January 2011 at the BFI

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

£7.60 (members)
£5.25 (member concs)
£9.00 (non-members)
£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.