The Talent Show Story

Saturday, 7 January 2012, 8:30PM – 9:30PM

ITV1’s The Talent Show Story will look at the history of the ever popular talent show on British television and hear from those who have been involved in its evolution over the last 50 years – from the early days of shows like Opportunity Knocks and New Faces to the global phenomenon of 21st century brands like Pop Idol, The X Factor and Got Talent. 

The five part series will explore the full history of the talent show – from the array of singers, bands, comedians, dancers and variety acts who have come up through the genre to the evolution of the panel of judges, from the role of the presenters to the job of the British public in often helping to pick Britain’s next big star.

The Talent Show Story will include interviews with some of the key players in talent show history past and present including Ant and Dec, Piers Morgan, Tony Hatch, Nina Myskow, Amanda Holden, Lenny Henry, Alexandra Burke, Dannii Minogue, Paul Potts, Diversity, Gareth Gates, JLS and One Direction.

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • ITV1
  • ITV2
  • 4
  • E4
  • Film4
  • More4
  • Five
  • Fiver
  • Sky1