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Top of the Year

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
starring
Frankie Howerd
A gala occasion where celebrities from the world of show business gather in London's West End to see out the Old Year and welcome the New.
Michael Aspel introduces from the Cafe Royal
The Variety Club Awards for 1971
Stars and personalities of film, stage, television and radio receive Silver Heart awards from past Chief Barker BERNARD DELFONT for:
FILM ACTRESS OF THE YEAR FILM ACTOR OF THE YEAR
STAGE ACTRESS OF THE YEAR STAGE ACTOR OF THE YEAR BBC TV PERSONALITY
ITV PERSONALITY
BBC RADIO PERSONALITY
SHOW BUSINESS WRITER OF THE YEAR MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER SPECIAL AWARD and the SHOW BUSINESS PERSONALITY OF 1971
From St Margaret's, Westminster Canon David Edwards reflects on the passing of the year
Midnight - the chimes of Big Ben
Welcome 72
Frankie Howerd stars in the first laughter and song show of the New Year
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Designer KEN SHARP
Producers IAN SMITH and MICHAEL HURLL Executive producer PHILIP LEWIS

Contributors

Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Introduces: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Barker Bernard Delfont
Unknown: Canon David Edwards
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Ken Sharp
Producers: Ian Smith
Producers: Michael Hurll
Producer: Philip Lewis

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