Wogan fronts special episode of legendary variety show which catapulted the careers of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones
The Ed Sullivan Show premiered on 10th November 2013 on TCM
TCM UK announced that Sir Terry Wogan is set to host a special episode of The Ed Sullivan Show which launched on TCM on 10th November 2013 at 7pm. The legendary US variety show, presented by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan, originally ran in the US for more than two decades and is famous for propelling the careers of the Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and the Supremes to new heights.
The Ed Sullivan Show featured more than 10,000 acts in its time on air between 1948 and 1971, a mix of rock n’ roll stars, opera singers, popular artists, songwriters, comedians, dancers, actors and circus acts. The series makes its UK premiere on TCM with Terry Wogan presents the Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show, a 90 minute compilation of some of the stand out highlights from the show throughout its timespan including early appearances from the Beatles, The Jackson 5, Barbara Streisand, The Doors, Buddy Holly, Stevie Wonder and comedienne, Joan Rivers.
British TV and radio host and national treasure, Sir Terry Wogan will host the special, providing running commentary and behind the scenes insight into the shows famous artists and its legendary presenter, Ed Sullivan.
Sir Terry commented, “I am delighted to be involved in The Ed Sullivan Show. This was the pre-eminent variety show of its time which hosted all of the greatest names in American showbusiness. The Beatles, the Supremes, The Doors, Elvis Presley, Liza Minnelli and Julie Andrews to name but a few; this show introduced the very best musical, comedy and speciality acts of the day and when Ed Sullivan talked, America listened. Such legendary acts are timeless. I’m very much looking forward to seeing it all play out afresh on TCM for UK audiences!”
TCM is a 24-hour cable and satellite film and general entertainment channel which launched in the UK and across EMEA in 1999. The channel is known for its rich blend of Hollywood movies and contemporary favourites as well as popular cinematic series.
The Ed Sullivan Show launched on TCM UK on 10th November at 7pm with new episodes rolling out every Saturday and Sunday at 7pm.
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