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Daily Archive: Monday, 26 September 1955

Standard and Poor

The Daily Express’s Cyril Aynsley was disappointed by Associated Broadcasting’s Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Not so much, it seems, by the programme itself as by the failure of the programme to live up to its “top-pressure publicity as a dazzling celebrity show.” The main variety acts were approved of: “Top artists were Gracie Fields, who gave a monologue and sang three songs, and Guy Mitchell, the American singer. Other acts were of a high standard.”

But, he writes, “This was good enough variety, but not good enough to match the build-up,” and “The intrusion of ‘Beat the Clock’ and the amount of time devoted to it knocked the programme off balance.” (more…)