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Showman and Star-Maker:a Tribute to Bill Cotton


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1/2. Paul O'Grady pays tribute to hugely influential BBC giant Bill Cotton , who contributed to the production or promotion of some of Britain's biggest TV shows, including Top of the Pops (1964), The Morecambe and Wise Show (1968), Dad's Army (1968), Monty Python 's Flying Circus (1969), The Generation Game (1971), The Two Ronnies (1971), The Good Life (1975) and To the Manor Born (1979). Featuring input from big-name contributors. Cotton died in August, aged 80. Concludes tomorrow at 7pm. Producer Malcolm Prince


Unknown: Paul O'Grady
Unknown: Bill Cotton
Unknown: Monty Python
Producer: Malcolm Prince

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