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Tonight's "Sunday Night At The London Palladium" (Sunday 3rd May 2020) on TPtv gets its first showing. It was due to go out on 6th January 1974 but was never broadcast due to a bomb scare.

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The Post Office wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Tonight's "Sunday Night At The London Palladium" (Sunday 3rd May 2020) on TPtv gets its first showing. It was due to go out on 6th January 1974 but was never broadcast due to a bomb scare.
I remember that incident - I thought transmission was stopped in the middle of the programme, but maybe my memory's playing tricks with me.

I definitely remember the following week's programme when someone (Charlie Drake?) came on carrying a fake bomb, predictably with the word "BOMB" painted on the outside :-)

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Brock wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 5:08 pm
The Post Office wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Tonight's "Sunday Night At The London Palladium" (Sunday 3rd May 2020) on TPtv gets its first showing. It was due to go out on 6th January 1974 but was never broadcast due to a bomb scare.
I remember that incident - I thought transmission was stopped in the middle of the programme
Indeed it was.

The version broadcast on TPTV, which has been available on DVD for several years, was very much a compilation bits and pieces effort. The original show from Jan 74, was to feature Humperdinck, Keith Harris and the Tiller Girls. Cliff Richard and Bob Monkhouse and the game show bit were all 'pasted' in from other editions, mostly now lost.
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doubleM wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 7:38 pm
Brock wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 5:08 pm
I remember that incident - I thought transmission was stopped in the middle of the programme
Indeed it was.
Thanks for that. It seems unlikely that they would have continued recording the programme in the middle of a bomb scare but not transmitted it!

I was not quite eight at the time but it was one of those TV events that had a big effect on me back then - like the abrupt rescheduling of Richard Gordon's appearance on This is Your Life (discussed recently).

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I remember the edition that was taken off as well, the curtains came down and it didn't come back on again.

Checking up in KAl, that edition was on 23/12/73, the second half was replaced with "Sammy", the following weeks edition was the one with Charlie Drake.

The one shown on TPTV was ( as mentioned) due to be shown on 6/1/74, cancelled before broadcast and a compilation put together and not shown, replaced with a Val Doonican show.
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Oh I see - were there two separate bomb scares then, one on 23rd Dec and one on 6th Jan?

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I think there was one previous to the 23rd but they managed to steer the ship back on course (so to speak) before the transmission however that one looked technically a bit rough (ie awkward camera angles, poor microphone setups and may not have had titles etc).

Over on the BBC 'That Life' was also suffering bomb scares. However That's Life was pre-recorded prior to transmission and a bomb scare halted the recording halfway through...so bombs were not going to stop the BBC ..they broadcast the half-finished tape and at the point, it ended they switched back to Esther and Co ( who were back in the theatre ) and finished the show live...and no TV viewer was aware of what had happened.

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Bomb scares...

...have nothing to do with us.

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Brock wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:43 am
Oh I see - were there two separate bomb scares then, one on 23rd Dec and one on 6th Jan?
Yes, plus the one Fatcat mentions, the series had a bit of a troubled production with problems of this sort.
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fatcat wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:31 am
I think there was one previous to the 23rd but they managed to steer the ship back on course (so to speak) before the transmission however that one looked technically a bit rough (ie awkward camera angles, poor microphone setups and may not have had titles etc).

Over on the BBC 'That Life' was also suffering bomb scares. However That's Life was pre-recorded prior to transmission and a bomb scare halted the recording halfway through...so bombs were not going to stop the BBC ..they broadcast the half-finished tape and at the point, it ended they switched back to Esther and Co ( who were back in the theatre ) and finished the show live...and no TV viewer was aware of what had happened.
There was a lot of them about, back then, Live shows were an obvious target of course, "The Golden Shot" was also affected.
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They are showing "SNATLP" again from the "Hughie Green edition onwards, maybe the Roy Orbison one will turn up this time.!
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"The Golden Shot" was targeted during the building workers' strike, I recall.
Not a bomb hoax, but a brief transmission asking for public support.
A man appeared in view from (presumably) the audience, leaped for the boom, and, catching it on the second attempt, managed to deliver the lines:
"Support the Building Workers! Support the B...", before being bundled off.
Incidents like this restore one's faith in live television.

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You never get anything like that on "Strictly", do you!
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