Wogan (BENNY)

Filmed: Wednesday 12 March 1986

Location: Shepherds Bush Theatre, London, England

Broadcast: Wednesday 12 March 1986, LIVE, 19:00-19:40, BBC1, UK

Release status: Unreleased

Duration: 43:21 for entire show

Shown in: UK

Additional information

Wogan was a British television talk show which was broadcast on BBC1 from 4 May 1982 until 3 July 1992, presented by Terry Wogan. The show was generally broadcast live from the BBC Television Theatre in Shepherd's Bush, London until 1991. It was then broadcast from the BBC Television Centre. Some shows were pre-recorded, but broadcast unedited, 'as live'. Wogan ended its run in July 1992 (it was replaced by the soap opera Eldorado).

Benny appeared on keyboards with Gemini to perform Just Like That on the show. Terry Wogan introduced him but his appearance was very laid back as if he didn't want to be noticed.  This appearance was all about promoting Gemini.

Running order for his episode:

  1. Janet Brown* (female impersonator does Sue-Ellen Ewing from Dallas)
  2. Interview with Lee Remick (actress)
  3. Gemini - Just Like That
  4. Interview with Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran (scriptwriters who would later write Birds of a Feather and Goodnight Sweetheart)
  5. Interview with Maurice Forster (hairdresser) with 3 women modelling wigs inspired by the Court of Louis XVI which he designed 
  6. Interview with Rik Mayall** about the record The Young Ones had made with Cliff Richard in aid of Comic Relief. He talked about the chocie of song - Living Doll - about the video, and orking with Adrian Edmondson on Mr Jolly Lives next Door.
  7. Cliff Richards & The Young Ones - Living Doll (VIDEO)


*
Janet Brown had appeared on The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show in 1978 as part of The Generation Game sketch where she impersonated Isla St. Clair.

** Rik Mayall would 18 years later appear in ABBA's The Last Video

Sir Terry Wogan died on 31 January 2016.

Click here for a TV listing from Trouw - 12 March 1986, p.21.
Note that the TV guide shows times in CET - UK times would be one hour earlier.

Archive data from BBC written archive:
Title: WOGAN
Caption: Tonight's guests are Lee REMICK, scriptwriters Laurence MARKS & Maurice GRAN hairdresser Maurice FORSTER & Rik MAYALL. Music perf by Sweedish grp Gemini studio intvs, music perf, VT insert Tonight's guests are Lee REMICK, scriptwriters Laurence MARKS & Maurice GRAN, hairdresser Maurice FORSTER & Rik MAYALL. Music perf by Sweedish grp GEMINI studio intvs, music perf, VT insert
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Transmission date: 12 Mar 1986
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Tonight's guests are Lee REMICK, scriptwriters Laurence MARKS & Maurice GRAN, hairdresser Maurice FORSTER & Rik MAYALL. Music perf by Sweedish grp GEMINI studio intvs, music perf, VT insert
Tonight's guests are Lee REMICK, scriptwriters Laurence MARKS & Maurice GRAN hairdresser Maurice FORSTER & Rik MAYALL. Music perf by Sweedish grp Gemini studio intvs, music perf, VT insert
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VT INSERT: Cliff RICHARDS & The Young Ones -'Living Doll' (35.45-38.02) STUDIO SPOT: Janet BROWN does an impersonation of a drunk Sue Ellen Ewing (2.13- 3.26) (40.33-42.14) Maurice FORSTER (hairdresser) with 3 women modelling wigs inspired by the Court of Louis 16th which he designed-tlks to Wogan abt them (28.49-32.21) MUSIC PERFORMANCE: Gemini 'Just like that' (13.36-17.18) INTV: Lee REMICK: tlks abt going to Budapest to make a film. Tlks abt when she lived in London & for how long, abt marrying an Englishman, abt her s' TV & screen performances, abt how she first became involved in acting, abt her role as Jennie (4.43-12.49) INTV:Laurence MARKS & Maurice GRAN(scriptwriters)abt going to Hollywood to write scripts, abt the infamous 'A' List, tlks abt the series they were working on whilst in America, re the diff between American & English scriptwriters(13.08- 28.15) INTV: Rik MAYALL: re the record the Young Ones have made with Cliff Richards in aid of Comic Relief. Tlks abt the choice of song-'Living Doll', abt the video that goes with it, abt working with Adrian Edmondson on 'Mr Jolly lives next door'(32.44-40.33 2/2
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