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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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Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Saturday September 09th, 2006

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)


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Warning: The Story of Light Entertainment season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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