Time for our regular look at what TV's on at the South Bank in London in January. Things to look forward to include the second part of the variety season, a Q&A with Michael Grade and an episode of Tales of the Unexpected.
- 1st: Showtime + Club Night
David Nixon introduces, among others, Chico Marx and Stanley Unwin; followed by Arthur Worsley and others.
- 4th: Paris by Night: La Nouvelle Eve + Les Grands Moments du Music Hall
Two shows about French music hall.
- 13th: The Story of Variety with Michael Grade: After the War + Q&A
Part one of a two-part BBC4 documentary about the British entertainment business. Features a Q&A with Grade afterwards
- 14th: Bless 'em All + Stage Door Canteen
A one-off special reuniting WW2 stars for the 10th anniversary of VE Day, followed by a documentary on the Lyceum stage show.
- 17th: The Variety Show + The Jo Stafford Show
Shows featuring Frankie Howerd, Ella Fitzgerald and others.
- 19th: Tales of the Unexpected: Nothin' Short of Highway Robbery
Part of a Warren Oates double-bill that also includes the movie The Hired Hand.
- 24th: The Birthday Show – 21 Years of Variety from Thames Television
Edward Woodward hosts a compilation show, looking at classic moments of the last generation of stage variety acts.
Champions' priority booking: 11.30am December 6
Members' priority booking opens: 11.30am December 7
Public booking opens: 11.30am December 14
£5.25 (member concs)
£6.65 (non-members concs)
Under 16s £5.
All shows are £5 on Tuesdays. Conc prices are available to senior citizens, students, unwaged and disability visitors. Proof of eligibility may be required.
As always, visit the BFI web site for more details.