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The Story of Light Entertainment

The Story of Light Entertainment


The series looked at the history of light entertainment throughout the years.
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Final: 1x08 -- Variety (Sep/09/2006)


A look at the role of the variety genre. In the early days of television, shows such as Sunday Night at the London Palladium were particularly popular. After a hiatus in the mid-1980s, the format is now as prevalent as ever with programmes such as The X-Factor and Pop Idol leading the way alongside the likes of David Blaine and Derren Brown. Interviewees include Simon Cowell, Paul Daniels, Kermit the Frog and Bruce Forsyth.
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Stephen Fry
voiced Narrator
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Recurring Guests

David Baddiel (2 eps)
Terry Wogan (2 eps)
Clive James (2 eps)

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Warning: The Story of Light Entertainment guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Saturdays at 09:25 pm
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Premiere: July, 2006
Ended: September, 2006
Episode Order: 8
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