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Sunday Night at the London Palladium, The Prisoner, The Muppets, The Persuaders, Edward VII, The Golden Shot - these are a few of the programme gems made by Lew Grade 's ATV. From 1955 to 1981 the legendary TV mogul was responsible for some of television's golden moments.
Linked from the foyer of the famous Crossroads Motel by Jill Richardson (Jane Rossington), Adam Chance (Tony Adams) and motel chef Shughie McFee (Angus Lennie), this special archive evening is dedicated to Sir Lew and includes clips and episodes from some of his greatest programmes. There is also an interview with Lord Grade in which he discusses his career with another TV high flier, his nephew Michael, who is currently Chief Executive of Channel 4.
Director Spencer Campbell Producer Louis Heaton
Executive producer Caroline Wright
(See also Monday 5.00-6.40pm)
8.00 A to Z of ATV
An alphabetical compendium of classic clips and famous faces from over a quarter of a century of ATV, including Morecambe and Wise, Crossroads, Sunday Night at the London Palladium, The Prisoner, I Am Going to Be a Customs and Excise Officer and Dad, You 're a Square.
8.30 The Muppet Show
The Muppets were given their first TV break by Lord Grade. Tonight: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the Great Gonzo rope John Cleese into
9.00 The Persuader: The TV Times of Lord Lew Grade
With his trademark cigar and deals made on a handshake, Lord Lew Grade of Elstree has been described as the last of the old-style TV moguls. He discusses his career with his nephew Michael. With contributions from Roger Moore, Patrick McGoohan, Franco Zeffirelli and Miss Piggy.
9.50 The Last Action Series
Starring Craig Ferguson. From Danger Man to The Persuaders, the action series attracted huge and devoted audiences. But what made them so popular?
Craig Ferguson plays the producer who makes one last-ditch attempt to pitch the ultimate action series, featuring the staple ingredients of handsome leading men, beautiful women, white Jaguar Mark 1s and a series of surprise blows from heavy coshes.
Written by David Stafford
Producers Alexis Girardet and Jacques Peretti
10.15 Edward VII
Award-winning historical saga, starring Timothy West as Edward VII
In this episode from the hugely popular award-winning series, "Bertie" finally succeeds to the throne. But he has a lot of ground to make up with his ministers and a fear that he may not even live to be crowned.
Executive producer Cecil Clarke
Director John Gorrie
11.10 Golden Shots
"Bernie, the bolt." A compilation of highlights from one of television's weirdest and most wonderful game shows, inspired by the legend of William Tell. It ran from to 1975, and at the height of its success was presented by Bob Monkhouse , with help from glamorous hostess Anne Aston.
11.20 The Best of This Is Tom Jones
Classic performances from Tom Jones's popular 70s series, featuring live performances of many of his greatest hits. He is joined by a galaxy of stars including Little Richard, Sammy Davis Jr, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Cocker and Johnny Cash.
12.00 Danger Man
Starring Patrick McGoohan The first of Lord Grade's international action men, Patrick McGoohan is John Drake , the coolest secret agent this side of James Bond. In tonight's episode, Drake finds himself in a mysterious "village" behind the Iron
Curtain from which no one may ever return - a theme which was to inspire a later McGoohan project with ATV: The Prisoner. Producer Sidney Cole
Director Don Chaffey
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