his celebrity friends in the audience put him at ease. He shared tales of his early days in Liverpool, being at school with the Beatles, and ended with a song and a backing band made up of musical legends including Justin Hayward, Hank Marvin, Kenny Jones, John Lodge and Rick Wakeman.

30 Years of An Audience with… is commissioned for ITV by John Kaye Cooper, Controller of Entertainment at ITV, is executive produced by Mark Robinson and Sumi Connock and series produced by Vicky Thomas.

Saturday, 7 August 2010, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV1

30 Years of An Audience With…gives viewers the definitive history behind the legendary ITV entertainment series, relives all the best moments and hears how they came about from the stars who captivated TV audiences over the years.

An Audience With… has showcased momentous performances by some of the best-loved talent in the world including The Bee Gees, Lionel Richie, Take That, Ken Dodd, Victoria Wood, Shirley Bassey, Joan Rivers and Al Murray. Throughout this series we’re celebrating the exceptional talent and wonderful performances given by our greatest entertainers.

In this fourth show we look back at the unforgettable performances of Dame Shirley Bassey, Take That, Sir Cliff Richard, Jackie Mason and Jimmy Tarbuck with revealing interviews from Jackie Mason and Jimmy Tarbuck.

We look back at the performance from singer Dame Shirley Bassey who had problems with a troublesome earring which kept falling off at a particularly dramatic point in one of her songs.

We’ll hear how Take That were hosts of the first Audience With to be transmitted live in 2006. The boys were reunited with Lulu for Relight My Fire to the delight of the celebrity audience and also had to deal with comedian Peter Kay whose ad-libbing had producers worried whether the show would finish on time!

We’ll recall how Sir Cliff Richard gave a fantastic performance that spanned his career from the classics of Devil Woman and Move It to the hot off the press release of Millennium Prayer. Millennium Prayer was so new Sir Cliff hadn’t even produced a video for the song, but found time during a break from recording his Audience With to record the video in the studio green room.

American stand-up comedian Jackie Mason brought unique style of humour to the stage back in 1990. He even put Bruce Forsyth through his paces by pretending not to know who he and Barry Humphries were!

And we’ll look back at comedian Jimmy Tarbuck who was about his Audience With but the presence of his celebrity friends in the audience put him at ease. He shared tales of his early days in Liverpool, being at school with the Beatles, and ended with a song and a backing band made up of musical legends including Justin Hayward, Hank Marvin, Kenny Jones, John Lodge and Rick Wakeman.

30 Years of An Audience with… is commissioned for ITV by John Kaye Cooper, Controller of Entertainment at ITV, is executive produced by Mark Robinson and Sumi Connock and series produced by Vicky Thomas.

Saturday, 31 July 2010, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV1

30 Years of An Audience With… will give viewers the definitive history behind the legendary ITV entertainment series. An Audience With… relives all the best moments and hears how they came about from the stars who captivated TV audiences over the years.

An Audience With… has showcased momentous performances by some of the best-loved talent in the world including The Bee Gees, Lionel Richie, Take That, Ken Dodd, Victoria Wood, Shirley Bassey, Joan Rivers and Al Murray. Throughout this series we’ll celebrate the exceptional talent and wonderful performances given by our greatest entertainers.

In this third show we look back at the unforgettable performances of Freddie Starr, The Bee Gees, Joan Rivers, Bruce Forsyth and Ricky Martin with revealing interviews including Robin Gibb, Joan Rivers and Bruce Forsyth.

We’ll hear how comedian Freddie Starr terrified the audience in both the Audience Withs he hosted with crazy stunts like seemingly throwing knives at a blindfolded Garry Bushell and appearing naked in a tank of water. But we’ll hear how his best remembered stunt was throwing live maggots over the audience (though they mostly ended up over Faith Brown).

We look back at the performance given by The Bee Gees who jumped at the chance to host An Audience With… and shared many childhood memories with the audience. They also performed some of the songs they had written for other artists and welcomed special guests Boyzone to sing with them one of their all time classics, ‘Words’.

We’ll hear how Joan Rivers set the stage alight when she performed her first Audience With in 1984. Her shocking style of humour really hit home to the British audience who barely knew her ��” but soon she would be a household name. Not knowing most of the audience meant she knew no boundaries resulting in a classic moment when she quizzed the Royal designers the Emanuels on the size of an engagement ring. She was back for a second time in 2006 when she shocked the audience again, this time talking about her husband’s suicide.

All round entertainer Bruce Forsyth waited until 1997 to show the celebrity audience his extraordinary range of talents from tap dancing to singing. As we see, at one stage Bruce was even joined on stage by the Bruce Forsyth Appreciation Society.

And finally we recall how singer Ricky Martin brought his Latin charm to the stage in 2001 and gave a full-on concert to the delight of the audience who said it felt like being at a proper gig. Word had got round that Ricky would be joined by a special guest star on stage, but no-one guessed that it would be Kylie Minogue!

Saturday, 24 July 2010, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV1

30 Years of An Audience With… will give viewers an insight into the legendary ITV entertainment series, reliving all the best moments and showing how they came about from the stars who captivated TV audiences over many years.

An Audience With… has showcased incredible performances by some of the most well-known stars in the world including Cliff Richard, Al Murray, The Spice Girls, Lionel Richie, The Bee Gees and Donny Osmond. Throughout this series, we will celebrate this extraordinary talent and see the wonderful performances given by our best entertainers.

In this second show, we remember the remarkable performances of Ken Dodd, Lionel Richie, Brian Conley, Victoria Wood, and Lulu.

Ken Dodd tells us just how he captured the hearts of the audience by hosting two shows, the first in 1994 and then coming back eight years later in 2002.

We’ll look back at Lionel Richie’s show, which was the second show to be transmitted live, after An Audience with Take That. A live phone vote took place to decide which of Lionel’s love songs should be performed: ‘Hello’ or ‘Three Times a Lady’. ‘Three Times a Lady’ won the vote, much to the surprise of everyone, even Lionel himself! Special guest stars were Westlife.

Brian Conley reveals all about how he gave the audience a bit of a surprise by appearing totally naked apart from his socks – though he was playing a giant accordion in an attempt to cover himself up. He tells us how he performed a dangerous sword and card trick on Christine Hamilton blindfolded, stunning members of the audience.

We’ll recall how comedienne Victoria Wood gave a hilarious performance, becoming the first ever British comedienne to host An Audience With… Her performance was such a success that she won not one, but two BAFTA awards for this show – a highlight of which was The Ballad of Barry and Freda.

Lulu tells us how nervous she was about hosting her An Audience with… in 2002. Despite that nervousness she wowed the audience, and gave an emotional performance when her former husband Maurice Gibb joined her on stage for a duet, almost reducing Lulu to tears. The finale brightened the mood, when Frank Skinner dressed in drag and performed as one of Lulu’s backing singers, the ‘Lulettes’.

30 Years of An Audience with… is commissioned for ITV by John Kaye Cooper, Controller of Entertainment at ITV, is executive produced by Mark Robinson and Sumi Connock and series produced by Vicky Thomas.

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